Pikey Trek-7 Days

Pikey trek passes through beautiful Sherpa village; you can visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing and enjoy the unique Sherpa culture. It is popular for sunrise and sunset views and offers the spectacular mountains view including Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Number Chuli, Khangtega, Khatang, Kanchenjunga to the east, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang himalaya.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Easy
  •  Max Altitude: 4065m
  •  Activities: Trekking / Hiking
  •   Transportation: Private Car, Jeep or Van

  Meals: All meals during the trek

  Accommodation: Teahouse basis accommodation during trekking

Trip Introduction

Pikey is located in Solu Region with excellent views of high mountains. The name Pikey comes from the two titles of the Sherpas. The month of July is a time of great celebration as the locals worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey, as Pikey hlapchen Karbu in the celebration. This trek is newly found as a trekking route. The trail passes through beautiful Sherpa village; you can visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing and enjoy the unique Sherpa culture. It is popular for sunrise and sunset views and offers the spectacular mountains view including Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Number Chuli, Khangtega, Khatang, Kanchenjunga to the east, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang himalaya. The trek can be done 3-4 days but 6 days allows exploring more villages, monasteries and physical workout without stress.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazzar (2850m) – 7 hours by private Jeep. Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Jhapre (2815m) – 4 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3585m). Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Junbesi 2680m/6 hours via Pikey Peak (4065m). Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
Day 07: Exploration trip to Thupten Chholing Gompa (2920m). Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Phaplu (2380m). Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu (25 Min). Overnight at Tea House Lodge.
Day 10: Departur

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Accommodation

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Sherpa, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Pikey Trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Pikey should be relatively easy for those who have experience in walking/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure Trekking before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to Pikey Trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m):

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip. Overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation:

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazzar (2850m) – 7 hours by private Jeep:

Journey starts early morning leaving Kathmandu valley to Dhap Bazzar by private 4 W Jeep which takes approximately 7 hours driving along the Sun Koshi River. After lunch at Ghurmi drive goes uphill through sup-tropical forest of Pine to dense forest of Rhododendron passing beautiful landscapes and villages to Dhap. Overnight in Dhap Bazzar.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 2850m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Jhapre (2815m) – 4 hours walk:

After the breakfast, we walk to Jhapre which takes approx. 4 hours. Walking on dusty road head until reaching Sigane in about 3 hours, after Lunch at Sigane we continue couple of hours to Jhapre. Jhapre offers nice views of high Himalayan range including Mount Everest and the Number Himal. Overnight in Jhapre.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 4/5
  •  Altitude: 2815m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3585m): 

Enjoy early morning amazing mountain views. After the breakfast, trek starts short dirt road and climbing uphill through the Pine and Rhodondendron forest until reaching Bhulbhule (3210m) in about 2 hours, in the spring season (March, April, May), you will enjoy with different spices of Rhododendron flowers during the walk and spectacular high Himalayan range. After short rest at Bhulbhule the trail continues gentle climbing to arrive in Lhamuje (3328m) which takes about an hour. We stop for Lunch at Lamuje, trail stays gentle ups and down for a while, we pass through Yak pasture land so you will see many yaks grazing in this area. After passing long Mani Wall trails start climbing steep to arrive Pikey Base Camp. Overnight in Pikey Base Camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 3550m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Early morning we climb steep uphill until reaching Pikey Peak which takes about an hour. It offers amazing sunrise view over the Himalayas and the spectacular mountains view including Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Number Chuli, Khangtega, Khatang, Kanchenjunga to the east, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang himalaya. Then trek start downhill through the Pine and Rhododendron forest with amazing mountain views to the Jase Bhanjyang, it continues ups and down on the ridge to arrive Lamjura (3525m) where we stop for Lunch. Another 2 and half hours walk first it goes long descent to the vally through fir and Rhodondendron forest until Taktor and easy walk to Junbesi (2680m). Overnight in Junbensi.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4065m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Exploration trip to Thupten Chholing Gompa (2920m):

Morning after breakfast, we take day hike to Thupten Chholing Gompa (2920m) for round trip 3/4 hours. The trail goes along Junbesi Khola with gentle climbing up hill. It was founded in 19th Century and practiced by Tibetan Buddhism. You may enjoy the meditation with local nuns and monks in the Monastery and explore the village. Overnight in Junbeshi.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 2920m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08: Trek to Phaplu (2380m):

After the breakfast, we walk on the dirt road along the Junbensi Khola via Benighat until reaching Bhagbani takes about 2 hours. We stop for short snakes here and walk uphill to Phaplu which take about one hour. We spent night here to catch our flight to Kathmandu next morning. (Trekkers or local peoples spent night here to take early morning bus / jeep to Kathmandu which takes about 9 hours’ drive). Overnight in Phaplu.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 2380m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Fly to Kathmandu (25 Min):

Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Free day for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 25 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Departure:

Transfer to airport for final departure to onward destination.

  •  Accommodation: No
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

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Service included in the cost:

  • All land transfer as per given itinerary by Jeep
  • National Park Conservation entry permits fees
  • TIMS trekking permit
  • Accommodation:
  • Tea house (twin rooms) basis accommodation
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek (possible to choose the option including only breakfast and order lunch and dinner individually from the tea house menu)
  • Experienced English speaking guide / tour leader, experienced local helpers
  • Program according to the itinerary
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities for staff members

Service not include in the cost:

  • Any service in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance / Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • A personal expense, i.e. soft/hard drinks, tips etc.

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.