Pikey Peak Trek

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Pikey Peak Climbing
  • Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy/Technical
  • Max Altitude 4065 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

Glorious views of the giant Himalayan peaks -- Mt. Everest, Makalu, Annapurna ranges, explore typical Sherpa community and culture.

  • Pikey peak trek is the  new trekking trail at the lower Everest region.

  • Explore the rare local culture and traditions of the proud Sherpa people.

  • Get the best sunrise views at over the Himalayas.

  • Pikey Peak is the short and exclusive destination at the Everest trekking region

  • Views for  Numbur Himal, Mt. Mera Peak, Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, and Mount. Everest.

  • During at the Pikey Peak trek, a chance to visit Thuptenchholing Gompa.

Pikey Peak Trek in the famous Everest region is one of non touristic Eco trekking route of Nepal. This trekking trail provides the opportunity to explore the famous Everest region trekking away from the madding crowds of the Gokyo valley and Everest base camp trekking trail. The name of the peak comes from the name of a Sherpa Clan deity. Sherpa people hold different celebration during month of July to worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey, as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu in the celebrations. From the Pikey Peak you can enjoy the breath-taking sunrise and sunset views. this trekking offers excellent vistas of the haughty peaks of the central and eastern Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gauri Shanker, Lhotse, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Shishapangma, Mera Peak, Thamserku, Lhotseshar, Nuptse and a small portion of Ama Dablam. It also offers the unique Sherpa culture and picturesque landscapes.

Pikey Peak Trek commences with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu, a Himalayan settlement. Rumjatar and Jiri are also other alternative entry points to trek to the Pikey Peak. In this trek you pass through the beautiful settlements of various ethnic groups, forest of rhododendron, valleys etc enjoying the beautiful landscapes and scenery. in this trek you can visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing as well as enjoy the unique Sherpa culture with their friendliness. During the trek you cross places like Junbesi, Phaplu, Taksindu, Beni, Dudhkunda, Taksindu and back to Salleri. Pikey Peak trek is the camping trek as there are no lodges and tea house on the way. The best seasons to go for Pikey Peak trek are spring and autumn season.

Pikey Peak Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Drive to Dhap Bazaar and Trek to Jhapre (2,815 m)
  • Day 03:Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3,585 m)
  • Day 04:Sunrise at Pikey Peak and Trek to Loding (2,536 m)
  • Day 05:Trek to Junbesi (2,700 m)
  • Day 06:Trek to Taksindo (4,244 m)
  • Day 07:Trek to Phaplu (2,431 m)
  • Day 08:Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 09:Final Departure.

When you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, you'll be met by your guide at the airport. They'll take you to your hotel. Take this day to relax after your journey, get used to the Nepali vibe, and wander around nearby areas if you're up for it.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Drive to hotel

The road trip from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar usually takes about 7-8 hours and is roughly 230 km long. Along the way, you'll see beautiful countryside views with fields on hillsides and small villages, and sometimes, you might catch a peek at the big Himalayan mountains far away. After following the road next to the Sun Koshi River, you'll get to Ghurmi. Then, as you travel through forests filled with rhododendron flowers, you'll finally reach Dhap Bazaar. 

The walk from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre is an adventure through the beautiful countryside of Nepal. The path goes up and down hills, showing off incredible views of the Himalayas. You'll start from Dhap Bazaar and walk uphill to Jhapre, a serene Sherpa village. The trail goes through forests, little streams, and farmlands. Sometimes, you might meet friendly locals, spot grazing yaks, and see the local lifestyle. Along the way, you can witness the grandeur of peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Numbur, and Mt.Karyolung. Finally, after a 4-5 hours hike, you arrive at Jhapre. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2815 M
  • Time:7-8 Hours Drive

The Pikey Peak Trek 9 days journey from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp is super special! Along the way, hikers find scenic resting places like Bulbule, Taklung Danda, and Loding. It's a perfect place to take a break and enjoy nature's beauty. Moreover, these spots provide spectacular views of fields, traditional villages, and massive peaks like Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. The trail goes through lush forests, flowery meadows, and old monasteries. After 6-7 hours of long day hike, you reach Pikey Base Camp. It's like a hidden gem, giving a peaceful spot to watch stunning sunrises and sunsets with incredible views of the Himalayas.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3585 M
  • Time:6-7 hours walk

Heading up Pikey Peak for sunrise is exciting! You start the day early when it's still dark, trekking up in the quiet before dawn. It feels like a thrilling adventure, a bit tough but super thrilling. With headlamps guiding the way, the path can be rocky and challenging. But as you get closer to the top, there's this incredible feeling of calmness. Then, when the sun starts coming up, the sky changes colors—it's like a painting. Red, orange, and pink colors fill the sky, lighting the snowy mountaintops. The view from Pikey Peak is incredible! You see big mountains, especially Mount Everest, getting all golden in the sunlight. It's a special moment that amazes you with nature's beauty. After this magical experience, you trek down to Loding through beautiful landscapes and villages for overnight.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2536 M
  • Time:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today's trek leads you to Junbesi, a culturally rich Sherpa village. It begins with a descent along the ridgeline towards Jase Bhanjyang. Following this, various routes are available for the descent towards Junbesi. One particularly striking option is a shortcut trail diverging shortly after Jase Bhanjyang, leading through impressive old-growth forests on a steep decline to Taktor. This trail eventually intersects with the famous Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek routes. With a few hours of walking, you reach Junbesi. 

