Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge, and Camping
Group Size: 2
Max Elevation: 6091 m
- Summit Pisang Peak (6,901m), one of the popular peaks, is allowed climbing by Nepal Government.
- A perfect combination of mountain trekking and climbing.
- Panoramic view of Mount Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Himlung, Manaslu, Khangaru, Gangapurna,and Tilicho Peak.
- The picturesque trekking trail takes you through the world-famous Annapurna Circuit Trek.
- Explore the beautiful Isolated Manang Valley.
- Discover the highest frozen Ice Lake (Kicho Tal), at (4600 m) through one of the best side hikes from Manang Valley
- Take a look at ancient Buddhist historical artifacts at the largest monastery of Braga.
Pisang peak climbing trip is a popular climbing in the famous Annapurna region that rewards its trekker with an adventure of climbing the famous Pisang Peak, among the trekking peak in Nepal. Pisang peak climbing provides an excellent opportunity to conquer Pisang Peak summits (6,091m), along with the jaw-dropping views of the Annapurna II (7,937 m/ 26,040 Ft), Annapurna IV (7,525 m/ 24,688 Ft), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m/ 22,910 Ft), Tilicho, and Mount Manaslu (8,163 m/ 26,781 Ft). Pisang peak climbing could be your gateway to the mountaineering world where you can experience the pleasure of mountain climb with adventurous trekking through the stunning diverse landscape of Pisang village, charming Manang valley, ice lakes, and beautiful pine forest.
Our 15 days Pisang peak climbing journey starts with a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu valley to Jagat. Before summiting the Pisang peak, you will pass through Pisang village and further trek to charming Manang valley for acclimatization which will help you to adjust to the change in the environment. While staying at Manang, a return trek from Manang valley to the ice lake (Kicho Tal) will let you rejoice in the breathtaking scenery of the pristine ice lake. It is a demanding yet rewarding one of the best side treks in the Annapurna region. When returning from Manang via Ngawal village you will stay at upper Pisang (3,356 m) where you will meet your other climbing team member including the cook who is going to take care of your nutrition and protein diet at the top. Pisang peak climbing is an excellent opportunity to experience camping and enjoy eating self-cooked food. It is a fully guided and organized trek where you don’t have to worry about anything.
All in all, Pisang peak climbing is not just about climbing the Pisang peak, it is also about the stunning mountain landscapes, picturesque trekking trails and routes, friendly local people, charming small villages, and rich culture of local inhabitants. Join our expert team of Nepal Adventure Team. We had already opened our booking for 15 days of Pisang peak climbing in 2022.
About Pisang Peak (6,091 m/ 19,984 Ft)
Pisang Peak is an enchanting pyramid-shaped peak that lies above the Pisang village on the world-famous Annapurna circuit. At an elevation of (6,091 m/19984 Ft) heights, Pisang peak is one of the popular peaks, listed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and allowed to climb by the government of Nepal. It was first climbed in 1955 by the German expedition team. Due to the steeply sloped Pisang peak made up of ice rocks, it is a challenging climb that requires physical fitness and a certain amount of physical pain.
Pisang Peak Climbing in Annapurna Region.
Pisang Peak Climbing routes are connected with the world-famous Annapurna circuit trek; it is an adventurous journey that follows the famous and classical routes in the Annapurna region. The second most popular Annapurna region holds the famous Pisang peak which is above the Pisang village. You can see north from the Pisang village is Pisang peak. Pisang peak climbing routes and trails will keep pushing you to move forwards into a vast stretch of nature that includes staggering Pisang Peaks itself and deep Manang Valley in the world-famous Annapurna Region. As we mentioned earlier, Pisang peak climbing routes take you through the trekking trail considered one of the best trekking trails in Nepal and also grab the opportunity to trek one of the best side hikes in Annapurna circuit trek which is a trek to Ice Lake (Kicho Tal) surrounded with majestic mount Annapurna vista, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna glaciers and other glaciers of Annapurna region.
The Annapurna region is also widely popular for Annapurna Circuit Trek and Nar Phu valley and Kang La pass trek. You can easily extend your trek to do a combined Pisang peak climbing with other trekking packages based in Annapurna Region.
Pisang Peak Climbing Difficulties?
Unarguably, Pisang peak climbing required a certain amount of physical fitness. It is not just a physically demanding trek; it also requires climbing technique and proper skill to handle the Ice Axe, and ropes. Having said that Pisang peak climbing is not the hardest peak to climb but it is one of the technically hard-to-climb peaks. With the basic knowledge of walking with rope and crampons, an ice ax Pisang peak is achievable. There are two camps in the Pisang peak climbing route, one is the base camp which is set at (4380 m) and the second is a high camp set at (5400 m) which also plays a great role in acclimatization. Therefore, beginners in mountain climbing also can successfully achieve the Pisang peak.
Though Pisang peak climbing is hard, our expert on the Nepal Adventure Team will make your journey as smooth as it is possible. Additionally, by taking serious note of acclimatization, and dehydration, and maintaining a manageable pace, you can easily overcome the difficulties of Pisang peak climbing.
