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Pikey Peak Trek

This is one of the best offbeat short treks in Nepal with clear views of Everest (weather permitting). It is also offbeat, so is very interesting!

Pikey Peak trek is a newly opened trekking destination in the Solu (lower Solukhumbhu) Region. Pikey Peak is a one of the tallest "Hills" in the Solukhumbu region. The name Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa Clan deity. During the month of July the locals hold different celebrations to worship their clan god. This peak offers a majestic view of the Everest Himalayan Range. 

The trail passes through beautiful settlements and you can visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing and enjoy the unique Sherpa culture. During the festival season in August cleansing rituals at the sacred lakes are performed with several important Shamans.

The Pikey Danda (hill in Nepali) is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can enjoy the sight of seven 8000-metre peaks: Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna and Shishapangma in Tibet and numerous other peaks like GauriShanker, Lhotseshar, Nuptse, AmaDablem, Mera and Thamserku. The trekking is organized in teahouses.


Includes

  • Transportation (Sharing Jeep)
  • Accommodation with all meals in teahouses
  • Guide and Porter
  • Crew Insurance
  • Permits
  • In Kathmandu: accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Tibet or similar
  • All Nepal Government Taxes

Excludes

  • Personal Medication
  • Personal Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation Charges
  • Bar Bills
  • Tips and Gratitude
Day 1 | TREKKING | DAY 1 | DHAP

We will depart from Kathmandu at around 07:30 hours and will take around 6 to 8 hours to reach Dhap. Once we reach there, we will escort to our lodge


  • L | D

  • lodge
  • jeep
Day 2 | TREKKING | DAY 2 | JHAPRE

This is a 5 to 6 hours of walk. Usually a trekking day starts after breakfast at the lodge and we walk a few hours before stopping for a lunch at a local place, before continuing on. At Jhapre we sleep in a homestay sort of lodge.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 3 | TREKKING | DAY 3 | PIKEY PEAK

Today is our climbing day and it will take about 6 hours to reach our campsite. We stop at the cheese factory and this might take some additional time. Today we camp and the crew will be carrying tents. This is an alpine style with dry food and a trim crew.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 4 | TREKKING | DAY 4 | JUNBESI

Morning sunrise and Everest views from Pikey peak. Today is our longest walk and this will be around 8 hours to Junbesi. A portion of the trek is in the old trail to Everest. We are back in lodges tonight.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 5 | TREKKING | DAY 5 | PHAPLU

This is a shorter trek day and will take only 4 to 5 hours to reach the airport village at Phaplu. If we reach early, we can even go up to the Tibetan Monastery above Phaplu and return back. Overnight at the lodge.


  • B | L | D

  • lodge
  • trek
Day 6 | TREKKING | DAY 6

This is on a shared jeep that starts from Phaplu in the morning and will take around 8 to 10 hours to reach Kathmandu.


  • B

  • hotel tibet
  • jeep
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Dhap TREKKING | Day 1 | Dhap jeep lodge L | D
2 Jhapre TREKKING | Day 2 | Jhapre trek lodge B | L | D
3 Pikey Peak Base Camp TREKKING | Day 3 | Pikey Peak trek lodge B | L | D
4 Junbesi TREKKING | Day 4 | Junbesi trek lodge B | L | D
5 Phaplu TREKKING | Day 5 | Phaplu trek lodge B | L | D
6 Kathmandu TREKKING | Day 6 jeep hotel tibet B
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
  • "4 wheel drive to Dhap"

  • "4 wheel drive to Dhap"

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GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?

Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be

  • RAIN - a rain jacket and if required during monsoon, rainproof pants
  • COLD - layers of clothings - thermals, tee shirt, fleece, windstoppers and down. Sleeping bag and liner for the night
  • HEAT - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • ALTITUDE - Water bottle, snacks and a great Attitude! The rest is all about building an itinerary thats going up slow!

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