Pikey Peak Trek -10 Days

Trip Code

NOA-36275

Starts At

Kathmandu

Ends At

Kathmandu

Trip Grades

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

2960m

Country

Nepal

Activities

Everest Region Trek

Duration

10 days

Trip Highlights

  • The eye-catching view of beautiful mountains, wildlife complementing the green beauty of the forest, incredible vision of waterfalls and rivers 
  • Opportunity to visit the lower Everest region which most of the travelers miss  
  • Visit various places like Dhap, Japre, Junbesi etc. 
  • Enjoy sunrise at Pikey Peak and trek to loding 
  • Cultural experiences inhabited by the Hindu communities to the high mountains inhabited by the Buddhists 
  • You will get to explore other various places like Taksindu, Phalpu that attracts most visitors 
  • Good-looking forest of Rhododendron and Saal, powerful waterfalls, and glaciers  
  • Opportunity to visit Chiwong Monsatery 
     

Trip Description

Pikey Peak Trek is one of the popular treks of lower Everest region. It is located in Everest region and the trek provides you the opportunity view sunrise from Pikey Peak. The trek provides the eye-catching view of beautiful mountains, wildlife complementing the green beauty of the forest, incredible vision of waterfalls and rivers. The tour takes you to various places like Dhap, Japre, Junbesi etc. You may view the amazing mountains of the world. Trekkers will also get the opportunity to trek lodging after sunrise view from Pikey Peak. 
You may view the natural beauty of the region where there are abundant forests, rivers, flora, and fauna. You may enjoy cultural experiences inhabited by the Hindu communities to the high mountains inhabited by the Buddhists. You will get the opportunity to visit Chiwong Monsatery that carries cultural significance. It is one of the most quiet trekking spots, with a friendly atmosphere and great kindness. You may find out these places and add much more facts and practice. Similarly, you will get to explore other various places like Taksindu, Phalpu that attracts most visitors. Moreover, there are friendly people with rich culture and tradition. They include Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups. On the other hand, there is abundant wildlife including Tahr, Agali, Pika, and Himalayan Marmots. You will also enjoy a wonderful drive towards Dhap where trekkers will get the opportunity to view the scenic beauty of the countryside. Moreover, small human settlements to the elevated animal grazing pastures are other aspects of this trip. 
 

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu

Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors. 
 

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 3 : Drive to Dhap, trek to Japre

Today, we will leave Kathmandu in the early morning for the long drive to Jhap. You will be following the Japanese built roads. Trekkers could observe mountains and the Sun koshi river. After that, you follow the river down for a long time. In this way, we cross the river and climb up to Okhaldhunga. Its about a 3 hours drive towards Dhap. We will begin our trek gradually from Dhap and move towards Japre. On the way, you will get the opportunity to observe giant mountains. You will get to know them very well. Our overnight stay will be at Japre. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2920m

  • Trek Distance

    4 hrs

Day 4 : Japre to Pikey Base Camp

On this day, our path climbs upto a grassy ridge. We will be moving towards Bhulbhule. You will find one lodge with no name. After that, the path splits and you will turn right to Pikey Peak. On the way, you will get to notice some old yak houses as well as a long Mani stone wall. The path then contours the hillside below Taklung Danda. Here, you will get the chance to go through the beautiful forested path. Along the path, there are many rhododendrons here. As you leave the forest, the Pikey Peak is not that far. From there, it’s a short climb to the summit at 4065m. Trekkers usually climb in the morning to observe sunrise from Pikey Peak. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3640m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 5 : Sunrise at Pikey Peak and trek to Loding

We will be starting today early in the morning. You will follow the gradual path to the summit covered with prayer flags. The views over there are breathtaking. If the weather is clear, you will be rewarded with panoramic views. From the top of the Pikey Peak, you will follow a ridgeline which starts flat. The path steepens as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang. There we will provide you breakfast. At Loding, you will have choices for accomadation. They are both simple and charming.

