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View on the Everest: trek to Pikey Peak - 10 Days

If you are looking for a shorter and less crowded trekking in the Everest region, then the trek to Pikey Peak is perfect. Firstly, because it is a beautiful and less walked path. Moreover, along the way you will visit some authentic Buddhist monasteries, stupas and gompa`s. Besides the cultural beauty, you will have amazing views of the Numbur Himal chain and Everest during the hike.

The view from Pikey Peak is possibly the most beautiful view in Nepal! Sir Edmund Hillary, who together with Norgay Tenzin was the first to climb Mount Everest, called this his favorite view of Everest! We can only agree with him!

You are a little further away from the high peaks, which gives you a wider and more spacious view. In clear weather you can see from the Dhaulagiri in the far west to Kanchenjunga in the far east. And of course everything in between! It is a truly breathtaking panoramic view with countless gigantic peaks.

This trekking to Pikey Peak can be made shorter or longer than our proposed route. But the route we propose is accessible to everyone.

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  • Familiarity with the lifestyle of the local Sherpa people
  • Visiting some Buddhist monasteries
  • Sunrise with view of the world’s highest mountain from Pikey Peak
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Namaste and welcome to Nepal.

At the airport you will be welcomed by one of our employees. He has a sign with our logo. This way you can easily find each other when you leave the airport.

After a warm welcome a private driver will bring you by car to your accommodation in Patan. Our employee will accompany you and help you with the check-in at your hotel.

Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you will have free time to go out. Discover the lively old part of Kathmandu (streets of Asan) with nice markets and colorful temples and stupas.

During a short `meet & greet` with Maaike and/or Chuda you will get useful tips and can ask questions. You will also meet your guide for the coming days who will give you a briefing about the trekking.

You will spend the night in a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Drive per jeep to Dhap (ca. 8 to 9 hours)

Today you drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of your hike in Dhap. It’s quite an adventurous ride!

You’ll spend the night in a teahouse in Dhap.

Day 3
Trek to Jhapre (2920m) - ca. 4 hours

From Dhap you start your hike until you reach the village of Sigane. Around Sigane a number of snowy peaks of the Himalayas squeak; the Numbur Himal chain.

From Sigane you first follow a road that is under construction until you arrive in the village of Jhapre (2920m), which lies just above a deep valley. From Jhapre you have a beautiful view of Everest. Here you visit a beautiful Buddhist stupa and gompa.

You will spend the night in a teahouse in Jhapre.

Day 4
Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3640m) - ca. 6 to 7 hours

After Jhapre you walk via a green hill to Bhulbhule, from where you have a beautiful view of the Everest mountain range. Further on the path splits up and you take the path to the right to Pikey Peak. You walk along a long mani stone wall and pass some old houses. The path takes you further along a slope through the forest.

If you do this trekking in spring, beautifully coloured rhododendrons bloom along the path. Once you walk out of the forest, it is another 2 hours walk to the Pikey Peak Base Camp, where you will spend the night today.

The Pikey summit is not that far, but we recommend waiting until the next morning to hike there. From Pikey Peak the sunrise over the Himalayas is breathtakingly beautiful!

You will spend the night in a teahouse at Pikey Base Camp.

Day 5
Sunrise on Pikey Peak (4065m) - Trek to Loding (2515m) - ca. 8 to 9 hours

Today is the highlight of your draw! Early in the morning you walk along a gradually stepping path full of flapping prayer flags to Pikey Peak. When the weather is clear the view is breathtakingly beautiful. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Annapurna to Everest to the Kanchenjunga.

After fully enjoying the view, follow a largely flat ledge. Once you enter the forest it gets steeper. Have breakfast in the next village; Jase Bhanjyang. Afterwards you walk along some steep sections through the forest until you arrive in Loding.

You spend the night in a teahouse in Loding.

Day 6
Trek to Junbesi (2675m) - 4 to 5 hours

You walk today along a beautiful path that descends steeply through an ancient forest to Taktor. You’ll arrive on the path that is followed by hikers walking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. Before Lukla airport, almost everyone took this path, but now it’s a lot quieter. It is still being hiked, so you will probably meet other hikers here for the first time. Also the teahouses are more developed from here.

