7 Days Pikey Peak Trek

Duration: 7 Days   |   Trip Photos  |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 2-20 PAX
  • Max Elevation: 4065 m

7 days pikey peak trek

Pikey Peak standing at an elevation of 4065m, is the epitome of a mountain trekking adventure, providing a mesmerizing view of Himalayan ranges, including Mt. Everest. Pikey Peak trekking is one of the most satisfying and relaxing treks for both novices and experienced trekkers, offering a way to annex their perspective about traditional rural life and the tranquility of mountains.

Known as the best vantage point in Nepal, Pikey Peak is one of the newly introduced trekking routes that offers magnificent views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Numbur and Gaurishankar. Additionally, although the trek is a short-duration trek, it covers all the remarkable exploration of the lower Solu region, from its beautiful village settlements, gumbas, and monasteries to diverse landscapes and species.

For those who have limited time on their hands but want to explore the beauty of the Solu region by immersing themselves in the beauty of magical landscapes and relishing the simple lifestyle and hospitality of different ethnic groups, Pikey peak trek is the ideal option. So, are you ready to make this amazing expedition come true with the help of the Marvel Adventure 7-day Pikey Peak package?

Trek Grade

Like other popular Himalayan destinations of Nepal, Pikey Peak does not lie at a high altitude, but it resides at the lap of other high summit Himalayas with an altitude of 4065 m. With the low altitude and somehow maintained trail, the Pikey Peak trek is considered to be an easy or moderately difficult trek.

There are no technical challenging parts of the trek apart from some steep uphill and strong wind blowing between the trail of Pikey Peak camp and pikey peak.

Trek Duration

The total distance to be covered in the Pikey Peak trek is about 50 to 60 km. However, these distances can vary as per the itinerary of the route you have chosen.

Moreover, the trek can be completed in a short time of about 5 to 7 days, with an average hiking of about 5 to 7 hours per day.

Best Season for Pikey Peak Trekking

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When it comes to trekking in Nepal, the autumn season (September to November) and spring season (March to May) are preferred seasons, and the Pikey Peak trek is no exception.

The fall season is the festive season, so you will be able to witness the cultural and religious variations among the people inhabiting the lower Solu region. Moreover, after the monsoon rain, the skies will be clear, providing you with an expansive view of mountain ranges from east to west.

Likewise, in the spring, you will be offered the blossom of different shades of rhododendron. The dense forest will be covered with the fragrance of fresh flowers, and birds and animals will enjoy the scent, jumping from one branch to another.

Pikey peak trek is also open for all seasons, including winter and monsoon. However, during monsoon, heavy rainfall can make the trail dangerous as there will be a maximum probability of landslides in the region.

Moreover, the fog will play hide and seek with you by covering the views in an instant and clearing the scenic atmosphere in another instant. The trail is alongside the forest and meadows so that it can be covered with leeches and other various species of insects.

If you make this expedition in the winter, snow will cover all the trails, making it slippery and cold. But the view of snow-capped mountains and blanketed snow villages will be spectacular.

Highlights

  • Viewpoint to witness all eight 8000m mountains, including Mt. Everest.
  • Great chance to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa community
  • Exclusive up-close view of Mt. Numbur.
  • The trek does not go above the altitude of 4200m, making it suitable for all age groups.
  • A newly introduced trek area that will give you an off-beat adventure with a limited number of crowds.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar

    Kathmandu elevation: 1324 m

    Dhap Bazaar elevation: 2932 m

    Total ride duration: 7 to 8 hours

    Total distance covered: 248 km

    To begin your actual trek, you will need to hit the road drive covering about 248 km from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar. The journey is not too short yet not too long. Once you cross Dulikhel, there will be a quick shift of buildings and markets from bustling Kathmandu Valley to a distinct green forest.

    You will make your way through the beautiful, slick blacktop BP highway viaMulkot and Khurkot; however, after making your way through the snake-like road embracing the hill to Khurkot, you have to take the right to reach Okhaldunga.

