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    Pikey Peak Trek

    Pikey Peak Trek

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      7 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      10

    Highlights

    • View the Mt. Everest up close
    • Sight the lower Khumbu region and different landscape
    • Walk the newly discovered paths
    • Learn new culture and tradition
    • Reach the tallest hill of this region i.e. Pikey peak
    • View the sunrise from Pikey peak

    Pikey Peak Trek 7 days

    Pikey Peak trek is a new route discovered in the Khumbu region from where you can view Mt. Everest up close. If you are interested in going trekking on these trails, then we, the members of Eco Holidays Nepal present to you the Pikey peak trek 7 days program.

    Pikey peak, located in the Solukhumbu region, is one of the tallest hills in that region. The word Pikey has been derived from the name of the local Sherpa Clan, which means sky over nature.

    In July, various celebrations are held by the locals to worship their clan god. The beautiful areas in these trials are inhabited mainly by Sherpa Settlement. 

    This trek is considered the best hilltop destination, which gives scenic sights of Mount Everest. You can also view the beautiful lower Khumbu region and the mystical landscapes from the peak.

    Sir Edmund Hillary claimed the peak to be his favorite spot to view and enjoy the great Mt. Everest. Even the trekkers that have visited the peak call it the finest point to witness Everest.

    You will be mesmerized as you see the beautiful view of the sunrise. The peak also shows you many other mountains, such as Makalu, Gauri, Shanker, Lhotse, and many more.

    As the trekking routes are recently discovered, the trails present a solitary experience in your trek. The paths are also less crowded, enhancing the experience of the Himalayas without any disturbance.

    While trekking this region, you will walk through many lush forests filled with Rhododendron, Orchids, Magnolia flowers, etc, keeping your company through these routes.

    Along with natural beauty, the beautiful manmade monasteries and gompas will also astound you. You get the opportunity to learn the norms, values, and traditions of the people living in these regions.

    Your journey begins as you fly or drive to Phaplu, and from there, trek to Pikey peak. After reaching Pikey Peak, you trek to Dahap and end your journey as you drive back to Kathmandu.

    If you want to go on the Everest trek but don’t have enough time, then don’t worry, the Pikey peak trek 7 days package won’t let you miss any adventure.

    Best time to trek in Pikey Peak

    Every month can bring out different trekking experiences for you as per the season. 

    Spring season (March, April, May)  is considered the blooming time of nature. It is when nature looks beautiful as it regains its hidden beauty.

    This season falls under the pre-monsoon period when buds turn into flowers, trees start getting their greeny back. As you trek during this season, you witness forests covered with the national flower rhododendron.

    The weather and temperature are both pleasing to trek. The temperature is usually 10-20 degrees during the day. But you might get prepared for early May as irregular rainfall might occur.

    The Autumn season ( September, October, and November) is when the skies are clear with warm weather. It is filled with lush forests, a clear view of Mountains, etc.

    This season falls under the post-monsoon period; a minimal amount of rainfall might occurs during September. As you climb higher in elevation, you might notice a faint decrease in the temperature.

    The weather is warm and favorable to trek during this period. The temperature is usually 9-15 degrees during the day and gets cold by night time.

    Winter and Monsoon seasons are considered the off-season time for trekking. They are not much popular as in any other season. It is less crowded during this period of the year.

    During winter( December, January, and February) the weather is very chilly, and the temperature goes negative. Most of the tea houses and guest houses are closed due to the cold. But the view of snow-capped mountains is fascinating.

    Likewise, in monsoon ( June, July, August), you might face heavy rainfalls as it rains a lot in this region. The trails are muddy and slippery, which makes it hard and demanding to walk through.

    So if you are planning to travel during this time of the year, then be prepared for the cold and rain.

    Some tips for peaky peaks trek

    Before going on a trek like this, you have to be well prepared so that you are able to tackle the difficulties you may face along the way.

    Carrying Appropriate Trekking Gear

    It is crucial that you check and carry the appropriate clothing as well as the necessary equipment before starting your trek. Packing is the first thing you have to do on a trek.

