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11 Days
Availability : Jan 1-Dec 31
Kathmandu
Dhap Bazaar
Min Age : 5-85
Max People : 50
Tour Details

Pikey peak trek is the closest alternate to crowded Everest trek. This is newly introduced and less discovered trekking in Everest region which offers best of Sherpa Lifestyle, Festival, culture and the Himalayan scenery. While the trek offers magnificent view of most sought after peaks of Everest, Kanchanjunga and Makalu, the trail passes through authentic Sherpa Land (Beautiful Village) and monasteries following the beaten trail.

People say that the view of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak 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.

One thing is sure that the 4,067 m peak in the lower Everest region is definitely the best view point to look into Mt Everest and other peaks east of Kathmandu. Moreover the region is easy to access and provide flexible itinerary with option of driving or flying to the trekking trail head.
The trek starts with scenic drive or flight, east of Kathmandu. The rolling hills with cascading waterfalls, terraces and pristine village in the foreground of snow peaks make the journey awe-inspiring. Once we start walking, authentic Buddhist villages marked by prayers flag and Mane walls greets us. Rustic monasteries and authentic Sherpa villages along the trail, are long gone in popular Everest trail. Walk through the Rhododendron forest and come to the high pastures with far reaching view.

As with most treks in Nepal, Pikey Peak is incredible during the spring, fall, and also the winter months given its lower elevation. It’s best, however, to avoid this trek during the monsoon as it can get very wet in this region.

Why Peaky Peak Trek?

  • Can experience and witness Mt. Everest, the tallest peak of the world within a week
  • Can capture other giant peaks include Mt. Makalu, Mt Kanchenjungha too
  • Less beaten, less crowded trekking trail
  • An absolute wilderness and serenity
  • Picturesque traditional settlements and authentic culture of Sherpa People
  • Explore sacred and historical monasteries
  • Affordable Cost
  • No threats of altitude sickness
  • No/less chance of flight cancellation/postponement
  • A short but rewarding way of experiencing Nepal’s majestic Himalayan region
  • Itinerary
    • Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu airport (1300m/4265ft) and stay in Kathmandu first night.
    • Day 02: Acclimatize KATHMANDU
    • Day 03: Drive to Dhap Bazaar 2850m / 7 hrs
    • Day 04: Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre 2920m(9580ft) 5 hrs
    • Day 05: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3640m(11,942ft) 5-6hrs
    • Day 06: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m(8,793ft)/6 hrs via Pikey Peak 4065m(13337ft)
    • Day 7: Trek from Junbesi to Taksindu 2960m(9711ft) 5-6hrs
    • Day 08: Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu 2459m(8067ft) 4-5hrs, Visit Chiwong Gompa
    • Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu(1300m/4265ft)
    • Day 10: Fly back HOME or extend your HOLIDAYS

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters
  • (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Necessary trekking permit.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Local ground transportation from Kathmandu to trek start point and trek finish point to Kathmandu.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu and includes the departure taxes
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury, or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver

Complementaries

  • Trekking Stick/Pole
  • Nepali Sim Card
  • T-Shirt
Trip Highlight
  • Exploring the unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people.
  • Amazing views of some of the highest peaks in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Makalu, etc.
  • Visiting different ancient and beautiful monasteries of the region.
  • Trekking up to the peak for beautiful sunrise views.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Kathmandu airport (1300m/4265ft) and stay in Kathmandu first night.

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Meals: NO

Day 2Acclimatize KATHMANDU

After breakfast we depart the hotel for a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the “city of glory.” We visit Durbar (Palace) Square, the epicenter of religious and cultural life, an area filled with old temples and historical significance with old glorious Newari architecture. Some of the sights include Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka, Taleju Temple, Kasthamandap and Kumari Ghar; home to the Living Goddess. Afterwards we visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, said to be one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in the world, which is majestically set high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley. We proceed towards Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This massive temple complex sits alongside the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the courtyard of the temple, whereas tourists can see the temple from the eastern side of the Bagmati River. Later we visit Boudhanath, a Buddhist Stupa said to be one of the largest in the world. This massive structure stands tall with four pairs of eyes each facing the four cardinal directions, watching for righteous behavior of mankind and for human prosperity. Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

