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 Chyangba Gompa 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 15-16 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.

 

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

After morning breakfast Wongchhu Peak Promotion will introduce you with your tour guide and he will pick you from respective hotel for an interesting tour of Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with fabulous views of Kathmandu city, green hills that surrounds the valley and of high snow capped mountains.

Swayambhunath one of the oldest historical sites listed in world heritage of more than 2,5000 years old Buddhistreligious complex with huge dome shape stupa with four mystical eyes of Buddha overlooking four directions North, South, East and West. After an impressive tour visiting the monastery and small chapels this place surrounded with green forest with many monkeys around and this place is also known as “Monkey Temple”.

Next nice tour leads towards east of Kathmandu city at Pashupatinath Temple area, tourist or non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple, however one can overlook the temple from the bank of Bagmati river the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded with lovely forest with many monkeys around. This place is flooded in the mid February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva). Nearby on the opposite bank of the river funeral and cremation takes places for all Hindu religion.

Then after drive towards north east reaching at Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” due to strong Tibetan influence in culture, traditions and Buddhist religion, Bouddhanath a huge dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with nice views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with shop, stores, restaurants and monasteries.

After a fascinating and lovely historical and cultural tour return back to respective hotels. Then take rest for a while and in evening you will meet with your trekking guide and representative from Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) office for short briefing before your trip because you should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek. 

Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Early wake up and get ready for the first day of trek. We sit on a 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 of 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 trees (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 Jhapre. We trek through some small villages and reach the monastery of Jhapre and can see a beautiful deep green valley.  You can view the old monastery where you can also interact with lama’s.

From Jhapre you can  descend further into the jungle and arrived at Khamding. Khamding is the place where the construction of Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital is going on. It is the dream project of Late. Mr. Wongchhu Sherpa. The valley is 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.

 

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • All airport/hotel transfers,
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley including tour guide,
  • Ground Transportations and Entrance fees,
  • Phaplu-Kathmandu airplane flight & 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,
  • Wongchu Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking map,
  • Travel and rescue arrangements,
  • Insurance of 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 gear,
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner),
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek,
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.),
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs,
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Equipment

Quantity

Waterproof Hiking shoes

1 pair

Changing shoes / sandal

1 pair

Shocks

3 pairs

Warm trousers

2 piece

Warm pants

2 pairs

T – shirts

5 piece

Long underwear

1 pair

Sweater

1 piece

Warm fleece Jacket

1 piece

Baseball hat

1 piece

Warm hat

1 piece

Waterproof pant and jacket

1 pair

Good gloves for trek and climb

2 pair

Sleeping bag

1 piece

Personal back pack

1 piece

Duffel bag

1 Piece

Sun glass

1 piece

Sun block cream

1 piece

Head lamp / torch

 

Water  bottle -1 liter bottle

2 piece

Trekking poles

1 pair

Tooth brush and tooth paste

 

Extra  batteries for head lamp/ torch and camera

 

Extra film rolls/ memory cards (if digital camera )

 

Battery charger ( if digital camera)

 

Towel

1 piece

Lip guard

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Personal first aid kits

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Rain coat

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