Pikey Peak Trek – 7 Days

7 Days
  • Hotel/Lodge/Tea House
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring and Autumn
  • 30% Cancellation Charge (Personal Reason)
  • Guided Tour
  • Available
  • Covered
  • English, Deutsch
  • 4065m
  • BLD During Trek
  • Private/Public Vehicle
  • 5 – 6 hrs Trek
  • Available

Overview

Pikey Peak Trek might not be one of the popular treks in Nepal, but it can attract hundreds of tourists every year. Nestled in the Everest Region, it is one of the best viewpoints in the region to have magnificent views of the mystic mountain peaks like Everest, Cho Oyu, Langtang, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, and more. Although it is one of the underrated trekking destinations, Pikey Peak stands out as the best location to offer cultural immersion, naturally gifted landscapes, and insights into the Buddhist atmosphere. Anyone with adventure, enthusiasm, and hunger for cultural innovations can find it amusing to go on the trek.

The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, after which trekkers must traverse several locations, such as Junbesi, Lamjura, Pikey Peak Base Camp, and then to the peak’s summit. So how to reach there and what preparations must trekkers consider to reach there? Let’s find out in the blog below!

Highlights of Pikey Peak Trek

  • 360-degree views of Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), and Langtang (7246m).
  • Cultural Immersion [Sherpa Villages and Settlements].
  • Visit Buddhist villages and monasteries.
  • Best sunrise and sunset views from Pikey Peak.
  • Trek through the off-beaten trails.
  • Reach Lamjura Pass at 3500 meters above sea level.

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Pikey Peak Trek Difficulty Level | Can I Do It?

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Pikey Peak has a difficulty level of easy to moderately challenging. Though the trek takes us to an altitude of 4065 meters above sea level and features some challenging sections, there is no need for technical skills and other stuff. Anyone with basic trekking experience and ideas can join the group to hike to Pikey Peak.

That said, Pikey Peak is still a high altitude location at 4065 meters in altitude. Several hazards, like altitude sickness and bad weather, can play a vital role in making this trek challenging. However, with proper preparation and a strategic plan on the itinerary, any trekkers can embark on this trek easily. We recommend trekkers prepare strictly and go through weather forecasts before taking this beautiful hike.

Preparations Needed for Pikey Peak Trek

As mentioned, the Pikey Peak Trek is an easy to moderately challenging trek in Nepal. It takes trekkers to parts of the Everest region from Phaplu. The highest altitude trekkers reach during this trek is 4065 meters above sea level, and the trails are mostly rocky and rugged, needing a high level of preparation. But what kinds of preparation do we need to embark on Pikey Peak Trek? Let’s explore more in detail here!

Physical Preparation: Pikey Peak Trek has a short itinerary of seven days. Though the itinerary is short, the average hiking duration on this trek is around 5 hours daily. It means that trekkers must walk for 5 straight hours daily, and it needs a wide array of preparation on the physical side of their body.

Having a good range of physical stamina, energy, strength, and endurance is considered best for trekking around 5 hours a day. So trekkers are encouraged to build up their physical fitness through several trainings, including cardiovascular muscle training, altitude training, and gym workouts. Similarly, trekkers can indulge in the experience of short treks at high altitudes to prepare themselves to delve into Pikey Peak Trek.

Moreover, mental preparation is also equally important. Trekkers must be ready to face the challenges of the routes and trails, physical exhaustion, and potential altitude-related illnesses. If prepared well, the journey becomes more comfortable and safe. Guides and porters also motivate the trekkers to stay positive and continue their journey with a positive mindset.

Cost and Budget Allocation: One of the most important things to consider during the Pikey Peak Trek is budget. For your prior information, Pikey Peak Trek is one of the cheapest trekking packages in Nepal. The average cost of this beautiful trek is around $500 per person. However, factors like time of the year, group size, gear & equipment, activities, and itinerary makes a difference in the cost range.

It takes around USD 495 per person for a solo trekker [Solo Trekking has been banned in Nepal]. If you are traveling in a group of 2, 3, or 4, the price range will be around USD 400, 395, and 380, respectively. The more trekkers you have in your group, the less budget it requires to embark on this journey. If you have a large group of 10 trekkers, then the cost will come to USD 350 per person, which is relatively cheaper compared to another group size.