    As you are enjoying the road trip, you may notice the wall full of mirrors. This is a place of religious belief as people hang the mirrors to avoid accidents or in remembrance of those who lost their lives on that highway. This provides you with one quick instance of Nepalese belief.

    The roads nestling the hill alongside the terraced fields and the white Sun Koshi river swiftly flowing to connect with other rivers offer you an expansive scenario of Nepal's countryside. Enjoying the crisp blow of air out of the lush forest will remove all your tiredness and fatigue.

    After completing the road trip of about 8 hours, you will finally arrive at Dhap Bazaar. The first look of the Everest ranges from Dhap Bazaar will keep you in awe.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodges
    • Place: Dhap Bazaar
    • Altitude: 2932 m
  • Day 2 Trek to Jhapre

    Dhap Bazaar elevation: 2900 m

    Jhapre Elevation: 2830 m

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

    Marking the first day of your trek, you will trek to Jhapre today. The first hours of the trek are going to be on the dusty road, and finally, you will reach a small village calledSigane. After taking a little break, you will move forward to your overnight stay place called Jhapre.

    However, the road to reach Jhapre is under construction. After a few struggles in trekking to the under-construction road, you will arrive at Jhapre. The first view of Mt Everest and Numbur Himal will keep you spellbound.

    Additionally, the stupas and gumbas in the small village will make you realize the culture and practices of the village. Moreover, the viewpoint from the north of the village is something you definitely can't miss. You will feel like time has just passed in seconds after exploring the village. By immersing in all the natural and cultural beliefs, you will end your day.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodges
    • Place: Jhapre
    • Altitude: 2830 m
  • Day 3 Trek to Pikey Base Camp

    Jhapre Elevation: 2830 m

    Pikey Base camp Elevation: 3640 m

    Trek duration: 5 hour

    Leaving behind all the monasteries and prayer flags, you will start the hike of the day to Pikey base camp. However, the Everest range will not leave you, and continue to follow the trail relishing blue skies. The trails are well maintained, giving you a different fragrance on the trek.

    As you reach Bulbule, you will find yourself in front of the enchanting geography full of grassy lands accompanied by pine trees. Additionally, the red shade of rhododendrons will provide a more artistic view of lower Solu during spring.

    Ascending by smelling the fresh forest and listening to the chirping of the birds, you will reach Chepsa. Though the trails are somewhat rocky, you will want the trail to never end because of how beautiful it is.

    However, the trail that connects you to the base camp is a heaven in itself. The views of majestic mountains never leave you, and somehow, the ups and downs of the ridge start to join you in your path. As you make your way through those ups and downs, you will encounter a beautiful pastureland where you can see the yaks grazing.

    After walking for a few hours, you will come across the Mani wall and transverse through the blanketed forest of rhododendrons, junipers, and other varieties of floras. If you are making your trip in the spring season, then you will be able to witness the beauty as spring spreads the beauty of blossom in the buds.

    After almost 2 hours of traversing through the forest path, you will finally reach Pikey base camp.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodges
    • Place: Pikey Base Camp
    • Altitude: 3640 m
  • Day 4 Climb to Pikey Peak and Trek to Kande

    Pikey Base camp Elevation: 3640 m

    Pikey Peak Elevation: 4065 m

    Today is the important day of the Pikey Peak trek, so you will start early as you don't want to miss the breathtaking sunrise view across the mountains. After a hearty breakfast, you will directly ascent from the base camp. The distance from Pikey base camp to Pikey Peak is just about an hour, but the trail is quite steep. As you are making your way on the trails cutting the mountain's western face, a strong wind blows that will awaken you from sleep.

    Once you reach the top of Pikey Peak, you will be able to witness the fascinating view when the sun starts to rise with the illumination of golden hues, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Moreover, the temple surrounded by prayer flags makes it more welcoming. If you are lucky enough, you can witness the Sherpa people worshiping their tribal god and dancing and singing amidst the strong wind.

