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Pikey Peak Trekking
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US$ 25
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US$ 875
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No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $1,035
2 - 5 $875
6 - 14 $850
15 - 20 $820
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Max. Elevation
4065 m / 13336 ft
Group size
Min 2
Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sep To Dec and Feb to May
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Dhap - Jharpe - Pikey Base Camp - Junbesi - Taksindu - Phaplu - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Everest from picturesque spots like Pattale.
  • Witness a vast stretch of the Himalayan range, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Numbur, and Kanchenjunga from the summit of Pikey Peak.
  • Experience the beauty of sunrise and sunset, painting the sky with vibrant colors over the Himalayan peaks.
  • Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa community and discover their rich cultural traditions.
  • Visit historic Buddhist monasteries in the lower Khumbu region, exploring the spirituality and history they hold.
  • Encounter traditional elements like chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags, adding a spiritual touch to the trek.
  • Seize the opportunity to explore less-traveled trekking routes in the lower Everest region, providing a unique and adventurous trekking experience.

Overview

Pikey Peak is situated in the Lower Solu region, about 40 miles (64 km) east of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It is part of the Solu-Khumbu region, known for its stunning mountain landscapes and as the gateway to Mount Everest.

Pikey Peak has an elevation of approximately 4,070 meters (13,356 feet) above sea level. While it is not as high as some of the more famous peaks in the region, it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks.

Pikey Peak has become a popular trekking destination, offering a less crowded alternative to some of the more heavily visited areas in the Everest region. The trek to Pikey Peak provides an opportunity to experience the local culture, visit traditional villages, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas.

The region around Pikey Peak is inhabited by the Sherpa, Rai, and Tamang communities. Trekkers often have the chance to explore the rich cultural heritage of these communities, including their unique traditions, festivals, and monasteries.

The best time to visit Pikey Peak is during the trekking seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is generally stable, and the views are clear, providing an optimal trekking experience.

There are various trekking routes to Pikey Peak, and the trek can be customized based on the duration and difficulty level preferred by trekkers. Some common routes include starting from Jiri, Phaplu, or directly from the lower Solu region.

Pikey Peak Trek: A Short Trek with Great Views of Everest
The Pikey Peak Trek is renowned for its breathtaking panoramas of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, along with a stunning vista of other towering peaks including Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse. Despite being a relatively short trek, the Pikey Peak route offers unparalleled views that rival those of longer and more strenuous treks in the region.

Pikey Peak Trek Difficulty
The Pikey Peak Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers of all levels of experience. The trail features well-defined paths and gradual ascents, making it accessible to both novice and seasoned trekkers. However, some sections of the trail may involve steep ascents and descents, requiring a reasonable level of fitness and endurance.

Best time to do Pikey Peak Trek
The best time to embark on the Pikey Peak Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally clear and stable, offering optimal visibility for enjoying the panoramic mountain views. Additionally, the surrounding landscapes are adorned with vibrant flora, adding to the beauty of the trekking experience.

Permits to trek to Pikey Peak
Trekkers planning to undertake the Pikey Peak Trek are required to obtain the necessary permits from the local authorities. These permits typically include the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Local Area Entry Permit. It is essential to acquire these permits in advance to ensure a smooth and hassle-free trekking experience.

Trek route to Pikey Peak
The Pikey Peak Trek route follows a scenic trail that meanders through charming villages, verdant forests, and alpine meadows. Trekkers begin their journey from either Jiri or Phaplu, gradually ascending towards Pikey Peak. Along the way, they pass through traditional Sherpa villages, interact with the friendly locals, and immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Pikey Peak Trek Accommodation
Accommodation during the Pikey Peak Trek primarily consists of teahouses and guesthouses located in the villages along the route. These establishments offer basic yet comfortable lodging facilities, including cozy rooms and hearty meals prepared with local ingredients. Trekkers can also opt for camping under the starlit skies for a more immersive outdoor experience.

