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Pikey Peak Trek

7 Days

Pikey Peak Trek is a less crowded and newly introduced destination in the Lower Khumbu region of Nepal. The trek allows you to cover the unique geography of the Everest region. It gives you an opportunity to discover some of the beautiful mountains such as Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Ganesh Himal along with other Himalayas of the Everest region.

The off the beaten route to Pikey Peak offers trekkers with an insight of Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyles. Exploring the Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa Villages and walking through the forest of pine, Rhododendron and fir are some of the significant highlights of Pikey Peak. It is suitable for everyone who wants to discover the beauty of the Khumbu region. 

This short trek starts with a scenic drive to Dhap Bazaar by jeep. For those who do not want a physically challenging trek without a flight to the Everest region, then Pikey Peak Trek can be a decent option. A right combination of nature and cultural exploration, Pikey Peak can become your lifetime memory.

For those who want to trek this off the beaten track and see something completely different from many of the more touristy areas in the country, this is a perfect trek.

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

  • View of Mt. Everest in clear weather
  • Best sunrise and sunset magnificent views of Everest and more Himalayan range
  • Meet entertaining Sherpa couple at the Pikey Peak base camp
  • Discovery of local Sherpa culture
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries

When is the best time to trek Pikey Peak?

The best times for trekking to Pikey Peak are ‘pre-monsoon’ in Spring (February, March, April and May) and ‘post monsoon’ in Autumn (September, October and November).

The summer months are very rainy because it’s the monsoon season and the winter is very cold. In the summer months, mornings are cloudy with rain. Trekking is very uncomfortable, because the trail is slippery and muddy.

Trekking during winter is no real problem because it will normally be dry and clear but it gets quite cold. You need plenty of warm clothes if you want to go trekking during the winter months.

Pikey Peak Trek

Itinerary

Welcome to the Himalayas! On your arrival at the airport, our representatives will pick you up and take you to the hotel.

Today is free and rest day in Kathmandu, or you can wander around the city to get familiar with the surrounding. There are varieties of shops and fun places where you can hang out and enjoy the time.

Early morning after breakfast, we will take a sharing jeep to Dhap Bazaar. To reach today’s destination, it will take 7-8 hours, the road follows the Sunkoshi River and Tama Koshi River.

We will stop at Ghurmi, a small village where we will have a typical Nepali food for lunch. After 3 hours, we will reach to Dhap Bazaar. You can explore the local lifestyle of the local village Dhap. Overnight at guesthouse.

The trail quickly leaves the road, as an undulating path takes you through forest of brightly colored rhododendrons, white sub-alpine flowers and endless views of the foothills of the greatest mountain range on earth.

The valleys are steep sided, with terraced fields of rice and vegetables carved into the hillsides and it is here that you’ll start to fully appreciate walking through the Sherpa homeland. The day is a relaxed 5-6 hours of walking on quiet trails. Soon we reach to Japre (2920 m/9580 ft), perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and Numbur Himal.

There’s a pretty little gompa and stupa here, and this is your stop for the night, overnight is in the quiet mountain village of Japhre. Overnight at guesthouse.

After Japre, the path climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. There is one lodge with no name and nice views of the mountain peak vary from here. Before long when Bhulbhule, the path splits and you’ll flip right to Pikey Peak.

You will pass some previous yak huts and an extended Mani Wall. Then path contours the side below Taklung Danda and goes through a fine-looking wooded trail.

There are several rhododendrons here on tier path (which you’ll see they blooming if trekking in spring). As you allow the forest, it a short walk to Pikey Peak base camp, regarding a pair of hours away.

From here, it’s a brief climb to the summit at 4065 m / 13336 foot. Unless you’ve got an extraordinarily clear evening, it is wise idea to climb to the summit in morning for sunrise. Overnight at guesthouse.

Today early morning you start trekking to the famous viewpoint of Pikey Peak. You can enjoy the sunrise and mountain views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Number Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Langtang.

After taking in the extensive panorama from Pikey Peak we will descend to Jase Bhnajyang and rest (Today walking distance is short but because of steps up and down hiking, walking time will take around 4/5 hours. Thus, it is wise to stay at Jase Bhanjyang for night stay and take a rest). Overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast, you follow the trail through the forest. After the forest, you walk through the meadow. Then you arrive village named Taktor. Have lunch in this village. Then continue the trek towards Junbesi by wide dirt road. Before arriving in Junbesi, you can visit Buddhist Monastery.

Junbesi is a beautiful village with Buddhist Stupa, and comfortable tea houses. This is the village of the Sherpa, Magar, and Tamang people. Overnight at guesthouse.

After another late morning in Junbesi, your final day of trekking takes you to the mountain hamlet of Phaplu. Following an easy route, you’ll follow the road past blue pine forests and the Solu River, enjoying the sweeping views and unspoiled nature of this river basin.

Upon arrival, the rest of the day is free to relax and explore Phaplu at your leisure. Overnight at guesthouse.

You are nearing the end of your Himalayan adventure. Wake-up call, morning refreshments and
breakfast, then departure for Kathmandu.

You head back toward Kathmandu today – about 235 kilometers journey into the winding
mountain road. The journey would take for about 8 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you
will be transferred to your hotel.

In the evening, we will have a farewell lunch / dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

You can either stay back in Kathmandu today and enjoy a free day or leave for your respective country.
It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your final moments in Kathmandu by having breakfast in a café, taking a city stroll, and/or shopping for souvenirs.

A representative will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport to catch your return flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least two and half hours prior to departure.

What to Expect

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • All necessary Pikey Peak Trek permits.
  • From Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar by eep.
  • From Phaplu to Kathmandu by Jeep.
  • Three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Hot drinks (tea/coffee) three times a day.
  • Private accommodations during the trek.
  • English speaking native Sherpa trek guide.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Transportations, accommodation, wage, food, insurance, equipment for staff.
  • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
  • Himalaya Discovery duffel bag.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Trek map.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant after the trip completion in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • International travel insurance which included rescue.
  • Tips for the guide / porter (tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Pikey Peak Trek
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/ Per Adult
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Trip Info

  • 7 Days
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 10 People Maximum
  • All year round
  • 4065m.

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