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Pikey Peak Trek

9 Days

Pikey peak trek Nepal is an unforgettable adventure offering one-of-a-kind off-batten paths. Pikey Peak trek is the perfect short trek in Nepal. Embark on the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas with this trek. The journey takes you through diverse landscapes, offering stunning panoramas, rich cultural encounters, and a deep connection with nature. The trek to pikey peak is gaining its popularity in the Everest region in recent years

  • Hotel & Guesthouse
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • March to May & Sep to Dec
  • Private Vehicle
  • Moderate
  • 465 M
  • 1-12
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking, Trekking

Pikey Peak Trek Overview

The pikey peak hiking is extremely easy and the trail is well managed. Pikey Peak adventure fits perfectly for beginners or short day’s treks. Pikey Peak offers stunning close-up views of the dramatic peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, on clear days. 

The Pikey Peak itinerary starts in the charming town of Dhap, the gateway to Everest Base Camp. The initial days involve gradual ascents through the beautiful valleys and rhododendron forests, offering glimpses of snow-capped peaks in the distance. As you progress, the landscape transforms into alpine meadows teeming with colorful wildflowers and yak pastures.

Compared to the Everest Base camp trek or Annapurna Base camp trekpikey peak difficulties level ranges from easy to moderate. But as a beginner difficulty level increases as you reach higher altitudes, with steeper inclines and colder temperatures. Trek demands strong physical fitness and mental resilience. Summiting Pikey Peak at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) is a challenging feat that provides a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

The pikey peak reviews say the reward is worth the effort. Reaching the summit of Pikey Peak is a true feat. The journey offers unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Difficulty level of Pikey Peak trek 

Altitude level of Pikey Peak trek: though it’s a short trek, climbing stairs for hours is a part of the journey. Pikey Peak reaches over 6,000 meters, and altitude sickness is a real concern. Thinner air at such a high altitude makes each step even harder for inexperienced trekkers. Expect breathlessness, headaches, and fatigue, especially on higher days. Good health and proper acclimatization (spending time at lower altitudes first) are crucial.

Trail condition of pikey peak trek: trek to pikey peak is one of the kind off-beaten paths. However uneven paths, steep climb, and even glacier crossings make it difficult for trekkers. Be prepared for sections that will test your balance and stamina. Sturdy hiking boots and good leg strength are trusted ones. Pushing your limits can be daunting. But remember, you’re not alone. Experienced guides and fellow trekkers will be there to support you. Mental grit and a sense of adventure are the keys to overcoming challenges and enjoying the journey.

Weather conditions in pikey peak trek: The Mountains are unpredictable. Sunshine one minute, snowstorm the next. Be ready for anything, from chilly mornings to sudden downpours. Pack layers, waterproof gear, and a positive attitude to adapt to whatever nature throws your way. Remember to pack your gear and clothes as per the season. Every season has its unique weather conditions.

Permits require for pikey peaks trek

Special Trekking Permit (STP): It’s a mandatory permit which allows you to trek in restricted areas, including Pikey Peak. Costs vary depending on your nationality and the duration of the trek. Expect to pay around USD 300-500 for foreigners and less for SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) citizens.

Khumbu Pasang Sherpa National Park entrance fee

 Like every trek which is located in the Everest region, the pikey peak trek also requires a Khumbu Pasang permit. Contribute to the conservation of this beautiful park by paying an entrance fee of around USD 30 for foreigners and less for SAARC citizens.

Remember, Costs can vary depending on the season, trek duration, and chosen agency. It’s best to book your trek in advance, especially during peak season (spring and autumn), to secure permits and ensure availability.

Highlights of Pikey Peak Trek

  • Witness the dramatic transition from fertile valleys and rhododendron forests to the beauty of the high Himalayas.
  • Capture breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, on clear days.
  • Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Sherpa people in the traditional villages along the trek.
  • Trek through diverse terrain, including forests, meadows, glaciers, and moraines, making the trek physically demanding and exciting.
  • Summiting Pikey Peak at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) is a challenging feat that provides a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

Itinerary

Your Himalayan adventure begins as soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our friendly representative from Tidy Himalaya will greet you with a warm smile and assist you with your luggage. They'll then escort you to your comfortable hotel and ensure a smooth check-in, leaving you refreshed and ready to begin your exploration.

