Pikey Peak Trail Trek

Pikey Peak Trail Trek

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

7 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

4065 m Pikey peak

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private vehicle, flight to Phaplu and flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu.

Best Season:

March-May & Sept.-Nov.

There are several different trek routes in the Himalayan region and all of them provide enticing views of the snow massifs including the world's highest Everest. This often creates hot debate among fellow trekkers about the best view of Everest. While many choose the common path walked by all, you might opt for the less walked path. You might settle on Kala Patthar while your friend has decided on some other. But Edmund Hillary might not be on the same page with most of you and declare Pikey Peak Trail Trek as the best Everest viewing trek. Hillary’s supposed claims might be true considering the stretched skyline that you get to fit encompassing even the very far away points.

At Pikey Peak, the horizon stretches wide, fitting in mountains from Dhaulagiri all the way to Kanchenjunga. The sight is truly magical as the high peaks will sometimes disappear into the clouds towards the edges. To reach the Pikey Hill, your journey starts from Phaplu which is at around 2500 m and you make your way through Salleri, Ghunsa, Jhapre, etc. On your way, you get to visit the beautiful villages of populated by hardworking and kind Sherpa people and some Tamang and Magar. Thus, also regarded as Pikey Peak Sherpa Land. You also get to visit several monasteries that are adorned with prayer flags and colorful writings in Nepali languages. At Jhapre, you may catch the local cultural performance that displays their proud traditions. It’s a newly explored destination and less touristic area. There will be enticing chances to view Everest from close proximity and learn the Sherpa culture.

As you get closer to the Pikey Peak base camp, you come across a huge mani wall that is studded with carvings by local artisans. After acclimatization, at the 3600m high base, you make your way to Pikey Peak, which is an easy task considering the small elevation bump of 400m.

The best part is you can do all of this in a short time: Just a Week!

Itinerary Summary
Day 1: Scenic drive to Pattale. (10 hrs drive)
Day 2: Trek to Jhapre. (5-6 hrs)
Day 3: Trek to Pikey peak Base camp. (5-6 hrs)
Day 4: Hike to Pikey peak & trek to Junbesi. (7-8 hrs)
Day 5: Hike around Junbesi. (4-5 hrs hike)
Day 6: Trek to Salleri/Phaplu. (4-5 hrs)
Day 7: Scenic flight/ drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Starting Price

USD 1215 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Scenic drive to Pattale.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will have a scenic drive of around 235 km to the eastern region of Nepal to reach Pattale.

From Pattale, you can observe the magnificent views of glorious and highest mountains over 8000m including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, and many others.

Overnight stay at Pattale.

 

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 10 hrs drive.

Day 2

Trek to Jhapre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a delicious breakfast, you will begin the trek.

On the way, you will come across the potato farmland, small settlements, forest and amazing landscape with mountains. You will reach Jhapre for the day.

Jhapre is the destination from where you will get clear and mesmerizing views of the mountains: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Kumbakarna, Mt. Amadablam, and many other.

Stay overnight at Jhapre.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 3

Trek to Pikey peak Base camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will move to the base camp of Pikey peak (4065m). After warm tea and breakfast, you will continue your trek with the team towards the base camp of Pikey peak. 

On the way, you will come across small settlements, cowshed, farmland, Rhododendron, pine, juniper with amazing views of glorious mountains like Langtang ranges, Jugal ranges, Gaurishanker, Manaslu and many others.

It is the best and popular destination for sunset. 

Overnight at Pikey peak base camp. 

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 4

Hike to Pikey peak & trek to Junbesi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will have to wake up a bit earlier for sunrise view from Pikey peak. Hike up to the Pikey peak for amazing sunrise views on mountains and return back to a tea house where the delicious breakfast will be waiting for you.

From the top of Pikey Peak, you can observe amazing mountain valleys, glorious mountains including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Gaurishanker, Langtang, Jugal, Manaslu, Annapurna, and many others with a fantastic landscape.

After breakfast, you will continue your walk towards Junbesi via a forest of pine, rhododendron, Juniper and also some settlements. Overnight at Junbesi.

