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Pikey Peak Trek - 10 Days

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Pikey Peak Trek
All Inclusive Price

US$ 920 US$ 760


Overview

Trip Standard

Tea–House & lodge.

Trip Grade

Easy

Total Duration

10 days

Best Season

All seasons except mid-June to july .

Highest Spot

4068 m / 13346.46 .ft

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights 

  •  Panoramic view of seven of the eight highest peaks in the world
  •  Sunrise view of the summit of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak
  •  Amazing cultural experience at the Sherpa villages Hike past yak pastures and taste yak milk, butter, and cheese.
  •  Visit ancient Buddhist gompas(monasteries) en route Walk through a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. The rhododendrons bloom during spring filling the trail with pink and white flowers.
  •  Opportunity to explore Thupten Choling Gompa at Junbesi and interact with the Tibetan nuns and monks.
     

Pikey Peak Trek overview 

Pikey Peak Trek takes you to a rarely explored trekking trail in Lower Solu Khumbu. The trail, which lies close to Kathmandu, can be accessed by driving or flying within a day from the capital city. It is a short trek which can be completed within ten days. Recommended by none other than Sir Edmund Hillary as one of the best Mount Everest viewpoints,

Pikey Peak Trek with Everest View offers impressive views of seven of the eight 8000-meter peaks that lie in Nepal. From the awe-inspiring mountains of eastern Nepal like Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu, to the giants of mid-west and western Nepal -Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Gaurishankar– one can savor the majestic beauty of the Nepal Himalaya from Pikey. Apart from the incredible views, the trek offers an immersive cultural experience.

You will be walking through the Sherpa villages of Lower Solu Khumbu, where the twin summits of the short and easy Pikey Peak trek are regarded as guardian peaks. Dotting the trail are Buddhist Gompas established by Tibetan Buddhist masters who found refuge in this remote corner of Nepal after fleeing from the Chinese invasion of Tibet. At Junbesi and the Thupten Choling Gompa(which was established by a Tibetan Buddhist Lama), there's a large community of Tibetan monks and nuns.

 

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m)

An endless stretch of snow-covered mountains and green hills welcome you as you enter the airspace of Nepal. If you arrive during the day you can enjoy this marvelous view from the plane. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and take you to your hotel. After checking in you can enjoy a welcome drink and take a rest.
If you want to book a sightseeing tour of the city's heritage sites, please do let us know. We will arrange it for you. Please do note the cost of a sightseeing tour is not included in the trip cost and you may have to pay separately if you book the sightseeing tour. Overnight at a hotel.

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu to Dhap(2850m) – 7-8 hours

Wake up early as you have a long day ahead of you. After breakfast, you board a vehicle and head towards Dhap. The drive takes you on the picturesque Araniko Highway. Riding past traditional and rural settlements you reach Dhulikhel.
From Dhulikhel, the vehicle takes a turn towards Sindhuligadi Highway. Enjoy views of the mountains and ravines as the vehicle follows a serpentine road. As Gurmi approaches the road becomes a dusty jeep track. You enter Okhaldhunga and continue towards Dhap.
Dhap lies between Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu. You can enjoy amazing views of Mount Everest, Numbur Chuli, and other mountains from the village. Once you reach Dhap you head to a guesthouse and take a well-deserved rest.
Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2850
Day 3 : Trek Dhap to Jhapre(2815m)– 4 hours

Leaving Dhap you head towards Dhapre. It's a short trek along a rough jeep track. Jhapre is a small Sherpa settlement with few lodges and a Buddhist gompa(monastery). The Buddhist gompa was established by Tibetan monks who fled Tibet after the Chinese invasion. Beautiful white chortens and mani walls are built around the village. Overnight at Lama Hotel.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2815
Day 4 : Trek Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp(3640m) – 5-6 hours

After an early breakfast, we start our trek to Pikey Base Camp. You climb up a forested ridge and walk on it till you reach Bhulbule. There are rhododendron shrubs lining the trail which bloom gaily during spring. Enjoy mesmerizing views of Mount Everest, Numbur Himal, and other mountains as you trek through Bhulbule and take the trail leading to Pikey Peak Base Camp. Follow a gentle uphill and arrive at Lhamuje. You can stop for lunch and rest your tired legs at a small teahouse. Carry on walking on the gentle up-and-down trail crossing herds of yaks grazing at the yak pastures. You walk past a mani wall and ascend a hill till you arrive at Pikey Peak Base Camp. Head to a local guesthouse and rest for a while. After having a cup of tea and refreshments, you can explore the settlement. There's a Yak Cheese Factory and some local distilleries which you can visit. Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3640
Day 5 : Hike to Pikey Peak(4065m) at sunrise– Trek to Jasmane Bhanjyang(3520m) -3 hours

