PIKEY PEAK TREK

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destination Lower Everest
duration 8 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Lower Everest
max altitude 4,067m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,090
Pax 2 USD 990
Pax 3 USD 950
Pax 4 to 6 USD 890
Pax 7 to 12 USD 850
Pax 13 to 18 USD 790
Pax 19 to 24 USD 750
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PIKEY PEAK TREK

THE BEST VIEWS OF EVEREST FROM THIS LOCATION –SAYS SIR EDMUND HILLARY!

The short Pikey Peak (4067m) trek takes you to the remote and less-travelled Solu Khumbu Region. 

On this trek, and from Pikey Peak, you will have fantastic views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Sishapangma, Thamserku and Mera peak. Sunrise and sunset is the perfect time of day to fully appreciate and get the best views of these monoliths. The trail takes you through some of the most amazing villages in the region such as Kerung, Pattale, Jhapre, Lamajura, and Junbesi.  This is a great opportunity to experience various castes, such as Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung. The trek begins at Dhap and passes through Jhapre, Junbensi, Phaplu villages and stops to admire the Tibetan Buddhist Thupten Choling Monastery where you can witness various rituals and chanting.

The Pikey Peak Trek is a route less travelled by tourists that offers a unique perspective of the Tibetan Sherpa culture and stunning scenery. The Sherpas are well known for their forever genuine smiling faces and hospitality. The region is rich in monuments, such as stupas and the ever-present colourful prayer flags.

The Pikey Peak Trek takes you through lush valleys and forests. The views of many towering snow-covered mountain ranges, such as Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri, from Pikey Peak, are jaw-dropping and a feast for the eyes!

Your adventure initially follows a trail over the Himalayas and into the remote Solu Khumbu Region. The trail leads through rhododendron forests (best in spring when in full bloom with pink flowers) all the way to the Pikey Peak (4065m). 

Key Features of Pikey Peak Trek

  • A trail less travelled and rich in culture and natural beauty.
  • Climb Pikey Peak at sunrise or sunset – amazing photo opportunity.
  • Watch the sunrise over Mt. Everest and six other towering 8000m plus peaks.
  • Understand why Sir Edmund Hillary called this the best views of Everest.
  • A peaceful trek in the Solu Khumbu region with far fewer trekkers – solitude crisp mountain air.
  • Firsthand experience of traditional Sherpa, Tamang and Magar cultures.
  • Visit the19th-century Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Choling. 

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking who will take you to your 3-star hotel. You can rest at your hotel or stroll around Thamel and do some last-minute shopping and take in the sights

The first leg of our journey takes us from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar. We follow the Sunkoshi River until we reach Ghurmi. Along the way, you can sit back and admire the ever-changing Nepali countryside of dense forest, terraced rice fields, and numerous rivers. We eventually reach Dhap Bazaar where we can stroll around the markets and admire the unique dress of the Sherpa villagers

After leaving the border village of Kerung we follow the trail to Jhapre. Along the trail, we will stop and admire Buddhist monasteries and the incredible unspoiled landscape where orchids grow at random among the forests. On arrival at Jhapre we can watch the mesmerizing rituals performed at the monastery. 

Today we reach the second-highest point of the trek and along the trail, we pass Mani stones, stupas, and ancient Buddhist monasteries. 

Our trek today takes us to a superb vantage point where the views of the Himalayan Range extending from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri will take your breath away. Of course, the view of the world’s highest mountain is visible from this location. There are often yak grazing alongside the trail and at times the yak herders will offer you fresh yak milk. After taking in the expansive panorama from Pikey Peak we will head down to the Junbesi Valley where we stay the night. 

After visiting Thupten Choling Monastery and observing several aspects of their culture we continue on until we reach Phaplu, which should take us around six hours. At Phaplu we can sample the local cuisine and drink while taking part in a traditional Sherpa cultural event. 

Today we will take a drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu its about 10-12 hours Local Jeep drive.

Your adventure comes to an end today – but your memories will last a lifetime! Our company representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure and explore the most magnificent mountains of Nepal.