Permits: Two types of permits are required to embark on the Pikey Peak Trek. The first one is Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. It is required since some phases of treks are located inside Everest Region, a region within Sagarmatha National Park. It is a protected land area around Everest Region designed to conserve the wild flora and fauna of the region. So to enter through its premises, trekkers must obtain Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit from Nepal Tourism Board or Monjo Checkpost. The cost of this permit is NRs. 3000 per person for foreign trekkers, NRs. 1000 for SAARC Nationals, and NRs. 100 for Nepalese trekkers.

Similarly, another permit you need to obtain is TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management). It costs NRs. 2000 for foreign trekkers and NRs. 1000 for SAARC Nationals.

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You can get these two permits by submitting the following documents:

  • Copies of your passport
  • Copies of your passport-sized photographs
  • Permit fees
  • Entry and exit dates from Nepal
  • Duration of trek
  • Itinerary of the trek
  • Travel Insurance Policy Number

Gear and Equipment: To embark on the Pikey Peak Trek, there must be strict preparation with essential gear and equipment. Since this trek takes trekkers to the remote destination of Solukhumbu, trekkers must enhance their journey with the help of trekking gear. The trekking experience becomes more soothing with them as they provide both safety and comfort.

Here is the list of trekking gear you need for Pikey Peak Trek:

  • Trekking poles
  • A Pair of Sturdy Hiking Boots
  • Backpack and Duffel bags
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Camping Tents
  • Waterproof and windproof jackets
  • Thermal layers [Inner wear and outer wear]
  • Flexible trekking pants
  • Warm socks, hats, and gloves
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses to save yourself from the sun’s UV Rays.
  • Guidebooks, maps, and compasses
  • First aid kits and other safety measures.

Guide and Porter Services: There is a strict regulation to hire compulsorily a professional guide for any treks within Nepal. Looking at the severity of missing and injury cases, the Nepal Government and Nepal Tourism Board introduced new rules in the tourism industry. Now, every trekker must hire a certified guide to embark on a trek, and they cannot go for a solo trek.

Hiring a guide for Pikey Peak Trek comes with several benefits. They can help you navigate the remote destinations and trails around Phaplu to Pikey Peak Base Camp. Similarly, they can suggest the best viewpoints for sightseeing and the best tea houses to accommodate during the hike. Moreover, guides can always help in cross-cultural activities as they can help us communicate with the local people. It allows us to learn about the local people and delve deep into the insights of their culture, tradition, and history. Similarly, if you need medical or physical support due to injury or something unexpected, guides are always there to aid you.

Besides hiring guides, porters are also equally important for Pikey Peak Trek. Since the itinerary of this trek includes hiking for over 5 hours daily, carrying the backpacks and loads of gear might be challenging. This is where porters can help you. Porters help you by carrying your belongings and allow you to have a lightweight journey enjoying the scenes of the region. It makes you comfortable walking on the remote trail and removes your physical burden.

Which Time Is Best To Go To Pikey Peak Trek?

The best time to go for Pikey Peak Trek depends on the preference of trekkers. Some like to take their trekking experience to the next level by trekking in the peak seasons of Spring and Autumn, while some are adventure seekers and embark on the off-peak season trek during monsoon and winter. But based on the trekker’s experience and preference, the best time to go for Pikey Peak Trek is Spring and Autumn. Here is why they are considered the best:

Spring Season:

Spring season starts in March and ends in May every year, and it is the season of a colorful environment. While trekkers embark on Pikey Peak Trek, they can indulge in the beauty of blooming landscapes as the forest goes green and flowers are in full bloom. Moreover, the pleasant weather is the major reason for being the best season to go for this trek. The temperature is moderate, and the skies are clear with fewer clouds, allowing trekkers to have breathtaking views and picturesque surroundings. Moreover, there is less chance of rainfall and snowfall, so trekkers don’t need to worry about natural hazards like landslides, floods, and heavy snowfall.

Autumn Season:

Autumn Season starts in September and ends in November every year. The weather patterns of the autumn season are somehow similar to the Spring season. Stable weather conditions with less wind and rain precipitation are the main features of this season. Similarly, Autumn features mild temperatures with less rainfall and snowfall, which keeps the chances of low and high temperatures minimal.

The clear skies with fewer clouds offer spectacular views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga.

Similarly, the Autumn season offers a festive vibe in the country, with major festivals like Dashain and Tihar falling under this timeframe. Trekkers can delve into the Hindu culture and tradition as they can participate in these festivals during their stay in Nepal.