You wake up before sunrise and head to Pikey Peak. Using head torches to light up the way you will hike up a gentle slope. After hiking for about an hour you reach the top of Pikey Peak. The route to the top is non-technical and you can easily walk to the summit. There are few steep ascents and the hike is not that exhausting.
Enjoy the view of the mountains touched by the first rays of the sun. The valley below is covered by a bed of clouds. It feels magical to stand at the summit of Pikey Peak and enjoy these views. The summit, decorated with prayer flags has a chorten at the top, which Sherpas from Papting, Likhu Pikey, and other neighboring villages regard as their protective deity. Pikey Peak is 'sungma' or the guardian deity to the Sherpas.
From Kanchenjunga in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west, the Himalayan range extends like an unbroken chain on the horizon. Except for Cho Oyu which is covered by the summit of Numbur Himal, you can view all the 8000-meter peaks that lie in Nepal – Mount
Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. These mountains are also among ten of the fourteen highest peaks in the world.
The wind is strong and fierce at the top, and it can be pretty cold. Therefore dress appropriately. If you are trekking during winter you will find the peak covered with snow.
You need to wear crampons (as there will be patches of ice on the way) and use trekking poles to climb up the peak. After enjoying the views from the top, you head down to the base camp. You have your breakfast before continuing toward Jasmane Bhanjyang. It is a short trek on the side of a ridge. You reach Jasmine Bhanjyang after an hour and a half or two hours hike from Pikey Peak. There are yak pastures and you can see yaks grazing. At the lodge or guesthouse where you will be staying overnight, you can taste fresh Yak milk, cheese, and butter. Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3520
Day 6 : Trek Jasmane Bhanjyang to Junbesi(2680m) – 5-6 hours

You leave Jasmane Bhanjyang and take the trail to Junbesi. You climb up a hill and walk on the side of a ridge. En route, you cross Lamjure La and the village of Taktor. Hike through dense rhododendron and oak forest which is also a great spot for observing butterflies and bird watching. A long descent down a forested trail finally brings you to the large Sherpa settlement of Junbesi. Junbesi also has a sizable Tibetan community. There are two Buddhist monasteries inside the village. The famous Thupten Choling Gompa (monastery) sits above the settlement. Established by Trulsik Rinpoche, a highly respected Tibetan Lama, who resided in Junbesi after fleeing from Tibet, the monastery is a center of learning for Anis or Buddhist nuns.
If you are not too tired you can hike to this monastery and interact with the nuns. Or you can explore the lively village and the Junbesi Monastery. The villagers are mostly engaged in farming and you can observe them working in their fields.
Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2680
Day 7 : Trek Junbesi to Ringbu (2720m)– 4-5 hours

Today’s trek leads you to an upward ascent through a forest of pine and fir trees. It's a beautiful hike filled with breathtaking views of Numbur Himal and Mount Everest. Enjoy nature and the cheerful twitter of birds as you head to the small Sherpa village of Ringbu. Once you reach the village make your way to a lodge run by a local family and enjoy a good rest.
Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2720
Day 8 : Trek Ringbu to Phaplu(2380m) – 4-5 hours

This is the final day of your trek. You leave Ringbu and head down to Phaplu. The hike takes you down a beautiful trail dotted with fields and farmhouses. The hills are covered with pine and juniper trees. You cross the wooden bridge over the Temuche Khola(river) and walk on a steady uphill trail. Along the way, you find wooden planks stacked up and ready to be transported to other villages higher up. Walking downhill you cross terraced fields and homes of the locals before arriving at a dusty jeep track that leads to Phaplu. Following the dirt road, which is level in most parts, you reach the tiny village of Phaplu. The main attraction of the village is the STOL (short
Atake-off and landing) airport which serves the people of the lower Solu Khumbu and trekkers who visit this area.
Overnight at a local lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2380
Day 9 : Drive or fly to Kathmandu

Your Pikey Peak trekking adventure comes to an end and you return to Kathmandu. You can take a flight or drive out of Phaplu. It takes around thirty minutes to reach Kathmandu by flight. If you decide to return to Kathmandu via road it will take around nine to ten
hours.
After reaching Kathmandu our guide will drop you at your hotel. If you return by flight you can spend the remaining part of the day as you wish. You can explore the local bazaar or rest at your hotel.
Overnight at a hotel.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 10 : Final Departure

It’s time to bid goodbye to Nepal. After saying your final goodbyes you will be dropped off at the international airport well on time to catch your flight. If you feel the need to explore more of Nepal please do let us know. We can get together and plan your next exciting adventure in the Himalayas.

