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Himalayan panoramas from Pikey peak

Pikey Peak Trekking

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Difficulty: Easy
Max Altitude: 4065m at Pikey Peak
Duration: 10 days
Cost: $930
Season: Spring and Autumn
Accommodation: Teahouse/Camping
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Highlights

  • Breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas
  • Short trek in the Everest region, journey to the undiscovered route
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Pikey peak at 4065m for the magnificent views of the mountains from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga

Pikey peak trekking is the recently discovered trekking destination in the Everest region which offers the best views of the Everest from the lower elevation and also while situating distant from the Mount Everest. The trek has flexible itinerary days and is very short comparing to other trekking trails. Pikey trek is mostly renowned for its panoramic mountains views either during sunrise and sunset.

Pikey is situated at Lower region of Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 4,065 meters. From Pikey peak, one can get the grand view of nature, can experience the traditional livings of different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung. Tourists can taste the varieties of local cuisines and observe some rare plants and animals. Likhu Pikey Rural Municipality of Ward No. 1 of Solukhumbu district and Pikey region of Ward No. 8 of Solu Dudhkunda rural Municipality is considered as the most important places of natural and biological diversity. Tourists can observe the best views of the highest peak of the world Mount Everest in the short trek.

From Pikey peak, one can get the grand view of mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khatang, Annapurna, Numbur, Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Shishapangma, Thamserku, Mera peak and so on. Additionally, Pikey peak rewards tourists with one of the best sunrises and sunset views. It offers dense forests of Sunpati, Pine, Rhododendron whereas attraction of birds and animals like Lophophorus, Crimson Horned Pheasant, tiger, wild bear, Panda, Ghoral and so on also remain. Similarly, Chauri Gai, Nak, yak and cow can be found anywhere in this area.

Tourists can have pleasing view at nature's unique scenes, villages and living way of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung and Sunuwar. To reach Pikey peak, bus or jeep ride from Kathmandu to Bamti Bhandar of Ramhechhap district or the Okhaldhunga Dhap or Khiji Phalate or Salleri of Solukhumbu district is taken and then trek can be followed. Other alternatives can be flight to Phaplu airport of Solukhumbu district. The villages belonging to Likhu Pikey rural municipality include villages like Chaulakharka and Gole. Similarly, other villages of Solududhkunda municipality like Kerung, Tapting, Tamakhani,

Gorakhani, Salleri and Junbesi also lies at Likhu Pikey rural municipality. Likewise, other villages of Okhaldunga district and Ramechhap district such as Pattale, Kiji Demba and Bamti Bhandar are also the parts of Likhu Pikey Peak Trek.

Pikey Peak Trekking Options

Pikey Peak Trekking Option 1: Pikey Peak Trekking (10 days)

Highlights of Pikey Peak Trekking:

Duration:10 Days

Type of Trek:Tea House

Activities:Trekking, Culture Tours

Max Altitude: 4,065 m

Mode of travel:Land Transportation

Best Season:Spring / Autumn

Pikey Peak Trekking detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Hotel

It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that will stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and overnight in your hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Bamti Bhandar, 8 hours, BLD, Lodge

Bamti Bhandar, which is situated in the northern part of Ramechhap district from Kathmandu, is at a distance of 235 km from the capital city. Bamti Bhandar is known as the settlement of Sherpas. About 7/8 hours of vehicle ride, one can easily reach Bamti Bhandar. Nepalthok or Khurkot can be arrived for lunch if one can start journey from early 6 am in the morning. There are 10/12 local hotels available for tourists at Bamti Bhandar.

Day 03: Trek from Bamti Bhandar to Namkheli 7 hours, BLD, Lodge

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to reach Thadakhola for Lunch, leaving after taking the breakfast from the Bamti Bhandar. Next after crossing Likhukhola situated at the border of Solukhumbu and Ramechhap, (border of province 1 and 3) following Chaulakharka and Lelepu, Namkheli can be reached after 3 hours of trek. We can see very nice view of Numbur Himal from this route.

