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Pikey Peak Trek

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Max. Elevation
4065 m / 13336 ft
Group size
Min 1+
Level
Easy
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Highlights

  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset views over the Everest and Annapurna ranges from Pikey Peak.
  • Scenic trekking through picturesque Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, and alpine meadows.
  • Cultural immersion with visits to monasteries, stupas, and traditional Sherpa settlements.
  • Opportunity to witness traditional Sherpa culture and lifestyle firsthand.
  • Less crowded trails compared to other popular trekking routes in the Everest region.

Overview

The Pikey Peak Trek is a delightful journey through the stunning landscapes of the Solu region in Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 4,065 meters, Pikey Peak offers mesmerizing panoramic views of the Everest and Annapurna ranges, making it a popular trekking destination for adventurers seeking breathtaking vistas and cultural immersion.

Everything You Need to Know About Planning Your Pikey Peak Trek
Permits: Trekkers need to acquire the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and the local area permit for the Solu Khumbu region before embarking on the Pikey Peak Trek. These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or through registered trekking agencies.

Food and Accommodation: Accommodation along the Pikey Peak Trek route mainly consists of teahouses and lodges offering basic facilities such as cozy rooms with shared bathrooms. Trekkers can relish authentic Nepali meals like dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup) at these accommodations, ensuring a hearty and satisfying trekking experience.

Guided Trek vs. Independent Hiking: While it's entirely possible to trek Pikey Peak independently, hiring a local guide or joining a guided trek has its advantages. Guides provide valuable insights into the local culture, assist with navigation, and ensure trekkers' safety. Additionally, guided treks often include porters to carry heavy loads, allowing trekkers to focus on enjoying the journey.

Transport Options: The Pikey Peak Trek typically begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri or Salleri, the gateway to the Solu region. From there, trekkers commence their trekking adventure, traversing through charming Sherpa villages like Junbesi, Taksindu, and Phaplu before reaching Pikey Peak. After completing the trek, trekkers can either hike back to Salleri or opt for a jeep ride to Kathmandu.

Trip Difficulty
The Pikey Peak Trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty, suitable for trekkers of all fitness levels. The trek involves several uphill and downhill sections, with altitudes ranging from 2,800 meters to 4,065 meters at Pikey Peak. While the altitude gain is gradual, trekkers should be prepared for long days of walking and varying weather conditions.

This Is Why You Should Trek Pikey Peak
Trekking Pikey Peak offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of the Solu region while enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas. With fewer crowds compared to other popular trekking routes, trekkers can experience a sense of tranquility and solitude amidst the majestic mountains. The trek also provides a chance to interact with local Sherpa communities and learn about their traditional way of life, making it a truly immersive cultural experience. For those seeking a short yet rewarding trek with stunning views of Everest, the Pikey Peak Trek is an ideal choice.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax, explore the vibrant city, and prepare for your trekking adventure.

Start your journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dhap, a charming village in the Solukhumbu region. From Dhap, embark on a picturesque trek to Japre, traversing through lush forests, terraced farmlands, and traditional Sherpa villages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscapes as you ascend to higher altitudes.

Begin your day with an exhilarating trek from Japre to Pikey Base Camp, situated beneath the majestic Pikey Peak. Trek along rugged trails, passing through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers. Arrive at Pikey Base Camp and soak in the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks stretching across the horizon.

Rise early to witness the spectacular sunrise views from Pikey Peak, one of the best vantage points in the Everest region. After capturing the mesmerizing sunrise, trek to Loding, a tranquil village nestled amidst the serene wilderness. Trek through picturesque landscapes, passing by remote hamlets and Buddhist monasteries, before reaching Loding for a well-deserved rest.

Depart from Loding and trek to Junbesi, a traditional Sherpa village renowned for its cultural heritage and hospitality. En route, visit the Thubtenchoeling Monastery, a sacred Buddhist site revered by pilgrims and trekkers alike. Explore the monastery and soak in the spiritual ambiance before continuing your trek to Junbesi, where you'll spend the night.

Embark on a scenic trek from Junbesi to Taksindu, passing through verdant forests, terraced fields, and charming Sherpa settlements. Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys as you ascend to higher altitudes. Arrive at Taksindu and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this remote mountain village.

Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu, the administrative center of the Solukhumbu district. Along the way, visit the Chiwong Monastery, a sacred Buddhist monastery perched atop a hilltop overlooking the valley. Explore the monastery and learn about its rich history and spiritual significance before continuing your trek to Phaplu.

Bid farewell to the mountains and embark on a scenic drive from Phaplu back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and rural villages as you journey through the heart of the Himalayas. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel, where you can relax and reflect on your unforgettable trekking adventure.

Say goodbye to Nepal as you depart from Kathmandu, carrying with you cherished memories and experiences from your Pikey Peak Trekking adventure.

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Pikey Peak Trek

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Private vehicle / Tourists Bus
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German speaking trained and experienced local tour guide which one is your necessary and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Metro Everest’s trekking bag/duffel bag for the trekking and t-shirt is yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Metro Everest
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $30 or equivalent foreign currency, multiple entry visas for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Highway
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, cold drinks, hot drinks and shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Essential items to pack for the Pikey Peak Trek include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing layers, a sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, a first aid kit, and a refillable water bottle. It's also advisable to carry some snacks and trekking poles for added support.

Altitude sickness can be a concern during the Pikey Peak Trek, especially for those ascending too quickly. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness.

Accommodation along the Pikey Peak Trek route includes teahouses and basic lodges run by local villagers. These accommodations offer simple but comfortable rooms and meals.


Yes, it is possible to do the Pikey Peak Trek independently, but it's recommended to hire a guide or join a trekking group for safety and navigation purposes, especially for those unfamiliar with the area.

The Pikey Peak Trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. It doesn't require technical climbing skills, but participants should be reasonably fit and prepared for uphill climbs and varying terrain.

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