Pikey Peak Trek-10 Days 10 Days

USD $700/Person
Trip Code : HH/ER-02
Accomodation : Guest house
Duration : 10  Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 4065
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Okhaldunga-Patale Solu
Best Season : Mar-may,Sep-Nov

Overview

Pikey Peak is located in eastern part of Nepal in Solukhumbu district.It is one of the  best hill top to see panoramic sunset and sunrise views of Annapurna, Langtang,Mahalangur and Kanchenjunga himalayan range with deep green valleys. It is one of the most popular short trek destination of Nepal among the tourists and Nepalese hiking community. This is one of the best attraction for those who do not have enough time to go out to see the mountains and hills.There is good access of motors to the starting  point of the trek.There are two summits which are called Pikey Peak 1 (4065 Mtr) and Pikey Peak 2(4067 Mtr) but according to the local sherpas traditional aspects, they are named differently as Goley Pikey(4065 Mtr) and Chyawa Pikey (4067 Mtr). Every year the concerned local people organizes the ceremony to worship the Clan god ( which  is called "Rhu" in Sherpa language) to get bleesing and gain religious merits with the invitation of head local Buddhist  monks. In summer season the people  below the Pikey area takes their cattles (Yaks,Naks and Jopkio )  around the Pikey peak area  for grazing , while there is crops and field harvesting time occur in down valley.People set  their settlements in high pastureland  around Pikey peak for some months in monsoon times.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • • Numbers of religious Monasteries
  • • Old traditional Mani walls and Stupas
  • • Spectacular views of east to west Himalayan range
  • • Various types of flora and fauna
  • • Traditional Sherpa Culture and Himalayan life style

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


Our company representative will come to meet you in Airport  and transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Patale (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft) Dis:232 KM /8 Hours


We drive to Patale from Kathmandu by jeep. It takes about 8 hours. In some place road is bumpy and dusty but mostly road is very smooth.We stop at place called Gurmi for the lunch after lunch the roads goes steeply up until patale.We overnight stay in Patale.

Day 3: Trek to Bulbule (3360 Mtr/11020 Ft)


Our first day trek starts  with early breakfast. From Patale our trail follows the small track  straight down through the forest of Rhododendron,Silver fir and blue pine. Trails after the Bagam Village goes horizontally towards the main motorable road until sigane (2610 Mtr) where we stop for tea break.Again our journey follows the motorable road until our todays destination but we stop at Japre (2820 Mtr) for hot lunch. The trails is gradual up and steep climb as well. After the lunch we continue our walk  for the Bulbule with  another 4 kilometer  distance with the majestic views of Mount Numbur,Mount Karyalung and Mount everest region.We overnight stay in Bulbule.

Day 4: Trek to Pikey Basecamp (3640 Mtr/11939 Ft)


The trails climbs up to the  grassy ridge until Lamuje from where nice views of Himalayan range can be enjoyed. After one hour walk the trails turns to right passing old yak farm,small huts and long mani walls. The trails then continues the hillside below the Taklung Danda and goes through beautiful forest trail. There are many rhododendron which blooms if we trek in spring season. As we leave the forest, it is not more than 1.5 hours from the tea shop at Samsong. Our night stay will be at Pikey basecamp lodge.

Day 5: Trek to Jasmane Banjyang(3549 Mtr/11640 Ft)


Today  we will be in highest point of this whole trip. We start quite early  to catch the sunrise views from Pikey peak, we will follow a gradual trail to the summit,covered with prayer flags. The views are breathtaking. After enjoying the views of 360 Degree panoramic views we follow the ridgeline which start flat and then steep terrain until the Jasmane Banjyang where we spend our night. 

Day 6: Trek to JunBesi(2700 Mtr/8856 Ft)


We start quite early after the breakfast towards the next destination called JunBesi which is one of the old Sherpa tradional village sitting in the altitude of 2700 Mtr.There are numerous monasteries as well as well facilitate rooms, nice foods and electricity. Our trails goes downward towards Loding village throughout the forest. After lunch in Loding we head on JunBesi. 

Day 7: Trek to Beni(2640 Mtr/8659 Ft)


As always we start our day quite early, We have a early morning hike up to Thupten choling monastery before the breakfast and heading down for next destination Beni. Thupten Choling monastery is one of the important religious sites of solu Dudhkunda valley,which is more than 50 years old where more than 350 Monks  and 60 buddhist students live. We have an opportunity to visit the one of the oldest monastery (believed to be more than 450 years old)  in Junbesi. There is Dumjee festival every year in April. After return from short trip to Thupten choling we head  down  toward beni  following the dudhkunda river.

Day 8: Trek to Phaplu (2469 Mtr/8098 Ft)


Today is our last day of trekking and easiest day. We follow the river towards downvalley. After an hour of walk we reach in Phaplu for lunch and relax for rest days.

Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (Dis:272 KM/9Hour)


We drive back to Kathmandu after the successful completion of trip.

Day 10: Transfer to Airport for final departure for homeland


You will be transfer to airport for the final departure to your homeland 

What's included

  • • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • • All trekking permits , TIMS card,Government and local taxes for the trek
  • • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek
  • • 3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
  • • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • • Medical kit incase of Emergency
  • • Sleeping Bag for the trek
  • • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments

What's not included

  • • Nepal Visa Fee
  • • Personal Trekking gears
  • • International Flight fare
  • • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
  • • Any rescue cost
  • • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • • Helicopter charter flight

Good to Know

Head
  • Warm Hat
  • Cap
  • Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:
  • Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket/ trousers
  • Thermol 
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body
  • Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
  • Underwear
  • wind stopper/waterproof Paint
  • Fleece or woolen pants

Feet
  • Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks 
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Boot
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Shoes

Accessories
  • Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
  • Small Day Pack
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Chapstick/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Large Duffel bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
  • Hand Towel
  • Head lamp with extra Batteries
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

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