Pikey Peak Trek - 10 Days

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 4060m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • A short and easy trek in the lower Everest region.
  • New trekking trail and less crowded trekkers destination.
  • Visit the historical monasteries and Gompas.
  • The traditional culture of Sherpa and Tibetan.
  • The wonderful world highest mountain Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, etc.
  • Amazing sunrise and sunset views with exciting landscapes from Pikey Peak.
  • Walk through the picturesque traditional settlements, lush rhododendron forest, depth valleys, and cascading waterfalls.
  • Explore deep green valleys.

About Pikey Peak Trek

Would you wanna easy and short trek to Everest region? Scenery Pikey Peak Trek is the best route in the lower Everest region, Sir Edmund Hillary claimed it's a mesmerizing place to enjoy Everest with acquainted of Sherpa culture and fantastic landscapes. This Pikey peak trek route is newly opened by exploring giant peaks, sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan ranges, unforgettable warm hospitality with incredible traditional Sherpa culture, and limited adventure journey. Less crowded trekking destination Pikey Peak Trek can available for comfortable accommodation with delicious meals and allowed visit  Buddhist monasteries and gompas with stupas. Pikey peak is a hilltop of seasonal snowy where Sherpa people go hike for hanging the prayer flag, and monsoon June/July local community celebrate their CLAN god worship ceremony by Monks and Buddhist, it's peace with the historical trek.

People say this pikey peak (4060m) trek is a great opportunity to see Beautiful Mount Everest and discover unique geography as well as low altitude without any risks you'll get memorable lifetime experience with world highest mountains peaks. It offers an off-beat trail and amazing mountain lifestyle of Sherpa and Rai peoples. Most delightful Pikey peak trek itinerary takes you through the colourful lush forest of rhododendron-oak-pine, holy religion place, rolling hills, cultural mountain villages, terraced fields, deep green valleys, and fantastic waterfalls. Pikey peak trek is a perfect alternative to express your adventure on Everest trek with enjoying the magical medieval landscapes and awesome Nature with Culture exploration. In fact, the whole of this pikey peak trekking provides magnification Himalayan views of Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and many more peaks over 6000 meter.

Our 10 days Pikey peak trek itinerary package begins from UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and trekking start after scenic drive or flight to Dhap Bazaar. Similarly, you walk to foothill of Everest lower region and beautiful valley of the ethnic group. The trail leads lush rhododendron forest, depth valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Exploring the surrounded Himalayan ranges, excited Sherpa and Tibetan culture with lifestyle, terraces, pristine village, ancients Buddhist monasteries and Gompas make the journey unforgettable awe-inspiring. After leaving Buddhist prayers flag and Mane walls, you walk to high pastures valley then climb pikey peak (4060m) where you get to see amazing sunrise and sunrise over world tallest peaks. From the top, the landscapes and Panorama mountain peaks are really Wow!!

Itinerary

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As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by the representative of Himalayan Frozen Adventure. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you in the advance. You get informed about the evening plan with some spare time to relax.

To welcome you, the company has organized a traditional welcome dinner along with cultural dance. You will meet with other team members over dinner and end the day with lots of laughter.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1300m
  • Kathmandu
Today, we sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley, which is our visit place are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur, and Swoyambhunath Temple. After the visit, we'll drive back to the hotel; overnight we stay ay the same Hotel.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1300m
  • Kathmandu
Today you'll take driver toward Dhap Bazaar, after having a delicious breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel. Leaving Kathmandu, drive leads through the newly inaugurated B. P. highway and along a Koshi River to Ghurmi, then you cross the Rhododendron forest with higher elevation to arrive Dhap Bazaar, where you stay overnight at trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2850m
  • Dhap Bazaar
Today you'll hike early morning to a fantastic viewpoint which offers amazing sunrise and magnificent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Yo, Mera Peak, etc as well as explores the Hinduism and Buddhism Temple. After having breakfast at Dhap Bazaar, the trail take you through pine with rhododendron forest to Siganay village, where you takes short tea break, then you'll ascent to Jhapra, it offers a magical panorama view of Himalayan ranges. Overnight stay at trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2920m
  • Jhapre
After having breakfast with enjoying the sunrise view over the mountain, trekking toward Pikey Base Camp. Leaving Jhapre, the trail ascent through the forests of rhododendron and pine to Bulbule, then passing beautiful villages and again climb a forest, you cross the Mane wall and Yak pasture to reach Pikey Base Camp, where you explore a yak cheese factory with wonderful landscapes and mesmerize peaks of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang, etc. Overnight stay at a base camp lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3640m
  • Pikey Base Camp
Today is the most exciting day, after breakfast, you leave Pikey Base Camp and ascent through the rocky ridge to reach the highest point of Pikey peak (4,065 m). From the top, you can enjoy magical mountains view like; Mt Everest, Dhaulagiri, Kanchanjunga, Number Himal, Kangtega, Thamserku, and many more peaks. And have joy with peace landscapes and deepest green valley. After exploring the Pikey peak, you descent Lamjura and continue to walk through the alpine landscape, Mane walls, Stupas, and Buddhist landmarks to reach Junbesi, for an overnight stay and visit a local monastery.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2680m
  • Junbesi
Leaving Junbesi behind, the trail cross a river and ascent through the forests to Salung village, which offers tallest mountains of Mount Everest, Makalu, and Chamlang, then dropping down to a stream and climb Ringmo to Taksindu, where you visit traditional Buddhist Monastery and local valley. Overnight stay at Taksindu trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2960m
  • Taksindu
Today is a short and easy hike, after having breakfast trekking toward Phaplu. Leaving Taksindu, the trail dropping down to cross a suspension bridge of Junbesi River and move through the traditional village with immersion culture and beautiful valley of the lower region. Finally, 5 hours of exciting walking you arrive at Phaplu, where you stay overnight at trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2459m
  • Phaplu
Today, you fly back to Kathmandu after having breakfast. During the flight, you get to see views of the Himalayan Mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu airport, head to your hotel and freshen up. You are free to explore the market and buy souvenirs to take back with you. Later in the evening, you visit a restaurant to have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1300m
  • Kathmandu
You will pack up your belongings and check out of the hotel. One of our team members will drop you at the airport for your flight back home.

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup and drop from Airport - Hotel - Airport  by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Drive from Kathmandu - Dhap Bazaar.
  • Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu and includes the departure taxes.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and Porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Himalayan Frozen Adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • All necessary paper Trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinners.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

Useful Information

Pikey Peak Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Pikey Peak Trek Accommodation

Pikey Peak Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Pikey Peak Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Pikey Peak Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Pikey Peak Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Pikey Peak Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!