- Beautiful peak with a steady climb in Annapurna region
- Combined with Annapurna circuit trek
- Fully guided and all-inclusive climb
- Panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif from summit
Pisang Peak climb is a beautiful and fairly symmetrical peak in Annapurna region with a steady climb along a well-defined ridge to the summit. At 6091m, Pisang Peak is the most popular trekking peak in the Annapurna region and can be climbed by most, but it doesn’t come without challenge or commitment.
This peak is best for those with previous climbing experience as there are technical sections to contend with. The rapid gain on elevation from Pisang village to the Summit of Pisang peak also takes its toll but we have devised a proper itinerary with 2 acclimatization days before the summit to help mitigate the risk of altitude sickness.
We approach via the West Ridge of the mountain to the summit. A base camp at 4380m and a high camp at 5200m will be pitched before moving up to the summit allowing us to rest and acclimatize properly. The climb from the base camp involves a steep ascent on mix terrain. The route to the summit from high camp involves technical rock section and the upper part is steep and fairly exposed slopes of ice and snow (55°).
From the summit, you get a magnanimous view of Annapurna massif stretching from Annapurna II 7979m to Gangapurna 7454m.
Pisang Peak Itinerary Overview:
Our itinerary to Pisang Peak follows the famous Annapurna circuit trekking route. After your arrival and final preparation is done in Kathmandu, we drive to Jagat via Besisahar. We trek towards Manang valley along the lush Marshyangdi river. Our initial route passes through villages like Jagat, Dharapani, and Chame in the Manang district.
We reach Upper Pisang on Day 6 and acclimatize here before moving up to Pisang base camp (4380m). The peak is reached through the northern edge of the Manang Valley. A high camp will be set up at 5200m and thereafter summit the Pisang Peak. Our return journey will continue along the Annapurna circuit over Thorung La Pass and fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.
When is the best time to climb Pisang Peak?
The best season to climb Pisang Peak is spring (Apr-May) and autumn (October-November) as temperatures are mild, and there are meagre chances of rainfall and unpredictable weather. The route to the summit of Pisang peak consists of huge rock slabs which make it difficult to climb, especially in wet and snowy conditions.
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather and health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
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- Fully guided climb with climbing guides at 1:3 ratio (Guide to Client Ratio)
- All meals (B,L,D) and accommodation at Teahouses/Lodges during the trekking period.
- Meals and High-quality mountain tents during the climbing period
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast included
- Twin sharing accommodation at Pokhara for 1 night with breakfast included
- All required permits for the trek and climb
- Porterage of all equipment
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
- Comprehensive first aid kit with a supplementary oxygen system
- Satellite phone for emergency purpose and a nominal charge for personal use
- Use of waterproof Duffel bag, a Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket
- Group climbing gears
- Use of personal climbing gears [Mountaineering Boots, Harness, Crampons, Helmet, Ascender, Rope, Ice Axe, Screw-gate Carabiners (Lock & Unlock), Prusik Loop)
- Guides summit bonus, insurances and allowances
- Summit certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
- Rescue arrangements
- International airfare, visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses - Drinks & Souvenirs
- Gratuities for staff