Blossom Expeditions

Pikey Peak Trekking

The Pikey Peak trekking is an 8-day trek in the foothills of the Solukhumbu region. It is especially designed for people who want to trek off the main trekking route, or who want to explore Nepal’s natural and cultural wonders without having to go to high elevations.

The Pikey Peak Trekking offers amazing mountain vistas. On this trek you will have plenty of spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Mountains such as Everest (8,848 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), and Lhotse (8,516 m) are often visible.

The Pikey PeakTrek starts from Dhap after 7-8 reserved jeep drive from Kathmandu. The trek follows the traditional village route used by the mountain people in their daily activities. You will pass through typical Sherpa, Magar and Tamang villages. You will see old Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and mani walls throughout the trail and a pleasant walk through lush green forests of pine, Himalayan fir, rhododendron and alpine meadow. 

Pikey Peak (4070m) provides magnificent views of mountains such as Gaurishankar, Thamserku, Makalu, and Everest--not to mention the beautiful foothill valleys.

On this trek you will do a day hike to Thupten Chholing Monastery, which is one of the main religious centres of the Everest region, and is the place where the late Trulshik Rinpoche (a teacher of the 14th Dalai Lama and an important figure in Tibetan Buddhism) lived.

 

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Mild to Moderate
Max. Elevation:
4070m.
Starts Point:
Phaplu
Ends Point:
Phaplu
Trip Duration:
11 days
Trek Duration:
8
Trip Cost:
Phaplu
Max. Group Size:
10 person
Min. Group Size:
2
Season:
October to May
Accommodation:
Camping/Tea House
Trip Deadline:
20-August-2017

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2017-10-21 11 days $ 100 each $1285 each $400 Book Now
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Days Program
01 21st Oct 2017 Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. (1300 m)
02 22nd Oct 2017 Early in the morning Drive to Dhap (2840 m) Time 7-8 hours 
03 23rd Oct 2017 Early in the morning hike to Chagethan view point and Trek to Jhapre (2820 m) Time: 5-6 hours
04 24th Oct 2017 Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3640 m) Time: 6-7 hours
05 25th Oct 2017 Trek to Lamjura (3580 m.) vie Pikey Peak (4070 m) Time: 6-7 hours
06 26th Oct 2017 Trek to Junbesi (2700 m) Time: 3-4 hours
07 27th Oct 2017 Day hike to Thupten Chholing Monastery 
08 28th Oct 2017 Trek to Phaplu (2470 m) Time: 5-6 hours
09 29th Oct 2017 Fly to Kathmandu and rest.
10 30th Oct 2017 Kathmandu sightseeing (Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square) Time 6-7 hours
11 31st Oct 2017 Departure to Home.

Cost Includes

  • 3 night accommodations in Kathmandu  including Breakfast and tax
  • Three time food (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea or Coffee during the Trekking, prepare by own cook where Tea house are not available
  • Accommodation during the trip, Tent where guest house are not available.
  • Guide and porter’s wages, food, accommodation and insurance on Trekking.
  • Air fare both way KTM-Phaplu
  • Air fare for guide and assistant guide both way KTM-Phaplu
  • National Park and TIMS cards Fee
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Airport Transfer
  • Transfer from Phaplu to Patale by Jeep
  • Guide and transfer for city sightseeing
  • Entrance fee for city sight seeing


Cost Excludes

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM 
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above
  • Room charge (if you willing to sleep in room during the trekking)

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  1. Food: This unique trekking is not developed as a commercial and popular trekking trail. Tea houses are under construction or locals are learning. So we have own cook, who will help at the lodges to prepare the food. Every day menu will be different including western and local foods like Dal Bhat, MOMO, Spring Roll, Noodle Items, Spaghetti, Breads and many items from Potato based. We carry necessary food and fresh vegetables (that's not available at tea house) as well as pre-packed products. The milk we use along the trail is powder milk (added with water), we always served hot milk and fresh salad or fresh fruit salad washed by treated water before we served.
  2. Water: You can fill directly from tap and use Iodine tablet or any other water purification tablets and Steripen. You can buy the boiled water from tea house in the evening, morning or afternoon and no need to use any purification tablet. Please don't drink water directly from Tap or from Jar and stream, which may cause your stomach problem. Please remember; before you buying bottled water don't forget to see expire date. We will provide you boiled water during the trip.
  3. Accommodations: At the Tea houses you will have double room with separate bed. Usually rooms are small. But plenty of space for you to move around and form matters with clean bed sit and Also use two men tents some places where they don't have private room. We will provide two men Tents with matters and Tent has enough space to put your things around. We will also provide you hot bag for the night to keep you warm and we will have communal dining Tent for dinner and Breakfast.
  4. First Aid Kit and Medical Facility: Each of you should have own first aid kit with some general medicine that you know or prescribed by your doctor. Please don't forget to take your medication for whole trip. If you stop taking your medication or if you will not have full course medication, that you are taking, it may create trouble for you on the trek. I do have First Aid Kit with general medicine for emergency and share with everyone including porters. There is District hospital in Phaplu for general treatment and operation; and some villages we pass by have health post for local and small medical store, where they give very basic treatment.
  5. Preparations You don't have to be a mountaineer or athletic to come to Nepal. As long as you are in good physical shape or reasonably fit, you do not require big hiking experience for short treks. The time you put into physical training before you come to this trip definitely be rewarded. Every day at least an hour jugging and climb the stairs will help you a lot.
  6. Weather: Weather in autumn season usually provides settled weather with excellent views. It gets cloudy towards the end of December leading up to the winter season. Usually in the morning sky is clear and provides magnificent view and late afternoon gets cloudy is common in mountain valley. During the day temperature will be warm and you may feel sweaty mid day in lower section of trek. But when we cross above 3000m temperature drops a lot especially at night. But during the day time will be warm in sunny day.
  7. Communication: Now in lower Solukhumbu region have telephone service and most places your cell phone receive network if weather is stable. In Phaplu has internet service as well.
  8. Flight: During the pick tourist season few flights happens to Phaplu every day. It is not busy airport; usually 2-5 flights happen there. Often flight gets canceled due to weather. Each flight takes 25-35m depending on which airline you are. The half an hour flight is remarkable, provides immense view of Himalaya. The planes fly over the hills and close to some of snow capped mountains. Left hand side to Phaplu and right hand side to KTM is best view of Mountains.
  9. Payments: We require a 15% deposit of the total trip cost two months before your trip start to confirm your reservation. The remainder of the payment must be made on your arrival in Kathmandu.
  10. Travel Insurance Policy You must have travel insurance to trek in Nepal and that should cover helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment. Travel insurance is very reasonable and a great value. Evacuation by helicopter is very expensive and prices are rising steeply. A typical evacuation costs U.S. $7500 minimum and the money must be deposited before the chopper leaves Kathmandu. For your safety and peace of mind make sure you buy insurance and give us a copy of your policy before heading out on your trek.

    We are committed on the Welfare of our staff from trip Leaders / Guides, Assistance Guide, Cooks and Porters. We ensure good wages, provident fund, proper insurance and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.