Pikey Peak Trek; A short Trek with Great Views of Everest

Overview

Pikey Peak is situated at Lower region of Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 4070 m. From Pikey peak, one can get the best panorama view of mountain peaks including Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar and Langtang Lirung to the far west. Many people say that the view of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak Trek is one of the best in Nepal. That’s a bold statement, but Sir Edmund Hillary himself claimed it to be his favorite, and we’re inclined to agree.

Pikey Peak TrekSunrise View from Pike Peak. 

If you’re looking for a short trek in the Everest region near Kathmandu, Pikey Peak Trek is a great, less discovered route. If you’re feeling very fit or are just short on time, this can be done in 3-4 days. But, a more leisurely 6-day trek allows for a physical workout without the stress, and a chance to visit a number of Buddhist monasteries, gompas, and stupas.

Pikey Peak Trek Everest

Highlights of Pikey Peak Trek

1. See Everest from one of Nepal’s best viewpoints
2. Get a rare, expansive view of a large stretch of the Himalayan range
3. Experience the lower Everest Region, which most travelers miss
4. Complete a trek and experience Sherpa and Tamang culture and their life style

Junbesi Village Pikey Trek
Junbesi Village, Lower Everest.

Brief Itinerary of Pikey Peak Trek

Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhap (2850m) by Drive, distance 250km.
Day 02: Trek to Japre (2920m)
Day 03: Trek from Japre to Pikey Base Camp (3640m)
Day 04: Early morning ascend Pikey Peak 4065m for Sunrise view and back to Pikey Base Camp then relax walk to Jasmane Bhanjyang.
Day 05: Trek to Junbesi
DAY 06: Visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery and drive to Phaplu.
Day 07: Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu (1300m).

Trip Cost: From 700 US $ PP
Group Size: 2-12 pax

▼ INCLUDED
1. All transfers according to the given Itinerary.
2. Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Ramecchap and Lukla
3. Full meals of your choice during the Trek; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Tea and Coffee
5. All Tea-house Accommodation while trekking
6. All necessary paperwork and permits(National Park permit and TIMS)
7. Guide and porters salaries and insurance
8. All government and local taxes
9. 1 porter (Max. 25kg) for 2 people

▼ EXCLUDES
1. Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
2. Medical evacuation services or medical care during emergency situations.
3. Personal expenses like beverages (dessert, mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), Wi-Fi, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.

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Sherpa Woman Pikey Trek
Sherpa Women from running Tea House in Pikey Trek.

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Minimum Group size: 2 Person, Maximum Group size: 12++

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Full Itinerary

  • 1

    Kathmandu - Dhap (93480 ft / 2850 m)

    After breakfast, your guide picks you from your hotel in Kathmandu . Drive to Dhap, from Kathmandu that will be around 7-8 hour. From here the road takes us into the Gangatic Plains of the Terai, 50km north of the Indian border. The route diverts from the main highway, ascending the mountainous, winding road to the trailhead, Dhap, where we’ll stay for the night.

    (Jeep) (Lunch, Dinner) (2850 m. ) (7-8 Hours ) (Basic Tea House)
  • 02

    Trek to Jhapre (73480 ft / 2250 m)

    The trail quickly leaves the road, as an undulating path takes you through forest of brightly colored rhododendrons, white sub-alpine flowers and endless views of the foothills of the greatest mountain range on earth. The valleys are steep sided, with terraced fields of rice and vegetables carved into the hillsides and it is here that you’ll start to fully appreciate walking through the Sherpa homeland. The day is a relaxed 5-6 hours of walking on quiet trails. Soon we reach to Japre (2920 m/9580 ft), perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and Numbur Himal. There’s a pretty little gompa and stupa here, and this is your stop for the night, overnight is in the quiet mountain village of Japhre.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) (2920 m. ) (4 Hours) (Basic Tea House)
  • 03

    Trek to Pikey Base Camp (11,942 ft / 3640 m)

    After Japre, the path climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. There is one lodge with no name and nice views of the mountain peak vary from here. Before long when Bhulbhule, the path splits and you’ll flip right to Pikey Peak. You will pass some previous yak huts and an extended Mani Wall. Then path contours the side below Taklung Danda and goes through a fine looking wooded trail. There are several rhododendrons here on tier path (which you’ll see they blooming if trekking in spring). As you allow the forest, it a short walk to Pikey Peak base camp, regarding a pair of hours away. From here, it’s a brief climb to the summit at 4065 m / 13336 foot. Unless you’ve got an extraordinarily clear evening, it is wise idea to climb to the summit in morning for sunrise.

    (3600 m. ) (6-7h) (Tea-House)
  • 4

    Early morning ascend Pikey Peak 4065m for Sunrise view and Trek to Jasmane

    Starting early in the morning, you’ll follow a gradual trail to the summit, covered with prayer flags. The views are breathtaking! If the weather is clear, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga.

    From the top of Pikey Peak back to Pikey Base Camp then relax walk to Jasmane Bhanjyang.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) (4065 m.) (Basic Teal House )
  • 5

    Trek to Junbesi ( 8856 ft / 2700m)

    Leaving there, there are a few options for the descent to Junbesi. The most likely is a stunning shortcut trail that leaves the ridge shortly after Jase and descends steeply through spectacular old growth forest to Taktor. This path meets the Everest Base Camp trail coming from Jiri. The tea houses from here are a little more developed, and you’re likely to meet a few other tourists for the first time.

    From Taktor, it is a couple of hours on a lovely trail to Junbesi. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village sitting at an altitude of 2675 m/ 8776 ft, and is the cradle of Sherpa culture and architecture. The Sherpas consider the Solukhumbu a sacred valley. In this remote part of Nepal that borders Tibet, Buddhism flourishes and there are numerous Buddhist monasteries along the way.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) (2,675 m. ) (Basic Tea House )
  • 6

    Visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery and drive to Phaplu.

    After the morning breakfast, short hike to Thubtenchoeling Monastery and Exploring around and back to Junbesi for a lunch and drive to Phaplu.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) (2,400 m.) (Basic Tea House Accommodation )
  • 7

    Drive back tp Kathmandu

    Today we bid farewell to the mountains and board our vehicle for the drive back into the Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu, we take you into any hotel of your choice, we can of course help if you which and then leave you to explore Kathmandu on your own.

    (Flight) (Breakfast ) (1,300 m. ) (Hotel )

Gear list

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

♂ You must bring the following items:
1. Hiking boots
2. Socks
3. Trekking trousers / pants
4. Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
5. Baselayer shirts
6. Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
7. Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
8. Waterproof jacket
9. Sunhat
10. Warm hat
11. Sunglasses
12. Thermal gloves
13. Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
14. Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
15. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
16. Water bottles 1 L.
17. Antibacterial handwash
18. Small towel
19. Daypack, 25/30Litres
20. Trekking poles
21. Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
22. Warm jacket (down)*

♂ Basic First Aid Kit including:
A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite) and Glucose tablets.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  7 Days
  •  Activities:  Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  2-12 Pax
  •  Price:  From 700 US $
  •  Trip Style:  Trekking
  •  Diffculty:  Medium Hard
  •  Best Season:  All round the year
  •  Transport:  Jeep and Plane

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