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Pikey Peak Trek

  Everest Region Trek

Duration

9 Days

Tour Type

Trekking/Hiking

Group Size

1+

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Meal

B.L.D.

Max. Altitiude

4065 M

Best Season

Through Out The Year

Departure from

Kathmandu

Hightlight

  • One of the easiest and shortest treks of Nepal to reward with the exploration of Lower Everest region
  • Recommended by Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Flora and fauna of rhododendron forests
  • Accessible throughout the year
  • Best Sherpa Culture and the awesome scenery of the Himalayas
  • Breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal, Langtang region, Mt. Lhotse (8,516m). Mt. Makalu (8,485m), Mt. Everest (8,848m) and other peaks during this trek.

Overview

Pikey Peak Trek takes you to the lower Solukhumbu region along the less frequented trails. According to the mountain pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary, Pikey Peak (4,067 m) gives the best view of Mt. Everest.  And many other mountaineers and trekkers also agree on this note.

Comparatively, an easy trek to the Himalayas, this trek is gaining its popularity nowadays. The local communities are actively involved in promoting this trek in Nepal the international tourism market. Thus, it is also called community trek in Nepal.

This region is quite away from the modern amenities due to its remoteness. You can only find basic facilities of food and accommodation during the trek. Therefore, it is also recognized as the Dal Bhat trek among the trekkers.

Pikey Peak trek is a newly introduced trekking in Nepal as product of Nepalese tourism market. Most of the settlers in this region are the Sherpas. It is therefore, most acclaimed for the best Sherpa Culture and the awesome scenery of the Himalayas.

While walking through the peaceful trails, you come to go across many Sherpa villages. You can converse with them to get the first-hand information about their lifestyle, culture and tradition as well as homestay facilities provided by the local communities.

You can taste the local cuisines prepared by the native people and served in the best form of hospitality. Using the local products means that you are going to contribute economically in uplifting the living standard of the people.

The most rewarding factor of Pikey Peak Trek is the amazing view of the Himalayas. Most of the mountain ranges from Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) to Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) are seen. You can see the astounding view of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Ganesh Himal, Langtang region, Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m). Mt. Makalu (8,485 m) and other peaks during this trekking in Nepal.

Best Season for Pikey Peak Trek

This trek is accessible throughout the year due to its low elevation. Except in monsoon, the other three are the best season for Pikey Peak trek. As Nepal receives high amount of rainfall in monsoon, the trails may be a little troublesome to this trek.

Spring in Nepal falls in March, April and May. If you plan Pikey Peak trek in spring, you can see the most beautiful panorama of the entire region. The colorful rhododendron flowers and the green leaves embellish the forests like a bride on her betrothal day.

Likewise, doing this trek in autumn season is another lifelong memory you get during trekking in Nepal. In the months of September, October and November, you can taste the local organic fruit. Besides, this is the season for celebrating the major festivals of the country. You can be a part of such celebration and get the incomparable experience during  Nepal visit.

The weather is fine with clear skies in spring and autumn. You can have the best scenery of the Himalayas from western to eastern part of Nepal. The sun rays falling over the snow capped peaks make the environment more beautiful.

Doing Pikey Peak trek is best in winter, although it is time for heavy snowfalls. The summit of Pikey Peak is covered with the thick layer of the snow. You can play with the snowballs and skating in the ice. The traditional food items of the local people help you enough to keep cozy and energetic.

Starting and Ending Pikey Peak Trek

You can start and end this Nepal trekking from a couple of places. You can drive in a private jeep along the dusty and bumpy road. Alternatively, you can also take a domestic flight to begin the trek formally. Whatever mode of transportation you use, you begin the trek from Solukhumbu district.

There are four major points to start this trek. You can drive to Dhap Bazaar that takes around 7 hours from Kathmandu. Similarly, by driving along the off-road for about 7 hours, you reach Junbesi. It is the most beautiful village of this region to start Pikey Peak trek.

You can take domestic flights to two of the four airports of Solukhumbu district. From the Kathmandu Airport, you can fly to Salleri Airport in about 30 minutes. Besides, you can directly fly to Phaplu Airport in about 35 minutes to begin this trek formally.

To end this trek, you can fly from Phaplu Airport of Salleri Airport in about 35 minutes. Alternatively, you can drive to Kathmandu from Dhap Bazaar of Solukhumbu. And the other ending point of Pikey Peak trek is Jiri Bazaar of Dolakha district. Jiri Everest Base Camp trek starts from this picturesque town of the Himalayas.

