Pikey Peak Trek 8 Days

Duration

8 Days

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Accomodation

Guest House and Hotel

Best Season

Spring, Autumn

Cost

$750

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trip Highlight:

  • Explore the World Heritage sites listed by UNESCO in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Scenic drive with outstanding views of different landscapes, terraced fields, winding roads, and the flowing Sunkoshi River to Dhap Bazaar.
  • At 4,065 meters/13,336 feet, Pikey Peak offers breathtaking views of eight 8,000-meter summits, including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri.
  • From the Sherpa homeland of Jhapre, there are mesmerizing vistas of Numbur Himal.
  • Visit the Gompa ruins and local cheese factory in Ngaur Village.
  • Discover the Sherpa culture, traditions, and way of life in the settlements of the lower Khumbu.

Overview:

Pikey Peak Trek -8 Days

Pikey Peak Trek is a recently developed hiking path in the Khumbu region that offers us a close-up view of Everest and the lower Khumbu region in addition to stunning sceneries. It will be a memory you will have for the rest of your life to see the dawn and sunset over the enormous peaks. You will have the chance to learn about the unusual geography and the life it supports in addition to taking in the magnificent Himalayan views. The fascinating Sherpa Culture and their kindness are unmistakable. Given that it is a recently discovered hiking trail, it provides a unique and isolated trekking experience.

Pikey Peak is the best vantage point which offers amazing views of mountain ranges in the Everest region according to Sir Edmund Hillary, Pikey Peak offers the best vista of the Everest region. Wide-angle views of the eight-thousanders in the Khumbu, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and summit Kanchenjunga, are reportedly available from the hilltop. Also visible is the western Himalayan range, which includes Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

Pikey Peak trekking begins after a beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazar. Even though this trail has only recently been made available, hikers favor it because it originates in the Lower Khumbu region. Despite being in a lower elevation range, the area is renowned for offering stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its adjacent peaks. The legendary journey travels to the Pikey Base Camp with a thick distribution of rich Buddhist culture along the way and is regarded as one of the best short treks.

The main draws of the Pikey Peak trekking path are the lush valleys, ancient monasteries, enormous Mani walls, lovely greenery, and rhododendron woods, as well as the stunning sunrise and sunset vistas. Pikey Peak is renowned for its serene surroundings, distinctive Sherpa culture, and stunning mountain views. The trail travels through less populated sections of the Khumbu region, including small settlements and rhododendron forests. The serene surroundings and panoramic vistas of the Himalayas give off a magical aura that draws in large numbers of visitors.

Graceful Adventure Travel is a legally registered company in Nepal that provides the best package for the Pikey Peak trek. Our team offers amazing accommodation, accessibility, and amenities service to our guests as per their wants and demand. We provide a fully trained and licensed holder tour and trekking guide during this trip. We also offer Porter who helps to carry your baggage on this trip. As a service provider, we will be honored to be a part of this special time.

Typical Journey on Pikey Peak trekking 

Your journey to Pikey Peak begins by exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites to discover the beauties of Kathmandu. Take a long trip to the Lower Solukhumbu district the following day after finishing all of your preparations. Start the hike to Sigane or Japre village after passing through a tiny settlement called Dhap by following subalpine woodland. Jhapre offers the first views of Mount Everest and the Numbur Himalayan range.

Trek to Pikey Peak Base Camp after spending the night in Jhapre. The majority of the trail is quiet and uninhabited, with magnificent views of the mountains in the Everest region. Reach the base camp for the night after passing a grassy ridge and an old yak herders’ home. On the fifth day, climb to the anticipated Pikey Peak peak at 4,065m/13,336ft before daybreak. Mountains including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse may be seen in the eastern region, and Annapurna and Manaslu Dhaulagiri are visible in the western region.

As you descend to base camp and resume your ascent to Ngaur, take in the scenery. Visit the nearby cheese factory and an old gompa’s ruins. To go to Junbesi for an overnight stay, descend. Follow the descending dusty trail along the Junbesi Khola until you reach a steel suspension bridge, then continue on the trail to Phaplu. Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu, passing the Tama Koshi and Bhote Koshi tributaries as you bid the Solukhumbu region farewell. Once in the Kathmandu Valley, start gathering mementos and have a good time.