    As you keep a foot ahead on that amazing hill, you will hear the echo of the foot accompanied by the prayer flags blowing from the strong wind.

    After taking a fulfilling look at the Himalayan range extending from east to west, you will proceed towards Jasmane Bhanjyang alongside the ridge. Within about a half an hour's trek, you will reach Bhanjyang. You can take a rest over there, enjoying yaks grazing and tasting the fresh milk, cheese, and butter.

    After this, you will proceed with the last hike of the day towards Kande.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodges
    • Place: Kande
    • Altitude: 4065 m
  • Day 5 Trek to Junbensi (Jyung)

    Pikey Peak Elevation: 4065 m

    Junbesi elevation: 2700 m

    Trek duration: 5 to 6 hours

    After the overnight rest in Kande, you will walk uphill and cross the Lamjura La to reach the beautiful village of Taktor. Crossing the village, you will need to walk in the dense forest covered with rhododendrons and oaks. After the gravel trail's final descent alongside the meadows and forest greenery, you will reach the lively and religious village of Junbensi. This village is the settlement area of mostly Sherpa, magar, and Tibetan people. Moreover, this village offers you a no of options for teahouses and lodges to choose from.

    After placing your luggage in the teahouses, it's time to reconnoiter the two biggest Buddhist monasteries in the area. Thupten Choling monastery lies on the northern side of the village across the suspension bridge and Mopung's power plant. The lama Trulsik Rinpoche of Tibet built the exquisite golden figure monastery. This place is the epitome of a calm ambiance with the rich culture of Sherpa and Tibet. If you are not tired, you can explore the Junbesi monastery lying on the lap of Numbur Himal. With cultural and religious exploration, you will end the fifth day of your Pikey Peak trek.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodges
    • Place: Junbesi
    • Altitude: 2700 m
  • Day 6 Trek to Phaplu

    Junbesi Elevation: 2700 m

    Phaplu Elevation: 2413 m

    Trek Duration: 4 hour

    Your today's journey leads to the small village of lower Solu, Phaplu. Though Phaplu is known as the starter point of many of the treks, you will be ending your pikey peak trek in Phaplu. After heading down from Junbesi, you will come across the trail dotted with fields and farmhouses.

    As you are proceeding with your hike, you will come across the dusty jeep track that leads to Phaplu. The interesting part of trekking is overcoming the most unnatural path and finally enjoying the destination. So, the dusty path won't be too troublesome for you. After walking downhill, you will come to the tiny village of Phpalu where the prayers from Chiwong Monastery are echoed everywhere.

    After taking a rest for some time, you can make your way to the monastery and enjoy the holiness of Buddhist chants and prayers. And with this, you will wrap up your Pikey Peak trek and prepare yourself to wave goodbye to the mountains.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea House/Lodges
    • Place: Phaplu
    • Altitude: 2413 m
  • Day 7 Drive to Kathmandu

    Today is going to be a long ride to get back home. So, you will take off early in the morning to cover about 275 km from Phaplu to Kathmandu. On the initial stretch of the bus ride, you will ride uphill to the ascents of the Solu regions, and once you reach Okhaldhunga, it's time to get reunited with the Sun Koshi River.

    Riding through the BP highway, you will cross Khurkot, Mulkot, and Dulikhel and finally be back to the heart of the city, Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotels where you will stay. In this way, with the companionship of Marvel Adventure, you will complete your 7-day Pikey Peak trek.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1400m

What to Expect

  • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop service
  • Required trekking permits and all necessary documentation provided by the company.
  • Shared 4*4 Jeep for the journey from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar and from Phaplu back to Kathmandu.
  • A knowledgeable, friendly, and English-speaking guide to accompany and assist you throughout the trek.
  • Each porter assigned to carry luggage for two members, ensuring convenience during the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) provided during the trek.
  •  Lodge-to-lodge accommodation for six nights during the trek.
  • Complimentary sleeping bag and down jacket, refundable after the trek.
  • Government Taxes and Service Charge: All inclusive in the package.
  • International airfare and the entry visa fee for Nepal.
  • Travel insurance covering emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Expenses related to the bar, including bills for beverages such as beer, coke, and hot chocolate.
  • Charges for Wi-Fi services.
  • Gratuity for guides and porters.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
19 Jul, 2024 - 25 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUSD 695
26 Jul, 2024 - 01 Aug, 2024GuaranteedUSD 695
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Useful Information

Any necessary permits?

