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Pikey Peak Trek – 7 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -10°C to 19°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 7 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April & May

The 7 Days Pikey Peak Trek takes you to the majestic Khumbu region. PIkey Peak trek is a short easy trek for anyone who doesn’t have 10 days to two weeks to spend but wants to experience the adventure in the Nepalese Himalayas. This is one of the treks that you can easily complete in the Autumn, Spring, and even Winter Seasons.

Pikey Peak lies at an altitude of 4065m. What makes the trek to Pikey Peak special is the chance to see the tallest mountain in the world Mount Everest up closely.  You will get spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Sishapangma, Thamserku, and Mera peaks while on this hike and from Pikey Peak.

Background

The view of the lower Everest region from Pikey Peak, according to Sir Edmund Hillary, is the best in all of Nepal. We tend to agree. The advantage of this little hike is that it’s a little further away from the tall mountains, thus vistas of the Himalaya are much more expansive. In just seven days, you may take in the beauty, learn about Sherpa culture, and tour Kathmandu.

Sunrise and sunset are the finest times of day to observe and properly appreciate these monoliths. The trail traverses several of the area’s most incredible settlements, including Kerung, Pattale, Jhapre, Lamajura, and Junbesi. Interacting with people from different castes, including Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang, and Gurung, is a wonderful chance.

Hence if you are looking for an awesome but short trekking destination in Nepal, then the Pikey Peak trek might be the best option. Let’s get some in-depth details on this trek.

Routes of Pikey Peak Trek

The trip starts in Dhap and goes via the villages of Jhapre, Junbensi, and Phaplu before stopping to appreciate the Tibetan Buddhist Thupten Choling Monastery, where you may hear different ceremonies being performed and sung.

The Pikey Peak Trek is a less popular tourist route that provides an exceptional view of Tibetan Sherpa culture and breathtaking surroundings. The Sherpas are renowned for their warmth and perpetually genuine smiles. Stupas and the ubiquitous, vibrant prayer flags are only two of the many monuments in the area.

Through verdant valleys and woodlands, the Pikey Peak Trek leads you. From Pikey Peak, the vistas of other imposing, snow-covered mountain ranges, including Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri, are breathtaking and a visual feast.

The adventurous trail follows the trip from Dhap, Jhapre, Pikey Peak Base Camp, Loading, Junbesi, Selleri, and back to Kathmandu.

The view of the lower Everest region from Pikey Peak, according to Sir Edmund Hillary, is the best in all of Nepal. We tend to agree. The advantage of this little hike is that it’s a little further away from the tall mountains, and the vistas of the Himalayas are much more expansive. In just seven days, you may take in the beauty, learn about Sherpa culture, and tour Kathmandu

Pikey Peak Location and History

Pikey Peak is one of the key attractions of the Lower Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is one of Kathmandu’s nearest trekking spots and peak climbing spots. After about 6-7 hours of drive from Kathmandu, you’ll reach Dhap, which is the starting point of Pikey Peak trek.

Pikey Peak is named after the deity very famous in the Sherpa Clan. Every year during the month of July, local people celebrate a unique festival dedicating their worship to their god Pikey Hlapchen Karbu also known as the eastern Chyabu Pikey.

It was first climbed in 1953 during the trekkers’ expedition, including Sir Edmund Hillary. He was pleasantly surprised by the beauty and views he saw from the peak, which made Pikey Peak his best trekking destination till his last day.

Is Pikey Peak Difficult for Beginners?

Pikey Peak is generally categorized as an easy trek for trekkers with experience. However, it can be moderately challenging for beginners as most trekking routes are off-road. The distance and duration of the trek might be short, but you still have to trek at an altitude of over 4000m.

During this short trek, there is little room for acclimatization, so the chance of altitude sickness is quite high, especially for beginners. During these small treks, it is important to be physically ready before trekking. But if you are a beginner and get some experience in trekking, then the Pikey Peak trek is the best option among others.