Best time to do Pikey Peak Trek 

Spring and Autumn are considered the best time for Pikey Peak. Spring that falls between February to April has the best-achieved climate. During Spring, the sight of lush green forests and blooming rhododendron welcomes you. This is the best season to witness the flowering plants with fabulous mountain views. The temperatures are mild and hot at lower levels, and it gets colder as you climb higher elevations.

Autumn 

Autumn falls between September to November in Nepal which is considered the best season to go to Pikey Peak trek. During the autumn season, the weather is clear and the skies are blue. This period of time experiences consistent, dry, and sunny weather with unobstructed views of the nearby Himalayas. While the evenings might be chilly, especially at higher altitudes, the days are typically pleasant and comfortable for walking.

Spring 

Spring is another best season for the Pikey Peak trek. In Nepal, Spring falls between March to May. This time of year, is usually consistent, with mid-range temperatures, clear skies, and moderate humidity. The trail is also lined with stunning rhododendron blossoms, along with other vibrant wildflowers, making for a truly picturesque and vibrant experience. The scent of blossoming flowers permeates the trail, giving hikers a delightful experience. A spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks is available to trekkers during this time.

Winter

Trekking up Pikey Peak in the winter is possible, although difficult due to the chilly and snowy conditions. This time of the year can be extremely cold, especially at higher elevations, and there may even be snowfall, making it more challenging to manage the trekking track. One benefit of trekking in the winter is that there are fewer people on the trail, making for a more tranquil and relaxing experience. Additionally breathtaking are the views of the Himalayas in the area, particularly after a recent snowfall. For those who are equipped to handle the difficulties of the cold and snowy weather, climbing Pikey Peak during the winter can be a pleasant and memorable experience.

Monsoon

Monsoon is not recommended season for the Pikey Peak trek because of the high amounts of rain that can make the trail muddy, slippery, and challenging to manage. Monsoon falls between June to August in Nepal. The admiration of the breathtaking Himalayan views may also have an impact on visibility. Landslides and floods are also possible during Nepal’s monsoon season, which can be dangerous for trekkers. Therefore, before starting the journey, it is imperative to examine the weather forecast and path conditions. To keep dry and comfortable, you must have the proper footwear and weather gear on hand. It is advised against undertaking the Pikey Peak during the rainy season due to its difficulty and risk.

Itinerary:

Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will come to pick up you from the arrival terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. Our agent will be there with a plyboard of your or your company’s name. Then you’ll be escorted to your respective hotel by private vehicle.

On the 2nd day, you’ll explore some of the major heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu is a cultural city where seven heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Changu Narayan temple) which are listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO are there.

After having breakfast, your day starts with our tour guide. Our tour guide will take you to historical places where you can see the different art, architecture, monuments, tradition, culture, and lifestyle of local people. After half day of sightseeing, you will be driven back to the hotel and will be briefed about the trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu

You will need to wake up early because you have to drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. The route follows the BP Highway, which was built by the Japanese, north of Kathmandu. The driving is smooth for the first half because the majority of the road is blacktopped. Following the path, the Sun Koshi River moves rapidly. You eventually arrive in Okhaldhunga through the twisting road. You reach Dhap, our starting location for the hike, after a steady ascent.

You’ll start your walk to Sigane or Japre village after refueling and eating some food in Dhap. The first leg of the trial takes place in a lovely village surrounded by sub-alpine flowers and rhododendrons.  As you approach Sigane village, the mountains begin to unfold. You are greeted by vistas of Mt. Everest and the Numbur Himal in the Sherpa homeland of Jhapre.

Overnight in Jhapre

One of the most exciting days of the trip is today since you’re going to Pikey Peak Base Camp. You will start your day early and then ascend to Bhulbhule’s grassy ridge. You then turn right to reach Pikey Peak from there. You will come across a mani stonewall and an old shepherd’s home. You will ultimately arrive at Pikey Peak Base Camp after passing through a lovely rhododendron woodland below Taklaung Danda. From here, the Everest Mountain range appears stunning. The majority of the path will be desolate and the natural world will be all to yourself because this is a very new hiking trail. From the base camp, the peak is only a few hours away, but the evenings are typically cloudy. Since this is the case, we prefer to climb the next day early in the morning.

Overnight in Pikey Peak Base Camp

The wait is finally over! On this day, you will go to the eagerly awaited peak of Pikey Peak. Get up early before dawn to take in the spectacular sights and start your trek from behind the tea house. The walk begins with a sloping, moderate climb. Winters at Pikey Peak are chilly, and the trail is partially covered in snow. The majority of the time, though, the ascent is straightforward. 

