Pikey Peak Trek

Know before you go
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season All Season
  • Trip Area Lower Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4065m.|13333ft.

Highlights

  • Easy and quick trek in the Solukhumbu region (lower Everest region)
  • Perfect trek for beginners or trekkers short on time to do two weeks/longer trek
  • Witness excellent views of eight-thousander mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga
  • Trek through lush rhododendron forests and beautiful Sherpa villages
  • Meet with friendly mountain people from different communities and get to see their daily lifestyles
  • Breathtaking landscapes and snow-capped mountain views
  • Less crowded trekking route with a great trekking experience
  • Visit Thupten Choling monastery

Pikey Peak trek is an incredible venture in the lower Everest region that offers an easy short trail, doable in spring, autumn, and winter. It is a newly opened trekking route that presents great views of the eastern Himalayan mountains. As per Sir Edmund Hillary (one of the first persons to climb Mt. Everest), Pikey Peak (4065m.|13333ft.) offers one of the best views of Mt. Everest. If you are looking for an easy, quick trek in the Solukhumbu region, then the Pikey Peak trail is the ideal option for you.

The gorgeous landscapes and comfortable trekking route make Pikey Peak trekking very unique. And the best part is, that you do not have to take the overwhelming Kathmandu Lukla flight to reach the starting point of the trek. From Kathmandu, it's a 7-8 hours drive to Dhap (2850m.|9348ft.), the starting point of the Pikey Peak trek. The trail ascends through remote mountain villages and dense forests of rhododendron & pine. 

While trekking through the villages, you get to learn a lot about Sherpa culture and tradition. The trail also takes you across other communities like Tamangs, Rai, Limbus, Chhetri, etc. Likewise, there are stupas, prayer wheels, and prayer flags on the way. The overall journey is very impressive and offers a lifetime experience. 

You get to taste trekking in the Himalayas without straining your body. Since many people do not know about the Peak peak trek, the trail is usually isolated or at least less crowded, unlike the famous EBC trail and ABC trail. For a long time, access to the trailhead was not suitable. Therefore, Peak Peak remained passive when other trekking routes in the Everest region got huge. And now, after the construction of a new road from Kathmandu to Solu highway, the Pikey peak trekking route is accessible. 

Views during the Pikey peak trek

Pikey peak is known for breathtaking views of the eight-thousanders like Everest (8,848.86 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Makalu (8,463 m), etc. There's a thing with mountains; the closer you get to them, the less alluring the views will get. You have to take a step back to savor the grand panorama, and Pieky peak is best for that. Other mountains like Thamserku (6,608 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Kangtega (6,782 m), etc are also seen during the trek.

The landscapes are fantastic too. The lush green hills and terraced fields along the way add more color to the picture. You'll be visiting the Thupten Choling monastery and a local school along the way. The locals are friendly and welcoming. There are waterfalls and beautiful suspension bridges too on the trail. 

Why trek with Nepal Nirvana Trails?

Trekking with us means, trekking with a highly experienced team who have more than two decades of experience in the Himalayas. Our team, cost, policy, and safety assurance make any trip to Nepal a lifelong memory. We make sure our guests have a hassle-free journey and are treated the best. 

The Pikey peak trek Nepal is one of our newly introduced packages for beginner trekkers or anyone short on time. It's an adventurous trek that also offers rich flora and fauna. We have an 11 days Pikey peak trek itinerary that you can also tailor-made. To join our Pikey peak trek 2022/2023 departure, kindly send us your booking request. 

Here are some other similar short trekking packages: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Everest View Trek, Gosaikunda Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Short ABC Trek, etc.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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We will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. We will gather together for dinner. You will meet the trekking guide and discuss the trip plan.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

We will start our drive by the private jeep. The road is curved and bumpy somewhere. Enjoying the greenery scenarios from the jeep, stopping at some places relaxing, we will arrive at Dhap.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2850m.|9348ft.

We will follow the trekking trail along the Phokte Danda. Passing through Sigane village, we will see the panoramic view of Everest, Numbur, and many others. We will walk passing Phokte Danda to reach Jhapre.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2820m.|9249ft.

