Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

In this modern world, people believe they are away from the nature. Pikey is just one day away from the capital and is a lifetime experience, where you can breathe in the fresh mountain air, witness the red-painted rhododendrons, and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas.

Nepal is home to 8 out of the 14 eight-thousanders of the world, located at the lap of the Himalayas. Pikey Peak is an exceptional place in lower Solukhumbu, which boasts a grand view of 7 out of them from a single spot.Naturally, it also provides its guests a peep into its unique lifestyle.

Pikey is close to Kathmandu and offers the clear mountain air and lush wilderness you would expect from the Himalayas, seamlessly showcasing Nepal’s vibrant diversity. In addition, this trek is relatively easy and suitable for both family treks as well as visitors with limited time.

The trek begins with a jeep ride from Kathmandu (100m) to Dhap (2800m). Then, you hit the trails, heading to the village of Khamding.

The well-maintained trail with lodges lining it leads you to Jhapre, home to a quaint gompa. From Jhapre, the Pikey Base Camp is only a short but steep climb up. At the base camp, you will probably meet Tungna Baje, named so for his advanced age and penchant for the Tungna, a traditional Tibetan musical instrument. He is the owner of a local teahouse and is often seen chatting with trekkers and sharing stories of his life He is someone you must meet on this journey for music and more.

Next on your itinerary is the Pikey Dada, from where you will see the glorious vistas you came in search of. From Kanchenjunga to the east and Annapurna to the west, you will watch the amber sunbathe the mountains in its ambient light. Now, the journey back home begins with a descent to Loding village. It is a charming village home to the diverse culture of the Sherpa, Magar, and Newar communities Then, it’s off to Junbesi village.

Junbesi village sometimes hosts the Dumji festival between April and May. A picturesque stupa, similar in structure to Boudhanath, is this place’s key attraction.  Thupten Choling Monastery near Junbesi village is your next stop. It is home to many monks and nuns of Tibetan descent.From here, you descend to Phaplu, where you can catch a flight or take a bus ride to Kathmandu.

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

  • Thupten Choling Monastery, where you can break bed with Buddhist monks and nuns and live in their shoes for a day or two.
  • View seven out of the eight thousanders of Nepal up-close from a single spot with a 3600 view of the Himalayan Range.
  • View the highs of the Himalayas and lows of the deep Khumbu valleys in Pattale.
  • Be a part of the spiritual tradition of the region, visiting and offering prayers in the many stupas and gompas of the region.
  • Tour verdant forests, alpine scrubs, and rocky tundra in as short as three days.