Food
Breakfast

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What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop by car, van, bus as group size.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Licensed, experienced, and English-speaking trekking guide and his salary.
  • A porter and his entire expenses. 
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • duffel bag, T-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Stay in the city at a 2-night 3-star hotel with Bed and  Breakfast  Basis.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic live music and dance.
  • Trek completion certificate (upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner (while on the trek).
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu travel in a public bus
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor at high altitude 

What Is Excluded?

  • International airfare, visa, and travel insurance. 
  • Meal in Kathmandu. 
  •  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Fee.  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early, late, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than scheduled. 
  •  All kinds of drinks like hot, cold, bottle, d or boiled water. 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, shower, etc. 
  • Gratitude (tips). 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the ‘price include’ section.
     

FAQs

Why trek with Team Himalaya?

We have a team of experienced guides and trip planners who will ensure that your holiday in Nepal goes without a hitch. There's an element of risk whenever you take a trip to the mountains. But with experienced local guides and crew at your service, you will not have to take any stress or tension.

We will do all the planning and arrange the logistics - accommodation, meals on the trail, and transportation. With us, you can look forward to a pleasant and hassle-free trip.
 

Additional Information

Though the best seasons are spring and autumn, you can visit Pikey Peak during winter too.

In spring the rhododendron forests along the trail burst into pink, white, and red blooms.

The colorful blooms in the backdrop of the snow-covered mountains are a sight to behold.

You can enjoy good weather and clear skies during autumn and spring.

During winter the peak gets covered with snow making your trek more adventurous.

Summer is not a good season to trek to Pikey Peak, as it rains heavily and the road gets blocked.

You can also time your travel during the Sherpa festival of Dumji which is observed in May or June. It’s a Buddhist festival celebrated in the monastery. During the festival, masked dances and religious rituals are performed by the monks. Dumji marks the birth anniversary of Guru Rimpoche or Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, who introduced Buddhism in the Himalayas.
 

Pikey Peak Trek is an easy trek that is recommended for beginners and families traveling with kids. The hike is pretty easy with few steep ascents. You follow a gentle up-and-down trail, with some flat and level portions. The return trek is more difficult than the ascent to

Pikey Peak, which requires hiking on an incline, To complete this trek you need to be fit and healthy. You should be able to cover long distances on foot as you will be walking for 5 to 6 hours on average. If you want to skip the return trek you can drive back to Kathmandu directly from Jhapre or Loding which lies close to Pikey Base Camp.

You will be sleeping overnight at the lodges run by local Sherpa families. They provide basic amenities – a room with comfortable beds, a common dining area, and a shared toilet and bathroom. Some new lodges may offer en suite bathrooms.
The food available on the trail is made with locally sourced products and is nutritious and hearty. you won’t get much variety like on the EBC trek or ABC trails, but the food is freshly cooked and healthy.
 

Pikey Peak is also a great destination for cyclists and motorbike riders. There is a rough jeep track running to Jhapre, a Sherpa settlement that lies close to Pikey Peak. After riding to Jhapre, one can take the short hike to Pikey Peak and ride back.
 

Trip Reviews (1)

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Hùng Vũ

8th Jan, 2023

A marvelous short and scenic adventure to high Pikey peak trek

A marvelous short and scenic adventure to a high Pikey Peak trek, actually it is not a peak. I would recommend to others as Pikey scenic view-point hill, as I have done many treks around Nepal Himalayas in the past decades.  
 The best on this trek is walking on a serene quiet trail away from the mass flow of trekkers. A lovely country trekking through quant sleepy farm villages, as well as walking into enchanting woods of rhododendrons and pine trees. Truly an amazing experience from the top of Pikey Hill, what a wonderful sight facing a mind-blowing panorama of a snowy mountain range with views of ​Mt. Everest. Certainly much recommendable and quite different from other mainstream trekking. Thanks to Team Himalaya for presenting this special trek to Pikey Peak trek. 


