Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek 10 Days

$ 960 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

4,065M

Group Size:

2 to 25 People

Transportation:

Flight / Private Transportation

Accommodation:

Hotel/Local Tea house

Best season:

Spring and Autumn

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Tour type:

Trekking / Sightseeing

Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Trekking Region

Lower Everest Region

Trip Highlights

  • Explore less-visited Pikey Peak (4,065m) in Solu, lower Everest.
  • Witness stunning sunrise/sunset, with views of Everest, Makalu, and more.
  • Immerse in Sherpa life, visit monasteries and experience local customs.
  •  Enjoy rich flora, fauna, and picturesque landscapes on this eco-trek.
  • Pikey Hill promises an off-the-beaten-path adventure with unforgettable mountain vistas. 

Overview

The Pikey Trek is a unique and less crowded trekking route offered by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. It takes you to the Pikey Peak region, located in the lower Solu region of Nepal. The trek is named after Pikey Peak, which stands at an altitude of 4,065 meters (13,335 feet) and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan range. The Pikey Trek starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Dhap, followed by a trek through beautiful landscapes, rhododendron forests, and traditional Sherpa villages. Along the way, you will be captivated by the serene beauty of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna.

The Pikey Trek allows you to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. You will be able to visit ancient monasteries, interact with the friendly locals, and witness their traditional customs and practices. The trek also offers a chance to explore the rich biodiversity of the region, with sightings of various flora and fauna. One of the highlights of the Pikey Trek is witnessing the sunrise and sunset views from Pikey Peak. The panoramic vistas from the summit are truly mesmerizing and provide a sense of accomplishment.

Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition ensures a well-organized itinerary, comfortable accommodations, and experienced guides throughout the Pikey Trek. This trek is suitable for both novice trekkers and experienced adventurers looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience in the Himalayas. The Pikey Trek promises a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and stunning mountain views that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Pikey Trek is situated in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. Pikey Hill (4,065 m) is one of the non-touristic Eco trekking routes in Nepal. Pikey Trek offers you captivating sunrise and sunset views during good weather. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful Sherpa settlements of the lower Everest region. Pikey Peak trek takes you right into Sherpa's homeland, which is the Solukhumbu or Lower Everest.

You will immerse yourself in the local culture by staying at a local Sherpa homestay. Also, visiting the local school and the nun monastery of Thupten Choling should not be missed. Because this area is hardly visited by trekkers, you will be able to discover authentic Nepal and have plenty of opportunities to meet the friendly locals. At High Camp, you wake up early in the morning to hike for a magnificent sunrise view from the peak. From the summit, you have magnificent views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. Subsequently, Sir Edmund Hillary stated that Pikey Peak offers the most beautiful view of Mount Everest.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m).

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, you can take a rest or stroll around the streets of  Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner where you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Sightseeing in the city, and prepare for the trek.

After breakfast, tour several of the best historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are World Heritage Sites, including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Boudhanath), one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where you can meet our trek leader and other team members, as well as ask any questions you might have. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Drive to Dhap and trek to Jhaphre.

Start the day with a long (8-9 hour) drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. From a ridgeline south of Dhap, you’ll start the trek. As you near Sigane, the mountains that you will get to know very well come into view — the peaks of the Numbur 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 Jared (2920m), perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and Numbur Himal. There’s a pretty little gompa and stupa here, and this will be your stop for the night.

Day 4 : Trek to Pikey Base Camp.

After Japre, 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 4065m. Unless you have an unusually clear evening, it’s better to climb to the summit in the morning for sunrise.

Day 5 : Hike Pikey Peak (sunrise) and trek to Loding.

Start the morning early. Follow a gradual trail to the summit, covered with prayer flags. The views are breathtaking! If the weather is clear, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga. From the top of Pikey Peak, follow a ridgeline that starts flat and then steepens as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang, where breakfast will be waiting.

After breakfast, continue your walk down to Loding, which passes through some steep sections of the forest. At Loding, you’ll have a couple of choices for accommodation that are simple and charming.

Day 6 : Trek to Junbesi from Loding.

Start the day by heading down the ridgeline for breakfast at Jase Bhanjyang. There are a few options for the descent to Junbesi. The most likely is a stunning shortcut trail that leaves the ridge shortly after Jase and descends steeply through spectacular old-growth forest to Traktor.

This path meets the Everest Base Camp trail coming from Jiri. The tea houses from here are a little more developed, and you’re likely to meet a few other tourists for the first time. From Traktor, it is a couple of hours on a lovely trail to Junbesi.

Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village sitting at an altitude of 2675m 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.

