One of the most popular climbing peaks within the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak is one of the smallest trekking peaks famous among novice climbers for its easy climb, short span and breathtaking Himalayan vistas. Pisang Peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid.
In order to reach the base camp from the Pisang village, the path moves up through thin wood and grazing land to a Kharka (4,380 m.) which is considered as the best place for base-camp set-up. Base camp lies at an elevation of 4200m in a flat alpine section along the ragged trail. The peak is fortified by a hanging glacier to the west part which is considerably challenging. The final summit of the Pisang peak is seen covered by snow throughout the year.
Here is a rundown of notable attractions from the trip:
- Annapurna Region: To climb the Pisang Peak, you trek along the Annapurna region across peaceful hamlets, where the mountains look over you throughout the trail. Considered the best trekking region in Nepal and one of the world’s classic walks, Pisang Peak Climbing takes you right through the heart of the Annapurna region.
- Glorious mountain vistas: The summit of the Pisang Peak offers excellent views of the Annapurna I, II, IV, III, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal including Tilicho Lake and Clacier Dome. Pisang Peak is indeed a ‘sightseeing peak’.
- Thorong La Pass: After your main adventure of Pisang Peak the trek leads to Thorong La pass through Manang which is the world’s highest pass located at a dizzying height of 5416m. The arduous climb takes about four hours before you reach the pass which is marked by chortens and prayer flags. A truly magnificent view awaits you as you reach the top.
- Manang valley and Muktinath: While on this trip, you also come across the wondrous mountain valley of Manang that is rich in Himalayan customs and traditions. The trail also takes you to the pilgrimage town of Muktinath. Muktinath, meaning “place of Nirvana,” is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries.
- Jomsom: Your descent continues five hours through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom (2715), headquarters of the Mustang district and home to many apple orchards and apple delicacies. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste during the journey.