  • Walking Hours

    8-9 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2515m

  • Trek Distance

    8-9 hrs

Day 6 : Loding to Junbesi, Visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery

Today, we will start the day by heading down the ridgeline for breakfast. You will be provided for that at Jase Bhanjyang. There are a few options for the descent to Junbesi. The most likely is a stunning shortcut path that leaves the ridge shortly. In this way, we descend steeply through spectacular old growth forest to Taktor. It meets the Everest Base Camp path coming from Jiri. Tea houses over here are little more developed. You will get the opportunity to visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery that carries cultural significance. Sherpa culture is famous in this region. A number of Buddhist monasteries are famous for Tibetan Buddhism. Sherpas also consider Solukhumbu as a sacred valley. We will stay overnight at this place. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 7 : Junbesi to Taksindu

This morning, we hit the path for another destination called Taksindu. We cross the river at the bottom of town and climb through the forest up to Salung. You may observe the views of Mount Everest, Chamlang, and Makalu. There are also various gorgeous views across the valley to Chiwong Monastery. In this way, we will pass down towards Phalpu. We will continue on the path, contouring and then dropping down to a stream. Here, Ringmo is famous for its apple orchards. There you will find interesting apple products such as alcohol, cider, and apple pie. After few hours of walk, we head towards Taksindu. There you will observe Taksindu Monastery that was built in 1946. It is usually open in the early morning and late afternoon. The overnight stay will be at Taksindu. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2960m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 8 : Taksindu to Phaplu, Visit Chiwong Monastery

Today, we leave the main trekking route again and take a beautiful path towards Phalpu. The path usually consists of a forest area. You may also hike up to Chiwong Gompa. It is perched high on a cliff overlooking the valley. The monastery was founded in 1923 and has magnificent celebrations for the Mani Rimdu festival. You may have to continue on down into Phalpu. After that, we will celebrate the completion of a great trek at your cozy tea house. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2459m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 9 : Drive/Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu

On this day, your successful trek comes to an end.  We will wake up early to bid a farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Pikey Peak region before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. 
Breakfast is included.

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 10 : Final Departure

Today is the last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on the Pikey PeakTrek over the past days. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer!  Today’s breakfast is included.
 

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 2 nights accommodation in standard hotel in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast)
  • Accommodation in basic tea houses during the trek 
  • Meals during the trek: breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking porter/s: 1 porter for 2 trekkers
  • Complete printed trip information and trekking map
  • Equipment: sleeping bags and down jacket
  • Trekking bags to pack and carry your necessary items for trekking
  • Trekking permit)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff (guide and porters) 
     

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills (any alcohol drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, cigarettes, etc)
  • Hotel accommodation and other expenses in Kathmandu, if you return earlier from trek
  • Personal clothing and other equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot water for showers, etc.
  • Personal insurance that covers helicopter rescue evacuation
  • Any unseen expenses produced by circumstances beyond our control such as natural disasters
  • Tips for guide, porters and other staff
     

Costs & Dates

Extra Information

1.    Domestic Flight 
The flights are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.

2.  A typical Trekking hours per day 
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on an average.

3. Health Issues 
We recommend you to consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you to bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.

4.  Altitude Sickness 
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitude is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.

5. Safety and security 
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

6. Insurance 
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy which covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you to do a good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.

7. Recommended Equipment 

  • Trekking Boots, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
  • Down or fibre Jacket, waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, warm cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long undergarments, woolen hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons), down jacket, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Insect repellent, toiletries, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
     

Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Your personal budget will totally depend on your spending habits and things that are included in your trip. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, it is suggested to bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes might cost you extra. You might also like to but some crafts/souvenirs along the trekking route for which you have to bring extra cash. 
 

We generally consider autumn as the best season for this trek. In this season, you may experience beautiful mountains and green hills. The weather is normally clear with mild to warm days. You may also practice cold nights. 
 

The decision to rent a porter is up to you and typically decided by your level of fitness and/or budget. However, one porter can be shared between two people and may carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers prefer to hire a porter to possess a more comfortable trek.
 

To do the Trek, you need a legitimate passport, a tourist Visa, two passport-size photographs for trekking permits and travel insurance which is very essential.
 

Usually, your guide advises you to go to the toilet in the tea houses before leaving to prevent the need to go during the trail. However, you may come across a few houses along the trail that will let you use their toilet. But incase of an emergency you will have to go in the wild if there are no houses nearby.
 

You can find various ways to access the web. If you have purchased a SIM card, you will be able to use data to access the internet. However, the network connection for both communication and internet access might not be consistently good. As you progress higher, the connection may get weak. You will be able to get Wi-Fi service from the tea houses, but please expect to be charged for this.
 

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