Pikey Peak Trek - 8 Days

Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Logde/Guesthouse
  • Group Size: 01 to 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 2920 m

About Pikey Peak Trek

Scaling the height of 8848 meters and placing the foot on Everest itself might be everyone’s fantasy. But for those who fear to conquer it and are happy to even reach half of that, then you ought to go for the newly unfolded Pikey Peak trek.

If your aim is a short but exciting trek through the Everest region then Pikey Peak Trek is for you. This would be your golden opportunity to explore the unimaginable landscapes of Khumbu regions.

Named after the deity of the native Sherpa tribe, Pikey Peak trek lies at lower Solukhumbu. The spot is an actual masterpiece with sublime beauty, never-seen wildlands, and mountains.

of the main attractions of this place is the view of sunrise and sunset over the mountains. This hill station provides you the astounding view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. It also offers you the unique lifestyle and culture of Sherpa people.

Pikey Peak Trek is lesser-known and traveled compared to other areas in the Everest region. An avid hiker can espy the majestic Annapurna, Manasalu. They can also visit ancient vihara and monasteries during their visit to the place.

Even though it takes 7 to 8 days to complete the hiking at Peaky Peak, you can abbreviate your trip to 3 to 4 days. This beautiful trek provides you the majestic views of Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and many more. Another name for Pikey Peak Trek is Dal Bhat Trek.

This 8 days Pikey Peak Trek starts from Kathmandu itself. You will take the Jeep to Dhap from Kathmandu which will take you nearly 8 to 9 hours. When you reach Dhap, you will start your trek towards Japre. It will take you 6 to 7 hours.

On your fourth day, you will trek to Pikey Peak Base Camp which takes you 6 to 7 hours. This part of the trek does not have proper tea houses that might disappoint you. The next day you will climb Pikey Peak. And you will trek down to Loding.

Trek to Junbesi via Thubten Choeling Monastery is a journey of 4 to 5 hours which will take place on the sixth day of the trek. On your seventh day, you will be trekking towards Phalpu that requires 4 to 5 hours of trek. Now, you are coming to the end of the journey. You will return back from Phaplu to Kathmandu by jeep and spend the remaining days in Kathmandu.

Which time of the year makes your visit to Pikey Peak trek an unforgettable one?

Needless to say, when one is on a week-long overseas trip like Pikey Peak trek, you make sure to live every moment of it. Henceforth, it’s very crucial that you pick the best time of the year to go through the place and enjoy the hiking.

Given that it stands at a height of 4065 meters, hiking to Pikey Peak proves best during fall and spring. You can even navigate the place during the early winter months when the weather is not so severe. Since the roads are greasy during monsoon, hikers avoid traveling during the season.

Travelers, yet, might avoid traveling the peak during monsoon when the high road is drench making it greasy to even stand let alone walk.

What are the prerequisite items you must have before voyaging on the Pikey Peak trek?

Planning for Pikey Peak trek is always stressful in any month of the year. Thereby, it's significant that you have to make your schedule in accordance.

There are a few things you need to take care of before going on a hike here as the weather gets severe at times.

Henceforth, you make sure to have all the essentials in your backpack needed during the trip. Be definite and carry the items that you believe are vital and of great help during the hike.

On a miles-long trip like Pikey Peak, it's better you have your own water bottle in case you get dehydrated mid-way. Get your own apparel, footwear, and first aid kit to avoid unwanted problems and injuries.

Also keep in mind to carry a rain cover, wind shell jacket as you may experience cold temperatures.

What are the cheap and easy means to get access to Pikey Peak trip?

Before going on Pikey Peak trek, it’s important that you find a proper hiking team that can assist you. Their handy experience and guidance will make your journey easier.

And for a long and monstrous trip like this, it’s crucial that you find the best means to reach the journey’s end with ease.

Hence aren’t much interested in catching the sight of magnificent landscapes and mountains of Himalaya, you can opt-out for a flight. This will indeed allay your time and also you can caper the tiring journey making it more convenient.

But for those who want to cut down the costs, you can choose either bus or jeep to reach the destination. By doing so you don't have to traverse through trails and mountains that'll take more than a week.

But let you all hikers know the fact that the excursion might be nerve-wracking at times. The roads in Nepal, especially those of the Himalayas aren’t in good order and are gnarl as you go deep through. In monsoon, the roads are pretty wet and slimy making it rather inconvenient for a jeep to travel along the way.

Itinerary

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If you are hovering from the foreign country then it’s apparent that you’ll arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport at any time.

Soon after you board the flight, you can expect a warm greeting from the officials of the travel agency. They will hail you with a smile and make sure you'd have no problem reaching the country.

You are then taken to your booked hotel to stay overnight. There you can take a nap after a long traumatic day on the flight. This will apparently give you a gusto before setting off on the trip.

    After a reposeful first night at the valley, the very next day you’ll take a jeep to Dhap. In spite of an exuberant first few hours of the travel, the last hour of some of your journeys might be more stressful.

    Pikey Peak Trek, yet, mitigates when you get to witness the wilderness of the Himalayan region. It involves the lush green forest and the majestic Sun Koshi River throughway.

