What to Expect

  • Newly opened trekking destination in Nepal.
  • Adventurous excursion to Sherpa’s trail in lower Khumbu region.
  • Holy lake Dudh Kunda.
  • Close view of Magnificent Mt. Everest and others from the alternative trail.
  • Great view of sunrise and sunset view from Pikey hill over the Himalayan range.
  • Experience local Sherpa culture,religion and agriculture life of Nepal.

About Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda Trek

Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda are two thrilling treks are in the southern part of Solu-Khumbu District. These adventurous Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda trekking can each be done separately or combined into one exhilarating journey. They offer a unique entry into areas that see few tourists. Pikey Peak is a holy site for Sherpa festivals and is famous for its extensive panorama that includes Everest the world’s highest peak. Dudh Kunda is a high mountain lake situated at the foot of towering peaks soaring into the sky above the sparkling water.

Pikey Peak Trekking offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes. On the way, we travel through rural farmland and ancient villages up to the open ridge top known as Pikey Peak (4065 mt, 13,335 ft). From here seven peaks over 8,000 meters can be seen in the broad panorama. From east to west the mountain views include Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Shishapangma (in Tibet), and Annapurna among many others. This Pikey Peak Dudh Kunda trek involves camping in stunning locations and sunset and sunrise views are not to be missed!

From Pikey, the route onward to Dudh Kunda first descends through tranquil forests to Junbesi a Sherpa village with a strong Buddhist culture. We then climb up over bleak ridges with astonishing views of the Himalaya on our way to Dudh Kunda (4550 mt, 14,930 ft). This high elevation lake is a pilgrimage destination for locals in the summertime. It rests serenely at the foot of Numbur Peak (6959 mt, 22,831 ft) an unclimbed peak that is the considered to be the protector deity of the area of Solu.

Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda 12 days trekkings are camping treks. High Camp Adventure will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.

Pikey Peak Dudh Kunda trekking 12 days starts after a scenic drive through terraced farmland to the pleasant town of Jiri. The drive takes most of the day and then our Pikey Peak Dudh Kunda trekking begins as we ascend through charming villages and rural farmland to Pikey Peak. We then cross over the main Jiri to Everest route at charming Junbesi before entering the remote region to the north. After visiting Dudh Kunda we trek to Paphlu and enjoy a plane ridge over scenic terrain back to Kathmandu.

Please Note: Our Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda treks have set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1,790 mt.). Driving 8-9 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 3Shivalaya to Bhandar (2,200 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Bhandar to Namkheli (2,300 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Namkheli to Ngaur Gompa (2,800 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Ngaur to Pikey Peak (4,070 mt.). Walking 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Pikey Peak to Junbesi (2,700 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Junbesi to Thuptenchholing Monastery (2,920 mt.) and back to Junbesi. Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 9Junbesi to Phaplu (2,470 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu. Flight 30 min. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 11Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 12Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary (including airfare).
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport,insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share the room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda Trek is a moderate trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspect also plays a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Pikey Peak and Dudh Kunda Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Domestic Flights

Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. Air travel between Phaplu to Kathmandu is frequently delayed due to weather conditions and poor visibility. Flights often get behind schedule and delays can even last for days. Under these situations, High Camp Adventure will do its best to re-schedule flights to and from Phaplu at first availability. However, the possibility of postponements of flights and even cancellations is a real possibility. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra two days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, We can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home. 

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, We can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.