Pisang Peak 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 is guarded by huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb. A German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955.
Grading: PD- (scrambling ground, slopes may be 40°)
Group Size: Minimum 2 People
Pisang Peak (6091m / 19980ft) Expedition – Nepal
Day 1:- Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2:- Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Day 3:- Sightseeing and prepared permit & trekking.
Day 4:- Drive from Kathmandu to BesiShahar and overnight at Bulbule.
Day 5:- Jagat.
Day 6:- Dharapani (1960m. / 6430ft).
Day 7:- Chame (2710m. / 8891ft)
Day 8:- Upper Pisang (3700m. / 12136ft).
Day 9:- Pisang base camp (4380m. / 14370ft.)
Day 10:- High camp (5400m. / 17712ft.).
Day 11:- High camp- Summit and back to base camp.
Day 12:- Manang (3450m. / 11316ft.).
Day 13:- Rest day at Manang.
Day 14:- Yak kharka (4110m. / 13484ft.)
Day 15:- Throng Phedi/ High camp.
Day 16:- Throng pass (5416m. / 17764ft.) and overnight at Muktinath (3800m. /12467ft.).
Day 17:- Jomsom 2715m./ 8910ft).
Day 18:- Kalopani.
Day 19:- Tatopani.
Day 20:- Ghorepani 2850m..
Day 21:- Hille.
Day 22:- Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 23:- Sightseeing and free day in Pokhara.
Day 24:- Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 25:- Free and easy day in Kathmandu.
Day 26:- Final Departures.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:
Pisang Peak is not very technical but if you have at least some rock climbing or mountain climbing (easier trekking peaks) experience will be great. There will also be a basic training which will help us familiarize us with using climbing equipment. On most days we will be trekking for 5-6 hours a day. On the day of the summit, including your trek back to Pisang Peak base camp, we need to walk climb for 8/9 hours. Therefore, reasonable physical fitness is a must. We can build our strength by jogging everyday for at least four months prior to the beginning of the trip. High altitude trekking experience can be an asset.
It is important for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. Also make sure you make your conditions known to Aroma Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd at the time of booking.
Equipments & Packing List:
This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Aroma Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd inclusive in the service. Remember that your luggage will be carried by porter, but you are required to carry a day pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)
Personal Climbing Gears:
Tape slings (2)
Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
Plastic mountaineering boots
Group Climbing Gears:
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of hiking shorts
1 pair of hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
Fleece sleeping bag liner
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Others / Optional
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
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