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Max. Elevation
5416 m / 17769 ft
Group size
Min 2+
Level
Difficult
Transportation
Domestic flight and all ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara and Tea House / Lodge / Camp during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu / Pokhara and all meals during the trek
Trip Route

Highlights

  • An ever exciting adventure climb on top of stunning looking Pisang Peak.
  • Enjoy the glorious panorama of surrounding giant peaks from the summit.
  • Far and above from Manang valley and popular trail of Annapurna Circuit.
  • Explore the local immense cultures of age-old heritage of Manang villagers.
  • A great adventure from Manang to Mustang areas via high Thorang-La Pass
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manang regions, including Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.

Overview

PISANG PEAK CLIMBING ADVENTURE:
‘enjoy the adventure on least ventured and climb of stunning Pisang Peak’

Pisang Peak climbing adventure is one of the most daring and exciting peaks to venture, around the scenic Manang valley. Pisang Peak although a stunning-looking lesser mountain, but least visited and climbed trekking peak in Nepal.
A lofty peak towers high above Manang valley at 6, 091 m /19,978 feet high. Located North East from the massif Annapurna Himalayas and the Chulu group of peaks, which surrounds the beautiful Manang valley.
Pisang Peak is listed in Group B of the NMA / Nepal Mountaineering Association;  the grade is PD + 'Per Difficult'. As per French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classifications, which is the most used grading system among mountaineers worldwide. Pisang Peak is more often climbed, than any other popular trekking Peak in Nepal, which is a straightforward climb. 
But needs to be fully prepared with climbing gear to encounter a few technical difficult sections to reach the summit.
The adventure to Pisang Peak climb, begins from Kathmandu with an interesting overland journey, heading due Mid-West around the Lamjung area. Reaching the big town of Bhesisar, and then following the glacial Marsyangdi River upstream towards the district of Manang. The walk starts from a nice village of Dharapani, as the trek follows through a nice forested area towards the cooler region.
The trail leads through the villages of Bagarchap and Timang, a lovely settlement of strong Buddhism culture and customs. Slowly the walk takes you to Chame, the headquarters town of the Manang district, and then into enchanting woods.
 The forest is lined with tall rhododendron, hemlock, pine, oaks, and fir trees, then climb towards a high ridge. Facing the first grand look of Pisang Peak, towers above Pisang village and Manang valley.   
Spending time for acclimatization at upper Pisang village, above and away from the main trail of Annapurna Circuit. An enjoyable and interesting village, en route to Pisang Peak base camp, having time for acclimatization. As well as to explore the quant windblown village steeped with the ancient heritage of Buddhism, adorned with an old monastery. 
After a pleasant time at Pisang village with super views of Annapurna and Chulu peaks, the adventure follows the high trail. On least trekked route by main flow of trekkers, except for few climbers and adventurers.
The climb leads to the top of a small plateau, where Pisang Peak is located at the end of the high ridge. An exciting place for a base camp which is also a summer grazing pasture for yak grazing. At the base camp full preparation and adding one more high camp, to make the climb more accessible and easier. 
Start the big day of the adventure following our lead climbing guide, supported with climbing gear. The route to Pisang Peak summit leads from North East route, climbing over a moraine of ice, snow, and glaciers. Where all climbers will be supported on fixed, main ropes for safety measures on technical sections of the climb. After a tough strenuous climb of encountering more than 45° steep ridge on ice and snow ledge. Then finally on top of Pisang Peak summit, overlooking a tremendous panorama of surrounding giant snow peaks. 
Enjoying the great marvelous views and an adventure of a lifetime experience, descend back to base camp. The rest of the journey is much easier after a hard climb to the top of Pisang Peak. The walk follows back on the main trail of Annapurna Circuit to Manang and Braga villages. Visit the old Braga monastery facing the grand vista of Annapurna and Chulu with Pisang peaks. At Manang for another day to enjoy a short scenic hike, and then head towards the end of the Manang valley.
The final leg of the adventure takes you on top of the high Thorang-La Pass. Which is the boundary between the Manang and Mustang districts, an exciting spot for a grand panorama of a mountain range. Overlooking views of Dhaulagiri, Damodar Himal with the whole of Annapurna, Chulu peaks as far towards Manaslu Himalayas.
From the top, long descent to Muktinath temple premises and its nice village. Muktinath is regarded as the holiest of all holy and pilgrimage sites around the Himalayas for all Hindu and Buddhist religions.
On completing all the major highlights of the journey, the walk leads down to the flat Kaligandaki River valley to Jomsom. A major town and headquarters of Mustang areas, from Jomsom a swift, short scenic flight reaches Pokhara.
Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal and probably in the whole Himalayas, blessed with natural beauty. A perfect spot to conclude our wonderful journey, after a great memorable adventure on Pisang Peak Climb.

