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Pikey Peak Trek – 9 Days

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  • Duration: 9 days
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation: 4,067 m
  • Transport: Flight/Vehicle
  • Season: Feb-May | Sep-Dec

Pikey Peak Trek Details

Pikey peak trek is the closest alternate to trekking in crowded Everest trail. This is newly introduced and less discovered trekking in Everest region which offers best of Sherpa culture and the Himalayan scenery. While the trek offers magnificent view of most sought after peaks of Everest, Kanchanjunga and Makalu, the trail passes through authentic Sherpa villages and monasteries following the beaten trail.

Many earlier mountaineers and explorers including ‘Sir Edmund Hilary’ have agreed that the view of Mt Everest from Pikey peak is their favorite. One thing is sure that the 4,067 m peak in the lower Everest region is definitely the best view point to look into Mt Everest and other peaks east of Kathmandu. Moreover the region is easy to access and provide flexible itinerary with option of driving or flying to the trekking trail head.

The trek starts with scenic drive of flight east of Kathmandu. The rolling hills with cascading waterfalls, terraces and pristine village in the foreground of snow peaks make the journey awe-inspiring. Once we start walking, authentic Buddhist villages marked by prayers flag and Mane walls greets us. Rustic monasteries and authentic Sherpa villages we pass by, are long gone in popular Everest trail. Walk through the Rhododendron forest and come to the high pastures with far reaching view.

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Dhap and flight to Kathmandu.
  • Excellent sunrise and sunset view form Pikey Peak.
  • Closest alternate to trekking in crowded Everest trail.
  • Visiting Thuptenchholing Monastery.
  • The lush valleys and rhododendron forests.

Pikey Peak Trek Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2Drive to Dhap Bazaar 2850m / 7 hrs

On the day, we will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive on the newly inaugurated B. P. highway to the little town of Ghurmi in the Koshi River basin. From Ghurmi, the road leads to the higher elevation passing through the Rhododendron forest to Dhap Bazaar. Spend the night in a guest house and explore the town.

Day 3Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre 2815m / 5 hrs

We will basically follow the dirt road passing through the village of Sigane. The walking is scenic with the view of Mt Everest and Numbur Himal through the clearing of the Rhododendron forest. Walk around the village and visit the local monastery. Overnight in lodge.

Day 4Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3640m / 5 hrs

Enjoy the morning view of the Himalayas and start a day’s trek to Pikey peak base camp. The trail climbs through the Rhododendron forest coming to Yak pasture. Cross the long Mane wall and climb further to Pikey peak base camp. Visit the Yak Cheese factory and enjoy the splendid view of snow peaks.

Day 5Trek to Junbesi 2680m / 6 hrs via Pikey Peak( 4065m )

On the day, we will reach the highest point of our trek. Climb along the rocky ridge to the Pikey peak (4,065 m). The top unveils a wide range of snow peaks from Dhaulagiri in the west till Kanchanjunga in the west. View of Mt Everest, Thamserku, Numbur Himal, Kangtega is the highlight. From the apex climb down to Lamjura pass and further to Junbesi. The days walk is one of the best with the alpine landscape, Himalayan view and walk the Buddhist landmarks of Mane walls and Stupas. Visit the local monastery at Junbesi.

Day 6Explore the Thuptenchholing Gompa 2920m / 4 hrs

Enjoy the view of Numbur Himal in the morning. Later in a day, go on a side trip hike Thubten Chholing Gompa. The trail ascends following the Junbesi River. The walk is an opportunity to explore pristine Sherpaland and gives dipper insight into the region.

Day 7Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2380m / 4 hrs

The trail from Junbesi descends down the Junbesi River and crosses the suspension bridge to the town of Benighat at the confluence. The day’s walking is scenic and continues unveiling new vista and an opportunity of cultural immersion.

Day 8Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu

The 35 mints flight back from Phaplu is a scenic thrill. Enjoy the aerial view of the snowy peaks. Check-in hotel and we will keep the day free for the flight delays, do the laundry or just relax.

Day 9Departure

Pikey Peak Trek Photos

Pikey Peak Trek Cost Includes

  • All meals while on the trek.
  • Accommodation during your whole trip at local lodges.
  • Domestic airfares and transportation from Kathmandu to trek starting point as mentioned on itineraries.
  • English speaking government-licensed guide.
  • National part fees.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Airport transfers and escort.
  • All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicle.
  • All government and local taxes

Pikey Peak Trek Cost Excludes

  • International airfares.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone charge and laundry.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
  • Tips & Gratuities to guide