Pikey Peak Trekking - 9 days

Pikey Peak Trekking

Are you afraid of taking flight but want to see Mt. Everest in short span of time? No problem, here we are with Pikey Peak trek. Situated at the base of Mt. Number in lower Khumbu region, Pikey Peak is ideal destination to enjoy majestic view of Himalayan Panorama yet avoiding crowd. This trek is famous for Sunrise and sunset and the view of Mt. Everest, mt. Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Gaurishankar and many other high mountains. Number of Buddhist monasteries, Old Sherpa Villages and their lifestyle as well as Rhododendron, Magnolia and Wild orchids are the highlight of this trek.

The trek start with scenic drive to Bhandar on Araniko highway and walk toward Ngur Village en route to reach Pikey Peak , main destination of the trip. We then trek to Junbesi and explore centuries old Thuptenchholing Gompa ( Monastery) and finally trek to Phaplu and take Jeep back to Kathmandu to end our trip.

Highlights

  • New route and, therefore, less travelled
  • High altitude trek to Pikey Peak (4,067 metres)
  • Magnificent views of the Himalayas including Mt Thamsherku, Mt Khangtega, Numbur Himal, Mera Peak, Mt Gaurishanker and Dorje Lakpa
  • A visit to Thuptenchholing Gompa, a highly revered centuries old monastery
  • Passes through a number of villages typical to the hills and the mountains of Nepal

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Kathmandu to Bhandar (2,190 metres) ( around 8-hour drive by public bus) Overnight at local guest house.

Day 03 Bhandar to Ngaur (3,350 metres) (about 6-hours walk). Overnight at local guest house.

Day 04 Ngaur to Pikey Peak (4,067 metres)(nearly 4-hours walk). Overnight at local guest house.

Day 05 Pikey Peak to Junbesi (2,700 metres) (about 5-hour walk). Overnight at local guest house.

Day 06 A visit to ThuptenchholingGompa (2,920 metres) (5-hour walk). Overnight at local guest house.

Day 07 Junbesi to Phaplu (2,469 metres) (5-hour walk). Overnight at local guest house. 

Day 08 Phaplu to Kathmandu (8-9-hour drive by public bus). Overnight at hotel. 

Day 09 Transfer to airport for your onward departure from Nepal. 

Useful Info

About Accommodation.
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at Hotel Himalayan Traveller's Inn, and at local lodges during the trek on twin sharing basis. Hotel in Kathmandu comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the busy months, (October/November & April/ May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have
limited number of local lodges .

About Meal You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options.

About Staff:
A Guide assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guide will be provided. Porter will join in Lukla. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 K.G.

About Equipments
Following Equipment list is recommended to bring for Everest Base Camp Trek
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.

Physical Fitness and experience
Pikey Peak Trek is a moderate which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Pikey Peak Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better . No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Vista Trek P. Ltd.

About Insurance
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before your purchase it.

About Seasons
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Pikey Peak Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

About Lukla Flight
It is very difficult to predict the weather in mountain. Because of bad weather, the flight between Kathmandu to Lukla may be delayed or canceled for a day or more. Due to the weather changes in Himalaya, we can face such problem even in good season. So we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.

If your flight is cancelled in Kathmandu then we will rebook the flight for the next day. There may be an option to use private helicopter paying additional from $300 to $500 We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. When flight is cancelled , we will arrange you a hotel however food and accommodation is not cover in the package. Same process will be applied if the flight cancelled or delayed in Lukla.

See the FAQ for other related topic.

Detail Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,370 metres)

  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan Intl Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Vista Trek waiting, well in time, to receive you, shall welcome you to this land of the towering Himalayas. Once reaching your hotel in a car from the airport, all you need to do is check in and enjoy the refreshment served.
  • We then visit the Vista Trek office for discussion on trekking, introduction to the guide and porter and settlement of dues if any. Since you often still have some time left for a walk around Thamel, you can do so if you please.

