Pikey Peak Trek in Nepal

  • Easy
  • 4,070 M
  • 9 Days Tea House
  • 5 Days Hotel Days
  • 9 Days Trekking Days

Highlights of Pikey Peak Trek

  • Get mesmerized by the awe-inspiring panoramic mountain views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu.
  • Witness the enchanting sunrises and sunsets on your journey.
  • Trek through the serene and untouched atmosphere of the Everest region.
  • Discover ancient monasteries of the Khumbu region. 
  • Immerse into Sherpa culture, tradition, and warm hospitality. 

The 14-Day Pikey Peak trekking is a hidden treasure nestled in the Everest region, offering an extraordinary adventure away from the crowds. With an elevation of 4,065 meters, this off-the-beaten-path trek provides a captivating experience for nature enthusiasts seeking breathtaking panoramic views and cultural immersion. Discover the allure of Pikey Peak trekking as you embark on a journey filled with stunning vistas, Sherpa heritage, and a sense of tranquillity.

Why Should You Trek To Pikey Peak Trek in Nepal

Pikey Peak is one of the less popular trekking routes in the Everest region. However, you can witness some of the best panoramic mountain views, sunrises, and sunsets while on the trek. The trek route’s difficulty is classified as moderate. But you can witness four of the world’s highest mountains, Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. 

Similarly, Pikey Peak’s nature is serene and untouched. The peaceful and tranquil nature will aid in rejuvenating your mind and soul. The trek route will take you through remote villages, ancient monasteries, and revered landmarks. You will get the chance to immerse yourself in the rich cultures and traditions of the Sherpa people. It will without a doubt a captivating trek experience for nature-loving trekkers. 

Pikey Peak Trek Route and Duration

Here at Himalayan Leaders, we have the perfect 14-day Pikey Peak Trek package for you. Our itinerary is carefully crafted to make your trekking experience the best possible. Here is a break-down of our Pikey Peak Trek Duration: 

The day 1 begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Our representative will warmly receive you and assist you to your hotel. After some refreshments, we will discuss briefly the last-minute specifics for the Pikey Peak trek at our office. You can explore the Thamel area in the evening. 

On day 2, we will go sightseeing around Kathmandu. We will introduce you to some of the popular attractions including UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, and Bouddhanath. 

For day 3, we will drive to Shivalaya after breakfast. It takes around 8 to 9 hours to reach Shivalaya. En route, you will get the chance to witness the beauty of Nepal’s rural side. You will come across greeneries, rivers, charming villages, and terraced farms. Similarly, you can also get a glimpse of snow-capped mountains. After a 200 km (124 miles) drive, we will reach Shivalaya at an altitude of 1,790 meters (5,873 feet).  

On day 4 we will begin our trek to Bhandar. Situated at an altitude of 2,190 meters (7,185 feet), it will take a 7 to 8-hour trek to reach Bhandar.  As we leave Shivalaya, we will slowly start to climb uphill through scattered villages towards Deurali. Then, we will have to trek downhill and reach Bhandar. The trek distance is 18 km (11.2 miles). The beautiful Sherpa village is surrounded by Buddhist Stupas and a small monastery. 

Our day 5’s destination is Chaula Kharka. We will pick up our trek from Bhandar and follow Likhu Khola. After we cross the Khola, our trail will start to ascend. We will climb up to Chaula Kharka while walking through the forest of rhododendrons and pine trees. It’s a short hike of around 4 hours and 8.5 km (5.3 miles) trek distance. 

We will begin our day 6 trek by walking through the dense forest of rhododendrons. The destination for the day is Pikey Peak Base Camp which lies at an elevation of 3,640 meters (11,943 feet). We will pass by small Buddhist stupas and monasteries along the way. It takes 7 to 8 hours to reach the Pikey Peak Base Camp. Once we reach the base camp, we will explore around a small chees farm that produces yak cheese. 

Our day 7 will begin early. Today we will be hiking to the Pikey Peak. It lies at an elevation of 4,067 meters (13,372 feet). From the base camp, it is at a distance of 7 km (4.3 miles). Likewise, it takes around 5 hours to walk. While on the trail, you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise over the stunning Himalayan mountain range. Likewise, on the top, you can enjoy the panoramic mountain view. Get an up-close look at Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. Then, we will head back to the base camp.  

For day 8, we will head to Lamjura la in the north direction. We will walk through Jasmane Bhanjang and pass by a small hot spring along the way. There are very few villages on the trail except for some tea houses. After trekking a 9.9 km (6.15 miles) distance for around 7 hours, we will reach Lamjura la. It is situated at an altitude of 3,530 meters (11,581 feet). We will stay here overnight.  

On day 9, we will walk past local villages and luscious fields towards Junbesi. Similarly, we will pass by small monasteries along the way. You can also witness the majestic Himalayan range. We will trek for  5 to 6 hours. The picturesque village of Junbesi is situated at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet).  

