Pikey Peak Trek - 15 Days

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Pikey Peak Trek - 15 Days
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 4065 m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu
  • Best Season February to May & September to Mid-December
Highlights
  • Spectacular Himalayan Views: Everest (8848 m), Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Makalu (8463 m), Lhotse (8414 m), and many more snow-covered peaks can be seen during the trek, making it one of the most spectacular ways to experience the Himalayas.
  • Sherpa Culture and Traditions: The trek takes you through several traditional Sherpa villages, where you can experience the Sherpa culture and lifestyle. You will visit ancient Chiwang monastery, Thuptenchholing monastery and witness Sherpa traditions.
  • Sunrise from Pikey Peak: The summit of Pikey Peak offers a stunning sunrise view over the Himalayas. You will get an opportunity to witness the 360-degree view of Himalaya from the top of Pikey Peak and take in the breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Peaceful and less crowded trekking route: Compared to other popular trekking routes in Nepal, the Pikey Peak trek is less crowded and offers a more peaceful and serene experience.
  • Wildlife: Pikey Peak region is home to some of the unique flora and fauna of the region, including the elusive snow leopard, red panda, and musk deer. If we are lucky enough we will get chance to see the wildlife.

The Solukhumbu region of Nepal is home to Pikey Peak, a renowned hiking destination. If you're searching for a short trek with spectacular Himalayan views, the trek up to Pikey Peak is a perfect choice.

Anybody with a reasonable degree of fitness can complete the trek. The journey begins in Phaplu and continues on through various authentic Sherpa settlements and other indigenous people. Trekkers may learn about Sherpa culture, explore historic monasteries, and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas (including Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga) along the way.

The sunrise view from the peak of Pikey Peak is one of the best highlights of the trip. Most hikers make the ascent to the peak before dawn in order to witness the sun rise over the Himalayas. It's absolutely worth it to make it to the ascent, as the view from the peak is amazing.

Overall, the Pikey Peak trek is an excellent option for trekkers looking for a less crowded and more peaceful experience while still being able to enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and immerse themselves in Sherpa culture and traditions.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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A representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to welcome you and will transfer you to the hotel in a private vehicle. In the evening we will briefly describe the trip and the program.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day after having your breakfast, our guide will brief you about the Pikey Peak trek and cross-check the required gears you need for the Pikey Peak trek. In case you miss out on some gear you can buy or rent it. If you want then you can visit around the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you have to pay entry fees on your own.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

In the morning, we will hire a private jeep and drive around 8-9 hours to reach Phaplu. Once we cross the khosi river at Ghurmi, we'll be able to enjoy the scenic vistas of the surrounding hills. At Ghurmi, we'll have traditional Nepalese cuisine for lunch. We'll go through several villages before arriving in Phaplu. In Phaplu, we'll be staying in the Lodge.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2469m
  • Duration:8/9 hrs

We'll start our first day of trekking after breakfast. Today we'll visit Chiwang gomba (monastery), one of Solukhumbu's most renowned and historic religious monastery, founded in 1923 AD. It is also a major Buddhist pilgrimage destination.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2750m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

After we take breakfast, we'll start our journey to Ringmo. We'll take a hike through a nearby Sherpa settlement through the forest. The Sherpa people are the dominant culture in Ringmo, and they are primarily Buddhist. We will stay overnight at Ringmo.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2720m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

After having breakfast, we will start our trek to Junbesi. We will both ascend and descend on our way to junbesi. We will also cross the suspension bridge on the way. We will enjoy the local culture. We can enjoy the view of Dudhkunda Peak and Numbur Peak from Junbesi. We will stay at Lodge in Junbesi.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2700m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Our destination for today is the Theptenchholing Gumba/Monastery. One of the most sacred sites for Sherpas is the monastery of Thupten Chöling. There are around four hundred monks and nuns living here. In the 1960s, Tibetan Buddhist monks known as "His Holiness Trulshig Rinpoche" escaped from Tibet and established the monastery. He is still at the monastery with his 34th incarnation. Because of this, Thupten Chöling has been able to maintain its ancient customs with relatively little interference from the outside world. Visiting the Gompa is a great way to learn more about the history, religion, and culture of the area. In addition, there is a meditation cave where many monks go to meditate because it is thought that doing so will lead to enlightenment. Unfortunately, there are no overnight accommodations at the Thuptenchholing monastery, so we'll have to make our way back to Junbesi.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2920m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

The trail today passes through the village of indigenous people. We can see the villagers doing their daily work and their culture. On our way to Lamjhura Danda we will walk through the forest in some places. Overnight at Lodge in Lamjhura Danda.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3535m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

The trail is steep and we will walk through dense rhododendron and pine forest. We will start to see the mountain ranges. Overnight at Lodge in Pikey peak base camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3640m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

The day starts with a hike to Pikey Peak(4065m) early in the morning along a rocky, steep ridgeline to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise view. The summit of Pikey Peak is covered with a Prayer flag making the summit more beautiful. The stunning view of the Mountain range from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga can be seen if the weather is in our favor. Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Numbur Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Langtang are the mountains that can be seen from the summit. After observing the views from the summit we will descend back to Pikey Base camp where we will stay for the night.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4065m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

Following the ridgeline, we will descend to jhapre observing the beautiful view along the way. After reaching Jhapre we will visit the monastery. We will stay in a lodge at Jhapre.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6 hrs

