Pikey Peak Trek

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Pikey Peak Trek - Days

Trip Route

Kathmandu - Dhap - Japre Gompa - Pikey Peak -Junebesi - Thubtan Chholing Monastery

Trip Facts

Group Size
1+ PAX
Trip Grade
Easy/Moderate
Accommodation
Guesthouse/Lodge/Home-Stay
Max. Elevation
4,170 M/13,677 FT
Meals
B/L/D with hot drink
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight/Bus
Best Season
Autumn/Spring/Winter

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

  • Pikey peak best viewpoint to see large stretch Himalayas with landscapes diverse
  • Explore Sherpa culture in a short time and visit large Buddhist gallery Thubtan Chholing monastery, Chorten and Gomba
  • Breathtaking view of fourth above eight thousand peak Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and several another peak
  • Scenic drive with presenting Turquoise River and amazing countryside of Nepal

Pikey peak, beautiful trekking trail in Everest region with ascending maximum 4170 m above sea level. The Pikey peak trek is united of culture and mountainous trek in lower Everest region. Pikey peak route is fairly easy, throughout genuine Sherpa and Tamang village with cultural excursion then trek continuously on dense multiple rhododendron forest, chance to see national birds of Nepal and numerous of yaks in several places between.
Pikey peak, the hill station is located on a horizontal ridge at 4170 m and summer grazing pasture for the nearby villages yak and sheep. The Sherpa have faith, Pikey peak is a sacred place for their tribal goddess and yearly visiting there with a bunch of shamans on occasion of full in July/August. On the Pike peak trek, most of the day walking into the pristine and thick rhododendron forest. During the spring March to May wild orchid blossom in different color accordingly altitude.
Ecstasy of the pikey peak trek is pikey peak from here can view dozen of the mountains from a border of India like Kanchenjunga (world 3rd highest mountain), Mount Jannu, Makalu (world 5th highest mountain), Mera peak, Mount Everest then several peaks of Khumbu region plus Gaurishanker. Edmond Hillary said one of the favorite viewpoints in Nepal to see the panoramic outlook of the Himalayas. Musical adventure trekking Pikey peak trek let you explore the Junbesi, Monasteries (Thubtan Chholing and Chiwang) and then from Phaplu fly or drive back to Kathmandu with tons of images of Pikey peak trekking.
However, there are few options to begin Pikey peak trek with a flexible program of fly to Phaplu or drive to Dhap or Khija Phate or Deurali Bhandar. The itinerary will set on your interest and preference.

Daily itinerary

We start the drive from Kathmandu on Arniko highway till Dhulikhel then join on BP Highway. A drive offers amazing Mountain View with countryside landscapes then get turquoise color sights of Koshi River. It is around 10 hours' drive to Dhap from Kathmandu, a road contains jarring dusty and paved. The jeep takes a break along the way on the local restaurant for breakfast and lunch. From Ghurmi drive upwards on subtropical climate to Dhap Bazaar.

The first-day Pikey peak trek trail contains up and down thru the forest and villages, so trek continuously on dusty jeep path descending to Sigane village where can see mixed ethnic groups. Often walk on the rough road and also possible to follow the walking trail on the ridge and bushes. As ramble into thick bushes can encounter types of birds and also get the view of diverse landscapes. On arrival Japral Gomba can see greenaries setting on the bottom of snow capped Numbur peak and mountain range. A small village is occupied by the Sherpa tribe and has a beautiful monastery.

We slightly climbing up throughout rhododendron forest, from February to May rhododendron blossoming in Rainbow color. Also possible to encounter Himalayan monal, one of the colorful pheasant. Before entering the dense rhododendron forest stop for a cup of tea at Bhulbhule village and admire the stunning view of landscapes and Himalayas on the far distance. There is no proper residence beyond teashop on the long ridge unless passes seasonal yak herders but often meet yak on the forest. Also, walk a side of lineup ancient Mani wall and shattered stupa. Then walking on a grassy hill to Pikey base camp with sights exceptional view of Everest region. Few traditional accommodations are available at Pikey base camp also have a small cheese factory.

