Pike Peak (4068m) lies in the lower Khumbu region and offers incredible views of the many peaks such as Everest (8848 m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and many others. The name Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa deity, and thus the mountain is revered sacred. This Pike Peak Trek is a perfect way to view majestic scenes of the Himalayas at a short duration.
The short yet fulfilling Pike Peak Trekking starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu, from where the trekking to various Sherpa villages and ancient monasteries takes you to the largest hill in the lower Khumbu region, Pikey Peak (4068 m). At the top of Pikey Peak (4068 m), an amazing mountain vista awaits you; from the gorgeous mountains to stunning valleys, all can be seen from the top. This trek is suitable for anyone with a fit physique. During this trek, not only do you experience the beauty of Sherpa culture but also what nature has to offer. Ideal for bird watching, this region has various species of local as well as migratory birds one can see with a keen eye and the many types of trees that are seen here. This trek will take you through off the beaten roads and serene places, where many tourists don’t flock. It is a perfect trip for anyone who wants to enjoy peace and solitude while throwing away all the stress accumulated from work and city life.
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Day : 1
Arrival in Kathmandu International airport (1350m), and transfer to hotel.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you land in Kathmandu, our guest relation officer will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You can rest for a while and then venture out to get familiar with the Kathmandu air. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 2
Drive to Phaplu (2470m) from Kathmandu, 6 hrs. O/N in local lodge at Phaplu.
Today we will leave for Phaplu early in the morning, which is towards the east of the valley. This is a typical experience of a jeep drive in the hilly region of Nepal, the scenery is breathtaking and the winding and bumpy roads fill you with adrenaline. Crossing Salleri, home to the Sherpa community, we make a short ascent to reach Phaplu. Overnight in Phaplu.
Day : 3
Trek to Gumne Mera crossing by Rat Nage Pass, O/N in homestay based guesthouse.
From Phaplu, following the scenery of lush hill and taking in the serene environment, we will make our way to Gumne Mera, which is a Sherpa village. The alpine vegetation keeps us company as we pass through Rat Nage. During the ascend, the peaks of Thamserku (6608m), Mera (6476m), and Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) start to appear in the background. Overnight in Gumne Mera.
Day : 4
Trek to Taksindu (2250m), visit the monastery, 6-7 hrs. O/N in local lodge.
Today we will trek to Taksindu via Ringmo and visit the monastery perched on a cliff high in the hilltop overlooking the valley below and the Himalayas in the skyline. This monastery is visually appealing because of its position, and it celebrates many festivals of the Sherpa, especially Mani Rimdu in autumn. Overnight in Taksindu.
Day : 5
Trek to Junbesi (2680m), 5 hrs.
We will walk further up to the village of Junbesi, which is a small sleepy village of the Sherpa. The trail passes by many small villages with local monasteries adorned with prayer flags and prayer wheels to reach Junbesi which is considered the cradle of Sherpa culture and tradition and as a sacred space. There are multiple Buddhist monasteries around this area, and the tea houses here are more decent and comfortable. Overnight in Junbesi.
Day : 6
Hike to Thupten Chholing Monastery, back to Junbesi for the over night.
Today we will hike alongside Junbesi Khola to reach Thupten Chholing Monastery, which can be quite strenuous. There are fields of barley and other vegetation that we will pass, and also often see kiwifruit being grown. The white colored monastery is nestled among the trees with a hill as the backdrop. Thupten Chholing is known as the celibate monastery where monks can be heard chanting and humming in a low tune. There are nuns who perform the Buddhist rituals, and if lucky, maybe we will be able to see some of them. We then hike back to Junbesi for the overnight stay.
Day : 7
Trek to Ngaur, Basic homestay in local houses.
We will make our way through the alpine forest to reach the village of Ngaur today. With Pikey Peak (4068m) at sight, we ascend and descend on ridges and walk past many villages until reaching Ngaur. A cluster of small houses, Ngaur is a beautiful village surrounded by crops. There is a monastery here which has gotten bad damage because of the 2015 earthquake, but we can still see its remnants. Overnight in Ngaur.
Day : 8
Early morning, hike to Pike Danda (4070m) for mountain views and sunrise, back to Pikey Base Camp
We will carry packed lunch today and make our way to Pikey Peak (4068m) early in the morning through the forest of rhododendron, birch, pine, oak, and fir. We will also walk past some beautiful pastures, and after a downhill walk, we slowly climb uphill to reach the top of Pikey Peak (4068m), the highest point of our journey. From the top of the peak, we will be able to witness a majestic sunrise over the peaks of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Thamserku (6608m), Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), and many more. After taking some pictures and appreciating the beauty of nature, we will walk back to Pikey Base Camp for the overnight stay.
Day : 9
Trek to Jhapre from Pike danda Base camp. O/N in local accommodation.
As we make our way to Jhapre, we will be encapsulated by the beauty and the peace and serenity of this trail. The trail is dotted with many monasteries and goes past several villages scattered across lush hills. Crossing pastures and small streams, we finally reach the village of Jhapre. Overnight in Jhapre
Day : 10
Trek to Ghorpiteng, visit monastery in small Sherpa village.
A small Sherpa village, Ghorpiteng is a beautifully nestled on a hillside. The trail through the verdant forests with endemic flower blooms makes it a calm experience for us. Upon reaching the Sherpa village of Ghorpiteng, we will visit the ancient monastery decorated with amazing Buddhist paintings. Overnight in Ghorpiteng.
Day : 11
Trek to Dhap, view Tower- view of Mt Everest, homestay.
Today we make our way to Dhap village, where we will be staying in a local residence. Walking through the dense forest and crossing several small streams, we reach the village of Dhap, which has a view tower from where the giants such as Cho Oyu (8188m), Everest (8848m), and many other mountains are seen in a magnificent manner. Overnight in Dhap.
Day : 12
Trek to Salleri-Phaplu, drive or fly to Kathmandu, hotel
Today we will trek through the populated region of lower Khumbu as we make our way back to Phaplu. Following a stream uphill, we reach the village of Phaplu, where we have the option to either fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Both the flight and the drive serve amazing views of the countryside landscape. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day : 13
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley- Patan Darbar Square, Kathmandu Darbar Square or Bhaktapur Darbar Square, O/N in the hotel, Kathmandu.
Back in Kathmandu, the day is dedicated for sightseeing some of the prominent places of the valley, which is known for its richness of art, culture, and tradition of the Hindu and the Buddhist faiths. You will witness this in the many UNESCO world heritage sites that you will visit today. The three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur that you visit today are the prime examples of the ancient art and architecture of Kathmandu. You can also try some of the cuisines that Kathmandu is famous for, especially the Nepalese style dumplings–Momo. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 14
Final departure from Kathmandu for your next destination.
Today our staff will drop you off at the airport, ending your stay and adventure in Nepal. We hope you had a lovely time in our country.
Airport pick up and drive.
Hotel in Kathmandu as per program.
Trekking permits according to itinerary.
TIMS cards- Trekking Information Management System.
Food and accommodation during the trip-B/L/D.
Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc during the trek.
Flight: Kathmandu-Phakpu-Kathmandu as per your requirements.
Porters and guide with their wages as per program.
Insurance for local staffs: Guide and porters.
High altitude chamber as per requirement,
Land transportation service as per requirement: Kathmandu-Phaplu-Kathmandu drive Jeep or Bus.
Local airport tax and land transportations according to program.