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Pikey peak Trek

Price Starts From

$1280 / per person

Duration

11 Days

Best Season

Feb - Dec

Grade

moderate

Max Elevation

3640 Meters

Group Size

Minimum 2 Pax

Overview

Get set for an amazing trekking experience to the Everest region of Nepal! Pikey peak trek is a newly introduced trekking route to the Khumbu region of Nepal. Pikey peak has been considered one of the best vantage points of Nepal to applaud the grandeur of the mighty Mt. Everest. Even Sir Edmund Hilary, the first person to step on the Everest claimed this place to be the best spot to relish the glory of Mt. Everest. The name “Pikey” has been named after a local Sherpa clan deity which represents the sky over the beautiful nature. The trek is an opportunity to walk into the magical landscape of the lower Khumbu region and enjoy the closeup views of Mt. Everest.

Pikey Peak Trek is a rewarding journey and is much more than Himalayan landscapes and mountain views. The trek offers an opportunity to discover Sherpa people, their unique culture and lifestyle. You are overwhelmed with the warm hospitality of people in the region. Pikey peak Trek is amongst short and easy treks to the Everest region. These twelve days’ treks take is designed in such a way that you can enjoy the unique geography of the region and get some awesome views of mountains without gaining much height. The maximum elevation that you will reach during the trek is at Pikey Peak at an elevation of 3640 meters.

Pikey Peak Trek is suitable for almost everyone who is willing to get close to mountains and witness their empowering beauty along with the authentic Himalayan culture and lifestyle. Being an off beaten natured trek and recently opened trekking trail, the accommodation in the trekking route is very simple and basic. If you want to have the best of this trek, make sure that you opt for this trek anytime between September to December and February to June.

If you are looking for a short trek in the Everest region in a less crowded area and want to have the best view of mighty Mt. Everest, then Pikey Peak Trek is probably the best choice for you. World Alpine Trek ensures you a safe, comfortable and lively journey throughout!

Itinerary

  • Day 01 :  
    Welcome to Kathmandu (TIA) - 1400 Meters

    The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.

    Altitude

    1400 Meters

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    D
  • Day 02 :  
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu - 1400 Meters

    The second day is a day tour to warm-up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, refined culture and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts and carvings in the palaces, temples and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)

    Altitude

    1400 Meters

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B
  • Day 03 :  
    Fly to Phaplu and trek to Chayalsa

    Early in the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport to catch a flight to Phaphlu. Upon arrival, we initiate our trek from the foothills of Himalayas and walk deep into the Solu region. The walk is very entrancing with stunning views of terraced hills, Sherpa villages, farmlands and majestic mountains. We follow a trail to Chayalsa. On the way, we can visit a local market and local monasteries. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Chayalsa (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 04 :  
    Trek to Kerung

    Leaving Chayalsa, we continue through the trail to Kerung. On the way, we pass various Tamang, Sherpa and Magar villages. The walk, in a way is an opportunity to interact with locals and get some insights on their unique culture, custom and tradition. Moreover, the astonishing views of mountains and Himalayan landscapes will keep you engaged. Today, you are also traversing to the place under influence of Tibetan Buddhist culture. You can expect to visit some monasteries on the way today. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Kerung (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 05 :  
    Trek to Jhapre

    From Kerung, we follow a trail that will lead us to Jhapre. Its around six hours walk along a scenic route to Jhapre. We traverse through the wonderful forests of wild orchids and rhododendron along the Solu Okhaldhunga to Jhapre. Even today, you will come across different Buddhist stupa and monasteries. Upon arrival, you will be halt at a guesthouse in Jhapre where you will be entertained with a cultural performance. The cultural songs and dances are worth watching. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 06 :  
    Trek to Pikey Base Camp

    We start our day with a pleasing view of sunrise amidst the mountains. After sunrise view, we enjoy our breakfast at the hotel and start ascending up gradually along the lush forests of rhododendron and pine to Bulbule. From Bulbule, we walk uphill for around one hour which is followed by a gentle walk to the village of Lamachaya. Leaving, the village, we continue uphill until we open up to Pikey base camp. There is only countable number of households in the base camp. A cheese factory along the way is an interesting place to visit. We reach the base camp by the evening. We can enjoy some glorious views of sunset over the mountains of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Himal from the base camp. Tonight at Pikey Base Camp (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 07 :  
    Climb Pikey Peak and trek to Jase Bhanjyang

    Today is the most beautiful day of our entire trekking journey. We wake up with the views of picturesque mountains and grasslands all around. Early in the morning, we climb up the Pikey peak which is a challenging part of our journey. From the top, we will be able to witness some astounding views of mountains. After enjoying the views of mountains from top, we drop down with wonderful views of Himalayan landscapes on sight. We can see yak grazing in the vast meadows along the trail. If interested, you can taste the pure yak milk here. We continue through the trail until we reach Jase Bhanjyang, which is our destination for the day. Tonight at Jase Bhanjyang (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 08 :  
    Trek to Junbesi

    We can relish the wonderful views of Everest and other surrounding peaks in the morning. After breakfast, we leave Jase Bhanjyang and drop down to the Junbesi valley. It’s a wonderful walk along the pristine environment to Junbesi.  We walk for around eight hours today. It’s the longest walking day but a memorable one as we will be walking through the old Everest trail. We wrap up our day with a delicious dinner at our guesthouse in Junbesi. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 09 :  
    Trek to Phaplu

    We wake up with a positive aura within the pristine environment at Junbesi. In the morning, we explore the village and visit Thuptenchholing monastery. We even observe a unique Tibetan medicinal therapy at the village. After that we drop down through the trail to Phalpu. It’s around six hours walk down the forests and Sherpa villages. Tonight at a guesthouse in Phaplu (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day 10 :  
    Fly back to Kathmandu

    Early in the morning, we catch a flight from the Phaplu airport to the capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu. Check into the hotel and you can enjoy rest of the time on your own. Tonight at a hotel in Kathmandu (Inclusive of breakfast)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - D
  • Day 11 :  
    Departure day

    Before few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)

    Altitude

    Accommodation

    Meal

    B

Inclusion

  • Airport pick up/ drop facility.
  • Flight to/from Phaplu.
  • All ground transportation during trip.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accommodation in a three star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in guesthouses/ tented camps during the trekking journey
  • Trekking permit
  • Entry fee to national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a porter (one porter for two clients)
  • Insurance of support crew members and their other costs
  • First aid kit

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet, laundry services, etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.
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