pisang-peak-climbing

Trip Duration

13 Days

Trip Grade

Challenging

Highest Altitude

6091m

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Transportation

Bus/Car

Group Size

2-10

Best Season

Autumn, Spring

pisang-peak-climbing Overview

Pisang peak is one of the popular peaks. It lies in the Northern part of Nepal, within the Annapurna region in the Manang district. Pisang peak stands steadily at the height of 6091m and looks like a pyramid of ice and snow. The peak was first climbed by the German expedition in 1955. The trail along Pisang Peak Climbing is beautifully decorated with cultural villages, and holy sites including Muktinath. Moreover, you come across one of the highest mountain passes called Thorang La pass.

Besides this, the route also passes through green vegetation, and forest allowing us to see the amazing wildlife of Annapurna Conservation Area. The place consists of many rare animals and plants like snow leopard, red pandas, Himalayan Tahr, etc. However, the stunning view of Lamjung Himal, and Mount Manaslu remains the main attraction of this trek. Even though Pisang peak is categorized as easy peak climbing, you need strong physical and mental fitness for this trek and climb.

This route might take you around 16-17 days if you take proper rest and take some days off. This trek costs you around 2000$, however, the cost usually depends on the mode of transportation, food, accommodation, and number of days you take.

Marvel Trek is a licensed expedition company. It has been providing best facilities and services to its climbers since 1998 along with some great experiences. We not only keep your safety as the priority. But also guide you to fulfill your wish of experiencing the thrill of climbing a mountain. The entire team of Marvel Trek is full of professionals who will be there to support and guide you throughout your mountaineering adventures.

Highlights of pisang-peak-climbing

  • Climbing over 6000m expedition.
  • Explore two beautiful Manang and Mustang valleys.
  • Visit the holy and sacred Muktinath Temple.
  • Diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Walkthrough the Annapurna circuit.

Trip Map

Safety and fitness

The road to Pisang peak base camp is rough, steep, and can be snowy. The trail above the base camp is more challenging. The steep up and down trails can be very difficult. You need to be well familiar with mountaineering gear like ice ax, harness, crampons, etc. The extreme temperature and altitude can be a serious problem if you don’t apply the necessary precaution. Any peak climbing requires concentration, focus, patience, and knowledge. Physical and mental stability is the most important factor. Physical fitness can be built by running, jogging, and doing some light exercise before starting your trek. The average walking hour of 5-6 per day, and overnight camping, risk of altitude sickness, combining all these facts, the trek and climb to Pisang peak can be moderately difficult.  

Symptoms of Mountain sickness

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeats

Preventing mountain sickness 

  • Walk slow
  • Stay hydrated
  • Have nutritional food 
  • Have enough rest

Avoid smoking and alcohol 

Medicines for mountain sickness 

  • Acetazolamide 
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
  • Promethazine (for nausea) 

Peak climbing Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)

Payment and Cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation:
1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip

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DEPARTURE DATE
TRIP STATUS

Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Person
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
The best seasons to climb this peak is in autumn and spring. The temperature is cold but bearable, the days are less windy, the clear atmosphere makes this peak more appealing. During the spring season, you can see the flower blooming everywhere along with green vegetation. Autumn provides a spectacular view of snow-capped mountains with crystal blue skies. Moreover, these seasons come with few challenges which make the climb relatively easier. The winter season has harsh weather and is covered with snow, sometimes blocking the way. The monsoon is warmer but the trails are muddy and slippery due to heavy rainfall.
Food and accommodation
In lower altitudes, there are enough teahouses available for you to spend your nights. They have a small room with a twin-sharing bed, blankets, and pillows. The room and toilets have to be shared. However, once you arrive at the base camp, there are no such facilities available and the only solution is to camp. You need to prepare tents, camping sites, and food by yourself. Or, if you choose to travel through any agencies they will be the ones to manage all these things and also hire a cook. If you are traveling solo, tents, sleeping bags, mats, liners, cooking gas, utensils are highly recommended.
Transportation
The gateway for your trek is Syangje or Besishahar, to which a bus is available from Kathmandu. It takes almost 6-7 hours to reach Syangje from Kathmandu. Once you reach Syangje, you need to start trekking to Dharapani, Chame and further.
Permits and fees
1) Pisang Peak climbing permit Spring season- cost 250$ Autumn season- 125$ Winter- 70$ Summer- 70 $ 2) Annapurna Conservation area permit NON SAARC countries- 3000 (excluding VAT) SAARC countries- 1500 (excluding VAT) 3) TIMs- 1000 NRS (10$)
Guides and porters
When it comes to peak climbing, professional, licensed, well-educated and experienced guides are everything you need. They lead you, they have great knowledge about directions, people, villages, camping sites, etc. Since you will be carrying all the stuff for camping you will definitely need a porter to help you. Guides usually charge up to 35-40$ per day and porters charge around 25-30$ per day. However, if you choose to travel through agencies they will hire a guide and a porter for you.
Electronics and communication
Most of the teahouses have electricity through a solar panel. There will be no problem with charging your electronics. The teahouses also have telephones and satellite phones. You need to pay extra money to use that. At the higher altitudes, these facilities are not available and you have to entirely depend on power banks and extra batteries.

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