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Pikey Peak 5-Days Trek

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Pikey Peak 5-Days Trek

Duration :   5 Days 4 Nights
The Price :   $499.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   7 - 75

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Pikey Peak Trek is a relatively new and short 5-Days trip available from Kathmandu to one of the most famed and incredible viewpoints of Everest. Standing at 4065 m (13333 ft), Pikey Peak offers a panoramic view of the Everest massif, including the mighty peak itself, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. The travelers returning from the trip often recall that they can almost touch the crown of Everest as they soak in the majestic sight!

 

Why choose Pikey Peak Trek?

 

The Pikey Peak Trek is a route located in the Lower Khumbu region of Nepal and is now gaining popularity for several reasons. Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to summit Everest, also called Pikey Peak as one of the best viewpoints for Everest. Compared to the more crowded Everest Base Camp Trek, the Pikey Peak Trek is less crowded and offers a more remote experience.

 

Additionally, the trek is considered moderately difficult, with well-maintained trails and no technical climbing required. This makes it a good option for trekkers of all experience levels. Besides, the trek can be completed within 5-Days (with no flights) from Kathmandu, making it a good option for those who are short on time and budget.

 

The trip:

The trip begins with an early morning pickup from the travelers hotel/apartment in Kathmandu. We will then take a 8-9 hours jeep drive to Dhap, Solukhumbu to begin the trek. The hike then follows a well-defined trail through villages, forests, and rhododendron meadows. The highest point on the trek is Pikey Peak itself, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

 

What more can I expect from the Pikey Peak Trek?

Unlike the more crowded Everest Base Camp Trek, Pikey Peak offers a more serene and less touristy experience. Hike through tranquil villages, lush rhododendron forests, and serene meadows, encountering fewer fellow trekkers along the way. The trek also takes you through villages inhabited by the Sherpa people, renowned for their mountaineering skills and rich cultural heritage. Here the travelers may interact with the locals, learn about their way of life, and experience their warm hospitality.

 

Moreover, the Pikey Peak trek is considered moderately challenging, making it achievable for trekkers with a decent fitness level. The gradual ascent also allows for proper acclimatization, minimizing the risk of altitude sickness as well.

 

Pikey Peak Trek Map

 

Pikey Peak Trek

 

Additional Information on 5-Days Pikey Peak Trek:

 

Booking Your 5-Days Pikey Peak Trek:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trip to the Khumbu region for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 100 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 499 per person upfront. If you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We accept all convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Packing for the Pikey Peak Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your Pikey Peak Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Jeep Ride from Kathmandu and return:

We have included a two-way Jeep ride for all the travelers leaving for Pikey Peak Trek. It includes a ride from Kathmandu to Dhap and from Phaplu back to Kathmandu.

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 2 to Day 4. You’ll travel to Dhap from Kathmandu on Day 1 to commence the trek on Day 2. You will then return back to Kathmandu from Phaplu on Day 5. Expect to spend 5 days and 4 nights completing the Pikey Peak Trek.

 

You’ll begin your trek from Dhap to Pikey Peak and back with overnight stays in villages like Jhapre, Pikey Base Camp and Phaplu. Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon, with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route.

 

Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are teahouses. Although basic, these teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food:

During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trail.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please be advised that you’re embarking on a trek to Pikey Peak and not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 80 to 100 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside 80-120 USD for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. You also have an option to hire a separate & private porter for additional costs as well. Both guide and porter will be fully insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of 5-Days Pikey Peak Trek:

 

1. Trek to Pikey Peak (4065 m)

2. Explore the beautiful region of Lower Khumbu

3. Experience Sherpa culture and traditions

4. Get a sight of Mt. Everest (8848 m)

5. Enjoy a scenic trail with lush green forests

Places You’ll See :

Dhap Bazaar is a small village located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, on the route to the Everest Base Camp.

1Dhap Bazaar

Pikey Peak is a mountain in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, located at an elevation of 4065 m.

2Pikey Peak

Phaplu is a mountainous town situated in the northeast of Nepal, roughly 270 kilometers east of the capital, Kathmandu.

3Phaplu

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (2850 m / 9350 ft)

On the first day of the trip, our guide and porter will meet and greet the travelers early in the morning at their hotel in Kathmandu. We will then take a short drive to a nearby buspark. Here we will catch our jeep to Dhap Bazaar, Solukhumbu. The journey will take somewhere between 8-9 hours. After our arrival at Dhap, we will check into a mountain guest house for our rest and halt for the night.

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 : Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre (Max Altitude: 2921 m / 9583 ft)

Day two of our trip begins with a delicious mountain breakfast. The guide will then give a short brief about the trails for the day. The travelers will then follow the lead of their guide to begin their ascent (6-7 hours) towards Jhapre. Jhapre is a small village nestled in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, specifically within the Lower Khumbu region. Moreover, it is a quintessential Sherpa village, offering visitors a glimpse into the local traditions and way of life. A guest house in Jhapre will be our night halt.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Trek to Pikey Base Camp (Max Altitude: 3640 m / 11942 ft)

Day three of the trip begins with a 6-7 hours trek to Pikey Base Camp. Today the travelers will be passing through diverse landscapes offering stunning scenery while the trail winds through dense forests of pine and rhododendron via Bhulbhule. Pikey Base Camp is a rewarding accomplishment as the camp offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. It is crucial to spend the night acclimatizing at Pikey Base Camp before attempting the summit of Pikey Peak. This allows your body to adjust to the higher altitude and reduces the risk of altitude sickness.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Summit Pikey Peak & Trek to Phaplu (Max Altitude: 4065 m / 13337 ft)

Day four of the trip begins with an early morning summit of Pikey Peak. The summit might take two hours for the round trip. Pikey Peak offers its travelers a spectacular and panoramic view of the Everest Massif including Mt. Everest itself, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam among others. After a successful round trip to Pikey Peak, we will enjoy our breakfast and head towards Phaplu. The trek might take anywhere between 7-8 hours. A guest house in Phaplu will be our halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 16 km / 10 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Drive back to Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

Day five begins with an early morning drive towards Kathmandu. The jeep drive may take anywhere from 8-9 hours. After your arrival back in Kathmandu, the travelers will be escorted back to their respective hotels/residential apartments.

 

Meals Available: Breakfast and Lunch

F.A.Q

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days?

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.

What about the communication services available during the trekking days?

All travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G, 3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.

Can I book this package as a solo traveler?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 150).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toast / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be served with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentils with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti.

How difficult is Pikey Peak Trek?

Pikey Peak Trek is a moderately challenging trek as it includes high altitude (4065 m) hike as well. The package has however been successfully completed by children above 10 years of age as well as elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty however mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here include a 6-7 hours hike with tea breaks in between.

 

Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:

 

1. Warm clothes including a down jacket/puffer jacket

2. Inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter and a pair of hiking pants

3. Hiking boots and warm socks

4. A towel

5. A Daypack (25-30 liters)

6. Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

7. Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

8. Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

9. A Camelbak or a water bottle

10. A sunscreen

11. A sunglass

12. A headlamp for night use

13. Your toiletries

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. Cordial Trek will make necessary preparations for all the documents and travel permits required for your Pikey Peak Trek.

What's Included

  • Company T-shirt
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Mountain Guest House
  • National Park Fee
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Sharing Jeep
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Map

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Peak Climbing
  • Snow and Ice
  • Trekking

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