Itinerary Summary : Pikey Peak Trek
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu Nepal (1345 m) and transfer to the hotel
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be greeted by one of our staff members and immediately transferred to your respective hotel. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Guided Sightseeing tour at Bhaktapur & Patan
Today is scheduled for sightseeing. A local guide will be assigned to take you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. You’ll be explained about the rich history of each of these heritage sites. In the evening, proper rest and discussion about the trek ahead among the fellow members would be an ideal choice. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m), 210 km; 8-9 hours’ drive
From Kathmandu valley, you’ll drive towards the village of Shivalaya. Crossing Jiri, you’ll continue your drive alongside Bhotekoshi River. Enjoying a sublime view of Annapurna Range and Gaurishankar Himal (7134m), you’ll now head towards Mali. Driving past the forested area of Mali, you’ll be familiar with the unique culture and tradition of Tamang and Newar communities. Finally, after eight to nine hours of driving, you’ll reach Shivalaya via Yelung Khola. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Shivalaya.
Day 04 : Shivalaya to Bhandara (1800m); 4 hours
The real trek begins from today. After breakfast, you’ll start your trek towards the village of Bhandara. A steep ascent to the top of the ridge will take you to the settlement of Deurali. Along with an enchanting view of snow-capped mountains and green hills, you’ll walk past the forest of pine and rhododendron which finally leads the way towards Bhandara. Bhandara is a small Sherpa village where you can find numerous Buddhist temples. Overnight in Bhandara.
Day 05 : Bhandara to Goli (2800m); 5 hours
Early in the morning, you’ll continue your trek from Bhandara to Goli. Getting familiar with the lifestyle and unique tradition and culture of this region, you’ll reach Chaulakharka. From here, the trail moves further through the thick forest of magnolia and pine crossing several farm villages, monasteries, and sloppy landscapes. Finally, enjoying a stunning view of the whitewashed mountains, you’ll reach Goli. Overnight at the guesthouse in Goli.
Day 06 : Goli to Nwaol (3280m); 4-5 hours
From Goli, you’ll start your trek to the settlement of Nwaol. It’ll take you about four to five hours to reach your destination. A steep ascent through the forest of pine and rhododendron takes you to the plain valley. From here, you will find scarce human settlements. Walking past some sloppy landscapes and long terraces, you’ll finally reach Nwaol. Once in Nwaol, you can visit the nearby yak cheese factory. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Nwaol.
Day 07 : Nwaol to Pikey Peak, (4070m); 4 hours
Today is the summit day. After breakfast, you’ll ascend upward to Pikey Base Camp from where you’ll start your climb to the summit. At first, you’ll start your climb through the thin forest of pine and juniper. Now, the trail moves along some snow covered terraces. As you reach the summit of Pikey Peak (4070m), you will find the site covered in prayer flags to mark its sanctity. Once at the top, your heart will be filled with joy and a sense of accomplishment. A mesmerizing view of the sunrise over the snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Rolwaling Himal Range, Langtang Range, Thamserku (6623m), and many more can be witnessed from the highest hill in entire Solukhumbu district. Overnight in Base Camp.
Day 08 : Pikey Explore
Today you’ll explore Pikey. You can get an amazing view of Mt. Everest (8848m) from here. You’ll spend the day enjoying a breath-taking view of various snow-capped mountains. You can also hike to nearby places and take as many photographs as you want. Overnight in Base Camp.
Day 09 : Pikey to Jhapre (2820m); 5 hours
Soon after breakfast, you’ll start your trek to Jhapre. After some hours of gradual descent, you’ll make a steep climb to the top of the ridge until you reach the settlement of Bulbule. From here, you’ll cross small hamlets, farmlands and narrow paths and finally reach Jhapre. Once in Jhapre, you can visit ancient Jhapre Buddhist Monastery and get familiar with Buddhist culture and tradition. Overnight in Jhapre.
Day 10 : Jhapre to Pattale (2840m); 4 hours
From Jhapre, you’ll continue your trek to reach Pattale. Along with a glorious view of Mt. Everest (8848m) and other snow-capped mountains, you’ll first reach Phokte Danda. From here, you’ll walk past the forest of rhododendron and pine to reach the settlement of Singaney. You can even encounter some wildlife such as deer and red fox. Finally, after walking for four hours, you’ll reach Pattale. Overnight at the guesthouse in Pattale.
Day 11 : Pattale to Kathmandu (1310m); 8-9 hours’ drive
Bidding farewell to the Himalayas, you’ll drive towards Kathmandu valley. It is a long scenic drive of eight to nine hours. The drive will take you through the green hills, farmlands, and valley. Once in Kathmandu, you can enjoy a cozy evening walk around Thamel. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Kathmandu.
Day 12 : Departure at the international airport for your next destination
Today is your final day in Nepal. We’ll drop you off at the airport 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight.