Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Top
Hilly Ranges View From Pikey Peak
Duration10 Days
Trip GradeModerate
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude4065 m
Best TimeSpring, Autumn and Winter

Pikey Peak is at an altitude of 4065 m (Pikey Peak Height), where you have the breathtaking scene of Mt. Everest. This peak is also known as off-the-beaten-track since theEverest Base Camp Trekstarted from Lukla, whereas the pikey peak lies in the lower Solukhumbu Everest region. The Pikey Peak trek is considered moderately challenging. The journey will be a little easier when you use the pikey peak trek map during your trek.

The great mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary has said that a clear and portrait view of Mt. Everest can be witnessed from this summit. From the top of the summit, the Horizontal lines of the divergent mountain range can be seen, such as Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, etc.

Furthermore, locals provided lodging and accommodations during this trek. Sherpas and Tamang are the two different casts from this region so their cultures and traditions can be observed during the trek. 

For this trek, autumn, spring, and winter would be favorable climates. In the lower phase of the Pikey Peak Trek route, the trail is covered by forest, bamboo, birch, and rhododendron; however, after crossing this, we reached the alpine zone so that the panoramic view of the mountain can be seen.

In-depth, Pikey Peak is also known as the vintage point of Nepal. The Pikey Peak distance is around 22 to 23 kilometers. Potatoes and sill Timur are famous foods in this region. Also, the cheese on the yak is too good. At last, there is a monastery called Thupten Choling Monastery where sherpas worship as their totem [clan deity].

For inquiries on custom-made Pikey Peak trek itineraries or Pikey Peak trek prices, call us anytime. 

YOU'LL SEE AND EXPERIENCE

  • a short and unique destination in the Everest region.
  • Excursions around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazar.
  • Exploring an imposing view of Mt. Everest along with all others 8000 m that lie in Nepal.
  • Enjoying the stunning view of hundreds of snowcapped mountains around the region.
  • Experience the rich lifestyle and culture of the lower Solu region.
  • Newly opened, less explored, and less crowded trek.
  • Preserved culture, greenery, and diversity of flora and fauna.
  • Explore the historical Thupten Choling Monastery.
Itinerary

Itineraries can be customizable according to your fitness level, experience, and preferences. Here are some customizable itinerary examples that you may like. 

  • Pikey Peak Trek 4 days
  • Pikey Peak Trek 5 days
  • Pikey Peak Trek 7days

The below itinerary is the 10-day Pikey Peak Trek from Kathmandu. And if you want to see the Pikey Peak Trek map, scroll down till the end of this section.

 

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Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city, is in a valley surrounded by picturesque green hills on all sides. Assume you enter through the flight (Airways). The Mystic Adventure Holidays representative will be in the airport terminal with our company flag. Nepali CultureThe traditional greeting is to press one's palms together in front of the chest and utter "Namaste" (which means "I greet the god within you"). Depending on the level of the person you are welcoming, you may greet them with a nod of the head or a bow, as well as khadas (Buddhist shawls) or garlands and a crimson tika (tilak) on your forehead. Garlands and tilaks are used in Nepal to signify honor when someone comes.to wish you a hearty welcome. After welcoming you, our representative will drop you off at your hotel and assist you with check-in. Our representative will greet you at your location if you come by road.

There will be no activities scheduled for you. You can relax, and if you wish to explore, you may do so on your own. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Before visiting Nepal, you may have learned how to greet someone with a 'Namaste' or thank someone with a 'Dhanyabad'. However, it's important to note that Nepal is an ancient civilization with its own set of ideologies and mannerisms. Here are some social etiquettes specific to Nepal that can help you avoid being disrespectful or humiliating in public. Nepal's roads are unpredictable. Roads are usually congested, resulting in numerous traffic backups. Most places lack traffic lights, forcing drivers to rely on hand gestures from police officers. Visit religious places and UNESCO-listed places.

  • Swoyambhu Nath Stupa
  • Boudhnath Stupa,
  • Pashupatinath Temple,
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square,
  • Patan Durbar Square

 

Max Altitude: 1400 m Meals: Welcome DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique Hotel

Today's sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will give you a good insight into Nepali art and architecture. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. 

All of these monuments hold great importance in the history of Nepal. Later in the evening, you will meet with the trek guide and have a quick briefing session about the trek.

 

Max Altitude: 1400 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique Hotel

Early morning departure from Kathmandu with a drive down the newly opened B. P. Highway to Ghurmi in the Koshi River basin. From Ghurmi, the road leads to the higher elevation passing through Rhododendron forest to Dhap Bazaar. Spend the night in a guest house and explore the town.

 

Max Altitude: 2850 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Your trek begins on a dirt road passing through the village of Sigane. You’ll already spot scenic views of Mt. Everest and Numbur Himal through the rhododendron foliage. Tour Jhapre village and visit the local monastery. Overnight in lodge accommodations.

 

Max Altitude: 2815 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 5 hours

Start your day’s trek with a bracing view of the Himalayas. The trail climbs through the Rhododendron forest and opens out into a Yak pasture. Cross the long Mane wall to reach Pikey Peak base camp. A visit to a yak cheese factory rounds out this interesting day.

