Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
4,065 m/13,337 feet.
Trip Region:
Everest
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-May
Duration:
10 Days
Difficulty:
Moderate
Activity:
Trekking
Price from
$630
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $799
  • 2 Person $660
  • 3 Person $630
  • 4-7 Person $550
  • 8-10 Person $490

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Highlights:

  • Stunning Panoramas of the Himalayan range at every turn of the walks.
  • Brilliant sunrise views from Pikey Peak is the most mesmerizing experience.
  • Cultural Encounters of traditional Sherpa villages, with rich Buddhist cultures.
  • On the hidden trails of Solu around the southern green hills of Mt. Everest.
  • Enchanting woodland covered in rhododendrons, magnolia and pine trees.

 

The Pikey Peak Trek offers a serene journey through the culturally rich and naturally diverse landscapes. The walk leads around the Solu region in Mid-East Nepal on the southern green hills of Everest. The Pikey Peak Trek is a lesser-known gem that provides a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. The routes to Pikey Peak Viewpoint Hill and the Solu areas are less ventured by the mass flow of trekkers. The views from Pikey Hill Top were well appreciated by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. When he was on his way to Everest in 1953, with his love for this particular vantage point. Pikey Peak stands at an altitude of 4,065 meters or 13,336 feet, offering panoramic views of the world highest peaks.

Include a panorama of the 360° Himalayan range of snow peaks as far as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal in the far west. Extend to the Central Himalayan range with Langtang, Jugal Himal, and Gaurishankar towards Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga towards the east.

The Pikey Peak Trek is a moderate adventure where all types of people and age groups can join. The best of Pikey Peak Trekking is that the trekkers do not have to worry about the altitude sickness. Which is called HAS or AMS (High Altitude Sickness and Acute Mountain Sickness) it is common in higher Himalayan regions. The walk to Pikey Peak and around lovely areas of Solu takes you to scenic and cultural villages. The altitude gains at a gradual pace, which makes the treks more enjoyable, along with stunning surrounding scenery.

Pikey Peak Trek starts with a long and exciting drive through the country road after leaving the main highway from Kathmandu. On reaching the farm village of Dhap, the adventure heads toward the northwest to the highest point of the trek. Then reach Pikey Peak Viewpoint Hill Top amidst beautiful forest surroundings facing spectacular sunrise with snowy mountain ranges. After Pikey Peak, the walk leads to the lovely village of Junbesi for a hike and tour of Thubten-Choling Monastery. Trekkers can observe the Buddhist monks and nuns in religious activities, which is one of the highlights of the trips. After enjoying the great experience of the alluring scenery with local immense cultures, then the trek ends. For the interesting overland journey to Kathmandu, after a great experience of Pikey Peak Trek.

Best Time for Pikey Peak Trek

Nearly all seasons of the year, can enjoy the adventure to Pikey Peak trek. Except for the wet monsoon around the mid-summer. However, the best seasons are spring and autumn/fall. Spring starts from March till May, most days are bright with full of sunshine, the sun rises early from 5:30 a.m. and sets at 5:30 p.m. Can get cloudy in the afternoon sometimes, with chances of snowfall. Cold morning, and late afternoon, as well during the night time with cold wind above 3,000 meters. Spring season is a lively time, with wildflowers in seasonal bloom, the rhododendrons and other species of flowers.

The next best season is autumn/fall, begins from September and ends in November. Most days are bright and clear for views and walks, but cold morning, late afternoon, until the night times. Chances of snowfall during the walks sometimes, nevertheless a pleasant season during autumn/fall for Pikey Peak treks. Pikey Peak trek can be enjoyed during the winter times despite the cold winter months. Most days are fine with sunshine, but it gets dark soon, due to short daylight hours. Especially in the morning, and night times as well as in the shade, the temperature drops to freezing cold. But an enjoyable time, with fewer numbers of trekkers to encounter.

Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, Himalayan Friendly staff and guide receives you for a short transfer. A drive in the heart of Kathmandu city to your hotel, and then check into the rooms for refreshing rest. Then join for group briefing, the guide and leader will provide useful information regarding trek, local lodge, and foods. After the briefing enjoy a lovely dinner in a typical Nepalese Restaurant.

At Kathmandu free day for optional tour around Kathmandu world heritage sites of few hours. Rest of the day preparation for pikey peak trek.

Depart from the hotel having breakfast early, for exciting overland journey to Mid-East Nepal around Solu district. An interesting drive on leaving the Kathmandu valley through farm villages and towns, past scenic old town of Dhulikhel. On leaving the main highway, then on a newly built road following the
winding B.P. Highway, past holy Buddhist site of Namabuddha.
The 7-hour journey starts early in the morning as you leave the hustle-bustle of the Kathmandu city, heading towards Sun Koshi River. Then reach a small town of Ghurmi, for refreshing break and for possible lunch stop. The drive then continues uphill, heading towards north through forests of pine and dense rhododendrons. The drive leads through several countryside villages, with beautiful landscapes, and valleys to reach Dhap Bazaar. Arriving by late afternoon or evening on time for dinner, time permitting explore this fascinating village with several local shops. When day is clear, views of Numbur Chuli, as it reminds you that you're closer to the Mid-East Himalayas.

