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Pikey Treks

 

TRIP OVERVIEW

Pikey is situated at Lower region of Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 4070 m. From Pikey peak, one can get the grand view of nature, can experience the traditional livings of different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung. Tourists can taste the verities of local cuisines and observe some rare plants and animals. Likhupikey Rural Municipality of Ward no. 1 of Solokhumbu district and Pikey region of Ward No 8 of Solu dudhkunda rural Municipality is considered as the most important places of natural and biological variety. Tourists can observe the best view of the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest in the short trek.

From Pikey peak, one can get the grand view of mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, AmaDamlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Langtang to the far west.Additionally, Pikey peak rewards tourists with one of the best sunrises and sunset views. It offers dense forests of Sunpati, Pine, Rhododendron whereas attraction of birds and animals like Lophophorus, Crimson Horned Pheasant, tiger, wild bear, Panda, Ghoral and so on. Similarly,Chauri Ghai, Nak, yak and cow can be found anywhere in this area.

Tourists can have pleasing view at nature’s unique scenes, villages and living way of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung and Sunmuwar. To reach Pikey peak, bus or jeep ride from Bamtibhandar of Ramhechap district -the Okhaldhunga dhap-Khinji Phalate -Salleri of Solukhumbu district and then trek can be followed. Other alternative can be flight to Paplu airport of Solukhumbu district. The villages belonging to Likhu Pikey rural municipality include villages like Chaulakharka,Gole. Similarly, other villages of Solududhkunda municipality like Kerung, Tapting, Tamakhani,

DETAIL ITINERARY

   Day 1    Arrival to Kathmandu  
   Day 2    Kathmandu to Dhap   7 Hrs
   Day 3    Dhap to Japrey   4 Hrs
   Day 4    Jiprey to Pikey Base Camp   7 Hrs
   Day 5    Trek to Pikey Peak-back to base camp   6 Hrs
   Day 6    Junbesi –Thupten Chholing- Junbesi   5 Hrs
   Day 7    Junbesi – Chiwang-Phaplu   7 Hrs
   Day 8     Phaplu – Kathmandu   8 Hrs
   Day 9    City sightseeing and Departure  

 

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Dhap
From Kathmandu Valley; Dhap (2900 m) is situated at the distance of 230 km. If journey will start at early 6 am, one can reach Nepal Thok for lunch. It takes around 7-8 hours of bus or jeep ride to reach Dhap. 3-4 hotels are available for food and lodging.

Day 03: Dhap to Japrey
After a drive of 6-7 hours, one can reachJiprey which is 2930 m high from the sea level. Throughout the journey, Chauri gai can be seen. Similarly, long stone mane can be seen in different places. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May), one will be able to see forest painted by Rhododendron magnificently.

Day 04: Jiprey to Pikey Base Camp
Pikey Base Camp located at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level can be reached after the journey of 6- 7 hours hike from Jiprey. Small tea houses are available in the route to base camp whereas there are 2 hotels at base camp for food and lodging. During spring season (Mid-March to Mid- May), one will be able to see spectacular displays of rhododendrons.

Day 05: Pikey Base Camp – Pikey Peak – Junbesi
We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak (4070m.).It is about one hour walking to get to Pikey Peak. You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, AmaDamlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Langtang to the far west and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast.Then start trek towards Junbesi. We can be reached Taktor(Lunch Place) after 2/3 hrs hiking from Jarsabhyanjyang.After taking lunch we can be reached 2/3 hrs Junbesi from Taktor.Junbesi is considered to be Sherpa’s most beautiful villages, which lies at the height of 2990m. above sea level. There are 1 ancient Budhist Monestry.It was the Point old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. there are 8-/10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas. Pikey base Camp to Junbesi takes 7/8 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Junbesi –Thupten Chholing- Junbesi
Thupten Chholing is a celibate Buddhist monastery located in the high and remote mountains of Nepal. Founded by His Holiness Thrulsik Rinpoche in the 1960’s after fleeing Tibet, it is an independent and autonomous institution. Consequently, Thupten Choling has been able to remain authentically traditional, and hidden from the outside world. Due to its remoteness and increasing population, the 700 resident monks and nuns live with dwindling resources, no public health facilities, and have little chance of sustaining themselves in the long run unless their limited resources are managed wisely.After breakfast, we will take a hike of the Thupten Chholing Monastery 2800m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore. Today, we will hike about 4/5 hours, we will have lunch at Thupten Chholing Monastery. Overnight in Junbesi at Lodge.

Day 07: Junbesi – Chiwang-Phaplu
After the morning breakfast, trek for 3 hours to reach Chiwong monastery. Chiwong monastery is situated at an altitude of 9,000 feet on the cliff of Chiwong hill about 3 hours walking distance from Phaplu airport also, Solu Khumbu district, At one time Chiwong Monastery echoed with the prayers and scholastic activities of many monks and nuns who resided here. Chiwong Monastery has the privilege to host the Dza-Rong-Phuk Sangey Ngawang Tenzing Jangpo from 1955-1958. His Holiness Thrulshig Rinpoche has lived in this monastery from 1960-1967. Chiwong monastery Celebrates Mani Rimdu festival full moon of October every year. The Mani Rimdu Festival is a colorful occasion that takes place in the most spectacular of settings in the foothills of the Himalayas. Performed by the monks of Chiwong monasteries, it depicts the victory of Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. Phaplu is situated at an altitude of 2400m.There is airport, hospital and nursey. There are 8/10 hotels for tourists. It is also possible to sightseena round Salleri Bazer , headquarter of Solukhumbu district after eating lunch at Phaplu. Junbesi to Phaplu takes 5/6 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Phaplu – Kathmandu
After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached through 8 hours car/ jeep ride or 40 minutes of flight.

Day 09: Depart Kathmandu
It was a great adventure with you in the mountains. Hope you had an experience of a lifetime. One of the representatives from your Organizing Team will drop you at the airport about 3 hours before your flight. We hope to see you again. Have a safe flight back home.

 

 

TRIP INCLUDES

  • Accommodation , lodging and fooding during trek on local lodge or camping
  • expert guide,sherpa,cook,kitchen staffs & porters
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System fees
  • 2 nights accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • Insurance for all staff & porters

TRIP EXCLUDES

  • International flight
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for staff and porters
  • travel insurance

Note: For further details, you are kindly requested to contact us.

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