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Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

Everest Region
Pike base camp
climbing to pike peak
Pike peak trekking
Pike peak summit

Trip Facts

Duration : 8 Days Max-Altitude : 4645 Program Type : Tea house Best Season : Sep-Nov, march-may Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : bus and flight

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$ 650 $ 600
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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $650
2 Paxes $600
2-4 Paxes $580
4-6 Paxes $560
6-10 Paxes $550
10-15 Paxes $540
15+Paxes $540

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Overview

Pikey Peak Trek 8 Day Package itinerary

Pikey Peak Trek, located in the land of Nepal, is synonymous with towering Himalayan peaks and breathtaking landscapes. Moreover, it offers a valuable collection of trekking routes that add authentic journeys to any adventurer. Among these, the Pikey Peak Trek stands as a hidden glory land of Nepal, slipping away in the Solu Khumbu region. This lesser-known trekking route is a challenging yet rewarding journey that takes you through remote Sherpa villages, pristine forests, and picturesque alpine valleys. Pikey Peak, towering at 4,065 meters, is the crowning jewel of this trek, offering stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including the majestic Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna. This 8-day trek is perfect for those who want to explore the beauty of the lower Everest region without the high altitude challenges of other treks. Here’s an in-depth look at the Pikey Peak Trek itinerary and the surrounding highlights.

The Hidden Beauty of Lower Khumbu

The Pikey Peak Trek in lower Khumbu is a route-less traveled destination, offering fearless trekkers the opportunity to explore an off-the-beaten-path terrain. This region holds historical significance as the early trails used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa during their Everest expeditions journey over this pristine landscape. As you embark on this spectacular journey, you’ll encounter several Buddhist monuments, including gompas (monasteries) and stupas (shrines), adding a cultural dimension to your trek.

A Panorama of Peaks: A Himalayan Feast for the Eyes

The true highlight of the Pikey danda trek lies at its crowing point, where Pikey Peak itself rises majestically to an elevation of 4,065 meters. From this high point, trekkers are treated to a magnificent spectacle—panoramic views of Himalayan peaks that extend beyond 8,000 meters in height. The giants of the Himalayas, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and numerous other snow-capped sentinels, reveal themselves in all their glory. As the sun paints the sky with colors of orange and pink during sunrise and sunset, the mountain takes on an unusual and beautiful quality, captivating the hearts of those fortunate enough to witness this spectacle.

The Tranquil Charms of Pikey Peak

The Pikey Peak hike embodies a sense of nostalgia, transporting trekkers to an era when trails were less traveled, and the wilderness remained pristine. The trail remains a well-kept secret, drawing limited numbers of visitors each year. This strongly contributes to the tranquility and serenity that covers the region. As you cross between the trails, the beauty of nature—the whispering winds, the rustling leaves, and the occasional calls of wildlife—becomes your constant companion. This relatively lesser-known trek is renowned for its mountain views, diverse landscapes, and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the local Sherpa culture.

The Route: Dhap to Phaplu

The Pikey Peak Trek begins in Dhap (also known as Hile), a picturesque village often referred to as the “Switzerland of Nepal.” From this point, you’ll embark on your remarkable journey, traversing the serene landscapes and charming Sherpa villages that define the lower Khumbu region. The trek concludes in Phaplu, a town renowned for its airstrip. For those with additional time and an appetite for adventure, continuing onward to Everest base camp and flying back from Lukla offers a thrilling extension to the Pikey Peak experience.

Your Path to a Fulfilling Adventure

Trekking in the remote valley and challenging terrain of Pike Peak requires careful planning and local expertise. Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. Ltd stands ready to guide you through this remarkable journey with a professional team of local guides and porters. With an in-depth knowledge of the region’s nature trails, mountains, people, cultures, flora, and fauna, they ensure your trek is both safe and informative. Our comprehensive package covers all essential aspects of the trek, offering a competitive and transparent cost structure, moreover, you can embark on this adventure with peace of mind.

Best Time for Pikey Trek: Spring and Autumn

The ideal time to undertake the Pikey Peak route in Nepal is during the spring months from March to May and the autumn months from September to November. During these periods, the weather is typically stable, and the sky remains clear, providing unobstructed views of the Himalayan peaks.

