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Pisang Peak also called Jong Ri (6091 m) in the local language is a stunning pyramidal-shaped trekking peak in the remote Manang district. Located between Annapurna I and Mt. Manaslu, Pisang peak was first climbed in 1955 during a German Expedition.
Pisang peak is considered an easy trekking peak despite the impressive height of 6091 m. The Climbing route is comprised of scrambles/ glaciers and icy surfaces. However, there is a very low level of technicalities involved and doesn't require much experience of climbing. Having said this, we must focus on proper rest and acclimatization throughout our trek and the climbing period. The summit offers extraordinary panoramic views of the Chulu range, the Annapurna massif, Damodar Himal, Mt Manaslu, Tilicho peak, and Glacier Dome along with numerous other smaller peaks. The effort applied during the trek is worth it compared to the majestic scenery that the summit offers.
The trekking trail to Pisang peak is incomparably beautiful as it takes us through rural villages of Manang where we will have an opportunity to witness the culture and traditions of the Ghale community as well as Tibetan immigrants. We will be mesmerized to see the varied ecosystem, diverse culture, stunning landscapes, dense forests, apple farms, and the simple lifestyle of local people. We will walk through picturesque villages to forests of Rhododendron and Pines leading to Yak pastures and slowly to the alpine zone.
The best seasons for Pisang Peak climbing are Spring, Autumn, Summer as well as Winter as the Manang district receives comparatively lesser rainfall. Make sure you allocate enough time to explore all the hidden corners while on this trip.
As soon as you land at the airport and complete your immigration procedure, you will be greeted by one of our representatives from 8k. Then, you will be escorted to the hotel to rest. In the evening, you may join us at our office or explore the Thamel street where you can enjoy delicious cuisine and a vibrant marketplace.
The second day has been allocated for trip preparation and sightseeing. You may go around the World Heritage Sites in the valley while we will prepare for the trip.
After early morning breakfast at the hotel, we will take a bus that will take us to Chamje through the winding highway. The ride is interesting with views of picturesque villages and settlements on the hillside. After 8-9 hours of bus ride, we will reach Chamje to rest overnight at a lodge.
Our trek starts on this day. We will cross many suspension bridges including one over the Marshyangdi river. The trail is lively and mesmerizing as it takes us through terraced farmlands of corn, barley, potatoes, and other seasonal crops. After gaining some elevation, we leave the villages behind and enter dense forests of Rhododendron and bamboos. The following trail is rocky and rugged until we reach some grassy trails that lead to Dharapani, a small village inhabited by the Gurung community.
Our trek starts early by crossing a bridge leading to Bagarchhap, a small Tibetan village. Then, we walk through the dense forest followed by the trail alongside the Marshyangdi river. We will reach Koto for lunch. The trail then proceeds to Chame, our stop for the day. Chame houses some good lodges with better facilities. Enjoy your dinner and let your body relax for the next day’s trip.
On this day, we follow an exquisite trail that offers breathtaking views of the landscapes in the Marshyangdi valley. The majestic views in the Himalayan range in the background keep us going forward. We can see the mesmerizing view of SwargaDwari, a popular pilgrimage site of the Hindus.
We continue our trek on the rugged path until we reach Upper Pisang.
The next day is for acclimatization where we will explore the village resided by Gurung, Ghale, and Tibetan communities. You can hike to nearby areas to enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna massif.
The trek starts early. We will cross a dense forest until we reach Kharka, huge pastureland for Yaks and Sheep. We will walk furthermore and set up a camp near the ridge from where giant snow-capped peaks can be clearly seen.
On this day, we will ascend over 1000m which may cause some uneasiness. But proper rest a d acclimatization should help us adapt to the thin air. We start our trek on a narrow path up the hill. We will ascend for about 4 hours and rest in the tented camp set up by our team.
Upon reaching the high camp, we will train ourselves on using the climbing equipment and gears. Our highly experienced Sherpas will brief and guide you on all techniques of climbing.
The summit day must start early so that we can view the glorious sunrise as well as avoid the wind that hits the mountains in the daytime. Our team will set up fixed ropes until the summit for your ease. Climb slowly on the steep rocky ridges and snowy slopes.
After some tough climbing through the snowy ridges, we will finally embrace the majestic views of the Chulu range, Annapurna massif, Tilicho peak, Mt. Manaslu, and many more.
Then we head back to the base camp to rest overnight.
This day has been allocated as a contingency day keeping the unfavorable weather in mind. If the summit does not take place as planned, we may use this day for the Summit Push.
After a thrilling climb to Pisang peak, we clean up the base camp and return back to Chame following the exotic trail with a glimpse of snowcapped peaks and thrilling dense forests. This will be the last day of our trek.
After an overnight rest at Chame, we will take a private jeep that will drive us to Kathmandu. It will be a long drive so we will drive straight to the hotel and rest overnight at our hotel after a farewell dinner hosted by the 8K team
After a wonderful journey together, we will have to bid farewell to all our climbing members. One of our representatives will drop you off at the airport for your scheduled departure. We look forward to seeing you again for a new adventure.
We schedule our trips in the most favorable seasons. However, the above-mentioned itinerary may change as per the expedition’s obstructions but the quality of our service is guaranteed. In case of delayed transportation, we are obliged to inform you that besides the total number of days included in the itinerary, clients are compelled to bear the expenses of the extra days themselves. Apparently, 8k Expeditions will assist necessary arrangements for your comfort.
Trekkers are advised to schedule their flights at convenient time frames as we shall not be responsible for missed international flights or luggage before our reception. You are also suggested not to carry insignificant materials for your own ease.
Expedition costs vary depending on factors including: group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement and package customization. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact 8K Expedition for any information about in your selected package.
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