The trek is short, near Kathmandu, and you don’t have to stay at a high altitude for a long time, so you may not suffer from altitude sickness. Hence, learning about altitude and acclimatization is the key lesson for beginners. Training in physical exercises will make your Pikey Peak trek fun and will motivate you to go for other, more complicated treks.

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Highlights

  • One of Nepal’s top locations allows you to view Everest.
  • Get a unique, wide view of a significant portion of the Himalayan range.
  • Discover the Lower Everest Area, which is largely ignored by tourists.
  • Within seven days, complete a trek and get a taste of Sherpa culture.
January
-10°C to 0°C
February
-8°C to 2°C
March
-5°C to 5°C
April
-2°C to 8°C
May
2°C to 12°C
June
5°C to 15°C
July
7°C to 17°C
August
7°C to 17°C
September
5°C to 15°C
October
0°C to 10°C
November
-5°C to 5°C
December
-8°C to 2°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu - Dhap

Day 1 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dhap

Altitude

(93480 ft / 2850 m)

Today is the first day of your 7 Days Pikey Peak Trekking. We set out on our first leg of travel from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazar. Until we arrive at Ghurmi, we continue along the Sunkoshi River. You can sit along the road and take in the Nepali countryside’s dynamic array of rivers, terraced rice fields, and lush forests. After some time, we arrive at Dhap Bazaar, where we can explore the markets and take in the distinctive clothing of the Sherpa villagers. Included are breakfast and dinner.

Day 2

Trek to Jhapre

Day 2 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Jhapre

Altitude

(73480 ft / 2250 m)

The second day of your trek to Pikey Peak continues on the trail to Jhapre after leaving the border settlement of Kerung. We will pause along the walk to take in Buddhist monasteries and the amazing, untamed nature, where orchids appear randomly throughout the trees. We can observe the fascinating rites at the monastery when we arrive in Jhapre. Included are lunch and dinner.

Day 3

Trek to Pikey Base Camp

Day 3 Facts

Accommodation

Lxury Lodge in Pikey Base Camp

Altitude

(11,942 ft / 3640 m)

On the third day of your Pikey Peak trek, you’ll arrive at the second-highest point of the journey, passing Mani stones, stupas, and historic Buddhist temples on the way. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 4

Trek to Loding

Day 4 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Jubesi Vaiiley

Altitude

(8,251 ft / 2515 m)

Our hike today leads us to a breathtaking vantage point from which you can see the entire Himalayan Range, from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri. Of course, from here, one can see the highest mountain in the world. Yaks frequently graze next to the trail, and occasionally the yak herders will give you fresh yak milk. We will descend to the Junbesi Valley, where we spend the night, after taking in the wide view from Pikey Peak. Included are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5

Trek to Junbesi

Day 5 Facts

Accommodation

teahouse at Phaplu

Altitude

( 8856 ft / 2700m)

We travel for around six hours until we arrive in Phaplu after seeing Thupten Choling Monastery and taking in some of their culture. At Phaplu, we can partake in a customary Sherpa cultural event while sampling the local food and drink. Included are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 6

Trek to Salleri

Day 6 Facts

Accommodation

Guesthouse at Salleri

Altitude

(9711 ft / 2960 m)

Today is the sixth day of your Pikey Peak Trek, and we travel to Salleri. We leave Junbesi after a beautiful hike. During our journey from Junbesi to Salleri, we will enjoy some of the best views that will add value to our trip.

Day 7

Back to Kathmandu

Day 7 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

(4264 ft / 1300m)

Today is the final day of your 7-Day Pikey Peak Trek. This marks the conclusion of your voyage, but the memories you’ve made will last a lifetime! Three hours before your trip, a company representative will transport you to the airport.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport )  transfer in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge (Twin share) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Pikey Peak Region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (One porter for two persons).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation etc.
  • Necessary permits and documents.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • A trekking map, duffel bag, first aid kit box, Oxygen saturation check up everyday,  water purification, company T-shirt and trekking completion certificate .
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All kind of service charge and government tax .
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, hot water, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

Book the Trip

Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 2 - 4 $700.00 PP $600.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $680.00 PP $580.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $660.00 PP $560.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $640.00 PP $540.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $620.00 PP $520.00 PP
Group of 21 - 24 $600.00 PP $500.00 PP

Need a private date?