Day 04: Trek from Namkheli to Golla, BLD, Lodge

Golla is considered to be Sherpa language which is called as Gumba Danda in Nepali. There are 2/3 hotels at Golla for tourists. Travelers can stay and have lunch and visit 3 Gompas at Golla named as Orgen Sanang Chholing Gompa, Pema Dechhen Choling Gompa and Guru Padhma Sambhav Gompa. Gwale caste of Sherpa are the inhabitants of Golla village. Namkheli to Golla takes 3/4 hours of walking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Golla to Pikey Base Camp 3,600 m, BLD, Lodge

We walk in the jungle today. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great view of many snow-capped mountains. Three hours of trek after early morning breakfast from Golla following Lamomane, Dallemane and Muktumje through the dense forest will lead to Ngaur dada which consists of 4/5 hotels. During the trek, one can observe beautiful villages of Koshinasha, Golla and Gupchuka. After having lunch at Ngaur dada, a couple of hours of uphill trek will lead to Pikey Base Camp.

Day 06: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2,700 m via Pikey Peak 4,065 m, BLD, Lodge

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak. It is about an hour of walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Gauri Shankar, Langtang to the far west and many other mountains. After this unforgettable view, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast. Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can rach Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hours of hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang. After taking lunch, we will get to Junbesi in a couple of hours. Junbesi is considered to be one of the Sherpa's most beautiful villages. There is one ancient Buddhist Monastery in here which used to fall in the old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. There are 8 to 10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Thupten Choling Monastery, BLD, Lodge

Thupten Choling is a wonderful Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960's after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely. After breakfast, we will take a hike to the Thupten Choling Monastery 3,100 m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore.

Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2,470 m via Chiwang Monastery 3,000 m, BLD, Lodge

After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwang monastery. Chiwong monastery is built on the cliff of Chiwang hill, about 3 hours of walking distance from Phaplu airport too. At one time, Chiwang Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwang Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwang monastery celebrates Mani Rimdu festival, full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwang monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. There is an airport, hospital and nursery in Phaplu and 8/10 hotels for tourists as well. It is also possible to sightseeing around Salleri Bazaar, headquarter of Solukhumbu district.

Day 09: Drive or fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu, BD, Hotel

After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached after 8 hours of vehicle ride or 35 mins of flight.

Day 10: International departure, B, Flight

It was a great Pikey peak trekking adventure done together with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from Nature Lovers’ team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

Pikey Peak Trekking Option 2: Tholedemba Pikey Trekking (09 days)

Highlights of Tholedemba Pikey Trekking:

Duration: 9 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Activities:Trekking, Culture Tours

Max Altitude: 4,065 m

Mode of travel:Land Transportation

Best Months:September/October/November/ March/April/May

Tholedemba Pikey Trekking detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that will stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and overnight in your hotel. 

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chuplubhanjyang 3,150 m 7 hours

We will drive from Kathmandu today. Khiji Phalate is situated at the distance of 168 km from Kathmandu. This is the northwest part of Okhaldhunga district. If one can stay at Khijiphalate, there are option of hotels but we will hike alternatively for one hour to reach Chuplubhanjyang where we can visit stone mane and bouddha. There are 3/4 hotels available at Chuplubhanjyang.

Day 03: Trek from Chuplubhanjyang to Taklung 3,420 m

After 6 to 7 hours trek from Chuplubhanjyang, northen part of Okhaldunga district, following Tholedemba, Taklung can be reached easily. After early morning breakfast from Chuplubhanjyang, one should move onwards with packed lunch as there is no facility of lodges in the route before reaching Taklung. There is only one hotel at Taklung so, it is recommended to carry the tents. Traveling from Taklung, one can experience beautiful villages of Solukhumbu and Okhaldhunga, along with Mt Gauri Shankar and Mt Numbur. Yak and Chauri cattle grazing on route sides can always be seen. When traveling from here, one can see ancient Buddhist Monastery at Gwangding.

Day 04: Trek from Taklung to Pikey Base Camp 3,600 m

Pikey Base Camp can be reached after the journey of 6 to 7 hours trek from Taklung. Small tea houses are available on the route to base camp whereas there are 3 lodges at base camp for food and lodging. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May), one will be able to see spectacular displays of rhododendrons.