For day 10, we will explore the surrounding areas of Junbesi. We will visit monasteries and hike up to Thuptenchholing Gompa. Thuptenchholing Gompa is located at a higher elevation in the region. Thus, it provides a panoramic view of the surroundings. Additionally, Thuptenchholing Gompa has cultural significance for the locals. 

On day 11, we will trek through the scenic trail and head towards Phaplu village. Located at 2,469 meters (8,100 feet), Phaplu is known for its scenic beauty and Himalayas view. 

On day 12, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu. The flight takes around 35 minutes.  

For day 13, we will go sightseeing around Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square. These historic cities provide unique insight into Nepal’s culture, customs, and arts of wood and pottery.

Day 14 is the day for your departure. We will assist in transferring you to the international airport.  

Best Season For Pikey Peak Trek in Nepal

The best season for Pikey Peak Trek in Nepal is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is warm and the weather is clear. Similarly, the visibility during these two seasons is excellent. You can fully enjoy the scenic beauty and mountain views. Especially during spring, the whole rhododendron forest is in full bloom.  

Although spring falls in pre-monsoon and autumn falls in post-monsoon, there can be occasional rain showers. However, there are minimum chances of encountering heavy rainfall and snowfall. It is always best to be prepared and check the weather forecast.  

Why Trek With Himalayan Leaders

So why trek with Himalayan Leaders for Pikey Peak Tek in Nepal or any other trek? Here are the reasons why:

  • We are an established and fully government-authorized company.
  • We are a highly experienced tour operator. All our guides and porters are experienced and trained to provide the highest standards of quality. 
  • Our guides and porters are well taken care of. We provide them with fixed monthly salaries. Also, we provide them with constant training for personal development.
  • Whatever needs or preferences you have,  Himalayan Leaders have solutions. We provide customizable tours.
  • We are aware of the importance of preserving nature and culture. Himalayan Leaders is committed to sustainable trekking and tourism. 

The Pikey Peak trekking offers a remarkable opportunity to explore a lesser-known region while basking in the grandeur of the Everest region. With its panoramic mountain views, captivating sunrises and sunsets, moderate level of endurance, cultural immersion, and serene atmosphere, this trek promises an unforgettable adventure. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life, reconnect with nature, and create lasting memories as you embark on the Pikey Peak trekking expedition.

Pikey Peak Trek Nepal Trip Facts

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Best season: Sep-Nov and Mar-May
  • Trek Starting Point: Shivalaya
  • Ending Point: Phaplu
  • Culture: Different communities with a majority of Sherpa, Magar, and Rai.
  • Himalayan Sights: Gaurishankhar, Numbur, Everest region, Makalu, Kanchenjunga.
  • Highlight: Medium Easy and a short trek that offers a glimpse of the mountains with the beautiful village of Junbesi, Taksindo, and Sherpa’s unique culture. Panoramic viewpoint from Pikey Peak.

Day to day schedule to Pikey Peak Trek in Nepal

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m / 4,430ft)

    On your arrival our representative will greet & warmly receive you and assist you to transfer to the hotel. After having some refreshment,we will meet in the office and briefly discuss the last-minute specifics of the trek and have a Nepali dinner. In evening time you can explore around Thamel area by ourself.

    Overnight in 3*/ 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Included standard meal ( Welcome Dinner)

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we will start sightseeing tours around Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is all about introducing some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath.

    Overnight stay in 3*/ 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Included standard meal (Breakfast).

  • Day 03: Drive to Shivalaya (1790m/ 5,873 ft)

    Driving Hours: 8-9 hours
    Driving Distance: 200 km /124 miles
    Maximum Altitude: 1790m/ 5873 ft

    This day after breakfast we drive to Shivalaya. Enroute we will see the beauty of the countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful Snow capped mountain sceneries. The village is situated in a subtropical environment along the bank of Shivalaya river. After cross many village we will reached to Shivalaya where we stay for tonight.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 04: Trek to Bhandar (2190m/ 7,185 ft)

    Trek Distance: 18 km / 11.2 miles
    Trek Hours: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 2190m/ 7,185 ft

    This day after breakfast, we start our trek to Bhandar. Our trial will go uphill through the scattered village until we reached to Deurali. Then, we trek downhill towards Bhandar. When we arrived at Bhandar, we spend some time exploring the Sherpa village, which was surrounded by Buddhist Stupas and a small monastery.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 05: Trek to Chaula Kharka(1460m/4790 ft )

    Trek Distance: 8.5 km/ 5.3 miles
    Trek Hours: 4 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 1460m/ 4790 ft

    On this day after breakfast, we will begin our trek along the Likhu Khola. Once we cross the river, our path will lead us to climb up to Chaula Kharka through a forest which is filled with pine trees and beautiful rhododendron flowers. When we reach Chaula Kharka, we will stay overnight in a basic lodge, which is also a homestay.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 06: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3640m, 7/8hrs) o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    This day after breakfast our trial starts through a dense forest of rhododendron to the Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640m). On the way, we visit some small Buddhist stupas and Monastery. On reaching Pikey peak you can explore around there is one small cheese farm also where you can visit and buy the yak cheese. Overnight stay in a simple lodge or Homestay.