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Additional Trip Information

Best Season for Pikey Peak Trek

If you want to make your Pikey Peak Trek more fun and challenging, then trekking at the ideal time is the way. Choosing the ideal time for trekking in Nepal means choosing the ideal season.

The two most popular seasons for trekking in Nepal, including Pikey Peak Trek, are either Autumn Season or Winter Season. During Autumn and Spring, the weather is clear, and the temperature is mild. The views of the skies and mountains are very clear during both Spring and Autumn, but trekkers who like peaks and mountains prefer the Autumn season mainly for the brown amber look of the mountains.

Unlike Autumn, Spring is more beautiful, with amazing rhododendrons and pine forests covering your trekking trails. However, Autumn and Spring are peak seasons in Nepal, so if you don’t like crowds, then it might not be the time to visit. The trekking trails, along with tea houses, hotels, and lodges, are also overbooked.

Another season that is generally not ideal for trekking in Nepal is the winter season. However, for Pikey Peak Trek, winter season is still considered ideal and even amazing for trekking. The trek in winter is generally very cold, but it is dry, and mountain views are higher. Since the trek duration is less, you won’t spend more days at the high altitude during the insanely cold winter weather.

Foods and Accommodation in Pikey Peak Trek

Foods

Foods are very necessary during your Pikey Peak Trek. However, the available resources are quite limited. Since it is in a remote area of the Khumbu region, you will not be able to receive packed foods at a higher altitude.

You will receive three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every meal you have during this trek will be organic and homemade.

You can choose from a wide range of breakfast menu items, such as loaves of bread, toast, rotis, chapatis, soups, stews, sandwiches, and cornflakes.

During breakfast, you will also be served tea mixed with honey, ginger, and lemon. You can also drink energy drinks or coffee, but we don’t recommend too many caffeine-based products.

You can choose from the local Nepali dishes of Dal, Bhat, Vegetable curry, pickle, cucumber, and yogurt for lunch and dinner. We don’t recommend eating meat in higher altitudes, as it might be uncooked and can cause health issues.

Accommodation

You will trek in high-altitude remote locations, so tea houses are the primary accommodation option. You will sleep in a wide but small twin bedroom, so you must share your room with another trekker. The tea house provides pillows, blankets, bedsheets, and mattresses to keep you warm.

Toilets and sinks are also shared among all guests. You will not get a hot shower in the bathrooms, but if you pay extra, they will arrange hot water for you. In these tea houses, you’ll not find showerheads; instead, you have to take a bath from a bucket and mug.

Is Altitude Sickness a risk during Pikey Peak Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a risk during Pikey Peak Trek. During the Pikey Peak trek, you will be trekking above an altitude of 4000m. Since the trek duration of Pikey Peak is only five to seven days which means there won’t be much time for acclimatization.

During any trekking destination, the trekking agency keeps at least one day for acclimatization, which enables trekkers to get used to the climate and low oxygen pressure in high altitudes.

So during the Pikey Peak trek, the trekkers won’t be able to get used to those altitudes and oxygen levels. This automatically raises the risk of altitude sickness.

However, you will not be spending much time in high altitude on this trek. You have to be wary about health on the 3rd and 4th day of the trek, after which you begin lowering altitude. So keep yourself hydrated, listen to your body and take plenty of rest between your treks to be safe from altitude sickness.

Trekking Permits for Pikey Peak

Pikey Peak trekking is an amazing trekking site in the Everest region. Since you will be trekking around the Everest region you must issue some important permits.

Sagarmatha National Park / Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit: You have to issue either Sagarmatha National Park or Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit

Cost of Permit: Rs 3,000 per person.

Frequently
Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

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We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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