Pikey Peak Trek

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Pikey Peak, Phaplu, Nepal
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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Welcome to the Pikey Peak Trek, an awe-inspiring journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal. The Pikey Peak Trek offers an off-the-beaten-path experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality of the region.

Situated in the lower Solu Khumbu region, the Pikey Peak Trek takes you to an altitude of 4,065 meters, providing mesmerizing views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna. The trail winds through lush forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, and enchanting rhododendron-filled valleys, offering an authentic insight into the traditional Himalayan way of life.

Embark on this less crowded and serene trek, where you can witness stunning sunrises and sunsets over the snow-capped mountains and experience the tranquility of the Himalayas. The Pikey Peak Trek promises unforgettable moments and cherished memories, making it a must-visit destination for trekkers seeking both adventure and cultural exploration. Get ready to be captivated by the beauty of Pikey Peak and the surrounding landscapes as you embark on this incredible journey.

Essential Tips for a Successful Pikey Peak Trek

  • Choose the right trekking season, preferably spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November), for the best weather and clear mountain views.
  • Ensure you are in good physical condition as the trek involves easy to moderate uphill and downhill sections.
  • Take sufficient time for altitude acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. Plan rest days at higher elevations.
  • Pack appropriate trekking gear, including warm clothing, comfortable hiking boots, a sleeping bag, and rain protection.
  • Obtain comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.
  • Obtain the necessary permits, such as the TIMS card and local area permits, before starting the trek.
  • Consider hiring a local guide and porter to enhance your experience, provide insights into the culture, and carry your heavy backpack.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, especially at higher altitudes. Carry a refillable water bottle.
  • Respect the local culture, customs, and traditions during your interactions with the communities.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit with essential medicines and personal medications.
  • Be prepared for basic accommodations in tea houses along the trail. Booking in advance during peak seasons is recommended.
  • Carry enough cash, as ATMs may be limited in the region. Small denominations are useful for purchases.
  • Follow responsible trekking practices, such as proper waste disposal, to preserve the natural environment.
  • Carry emergency contact numbers and share your trekking itinerary with someone back home.
  • Enjoy the stunning mountain vistas, landscapes, and unique cultural experiences, capturing memories through photography while respecting the privacy of locals.

Pikey Peak Trek Safety Considerations

  • Take your time to acclimatize properly to higher altitudes to avoid altitude sickness and related health issues.
  • Stay informed about weather forecasts and be prepared for sudden weather changes, especially during monsoon and winter seasons.
  • Ensure you are in good physical condition to cope with the demands of the trek, which includes long walks and steep ascents and descents.
  • Carry emergency contact numbers and share your trekking itinerary with someone back home.
  • Have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.
  • Consider hiring an experienced local guide who knows the region well and can assist in emergencies or challenging situations.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, especially at higher altitudes where dehydration can occur.
  • Pack appropriate trekking gear, including warm clothing, a first-aid kit, and essential items for varying weather conditions.
  • Follow responsible trekking practices to minimize your impact on the environment and respect local culture.
  • Respect the wildlife and maintain a safe distance from animals encountered during the trek.
  • Stick to marked trails and avoid shortcuts to prevent getting lost or encountering hazardous areas.
  • Choose safe and reputable tea houses or lodges for accommodation along the route.
  • Be mindful of your health and any pre-existing medical conditions that might be affected by the trek.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a power bank for communication and emergencies.
  • Know your physical limits and don’t push yourself beyond your capabilities.

Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna.
  • Experience a less crowded and serene trekking route, away from the more popular trails in the region.
  • Immerse yourself in the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa and Rai communities, visiting monasteries and traditional villages along the way.
  • Witness stunning sunrise views from the summit of Pikey Peak, offering panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range.
  • Trek through beautiful rhododendron forests, especially during the spring when they are in full bloom.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa people as you stay in teahouses and lodges.
  • Explore the picturesque landscapes of the Solu Khumbu region, characterized by rolling hills, terraced fields, and lush greenery.
  • Enjoy a moderate trek at lower altitudes compared to some other popular treks in Nepal, making it accessible for a wider range of trekkers.
  • Capture stunning mountain vistas, cultural encounters, and natural beauty, creating lasting memories of your trek.
  • If trekking in March or April, you may have the chance to participate in the local Pikey Peak Festival, a vibrant celebration of Sherpa culture and traditions.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong 1 porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Trekking route map.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips to guide & porter.

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
  • Transfer to your hotel and check-in.
  • Rest and relax after your journey.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhap.
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the mountains and rural landscapes along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Dhap.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin the trek and walk through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests.
  • Pass through small villages and terraced fields.
  • Reach Jharpe, a traditional Sherpa village.
  • Overnight stay in Jharpe.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue the trek and ascend towards Pikey Base Camp.
  • Experience stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Overnight stay at Pikey Base Camp.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning hike to the summit of Pikey Peak for the magnificent sunrise views.
  • Descend to Junbesi through beautiful landscapes and charming villages.
  • Explore Junbesi and visit Thupten Chholing Gumba, an ancient monastery.
  • Overnight stay in Junbesi.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend the day exploring Junbesi, a culturally rich Sherpa village.
  • Visit Thupten Chholing Gumba, a Buddhist monastery with religious significance.
  • Experience the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality.
  • Overnight stay in Junbesi.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Phaplu, passing through terraced fields and rural settlements.
  • Phaplu is a small town with an airstrip and basic amenities.
  • Overnight stay in Phaplu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Phaplu.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the completion of the trek.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

6 - 10 Days

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

Essentials include warm clothing, comfortable trekking shoes, a sleeping bag, rain protection, a first aid kit, and personal items. Pack light and carry a refillable water bottle to minimize plastic waste.

Yes, the Pikey Peak Trek offers opportunities to immerse in the culture of the Sherpa and Rai communities, visiting monasteries, stupas, and traditional villages.

The highest point of the Pikey Peak Trek is Pikey Peak itself, standing at an altitude of 4,065 meters (13,333 feet).

While it is possible to trek independently, having a local guide can enhance your experience by providing valuable insights, ensuring your safety, and navigating the trails.

Teahouses and lodges are available along the trekking route, providing basic accommodations and meals for trekkers.

For the Pikey Peak Trek, you will need two permits: the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and the Solu Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.

The Pikey Peak Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness. It involves some uphill and downhill sections, but the trails are well-established.

The best time to do the Pikey Peak Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear.

The Pikey Peak Trek typically takes around 8 to 10 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace.

The Pikey Peak Trek is a popular trekking route in the lower Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, known for its stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna.

Tour's Location

Pikey Peak, Phaplu, Nepal

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