Pikey Trekking Trails

Pikey Peak Trekking trails go past the lower part of Solukhumbu region. Therefore, sometimes, it will be  Lower Solukhumbu region trek as well. You come to see the diverse landscapes including lush valleys.

The tranquil valleys are occupied by the Sherpa settlers. The Sherpas have been keeping their culture and tradition intact for ages. You can also see the ancient monasteries and chortens decorated by the prayer flags and wheels.

The local monasteries are highly painted that they reflect their authentic culture and traditions. These shrines work as the museums to conserve their typical customs and costumes in the original forms.

Talking to the local people give another impetus to make your Himalayan journey more memorable. You can know about the interesting stories behind their society and ethnic groups.

The trails move along the dense rhododendron forests accompanied by orchid and magnolia flowers. In some sections, you might encounter with the wild animals and birds as if they were playing ‘hide-and-seek’ with you!

The trails are less crowded that you don’t have to worry about the teahouses or homestay facilities en route. You can see the best possible picturesque view of the Great Himalayas welcoming you to their vicinity.

How  difficult is Pikey Peak trek ?

Pikey Peak trek is one of the easiest and shortest treks in Nepal. The maximum elevation to reach is just 4,067 m and the longest duration to walk is 5 hours. Therefore, it can be done by everyone having physical and mental strength. Previous Nepal trekking or climbing experience will be an added advantage for this trek. Moreover, the trails are comparatively easy and less steep. There are three different starting point for Pikey Peak Trek. All the three alternative itinerary are given here with detail.

Pikey Trekking 10 Days Itinerary

Highlight of Pikey Peak Trekking
Duration:10 Days
Type of Trek: Camping/Tea House
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 4070m.
Mode of Travel: Land Transportation
Best Month: September/October/November/ March/April/May

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 02:Kathmandu to Bamti Bhandar
Bamtibhandar, which is situated in the northern Part of Ramechhap district from Kathmandu, is at a distance of 235km.From Kkathmandu. Bamti Bhandar is known as the settlement of Sherpa, which lies at an altitude of 2990 m above sea level. About 7/8 hours of bus/ jeep ride, one can easily reach Bamtibhandar. Nepalthok or Khurkot can be reached for lunch if one can have bus journey from early 6 am in the morning. There are 10/12 local hotels available for tourists at Bamti Bhandar. Kathmandu to Bhandar takes 7/8 hours driving and then overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Bhandar – Namkheli
Namkheli can be reached after 7- 8 hours of walking from Bamti Bhandar, Ramechhap district. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach Thadakhola for Lunch after taking the Break Fast from the Bamti Bhandar. Next after crossing Likhukhola situated at the border of Solukhumbu and Ramechhap, (border of province 1 & 3) following Chaulakharka–Lelepu,Namkheli can be reached after 3 hours of hike. we can see very nice view of Numbur Himal from this route. Bhandar to Namkheli 7/8 hours walking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Namkheli – Golla
It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Golla (2900 m) from Namkheli. Golla is considered to be Sherpa language which is called as Gumba dada in Nepali.There are 2/3 hotels at Golla for tourists. Travelers can stay and have lunch and visit 3 Gompas at Golla named as Orgen Sanang Chholing Gomp, Pema Dechhen Choling Gompa and Guru Padhma Sambhav Gompa. Gwale caste of Sherpa are the inhabitants of Golla. Namkheli to Golla takes 7/8 hours walking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Golla – Pikey Base Camp
We walk in the jungle. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great view of many snow-capped mountains.Three hours trek after early morning breakfast from Golla following Lamomane-Dallemane-Muktumje through the dense forest will lead to Naur dada which consists of 4/5 hotels. During the trek one can observe beautiful villages of Koshinasha, Golla and Gupchuka. After having lunch from Naaur dada 2-3 hours of uphill trek will lead to reach Pikey Basecamp which is situated at an elevation of 3600m and have accommodation facility of 2/3 hotels.