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Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

Tea–House & lodge.

Trip Grade

Easy

Total Duration

10 days

Best Season

All seasons except mid-June to july .

Highest Spot

4068 m / 13346.46 .ft

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights 

  •  Panoramic view of seven of the eight highest peaks in the world
  •  Sunrise view of the summit of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak
  •  Amazing cultural experience at the Sherpa villages Hike past yak pastures and taste yak milk, butter, and cheese.
  •  Visit ancient Buddhist gompas(monasteries) en route Walk through a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. The rhododendrons bloom during spring filling the trail with pink and white flowers.
  •  Opportunity to explore Thupten Choling Gompa at Junbesi and interact with the Tibetan nuns and monks.
     

Pikey Peak Trek overview 

Pikey Peak Trek takes you to a rarely explored trekking trail in Lower Solu Khumbu. The trail, which lies close to Kathmandu, can be accessed by driving or flying within a day from the capital city. It is a short trek which can be completed within ten days. Recommended by none other than Sir Edmund Hillary as one of the best Mount Everest viewpoints,

Pikey Peak Trek with Everest View offers impressive views of seven of the eight 8000-meter peaks that lie in Nepal. From the awe-inspiring mountains of eastern Nepal like Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu, to the giants of mid-west and western Nepal -Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Gaurishankar– one can savor the majestic beauty of the Nepal Himalaya from Pikey. Apart from the incredible views, the trek offers an immersive cultural experience.

You will be walking through the Sherpa villages of Lower Solu Khumbu, where the twin summits of the short and easy Pikey Peak trek are regarded as guardian peaks. Dotting the trail are Buddhist Gompas established by Tibetan Buddhist masters who found refuge in this remote corner of Nepal after fleeing from the Chinese invasion of Tibet. At Junbesi and the Thupten Choling Gompa(which was established by a Tibetan Buddhist Lama), there's a large community of Tibetan monks and nuns.

 

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m)

An endless stretch of snow-covered mountains and green hills welcome you as you enter the airspace of Nepal. If you arrive during the day you can enjoy this marvelous view from the plane. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and take you to your hotel. After checking in you can enjoy a welcome drink and take a rest.
If you want to book a sightseeing tour of the city's heritage sites, please do let us know. We will arrange it for you. Please do note the cost of a sightseeing tour is not included in the trip cost and you may have to pay separately if you book the sightseeing tour. Overnight at a hotel.

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu to Dhap(2850m) – 7-8 hours

Wake up early as you have a long day ahead of you. After breakfast, you board a vehicle and head towards Dhap. The drive takes you on the picturesque Araniko Highway. Riding past traditional and rural settlements you reach Dhulikhel.
From Dhulikhel, the vehicle takes a turn towards Sindhuligadi Highway. Enjoy views of the mountains and ravines as the vehicle follows a serpentine road. As Gurmi approaches the road becomes a dusty jeep track. You enter Okhaldhunga and continue towards Dhap.
Dhap lies between Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbu. You can enjoy amazing views of Mount Everest, Numbur Chuli, and other mountains from the village. Once you reach Dhap you head to a guesthouse and take a well-deserved rest.
Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2850
Day 3 : Trek Dhap to Jhapre(2815m)– 4 hours

Leaving Dhap you head towards Dhapre. It's a short trek along a rough jeep track. Jhapre is a small Sherpa settlement with few lodges and a Buddhist gompa(monastery). The Buddhist gompa was established by Tibetan monks who fled Tibet after the Chinese invasion. Beautiful white chortens and mani walls are built around the village. Overnight at Lama Hotel.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2815
Day 4 : Trek Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp(3640m) – 5-6 hours

After an early breakfast, we start our trek to Pikey Base Camp. You climb up a forested ridge and walk on it till you reach Bhulbule. There are rhododendron shrubs lining the trail which bloom gaily during spring. Enjoy mesmerizing views of Mount Everest, Numbur Himal, and other mountains as you trek through Bhulbule and take the trail leading to Pikey Peak Base Camp. Follow a gentle uphill and arrive at Lhamuje. You can stop for lunch and rest your tired legs at a small teahouse. Carry on walking on the gentle up-and-down trail crossing herds of yaks grazing at the yak pastures. You walk past a mani wall and ascend a hill till you arrive at Pikey Peak Base Camp. Head to a local guesthouse and rest for a while. After having a cup of tea and refreshments, you can explore the settlement. There's a Yak Cheese Factory and some local distilleries which you can visit. Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3640
Day 5 : Hike to Pikey Peak(4065m) at sunrise– Trek to Jasmane Bhanjyang(3520m) -3 hours

