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Pikey Peak Trek – 11 days

Trip Overview

Pikey Peak is the tallest hills of Solu(4065m). Pikey Peak trek 11 days gives the staggering perspective of the focal and eastern Himalayan pinnacles including Sagarmatha, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gauri Shanker, Lhotse, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Shishapangma, Mera Peak, Thamserku, Lhotseshar, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.  

Essentially, Pikey also pulls in the climbers as it offers breathtaking perspective of dawn and nightfall withal. The trail of Pikey Trek initiates from Phalpu going through Kerung, Pattle Jhapre, Pikey Peak, Lamajura, Junbesi and finishes up at Salleri.  Pikey moreover offers other the travel industry exercises, for example, paragliding, mountain biking, birdwatching, journey and contemplation.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)

On the first day after your arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), our representatives warmly welcome you with great respect and greetings along transfers you to a fine tourist hotel. We also hold a short meeting at our head office to introduce you to our trekking members and we discuss regarding our upcoming trek too.

Day 02: Fly to Phaplu (2,413 m) and trek to Chayalsa (5 hrs)

We fly to Phaphlu, Himalayan foothills and then start our trek into the Solu region. The views from the flat surface are astonishing since it offers vivid views of terraced hills and the gigantic Himalayan. Also, you can see superb sight of Sherpa communities, go around the local market in Salleri and visit local monasteries including Chilsa monastery. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 04: Trek to Kerung (2,700 m)

Today, on our way to Kerung, you can see Tamang, Sherpa and Magar culture. And, you can also enjoy the views of striking sceneries of higher peaks and landscapes. Going around monasteries and Buddhist stupa at Kerung is the fascinating part. Overnight at in lodge

Day 05: Trek to Jhapre (2815 m) 4 hrs

After trekking for about six hours from Kerung, you arrive at Jhapre. En route to Jhapre you will see wild orchids, stunning landscapes all along the Solu Okhaldhunga border. Here too, you will visit around monasteries and Buddhist stupa. Overnight stay in lodge

Day 06: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3640 m) 5 hrs approx 15km

We will wake up in the early morning to view the first golden rays of the sun falling on the silver lining of snow-capped mountains. Relishing the view, we will continue our trek along a dusty road for some time and then start walking uphill until reaching Bhulbule. From here, the trail becomes steep and ascends through the rhododendron forests and small settlement areas of Lhamuje. The trail beyond Lhamuje opens out to reveal a pasture where we can see grazing Yaks. We will cross a long Mani wall and climb along the winding road to Pikey Base Camp. We will visit the Yak Cheese Factory and can enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic mountains surrounding the valley.  Stay overnight in lodge

Day 07: Trek to Pikey peak and continues trek to Jase Bhanjyang

The day begins with an early morning trek along the steep rocky ridgeline to the Pikey Peak (4065m). We can marvel on the gorgeous sunrise view over the mountains like 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. Capturing the beautiful views in our cameras, we will descend to Junbesi followed by the descent to Lamjura. Crossing many Mani walls and Chortens on our way we will reach Junbesi. We will visit an old monastery situated in this village and enjoy the beautiful view of Numbur Himal in the North. Trekking ahead we arrive at the saddle called Jase Bhanjyang and from here you can take a shortcut which in an will let you arrive at Junbesi. Overnight in camp

Day 08: Trek to Junbensi

Today, we head off to reach Junbesi. On the way we trek up to Pikey Peak where you will witness sunrise view and Himalayan range from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri as well as Everest. After you pass the Pikey peak you trek down all the way through distinctive landscape to Junbesi valley. Overnight in one of the guesthouse

Day 09: Trek to Phaplu (2380 m)

After visiting Thuptenchholing Monastery and observing typical Tibetan medicinal therapy at Junbesi village, you trek to Phaplu which takes around six hours. Here you can taste tasty local food and drink and participate in Sherpas cultural program. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

After early morning breakfast we take a 25-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. In the evening we host a farewell dinner in one of the finesh resturant in the town.

Day 11: Departure Day

On last day managing your short time, you can go shopping to collect souvenir for your friends and family members.  We help you with your necessary arrangements and flight booking along our private vehicle transfers you to the airport focusing departure time. Well-wishers and representatives will be there with greetings to wish for you and your safe steps ahead. 

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Useful Info

Visa Information

All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.

Weather Information

Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict.  Nights are generally cooler and days are warm.  Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.

Best time to travel

Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Physical Fitness

Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal.  Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less.  And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.

Travel Insurance

Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

Booking Process

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Safety Guidelines

  • Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
  • You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
  • Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
  • Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
  • Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
  • Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
  • Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
  • Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
  • Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.

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USD1200pp

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Duration 11 Days
Transportation Flight, Private vehicle
Group Size +2
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 3640 m
Accomodation Hotel, Camping or Tea house lodge
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