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.

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) 

Packing List

Clothing and equipment

Travel wallet Climbing shocks
Backpack Thermals tops/bottoms
Duffel bag Synthetic underwear
Trekking boots Synthetic climbing/trekking pants
Trekking shocks Insulated pants
Light weight sneakers Shell pants(water proof)
Medium weight Gaiters(water proof) Medium weight long john tops
Foot powder Synthetic pile jacket
Down booties Down jacket
Double insulated climbing boots Shell jacket (light weight waterproof)
Heavy gaiters Down parka
Buff neck gaiters Face mask
Fleece gloves Winter/summer hat
Climbing gloves Glacier glasses
Chemical hand warmers and foot warmers Dark goggles
Climbing pack Double lenth and single length sling
Lightweight harness Climbing ascender
Locking/non-locking carabiners Prusik cord
Helmet Alpine ice axe
Point crampons Figure 8 and Rappel device
Trekking poles Backpack cover
Down sleeping bag Sleeping pads
Batteries Headlamps
Water bottles Camera
Thermos Charger/adapter
Water purification tablets Power banks
Travel towel Safety kit
Hand sanitizer Suns cream and lip balm
Altitude sickness medicine Wash kit
Cup, bowl, spoon Trash bags and tissue papers

Other requirements

Travel insurance- Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you.

 

Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month. 

 

Visas/passports- If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months. 

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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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