A short while later, prayer flags would be covering the ridge. You have arrived at the top of Pikey Peak! Everything you’ve heard about this location is accurate, as you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas. This is possibly the best vantage point for views of the Everest range and Annapurna range. Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu can all be seen up close. On a clear day, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri can all be seen in views beyond 800km. The mountains glow golden and glitter when the sun’s rays hit them.

After there, take the trail that descends to go to Jase Bhanjyang through the rhododendron forests. Follow the lovely track until you reach Lamjura, where you may stop for a quick lunch and relaxation. The trail then gradually descends down the valley via luxuriant rhododendron trees, bringing you to Junbesi in a few hours. If you have time, you can explore the area’s historic monastery and take in the breathtaking views of the Numbur Chuli peak.

Overnight at Junbesi

This is the last foot walk for this trek. Follow the descending dusty trail along the Junbesi Khola until you reach a steel suspension bridge, then continue on the trail to Phalpu. You will arrive in Beni Ghat once you have crossed the bridge. Before reaching Phaplu, you will continue your stroll along the route lined with beautiful scenery. In the lower Solu Khumbu, this town serves as a gateway and the beginning point for numerous treks in the Everest region.

Overnight at Phaplu

After having breakfast at the Phaplu, you’ll drive to Kathmandu. Even though it is long as well as thrilling, the bus ride is exciting and has beautiful scenery. After stopping for lunch along the road, continue to the Arniko Highway. You will arrive in Dhulikhel and the Kathmandu valley in a few hours. Then you’ll be escorted to your respective hotel.

Overnight at Kathmandu

Today is your last day in Nepal. Our company representative will handle everything and drop you off at the airport in accordance with your flight schedule. If you have enough time, we can take you shopping while exploring.

Include/Exclude

Included
  • Necessary All Trekking Permit
  • Kathmandu to Phaplu and return to Kathmandu by sharing 4*4 Jeep.
  • An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide
  • Trekking Porter Carry your luggage – One porter for two members-
  • Three times Meals a Day ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • 3 night 3* hotel accomodation on kathmandu and 5 Nights Lodge to lodge accommodation on trekking
  • Pikey Peak trekking map,Walking Poles if needed.
  • Company cap, Duffel Bag if needed.
  • All Government Taxes and Service charge.
Excluded
  • International Air fair and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All Bar bill, Beer, coke, Hot chocolate, etc
  • Hot Shower
  • Electronic device re-charge such as Mobile, Wi-fi, Camera etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to bad weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc
  • Tipping for guide, porter and driver

Essential Info:

Acclimatization on Peaky Peak Trek 

Acclimatization is a crucial component of high-altitude trekking. In order to avoid altitude sickness, which can be hazardous and even life-threatening, it is necessary to give your body time to acclimate to the low oxygen levels at high altitudes. To prevent altitude sickness on the Pikey Peak trip, it is advised to follow a steady ascent and fully acclimatize. Following are some pointers for acclimatizing when trekking:

  • Move slowly: Allow your body enough time to acclimate to the altitude as you ascend gradually. Do not attempt to speed the trek, and stop frequently to rest.
  • Drink plenty of fluids: Hydration is crucial in high-altitude areas. Drink at least 3 to 4 liters of water per day and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  • Get enough rest: Give your body the time it needs to relax and fully recover. Try to go to bed early and stay away from physically demanding tasks.
  • Follow a healthy diet: Consume a well-balanced meal that is high in carbs and low in fat. Energy and acclimation are two benefits of carbohydrates.
  • Observe your health: Observe any altitude sickness symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, and exhaustion. A lower altitude should be reached right away if you notice any of these signs.

Pikey Peak trekking difficulties

Pikey Peak is an easy to moderate trek in terms of trekking difficulties, which can be done in a short time period. The maximum elevation attained during this trip is 4065 meters at the summit of Pikey Peak itself, which is located along the route in the lower Everest region. We won’t come across any difficult or steep paths along the trip, but we will need to walk for 5 to 6 hours per day, with ups and downs like in trekking. The majority of people, regardless of prior trekking expertise, can visit it due to its lower elevation. To effectively complete the walk, the trekkers must be both physically and mentally committed.

