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Pikey Peak Trek 11 Days

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Destination

Nepal

Region

Everest Pikey Peak

Max.Altitude

4,070m.

Grade

Easy

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Activity

Trekking

Duration

11 Days

Route

Dhap-Pikey-Junbeshi-Phaplu

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation in Trekking

Lodge

Meal in Trekking

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Start/End

Kathmamdu/Kathmandu

Phaplu/Kathmandu

By Air Plane

Kathmandu/Dhap

By Jeep

Group Size

2-15 Person

Accommodation in Kathmandu

3 Star Class Hotel

Transportation in Kathmandu

Car/Jeep/Hiace/Coaster/Sutlej

Trip Date Can Arrange

On your request Date too
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Overview

Pikey Peak Trek is a lovely low-altitude trek that avoids going too far into the Everest area. It's a fantastic cultural experience for the Sherpa people who live in the region. You will also be treated to stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Everest.

Pikey Peak Trek for the Best Everest Region Panoramic View

From the top of Pikey Hill, you can see the Himalayas all the way from Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. Sir Edmund Hillary considers the majestic view of Everest from Pikey Peak to be his favorite. Pikey Peak was chosen by the first man to reach the summit of the world as the best view of Mt. Everest. The Himalayan range's panoramic grandeur, as seen from a beautiful cultural trail in the area, is literally breathtaking.

This Pikey Peak trek takes you to Pikey Peak via the old Everest base camp trekking trail. The trek keeps trekkers below 4000 meters on the trail while still offering stunning mountain views. During this beautiful trek, one can obtain an incredible cultural experience of the area while admiring the panorama of the massive peaks.

Flexible Itineraries

In the lower Everest region, there are a variety of trekking routes and local trails that lead to Pikey Peak. The most common lengths (beginning and ending in Kathmandu) are five to seven days. We can put together a custom trip based on what you're looking for and how many days you have.

Getting to this Trek

All Pikey Peak treks begin with a short 30-minute flight or a long drive (6-8 hours) from Kathmandu. The route is frequently flown by Nepal Airlines, Tara Air, and Summit Air.

Choosing a Mode of Transportation: Flying or Driving

If you're short on time or prefer a more compact itinerary, fly into and out of Phaplu, the trek's starting point. If you have more time or want to save money, you can drive to Phaplu by jeep or bus (if you're on a tight budget). It's a scenic 7-hour drive, but be warned that driving is the most 'adventurous' option: roads in Nepal are not well-maintained and can be quite bumpy, and services are limited along the way. (There is no significant difference in time when traveling by public or private transportation; it is more about comfort.)

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Itinerary

DAY 01
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. (1300m/4,265ft)

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.


Welcome Dinner Included. Overnight in Hotel

DAY 02
Drive to Dhap. Trek to Jhapre (2920 m./9580 ft) 4Hrs

The day will begin with a long trip from Kathmandu to Dhap (8-9 hours). You'll begin the journey from a ridgeline south of Dhap, and as you approach Sigane, you'll see the mountains you'll learn to know well - the peaks of the Numbur Himal part of the Himalayan Range.

For the first couple of hours, the track from Sigane parallels a construction road. The first settlement you'll come across is Japre (2920 m/9580 ft), which is positioned atop a deep valley with spectacular views of Everest and the Numbur Himal. This is your overnight stop, and there's a lovely tiny gompa and stupa here.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included. Overnight in Lodge

DAY 03
Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3640m./11,942 ft) 6-7 Hrs

The trail goes up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule after Japre. From here, there's a single lodge with no name and great views of the Everest range. The trail splits shortly after Bhulbhule, and you'll turn right to Pikey Peak.There are some old yak houses as well as a long mani stone wall to be found. The trail then contours the hillside below Taklung Danda, passing through a lovely forested trail.

Along a level path, there are many rhododendrons (which you can see in bloom if trekking in the spring). As you leave the forest, it's only about 2 hours to Pikey Peak base camp. It's only a short climb from here to the summit at 4065 m / 13336 ft. Unless it's an unusually clear evening, it's best to climb to the summit in the morning to catch the sunrise.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included. Overnight in Lodge

DAY 04
Sunrise at Pikey Peak and Trek to Loding ((2515m./8,251ft) 8-9 Hrs

Starting early in the morning, you'll hike up a gradual trail lined with prayer flags to the summit. The scenery is breathtaking! If the weather is clear, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Annapurna and Kanchenjunga.

