Pikey Peak Trek

Trip Summary

Label Detail
Geography Mountain/ Forest/ Village
Location Solukhumbu, Everest Region
Level Of Difficulty Easy
Duration 12 days
Max Aaltitude 4070m
Religion Hinduism/Buddhism
Ethnic People Sherpa/Tamang
Accommodation Hotel/ Lodge/ Tent Camp
Transportation Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax 2

Detail Information

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

  • 360-degree mountain view with mesmerizing sunrise and sunset from the summit
  • Walking through the forests of rhododendron and pine
  • Visit ancient Jhapre Buddhist Monastery and passing through Mani walls
  • Getting familiar with the ancient culture and tradition of Tamang and Sherpa people

Pikey Peak Trek, situated in the Everest region, is one of the most stunning off beaten tracks which offers a breathtaking sunrise view of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Rolwaling Himal Range, Thamserku (6623m), and many more. Mani walls carved with Buddhist chants fill the trail whilst experiencing the endangered wildlife, lush vegetation and natural flora and fauna of the region. Walking past the green forest of pine and rhododendron and getting familiar with the ancient culture and tradition of Tamang and Sherpa people is another noticeable part of this trek.

The trip to Pikey Peak starts with a sightseeing tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, after which you’ll drive to Shivalaya, the starting point of the trek. The drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya is a long scenic drive of eight to nine hours alongside Bhotekoshi River and Yelung Khola.

From Shivalaya, the trail passes through Bhandara via Deurali and proceeds to Goli. After a quick visit to Buddhist monasteries in Goli, you’ll ascend towards Nwaol crossing thick forest of juniper and pine. Enjoying a glorious view of Annapurna Range, Langtang Range, and the Khumbu Himalayas, you’ll make a steep ascent to the top of the ridge until you reach Pikey peak Base Camp, from where your climb to the summit starts.

Walking past the forested and rocky area, you’ll now climb straight upward to the snow-covered terraces and finally, reach the summit of Pikey Peak (4070m). From the top, you’ll get a mesmerizing view of the sunrise over various famous snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Everest (8848m).

As you descend slowly towards the Pattale via Jhapre, you might encounter some endangered wildlife like a red panda. Once in Pattale, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu enjoying an enchanting view of green hills, terraced farmlands, and plain valley. September to November and February to May is the best time to trek in this newly opened trail.

Nepal Alibaba Treks and Tours is the best choice for this trek as we provide an excellent transportation and accommodation facility along with professional staff and guides. We are mainly focused on the safety, comfort, and security of our valued clients. With us, you are guaranteed an unforgettable and unique experience of your lifetime.

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Itinerary Summary

Outline

Day 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today is your final day in Nepal. We’ll drop you off at the airport 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight.
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Costs Includes and Excludes

Cost includes

  •  The airport picks up and drops by private Car.
  •  Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  •  Airport taxes.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  •  Meals during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and Tea or Coffee.
  • Guest House (Lodge) during the trek.
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu and provide breakfast.
  • License holder Guide.
  • Porter service during the trek (one porter for two Guests).
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Guide and porter salary.
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking.
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Lunch & dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Trekking gear.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry.
  • Hot Shower.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

 

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