Day 7 : Trek to Taksindu from Junbesi.

Today, 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, Chamlang, and Makalu, 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 mountain 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.

Day 8 : Trek to Phaplu via Chiwong Monastery.

Today leave the main trekking route again and take a beautiful path down to Phaplu through the forest. There’s also the option of hiking up to Chiwong Gompa, perched high on a cliff overlooking the valley.

This monastery was founded in 1923 and has magnificent celebrations for the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn. Continue down into Phaplu and celebrate the completion of a great trek at your cozy tea house.

Day 9 : Fly back to Kathmandu from Phaplu.

Today bid farewell to the mountains and board the vehicle for the drive back into the Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu, take you to any hotel of your choice. We can recommend hotels or leave you to explore Kathmandu on your own.

Day 10 : Final Departure.

If you've just completed a trek departing may involve returning home, celebrating your achievements, and taking a well-deserved break. Departing might be an opportunity to rest, recover, and reflect on your recent adventure before planning the next one. Reconnecting with family and friends after an expedition can be a fulfilling aspect of departing.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and Transportation.
  • 2-Night Hotel at Kathmandu (3 Start) Hotel.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 Time Meals with Tea/Coffee During Trek.
  • Professional Guide, Assitance Guide, and Potters (Size of the Groups) During the Trek.
  • Permit, "Tims", National Parks Entry Fee.
  • All wages and medical, Insurance, for the Guide and potters.
  • First-aid Medical Kits for the Group and Staff.
  • Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.
  • Helicopter stands by for rescue (nominally charge applies).
  • Unique Sherpa trek & Expedition Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek.
  • All taxes are imposed by the government of Nepal.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients.
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

Route Map

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FAQs

The Pikey Peak trek is a popular trekking route in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, and provides an opportunity to explore the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa and other ethnic communities.

The duration of the Pikey Peak trek is typically around 7 to 10 days, depending on the starting point and the chosen itinerary. It can be customized to fit varying time frames and preferences.

The best time to undertake the Pikey Peak trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these times, the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear, offering excellent views of the mountains.

The Pikey Peak trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty, making it suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels. The highest point, Pikey Peak itself, stands at an altitude of 4,065 meters (13,335 feet), and the trek involves gradual ascents and descents.

Trekkers need to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card to undertake the Pikey Peak trek. These permits can be obtained through authorized agencies or directly from the Nepal Tourism Board.

Accommodation options along the Pikey Peak trek include tea houses, lodges, and homestays in local villages. These accommodations offer basic facilities such as beds, blankets, and meals, providing an authentic experience of Nepalese hospitality.

Some of the highlights of the trek include panoramic views of Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and other Himalayan peaks, sunrise and sunset from Pikey Peak, visits to traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, and experiencing the local culture and lifestyle.

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide for the Pikey Peak trek, having one is recommended, especially for those unfamiliar with the area or trekking in Nepal. A guide can provide assistance, navigation, and cultural insights, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Essential items to pack for the Pikey Peak trek include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a good quality sleeping bag, waterproof jacket and pants, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, gloves, water bottle, snacks, and a first aid kit.

While Pikey Peak itself is not extremely high, altitude sickness can still be a concern, especially for those who are not acclimatized to high elevations. Trekkers should ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, nausea, and dizziness.

Well, tips and gratuities are provided as a reward for hard work. Our porters, guide, assistant sherpa, and climbers guide invest their time. Experience and effort to make your travel a memorable one. so, the tip is a bonus and makes motivates them.
 

Additional Information

01. Customized Itineraries: Unique Sherpa Treks offers customizable itineraries for the Pikey Peak Trek, allowing trekkers to tailor their journey according to their preferences, time constraints, and fitness levels. Whether you're looking for a shorter trek or an extended adventure with side trips and cultural experiences, Unique Sherpa Treks can accommodate your needs.

02. Experienced Guides: The trekking guides provided by Unique Sherpa Treks are experienced, knowledgeable, and certified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are well-versed in the local culture, geography, and wildlife of the Himalayas, ensuring a safe and enriching trekking experience for all participants.

03. Scenic Views: Pikey Peak offers stunning panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. Unique Sherpa Treks ensures ample opportunities for trekkers to witness these breathtaking vistas from various vantage points along the trail.

04. Cultural Immersion: With Unique Sherpa Treks, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the Solu-Khumbu region. Guided visits to traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, and cultural landmarks provide insights into the unique way of life, traditions, and customs of the local communities.

