Pikey Peak Trek

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Facts About Pikey Peak Trek

Grade

Strenuous

Max Size

1-10

Altitude

3640m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/ Plane

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking

Himalayan Sights

Everest range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

9 Days

Trip Overview

The Pikey Peak Trek is a new trekking route in the Everest region that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas. Pikey Peak's top provides panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Gaurishanker, and many more. Furthermore, the Pikey Peak Trek is a low-risk trek in terms of altitude sickness (AMS).If you are physically fit and short on time, you can go for the Pikey Peak Trek.

Highlights for Pikey Peak Trek

  • Spectacular view of massif mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Numbur range, and Kanchenjunga from the Pikey Peak
  • Beautiful Sunrise and Sun Set view
  • Experience local Sherpa people culture, lifestyle and warm hospitality
  • Explore age old monasteries,
  • Trek through, lush forests, valleys, picturesque villages and farm lands, chortens, mani walls, prayer flag

About Pikey Peak

The word "pikey" is derived from the name of a Sherpa Clan deity, and the local people celebrate to worship their clan god in July. Pikey Peak is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views. The trail offers a great chance to explore the culture of Tamang, Magar, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Sherpa villages. Similarly, ancient Buddhist stupas and monasteries, temples, stunning flora and fauna, and beautiful landscapes are the attractions on the trail.

Pikey Peak Trekking Route

The Pikey Peak Trek begins with a private vehicle drive from Kathmandu to Jiri Bazaar, which takes approximately 8 hours. Pikey Peak Trek starts in Jiri. Pikey Peak Trek trail route follows the route of Tabe Danda, Pirti, Khiji bazaar, Chupalu Bhanjyang, Tanklung Bhanjyang, Pike Base Camp, Goli Gumpa, Bhandar, Mali Village, and Jiri.

Pikey Peak Trek Difficulty

The Pikey Peak Trek is not particularly difficult. If you can walk for 4 to 5 hours per day at your own pace, this Pikey Peak will provide you with lifelong moral perspectives.

Pikey Peak Altitude

Pikey Peak is at an altitude of 4,065 m. This is an incredible panoramic viewpoint of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and more.

Pikey Peak Trek Cost

No of Persons Cost
1-2 US$ 850
3-6 US$ 750
7-10 US$ 650
11-15 US$ 550

Pikey Peak Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, our officer from Life Dream Adventure will met you arrival gate and he will assist you to transfer to Hotel by private car/ Jeep. After check in hotel and a short briefing about your trip, then you can relax at your Hotel or walk around the Thamel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 : Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (2850m/ 9348ft) Drive about 6-7hrd .
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge
Elevation
2850

The journey from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar is about 240 km and takes approximately 8 hours of driving time. The route takes you through scenic mountain roads and can be a bit challenging due to the narrow and winding roads. It is important to be cautious and aware of the traffic conditions along the route. Over night at Lodge

Day 3 : Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Japre (2815m 9234ft) walk about 6hrs.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2815

Starting from Dhap Bazaar, the 14km trek to Japre (2815m) takes around 4-5 hours. As you approach Sigane, you can enjoy stunning views of the Numbur Himal range. The initial trail follows a road under construction for a couple of hours before reaching Japre village. Located above a deep valley, Japre offers lovely views of Mount Everest and Numbur Himal. The village is home to a beautiful Buddhist Monastery and stupa. You can stop here for the night and stay at a mountain lodge. Enjoy the serene beauty of Japre and get refreshed for the next day's adventure. Over night at Lodge.

 

Day 4 : Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3640m/ 11940ft) walk about 6-7hrs.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3640

After breakfast start trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3640m) 13km takes around 5-6 hours. The trail climbs to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule, offering stunning views of the Everest range. After Bhulbhule, you will turn right to Pikey Peak, passing old yak houses and a long mani stone wall. The trail then winds through a beautiful forested area with rhododendron trees in full bloom during spring. After leaving the forest, it takes about 2 hours to reach Pikey Peak base camp. Stay overnight at a mountain lodge and rest well for the next day's adventure.

