Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

The Pikey Peak Trek is one of the most amazing and secluded off-the-beaten-paths trek in the Solu sub-region of the Solukhumbu district in Nepal. It is a perfect experience for trekkers who are looking for an alternate route for trekking in the Everest region with little to no crowd. The fascinating remote routes to Pikey Peak are filled with relatively undisturbed and pristine natural mountainous environments. This alternate route through the Everest region has only recently been opened for trekking, and as such generally gets far less trekking crowds than other destination in the same region. The Pikey Peak Trek is a relatively less preferred option among travelers because of its obscurity. The trekking trails offer some of the most outstanding views of the mountains in eastern and central Nepal pertaining to the Mahalangur Himalayan ranges. Mesmerizing sights of Mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, the Gauri Shanker, Mount Annapurna, Mount Lhotse, Mount Thamserku, the Mera Peak and many more can be seen along the trekking trail. The prominent presence of Sherpa culture also makes the trekking journey quite fascinating in a cultural and traditional sense. The beautiful sceneries of the Himals along the route are spectacular and the snowy peaks form a stunning backdrop against the terrain. It is a perfectly harmonious trekking package that pertains mostly to travelers who want to experience an alternate trekking route than the usually normal and popular trekking routes in the Everest region.

Start off the trek with an amazing Kathmandu City Tour where you will visit the World Heritage Sites like the Bouddhanath stupa, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Pashupatinath temple. The city’s old heritages reflect the dexterity of Nepali art and architecture brilliantly and embody the medieval reminiscent feeling in their display of intricate carvings, decorations and beauty. Fly to the village of Phaplu and trek along pristine and serene trekking trails through settlements and villages that lie at the foothills of the Himalayas. Reach the Pikey Peak Base Camp and endeavor the snowy vast openness of the terrain that is a literal alpinist heaven. The pine and cedar woodlands at Junbesi along the Pikey Peak Trek also add a more mystical and forestry nuance to the trekking journey. The tranquil environment of the lush forests with paths that serpentine through verdant alpine vegetation is a scenario that is most aesthetically pleasing. The Pikey Peak Trek is an ideal trekking journey that embodies this phenomenon to the tee and presents an experience that is both culturally rich and naturally diverse.

Experience the sunrise and the sunset views from the top of Pikey Hill. The sight of the rising and the setting sun amidst the Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges is absolutely stunning. Observe the many stupas and Gompas that line the trekking trail and revel in the serenity of the colorful prayer flags that decorate the chortens along the way. Florescent beauties of magnolias, wild orchids and rhododendron blossoms mark the trail in the spring and the burning ember colors of autumn enhance the region’s pulchritude during the Fall. The Pikey Peak Trek is truly quite a beautiful trekking journey and the alluring charm of the experience is sure to be with travelers for their whole life. So, come and join us in this wonderful adventure in the secluded locations of the Everest region that presents a drastically amazing trekking experience unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced with Escape Himalaya!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03: Fly to Phaplu and Trek to Chayalsa
  • Day 04: Trek to Kerung
  • Day 05: Trek to Jhapre, Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Pikey Base Camp
  • Day 07: Climb to Pikey Peak and continue the trek to Jase Bhanjyang
  • Day 08: Trek to Junbesi
  • Day 09: Trek to Phaplu, Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Leisure day
  • Day 12: Farewell
  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

    You may arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by Escape Himalaya’s representative and they will help you get transferred to your hotel. Further programs will be explained to you by the representative then. As you have nothing else to do today, you may proceed to relax at the hotel for the remainder of the time. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

    You will have a wonderful Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour today. The Tour includes World Heritage Sites like the Pashupatinath temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath temple and the Kathmandu Durbar square. All of these heritage sites hold a religious and historical significance in the country. Touring the sites allows you to get insight about the country’s history and its religious background. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds many old palaces, buildings and temples that are the reminiscent of medieval times. The palaces of the Malla kings and temples that display unique Newa architecture make touring around the old city very fascinating. The intricate carvings and the decorations of the palace buildings and the temples are also very beautiful and interesting to view. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most religiously reverent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva; and we can sometimes observe the cremation ritual of the Hindu people by the bank of the holy river Bagmati at the temple as well. The Bouddhanath is one of the largest Buddhist Mandala in the country. The Swayambhunath is a beautiful stupa situated atop a hill and is also known as “the Monkey Temple”. Many of the buildings in the Kathmandu Durbar Square were heavily damaged during the 2015 earthquake. Reconstruction work is underway. After the tour, we will be heading back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 03: Fly to Phaplu and Trek to Chayalsa

    We will take a scenic flight to Phaplu, accompanied by amazing views of the mountains and of the valleys below. The village of Phaplu lies on the Himalayan foothill and is a gorgeous mountain village where the dainty houses are made of stones and mud. Located at the Solu sub-region of the Solukhumbu district, Phaplu is a village that is mostly occupied by Rai and Chhetri ethnic groups in the mid-hill and Sherpa groups at the highlands. Situated on the side of a hill, the terraced village looks like a beautiful painting when seen from afar. The village is also the starting point of the trekking journey and from here, we will move further on into the Solu region of the terrain. The gigantic Himalayan tapestries in the distance seen from the trekking trail are phenomenal. As you continue on the trail to Chayalsa, you can see the people go around the local market in Salleri. You can also visit monasteries, including the Chilsa monastery while on the trekking trail. Overnight stay at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04: Trek to Kerung

    Today, on the path to Kerung, you can see Tamang, Sherpa and Magar culture abundantly on the region. You can also enjoy the views of striking sceneries of higher peaks and landscapes. The mesmerizing contrast of the green land at the foothill and the white snows of the mountains against the blue sky are spectacular. Going around monasteries and Buddhist stupas at Kerung is the fascinating part of today’s trek. The tall hills covered in forests and the tarmac roads cut into the side of the hills offer a unique picture of the amalgamation of nature and people. Overnight at stay at tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05: Trek to Jhapre, Duration: 6 hours

    After trekking for about six hours from Kerung, you arrive at Jhapre. En route to Jhapre, you will see wild orchids blooming on the hillsides and stunning landscapes all along the Solu-Okhaldhunga border. Here too, you can visit the monasteries and Buddhist stupas that are situated on the acreages. The cultural prominence in Jhapre is worth watching and visiting, especially their location at the base of the hills surrounded by the distant Himalayas. Overnight at stay at tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06: Trek to Pikey Base Camp

    This is the highest point of the trek and you can experience the biodiversity and wildlife of the Himalaya here in prominence. Also, you also see century-old monasteries, Mani stones, Buddhist stupas and more here. The cultural beauty of the place mixes magnificently with its natural environment. Moreover, this particular area is suitable for marathons and mountain bike races. The view of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are also very beautiful from here. Overnight at stay at tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 07: Climb to Pikey Peak and continue the trek to Jase Bhanjyang

    We will continue along the mountain path descending downwards where the landscape is even more spectacular than the one witnessed before. Along the path, you can see yaks grazing at the open pasturelands and you get a chance to drink fresh and tasty yak milk as well. It is a treat to be able to drink fresh milk right out of a yak’s udder! Trekking ahead, we arrive at the saddle called Jase Bhanjyang. It is small settlement from where the panoramic view of the Himalayas can be seen. It was also the point where the Everest Race Trail back in 2016 was held. From here, you can take a shortcut which will let you arrive at Junbesi the next day. Overnight at stay at tent, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 08: Trek to Junbesi

    Today, we head off to reach Junbesi. On the way, we will be trekking up to Pikey Hill where you will witness the sunrise view and the Himalayan range of Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri, as well as Everest. The phenomenon is spectacular and amazing. The rising sun’s rays sweep across the panorama in the most beautiful way and change the tincture of the mountains from snowy white to gold. After you pass the Pikey peak hill, you will trek down all the way through distinctive landscape to the Junbesi valley. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 09: Trek to Phaplu, Duration: 6 hours

    After visiting the Thuptenchholing Monastery and observing its typical Tibetan medicinal therapy at Junbesi village, you will be trekking to Phaplu which takes around six hours. Here you can taste local mountain delicacies and drink fresh brews and participate in Sherpa cultural programs. The medicinal therapy here is used extensively by the people and it is used to cure and heal many ailments and diseases. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

    A 25-minutes amazing scenic flight back to Kathmandu today provides beautiful aerial sight of the mountains and the changing terrain. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 11: Leisure day

    It is a leisure day today, which you can spend by exploring the city by yourself shopping or simply resting at the hotel, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 12: Farewell

    Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Escape Himalaya will take you to the airport from where you will depart.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Twin sharing lodges/tents accommdoation during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Phaplu and Phaplu – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks during the trek
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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