5 Day Pikey Peak Trek - Shortest Trek to See Mount Everest

Group Picture at Top Pikey Peak
At a Glance
  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4065m
  • Group Size 1-20 person
  • Start City Kathmandu
  • End City Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Personal and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season September - May
Trip Highlights
  • A great destination to practice your climb to the higher mountain
  • Amazing views of 8,000 meters including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Annapurna, Manaslu, Numbur Himal, and more.
  • Avoid the crowd of EBC and enjoy the best views within the solitude of Mother Nature
  • Many villages, stunning waterfalls, cascading rivers all along the trail
  • Witness the most amazing sunrise and sunset views
  • Visit many Buddhist monuments, gompas, and stupas while also experiencing the Sherpa culture
  • Wildlife such as Ghoral, Monkey, Himalayan Thar, Yaks, and many birds.

5 Days Pikey Peak Trek

Nepal, the home to all mountain peaks in the world is the ultimate destination for climbers and adventure lovers. The whole country is full of beautiful mountains and the smaller peaks all around. While all eight thousand meters of mountain climbing are reserved for experienced climbers, other smaller peaks are great for acclimatization and learning. One such popular hiking peak in Nepal is Pikey Peak. Even Sir Edmund Hillary claimed that 5 days Pikey Peak trek takes us to the best spot to get the mountain views of Nepal and that just might be true.

So, where is Pikey Peak?

Pikey Peak lies within the lower lower Everest Region in a less traveled route. Pikey Peak's location is in the SoluKhumbu district of Nepal in the northeastern of Kathmandu. A short Pikey peak trek takes you to the lower section of Solu between the Khumbu (Everest) and Numbur Chuli regions. The highest point of 5 days Pikey Peak trek is at the height of 4,068 meters (13,379 feet) and trekking to Pikey only takes 5 to 6 days.

Pikey trek is short and easy, specially designed for beginners to high-altitude trekking. The Short Pikey peak trek might be the only place where one can see all ranges of the east like Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu as well as the 8000m+ peaks in the west as Annapurna and Manaslu. I mean, there are no other places where you can get such an extensive view in such a short time. Along with an unbelievable view, this is also a culturally and naturally rewarding 5-day trip in Nepal. The villages along the trail and the wide range of rare wildlife add a thrill to our 5 days Pikey Peak trek.

Short Pikey Peak trek is also great to avoid the crowd of classic EBC trek in peak season while having a rewarding experience at Khumbu itself. And it’s way cheaper than the Everest Base Camp trek as there is no domestic flight during the trip. Now, it’s that a dream?

Best time for 5 days Pikey Peak trek

This trek can be done for eight different months. Just two months of summer i.e. June and July (due to rainfall) and two winter months, January and February (due to snowfall) are hard for the shortest Piket peak Trek. The influx of tourists increases right from March. From April to May, the entire sub-tropical forest in the Pikey Peak zone is covered in the blooms of Rhododendron and Pine. But the views of the mountain are clearer in the Autumn i.e. September, October, and November. Autumn has warm temperatures, no cold winds, and exciting views to offer, thus the best time for the shortest Piket peak Trek.

Trekking Difficulty for Lower Everest Trek

The Pikey Peak 5 days trek is regarded as a moderately difficult trek in Nepal. Despite being a peak hiking, the altitude is less than 5000 m and it's easier than any mountain climbing in Nepal. This is the reason why this Nepal 5-day trek is suitable for beginners in Nepal. However, you will need some pre-trek training that is provided by Himalayan masters. You will be taught to use some gear such as rope and crampons, and axes just in case there is snow in Pikey Peak. You do not need any previous experience in the trek but good physical strength for this 5-day trek in Nepal.

Itinerary

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We start the journey of Pikey Base Camp from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar in the morning. Firstly, the path moves towards the west of Kathmandu towards the Sunkoshi River. As we pass through dense forests and rivers, we walk to Ghurmi Village. Then, Dhap Bazaar is another couple of hours before we stop at the Everest View Hotel. It's your first guest house experience in the Khumbu region of Nepal where you get to enjoy the first Nepal dinner on the Pikey Base Camp trek.

  • Max Altitude: 2850m
  • Time: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Transport: Jeep

From Dhap, we get along the border of Tibet. In the morning, we walk for a few hours to Kerung and then follow the route to Jhapre Village. Jhapre is also a good stop for us on the route. We stop for a short time in the Buddhist monasteries here. Beyond this, the path is untouched and unexplored. We walked for a few more hours to reach Bhulbhule. This is another exciting stop at one of the Sherpa guest houses on the way. 

