Pisang Peak Climbing is deemed one of Nepal's most accessible climbs. The beautiful view of the virgin scenery, the tranquil countryside, and the seductive Annapurna mountain range, including the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Kangla Himal, Manaslu, and others, can be enjoyed from the summit. The Nepalese government has enacted the expedition legislation, which states that climbers with no prior climbing expertise are not permitted to attempt any of the eight thousand peaks. Pisang Peak Climbing may be your ticket to Mighty Everest if you are a rookie mountaineer!
Look no further, as the Pisang Peak climbing expedition, which lasts 23 days and includes less demanding aspects, is one of the most popular peak climbing and trekking excursions among beginners!
Unlike the larger and more well-known summits in the Annapurna Region, the Pisang Peak rises to 6091 meters and is easier to climb than the others. Embedded in the Annapurna Region, the peak climb ensures that you will be able to experience the stunning views of the Annapurna Range, as well as a variety of other breathtaking natural sights.
The Pisang Peak climb is a challenging climb with many steep sections, but with the assistance of our skilled guides, you will be able to complete the 6091-meter summit. The Thorong La Pass, at an elevation of 5416 meters, is another key feature of this peak climb. On your way back, cross the Thorong La pass and take in the stunning morning vista from the pass.
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Pisang Peak Route
From Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, the adventure begins with a picturesque drive. The next day, we hike from Bhulbhule to Chamje, which is where the trek begins. We start our Pisang Peak excursion from Chamje, following the Marsyangdi River to its source, the Manang glacier lake.
We stop at Upper Pisang for acclimatization and preparation after passing through the desert-like Frigid Zone west of Manang. We make our way up to High Camp, where we swiftly pitch our tents. We check our health and the appropriate climbing equipment, such as crampons, harnesses, knot tying, ropes, and ice axes, before beginning the climb.
We set off to climb Pisang's summit after making sure everything is in order. Pisang Peak's climbing is a smooth ascent to the final summit pyramid, which is snow-covered and slippery. Thus, following our expert climbing guides is critical for negotiating the tricky sections and completing the significant challenge of summiting Pisang Peak.
Following the summit of the Peak, we will return to Jomsom via the Thorong La Pass. The itinerary concludes with a magnificent Mountaineering flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and a drive back to Kathmandu, capping off our fantastic time at Pisang Peak.
Pisang Peak Grade
Due to its technical challenges, Pisang Peak is the least ascended of all the trekking peaks on the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) list. The climb to Pisang Peak is graded PD + (Per Difficulty) by the French / Swiss Alpine Climbing System. Climbing on ice and snow, with a steep rise to the summit, is a straight climb that requires some technical work.
Best time for Pisang Peak Climbing Experience
Climbing Pisang Peak is best done in the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Climbers, both amateur and professional, arrange their trips to Pisang Peak during these two seasons. The summit is pleasant due to the temperate temperatures, open skies, and minimal snowfall. In addition, the rain-free days in Pisang throughout the post- and pre-monsoon seasons are excellent for day hikes and sightseeing.
Because of the frequent rain and snowfall, the monsoon and winter seasons are not the best seasons. At 6000 meters, the bitter cold makes trekking tough. During the cold months, even those who live at high altitudes relocate to lower altitudes.
Pisang Peak Climbing in Autumn (September, October and November)
Autumn is one of the best times to climb Pisang Peak. The Autumn season occurs throughout September, October, and November due to the pleasant weather. The Annapurna Region is engulfed in a wonderful ambience of beautiful skies and clear views of the mountains from the villages. Autumn has a pleasant atmosphere and is the ideal season for ascending Pisang Peak. Autumn provides you with a terrific opportunity to enjoy the climbing experience without any barriers or risks because it receives little to no rain for three months.
Pisang Peak during September
Temperatures range from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius on average, with extremely cold nights. However, because the days are bright and sunny, you will be able to see the Himalayas more clearly. In the rain, especially in early September, hikers may become soaked. Thus, even during the September ascent of Pisang Peak, you'll need to be cautious.
Pisang Peak during October
The month of October is the best for climbing Pisang Peak. The weather is kind to climbers, allowing them to reach the peak without difficulty. As a result, ascending Pisang Peak in October is gorgeous and poses fewer problems.
Pisang Peak during November
Because November heralds the start of the winter season, the weather is bleak. Even though it isn't as warm and pleasant as October, climbers can still enjoy the sun during the day. Although heavy snowfall is improbable, the weather remains cold at the start of the month.
The weather in November can still be fickle, so climbers should keep an eye on the forecast to prevent unpleasant surprises. Even though the days are still warm, with temperatures reaching 12 degrees Celsius, the evenings get chilly.
Pisang Peak Climbing in Spring (March, April and May)
The spring season is also a good time to go Pisang Peak Climbing. March, April, and May are the months when it happens. The most beautiful season of all, when life blooms in everything, makes even the Pisang Peak glow and stand out. You can enjoy the lovely views of the mountains in the region with the gorgeous flowers blooming, rivers flowing, and clear skies. It's also a fantastic time for this trip because of the temperate temperatures, which are ideal for peak climbing.
