Pikey Peak Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.



Pikey Peak View Point Trekking, is an enjoyable and exciting country walk around the hidden pockets of the southern Everest range. Located in Nepal’s Mid-East Himalaya within the district of Solu, populated by mixed hill tribes, especially the famed Sherpa. An opportunity for trekkers to immerse in rural hill villages farm activities and immense cultures.

The Pikey Peak View Point Trekking leads around Sherpa villages adorned with the traditional heritage of the Buddhist religion. One of the most fascinating and mesmerizing scenic walks on the hidden trails of the Everest region.

A perfect and ideal adventure of a moderate trek with a steep climb to the top of Pikey Peak View Point. Pikey is a high scenic hill, actually not a peak, where most people in the tourism industry have tagged as a peak. The peaks in Nepal Himalayas are above 5,500 m high, whereas Pikey hill is 4,302 m high.

Even Kalapathar hill at 5,545 m, located close to Everest base camp is not considered a peak. The right name would be Pikey View-Point Hill rather than a peak; which has created great confusion among the trekkers.

Pikey Peak View-Point, starts from the nice village of Phaplu, after an exciting long drive from Kathmandu. From Phaplu village with time to explore the local interesting cultures of the Sherpa. The walk follows through several farm villages and into a cool forest reaching the base of Pikey Hill.

An early morning climb on a winding steep path within a dense forest of rhododendron and pine to reach high Pikey Hill. Catch the stunning sunrise, as it reflects over the Himalayan range of peaks, facing views of Mt. Everest.

Besides the views of Everest, the scenic high ridge of Pikey offers a 360° wide panorama of Himalayan snow peaks. Overlooking Mt. Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal towards the north with majestic Mt. Gaurishankar, Everest, and Lhotse.

The panorama extends as far as Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjunga, an amazing spot covering 4-5 of the world’s highest peaks.

After a glorious morning view of the Himalayan series of snow peaks with rolling green hills and valleys. Return journey on an alternative route downhill with uphill to the lovely large Sherpa village at Junbesi.

Enjoying a pleasant time in Junbesi last day walk to Phaplu, for the last overnight halt around the lower side of Everest. Next early morning an interesting drive brings you to Kathmandu, after a wonderful adventure on Pikey Peak View-Point Trekking.

Why Pikey Peak Trekking?

  • Adventure on the least frequented trails of southern areas of Everest.
  • Enjoy the blissful, scenic country walks on tranquil off the beaten tracks.
  • Explore the remote corners of Solu areas and its traditional farm villages.
  • Spectacular 360° wide panorama of Himalayan snow peaks with views of Everest
  • Enchanting woodland of various rhododendron species from tall trees to bush

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.

Day 03: Drive to Phaplu 2,413 m on Jeep or similar 4 wheel drive - 07 hrs.

Day 04: At Phaplu rest day to explore Solu village after a long drive.

Day 05: Trek to Jampre 2,920 m - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Pikey Base Camp 3,640 m - 06 hrs.

Day 07: Climb to Pikey View Point Hill 4,302 m/14,114 feet with sunrise view and trek to Loding village 2,515 m - 07 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Junbesi 2,701 m-05 hrs.

Day 09: At Junbesi extra day for local hike to Thupten-Chholing monastery.

Day 10: Trek to Phaplu 2,413 m - 05 hrs.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel-06 hrs.

Day 12: Free day for individual activities in Kathmandu.

Day 13: International departure for homeward bound.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff receives and transfer you to the hotel. After checking into your rooms you'll be briefed regarding Mohare Danda Trek with dos and don'ts and other useful information. Evening a lovely welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant an introduction to local food and culture.

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Morning tour and explore UNESCO heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath after breakfast. Experience the grandeur of palaces and temples built during the Malla era. Rest of the day relax and preparation for Mohare Danda Trekking, an early morning drive to beautiful Pokhara city

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Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

A long exciting drive from Kathmandu to Mid-Eastern Nepal around the district of Solu. Enjoy the views of beautiful Landscapes along the drive on leaving the Kathmandu valley. The journey leads past farm villages, and scenic an old town of Dhulikhel. From this lovely town the road follows on a newly built winding B.P. Highway, driving past a holy Buddhist site of Namobuddha. As drive leads to Ramechap district to reach Phaplu for overnight stop and the start of the trek. A lovely village Phaplu with a small airstrip, flight often operates to and from Kathmandu. But not regular flight. At Phaplu transfer into a nice homely lodge run by the local Sherpa, the main tribes of Solu-Khumbu and Everest region.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

2413 m

After a long and bumpy drive, surely everyone needs a rest for the trek to Pikey Hill top. On this day relax and explore the Phaplu around Sherpa villages and Get immerse into local culture of strong Buddhism heritage. Rest of the day at leisure, after a short hike visiting the nearby monastery and village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

2413 m

Morning having breakfast depart from the lodge at Phaplu, the first day walks starts following on winding path past farm areas. The walk through spread-out smaller villages. The village path continues with few short ups and down reaching a moderate size village of Jampre. Populated by Sherpa with other hill tribes the Kirat Rai, Magar, some Newars and Brahmins, Chettries a melting pot of both Hindu and Buddhism religions. Overnight stop in a simple local lodge with time to enjoy short walk around the village and observe the local activities.

