Pisang Peak (6,091 m/ 19,983 ft) is one among the 400 plus peaks in Nepal which are open for mountaineering purposes. It is one of the most frequented among these 400 odd peaks because of its stunning beauty and the thrill associated with climbing. Pisang Peak Climbing is one of the famous peak climbing in Nepal. Since we will also cross the Thorong La Pass, this trek offers a complete Himalayan experience.
Pisang Peak is located in the northern part of the Manang district. It stands up like a tower from the village of Pisang. The unique pyramid shape of the peak is one of the reasons why it is a favorite among mountaineers. Summiters who are targeting to climb other higher Himalayan peaks like Annapurna and Everest also take part in Pisang peak climbing as a training exercise. The peak was first climbed by a German team in 1955. Pisang Peak is located between the two eight-thousanders – Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Manaslu (8,163 m). The peak stands roughly opposite to the Annapurna II mountain.
The high camp of the Pisang peak is located at an altitude of 5,400 m. Between the high camp and the Pisang village are located beautiful yak grazing pastures. Once we conquer the Pisang peak, we will get down towards Pisang village and again venture northwards where lies the Thorong La Pass. The Thorong La Pass connects the district of Manang with the district of Mustang. It is one of the most challenging and thrilling passes in Nepal to conquer. Once we cross the pass we will reach the beautiful Kali Gandaki valley.
Pisang Peak Climbing explores the valley and visits the historic town of Muktinath. The Muktinath temple, which is a sacred temple of the Hindus, lies in the upper part of the Kali Gandaki Valley. We will head towards the natural hot water spring in Tatopani after visiting the Muktinath temple. We will then enter the domain of the Annapurna Sanctuary from here and head to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. The Poon Hill viewpoint lies nearby Ghorepani from where we can get a mesmerizing view of the sun rising over tall Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre.
We will conclude our trek with a downward walk towards Nayapul, which lies at the foot of the mountain. After reaching Nayapul we will board a bus to Pokhara, the lake city which also serves as the district headquarters of Kaski. The last part of the trip is a joyful ride to Kathmandu on a tourist coach from Pokhara.