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Daily Tour 11 day Availability: 2018-01-01
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Everest Region

Overview

Pikey Peak Trek is a newly discovered trekking route to the Everest region. This trek takes you to beautiful areas in Everest inhabited by Sherpa settlements. Also known as the Dal Bhat Trek, it is one of the best hilltop destinations that give you panoramic views of the Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks of the region.

The trek route to Pikey Peak is less travelled than the other areas in the Everest region. But in recent years, Pikey Peak trek has gained popularity. The trek is suitable for everyone who wants to explore the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest and the rugged landscapes of the Everest region. Along with this, the trek offers you with some of the magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges such as Mount Dhaulagiri, Kanchanjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and many more.

If you are looking for a short trek near the Everest region, Pikey Peak Trek would be best for you. This trek not only offers you with wonderful mountain views and scenic beauty but also the cultural exploration of the Sherpas living in the Everest region. Lying at the height of 4067 meters, trekking may not be very difficult especially for an experienced trekker. However, we suggest physical exercises before trekking for the beginners.

Our eight days itinerary for Pikey Peak Trek designed for both experienced as well as beginner trekkers. Pikey Peak Trek is basically a moderate level short trekking destination in the Everest region. So, if you have a time limitation and still want to explore the Everest region, you can join us at Exciting Nepal.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu International Airport(Google Map)

Trip Fact

Price: USD 1199
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Duration: 11 Days
Trek Style: Classic
Accommodation: 2 NightsHotel in Kathmandu, 8 nights in Lodge/Guest House during Trek
Meals: Full Board during Trek, Breakfast in Kathmandu and Welcome/Farewell meals in Kathmandu
Transportation:Private Vehicles/ Flights
Service Level:Comfort
Maximum Altitude: (4,066m/13617ft) at Pikey Peak
Trek Grading:3

Trip Highlights
  • Exploring the unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people.
  • Amazing views of some of the highest peaks in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Makalu, etc.
  • Visiting different ancient and beautiful monasteries of the region.
  • Trekking up to the peak for beautiful sunrise views.

COST INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters
  • (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Necessary trekking permit.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Local ground transportation from Kathmandu to trek start point and trek finish point to Kathmandu.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu and includes the departure taxes
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury, or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Alpine Club of Himalaya who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, you take a rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenirs. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Alpine Club of Himalaya. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to our food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

(Included Meals: Dinner)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast you tour several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Boudhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where you can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can consult or ask whatever questions about your trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

(Included Meals: Breakfast)

 

Day 03: Drive to Dhap, Trek to Japre

Start the day with a long (8-9 hour) drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. From a ridgeline south of Dhap, you’ll start the trek, and as you near Sigane, the mountains that you will get to know very well come into view — the peaks of the Numbur Himal section of the Himalayan Range.

 

The trail from Sigane follows a road under construction for the first couple of hours. The first village you reach is called 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.

 

Day 04: Trek to Pikey Base Camp

After Japre, the trail climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. There’s a single lodge with no name and nice views of the Everest range from here. Soon after Bhulbhule, the trail splits and you’ll turn right to Pikey Peak. You’ll pass some old yak houses and a long mani stone wall. The trail then contours the hillside below Taklung Danda and goes through a beautiful forested trail.

 

There are many rhododendrons here along a level path (which you can see in bloom if trekking in the spring). As you leave the forest, it’s not far to Pikey Peak base camp, about 2 hours away. From here, it’s a short climb to the summit at 4065 m / 13336 ft. Unless you have an unusually clear evening, it’s better to climb to the summit in the morning for sunrise.

 

Day 05: Sunrise at Pikey Peak, Trek to Loding

Start the morning early, you’ll follow a gradual trail to the summit, covered with prayer flags. The views are breathtaking! If the weather is clear, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga.

 

From the top of Pikey Peak, you’ll follow a ridgeline which starts flat and then steepens as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang, where breakfast will be waiting. After breakfast, you’ll continue your walk down to Loding, which passes through some steep sections in the forest. At Loding, you’ll have a couple choices for accommodation which are both simple and charming.

 

Day 06: Trek from Loding to Junbesi, Visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery

Start the day by heading down the ridgeline for breakfast at Jase Bhanjyang. Leaving there, there are a few options for the descent to Junbesi. The most likely is a stunning shortcut trail that leaves the ridge shortly after Jase and descends steeply through spectacular old growth forest to Taktor. This path meets the Everest Base Camp trail coming from Jiri. The tea houses from here are a little more developed, and you’re likely to meet a few other tourists for the first time.

 

From Taktor, it is a couple of hours on a lovely trail to Junbesi. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village sitting at an altitude of 2675 m/ 8776 ft, and is the cradle of Sherpa culture and architecture. The Sherpas consider the Solukhumbu a sacred valley. In this remote part of Nepal that borders Tibet, Buddhism flourishes and there are numerous Buddhist monasteries along the way.

 

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Taksindu

Today we will hit the trail bound for Taksindu. Cross the river at the bottom of town and climb through the forest up to Salung, from where there are views of Mount Everest (8848 m/ 29,028 ft), Chamlang (7319 m/ 2,4012 ft) and Makalu (8481 m/ 27,824 ft), weather permitting. There are also gorgeous views out across the valley to Chiwong Monastery and down towards Phaplu.

 

Continue on the trail, contouring and then dropping down to a stream before a short climb up into Ringmo, famous for its apple orchards and interesting apple products such as apple rakshi (alcohol), cider and apple pie. From here, there’s a final short climb to Taksindu La, from where there are again great mountains views, and then a short descent to the Taksindu Monastery and your lodge. The Taksindu Monastery was built in 1946 and is usually open early morning or late afternoon. Please make sure to leave a donation if you visit.

 

Day 08: Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu, Visit Chiwong Gompa

Today leave the main trekking route again and take a beautiful path down to Phaplu through the forest. There’s also the option of hiking up to Chiwong Gompa, perched high on a cliff overlooking the valley. This monastery was founded in 1923 and has magnificent celebrations for the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn. Continue on down into Phaplu and celebrate the completion of a great trek at your cozy tea house.

 

Day 09: Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Today we will bid farewell to the mountains and board our vehicle for the drive back into the Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu, we take you into any hotel of your choice. We can recommend the hotels or leave you to explore Kathmandu on your own.

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Pikey Peak Trek is a newly discovered trekking route to the Everest region. This trek takes you to beautiful areas in Everest inhabited by Sherpa settlements. Also known as the Dal Bhat Trek, it is one of the best hilltop destinations that give you panoramic views of the Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks of the region.

1 Review

  1. avatar
    Bishal Gurung
    12:23 pm - April 21, 2020 / Reply

    Best Trekking agency i found in Nepal … very helpful, kind and cooperative. Made my trip easier and entertaining. Thank you alpine club.

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