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Pikey Peak Short Trek

Trip code
Package name Pikey Peak Short Trek
Duration 9
Max. elevation 4065m m
Level MODERATE
Transportation <p>Private vehicle in Kathmandu&nbsp;</p><p>Public Jeep to reach the trailhead</p>
Accomodation

Star Hotel in Kathmandu 

Mountain lodges and homestays during the trek

Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 669 per person

Overview

Pikey Peak Trek Overview:

Pikey Peak trek is a short and easy hiking trail in the lower hilly regions of Everest Khumbu, encompassing various hilltops as panoramic viewpoints. A rather unexplored trekking destination, with a view of a wide range of Himalayas from Dhawalagiri on the west to Kanchanjunga on the east, makes the journey once in a lifetime worth a trip.

Pikey (pronounced PK) was formerly a pasture for the cattle and Yak to graze for the Sherpa community, and the peak was named after the deity of the local Sherpa clan. This place has a great spiritual significance as the local people visit the peak every year during Monsoon season with a group of Lama Monks, in order to conduct rituals and hang the prayer flags.

Buddhist cultural monuments like Stupas, Chhortens, Mani Walls, Prayer flags, Prayer Wheels decorate the trail, whereas the mountain vistas including mount Everest make it one of the best choices for beginner level trekkers. Passing through the terrace farming villages, green lush Rhododendron forests and Low Mountain passes, the Pikey Peak Trek offers travelers and trekkers the best holiday experience in Nepal.

Pikey Peak Trekking Route:

After a long drive from Kathmandu, the historical and cultural city of temples: the Pikey Peak trek begins from the small hill town of Dhap, the Pikey Peak trekking follows the rural Jhapre village of Nepal exploring the people and the lifestyle. The next day, the hiking journey ascends to the Base of Pikey peak, situated at an elevation of 3600 meters.

After summiting Pikey Peak elevated at 4060 meters; a good point for sunrise and sunset views in the Himalayas, the hiking trail follows to Bhanjhyang for overnight at the local lodge. From here the trekking trail ascends to Junibesi, where Sherpa village and Junibesi Monastery can be explored. Then on the sixth day of the Pikey Peak trekking, the trip heads towards Salleri walking through Rhododendron Forest, on the stone-stepped trail. A side hike to Tibetan monastery and retracing back to lodge for the celebration of the successful trekking and the next day drive back to Kathmandu.

Best season and weather for Pikey Peak Trek

The weather in Nepal is mostly favorable for a holiday trip almost every time of the year, except for the Monsoon Season, which falls during the month of  July and August as the skies are mostly covered in rain clouds. However, the Spring Season (March-Jun) and Autumn (Sep-Nov) are the best times for trekking in the Himalayas, including the Pikey Peak Trek. 

Permits for Pikey Peak Trekking:

Entry permits for Gaurishankar Conservation Area and Travelers Information Management System (TIMS) are required for the Pikey Peak trekking. The fees for the entry Permits are included in the trekking package, hence Vertex Holiday will be liable for making them ready before the trekking journey begins. 

Why chose Pikey Peak for Trekking:

Choosing a Pikey Peak Trekking trip is ideal for all types of trekkers, including beginners to experts, likewise a perfect trekking destination for trekkers seeking to explore the unspoiled natural and cultural aspects of the lower region of the Solukhumbu region home to Mount Everest. Sherpa people and their Tibetan influenced Buddhism Culture, tranquil forests, jaw-dropping mountain vistas, picturesque villages, stone stepped trails makes the Pikey Peak trek a wonderful experience.

Fitness and Trek Preparation:

Although the difficulty of the Pikey Peak trek is on a moderate scale, one must be physically fit and prepare for the adventure. As the highest elevation of the trek is 4065 meters, you might need quite strong lungs, therefore Yoga, Jogging, Climbing stairs, swimming, and similar activities are recommended at least a couple of weeks prior to the departure date.

Warm clothes including rain gears and a windcheater are to be prepared along with your toiletries and medications. Trekking poles and sunglasses will be helpful during the trek.

Food and Accommodation during Pikey Peak Trekking:

As a recently opened trekking destination, the infrastructures for food and accommodation are basic. Most of the lodges and teahouses are family-run homestays, with simply styled facilities. However, neat and tidy beds are available with warm blankets.

Most of the food products during Pikey Peak trekking are locally sourced organic products. The menu comprises typical Nepali cuisine, Dal Bhat: Rice, lentil soup, Curry, and pickles.   

For more detailed information and queries, you can send us your inquiry via mail or directly via the Inquiry tab. Vertex Holiday offers great adventure holiday trips in the Himalayas and provides customizable itineraries as per the request of clients.

Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

After your international flight lands at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Vertex Holiday will welcome you and then drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu. After checking in, you’ll have time to freshen up before joining at the hotel lobby for the briefing and orientation program by our team leader. In the evening, a wonderful dinner program awaits with cultural and traditional music.



Day 2 : Sightseeing of Cultural Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

After breakfast, your guide will receive you from the Hotel for an amazing sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu Valley. The day’s trip offers an important insight into the medieval arts and architectural heritage along with the historical and religious value.

Day 3 : Scenic long drive from Kathmandu to Dhap (2850m) 8hrs

A scenic long drive on the winding mountainous road takes you to the small hill village of Dhap, The journey offers amazing sights of dense forests, terrace farms, interesting landscapes, rivers, and rural villages. Walk around the local market, before dinner at a local lodge, and rest for the next day’s hiking journey.


Day 4 : Trek to Jhapre (2900m) 5hrs

The day’s hiking journey starts after breakfast, exploring the Sherpa villages along with the views of the Numbur Himal mountain range. Small monastery and stupas decorated with prayer flags showcase the Sherpa Buddhist culture before reaching Jhapre. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

 


Day 5 : Hike to Pikey Peak Base Camp (3600m) 5hrs


The day’s hiking trail follows the grassy ridge to Bhulbhule, from where the Everest mountain range can be seen. The trail passes through Mani walls and Rhododendron forest (blooms during the spring). The day’s journey halts once we reach the Pikey Peak Base Camp overnight at a local lodge.  

 


Day 6 : Hike to Pikey Peak Summit (4065m) for sunrise and descend to Junibesi (2700m) 7hrs


Today the hiking duration is comparatively longer as well as tiresome; however, once we reach the summit for the sunrise view you’ll forget about the hardships. From the top, Panoramic view of the Himalayas including  Mt. Everest (8848m), Numbur Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhawalagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Langtang(7246m) is spectacular.

After enjoying the view, the trek descends to Junbesi via Jase Bhanjyang exploring the landscapes. Several Mani walls and Chhortens can be seen along the trail, whereas the monastery is open to visitors after reaching Junbesi. After completing the day’s journey, rest overnight at the lodge.  

 


Day 7 : Hike to Salleri (2390m) 6 hrs.


Our final day of hiking descends along the bank of Junbesi Khola, exploring the pristine landscape and pine forests to reach Salleri for an overnight stay.

A side hike to the Tibetan Monastery near Phaplu is optional where you can witness the spiritual and religious practices of the Buddhist culture. Celebration in the evening for the completion of the successful Pikey Peak trek at the local lodge.

 


Day 8 : Drive back to Kathmandu approx. 9hrs

Drive back to Kathmandu after concluding the Pikey Peak Trek, on the winding roads. On the way explore the diverse landscapes along with forests, rivers, and picturesque villages. Overnight at your designated Hotel. Farewell dinner program in the evening.

 


Day 9 : Departure to your home country

As per your scheduled return flight to your home country, a representative from Vertex Holiday will drive you to the Tribhuwan International Airport.

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