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: 2 of 5 (Moderate)

Pikey Peak Trek is a newly opened trekking route in Solukhumbu region which invites us to explore the Everest and lower Khumbu region along the dramatically changing landscapes. It offers beautiful sunset and sunrise views over the towering peaks of this region along with the unique experience of Sherpa culture and lifestyle. We will get an opportunity to view the most esteemed Himalayan range in the World which includes mountains like Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8414m) and many other snow-covered peaks. Being a freshly introduced trekking route, it provides the trekkers with the off-beaten trail trekking experience. 

Our journey to Pikey Peak starts with a scenic drive to Dhap Bazar from Kathmandu and our trek starts. Though this trail is recently opened, it is one of the most preferred choices for the trekkers because the trail passes from the Lower Khumbu region. The region is known to provide mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks although situated at a lower elevation range. Considered as one of the best short treks in contention, the illustrious journey leads to the Pikey Base Camp with the thick spread of rich Buddhist culture along the way. The lush valleys, old monasteries, huge Mani walls, beautiful vegetation and rhododendron forests along with the beautiful sunset and sunrise views are the major attractions of this trekking route. Pikey peak is famous for its tranquil landscapes, unique Sherpa culture, and beautiful mountain views. The trail follows the less crowded areas of Khumbu region, rhododendron forests and small villages. The tranquil landscapes along with the views of Himalayan panorama offer a mystical vibe which attracts a great many numbers of tourists. 

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition has earned an honorable reputation for being one of the best in the business. Our delivery of service and a passionate team have always secured the trust and comfort of our clients during the length of their stay. We provide excellent accommodation and transportation services. Also, our English- speaking guides are familiar with the trekking region and are always aspiring to meet the demands of our clients. 


Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Lower Solu Region
Type of Trek
Trekking
Duration
11 Days
Highest Elevation
4067 m
Grade
Moderate
Meals
Full board during the trek
Accomodations
3* Hotel in Kathmandu & lodges during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by
Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle

Pikey Peak Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

On your arrival at Kathmandu International airport, one of our staffs will pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel. After arriving at the hotel, you can rest and spend the remaining day as per your preference. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
Today we will spend the full day sightseeing the historic Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the several UNESCO world heritage sites situated in Kathmandu Valley like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. We will also visit the old temples and monuments around the city in our private van. These sites reflect the prosperity of the city in terms of culture and traditions during the ancient times. We will return to our hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar 2850m/7 hours, Distance 250km by private 4W land cruiser
We will leave Kathmandu in our private 4W land cruiser to Dhap Bazaar. The path follows the Sunkoshi River which joins Tama Koshi River further ahead on our drive forming a large Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi. We will enjoy typical Nepali food and continue our drive along the dense rhododendron forests. We will pass numerous settlement areas before reaching Dhap Bazaar which will take approximately take 3 hours to reach. We will explore the local bazaar and observe the lifestyle of the inhabiting people. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre 2815m/4 hours via Sigane, Distance 13km
Today we will continue along a dusty road leading us to Sigane. Again the trail continues along the bumpy roads to Jhapre. It is famous for exceptional vantage points to view the mountains residing in the northern region of the country. We can clearly see the Everest (8848m) and the Numbur Himal from here and we will also visit gompas and stupas in the village. Overnight at a lodge.
 
Day 05: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3640m/5 hours, Distance 15km
We will wake up in the early morning to view the first golden rays of the sun falling on the silver lining of snow-capped mountains. Relishing the view, we will continue our trek along a dusty road for some time and then start walking uphill until reaching Bhulbule. From here, the trail becomes steep and ascends through the rhododendron forests and small settlement areas of Lhamuje. The trail beyond Lhamuje opens out to reveal a pasture where we can see grazing Yaks. We will cross a long Mani wall and climb along the winding road to Pikey Base Camp. We will visit the Yak Cheese Factory and can enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic mountains surrounding the valley.

Day 06: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m/6 hours via Pikey Peak 4065m, Distance 22km
The day begins with an early morning trek along the steep rocky ridgeline to the Pikey Peak (4065m). We can marvel on the gorgeous sunrise view over the mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Number Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Langtang. Capturing the beautiful views in our cameras, we will descend to Junbesi followed by the descent to Lamjura. Crossing many Mani walls and Chortens on our way we will reach Junbesi. We will visit an old monastery situated in this village and enjoy the beautiful view of Numbur Himal in the North. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 07: Exploration trip to Thuptenchholing Gompa 2920m/4 hours, Distance 9km
Today will be our exploration day around the village. We will hike up to the Thuptenchholing Gompa which was founded in the 19th century. The trail ascends uphill along the Junbesi Khola to the Gompa. The Gompa offers in-depth insights into the culture and religious heritage of the region. After spending some time here, we return to Junbesi. Overnight at a lodge.
 
Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2380m/4 hours, Distance 11km
Today we will follow the descending dusty trail along the Junbesi Khola until reaching a steel suspension bridge. On crossing the bridge we will reach Beni Ghat. We will continue our walk along the trail filled with scenic pleasures before reaching Phaplu. We can explore the area as we bid farewell to the Rolwaling region. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes
We will walk to the Phaplu airport from where we get on a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Our private van will be waiting for your arrival at domestic airport. On your arrival, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.  Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 10: Buffer day due to flight cancellation or flight delay
Flight delays or cancellations are quite common in Nepal. If such situations arise, we have planned for you to spend the day on a tour around the valley. You can rest at the hotel or can visit temples and monuments around Kathmandu valley as per your preference. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu
In the morning, after breakfast, we will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight to your next destination.

Join with Us on a Pikey Peak Trek in 2019

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 and Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price Adult Status *
USD 1,480
EUR 1.394
SFr 1.484
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

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.
* 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.


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


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  • 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

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