Day 06: Pikey Base Camp – Pikey Peak – Junbesi
We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak (4070m.).It is about one hour walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, AmaDamlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Langtang to the far west and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast.Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can be reached Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hrs hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang.After taking lunch we can be reached 2/3 hrs Junbesi from Taktor.Junbesi is considered to be Sherpa's most beautiful villages, which lies at the height of 2990m. above sea level. There are 1 ancient Budhist Monestry.It was the Point old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. there are 8-/10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas. Pikey base Camp to Junbesi takes 7/8 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Junbesi –Thupten Chholing- Junbesi
Thupten Chholing is a celibate Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960's after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional, and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely.After breakfast, we will take a hike of the Thupten Chholing Monastery 2800m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore. Today, we will hike about 4/5 hours, we will have lunch at Thupten Chholing Monastery. Overnight in Junbesi at Lodge.

Day 08: Junbesi – Chiwang-Phaplu
After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwong monastery. Chiwong monastery is situated at an altitude of 9,000 feet on the cliff of Chiwong hill about 3 hours walking distance from Phaplu airport also, Solu Khumbu district, At one time Chiwong Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwong Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulshig Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwong monastery Celebrates Mani Rimdu festival full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwong monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. Phaplu is situated at an altitude of 2400m.There is airport, hospital and nursey. There are 8/10 hotels for tourists. It is also possible to sightseena round Salleri Bazer , headquarter of Solukhumbu district after eating lunch at Phaplu. Junbesi to Phaplu takes 5/6 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Phaplu – Kathmandu
After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached through 8 hours car/ jeep ride or 40 minutes of flight.

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu
It was a great adventure with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from your Organizing Team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

Tholedemba Pikey Trekking 9 Days Itinereary

Highlight of Tholedemba Pikey Trekking
Duration: 9 Days
Type of Trek: Camping
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 4070m.
Mode of Travel: Land Transportation
Best Month: September/October/November/ March/April/May

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Chuplubhanjyang
Chuplubhanjyang is situated at an elevation of 3150 m and takes 6/7 hours of bus / jeep ride to reach there from Kathmandu. Khijiphalate is situated at the distance of 168 km from Kathmandu. This is the northwest Part of Okhaldhunga district. If one can stay at Khijiphalate, there are option of hotels but other alternative is to hike for 1 hour to reach Chuplubhanjyang where we can visit stone mane and bouddha. There are 3-4 hotels available at Chuplubhanjyang.

Day 03: Chuplubhanjyang to Taklung
After 6-7 hours hike from Chuplubhanjyan, northen part of Okhaldunga, following Tholedemba Taklung(3420m) can be reached easily. After early morning breakfast from Chuplubhanjyang, one should move onwards with packed lunch as there is no facility of hotels in the route before reaching Taklung. There is only one hotel at Taklung so, it is recommended to carry 1-2 tents. Traveling from Taklung, one can experience beautiful villages of Solukhumbu and Okhaldunga, along with Mt. Gaurishankar and Mt. Numbur. Yak and Chauri cattle on route sides can always be seen. When traveling from here, one can see ancient Buddist Monestry at Gwangding.

Day 04: Taklung to Pikey Base Camp
Pikey Base Camp located at an altitude of 3600m. above sea level can be reached after the journey of 6- 7 hours hike from Taklung. Small tea houses are available in the route to base camp whereas there are 3 hotels at base camp for food and lodging. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May),one will be able to see spectacular displays of rhododendrons.

Day 05: Pikey Base Camp – Pikey Peak – Junbesi
We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak (4070m.).It is about one hour walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, AmaDamlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Langtang to the far west and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast.Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can be reached Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hrs hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang.After taking lunch we can be reached 2/3 hrs Junbesi from Taktor.Junbesi is considered to be Sherpa's most beautiful villages, which lies at the height of 2990m. above sea level. There are 1 ancient Budhist Monestry.It was the Point old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. there are 8-/10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas. Pikey base Camp to Junbesi takes 7/8 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Junbesi –Thupten Chholing- Junbesi
Thupten Chholing is a celibate Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960's after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional, and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely.After breakfast, we will take a hike of the Thupten Chholing Monastery 2800m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore. Today, we will hike about 4/5 hours, we will have lunch at Thupten Chholing Monastery. Overnight in Junbesi at Lodge.

Day 07: Junbesi – Chiwang-Phaplu
After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwong monastery. Chiwong monastery is situated at an altitude of 9,000 feet on the cliff of Chiwong hill about 3 hours walking distance from Phaplu airport also, Solu Khumbu district, At one time Chiwong Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwong Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulshig Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwong monastery Celebrates Mani Rimdu festival full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwong monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. Phaplu is situated at an altitude of 2400m.There is airport, hospital and nursey. There are 8/10 hotels for tourists. It is also possible to sightseena round Salleri Bazer , headquarter of Solukhumbu district after eating lunch at Phaplu. Junbesi to Phaplu takes 5/6 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Phaplu – Kathmandu
After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached through 8 hours car/ jeep ride or 40 minutes of flight.