DAY 2 Kathmandu to Bhandar (2,190 metres: around 8-hour drive)

  • We head off to Bhandar early morning. On narrow, winding hilly roads, from a foothill to its hilltop and down again on more than a number of occasions, this around 8-hour drive comes with spectacular views of the hills, the villages and the greenery. Stopping only for breakfast then lunch on the way, the vehicle comes to its final stop at Bhandar.
  • We spend the night here.

DAY 3 Bhandar to Ngaur (3,350 metres; about 6-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for three hours to Chaulakharka. The route, mostly a comfortable downhill with a few short uphills at places, takes us through a few villages as well as forest areas where we will need to cross streams and rivers at times. Chaulakharka, a big village with 20-30 households and a number of Monasteries, is where we stop for lunch.
  • After lunch, we walk for another three hours or so to Ngaur on a trail that is a mix of flats and comfortable uphills. Ngaur, located on an open area, is similar to Bhandar in many ways.
  • We spend the night here.

DAY 4 Ngaur to Pikey Peak (4,067 metres; nearly 4-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk all the way to Pikey Peak. On a comfortable uphill, we start out through a thick pine forest which gradually becomes thinner as we reach our destination. This vantage position generously showcases quite a few number of peaks in the Everest Himalayan Range of Nepal including Mt Thamsherku, Mt Khangtega, Numbur Himal, Mera Peak, Mt Gaurishanker and Dorje Lakpa
  • This is our stopover for lunch, dinner and he night as well. 

DAY 5 Pikey Peak to Junbesi (2,700 metres; about 5-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for around two and a half hours to Surké. A mix of comfortable downhills and flats, the path takes us all through a forest to Surké, a small village. This is our stopover for lunch.
  • The next two and a half hours to Junbesi is through a landscape that sees shrubs and grasses and only one or two constructions along the way. Junbesi, on the riverside of Junbesi Khola, is a dense village with clustered homes.
  • We spend the night here.

DAY 6 A visit to ThuptenchholingGompa (2,920 metres; 5-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for around two hours to ThuptenchholingGompa. This highly revered centuries old monastery has small cottages outside for the monks to reside in. We have our lunch here and return to Junbesi for the night.

DAY 7 Junbesi to Phaplu (2,469 metres; 5-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for roughly two and a half hours to Benighat. A combination of downhills and flats, the route goes along the banks of Junbesi Khola through a forest. Located on the riverside, Benighat, with a few teahouses, is where we stop for lunch. 
  • Our way to Phaplu, from here on, starts out still along the banks for about an hour, followed by an hour and a half of a comfortable uphill. Phaplu is a big village with an airport.
  • We spend the night here.

DAY 8 Phaplu to Kathmandu (8-9-hour drive)

  • We head off for Kathmandu on a local bus or a jeep. Although a little to the narrow side, this hilly road is considered as one of the best. The vehicle does stop for breakfast and lunch on the way.
  • Once in Kathmandu and in the evening, please allow us the pleasure of your company during the fare-well dinner organized by Vista Trek.

DAY 9 Departure from Nepal

  • If you have a morning flight, we leave for Tribhuwan Intl Airport early morning in a car arranged by the office.
  • If your flight is in the late afternoon or evening, only your WILL shall dictate your involvement or indulgence as you may please before leaving for Tribhuwan Intl Airport in the vehicle.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 2 nights standard hotel accommodation.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea during the trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide,plus experience porter ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All necessary permits and entry fees .
  • All the land transportation before and after the trek
  • Medical kit box.
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes.
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc. if needed).
  • Our service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Bar bills.
  • Staff & driver tipping.

Single Supplement Charge: $ 150

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Availability
2017-09-27 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
2017-10-06 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
2017-10-10 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
2017-10-21 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
2017-11-08 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
2017-11-15 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
2017-11-30 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
2017-12-10 9 days $ 150 Per Person $ 650 each Book Now
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