Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
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Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days

Days: 11 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)

Pikey Peak trek is the newly opened trekking destinations in Solukhumbu Region. Pikey peak is a one of the tallest" Hills" in the Solu. The name Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa Clan deity. During the month of July the locals hold different celebrations to worship their clan god. This peak offers a majestic view of the Everest Himalayan Range and Numbur Chuli. The trail passes through beautiful settlements and you can visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing and enjoy the unique Sherpa culture. During the festival season in August cleansing rituals at the sacred lakes are performed with  several important Shamans. The Pikey Danda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can enjoy the glorious sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu Valley to the plains along with the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Annapurna. This trekking has to be organized as camping style however also small lodges and the possibility of home stay has started on this route.

Join with Us on a Pikey Peak Trek in 2018

Fact of the Pikey Peak Trek:
Trip Region: Lower Solu Region
Types of Trip: Trekking and hiking
Duration: 11 Days 
Highest Elevation: 4067m
Mode of Trip: Lodge or Tea-house
Grade: Moderate
Average Walking: 5-6 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Sherpa and their culture
Major Himalayan Sights: Number 6959m, Khatang 6853m, Karyolung 6511m and Everest range
Highlights of the Trek:  

Pikey Peak Trekking Itinerary 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazzar 2850m/7 hours by private 4W land cruiser 
Journey starts early morning leaving hustle bustle Kathmandu valley to Dhap Bazzar via Okhaldungha by private 4W land cruiser which takes almost 7 hours driving along the  Sun Koshi, later joining Tama Koshi and become roaring big Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi where we take Dal Bhat in small local restaurant for lunch. It takes about 4 hours of driving to arrive in Ghurmi. Then smooth drives goes uphill continuously towards north through the sub tropical forests of Pine to dense forests of Rhododendron passing several country side villages, beautiful landscapes and valleys until reaching Dhap Bazzar (2850m) which takes about 3 hours. To explore the fascinated village with several local shops give you the different experience of knowing local people and culture, their way of life. In the clear sky, the awesome mountain view of Numbur Chuli feels you that you are already closed to the Himalaya. Stay overnight at Lodge. 

Day 04: Trek from Dhap Bazzar to Jhapre 2815m/4 hours via Sigane 
Morning after breakfast, the walking trail stays on dusty road head until reaching Sigane for 2 and half hour. Then trail from Sigane follows again a road under construction for the first couple of hours. The first village is called Jahpre (2815m). It’s perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and the Number Himal. There’s a pretty little Gompa and Stupa here. This is also another best view point for all high Himalayan range to north. Here you find few lodges with its comfort and plenty of food items. We stay overnight at Lodge. 

Day 05: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3585m/5 hours
Early morning what an awesome mountain scenery of Numbur Chuli and Everest including eastern Himalayan range. The trekking Trail starts in dirt road for a while and quickly catch the gentle walking uphill through the Pine and Rhododendron forest until reaching Bhulbule (3210m) and it takes about 2 hours. You will find small tea shop there. Then trail continue again the gentle climbing uphill to arrive in Lhamuje (3330m) which takes an hour. Here is lunch place and newly built tea-house. In the spring season, you will enjoy with different spices of Rhododendron flowers during the walk and spectacular high Himalayan range. Afterward the trail stays gentle ups and downs in the ridge to arrive very Yak pasture land where we can see many grazing Yaks. Then we pass very long Mani Wall and start climbing steep uphill with zigzag trail to arrive Pikey Peak Base Camp (3585m) which takes about 2 hour and 30 minutes. You can visit Yak Cheese factory and they product Cheese during Monsoon. You find 2 basic lodges where serving basic local foods. We stay overnight at Lodge. 

