Pisang Peak Climbing
Trip Code: PPK
Pisang peak (6091m) is one of the easier climbing peaks in Nepal. It looks like a pyramid in shape and has soared in- between Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Manaslu above the yak pastures of Pisang village in the Manang District of Nepal. After crossing the Marshyangdi suspension bridge we follow the southwest route up to Pisang Village. Leaving Pisang Village we move ahead to alpine pastures to set up Base Camp. Here we spend two nights for altitude acclimatization and do some physical exercise to keep our body well and fit for the summit climb. Then, we ascend to a Kharka at the elevation of 4380m to set up High Camp. Next day early morning from High Camp we push to the summit at 6091m. From the summit one can enjoy an astonishing 360-degree panoramic view of Manaslu (8,163m), Annapurna II and Lamjung, Machhupuchare, Annapurna I and the trans-Himalayan plateau of Tibet stretching in the far distance to the north.
Snowfall at the high camp begins from the end of Nov to the end of March. We can also choose another route to the summit via the south-west ridge although it is quite steep but not that difficult to step foot on the summit. After the summit, we descend through the same route to the base camp and keep going down to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we take a flight to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
Passing through the sparse Marsyangdi valley, Spectacular views of Manbaslu, Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, exploring Pisang and Gyaru village & primitive monastery, Well- defined ridge, Not difficult to climb & summit, After summit cross over Thorong La Pass, Physical fitness & good health is recommended,