    On the journey to Sigane, the trail passes through an under-construction road. And by the time you make head away, the first glimpse you have is of a small village called Japre.

      After a quick trip to Japre, you are made sure to follow the trail until you reach Bhulbhule after tramping a grassy ridge.

      This is the time when most of you hikers might get disappointed a bit especially if you had been expecting to find a fancy dine house or eatery.

      The village has unfortunately got a sole lodge and that as well with no big-name. Still, they will offer you a good meal along with an exalted view of Everest that will no doubt, take you to paradise.

      After Bhulbhule, the trail you started from splits up and then you take the right turn to reach Pikey Peak.

        The pathway following a scenic beauty takes you to a long mani stone wall and earliest yak houses. The resplendent rhododendron bloomed during spring will make your trip a worth one.

        Soon you finished walking through the forest, it’s not too long when you’ll be resting at the Pikey Peak base camp.

        A short and quick walk from the camp in the early morning will then take you to the pinnacle of 4065-meter high.

          On the fifth day of your Pikey Peak trek, you will set off the day by walking down the ridgeline. You can enjoy your morning breakfast at a tea house in Jase Bhanjyang.

          After a delicious meal and minute of tranquility, you yet again are ready to continue the excursion by taking an alternate route. This trail leaves the ridge in no time and plunges through the old and dense grown forest to Taktor.

          The ally connects the trail of the Everest base camp nearing Jiri. As the place is well-facilitated here, you have the option to choose your likely tea houses. There you can take your time and have lunch before continuing the trip.

          A couple of miles from Taktor driving the trail will take you to an old fashioned Sherpa village. It lies at 2675 meter/8776 ft height.

          This remote village exudes rich traditions and architecture of the Sherpa clan. The people here mostly follow Buddhism. They believe Solukhumbu to be a sanctified valley.

          You then follow the trail that goes down to a stream and clambers up into an apple orchard farm called Ringmo. People here harvest these apples and prepare apple cider and pie before trading it on the market.

          A few more walks and a short climb to Taksindu La and you get the imposing view of mountains. A short walk to Taksindu Monastery and you’ll reach your lodge where you can spend the night.

          The old monastery of Taksindu is normally open in the early morning and late afternoon. So just make sure that you don’t visit the gumba during mid-day and be kind to donate while leaving the spot.

          After a visit to loding, you then continue on your journey to Junbesi by walking through woodland and rocky trails, passing monasteries.

          On the way to Junbesi, you’re also likely to visit Thupten Choeling. It is an old monastery established in 1968 by the lama of Tibetan Buddhism Trulshik Rinpoche. Even today almost 1000 monks and anis are living here under Trulshik Rinpoche trust.

          Every day they perform the rituals, do chanting at the monastery, and also offer meals to the visitors.

            After a terrific time at Junbesi and Taksindu (2842 meter), you shove off from the circuit to a small trek route. From there, you take the way through the forest to reach Phaplu.

            Some of the hikers even go on a trek to Chiwong Gompa climbing the cliff to overlook the valley. This splendid gumba has been worshipped by people residing here ever since it was set up in 1923.

            The locals visit the monastery on any day of the year but rejoice most during the Mani Rimdu festival in Autumn. People gather and celebrate the auspicious day by putting on shows.

            The 19-day festival was initially celebrated in recognition of the founding of Buddhism. It begins immediately after Kojagat Purnima.

            Throughout the festival, the Buddhist monks disguise themself and amuse the crowd. They go on to put masks and perform tantric rituals at the monasteries. Even visitors including hikers are welcome to take part and celebrate the festival.

              Excruciating but time to bid goodbye to the splendid hills and mountains of Phaplu. And this brings us to an end to a momentous trip of Pikey Peak. It’s the time you embus on your jeep along with other hikers and take a ride of almost 10 hours to return to the valley.

              Along the way, you’ll witness the scenic view of mountains, deep valleys, and lush green forests. After your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll be driven straight to your hotel.

              There you can freshen up and take a rest before joining the rest of your travel companion for dinner. Finally you’ll stay the night at the hotel.

                On your departure day, you’ll be picked up from your hotel almost 3/4 hours earlier from the scheduled time. The officials of your travel agent will assist you until your final departure.

                Even though it’s an end to your momentous journey of Pikey Peak, the adventures you had while there have hopefully fortified you.

                  Cost Details

                  • Airport pick up and drop transport in a private vehicle
                  • Sharing jeep transport both way from Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu (optional flight with extra costs)
                  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
                  • Twin-sharing tea house accommodation during the trek
                  • 3 Meals a day during the trek: (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a cup of tea/ coffee during breakfast time.
                  • Gov-licensed, experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accident insurance
                  • Sagarmatha National park permit fee
                  • TIMS fee – Trekkers information Management System Card
                  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (If need)
                  • First Aid Medical Kit carried by the guide
                  • Trekking map
                  • Farewell dinner
                  • Government taxes & office service charge

                   

                  • International flights
                  • Nepal entry visa fee
                  • Your travel and medical insurance (recommended)
                  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, porter for single trekker etc.)
                  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)