Pikey Peak Trek - 9 Days - Shenature Nepal
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Trip Facts

Arrival In

Kathmandu

Accommodation

Hotel &Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trip Level

Moderate

Max.altitude

Best Seasons

Spring & Autumn

Group Size

1-10person

Trip style

Trekking

Departure

Kathmandu

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Trip Overview

You’d be surprised to know that, for many, Pikey Peak is the favorite viewpoint for gazing upon the mighty Everest—especially so when there are big-timers like Gorakshep and Kala Patthar to compete with. The (4,076m/13, 400 ft)-tall peak derives its name from a Sherpa clan deity. So long before the trekkers, Sherpas have been ascending the peak annually to offer colorful prayer flags to the almighty. From the Pikey Peak, you can have splendid views of the Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021 ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760 ft.), Kanchenjunga (8,586m/28,160 ft), and Lhotse (8,414m/27,600 ft.) among many others.

Hightlights:

Main attractions

  • Ascending the Pikey Peak (4,065m/13335 ft)
  • Panoramic view of the world’s highest mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu and Lhotse
  • Visiting Thupten Chholing Monastery
  • Exploration of the Pikey Peak Base Camp
  • Exposure to local Sherpa culture and traditions

 

Lukla Flight

 

The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, especially for flights between Kathmandu and Lukla. If possible, we recommend keeping 1-2 extra days at the end of the trip. This will be helpful in case of flight delays because of bad weather and any emergencies that may arise.

 

Benefits of Travelling with the SheNature Team

 

  • We provide complimentary airport-to-hotel transportation..
  • Once you confirm your booking, you’ll receive an online briefing about the trip.
  • We provide an oximeter to monitor your blood oxygen levels at high altitudes. This helps detect early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • We have medical kits available for any situations that may require them.
  • Our booking and reservation system is easy to use.
  • You can reach us 24/7 through different channels at +977-9851255281, such as phone, email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, & Viber (Whatever you are comfortable with).
  • Our payment system is simple and convenient.
  • During the trek, you can store any excess luggage for free at the SheNature Office.

 

Online Trip Briefing

 

We will have an online briefing with you, that will answer all your questions about the trek. You will know what equipment you need to bring, the schedule of the trip, and what you can expect on the trails. We will have enough time to clarify all the questions you may have. Once you book the trek, we will email you the date and time for the briefing. Please remember that we will provide you with important information, so you need to note down the points.

Description:

Pikey Peak Trek is a recently introduced trek that’s gaining popularity as an alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek. As the route is relatively new and unexplored, it offers an off-beaten trekking experience. If you are short on time, this trek is the right choice, as it includes the must-see scenes and must-live experience of the Everest region.

On the day of your arrival, our representative will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Based on your time and wishes, we can arrange a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city or take you shopping. The next day, the adventure begins with an enjoyable drive to Dhap Bazaar, alongside the banks of the Sunkoshi River. The journey is about nine hours long, but the view of the clear river, hills, and distant peaks will keep you refreshed. Finally, on the third day, Pikey Peak Trek begins gently to Japre from Dhap. The trek is through pine and rhododendron forests, with occasional breaks at villages like Siganay to reach Japre. The next day, again pass through the enchanting forests as we climb uphill to reach the Pikey Peak Base Camp.

Finally, the day after, you will make the awaited ascend to the Pikey Peak—just in time for the sunrise. After marveling at the view of lofty peaks including Everest, the valleys, and the villages, you will trek back to Junbesi. On the sixth day, you will visit the ancient Thupten Chholing Monastery. Then, bid farewell to the mountains and trek down to Phaplu. Next, a long day of travel awaits if you choose to drive back to Kathmandu. Otherwise, we can fly back and use the time to explore the Nepalese capital. Finally, your Pikey Peak Trek quest comes to a full circle as you depart for your home country!

 

Itinerary

Day
Highlights
Max Altitude
Walking Hours

Most probably, you will fly down to Nepal’s only international airfield, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Many airlines serve the country, including the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation. When flying from the west to Kathmandu on a clear day, you will see the close succession of Western Himalayas and the three peaks of the Ganesh Himal that dominate the Kathmandu Valley. Coming from the east, you can see eight-thousand meters peaks like Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, and Everest.

Once you arrive, our representatives from SheNature will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Later, if you wish, we will take you for a quick tour of Kathmandu’s heritage sites. Likewise, if you need to do some last-minute shopping for the trek, you’ll head to Thamel.