Day 5 : Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Pikey Peak (4065m/13334ft) to Jase Bhanjyang (3520m/11546ft) walk about 6-7hrs.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4065

After breakfast in the morning, the trek from Pikey Base Camp to Pikey Peak (4065m) and Jase Bhanjyang (3520m) covers around 5km and takes 4-5 hours to complete. At the famous viewpoint of Pikey Peak, you can witness the magnificent sunrise and breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, and Langtang. After taking in the stunning panorama, you will descend to Jase Bhanjyang, where you can rest for the night. Although the distance is short, the hiking involves many steps up and down, making it a wise decision to take a rest at Jase Bhanjyang. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 6 : Trek from Jase Bhanjyang to Junbesi (2680m/ 8791ft) walk about 6-7hrs.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2680

After breakfast at lodge trek start from Jase Bhanjyang to Junbesi .Trail passes through forest and meadow before reaching Taktor village. Lunch at Taktor and continue towards Junbesi on a wide dirt road. Visit Buddhist Monastery before arriving in Junbesi. It's a beautiful village with a Buddhist Stupa and comfortable tea houses, inhabited by Sherpa, Magar, and Tamang people. Total walking duration is 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 7 : Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2380m/ 7807ft) walk about 6-7hrs.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2380

Following breakfast, the trek continues with a descent along the Junbesi Khola until reaching a suspension bridge. From there, the trail passes through Beni Ghat and offers scenic views before reaching Phaplu. Once in Phaplu, travelers can sample the local cuisine and participate in a traditional Sherpa cultural event. The town also offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Overnight accommodations are available at a mountain lodge. The walking duration for this leg of the trek is 5 to 6 hours and covers a distance of 13 km.

Day 8 : Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft) drove about 7hrs .
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast today you will embark on a 9-10 hour drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu via a regular sumo jeep or private Scorpio Jeep. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant where you can sample the delicious local cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 : Final departure
Food
Breakfast

Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) before 3hrs your departure time to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu 3star categories
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader or guide and Sherpa porters to carry including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work TIMS card and trekking permits
  • Sleeping bags and Duffel bags
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Rescue insurance
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Pikey Peak Trek?

Pikey Peak Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal that takes you through the traditional Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, and stunning mountain views. The trek offers an opportunity to witness the unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people and explore the magnificent Himalayan landscapes.

How long does Pikey Peak Trek take?

Pikey Peak Trek usually takes around 8-10 days to complete. The exact duration depends on the trekking route and itinerary chosen by the trekker.

What is the best time to do Pikey Peak Trek?

The best time to do Pikey Peak Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather during these seasons is usually clear, with mild temperatures and excellent visibility, making it ideal for trekking.

What is the level of difficulty for Pikey Peak Trek?

Pikey Peak Trek is a moderate trek, suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness and trekking experience. The trek involves several steep ascents and descents, and trekkers will be walking for 6-7 hours a day on average. Some prior trekking experience and good physical fitness are recommended for this trek.

Do I need a permit to do Pikey Peak Trek?

Yes, trekkers need a permit to do Pikey Peak Trek. The required permits are the Solu Khumbu entry permit and the Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which can be obtained from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or at the entry point of the trekking route.

Is Pikey Peak Trek safe?

Pikey Peak Trek is generally considered safe for trekkers, but it is always important to take necessary precautions while trekking in the mountains. Trekkers should be prepared for changes in weather conditions and altitude sickness. Hiring a licensed and experienced guide is recommended to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

What is the accommodation like on Pikey Peak Trek?

Accommodation on Pikey Peak Trek is mainly tea houses and lodges, which offer basic but comfortable rooms with shared facilities such as bathrooms and toilets. Trekkers can also choose to camp, but this requires carrying a camping gear and hiring a camping crew.

What should I pack for Pikey Peak Trek?

Trekkers should pack warm and comfortable clothing suitable for trekking, including a warm jacket, thermal underwear, trekking pants, hiking boots, and gloves. Other essential items include a sleeping bag, water bottle, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and first aid kit. It is also advisable to carry a trekking pole and a backpack to carry personal belongings.

Additional Information

Best Time for Pike Peak Trek

During the Pikey Peak trek, you get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas. In addition, you get a chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture. If you are looking for the best time to visit this destination, you should consider the spring and autumn seasons.

