- Duration 16 days
- Max Altitude 6091m
- Difficulty Challenging
- Group Size 02-10
- Climbing Season Apr-May, Oct-Nov
- Start/End KTM/KTM
- Location Annapurna
- Per Day Walk 04-06 hrs
- Accomodation Hotel/Teahouse/Tent
Pisang peak is one of the famous trekking peaks inside the Annapurna region. This peak lies between the massifs two eight thousands meters Annapurna 1 and Mt. Manaslu above the magnificent Pisang valley. In comparison with other peaks of the Annapurna region, Pisang peak climbing is slightly easier. People can attempt this peak as their first peak experience. This peak provides a unique experience of diverse culture, incredible landscapes and internal connection with the Himalayas
Pisang Peak Climbing: Frequently Asked Questions
I have never climbed any Peaks can I do pisang peak?
Pisang Peak is not a technical peak it is known as the easiest trekking peak of Nepal. This peak was first climbed in 1995 by a German expedition team. From then this peak has been taken as a gateway peak for technical peaks and the giant Mt Everest. However, every peak needs to be treated with respect if you are in the perfect physical condition and has no problem hiking 4 to 6 hours uphill in extreme weather condition then you can easily reach the summit. The secret to reaching the summit is proper acclimatization. Before committing to Pisang peak you should have a little knowledge of high altitudes and camping this will your climbing easier.
Where is pisang peak how do we get there?
Pisang peak is situated in the famous Annapurna region in the northern part of Nepal inside Manang district. This peak lies between the massifs two eight thousand meters Annapurna 1 and Mt. Manasulu above the magnificent Pisang valley. Getting to Pisang peak we will need to travel to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu or Pokhara and then to beautiful Chamje and hike to Upper Pisang valley. Our guides will assist you from the very beginning of the trek and make sure to minimize every risk and problems as our key concern is clients safety.
Do I Need specific Training for Pisang Peak?
Although Pisang peak is considered as one of the easiest trekking peaks it should not be underestimated. When it comes to climbing high altitudes our body should always be prepared. You may not need to take specific training but make yourself absolutely fit. We recommend to start your training at least 3 months before the climb. Training like Running, Hiking, cardio exercise or cycling would be beneficial for the climb.
I am still afraid and don’t want to risk anything so can you provide me what type of trainings should I focus?
Like a pinch of salt is good for the food similarly little fear is always good as it helps you to commit to your training. You should focus your training on endurance and strength. Start with 5kms of running and slightly increase it to 10 kilometres and after a month do the same running with 5 to 7 kgs of backpack this will help you build your strength. Hike long uphill and downhill once or twice a week or you can take your cycle in the uphill this will help you build your endurance. You need to build your core calves and prepare your legs for at least 6 to 7 hours of an uphill hike. Having a few high altitude experiences is always beneficial the first and last thing is you should always have NO GIVE UP attitude.
What kind meals should I expect? Do I need to bring specific foods?
All the meals on the whole trip are included in the cost. We provide the food according to our body needs with the right amount of carbs, proteins, and nutrients. Typical Nepali food is Daal Bhat (rice and lentils)with vegetables you can always choose your food from the menu which offers a variety of western and Asian foods. The food is prepared by experienced cooks in a hygienic and well-sanitized environment. We give high priority to meals as we don’t want to risk our client’s health. Few things like chocolate, energy bars water flavour are not included. You can always pack your favourite snack for the trip but don’t bring too much as it will add extra weight in your backpack.
What about the water?
While trekking in high altitudes your body dehydrate fast losing lots of water can cause serious problems like AMS. We recommend drinking at least 3 to 4liters water per day. The more you drink water the faster your body heals and provides oxygen. We do not recommend drinking a direct source of water. We provide all the water which will be purified through boiling or through puritans. If you want to Drink the glacier water we suggest to bring your own life straw or filtration bottle.
What are the top attractions of pisang peak?
Pisang peak climbing not only offers the 6000m climbing but also adds a flavour of a unique ecosystem, diverse culture, indigenous tribes, magnificent mountains and world-famous apples. Below here are some of the attractions
The mixture of Tibetan and Nepali culture could be witnessed in this region. The people have their own unique culture influenced by the Buddhist religion as majority of the people here follow Buddhism.
