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Trip Duration 08 Days
Max-Altitude Pikey Peak (4,065m/13,336 ft.)
Group Size 1-16 Pax
Start & End Point Kathmanu-Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
Accommodation Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Transportation Drive (KTM-Dhap & Salleri-KTM)
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Trip Introduction

Overview of Pikey Peak Trek-8 Days | Itinerary | Cost | For 2024/25

Discover the recently introduced trekking trail in the lower Solukhumbu region, the Pikey Peak Trek. Your desire to visit Pikey Peak leads you to explore Mt. Everest and the lower Khumbu areas. We guide you to the immense beauty that offers the five eight thousand peaks, which might support your transformation.

Pikey Peak Trek is one of the best-hidden beauty destinations for a holiday in Nepal. On a clear day, the world’s highest peak will surround you when you reach Pikey Peak. During the walk, you will feast your eyes and soul on Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Sishapangma, Thamserku, Mera Peak, and others.

On the way to Pikey Peak, you will encounter many rare plants and animals. You will find this trek to be the most important place for natural and biological variety. You will also be blessed to pass through the stupas and colorful Tibetan prayer flags.

On the other hand, the rich culture of the lower Solukhumbu region and its unique way of life add extra beauty to your journey. Along with Sherpa, you will also see Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung, and Rai villages, providing excellent opportunities to see their daily lives. You will get a chance to taste local cuisine and experience the unique culture of this region. As you immerse yourself in it, you will learn about the way of life of the different communities that are living in this region.

Your trek starts with the 7-8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. You will then pass through several small villages in Dhap, Jhapre, and finally Pikey Base. Early in the morning, we will be going to the Pikey Peak viewpoint for the endless horizon and panoramic view of the Himalayas. From this viewpoint, you will see five 8,000-meter peaks and other small peaks. The view will be enhanced when the morning sunrise reflects on those white, dazzling peaks. This golden hour will cherish the moments by providing the best moments with stunning orange light over the mountains and sky.

After spending some time, we will then be back and trek to Jase Bhanjyang. Ahead, we will pass through Junbesi, Salleri, and then Kathmandu. If you are interested, then visit Thupten Choling Monastery. You will be able to see Buddhist rituals and chants performed by the monks.


Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Pikey Peak Trek-8 Days | Itinerary | Cost | For 2024/25

01
Max-altitude 1400 m/4593 ft
02
Bus 7 to 8 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,990 m/9809 ft

Early in the morning, we will leave Kathmandu and take a long drive to reach Dhap. It will take around 7 to 8 hours, with a smooth ride on the highway. As we drive further, it passes through remote villages and green hills.

Upon reaching Okhaldhunga, the path ascends, and it takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Dhap village. This village is surrounded by a diverse landscape, green hills and serene lakes.

03
Trekking 4 to 5 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,920 m/9580 ft

After early morning breakfast, we will start our trek from the ridgeline south of Dhap. After some hours of walking, you will reach Sigane. Upon reaching here, you will start to see some glimpses of mountains, including the Numbur Himal section of the Himalayan Range. You will walk into the under-construction road for a couple of hours. We suggest you take a slow step so that no accident will occur.

After ascending steep trails and passing through local settlements, we finally arrived at Jhapre. From Dhap, it takes around 4 hours to reach Jhapre. This village is perched above a deep valley with a nice view of mt. Everest and Mt. Numbur.

04
Trekking 6 to 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 3,640 m/11,942 ft

After early morning breakfast, we will climb up to the ridge of bushes. After some hours of the uphill climb, we will reach Bhulbhule. Reaching Bhulbhule might be challenging for some people due to the steep uphill. After reaching the top of the ridge, the trail will be split in two, and we are going to the right side of the trail.

We will then cross yak pastures, old houses, and long mani walls. The trail then takes us to the hillside below Taklung Hill and goes through a rhododendron forest. From March through May, you will find lots of rhododendron flowers along the path. After some hours, we will finally reach Pikey Peak base camp.

05
Trekking 5 to 6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 4,065m/13,336 ft.

We climb Pikey Peak before the sun to see the mesmerizing sunrise view over the white peak. After the gradual climb, you will see the summit covered with prayer flags. This hike might be energy-draining as the descent is steep.

As we reach the top, the view you see is breathtaking. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of many eight-thousanders. Mt. Everest (8848m), Number Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Langtang can all be seen in the sunrise.

After spending quality time on top, we will descend into the Jhase Bhanjyang. We follow the same ridgeline as the trail is flat at the initial stage, but then it steepens into the forest. After a few hours, we will reach the Jhase Bhanjyang.