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TRIP ITINERARY

On your arrival at the TIA, you will be greeted and guided to the designated hotel by one of our Precious Adventures representatives. They will manage check-in and provide you the keys for the room. In the evening you will be able to casually stroll through the city. Later you will be visiting one of the finest restaurants for complementary welcome dinner.
Today you explore the beauty of Kathmandu, number of world heritage sites to visit. Witness the traditional craftsmanship in Bhaktapur, a historic city close to Kathmandu and Boudhanath, one of the prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites or perhaps stroll around the areas of tourist hubs in Thamel.
Today we drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. Driving along the banks of Sun koshi river it takes about 7-8 hours to reach Dhap. From Dhap we begin moving towards north, following a short trek to Kartike. Katike is a small settlement surrounded by beautiful Himalayan range. We stay overnight at Dhap.
Today we trek to a village called Jhapre. One can catch glimpse of the beautiful Mt. Everest and Numbur himal along with small gompa to explore. We spend our today’s night in this village.
We breakfast we continue our hike to Pikey base camp via Bulbule and Pangsing. We rest at Bulbhule for lunch where we can enjoy picturesque view of Everest range. The encompassing Himalayan range, some old yak houses and long mani stone walls are rather pleasing. We explore Nak (yak) cheese factory at Pikey base camp
Today we begin our trek from pikey base camp to Pikey Peak (4065m). We will enjoy the best view of Himalayan range. We enjoy the view from kanchanjunga to Dhaulagiri mountain range from the top. Pikey peak is also a view point, majestic Himalayas standing around are simply mesmerizing. We continue toward Jamane bhanjyang and further to Lamjura.
Today we hike towards the east from lamjura for certain hours to junbesi. Junbesi is a Sherpa village standing as embodiment of lifestyle,culture and tradition of the Sherpa people. Beautiful stupa outside Junbesi village, Numerous monasteries along the way as Buddhism is one of the flourishing religion. Dumji festival is a prominent festival among local residents. Agriculture is main economic activity in this region.Potatoes, Barley and Wheat are among staple food items. Kiwi farms are also really popular here.
Today travel north from junbesi after 2 hours of trek we reach Thupten Chholing Monastery, Numbur range is visible on the way. Monastery is one of the oldest residence for aani (nuns/ female monks) established by tibetan refuses and high level monk Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in the 1960s.We stay in monastery guest house. we will participate in rituals of monastery. Dinner with monks and stay like monks and nun in another attraction in this monastery.
Our todays journey embarks after breakfast. We trek towads south to Phurtang. Phurtang view point presents panoramic scene of Everest, Thamseruk and Mera. We come across small village of Borgando and Namuche in between. We follow the trail along the pine forest. We wil have opportunity today to see the wild animals and birds.
Today we continue our journey to the Ringmo and we take jeep drive to Phaplu. In phaplu we will visit Phaplu Hospital and walking to the small town Phaplu.
From Phalpu it takes about 45 minutes to fly back to Kathmandu. Depending on the time available you can stroll around the Kathmandu city, visit thamel also known as tourist hub of the city or just simply relax in your hotel
Free day to relax and enjoy, enough time at your disposal today for shopping souvenirs or perhaps exploring the world heritage sites of Nepal before leaving the choice is yours to make.
On your last day here our representatives will drop you off at TIA.
Note : The itinerary we have made is based on our previous experiences and clients' reviews. This itinerary can be customized according to your interest, schedule and budget.

Food and Accommodation
The Pikey Peak Trek is an example of the teahouse trek prevalent in this part of the world.

The quality of the accommodations depends on your current altitude. As you ascend further, it becomes more basic. Most rooms are shared and have twin beds.

Toilets will be of the squat type and may not be provided with toilet paper. Hence carrying a roll might be a good idea.

There will not be a great selection of food. Dal Bhat (literally “rice-lentils”) is a high-carb diet that provides all the energy needed for the trek and offers a fresh taste for your palettes.

Other items on the menu include momo (steamed dumplings with meat or vegetable fillings) and noodles (basically spaghetti).

Best Season for the trek
Nepal experiences hot and wet summers (June-September) followed by chilly and dry winters (December-February).

The best seasons for this trek are autumn (October-November) and spring (March-May). The weather is relatively steady during these months, and the temperature is perfect for long walks.

No rain clouds obscure the view of the mountains, allowing you to get the most out of the trip.

The start of autumn and tail end of spring is also the best time to witness the wilderness teeming with life. Dashain and Tihar festivals in the autumn and Dumji festivals in the spring also add further life to the region.

Trip Category
The short duration of the trek and gentle pace with some steep sections contribute to its grade as an easy trek.

Although sections of the trail are somewhat steep, they are few and far off that they can be managed easily.

You do not need to carry many supplies or camping gear, lightening your load and leaving you free to move at your own pace.

Health and Safety along the trail
This is low altitude trek, so you do not need to worry about altitude sickness.

In case of a health emergency, rescue operations can be carried out, and the trail is populated enough that you won’t be stranded even in the worst scenario.

There is no shortage of drinking water along the trail. Although the toilet may be basic, it is hygienic. Hot showers are available for a small fee, and many lodges also offer laundry services.

Mountain Bike and Bike Tour Options
Pikey Peak is not only accessible to trekkers but also to mountain bikers. The route you will need to take for a bike tour is different from the one for trekkers, although it is just as pleasant and will still take you to your final destination.

The elevation you need to cover means you may have to carry your bike for some sections, but it’s all part of the fun and worth it when you reach the top.

Cost Includes

  • Precious Adventures Travel guide and trekking crews
  • Kathmandu Phaplu flight
  • Ground transportation
  • Full board meal and accommodation during the trekking.
  • One hour Meditation in Nun Monastery
  • Trekking permit and Entry fees
  • All permits and fees
  • All Government Taxes

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