Pikey Peak Trek - 11 Days

Pikey Peak Trek
Pikey Peak Trek
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  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Travel Style Trekking
  • Destination Nepal
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About Trip

Pikey Peak trekking is a popular trekking route in the Solukhumbu region.  Being popular, this trekking route is gaining an increasing number of trekkers every year.  If you love to trek in the Everest region and want fewer trekkers, then this Pikey Peak trek might be a good option for you.  While trekking in this region, you will get a mesmerizing view of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, Khangteka, Khatang, Number Chuli, Thamserku, Karyolung, Dorje Lakpa, Dhaulagiri, and many other snow-capped mountains.  Along with this, you will be trekking through beautiful Sherpa, Tamang, Rai, and Magar community village where you will get a chance to learn their local culture and lifestyle. During this Pikey Peak Trek, we will be staying on the lodges and teahouses in the local community where you will be greeted by the local people here and you will get an opportunity to experience the local customs.

Throughout the Pikey Peak trek, you will get a chance to see beautiful monasteries, not to mention Mani wall, beautiful stone inscriptions, and prayer wheels and flags.  Remember to walk keeping these things towards your right side. We’ll have an adventurous but a peaceful trek with less crowded areas in our route. Pikey Peak Trek is a perfect trek for the trekkers who love to be around peaceful nature. Pikey Peak is one of the tallest hills in Solu region. Pikey Peak hosts a stunning view of aforementioned Himalayas. Pikey Peak is also famous for beautiful sunrise and sunset views from the top of the hill. We will be trekking through beautiful rhododendron, wild orchid, and magnolia forest.  Different species of flora and fauna are well preserved here in this trail which is the bonus for all the nature-loving trekkers. The trekkers will not be disappointed with this thrilling trek to the top of Pikey Peak.

High Camp Adventure’s team has made such an itinerary that you will get a chance to extensively explore the area in these 11 days. You will be trekking through different villages like Shivalaya, Bhandar, Nagaur Gompa, Junbesi, Phaplu, and many other beautiful places in Pikey Peak trek.  If we trek during the festival season, we will be able to get a chance to see monks performing different rituals in the monastery. It is also a great opportunity to indulge yourself and explore the beauty that nature has to offer.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m)

Day 03Shivalaya to Bhandar (2200m)

Day 04Bhandar to Namkheli (2300m)

Day 05Namkheli to Ngaur Gompa (2800m)

Day 06Ngaur Gompa to Pikey Peak (4070m)

Day 07Pikey Peak to Junbesi (2700m)

Day 08Junbesi to Thupten Chholing Monastery (2920m) and back to Junbesi

Day 09Junbesi to Phaplu (2470m)

Day 10Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Day 11Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.Upon Arrival, High Camp Adventure team will greet you and escort you the local hotel where we will introduce you our guides they will brief you about Pikey Peak trekking; preparation for the trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m)After breakfast, we will drive to Shivalaya towards the north which is about 220 km. Depending upon the road condition, it may take about 9 hours to reach there via Jiri. Beautiful view of the surrounding hills, rivers, and villages will accompany your drive today. After bumpy ride for about 9 hours, we now reach our destination. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 3Shivalaya to Bhandar (2200m)Our trek starts from today. We trek through small villages before reaching Mani Danda. We can expect a whole lot of uphill and downhill trek throughout Pikey Peak Trek. We cross few water streams on wooden bridges and trek through lush Himalayan forests till we reach Bhandar. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 4Bhandar to Namkheli (2300m)Crossing suspension bridges, we will trek for about 6 hours today. The trail is mixed with uphill, plain as well as downhill passing through different forest and village. After a few hours trek, we reach Thotung. Enjoy your trek; take a break to admire the beauty of nature. In about 6 hours, we reach Namkheli. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 5Namkheli to Ngaur Gompa (2800m)We will get the first glimpse of Pikey Peak today. The trail passes through thick forest before reaching to an open area of beautiful Nagaur Gompa. On our way, we trek through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine before we cross few wooden bridges to reach our destination. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 6Ngaur Gompa to Pikey Peak (4070m)We will be reaching our destination today. With this excitement, we will hike slowly up towards our destination and reach Bhulbule. The trail is mostly uphill up to the Pikey Peak. We trek through few pine and rhododendron forests to reach Lhamuje. After about 5 hours, we now reach the top of Pikey Peak from where we will get a beautiful view of entire Everest region, Khumbu region, and Rolwaling region. We will spend some quality time there enjoying the view of the surrounding. After that, we will trek down. Overnight at guest house.

Day 7Pikey Peak to Junbesi (2700m)It is a gentle descend downhill to reach Junbesi. Enjoying the vista of Mt. Everest, Khangteka, Khatang, Number Chuli, Thamserku, and Karyolung to the north, Manaslu, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa to the west, and Kanchenjunga to the east, we trek downhill to Junbesi. We come across beautiful waterfalls, lush forests, and small villages on our way to Junbesi. Overnight at guest house.

Day 8Junbesi to Thupten Chholing Monastery (2920m) and back to JunbesiToday is like an acclimatization day. We will be exploring the Junbesi area. We take 3-hour hike up to beautiful Thupten Chholing Monastery and enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayas from the premises of the monastery. We will spend some time there and do some chit-chats with the locals and talk with the monks about the rituals and then return back to Junbesi. Overnight at guest house.

Day 9Junbesi to Phaplu (2470m)It’s a last day of the trek. We will descend through the forest and villages en route. Trekking along Junbesi Khola, we come across beautiful villages of Benighat and Bhagbeni on our way to Phalpu In about 5 hours, we now reach Phaplu. It is a the village with different hotels, restaurants, and lodges. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 10Fly from Phaplu to KathmanduWe will take a morning flight to reach Kathmandu which will take about 30 minutes. We will rest for the whole day the or you can do some sightseeing around the city. You can do some shopping to take as a souvenir. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11DepartureToday is your last day here in Nepal. Check out from the hotel the and High Camp Adventure team will escort you to the airport.

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