Pikey Peak TrekPikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek 11 Days: Best Short Trek

Key Information
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude4068 m (13310 feet)
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size1-16

    About The Trip

    Pikey Peak Trek is a recently opened trekking course in the Solukhumbu area that invites us to explore the Everest and lesser Khumbu areas. Pikey Peak Trek is one of the best-kept secrets, which offers Nepal's seven eight-thousanders mountains from one place. On a clear day, you can see more than 800KM horizon from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga. All along during the walk-in, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,485m), Mt. Dhualagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) and Manaslu (8,163m) play hide and seek. But hit in front is the artistic summit of Mt Numbur, standing tall above Mt Karyolung.

    Overview

    Many trekkers think when it comes to short treks, Ghorepani Poon Hill or Mardi Trek is best. And when it talks about Pikey Peak, then don't know about its beauty. That is making a big mistake.

    Pikey Peak Trek in Nepal Himalayas is one of the best complete treks that we have seen. Uncountable peaks will surround you on a clear day as you will be in Pikey Peak. Fortunate yourself with the best-hidden destination in Nepal. This trek provides you with an excellent opportunity to feel every bit of nature in the lap of the Himalayas. Everest makes most of the headlines; the multiple Himalayas are prominent and exclusive in their characteristics.

    During Pikey Peak Trekking, you will be passing through the beautiful village and hospitable Sherpa culture of this region. You will get an opportunity to interact with loverly villagers and witness their daily activities, norms, and practices. You will also get a chance to see the ancient monasteries and gompas into the green hills.

    Pikey Peak Trek Route

    Our trek starts with the long drive to Dhap from Kathmandu. Dhap is your trekking starting point, and from there, you will reach Japre, which takes around 4 hours. From Japre you will reach Pikey Base Camp which takes about 7 hours. This is the highest trekking point during the trek. You will then descend to Taktor, which takes about 9 hours from Pikey Base. The next day, you will descend further to Junbesi, and you will also visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery. After breakfast, you will start trekking to Ringmo. During the walk, you will see the beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. The next day, you will trek ahead to Phaplu via Chiwong Monastery. Finally, the trek comes to an end when you fly to Kathmandu via Phaplu.

    Best Time to Trek Pikey Peak

    There are two best seasons for Pikey Peak Trek, i.e., Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). The different color palettes will change in other seasons during the trek. Even the way trek light shifts with the season. While spring is known for its romantic, surreal look and autumn is loved for its fine views.

    Pikey Peak Trek is Spring

    The beauty of this trek in spring lies in enjoying the blossoming rhododendrons, especially in April. In the Spring season, the misty woods on the Pikey Peak trial come alive with varied shades of red and scarlet.

    The varieties of rhododendron decorated the whole forest, which forms entire hills into different colors; you are in for a treat of a lifetime. The trek adds magical touch when sunrays diffuse, filtering in from the colorful flowers.

    While you are in the woods, you can hear the chipping sound of bird and incense most of the time, which creates a very harmonious vibe in your trek. You may also witness snowfall during the season, which forms entire meadows and is displayed in white.

    Pikey Peak Trek in Autumn

    You will not find colorful flowers in the autumn season, but the hills will be greener with a rain-washed environment. You will find the dark, mossy forest under the brilliant blue sky with glaring white peaks peeking at us. The vibrant colors are inching toward deep greens, reds, and browns.

    The mist is air washed, so you will see excellent views of beautiful nature and landscape when you step out of the sunshade. You also witness sharp stars shining into the sky in the nighttime. This is a great time to be on Pikey Peak Trek, especially if you are interested in night-sky photography.

    Pikey Peak Trek Difficulty

    Pikey Peak Trek has short trekking days and short climbs. So, it is rated as a moderate trek because it requires less endurance and less chance to exposes the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

    Getting to the details, this 11-day trek climbs from 1300 m to 3640 m. That is almost an altitude gain of 2300 m. You have to walk normally 5 to 6 hours a day, but you have to walk nearly 9 hours on two days. This climb is one of the moderate during the trek. But it may reveal the chance of altitude sickness if you are not alert.

