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Pisang Peak Climb

Abhishek Subedi June 14, 2020

Pisang Peak Climb involves trekking in the famous Annapurna region with the stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas, glaciers, rivers and lush green forests. Mt. Pisang Expedition is a relatively moderate mountaineering experience of climbing Pisang Peak (6,091m).Pisang Peak Climbing enthrals you with an excellent view of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m) and many other enchanting snow peaks.This Trekking Expedition also includes two of the most unique and hidden valleys: Manang and Mustang. It is one of the most desired trekking destinations at Annapurna Region in Nepal. Pisang Peak (6,091m) is a towering peak above a small village of Pisang. This peak stands in the shape of a Pyramid on the northern border of the Manang Valley.  In addition to this, it is also a part of the Annapurna Range towards the east.

There are more than 400 peaks officially open for mountaineering in Nepal among which Pisang Peak is one of the popular climbing peaksPisang Peak Trek is relatively moderate. Though it is not a challenging mountain, it does require some serious glacier walking. It was first climbed by the German Expedition team in 1955 AD.  This trek offers you with the excellent taste of wider varieties of culture and traditions. The trail goes through the dense forest to rocky low land with no vegetation to the snowy peaks which makes it a very amazing trip. Pisang Peak is considered as an easy peak to climb which provides you with a remarkable experience of passing along various ecosystems, diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes. Although the climbing is considered easy you need to have sound physical and mental health to overcome the challenges during the tour. The majestic views of Mt. Manasalu (8,163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna(7,454m) from the summit of Pisang Peak will occupy your heart and brain lifetime. 

Pisang Peak Climb

Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje

Chamje is the starting point of this amazing and exciting trip.  You will ride the bus from the Kathmandu valley. The ride is about 8 -9 hours of drive. You will drive along the Prithvi Highway all the way to Chamje, a small town at the Marshyangdi Valley. At first, you will pass through the bank of Marshyangdi River. During the journey through the highway, you can have a close insight of the lush hillsides, river valleys and farmlands. 

Day 2 Chamje to Dharapani

Now your real trek starts from this point. You will cross the many suspension bridges over the Marshyangdi river and move along the trail that passes through the thick forest. You will cross the terraced farmlands in the Manang region. Then you have to climb up the steep and rocky trail towards the village of Tal and Karte before crossing the landslide affected area.  Now walking past the village prayer wheel and moving onwards and upwards through grassy trails, you will be at Dharapani, a Gurung Village.

Day 3 Dharapani to Chame

On this route, you will have to move on a trail that is largely affected by the landslide. You will move across a village observing the village lives. Then you will move on a gradual uphill trail all the way to Bagarchhap, a typical Tibetan style village through the forest. From here you will trek along the left bank of the river towards Koto.  This is the gateway to the popular Nar Phu Valley Trekking. From here it is an easy walk to Chame. Chame is the main administrative hub of Manang.

Day 4 Chame to Upper Pisang

Now your trek will start at Upper Pisang, a small village along the bank of Marsyangdi river. At first, the trail moved towards Bharatang and continued moving along the Marsyangdi river. Then you will cross the suspension bridge and climb up the trail to Dhikur Pokhari. You will walk through a beautiful coniferous forest and a small settlement of mountain people until you arrive at Pisang. On arriving at Pisang, you will have an astonishing view of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II.

Day 5 Trek to Pisang Base Camp

This is the trekking to the nearest point to the peak. You will walk towards the base camp. The trekkers will move along the trail through sparse woods towards a pasture called Kharka. This is the best spot for setting up tents. This tranquil site and the virgin natural beauty will occupy a special place in your heart. On progressing through the trail along the straight ground, you will be at the foot of Pisang Peak.

Day 6 Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp

You will now move further up slowly and steadily. It will take about 3 to 4 hours to reach the High Camp. After reaching High Camp of Pisang Peak, you will have to quickly set up camp and make necessary arrangements for climbing equipment.

Day 7 Summit Pisang Peak

It is the main highlight of the whole trip. From the high camp through well-defined ridges will lead you up to the final snow slope. The climbing is quite steep and technical. On reaching the summit, you will have best views of Tranquil and delicate mountains like Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, and Glacier dome. After conquering the summit you will walk down to the base camp retracing our own footsteps.

Day 8 Pisang Base Camp to Manang Valley

From here you will head towards Pisang Village and continue towards Manang Village walking along the river. All the way you will eat and breathe mountains. After completing a steady trek of 5/6 hours, you will be at Manang, a typically significant place for its distinct culture, people and history.

Day 9 Manang to Yak Kharka

After having a blissful stay at Manang, we will set off from the village. At first, you will climb up the hill which gradually gets steeper the more you ascend high. Continuing the walk through the alpine landscape with high altitude vegetation and forest, you will come across the summer pasture area of Yak Kharka. This village is a small settlement established as a stopover place for the Annapurna Circuit trekkers.

Day 10 Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

The route will take you towards the Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is the base camp of the prestigious Thorong La Pass in Manang. From Yak Kharka, you will start your walk towards Thorong Phedi early in the morning. At the beginning of your walk, you will have to  ascend steep downhill before you start your ascent up to the river. Along the trail, you can enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorong Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Once we reach Thorang Phedi, we will take a walk around the area.

Day 11 Cross Thorong La Pass towards Muktinath

This is the trekking route from the Phedi to the Thorong La Pass. The trail is steep climb and easy to follow. However, problems may occur due to the altitude and snow which can often make the crossing impossible if the pass is covered by snow. It takes about four hours to climb up to the pass marked by chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you will be rewarded by the magnificent view of the entire terrain from the top.

Day 12 Muktinath to Jomsom

Muktinath is one of the most important sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindu as well as Buddhists pilgrims. Travellers begin their day with a visit to Muktinath temple. From here you can appreciate the wonderful perspectives on Dhaulagiri.  There are water gushes which channel into the stream running over the sanctuary. There is additionally a Buddhist Monastery close by.  From here a path slides through the town of Jharkot where you can investigate the Jharkot religious community; this is both a Tibetan homegrown clinical focus and an old post. The hike proceeded back to Jomsom . The perspectives on the Kali Gandaki valley and Kagbeni town en route are genuinely overpowering. We pass by Ekle Bhatti and lastly show up at Jomsom.

Pisang Peak Climb

Day 13 Jomsom to Pokhara

The travellers will take a flight back to Pokhara.  The remaining afternoon can be spent exploring the beautiful landscapes, lakes and hills of the city. You can also roam around the market area of the Pokhara in the night and get yourself immersed in the limelight of the city.

Day 14 Pokhara to Kathmandu

It is time to bid farewell to the Pokhara valley and take a bus ride back to the Kathmandu valley. You can enjoy the beautiful landscapes, river valleys and clear sky through the window of the bus before reaching the city.  

This is the best trip to enjoy the thrilling adventure of climbing the Pisang Peak with the spiritual energy to cleanse your tired body, mind and soul.

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