Pikey Peak Trek

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Highlights

  • An exciting adventure to the lower Everest Region without the arduous Himalayan trail
  • Mesmerizing views of the entire Khumbu Himalayan range including Mt Everest (8884m)
  • Journey to traditional Buddhist hamlets inhabited by the warm Sherpa people
  • Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Hilly Nepal as you go
  • Duration9 Days
  • Max. Altitude4045m
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Group Size2 - 10
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu And Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in trek
  • Accommodation3* Hotel In Kathmandu,and Best available teahouse during the Trek

Overview

More often than not trekkers who journey to the high Himalayas believe that it is the strenuous and arduous routes that lead to mesmerizing destinations with views to match. As a result, countless trekking routes across the nation are often overlooked with no idea of what they are missing out on. One of those stunning trekking routes, spanning the lower Everest Region, is the Pikey Peak Trek.

Boasting stunning Himalayan views of the mighty Everest (8848m), perhaps the very best in the lower Everest region, the hilly route to Pikey Peak is one of the shorter treks in the Himalayas. The trek takes you to authentic Buddhist hamlets depicting local Sherpa culture and guides you through lush green forests creating a mesmerizing journey in the Himalayan foothills.

Pikey Peak Trek.

Pikey Peak Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the town of Phaplu, in lower Solukhumbu. Following the BP Highway, due east, you drive alongside stunning rivers, small rustic settlements, and gorgeous hills until reaching the banks of Solu River, beyond which lies the small Sherpa village of Phaplu. From Phaplu, the trek starts and heads through gorgeous alpine forests and wide meadows to reach another Sherpa village called Junbesi.

You can experience Sherpa culture and lifestyle firsthand in Junbesi and can also visit the sacred Junbesi Monastery for a glimpse of Buddhist culture. Past Junbesi, the trail ascends to Lamjura Hill from where the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek separates. Then, our trek continues until reaching the top of Pikey Peak (4065m), the highest hill in the lower Everest region.

Enjoying a scenic sunrise over the summits of Everest and Rolwaling ranges, the trail then descends through a forested area to reach the hamlet of Jhapre. With stunning views of Everest and Rolwaling ranges on the backdrop, the hilly journey takes you to the village of Dhap, marking the end of this Himalayan adventure.

We here at High Route Adventure have been accompanying trekkers and adventurers from around the world to the Everest Region for over a decade. We provide the best of services including private transport, carefully constructed itineraries, and the best accommodation.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by the office representatives who will guide you to the hotel. In the evening, you will be introduced to other members of the staff including your guide for the trek. You are free to enjoy the rest of the evening exploring the markets near you. Overnight at the hotel.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu

    An early start to the day,we check you out from the hotel in Kathmandu and begin our scenic journey tothe hamlet of Phaplu. The journey is a pleasant one that goes alongside majestic hills and follows BP Highway out of the valley. Meeting up with the banks of Sunkoshi River at Dumja, we continue our journey towards the east. As we reachGhurmi, the trail turns north and follows the banks of Solu River until we reach the Sherpa settlement of Phaplu, the starting point of our trek.Overnight in Phaplu.

    Altitude: 2470 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 03: Trek from Phaplu to Junbesi

    We begin our trek following the forested trail that leads to the beautiful Sherpa village of Junbesi, our stop for the night. This is one of the most enjoyable sections of the trek where we follow the glittering Solu River enjoying the view of picturesque hills lined with pine trees. The hilly trail quickly ascends through a cluster of settlements before dropping to the suspension bridge which gives way to a route alongside Junbesi Khola,leading us to the lovely Sherpa settlement of Junbesi. Overnight in Junbesi.

    Altitude: 2700 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 04: Trek from Junbesi to Lamjura Hill

    Exiting Junbesi, we begin our hike through the alpine forests to reach Lamjura Hill, our stopover for tonight. Crossing Junbesi Khola, we ascend on a steep trail through the hill, which in May and April are adorned with colorfulrhododendrons. Following the deep green forests of pine and rhododendron, we descend to the banks of Ringmo Khola and then climbup to the small settlement of Ringmo. A gradual climb from the Buddhist village of Ringmo takes us to Lamjura Hill, from where we can view the peaks of Mt Everest (8848m).

