Pikey Peak trek - 10 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Cost start: US$ 675 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

If you have Everest-sized dreams, but not an Everest-sized budget or timeframe, consider this less-discovered, but equally exciting trek. The newly introduced Pikey Peak Trek in the lower Everest (Khumbu) region provides an interesting alternative to the crowded Everest trail. You’ll enjoy the best of Sherpa culture – missing somewhat from the commercialized Everest experience – and the same stunning Himalayan scenery. You’ll glimpse some of the most popular peaks –Everest, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga and Makalu – while making your way through authentic Sherpa villages and touring peaceful monasteries.


Nepal Trekking Experts (NTE) recommends an eight-day itinerary, but we can possibly accommodate a shorter schedule for experienced hikers who are extremely fit. The longer time frame allows for an unhurried tour visiting some rustic Buddhist monasteries, gompas and stupas. It also minimize the risk of AMS by limiting the daily gain in altitude. Why not spend the extra time enjoying the lush forests of rhododendron, oak and pine, rolling hills and pastures, and cascading waterfalls, as well as hiking through pristine, ridgetop villages surrounded by terraced fields?

The name Pikey is derived from a local Sherpa Clan deity. It represents the sky over nature. The peak itself may be the very best from which to view mighty Everest — Well, at least Sir Edmund Hilary thought so. The trek to this 4,067 meter peak is easy to access and gives you the flexibility of driving or flying to the trailhead.

Flying vs Driving

Flying in and out of Phaplu (the trek’s starting point) is appropriate for those who are short on time or simply want a shorter itinerary. For those with more time or on a stricter budget, you can take a scenic drive to Phaplu by jeep or bus. The drive takes approximately eight hours (whether public or private vehicle), but that’s just a rule of thumb. Nepalese roads are not well maintained and may be quite bumpy. Services will be limited along the way.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring an imposing view of Mt. Everest and many more towering Himalaya surroundings
  • Newly opened less explored and less crowded trek
  • Preserved culture, greenery and diversity of flora and fauna
  • Short and unique destination of Everest region

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Buffer Day

Day 03: Drive to Dhap Bazaar (2850 m, 7 hrs)

Day 04: Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre (2815 m, 5 hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3640 m, 5 hrs)

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi 2680m / 6 hrs via Pikey Peak (4065 m, 6 hrs)

Day 07: Explore the Thupten Choling Gompa (2920 m, 4 hrs)

Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2380 m, 4 hrs)

Day 09: Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu (10 hrs). (or fly out options are open)

Day 10: Drive to the airport for final departure.

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and Phaplu to Kathmandu by local Bus/Jeep
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Tip to staff.

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own and contact us.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

NTE representative meets your flight at Kathmandu airport (per flight information provided). Airport to hotel transfer followed by a familiarization walk and trek briefing. Time to prepare and pack for your trek.

Day 02 Buffer Day

Day 03Drive to Dhap Bazaar (2850 m, 7 hrs)

Day 04Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre (2815 m, 5 hrs)

Day 05Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3640 m, 5 hrs)

Day 06Trek to Junbesi 2680m / 6 hrs via Pikey Peak (4065 m, 6 hrs)

Day 07Explore the Thupten Choling Gompa (2920 m, 4 hrs)

Day 08Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2380 m, 4 hrs)

Day 09Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu (10 hrs). (or fly out options are open)

Day 10Drive to the airport for final departure.

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
26 September, 2019 05 October, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
03 October, 2019 12 October, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
10 October, 2019 19 October, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
17 October, 2019 26 October, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
24 October, 2019 02 November, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
31 October, 2019 09 November, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
06 November, 2019 15 November, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
14 November, 2019 23 November, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
21 November, 2019 30 November, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
28 November, 2019 07 December, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
05 December, 2019 14 December, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
11 December, 2019 20 December, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
19 December, 2019 28 December, 2019 US $675 Guaranteed
26 December, 2019 04 January, 2020 US $675 Guaranteed

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and kindly ask for permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs
  • For your own personal safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by donkeys.
  • In landslide zones either traverse them quickly or climb over and around if at all feasible
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended
  • Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day
  • Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide
  • Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek

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