Do you have the urge to go higher and test your endurance? Take a 6091m detour off the beaten track to a pyramid-shaped peak north of Pisang and Annapurna II on the Annapurna Circuit trail.
Pisang Peak, also known as Jong Ri, is on the northern border in the Manang Valley in Manang District in the north of Nepal. From here Tilicho Peak (7134m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7555m) and Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m) and Gangapurna (7455m) are visibly breathtaking. This is truly an eye-popping smorgasbord of white snow-capped peaks right before your eyes!
The trek begins at the predominantly Gurung village of Syange, situated alongside the Marsyangdi River and a deafening waterfall. The trail passes through Dharapani (1860m), Chame (2715m), Upper Pisang (3700m), to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4380), Pisang Peak High Camp (5400), to the Summit of Pisang Peak (6091m), Manang Valley (3450), Yak Kharka (4110m), Thorong Pedi (4,600m), Muktinath (3800m), Jomsom (2800m), Thorong Pedi (4600m), Thorong La Pass ( 5416m), Muktinath (3800m) and then down to Jomsom (2800m) and a flight to Pokhara followed the next day with a road trip to Kathmandu.
This is a trek offering immense natural beauty with unique fauna and an opportunity to discover the various ethnic groups living in this remote region. The highlight, of course, is climbing to Pisang Peak (6091m) and trekking through Thorong La Pass (5416m). There will be stops along the trail where you will have the opportunity to acclimatize before ascending Pisang Peak and Thorong La Pass.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have been operating as a tour company since the 1970s and have an excellent reputation as a company that pays attention to the smallest detail in order to make your trek something to remember for a lifetime.
You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. The sudden change of weather may require the layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'
We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek - carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.
All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.
Airline departure details. Please leave your airline ticket at our office in the event you need to alter your departure date.
"While you're needed to bring everything on this list, there are suitable variations that are also suitable. Many of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu from stores that cater to mountain trekking.
It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance that covers evacuation from high altitudes. It is advisable that you have cancellation insurance - just in case of an accident or for some reason, due to unforeseen circumstances, the trip is canceled.
For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and some smaller climbs to lower peaks which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.
A lot of food you have taken altitude the higher you´ll perform. Considering the loss of appetence on a better attitude, Sherpa guide can assist you to settle on food things that have quality and best to digest at higher-altitude throughout the trekking and accommodation within the lodges. However, at base camp, our expedition cook is set the most effective menu. we recommend you bring your own food if you, therefore, need like chocolate bars, dry foods, etc. we have a tendency to cater to completely different dietary necessities and full eater menus will be provided for the asking.
In Kathmandu, you will stay at deluxe hotels and while on the trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp, your accommodation is in tented camps. All accommodation is based on a twin share basis.
In case of any high hypoxia problems, it is recommended as a primary precaution to return to a lower altitude. If the problem persists you will need to be evacuated if necessary by helicopter rescue and jeep.
During the climb, your guide will have access to current weather conditions.
Any questions can be directed to Sherpa Expedition & Trekking. We are here to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for this fantastic adventure.
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