Pisang is the main village of Pisang peak trek. There is two Pisang village. Upper Pisang and lower Pisang. Lower Pisang is a new settlement which used to be called Tonga 30 years ago. Upper Pisang is totally untouched by visitors most of the trekkers travel through the lower Pisang. Pisang village untouched by modernization offers us the unique lifestyle of indigenous people. The strange structure of the houses adds a deep value to their culture.
We can find a diverse variety of flora due to the unique geographical terrain. The lower part of the trek is filled with terraced paddy field. One of the best things we should not miss about this trek is the famous Apple farm as Manang region is famous for Appels. we can taste a variety of apple if the client wishes they can pick the fresh apple from a tree with their own hands.
Annapurna Region is the home for a variety of species. Annapurna conservation area also works on conserving the endangered species and helps grow their numbers. We can see lots of blue sheep on our way if we are lucky enough we may witness snow leopard as it descends in search of blue sheep for its prey. We may see threatened species of birds like White-rumped and wood spine vulture, Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, spiny babbler.
Caves and monasteries
Manang region is a spiritual area with the influence of Buddhism. We can visit different monasteries and caves. Pisang Urgen Chhyoling Gumba is one of the Monasteries of Pisang valley. There is the belief that in some of the caves and monasteries the great Guru Padmasambhava himself stayed for Meditation. If you are interested you can always visit the monasteries and get the blessings for your prosperous life.
Natural Hot springs are one of the treasures of Annapurna region. Natural Hot spring gives us the pleasure of warming up our body and washing off the dust. The hot springs are heated by the mother earth itself providing the natural healing energy. Dipping in the hot spring while enjoying the view of the magnificent mountain is pure joy.
Manang district is one of the most beautiful District of Nepal. The beautiful village is in the lap of the Himalayas surrounded by the high mountains like Annapurna. You can add a few days in your trek to explore the undiscovered areas and feel the beauty by yourself.
Which mountains can we see In this whole trip?
Pisang peak offers a magnificent view of mountains like
- Lamjung Himal
- Annapurna II
- Annapurna IV
- Kang guru I
- Pisang Peak
What is the season for Pisang Peak climbing?
Generally, we recommend two main seasons spring and autumn in the month of April, May, October and November avoiding the monsoon and winter season. Weather is one of the main causes of accidents. But if you are a professional and want to take some challenges we can arrange the trip in winter season also.
What are the major problems we may face on the trek?
Everyone faces some kind of problem in their trip but if we change our perspective then all the problems may be seen as an opportunity to grow ourselves. For some people sleeping inside the tent, covering with the sleeping bag waking up early in the cold may see a problem. For some, the long and tiring walks may be the problems. And for some, their own mind made fears could be the problem. We consider these not as a problem but a challenge to get out of our comfort zones and take our spirit to next level. The real problem trekkers may face would be Altitude sickness if not properly acclimatized. But with proper acclimatization, we can avoid these problems.
What happens if I get sick during the trekking and climbing?
Most of the trekkers might feel sick during trekking it may be of the new place, new heights, or new food but our company makes sure that you will get the basic techniques of avoiding that sickness. All of our guides have taken the first aid course and they always carry basic first aid kit with them in case of emergency. If the sickness arises from the altitudes and causes AMS the first and only option would be to descend down as soon as possible. If the basic treatments do not work and gets more serious we will immediately arrange a helicopter and get you back to Kathmandu because our first concern is clients health and safety. The cost of the Helicopter and insurance will be forwarded to your mail before the trip.
Who will be responsible for my safety?
Our expedition leader will be responsible for your safety along with all the helpers and staff. Our leaders are fully trained qualified Guides with years of experience in trekking and climbing they will make sure that you are in good health and if anything happens they are always there at your service.
Can I buy by gears at Nepal?
Well, Of course, you can buy it in Nepal. You can find everything you need for climbing. You can find from top brands like North Face, Patagonia, black diamond, RAB, Outdoor Research to Local brand gears. Our guides would be happy to take you a tour around the Thamel and help you do the shopping so that you won’t buy unnecessary gears Thus saving the extra cost.
How much does my Rucksack weight?
All the climbing gears equipment food and tents will be carried by our helpers. The weight of your backpack would be no more than 8 to 10kgs. Our helpers will be carrying 20 to 25kgs we do not recommend bringing unnecessary weight.
How cold can it get?
The weather would be cold throughout the year it can get about 0c to -30c.so you should always be prepared for it.
What about the permits?
You need to take a permit for climbing peaks above 6000m. We can mail you the details of the cost of the permit and everything.