Pikey Peak Trek - 11 Days


  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Everest
  • Max. Altitude: 4,068m/13346ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/Land transportation

Pikey Peak Trek is a comfortable trekking route at an altitude of 4,068m, being one of the tallest mountains of Solukhumbu (lowland of Everest region). The trek is famous for its majestic sunrises, Himalayan ranges, Sherpa culture and their traditions. Sir Edmund Hillary described Pikey Peak as one of the best viewpoints of Nepal. Apart from Everest, you can get a clear view of Gigantic Dhaulagiri (8,000m) on west to Kanchenjunga (8,586m) on east. 

The sunrise and sunset over the magnificent Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Gauri Shankar,
Lhotse Shar, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Annapurna, Nuptse, Amadablam, Shishapangma, Thamserku and Mera peak are the
highlight of this trek. In the season of August, there occurs a cleansing ritual.Thousands of devotees walk to the lake for the festival from the village all around Solukhumbu. 

Beside, starting from Shivalaya one can also start the trek by going to Phaplu which takes 30 minutes by air. The following day you trek to Thuptenchholing Monastery (Little Tibet) where you can observe traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy. The trekkers can also enjoy and shareSherpa culture, and the cultural show will also be performed on your request. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazar (2850m/9350ft, 7 hrs) by private 4W vehicle

Day 4: Trek to Jhapre (2815m/9235ft, 4 hrs) via Sigane

Day 5: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3585m/11761ft, 5 hrs)

Day 6: Trek to Junbesi (2680m/8792ft, 6 hrs) via Pikey Peak (4065m/13336ft)

Day 7: Exploration trip to Thupten Choling Monastery (2920m/9580ft, 4 hrs)

Day 8: Trek to Phaplu (2380m/7808ft, 4 hrs)

Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu from Phaplu (35 Minutes Flight)

Day 10: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley followed by Farewell dinner in the Evening

Day 11: Departure from TIA.

Arrive in KathmanduYou will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Your Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary. There will be a welcome dinner tonight where you will enjoy local cuisine and folk dance, overnight stay in the hotel.

Today day you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple), Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Patan City (City of fine arts). Kathmandu Durbar Square is a complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The Self-created, Self-existent Buddha" also known as Monkey temple. Patan City is noted for its craftsmen and metal workers. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.

Our journey starts early morning leaving hustle bustle Kathmandu valley to Dhap Bazzar via Okhaldungha by private 4W land cruiser which takes almost 7 hours driving along the Sun Koshi. It takes about 4 hours of driving to arrive in Ghurmi. After a smooth drive goes uphill continuously towards north through the sub-tropical forests of Pine to dense forests of Rhododendron passing several countryside villages, beautiful landscapes and valleys, we will reach Dhap Bazar (2850m/9350ft) which takes about 3 hours. Exploring the fascinated village with several local shops give us the chance of knowing local people and culture, their way of life and in the clear sky, we will view mountain Numbur Chuli.

Morning after breakfast, we will walk on a dusty road until reaching Sigane for 2 and half hour. Then trail leads us to a road under construction for the first couple of hours, the village called Jahpre (2815m). It is a deep valley offering nice views of Everest and the Numbur Himal. There is also pretty little Gompa and Stupa here. This is also another best view point for all high Himalayan range to north. There are few lodges with its comfort and plenty of food items.

Early morning, the base camp welcomes you with awesome mountain scenery of Numbur Chuli and Everest including eastern Himalayan range. The starting trekking Trail is bit dusty for a while and quickly catch the gentle walking uphill through the Pine and Rhododendron forest until we reach Bhulbule (3210m). It takes about 2 hours to reach here. The trail continues with a gentle climbing uphill to arrive in Lhamuje (3330m) taking an hour. In the spring season, you will see different spices of Rhododendron flowers during the walk and spectacular high Himalayan range. After a while, the trail stays gentle ups and downs in the ridge to arrive very Yak pasture land where we can see many grazing Yaks. Then we will pass very long Mani Wall and start climbing steep uphill with a zigzag trail to arrive Pikey Peak Base Camp (3585m) taking about 2 hours and 30 minutes. You will visit Yak Cheese factory.

Early morning after breakfast,the trail starts steep switch back uphill until reaching Pikey Peak (4065m) taking about an hour. The sunrise view over the Himalayan range and the spectacular views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Number Chuli, Thamserku, Khangtega, Khatang, Karyoling to the north, Kanchenjunga to the east, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang to the west. Then, the trek goes downhill in the gully stone trail for few hours entering to the Rhododendron and Pine forest until Jase Bhanjyang (3550m) taking about 2 hours. Then trail is up and down to reach Lamjura (3530m) taking about 2 hours. Then we will descent to the valley through fir and rhododendron forests until we reach Taktor. We will trek to Junbesi (2680m) passing several Mani walls and stone Chhortens which takes 2 and half hours. The Numbur Chuli is to the north just looming high above the village. You will visit old monastery in the village with explore the village to know their culture and way of life. It is facilitated with several lodges.

Early morning after breakfast, you will hike to Thupten Chholing Gompa (2920m) which was founded in 19th Century and practiced by Tibetan Buddhism for round trip 3 hours. The trail is gentle climbing up hill along Junbesi Khola. We will return same way back to Junbesi. You may enjoy the meditation with local nuns and monks in the Monastery and explore the village.

After breakfast early morning, we will leave Junbesi village crossing by steel bridge walking on the dirt road along the Junbesi Khola until we reach Benighat which takes 1 and half hour. We will continue to walk on the dirt motorable road until reaching Bhagbani and a short walk up hill to Phaplu (2380m) which takes about an hour walking. People spend a night here to catch flight back to Kathmandu or 9 hours drive by local jeep next day. Here are plenty of nice lodges.

Flying from Phaplu to Kathmandu takes about 35 minutes and our car will be waiting to you to transfer you to hotel.

On this day we will visit: Boudhanath It is also called “Khasa Chaitya”, Newari Chaitya, Standard Tibetan Jarung Khashor located in Kathmandu. It is 11 km far from the center and northeast of the Kathmandu. The massive mandala of Boudhanath is known to be the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and also in the world. It is also enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This site is also enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site which is 13 km east of Kathmandu. The main attractions of Bhaktapur are 55 window palace, Batasala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapole Temple, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate and Mini Pashupati Temple. Changunarayan Temple It is the oldest temple built in the 4th century in the Lichhavi Dynasty. The travellers come to see the stone statue of Garuda kneels in front of the west face of the temple. On the north of the temple is the statue of Vishnu seated on a Garuda which dates to 9th century. The beautiful carve image of around 1500 years old. And return to hotel after having cultural farewell dinner on the occasion of the success of the trek.

Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.

Inclusion

  • All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with all monument fees
  • 3 Nights accommodation at 2/3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner) during the trekking time
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis)
  • Government licensed holder local English speaking Sherpa Guide throughout the trek
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for office staffs
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) conservation’s Area park fees
  • TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits
  • Trekking equipment’s i.e. – down Jacket, sleeping bag (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at local Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Great Nepal Treks Trip Completion certificate 

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory), this must include helicopter rescue (Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any items not mentioned on above include section

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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


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Trip highlights

  • Explore lower Khumbu region 
  • Mani walls, Buddhist Stupas, Himalayan floras and faunas and ancient monasteries through out the trial
  • Fascinating sunrise views surrounded by mountain peaks like Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Everest and other peaks
  • Observe traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy at Thuptenchholing Monastery (Little Tibet)
     

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