From Taktor it’s another few hours walk to your destination for today; Junbesi. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village and is the cradle of Sherpa culture. The Sherpa’s consider the Solu Khumbu as a sacred valley. In this part of Nepal adjacent to Tibet, Buddhism flourishes and the area is filled with stupas and Buddhist monasteries.

In Junbesi lies the largest Tibetan monastery in the Nepalese mountains; the Thupten Choeling monastery. There is a monastic community of more than 500 Buddhist monks and nuns.

You will spend the night in a teahouse in Junbesi.

Day 7
Trek to Taksindu (2960m) - ca. 5 to 6 hours

You leave Junbesi and continue the trek to Taksindu. After crossing the river, you climb through a forest to Salung. From here you have a clear view of Mount Everest (8848 m) and the Makalu (8481 m). The view over the valley down to the Chiwong monastery and Phaplu is also beautiful.

You continue your path and descend to a stream. Afterwards you climb briefly to Ringmo, a village known for its apple orchards and delicious apple products such as apple cider and apple pie. After this village you climb briefly to Taksindu La (pass) one last time, enjoy the beautiful view again and then descend further to Taksindu, where you will spend the night.

In Takshindu there is a Buddhist monastery that usually can be visited early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

You will spend the night in a teahouse in Taksindu.

Day 8
Trek to Phaplu (2460m) - ca. 5 to 6 hours

Today is your last hiking day. You take a nice path down through the forest. You can also walk to the Chiwong monastery. This monastery is situated on a cliff with a nice view on the valley. It is in this monastery that the Mani Rimdu festival takes place in autumn.

Hike down to Phaplu. In the evening you will have reason to celebrate: you have completed a beautiful trekking and say goodbye to your bearer.

You will spend the night in a teahouse in Phaplu.

Day 9
Domestic flight to Kathmandu - free day in Kathmandu

Today you leave the mountains and take a domestic flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu.

If the weather conditions do not allow a domestic flight, you can alternatively drive back to Kathmandu by jeep.

Go to Kathmandu for a lovely relaxing massage, or enjoy a cup of coffee in the beautiful neoclassical architecture and garden in the Garden of Dreams. Or stroll through the streets of colourful Thamel and look for some nice souvenirs to take home with you.

You’ll stay in a standard hotel in Kathmandu

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Day 10
Departure day

The end of your journey has come. Depending on your flight time, you may still have time to score some souvenirs or discover some nice spots.

At least 3 hours before the departure time of your flight, you will be picked up at the reception of your accommodation. The driver will take you to the airport.

We hope you’ll bring home a lot of great memories!

What's included?

  • Welcoming at the airport & transfer by private car to your hotel.
  • Meet & greet with Chuda and/or Maaike
  • Drawing briefing with your guide
  • 2 nights in standard hotel in Kathmandu, with breakfast
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Dhap by private jeep
  • 7 nights in simple teahouses during the trekking, 7 x breakfast, 7x dinner and 7x lunch included (drinks not included. )
  • English speaking guide during the trekking (his salary, meals, insurance and overnight stay)
  • Porter for your luggage during the trekking (his salary, meals, insurance and overnight stay) - 1 porter per 2 persons - max. 18 kg
  • The necessary trekking documents
  • Airport transfer for departure flight

What's not included?

  • Visa fee of approx. 30 USD per person for 15 days: this is available upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu or in advance via the Nepalese Consulate or the Nepalese Embassy
  • Fees when visiting monasteries or places of interest: during your trekking you may visit a monastery, it is customary to make a small donation.
  • International flight tickets Nepal: We deliberately do not include this in our price. It is easier and cheaper to book this yourself.
  • Tips for drivers, guide, porter etc..: In Nepal it is customary to give a tip. For this trip it is about € 60 per person.
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View on the Everest: trek to Pikey Peak

Trip Facts

  • Mid September - December; March - May
  • 7
  • Pikey Peak - 4065 meter
  • Easy to moderate
  • Jhapre / Phaplu
  • Teahouses during trek / standard hotels in Kathmandu
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