Pisang Peak during March
Only near the end of the month can climbers appreciate the weather. From here on out, the weather will be more consistent, with highs of 17 degrees Celsius. After the lowest temperature of -15 degrees Celsius, the nights are cooler and more humid over the region. Mornings are bright and sunny, but afternoons are cool and windy. In the evenings, the weather in Pisang Peak may be very cold, with temperatures ranging from -5 to -14 degrees Celsius. You should be prepared for snowstorms during the night if you are trekking.
Pisang Peak during April
The days are mostly sunny in April, and the temperatures are gradually rising. Evenings and evenings are cool but not as cool as March. Temperatures on Pisang Peak fluctuate from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius during the day, making it an ideal climbing destination. Climbers will find it easier to hike in April because the weather is pleasant. In comparison to the beginning of the month, the weather heats up at the end of the month.
Pisang Peak during May
The temperature in May is slightly higher than it has been in previous months. The temperature swiftly rises to highs of 15 degrees Celsius or higher. The temperature at the peak stays below 0 degrees Celsius, even though it is warmer at lower levels. The temperature slowly climbs as the month progresses into summer. The days become warmer, but tourists should not expect full-fledged summer weather.
Peak Climbing during Monsoon (June, July and August)
Early June marks the start of the monsoon season, which continues through July and ends in August. In Nepal, the summer season corresponds with the monsoon season, resulting in a wet summer. The trails for this excursion have been severely impacted by the massive rains that have been sweeping Nepal. When it rains nonstop in June, the roads get slick and the Pisang Peak Climb is not recommended. So, if you're planning this trip during the monsoon, make sure to pick a day when there's little to no rain to avoid slipping.
Peak Climbing during Winter (December, January and February)
The winter months of December, January, and February make up the winter season. It is not suggested to attempt the climbing excursion during the winter months. Because of the cold and the frequent snowfall and snowstorms at higher elevations, it is not safe to attempt the excursion beyond mid-December.
Difficulty during Pisang Peak Climb
Making a 6000 m trek is not easy, and you will face numerous challenges. Depending on the person, the challenges can be painful or pleasant. Altitude sickness, route difficulty, weather and temperature, accommodation, and other challenges are all frequent in this Pisang Peak Climbing. However, you do not need to be concerned about these challenges. With appropriate strategy and preparation, you can conquer them. To complete this ascent, you'll need a lot of willpower and stamina.
Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization
Acute Mountain Sickness is a serious concern on the Pisang peak climbing itinerary. When you climb to higher altitudes too quickly, you get a sickness that is severe enough to endanger your health. The oxygen levels in the air decrease as altitude increases. At an altitude of more than 5000 meters, for example, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Hence, our bodies require several days to adjust to a lower oxygen atmosphere. Thus, you need to incorporate as many acclimatization days as possible. Our 23-day Pisang Peak Climbing Itinerary holds optimum acclimatization days for your health and safety.
Preparing for Pisang Peak Ascent
Although the Pisang Peak is not technically difficult to reach, it does require strong resistance. It is not necessary to have any prior climbing experience. Familiarity with climbing equipment, on the other hand, is always a plus. Participants will also receive pre-ascent training at Pisang Peak Base Camp. Climbing tools including ropes, ice axes, belts, and crampons are used extensively in this practice.
You must hike for 10-12 hours on the summit day. Thus, we recommend that you prepare for your trip by jogging or walking every day for three months before departure. Consider hiking many days at high altitudes and in remote locations while undertaking the Pisang Peak excursion. You'll need a lot of willpower, the capacity to handle bad weather conditions, and the fitness and endurance to climb Pisang Peak successfully. Participants with pre-existing conditions, such as heart, lung, or blood problems, must seek medical advice before embarking on their journey. If you have any medical issues, please let us know so that we can prepare ahead of time!
Food and Accommodation
“Dal Bhat” is a traditional Nepali dish which is composed of rice, lentils, pulses and veggies which gives you a balanced set of nutrition for your diet. You can also find western dishes such as toast, noodles, pizzas, burgers and many more on the guest house menu.
You will be staying in tourist-friendly hotels and lodges for the duration of the 23-day Pisang Peak trip. We can also locate a luxury hotel and teahouse that is within your price range. Comfortable mattresses with cushions, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi (except in certain rural regions), and other amenities are available at the guesthouse.
We strongly urge that you purchase travel insurance before engaging in any adventurous activities. Peak climbing in Nepal comprises some hazards, it is critical to purchase insurance that will cover you in the event of an unexpected disaster. At the very least, you must have travel insurance, which covers the cost of mountain rescue. Please read your insurer's general terms and conditions carefully. You should make certain that the following items are covered:
- Physical activity (i.e., tourism, trekking or mountaineering)
- The highest point that can be reached during the trek
- In the event of an emergency, helicopter evacuation.
You should be aware that you are ultimately responsible for any fees involved with the removal and return processes, as well as any expenditures associated with evacuations or medical care.
Essential Gears for the Pisang Peak climb
This is the list you particularly require for the Pisang Peak Ascent.
- Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender
- Mountaineering Boots and Helmet
- Hand Wears: Gloves and Hand warmers
- Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks
- Ice Crews
- Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Gears