Pikey Peak Trek/Climbing

Price $999

USD 799

Trip Duration

9 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

4,060 M

Accommodation

Tea house/Hotel/Lodge

Transportation

Private Vechicle and Tourist Bus

Group Size

Minimum 2 persons

Best Season

All-Around Year Except for June/July

Pikey Peak Trek/Climbing Brief Insight

Pikey peak trek 4060m is a new trekking destination in Nepal that are being discovered in recent years.  This is a less discovered trek in the Everest region offering the best experience of the Sherpa culture and the Himalayan Scenery. 

This is the closest substitute to the packed Everest trek. The trek offers a magnificent view of the most sought after peaks of Everest, Kanchanjunga and Makalu. The trail passes through the beaten trail that is enhanced by the authentic sherpa Villages and monasteries.

Pikey Peak Trek is a 7 days short trek that rewards you with the best view of Everest.  It is one of the best hilltops to see the panoramic view including Mount Everest and more in Ramechhap district of Nepal.

In the best weather, the pikey peak climbing will give you an opportunity to witness the best sunrise and sunset panoramic view of Everest and more Himalayas range with the deep green valleys.

The trekking trail route to the peak is covered with lush forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine. You will be walking through numerous villages perched on ridge tops surrounded by terraced fields.

Peaky peak climbing is the best option if you’re looking for a short trek in the Everest region near Kathmandu. This is a great yet less disclosed route. In case you’re feeling competent or are just short on time, this can be done in just 3-4 days. 

If you’re looking forward to a more leisurely 6-day trek, you will have to allow for a physical workout without the stress. This will also give you an opportunity to visit a number of Buddhist sites (monasteries, gompas, and stupas). 

Take your time enjoying the unparalleled scenery by adding a few more days on the Pikey Peak trek. This itinerary allows for a more leisurely pace and is well suited to trekkers who don’t want the extra physical challenge that the 3-day option requires.

The trek starts with a scenic drive towards the east of Kathmandu. You will witness the rolling hills with gushing waterfalls, farmlands, terraces and untarnished village in the foreground of snow peaks. This makes the journey even more awe-inspiring.

Once we begin walking, we will be greeted by the authentic Buddhist villages marked by prayers flag, Chortens and Mane walls. The rustic monasteries and authentic Sherpa villages are long gone in Everest Trail. Therefore, you have very fewer chances to see some here as you walk along the trail.

Walkthrough Rhododendron forest and come to the high pastures with far-reaching views. Just like the most treks in Nepal, Pikey Peak is most exciting during the spring as the weather is perfect and the sceneries along the journey are spectacular.

Other than that, the trekking can also be done during the fall and the winter months have given its lower elevation. As for during the monsoon, as the trails and all of the surrounding can get very wet in this region, we advise you to avoid this trek.

You also won’t be able to get clear views of the spectacular snow-capped mountains as the skies are likely to be covered with thick fog and clouds. 

Pikey peak is basically a seasonal snowy hill where local Sherpas, residing in the region go for short hiking trips and also to hang the prayer flag on the top.  The name of the peak “Peaky” represents the sky over nature. It is believed to be a Clan deity of the Sherpas. 

In recent years, the Pikey peak has become one of the most popular short trek destinations of Nepal among the tourist and Nepalese hiking community. 

Within a week hiking, you are rewarded with the best view of Himalayas from Dhaulagiri in the west to Mt. Kanchenjunga in the east including Everest.

There is a good facility for access to local transport and the presence of fewer tourists with very simple accommodation. 

This Pikey Peak trek is best for every kind of person who is willing to see the best view of Everest and antique landscapes within a few days. Not only that, but you will also get a rare opportunity to experiment and explore the local Sherpa cultures, farmer village, the well-painted Buddhist monasteries, and rhododendron forest.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,396 m.)

Activities: Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will wait for you to take you to the hotel which will take around 20 minutes.  Please look for your name which will be shown on signage. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Activities: Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar categories.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu – Dhap (2,932m) 7 Hour

Activities: We will start our journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. Driving on the banks of the pristine Sunkoshi River the drive will continue. Experience the verdant landscapes of the hillside, including the terraced farmed hills, majestic rivers, and the lush forests. You can also observe the typical lifestyle of the Nepalese people setting up shops along the highway. We finally arrive at the Dhap after a drive of some hours. There you explore the local market and the vibrant atmosphere around the place. You will stay overnight at a lodge in Dhap.

Accommodation: Basic Tea House

Day 03: Trek From Dhap To Jhapre.

Activities: Today is our first day of trekking. It is an easy trek where we walk for about 5 hours to Jhapre village. You can taste some local products on your route. As you continue moving forward, you will start seeing small villages and rural life cycles. We will be spending the night in a simple hotel providing basic facilities.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 04: Trek From Jhapre To Pikey Peak Base.

Activities: We will continue our trek towards the Peak Base (3600 m) after our breakfast at the hotel.  We will ascend generally uphill to peak base. On our way, we will be passing many stone steps, local people and animals.  Enjoy the natural beauties from the Pikey hill area once you reach the base.

We will pause for the day, a few hours away from the peaky peak. Overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 05: Hike Pikey Peak And Trek To Jase Bhanjyang.

Activities: On our fourth day of trekking, we will be ascending for about two hours to reach the Peaky Peak Summit. The way follows uphill stone stairs. You will be rewarded with panoramic views of the spectacular mountains, landscapes, and rhododendrons as you reach higher. The views include Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu and the dramatic landscapes of the valley.

You will also see some Yaks on the way. After about 3 hours of walking, we will reach Jase Bhanjyang

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 06: Hike To Junbesi (2390m).

Activities: After breakfast, we continue to hike downwards to Junbeshi (2390m). As we descend through the route you will see the villages and Buddhist prayer walls.

We will be trekking back to Base and Junbesi village. Once we reach Junbesi village, you can rest for a while and in the afternoon, we will visit Junbesi Monastery and explore around the Sherpa Village. We will spend the night in a guest house with served meals.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 07: Trek From Junbesi To Salleri (2360m).

Activities: This is our last day of trekking. After having our breakfast at the lodge, we will descend to Salleri. We will bid goodbye to Junbesi, a well known Sherpa village.

Trek from Junbesi to Salleri (2360m). Junbesi is a well known Sherpa village.

On our way, we will visit the popular Monastery and trek to Salleri. We will pass by much more prayer flags and prayer wheels with carving mantra stones walls. The trekking takes about 4 to 5 hours. In the afternoon/evening, we can visit a Tibetan monastery near Phaplu and return.

Accommodation: Basic tea house

Day 08: Drive Back To Kathmandu.

Activities: Today we will have our morning breakfast and return back to Kathmandu via private vehicle. You can rest during the drive inside the vehicle and also enjoy the landscapes from the window of your seat.

The drive is about 8-9 hours long. Once we reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Get refreshed and in the evening MFN has organized a traditional farewell dinner for you, followed by a cultural performance. Overnight at the Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar category.

Day 09: Departure for your flight

What is included in Pikey Peak Trek/Climbing

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu  (2 nights) as per itinerary
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge as per itinerary
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Fees wherever required
  • Trekking maps
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

What is Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
  • All items not listed in Cost included the section

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.

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