Pisang Peak Climbing is a phenomenal journey that will take you to the top of Pisang Peak, one of the most famous climbing peaks in Nepal. The journey will let you make life long memories and take you close to mother nature. Far away from the hustle of the city, you will be traveling where there are no human settlements. Irresistible view of nature and panoramic Himalayan mountain views like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7061 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Pisang Peak (6,654 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), etc will make the journey satisfying.
Pisang Peak Climbing landmark
During Pisang Peak Climbing, you will reach the top of Pisang Peak, which is the main highlight of the trek. Other than this, you will explore Manang village, one of the most prominent places in Nepal. Similarly, you will cross challenging Thorong La Pass and descend to Muktinath. Here, you will visit Muktinath Temple, which is a very important pilgrimage site. Whereas Jomsom becomes the last place of the journey from where you will take a scenic flight back to Pokhara.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
Pisang Peak Climbing will present you with a culturally rich experience well. You will stay in various villages where you will get to see the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals. Mostly people from Magar, Gurung, and Thakali community lives here. Not only this, you will be visiting one of the holiest temples of Hindus, Muktinath Temple. Hundreds of pilgrims visit this place every year to worship.
The trail moves from subtropical to the alpine zone. From day one, you will get to see stunning mountain views and wonderful scenery. The entire Annapurna region is home to numerous flora and fauna, which has made its conservation area. Trekking through lush green foothills, dense forests, and picturesque valleys, you reach the top of Thorong La Pass. Not only this, but you will also come across the deepest gorges of the world, Kali Gandaki gorge.
Pisang Peak Climbing difficulty
Pisang Peak Climbing is an adventurous and comparatively easy peak to climb in the Annapurna region. Even though the trail is not challenging in terms of technical climbing, you still have to walk on glaciers. The huge piece of rock in the western end and the western flank of the mountain, which has a hanging crevasses Glacier makes the climbing tough. In proper guidance, you can do Pisang Peak Climbing successfully.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
During Pisang Peak Climbing, one of the major issues you can come across is altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It can happen to anyone regardless of age and physical fitness. The main reason behind altitude sickness is your body is not acclimatized with the altitude. Also, dehydration leads to AMS.
There are a few things that you can do to avoid altitude sickness like drink plenty of water, avoid alcoholic drinks, include enough rest days in the itinerary. If you think you are getting symptoms of AMS then do inform your guide and drop down to lower elevation.
Transportation and Bag Pack
The journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Dharapanu. From here, you will gradually ascend towards the summit of Pisang Peak through several villages.
Here is the list of things you should carry during Pisang Peak Climbing:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Climbing gears (rope, ascender, harness, crampons, ice-ax, etc)
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Pisang Peak Climbing
During Pisang Peak Climbing, you will be staying overnight in a lodge. The rooms will be pretty basic with common washrooms. From base camp, you will stay overnight in well-insulated tents.
During your stay in a lodge, food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can expect to get dishes like rice, curry, bread, veggies, eggs, momo, noodles, soup, tea, coffee, etc. Likewise, from base camp, the meals will be prepared and served by porters.
Best Season to go on Pisang Peak Climbing
Autumn and Spring is the best time to go on Pisang Peak Climbing as months in this time of the year has got more stable weather than others. The days are usually warm and nights are cold. The region also welcomes new vegetation, and excellent views make the journey joyful.
Pisang Peak Climbing Cost
You can get in touch with us anytime to know the package cost of Pisang Peak Climbing in detail. The cost usually includes things like your accommodation & food during the trek, ground transportation as per the itinerary, permits, and expenses of guide and porters. The cost can vary if there is a change in itinerary.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map
- Move slowly and safely
- Make sure to double check the gears before starting the trip