Day 05: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2,700 m via Pikey peak 4,065 m

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak. It is about an hour of walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Gauri Shankar, Langtang to the far west and many other mountains. After this unforgettable view, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast. Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can rach Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hours of hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang. After taking lunch, we will get to Junbesi in a couple of hours. Junbesi is considered to be one of the Sherpa's most beautiful villages. There is one ancient Buddhist Monastery in here which used to fall in the old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. There are 8 to 10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas.

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Thupten Chholing Monastery

Thupten Choling is a wonderful Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960's after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely. After breakfast, we will take a hike to the Thupten Choling Monastery 3,100 m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2,470 m via Chiwang Monastery 3,000 m

After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwang monastery. Chiwong monastery is built on the cliff of Chiwang hill, about 3 hours of walking distance from Phaplu airport too. At one time, Chiwang Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwang Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwang monastery celebrates Mani Rimdu festival, full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwang monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. There is an airport, hospital and nursery in Phaplu and 8/10 hotels for tourists as well. It is also possible to sightseeing around Salleri Bazaar, headquarter of Solukhumbu district.

Day 08: Drive or fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu, BD, Hotel

After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached after 8 hours of vehicle ride or 35 mins of flight.

Day 09: International departure, B, Flight

It was a great Pikey peak trekking adventure done together with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from Nature Lovers’ team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

Pikey Peak Trekking Option 3: Dhak Pikey Peak Trekking (09 days)

Highlights of Dhap Pikey Peak Trekking:

Duration: 9 Days

Type of Trek: Camping/Tea House

Activities:Trekking, Culture Tours

Max Altitude: 4,065 m

Mode of travel:Land Transportation

Best Months:September/October/November/ March/April/May

Dhak Pikey Peak Trekking detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that will stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and overnight in your hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap

Dhap is situated at the distance of 230 km from the Kathmandu city. If journey will start at early 6 am, one can reach Nepalthok for lunch. It takes around 7-8 hours of bus or jeep ride to reach Dhap. 3-4 hotels are available for food and lodging.

Day 03: Drive from Dhap to Jhapre 2,930 m

After a drive of 6-7 hours, one can reach Jhapre. Throughout the journey, Chauri gai can be seen. Similarly, long stone mane can be seen in different places. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May), one will be able to see forest painted by rhododendrons magnificently.

Day 04: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3,600 m

Pikey Base Camp can be reached after the journey of 6-7 hours trek from Jhapre. Small tea houses are available in the route to base camp whereas there are 2 hotels at base camp for food and lodging. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid-May), one will be able to see spectacular displays of rhododendrons.

Day 05: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi via Pikey Peak 4,065 m

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak. It is about an hour of walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Gauri Shankar, Langtang to the far west and many other mountains. After this unforgettable view, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast. Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can rach Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hours of hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang. After taking lunch, we will get to Junbesi in a couple of hours. Junbesi is considered to be one of the Sherpa's most beautiful villages. There is one ancient Buddhist Monastery in here which used to fall in the old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. There are 8 to 10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas.

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Thupten Chholing Monastery

Thupten Choling is a wonderful Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960's after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely. After breakfast, we will take a hike to the Thupten Choling Monastery 3,100 m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2,470 m via Chiwang Monastery 3,000 m

After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwang monastery. Chiwong monastery is built on the cliff of Chiwang hill, about 3 hours of walking distance from Phaplu airport too. At one time, Chiwang Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwang Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwang monastery celebrates Mani Rimdu festival, full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwang monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. There is an airport, hospital and nursery in Phaplu and 8/10 hotels for tourists as well. It is also possible to sightseeing around Salleri Bazaar, headquarter of Solukhumbu district.

Day 08: Drive or fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu, BD, Hotel

After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached after 8 hours of vehicle ride or 35 mins of flight.

Day 09: International departure, B, Flight

It was a great Pikey peak trekking adventure done together with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from Nature Lovers’ team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

Pikey Peak Trekking Option 4: Gorakhani Pikey Peak Khiji Phalate Trekking (08 days)

Highlights of Gorakhani Pikey Peak Khiji Phalate Trekking:

Duration: 8 Days

Type of Trek: Camping/Tea House

Activities:Trekking, Culture Tours

Max Altitude: 4,065 m

Mode of travel:Land Transportation

Best Month:September/October/November/ March/April/May

Gorakhani Pikey Peak Khiji Phalate Trekking detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that will stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and overnight in your hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap

Dhap is situated at the distance of 230 km from the Kathmandu city. If journey will start at early 6 am, one can reach Nepalthok for lunch. It takes around 7-8 hours of bus or jeep ride to reach Dhap. 3-4 hotels are available for food and lodging.