    Altitude: 3500 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 05: Trek from Lamjura to Pikey Peak

    Today we ascend to Pikey Peak accompanied by breath-taking views of Mt Everest (8848m) and Mt Lhotse (8516m). The trail ascends through green hills and passes quaint monasteries, Mani walls, and Chortens. Majority of the trail passes through uninhabited forested lands leading up to Pikey Peak, where we stay for the night. We can enjoy the soothing night view of the Himalayas; it’s almost meditative.

    Altitude: 4065
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 06: Trek from Pikey Peak to Jhapre

    Early in the morning, we enjoy a scenic sunrise from Pikey Peak over the summits of Mt Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and Gaurishankar (7134m) among others. We then begin our descending journey to the small village of Jhapre. As the mountains keep us company, we descend through the ridgeline of the alpine hills and pass small Sherpa localities before arriving in the quiet settlement of Jhapre. We can visit the local monastery if you wish to. Overnight in Jhapre

    Altitude: 2850 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 07: Trek from Jhapre to Dhap

    Day 07: Trek from Jhapre to Dhap 3250m-6 Hours
    Today is the final day of our trek.We make our way out of Jhapre and headtothe village of Dhapfor the night. Enjoying the stunning views of Everest and Rolwaling Himalayan ranges, we descend to Sigane and follow a forested trail leading us to the village of Dhap.

    Altitude: 3250 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 08: Drive from Dhap to Kathmandu - 7 hours (215km) with private 4x4 jeeps

    An early start to the day, we leave Dhap bidding goodbye to the mind-blowing Himalayan views and the beautiful Sherpa villages and make our way back to the capital city. Enjoying stunning views of the Numbur Himalayan range, we crosspicturesque hills and follow glinting rivers until reaching the slightly crowded neighbouring towns of Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we drop you at your hotel. You can spend your evening enjoying the nightlife of Thamel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 09: Departure from Nepal

    Our representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

    Meals: Breakfast

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

  • All Airport Transfer (Airport – Hotel – Airport)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 2 nights at 3 - star hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Six night Best available teahouse on mountain
  • Trekking Permit: Necessary  All Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
  • Transportation:  (Kathmandu to phaplu and return to Kathmandu from Dhap by 4*4 Jeep.
  •  Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide (including his well-paid salary, insurance, meals, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and guide’s,etc.)
  • Trekking Porter: Carry your luggage
  • Farewell Dinner in Nepalese Cultural Restaurant.
  • Meals during the trek:  3 times Meals a Day  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Trekking:  11 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag and Down jacket. refundable after the trek.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All Government Taxes and Service charges.

What's not included ?

  • International Air fair and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Hot and Bottle of Drinks
  • Wi-fi/Hot Shower
  • Electronic device re-charge such as Mobile, Camera, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to bad weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • extra Night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Tips for staff.

Notes

Accommodation

The two Night in Kathmandu is in the pleasant hotel and Six-night teahouse accommodation on the trek
In Kathmandu, we usually occupy a 4-star hotel located within walking distance of the Thamel district. All rooms have suite facilities and there are a restaurant, a bar, and an outside courtyard. there's complimentary Wi-Fi within the hotel lobby and Wi-Fi throughout.
The teahouse is that the dining room, typically decorated with colorful established mat, sometimes with a stove or heater (some lodges charge a fee to place the heater on). Most teahouses sell snacks and other essentials like tissues, soap and toilet tissue. Most lodges have electricity but it's not wholly reliable and lighting might not be bright enough to read by – a torch is important. Electrical charging is generally offered only within the dining room (charged at approx. Rs130-400 per hour per device). Most of the lodges use solar energy so sometimes there's not sufficient electricity for charging. Many lodges have Wi-Fi not long – in some areas it works well but in others, it's slow and unreliable. We offer twin-share bedrooms all through the trek. Beds with foam mattresses, bedsheets, and a pillow are providing on the teahouse. Bedrooms are unheated and may get cold in the dark so you'll get to bring or hire a sleeping bag. Most lodges have just one or two basic toilets and sometimes these are located outside the most lodge building. Most of the teahouse has hot 'showers' now a day. (They charged at approx. Rs200-500 per shower). Sometimes a hot shower is just a bucket of predicament and not a showerhead.

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