SERVICES

Cost Included In Your Package

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure by private vehicles 
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One highly experienced Sherpa Teams’s government-licensed, English-speaking local guide covering meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, the main course) during the trek.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • All the necessary documents such as Sagarmatha national park Fees and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking lodges or tea houses during the trek (Standard)
  • An assistant guide for the group of 8 pax or above 
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Transportation By sharing Local Jeep from Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu
  • Seasonal available fresh fruits every evening after dinner.
  • Sherpa Teams' Certificate of appreciations after the successful trek
  • Sherpa Teams’s complimentary free hiking T-shirt
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees (You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra nights accommodation and meals before and after the trek
  • International airfare
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • Travel insurance - insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation 
  • Personal cloths and trekking equipment
  • Additional cost, the itinerary modifications or delay caused by out of management control due to the weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Gratitudes to the guides and staffs (Recommended by Nepali culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at homestay/local teahouse. You may not find comfort and better quality teahouses - It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

Pikey Peak is an easy trek where you often have to walk 5-6 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The Pikey Peak Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It takes you to the summit of Pikey Peak, which stands at an altitude of 4,065 meters (13,335 feet). The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, and allows you to experience the local Sherpa culture.

The duration of the Pikey Peak Trek can vary depending on the itinerary and your fitness level. On average, it takes around 6-10 days to complete the trek. However, shorter or longer itineraries can be customized to suit your preferences.

The Pikey Peak Trek is considered to be a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail involves some uphill and downhill sections, as well as steep ascents to reach the summit. However, it does not require any technical climbing skills.

The best time to do the Pikey Peak Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and good visibility of the mountains. However, the trek can also be done during the winter and summer months, although the weather can be more challenging.

To do the Pikey Peak Trek, you will need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit.

Accommodation on the Pikey Peak Trek is available in tea houses or lodges along the trail. These lodges offer basic facilities such as shared rooms, common dining areas, and simple meals. It is recommended to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth.

While it is not mandatory to have a guide for the Pikey Peak Trek, it is highly recommended, especially if you are not familiar with the area or have limited trekking experience. A guide can provide valuable information about the trail, help with navigation, and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

Some essential items to pack for the Pikey Peak Trek include trekking boots, warm clothing, a good quality backpack, a sleeping bag, a water bottle, a first aid kit, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. It is also advisable to pack some snacks and water purification tablets.

Altitude sickness can be a concern on the Pikey Peak Trek, as you will be ascending to high altitudes. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. It is recommended to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek and consider taking medication to prevent or treat altitude sickness if necessary.

Yes, you can hire a porter to carry your heavy backpack during the Pikey Peak Trek. This will allow you to trek with less weight and enjoy the journey more comfortably. Hiring a porter also provides employment opportunities for the local community.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,090
Pax 2 USD 990
Pax 3 USD 950
Pax 4 to 6 USD 890
Pax 7 to 12 USD 850
Pax 13 to 18 USD 790
Pax 19 to 24 USD 750
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 890

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Ireamide Temitayo

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December 19, 2023

A Trekking Adventure of a Lifetime with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking

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Our trek to Pikey Peak with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The service provided was exceptional, with the team ensuring that every aspect of our journey was taken care of. The right amount of time for acclimatization allowed us to fully appreciate the stunning landscapes and create memories that will stay with us forever. Thank you for an unforgettable adventure!

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Aruba

December 1, 2023

A World-Class Trekking Experience with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking

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Our trek to Pikey Peak with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking was nothing short of world-class. From the moment we arrived, we were treated to exceptional service and attention to detail. The team ensured that we had enough time for acclimatization, making our journey safe and enjoyable. We are grateful for the incredible memories created during this unforgettable adventure.

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October 9, 2023

Ascending to New Heights: Pikey Peak Trekking Expedition

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Our porter and guide on the Pikey Peak Trek were incredibly helpful. They carried our bags, set up our tents, and cooked us delicious meals every day. They were always willing to lend a hand and make sure we were comfortable. Their hard work and dedication made our trek much more enjoyable and we are grateful for their assistance.

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