Overview

Our Pikey Peak Trek is an exciting journey through the southern part of the Solu-Khumbu district, near the Everest region. The viewpoint at Pikey Peak (4070 meters/13,353 feet) offers a unique perspective of Mount Everest (8848 meter/29,029 feet), the highest mountain in the world. When we say unique perspective, we mean a truly mind-boggling panorama of the colossal mountain in all its glory. The stark ridges and jagged edges are crisp and clear. This view is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what this trail offers.

The recently opened trail is a quiet getaway from Kathmandu and even other treks in the Khumbu region. Seldom do trekkers take this route, which allows for a tranquil vibe during the excursion. It is a moderate trail that, with proper acclimatization, most people can do. Relish in the unpopulated trails before it's discovered by the masses.

The lack of trekkers also allows for more authentic interactions between you and the local villagers, who are mostly of the Sherpa ethnic group. As Tibetan Buddhism flourishes in this area and is integrated into all parts of their lives, the trail is full of chorten, mani walls, prayer flags, and elegant monasteries. If you want to take the trek during while one of the many colorful festivals takes place, ask us for the details and we will set that up!

The highlight of the trek is reaching Pikey Peak, where seven 8,000+ meter peaks lie right before your eyes.  Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Makalu (8481 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Everest (8848 meters), Shishapangma (8013 meters), and Annapurna I (8091 meters), and countless other slightly smaller peaks. It is one of the best spots in the world to see the Himalayas. Come check it out! From here, we head to Phaplu and fly back to Kathmandu.

We can easily combine this trek with a trip to Dudh Kunda – a majestic high-alpine lake at the foot of the highest peaks in the world. Let us know if you would like us to set that up.

Our Pikey Peak Trek is partly a camping journey. Where there are guesthouses or homestays, we can stay there upon your request. Otherwise, we will be camping outside under a tent. Release your attachments to your normal, everyday life and ‘lose yourself’ in the mountains. For a couple of weeks, forget about the worries you have and live in the moment! Enjoy the views and feel the refreshing mountain breeze.

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more colour and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Pikey Peak Trek requires moderate fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Trip Highlights

·       Non-touristy trail that gives a feeling of solitude and peace

·        Insane viewpoint at Pikey Peak (4070 meters) including views of Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Mera Peak, Khangtega, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa and many more.

·       Experience Sherpa culture, visit monasteries and learn about Tibetan Buddhism

·       Unforgettable sunrise and sunset scenery at Pikey Peak

·       Moderate, yet exhilarating trail that is perfect for beginners and seasoned veterans alike

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar(2190m), 8-9 hours drive.
  • Day 03: Bhandar to Nagur (3350m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 04: Ngaur to Pikey Peak (4070m), 4-5 hours.
  • Day 05: Pikey Peak to Junbesi (2700m), 6-7 hours.
  • Day 06: Junbesi to Thuptenchholing Monastery (2920m) and back to Junbesi, 5-6 hours.
  • Day 07: Junbesi to Phaplu (2470m), 5 hours.
  • Day 08: Phaplu to Kathmandu ( 8-9 hours)
  • Day 09: Final Departure.

Trip note

Accommodation

All our packages include accommodation in the cost.  This accommodation is included during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you.  During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.

Food

Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.  For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental ,Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses.  While camping, we will prepare the meals for you.  After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel. 

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead the trek.  All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.  For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.    

Acclimatization/Fitness/Experience

As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness.  The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek.  On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial.  Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek. 

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures.  It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.

Note:

Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. From time to time flights to and from Lukla may be delayed due to weather conditions. It is often worthwhile to include a day or two extra in your schedule to be used in the event of a delay, or if you require a little extra time during the trek. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit to Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
    Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.
    • Kathmandu
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar(2190m), 8-9 hours drive.
    After breakfast in the early morning. Leaving the hotel, we take a scenic drive to Bhandar. Along the ride, relish in the beautiful view of hills, villages and snowcapped mountains. Shivalaya is the entrance point of the Pikey Peak Trek, situated next to the Khimti River. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Bhandar
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2190m
  • Day 03: Bhandar to Nagur (3350m), 5-6 hours.
    After breakfast, we make our way to the first checkpoint, where we have our TIMS cards checked. The first half of the day involves mostly uphill climbing. The views are tremendous during the whole day. Terraced hills are all around us with small huts scattered about. After about five and a half hours of trekking, we reach Nagur. Nagur is located on an open area, is similar to Bhandar in many points. Overnight in a guest house (or tented camp).
    • Nagur
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 3350m
  • Day 04: Ngaur to Pikey Peak (4070m), 4-5 hours.
    Today is the most exciting day of the trek. It’s a strenuous climb of over 1200 meters, but it is well worth the struggle. When we reach Pikey Peak, we have astonishing views of the vast Himalayas. Seven peaks over 8,000 meters can be seen including Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, and more. It is truly one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. Take some photos and deep breaths. This moment may never come again. This is our stop for Lunch, Dinner and the overnight as well.
    • Pikey
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 4070m
  • Day 05: Pikey Peak to Junbesi (2700m), 6-7 hours.
    We take off in the morning. If you want to wake up early to watch the sunrise, we recommend it! Hike up a bit to get an even more superb view. Then, hike downhill for a couple of hours through rhododendron and pine forests until Jase Bhanjyang (3550m). Two hours more and we reach Lamjura, where we can stop for lunch or a snack. Trek on and downhill to Junbesi (2680m). When we start passing mani walls and chhortens, we know we’re getting close. There are monasteries and other cool sites to explore in the village. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Junbesi
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2700m
  • Day 06: Junbesi to Thuptenchholing Monastery (2920m) and back to Junbesi, 5-6 hours.
    After breakfast, we take a hike just for fun to Thupten Chholing Gompa (2920m). The trial follows the Junbesi Khola, gently climbing uphill. The ornate design of the monastery, which was built in the 19th century, is awesome. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Junbesi
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2700m
  • Day 07: Junbesi to Phaplu (2470m), 5 hours.
    Leave Junbesi and cross a steel bridge to a dirt road along the Junbesi Khola. Take this until Benighat, reaching about an hour and a half later. Continue on the large road until Bhagbani, which is just a short climb from Phaplu. It’s a rather large village and there are plenty of places to stay here. Overnight in a guest house
    • Phaplu
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Guest House
    • 2470m
  • Day 08: Phaplu to Kathmandu ( 8-9 hours)
    A long drive takes us to Kathmandu. I say memorable because we drive through the majestic mountains, beautiful villages, a terraced field giving us a whole different perspective than we had the previous days trekking. Later in the evening, we have a farewell dinner for you in Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 09: Final Departure.
    Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Ø  Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.

Ø  Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.

Ø  All transportation for the trek.

Ø  Local guest house accommodation in the mountain.

Ø  Government-authorized experienced guide and porters

Ø  Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters

Ø  Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.

Ø  All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)

Ø  Necessary permits

Ø  First Aid Kit

Ø  Maps

Ø  Service charge and government taxes

Ø  Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

Ø  International airfare

Ø  Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)

Ø  Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.

Ø  Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek

Ø  Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee

Ø  Tips for guide and porter

Ø  Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary

Ø  Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.