    So, You should bring your clothing and trekking gear according to the seasons you are traveling. Such as, during winter, carry warm clothes, and in the monsoon, carry raincoats.

    Physical exercises

    Proper body condition is critical before you can go on a trek. Short walks are typical for people, but long ones at high altitudes need training. Training doesn’t require technical but physical exercises.

    You should do physical activities like swimming and running three weeks before the trek. If you are fit, you can enjoy your trek as you climb, clearing the obstacles. You should prepare yourself not only physically but mentally as well.

    Walk Slow

    While going on a trek, it is better to walk slowly when climbing higher altitudes. Walking slowly has its benefits, you get to enjoy your trek without getting much tired. Rushing to reach the destination will only make it more difficult. There might be a rise in your body temperature, and you might be out of breath soon enough if you walk fast.

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    • Day01

      Drive or Flight to Phaplu (2470m) 35 minutes flight or 7-8 hours drive

      You have the option of driving or flying all the way to Phaplu.

      If you have limited time and love a short journey then you can fly to Phaplu. The flight departures from Kathmandu and takes around 35 minutes to reach there. It is inhabited at an altitude of 7918 m above sea level. The airport resides in the Phaplu town of Solukhumbu district. 

      During Monsoon season the flights are often delayed or canceled so be prepared if you are traveling this time of the year. Usually, it is better to take flights in the morning as the weather is nice and the skies are clear.

      While the drive to Phaplu is much affordable compared to the flights. If you are a long journey lover with scenic views of the countryside, rivers, etc then the 7-8 hours drive is perfect for you.  It is much more reliable than the flights as it won’t be delayed or canceled.

      However, the road is rough and bumpy in some portion along the way. The distance between Kathmandu and Phaplu is not very far. But due to the traffic rules, the average speed is 30-40 km/hr in the foothills and mountains.

      Reaching Phaplu you can view the local markets and some local monasteries on the way.

    • Day02

      Trek from Phaplu to Junbesi (2700m) – 5 hours

      After reaching Phaplu you will trek towards Junbesi which is about 5 hours walk from there. 

      Your trip starts as you walk gently through the downhill path crossing small streams along the way. Walking the paths you come across the local villages settled in that area.

      After that, you walk sandy uneven lands crossing the suspension bridge over the Junbesi river. Crossing the river you will reach Benighat, from there you walk rocky trails following the river.

      Junbesi is situated at an altitude of 2700m above sea level. You can enjoy the local Nepalese food here. 

      From here you can view many beautiful mountains like Numbur Himal, etc and the different landscapes and valley.

      Today your walk ends as you reach Junbesi.

    • Day03

      Trek from Junbesi to Lamjura Hills (3500m) – 5 hours

      You start your journey from Junbesi towards the Lamjura hills covering a distance of about 5.3 km. Lamjura Hills is situated at an elevation of 3500m.

      Today you will cross the Junbesi Khola and climb up a hill. As you reach the top of the hill you get to observe the striking sight of many mountains such as Thamserku, Kantega, Mera Peak, Mt. Everest, etc.

      After the mesmerizing view, you head uphill towards Ringmo village passing the Ringmo Khola. Then you will climb Lamjura La Pass which is a breathtaking Sherpa architecture.

      From the pass, you have to walk about an hour to reach the Lamjura top. As you reach the top you get the stunning view of Everest and other peaks.

      After 5 hours walk, you will stay overnight in a tea house.

    • Day04

      Trek for Lamjura to Pikey Base Camp (3700 m) – 6 hours

      On your fourth day, you head towards Pikey Base Camp walking for about 6 hours from Lamjura.

      This day’s trek is going to be a memorable one as you will be passing through the amazing vegetation in the higher altitude exploring the flora and faunas. Along the way, you will also visit many Buddhist mani walls and old monasteries. Walking through these trails you get accompanied by the view of the distinctive landscape.

