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Trip Overview of Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek route is getting popular these days. It is the famous route as first submitter Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary trek in this area.  The trek into this region is also known for the hilltop point for viewing the panoramas along with the world’s highest peak Mt Everest. It is situated in the Ramechap district of Nepal with an elevation of 4067m. Pikey Peak Trek is the new trekking package of Above The Himalaya in the Everest region with less crowd.

The Pikey peak trek provides the best view of the Himalayas, including Mt Everest, and provides the experience of Sherpa culture. With the culture and panoramas, the sight of Kanchenjunga and Makalu will be an advantage to the travelers. Moreover,  We are trekking in the less travel Trail of Pikey Peak, the trail passes through traditional Sherpa village and monasteries. From here, We get the best sunrise and sunset view of Everest and many other mountain ranges.  Enjoy the best view of the deep green valley from the top of Pikey Peak is fantastic.

It is less travel trekking route

Pikey peak trek starts with the drive to Phaplu from Kathmandu which takes 8-9 hours. Heading from Phaplu, we will make our way to Dhap, Jhapre Village, Pikey Base Camp, Loading, Junbesi, and Taksindu. While we are trekking to Thubtenchoeling Monastery, and Chiwong Monastery it makes the trek more memorable.  With the Traditional Sherpa culture and their overwhelming welcome, the trek provides the view of many mountain ranges along with the deep forests of Rhododendron throughout the trail. The attractive element will be the pleasant Sherpa’s, whose hearts are kind. You will consider it for an entire life. Passing through the lush valleys and rhododendron forests is distinct itself, and the sunrise and sunset from the top of Pikey peak is another different experience of this trek.

To provide you a check out the coronary heart of the villages of Sherpa humans well as their traditional way of life, and dazzling views of the highest mountains in the world, we provide you an outstanding ten days Pikey Peak Trek. Get your luggage and be ready for your lovely adventure to Nepal with your essential equipment. As a result, you will see the panoramic view of the tallest mountain on the earth and other peaks.

Pikey peak trek difficulty

Pikey peak trekking is moderate grade trekking. The trail is following via the lower Everest region so the trek is not that difficult. You will walk the easiest route with our steep and challenging paths. However as usual we need to trek 5/6 hours per day. It is advisable before doing the trekking to do some physical exercise, jogging, gym, Yoga before doing any trek Nepal.  The exercises of swimming, cycling, and running will help to increase the level of stamina.

Trekking Route map

Pikey peak trek route map begins with the drive from to Dhap, a scenic drive about 8 hours gives you the best countryside view and enjoys the local villages. from day 02 we start walking in to reach the Pikey peak highest point. From here we descend the trek to Junbesi, along the trail we will visit a local village, get the stunning mountain view, and can visit the Thupten Choling Gompa. The trail drops to the Phpalu via Junbesi, from Phaplu we can take a short flight back or drive back to Kathmandu

Phaplu to Pikey Peak

Pikey peak trek can be started from Phaplu or also we can finish the trek there. With an easy way we can take a flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu airport from here we can drive further to Jhapre or we can also start walking to the Pikey Hill. After Pikey Peak, we follow Pikey Danda, Basa, Namkheli, Bhandara, Shivalaya and ends in Kathmandu via Jiri and drive back to Kathmandu. There are not daily flights and it also depends on whether. The alternative way is we can dive till Phaplu by local sharing jeep and stay overnight there.

Cost for the trek

Pikey peak trek cost ranges from USD 550 to USD 850, this cost includes the local transportation, trekking guide, and also local porter to carry your backpack, your accommodation in the tea house, daily meals, necessary permit and you will trek with a Government-authorized company. The extra cost you need to consider is using services like wifi, extra blankets, boiled drinking water, hot showers, and laundry.

Best time to Trek

Trekking to pikey peak is ok in most of the time of the year but during the rainy season is nor recommended. Nepal has mainly 4 seasons and you can do the trekking. We can do this trek in Autumn, Spring, and Winter and also in some days in summer months. Autumn is the best time of the year from Mid September, you can still expect some rain in the month of September. from October to November has the best weather, the day time temperate ranges from 9 to 15 degree and night goes -5.

During the winter we can trek and you need proper clothing like a good sleeping bag and a down jacket. The upper part can be snowing and more coder. Spring is best which starts in March and ends in May. the weather is quite warm at this time and you can enjoy the flowers and nice green forest along the way.