Pikey Peak Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu – Phaplu (2475m) ( 250km) 4Γ—4 jeeps [7 Hours]

Day 2: Trek from Phaplu to Junbesi | 2675 Meters |7 Hour

Day 3: Trek from Junbesi to Lamjura (3500 m) | 6 hours

Day 4: Trek From Lamjura – Pikey Peak Base Camp ( 3640m) | 5 Hours

Day 5: Climb Pikey Peak (4065m) Trek To Jhapre (2,830m) / 5-6 Hours

Day 6: Trek To Dhap (2,920m) –/ 4 Hours

Day 7: Drive Back – Kathmandu | 6-7 Hours by Jeep

Pikey Peak Trek Detailed Itinerary

Location: Phaplu

Phaplu Altitude: 2,413 meters [7,918 ft]

Altitude Gain: 1013 Meters

Travel Time: 7 Hours

We start our journey after we complete the preparation for Pikey Peak Trek in Kathmandu. We will drive from Kathmandu towards Phaplu, located in Solududhkunda of Solukhumbu District. The travel time is around 7 hours. There is also an option to fly to Phaplu Airport directly, but for our itinerary, we have sorted the direct drive to Phaplu from the capital city.

We will traverse the diverse natural landscapes, including lush green forests, streams, terraced fields, and many more. The blue streams and the diverse settlements in the countryside of Nepal will be breathtaking as they come with vibrant experiences and vibes. Today, we will accommodate at a tea house in Phaplu.

Location: Junbesi

Junbesi Altitude: 2675 Meters

Phaplu Altitude: 2,413 meters [7,918 ft]

Altitude Gain: 262 Meters

Travel Time: 7 Hours

Today, we start our hike to Junbesi early in the morning after having breakfast in Phaplu. The average time to reach Junbesi from Phaplu is around 7 hours, so we will have enough time to get on with the natural scenes of the Himalayas, including Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. A remote trail featuring the dense coniferous forest offers a soothing experience in our journey. Similarly, the streams, waterfalls, green hills, and valleys will broaden our trekking purity to the optimum level.

First, we will reach a beautiful village called Beni Ghat in the region. Ascending uphill through the village, we will reach Junbesi Khola, where we must cross a suspension bridge. Upon commencing our journey with the beautiful views of Kanchenjunga, we will finally reach a place with a strange tomb-like stone. We can see the ancient texts and relics running all over the stone; however, it has been covered with moss and algae with no proper conservation.

Afterward, we will hike to Thuptenchholing Gompa, a traditional Buddhist Gompa in the region. It was built in the 19th century, and it offers the significance of Buddhism in the area. It lies at 2920 meters above sea level. From there, it takes a little time to reach Junbesi, where we will accommodate at a tea house.

Location: Lamjura

Lamjura Altitude: 3500 Meters

Junbesi Altitude: 2675 Meters

Altitude Gain: 825 Meters

Travel Time: 6 Hours

On the third day of the Pikey Peak Trek, we will set our remote journey again to reach Lamjura at 3500 meters. As we commence on our trek after having an early morning breakfast at Junbesi, we will catch a trail that is rugged and rocky and leads to Lamjura Pass first. Most of the time, the trek is uphill, which might be physically exhausting. So we recommend wearing sturdy hiking boots and having safety measures to get to Lamjura Pass.

Lamjura Pass is one of the high-altitude passes in Nepal, standing at 3500 meters above sea level. The soothing breeze and the beautiful scenes of sunrise and sunset, along with the picturesque vistas of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga, are the main attraction here. We will get involved in sightseeing activities for some time before going to Lamjura.

We will hike downhill through the rugged trail and make our stop at Lamjura and stay overnight at a tea house.

Location: Pikey Peak Base Camp

Pikey Peak Base Camp Altitude: 3640 Meters

Lamjura Altitude: 3500 Meters

Altitude Gain: 140 Meters

Travel Time: 5 Hours

Now, it’s time to get to the starting point of Pikey Peak Climb. Today, we will hike to Pikey Peak Base Camp at the lap of Pikey Peak from Lamjura village. We will start our journey early and leave Lamjura behind after catching an uphill trail that stretches to the base camp. The trek is challenging as it features a steep rocky ridgeline around the region. And physical fitness and stamina are necessary to traverse this 6-hour-long hike from Lamjura to the Base Camp.