 

Pikey Peak Trek travel begins early in the morning as you will be on the road for 8-9 hours. After a hearty breakfast, you’ll begin the drive on the newly opened B.P. Highway. Driving along the banks of Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi for 5 hours will take us to a quiet little town called Ghurmi. After devouring wholesome Dal Bhat here by the riverside, you will continue uphill through rhododendron forests to reach Dhap Bazaar.

Today, you will trek on a relatively easy but off-beaten trail for 5-6 hours to reach Japre. But before that, you can go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint to watch the sunrise. Viewing the sunlight paint Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Mera Peak orange will be the highlight of the day. After breakfast, you will begin the day’s adventure from a ridgeline south of Dhap. As you pass through traditional villages, orchid gardens, and rhododendron forests, the landscape changes more frequently. Following two hours of a downhill trek through pine and rhododendron forests, you will reach the Sigane village. Here, peaks of the Numbur Himal section will grant you some outstanding views.

The track from Sigane follows a road under construction at first. So, it can be a little muddy and slippery. After three hours of a gentle trek through Sherpa and Magar villages, you will finally reach Japre. As the village is perched above a deep valley, you can bask in the views of Everest, Numbur, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, and Tsumsherko mountains! you can also visit the ancient monastery and stupas here before ending the night.

We will start the day super early to catch the sunrise once again. After relishing the beautiful views, we will continue the day’s trek on the dusty, graveled path for some time before trekking uphill through pine and rhododendron forests. After 2.5-3 hours of ascending, we will stop at BhulBhule village for a short tea break. Here, the path splits, and we will take the right turn towards Pikey Peak. The trail becomes increasingly steep before reaching Lhamuje, where we will stop by for lunch. From here, the narrow track opens out to reveal a wide yak pasture. After trekking past the long Mani wall and a forested trail for over 3 hours, we will reach our destination for the night—Pikey Peak Base Camp. Interestingly, there are only 4 households here.

In the evening, we will go to a nearby cheese factory for some refreshments. If the weather is exceptionally clear, we will climb the Pikey Peak on the same evening for a stunning sunset view.

Finally, the most expected day of the trek arrives! From the Pikey Peak Base Camp, the climb to the majestic Pikey Peak is short, but you will start early. After gradually trekking along the steep trail for about an hour and a half, you will reach the top of the summit. From here, we can watch the sun gradually rise from the back of the mountains. You will also be rewarded with panoramic views of the eight-thousanders like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Annapurna 1 and Cho Oyu among other equally beautiful peaks. After spending some time at the top and capturing the moments through cameras as much as possible, you will trek down.

To return, we will trace a ridge line that starts from the summit for two hours. It is flat initially but increasingly steepens as you head towards the Jase Bhanjyang forest. After a delicious meal here at a teahouse, you will continue our downhill trek towards Junbesi, which includes some steep forested sections. This route joins the Everest Base Camp trail coming from Jiri. Next, you will continue downhill gently alongside Mani walls and Chortens to reach Junbesi, a traditional Sherpa village. Here, you’ll devour flavorful yak dairy products and enjoy the night views of Numbur Himal.

Today is the last day of actual trekking during the Pikey Peak Trek. After breakfast, you will hit the trail bound for Phaplu. After continuing down alongside Jubesi Khola (river) for some time,  you will cross the river at the lowest part of the town on a steel suspension bridge. Next, the route climbs through the forest up to Salung. From here, you can once again marvel at the views of Everest, Makalu, and the valley. You can stop for a break at the small village of Ringmo, famous for its apple orchards and apple wine. A brief climb from here will take us to Taksindu La, famed for its scenic views and ancient monasteries. A trek through a forested trail will now lead us to Phaplu finally. Here, you can visit the Chiwong Gompa, renowned for the Mani Rimdu festival.

Today, you bid goodbye to the short but eventful Pikey Peak Trek. You can either opt to travel by road like before or fly this time. Phaplu houses one of the few domestic airports in the region, from where we can catch a direct flight to Kathmandu. You can spend the evening at one of Kathmandu’s heritage sites, followed by a farewell dinner.

Pikey Peak Trek finally ends on the ninth day. The trek may end, but the joyful memories will forever be etched in our hearts. Representatives from SheNature will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. If you want to extend your stay in Nepal and embark on other adventures, we will be pleased to customize a new itinerary for you.

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FAQ's

Pikey Peak is in Solu, a sub-region of Solukhumbu district. It is one of the best-kept secrets of trekking in Nepal.

Yes, you can see Mt. Everest from Pikey Peak Trek. Actually, it is one of the best viewpoints for gazing upon the mighty Everest.

The summit of Pikey Peak is at 4065 m. The viewpoint is blessed with the panoramic Himalayan range.

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