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B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

2920 m

The second day walk heads towards our destination, from Jampre the last permanent villages for few days till Loding. Walk continues following the path into a nice cool forest, lined with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir trees. A lovely walk past nice grassy meadows and shelters of cattle herders, then finally ends the day reaching Pikey Base Camp. A lovely spot with few simple tea houses to serve travelers, located amidst dense forest. Overnight in a nice little lodges run by the local Sherpa.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

3640 m

Start the day hike as early as possible to catch the stunning sunrise over chain of Himalayan peaks. Leaving the lodge carrying packed lunch for the long day, follow our lead guide into dense forested path. The trail leads winds up all the way to the top of Pikey View Point ridge amidst beautiful forest. Slowly the sunlight creeps facing east for glorious sunrise as it hits the highest Mt. Everest and towards other peaks. Enjoy the magnificent panorama of 360° wide Himalayan peaks. Overlooking towards north with views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal with Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung Tse. Extends to Numbur Himal and Mt. Everest, Lhotse and as far to Makalu and Kanchenjunga towards far eastern horizon. After an hour of good rest with breathtaking scenery, return to Pikey base camp. Having short rest, continue walk towards Loding a farm village of few hours of good walks from Pikey base camp. Overnight in a simple local lodge, and enjoy the night having typical Nepali dinner.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

4302 m

From Loding, a lovely walk to Junbesi village, morning with short descent to a stream and into a forest. A short climb and then on gradual path to Junbesi for overnight halt in the comfort of a nice lodge. Junbesi an interesting village with monastery and school built by Hillary Himalayan Trust. The lodge accommodation and foods in Junbesi is far better than other previous overnight stops. Junbesi situated on the main classic trail of Jiri to Everest region, and that is why this place is famous with excellent lodges. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the village of great Buddhist heritage culture interest.

Meal

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Accomodation

B-L-D

Altitude

2701 m

View Nepal provides an extra day on this lovely traditional Junbesi village, an interesting few hours hike to Thupten-Chholing monastery. Is well worth the effort to enjoy the impressive large monastery and a nunnery. The nuns mostly are from Tibet, as well from all around Nepal with more than 500 nuns. After an enjoyable morning hike of few hours return to Junbesi for overnight halt.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Altitude

2701 m

After a marvelous time at Junbesi, morning trail leads on moderate trail with short uphill. The route follows on gradual path and then finally our last day walk of the adventure ends reaching Phaplu village. Enjoy the afternoon after getting organized in a nice lodge. Here with time to explore around Solu areas before a long drive next day to Kathmandu.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

2413 m

Leaving the lodge at Junbesi early morning for a long exciting drive to Kathmandu. The journey leads on the same exciting mountainous tracks to join on the main good road. The ride continues to Dhulikhel town and then reaching Kathmandu, and back to the hotel. After a great marvelous adventure on Pikey Peak around southern areas of Everest region.

Meal

B-L

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Enjoy the last free day in Kathmandu, after a wonderful adventure around Nepal Mid-East Himalayas and Pikey Peak Trekking. Interested people can book for an exciting tour of Patan and Bhaktapur cities of great cultural interest. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities or shopping spree of Nepali Souvenirs

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to the airport. Then bid farewell to the guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound flight, after a memorable experience on Mohare Danda Trekking.

Meal

Breakfast

Altitude

1400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • National Park permit for Sagarmatha national park and Local permit
    • Service of trekking guide and porter daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
    • Note: We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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When is the best time to book for Pikey Hill Trek?

Nearly all seasons of the year, except for wet monsoon times of July and August and middle of winter January and February.
The best and favorable time is in spring from March to May, where most days are sunny. This is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various colors and species. Morning and night time as well in shade will be much colder, the day time is warm for pleasant walk and views.
Could rain in the late afternoon with snow fall sometimes during this best season of the year.

How are the foods and accommodation on this trek?

Pikey Peak Trek, leads to remote wilderness beyond main villages and human civilization for few days. The walk leads you on the off beaten tracks away from main popular trekking routes. Where lodges are very simple but neat and comfortable, the foods are basic serving Nepali, some Chinese and Indian meals during the whole trip. The rooms are with common toilet and bathroom facilities, where trekkers needs to pay for using hot shower or bathe. The only best accommodation and good foods of great variation at Phaplu and Junbesi villages.

How much money do we carry for the trek?

Not much to spend on this Pikey Peak Trekking, as the walk leads beyond villages and main settlement. Nothing to buy much except at Junbesi or Phaplu and back in Kathmandu. The only money to spend is on the last day where you can enjoy party with fellow members. Including staff, guide and porters, where you can buy hard drinks and chilled beer at Phaplu village or enjoy the local Chang a homemade brew.
Saving some cash in Nepali Rupees for gratitude and tipping to the trekking staff, guide and porters. Can carry approx. NRS 5000 to 8,000 per person for tipping and spending on soft or hard drinks.

What religion and culture do we come across on this trek?

On this trek to Pikey Peak area, the first and last day walk around lower warm farm areas populated by mixed tribes of people Magar, Gurung with Chettries and Brahmins. Of both Hindu religions and cultures, coming across more Buddhist religion Sherpa village lined with prayer monuments on the trail and village path.
Upper hill villages are mainly inhabited by the Sherpa, practice strong Buddhism religions and cultures.

Do we get facilities to charge our electronic gadgets and cell phones?

Pikey Peak trekking located away from the major facilities of hydroelectricity.
The only place with good hydro power is Phaplu and Junbesi village, rest of the areas with simple lodges have solar power. Trekkers can recharge their electronic items, paying an extra cost of each items for charging on hour basis.

Want to make it a private tour?

Book this trip as a private departure - for any group, big or small.

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