In Junbesi, you can explore ancient monasteries like the Thuptenchholing Monastery and the Tashi Thongmon Monastery, which are important for the locals' beliefs and traditions. Also, lots of trekkers start or finish their journeys here because Junbesi is a crucial point for many treks in this area, like Pikey Peak Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2700 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

After breakfast, the trek commences through scenic trails, crossing bridges and forests. With a short ascent, you reach Ringmo village and find yourselves amid the apple farms. Ringmo is famous for its Apple products like wine, alcohol, pie, and snacks. From Ringmo, with a short ascend to Taksindu La and descent, you reach Taksindu village. It is a famous Sherpa village abode to the ancient Taksindu Monastery. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4244 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk.

The walk from Taksindu to Phaplu shows off how beautiful the Himalayas are. It's about 5 miles long and takes you through green forests, cute Sherpa villages, and amazing mountain views. You start at Taksindu Monastery on a hill and walk down, seeing snowy mountaintops and fields along the way. You'll meet Sherpas wearing their traditional clothes and smiling at you as you follow small paths. The scenery changes as you go, showing you the area's culture. When you get to Phaplu, it's the end of the trip and a lovely town with lively markets.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2431 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Drive.

The trip by car from Phaplu to Kathmandu is about 133 miles long and usually takes between 7 to 9 hours. You'll go through hilly areas, passing towns like Jiri and Dolakha. First, you head to Salleri and then go through stunning scenery. Sometimes, the road might not be smooth, and you might find rough or unfinished parts. But along the way, you'll see beautiful landscapes and experience different places before reaching Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:7-8 Hours Drive

Today is your final day in Kathmandu, Nepal which means your 9 Days Pikey Peak Trek completes here. Our office member will escort you to the Tribhuvan Airport for your departure.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Time:30 Min Drive to Airport as per flight schedule.
Cost Details
What is Included
  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Tent and teahouse stay in trek
  • Conservation permit
  • Royality of Peak
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements.
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters
  • First Aid kit.
  • Transportation by bus, car, or by flight,
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing
  • All needed Government fees.
What is not Included
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International flight and departure tax)
  • Any expense of personal nature Nepal entry Visa fee (USD $40 for 30 days and USD 25 for 15 days Visa, You will get a visa open your arrival.
  • Any kinds of Bar bills
  • Tips and Donetion

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Good to Know

Pikey Peak Trek Best Time

The best times for trekking at Pikey Peak  Trek are ‘pre-monsoon’ at Spring (February, March, April and May) and ‘post monsoon’ at  Autumn (September, October and November). The summer months are very rainy because it will be monsoon season and the winter is very cold and windy too. 

In the summer months, mornings are cloudy with rain. Trekking is very uncomfortable, because the trail is quite slippery and muddy. Trekking during winter is no real problem because it will normally be dry and clear when it gets quite cold. You need plenty of warm clothes if you want to go trekking at the winter months.

Picky Peak Trek Difficulties

Pikey Peak trek is considered easy and has moderate difficulty. The route follows at the lower Everest region. You won’t find steep and challenging paths along the way, but 5 to 6 hours for the daily walk which makes the trek a little tired and exhausting.

Pikey Peak Trek Routes

.The Pikey Peak trek route starts with the drive from Dhap. A scenic drive for about 8 hours provides the best countryside view. You will also experience the Sherpa Culture. It also gives you the best countryside view and enjoy the local villages. From day 2 onwards, we start walking and to reach Pikey Peak’s highest point. From here, we will move down the trek to Junbesi.

During the Pikey Peak trail, we will also the visit a local village. Get the stunning mountain view and see the Thupten Choling Gompa. The trail also drops to the Phpalu via Junbesi; from Phaplu, we can also take a short flight back or drive back to Kathmandu. To know the better route, get at the Pikey Peak trek map.

This pikey peak trek is best for everyone. For those wanting to find out the most superficial view for Everest. Walling at the medieval landscapes within a few days, pikey peak would be one of the simplest options. The trek is also the most panoramic view and an experiment with local Sherpa culture.

We also visits the small Sherpa farmer village visiting the well-painted Buddhist monasteries. Walking at through the rhododendron forest is also a bonus. It is often an honest combination of Nature and Culture exploration.

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