During this season, you will see colorful alpine flowers blooming in the forest. The weather is stable and you will get to see the mountains in all their glory. In addition, you will also get a chance to see the beautiful sunset.

If you are planning to go on a Pikey Peak Trek, you should be prepared to encounter the risk of altitude sickness. If you are not a beginner, it is best to take a good Sherpa guide with you. This will help you navigate through the forest and the local villages. Also, you will need to bring along a lot of water.

The best time to visit the Pikey Peak is during the spring and autumn seasons. This is when you will find the best weather and views of the Himalayas. In addition, the trek will be less crowded. Also, the trek can be completed within a week.

The trek to Pikey Peak involves crossing mountain rivers. You will also pass through thick bamboo forests. You will also get to see golden marigolds and rhododendrons. The trek will also pass through stupas and mani walls. In addition, you will get a chance to hear the musical sounds of the nature. The trek is not very strenuous and you do not have to be physically fit.

The monsoon season is not recommended because of the high chances of rain and flooding. Also, the trails become very muddy. If you are unable to cope with the weather, you can go for a shorter trek.

The best time to go on a Pikey Peak trek is between September and November. The autumn season is ideal because it offers good weather and less chances of rain. The trek is less crowded and you will also be able to enjoy beautiful Himalayan views.

Pikey Peak Trekking Permits

Among the many treks in Nepal, the Pikey Peak Trek stands out in the crowd. Pikey is the new kid on the block when it comes to trekking destinations in the lower Khumbu region. It's a great introductory trek for those who aren't quite ready to take on Everest.

Pikey has a number of advantages, including a short, easy, and scenic trek. It's a less crowded area than the more well-known Everest regions, making it a popular destination for trekkers. The trek also offers several fun and exciting cultural experiences, including a chance to see traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries. The Pikey Peak has some of the best views in the area, including views of Everest, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

The Pikey Peak is also home to the world's smallest Buddha, making it one of the most important religious sites in Nepal. The Pikey Peak is also home to the largest man-made lake in Nepal, Dudh Kunda Lake, which is a great place to catch a glimpse of wildlife. The trek to the lake is one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. It takes a day or two to reach the lake, so be sure to pack plenty of food and water. The Pikey Peak also boasts a handful of colorful birds, so be sure to keep an eye out for these little beauties.

The Pikey Peak isn't all that far from Kathmandu, making it easy to combine the trek with a trip to the capital. The Pikey Peak isn't as crowded as some of the more popular treks in the area, making it an excellent choice for first timers and trekkers with limited time. It's also one of the best off-the-beaten-path destinations in Nepal, so be sure to pack plenty of hydration and sunscreen. It's also one of the best places to see the elusive Himalayan foxes. It's also one of the best destinations to view the elusive Everest if you want to see it without a summit attempt. Lastly, the Pikey Peak boasts some of the best scenery in the lower Khumbu region, including a handful of fun and exciting cultural experiences, including a look at traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries.

Difficulty Level of Pikey Peak Trek

Taking a hike to Pikey Peak is a very interesting way to explore the Everest region. It is also a great way to learn about the local Sherpa culture. You can also enjoy panoramic views of the mountains.

Although the trek is easy, you will need to be physically and mentally prepared for the adventure. You may want to consider a local guide to help you. You can also contact a hotel to see if they can help you. The best time to go is in the autumn or spring.

There are several trekking routes you can take to get to Pikey Peak. The main route is through the alpine forest. The trail starts flat and gradually steepens to the top. At the top, you can enjoy wide views of the Annapurna Mountains, Kanchenjunga, and Everest. You will also see traditional Nepalese villages, mani walls, and stupas.

You will be able to enjoy sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. You will also see cascading waterfalls, terraced fields, and Sherpa villages. You will also have the opportunity to see Buddhist monasteries. The trails can be muddy during monsoon.

Pikey Peak Trek is not difficult for someone with a good level of fitness. However, you should be prepared for a few days of trekking. It is best to walk slowly. This will allow you to enjoy the trip and lessen your physical exertion.