06
Trekking 6 to 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,700 m/8,858 ft

After the early morning breakfast, we will start our trek by descending to reach Junbesi. As we are walking, we reach out of the village and descend the hillock, which comes with splendid sights of landscapes. You will pass Lamjura hill, immersing in the deep forest with the sound of birds and winds. If you are here in the spring season, the hills will be painted with multiple colors of rhododendron flowers.

After a few hours of descending steeply through excellent woods, we reach Taktor. We then join the main EBC trekking trail connected from the Jiri. From here, you will see the rapid development of the basic infrastructure.

We will then hike for a couple of hours and reach Junbesi. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village and is rich in Sherpa culture. We will finally reach Junbesi before walking along the SunKoshi River. You might also see the peaks in the distance if the weather is clear.

07
Trekking 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,400 m/7,874 ft

Today will be our last day of the walk for Pikey Peak Trekking in Nepal. We will descend and continue to reach Salleri. In the initial phase, we will cross the river at the bottom of the town and pass through the forest to reach Salung. During the walk, you will witness a beautiful glimpse of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Chamalang from the Salung village.

We will then resume our trek throughout the valley, and you will pass through the Chiwong Monastery. We will then descend to the Phaplu and reach the edge of the hillside to cross the river. After we reach the other side of the bank, we will ascend to the Ringmo.

We will continue our trek ahead, which offers a breathtaking view of landscapes, rivers, and white peaks from a distance. After some rest, we will then have a final ascend to reach the Salleri. The last part of the trail may be tricky due to the continuous uphill walk. As you finish the final ascend, overnight at Salleri village.

08
Bus 8 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 1400 m/4593 ft

Today we bid farewell for the short Pikey Peak Trek and board our vehicle for a drive back to Kathmandu Valley. We will pass through Madhya Pahadi Highway, which takes around 8 hours to reach Kathmandu.

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Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • Drive from KTM to Dhap and Salleri to KTM.
  • Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 07 days
  • One porter for two of you for trekking for 05 days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
  • Basic yet comfortable accommodation for 06 nights on a twin-sharing basis during the trekking as per itinerary.
  • Staff insurance
  • 07 x set breakfast, 07 x set lunch and 06x set dinner while on the trek
  • Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
  • General first aid medicine kit
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Duffle bag during the trek

What's Excluded?

  • International Flight Fare
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu since there are many possibilities available.
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Any Travel Insurance
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances that may lead to a change in itinerary.
  • Tips for any staff and guide
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above
We offer discounts

Special Group Discount Price

Group Size Price
1 Person US$ 604 Per Person
2 People US$ 454 Per Person
3 People US$ 414 Per Person
4-6 People US$ 394 Per Person
7-9 People US$ 382 Per Person
10-12 People US$ 379 Per Person
Over 12 People US$ 371 Per Person
Good to Know

Essential Information - Pikey Peak Trek-8 Days | Itinerary | Cost | For 2024/25

Pikey Peak Trek Route Map

Without a helpful trek map, staying on the path throughout the epic Pikey Peak Trek is nearly impossible. We have included every campground and elevation reference for Pikey Peak on our map. Click the infographic image below to learn about the route.

Your journey begins as you leave the capital city. You will be traveling on the bus from Kathmandu to Dhap. Starting your trek from Dhap, it ends in Salleri, from where you will fly to Kathmandu. You can also look at our detailed itinerary to learn more about the destination.

Is Pikey Peak Trek difficult?

The difficulty of the Pikey Peak hike is graded from simple to moderate. The path follows the lower portion of Everest. There are no steep or difficult terrains throughout the route, but the 5 to 6 hours of daily walking can be demanding.

Even though the trail is off the usual path, it is relatively flat, with few difficult or steep inclines. Special training is not required, and even inexperienced trekkers can enjoy the journey.

The daily hiking hours average between 5 and 6 hours. The 6-7-day journey ascends to an altitude of 4,065 meters. There are no additional physical requirements for the Pikey Peak Trek. Before a hike, you can prepare by walking, jogging, swimming, and exercising your legs.

Accommodation on Pikey Peak Trek

The Pikey Peak Trek is a teahouse trek. On the trail, there are numerous teahouses and lodges where you can spend the night. We request that you not expect tea houses with great comforts. The teahouses will supply you with satisfactory, although essential, services.

The majority of teahouses offer accommodations on a twin-sharing basis. You may share the accommodation with another traveler with whom you feel comfortable. In the dining halls of the teahouses, you can relax, utilize your electronic devices, or interact with fellow trekkers.

In addition to meals and lodging, teahouses offer hot baths and laundry services. WiFi, additional blankets, boiled water, hot baths, and laundry services are available for an additional fee.