Pisang Peak Climbing Difficulties
Climbing Pisang Peak is a challenging feat, but with determination and proper preparation, it can be conquered. This 6,000-meter class peak presents various obstacles along the way that adventurers must overcome. Those with strong physical abilities and a resilient mindset will find Pisang Peak to be a reachable goal. Effective planning and preparation are key elements in ensuring a successful climb. Despite its moderate difficulty level, Pisang Peak is suitable for beginner climbers who have some basic mountaineering skills. The challenges faced during the climb can vary depending on factors such as the climbers' personal capabilities and the chosen routes. Below are some of the difficulties that climbers may encounter during Pisang Peak Climbing.

What is the ideal time for climbing Pisang Peak?
The most suitable seasons for climbing Pisang Peak are spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November) due to the mild temperatures and low likelihood of rain and unpredictable weather. The ascent to the summit of Pisang Peak includes large rock slabs, which can pose a challenge, especially in wet and snowy conditions.

Pisang Peak Climbing Route
Pisang Peak Climbing Route Embark on a captivating journey to the Himalayas with Pisang Peak Climbing, where you can immerse yourself in the unique mountain lifestyle, encounter rare wildlife, and admire the stunning mountain scenery. Experience the beauty of waterfalls, sparkling river streams, and quaint villages that showcase the humble nature of the locals. The challenging yet rewarding climb through picturesque landscapes will leave you in awe. Venture through the enchanting trails of the Annapurna region on this thrilling adventure. Pisang Climbing route offers a circuit trek to Annapurna, known for its adventurous spirit. Explore the trail and immerse yourself in the wilderness.

How challenging is Pisang peak climbing?
The journey to the top of Pisang peak offers a challenging experience for those new to climbing. However, climbers of varying experience levels can conquer this peak. Climbing Pisang peak presents obstacles such as altitude sickness, tough paths, unpredictable weather, sudden temperature fluctuations, and the need for proper accommodation during the expedition.

How high is Pisang Peak? Where is Pisang Peak located?
Pisang Peak is 6,091 meters high and is situated just north of the Manang Valley in Western Nepal. The Manang Valley is a popular destination where the Annapurna Circuit traverses through.

Important Note

Mode of Trek / Climb: In best available Lodges with camping on climb.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous with steep ups and downhill.
Climbing Grade: PD + (Per Difficult with plus) from French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.
Area of Trek / Climb: Nepal North Mid-West, around Annapurna Region.
Highest points on trek: At Thorang-La Pass 5,416 m / 17,700 feet high.
People and culture: Populated by Manang, Gurung and Thakali tribes follows Buddhism religion, heritage and impressive cultures.
Trek / Climb: 15 Nights and 16 Days (drives and flight to Pokhara).
Total Trip: 20 Nights / 21 Days from arrival to main departures.
Best Seasons: Nearly months of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to mid-September. The best seasons are spring and autumn / fall, the spring time begins from March to May and autumn from September to November.
Interested people can enjoy the trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays, however much cold temperatures. But most days are bright and clear with sunshine, short daylight hours during autumn and winter times.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information for trek and climb with hotels and local lodge. 