From the summit of Pikey Peak, you'll follow a ridgeline that begins flat and then steepens as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang, where breakfast awaits. After breakfast, you'll continue your walk down to Loding, which will take you through some steep forest sections. Loding has a few lodging options that are both simple and charming.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included. Overnight in Lodge

DAY 05
Loding to Junbeshi (2675m,/ 8776ft,) 4-5 Hrs. Visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery

You'll begin the day by making your way down the ridgeline to Jase Bhanjyang for breakfast. There are a few options for the descent to Junbesi once you leave there. The most likely option is a breathtaking shortcut trail that leaves the ridge shortly after Jase and descends steeply through spectacular old growth forest to Taktor. This path intersects with the Jiri-bound Everest Base Camp trail. The tea houses from here are a little more developed, and you'll probably meet a few other tourists for the first time.

It's a couple of hours on a beautiful trail from Taktor to Junbesi. Junbesi, a traditional Sherpa village at an elevation of 2675 m/8776 ft, is the birthplace of Sherpa culture and architecture. The Solukhumbu valley is considered sacred by the Sherpas. Buddhism thrives in this remote region of Nepal bordering Tibet, and there are numerous Buddhist monasteries along the way.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included. Overnight in Lodge

Day 06
Junbeshi to Takshindo (2960m./9711ft.) 5-6Hrs

This morning, set out on the route for Takshindo. Weather permitting, cross the river at the bottom of town and hike through the jungle to Salung, where you can see Mount Everest (8848 m/ 29,028 ft), Chamlang (7319 m/ 2,4012 ft), and Makalu (8481 m/ 27,824 ft). Beautiful views out across the valley to Chiwong Monastery and down to Phaplu are also available.

Continue on the trail, contouring and then dipping down to a creek before climbing up into Ringmo, which is known for its apple orchards and unique apple products such apple rakshi (alcohol), cider, and apple pie. From here, it's a short ascent to Taksindu La, where you'll get another wonderful perspective of the Himalayas, and then a quick descent to the Taksindu Monastery and your lodge. Built in 1946, the Taksindu Monastery is normally open early in the morning or late in the afternoon. If you visit, please remember to leave a donation.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included. Overnight in Lodge

DAY 07
Takshindo to Phaplu (2459m./8067ft,) 5-6 Hrs. Visit around Chiwong Monastery

Leave the main trekking route today and follow a wonderful woodland path down to Phaplu. Hiking up to Chiwong Gompa, which sits atop a rock overlooking the valley, is also an option. The Mani Rimdu festival is held every autumn at this monastery, which was founded in 1923. Continue down to Phaplu, where you can relax and celebrate the end of a fantastic journey in your comfortable lodging.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included. Overnight in Lodge

DAY 08
Fly or Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu. Fly 25m./Drive 7-8Hrs

Today is final day to the your trek. Choose fly or vehicle to go back to Kathmandu. Normally, we bid farewell to the mountains and board our vehicle for the drive back into the Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we take you into any hotel of your hotel. Then leave you to explore Kathmandu on your own.


Day 09
Free Day in Kathmandu

Spend your free day in Kathmandu exploring around and Shopping etc.  Or we can arrange sightseeing in world heritage sites.

In the evening we will 


Day 10
Phaplu – Kathmandu.

We fly back to Kathmandu today. Once we reach Kathmandu, we will have some free and relaxing time to wander around. We will go for farewell dinner with Nepali cultural show.

Day 11
Departure Day.

You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner and Farewell Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 7 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Sleeping Bag, Liner, Trekking Pole each Member two, Hot Bag during night, Washing water twice a day.
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Three Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking 
  • English/Japanese/Korean speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 3 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • All Nepal Adventure’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • All Nepal Adventure’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Kathmandu to Dhap Hill by private 4W Jeep 
  • One way airfare between Phaplu to Kathmandu (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trek successful Certificate
  • Pulse Oxi meter to check up pulse and Oxygen during the trek
  • Trekking Route Map of All Nepal Adventure.

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower while on trek.
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide and porter.
  • -Personal trekking equipment.
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage).
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