Pikey Peak Trek - Everest & Sherpaland trek

Pikey peak trek for best Buddhist Sherpa villages and Everest view.

Pikey peak trek is the closest alternate to trekking in crowded Everest trail. This is newly introduced and less discovered trekking in Everest region which offers best of Sherpa culture and the Himalayan scenery. While the trek offers magnificent view of most sought after peaks of Everest, Kanchanjunga and Makalu, the trail passes through authentic Sherpa villages and monasteries following the beaten trail.
Many earlier mountaineers and explorers including ‘Sir Edmund Hilary’ have agreed that the view of Mt Everest from Pikey peak is their favorite. One thing is sure that the 4,067 m peak in the lower Everest region is definitely the best view point to look into Mt Everest and other peaks east of Kathmandu. Moreover the region is easy to access and provide flexible itinerary with option of driving or flying to the trekking trail head.
The trek starts with scenic drive of flight east of Kathmandu. The rolling hills with cascading waterfalls, terraces and pristine village in the foreground of snow peaks make the journey awe-inspiring. Once we start walking, authentic Buddhist villages marked by prayers flag and Mane walls greets us. Rustic monasteries and authentic Sherpa villages we pass by, are long gone in popular Everest trail. Walk through the Rhododendron forest and come to the high pastures with far reaching view.

Duration : 8 Days from Kathmandu
Type: teahouse trek
Transportation : Option of land transportation and flight
Season : March - May | Oct - Dec
Grade : Moderate - Each day walking is about 5 - 6 hrs with trail climbing up and down in the Himalayan foothills. Maximum altitude is only 4,067 m.

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Note: Could be custom made for 3 days or longer with trek to Tengboche Monastery and Everest base camp.

USD 950 Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast and taxes included in 3 star standard hotel.
  • All airport pick up and drop
  • Private 4WD to the trekking trail head.
  • Necessary Trekking Permits.
  • Trekking with licensed and experienced guide and porter.
  • Teahouse / lodge accommodation with 3 meals a day during the trek
  • Flight back from Phaplu

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Pikey Peak Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our represent will pick you up from the Kathmandu airport as per the flight information given. Drive to the hotel. Familiarization walk and trek briefing. Preparation and packing for the trek.

Day 02: Drive to Dhap Bazaar 2850m / 7 hrs

On the day, we will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive on the newly inaugurated B. P. highway to little town of Ghurmi in the Koshi River basin. From Ghurmi, the road leads to the higher elevation passing through Rhododendron forest to Dhap Bazaar. Spend the night in a guest house and explore the town.

Day 03: Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre 2815m / 5 hrs

We will basically follow the dirt road passing through the village of Sigane. The walking is scenic with the view of Mt Everest and Numbur Himal through the clearing of Rhododendron forest. Walk around the village and visit the local monastery. Overnight in lodge

Day 04: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3640m / 5 hrs

Enjoy the morning view of the Himalayas and start a day’s trek to Pikey peak base camp. The trail climbs through the Rhododendron forest coming to Yak pasture. Cross the long Mane wall and climb further to Pikey peak base camp. Visit Yak Cheese factory and enjoy the splendid view of snow peaks.

Day 05: Trek to Junbesi 2680m / 6 hrs via Pikey Peak( 4065m )

On the day, we will reach the highest point of our trek. Climb along the rocky ridge to the Pikey peak (4,065 m). The top unveils wide range of the snow peaks from Dhaulagiri in the west till Kanchanjunga in the west. View of Mt Everest, Thamsherku, Numbur Himal, Kangtega is the highlight. From the apex climb down to Lamjura pass and further to Junbesi. The days walk is one of the best with alpine landscape, Himalayan view and walk the Buddhist landmarks of Mane walls and Stupas. Visit the local monastery at Junbesi.

Day 06: Explore the Thuptenchholing Gompa 2920m / 4 hrs

Enjoy the view of Numbur Himal in the morning. Later in a day, go on a side trip hike toThupten Chholing Gompa. The trail ascends following the Junbesi River. The walk is an opportunity to explore pristine Sherpaland and gives dipper insight of the region.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2380m / 4 hrs

The trail from Junbesi descends down the Junbesi River and crosses the suspension bridge to the town of Benighat at the confluence. The day’s walking is scenic and continue unveiling new vista and an opportunity of cultural immersion.

Day 08: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu

The 35 mints flight back from Phaplu is scenic thrill. Enjoy the arial veiw of the snow peaks. Check in hotel and we will keep the day free for the flight delays, do the laundry or just to relax.

Day 09: Buffer day

We will keep this day in case the flight get cancalled because of weather. If everything worked as planned, you can use this day to explore Kathmandu. Together with 7 groups of medieval palaces and temples, Kathmandu is enlisted as UNESCO Heritage site.

Day 10: Drive to the airprot for final departure.

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