Accommodation

The route of pikey peak trek has a local tea house and homestay facilities. It is more basic to compare in Annapuran or Everest trekking route. So don’t expect luxury in these basic local guest houses, they provide you well but the service is very basic.

Most of the tea houses have a twin sharing basis rooms. You can share the room with your travel partner if you are traveling single you can get a private room if the guest house is not full. Furthermore, If there are more trekkers you can share the room with other fellow trekkers. The tea houses have a common dining hall where they serve your breakfast lunch and dinner. You can also charge your camera.mobile battery or spend time with chit-chatting with other trekkers.

Along with food and stay, teahouses also provide facilities of hot showers and laundry. They will charge you an extra amount for using services like wifi, boiled drinking water, hot showers, and laundry.

Some Tips for Pikey Peak Trek

Be prepared before the trek

Pikey peak trek is not a  difficult trek it is a moderate level of trekking so anybody can do this trek. It is always better to involve some exercise before you come for trekking in Nepal. You can do running, cycling or swimming, jogging, and yoga will also help.

Packing well, Equipment list

Be wise when you pack for the trekking, always take appropriate trekking gears according to the trekking seasons. If you are trekking in winter get more warm items of clothing and if you are in the rainy season don’t forget to get rainy gears.

Pikey peak trek is moderate level trek package so trekkers no need to carry the big backpack. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings and warm clothing. Below are some suggested items to take with you while trekking in the Pikey peak area.

 

  • Hiking Shorts (2): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (2), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so you can use as shorts also.
  • Lightweight underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).
  • T-Shirts: Cotton for lower altitude walking. the synthetic is good above 2500m.
  • Thermal Underwear: Synthetic polypropylene
  • Waterproof Jacket. Quality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket is recommended
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Goretex or warm jacket for winter trekking bring the down jacket for Pikey peak trek
  •  women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Rucksack
  • Plug adapter  2 round pin
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils, and small notebooks
  •  Extra contacts or glasses
  • Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -15 to 20 degrees celsius, you can get sleeping bag liner also.
  • Some Extra pairs of Tshirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery

Walking slowly

Slowly walking is the main key to success for the altitude trekking in Nepal. This makes your body less tired and you can enjoy the view of the trail. You don’ needs to rush to your destination you can have rest a cup of coffee and enjoy the surroundings while trekking.

Trek with  Guide and a Porter

It is always good and safe to trek with your guide and porter for your pikey peak trek. In our pikey peak trek, we have experienced a trekking guide and 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis. A guide will always be there to assist you throughout your journey. The guide will help you to find the trail, makes it easy to interact with local people, and also book nice tea houses.

Similarly, our porter will carry your backpack which makes your trek easier. It is also good to employ the local porter which helps them and also to their family for living. Thus, hiring a guide and a porter would be a good option for a comfortable trekking experience.

Travel Insurance

Medical insurance is very important for the Pikey peak trek in Nepal. While trekking to higher altitude places like Mardi Himal trek there are some risks. There may occur sudden accidents so, as a precaution to cover everything you will need to have travel and medical insurance. Many insurance companies provide you different policies for trekking. It not compulsory to have insurance however we recommend you to have to reduce the risk. While doing the insurance you must know the policy of the insurance company.

But if you are connected with the travel company they will help you to get it. There are different insurance policies for different treks. JS Insurance and world Nomads are the company that will provide you insurance for trekking to Peaky peak trek. Also, the insurance policy depends on the cost you pay. If you pay a high amount for your insurance then it will cover the large loss but if you cannot pay a high amount then the insurance will cover the minimum loss.

Transportation on the trek

During the Pikey peak trek, you can use a local bus, local sharing jeep vs Private Landcruiser. if the weather is good you can use the flight also from Kathmandu to Phaplu and back to Kathmandu.   Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also.

For the Pikey peak trek we use the local bus and sharing local jeep is most of the trekkers using way but the drive is not that comfortable, It is included in our trekking package. The bus stops in many places and arrives at Dhunche in the evening. For your comfort and easy travel, you can take a private LandCruiser at extra cost. It is cleaner, drive fast and you can stop wherever you like on the way.