Day 03: Trek from Dhap to Gorakhani 2,930 m

After 6-7 hours of trek from Dhap, Gorakhani can be reached. There are 2-3 hotels for food and lodging. Long stone mane can be observed on the trekking route. Gorakhani is known as the settlement of Sherpa and Tamang people.

Day 04: Trek from Gorakhani to Pikey Base Camp 3,600 m

Start your trek early in the morning after having breakfast or carrying packed lunch. 6-7 hours of trek will lead to Pikey Base Camp. Small tea houses are available in the route to base camp whereas there are 3 hotels at base camp for food and lodging. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May), one will be able to see spectacular displays of rhododendrons.

Day 05: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Taklung 3,420 m via Pikey Peak 4,065 m

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak. It is not necessary to take much with us as we return later to collect our main rucksacks. It is about one hour walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Gauri Shankar, Langtang to the far west and many other mountains. After this unforgettable view, we come back to Pikey Base camp for breakfast. Another 5-6 hours of trek following the route Lamuje, Chading and Manipang through dense forest will lead to reach Taklung. Small tea houses are available for having lunch in the route to Taklung. Only one hotel is available at Taklung for accommodation so camping trek is highly preferred. Long stone mane can be seen at different places on the route. During the spring season, blossomed rhododendron forest is the major attraction of the trek.

Day 06: Trek from Taklung to Chuplubhanjyang 3,150 m

Chuplubhanjyang can be reached after 6-7 hours of trek from Taklung following Thole Demba. As there are no hotels on the route, packed lunch must be carried after starting trek. There are 4/5 hotels available at Chuplubhanjyang for food and accommodation during the trek. One can have spectacular view of villages of Solukhumbu and Okhaldhunga along with panoramic views of Mt Gauri Shankar, Numbur and others. Yak and Chauri cattle grazing on the sides can always be seen throughout the trek.

Day 07: Drive from Chuplubhanjyang to Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu early morning and can be reached after 8 hours of vehicle ride. Rest and relaxing for the remainder of the day.

Day 08: International departure

It was a great Pikey peak trekking adventure done together with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from Nature Lovers’ team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

 

Kathmandu sightseeing: $80 per person (gets cheaper with bigger PAX)

Porter service: $20/day per porter

Pikey Peak Trek Detailed Itinerary

B L D denotes Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Hotel

It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that will stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and overnight in your hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Bamti Bhandar, 8 hours, BLD, Lodge

Bamti Bhandar, which is situated in the northern part of Ramechhap district from Kathmandu, is at a distance of 235 km from the capital city. Bamti Bhandar is known as the settlement of Sherpas. About 7/8 hours of vehicle ride, one can easily reach Bamti Bhandar. Nepalthok or Khurkot can be arrived for lunch if one can start journey from early 6 am in the morning. There are 10/12 local hotels available for tourists at Bamti Bhandar.

Day 03: Trek from Bamti Bhandar to Namkheli 7 hours, BLD, Lodge

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to reach Thadakhola for Lunch, leaving after taking the breakfast from the Bamti Bhandar. Next after crossing Likhukhola situated at the border of Solukhumbu and Ramechhap, (border of province 1 and 3) following Chaulakharka and Lelepu, Namkheli can be reached after 3 hours of trek. We can see very nice view of Numbur Himal from this route.

Day 04: Trek from Namkheli to Golla, BLD, Lodge

Golla is considered to be Sherpa language which is called as Gumba Danda in Nepali. There are 2/3 hotels at Golla for tourists. Travelers can stay and have lunch and visit 3 Gompas at Golla named as Orgen Sanang Chholing Gompa, Pema Dechhen Choling Gompa and Guru Padhma Sambhav Gompa. Gwale caste of Sherpa are the inhabitants of Golla village. Namkheli to Golla takes 3/4 hours of walking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Golla to Pikey Base Camp 3,600 m, BLD, Lodge

We walk in the jungle today. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great view of many snow-capped mountains. Three hours of trek after early morning breakfast from Golla following Lamomane, Dallemane and Muktumje through the dense forest will lead to Ngaur dada which consists of 4/5 hotels. During the trek, one can observe beautiful villages of Koshinasha, Golla and Gupchuka. After having lunch at Ngaur dada, a couple of hours of uphill trek will lead to Pikey Base Camp.