Pikey Peak trekking cost

The price of the Pikey Peak trek will vary depending on the services you need while on the journey. The cost fluctuates as rooms, accessibility, food, and amenities alter. Our normal trip cost starts at USD $750.  Despite the fact that costs are increasing in step with amenities and services.

Guide and Porter Service 

Anyone seeking to experience the natural splendor of Nepal should go on the Pikey Peak Trek. Regardless of whether you are trekking alone, with friends, or with family, this journey will undoubtedly be a wonderful adventure. While it is possible to trek alone, please be aware that rules demand that international visitors have a guide and porter.

English-speaking, highly skilled, and experienced guides and porters who are famous for their politeness and friendliness are available from us. You will be introduced to Nepalese culture and customs by our team, and if necessary, we can set up a translator to help you.

Our 8-day trekking program is most appropriate for group treks. We provide porters because we have to transport personal items. It’s important to pack efficiently because each porter is only permitted to carry 20 to 25 kg.

Depending on the size of the group, we will provide the following number of guides and porters:

  • For 1 or 2 trekkers, we provide 1 guide and 1 porter.
  • For 3, 4, or 5 trekkers, we provide 1 guide and 2 porters.
  • For 6 or 7 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 3 porters.
  • For 8 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 4 porters.
  • For 9 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 1 assistant guide, and 4 porters.
  • For 10 trekkers, we provide 1 guide, 2 assistant guides, and 5 porters.

For your best experience, kindly take note that our guide and porter services are customized to the number of trekkers in your group. You may be sure that your journey will be both safe and fun due to our knowledgeable guides and porters.

Pikey Peak trekking permit and requirement

For the Pikey Peak trek, you required the following permits:

  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit.
  • Solu Khumbu Entry permit
  • TIMS (Travel Information Management System)

Important Documents and Information to get these permit

  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Dates when your trek starts and ends
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Travel Insurance Detail

Food and Accommodation on the Pikey Peak trek

The most essential things during the Pikey Peak trek are healthy food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, we provide a star hotel that ranges from 3-star to 5-star as per budget and comfort. But the Pikey Peak lies in a remote area where teahouses and lodges are available for accommodation. The local people welcome you warmly and offer you great hospitality service. Twin-sharing rooms are available with warm and comfortable beds. As per the guest’s preference, we can also manage the single bedroom.

During your stay in Kathmandu, you can have a variety of cuisine including Nepali, Indian, Italian, Chinese, Korean, and many more. But Pikey Peak lies in a rural area of Nepal, so it is not possible to have varieties of cuisine.  Burning food is the main source of energy for the journey. The phrase “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours” in Nepalese represents the capacity to survive for almost a day after consuming dal bhat. The national dish is dal bhat, but other cuisines, like vegetable and noodle soups, can be prepared.

Bread, eggs, momo, noodles, sweets, and steaks are regularly included on the menu. We will compile a complete list of your food preferences and provide it to the hotel where you will be staying throughout the Pikey Peak Trek, so visitors don’t need to worry about their meals.

Drinking water 

Trekkers must drink plenty of water to keep their bodies hydrated and avoid altitude sickness (AMS). (Acute Mountain Sickness). Three to four liters of water per day should be consumed while trekking to the Pikey Peak.

Instead of purchasing bottled water, we strongly advise you to carry one reusable water container that can hold hot water. Bottled water can be pricey on treks and contribute to thrashing issues around the Everest region. Water purification tablets can be used to clean water. But after taking tablets, the flavor will change. Water should always be consumed after sufficient cleansing. At the teahouse, boiled water is offered for an extra fee.

Travel Insurance

A strong travel insurance policy that provides sufficient insurance for all of your activities is essential for the Pikey Peak trek. During the entire trip, anything may happen. Although we are more concerned with safety, accidents, and emergencies that may happen where we are occasionally cannot be completely ruled out.

Your travel insurance plan should cover any medical issues you may experience while trekking, as well as physical injuries, helicopter evacuation, hospital costs, and other charges.

Electricity and Communication

Electricity and an internet connection will always be available in urban areas. However, during hikes, there can be power outages in some rural areas. Even in tea houses or lodges where you choose to stay, there may be additional charges for accessing electricity or internet services due to the congested road and remote location. Please be informed that during the trip, there won’t be any access to electricity or the Internet. The finest places to charge your electronic devices are the tea houses or lodges where you will be staying.

ATM and Currency Exchange

Travelers can easily obtain Nepalese currency in Nepal’s major urban centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara because of the abundance of easy ATMs and money exchange facilities that are available there. In remote locations, where only Nepalese money is used and modern banking facilities may be rare, these services might not be easily accessible.

Travelers are highly recommended to make plans ahead of time and convert their foreign currency for Nepalese currency before starting a trek to avoid probable inconveniences. This will guarantee that sufficient local currency is easily accessible to buy necessities like food, water, and other important goods while on the hike. The process can be sped up and unnecessary tension reduced by seeking advice from local currency exchange services in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Equipment Required for Pikey Peak Trek 

General

  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us)
  • Down Jacket (according to the Season)
  • Fleece linear
  • Walking Poles
  • Water bottles and water purification tablets
  • Sun block cream
  • Lip Guard
  • Hand wash liquid
  • Toiletries Kit

Upper Body

  • Sun hat
  • Glacier glass
  • Head torch
  • Ear-muffler and neck warmer

Body

  • T-shirt
  • Light Jacket
  • Water and Windproof Jacket
  • Shirts
  • Light and Warm thermal tops

Hands

  • Hand gloves

Lower Body

  • Long and Short trekking pants
  • Water and Windproof trekking trousers

Feet

  • Thin and Thick Shock
  • Trekking Boot, Light Boot, and Slipper

Medicine and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry a first aid kit bag during the trek. We will recommend carrying your personal first aid kit bag if necessary)

  • Headache and fever medicine
  • Burnt cream
  • Antibiotics
  • Ibuprofen for general ache and pain
  • Blister treatment such as hand plants and aids, some waterproof tape, and anti-infection.

Graceful Adventure (Tour Pokhara) Travel Team 

A reputable and well-known adventure travel agency, Graceful Adventure is situated in the stunning nation of Nepal and is officially registered as a company for tourism, and Vehicles. We specialize in providing outstanding trekking tours to visitors from around the world who want to discover the majestic Himalayas.

We are dedicated to doing our work to the highest standard possible. We have built a reputation for offering an excellent level of service because our main objective is to make sure that our visitors have a safe and memorable journey.

Our team consists of up of experienced, dedicated guides, assistant guides, and porters who are passionate about making sure that our visitors have a pleasurable and memorable experience. We take pride in providing a selection of amenities and services that are intended to improve the overall trekking experience and make it more enjoyable and adventurous.

We are committed to exceeding the requirements and expectations of our cherished visitors, and we do everything in our ability to make sure that their trip is a success. We go above and beyond in offering individualized attention, first-rate service, and sincere care from the moment they arrive in Nepal until the end of their journey.

Tipping System for Service Provider 

Tipping is an optional way for you to express appreciation for your services. You may want to leave a tip for the services you appreciate, or you may just want to express your gratitude in Nepali by saying “DHANYABAD.”

The final day of the vacation is typically when tips are given. Similar to this, trekkers are free to tip a hotel, lodge, or individual on whatever day they choose. trekkers are free to tip the hotel, lodge, or individuals whenever they like. Tipping is completely a matter of personal preference and perception.

Booking process of Pikey Peak Trek 

You can contact us in different ways to book a vehicle and also you have different payment options while booking the Pikey Peak trekking. We accept:

  • Bank transfer

Bank transfer is available for international and domestic tourists. The bank details of our company are:

Account Name of the Company: Graceful Adventure Travel Pvt. Ltd

Name of Bank: Muktinath Bikas Bank LTD

Account No:2222530000591762

Account type: Current

  • Cash-in-hand

We also accept cash in hand for this trek, if you are near our office then you can visit an office. You should pay 30% in advance for the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

  • E-wallets like e-Sewa, Khalti, or Connect Ips 

E-wallets like e-Sewa, Khalti, or Connect Ips are also available in Vehicle Nepal. Nepalese and Indian citizens can use e-wallets like e-Sewa and Khalti for payment.

 

Booking System of Pikey Peak Trek Package 

Kathmandu Office 9851219412 WhatsApp/Viber
E-mail ID tourpokhara33@gmail.com or info@tourpokhara.com
Location of Office Amrit Marga, Thamel-Kathmandu/ Lakeside Pokhara 
Contact number 9851219412, (+977) 4700180

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