However, our guides will select the finest lodge for you to stay at based on their knowledge and the availability of rooms.

Please be informed that we will provide you with accommodations only during the trek. While staying in Kathmandu, you should pay for your hotel yourself. There are numerous options for hotels available, and we want you to stay wherever you feel comfortable. We are always available if you need any suggestions on hotels.

Food on Pikey Peak Trek

There is an excellent variety of food in Kathmandu, and finding something to suit your tastes is simple.

While trekking, food is not an issue. You will have access to several cuisines. Teahouses serve eggs prepared in the manner you choose for breakfast, along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, etc.

Pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein, and other options are also offered. The most popular food is dal bhaat. This is a classic Nepalese dish. Vegetable curry, lentil soup, and tomato pickles are served alongside rice. The best thing is that additional servings are complimentary. The meal is nutritionally dense. It will also sustain you during long treks.

Please be aware that we will serve you three meals during the trek. The cost doesn’t include meals in Kathmandu. Because of the variety of food options available here, we let you explore breakfast, lunch, and dinner by yourself. We can also manage your food service in Kathmandu upon your special request. For that, please let us know while customizing your trip.

The best season to trek Pikey Peak

The most remarkable seasons for trekking to Pikey Peak are “pre-monsoon” in the spring (February–May) and “post-monsoon” in the autumn (September–December).

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Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization of Pikey Peak Trek

The Pikey Peak Trek is a moderate trek that moves up to 4,065 meters above sea level. This trip begins around 2800 meters and follows a human-made path, a safe trekking route. On this journey, we do not climb above 2450 m daily.

At a height of 3,640 meters, the probability of developing high-altitude sickness is relatively low. However, over 3000 meters, the journey can sometimes be uneasy, as the low oxygen levels can make breathing difficult. While at a high altitude, it is usually best to give your body time to acclimate to the thinner air. It would be best if you walked gently and gradually.

Consuming reasonable quantities of liquids will aid in keeping the disease under control. These liquids include water, tea, soup, and others. To prevent the situation from worsening, the necessary precautions must be taken.

However, your guide will always have your back if you develop altitude sickness. We simply ask that you keep them informed of even the most minor changes in your health, which will assist you in monitoring your health.

Before participating in high-altitude trekking, you need to begin exercising. Join a gym, hike on rugged terrain, and maintain a healthy diet. This is of great assistance on the walk.

Pikey Peak Trek Packing Suggestions

Please properly pack your luggage for the porter (each of you weighs 15 kg; for two of you, a porter is arranged). You will leave the rest of your luggage behind at your hotel until the end of this holiday. Below is a loosely advised Pikey Peak Trek packing list that might help you in your trek:

  • Appropriate clothing (3 sets)
  • Woolen sweater or jacket
  • Thermal inner wear
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Woolen cap and scarf
  • Thick woolen gloves
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Sport Sandals
  • Woolen socks (2 pairs)
  • Waterproof (not water-resistant) shoes with a good tread or grip
  • Rain-proof pants and jacket with hood
  • A lock for the duffle bag
  • Backpack with waterproof cover
  • Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures around 0°C (optional)
  • Down jacket with hood
  • Camera (optional)

Other essential items:

  • Personal clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Small thermos for hot beverages
  • Water bottle (1 liter)
  • Sunscreen lotion (50 SPF or more)
  • Castor oil (50 ml) to lubricate the nostrils at high altitude
  • Ziplock bags for clothing
  • Quick-dry Towel (not a regular one)
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks: chocolates, biscuits, nuts, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Powerful flashlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)

Medical Kit

Though we arrange basic medical kits for Pikey Peak Trekking, they are very general and may not be adequate based on conditional necessity. Personal medical equipment with electrolyte packs, pain killers, muscle relaxant cream, band-aids, knee caps, medicines for fever, common cold, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, and any other personal medication is necessary from your side.

Communication in Pikey Peak Trek

The route of the Pikey Peak Trek traverses diverse ecosystems. Even in this age of advanced information and communication technologies (ICT), it is challenging to develop in remote locations because of geography.

Although most settlements along the Pikey Peak Trek now have access to cell phones and telephone services, most teahouses offer Internet connectivity for an hourly cost. Nevertheless, weather conditions, such as heavy snowfall and rainfall, might occasionally disrupt services.


Most asked questions

FAQs about Pikey Peak Trek-8 Days | Itinerary | Cost | For 2024/25

People have observed for a long time that living in the Himalayas, along with their natural beauty, helps them feel joyfully whole inside. The Pikey Peak journey, with its stunning Himalayan scenery and rich biodiversity, can fill you with a sense of fulfillment.