 

Max Altitude: 3640 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 5 Hours

Today’s high point is, you guessed it, the high point of the trek. Climb along the rocky ridge to Pikey Peak. You’ll enjoy unfettered views of Dhaulagiri, Kanchanjunga, Mt. Everest, Thamsherku, Numbur Himal, and Kangtega. 

Begin your descent to Lamjura pass then to Junbesi. Highlights include the alpine landscape, Himalayan views, and Buddhist landmarks of Mane walls and Stupas. Take time at the end to visit the local monastery at Junbesi.

 

Max Altitude: 2680m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 6 Hours

Enjoy pristine Sherpaland and take a side-trip hike to Thupten Chholing Gompa. The trail ascends following the Junbesi River.

 

Max Altitude: 2920 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 4 hours

The trail winds down the Junbesi River and crosses the suspension bridge to the town of Benighat at the confluence.

 

Max Altitude: 2380 m Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Take ground transportation back to Kathmandu. Check in at your hotel and relax. Alternatively, a 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu is a scenic thrill. Enjoy the aerial view of the snowy peaks and reflect on your amazing adventure.

 

Max Altitude: 1400 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique HotelDuration: 10 hours

Here concludes the journey. Today, it is time for you to return home. Our Mystic Adventure Holidays airport representative will send you off 3.5 hours before you arrive in Kathmandu, following a traffic jam that we observe, and upon your arrival. will assist you with check-out and transport you to the airport before the time of your flight. The time has come to bid Dieu. We dress you in traditional khada in anticipation of your safe journey and good fortune.  It's time to say farewell. We put you in traditional khada for good luck and a safe flight. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to plan your trip. I am glad to be part of your Nepal journey. I hope you have a wonderful time in NEAPL. see you again, Nepal, once, but never enough. Have a safe flight back to your home. Best wishes from Mystic Adventure Holidays.

 

Max Altitude: 1350 m Meals: Breakfast onlyDuration: Thamel to Airport, 20 minutes to 1 hourDistance: 6km
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Included
  • Complimentary welcome & farewell dinner
  • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day, if and when available
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu by private Jeep (local bus or jeep)
  • government-registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • Two clients, one porter
  • First-aid kit
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements, if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax (VAT)
  • Certificate of achievement, trip map, and mug as Suveniour
Excluded
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property, theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, WiFi, etc
  • Tips for Guide and Porters or staff.

 

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The above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied, please feel free to customize your own and contact us.

Essential Info

Pikey Peak Trek: Difficulty

Pikey Peak Trek is a moderate-grade trek with a fair share of challenging steep ascends and descends. Mind you, descents are as difficult as ascents, so don't take it lightly, and be careful on the track. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day at a minimum; therefore, you have to be in good health and fitness. you can check Travel Advise and About Us.

The trail winds through dense forests and the region gets remote with an increase in elevation. You have to walk in thin air before touching Pikey Peak, which can get challenging for some trekkers. Along with that, you always have to look for altitude sickness and make sure you do not get any symptoms. You can learn more about altitude sickness here.

Best time to go on Pikey Peak Trek

To enjoy the trek to its fullest, you have to trek in spring and autumn. Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) are the best times of the year to go on the Pikey Peak Trek. These seasons have moderate climates and stable weather. weather and climate, click here. The trail sees hundreds of flowers bloom in the spring. Autumn adds the warmth of festivity to the environment as the Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in this season.

Trekking to Pikey Peak in winter is possible, but you have to be well prepared to face cold and possible trail blockage. Monsoon is not a good time of the year to trek to Pikey Peak.

Food & Accommodation during Pikey Peak Trek

The Pikey Peak Trekking route is one of the most developed trekking routes in the Himalayas; therefore, you will get both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations and food. Our Pikey Peak Trek package includes a lodge stay. The rooms will be small, with limited furniture and a double bed. Likewise, the washroom will be shared or private, depending upon the lodge.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek. The food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can get dishes like rice, curries, momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, soup, toast, eggs, meat, veggies, porridge, bakery items, tea, coffee, Thukpa, etc.

Pikey Peak Weather and Temperature

The Pikey Peak Trek is a high-altitude area where you can feel the temperature variations throughout the year. The weather conditions are unpredictable. Below is a brief overview of the average weather and temperatures in the Pikey Peak Trek:

  • Spring season: During the spring season, the daytime temperature ranges from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature ranges from 0 to -2 degrees Celsius.
  • Monsoon season: During the monsoon season, the normal temperature at daytime is 22 degrees Celsius and the temperature at nighttime is 4 degrees Celsius. 
  • Autumn season: The daytime temperature is around 17 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature is -8 degrees Celsius. 
  • Winter season: The winter season is cold, especially in the Himalayan region, like Everest base camp and its areas. The daytime temperature is -5 degrees Celsius and the nighttime temperature is -15 degrees Celsius. 

