The Pisang Peak is a beautiful viewpoint situated in the Manang Valley of the Annapurna region in Nepal of Nepal. The Pisang Peak climbing is usually included in the Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary but can be climbed following a separate itinerary as well. Standing tall at a height of 6091m, it lies between the Annapurna 1 and Manaslu mountains. It is comparatively hard to climb and requires proper acclimatization. The Pisang Village is home to this magnificent peak consisting of a dry arid northern face and a damp southern face which receives more rainfall. This peak is only 10 kilometers away from Mt. Everest, consisting of Mt. Lhotse in between.
Besisahar marks the commencement of this climb to the Pisang Peak. Crossing through various terraced fields, farms and bridges, the Bahundada, with its resident mostly being Bahuns, is reached. The rocky village of Chamje is next in trial which is reached after descending through Bhaundada via lush forests. From Chamje, the route follows many suspensions bridges over the Marsyangdi River to reach the excellent viewpoint of Dharapani. Filled with corn and barley fields as well as bamboo forests, the trek from Dharapani to Chame offers views of the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna region. The trek from Chame to the beautiful Pisang village is equally beautiful.
Pisang Village itself offers spectacular scenery of the Annapurna, Tilicho and Gangapurna all around it. Full of ethnic inhabitants with cultural variety evident in their way of living, the warm welcoming nature and proper lodging facilities are commendable. The Base Camp of the Pisang Peak is reached after descending from the village to reach Kharka, 4200m. Camping is mandatory for proper acclimatization after reaching the High Camp (5400m) via the South West Ridge. The adventurous trek from the High Camp to the top of the peak requires a little precaution due to its steep nature. Upon reaching the top, trekkers can soothe their senses with the extremely satisfying scenery of the Mt. Lhotse, Everest an all the peaks of the Annapurna range among many others. The return trek can include further visits to the Throng La, Kagbeni and Jomsom villages or can retrace the same path.
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