You wake up before sunrise and head to Pikey Peak. Using head torches to light up the way you will hike up a gentle slope. After hiking for about an hour you reach the top of Pikey Peak. The route to the top is non-technical and you can easily walk to the summit. There are few steep ascents and the hike is not that exhausting.
Enjoy the view of the mountains touched by the first rays of the sun. The valley below is covered by a bed of clouds. It feels magical to stand at the summit of Pikey Peak and enjoy these views. The summit, decorated with prayer flags has a chorten at the top, which Sherpas from Papting, Likhu Pikey, and other neighboring villages regard as their protective deity. Pikey Peak is 'sungma' or the guardian deity to the Sherpas.
From Kanchenjunga in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west, the Himalayan range extends like an unbroken chain on the horizon. Except for Cho Oyu which is covered by the summit of Numbur Himal, you can view all the 8000-meter peaks that lie in Nepal – Mount
Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. These mountains are also among ten of the fourteen highest peaks in the world.
The wind is strong and fierce at the top, and it can be pretty cold. Therefore dress appropriately. If you are trekking during winter you will find the peak covered with snow.
You need to wear crampons (as there will be patches of ice on the way) and use trekking poles to climb up the peak. After enjoying the views from the top, you head down to the base camp. You have your breakfast before continuing toward Jasmane Bhanjyang. It is a short trek on the side of a ridge. You reach Jasmine Bhanjyang after an hour and a half or two hours hike from Pikey Peak. There are yak pastures and you can see yaks grazing. At the lodge or guesthouse where you will be staying overnight, you can taste fresh Yak milk, cheese, and butter. Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3520
Day 6 : Trek Jasmane Bhanjyang to Junbesi(2680m) – 5-6 hours

You leave Jasmane Bhanjyang and take the trail to Junbesi. You climb up a hill and walk on the side of a ridge. En route, you cross Lamjure La and the village of Taktor. Hike through dense rhododendron and oak forest which is also a great spot for observing butterflies and bird watching. A long descent down a forested trail finally brings you to the large Sherpa settlement of Junbesi. Junbesi also has a sizable Tibetan community. There are two Buddhist monasteries inside the village. The famous Thupten Choling Gompa (monastery) sits above the settlement. Established by Trulsik Rinpoche, a highly respected Tibetan Lama, who resided in Junbesi after fleeing from Tibet, the monastery is a center of learning for Anis or Buddhist nuns.
If you are not too tired you can hike to this monastery and interact with the nuns. Or you can explore the lively village and the Junbesi Monastery. The villagers are mostly engaged in farming and you can observe them working in their fields.
Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2680
Day 7 : Trek Junbesi to Ringbu (2720m)– 4-5 hours

Today’s trek leads you to an upward ascent through a forest of pine and fir trees. It's a beautiful hike filled with breathtaking views of Numbur Himal and Mount Everest. Enjoy nature and the cheerful twitter of birds as you head to the small Sherpa village of Ringbu. Once you reach the village make your way to a lodge run by a local family and enjoy a good rest.
Overnight at a lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2720
Day 8 : Trek Ringbu to Phaplu(2380m) – 4-5 hours

This is the final day of your trek. You leave Ringbu and head down to Phaplu. The hike takes you down a beautiful trail dotted with fields and farmhouses. The hills are covered with pine and juniper trees. You cross the wooden bridge over the Temuche Khola(river) and walk on a steady uphill trail. Along the way, you find wooden planks stacked up and ready to be transported to other villages higher up. Walking downhill you cross terraced fields and homes of the locals before arriving at a dusty jeep track that leads to Phaplu. Following the dirt road, which is level in most parts, you reach the tiny village of Phaplu. The main attraction of the village is the STOL (short
Atake-off and landing) airport which serves the people of the lower Solu Khumbu and trekkers who visit this area.
Overnight at a local lodge.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2380
Day 9 : Drive or fly to Kathmandu

Your Pikey Peak trekking adventure comes to an end and you return to Kathmandu. You can take a flight or drive out of Phaplu. It takes around thirty minutes to reach Kathmandu by flight. If you decide to return to Kathmandu via road it will take around nine to ten
hours.
After reaching Kathmandu our guide will drop you at your hotel. If you return by flight you can spend the remaining part of the day as you wish. You can explore the local bazaar or rest at your hotel.
Overnight at a hotel.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 10 : Final Departure

It’s time to bid goodbye to Nepal. After saying your final goodbyes you will be dropped off at the international airport well on time to catch your flight. If you feel the need to explore more of Nepal please do let us know. We can get together and plan your next exciting adventure in the Himalayas.