Flexible Itineraries

The Pikey peak trek has a  number of different trekking routes and local trails areas. Eventually, the ower Everest region has different trails that lead to reaching Pikey Peak. The most common durations (starting and ending in Kathmandu) are from five to seven days. the duration of the trek also depends on if there is flight operation at Phaplu airport or not if flight it saves your time and you can start the trek on the same day. While driving to the Phaplu or another trek start point Dhap is almost 8 to 10 hours. Based on your time frame and what you’re looking for, We will make a custom trip fro the Pikey peak trail.

 


Pikey Peak Trek - Trip Info

  • Duration:07 Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 4067m
  • Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be reduced due to rain.
  • Transportation:  Local bus/Sharing Jeep
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.
  • Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek-related equipment.
  • Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg, including hand carry, If you have any items not required on the trek, can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Trek grade: Moderate

Trek Grade: Moderate

Pikey peak trek is a moderate level of the trek route.  The moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.

The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb hight and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.

 

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your Pikey peak trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa till 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

for extra money to your Pikey peak trek, you can exchange it to Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Pikey peak trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the banks and Money changers in Nepal will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Food on the Pikey peak  trek

During our Pikey peak trek, We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There is local to international hygienic food choices.

You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote area. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Drinking water during your Pikey peak trek

On the Pikey peak trek, we suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity

During the Pikey peak trek, you can take an electric gas or solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Electricity is usually available in most part of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for cameral and phone, normally they charge extra cost about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Pikey peak trek  group size

Our Pikey peak trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size in a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip to the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Pikey peak trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need a hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Pikey Peak Trek

After having our breakfast, we will be driving to Dhap from Kathmandu, which takes 8-9 hours to reach Dhap. We are starting our Pikey peak trek from here. The first part of the trail is going from Sigane for some hours through the under the constructed road, we will then contact to Jare Village (2920m/9580ft). The village provides you with the view of Everest and Nummer Himal. We will be staying here overnight.

Today after breakfast, We will climb up to Bhulbhule, where there is a single lodge that provides a great view of the Everest ranges.  Now We are following the Trail of Pikey Peak, splitting our trail from Bhulbhule. Then the trail continues to the hillside below Taklung Danda through the forest of rhododendron. Walking for about 2 hours, we will reach our destination. Today we have overnight here and take it easy. Looking for the morning to climb the Summit of Pikey for Sunrise view.

In the morning, we will follow the trail to the summit with the breathtaking view and prayer flags on the way. You will be amazed will the view from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga if the weather is in your favor.  We have the best time of our trek in Pikey peak. From here we will start our trek to Jase Bhanjyang, continuing our trek with some rest in Jase Bhanjyang. We will walk down to lading. We will be staying there overnight.

After breakfast, we will descend to Junbesi. Trekking to Junbesi is following the trails of old-growth forest to Traktor which is short and meets the Everest Base Camp Trail from Jiri. Furthermore, we will walk for some hours and reach Junbesiwhich is the traditional village of Sherpas. We will be watching the Buddhist monasteries along with the Sherpa culture and architecture, spending the rest of our day there.

Early in the morning, we will prepare ourselves for our today trek. After breakfast, We are heading towards the Salung crossing the river and climbing the forest with the view of Mt Everest. We can also get the view of Mount Chamlung, and Mount Makalu. Continuing, we will reach to Ringmo. Ringmo is famous for Apple. From here we are trekking towards the  Taksindu La where we will spend the rest of the day.

Our today trek is to the small town of Phaplu and  Chiwong Monastery. The monastery is famous for celebrations of the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn. We will then get back to Phaplu and rest for the day.

From Phaplu early in the morning we can try to take a flight there are not daily flights and due to weather some time it is getting delayed and cancelation also. We have the option of driving back to Kathmandu about 8/9  hours of drive-by local sharing Jeep.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter
  • trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Kathmandu to the trek start point and back to transport by Bus, Private Landcruiser is available by adding extra cost.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Trekking permit and fees if applicable
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid kee.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finish your trek.
  • We offer you 1 dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Any services in Kathmandu
  • Airfare to Nepal,
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get on arrival here.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Kathmandu to Phaplu and Phaplu to Kathmandu air ticket
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should include both rescue and medical assistance
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Kathmandu trekking stores
  • gratitudes  for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Others your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
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    Trip Duration
    07 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12

  • Accomodation in Trip

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    Tea house/Lodge lodges

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    Maximum Altitude
    4067m

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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