Morning after breakfast, start the trek on a dusty road then reaching the village of Sigane. The trail then follows a newly constructed road for few hours until the walk reach the small village of Jhapre. Located, above a deep valley with grand views of Everest and Khumbu Himal range. Time permitting visit the Buddhist Gompa, and continue trek with gradual climb through pine and rhododendron forest to reach Bulbule. Enjoy the overnight in the comfort of a nice simple lodge accommodation, after a long day walks.

From Bulbule, a moderate distance walks to Pikey Base Camp, the morning trail follows to gentle climb to Lhamuje. In the spring, you experience different species of rhododendron flowers during the walk, along with views of the Himalaya. The walk then leads to series of gentle ups and downs along the ridge, to reach a pasture field. Observe the yaks grazing on a wide green meadow, walk across Mani wall and then a steep short climb. Reaches you at Pikey Peak Base Camp for lunch and overnight halt in the comfort of a nice small lodge. Afternoon visit the local yak cheese factory nearby, rest of the afternoon enjoy the stunning surrounding views.

An early breakfast, then start the long day hike along a series of uphill switchbacks until you reach on top. On the highest point of the trek at Pikey Peak, which takes about an hour. Enjoy the unobstructed sunrise views over the Himalayan range with Mt. Everest Includes peaks of Khumbu Himal with Tharmasarku, Kangtenga, Khatanga, Karyolung to the north. As well as views of Makalu and Kanchenjunga to the east, with Ganesh and Manaslu, Dhaulagiri towards far west. Enjoy the grand views of Central Himal range of Langtang and Jugal Himal range with Gaurishankar and Dorje Lakpa. The trek then heads downhill for a few hours and enters a rhododendron and pine forest until Jase Bhanjyang. Walking on the ridge, and down to Lamjura, where you can stop for lunch. Then trail then enters a long descent to the valley through fir and rhododendrons forests to reach Taktor. For possible lunch break, afternoon walk on winding path with downhill to Junbesi past several Mani walls and stone chortens. At Junbesi enjoy the comfort in a nice lodge, and visit the old monastery before dinner. Enjoy the views of Numbur Chuli Peak, as it looms high above the village towards north.

Enjoy the day free from packing, staying extra overnights in Junbesi, after a good breakfast. Take a few hours hike with climb to Thubten Choling Monastery, founded in the 19th century, by Tibetan Buddhist monks. The large monastic complex, with more than 500 Buddhist nuns, an exciting place to experience. Observe the nuns in prayer activities and chores, and visit the monastery interior of great religious and cultural interest. Then head back to Junbesi for last overnight around the beautiful country of Solu district.

From Junbesi, morning walk follows along with beautiful scenery and through nice farm villages to reach another lovely Sherpa village. At Phaplu, an exciting place to end the trek, in the comfort of a nice lodge.

After a great wonderful experience on Pikey Peak Trekking and visiting lovely traditional villages. An early morning drive leads you to Kathmandu, on the same scenic and exciting routes. Approx. 250 km/156 miles driving distance to reach Kathmandu of more than 7 hours drives. Arriving by late evening in time for a good dinner.

Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight homeward bound, transfer to the airport. After a wonderful adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Include/Exclude

Include

  • Airport transfer service during pick-up and drop
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Thamel)
  • Three times daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu sharing local jeep
  • Fully licensed, English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter to carry your gear (including salary, food, insurance).
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Trekking map
  • First aid kit with basic medications

Exclude

  • International flight airfare
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "What is included?"

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FAQ

1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful

2 .) Can I add extra day to my trip?

Of course, you can modify the itinerary by adding an extra day with the guidance of a trekking guide. While adding extra days the cost will be slightly increased.

3 .) What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?

The early symptoms of HAS or High Altitude Sickness with various reactions, such as short of breathing, tiredness. As well as with severe headache, nausea, lack of appetite and sleepless nights. Most important is dehydration, not enough fluid intake.

4 .) Can I buy trekking gear from Kathmandu?

Yes, you can buy trekking gear from Kathmandu. Thamel is the best place to buy trekking gear.

5 .) Is Himalayan Friendly a Government-Authorized Trekking Agency?

Yes, only Government Registrated   Authorized Trekking Agency are allowed to run and organize trekking and tours in Nepal. Also only licensed guide from the
Government and Tourism Department are allowed to lead the treks or tours.

6 .) Are the hotels in Nepal safe?

Yes it is completely and 100% safe, from Tourist standard, deluxe star hotels to
low budget hotels. In Nepal customers are honored and taken as a highly guest
with warm hospitality of the Nepali peoples.

7 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

Price from
$630
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $799
  • 2 Person $660
  • 3 Person $630
  • 4-7 Person $550
  • 8-10 Person $490

Package Price

10 Days
from

Save $ Per Pax
No. of Persons Price per Person
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