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Pisang peak (6,091 m) lies just north of the Manang Valley which the famous
Annapurna Circuit passes through. While sometimes offered as a three-
day excursion from the village of Pisang, this can only be done if properly
acclimatised.
The climb since 2005 approaches via the West ridge. The upper part of the
ridge, above the high camp at 5,200 m, is guarded by huge rock slabs
which make it difficult to climb, especially in wet or snowy conditions.
Inexperienced climbers may feel more comfortable on Island Peak or
nearby Chulu Far East.
Naturally there are fabulous views to be seen from the summit over the
Manang Valley and the Annapurna Range.
A German expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955.
Pisang
Peak Facts
Permit group: B
Height: 6091m - 19983ft
Latitude: 28.64721000
Longitude: 84.18454000
Location: Manang
Duration: 18 Days
Itinerary
Days 1-7:
Drive to Besisahar and trek towards
the Manang Valley along the lush Marshyangdi
River gorge. Reach Chame, ascend to Upper
Pisang and acclimatize here.
Days 8-10:
Reach Pisang Base Camp at
around 4,380m. Climb first to a high camp and
thereafter summit.
Days 11-18:
Descend to Manang and continue
along the Annapurna Circuit over the Thorung
La or Tilicho Pass and fly to Pokhara from
Jomsom.
(6,091
m)