Flight, transportation, and luggage for the Pikey Peak trek

When going on the Pikey Peak trek, you should be serious about flight prebookings, transportation planning, and luggage packing. Below is some useful information regarding the flight transportation and luggage for the Pikey Peak Trek. 

  • International and internal Flights: If you are traveling from abroad, then you will need a visa and passport. Visa on arrival is only for some countries. So, check your eligibility for the visa on arrival before booking the flight. You can carry 23 kg, including your hold baggage and hand luggage, on your international flight. If you choose to travel to Lukla via flight, then you can carry up to 15 kg for the internal flights. For the extra weight of the duffel bag or day pack, you will have to pay an extra amount of money.
  • Luggage: For your trek, a duffel bag with an 80-liter capacity and a 50-65-liter backpack is enough for carrying essential equipment like gear and other items. The duffel bag is generally carried by the porter, while you have to carry your backpack yourself. You may need a small, 20–30-liter day backpack to carry your essentials during the day’s hike. 

Pikey Peak trek altitude sickness

High-altitude sickness is common in high-altitude areas like Pikey Peak Trek. So, before going on the Pikey Peak trek, prepare yourself for the coming challenges and possible altitude-related risks. Some of the common symptoms seen in patients facing altitude sickness are shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, erratic Sleep, and insomnia.

So, to be able to adapt to the increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen levels, acclimatization is necessary. Inform your trek leader if you see any symptoms of your mate or your own. In case of any emergencies, descend to the lower altitudes quickly.

The above symptoms can be overcome by following enough acclimatization strategies. Slow ascent, taking rest while climbing, sleeping at lower altitudes, staying hydrated, and having nutritious foods also help in acclimating at higher altitudes. 

Pikey Peak Trekking grade

The Pikey Peak is a moderate level of trek for those who have previous trekking experience. Some of the key factors that contribute to the difficulty of the trek are higher altitude levels of up to 4,068 meters, paths with steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, glaciers, long walking hours, basic accommodations, and so on. 

While preparing for the challenges, adequate acclimatization, a good level of physical fitness, and proper gear can help overcome the challenges. 

Pikey Peak Trek: Toilet and shower facilities

The toilet facilities in the Pikey Peak trek are basic, like traditional squat-type toilets. In some newly built houses, you can see the western-style flush toilets. Bring your toilet paper, as there may not be toilet paper available in some teahouses.

Moreover, hot shower facilities are available in lower-altitude areas like Lukla and Namche Bazaar. You don’t have to pay extra money for the hot shower in these areas. When you go to higher altitudes, the same hot shower may be expensive for you. 

In places near the Pikey Peak Trek, there may not be available shower facilities. You have to shower by using buckets. And in some teahouses, there may be a cold shower option only. 

 Pikey Peak Trek: Telephone, Internet, and Electricity

In most of the teahouses, you can find the electricity generated from the solar panels. Charging facilities may be available; it is better to carry a power bank for your convenience. In terms of internet facilities, you can get internet facilities, just like charging facilities, in the lower altitudes. 

However, it may be difficult to find reliable internet facilities. For telephone facilities, buy a local sim card before going for the Pikey Peak trek. Just keep in mind that the local SIM card may not work in some places. 

Trekking Equipments

In terms of trekking equipment, you will need the following:

  • Clothes: The essential clothes include Thermal tops and leggings (3+ sets), Trekking trousers (2 pairs), Underwear (minimum 3 pairs), Trekking socks (4+ pairs),  Light gloves, a Sunhat with ear protection, a Waterproof jacket and trousers, Insulating jacket (down or synthetic) and so on. 
  • Essentials like water bottles, headlamps with spare batteries, Sunglasses and hard case, Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF, Toiletries and towels, Basic first aid kit, Trekking poles, and so on. 
  • Sturdy trekking boots with ankle support
  • A 35-45L day backpack for daily use and a duffel bag of 80L capacity
  • Season sleeping bag and sleeping pad for insulation, warmth, and comfort. 

Pikey Peak Trek: Customize Itineraries and Trip Extensions

Pikey Peak Trek itinerary can be customized and trips can be extended further based on your preferences and fitness level. The customization of the trek itinerary means extra days for acclimatization days, side trips to nearby landmarks, and so on. 

The trip extensions include visiting the nearby villages, monasteries, or viewpoints, or even extending your trek to include other destinations. As a Mystic Adventure representative, we will organize, customize, and extend your trekking journey through the Himalayas. 

Tips to make your Pikey Peak trekking smooth

  1. Respect the privacy of local people and kindly ask for permission before photographing them or their children.
  2. Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs.
  3. For your safety, always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by donkeys.
  4. In landslide zones, either traverse them quickly or climb over and around if at all feasible.
  5. Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters are not recommended.
  6. Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day.
  7. Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide.
  8. Even when not mandated, there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek.
  9. Pikey Peak Trek distance is around 50–70 kilometers (31–43 miles).
  10. Pikey Peak's difficulty level is moderate.
  11. The small itineraries, like the pikey peak trek 5 days, are also enjoyable. 
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