Day 3Drive to Dhap Bazaar 2850m / 7 hrs

On the day, we will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive on the newly inaugurated B. P. highway to little town of Ghurmi in the Koshi River basin. From Ghurmi, the road leads to the higher elevation passing through Rhododendron forest to Dhap Bazaar. Spend the night in a guest house and explore the town. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre 2920m(9580ft) 5 hrs

Early morning walk for 25 minutes’ to view point for sunrise and mountain views, we can view Dughkunda, Mera Peak, Lotse, Cho Yo and Everest. Where there is a temple for both Hinduism and Buddhism. After enjoying the magnificent views we can eat breakfast and get ready for the walk to Jhapre. We follow the road however we hardly see any vehicles. We can skip road for about 40%. After two hours gradual/gentle downhill walk through the rhododendron and pine forest we can stop at the first village Siganay for a short tea break. Then continue for three more hours uphill and gentle walk reach to our destination Jhapra. It is a small settlement of Sherpa and Magar ethnic groups. It has monastery attach to the guesthouse. We can enjoy sunrise and mountains view (Dudhkunda, Pongday, Makalu, Mera Peak, Cho Yu, Everest, Tsumsherko and Kanchanjunga range). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3640m(11,942ft) 5-6hrs

After enjoying sunrise and mountains view and breakfast we can start the trek for 2.5 hrs gradual uphill through rhododendron and pine forest take us to Bulbule where we can have a short break for the tea. Then 45 minutes gradual uphill and gentle walk can reach at Lamachay village and where we can stop for lunch. After crossing stupa further zigzag steep climb for an hour through the rhododendron and pine forest. Then gentle and gradual uphill we reach to our destination Pikey B. C. There are only 4 households. It is interesting to visit cheese factory. We can view sunset and can view Langtang Peak, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna mountains. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m(8,793ft) / 6 hrs via Pikey Peak 4065m(13337ft)

On the day, we will reach the highest point of our trek. Climb along the rocky ridge to the Pikey peak (4,065 m). The top unveils wide range of the snow peaks from Dhaulagiri in the west till Kanchanjunga in the west. View of Mt Everest, Thamsherku, Numbur Himal, Kangtega is the highlight. From the apex climb down to Lamjura pass and further to Junbesi. The days walk is one of the best with alpine landscape, Himalayan view and walk the Buddhist landmarks of Mane walls and Stupas. Visit the local monastery at Junbesi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Trek from Junbesi to Taksindu 2960m(9711ft) 5-6hrs

This morning, hit the trail bound for Taksindu. Cross the river at the bottom of town and climb through the forest up to Salung, from where there are views of Mount Everest (8848 m/ 29,028 ft), Chamlang (7319 m/ 2,4012 ft) and Makalu (8481 m/ 27,824 ft), weather permitting. There are also gorgeous views out across the valley to Chiwong Monastery and down towards Phaplu.

Continue on the trail, contouring and then dropping down to a stream before a short climb up into Ringmo, famous for its apple orchards and interesting apple products such as apple rakshi (alcohol), cider and apple pie. From here, there’s a final short climb to Taksindu La, from where there are again great mountains views, and then a short descent to the Taksindu Monastery and your lodge. The Taksindu Monastery was built in 1946 and is usually open early morning or late afternoon. Please make sure to leave a donation if you visit. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu 2459m(8067ft) 4-5hrs, Visit Chiwong Gompa

The trail from Junbesi descends down the Junbesi River and crosses the suspension bridge to the town of Benighat at the confluence. The day’s walking is scenic and continue unveiling new vista and an opportunity of cultural immersion. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu(1300m/4265ft)

The 35 mints flight back to Kathmandu and drop to the hotel. This is a leisure day which can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for your friends and family. In the evening you will be invited to join FAREWELL reviewing great photos and share experiences of the trip. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10Fly back HOME or extend your HOLIDAYS

If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, mountain biking, Tibet, India or Bhutan tours etc. Meals: Breakfast

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