Pisang peak climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing Photo
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  • Itinerary

Pisang Peak is the most popular Peak among the trekking peaks in Annapurna region of Nepal. It is on the way to the highest pass of the world and offers good scope for exploration. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier and offers considerable challenge. The western end of the ridge has huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb. A German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955 and since then it has been something of considerable remark. Trekkers with little experience in climbing can combine the popular classic Annapurna circuit trek with Pisang Peak climbing to have the taste of climbing in Himalayas in Nepal. The peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered one of the technical climbing peaks among of the climbing peaks in Nepal.

Firstly, we departure to Besisahar from Katmandu and start trek enroute common Annapurna Circuit trails and reach Pisang in a 5 days. To reach the base camp from Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m) which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. High Camp is set up at (5,400m) climbing to a shoulder on the South-West Ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. The well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and little difficult to reach the summit. Summit of the peak  offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome. Pisang Peak is indeed a "sightseeing peak. Descent is made on the same route. After a successful summit, we continue our trek to Manang valley and continue further up to Thorong Pedi. We will cross a highest pass of the world, Thorong pass at early morning and will arrive Muktinath, another part of the Annapurna. We descend further down through scenic Jharkot village, Kagbeni, a gate way to Upper Mustang and reach jomsom, a capital of Mustang where a small airstrip has on the bank of Kaligandaki River from where we take an early morning flight back to Pokhara and the trip ends.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in highlighted area of capital city Kathmandu and preparation for the trip.

Day 03: Drive west to Bensisahar 9 hours by bus.

Day 04: Bensisahar - Bahundanda (1311m) - 6� hours.

Day 05: Bahundanda - Chamje (1433m) - 6� hours.

Day 06: Chamje - Dharapani (1943m) - 6 hours.

Day 07: Dharapani - Chame (2713m) - 6� hours.

Day 08: Chame - Pisang (3292m)- 5 hours.

Day 09: Rest day in Pisang and acclimatization for high altitude.

Day 10: Pisang Kharka (4,380m) use this place as the Basecamp

Day 11: Kharka High camp (5,400m)

Day 12: High camp Summit Pisang peak (6091m) and descend to the Pisang village

Day 13: Pisang - Manang (3351m) - 4 hours.

Day 14: Manang - Yak Kharka/ Lather (4000m) - 5 hours.

Day 15: Lather - Thorongphedi (4510m) - 3 hours, spend whole day for the rest.

Day 16: Thorong Phedi - Thorong-La pass (5,416m) - Muktinath (3800m) - 9 hours.

Day 17: Muktinath - Kagbeni (2800m) - Jomsom (2726m) - 5 hours.

Day 18: Fly to Pokhara in the morning, arrive and visit Pokhara

Day 19: Drive east to Kathmandu (200km/8 hrs) by bus or fly to Ktm. - 35 minutes.

Day 20: Sightseeing in ancient and historical city of Bhaktapur.

Day 21: Free days (Shopping), Cultural program show and farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 22: Depart. From hotel and transfer to Airport.

Trip Fact

Activities: Trekking & Walking, Peak climbing

Trip Duration: 21  days

Trip Grade: Moderate+Technical

Altitude: 6,091m/19,980ft

Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in ktm/Lodge & tent

Meals: Breakfast in Ktm/Full board of meal in Trekking/Climbing

Transportation: Comfortable vehicle

Group Size: Min 2 people

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