Day 09: Depart Kathmandu
It was a great adventure with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from your Organizing Team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

Dhap Pikey Peak Trekking 9 Days Itinerary

Highlight of Dhap Pikey Peak Trekking
Duration: 9 Days
Type of Trek: Camping/Tea House
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 4070m.
Mode of Travel: Land Transportation
Best Month: September/October/November/ March/April/May

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Dhap
From Kathmandu Valley; Dhap (2900 m) is situated at the distance of 230 km. If journey will start at early 6 am, one can reach Nepal Thok for lunch. It takes around 7-8 hours of bus or jeep ride to reach Dhap. 3-4 hotels are available for food and lodging.

Day 03: Dhap to Japrey
After a drive of 6-7 hours, one can reachJiprey which is 2930 m high from the sea level. Throughout the journey, Chauri gai can be seen. Similarly, long stone mane can be seen in different places. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May), one will be able to see forest painted by Rhododendron magnificently.

Day 04: Jiprey to Pikey Base Camp
Pikey Base Camp located at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level can be reached after the journey of 6- 7 hours hike from Jiprey. Small tea houses are available in the route to base camp whereas there are 2 hotels at base camp for food and lodging. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May), one will be able to see spectacular displays of rhododendrons.

Day 05: Pikey Base Camp – Pikey Peak – Junbesi
We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak (4070m.).It is about one hour walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, AmaDamlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Langtang to the far west and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast.Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can be reached Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hrs hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang.After taking lunch we can be reached 2/3 hrs Junbesi from Taktor.Junbesi is considered to be Sherpa's most beautiful villages, which lies at the height of 2990m. above sea level. There are 1 ancient Budhist Monestry.It was the Point old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. there are 8-/10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas. Pikey base Camp to Junbesi takes 7/8 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Junbesi –Thupten Chholing- Junbesi
Thupten Chholing is a celibate Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960's after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional, and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely.After breakfast, we will take a hike of the Thupten Chholing Monastery 2800m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore. Today, we will hike about 4/5 hours, we will have lunch at Thupten Chholing Monastery. Overnight in Junbesi at Lodge.

Day 07: Junbesi – Chiwang-Phaplu
After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwong monastery. Chiwong monastery is situated at an altitude of 9,000 feet on the cliff of Chiwong hill about 3 hours walking distance from Phaplu airport also, Solu Khumbu district, At one time Chiwong Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwong Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulshig Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwong monastery Celebrates Mani Rimdu festival full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwong monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. Phaplu is situated at an altitude of 2400m.There is airport, hospital and nursey. There are 8/10 hotels for tourists. It is also possible to sightseena round Salleri Bazer , headquarter of Solukhumbu district after eating lunch at Phaplu. Junbesi to Phaplu takes 5/6 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Phaplu – Kathmandu
After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached through 8 hours car/ jeep ride or 40 minutes of flight.

Day 09: Depart Kathmandu
It was a great adventure with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from your Organizing Team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

Itinerary

On the arrival day, the representative of Nepal Trekking Routes welcomes you at the Kathmandu Airport. Then, he or she transfers you to the hotel around Thamel Bazaar. After becoming fresh, you can take a walk around Thamel on your own.

After breakfast, you begin the journey towards Dhap Bazaar in a private jeep. First of all, you drive along the Sunkoshi River and then the Tamakoshi River. Having lunch at Ghurmi Bazaar, your drive continues along the rhododendron forests.

By leaving a few human settlement areas, you reach the destination in about 7 hours. You can stroll  around this small town to know more about the geography. You can also talk with the local people to get familiar with their lifestyle, culture and tradition.

Driving along the dusty and bumpy off-road, you move towards Sigane Bazaar. While moving further, you can have the picturesque view of Mt.  Everest (8,848m) and Numbur Himal (6,959m). when you reach Jhapre, you can visit the local monasteries and chortens as well.

Today, you move towards the base camp of Pikey Peak early in the morning. If not early, you are likely to miss the sunrise view of the snowcapped peaks of this region. By walking along the dusty road, you reach Bhulbhule, another stop during Pikey Peak trek.

