Pikey Peak Trek

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 viewpoints 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 the village all around Solukhumbu.

This trek is approximately 12-13 days in length and starts 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 a different culture, languages, lifestyle of the Tamang, Magar, and Sherpa’s. The dramatic scenery of mountains, Main walls, Buddhist Stupas, Landscape, Himalayan floras and faunas, 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.

 

Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit Wongchhu Peak Promotion’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program.

From Kathmandu, we will take a flight to Phaplu which takes approximately around 35 minutes. After landing at Phaplu we will start our trek to Salleri where we can wander around the busy local market and make visits to fascinating monasteries such as Chewang Monastery.

Leaving Salleri we will follow the trail that passes through several cultural and traditional villages inhabited by Tamang, Magar and Sherpa tribe communities of Nepal. During the trek, we will have good views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful landscapes. We will continue our trekking until we arrive at Ghunsa.

Today we will trek on a moderate trail that passes through several monasteries and beautifully painted mani walls. At Kerung we will make a visit to some of the ancient monasteries and take a look at the Buddhist stupa. Along with our trekking route, we will get a chance to interact with local peoples mainly with Tamang, Magar and Sherpa community backgrounds. We will trek until we arrive at Pattale.

From Pattale we will trek exploring the rich flora and fauna of the region. The area is rich with wild orchids offering trekkers an awesome feeling for trekkers while trekking. Our further trekking passes through additional monasteries and Buddhist stupas. After arriving at Jhapre, we will spend some time watching the traditional and cultural local performance in Jhapre which is definitely one of the best ways to understand the culture of the region.

Leaving Jhapre we will follow the trail that heads higher up into the alpine vegetation. Gradually ascending we will trek through monasteries dating back to hundreds of years, Buddhist stupas and mani walls. We will continue to trek through several yak herding open fields with good views of the surrounding environment. We will camp at a good camping site near the base camp of Pipek peak.

Pikey peak base camp is one of the best spots to witness the morning sunrise view. We will wake up early for the magnificent sunrise view over Himalayan Ranges from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri as well as Mount Everest. After spending quality time in the morning, we will follow the trail that is an easy downhill trekking through the scenic landscapes and scattered settlements to arrive at Junbesi.

From Junbesi we will make an uphill climb towards Thuptenchholing where we will visit Thuptenchholing monastery and observe the traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy. From the top, we can enjoy the whole Junbesi valley down below. After spending a few hours at Thuptenchholing we will head back to Junbesi. We can also observe the Sherpa cultural dance performance on request at Junbesi.

From Junbesi we will start our trek follow the trail that is an easy downhill walking. This is the last day of our trek, therefore we will take it easy and try to enjoy every bit of our trek. At Phaplu we will celebrate the end of our trek with tasty local food and Sherpa cultural program.

Today we will take a scenic flight from Phaplu back to Kathmandu that takes approximately about 30 minutes. After arriving at Kathmandu, you can relax at the Hotel or do sightseeing around Kathmandu valley before heading back to your destination. At evening you will have a farewell dinner with the WPP team.

Finally, it’s SEE OFF TIME. Today is free or last minute you have few hours unique shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

  • 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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Trip-Code: WPP-001-PPT
Destination: Nepal
Region: Everest Khumbu Region
Altitude: 4068 M
Season: Spring / Autumn
Difficulty: Easy
Accommodation: Camping, Tea House
Duration: 12 Days

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