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Welcome Dinner

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swyambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square, stands as a testament to the city's royal history. Surrounded by ancient palaces, courtyards, and temples, this UNESCO World Heritage Site encapsulates centuries of Nepalese architecture. The square served as the royal palace for the Malla kings and later the Shah dynasty.

Upon entering, visitors are greeted by the magnificent Hanuman Dhoka Palace, a complex adorned with intricately carved wooden windows and doors. The Kumari Ghar, home to the living goddess Kumari, adds an air of mystique to the square. The Kumari, a prepubescent girl chosen as the living embodiment of the goddess Taleju, occasionally makes appearances at her window, captivating onlookers.

Exploring the narrow alleys surrounding the square reveals hidden courtyards, shrines, and vendors selling traditional artifacts. The combination of historical charm and vibrant street life makes Kathmandu Durbar Square an unforgettable destination.

Pashupati Nath:

A short journey eastward leads to the sacred grounds of Pashupati Nath, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world. Nestled on the banks of the Bagmati River, Pashupati Nath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and draws pilgrims from across the globe.

The main temple, adorned with intricate wood carvings and golden spires, stands as the focal point of the complex. Only Hindus are allowed into the inner sanctum, but visitors can witness the rituals and ceremonies from the eastern bank of the river. The atmosphere is infused with spirituality as devotees perform rituals, sadhus (holy men) meditate, and the scent of incense wafts through the air.

Pashupati Nath is not only a religious site but also a reflection of Nepal's rich architectural heritage. The surrounding area, with its ancient statues, shrines, and ghats, provides a serene backdrop to this spiritual haven.

Boudha:

Heading northeast from Pashupati Nath, the journey culminates at the iconic Boudha Stupa, a symbol of Buddhism and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The colossal white dome, adorned with the watchful eyes of the Buddha, dominates the landscape, creating a serene and contemplative ambiance.

The Boudha Stupa is encircled by a bustling market, where locals and tourists alike peruse a plethora of shops offering Tibetan artifacts, prayer flags, and traditional handicrafts. The rhythmic prayer chants, the spinning of prayer wheels, and the fluttering of colorful flags create a mesmerizing atmosphere.

The stupa itself is a marvel of symmetry and symbolism. Pilgrims circumambulate the structure, spinning prayer wheels and offering prayers, while monks in nearby monasteries engage in their daily rituals. As the sun sets, the stupa is illuminated, casting a tranquil glow that adds to the spiritual aura. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for the trek to Annapurna Circuit and Pisang Peak Climb.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

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Hotel

Meals

BLD

An interesting overland journey to Nepal Mid-Western Nepal, the drive leads on the main highway for some hours. On reaching close on route Pokhara, our route diverts heading north towards Bhesisar the headquarter town of Lamjung district.

An exciting town to explore and observe the hill people culture populated mostly by Gurung, few Tamang, Newar. Includes some Hindu Brahmin and Chettries.

Max. altitude

760m / 2,493 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

From Bhesisar town morning another exciting drive following the Marsyangdi River upstream through smaller farm villages. Reaching a nice village of Syange, where drive heads on winding uphill to Jagat village, from here to Tal Besi.

Tal Besi is the start of Manang district, a short hour reaches Dharapani village for overnight stop. A lovely place situated above Marsyangdi River, as well the route to Manaslu valley, another famous trekking destination.

At Dharapani where is much cooler, but provides nice and cozy lodges located on a river gorge. 

Max. altitude

1,820m / 5,971 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

Enjoying a pleasant overnight stop, first day walk starts on a winding trail through lovely woods of pines and rhododendron. The route leads through villages of Bagarchap and Danaque, one can notice strong Tibetan Buddhism cultures and custom. As walk climb to Timang village for lunch stop, offers superb views of Lamjung and Manaslu Himalayan peaks. From Timang a short down to Kodo village and then short up to Chame, the headquarter town of Manang district.