 

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 5

Hike around Junbesi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is a free/rest day. You will get to explore around and experience the real lifestyle of Himalayan people. You will go for a hike to visit the Gumba where you can see the monks involved in their prayers and regular duties.

You can also see amazingly beautiful mountains Like Numbur Himal and many other peaks from here with amazing mountain valleys and landscapes.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 6

Trek to Salleri/Phaplu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will trek down to Sallleri/Phaplu.

After a warm breakfast, you will bid goodbye to amazing porter team members and walk down towards Salleri/Phaplu. Today's walk will be a bit shorter and easier.

After reaching Salleri/Phaplu, you can take a good rest. 

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 7

Scenic flight/ drive back to Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

You can return back to Kathmandu by enjoying a scenic flight from Phaplu airport.

The scenic drive from Salleri to Kathmandu is another option to return back. As Nepal is a mountainous country we can't be sure about the weather, so we keep this as an option for the trekkers' convenience.

In the evening, farewell dinner with Himalayan Trekkers team.

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Accommodation: Hotel

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation available. 

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, we try to arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place. 

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All arrival and departure transfer as per itinerary
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Guided Kathmandu heritage tours including all entry fees
  • All private transfer as per itinerary
  • All accommodation, meals during the trek
  • Best available guest house/tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced trekking guide and required number of porters
  • Necessary trekking equipment
  • All cost for salary/wages, equipment, and insurance for all supportive crew
  • Return Domestic Flight To/From Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Sagarmatha(Everest) National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System Fees
  • All Government taxes
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Nepalese visa
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, Bar/Beverage Bills
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips and cost which is not mentioned include expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason
  • Your Travel insurance


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

FAQ's

How can I extend my trip?

You can extend your trip to some other places in Nepal, India, Tibet, and Bhutan by consulting with us. Please look into our tailor-made packages for more deatils.

What facilities do the Tea Houses provide?

Tea Houses are established to accommodate trekkers with all the basic facilities like toilets, proper meals, twin-shared bedrooms, hot water and so on. 

How much cash do I have to carry?

Personal expenses excluding the quoted price are all up to you. You might want to carry a few thousand Nepalese Rupees in order to buy souvenirs, snacks, tipping, hot showers, drinks, and other extra expenses.

Is there an age limit to participate on the trek?

No. There is no age limit. As there will be a lot of walking and physically taxing activities involved, the physical capacity and stamina would be more of a limiting factor than age.

Is the water safe to drink?

Tap water in Nepal is regarded as unsafe to drink. For drinking, you can find filtered, boiled, or bottled water everywhere. We also suggest you carry puri-tabs or bottles with simple filter for your convenience.

Can the guide speak a language other than English?

Yes, we can arrange for a guide who can speak another language upon your request. But that would cost you a little extra.

What kind of weather should I expect?

Spring and Fall are considered the ideal seasons for the route which are moderate with no rainfall. So you can look forward to pleasant weather which might be a bit chilly but not that extreme.

How much luggage does the porter carry?

Porters usually carry around 20 kilograms of luggage, often 10 kilograms from each guest.

Is it suitable for solo travelers?

We arrange this trek for solo as well as group travelers. Solo travelers will not face any particular problem because guide an porter will accompany them.

Do I need any particular vaccination?

There is no particular vaccination that is compulsory. However, we suggest consulting with your doctor regarding vaccinations and other medical requirements. 

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

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09 Jan 2020

Mathias Cook

United Kingdom

7 Days Pikey Peak Trek with Himalayan Trekkers

I had wanted to visit Nepal to see the Mt, Everest and the brave Sherpas. Likewise, my friends had visited Nepal and they told me their experience in Nepal which made me very jealous. So, I immediately wanted to visit Nepal and my friends gave me the contact of Raj-owner of Himalayan Trekkers. I had 10 days holiday from work and I want to trek for a week where there was less tourist, and I could see the Mt. Everest, as well as I, wanted to experience the remote lifestyle and interact with Sherpas. I told all my desires to Raj and he suggested Pikey Peak Trek.

I also surfed on the internet about this trek but I hardly found information about it. But Raj assured me to fulfill my dream. Thanks Raj. 

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