  • Day 07: Hike to Pikey peak (4067m/ 13,372 ft) and back to base camp

    Trek Distance: 7 km /4.3 miles
    Trek Hours: 5 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 4,076m/ 13,372 ft

    In the early morning, we will hike to Pikey Peak, which has the altitude of 4067m or 13,372 ft. On this trail, we can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise over the majestic Himalayan mountain range. From the top of Pikey Peak, you will be witnessed of an incredible panoramic view that extends from the magnificent Kanchenjunga in the east to the Annapurna mountain range in the west. In between, you will be able to see the dazzling view of Mount Everest and a series of other snow-covered peaks. After spending some time taking in the beauty of the surroundings, we will trek back to the base camp. Overnight in basic lodge or Homestay.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 08: Trek to Lamjura la (3530m/ 11581 ft)

    Trek Distance: 9.9 km/ 6.15miles
    Trek Hours: 7 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 3,530m/ 11581ft

    After having breakfast, we will start our trek towards Lamjura Danda, which is located to the north of our current location. During this trek, our trail will take us across Jasmane Bhanjyang and we will also come across a small hot spring. On the way, we will not see many villages or houses. At most, we might pass by some tea shops where we can take a break and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surroundings. As the day comes to an end, we will spend the night in a simple lodge located at the foot of Lamjura La, which is at an altitude of 3530m or 11,581 ft.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 09: Trek to Junbesi (2700m, 8858 ft)

    Trek Distance: 8 km/ 4.9 km
    Trek Hours: 5-6 hrs
    Maximum Altitude: 2700m/ 8858 ft

    On this day, we will trek with the stunning views of the local villages surrounded by lush fields. We will continue walking until we reach the picturesque village of Junbesi. Throughout the trek, we can get benefited by the magnificent views of the majestic White Himalayas that belong to the Khumbu region. On the way, we will also get chance to visit some small monasteries, where we can explore ourselves in the spiritual and cultural atmosphere of the area. The combination of breathtaking scenery and cultural exploration will make this trek truly memorable.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 10: Sightseeing around Junbesi, visit monastery, explore local culture

    After breakfast, we will explore the beautiful view around the surroundings of the area. On this day, we will visit the monasteries, where we can see their unique architecture and experience the peaceful atmosphere. Also we will hike up to Thuptenchholing Gompa. This is a monastery located in the higher reaches of the region which provide the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the surroundings and enjoy panoramic views. It can be the most rewarding experience to explore the serene environment and the cultural significance of the gompa.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 11: Trek to Phaplu (2469m, 8100 ft)

    Trek Distance: 10 km/6.8 ft
    Trek Hours: 5 hrs
    Maximum Altitude: 2469 m/ 8100 ft

    After breakfast, we will trek towards Phaplu. We will walk through the scenic trails, taking in the beautiful views of the Himalayas along the way. Overnight in the lodge.

    Overnight stay in Guest House
    Included standard meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 12: Flight to Kathmandu(1350m / 4,430ft)

    Flight hours: 35 minutes

    After morning breakfast, we take flight back to Kathmandu. During this 35-minute flight, we will be enjoy with the amazing and brathtaking Himalayan view from above. Once we arrive at the airport, we will be transferred to our hotel. After refreshment, you can free to explore the city and its surroundings at our own. You can visit local attractions, wander through the bustling streets, local cuisine, or simply relax and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Kathmandu.

    Overnight stay in 3*/ 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Included standard meal (Breakfast).

  • Day 13: Sightseeing of Bhaktapur and Patan

    Today after breakfast, we will start our sightseeing around Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square. Bhaktapur and Patan are different ancient and historical cities of Kathmandu valley. It is regarded as the abode of traditional Nepali culture, custom and unique arts of wooden and potteries. The historical monument on around signifies medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal and this old city is inhabited by indigenous Newari people in large group.

    Overnight stay in 3*/ 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Included standard meal (Breakfast).

  • Day 14: Departure

    After your breakfast we will assist in transferring you to the international airport three hours before your flight schedule for your onward destination.

    Included standard meal (Breakfast).

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • Hotel with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Welcome dinner by arrival
  • Staff insurance, wages, equipment and local transport
  • National park fee and Necessary permits
  • Sightseeing with cultural guide, and private transport in Kathmandu
  • English speaking 1 guide and 1 porter for two clients during trek
  • Domestic flight from Phaplu - Kathmandu
  • Local transport from Kathmandu to Shivalaya

What is excluded?

  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Tips for local staff
  • Personal insurance for helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Entrance fee of the monuments and monasteries
  • Personal expenses

Trip Dates and Availibility

From/To Availability
From 15 Mar, 2024 To 28 Mar, 2024 Guaranteed when booking Inquire
From 29 Mar, 2024 To 11 Apr, 2024 Guaranteed when booking Inquire

Best Seasons Listing

Best Season
February to June, August to November

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