Chyangba Village Trek via Pikey Peak

Chyangba Village lies at a height of 3500m, in the north of Kathmandu and is approximately 400Km away from the city. The village does not lie on the trekker’s trail so development has been very slow. Yet the natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage make this village a unique place on earth. There are about 150 houses inhabited by many ethnic groups such as Sherpas, Rai, Magar, Newar, Tamang, Chhetris, Brahmins, Viswakarma, Sunuwar, etc. People here are mostly farmers, growing potato, apple, maize, wheat, barley, peach, radish, buckwheat, millet, etc. Every Friday, people bring their crops to sell or exchange for rice, tea, salt, oil, butter, spices, soaps etc. There are many species of rhododendron growing at this height. There are also many wild strawberries growing in the nearby forests. During mushroom season, people collect different varieties of edible mushrooms from the nearby forest.
Friday market is an attraction to see where people come from nearby villages to sell their products. Once a year there is a shaman ritual when people gather near a water stream to watch shamans perform unusual practices when they worship their spiritual gurus. Mani Rimdu is another unique Buddhist festival that happens at the ChyangbaGompa where Buddhist monks wear different deities’ masks and robes and perform dances. This is when all the villagers come and socialize. Wild animals like bear, jackal, white and red monkey and many different kind of birds can be seen. Depending upon your luck, you might even encounter a Himalayan Tiger or a leopard. The Pikey Trek is a comfortable trekking route among the others treks with pikey peak (4,068m) being one of the tallest mountains of Solu (lowland of Everest region). Name of the Pikey is taken from the two names of the Sherpa people. It is well known for its majestic sunrises, Himalayan range, Sherpa culture and their traditions. This trail begains way through Jiri, Shivalaya, Bhandra, Namkheli, Ngaur to reach the Pikey Danda(Hill) Chyangba village, Bhitta kharka and Phaplu.

The Pikey Trek is renowned for its sunrise and sunset and magnificent views of the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse Shar, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Annapurna, Nuptse, Amadablam, Shishapangma, Thamserku and Mera peak etc. The pikey Trek Base Camp trekking is one of the most popular trekking trails of the Everest region, probably one of the lower elevation view points to see the Mt. Everest (8,848m). It is famous for because of having marvelous Himalayan scenery including the mountains range, the Rhododendron flower, Magnolia and wild orchids and the festival season in August that includes a cleansing ritual: thousand of devotees walk to the lake for the festival from village all around Solukhumbu.

This trek is approximately 12-13 days in length and start from Jiri.   The main highlight of this trail is observing local monasteries; the Chewang monastery will be the best opportunity to explore spiritual paths. Also you could be able to observe different culture, languages, life style of the Tamang, Magar and Sherpa’s. Dramatic scenery of mountains, Main walls, Buddhist Stupas , Landscape, Himalayan floras and faunas, an ancient monasteries and splendid high altitude vegetation etc  are the main attraction of this trail. While trekking passing through Pikey peak you will be able to experience sunrise views surrounded by mountain peaks like Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri and including Everest.

In your arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport the representative of Wongchhu Peak Promotions staff will be giving you warm welcome in adventurous Himalayan country Nepal. Then, you are dropped to hotel where you will take a rest and in evening there will be short briefing with all the entire trekking members, guide, sherpa’s  about the day to day trek then we will move for welcome dinner.

After having breakfast you will be introduced with your city tour guide. He will be explaining you all about the history of heritage sites and help you to get knowledge about those sites.  And then, you will visit the heritage sites of Kathmandu.  In the morning you visit the Boudhanath sputa- the oldest Buddhist sputa. Then you visit the oldest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. After that you head to another Buddhist sputa Swayambhunath which is located in the hillock. From there you can observe the 360 degree view of the Kathmandu valley. After that you have a lunch. Then you prepare for the trekking.

Early wake up and get ready for the first day of trek. We sit on the tourist van and drive for Jiri from Kathmandu. During our drive towards Jiri we will be carrying a pack lunch because on the way there is not so good hotel and you get only Nepali dal Bhat. At the same time of our ride we can see many beautiful scenarios at every turning of the windy up and down the road.  While you reach Charikot you can see the beautiful Mt. Gaurishankar and you can see Number Himal range from Mude which is half away from Jiri. You can see many more on the way to Jiri like river. Evergreen forests, different birds, animals, etc. overnight in tent.

 

 

Early in the morning our Sherpa staff will make the breakfast ready. We will be having our breakfast and start our trip to Shivalaya. In Shivalaya you can see beautiful scenery from top to bottom. We will cross through bridge as well as pass though many uphill. If the weather is good then you can see beautiful mountains, different birds, animals, and beautiful flower. You can enjoy by seeing the beautiful environment and you can see many local people doing different household works, agricultural work and many more. Overnight in tent.

Wake up with birds chirping and wishing you “Good Morning”.  As same day as before after breakfast we starts from Shivalaya with a steep ascent towards the pass at Deurali ( 2700m). On our way to pass we will cross numerous streams and walk through the village of Sangbadanda (2180m) , Khasrubas (2330m). From Deurali pass we steeply descent of stone through fields and pastures Bhandra Village. On the way, you can see the Himalaya in the distance, freezing cold water from a tap outside a local house.  Overnight at tent.

