Pisang Peak (6091m.) Climbing
Height: 6091. (19,984 ft)
First Ascent: 1955 by a German team
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Rock/Snow/Ice Climb
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Besi Shahar, Chame - Pisang Village - Pisang Base Camp - Thorang-La Pass - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Pisang Peak (Jong Ri) is the most popular Peak among the trekking peaks above Pisang, a village on the Annapurna Circuit, within the Manang District, northern Nepal. It was first climbed by a German Expedition in 1955. It is on the way to the highest pass of the world and offers good scope for exploration. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier and offers considerable challenge. The western end of the ridge has huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb. A German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955 and since then it has been something of considerable remark. Trekkers with little experience in climbing can combine the popular classic Annapurna circuit trek with Pisang Peak climbing to have the taste of climbing in Himalayas in Nepal. The peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered one of the technical climbing peaks among of the climbing peaks in Nepal.
Firstly, we departure to Besisahar or Syange/Jagat from Katmandu and start trek en-route common Annapurna Circuit trails and reach Pisang within a 5 days. To reach the base camp from Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m.) which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. High Camp is set up at (5,400m.) climbing to a shoulder on the South-West Ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. The well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and little difficult to reach the summit. Summit of the peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome. Pisang Peak is indeed a "sightseeing peak. Descent is made on the same route. After a successful summit, we continue our trek to Marshyangdi Valley and continue further up to Thorung Pedi. We will cross a highest pass of the world, Thorung pass at early morning and will arrive Muktinath, another part of the Annapurna. We descend further down through scenic Jharkot village, Kagbeni, a gate way to Upper Mustang and reach jomsom, a capital of Mustang where a small airstrip has on the bank of Kaligandaki River from where we take an early morning flight or drive back to Pokhara and where your trip will be end.