Pikey Peak Trek -10 Days

Trip Code

NOA-36275

Starts At

Kathmandu

Ends At

Kathmandu

Trip Grades

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

2960m

Country

Nepal

Activities

Trekking & Hiking

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 in the lower Everest region. It is located in the Everest region and the trek provides you the opportunity to view the sunrise from Pikey Peak. The trek provides an eye-catching view of beautiful mountains, wildlife complementing the green beauty of the forest, and an 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 Monastery which carries cultural significance. It is one of the quietest trekking spots, with a friendly atmosphere and great kindness. You may find out about these places and add much more facts and practice. Similarly, you will get to explore other various places like Taksindu, Phalpu which attract the 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 and 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. Overnight in Kathmandu,
 

  • Accommodation

    3 Star Hotel

  • Max Altitude

    1,350m/4,429ft

Day 2 : Guided Kathmandu City Tour 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 StupaPashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, 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

    Breakfast

  • Accommodation

    3 Star Hotel

  • Max Altitude

    1,350m/4,429ft

Day 3 : Drive to Dhap, trek to Japre

Today, we will leave Kathmandu in the early morning for the long drive to Dhap. 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. It's about an 8/9 hour 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. Overnight in Japre. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation

    Tea House/Lodge

  • Max Altitude

    2,920m/6,722ft

Day 4 : Japre to Pikey Base Camp

On this day, our path climbs up to 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, 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 the sunrise from Pikey Peak. Overnight in Pikey Base Camp.
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation

    Tea House/Lodge

  • Max Altitude

    3,640m/11942ft

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 Pikey Peak, you will follow a ridgeline that starts flat. The path steepens as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang. Overnight in Loding.

  • Walking Hours

    8-9 hrs

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Max Altitude

    2,515m/8,251ft

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 forests to Taktor. It meets the Everest Base Camp path coming from Jiri. Tea houses over here are a little more developed. You will get the opportunity to visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery which carries cultural significance. Sherpa culture is famous in this region. A number of Buddhist monasteries are famous for Tibetan Buddhism. Sherpas also consider Solukhumbu a sacred valley.  Overnight in Junbesi.
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation

    Tea House/Lodge

  • Max Altitude

    2,730m/8,956ft

Day 7 : Junbesi to Taksindu

This morning, we hit the path to 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 Phelps. 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 a few hours of walking, we head towards Taksindu. There you will observe Taksindu Monastery which was built in 1946. It is usually open in the early morning and late afternoon. Overnight in Taksindu
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation

    Tea House/Lodge

  • Max Altitude

    2,960/9,711ft

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. Overnight in Phaplu.
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation

    Tea House/Lodge

  • Max Altitude

    2,459m/8,067ft

Day 9 : Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu

On this day, your successful trek comes to an end.  We will wake up early to bid farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Pikey Peak region before driving toward Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass through 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. We enjoy the cultural dinner with chilled local beer before returning to your hotel to spend the night. 

  • Meals

    Breakfast and Cultural Dinner

  • Accommodation

    3 Star Hotel

  • Max Altitude

    1,350m/4,429ft

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 Peak Trek over the past few 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

  • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle.
  • Twin-sharing/Triple accommodation in a 3-star hotel for 3 nights in Kathmandu as per breakfast basis (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost)
  • Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu on day 02 with Tour Guide of the touring sites
  • Tea House/Lodge accommodation during the trek in the Everest region
  • Three meals daily during the trekking days
  • Licensed and experienced English-speaking guide
  • Sagarmatha/Everest National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • Porters service during the trek for carrying the luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients, per customer 10 KG maximum)
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff
  • Transportation (Kathmandu to Dhap, and Phaplu to Kathmandu)
  • Walking The Himalaya duffel, Minor Medical Kitbag, Trekking Map, T-shirt
  • Trip completion certificate
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Any sorts of beverages including bottles and boiled water
  • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
  • Tips to trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected; it is recommended to spend 10% of your trip price for tipping)
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 30 for 15 Days Visa, USD 50 for 30 days visa, and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
  • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
  • Any expenses other than the Price Include section

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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