After breakfast we start hiking from Bhandar to Namkheli which is very beautiful with nice houses, meadows, and much different kind of corps.  You can see harvesting of rice, walnuts on drying, chili, soya beans, oranges and wheat. It is very warm, around 30 degrees. After walking long distance you finally see a fantastic view of Numbur Himal. And you can also see the sunset from the peaks continued highlighted, and the place getting darker and darker. Overnight at tent.

While you start hiking up you can see magical forest larch, Oak, Rhododendron, different kind of Pines in forest.  The camping for today is on a hill with a monastery as neighbor. You can observe that all the views are better and better as higher we come. You see hill after hill all the way to the horizon where the hills grow in to the blue sky. You can also see many beautiful mountains with a lot of snow during your trip. Overnight at tent.

 

 

Today is the day for Pike peak climb. You start from Ngaur. The path to the base camp you should go through the same forest of Christmas threes (granskog). You can also see Yak over there. After lunch and a short rest in the base camp you can see various mountains like Mt. Everest highest peak top of the world. Mt Lhoste, Mt.Makalu, Mt.Kanchanjunga and many more other peaks. You can see many views from the top of the Pikey Peak. You can take photo with the beautiful environment over there. Down into the jungle we can see many rhododendrons, beautiful birds flying in the open sky, peace and green environment, animals etc.  Overnight at Tent. 

After observing heart taking magnificent view from Pikey Peak we trek down to Jhaprea.  We trek through some small villages and reach the monastery of Jhaprea and can see a beautiful deep green valley.  You can view the old monastery where you can also interact with lama’s.

From Jhaprea you can  descend further into the jungle and arrived at the Khamding.  Khamding is the place where we are going to construct Hospital. It is the dream project of Late. Mr. Wongchhu Sherpa.   The valley was magnificent, deep and green with scattering of neatly keep homes and fields.

 

No trekking is scheduled today; instead we will be going to visit the monastery and the school of the village. You can meet many children. Interact with the Local people and get chance to learn more about their life style. You can enjoy by seeing the fresh atmosphere with ever green forests.

After seeing such a beautiful Chyangba village, monastery and interacting with their local people we head towards Bhitakharka via Chyangba village. During our trek to Bhitakharka we see many local people engaged in their daily household work.

Another great day of trekking.  Up and down valleys.  Passing through villages with colorful doors, many beautiful snowy mountains can be seen. Local people waking here to there for their household works, children running from up and down with joyful face.  We reach Phaplu and take a rest. It will be the last day of our trip. We enjoy, dance, sing at the evening take our dinner and go for bed.

We wake up early in the morning have our breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving Kathmandu, you can visit any place whatever you are intended to. In evening, the farewell dinner will be held.

 

Another extra day to explore Kathmandu city.

Finally, after having so much of travelling and exploring the natural beauty of Nepal you will head back to your sweet home.  You will be dropped to International airport by Wongchhu Peak Promotional representative.

 

 

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 4 nights Kathmandu in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide,
  • Transportations and entrance fees
  • Phaplu-Kathmandu airplane flight and departure taxes
  • Food and Accommodation during camping trekking (full board service – breakfast, lunch and dinner + hot water)
  • An experienced English speaking trekking & climbing guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works (National Park Fee )TIMS (card)
  • Transportation Hi-ace from Kathmandu – Jiri
  • Wongchu Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking/ climbing map
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Phaplu due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Equipment

Quantity

Remarks

1

Waterproof Hiking shoes

1 pair

 

2

Changing shoes / sandal

1 pair

 

3

Shocks

3 pairs

 

4

Warm trousers

2 piece

 

5

Warm pants

2 pairs

 

6

T – shirts

5 piece

 

7

Long underwear

1 pair

 

8

Sweater

1 piece

 

9

Warm fleece Jacket

1 piece

 

10

Baseball hat

1 piece

 

11

Warm hat

1 piece

 

12

Waterproof pant and jacket

1 pair

 

13

Good gloves for trek and climb

2 pair

 

14

Sleeping bag

1 piece

 

15

Personal back pack

1 piece

 

16

Duffel bag

1 Piece

Provided by WPP

17

Sun glass

1 piece

 

18

Sun block cream

1 piece

 

19

Head lamp / torch

 

 

20

Water  bottle -1 liter bottle

2 piece

 

21

Trekking poles

1 pair

 

22

Tooth brush and tooth paste

 

 

23

Extra  batteries for head lamp/ torch and camera

 

 

24

Extra film rolls/ memory cards (if digital camera )

 

 

25

Battery charger ( if digital camera)

 

 

26

Towel

1 piece

 

27

Lip guard

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28

Personal first aid kits

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30

Rain coat

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All the equipment can be purchased and some of the equipment can be rented in Nepal at reasonable price.

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Trip-Code: WPP-001-WVT
Destination: Nepal
Region: Everest Khumbu Region
Altitude: 4068 M
Season: Spring/ Autum
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Teahouse
Duration: 16 Days

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