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Pikey Peak is considered one of the permit-free trekking destinations in Nepal, but that's not entirely true. You will need to acquire three permits, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, the Gaurishankar conservation area permit, and a local-level permit to make your Pikey Peak trek successful.

Since the Solu region comes under the Sagarmatha National Park, you must obtain a permit to enter the area. The cost for the permit is around NPR 3,000 or USD $30 per person.

Similarly, the trail to Pikey Peak falls under the Gauri Shankar conservation area, so you need to obtain a permit that will cost an average of NPR 2,000 (around USD 17) per person.

Additionally, you will need a local-level permit costing about NPR 2,000 (around USD 17) per person.

What about the difficulties and challenges during the trek?

What about the difficulties and challenges during the trek?

Strong wind

Though the distance from Pikey base camp and pikey peak is around 5 km, that can be covered in about 1 hour. The strong, cold wind in that region has added a level of difficulty to this trek. So, while making preparations, you will need to pack things to cope with this crisp and freezing wind.

Steep trails

The trail of this region is composed of some well-managed trails, rocky terrains, and some steep ascents and descents. Experienced hikers may not have any difficulty walking those steep, secluded, and rocky trails, but novices can find it challenging to hike for about 5 to 6 hours a day.

How to prepare yourself physically and mentally?

How to prepare yourself physically and mentally

Trekking is a good opportunity for you to bring out the best of your physical fitness and check your mental endurance. However, to test these things, you just can't come for the trek with some luggage and a trek map in your hand. You have to remember that the trek will lead you to the mountains, which can be threatening when they are in an angry state.

So, being physically and mentally prepared is a must. For that, you can take some time out of your busy schedule to practice jogging, running, cardio exercise, and swimming before the trek.

Furthermore, you have to set the mind that trekking needs lots of draining hikes and adaptability in terms of accommodations and food. So, don't let your unusual expectations destroy your trekking fun.

Are accommodations and food included in the package?

Are accommodations and food included in the package?

Even though this trek is a newly discovered route and an off-the-beaten experience for the trekkers, the accommodations on the trail can be considered pretty resourceful and accessible.

Accommodation

Teahouses and lodges are the primary source of accommodations for this trek. But you cannot find proper options for luxurious hotels and cafes as this trail is yet to be developed.

Although the accommodations are limited, you will get the opportunity to be fresh and rejuvenate yourself from the exhaustion of all-day hiking by resting for a few hours or staying overnight.

Under the standard 7-day package of the Pikey Peak trek, you will be provided with the room on a shared basis. However, you don't have to worry about the quality of the room and services. The bed will be well-equipped with mattresses, pillows, and blankets. Additionally, you will be provided extra blankets if you are making this trek in winter or monsoon season.

Regarding the bathroom, you have to use the bathroom in the shared vicinity. This may be unusual to you but think about the different experiences you get from this trekking. During accommodations, you have the opportunity to interact with fellow trekkers and widen your friendship horizon. Furthermore, it is sure that the hospitality from the teahouse owners will keep your heart warm.

Food

Since this trail is inhabited by Sherpa and Tibetan communities, you will be able to cleanse your palate and taste a wide variety of regional food. However, the place is gaining more popularity, so tea houses and lodge owners have extended their menus and added other various cuisines, including Indian and Tibetan foods and other foreign specialties.

The standard package has covered all 3-time meals so you can be assured and don't have to worry about where to eat.

For breakfast: you can expect tea, coffee, lemon tea, eggs, cereals, cornflakes, pancakes, bread toast, soups, and porridge.

