Pikey Peak Trek

A different view point to view Mt. Everest and other mountains.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 10 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Moderate
trip-difficulty Highest Point 4065m
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code PPTAH
trip-code Area Everest Region
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • Wonderful sunrise and sunset view from Pikey Peak.
  • Exploring the unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people.
  • Less crowded hiking trail. 
  • A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Visiting different ancient and beautiful monasteries of the region.
  • Fewer chances of Altitude sickness.
  • Amazing views of some of the highest peaks in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Makalu, etc.

Trip Overview

Autumn (September, October and November) is considered as the best time of the year for Pikey Peak Trek. It is also known as the post-monsoon period due to which you can expect the least rainfall when trekking during this season. Spring (March, April and May) is the second-best time of the year for Pikey Peak trek. It is considered as the time of the year when nature is most beautiful. Spring is the pre-monsoon period and it is the time when nature regenerates its lost beauty. New plants grow and flowers bloom during this time. You can see yourself surrounded by rhododendron forest while trekking to the Pikey Base Camp during this season.

Summary of Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak is located in the lower Khumbu region of Nepal. It is mostly popular for the amazing view of Everest that can be seen from the top of the peak at an elevation of 4,065 meters. The trek to Pikey Peak starts after sightseeing in Kathmandu. During this day you will be exploring some of the UNESCO World heritage sites inside Kathmandu Valley. About 7 hours of drive will take you to Dhap situated at an elevation of 2,850 meters above sea level. 

During the first day of the trek to Jhapre, you will pass through rhododendron forest. You will also get to see the amazing views of the mountain ranges such as Everest and Number. The trail climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. Before reaching the Pikey Base Camp at an elevation of 3,640 meters above sea level you will have amazing views of the beautiful mountain ranges. You will take an early morning walk towards Pikey Peak. Upon reaching the Pikey Peak you will witness some of the amazing views of the mountain ranges.

After exploring the Pikey Base Camp you will hike down to Junbesi for the overnight stay. Junbesi is one of the vintage villages of the Khumbu region of Nepal. During this day you will also explore Thubten Choeling Monastery built in the 19th century. The Monastery offers in-depth insights into the culture and religious heritage of the region. Descending throughout the day you will reach Phaplu for the overnight stay. You will take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will transfer to the hotel and you will have free time. Meanwhile, in the evening we will have a farewell Nepali dinner together. 

Pikey Peak

Now the Pikey peak is one of the most popular short trek destinations of Nepal. It is popular among the tourist and Nepalese hiking community. The region is known to provide mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) and its neighboring peaks although situated at a lower elevation range. Considered as one of the best short treks in contention, the illustrious journey leads to the Pikey Base Camp with the thick spread of rich Buddhist culture along the way.

The lush valleys, old monasteries, huge Mani walls, beautiful vegetation and rhododendron forests. along with the beautiful sunset and sunrise views are the major attractions of this trekking route. During the monsoon time, June/July local Sherpa people celebrate their CLAN god worship ceremony by the Buddhist Lama and a group of Monks. The trek route to Pikey Peak is less traveled than the other areas in the Everest region. But, in recent years, it has gained a lot of popularity. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival at Kathmandu

Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10Km
ascent 1350m
trip-accomodation Arts Kathmandu
trip-meals N/A
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

At 10:00 AM: You will visit for a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Besides sightseeing, you can do the required shopping for your trek.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 40Km
ascent 1350m
trip-accomodation Arts Kathmandu
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis
Day 03

Drive to Dhap

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, We will leave Kathmandu in our private Dhap. Dhap is 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. The path follows the Sunkoshi River which joins Tama Koshi River further ahead on our drive forming a large Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi. We will drive along with the dense rhododendron forests. We will pass numerous settlement areas before reaching Dhap.

duration 9-10 Hours
duration 240Km
ascent 2610m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 04

Trek to Jhapre

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we will continue along a dusty road leading us to Sigane. Again the trail continues along the bumpy roads to Jhapre. today is an easy hiking day, we trek about 5 hours to Jhapre village. The walking is scenic with the view of Mt Everest and Numbur Himal through the clearing of Rhododendron forest.we will also visit gompas and stupas in the village.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 14Km
ascent 2945m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 05

Trek to Pikey Peak Base Camp

At 05:00 AM: We will wake up early in the morning to view the first golden rays of the sun falling on the silver lining of snow-capped mountains. After Japre, the trail climbs up to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule.  From here, the trail becomes steep and ascends through rhododendron forests and small settlement areas of Lhamuje. The trail beyond Lhamuje opens out to reveal a pasture where we can see grazing Yaks. We will cross a long Mani wall and climb along the winding road to Pikey Base Camp. We can enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic mountains surrounding the valley.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 15Km
ascent 3840m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 06

Trek to Junbesi

At 06:00 AM: The day begins with an early morning trek along the steep rocky ridgeline to the Pikey Peak (4065m). We can marvel on the gorgeous sunrise view over the mountains like Mt. Everest , Number Chuli , Thamserku, Kangtega , Khatang , Kanchenjunga , Manaslu , Gaurishankar etc. we will descend to Junbesi followed by the descent to Lamjura. Crossing many Mani walls and Chortens on our way we will reach Junbesi. We will enjoy the beautiful view of Numbur Himal in the North.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 15Km
descent 2700m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 07

Hike to Thubten Choeling Monastery

At 07:00 AM: Today you will explore around the village. You will hike up to the Thupten Choeling Monastery, which was founded in the 19th century. The trail ascends uphill along the Junbesi Khola to the Monastery. The Monastery offers in-depth insights into the culture and religious heritage of the region. After spending some time at the monastery, you will return to Junbesi. 

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 7Km
ascent 2920m
descent 2700m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 08

Trek to Phaplu

At 07:00 AM: Today we will follow the descending trail along the Junbesi Khola until reaching a steel suspension bridge. After crossing the suspension bridge we will reach Benighat. We will continue our walk along the trail filled with scenic pleasures before reaching Phaplu.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 11Km
descent 2470m
trip-accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 09

Fly to Kathmandu

At 07:00 AM: We will walk to the Phaplu airport from where we get on a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy an aerial view of the snow peaks. On your arrival, our representative will transfer you to the hotel.  You will get shopping time in Kathmandu and we will have a farewell Nepali dinner together.

duration 3-4 Hours
duration 10Km
descent 1350m
trip-accomodation Arts Kathmandu
trip-meals B,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 10

Departure

You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before your flight time.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10Km
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How difficult is Pikey peak trek?

    Pikey peak trek is a moderately difficult trek which has an average of 12 KM walk per day with maximum elevation of 4065m. It is also suitable for first time trekkers.

Services Includes

  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • Private transfer as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 2 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
  • All necessary paperwork. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
  • English speaking licensed trek guide.
  • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
  • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveler’s insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.
  • Any kind of donation in the Monastery.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the including section.
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USD 1220 / Person

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