Get ready for an exciting start right after breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu. Embark on a scenic 8-9 hour drive towards Dhap, nestled on the banks of the Mahakali River. Following the trail towards Japre, a charming village perched at 2920 meters above sea level. Prepare to be mesmerized by the first glimpses of the majestic Numbur Himal, offering a taste of the breathtaking scenery to come. Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared with fresh local ingredients and settle into your comfortable accommodation in Jhapre

Bidding farewell to Jhapre, we'll continue our trek towards Bhulbhule, a charming village nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes. Our path ascends, unfolding old yak houses and unique Mani stone walls. These walls, inscribed with Buddhist prayers and mantras, whisper tales of faith and tradition. Participating in the local festivals and respecting their beliefs, adds a spiritual touch to the journey. Hiking through the forest, we'll continue trekking for a couple of hours before reaching our destination: Pikey Base Camp. Situated amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas, this will be our home for the night, offering incredible views and a sense of accomplishment. Rest comfortably at the guesthouse.

Today's the day you conquer Pikey Peak. Fuel up with a light breakfast and follow the trail of prayer flags. As you steadily ascend, breathtaking mountain views unfold with each step. Reach the 4065m summit just as the sun paints the Himalayas in a breathtaking golden glow. Savor the panoramic vista, capture the magic, and celebrate your achievement. Soon, the path steepens, leading you into a refreshing forest. Enjoy a well-deserved breakfast at Jase Bhanjyang, refueling for the next leg. Continue trekking towards Loading, a charming village. Observe the changing landscapes and immerse yourself in the local culture. Enjoy the locally made meal and rest your night.

After conquering Pikey Peak, your journey continues. Descending from the top edge of the mountain, you'll arrive at Jase Bhanjyang, where a hearty breakfast awaits. Embrace the refreshing shade and unique ecosystem of the forest as you trek toward Taktor. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this natural haven. Witness the deep-rooted Buddhist faith of the Sherpa people embodied in monasteries and Gompas lining the path. You might even cross the renowned Jiri-EBC trail used by Everest climbers. Settle into your comfortable guesthouse accommodation in Junbesi. Savor a delicious dinner featuring local ingredients and reflect on the day's diverse experiences

Bid fare to Junbesi and continue the trek crossing a river and through forests to Salung. Witness the panoramic views of Everest, Chamlang, and Makalu on clear days. Descend slowly to Chiwong Monastery and follow the hillside trail to a stream. Explore the Ringmo, renowned for its apple orchards and delicacies. Passing Taksindu La Descend to Taksindu Monastery and check in at your lodge.

After a restful night continue the main trail and embark on a scenic forest path towards Phaplu. You can also choose an optional hike to Chiwong Gompa on a cliff, offering stunning valley views. Descend to Phaplu, marking the end of your trek. Rest and enjoy your final night in the Himalayas before returning to Kathmandu.

After a bittersweet farewell to the village, its stunning panorama, and its unique culture, it's time to return to Kathmandu. Embark on a scenic drive back, reliving the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes once more. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check back into your hotel and relish some free time to explore the vibrant city at your own pace. Savor a delicious breakfast and lunch before settling in for a restful night, reflecting on your unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Our Pikey Peak adventure reaches its conclusion today. Our representatives will ensure a smooth departure, escorting you to the airport three hours before your chosen flight time. With heavy hearts, we bid you farewell, hoping to welcome you back on another exciting Himalayan journey in the future.

Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers–pick up and drop at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • All kinds of transportation during Pikey Peak Trek.
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan.
  • Your accommodation in the lodges along the trekking route with lunch, dinner, and breakfast plan.
  • All paper works in the destinations
  • National park and cultural heritage sites, entry tickets
  • A licensed, professional trekking guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs to Nepal
  • Travel insurance for your safety
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.

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Pikey Peak Trek
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