For lunch and dinner: You can enjoy the traditional Nepali Daal, Bhaat, Tarkari, Dhindo, Thakali Khana set, Sherpa specialities Rildok, other Tibetan-inspired cuisines like momos, chow mein, and many more.

However, if you feel like you can't adapt to the food, then you can request the teahouse owners to make variations in food. If they can, they will definitely make them for you. On top of that, the food has all three options: veg, nonveg, and vegan.

Checklist for Your Packing List

Although the trek is short, necessary preparations should be made beforehand to make the trek convenient. Usually, it is said that the packing or luggage should be lightweight, but don't forget the crucial things while making the luggage lightweight. Here is a list you can take reference from to make the necessary preparations.

Clothes

  • Cozy, comfortable jackets and trousers with fleece
  • fast-drying T-shirts
  • Warm hat, gloves, and a buff or neck guard
  • liners and hiking socks
  • Windproof jackets

Shoes

  • Well-made, cozy, and sturdy hiking boots
  • For the evenings and relaxation days, wear lightweight sandals or hiking shoes.
  • An additional pair of socks

Gears

  • Trekking poles (collapsible and adjustable)
  • Headlamp with additional battery
  • UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Hydration system or bottle of water
  • Eatables and protein bars
  • Medication and a personal first-aid kit
  • towel that dries quickly

Optional

  • Toiletries (e.g., hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, and biodegradable soap)
  • High-SPF sunscreen with lip balm
  • Repellent for insects
  • Electronic gadget converter and portable charger
  • Using a smartphone or camera to record memories
  • Gaiters (to keep debris and snow out of boots)
  • Portable water purifiers or water purifying tablets
  • A bandana or buff to shield against dust and wind
  • Snacks for trekking or comfort food

Travel Insurance

Arising of unavoidable circumstances, mishaps, and accidents is the normal part of trekking. So, if you want to stay on the safe side, then you must get insured yourself with the insurance policy.

When it comes to traveling with Marvel Adventure, travel insurance is mandatory because your safety is our top priority. In addition, the standard package of 7 days doesn't cover the travel insurance.

Therefore, the policy you take should be able to cover all of your medical expenses, evacuation costs, and other necessary expenses so that when such a situation arises, you don't have to panic.

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FAQs about Pikey peak trekking

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Is Pikey peak trek one of the famous spots of Sir Edmund Hillary?

It is said that once Sir Edmund Hillary claimed Pikey Peak as his favorite spot to observe Mt. Everest.

Is the trek to Pikey Peak more famous for Everest rather than pikey peak itself?

The statement for this can be quite arguable. Many trekkers visit this place to immerse in the various mountain ranges, including Mt. Everest. However, some trekkers visit this place to enjoy the Sherpa temple at the peak. So the preference depends on the people themselves.

Can a novice do the trek to Pikey Peak?

Yes, both experienced and novice trekkers can go on the expedition of the Pikey trek. This trek spot lies at a low altitude with a great view of the Himalayan ranges.

What mountains can be seen from Pikey Peak?

Pikey Peak offers a spectacular view of various mountains like Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu, to the giants of midwest and western Nepal -Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Gaurishankar.

Why is Pikey Peak trek less crowded?

The trek is newly introduced and off the beaten trek from another mainstream trek, so it is usually less crowded.

Are there any other routes that can lead to Pikey Peak?

Yes, several other routes will lead you to Pikey Peak. to can make variations on the route by going from Khanding or starting the trek from Phaplu.

How long does trekking to Pikey Peak take?

The time depends upon the itinerary of the trek. You can complete the trek in 5 days, 7 days, or even 10 days, depending on your package and itinerary.

Where is Pikey Peak located?

It is located in the mesmerizing Lower Khumbu region of Nepal, in Solukhumbu District.

Can we go on an expedition to Everest base camp from the Pikey Trek?

You can choose to go on an expedition to the 12 Days Everest base camp trek by taking the Salleri or Lukla route.

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