Day 06: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m/6 hours via Pikey Peak 4065m
Early morning, trail starts steep switch back uphill until reaching Pikey Peak (4065m) which takes about an hour. The unobstructed Sunrise view over the Himalayan range and the spectacular views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Number Chuli, Thamserku, Khangtega, Khatang, Karyoling to the north, Kanchenjunga to the east, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang to the west. Then trek goes downhill in the gully stone trail for few hours and enter to the Rhododendron and Pine forest until Jase Bhanjyang (3550m) and it takes about 2 hours. Then trail stays on the ridge with up and down to arrive Lamjura (3530m) which takes about 2 hours. You can stop for lunch here. Then trail goes long descent to the valley through fir and rhododendron forests until reaching Taktor and trail stays level walking to Junbesi (2680m) passing several mani walls and stone chhortens. It takes 2 and half hours. The Numbur Chuli to the north just looming high above the village. You may visit old monastery in the village with exploring the village to know their culture and way of life. There are several nice lodges with good food menu. We stay overnight at Lodge. 

Day 07: Exploration trip to Thupten Chholing Gompa 2920m/4 hours
Morning after breakfast, you can hike to Thupten Chholing Gompa (2920m) for round trip 3 hours. The trail goes along Junbesi Khola with gentle climbing up hill. The Gompa was founded in 19th Century and practiced by Tibetan Buddhism. Then same way back to Junbesi. You may enjoy the meditation with local nuns and monks in the Monastery and explore the village. 

Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2380m/4 hours 
Then we leave Junbesi village crossing by steel bridge, walk on the dirt road along the Junbesi Khola until reaching Benighat which takes 1 and half hour. We continue to walk on the dirt motor able road until reaching Bhagbani, then short walk up hill to Phaplu (2380m) which takes about an hour walking. People spent a night here to catch flight back to Kathmandu or 9 hours drive by local jeep next day. Here are plenty of nice lodges. We stay overnight in Phaplu. 

Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes
Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes and our car waiting to you and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Buffer day due to flight cancellation or flight delay Or you can continue to sightseeing in Bhaktapur Darbar Square and Patan Darbar Square with our tour guide by private car, overnight in Hotel.
 
Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. 
 
 
Our Pikey Peak Trekking Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* Domestic flight ticket Phaplu/KTM and domestic airport tax
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Home-Stay/Lodge accommodation during the trek.
* All transportation by private car/van.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons), their food & accommodation, bus ticket, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Tourist service charge, Vat.
* Office Service charge.
* Government taxes.

Our Pikey Peak Trekking Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, doemstic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
                                                      Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Customize your Pikey Peak Trek: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

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Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years
USD 1,480
EUR 1.394
SFr 1.484

Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days


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Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
Pikey Peak Trek in Lower Khumbhu Region/Solu, 11 Days
  • FROM LUKLA TO MARATIKA CAVE VIA PIKE PEAK 4065M BASIC LODGE TREK AND VOLUNTARY WORK, 30 DAYS 29 SEP TO 28TH OCT 2015

Dear SFT Family
A little story in Nepal.
We went the third day after a warm welcome in Pharping, to the domestic airport. Lucky we , the weather was very good and the flight to Lukla amazing. We had a good landing with a beautiful view. Our guide was waiting for us and after a soup we started walking with the impressed mountains around us. Sonam, our guide was really attentive and professional. He guided tempo in a way that we enjoy walking and our acclimatisation was natural. The earthquake damage was visible in the beautiful villages with very attentive sherpa families. Living in a surrounding of mountains nature gives  live a strenght thats related to that nature. Pure, sometimes rough but always amazing impressive beautiful. We loved the white peaks and hard work to reach next villages and monastries where we were really welcome. Sonam could tell a lot about the knowledge and Halesi was like an extra gift in the trekking. Together with our guide and porter after traveling 20 days we felt like family, an amazing experience and wisdom. It was every day a surprise but the attention for the food, also cooking by Sonam, makes us very healthy. Ready to go back to Pharping with warm memories of lovely sherpa nepali people and beautiful mountains and nature and healthy dalbhat.
Greetings Jolanda and Will, and a big hug for Tony.
2 persons (2Adults)
Nederland