Max. altitude

2,710m / 8,891 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

After a wonderful overnight in Chame town, adventure continues heading west, following the river for short while. Then climb starts up into a nice forest reaching a high ridge, with few small lodges. Facing first grand views of Pisang Peaks and the village. Includes views of Chulu group of peaks with Annapurna II and IV, afternoon walk down to Pisang village. From the lower Pisang village a short climb up to higher village of Pisang for overnight stop. Located above scenic valley and just beneath towering lofty Pisang Peak.

Max. altitude

3,230m / 10,597 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

Necessary rest day at Pisang village, the right altitude for acclimatization enjoy the free day exploring the windblown quant village. Visit the old impressive monastery, rest of the day short hike and relax marveling the beautiful scenery of snow-capped mountain range.

Max. altitude

3,230m / 10,597 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

After pleasant rest day, our main highlight of the adventure begins heading for a steep climb. The trail follows uphill on least ventured route by main flow of trekkers, none other than few group of climbers.

After a gruesome climb reaching a high small plateau located on a ridge close toPisang Peak. First night in tented camp, supported by separate unit of Kitchen department of expert cook, kitchen staff. Including climbing guide, camping staff and porters. Enjoy the hot lunch prepared by our camping cook, rest of the afternoon relax and check the climbing equipment.

The area of camping, a grazing pastures for Yaks and cattle during summer time, when the areas will be much greener. 

Max. altitude

4,380m / 14,370 ft.

Accommodation

Camp

Meals

BLD

Packing and carrying necessary gear for the climb, start the walk following to the end of a ridge. Then reaching a small level ground close to the glacier of Pisang Peak, to set High / Advance Camp. Rest of the afternoon preparation for next early morning climb. While our guide will check the climbing route, as well fixing ropes and snow-bar on necessary technical sections.

Max. altitude

5,400m / 17,717 ft.

Accommodation

Camp

Meals

BLD

Enjoy the free day before the climb, the free day allows members to prepare well for the climb. As well to scout the route and practice climb on ice, rocks and snow, rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Max. altitude

5,400m / 17,717 ft.

Accommodation

Camp

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BLD

Start the climb early morning before break of dawn, following our lead guide over moraine rocky rubble of ice and snow. As climb progress encountering few steep technical sections, heeding with care. The last hour of climb leads to near 45° steep vertical, then some difficulty. Finally reach on top Pisang Peak summit, after a short rest enjoy the jaw-dropping panorama of surround towering peaks.

After an overwhelming adventure, return on the same route with safe descent to base camp. 

Max. altitude

6,091m / 19,984 ft.

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Camp

Meals

BLD

Morning after last camping breakfast, start the walk after clearing the base camp, leaving nothing only the footprints. Follow the elusive trail, above Manang valley as walk continues reaching on the main trail to Manang village. Before reachingManang visit the old Braga monastery. An interesting place with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos. From the monastery facing stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to Manang village.

Max. altitude

3,540m / 11,614 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

Manang main village of the district after Chame town, situated on a scenic and picturesque location. A great place for rest day after the tough climb to Pisang Peak, a great place to explore. The Manang village enclosed by giant peaks of Annapurna Himalayas range of peaks with Chulu’s towards north.

A lovely place for exciting hike to Gangapurna Ice Fall and glaciers. Afternoon explore the village and witness the houses and cultures similar to Tibetan predecessors. 

Max. altitude

3,540m / 11,614 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

After an enjoyable time at Manang village, a short pleasant walk through several smaller settlement and hamlets. The magnificent views of Gangapurna, Tilicho and Chulu West peaks follows all the way to Yak Kharka. A small settlement with few nice lodges, after checking into the lodge. Enjoy the lunch and overnight halt in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge, facing grand vista of surrounding towering snow peaks.

Max. altitude

4,110m / 13,484 ft.