You may want to take a private jeep, but this is the most expensive option. Most agencies in Kathmandu have a good system of local jeeps running daily. It is also possible to drive to Phaplu. The drive is about eight to ten hours, depending on the route you choose. You can also fly to Phaplu.

Pikey Peak is an exciting trek that can be completed in a week. You will be able to see the best Everest views and experience a unique culture. You may also want to try the traditional Nepalese villages, the rhododendron forest, and the terraced fields. You may also want to try salted butter tea.

Things to Bring for Pike Peak Trek

Whether you are planning a trip to Pikey Peak or are just looking for a great trekking destination, it is important to know what to pack before you leave for your trek. You do not want to be disappointed with the quality of your travel experience. It is important to plan well and pack according to the season and climate.

You should also make sure that you are physically fit for your trek. You should do some physical exercises before your trek, so you can better deal with the high altitude. If you do not have experience with high-altitude trekking, it is recommended that you hire a guide to take you through the trek.

Your travel package will include the cost of your guide, your porter, and your meals. You will also need to buy some local currency. This is important, especially in rural areas. You will need a permit to enter this region, and you should be sure that you have obtained one before your trip.

You can also buy a solar charger to help you power up your camera. It is recommended that you bring along your own water bottles and personal belongings. Also, you will need to carry warm clothing. The weather can be cool and cloudy during the winter.

A headlamp is a must if you plan to trek at night. The light will let you see the path and deal with Mother Nature. Also, a pair of gloves will protect your hands from the extreme weather. This will also help you avoid cuts and scratches.

A local guide will be helpful throughout your trek. They will also teach you about the culture of the Sherpa people and help you interact with locals. You should also read a map of the area before you start your trek.

You can visit this area in the winter, but you should be prepared for a bit of rain and snow. You should also be prepared to carry rain gear. The weather in this region is not the best, but it can be very beautiful.

Trip Reviews (3)

Beautiful Nepal, made even more wonderful with Life Dream Adventure!

Dec 2022 • Solo

I have been to Nepal many times and every time I need bus tickets, domestic flight tickets or trekking trips, I would engage the services of Life Dream Adventure. Hari is very efficient and takes pride in organizing every trip to the best of his ability. He is also prompt in responding to queries and definitely doesn't disappoint you. Hari and his team provide the most wonderful services to each and every one of their tourist. They are warm and friendly and will go all out to ensure that every one of their tourist meets their needs and request, no matter how demanding it may be.

I had been to 3 solo trekking trips organized by Life Dream, one was to Tilicho lake in June 2014 and the other was to Gokyo Lake in Dec 2015 and Pikey Peak trek 2022 all experiences were amazing. As I was alone, I did not get any porter. I also did not have any companion except for Mr Ob, my trekking guide to Tilicho, and Hari, my guide to Gokyo and Pikey Peak. On all trips, I had fun hanging out with them and they made my trekking trips extremely memorable.

I highly recommend Life Dream Adventure and will definitely use their services every time I go to this

beautiful land of smiles!

Eugenia Ong

10th Dec, 2022


Our trek to Pikey was truly delightful. Sabin, our guide, took excellent care of us throughout the journey. Although we didn't reach the summit, we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the charming lower villages and the cheerful camaraderie of our team.

Heading towards Pikey Peak, I highly recommend this route for its tranquility, breathtaking views, and lower elevations. One highlight was a picturesque picnic we enjoyed on a mountain ridge, offering us a stunning panorama of half the Himalayas! For those fortunate enough to stay overnight, there's even a lodge that provides showers for a reasonable price of about 300 rupees each.

We wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful team to anyone considering trekking in Nepal. Their expertise and hospitality truly enhance the trekking experience.

Adam Wrzoskiewicz

5th Mar, 2024


The Pikey Peak trek with Sabin Dhakal and Life Dream Adventure was an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas. Sabin's expertise and guidance ensured a smooth and safe experience, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking scenery and local culture. Life Dream Adventure's attention to detail, from accommodations to logistics, exceeded expectations. The trek offered a perfect balance of challenging trails and serene moments, culminating in the awe-inspiring summit of Pikey Peak. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an authentic Himalayan adventure with a reliable and professional team.

Tomas Cvrk

5th Mar, 2023


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