    Pikey Peak Trek Cost

    When you are thinking about exploring the Himalayas like Pikey Peak, there will be many factors to consider, like route, best time, and how fit we need to be? But one of the essential confusion will be, "How much does Pikey Peak cost?"

    Whether you are budget dependent or not, it is essential to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and the actual cost. The baseline cost of the Pikey Peak Trek will depend on the number of variables. Your price will change based on how comprehensive you want your trip to be.

    On average, in Pikey Peak, the trek will generally be 8 to 13 days, and the cost is generally somewhere between USD 850 to USD 1000. This price includes domestic flights, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of the Pikey Peak Trek highly depends upon traveling as private or in a group.

    Highlights

    • Newly opened, less explored, and less touristic destination.
    • Sunrise from Pikey Peak.
    • View of seven of Nepal's eight-thousanders from one place.
    • Sunrise view over the dazzling white peaks.
    • Lush green forest and beautiful countryside landscapes.
    • Ancient and beautiful monasteries.
    • Explore the unique culture and tradition of the Sherpa people.

    Itinerary

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    It is a notice to all our guest who is joining Pikey Peak Trekking with us that our journey will begin with a bus ride from Kathmandu-Dhap and ends with Phaplu-Kathmandu. This will be included in the package; however, with an additional cost, you can book a Private Jeep or domestic flight.

    We, The Himalayan Odyssey, will organize the Pikey Peak with the most suitable arrangements. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our handle. Heavy rainfall, snowing, avalanches and landslides can extend the trip in the lower altitude region. This itinerary is only for guidelines. We can customize the itinerary according to your requirement and the time you have.
    Abbreviation
    B - Breakfast
    L - Lunch
    D - Dinner

    After completion of paperwork and customs, our representative will be waiting for you to greet you outside the airport and guide you to the hotel.

    • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
    • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft.

    Early morning you will find a special atmosphere during the morning hours. The city will come to life yet not soo chaotic. You can explore the streets, see the daily life of people and explore around the country yards or durbar squares. Upon special request, we can organize a whole day city tour.

    Today you will also meet our guide and other teams. You can also any questions regarding the tour if you have any confusion.

    • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast
    • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft.

    Today you will be picked from the hotel and after a long drive, you will be transferred to the Dhap. the 8 hours journey leaves the chaotic city via Okhaldhunga along Sun Koshi River. As you reach further, you will then join to roaring big Koshi River until you reach Ghurmi.

    Further, you will continue toward subtropical forests of beautiful rhododendrons, settlements, and several countrysides until you reach Dhap. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see the mesmerizing view of Number Chuli Peak.

    • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
    • MealsB,L,D
    • Time8-9 hours
    • Maximum Altitude3,204 m/10,511 ft.

    After breakfast, you will start your trek along with a trail until you reach Sigane village. further, after some hours of additional walk, you will reach Jhapre. During the walk, you will be able to see mighty Mt. Everest and other small peaks. In your free time, you can soak into the village and enjoy the nice viewpoint just north of the village.

    • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
    • MealsB,L,D
    • Time4 Hours
    • Maximum Altitude2,920 m/9,580 ft.

    After early morning wakeup, you will witness the amazing view of Numbur Chuli, Everest, and the beautiful landscape of the eastern view. As you climb towards the trial, pine and rhododendron forest refresh you until you reach Bhulbule

    If you come to the Spring season, then the whole forest will be colorful from the Rhododendron during the walk. afterward, the trail continues along with Lhamuje, and then Pikey Peak Base Camp. During the walk, you will pass through grazing walks, pastures, yaks, and steep uphill zigzag trails.

    • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
    • MealsB,L,D
    • Time6-7 hours
    • Maximum Altitude3,640 m/11,942 ft.

    After breakfast, you will start your uphill walk until you will reach Pikey Peak which may take about 1 hour. If the weather is clear, you will be exhilarated to see the golden sun over the white peaks. You will see a series of mountain peaks including Everest, Thamserku, Khangtega, Khatang, Karyoling to the north, Kanchenjunga to the east, and Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, and Langtang to the west.

