Pikey Peak Trek Nepal

Trip Overview


Pikey Peak Trek is the newly discovered incredible trekking trail in the Everest region. It is still less traveled by tourists. From Pikey Peak, you will have incredible views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Sishapangma, Thamserku, and Mera Peak.

Edmund Hillary, the first summiteer of Mount Everest, said that the best views of Everest can have from Pikey Peak (4067m) which is located in the Solu Khumbu, the lower territory of the Everest Region. It is not that much tiresome as Everest Base Camp Trek. You can experience a glimpse of the Everest region within a week.

It also offers a one-of-a-kind perspective of the Sherpa culture and the spectacular scenery along the trail. The Sherpas have a well-deserved reputation for their perpetually genuine smiling faces and kindness. Besides Sherpa, this trek is an ideal opportunity to experience the lifestyle of other ethnic groups of Nepal like Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung, and Rai.

You can also taste the verities of local cuisines and observe some rare plants and animals and as well it is considered as the most important places of natural and biological variety. The trail is also abundant in monuments, such as stupas and the ever-present colorful Tibetan prayer flags.

The best views of these magnificent mountains are at sunrise time when the changing light reflects off their glistening snow-white peaks.

The trek begins at Dhap and passes through Jhapre, Junbensi, and Phaplu villages you stop for a night halt. The trail goes through lush valleys and forests of pine and rhododendron trees. If time permits you may also visit Thupten Choling Monastery where you can observe various Buddhist rituals and chants.

The other highlight of this trek is you will not have threats of altitude sickness as the maximum height of the trek is just 4070 meters from sea level. Likewise, you do not need to take the fear of flight cancellation and postponement because by driving from Kathmandu you can go to a trekking start place called Dhap, and from Phaplu, the trekking endpoint, you can drive back to Kathmandu.

DETAILED ITINERARY OF PIKEY PEAK TREK WITH DISTANCE

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel.

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, you will be met and welcomed by an officer from Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition. He will assist you to transfer your hotel by our car. You will be briefed about your trip to the hotel. Then, you can relax at your hotel or wander around Thamel, the tourist center of Kathmandu, and do some last-minute shopping. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Altitude 2850 meters). Driving Distance: 240 km. Duration: 8 hours of drive.

The first leg of our journey takes you by road from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar. You follow the road along the banks of the Sunkoshi River until you reach Ghurmi Village. Along the way, you can sit back and admire the constantly changing Nepali countryside of dense forests, terraced rice fields, and numerous gushing rivers. You eventually reach Dhap Bazaar where we can take a leisurely walk around the markets. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Japre (Altitude 2815 meters). Distance: 14 km. Walking Duration: 4/5 hours.

From Dhap you start the trek. As you near Sigane, you will get a view of the peaks of the Numbur Himal range. The trail from Sigane follows a road under construction for the first couple of hours. The first village you reach is called Japre (2920 m). It is located above a deep valley with lovely views of Everest and Numbur Himal. There’s a pretty little Buddhist Monastery and stupa. In Japre you stop for the night halt. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (Altitude 3640 meters). Distance 13.73 km. Walking Duration: 5/6 hours.

After Japre, you follow the trail which climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. From there also you will have nice views of the Everest range. Soon after Bhulbhule, the trail splits and you’ll turn right to Pikey Peak. You’ll pass some old yak houses and a long mani stone wall. The trail then contours the hillside below Taklung Danda and goes through a beautiful forested trail. There are many rhododendron trees here along a level path (which you can see in bloom if trekking in the spring). As you leave the forest, it’s around 2 hours to reach Pikey Peak base camp. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Pikey Peak (Altitude 4065 meters) to Jase Bhanjyang (Altitude 3520 meters). Distance around 5 km. Walking Duration 4/5 hours.

Today early morning you start trekking to the famous viewpoint of Pikey Peak. You can enjoy the sunrise and mountain views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Number Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Langtang. After taking in the extensive panorama from Pikey Peak we will descend to Jase Bhnajyang and rest (Today walking distance is short but because of steps up and down hiking, walking time will take around 4/5 hours. Thus it is wise to stay at Jase Bhanjyang for night stay and take a rest). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Jase Bhanjyang to Junbesi (Altitude 2680 meters). Distance 11.02 km. Walking Duration 5/ 6 hours.

After breakfast, you follow the trail through the forest. After the forest, you walk through the meadow. Then you arrive village named Taktor. Have lunch in this village. Then continue the trek towards Junbesi by wide dirt road. Before arriving in Junbesi, you can visit Buddhist Monastery. Junbesi is a beautiful village with Buddhist Stupa, and comfortable tea houses. This is the village of the Sherpa, Magar, and Tamang people. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (Altitude 2380 meters). Distance: 13.26 km. Walking Duration: 5/6 hours.

After breakfast, you will follow the descending dusty trail along the Junbesi Khola until reaching a steel suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge you will reach Beni Ghat. You will continue your walk along the trail filled with scenic pleasures before reaching Phaplu. At Phaplu we can sample the local cuisine and drink while taking part in a traditional Sherpa cultural event. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 08: Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350 meters). Driving Distance 280 km. Driving around 9/10 hours.

Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu with a regular sumo jeep. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. In the evening farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with Nepali cuisines.

Day 09: Transfer to International Airport for your Final Departure.

Today is your ending day in Nepal. Our officer will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. He will drop you at the Kathmandu airport for your flight to the onward journey.

Note:

. In Junbesi, if you are interested to visit Thupten Choling Monastery, one day will be added to the above itinerary. It’s a day trip from Junbesi to Thupten Choling Monastery to Junbesi around 5 to 6 hours of hiking.

. The walking hours mentioned above may be different according to the pace of trekkers and the distance may some different according to the various navigation devices.

About Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition

Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition is the leading trekking operator and company managed by local tourism experts and Sherpas who have more than 20 years of experience organizing treks and expeditions into the Himalayan zone. We will take care of all permits and logistical matters, including food and accommodation on the Pikey Peak trek.

Please contact us by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp/ Viber/ Signal at +977 9851203181 for any further information about this trek, package price, or any questionss. Once we receive your request message, we get back to you within 24 hours.

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