Pisang Peak Climbing in Nutshell
Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorung La Pass Trek takes us to the top of 6,091m Pisang Peak and crosses one of the world’s highest mountain passes, Thorong La at 5,416m. Pisang peak ( also called Jong Ri) is a pyramid-shaped trekking peak towering above the Pisang village in the Annapurna Circuit. The peak lies in the Manang District and was first climbed in 1955 by a German Expedition.
Pisang peak Climbing involves trekking in the coveted Annapurna region. We also cross Thorong La and visit Muktinath in the beautiful Manang region after the climb. Our 18-day-long Pisang Peak and Thorong La trekking adventure begin in Kathmandu with a short sightseeing tour and a trip introduction. We drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani from where the actual trekking starts the next day.
We walk past cascading waterfalls, and picturesque villages, cross more suspension bridges than we can keep a record of, enjoy the views of mountains like Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho, and pass through dense forests to reach the village of Upper Pisang on the 5th day of our trek. Upper Pisang at 3,700m is a village towered by the pisang peak and views of Annapurna, Tilicho and Gangapurna. We acclimatize here on the 6th day.
The hike through forests and yak pastures to reach the Base Camp is rather pleasant. The next stop before the summit is the high camp at 5,450m situated on the South-West Ridge. You can expect snow at the high camp from the end of November till the end of March, and occasional snow in April as well. We summit Pisang Peak on the 9th Day and follow the same route to descend. The next day is set aside as a contingency day in case of bad weather on the day of the summit.
The next highlight of the adventure is the trek to Thorong La ( pass) through the beautiful Manag district. From Thorong La, we move to the unrestricted parts of the Mustang district, Muktinath, and Jomsom. Muktinath is a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists. We take a flight back from Jomsom to Pokhara then a bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu the next day. Adventure Club Trek also offers other treks in the Annapurna region- Annapurna Circuit Trek-17 Days. For those who want a shorter trek in the Annapurna region, we also have Annapurna Circuit Trek short-14 Days.
When is the Best Time for Pisang peak Climbing?
The best time for Pisang Peak Climbing is March to May and September to December. Pisang peak can be done both in Spring and Autumn seasons. However, we recommend you plan to climb Pisang peak during the Spring season as the weather remains clear during these months.