Pikey Peak Trek in lower Everest where less people travel

Duration: 7 Days
Price: US $665 View dates & Prices
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • ActivityTrekking
  • TransportationPublic Vehicle
  • AccomodationHome Stay and Tea Houses
  • Min Person2
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Pikey Peak Trek; a  recently promoted incredibly great trip in lower Everest Region can be the your best choice if you are trying to find a less traveled but area that still offers some of best Nepal trekking experience in Khumbu that is close to Katmandu, this is a splendid (less discovered) route. This short Pikey trek provides an opportunity to go to several Buddhist monuments sites such as gompas, and stupas. Whichever the route you hoose to Pikey Peak Trek; it gives wonderful views of the Numbur Himal, Mt. Everest  and other mountain peak. From the Pikey peak, one can see the various spectacular mountain view over 8,000 miter including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna and many other snow covered peaks. The Pikey Peak is popular for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views and one can take pleasure in the magnificent sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu valley to the plains along with lots of Himalayan range.

Route and itinerary

If you're restricted on time and you are fit, then we can customized a 4-5 days itinerary but a more comfortable tour of 6-7 day trek allows you to trek without much physical demands and trek without stress enjoying some of best scenery by adding some spare days on the Pikey Peak trek with good well planned itinerary that permits you to walk on own pace and enjoy the trek with peace of mind with no rush. 

Short itinerary:

Day 1 Drive to Dhap from Kathmandu, Trek to Japre 93480 ft (2850 m) 6-7 hrs drive
Day 2 Trek to Pikey Base Camp from Japre. 11,942 ft (3640 m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 3 Catch a nice sunrise at Pikey Peak, hike to Loding 8,251 ft (2515 m) 8-9 hrs walk
Day 4 Trek to Junbesi, excursion to Thubtenchoeling Gompa 8856 ft (2700m ) 4-5 hours
Day 5 Trek to Phaplu / Salleri. 4593 ft (1400 m) 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 6 Catch a flight to Kathmandu or ride jeep. 4264 ft (1300m) 6-7 hrs drive

Flexible Itineraries 

There are several different routes to Pikey Peak and local people’s trails within the lower Khumbu area that engages getting to Pikey Peak. The usual durations (starting and ending in Kathmandu) are from 5 to 7 days depending on what you're planning for; we can craft a good tailored made trip based on how much time you have. 

How to get there?  

There are three ways to get there. 1) This Pikey Peak trek begins with 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. 2) Take private or shared local jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri that normally takes 7-8 hours depending on traffic and road condition. 3) Follow a traditional Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking route till Bhandar then trek toward Pikey Peak.

Best time to trek

Like most trekking in Nepal, Pikey Peak Trek is also best in Autumn and Spring, and also the winter months given its lower altitude. It's best, however, to avoid this trek during the monsoon as it can be very wet in this region and leech can be active.

Should I take a flight or drive is fine?  

If the time have doesn’t allow long ride or want to opt a shorter itinerary, it's best to fly both way that cost USD 300 per head for round. If you have got longer time and wanting to avoid wasting on prices, you'll drive to Phaplu by jeep or bus. It's a really scenic drive that takes around 7-8 hours however be warned that driving is that the most 'adventurous' option: roads in Nepal aren't well-maintained will be quite unsmooth and services are limited. We can arrange a 4WD private jeep if you ask. 

7 Days detail itinerary with more comfortable plan. 

Day 01: Kathmandu – Dhap (93480 ft  / 2850 m)
After breakfast, your guide picks you from your hotel in Kathmandu . Drive to Dhap, from Kathmandu that will be around 7-8 hour. From here the road takes us into the Gangatic Plains of the Terai, 50km north of the Indian border. The route diverts from the main highway, ascending the mountainous, winding road to the trailhead, Dhap, where we’ll stay for the night.

Day 02: Trek to Jhapre (73480 ft / 2250 m)
The trail quickly leaves the road, as an undulating path takes you through forest of brightly colored rhododendrons, white sub-alpine flowers and endless views of the foothills of the greatest mountain range on earth. The valleys are steep sided, with terraced fields of rice and vegetables carved into the hillsides and it is here that you’ll start to fully appreciate walking through the Sherpa homeland. The day is a relaxed 5-6 hours of walking on quiet trails. Soon we reach to Japre (2920 m/9580 ft), perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and Numbur Himal. There’s a pretty little gompa and stupa here, and this is your stop for the night, overnight is in the quiet mountain village of Japhre.

