Pisang Peak Climbing with Annapurna Trek - 18 Days
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Trip Style: Sightseeing Trekking, and Climbing
Transport: Private vehicle & airplane
Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel,tea houses and camps(tents)
Group Size: Min 2 people, Max 10 people
Max Elevation: 6,091m
Best Month: March - May & Oct – Nov
About Pisang Peak Climbing with Annapurna Trek
The trek after the wonderful climb of Pisang peak finally leads to the top of Thorungla reaching the highest point of this trek. From here the trail descends most of the way to Pokhara passing through the holy site of Muktinath. Muktinath holy water spouts is one of the sources of the Kali Gandaki River as well. This grand trek follows the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River valley and passing the villages of Jharkot and Kagbeni to Jomsom for the sweeping scenic flight to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. The dramatic deep valleys, Buddhist Culture and mountain scenery is the reason for this wonderful trek, and the experience is truly mind blowing.
PISANG PEAK 6,091m /19,983ft
Pisang peak rises from yak pastures above the village of Pisang, in a uniform slope to the final summit Pyramid which is an undistinguished snow and ice slope. Looking from above Humdre the peak is more interesting and can be seen as a curved ridge, with the face above Pisang being the truncated southern end of the mountain. This is made up of steeply tilted rock, the dip slope of which faces the valley and is well seen in this peak and the great rock slabs further down the valley.
The peak obviously has a lot of scope for exploration and pioneering, the whole of the western flank, which is guarded by a hanging glacier which might appear to offer a considerable challenge, whilst a traverse of the whole summit ridge which connects to a more northern summit before curving back west looks a superb possibility, towards the western end of the ridge, however looks problematical as the ridge is guarded by a huge rock slabs, a feature on this side of the valley.
South-West Face and Ridge.
The first ascent was made solo by J.Wellenkamp in 1955 during a German expedition to Annapurna. This same expedition also made an ascent of Chulu East. From upper Pisang village ascend a path through sparse wood and pastures to a kharka (sherpard shelter) at 4,380 meteres (14,370ft). which provides a good site for base camp. A faint trail continues onn open hillside,following a ridge and climbing to a shoulder on the south-west ridge at 5,400m/17,716ft a suitable site for high camp.
Under some conditions this may be under snow. Above, a well defined ridge leads to the final snow slope which leads quite steeply although without difficulty to the summit. Descent is made by the same route.
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- Airports pick up & drop off transport
- 3 nights’ twin- sharing accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu include breakfast
- Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
- 1-night twin- sharing accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara include breakfast
- Public bus transportations from Kathmandu to Nagdi and tourist from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Domestic Air ticket Jomsom to Pokhara
- Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
- Three nights twin sharing tent accommodation after Upper Pisang.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Hygienic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee (during the climbing time)
- ACAP entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Pisang Peak climbing permit fee.
- Experience, helpful, knowledgeable, English speaking Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
- Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (1 porter= two people). With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
- Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
- Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket and Duffel bag (to be returned after the trip).
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
- Assistant guide group size above 4+ people.
- Farewell dinner
- Government taxes and official expenses
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal climbing equipments
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled/boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters (Tipping is expected)
These itineraries are prearranged by their popularity with our previous guests but can easily be customized to accommodate your own schedule and desire.