Pikey Peak Trek ( Short 7 days )

Pikey Trek Ending / Starting point Phaplu Airport.
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:7 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max. Altitude:4065m.
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Private and Open Trip
  • Group Size:1 Pax to 16
  • Best Time:spring and Autumn

The Pikey Peak Trek is a recently introduced trekking trail in the lower Khumbu region. Pikey Peak provides the best close-up views of Mt. Everest. Pikey is a local name that denotes the sky over nature. The Pikey Peak trek is a rewarding opportunity to view the best of the lower Khumbu region. This trek offers the best sceneries of enchanting landscapes. You will see the best sunrise and sunset views over the gigantic peaks. From Pikey Peak, you’ll see the most satisfying views of the towering peaks including Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Trekking through the lush forests, and astounding sceneries will give you the best memories of a lifetime. Trekking to Pikey Peak means you will have the opportunity to engage with the local people to discover their way of life, their traditions, and culture. You will walk through the different Sherpa settlements where you can witness the unique Sherpa Culture and their warm hospitality. You’ll also come across some ancient and beautiful monasteries with Buddhist Stupas along the trek route. 

The Pikey Peak trek is a teahouse trek. You’ll find several teahouses en route to the peak. The teahouses provide basic facilities with good services. The teahouses provide food menus that include continental, Indian, as well as Nepali cuisines. Pikey Peak Trek is suitable for anyone. our 7 days short Pikey Peak trek is suitable for experienced trekkers as well as beginners. This trek route is beautiful. It never fails to amaze trekkers. This trek itinerary limits the daily gain in altitude, thereby reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Thus, this trek is a comfortable trekking trial for those who are willing to trek in the Everest region but are afraid of going to the higher Khumbu region. On this trek, you can witness the majestic Himalayan peaks and the authentic local lifestyle in the mountains.

Though this trek isn’t as difficult as other treks in the Everest region, it isn’t so easy. Thus, we suggest you prepare for your trek by spending some time training yourself. Practice some training like Jogging, Running, Swimming, and other exercises a few weeks before your trek. September to December (Autumn) is the best time for Pikey Peak trekking. Also, March to June (Spring) is the second-best time after autumn. These seasons have wonderful weather and climatic conditions. The temperatures are moderate and allow comfortable treks. Also, excellent views are the highlights of trekking in these seasons. Monsoon (June to August) is the offseason to trek. This is because monsoon brings heavy rainfall to the Everest region. Due to the monsoon rain, the trekking trail gets slippery and wet. Also, there will be risks of landslides at some portions of the trek. The lush vegetation and exotic greenery are the highlights of trekking to Pikey Peak in summer. Winter (December to February) is the coldest time of the year at Everest. The region gets very cold. The atmosphere is moist and humid. If you are someone who can stand the extreme cold in winter, you can go on the trek.

Itinerary

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Halesi Treks airport representative will pick you up from Kathmandu International Airport – transfer to the hotel and Pikey Peak Trek Trekking briefing with official arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Accommodation: Hotel

On the second day of your trek, you will have your breakfast early in the morning and drive to Dhap Bazaar from Kathmandu. You will drive towards the east following the Sunkoshi River to reach Dhap Bazaar. Driving along the same route you will reach Ghurmi. From Gurmi, the paths lead to the rhododendron forest until you reach Dhap Bazar. On reaching Dhap Bazar, you will explore the local market and the lifestyles of people. Overnight you will stay at one of the teahouses at Dhap Bazar.   

  • Max. Altitude: 2850 m
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Distance: 250 km

Today, you will have your breakfast and walk toward Sigane. The route today follows some bumpy and dusty roads to Jhapre. Exploring the beautiful views of the mountains such as Everest and Nuptse, you will finally reach a beautiful village at Jhapre. At Jhapre you will visit different monasteries and Buddhist stupas. 

  • Max. Altitude: 2815 m
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Distance: 13 km

After exploring the Jhapre village, you will follow a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule on this day. The beautiful mountain ranges surround you as you reach Bhulbhule. From Bhulbhule, you will take a right turn towards Pikey Peak. On this day you will walk across the small settlements of Lhamuje. On walking further, you will see some old yak houses and Mani stone walls. You will then follow the uphill side below Taklung Danda and then to a beautiful forest. After you cross the forest, in about 2 hours, you will reach Pikey Peak Base Camp. you will visit the Yak cheese factory as soon as you reach to the Base Camp. You will have magnificent views of the mountains above the valley from the Pikey Peak Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3585 meters
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Distance: 15 km

today you can explore around the pikey base camp you can enjoy supper views.

    Early in the morning, you will follow a trail to Pikey Peak to get the sunrise view. The trail to Pikey Peak is covered with several prayer flags. On this day, you will be awarded some of the great views of Mount Annapurna to Kanchenjunga. As you reach the top of Pikey Peak, you will follow a ridgeline and enter a forest of Jase Bhajyang. You will have your breakfast in Jhase Bhajyang and continue walking down to Loding. Along the trail, you will pass through some steep uphills and downhills. After reaching Loding, you will stay overnight at one of the teahouses. 

    • Max. Altitude: 4065 m
    • Accommodation: Teahouse
    • Duration: 6-7 hours

    On this day, you will leave Loding and you will descend towards a trail to Phaplu walking through cultivated fields and forests, you will finally reach Phaplu. You will stay overnight in a lodge at Phaplu. 

    • Max. Altitude: 2675 m
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Duration: 4-5 hours

    After exploring the Phaplu village, you will return back to Kathmandu today. You will board a domestic plane to Kathmandu from Phaplu Airport. You will have a scenic flight on your way back to Kathmandu. 
    Exploring the ariel views of some of the majestic Himalayas, landscapes, rivers, and valleys you will reach Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transported to your hotel where you will take a rest. You can explore the Kathmandu Valley on this day if you want to. 

    • Duration: 35 Min

    Today is the last day of your trip to Pikey Peak Trek. Our representatives from Exciting Nepal will come to take you and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for the Final Departure. 

      Trip Cost Details

      What's Included
      • Airports pick up and drop
      • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
      • Lodge accommodation during the trek
      •  Kathmandu to Dhap Bazer private Jeep and Phaplu – Kathmandu Air ticket
      • Professional English speaking trekking guide,
      • Between 2 clients 1 Porters
      • Guide, porters their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and l insurance for all staff)
      •  Halesi Treks Duffle bag for the trekking
      • Trekking Permit and Entrance Fees
      • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
      • All official taxes and service charge
      What's not Included
      • Nepal entry Visa fee
      • International air ticket
      • Hotel in Kathmandu
      • Food in Kathmandu except for farewell dinner
      • City Tour in Kathmandu
      • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, mineral water
      • Hot shower, hot water, and battery charge during trekking.
      • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry,
      • Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency.
      •  Tips for guide and porters
      Dates & Availability
      Starts:Apr 21, 2024Ends:Apr 27, 2024
      Price fromUS$800
      AvailabilityAvailable
      Starts:Apr 26, 2024Ends:May 02, 2024
      Price fromUS$800
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      The Above-given cost is per person and the Above-given Pikey Peak Trek fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

      Useful Information

      Accommodation Pikey Peak Trek

      All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. Halesi Treks have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of a different gender.

      Meals during the Pikey Peak Trek

      Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

      Trekking Crew

      An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 18 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

      Physical Fitness and Experience

      Pikey Peak Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Pikey Peak Trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Halesi Treks.

      Travel Insurance

      This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double-check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

      Best Seasons for Pikey Peak Trek

      Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Pikey PeakTrek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

      Ground Transportation

      Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, Halesi Treks can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.

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