Day 06: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2,700 m via Pikey Peak 4,065 m, BLD, Lodge

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak. It is about an hour of walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Gauri Shankar, Langtang to the far west and many other mountains. After this unforgettable view, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast. Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can rach Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hours of hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang. After taking lunch, we will get to Junbesi in a couple of hours. Junbesi is considered to be one of the Sherpa's most beautiful villages. There is one ancient Buddhist Monastery in here which used to fall in the old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. There are 8 to 10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Thupten Choling Monastery, BLD, Lodge

Thupten Choling is a wonderful Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960's after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely. After breakfast, we will take a hike to the Thupten Choling Monastery 3,100 m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore.

Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2,470 m via Chiwang Monastery 3,000 m, BLD, Lodge

After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwang monastery. Chiwong monastery is built on the cliff of Chiwang hill, about 3 hours of walking distance from Phaplu airport too. At one time, Chiwang Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwang Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwang monastery celebrates Mani Rimdu festival, full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwang monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. There is an airport, hospital and nursery in Phaplu and 8/10 hotels for tourists as well. It is also possible to sightseeing around Salleri Bazaar, headquarter of Solukhumbu district.

Day 09: Fly back from Phaplu to Kathmandu, BD, Hotel

After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached after 35 mins of short scenic flight.

Day 10: International departure, B, Flight

It was a great Pikey peak trekking adventure done together with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from Nature Lovers’ team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

Cost for 1 PAX: $999 /-

Cost for 2 or more PAX: $930 per person

Note: Trip cost varies with the group sizes.

Pikey Peak Trek Cost Breakdown

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up, drop and all other ground transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis including bed and breakfast (BB)
  • Phaplu to Kathmandu one way flight
  • Teahouse lodges and tented accommodation as required during the trek
  • Full board meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, snacks during trekking
  • Tea / coffee and daily seasonal fruits, salads during trek
  • Fully licensed, qualified English speaking trekking guide (leader) and assistant Sherpa as per the group
  • All the staff's expenses including flight, salary, food, accommodation, equipment and insurance
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and other required trek permits
  • Complimentary farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Trekking route maps
  • Company T-shirt and certificate of appreciation
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Sightseeing and Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Porter service
  • Optional supply if necessary; sleeping bag, down jacket, walking stick, duffel bags (to be returned after)
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses and beverages of any kinds
  • Gratuities to the staffs (mandatory)

Pikey Peak Trekking Useful Information

Kathmandu airport pick up and drop services

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours’ staffs will pick you up from the airport as per your flight arrival time and similarly drop you off in the airport for international departure according to your flight schedule. During arrival, please don’t forget to look for your name placard hold by the team, outside the airport arrival gate. Our staff will be impatiently waiting for your arrival to greet you and warmly welcome you in Nepal. ‘NAMASTE’ is the foremost and the most commonly used greeting word in Nepal which you will hear from our staff at the very first moment you meet him.

Customized Trips and Trip departure

Pikey Peak Trekking departs from Kathmandu as per our fixed departure dates. You can join any available fixed departure groups if you are a solo or small group travelers if you wish to, when the trips cannot be customized.

But if you are in a private group, fixed departure dates are not suitable for you and so you need to choose your own dates and packages, when you can customize the trek as per your travel needs. For further information, please kindly contact your own friendly neighbor, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours.

Accommodations in Kathmandu and during trek

You will be staying in the 3 star hotel in Kathmandu while in the teahouse lodges or guesthouses during the trek.

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours has the best accommodation arrangement for you from the beginning to the end. We believe after the tough walking day, everyone deserves the proper rest and the right ambience to relax and chill. Therefore, our choice of accommodation is the best when it comes to the trekking days. The rooms will be clean and comfy. Our entire accommodations will be on twin-sharing basis as you can see, so you have to let us know if others; let’s say if you want triple or quadruple sharing or if you want a double bed, etc. There will be extra charge for the single supplement.

