PIKEY PEAK TREK

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destination Lower Everest
duration 8 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Khumbu
max altitude 4,067m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hrs
accommodation Homestay
season All Season

PIKEY PEAK TREK

THE BEST VIEWS OF EVEREST FROM THIS LOCATION –SAYS SIR EDMUND HILLARY!

The short Pikey Peak (4067m) trek takes you to the remote and less-travelled Solu Khumbu Region. 

On this trek, and from Pikey Peak, you will have fantastic views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Sishapangma, Thamserku and Mera peak. Sunrise and sunset is the perfect time of day to fully appreciate and get the best views of these monoliths. The trail takes you through some of the most amazing villages in the region such as Kerung, Pattale, Jhapre, Lamajura, and Junbesi.  This is a great opportunity to experience various castes, such as Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung. The trek begins at Dhap and passes through Jhapre, Junbensi, Phaplu villages and stops to admire the Tibetan Buddhist Thupten Choling Monastery where you can witness various rituals and chanting.

The Pikey Peak Trek is a route less travelled by tourists that offers a unique perspective of the Tibetan Sherpa culture and stunning scenery. The Sherpas are well known for their forever genuine smiling faces and hospitality. The region is rich in monuments, such as stupas and the ever-present colourful prayer flags.

The Pikey Peak Trek takes you through lush valleys and forests. The views of many towering snow-covered mountain ranges, such as Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri, from Pikey Peak, are jaw-dropping and a feast for the eyes!

Your adventure initially follows a trail over the Himalayas and into the remote Solu Khumbu Region. The trail leads through rhododendron forests (best in spring when in full bloom with pink flowers) all the way to the Pikey Peak (4065m). 

Key Features of Pikey Peak Trek

  • A trail less travelled and rich in culture and natural beauty.
  • Climb Pikey Peak at sunrise or sunset – amazing photo opportunity.
  • Watch the sunrise over Mt. Everest and six other towering 8000m plus peaks.
  • Understand why Sir Edmund Hillary called this the best views of Everest.
  • A peaceful trek in the Solu Khumbu region with far fewer trekkers – solitude crisp mountain air.
  • Firsthand experience of traditional Sherpa, Tamang and Magar cultures.
  • Visit the19th-century Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Choling. 

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking who will take you to your 3-star hotel. You can rest at your hotel or stroll around Thamel and do some last-minute shopping and take in the sights. In the evening Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will invite you to a welcome dinner.
The first leg of our journey takes us from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar. We follow the Sunkoshi River until we reach Ghurmi. Along the way, you can sit back and admire the ever-changing Nepali countryside of dense forest, terraced rice fields, and numerous rivers. We eventually reach Dhap Bazaar where we can stroll around the markets and admire the unique dress of the Sherpa villagers. Dinner and breakfast included.
After leaving the border village of Kerung we follow the trail to Jhapre. Along the trail, we will stop and admire Buddhist monasteries and the incredible unspoiled landscape where orchids grow at random among the forests. On arrival at Jhapre we can watch the mesmerizing rituals performed at the monastery. .Lunch and dinner included.
Today we reach the second-highest point of the trek and along the trail, we pass Mani stones, stupas, and ancient Buddhist monasteries. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Our trek today takes us to a superb vantage point where the views of the Himalayan Range extending from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri will take your breath away. Of course, the view of the world’s highest mountain is visible from this location. There are often yak grazing alongside the trail and at times the yak herders will offer you fresh yak milk. After taking in the expansive panorama from Pikey Peak we will head down to the Junbesi Valley where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
After visiting Thupten Choling Monastery and observing several aspects of their culture we continue on until we reach Phaplu, which should take us around six hours. At Phaplu we can sample the local cuisine and drink while taking part in a traditional Sherpa cultural event. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
One of the highlights of the journey is a 25-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Breakfast included.
Your adventure comes to an end today – but your memories will last a lifetime! Our company representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure and explore the most magnificent mountains of Nepal.

SERVICES

What’s included:

  • The airport picks up and drops by private car.
  • 2 nights at standard hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • All Permit and necessary paper works
  • All ground transportation from Kathmandu to Ghap by Local Bus/ sharing Jeep.
  • Phaplu to Kathmandu by flight/jeep.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking trekking guide (including his well-paid salary, insurance, meals, drinks, accommodation, transportation, etc.)
  • Trekking Porter Carry your Luggage (One Porter for every two clients)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Trekking route map.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All Government Taxes and Service Charge.

What’s excluded:

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your personal travel and rescue insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu city.
  • your personal Trekking Equipment
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, hot/cold shower, a pot of tea, coffee, etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porter. (tips is expected)

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at homestay/local teahouse. You may not find comfort and better quality teahouses - It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

Pikey Peak is an easy trek where you often have to walk 5-6 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 800
2 Pax USD 790
3 Pax USD 780
4 - 6 Pax USD 750
7 - 12 Pax USD 700
13 - 18 Pax USD 680
19 - 24 Pax USD 650
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