Pikey Peak Trek

Trekking and Walking

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USD $ 1,449 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    13 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Pikey Peak (4065 m) m

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private vehicle & flight from KTM-Palphu-KTM

  • Region/Type

    Everest Khumbu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

If you are seeking a quiet couple of weeks out in the remotest parts of the Himalayas to explore and be one on one with nature, then Pikey Peak Trek is the right journey for you. Following the itinerary into the homeland of the Sherpas, quietly tucked away to the south of the high valleys, this Pikey Peak Sherpa land trek leads you to the best vantage point of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. 

Oscillating between elevations of 2000m and 4000m, we will experience the entire spectrum of terrain that this mountain region has to offer as we ascend ridges and pass the lush valleys. Our journey culminates in a rested, panoramic setting at the top of Pikey Peak (4065 meters) from where you can privy to secluded and rare views of some of the lesser-known but equally magnificent peaks in the region.

As we continue onwards, we will reach our highest elevation yet at 4500m. However, we stop by the banks of the Dudh Kund and experience much-varied flora around us. Dudh Kunda (milk lake) is a sacred lake and Hindus believe that just one dip in the holy lake’s chilly waters can wash away all the sins.

This popular trekking route has mostly Sherpa people living with some Magar and Tamang people, thus, also regarded as Pikey Peak Sherpa Land Trek.

As the elevation gains are not rapid and cumbersome, this trek is perfect for first-timers or seasoned hikers looking to experience a very relaxing holiday in the Himalayas. 

Hikers can expect to trek for 6 hours a day on average and set up camp by nightfall since lodges are few and far between in the region. Although there isn’t too much elevation gain, the itinerary is designed to catalyze acclimatization for each individual.

The trails, for the most part, are well maintained and traversed by the indigenous Sherpas regularly. The journey to Dudh Kund is a little more arduous as we explore narrow forest trails and a bit of the undulating landscape.


Featured Highlights of Pikey Peak Trek

  • Explore the homeland of the Sherpas & experience typical sherpas culture & hospitality.
  • Glance on a lesser exposed virgin land 
  • Mouthwatering views of the landscapes with sunrise and sunset
  • Splendid views of the gigantic Himalayan peaks comprising Mt. Everest, Makalu, and some Annapurna ranges.
  • Ascend to Pikey Peak
  • Visit Dudh Kunda holy lake

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 min

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

From your home country, you will have a scenic flight to Kathmandu where you can see the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range with the natural beauty of Nepal. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will wait with your name card and welcome you with garland and assist you to the hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today after breakfast you will be picked up by your city tour guide and takes you to some of the landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and so on. You will visit some of these and the rest of the time you can do last moment shopping for trekking by consulting with your trekking guide.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 03: Fly to Phaplu & trek Salleri

🕑 30 min flight & 3 hrs hike

Max Altitude: 2,390 m

Our journey begins with a short domestic flight to Phaplu (2460m). As we fly through the mountains, we arrive at our destination that opens up a gateway to the more remote parts of the Himalayas. We begin our hike immediately with a short trek to Salleri (2390m) and make camp by nightfall.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 04: Trek to Danda kharka

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,560 m

We set out early heading south towards the village of Dorpu. As the day progresses, we cross a torrid river and then climb to Ghatte Khola. After lunch, we head to a nearby vista point that offers up spectacular views of Mera Peak, Number, and Thamserku. We camp for the night at Dandakharka (2560m) having gained just a couple of hundred meters in elevation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 05: Trek to Jhapre

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,820 m

Those who feel up to it can choose to begin their day with a blessed view of the magnificent Everest and this even before breakfast! It is just a short walk from the camp and there is time aplenty to complete our journey to Jhapre (2820m) where we will rest for the night. An adventurous day awaits us with ridge trails and river crossings with an exciting climb. At Jhapre we will be camping within view of the largest mountains of the Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 06: Hike up to Pikey Peak Base Camp

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,640 m

The highest climb of our journey is yet to come, as we quickly ascend almost a 1000m through thick forest underbrush and emerge at a ridgeline that provides a consistently amazing view of the surrounding peaks. Upon reaching the base of Pikey Peak (3785m), we set up camp and rest for the long day ahead.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 07: Pikey Peak ascent

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,065 m

While we don’t gain as much elevation as the previous day, we still have an arduous climb ahead of us as the gradient we conquer today is much greater. At the summit of Pikay (4065m), we are rewarded with spectacular views of the Everest and the Khumbu Mountains. If we are lucky enough, we may also catch a glimpse of the Annapurnas in the distance. By afternoon, we begin our descent to Jhase Bhanjyang for lunch and then to camp at the foot of the Lamjura La.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/tented camp

Day 08: Trek to Mopung Valley

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,970 m

A more leisurely walk can be expected today as we explore the culture of the region by visiting a Buddhist monastery in Thupten Choling. We make our way through mostly plains and down to our camp in the Mopung Valley. We also cross Junbesi on our descent, a village frequented by hikers heading on the main Everest trail from Jiri.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 09: Free and flexible day for hikers

🕑 3-4 hrs/ 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,560 m

This day is not planned in detail as we would like to allow our hikers to have the flexibility to choose what they would do. Short and long walks are equally encouraged with guides and Sherpas being provided for all groups. We remain in the shadow of the Dudh Kund (4560m).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 10: Trek to Ringmu

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,730 m

As we return to our finish line that is incidentally Phaplu, we exit the yak pastures and pass through the Sherpa village of Timba. From Timba, we head to Ringmu that leads us to the main trail frequented by hikers taking the path from Jiri to Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/tented camp/ home stays

Day 11: Trek to Phaplu

🕑 4 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,460 m

From Ringmu, we quickly return to Phaplu on an easy walk. We camp at Phaplu for the night with our flight to Kathmandu scheduled for the following morning.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ home stays/ tented camp

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today we will take an early flight to Kathmandu as it lies in the Himalayan region and we cannot be sure about the bad weather. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can go to the spa to get rid of the pain and tired of trekking.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 13: Final Departure

🕑 30 mins

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight and takes the feedback of the trip. Hope to see you again in the next holidays!!

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport arrival/departure transfers
  • Trekkers' Information Management System paperwork and fee
  • Permit
  • Entry Fees
  • Transportation as per the itinerary
  • Transfer by flight (Kathmandu- Phaplu- Kathmandu)
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter Fees
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea) during the trek
  • Accommodation- BB in Kathmandu, best available lodge/teahouse during the trek, required equipment for camping
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All applicable government taxes and official expenses

Excludes

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any expenses not in the 'Includes' section

Accommodation

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

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, we 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. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List for more information.

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 or 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.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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