Pisang Peak or Jong Ri (6,091m/19,984 ft), is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. First, acclimated successfully by a German Expedition team in 1955, Pisang Peak Climbing is a 14-day blend of the trek and climb to the pyramidal peak above the village of Pisang. The peak summit offers striking close-up views of the surrounding mountains like Annapurna Massif, Chulu Range, Damodar, Manaslu, Glacier Dome, and Tilicho Peak.
Pisang Peak is regarded to be a ‘trekkers peak’ which offers one of the easiest and shortest climbing experiences. This trip is another beautiful trekking and climbing adventure in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. A marvelous combination of climbing the Pisang peak and trekking around the Annapurna Circuit, this trip is one of the most beautiful adventure trips in the Annapurna.
Walking via fairly symmetrical terrain, trekkers reach Pisang Peak Base Camp experiencing numerous things on the way. The journey to Pisang Peak begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have a sightseeing program where you will explore historical, cultural, and religious wonders (World Heritage Sites). You will have to go last minute to do shopping if there lacks something for the trip.
The next day, you will begin your trip with a drive to Bensishahar and further to Dharapani. Here, beginning the trekking adventure, you ascend to Chame and another day to Upper Pisang. With an acclimatization day at Upper Pisang, you will begin your adventure at Pisang Peak Base Camp. From here you will ascend to High Camp and finally to the summit of it.
Descending back to Pisang village, we continue our trek to Manang. From here, we set another trek for Thorong La (5416m). Descending to Muktinath and further to Jomsom, we catch a morning flight to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu before completing the entire journey.
About Pisang Peak
Pisang Peak (6091m) is one of the most remote trekking peaks in Nepal and lies just north of the Annapurna massif and Thorung La Pass. It majestically stood above the village of Pisang and formed the shape of a pyramid on the summit. Pisang Peak broadly lies in between the giants’ Annapurna I (8091m) and Manaslu (8163m). The summit is a considerable challenge but is more than achievable with our slow and steady itinerary and some basic climbing training which we do provide.
This popular peak was first climbed by a German team back in 1955 and has intrigued both explorers and climbers ever since. This amazing expedition begins in Katmandu with the trek beginning on the Annapurna Circuit trail.
We will get a cool view from the high altitude on this trek. Along the trail, we can see the stunning scenarios of Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m) Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Gangapurna (7455m) Tilicho Peak (7134m), etc. However, from the top of the peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna, the Glacier Dome, and numerous other mountain massifs, high mountains, and so forth.
When is the most suitable time to climb Pisang Peak?
Although Pisang Peak can be climbed throughout the year, Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) months are considered the best seasons for climbing it. During these periods, nature blooms in the valley, bringing its beauty to all. Due to the absence of precipitation and snowfall, walking is comfortable.
A clear sky makes for a stunning view of the peaks and landscapes. The days are sunny and warm, while the nights are mild making us comfortable to climb. In the mountains, the weather and temperature are ideal for trekking.
With sound preparations, climbing this peak in monsoon and winter is also possible. But there are some challenges to overcome. These are seasons of snow and rain. The cold weather and slick paths make the trek exciting and challenging. It is the best time for peace lovers because the routes are less crowded then.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft) - Transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Cultural Sightseeing and Trip Preparation in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft) - 8 to 9 hours drive
Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,650m/8,694ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 5: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (3,300m/10,826ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 6: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Upper Pisang
Day 7: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 8: Hike to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400m/17,716ft) and pre-climbing training - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 9: Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m/19,983ft) and Descend Back to Base Camp - 10 to 11 hours trek/ climbing
Day 10: Contingency day in case of bad weather conditions
Day 11: Trek Pisang Base Camp to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft: Side trip to Gangapurna Lake
Day 13: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) 4-5 hours
Day 14: Trek Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432ft) 3-4 hours
Day 15: Trek Throng Phedi to Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 16: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,570m/8,430ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 17: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 25 minutes flight
Day 18: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,338m/4,390ft) 6-7 hrs drive
Day 19: International Departure
Food and Accommodation
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