Experiencing local culture and tradition
One of the highlights of the Pikey Peak Trek is the opportunity to experience the unique culture and traditions of the indigenous Sherpa community. Trekkers can visit monasteries, attend prayer ceremonies, and engage with locals to gain insight into their way of life. Additionally, the warm hospitality extended by the Sherpa people adds to the charm of the trekking experience.

Everything you need to know about planning your Pikey Peak trek
Before embarking on the Pikey Peak Trek, it is essential to plan and prepare adequately. This includes selecting the appropriate gear and clothing, arranging transportation to the trailhead, and familiarizing oneself with the route and potential challenges. Trekkers should also consider factors such as altitude acclimatization, health, and safety precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

This is why you should trek Pikey Peak
Trekking Pikey Peak offers an unforgettable adventure that combines breathtaking mountain vistas, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment. Whether you're a seasoned trekker seeking a new challenge or a novice adventurer looking to experience the beauty of the Himalayas, the Pikey Peak Trek promises an enriching and memorable journey amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of Nepal.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel. Take the remainder of the day to rest and explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, soaking in the rich culture and heritage of the city.


Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Welcome Dinner
Today, we embark on our journey to Dhap from Kathmandu. The drive offers stunning views of the countryside as we traverse through picturesque landscapes and traditional Nepali villages. Upon reaching Dhap, settle into your accommodation and prepare for the trek ahead.

Max. altitude

2,900m / 9,514 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Our trek officially begins as we trek from Dhap to Jhapre. The trail takes us through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, providing ample opportunities to immerse ourselves in the local way of life. Upon reaching Jhapre, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains before retiring for the night.

Max. altitude

2,820m / 9,252 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Continuing our ascent, we trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp. The trail gradually gains altitude as we journey through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests. Upon reaching Pikey Base Camp, catch your first glimpse of the majestic Himalayas and settle in for a well-deserved rest.

Max. altitude

3,640m / 11,942 ft.

Accommodation

Camp

Meals

BLD
Today is the highlight of our trek as we make our way from Pikey Base Camp to the summit of Pikey Peak. Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from the summit, offering unparalleled views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. After soaking in the vistas, descend to Junbesi, where we spend the night.

Max. altitude

4,065m / 13,337 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Descending further, we trek from Junbesi to Taksindu. The trail winds through quaint villages and verdant forests, with opportunities to interact with friendly locals along the way. Upon reaching Taksindu, unwind and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Max. altitude

2,960m / 9,711 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Continuing our descent, we trek from Taksindu to Phaplu. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes as we make our way back to civilization. Upon reaching Phaplu, celebrate the completion of our trek and reminisce about the unforgettable experiences shared.

Max. altitude

2,459m / 8,068 ft.

Accommodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD
Today marks the end of our trek as we drive from Phaplu back to Kathmandu. Take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey and perhaps indulge in some souvenir shopping in Kathmandu's bustling markets.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD
After breakfast, bid farewell to the mesmerizing landscapes of Nepal as you transfer to the airport for your departure flight, concluding your unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas.

Max. altitude

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Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • 3*** (Three Star) Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • All applicable trekking permits including Sagarmatha National Park fees.
  • Full board on trekking staying in best available lodge includes breakfast, lunch and dinner with afternoon refreshment tea / coffee.
  • Service of guide, porters includes daily wages, meals, accommodation, transportation allowance and medical insurance only for field staff / porter.
  • Welcome or farewell group dinner, with a briefing regarding the treks.
  • Comprehensive medical kit carried by our guide throughout the trek.
  • On sightseeing tours private vehicles as per size of a group with city guide.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa, Medical / Travel Insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and expenses of personal nature like laundry etc.
  • Single room in Kathmandu and on treks where available at extra cost.
  • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation and Helicopter Service.
  • Personal trek gear, sleeping bags, duvet / down jackets, kit / duffel bags.     
  • Extra snacks and other refreshment, including drinking water at own expenses.
  • Early return from the trek due to personal reason or sickness, the client have to bear extra expenses oneself. (To be claimed from your insurance).
  • Personal Medical Kit, as per your doctor advice.
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