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Lodge

Meals

BLD

Another short day walk, but can be quite tough due to rapid rise in elevation, start the morning hike. Following a winding gentle uphill and down to a stream, and then a short steep up as trail leads to Thorang Phedi. The base of Thorang-La Pass, a small settlement at the end of Manang valley having number of smaller lodges. From Phedi an hour steep climb to our overnight stop at High Camp, reaching for lunch as well. Afternoon rest and enjoy the surrounding views of rugged rocky mountain landscapes and peaks of Chulu’s.

Max. altitude

4,900m / 16,076 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

Today the toughest walk of the adventure after Pisang Peak climb, starting early morning, and the walk follows to winding up. The trail is well defined, as trek continues on undulating winding ups, then finally reaching on top Thorang-La Pass. Feeling in high spirits enjoy the glorious morning vista of snow mountain ranges that encircles Thorang-La top. After a marvelous moment a long descent towards Mustang district reaching Muktinath for overnight stop.

Muktinath a holy Hindu temple premises, considered as the holiest of all holy pilgrimage sites around the Himalayas. A little further from the holy areas a nice village situated having good lodges of great comforts and foods.

Max. altitude

5,416m / 17,769 ft.

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Lodge

Meals

BLD

From Muktinath, rest of the walks is easier with big drop of 1,200 m as the trail descend to Kaligandaki river valley to reach at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River, an interesting country walking on Kaligandaki River valley within dry and arid country with incredible views of windblown hills and canyons.

 A pleasant walk of few hours brings you at large town in Jomsom the capital of Thakali people of Tibetan Buddhism sects.  At Jomsom for overnight stop headquarter town of Mustang district with nice paved streets and many well-kept lodges. 

This Kaligandaki area famous for delicious apples and its products, here celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juices. Kaligandaki area is also famously known as Apple Pie Trail.  

Max. altitude

2,715m / 8,907 ft.

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Lodge

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BLD

Morning short walk to Jomsom small airport for short scenic flight to picturesque Pokhara valley, Pokhara with massive Annapurna Mountain views with serene Phewa Lake where our hotels located, afternoon free for individual activities and souvenir shopping or just relax and enjoy the views.

Max. altitude

860m / 2,822 ft.

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Hotel

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BLD

Depart from the hotel in Pokhara, for interesting overland journey back to Kathmandu on the same scenic highway. On reaching Kathmandu by late afternoon, rest of day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs. 

(Option for short flight of half hour to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Pisang Peak Climbing Adventure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Depending upon the starting point of the trek till the end before reaching Pokhara. An average of 80 km / 50 miles covering only the walking distance from Dharapani village. Until ending the walk at Jomsom town before flying to Pokhara at the end of trek.

The trek and climb is not tough and difficult, the trail is well defined leading to the base of Pisang Peak. The rise in altitude makes the walk and climb slower, but with extra days for acclimatization makes the trek and climb much easier.

The climb of Pisang Peak is a straightforward route, with some few technical sections to cope. Where our expert guide will make the climb to the summit much accessible, fixing ropes and safety measures for the climb as well on descent.

It is one of the most popular trek in all Himalaya region, due to its easy accessibility. As well with several options to start and end the trekking, can drive all the way to Manang village. As well can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, various ways to enjoy the trek on Annapurna Round / Circuit. 

On top of scenic walk, the lodge comfort is of great tourist standard along with long list of food menu.

Every villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another. But on climb after leaving Pisang village for few days, no electricity facilities, however climbers can carry a small portable solar panel, that fits on the backpack.

Annapurna region is a famous and popular trekking destination, where every villages, offers best lodge accommodation. Only at Thorang High Camp the lodge accommodation are simple and basic, with common bath and toilets.

But all lodges restaurants provides comprehensive food menu to choose from, with options for overnight accommodations from budget, moderate to standard rooms. Trekkers can enjoy having rooms with attached bath / toilets, or using common bathe and toilets all the way till Pokhara. 

Foods are served in a large warm dining room, the foods served as per the menu from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products.

The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).

On climb to Pisang Peak for few days in tented camping, where our camping cook will serve the best meals for the climbers and trekkers on a large dining tent as per size of the group. All camping food from breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared in our camping kitchen. 

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