    The trail then climbs upward for a few hours which will be passing through rhododendron and pine forest until you reach Bhanjyang. After some ups and down into the ridge, the trail then enters into long descent to the Taktor.

    • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
    • MealsB,L,D
    • Time8-9 Hours
    • Maximum Altitude2,856 m/9,370 ft

    After early morning breakfast, you will walk further and stays level until you reach Junbesi. You will feel alive as you pass through several Mani walls and stone chortens. During the walk, you will also be able to visit the 19th-century Thubtenchoeling Monastery.

    • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
    • MealsB,L,D
    • Time2 Hours
    • Maximum Altitude2,675 m/8,776 ft

    After breakfast, you will start the trek to Ringmo. the trail crosses the river, passes dense forest, and passes through Salung ridge. On the way, you will see the beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. After some 4 hours of trek, you will stay at Ringmo.

    • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
    • MealsB,L,D
    • Time4-5 hours
    • Maximum Altitude2,753 m/9,032 ft.

    After breakfast, head out on the last day to the trek to Pikey Peak as you make your way to Phaplu. During the walk, you will pass through Chiwong Monastery. After some hours of trek, we will end our trek in Phaplu and catch our bus back to Kathmandu.

    • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
    • MealsB,L,D
    • Time5-6 hours
    • Maximum Altitude2459 m/8067 ft.

    The driver will pick you from Phaplu then drive back to Kathmandu City. After, reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel so that you will be able to rest.

    • Time9-10 hours

    Time to head back to your home and share your wonderful experience in Nepal with your family and friends. The driver will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the airport for your return flight home.

    Also, if you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We at the Himalayan Odyssey would be honored to be at your service. We provide various tour services.

      Cost Details

      Included
      • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
      • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
      • First Aid Kit
      • Experienced English-speaking trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
      • Staff Insurance
      • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
      • All ground transportation as per itinerary
      • Arrival and departure transfer from the international airport to your hotel
      • Tea house lodge during your trek
      • Tour Certificate
      • Farewell Dinner
         
      Excluded
      • International flight ticket
      • International airport tax
      • Visa Fee
      • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
      • Private Travel Equipment
      • Excess baggage cost (domestic flight)
      • Travel insurance
      • Tips for staff and guide
      • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

      Good to Know

      We strictly prioritize our valuable client’s safety and satisfaction while traveling with The Himalayan Odyssey Treks. Your safety is our paramount concern. On every trip with us, our trekking teams will be carrying useful and necessary equipment as well as the medical kit. However, during Pikey Peak Trek; natural calamities, climate irregularities, health conditions, politics, transport, or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control may change our planned itinerary or cancel the trip as a safety. However, our Trekking guide holds full right to modify or even drops the planned itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns. In this case, you need to be flexible with your planned itinerary and take after the guideline as told by your guide/ leader.

      Note:- We do everything to reduce the effect, but we won’t be responsible for any result of modifications on itineraries or any delays due to unexpected circumstances.

      Travel Insurance

      Travel Insurance is compulsory for all the trekkers who are going to participate in Pikey Peak Trek. We highly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at Height altitude. It will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. The Himalayan Odyssey Treks kindly ask any of our travelers to send a reliable travel insurance copy through email once you book the trip with us. Your travel insurance must include personal accidents, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation. Having good travel insurance will not only assure your peace of mind while you trek with us but also provide you with full coverage for anything that may go wrong.

      Some Tips for Pikey Peak Trek

      • Trek with Guide and a Porter in Pikey Peak Trek

      It is always a good and safe option to trek with a guide and porter for Pikey Peak Trek. Pikey Peak Trek has an experienced trekking guide and 1 porter for 2 trekkers. A guide will always be there to support you throughout your trip. The guide will assist you to locate the trail, makes it easy to interact with local people, and also helps to book nice tea houses. He is also well educated about the terrain, wildlife, and vegetation inside the Sagarmatha National Park. Thus, choosing a guide and porter would be the best choice for a relaxed trekking experience.

      • Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

      Pikey Peak Trek takes you to the highest point of your trek at 3640 meters above sea level at Pikey Base Camp. Trekking below 3000m is not a problem but above there the low levels of oxygen will sometimes make breathing complex. While you are at a high altitude, you need to trek slowly, steadily, and keep your body hydrated. If you are walking fast to succeed in your destination in less time, the probability you will suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

      Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the mildest form and it is very common at higher altitudes. The symptoms can appear – dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea. Taking Diamox and a good night’s rest may go for mild cases. Drinking sufficient fluids like water, tea, soup, etc. will help to stay away from altitude sickness.

      If the condition is worsening then, one may need to return to a lower elevation and receive medical help. Teams should make sure that the condition will not worsen and should take precautions quickly. If there is a worst-case scenario then the air evacuation should be arranged to receive medical care. If AMS is untreated or ignored, it can take your life. Our Pikey Peak Trek itinerary has been designed to reduce the Altitude problems and make the trekking smooth. The itinerary is well-paced and enables your body to adapt your body levels of oxygen within the mountain air.

      • Extra personal expenses for Pikey Peak Trek

      All your foods are included in your package including Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner. The food will be served as per the package and besides that cost will be extra if you extend the trip more than the schedule of our package. We would also like to suggest that our client carry some snacks like energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies, and personal belonging materials like passports, battery chargers, etc. during the trek.

      Equipment Checklist

      Every trekking requires certain preparation of gears and types of equipment for the journey to make your trip more comfortable. It is recommended to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we concede that our clients have their own decision for the clothing. To know what to expect in Pikey Peak Trek, we have prepared some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

      Travel Documents

      • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
      • Nepal Visa form (may be obtained at Kathmandu Airport)
      • Travel insurance policy documents
      • Valid passport
      • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
      • Passport photos (4)

      Travel Equipment

      • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
      • Lightweight, duffel bag
      • Luggage locks
      • Travel wallet
      • Passport/money belt
      • Sleeping bag liner
      • Travel plug adapters
      • Electrical converter

      Travel Clothing

      • Quick-dry undergarments
      • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
      • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
      • Casual shoes
      • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

      Trekking Equipment

      • Day pack (25–35 liters)
      • Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)
      • Waterproof hiking boots
      • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
      • LED headlamp with extra batteries
      • Trekking poles

      Trekking Clothing

      • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
      • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
      • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
      • Convertible hiking pants
      • Fleece pants or insulated pants
      • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
      • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
      • Sun hat
      • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
      • Liner socks (optional)
      • Glacier sunglasses
      • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana

      Food

      • Energy bars
      • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
      • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

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      FAQs

      • Q1. Where is Pikey Peak Trek

        Pikey Peak Trek is situated in the Everest region located at an altitude of 4065 m (13293 feet).

      • Pikey Peak is one of the best-kept secrets, which offers Nepal's 7 eight-thousanders mountains from one place. On a clear day, you can see more than 800KM horizon from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga.

      • The summit of Pikey Peak is at an altitude of 4068 m (13310 feet).

      • Our trek starts with the long drive to Dhap from Kathmandu. Dhap is your trekking starting point. From there, it takes about 7-8 days to complete the trek.

      • There are two best seasons for Pikey Peak Trek, i.e., Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November).

      • Pikey Peak is a medium yet rewarding trek. Per day hiking in low land ranges from 5 to 6 hours, in high land from 3 to 4 hours. So, proactive preparation regarding physical fitness is required-the ability to walk 4 to 6 hours a day.

      • It takes about 9 to 11 days to complete Pikey Peak Trek.

      • The daily gain in altitude during Pikey Peak is about 200 to 300 meters.

      • The meal on this trek is very comfortable but not as in cities. The menu is a mixture of local foods, and western food almost everywhere but as we go higher altitude, the menu list will be limited.

      • Pikey Peak Trek is moderate for family trekkers with kids. This trekking is comfortable to trek above 12 years fit teenagers.

      • If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own medicine for Pikey Peak Trek. The Himalayan Odyssey will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other sicknesses.

      • To accomplish this trek, past trekking experience would be an advantage although no technical skills are necessary. Novice trekkers can do this trek but should be able to walk 5 to 6 hours a day at a fair pace with a light day pack. 

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