Never undervalue your specific interests; they may be so appealing that they inspire you to achieve your goals and develop into a whole person. Following your interest in visiting Himalayan destinations like Pikey Peak, we genuinely think the trek is more than just a trip. How you feel about it will depend on your curiosity and awareness.

Pikey Peak trek is considered easy to moderate difficulty. The route follows the lower Everest region, which moves up to 4,065 meters above sea level. You won’t find steep or challenging paths along the way, but 5 to 6 hours of daily walking makes the trek a little exhausting.

Our Pikey Peak Trek schedule is one of the best for everyone. If the schedule is shortened, there may need more time to adjust to changes in the environment, humidity, or pH, which could lead to high altitude sickness and other problems. Your body needs time to make more red blood cells to compensate for the lower oxygen levels in your blood at high altitudes.

But if you want to spend more time in the Himalayas, we can give you the best options to extend the days and make your itinerary fit your needs. Contact us, and our team will put together your dream package based on your priorities and our advice.

If you are on a package tour, you must travel to Manaslu Circuit Trek with the guide. When traveling with a local agency like us, we will care for your safety. If you trek with a guide, they will provide a better option in choosing food and accommodation and also remove the language barrier. They will always help you with permits, domestic flight arrangements, and local porters and assist you throughout the trek.

Additionally, if you experience high altitude sickness, your trekking guide will immediately monitor your symptoms. They will help you at every stage because they are familiar with the surroundings and the wildlife. If you are an independent trekker, it is not necessary to bring a guide along for this trek, but a guide will be helpful for a hassle-free vacation.

Your battery is more likely to drain quickly in a cold environment. So it would be best if you recharge your battery from time to time. You can charge your battery in the lower part of the trail where you spend your night, but as you reach higher, there is a low chance to recharge your battery. You must pay an additional fee if a charging service is available because the lodge uses solar energy to run the electricity.

However, you can bring a spare battery for your camera and other devices, so you won’t need to worry about charging it frequently. There might be a power cut or low voltage, so it will be best to carry the portable power bank.

As traveling through high-altitude regions, assessing your health and fitness is crucial. Every trekker’s experience is made safer and more comfortable thanks to it.

If you are an independent trekker, bringing a guide along for this trek is okay, but a guide will surely be helpful for a hassle-free vacation. Additionally, a guide is compulsory for traveling with us during your trekking to Pikey Peak.

When traveling with us, we will care for your safety. If you trek with a guide, they will provide a better option in choosing food and accommodation and also remove the language barrier. They will always help you with permits, domestic flight arrangements, and local porters and assist you throughout the trek.

If you experience high altitude sickness, your trekking guide will immediately monitor your symptoms. They will help you at every stage because they are familiar with the surroundings and the wildlife.

Due to our conviction that children benefit from nature in various ways, we are pleased to welcome you and your family to the Pikey Peak Trek. With a professional guide, the trek can be done smoothly. However, we won’t suggest bringing kids who are too young (less than five years old) to go hiking at high altitudes.

For at least a month, prepare your kids for this trek by having them practice easy exercises and breathing techniques. Please let us know if you require a kid carry service during the inquiry process.

Before you start your Pikey Peak Trek, we want you to know that we have already paid for several things on your behalf, including a permit, taxes, and others. Please also be aware that we must pay our porters and guides even if you cancel or decide not to finish the trip because they are committed to helping you.

You will have to pay specific fees to cancel your reservations. Behind that, you are welcome to change your trip dates to Pikey Peak Trekking or the package itself. We may charge you a certain amount if you change or cancel the booking date. The sooner you tell us, the better for both of us. Please read our terms and conditions to learn how refunds work.

If hikers finish their trip earlier than expected or decide to end it early for any reason, please know that we do not give refunds for any part of the trip that was not used. This also totally depends on the situation, but we ask that you refrain from expecting a refund for the reasons we’ve already listed.

We suggest you engage in physical activities three months before the trip to prepare yourself physically and mentally. Additionally, we offer the Soldhunga Hike as part of our quick acclimation training trip. You can utilize this hike as a tiny preview of what to expect on your main journey in the central Himalayas.

We request that you ask our ground team in Kathmandu for assistance in arranging day tours around the city. If you still have time for an extra few days or a week after the trek, we can also set up one of the following quick relaxation trips. Please pick the one you think will best suit your interests.

  • Pokhara
  • Lumbini
  • Ghandruk
  • Chitwan Safari

These additional vacation days were planned with the idea that you would want to relax after a challenging and long trek rather than go hiking again. Please let us know if there are any other destinations you would prefer over these.

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