After breakfast, we will start our trek to Sisa Khola. We will descend through the dense rhododendron and pine forest on our way to Sisa Khola. Different ethnic groups of people reside at Sisa Khola. We will spend the overnight at Sisa Khola.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

We will start our walk after having breakfast and bidding farewell to the villagers. We will cross the suspension bridge and walk uphill and stop for lunch at Kerung. We will visit the Gompa at Kerung and will again walk uphill till we reach Dhap. We can enjoy the beautiful mountain view of Everest, Numbur, Dudhkunda, and other mountain ranges from dhap.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2800m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Early morning, we will take a jeep and return to Kathmandu. We will have lunch on our way. It takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:6 hrs

A representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will drop you at the international airport for final departure.

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    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Ground Transportation from Kathmandu to Phaplu and from Dhap to Kathmandu for our client.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
    • Accommodation during the trek.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
    • Ground Transportation from Kathmandu to Phaplu and from Dhap to Kathmandu for the guide and porter.
    • One expert government license holder trekking guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 12 to 15 kg only)
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance for the guide
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance for the porter.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of Pikey Peak trek.
    • Office service charge.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client's travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Client travel insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, requires 2 copies of passport size photos)
    • All specialty drinks (mineral water/coke/fanta and alcoholic beverage) while trekking.
    • Hot shower, battery charging and wifi during the trek.
    • Entry fees into Monastries, temples or Museum.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donations to monasteries or schools, wifi, laundry etc.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Things that goes beyond "cost includes" list.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Altitude sickness: You should be aware of the risks of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions, such as acclimatizing properly, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding alcohol and smoking. Moon Himalaya Adventure has prepared the Pikey Peak itinerary with proper time to acclimatize starting gradually from low altitude to high (4065m) during the trek. However, if you realize any symptoms such as headache, feeling and being sick, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite and shortness of breath then immediately inform to your guide as soon as possible. 
    • Weather: During February to May and September to Mid- December the weather is generally dry and stable however it is important to be prepared for the cold and the possibility of snow or rain.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that effect your Pikey Peak trek such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concerns.
    • Medication: Please inform us about any medication that you use daily so our guide can help remind you while trekking.
    FAQsPikey Peak Trek - 15 Days FAQs
    • The altitude of Pikey Peak is 4,065 meters (13,368 feet) above sea level.

    • The Pikey Peak trek is considered to be a moderate-level trek suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. The trek involves some steep climbs, and trekkers are advised to acclimatize properly before attempting the summit.

    • Every season has different things to offer however staying on the safe side the best time to trek the Pikey Peak is from February to May and September to Mid-December, when the weather is generally dry and stable, and the visibility is good.

    • Accommodation options on the trek include traditional teahouses and Lodges which provide basic facilities such as beds, blankets, food, and shared toilets.

    • Yes, trekkers require a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card for the Pikey Peak trek.

    • According to the latest rules, no trekkers can trek alone without a hiring guide and without a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.

    • Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on the Pikey Peak trek, as the highest point of the trek is 4,065 meters. Trekkers are advised to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Moon Himalaya Adventure has prepared the Pikey Peak itinerary with proper time to acclimatize starting gradually from the lowest altitude to the high (4065m) during the trek.

    • Group size can go up to 20 or beyond 20. As the group size goes higher Moon Himalaya Adventure manages the group with an additional assistant guide or Sherpa to provide the best trekking experience on the Pikey Peak trek.

    ReviewsWhat Our Clients Says?
    • First trek in Nepal

      (Translated by Google) Thank you for these wonderful 15 days, lots of emotions with the Lacchuman team for the ascent of Pikey Peak. It was my first trek in Nepal. I will come back to climb other peaks with Moon Himalaya which I highly recommend.
      Thank you all for your kindness, your professionalism, your kindness,
      See you soon for sure.
      Irene of Reunion 😊

      (Original)
      Merci pour ces 15 jours merveilleux, beaucoup d émotions avec l equipe de Lacchuman pour l ascension du Pikey peak. C était mon 1er trek au Népal. Je reviendrai grimper d autres sommets avec Moon Himalaya que je conseille vivement.
      Merciiii à tous pour votre bienveillance, votre professionnalisme, votre gentillesse,
      A bientôt c est sûr.
      Irène de la Réunion 😊

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      IRENE FIORINIFrance,October 09, 2023
      Google
    • Incredible Experience

      (Translated by Google) My first trekking experience in Nepal, it was just incredible with the superb Moon Himalaya team, everything was perfect, they really take care and will do their best to ensure you are satisfied. So don’t hesitate to choose this agency that will meet your expectations! Many thanks to the entire Moon Himalaya team for all these moments of sharing! Looking forward to my next expedition with you 😍

      (Original)
      Ma première expérience de trek au Népal, c'était juste incroyable avec la superbe équipe de moon himalaya, tout était parfait, ils sont vraiment au petit soin et feront leur maximum pour que vous soyez satisfait. Alors n'hésitez pas à choisir cette agence qui remplira vos attentes ! Infiniment Merci à toute l'équipe de Moon Himalaya pour tous ces moments de partage ! Vivement ma prochaine expédition avec vous 😍

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      AmelieFrance,October 09, 2023
      Google
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