As we hike early in the morning, we will enjoy the golden touch of sunrays on the peaks of the Mahalangur range. Similarly, the green hills, valleys, and streams down the foothill offer a spectacular experience. We will pass across the Buddhist region that enriches the existence of prayer flags, chortens, and mani walls around the trail.

After a few hours of hiking, we will finally reach Pikey Peak Base Camp, where we must set up a camp to stay overnight.

Location: Pikey Peak

Pikey Peak Altitude: 4065 Meters

Altitude Gain: 425 Meters

Pikey Peak Base Camp Altitude: 3640 Meters

Location: Jhapre

Jhapre Altitude: 2830 Meters

Elevation Loss: 810 Meters (From Pikey Peak Base Camp)

Travel Time: 5-6 Hours

Today, the main mission of this trek gets completed as we will summit Pikey Peak at 4065 meters above sea level. Starting our journey from the Base Camp in the morning, we will gradually push to ascend uphill. It is not much challenging to reach the top of Pikey Peak since the distance between the summit and the base camp is relatively short.

Upon our arrival at the summit of Pikey Peak, we will be welcomed by the wide range of natural beauty. The magnificent vistas of Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), and Langtang (7246m) will blow our mind. Similarly, the perfect sunrise scene from Pikey Peak is another outstanding attraction.

We will spend quality time sightseeing the surrounding and their beauty from Pikey Peak. Later, we will hike back to Pikey Peak Base Camp and then make our way to Jhapre at 2830 meters above sea level.

Jhapre is located at the top of a deep valley, which offers outstanding views of Everest and the Numbur Himal. We will trek for a few hours from the Base Camp to finally reach the place where we will stay overnight at a tea house.

Location: Dhap

Dhap Altitude: 2920 Meters

Jhapre Altitude: 2830 Meters

Altitude Gain: 90 Meters

Travel Time: 4 Hours

Today, our descending journey continues from Jhapre at 2830 meters. However, we will gain an elevation of 90 meters from the previous day. We will hike through the remote and rocky routes that lead us to Sigane, which features a sparse settlement and a diverse landscape.

The trail features rocky and rugged pathways traversing through the dense forest. At the same time, the trek four hours from Jhapre and the green vegetation and the views of Everest and the Numbur Himal soothes our journey. After a short trek, the trail continues from the under-construction route for a few hours. From there, we will continue our trek to the ridgeline south of Pattale. After a short hike, we will finally reach Dhap Bazaar at 2920 meters above sea level. We can visit the local marketplace and go shopping. Tonight, we will stay at a tea house.

Location: Kathmandu

Kathmandu Altitude: 1400 Meters

Accommodation: Hotel

Today is the last day of the Pikey Peak Trek. We will take a jeep service to reach Kathmandu from Dhap Bazaar, which takes 6 to 7 hours. We will drive through the beautiful villages and towns featuring diverse cultures, traditions, and people.

After a short time of driving through the remote trail, we will catch a blacktopped road aside from the beautiful and ever-flowing Sun Koshi River, which later joins the Tama Koshi River. We will make our stop at Ghurmi Village to have our lunch and rest. From Ghurmi, it takes around 4 hours to reach Kathmandu by Jeep.

Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, we will shift to our respective hotel for an overnight stay. The hotels in Kathmandu include amenities like attached bathrooms, 24/7 electricity and internet services, and hot showers.

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Costs Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop-off for your arrival and departure.
  • Public jeep or local bus transfers from Kathmandu to Dhaap and from Salleri back to Kathmandu.
  • All meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Accommodation arrangements throughout the trekking journey.
  • Trekking permits and any necessary fees.
  • A licensed and experienced government guide to accompany you during the trek.
  • One porter, provided for every two guests, to assist with carrying your belongings.
  • Coverage of all expenses, insurance, and payment for the guide and porter.
  • Provision of an oxygen supply and oximeter for any high-altitude situations.
  • Inclusive of government taxes, VAT, and official charges.
  • Transportation costs as required for the entire trip.

Costs Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages and all drink items, as well as dessert foods, are not included in the package.
  • Meals and accommodation during the stay in Kathmandu are not covered by the provided cost.
  • Any personal expenses of a miscellaneous nature are not part of the package.
  • The cost does not include trekking equipment and clothing; you'll need to arrange these separately.
  • The fee for the Nepal visa is not included in the given cost.
  • Tipping for the guide and porters is not incorporated in the package.
  • Any other items or services that are not explicitly mentioned in the "Cost Includes"

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