Important Information

Region
Everest Region Trek
Duration
9 Days
Max Altitude 4065 meters
Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November
Activity Per Day
4-5 hours per day
Grade
Level 2
Group Size
2 - 8 people
Transportation Jeep/Bus

Pikey Peak lies in the Ramechap district of central Nepal. This trek is getting popular for the sunrise, magnificent view of majestic mountains of Nepal including Mount Everest, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa settlements, and the luring green valley. The name Pikey came from the clan deity of Sherpa which resembles the sky over nature. During the mid-summer, locals hike up to the hilltop and offer Tibetan praying flags with the monks from the monasteries to worship their deity to protect them from natural calamities.

Pikey Peak trek offers you to experience the jaw-dropping panoramic view of the Great Himalayas including Everest ranges, Thamserku, Khangtega, Number Himal, Mera Peak, Ramdung Himal, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishangkar, and Dorje Lakpa from low altitudes.   Pikey Peak trek is a perfect alternative to skip the hectic flight of Lukla to experience Mount Everest. Besides that, it is also suitable for new trekkers and hikers.  

Picky peak trek is an exploration of both Nature and Culture. This package is designed and categorized as a short trek of 7 days. You can minimize this trek by skipping side trek to Thuptenchhiling Monastery. Flight back to Kathmandu from Phaplu is optional.

If you are looking for different itinerary then this then please - Customize Your Trip 

Highlights of the Pikey Peak

  • Experience Mount Everest from the low altitudes.
  • Explore the Sherpa culture.
  • Explore the view of the green valley and cheese factory.
  • One of the best and less crowded trekking destination.

Outline Itinerary ( 9 Days )

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a representative of the Himalayan Wander Walkers. You will be checked into your hotel. You will meet our trekking operator for a briefing about the entire trek on this day. You can either rest or hang out around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel.
Overnight at hotel set with BB plan.

Day 2

Drive to Dhap Bazaar (2850m/9350.39ft.), 8-9 hr drive.

We drive to Dhap. This takes approximately 8 hours to reach there. The path follows the Sunkoshi River which joins Tama Koshi River ahead on our drive forming a large Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi. On the way, you can see the beautiful view of landscapes and the deep village, dense forest of Rhododendron. Passing the numerous settlement areas it takes appx.3hr to reach. We can see beautiful mountain peaks like Number peak, Everest peak, Makalu peak, Gaurishankar peak, and others peak from Dhap.
Meal: (Lunch and Dinner)
Overnight at teahouse

Day 3

Trek to Jhapre (2815m/9235.56ft.), 4-5 hr

From a ridgeline south of Dhap, you'll start the trek, and as you reach near Sigane, you will have a view — the peaks of the Number Himal section of the Himalayan Range. The trail from Sigane follows a road under construction for the first couple of hours. The first village you reach is called Jhapre (2920 m/9580 ft), perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and Number Himal. There’s a pretty little gompa and stupa here, and this is your stop for the night. 
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Overnight at teahouse

Day 4

Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3640m/11942.26ft.), 5-6 hr

After Jhapre, the trail climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. There’s a single lodge with no name and nice views of the Everest range from here. Soon after Bhulbhule, the trail splits and you'll turn right to Pikey Peak. You’ll pass some old yak houses and a long mani stone wall. The trail then contours the hillside below Taklung Danda and goes through a beautiful forested trail. There are many rhododendrons here along a level path (which you can see in bloom if trekking in the spring). As you leave the forest, it’s not far to Pikey Peak base camp, about 2 hours away. From here, it's a short climb to the summit at 4065 m / 13336 ft. Unless you have an unusually clear evening, it’s better to climb to the summit in the morning for sunrise.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Overnight at teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Junbesi (2680m/8792.65ft.), 6-7 hr via Pikey Peak (4065m/13336.61ft. )

In the early morning, we will begin our trek along the steep rocky ridgeline to reach Pikey Peak (4065m) which takes around one hour. From there you can see the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayan range and the beautiful view of Mt.Everest, Khatang, Thamserku, Number Chuli, Khangtega, Thamserku to the north, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu, Gaurishankar to the west, Kanchenjunga to the east. Pikey peak is the place carrying the historical importance of religion for Sherpa's. We can see views, highland from there. We can see almost all the peaks of Nepal from there. We got to see the river flowing, green field of Terai region, thick & green forest, eye-catching mountains & scattered settlements, and heart touching peacock dance. The weather was getting cold. The scent of many herbals like sunpati, Dhupia, makes us relax. We found that many people come to pick the sunpati from there. Capturing the beautiful views, we will trek downhill towards Junbesi which takes around 6 hours by walk.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Overnight at teahouse

Day 6

Visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery

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. Today we will explore Thubtenchoeling Monastery and hike back to junbesi.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Overnight at teahouse

Day 7

Trek to Phaplu (2380m/7809ft.), 4-5 hr

This is a shorter trek. The trail ascends uphill along the Junbesi Khola to the Thuptenchholing Gompa. The Gompa offers in-depth insights into the culture and religious heritage of the region. There are many facilities of hotels for domestic as well as international tourists. Reflecting on the Sherpa culture and tradition, Syabru dance is famous there. We enjoyed the Syabru dance performed by the local Sherpa people. We also got the opportunity to perform with them. We enjoyed several types of dishes made up of potatoes (Rilduk, Rikipur, local potato fry, daal of potato, pickle of potato, and many more). We were pleased to see Phaplu airport, Phaplu hospital, Phaplu paramedical school, and Gumbas carrying historical importance.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Overnight at teahouse

Day 8

Phaplu to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus or Jeep.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch)
Optional: You can take a flight from Phaplu also or You can hire a private vehicle also.

Day 9

Final Departure

Depart to Home country

 

Include

Kathmandu to Dhap and Salleri to Kathmandu by sharing bus or jeep transfer
Basic Tea houses Accommodation during trek
All trekking permit
3 times meals- breakfast, lunch, and dinner during
English Speaking guide and all his expenses - travel insurance, meals, accommodation, salary, and transfer
Porter to carry luggage
All government the taxes and company service charge

Exclude

Expenses of personal nature like wifi, hot shower, telephone, telephone.
Travel Insurance
Drinks like coke, Fanta, beer, whiskey, coke, mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee
Tips for guide
All the cost does not mention on above includes.
Fight from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Important Information

CHECKLISTS

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.

DRESS CODE FOR VISITING MONASTERIES, AND TEMPLES IN NEPAL

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries

Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.

Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)

Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat

Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional, “normal” mats provided by Bhutanese tour operators) Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs