Pikey Peak Trek

Trip Highlights of Pikey Peak Trek

Trip Duration 9 days
Maximum Altitude 4065 m
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Best Seasons Spring , Autumn
Start & End Point Dhap - Salleri
  •  Sightseeing of Cultural and Historical sites in Kathmandu
  • Pleasant low altitude trekking trip.
  • Explore the Sherpa people and their way of life.
  • Panoramic Mountain vistas including Mt.Everest
  • Sunrise View from the Summit of Pikey Peak(4065m)

Overview of Pikey Peak Trek

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 the 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, and 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.

Itinerary of Pikey Peak Trek

01
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.

Car 25 minutes
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude 1300 m
02
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.

Walking 6 Hours
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude 1300 m
03
Scenic long drive from Kathmandu to Dhap (2850m)

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.

Jeep 8hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B/L/D
Altitude 2850 m
04
Trek to Jhapre

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.

Walking 5hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B/L/D
Altitude (2900m)
05
Hike to Pikey Peak Base Camp

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.

Walking 5hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B/L./D
Altitude 3600m
06
Hike to Pikey Peak Summit (4065m) for sunrise and descend to Junibesi (2700m)

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.

Walking  7hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B/L/D
Altitude 4065 m
07
Hike to Salleri

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.

 

Walking 6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B/L/D
Altitude 2390m
08
Drive back to Kathmandu

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.

Jeep 9hrs
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude 1300 m
09
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.

Car 25 minutes
Meals Breakfast,

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu(Twin sharing basis) at a 3-star hotel with a BB plan
  • Kathmandu to Dhap / salleri to kathmandu by jeep or bus as per group size
  • Professional tour guide and private vehicle for a city tour
  • Including all kind of entries fee for a city tour
  • All meal during the trek time in the mountain (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek with Twin sharing basis
  • An experienced, English speaking, knowledgeable, skillful and helpful government license holder trekking guide and
  • Porter to carry your luggage(max:-25kg) including their all kind of cost i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
  • All kind of necessary paperwork for your trips (TIMS card and permit – please bring 3 PP size photos)
  • Government taxes and office service charge
What's Excluded?
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Personal travel insurance
  • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food during trekking time
  • All kind of personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trekking if needed to pay
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Rescue charge (if needed)
  • Tips for trekking staff
Complimentary
  • Duffle bag for Trekking
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Seasonal fruits during trek

Essential Information - Pikey Peak Trek

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 make the Pikey Peak trek a wonderful experience.

Fitness and  Preparation for Pikey Peak Trek:

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.

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 the Tibetan monastery and retracing back to the lodge for the celebration of the successful trekking and the next day drive back to Kathmandu.

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