The trail climbs uphill via Lhamuje Danda to Bhulbhule and Lhamuje after Jhapre. The path separates just after Lhamuje, and you will follow the road to Pikey Peak. You will cross a mani stone wall and cheese factory before reaching Pikey Peak Base Camp.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3640m.|11939ft.

We will hike up to the pikey peak base camp for the sunrise view. Then, we will trek to Lamjura Danda from the viewpoint. Walking through the pathway, we will pass by Jase Bhanjyang (3520m.|11548ft.). Then, walking at the pace through the village road, we will reach Lamjura Danda.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4065m.|13333ft.

After breakfast, you'll start the day by going down the ridgeline. There are several choices for the descent to Junbesi once you leave there. The most likely option is a gorgeous shortcut path that exits the mountain shortly after Jase and descends steeply to Taktor through old-growth woodland. From Jiri, this path intersects with the Everest Base Camp trek. From here, the tea shops are a little more established, and you'll probably encounter a few other visitors for the first time.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2700m.|8856ft.

It's going to be our local touring day. We'll climb up to Thupten Choling Gompa, which dates back to the 19th century. The route leads to the Gompa by ascending the Junbesi Khola. The Gompa presents in-depth details about the region's culture and religious history. We come to Junbesi after staying a few moments there. In Junbesi, spend the night in a lodge.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3031m.|9941ft.

Today, we'll continue the Junbesi Khola's descending sandy track till we reach a steel suspension bridge. We shall arrive at Beni Ghat after crossing the bridge. Before reaching Phaplu, we'll continue our trek along the picturesque route. As we say our goodbyes to the Rolwaling region, we can go exploring in the vicinity. In Phaplu, stay overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2413m.|7914ft.

We will have our breakfast at Phaplu and begin our journey to Kathmandu in the private jeep. Remembering the trip to Pikey Peak, we will reach Kathmandu in around 8 hour's drive.

Note: Flight is scheduled from phaplu to Kathmandu every day, but only 2/3 flight comes from phaplu to Kathmandu.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1400m.|5492ft.

Today we will explore the culture, art, and lifestyle of the locals of Kathmandu Valley visiting several UNESCO World Heritage sites like Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath Temple, any four places among them with the tour guide.

  • Hotel
  • Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.|5492ft.

You can join other programs in Nepal or depart to the next destination with a pocket full of memories from the trip to Nepal. We will arrange the transportation to drop you at the airport.

  • Breakfast

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Route Map

Pikey Peak Trek map

What's Included

  • Airport transfer service during pick-up and drop 
  • 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan (3-nights)
  • Meals while trekking
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Experienced English - speaking government Licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Guide and porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance
  • All applicable National park and Local permits
  • Kathmandu to Dhap private jeep and  Phaplu to Kathmandu private jeep 
  • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
  • Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications tablet
  • Entry fees for the monuments, Tour Guide, and Private vehicle service during the tour
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Official expenses and government tax and vat.

 

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • Personal expenses like snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water, WI-FI, etc.
  • Lunch, dinner, and an extra night at the Kathmandu hotel
  • Tips for treks guide, and porter (it is expected)

FAQs

  • Pikey Peak is located in Nepal in the Solukhumbu region. Solu is the lower part of the Everest region.

  • Pikey peak is 4,065 meters high. The top offers stunning views of the Himalayan range.

  • Yes, Pikey peak trekking is totally worth it. It is a fantastic short trek with phenomenal mountain views and an adventurous trekking experience. The trail has a gentle pace and is full of natural wonders like rivers, streams, lush forests, terraced fields, bridges, waterfalls, etc. Moreover, you get to experience peaceful trekking accompanied by undisturbed scenery.

  • No, you do not have to take the Lukla flight during the Pikey peak trekking. Instead, you'll take a long 7 - 8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Dhap, where the journey begins.

  • No, you are not trekking in the restricted area of Nepal. You are trekking in the lower Everest region.

  • Yes, Pikey peak trek is one of the best family trekking packages in Nepal. You can do this trek with your toddlers and elderlies.

  • The Pikey peak trail has many ascends and descends. You walk 5-6 hours a day on average. There are a handful of steep sections too. No technical climbing is involved in the trek, and the altitude gain is also minimal compared to other short trekking routes.

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