Pikey Peak Trek- 14 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 2-10
  • Max. Altitude 3645 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Named after the Sherpa god Pikey, the Pikey Peak Trail is recently opened cultural village trek in the Solukhumbu region that leads trekkers to the base of Pikey Peak.  The peak is one of the tallest peaks in Solukhumbu Region.  Though labeled as a cultural village trek, the trail possesses incredible mountain views that can't be seen anywhere else on Earth.

Pikey Peak Trail initiates by flying to Phaplu and passes through Salleri, Ghunsa, Pattale and Jhapre to make it to Pikey Peak.  Visiting a number of enchanting villages with eversmiling locals, you will gain insight into their lifestyle and culture. We'll visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing, a major highlight of the trek. The apex of Pikey Peak itself is a hotspot for sunrise and sunset viewing.  It provides a 180-degree view of Everest Himalayan Range, Numbur Chuli, Mount Everest, Makalu and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, Mount Kanchenjunga, Nupche Mountain, Amadablam Mountain, Khatang Mountain, Krayalung Mountain, Shisapangma Mountain Mera Peak and Thamserku. The Pikey Peak Trek hosts cleansing rituals each year at its beautiful lake, which normally falls in the month of August in the English calendar.  This is the trip of a lifetime, which is still under the radar for most people, so get there before the crowds do!

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader.  If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago.  Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      We take an early morning 35 minute scenic flight through the incredible landscapes before quickly arriving to Phaplu. A 4hour trek from the airport takes us to Salleri, where we stay overnight.

        After taking breakfast and hiking for a little while,  we arrive at the pretty settlement of Dorpu, where we can take a break for tea or lunch.  Moving along, we reach our destination of Ghunsa, a village of mixed races of Tamang, Magar and Sherpa.  To get from Salleri to Ghunsa, it normally takes about six hours.

          We have a relatively long, but exceptionally beautiful day ahead of us. We hae 8hrs of trekking past the Mani walls, monasteries, and beautiful mountain sceneries.  We have a break in Kerung before continuing on our way.  We eventually reach to Pattale which offers stunning views.  Overnight in Pattale.

            After taking break, we begin our hike.  For a total of six hours, we are exposed to such beauty along the trail.  We pass through forest of orchids, admiring the beauty of rolling hills and the mountains of Solu Okhaldhunga.  Before we know it, we arrive to Jhapre, which is rich in its monasteries, stupas, and other monuments to Tibetan Buddhism.  Overnight in Jhapre.

              Today is a major highlight in our trek.  We are filled with energy to hike to Pikey Base Camp. After six hours of walking through diverse forest, past monasteries and small settlements, we arrive to Pike Base Camp.  We take in the panoramic mountain views and have a good sleep.  

                We catch the early morning sunrise view at Pike Peak Base Camp before embarking on today's journey.  After 5hrs of walking past lush forests and flowing streams, we arrive at Junbesi Valley.  Overnight here.

                  We have ourselves a day of rest to explore the surrounding areas.  While at Junbesi, we pay homage to Thuptenchholing Monastery, where Tibetan Medicinal Therapy can be seen still in practice. 

                    After taking breakfast, we have a relaxing day ahead of us.  We walk about three hours past villages with their picturesque monuments to Tibetan Buddhism before arriving at Ringmu, where we will stay overnight. 

                       Early in the morning, we will head out to explore around Ringmu, taking in the spectacular views of mountains and surrounding landscapes.  Then, we continue uphill to Taksindu La.  Overnight in Taksindu La

                        On the 12th day of Pikey Peak Trail, we will head towards Phaplu, a town nestled in Himalaya mountain range.  Overnight in Phaplu.

                          An early 35minutes scenic flight will lead us back to the domestic airport at Kathmandu. From here, we will drive back to our hotel.  We'll have a celebratory Nepali dinner in the evening. 

                            We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels.  We look forward to seeing you again!

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                              What's Included
                              Includes
                              • 10 nights and 11 days of food and accommodation during trek with tent
                              • Transportation from Kathmandu to Phaplu, and back to Kathmandu from Phaplu after the trek
                              • English speaking local expert guide( porters,cook,sharpa and helper)
                              • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                              • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee
                              • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
                              • Airport transfers and escort
                              • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                              • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
                              • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                              • Tent, mattress, and other equipment for camping
                              • Insurance for all staff & porters.
                              • Trekking achievement certificate
                              • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
                              Excludes
                              • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                              • International flight fare 
                              • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
                              • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                              • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                              • Hot shower during trek
                              • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                              • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
                              • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                              • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                              Dates and Prices
                              Date PriceAvailability 
                              Start DateStarts: MondayJun 12, 2023End DateEnds: SundayJun 25, 2023PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateStarts: MondayJun 19, 2023End DateEnds: SundayJul 02, 2023PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateStarts: MondayJun 26, 2023End DateEnds: SundayJul 09, 2023PricePriceUS$1575StatusStatusAvailable

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