Day 03: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (11,942 ft / 3640 m)
After Japre, the path climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. There is one lodge with no name and nice views of the mountain peak vary from here. Before long when Bhulbhule, the path splits and you'll flip right to Pikey Peak. You will pass some previous yak huts and an extended Mani Wall. Then path contours the side below Taklung Danda and goes through a fine looking wooded trail. There are several rhododendrons here on tier path (which you'll see they blooming if trekking in spring). As you allow the forest, it a short walk to Pikey Peak base camp, regarding a pair of hours away. From here, it's a brief climb to the summit at 4065 m / 13336 foot. Unless you've got an extraordinarily clear evening, it is wise idea to climb to the summit in morning for sunrise. 

Day 04: Trek to Loding (8,251 ft / 2515 m)
Begin your day early to catch a nice sunrise at Pikey Peak then hike to Loding, you'll follow a gradual path to the summit, coated with prayer flags. The views are breathtaking! If the weather is clear, you'll be rewarded with wide views from Annapurna to Everest. From the highest of Pikey Peak, you'll follow a ridgeline that starts flat so steepens as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang, wherever breakfast are waiting. After breakfast, you'll continue your walk all the way down to Loding, that passes through some steep sections within the forest. At Loding, you'll have a couple of decisions for accommodation that are easy and charming. 

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi ( 8856 ft / 2700m) 
Begin the day by walking down the ridgeline for breakfast at Jase Bhanjyang. Leaving there, there are a few options for the descent to Junbesi. The most likely is a striking shortcut trail that leaves the ridge shortly after Jase and descends steeply through spectacular old growth forest to Taktor. This path meets the Everest Base Camp trail coming from Jiri. The tea houses from here are a bit more improved, and you're likely to meet a few other trekkers for the first time.  Some 2 hours walk on pleasant trail takes you to Junbesi. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village sitting at an altitude of 2675 m/ 8776 ft, 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 to Tibet, Buddhism flourishes and there are numerous Buddhist monasteries along the way.

Day 06: Trek to Taksindu (9711 ft  / 2960 m)
Cross the stream at the bottom of village and climb through the forest up to Salung, from where  views of Mount Everest (8848 m/ 29,028 ft), Chamlang (7319 m/ 2,4012 ft) and Makalu (8481 m/ 27,824 ft) are seen when weather perms. There are also gorgeous views out across the valley to Chiwong Monastery and down towards Phaplu. Keep going to Taksindu La, from wherever there are once more nice mountains views, so a short descent to the Taksindu Gompa and your lodge. The Taksindu Monastery was inbuilt 1946 and is typically open early morning or late afternoon. Please ensure to donate if you visit. 

Day 07: Back to Kathmandu (4264 ft  / 1300m)
We’ll be saying good bye to the Himalayas and making the return trip to Kathmandu. The route takes us out of the Solu Khumbu, across the mighty Sun Kosi river, with its origins hailing all the way from Tibet, hundreds of kilometres away and finally back to the main highway that takes us from the flatlands back into the Kathmandu Valley.

Cost Includes

  • 1 Government registered English Speaking local trekking guide.
  • 1 Assistant guide if group size exceeds more than 6 clients .
  • 1 Sharing porter for 2 travelers (weight limit: 20-25kg plus their own stuffs).
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 6 Dinners during the trekking.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruits during the trip.
  • Teahouse and home stay accommodation during the trek on twin/triple sharing based.
  • Local ground transfer to and from the trekking. 
  • All necessary Pikey Peak Trekking permits. 
  • All guide and porters fee with their expenses.
  • Tax, vat and office charges fees.

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation, meals and transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, we can arrange as per guest request.
  • Bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry,
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.

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Dates & Prices

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
Start: April 20, 2019
End: April 26, 2019
Available Left US$ 665
Start: April 27, 2019
End: May 03, 2019
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Start: May 04, 2019
End: May 10, 2019
Guaranteed Left US$ 665
Start: May 18, 2019
End: May 24, 2019
Available Left US$ 665
Start: September 07, 2019
End: September 13, 2019
Guaranteed Left US$ 665
Start: September 14, 2019
End: September 20, 2019
Available Left US$ 665

Trip Note

For your information; Phaplu flight can be delay by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season but as an option there are local jeeps or bus available to Kathmandu from Salleri in case the flight is cancelled. Pikey Peak…

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