If you wish to change the accommodation category to a better ones in Kathmandu, please let us know and we can change it for you on added cost.

Route Map and Company T-shirt

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours offers you a complimentary trekking map and the company t-shirts.

Safe Drinking Water during Pikey Peak Trekking

Hydrating yourself is the most important thing to do during the trek. You should drink at least 3 liters of water every day or more. The main reason is to avoid the altitude sickness and to avoid other health issues. Nature Lovers Treks and Tours provides you water purification tablets or liquids to purify the water in the mountains. You can even buy mineral water or boiled water on extra cost.

Your trekking guides and porters

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours has the best guides and porters in the whole tourism industry. We can guarantee you on that. Ask yourselves a question. What do you look for in a guide and a porter? Are they fully insured and are they paid well? Well, they are the staffs of Nature Lovers Treks and Tours so they are hundred percent happy with their treatment by the company. They are experienced, licensed and knowledgeable in the field. They are well paid and fully insured for their journey as well as for the medicals.

Now, let’s talk about our backbones. The leader or a guide should have a significant knowledge in the climbing and trekking so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you, clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours can proudly say that our guides (climbing, assistant, trekking guide) are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.

Our guide knows the local areas, the cultures, the traditions and the lifestyles much more than anyone do. Some of the things he tells you, might even be hard to find in the travel guide books. Depending upon the situations and weather conditions, the daily plans might change slightly which when happens, he will inform you beforehand. You should always be flexibly ready to accommodate to your guides’ instructions. Let him know if you have any health problems as well since he will act accordingly to the situation. Depending upon the group size, we will also provide you assistant guides and extra Sherpas if needed.

Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 25/30 kg to be carried by one porter. They are the strongest in our group with less communication skills. We also closely work with IPPG {International Porter Protection Group} and follow their ethics and guidelines.

Your safety

Nature Lovers Treks and Tours puts your safety as the top priority. We provide you our own comprehensive first aid medical kit bag along with the professional team of guides and porters. We are always in communication with our field team members to keep track of your safety and concerns. Your entire journey will be monitored by us and we make sure you enjoy your journey in full scale. We are available 24/7 for your health and safety checks during Pikey Peak Trekking.

Pikey Peak Trekking Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Pikey Peak Trekking cost?

The cost of the Pikey Peak Trekking varies from $800-$1800 depending upon the number of days you choose to trek. The longer the trek, more expensive it will become. Similarly, the price will differ with the accommodation choices also. Normally, Nature Lovers Treks and Tours offers a comprehensive package which is inclusive of all the cost and expenses for the entire journey from the moment you land in Nepal till the moment you fly back home. However, you could also choose to buy only service-based package from us when we will be providing you only the supporting field staffs plus trekking permits and you have to arrange the rest by yourselves.

How is the Accommodation during the Pikey Peak Trekking?

In Pikey Peak Trekking, we will provide you the teahouse accommodations. A teahouse is typically a mountain lodge which is a combination of a lodge or a guest house and a restaurant or a café with basic furniture and interiors suitable for the social hangout. Some teahouses even have attached bathrooms and the central heating furnace. Most of the teahouses have the Asian style of toilets. Hot showers are available but on extra cost. The same goes with the hot drinking water since they use the gas or solar to boil the water. Sleeping blankets are usually provided but we recommend you to carry your own sleeping bags for the hygienic purpose {can be arranged on request}. At the same time, it’s better to carry your own toiletries including the towels.

What are the permits that I need for Pikey Peak Trekking?

For Pikey Peak Trekking, you will need to make two permits: Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry fee and TIMS card {Trekkers' Information Management System}.

How does this tipping system in Nepal works and do I have to tip?

Tipping is not compulsory for Pikey Peak Trekking however tipping is all about showing your gratitude and appreciation. We care about our staffs in the fields so we expect you to look after them in return for them looking after you throughout your journey. They are your closest friend in the remotest parts and also your protector whenever anything seems to happen to you. So tipping is highly expected and we’ve made it mandatory too. The amount of gratuities can be determined by yourselves. Normally, a guide expects around $5 or more per day per person while a porter expects $4 or more per day per person.

Can I charge my phones, batteries or other electronic devices in Pikey Peak Trekking?

