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07

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Moderate

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Pikey Peak trek is a newly opened destination and a community based trek in the mid hills of Nepal. The trek remains mainly in the Solu district of the solukhumbu region and mostly focuses on the village life, sherpa culture over the mountain panorama. On top, the trek is short and sweet and is considered an easy trekking destination in Nepal. If the northern region of Everest is famous for the views of the highest mountains in the world, the southern part is very rich in floral and cultural diversity, virgin landscape and mountain vistas. The journey to Pikey peak and dudh kunda takes you through unique way of life and unfolding mystery found nowhere in the world.  

A sample of ethnic diversity can be well observed as the trek passes through the villages inhabited by Brahmins, Rais, Tamangs and Sherpas. This week long cultural trek traverses through one of the most beautiful Rhododendron forest that makes its way to pastures and buddhist chortens. Furthermore, you will see a lot of hills and trees draped in prayer flags. In fact, the entire social and religious life of the people in these communities of the Pikey Peak trek revolves around the monasteries and the shrines in the villages.

On the other hand, the trek does not go to high altitude and hence, there are very less likely of you to fall sick. Saying that, it does not as well fall back when it comes to showcasing the himalayas in the north. Pikey Peak, after which the trek gets its name and also the zenith of the trek, is a viewpoint that showcases snow capped peaks of Everest, Numbur and especially Kanchenjunga.

Why Pikey Peak Trek?

  • This is an easy trek
  • No altitude sickness as the trek does not surpass 4000 meters
  • It is more of a cultural and village lifestyle trek
  • 5 % of your investment goes to charity work. We will contribute the funds for constructing library and computer literate rural children.

Is it for you?

  • Yes, if you do not like walking much
  • Yes, if you are beginning to trek and are skeptical of going for long trek
  • Yes, if you are scared of getting AMS
  • Yes, if you are into culture and Buddhism
  • Yes, if you have limited physical fitness

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-118 Total Duration: 07 days
Destination: Everest Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate Group Size: Min. 2 Pax
Max Elevation:

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The bus ride takes around 10 to 11 hours and the journey begins as early as 5 in the morning. The journey depends on the type of vehicle you choose for your journey. The first half of the ride is along rivers and streams and paved highway. The second phase of the highway is dusty and more on a rugged road with beautiful village. With multiple stops in between for bathroom break and food, you will reach your destination in the Evening. En route, you will make your way through Phaplu and other popular rest area. Overnight in Salleri.

It is around 8 hours trek from Salleri to Pattale and the time frame includes break time for lunch and refreshments. On this day, you will walk from village to village and witness culturally rich Sherpa and Tamang village. You will make a short detour via Kerung as it is a Sherpa village and to one of the most intriguing monasteries and strong buddhist influences. Out of Salleri, time and again, you will walk along the beautiful Sun koshi river and through stunning terrace farming. Overnight in Kerung.

It is a very good idea to wake up early in morning if you are a mountain lover. Although the views from the village is a stunner, the nearby Patale Danda is a well renowned spot for clearer and wider views of the mountains. Out of Pattale, you will mostly walk on the trail that makes its way through forest of Rhododendron and Daphne with a striking views of the mountains in the north. The forest later opens to wide road which leads to a small village of Jhapre. With every spur you take towards Jhapre the mountain seem to get closer and clearer. Overnight in Jhapre.

Usually people directly opt for Pikey Peak if no symptoms of altitude sickness. However, we would like to relax and take another day to acclimatize and enjoy the nature before reaching the summit of Pikey Peak. The trail today will leave the rhododendron tree line behind and start climbing on the ridge and above the cloud line. If you are a cheese lover, you may want to indulge in eating the cheese made from local Yak in one of the small cheese factories en route. Depending on the weather and your condition, we will either call it a night at the base camp or trek an hour further to the summit of Pikey Peak and enjoy the night.

Pikey Peak is a very rewarding trek in terms of the mountains and you will figure that out in the morning, on this day. On a clear day you will see a 360 degree of mountain panorama spread over hundreds of kilometers. Right in front, you will see Numbur, Kayolung and Khatang dominating the skyline and to the right of these mountains rests the mighty Everest (8848m). Furthermore, you see Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanchenjunga. Meaning, you see the 7 out of the 8 highest mountains present in Nepal. The trail from Pikey peak drops rapidly and the trail is very steep. You will reach Pikey Kop, followed by Lamajura Pass, then Taktor before finally meeting the Tenzing hillary trail to Everest. Overnight in Junbesi.

You exit the beautiful settlement of Junbesi and make your way along Junbesi Khola. The trail is a mix of downhill and flat that once in awhile makes its way through forests. In around 2 hours you reach Benighat, which is an ideal place to stop for lunch. From Benighat the trail still follows Junbesi stream for another hour, followed by a gradual up hill walk for another 1 and ½ hours to Phaplu. Once in Phaplu, your guide will make necessary arrangements for the next day travel to Kathmandu. Overnight in Phaplu.

From Phaplu, you will be driven back on the same highway that you had taken in the beginning of your trek. Once in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel and hence your Pikey Peak Trek officially comes to an end. Thank you for choosing Budget Trekking as your travel partner in Nepal.

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