Pikey Peak Trekking

Trip Overview

Pikey Peak Trek – It's wonderful short trek with great view of Mount Everest

The name Pikey is derived from local Sherpa Clan deity which represents the sky over the nature.

This trek is newly opened trekking route in Everest region which allows us to enjoy up-close view of Mount Everest and lower Khumbu region along with magical landscapes. The view of sunrise and sunset over the giant peaks is so magical that it will become your lifetime memory. Apart from majestic Himalayan views, you will get opportunity to discover unique geography and the life it supports. The unique Sherpa Culture and their hospitality is very intriguing. Being a newly discovered trekking route, it offers an off-beat and solitary trekking experience.

This trekking route is covered with lush forests of rhododendron, oak and pine. You will walk through numerous villages perched on ridge tops surrounded by terraced fields.

From Pikey peak, you will get the grand view of mountain peaks – Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga to the far west. The tea house accommodation along the trekking route is simple and offers very basic facilities.

This trek is suitable for anyone willing to witness the Himalayan peaks and authentic local lifestyle within few days.

You must be physically and mentally prepared to achieve the height and the distance, as there are not any quick exits from the side of a mountain.

Highlights

  • Highland people Sherpa culture.
  • Cultural interaction, village scenery and lifestyle.
  • Nepali hospitality.
  • Great views of Mt Everest, Thamserku, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Kantega, and others.
  • Unexplored territory, rare and exotic wildlife.

Trip Map

Pikey Peak Trekking Map

Short itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhap (2900m) by Jeep

Day 02: Dhap to Jhapre (2812m)

Day 03:Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3640m)

Day 04: Pikey Base Camp to Jos Mane Bhanjhyang (3549m)

Day 05: Jos Mane Bhanjyang to Thupten Choiling Monastery (2920m)

Day 06: Thupten Choiling Monastery to Phaplu (2469m)

Day 07: Phaplu to Kathmandu by Jeep

 

Detail Itinerary

Pikey Peak Trekking-7 Days

Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhap (2900m)
We will leave Kathmandu in the morning by jeep. Which is about 200kms drive through agricultural fields, river and can observe the daily village lives. 8-9hours

Day 02: Dhap to Jhapre (2812m)
Early morning walk for 25 minutes’ to view point for sunrise and mountain views, we can view Dughkunda, Mera Peak, Lotse, Cho Yo and Everest. Where there is a temple for both Hinduism and Buddhism. After enjoying the magnificent views we can eat breakfast and get ready for the walk to Jhapre. We follow the underconstruction road. We can skip road for about 40%. After two hours gradual/gentle downhill walk through the rhododendron and pine forest we can stop at the first village Sigane for a short tea break. Then continue for three more hours uphill and gentle walk reach to our destination Jhapre. It is a small settlement of Sherpa and Magar ethnic groups. It has monastery attach to the guesthouse. We can enjoy sunrise and mountains view (Dudhkunda, Pongday, Makalu, Mera Peak, Cho Yu, Everest, Tsumsherko and Kanchanjunga range). 5 hours walk-8kms.

Day 03:Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3640m)
After enjoying sunrise and mountains view and breakfast we can start the trek for 3 hrs gradual uphill through rhododendron and pine forest take us to Bulbule where we can have a short break for the tea. Then 45 minutes gradual uphill and gentle walk can reach at Lamachay village and where we can stop for lunch. After crossing stupa further zigzag steep climb for an hour through the rhododendron and pine forest. Then gentle and gradual uphill we reach to our destination Pikey Base Camp. There are only 4 households. It is interesting to visit cheese factory. We can view sunset and can view Langtang Peak, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna mountains. 7 hrs walk-17kms.

Day 04: Pikey Base Camp to Jos Mane Bhanjhyang (3549m)
Early morning for an hour and half hour steep climb reach us Pikey Peak for sunrise and can view panoramic mountain views from Manaslu to Kanchanjunga range (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Pongday, Dudhkunda, Everest, Cho Yu, Thamserko, Mera Peak, Makalu and Kanchanjunga, out of 14 highest mountains above 8000 meters peak in the world we can view 7 highest peaks from the Pikey Peak (4067 m). We can enjoy sunrise, panaromic mountain views, and villages around and can relax for couple of hours. Slowly we can walk steep downhill for two hours passing by jasmine flowers (high mountain incense). Then we can reach to Jas Mane Bhanjyang. It is located in the valley. There is only two teahouses. We can spend the night there. Teahouses have cows and yaks so can observe handmade hard and soft cheese, butter milk, butter and yogurt. 4 hrs walk-5kms.

Day 05: Jos Mane Bhanjyang to Thupten Choiling Monastery (2920m)
At first 30 minutes steep climb and an hour gradual uphill take us to the top of 3900m then steep and gradual downhill for another 1.5 hours follow by 2 hours gentle walk reach us to Junbesi village (2700m). It is a Sherpa village and where we can pass by several choten and stupas, Mopung village, agricultural fields and a river for 2 hours further gradual uphill reach us to the Thupten Choling Monastery. We can be a part of the monastery family to observe chanting at the monastery, eating monastery meal and can sleep at the monastery area. It is very interesting the nuns and monks can chant and do worship together at the monastery, this is the unique of this monastery. It is 85 years old monastery. About 300 nuns and 100 monks live there.7 hrs walk-20kms.

Day 06: Thupten Choiling Monastery to Phaplu (2469m)
We follow the road though hardly see any vehicles gentle walk along the river and the beautiful views of the villages other side of the walk. After 4 hours gentle walk we can climb gradual uphill for 30 minutes take us to our final destination Phaplu. Phaplu is a small Sherpa village where we can see airport. We can enjoy and relax rest of the day. 5 hrs walk-9kms.

Day 07: Phaplu to Kathmandu by Jeep
Early morning drive starts and takes about 10 hours to reach to Kathmandu, depending upon traffics. 290kms.

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes:

  • Private Jeep to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.

Cost Exclude:

  • International airfares
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee; A single-entry visa valid for 15/30/90 days costs US$30/50/125 - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

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Trip Facts

  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November
  • Per day walking: 6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Lodges
  • General Duration: 7 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 3640m
  • Minimum pax required:02

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