Pikey Peak Trek

Days 13
Rating
Max Altitude 4065m
Region Everest
Grade moderate
Accommodation Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge
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Trip Overview

Named after a local Sherpa deity, Pikey Peak is one of the most beautiful trekking peaks in the Khumbu Region. At 4065m Pikey allows the visitors to get a spectacular view of the giant Everest (8848m) along with the panorama of Makalu (8481m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Kumbakarna (7710m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Numbur (6958m), and Thamserku (6623m) among others. Pikey Peak Trek is an excellent alternate route for trekkers who like quite trails filled with serenity. Anyone, who is physically sound, can complete Pikey Peak Trek.

Home to the Sherpas and Magars, Pikey Peak Trek also provides one of the most unique cultural experiences for the trekkers. The 13-days Pikey Peak Trek walks through several traditional villages made out of thatched roofs along with century-old monasteries which are laden with colorful prayer flags. As soon as you land in Phaplu, the trail takes you through dense rhododendron and pine forests and the silent yet vibrant villages of the lower Khumbu Region. Walking past several villages like Salleri, Ghunsa, Patale, and Jhapre, the trail reaches Pikey Peak. A strenuous climb to reach the top of Pikey Peak offers a breath-taking panorama of the majestic Everest (8848m) along with other mountains in the Khumbu Region. As the trail has only recently opened for trekkers, the settlements stay in their true shape and form allowing you to understand the life of the Himalayas. Visiting several monasteries along the way helps you understand the practices of the local Buddhist communities. Pikey Peak Trek is an opportunity to be in the lap of the Himalayas and experience the Himalayan life while walking in a peaceful yet accessible trail.

We at Nepal Social provide guided treks and tours all across Nepal. With experience in high altitude trekking and a network of world-class guides and hospitality service providers, we are your one stop to all things mountains.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will meet and greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02:  Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Today we give an entire day to explore the cultural beauty that Kathmandu is. We will visit multiple UNESCO world heritage sites and observe the art and culture which is typical of the Kathmandu valley. Attractions include Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03:  Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu 2470m and trek to Salleri 2390m (3/4 hours).

After breakfast, we take a domestic flight to Phaplu. The flight will provide you with an aerial view of the majestic Himalayas. After reaching Phaplu, we trek down to the village of Salleri where we will spend the night at a hotel.

Day 04:  Trek from Salleri to Ghunsa 2250m (6/7 hours).

Leaving Salleri, we head out to Ghunsa today. We pass through several Magar and Sherpa villages whilst enjoying the spectacular mountain views along the way. We continue walking until we reach the village of Ghunsa. Overnight in Ghunsa.

Day 05:  Trek from Ghunsa to Patale 2840m (7/8 hours).

Today, we make our way to Patale. On this trail, we walk past many small monasteries and Mani walls lined with prayer wheels. The Magar and Sherpa community continue to overwhelm us with their rich culture and cute little hamlets. Overnight in Patale.

Day 06:  Trek from Patale to Jhapre 2820m (6/7 hours).

After breakfast in Patale, we continue our trek to reach Jhapre. This strenuous walk is made more bearable by the beauty of wildflowers, widespread meadows, and old monasteries. This is a wonderful day to view many yaks grazing in the fields. In Jhapre, we get to watch cultural performances post dinner. Overnight in Jhapre.

Day 07:  Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Peak 4065m (6/7 hours).

Today, we reach the highest altitude of this trek. The way to Pikey Peak is adorned with multiple monasteries and prayer flags. Taking small but continuous steps is the key to conquering the beautiful Pikey Peak. An uphill walk past yak pastureland and Himalayan vegetation take us to the top of Pikey Peak. From atop, we get an extraordinary view of the mountains in the Khumbu region. Overnight in Pikey Peak Base Camp.

Day 08:  Trek from Pikey Peak to Junbesi 2700m (5/6 hours).

From the highs of Pikey Peak, we trek down to a lower altitude in Junbesi. Spectacular sunrise waits for anyone who wishes to get up early. The Everest (8848m), the Kanchenjunga (8586m), and the Dhaulagiri massif are some of the mountains that are visible during the trek. When we reach Junbesi, we will stay overnight at a guesthouse/tent.

Day 09:  Visit Thupten Chholing Gompa (4 hours’ round trip).

Today, we explore places around Junbesi and take an easy day. We visit the Thupten Chholing Gompa which is famous for Tibetan natural medicinal therapy. We can also enjoy some local delicious food and drinks to add to the experience, all nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10:  Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2470m (6/7 hours).

We retrace the familiar trail that we took earlier. This is a perfect time to reflect upon the memories made and how the experiences have impacted us. Walking through the pine and rhododendron forests, and crossing several suspension bridges, we arrive in Phaplu, where we stay for the night.

Day 11:  Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

From the familiar airport of Phaplu, we fly back to the capital city relishing the scenic view of the mountains and hills from a bird's eye view. Getting back to city life can be difficult once you have spent peaceful time in the lap of the Himalayas. You will be transferred to your hotel to rest for the night.

Day 12:  Free day in Kathmandu.

Free day in Kathmandu can be spent souvenir shopping or visiting local markets and heritage areas. It is advised that you try the famous Nepalese dumplings called “MOMO”. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13:  Departure to International Airport.

For your departure, one of our representatives will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours prior to your scheduled flight.

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What's Included

  • Domestic and international flights transfer.
  • Kathmandu hotel in a double/twin room sharing.
  • Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
  • Kathmandu- Phaplu-Kathmandu Flight
  • Accommodation in trekking at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • NSA Provides duffel bag for porter;
  • Experience professional trek guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
  • Trekking permits and local taxes for the region
  • Porters required to carry all personal gear; 1 porter per 2 trekkers.
  • Group first Aid Kit.
  • Insurance for all our staff.
  • Nepal Social Adventures T-shirt.
  • Trekking map for each trekkers.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

What's Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner on the trip,
  • Personal travel insurance; medical and evacuation insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$40 for one month, US$ 25 for 15 days.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
  • Tips for trekking guide & porters which is expected,
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

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