Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

Rate this trek

The Pikey Trek is a comfortable trekking route among the others treks with pikey peak (4,065m) being one of the tallest mountains of Solu (lowland of Everest region). Name of the Pikey is taken from the two names of the Sherpa people. It is well known for its majestic sunrises, Himalayan range, Sherpa culture and their traditions.

The Pikey Trek is renowned for its sunrise and sunset and magnificent views of the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse Shar, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Annapurna, Nuptse, Amadablam, Shishapangma, Thamserku and Mera Peak etc. The pikey Trek Base Camp trekking is one of the most popular trekking trails of the Everest region, probably one of the lower elevation view points to see the Mt. Everest (8,848m). It is famous for because of having marvelous Himalayan scenery including the mountains range, the Rhododendron flower, Magnolia and wild orchids and the festival season in August that includes a cleansing ritual: thousand of devotees walk to the lake for the festival from village all around Solukhumbu.

This trek is approximately 7-9 days in length and start from Phaplu.The main highlight of this trail is observing local monasteries; the Chewang monastery will be the best opportunity to explore spiritual paths. Also you could be able to observe different culture, languages, life style of the Tamang, Magar and Sherpa’s. Dramatic scenery of mountains, Main walls, Buddhist Stupas , Landscape, Himalayan floras and faunas, an ancient monasteries and splendid high altitude vegetation etc are the main attraction of this trail. While trekking passing through Pikey peak you will be able to experience sunrise views surrounded by mountain peaks like Kanchenjunga and including Everest.

Best Season for Pikey Peak Trekking

September, October, and November are the most preferred months for trekking in Nepal. If you ask this question to a travel agency, you will have the same answer. During these months, the mountain weather conditions are fine. If you visit in these months, you will have a lot of benefits. One of them is the best view of the mountain. The main reason is the weather is neither too hot nor cold. Besides these months, March, April, and May are also suitable for trekking in Nepal. There is plenty of sunshine. During April and May, the flower blooms, and the green leaves cover the old branches.

How difficult is Pikey Peak Trek ?

The trekking trail comes under 2 categories: easy and moderate. Although the peak is located at 4000 m plus, most of the time, you trek at 2000 m plus. Each of these places is not steep, and you walk over there for 5 to 6 hours. From 2000, you go to 3000 and 4000 m for one day. You are in the Everest Region. This region sounds difficult, but most of the time, you are trekking the lower region. Based on this, trekking is easy. Above all, the trekking day is short. You just need 8 days to complete the trek.

The cost includes the following services:

All airport/hotel transfers

3 Nights in Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis

Kathmandu-Phaplu-Kathmandu flight ticket and departure taxes

Food and Accommodation during trekking on full board basis in Teahouse

An experienced English speaking trekking guide and porters to carry luggage, including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging

Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking map

Travel and rescue arrangements

Special farewell dinner

The cost doesn’t include the following services

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Meals in Kathmandu(Lunch and dinner)

Personal gear

Emergency medical evacuation costs

Personal expenses

Tips for guide, porters and driver(Tipping is expected)


Trip Details

  Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap
  • Day 3: Trek from Dhap to Jhapre
  • Day 4: Trek from Jhapre to the top of Pikey Peak and Jose Bhanjyang
  • Day 5: Trek from Jose Bhanjyang to Junbesi
  • Day 6: Trek from Junbesi to Sallari
  • Day 7: Drive from Salleri to Kathmandu
  • Day 8: Departure Day

Itinerary

    • Welcome to the city of temples as well as the largest city in Nepal. In every corner, there are either big or small temples. You will come across them even in Thamel. The place where you can buy and hire trekking equipment with our trekking guide. Before hiring and buying, our guide takes you to the hotel. And it is in the hotel, he gives you a trek orientation class, but if you arrive before 6 PM, we will take you to our office.

    • This is your first day in the rural areas of Nepal. Because you are heading to Dhap. On the way, there is a renowned river known as the Sun Koshi. The beauty of this river cannot be ignored at all.  Along with this river, there are other small rivers that come out from the hillsides. As you enjoy this view from the window of a bus, you pass through small villages and eventually reach Dhap.

    • The trekking trail is a real trekking trail because it takes you to a rough area. Since you are in a rough area, you are likely to see the Himalayas. One of them is Mount Everest, and the other is Nimbur Himal. Since you are in the Everest Region, the land of the Sherpas, who follow Buddhism, you come across both small and big monasteries. You are likely to see these religious spots more in Jhapre.

    • Today is your day because you are heading to the base camp, as well as you will head to the top of Pikey Peak. Before this, you walk uphill and pass through villages known as Bhubule and Lhamuje. The trekking trail that will reach these villages is steeper. The trail also passes through the forest. Following this trail, you will reach the base and top from where you can have a stunning view of mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Langtang. From the top, it’s all the way downhill to Jose Bhanjyang.

    • After enjoying your breakfast, you will follow a trekking trail that goes uphill most of the time. You will come across some small villages. Since you are in the region of the Sherpa people, the followers of Buddhism, there are prayer flags along the trekking trail. Walking this trekking trail, you reach Junbesi. Our trekking guide will show you the highlights of Junbesi later in the afternoon.

    • Most of the time, you will be walking downhill. The most common things you will come across are the mani stone walls and prayer wheels of Buddhism. You are allowed to touch them, and take the blessing from God. Since you are in such a religious place, your guide will take you inside the monastery in Salleri. It is a time for you to enjoy the inner beauties of this monastery.

    • Some parts of the road to the capital are bumpy and rough. You can add all the synonyms to it. Grip the top edge of the back seat or wherever you find suitable. Sooner or later, this is going to end as you are on a real highway.

    • We love to pick you up at the hotel as we had picked you up at the airport. And we love everything to happen on time. Before 3 hours, we will do our job. You will be in Tribhuwan International Airport.

Inclusion & exclusion