An early morning follows gently up a path on the yak pasture ridge to the Pikey peak summit. The twin Pikey peak is strewn with Buddhist prayers flags. Pikey peak is famous to see glorious sunrise on Himalayan range including Mount Kanchenjunga in the far east and Annapurna range in far west with diverse hilly landscapes plus mount Everest. After watching the sunrise on the panoramic mountain range, trek descends to Jase Bhanjyang and stop for the breakfast. From Jase Bhanjyang little ascending to ridge then trail contour inside rhododendron forest to Junebesi via Taktor village. Junbesi village is one of the beautiful Sherpa villages on Everest base camp trek also can see a stunning view of Numbur Himal.

Thubten Choling monastery, large monasteries built in 1960 by one of the Tibet exile monks. A monastery has both male and female disciples and also bisect on different compartment. A Gomba set on the sloppy hills and a present gorgeous view of the spectacular landscapes with towering Numbur Himal. The Choling monastery is about 3 km far from Junbesi lodge and takes roughly 5/6 hours to and fro lodge. A trail to the monastery is relatively gentle ascends up on the fertilizer farm also decorate Buddhist flayers and carved stone. Can also see the groups of Buddhist follower practicing Buddhism on the main temple. After spending some time with monks trek back to lodge, Junbesi.


The last day of your trek in Sherpa land and magical mountain diverse, from Junebesi, follows the downhill trail a side of a natural stream. Also crossing Solu River several time in tropical climate zone and get in touch with Sherpa culture. From the confluence river, Beni ascending up on vegetable and grain farm on the valley to Phaplu village.

It is a full day drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu, a share jeep drive begins in the morning and stopping along the highway for the toilet and food. The drive also presents an amazing view of the countryside and the high mountains.


What's included?

  • International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off service
  • All the required ground transportation as mention in the itinerary
  • Pikey peak trekking permits
  • Experienced English speaking licensed guide and experienced with salary, accommodation, food, and insurance
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits where available
  • Trekking gears including four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket (should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu by shared jeep
  • First aid medical kit box and oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen percentage
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during a trek in the mountain

Add On:

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu U$S40 Per night
  • Phaplu to Kathmandu by flight US$160
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing entrance fees with guide and transportation
  • Porter to carry your luggage U$S17 Per day

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses battery charge, hot shower, phone calls, Internet, laundry etc
  • Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters (recommended but not compulsory)

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

Where to begin Pikey peak trek:

There are a various way to begins Pikey peak trek, trek itinerary will be set on your time framed and budget. Can also possible to fly in and out to Phaplu in peak season but the flight scheduled set on a value of passenger. The drive option is always open throughout the year. In drive plan can starts trek from Dhap Bazar, Bhandar, Jiri or Phaplu. Both shared and a private drive is an option on jarring Nepalese road. The road journey is such a scenic and offers diverse landscapes.


8 Days Pikey Peak Trek:

Kathmandu - Jiri - Bhandar - Pikey Peak - Junbesi - Phaplu - Kathmandu


​7 Days Pikey Peak Trek:

Kathmandu - Dhap - Pikey Peak - Junbesi - Thubtan Chholing - Phaplu - Kathmandu


​Pikey Peak Trek Accommodation:

Basic twin sharing and private accommodation are available on Pikey peak trek route. Also possible to spend a night with a local family and get an opportunity to learn Nepalese culture. Sharing bathroom is available entire trek with a bucket and tab hot shower.


Pikey Peak Trek Meals:

Pikey peak trek route is newly promoted Sherpa cultural in a lower section of Everest trek. You may choose any food items from the menu cart where varied local and international foods enlisted. A lodge owner and locally trained chef prepared any order meals with fresh vegetable in the kitchen. One thing is sure whatever you eat on Pikey peak trek that makes your tomb happy and gives you an authentic taste of food.