Mountain Delights of Pisang Peak and Everest Base Camp Short Trek

  • Jun 5, 2024
  • Reading time: 6 mins read
  • By Arunima
pisang peak and everest base camp

Do you want to escape from the chaos of a busy life? Stepping into nature is the solution. When it’s hard to stabilize the mind and think, seek a bold adventure in the Himalayas to find silence and clarity.

Walking in nature is a recreational activity that promotes physical fitness. However, hiking whips muscles into shape and sweat out frustration.

On that note, we have come up with a guide on the mountain delights of Pisang Peak and Everest Base Camp short trek.

If you have previous climbing experience, get your gear ready. Everest Base Camp Trek and Pisang Peak climbing offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience and proves to be an iconic trip to the Himalayas.

With this guide, we’ll educate nomads about Pisang Peak and Everest Base Camp short trek along with worth-noting highlights, a 13-15-day itinerary for both, accommodation and food, details on the “best time to travel”, packing and essentials.

Pisang Peak

Pisang Peak

The extremely fascinating pyramidal Pisang trekking peak (also known as Jong Ri) lies between Annapurna I and Manaslu in the Manang district. Pisang Peak Climbing takes you to its summit at 6091m/19,984 feet above sea level. They say it is quite technical climbing in Nepal.

Above the settlement, it rises as a scope in a uniform pattern to a snow and ice slope at its summit. You can even witness the towering peaks of Chulus, Annapurna, Damodar, and the Manaslu range to the east.

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek is known for its stunning views, thrilling suspension bridge crossings, and different Sherpa cultures. It is exactly the route scored by famous mountaineers during their expedition adventure.

It starts from Lukla (2,850m), passes through harsh terrains, vistas, traditional Sherpa villages, and Buddhist monasteries, and ascends to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m/17598 feet.

Itinerary for Everest Base Camp and Pisang Peak 

The 13-Day Everest Base Camp Short Trek is enough for those restrained by a time frame. Whereas, 15-day Pisang Peak climbing is ideal for time-boundless trekking.

Here is a detailed itinerary for both:

Everest Base Camp Short Trek

Everest Base Camp Short Trek Map
  • Day 1: Reach at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300 m/4265 ft).
  • Day 2: Fly To Lukla (2860m/9383 ft) and trek To Phakding (2,652m/8,699ft), Walking Distance – 8 km, Duration – 3 hours.
  • Day 3: Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), Walking Distance – 12 km, Duration – 5–7 hours.
  • Day 4: Trek To Tengboche (3,860m/12,660ft), Walking Distance – 11 km, Duration – 5–7 hours.
  • Day 5: Tengboche To Dingboche (4,410m/14,464ft), Walking Distance – 12 km, Duration – 5 hours.
  • Day 6: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche – Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083m/16,676ft) and back, Walking Distance – 6 km, Duration – 5 hours.
  • Day 7: Trek To Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft), Walking Distance – 12 km, Duration – 5 hours.
  • Day 8: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,181m/16,994ft) – Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) and back, Walking Distance – 15 km, Duration – 8–9 hours.
  • Day 9: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,188ft) & trek down to Pheriche (4,210m/13,809ft), Walking Distance – 13 km, Duration – 7 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek To Namche (3,440m/11,283ft), Walking Distance – 15 km, Duration – 7 hours.
  • Day 11: Trek To Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft), Walking Distance – 19 km, Duration – 7 hours.
  • Day 12: Flight From Lukla To Kathmandu (1300 m/4265 ft), Flight – 30 min.
  • Day 13: Departure Day.

Pisang Peak Climbing

  • Day 1: Drive From Kathmandu (1,400 meters/4,593 feet) to Bulbule (840 meters/2,756 feet), Distance – 175 km, Duration – 6–7 hours.
  • Day 2: Trek From Bulbule to Chamje (1,430 meters/4,690 feet), Trek Distance – 10 to 12 km, Duration – 5–6 hours.
  • Day 3: Trek From Chamje to Dharapani (1,950 meters/6,396 feet), Trek Distance – 10 km, Duration – 5–6 hours.
  • Day 4: Trek From Dharapani to Chame (2,630 meters/8,628 feet), Trek Distance – 14 to 16 km, Duration – 5–6 hours.
  • Day 5: Trek From Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700 meters/12,136 feet), Trek Distance – 12-14 km, Duration – 5–6 hours.
  • Day 6: Acclimatization Day At Upper Pisang.
  • Day 7: Trek from Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380 meters/14,370 feet), Trek Distance – 5 to 7 km, Duration – 3–4 hours.
  • Day 8: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400 meters/17,712 feet), Duration – 3–4 hours.
  • Day 9: Summit of the Peak (6,091 meters/19,980 feet) and Back to Base Camp, Duration – 7–9 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek From Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley (3,450 meters/11,316 feet), Duration – 5–6 hours.
  • Day 11: Trek From Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110 meters/13,480 feet), Trek Distance – 8 to 10 km, Duration – 3–4 hours.
  • Day 12: Trek From Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600 meters/15,092 feet), Trek Distance – 5 to 6 km, Duration – 3–4 hours.
  • Day 13: Cross Thorong La (4,600 meters/15,092 feet) in the Morning and Trek to Muktinath (3,710 meters/12,171 feet), Trek Distance – 14 to 16 km, Duration – 8–10 hours.
  • Day 14: Trek From Muktinath to Tatopani (1190 meters/3,904 feet), Duration – 6–7 hours.
  • Day 15: Drive From Tatopani to Pokhara (1190 meters/3,904 feet), Duration – 5–6 hours.

Highlights of Everest and Pisang

From quiet moments of self-reflection to invigorating sights, while trekking either in Pisang Peak or Everest, you’ll know the places a lot deeper. See how:

Everest Base CampTrek to the foot of the world’s tallest peak.Thrilling flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest.Visit Tengboche Monastery.Discover Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa trading center.Study the flora and fauna of the Everest region.Sunrise from Kala Patthar.Witness the Khumbu Glacier.Traverse-rich Sagarmatha National Park.Khumbu Glacier.Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer, and Himalayan Monal.
Pisang PeakClimb of the 6,000-meter class peak.Cross the high mountain passes Thorong La Pass.Cultural sightseeing of Kathmandu including the UNESCO-listed heritage sites.Pass through pristine Manang and Mustang region.Travel through the landscapes of bamboo and rhododendron forests.Explore Annapurna region.Cultural exploration of Marshyangdi valley, and lower Mustang. Swarga Dwari, Gates to Heaven.Interact with Gurung, Ghale, and Tibetan Immigrant communities.

Let’s Prepare For Trek: Conclusion

Prepare For Trek

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world”, says David McCullough Jr., teacher, and author.

Now that you have made up your mind for a thrilling adventure, follow this guide and prepare to walk through uphill, downhill, and some steep ascents and descents.

When you are finally at any of the locations, be at Pisang Peak or Everest, heart-stopping Himalayan peaks surround you.

When spending hours on the trail, climbing near boulders, rock hopping, and ascending hills, your body will feel strength, agility, patience, and peace!

Frequently Asked Questions
When to Climb Pisang Peak?

Spring and Autumn are the best seasons.

What is the best time to travel to Everest?

Months of March through May, or mid-September through November is the best time because there are no monsoon rains in summer or the massive snowfalls of winter.

What kind of climbing gear is required to trek?

Ice axe, crampons, harness, tape slings (2), screw gate Karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock), descender/abseil device, plastic mountaineering boots, ascender, helmet (optional), snow bar, rope, ice hammer, ice screw.




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