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Pikey Peak Trek Package

Pikey Peak Trek Package

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Everest Region

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Duration:
7 Days
Group size:
2
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Introduction of Pikey Peak Trek

The Pikey Peak Trek offers a hidden gem experience in Nepal’s Solukhumbu region. This trek caters to those seeking breathtaking mountain vistas, a taste of local culture, and a manageable challenge perfect for first-time trekkers or those looking for a less strenuous adventure. The Pikey Peak trek is easier than other treks in the Everest region and not as dangerous.

Highlights of the Pikey Peak Trek Package:

  • Panoramic Himalayan Views: Witness the majestic peaks of Everest, Numbur Himal, and of course, Pikey Peak itself, offering stunning sunrises and dramatic landscapes.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Charm: Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Lower Khumbu region, experiencing genuine Nepali hospitality.
  • Cultural Encounters: Visit charming villages like Jhapre and Junbensi, and encounter the unique customs and traditions of the Tamang people.
  • Diverse Flora and Fauna: Hike through lush rhododendron forests teeming with birdlife, and keep an eye out for playful monkeys and other wildlife.
  • Manageable Challenge: The Pikey Peak Trek boasts gentle to moderate trails, making it suitable for those with a base level of fitness.

Pikey Peak Trek Difficulty Level and Fitness:

The Pikey Peak Trek is considered easy to moderate. The trails are well-maintained, with some sections having gentle inclines. A base level of fitness and experience walking for several hours with a backpack is recommended.

Packing List for Pikey Peak Trek

  • Sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support
  • Comfortable and breathable clothing for all weather conditions (layers are key!)
  • Rain jacket and trekking pants
  • Warm hat, gloves, and thermals
  • Sunhat and sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles and purification tablets (or reusable filters)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Personal toiletries and medications

Best Time to Trek Pikey Peak Trek

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer the ideal trekking conditions for the Pikey Peak Trek. During these seasons, you’ll encounter clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and vibrant landscapes. Spring offers the bonus of blooming rhododendrons for an extra touch of beauty.

Pikey Peak Trek Cost:

The estimated cost for the Pikey Peak Trek can vary depending on factors like group size, trek duration, and chosen accommodation.

  • Solo trekker: US$565 and above
  • 2-4 trekkers: US$380 – US$400 per person
  • 5+ trekkers: US$350 and below per person

Safety First:

  • Acclimatization: Take your time to adjust to the increasing altitude, especially at the base camp.
  • Qualified Guide: Hire a certified guide with knowledge of the region and first-aid training.
  • Proper Gear and Clothing: Pack appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Be Aware: Stay alert on the trails, and be mindful of potential hazards like loose rocks.

Pikey Peak Trek Package Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

  • Arrive in the bustling capital of Kathmandu. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city, explore historical landmarks like Durbar Square, and finalize trekking preparations.
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Day 2: Kathmandu to Dhap (2,850m) - (6-7 hours drive)

  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Trishuli River valley, offering glimpses of the Himalayas.
  • Arrive in Dhap, a charming village nestled amidst the foothills, and settle into your comfortable guesthouse.
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Day 3: Dhap to Jhapre (2,815m) - (4-5 hours trek)

  • The trek begins! Ascend through terraced farmlands and quaint villages, enjoying panoramic views of the Numbur Himal range.
  • Reach Jhapre, a picturesque village adorned with prayer flags, and savor a traditional Nepali lunch at a local teahouse.
  • Overnight stay in a comfortable guesthouse, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.
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Day 4: Jhapre to Pikey Peak Base Camp (3,640m) - (5-6 hours trek)

  • The trail leads through beautiful rhododendron forests, teeming with birdlife (especially vibrant in spring).
  • Gradually ascend, taking breaks to admire the unfolding Himalayan vistas.
  • Arrive at Pikey Peak Base Camp, a designated camping area offering stunning panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and of course, Pikey Peak itself.
  • Settle into your campsite (tents) or basic guesthouse, enjoying the tranquility of the high Himalayas.
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Day 5: Exploring Pikey Peak Base Camp (3,640m)

  • Take a well-deserved acclimatization day to adjust to the higher altitude.
  • Hike up nearby ridges for even more breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Alternatively, relax at the base camp, soak in the mountain scenery, and learn about the local culture from your guide.
  • Enjoy a delicious campfire dinner under the star-studded night sky.
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Day 6: Pikey Peak Base Camp to Junbesi (2,700m) - (4-5 hours trek)

  • Descend from the base camp, following a scenic trail with charming villages and yak pastures.
  • Enjoy the changing perspective of the Himalayas as you descend through diverse landscapes.
  • Reach Junbesi, a larger village with traditional shops and a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Overnight stay in a comfortable guesthouse.
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Day 7: Junbesi to Kathmandu (1,350m) - (7-8 hours drive)

  • Bid farewell to the Lower Khumbu region with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Relive the memories of your incredible trek through the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy an evening in Kathmandu (free time) to explore further, do some souvenir shopping, or relax before your departure.

Note

Our standard itinerary may change due to unpredictable events like flight delays, weather issues, natural disasters, new government rules, political situations, or health problems. We will adapt the trek accordingly and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility.

From USD $400
94% of travelers recommend this experience
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

What is Included Pikey Peak Trek Package

Comfortable guesthouse accommodation throughout the trek
All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Transportation: Private jeep from Kathmandu to Dhap and return
Entrance fees for Pikey Peak region and national park permits
An experienced and certified English-speaking guide

What is Exclude Pikey Peak Trek Package

International flights to and from Kathmandu
Nepal visa fees
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Drinks (alcoholic beverages, bottled water, hot beverages during meals)
Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, internet charges, tips)

FAQs About Pikey Peak Trek Package

Which is the best trekking peak in Nepal?

The Pikey Peak Trek typically takes around 7 days to complete. This is a sample itinerary, and the exact duration can vary depending on your chosen route, pace, and acclimatization needs.

How hard is the Pikey Peak Trek?

The Pikey Peak Trek is considered an easy to moderate trek. The trails are well-maintained, with mostly gentle inclines. A base level of fitness and experience walking for several hours with a backpack is recommended.

How to reach Pikey Peak?

Most Pikey Peak Trek itineraries involve a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhap, a village located at the starting point of the trek. This journey typically takes 6-7 hours.

Which is the best trekking peak in Nepal?

There's no single "best" trekking peak in Nepal, as it depends on your experience level, preferences, and desired challenge. However, Pikey Peak offers a good balance for those seeking stunning mountain views, cultural immersion, and a manageable trek. Here are some other popular trekking peaks in Nepal to consider, categorized by difficulty:
Easy/Moderate: Poon Hill, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Moderate: Langtang Valley Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek (shortened version) Strenuous: Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Island Peak Trek, Mera Peak Trek