  • Max Altitude: 3175m
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 15km

Its another exciting day of walking as we hike to the Pikey Peak Base camp in the morning. This base camp at about 3600m meters above sea level lies at the base of Pike Peak and is led by thousands of stone steeps, who interact with local people. The Pikey Peak short trek route doesnt have many villages around, but there are many domestic animals around. Overnight, we get to live in one of the recently build tea houses at Pikey Peak Base Camp.

  • Max Altitude: 3640m
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 11km

Very early in the morning, we have an exciting walk to the top of Pikey Peak. Its guaranteed that this shall be the most beautiful sunrise you will witness in your life. The golden collar imparted in Mount Everest and many other 8000 m peaks are visible from the top. It's a great time to capture some beautiful pictures and videos before we eat our breakfast at the top of Pikey Peak with an amazing view of the Mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and many more.

After breakfast, we wandered in the Alpine landscape of the mountains along with yak and Sherpa. We walked until evening to reach the village of Phaplu. This is your final day of the Pikey Peak base camp trek in the Local guesthouse. So, make sure that you celebrate the success of a trip and enjoy some local food and drinks.

  • Max Altitude: 2470m
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Time: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 15km

Phaplu is a large settlement Indus Ooru Kumbhar district. This town also has a domestic airport and you can find a jeep or bus to Kathmandu from Phaplu. The bus is available quite early in the morning, so we must wake up early and get ready for breakfast. Then, we catch a bus that drives along the Sunkoshi River and stops at the river bank. In a few hours, we stopped for lunch and rode towards Kathmandu. You will only reach your hotel at Themel in the evening. Our Pikey Peak trekking journey ends here.

    5 Days Pikey Peak trek Itineraryis designed by our local sherpa guide. It is a tested and successful trekking itinerary that is best for those who are wiling to see Mt. Everest live in a short hike without dealing with the high altitude.

    Cost Details
    What's Included
    • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
    • Two nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
    • Shared jeep ride to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu.
    • Local guest house accommodation in the mountain.
    • Government-authorized experienced guide and porters
    • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
    • Hygienic 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
    • Necessary permits
    • First Aid Kit
    • Maps
    • Service charges and government taxes
    • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
    What's Not Included
    • International airfare and travel insurance
    • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
    • Your expenses, shopping, etc.
    • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
    • Tips for guide and porter
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    Group Discount Prices
    Number of peoplePrice per person
    1 pax
    US$499
    2 - 5 pax
    US$450
    6 - 10 pax
    US$425

    Essential Information

    Food and Accommodation for the shortest Piket Peak Trek

    Lower Everest 5 days trek to Pikey Peak is a tea house trekking region. Even though this trekking route is less popular, there are some quite decent guest houses and tea houses along the Pikey Peak route. The guest houses along the easiest Everest View trek have cozy rooms, two to four single beds, and mattresses. The room and bathrooms will you provided to you on a sharing basis. Also, there are restaurants in the guest houses where you can order a few choices for your breakfast and dinner. Since this is a remote high-altitude trek, the options for food and accommodation are quite basic during Pikey Peak 5 days trek, except for comfort but not luxury.

    Local Culture during Pikey Peak 5 days

    Unlike the upper Everest region, the lower region of Khumbu is not the major habitat for Sherpa People. There is the majority of Bahrain and Chettri communities at the beginning of the Pikey Peak trek. As you hike from Dhap towards Bhulbhule, there are villages of Gurungs and Tamang people. These people are also followers of the Tibetan Buddhist religion and follow the message of peace and non-violence. You can also see some Sherpa villages on the 3rd and 4th day of the shortest Piket peak Trek. They celebrate festivals like Mani Rumdi and Loshar which you can also join. You can also try their local dresses for photoshoots and eat the local dishes during Pikey's peak 5 days.

    Trekking trail on 5 Day Pikey Peak Trek

    The Lower Everest 5-day trekking route begins with a ride from Kathmandu to Dhap. Depending upon your budget you can take a public bus for about 10 hrs or ride in a private vehicle for almost 8 hours. After a night here, we stopped at Bhulbhule, a big settlement in the area. Then, we walk for 7 to 8 hours to reach the base camp of Pikey. We can either set a camp or live in a tea house for a night before walking to Pikey Peak. Then, we get down to Phaplu where we can find a jeep taking us to Kathmandu

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