05. Quality Accommodations: Unique Sherpa Treks ensures comfortable accommodations for trekkers throughout the Pikey Peak Trek. From cozy tea houses and lodges with scenic views to well-equipped camping sites in remote areas, trekkers can expect a relaxing and rejuvenating stay after a day of trekking.

06. Safety and Support: Safety is a top priority for Unique Sherpa Treks, and they take every precaution to ensure the well-being of trekkers. Experienced guides accompany trekkers along the trail, providing guidance, support, and assistance as needed. Emergency evacuation plans and communication devices are in place to address any unforeseen circumstances.

07. Responsible Tourism Practices: Unique Sherpa Treks is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism practices, minimizing environmental impact, and supporting local communities along the Pikey Peak Trek. They prioritize eco-friendly initiatives, promote responsible waste management, and contribute to local development projects, ensuring that trekking benefits both travelers and host communities.

08. Flexibility and Personalized Service: With Unique Sherpa Treks, trekkers enjoy flexibility and personalized service throughout their journey. Whether it's accommodating special dietary requirements, adjusting the itinerary to suit changing weather conditions, or addressing individual needs and preferences, Unique Sherpa Treks strives to provide trekkers with a seamless and unforgettable trekking experience.

Equipments

During the trekking, you could see many trekkers wearing expensive outdoor fashion equipment but we recommend you prepare comfortable and durable equipment. Trekking equipment is essential for anyone planning outdoor adventures, whether it's a day hike or a multi-day expedition. Below is a list of names of crucial equipment.

 

Cloth of trekkers,

Down Jacket: You could take on rent in Kathmandu if you don’t have

Thermal Baselayer Set: It is your second skin; bring the best quality (2 sets)

Fleece Pullover Hoodie: keeping you warm even if moisture condenses on the inside when it rains.

Light Weight Thermal Tops: It is comfortable when you don’t use a base layer

Waterproof Jacket and paints: recommended water, rain, and snowproof (if in case of bad weather)

Hiking Shorts: At lower altitudes and under the sun, it can be comfortable

Hiking T-Shirt: For lower altitude

Hiking Pants: Lightweight quick-drying paints (no jeans please)

Gloves: It is recommended to bring two pairs, a light one and a heavyweight water/windproof

Sports Bra for Her: A good sports bra is recommended when you are hiking

Sports underwear: Quick-dry

Woolen Hat: This is handy when it’s getting cold in the evening and morning.

Sunhat: Just it protects from the Sun

Microfleece Buff: I recommend bringing two, it is useful for either low-altitude or higher-altitude

 

Footwear Gears,

Hiking Boots: Ankle support, waterproof (running shoes are not recommended)

Sandals or Running Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings in the teahouse (running shoes or even sandals will be fine)

Hiking Socks: Good-quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring enough socks

Inner Socks: You could wear thin inner socks to support your hiking socks.

 

Trekking gears,

Snow gaiters: in case of bad weather and snowing

Duffle Bag: Waterproof and about 70L. We recommend this only if you are going to use Porter. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide a duffel bag if you book Nepal Trekking with us on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Rucksack with Rain Cover: If you plan to carry your stuff during the trekking, we recommend you bring a comfortable (back support) 50 to 60L rucksack with rain cover.

Daypack with Rain Cover: Whether you use a porter or not, a day pack is necessary for your trekking trip in Nepal. Recommended daypack size is 25 to 30L with rain cover.

Trekking Poles: It is optional but if you know how to use it, then it can help your knee and joints.

Sleeping Bag: Recommended at least for -20 DC, Green Valley Nepal Treks will be provided at our pre-meeting if you don’t have your own (if you book the trip with us)

Sleeping Bag Liner: If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, it is strongly recommended to bring your liner

 

Additional Accessories for Trekkers,

Reusable Water Bottle: Reduce plastic waste using a reusable water bottle.

Trash Bags: Pack trash bags to collect and dispose of your waste properly.

Phone Charger: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a portable charger.

Power Bank: A power bank ensures your electronic devices stay charged.

Local SIM Card: Purchase a local SIM card for better connectivity in remote areas.

Cash: Carry enough cash to cover expenses, as ATMs might be scarce on the trekking route.

Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have the tools to navigate safely.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and spot wildlife with a camera and binoculars.

Head Torch: small torch with spare batteries

Sunglasses: Recommended UV protection to prevent headaches and snow blindness.

Toiletries: Pack biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other essential toiletries.

Personal Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications and basic over-the-counter remedies.

First Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any specific medications you might need.

Small Wash Towel: Light and quick-dry

Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry, and obtain the necessary visa for Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Permits and Tickets: Obtain all necessary permits for the specific trekking route you plan to take.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

$ 960 Per Person

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