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop by car, van, bus as group size.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Licensed, experienced, and English-speaking trekking guide and his salary.
  • A porter and his entire expenses. 
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • duffel bag, T-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Stay in the city at a 2-night 3-star hotel with Bed and  Breakfast  Basis.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic live music and dance.
  • Trek completion certificate (upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner (while on the trek).
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu travel in a public bus
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor at high altitude 

What Is Excluded?

  • International airfare, visa, and travel insurance. 
  • Meal in Kathmandu. 
  •  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Fee.  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early, late, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than scheduled. 
  •  All kinds of drinks like hot, cold, bottle, d or boiled water. 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, shower, etc. 
  • Gratitude (tips). 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the ‘price include’ section.
     

FAQs

Why trek with Team Himalaya?

We have a team of experienced guides and trip planners who will ensure that your holiday in Nepal goes without a hitch. There's an element of risk whenever you take a trip to the mountains. But with experienced local guides and crew at your service, you will not have to take any stress or tension.

We will do all the planning and arrange the logistics - accommodation, meals on the trail, and transportation. With us, you can look forward to a pleasant and hassle-free trip.
 

Additional Information

Though the best seasons are spring and autumn, you can visit Pikey Peak during winter too.

In spring the rhododendron forests along the trail burst into pink, white, and red blooms.

The colorful blooms in the backdrop of the snow-covered mountains are a sight to behold.

You can enjoy good weather and clear skies during autumn and spring.

During winter the peak gets covered with snow making your trek more adventurous.

Summer is not a good season to trek to Pikey Peak, as it rains heavily and the road gets blocked.

You can also time your travel during the Sherpa festival of Dumji which is observed in May or June. It’s a Buddhist festival celebrated in the monastery. During the festival, masked dances and religious rituals are performed by the monks. Dumji marks the birth anniversary of Guru Rimpoche or Padmasambhava, the Second Buddha, who introduced Buddhism in the Himalayas.
 

Pikey Peak Trek is an easy trek that is recommended for beginners and families traveling with kids. The hike is pretty easy with few steep ascents. You follow a gentle up-and-down trail, with some flat and level portions. The return trek is more difficult than the ascent to

Pikey Peak, which requires hiking on an incline, To complete this trek you need to be fit and healthy. You should be able to cover long distances on foot as you will be walking for 5 to 6 hours on average. If you want to skip the return trek you can drive back to Kathmandu directly from Jhapre or Loding which lies close to Pikey Base Camp.

You will be sleeping overnight at the lodges run by local Sherpa families. They provide basic amenities – a room with comfortable beds, a common dining area, and a shared toilet and bathroom. Some new lodges may offer en suite bathrooms.
The food available on the trail is made with locally sourced products and is nutritious and hearty. you won’t get much variety like on the EBC trek or ABC trails, but the food is freshly cooked and healthy.
 

Pikey Peak is also a great destination for cyclists and motorbike riders. There is a rough jeep track running to Jhapre, a Sherpa settlement that lies close to Pikey Peak. After riding to Jhapre, one can take the short hike to Pikey Peak and ride back.
 

Trip Reviews (1)

A marvelous short and scenic adventure to a high Pikey Peak trek, actually it is not a peak. I would recommend to others as Pikey scenic view-point hill, as I have done many treks around Nepal Himalayas in the past decades.  
 The best on this trek is walking on a serene quiet trail away from the mass flow of trekkers. A lovely country trekking through quant sleepy farm villages, as well as walking into enchanting woods of rhododendrons and pine trees. Truly an amazing experience from the top of Pikey Hill, what a wonderful sight facing a mind-blowing panorama of a snowy mountain range with views of ​Mt. Everest. Certainly much recommendable and quite different from other mainstream trekking. Thanks to Team Himalaya for presenting this special trek to Pikey Peak trek. 

Hùng Vũ

8th Jan, 2023


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