Spring offers mild weather, with the added charm of rhododendrons in full bloom, painting the landscape with vibrant colors. However, this season is popular among trekkers, the trails can be busier.

The Autumn season is characterized by favorable weather. Consequently, it is an excellent time to enjoy the tranquility of the Pikey Peak trek. Moreover, the crisp autumn air enhances visibility, allowing you to achieve breathtaking mountain views. Additionally, the stable weather conditions during this season ensure safer and more enjoyable trekking experiences. Furthermore, the vibrant autumn foliage adds an authentic array of colors to the already beautiful landscapes, making your journey even more picturesque. Therefore, trekking in autumn not only provides serenity but also amplifies the overall visual and sensory experience of the Pikey Peak trek

Trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) is not recommended due to heavy rainfall and the risk of landslides. The winter months (January to February) can be cold months and snowy at higher altitudes, making trekking challenging this time.

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

The Pike Peak Trek is an extraordinary journey through Nepal’s Solu Khumbu region, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and breathtaking mountain vistas. Some of the highlights of this trek include:

  1. Spectacular Views: The Pikey Peak trek offers panoramic views of some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Annapurna.
  2. Less Crowded: Unlike some of the more popular trekking routes in Nepal, the Pikey Peak Trek is relatively less crowded. Consequently, this allows you to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the region. Additionally, the reduced number of trekkers means you can enjoy the pristine landscapes without the hustle and bustle observed on busier routes.
  3. Traditional Sherpa Villages: Along the way, you’ll pass through traditional Sherpa villages, offering you the chance to experience the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
  4. Beautiful Landscapes: The trek takes you through lush forests, verdant landscapes, and stunning mountain vistas, creating a visual feast for trekkers.
  5. Ancient Monasteries: The region is home to several ancient monasteries and temples, including the Thupten Chholing Monastery, where you can learn about Buddhism and its influence on the local culture.

About the company

Nepal Wilderness Trekking boasts an expert team of male and female Sherpa guides who lead numerous treks to the stunning Pikey Peak every year. Despite it being a less touristy area, our highly knowledgeable guides are well-versed in the local terrain, culture, and traditions. They ensure a safe and enriching experience for all trekkers.

By choosing Nepal Wilderness Trekking, you are not just signing up for a trek but for an adventure of a lifetime. Our commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism ensures we preserve the natural environment and support the local communities. Join us and discover the magic of Pikey Peak, away from the crowds, with a team dedicated to making your journey unforgettable.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Drive to Dhap (Hile) at 2840m and trek to Jhapre at 2,820m/9,249ft in 10 hours
  • Day 2: Trek to Pikey Base Camp, 3,640 m/11,939 ft, 6-7 hours
  • Day 3: Climb to Pikey Peak (4090 m) and descend to Jase Bhanjyang (4 hrs, 3,550 m/11,644 ft)
  • Day 4: Trekking to Junbesi, a distance of 2,700 meters (8,856 feet), approximately 5-6 hours
  • Day 5: Trek around Thupten Chhorling Monastery and rest day at Junbesi (3 hrs, 2,700 m/8,856 ft)
  • Day 6: Trek to Taksindu, 2,930 m/9,610 ft, 6-7 hours
  • Day 7: Trek to Phaplu (3-4 hours, 2,469 m/8,098 ft)
  • Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu by Bus or sharing jeep.

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu -Dhap  by bus
  • Phablu - Kathmandu by Bus or Share Jeep 
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • TIMS Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English-speaking, Government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Experienced Sherpa helpers (porters) 1 porter for every 2 pax
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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  I recently hiked the Pikey Peak Trail. While mostly easy, some parts were challenging, adding to the adventure. Our guide, Lukpa Sherpa, shared local...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Normally 8 days trek start from Kathmandu and end in Kathmandu,
pikey peak 8 days camping trek is $1000 per person with full board package.
pikey trek is moderately difficult where you need physically and mentally prepared. It needs energy to walk for 5-6 hrs daily. With good gear and guide you can do this trek.
maximum height 4645 m

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