Best Time for Pisang Peak Climbing
Spring and autumn are the best time for Pisang peak climbing are from March to May (spring), and from September to November (autumn). During this time the crystal-clear views of mountains and stunning landscapes.
If you have the endurance level to cope with snow and ice, then climbing snowy mountain tops in winter is the best feeling you can experience through Pisang peak climbing. Due to the snowfall and slippery trail, climbing will be more challenging. In the monsoon, the view you achieve from the summit might be blurry so, climbing in the monsoon may be a bad idea but it is not impossible to climb Pisang Peak.
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Passport and Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
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Food and Drinks
Pisang Peak Climbing’s food menu offers a variety of standard western food to the basic local food in the foothills of mountain peaks. Your food journey begins with excellent Nepali cuisine at a welcome dinner party. During your stay in Kathmandu, breakfast (only) will be provided. While trekking, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be served during the trek and climb. You will be trying delicious food in Nepal such as the famous DaalBhaatTarkari, composed of white rice (Bhat), and lentils (Daal), and a mixture of green vegetables curry with Pickles, local wheat bread, a variety of soups, and many more. Moreover, when you are climbing Pisang Peak, a hygienic meal high in protein will be provided where you can also observe cooking camp meals at top of the mountain.
However, for the beverage section, we will provide three cups of black tea during the trek whereas milk tea is not available for your own benefit, and for coffee, and bottled mineral water during the trek, you have to pay from your personal expenses including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks.
Pisang Peak Climbing Permit
Located in the Annapurna Region of Nepal Pisang Peak Climbing offers an excellent journey where you can taste the real joy of mountaineering and trekking at once. With the basic knowledge of climbing, you can summit Pisang Peak. But before summiting Pisang Peak, you need to grab special permits to climb.
Let's look at the three types of permits which are listed down below:
ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Pisang Peak Climbing Permit
Note: the cost of the Pisang Peak Climbing Permit is varying from based on the time of year.
Lodge and Accommodation
You'll be staying in the deluxe 3-star hotel (3 nights) in Kathmandu on a BB plan basis. During the trek, all accommodation on the mountain will be at a standard Teahouse lodge (8 nights), and for 2 nights you will set up a tent when climbing the Pisang Peak. However, all accommodation is on a twin-shared basis where toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses during the trek. Please note that a single room will be also available on your special request at an extra charge. All in all, we will ensure you that we will accommodate you at the best tea house lodge during the trek.
High Altitude and Acclimatization
Pisang Peak Climbing is at an altitude of (6091m), and with such high altitudes, even a physically fit person may have acute mountain sickness (AMS). If you are wondering what is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), and then it is a condition that occurs when you travel at a high altitude where you have a lower oxygen level and decreased air pressure and you don’t have enough time to adjust to the situation, as a result, you may experience dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting. Sometimes in severe cases, it can be life-threatening.
Therefore, we design our Pisang Peak Climbing itinerary in a way that will avoid directly climbing Pisang Peak which is going to help you with acclimatization. We will head towards the Manag Valley from Pisang Village instead of Upper Pisang to Climb Pisang Peak which not only helps you with acclimatization but gives you the chance to trek the best side trek to Ice Lake (Kicho Lake). With proper acclimatization, you can easily reduce the chances of getting AMS. Moreover, our professional trek leader will make sure that you are drinking enough water as well as taking homemade remedy garlic soup which plays an important role avoid AMS. Other than that, your basic first aid trained and qualified leader will be carrying all the essential first aid kits during the trek, if you have any kind of trouble with mountain sickness or, any medical emergency situation your leader will act accordingly to help and guide you safely through the mountains.
We, Nepal Adventure Team provide you with all the necessary transportation for your trek. All ground transportation including airport pick-up and departure transportation services will be available. Not only that we provide private vehicles during the sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.
Guide and Staff
Nepal Adventure Team provides highly qualified Guides and Porters. Our fully trained, experienced, and licensed holders guides and staff will make sure that you have a memorable and pleasant journey. We also ensure you that they have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations. They had a decade of experience which helps to overcome any unforeseen circumstance that happens during the trek. Besides that, we also have fully equipped porters with the gear they need as per the company policy. They are always insured and completely looked after by Nepal Adventure Team. During the Pisang Peak Climbing, we allow a maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. Your team leader will be accompanied you throughout the trek. When you are at Upper Pisang, you will meet your other climbing team members who include 1 experienced, helpful, and friendly climbing guide, 1 cook, and a porter (1 porter for 2 people). We believe that Guides and staff are the backbone of our company. Therefore, we always make sure they are well-paid and well-treated.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of the same sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Health and Fitness Required
No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.
First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.
Your Guide and Porter
Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well-paid and well-treated.
Equipment and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:
- Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
- Bank cards or credit cards, travelers' cheques, etc
- Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
- 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
- Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
- Gloves- 2 pairs.
- T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
- A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
- Short and tracksuits.
- Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
- Large and small towels.
- Water bottle.
- Sun /snow glass.
- Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
- First Aid/medical kit.
- Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
- Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
- Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
- Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
- Personal hygiene stuff.
- Any other extras you feel are necessary like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to
- Respect the local laws, customs, and beliefs
- Always ask for permission before doing something locally or consult the leader
- Keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish
- Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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