Pikey Peak Trek

Overview

  • Duration9 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy to Moderate 
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • ActivityTours, Hiking
  • Group Size8 People Maximum
  • Max Altitude4,065m

About Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak trek is a recently opened hiking destination in the lower Everest region. Pikey Peak is one of the tallest hills in the Solukhumbu region.

During the month of July, the locals organize different celebrations to worship their clan god. This peak offers a magnificent view of the Everest Himalayan range.

The route passes through beautiful communities and you can visit the ancient Thupten Chholing Buddhist Monastery and enjoy the unique Sherpa culture. And during the festive seasons in July and August, several Shamans perform purifying rituals in the sacred lakes.

The Pikey Danda (in Nepali hill) is best known for its sunrise and sunset views, and seven 8000-meters peaks can be enjoyed: Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna and Shishapangma in Tibet and many other peaks such as Gauri-Shanker, Lhotseshar, Nuptse, Ama-Dablem, Mera and Thamserku.

It is a best trek for those who want to hike this off the beaten track and see something totally different from many of the country’s more touristy regions.

Highlights

  • View of the Mount Everest in good weather.
  • Best sunrise and sunset views of Everest and more of the Himalayas
  • Discover the unique Sherpa culture.
  • Meet entertaining Sherpa couple at the Pikey Peak Base Camp and visit Buddhist monasteries.

Itinerary

  1. Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m)

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, after you have completed the Visa custom formalities and so on, pick up your luggage and look for a representative from Magical Summits who will show your name on the board at the gate.

    We’ll meet and greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax to recover from your long journey for the rest of the day.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:Rest
  2. After breakfast, you'll leave Kathmandu and drive to Dhap Bazaar. The road continues along the Sunkoshi River to Ghurmi. You can experience typical Nepalese lifestyles, forests, rivers and terraced fields along the way.

    You will finally reach Dhap Bazaar on your way through various villages. You can visit the local market and see the local Sherpa people.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,932m
    • Time:7 – 8 hours
  3. After walking around 4 to 5 hours from Kerung, you will arrive at Jhapre. Heading to Jhapre, you'll see wild orchids, a beautiful landscape along the SoluOkhaldhunga border. Here, too, you'll discover monasteries and Buddhist stupas. It's worth watching a cultural performance in Jhapre.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,829m
    • Time:4 – 5 hours
  4. After Japre, the trail goes up to Bhulbhule's grassy ridge. There's a lodge with no name and a stunning view of the Everest from here. The trail splits up shortly after Bhulbhule, and you turn right to Pikey Peak.

    You will pass a few old yak houses and a long mani stone wall. The trail then goes around the hillside below the TaklungDanda and crosses a beautiful forested trail. There are a lot of rhododendrons along the trail (which, if you hike, you can see in bloom, spring). (which, if you hike, you can see in bloom). (which, if you hike, you can see in bloom).

    When you leave the forest, it's about two hours away from Pikey Peak base camp. It's a short climb from here to the top at 4065 m/13336 ft. It's best to summit up to the top in the morning for sunrise, unless you have an unusually clear evening.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:3,600m
    • Time:5- 6 hours
  5. Early in the morning, you will follow a gradual path to the summit, covered with Buddhist

    peace flags. The views are splendid! The panoramic view from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga is rewarded if the weather is clear.

    You'll follow the ridge from the top of Pikey's peak, starting flat and then steep, as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang, where breakfast will be waiting for you.

    After breakfast, you will continue your journey toLoding, which passes through some steep parts of the forest. Here, you'll have a few choices for accommodation that are both simple and charming.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,515m
    • Time:6 -7 hours
  6. Most likely, it is a beautiful shortcut trail leaves the ridge and goes steeply down to Taktor in a spectacular old forest.

    This trail meets the route from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp trek. Guest houses here are a little more modern, and for the first time you might be able to meet a few other visitors.

    It's a couple of hours from Taktor on a lovely Junbesi trail. Junbesi, the cradle of culture and architecture of Sherpa, is the traditional village of Sherpa, at an altitude of 2,675 m.

    The Sherpas people consider the Solukhumbu as a sacred valley. There are many monasteries along the way, and Buddhism is flourishing in this remote part of Nepal, bordering Tibet.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,675m
    • Time:4 hours
  7. Now, leave the main trekking route again and take a lovely route through the forest to Phaplu. It takes about six hours.

    You can taste delicious local food and drink here and take part in the Sherpas cultural program and celebrate the completion of a great trek at your cozy guest house.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,460m
    • Time:5 - 6 hours
  8. Today, we say goodbye to the Himalayas and drive back to the Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we will take you to any hotel of your choice, and then leave you to discover Kathmandu on your own.

    In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with culture show.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:7 – 8 hours
  9. Enjoy the city’s luxuries again! Spend the afternoon shopping in Thamel for souvenirs, or simply relax.

    The time has come to say goodbye to Nepal. Our representative will drop you off at the International Airport, as per your flight schedule.

    What's Included

    Included

    • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
    • Transportation from and to Kathmandu by local bus(upgrade to private Jeep– USD 170 total, one way).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • All accommodations during the trek.
    • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
    • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staffs.
    • National park entry permit and local entry permits.
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
    • Magical Summits duffel bag.
    • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
    • Trek map.
    • Farewell dinner including a cultural show.

    Not Included

    • International airfares and Nepal visa.
    • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
    • International Travel insurance which included rescue.
    • Tips for the guide & porter(tipping is expected).
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Included’ section.

    Dates & Price

    Dates StatusPrice 
    Start DateOct 10, 2021End DateOct 18, 2021StatusAvailablePriceUS$775

    Our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don't match with your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date.

    Useful Info

    Accommodation

    Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you'll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).

    Meals

    During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.

    Best Time to Visit

    The best time to visit Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.

    Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.

    During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.

    FAQs

    1. When is the best time to trek Pikey Peak?

    The best times for trekking to Pikey Peak are ‘pre-monsoon’ in Spring (February, March, April and May) and ‘post monsoon’ in Autumn (September, October and November).

    The summer months are very rainy because it’s the monsoon season and the winter is very cold. In the summer months, mornings are cloudy with rain. Trekking is very uncomfortable, because the trail is slippery and muddy.

    Trekking during winter is no real problem because it will normally be dry and clear but it gets quite cold. You need plenty of warm clothes if you want to go trekking during the winter months.

    Pikey Peak trek is considered easy to moderate difficulty. The route follows the lower Everest region. You won’t find steep or challenging paths along the way, but 5 to 6 hours of the daily walk makes the trek a little exhausting.

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