Charging is very difficult to find during this trek but if you do, it will cost some charges. Don’t forget to buy a plug adaptor or socket fittings before you leave Kathmandu.

Is there WiFi and mobile signal on the Pikey Peak Trekking?

Pikey Peak Trekking route has normal network coverage, thanks to the Nepalese telecommunication companies called Ncell and NTC. You can buy one of these Sim cards from any local phone shops in Kathmandu and use their mobile data when available. However, the signal varies from place to place and please don’t expect to receive the fast data coverage in the trek.

When is the best time to trek to Pikey Peak?

Pikey Peak Trekking can be done throughout the year. However in average, Spring {March, April and May} and Autumn {September, October and November} are the best times or seasons to trek to Pikey Peak. Spring and Autumn are known as the Peak season or Busy season in Nepal. It’s because the temperature is moderate during these seasons and the best panoramic mountain views are guaranteed while during other Summer {June, July and August} and Winter {December, January and February} season, the clear weather is not guaranteed. But if you are an explorer, a photographer and a peace lover, less busy season can also be the right time to do Pikey Peak Trekking. The problem is the weather is harsh cold in winter and there’s snow everywhere while the summer has rainfalls and clouds obscuring the mountains and the views are not so great most of the time.

Do I have to worry about the altitude sickness in Pikey Peak Trekking?

The itinerary of our Pikey Peak Trekking is perfectly designed by Nature Lovers Treks and Tours and has separated enough time in the places to let the body acclimatize well in high altitudes. As long as you follow the guide, you should be fine. Altitude sickness in fact can affect anyone regardless of the age or the fitness level, so it is very important to walk slowly and gradually as you go higher. Learn more in details about Altitude Sickness to prepare yourselves for the upcoming Pikey Peak Trekking.

Do I need to be healthy and physically fit for Pikey Peak Trekking?

When it comes to trekking in the mountains, health and fitness of a person plays a vital role. If you are a healthy person without any serious medical problems, Pikey Peak Trekking is for you but if you have any sorts of medical issues, please consult to your doctor before coming to Nepal for the trek. We will be gaining the high altitude of 4065 m above the sea level which is not a joke. People normally start to have breathing problems above 3000 meters from the sea level, if they have pre-existing health conditions.

Now when it comes to the fitness level required, Pikey Peak Trekking does not demand high physical fitness. The trekking includes daily walks of about 4-8 hours and involves many ascents and descents which means you need at least some practices before you start the trekking journey. If you do not have the previous trekking experience, that’s fine but obviously if you have previous experiences, it will be lot easier. For those not having previous trekking experiences, please exercise regularly for at least few weeks prior your trekking departure. Go for the morning walks, do some jogging as you get time, participate in some cycling activities, etc. This way, you will be good to go for trekking to Pikey Peak.

What kind of food items or meals can I eat on Pikey Peak Trekking?

Only breakfast is included in Kathmandu while full board meals or full meals are included during the trek. Tea and coffee will also be provided during the entire trip. During the trek, you will have your breakfast and dinner in the same teahouse where you spend the night while the lunch will be served en route towards the next destination of the day. There are a varieties of choices to choose from; Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, Continental, etc.

The most common and the highly recommended food during the Pikey Peak Trekking is typical Nepali Dal Bhat {rice and lentil}; even better without meat, means Nepali Vegetarian Dal Bhat. You can also eat other food items such as seasonal vegetables, noodles and spaghetti, pastas, pizzas and French fries, soups, etc. depending upon the availability. For the beverage, you can either choose warm, hot or cold beverages; soft drinks, beer and hard drinks. For the breakfast, you can order cereals, breads, noodle soups, egg dishes, etc.

Do I need a travel insurance for Pikey Peak Trekking?

Travel insurance is a must when you trek to Pikey Peak Trekking. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses, if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen. We strongly advise you to take out an insurance which covers any medical risks up to 4000 meter as well as the medical evacuation from the mountains.

What gears and equipment do I need to pack for Pikey Peak Trekking?

Choosing the right gear and equipment is important as well for the successful trek to Pikey Peak. Pack the right gears and equipment but remember, packing as light as possible is the best way to go. You should read this What to take for travel to get all the details on what you need to pack or carry to get to Pikey peak and back.

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