Pikey Peak trek 9 days

Duration: 9 days

Trip level: easy (info?)

Maximum altitude: 4065 m

Accommodation: teahouse/Sherpa homestay

Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

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Pikey Peak trek takes you right into Sherpa homeland which is the Solukhumbu or Lower Everest. You will emerge yourself in the local culture with spending a night at a local Sherpa home stay. Also a visit to the local school and the nun monastery of Thupten Choling should not be missed. Because this area is hardly visited by trekkers you will be able to discover authentic Nepal, and have plenty of opportunity to meet the friendly locals. At High Camp you wake up early in the morning to hike for a breathtaking sunrise view from the peak. From the summit you have magnificent views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. Subsequently Sir Edmund Hillary stated that Pikey Peak offers the most beautiful view for Mount Everest.

A comfortable jeep drive takes you to the start of the Pikey Peak trek. In the local village of Sherpa Mude you spend the night at a Sherpa homestay. During a short village tour you visit a local school where the children will curiously greet you. After that you hike towards the small settlement of Japre with the local monastery and a big prayer wheel. Towards High Camp the trail goes through beautiful rhododendron forests and along small settlements. Next morning you wake up early to climb Pikey Peak for a breathtaking sunrise. You can see several spectacular mountain peaks of 8000+ meters like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kangchenjunga. Afterwards you descend towards the Junbesi valley where several ancient Buddhist monasteries are located. An inspiring visit will follow at the nun monastery of Thupten Choling. You comfortably continue the Pikey Peak trek to Phurteng. Another great sunrise and sunset viewpoint for the entire Khumbu region. After a desecent towards Ringmo you hike a wide comfortable trail to Phaplu. A large local village with local shops. Finally a jeep drive will bring you back to Kathmandu.
You can extend Pikey Peak trek to Dudh Kunda lake, for details click here.

Day 01                  Drive Kathmandu to Pattale (2625 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 02                  Trek to Sherpa Mude overnight at Sherpa Homestay(2600 m – 6,5 hrs.)
Day 03                  Visit local school and trek to Japre (2820 m – 5,5 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to High camp (3615 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05                  Climb to Pikey Peak (4065 m) and trek to Bhanjang (2875 m – 6,5 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Junbesi (2700m – 5 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Thupten Choling monastery (3031 m) for visit, and onwards to Phurteng (2950m – 7 hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Phaplu (2470 m – 4,5 hrs.)
Day 09                  Drive Phaplu to Kathmandu (7 hrs.)

Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.

The starting price for Pikey Peak trek 9 days is:
€ 300,00 per person ( party of 4 persons)
€ 475,00 per person ( party of 2 persons)

We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return drive Kathmandu to start and from end trek
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to start and end trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)