      Pikey Base camp is situated at an altitude of 3700 m, from there you can sight many mountains such as mt. Everest, Thamserku, Gaurishankar, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa and many more.

      You will stay overnight in tea houses.

    • Day05

      Hike to Pikey Peak (4065) and Trek to Jhapre ( 2850 m) – 7 hours

      Today you will wake up early in the morning as you will be hiking to the highest point of this trek. It is situated at an altitude of 4065 m.

      You will walk uphill until you reach a path inside the deep forest area filled with rhododendron, pines, oaks, etc and then you walk past many grazing pastures eventually climbing uphill before you reach the most awaited highlight of this tour.

      As you reach Pikey peak you will wait to watch the beautiful sunrise and get the close-up view of the majestic Mt. Everest. You also get to view various snow-capped mountains like Gaurishaker, Melung, Number, etc.

      After enjoying the beautiful sceneries of mountains and landscape you head towards Jhapre. It takes about 7 hours to reach there.

      You will then walk through long Mani walls and pasture land where yak graze during day time. Then as you descend through the hills you reach Bhulbule situated at an altitude of 3210m. From there you continue to walk until you reach Jhapre through beautiful forests of pines and rhododendron.

      Jhapre is a beautiful village settled on the top of a deep valley from where you get the lovely view of mountains. You can also visit the Buddhist gumbas and stupas or check out the viewpoint on the northside of the village. As you wander around the streets you can also visit the cafes and shops the village has to offer. 

      Today you are going to rest at an altitude of 2850m.

    • Day06

      Trek from Jhapre to Dahap (3250m) – 6 hours

      This is your second last day of the trek, you will walk from Jhapre to Dahap. The trek is about 6 hours from here.

      The road between Jharpe and Dahap is under construction which makes the first few hours of your walk quite rough. As you walk along the paths you view the beautiful Mt. Number Himal and Mt Everest. 

      After reaching Sigane, you will walk through a dirt road until you reach Dahap. While walking in these routes you will faintly see vehicles.

      Dahap is situated at an altitude of 3250m, you can explore the local shops in the village. You also get to know the culture and traditions of the people living there. If you want to you can also visit the viewpoint from where you can see Mera peak, Lhotse, Cho yo, etc. It also has temples of Hindu and Buddhist god and goddesses.

      Overnight in one of the tea houses.

    • Day07

      Drive from Dahap to Kathmandu (7 hours by jeep) – 215 km

      Today is your last day in the Khumbu region. After your night in Dahap, you will head back to Kathmandu by jeep.

      This day you will be traveling for about 7 hours, covering a distance of 215 km. While heading back you will travel through many villages and agricultural field. You also drive through forests filled with colorful rhododendron.

      After reaching Ghurmi you will drive along the path that follows the Tama Koshi and Sunkoshi River.

      As you reach Kathmandu it is time to say your goodbyes. We the member of Eco Holidays Nepal hope that you had a great time in this trek.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Pikey Peak Trek

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House)accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper work: National Park Entry permit and Trekker’s  Information Management System(TIMS) permit.
    • Kathamandu-Phaplu-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
    • A highly experience,helpful knowledgeable, friendly, Englsh speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies(first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service(paid by your Travel Insurance  Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag,down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles(if you don’t have your own,need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official  expenses.
    • Pikey Peak trekking map.
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms).This will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 6 + person.

    What's Excluded in Pikey Peak Trek

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • A Porter if needed($160)
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)

    Departure Dates & Price

    • Start Date28th Feb 2024
      End Date5th Mar 2024
      USD 790Per person
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    • Start Date4th Mar 2024
      End Date10th Mar 2024
      USD 790Per person
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    • Start Date8th Mar 2024
      End Date14th Mar 2024
      USD 790Per person
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    • Start Date12th Mar 2024
      End Date18th Mar 2024
      USD 790Per person
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    • Start Date16th Mar 2024
      End Date22nd Mar 2024
      USD 790Per person
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    • Start Date20th Mar 2024
      End Date26th Mar 2024
      USD 790Per person
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