The steep trail ascends through the rhododendron woodlands surrounding many Himalayan villages. Crossing the beautiful yak pastures, you reach Pikey Base Camp for the night stay. Here, you can visit the local cheese factories by relishing the astounding Himalayan views.

Long before the sun rises, you begin the trek towards Pikey Peak by following the rugged trails. Once you reach the top (4,065m), you can have the breathtaking sunrise view of the snowy peaks of the region.

From the Pikey Peak Summit, you see Mt. Everest (8848m), Number Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Langtang and many more.

After storing the lifelong moment in your camera and the brain, you move downwards to Junbesi. On the way, you walk past Lamjura Pass followed by many mani walls and chortens decorated by the prayer flags and wheels.In Junbesi, you can visit the old monasteries by enjoying the alluring view of Numbur Himal.

This is Junbesi exploration day, so, you don’t have to worry much about covering a long distance. You will walk around the popular landmarks of this beautiful village. Actually, the name of this village means “the moon coming down to the earth for rest”. It is the most beautiful village of this region having all types of modern amenities.

In the day time, you will hike to Thupten Cholling Gompa, which is located at a foothill. It takes nearly 3 hours to reach this monastery established in the 19th century. It is one of the oldest monasteries of the entire Solukhumbu region.

The gompa offers the true insight of the influence of Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition in the lifestyle of the people here. You can have the majestic view of the Junbesi Valley and the snowy peaks far and wide.

After enjoying the enchanting scenery from the hilltop, you descend to Junbesi along the Junbesi Khola. You can celebrate the time with your colleagues for the successful accomplishment of historical Pikey Peak trek.

After breakfast, you begin the trip along the dusty trail following the Junbesi Khola. Then, by crossing a steel suspension bridge, you reach Beni Ghat. Moving further, you can enjoying the high altitude villages and the snow-covered mountains. Finally, in about 4 hours, you reach Phaplu for the night rest.

Here, you can take a short side trips around the Phaplu Bazaar. You can taste the local cuisines to make your trekking in Nepal more memorable.

After having breakfast, you catch a morning flight to Kathmandu. While flying for about 35 minutes, you can have the aerial view of the snowcapped peaks of the Great Himalayas. You can see the mountains from Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Massif to Kanchenjunga (8,586m) region.

After the plane lands at the Kathmandu Airport, the staff of  NTR relocates you to the hotel. In the free time, you can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Capital City. Some of the sites you must not miss are Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.

In the evening, our agency organizes farewell dinner as a part of hospitality. You  will enjoy the typical Nepali cuisines at a cultural restaurant around Thamel.

This is the last day of Pikey Peak trek 9 days’ itinerary. Therefore, the crewmember of the agency escorts you up to the Kathmandu Airport as per the flight schedule.

Inclusion/Exclusion

  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 2 nights, twin sharing basis in BB plan
  • Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing tour guide and transport
  • All necessary trekking permits and documentation .
  • Domestic flight ticket from Phaplu to Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Dhap Private Jeep Drive
  • Trekking Guide: English speaking, helpful and professional
  • Trekking Porter (One porter for 2 members)
  • Meals: (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners)
  • 8 Night twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodations during trekking
  • Achievement certificate provided by your travel company in Kathmandu
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available
  • Adventure Certificate.
  • All government taxes and service charge.
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Travel and rescue insurance. Insurance should be cover rescue evacuation
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • All bar bills and personal expenses (phone calls, laundry service, battery recharge, bottles of water, hot water, etc.)
  • Tips for the guide and porter

FAQ's

Pikey Peak lies in Solukhumbu district of Eastern Nepal. It is also known as the Lower Everest region trek. It gives you the best view of Mt. Everest and other peaks from Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to Kanchenjunga (8,586m) region. To start this trek, you can take domestic flights or drive along the dusty and bumpy road.

The  cost of any trek or tour depends upon many factors. Some of the major factors are: duration, vacation you have, the facilities you want to have and the acclimatization days you require. Nepal Trekking Routes provides you the best tour and trekking package at the most reasonable price. We highly value every penny you pay for the lifelong memories. For more details, click www.nepaltrekkingroutes.com.

Pikey Peak trek  is one of the best short treks in Nepal. It is most appropriate for those having limited vacation, yet want to reach Everest region. This easy trek is accessible for everyone having a good physical condition and habit of regular walking. The shortest Pikey Peak trek itinerary is of 7 days. If you want to extend it to other  regions, the duration becomes longer.

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