Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak trek is a newly opened trekking destination in the lower Everest area. Pikey Peak is the one of the tallest “Hills” in the Solukhumbu region. The name Pikey comes from the name of a deity of the Sherpa community.

The locals hold various celebrations during the month of July to worship their clan god. This peak offers a splendid view of the Everest Himalayan range.

The trail passes through beautiful settlements and you can visit the ancient Thupten Chholing Buddhist Monastery and enjoy the unique culture of the Sherpa. And during festive seasons in July and August cleansing rituals at the sacred lakes are performed with several Shamans.

The Pikey Danda (hill in Nepali) is most famous for its views of sunrise and sunset, and seven 8000-meter peaks can be enjoyed: Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna and Shishapangma in Tibet and numerous other peaks such as GauriShanker, Lhotseshar, Nuptse, AmaDablem, Mera and Thamserku.

It is a perfect trek for those who want to hike this off the beaten track and see something completely different from many of the country’s more touristy areas.

Trek Highlights

  • View of Mt. Everest in clear weather
  • Best sunrise and sunset magnificent views of Everest and more Himalayan range
  • Discovery of local Sherpa culture
  • Meet entertaining Sherpa couple at the Pikey Peak base camp
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries

When is the best time to trek Pikey Peak?

The best times for trekking to Pikey Peak are ‘pre-monsoon’ in Spring (February, March, April and May) and ‘post monsoon’ in Autumn (September, October and November).

The summer months are very rainy because it’s the monsoon season and the winter is very cold. In the summer months, mornings are cloudy with rain. Trekking is very uncomfortable, because the trail is slippery and muddy.

Trekking during winter is no real problem because it will normally be dry and clear but it gets quite cold. You need plenty of warm clothes if you want to go trekking during the winter months.

How difficult is the Pikey Peak trek?

Pikey Peak trek is considered easy to moderate difficulty. The route follows the lower Everest region. You won’t find steep or challenging paths along the way, but 5 to 6 hours of the daily walk makes the trek a little exhausting.

Pikey Peak Trek Nepal

TREK FACTS

  • Trip Duration: 9 Days
  • Trek Region: Lower Everest
  • Max. Altitude: 4065m.
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Best Season: Autumn (Sep, Oct & Nov) Spring (March, April & May)
  • Trek Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Destinations: Kathmandu, Dhap, Jhapre, Pikey Peak Base Camp, Loding, Junbesi, Phaplu

Pikey Peak Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m).

Upon your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu after you have completed custom formalities Visa and so on, pick up your luggage and look for our representative from Himalaya Discovery who will show your name on the board at the gate.

We’ll meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax to recover from your long journey for the rest of the day.

Day 2: Drive to Dhap (2932m) 7 – 8 hours

After breakfast, you will leave Kathmandu and drive to Dhap Bazaar. The road continues along the River Sunkoshi up to Ghurmi. Along the way you can experience typical Nepalese lifestyles, forests, rivers and terraced fields.

You will finally reach Dhap Bazaar on your way through numerous settlements. Here you can visit the local market and see the local Sherpa people. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 3: Trek to Jhapre (2829m) 4 to 5 hours

After hiking around 4 to 5 hours from Kerung, you will arrive at Jhapre. Heading to Jhapre you will see wild orchids, beautiful landscape along the Solu Okhaldhunga border. You’ll explore monasteries and Buddhist stupa here too. It is worth watching the cultural performance in Jhapre. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4: Trek to Pikey Peak base camp (3600m) 5 – 6 hours

After Japre, the trail ascends up to Bhulbhule’s grassy ridge. There is one lodge with no name and a stunning view of the Everest from here. The trail splits up shortly after Bhulbhule and you’ll turn right to Pikey Peak.

A few old yak houses and a long mani stone wall you will pass. The trail then circles the hillside below the Taklung Danda and crosses a beautiful forested trail. There are many rhododendrons along the trail (which, if you hike, you can see in bloom).

When you leave the forest, it’s about 2 hours away from Pikey Peak base camp. This is a short climb from here to the top at 4065 m/13336 ft. It is best to climb up to the top in the morning for sunrise, unless you have an unusually clear evening. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5: Hike to Pikey Peak (4065m) for sunrise, and trek to Loding

Early in the morning, you will follow a gradual route to the summit, covered with Buddhist prayer flags. The views are amazing! The panoramic view from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga will be rewarded if the weather is clear.

You will follow a ridge from the top of Pikey peak, starting flat and then steep, as you enter the forest to Jase Bhanjyang, where breakfast will be waiting for you.

You will continue your journey after breakfast to Loding, which passes some steep parts in the forest. Here, you’ll have a couple choices for accommodation which are both simple and charming. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 6: Trek to Junbesi, visit Thubten-chhoeling Monastery

You’ll start the day on the ridge of Jase Bhanjyang for breakfast. There are a few choices for going down to Junbesi from there. The most likely is a beautiful shortcut trail that leaves the ridge and goes steeply down to Taktor in the spectacular old forest.

This path meets the path from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp trek. Guest houses here are a little more modern, and for the first time you possibly will meet a few other visitors.

It’s a few hours from Taktor on a lovely trail to Junbesi. Junbesi, the cradle of culture and architecture of Sherpa, is a traditional village in Sherpa, situated at an altitude of 2,675 m.

The Sherpas people consider the Solukhumbu as a sacred valley. There are many monasteries along the way and Buddhism is flourishing in this remote part of Nepal, which borders Tibet. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7: Trek to Phaplu (2469m) 5 – 6 hours

Today, leave the main trekking route again and take a lovely path through the forest down to Phaplu. Which takes roughly six hours.

You can taste delicious local food and drink here and take part in the cultural program of Sherpas and celebrate the completion of a great trek at your cozy guest house.

Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu

Today, we bid farewell to the mountains and board our vehicle back into the Kathmandu Valley for the drive. In Kathmandu, we take you into any hotel of your choice and then leave you to discover Kathmandu on your own.

Day 9: Fly to home.

Our representative will drop you off at the international airport, as per your flight schedule.

Final Say

Pikey Peak trek promises you the views of Mt. Everest along with its surrounding peaks. During  this trek, you get to meet the typical Sherpa people of the region, explore their unique lifestyles.

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