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Trip Facts

Overview

The Pikey Peak Trek takes you to the stunning Pikey Peak, located in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and takes you through traditional Sherpa villages and lush forests.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, drive to Namobuddha (3 hour drive)
  • Day 2: Drive to Thade (8-hour drive)
  • Day 3: Trek to Kerung (3-hour trek)
  • Day 4: Trek to Jhapre (6-hour trek)
  • Day 5: Trek to Pikey Peak Base Camp, m. (7-8 hour trek)
  • Day 6: Trek to Pikey Peak, 4067 m. (2-3 hour trek)
  • Day 7: Trek to Goli, ~2500 m. (5 hour)
  • Day 8: Trek to Thado khola, drive to Bhandar, 2512 m. (trek 7 hours, drive 1 hour)
  • Day 9: Trek Bhandar to Deurali, 2705 m. (3 hour trek)
  • Day 10: Trek to Shivalaya, 1700 m. (4 hour trek)
  • Day 11: Trek to Jiri, 1905 m. (5 hour trek)
  • Day 12: Drive to Khawa, trek to Mirge (3-4 hour trek)
  • Day 13: Full day in Mirge
  • Day 14: Drive to Sukute Beach with a stop in Kalinchowk
  • Day 15: River rafting and drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Departure

Itinerary

April 4, Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, drive to Namobuddha (3 hour drive)

Your local guide will pick you up at the airport, or at your hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur, and bring you to Namobuddha, one of Nepal’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Here we stay in a beautiful yoga resort built in a traditional luxurious style. In the evening we have dinner at a permaculture farm serving amazing locally-grown organic food. We also visit the large, beautiful monastery and the small square with a stupa believed to contain the remains of Buddha’s former incarnation as a prince who fed his own body to a starving tiger family and make a walk through the cute village. (B/L/D) Overnight at Vishuddi Alaya, a yoga resort of high standard.

We start off the early morning by our own vehicle to the village Thade, mainly populated by the ethnic group Magar and with a spectacular view over the Himalayas and Everest. We stay at a newbuilt resort and enjoy the sunset view in the evening. (B/L/D) Overnight at Everest View Hotel, a high-standard teahouse.

We start our eight days trek after breakfast. We walk up to the village of Jhapre. Here we visit the beautiful monastery and stay at a higher-standard teahouse. (B/L/D). Overnight at a normal standard teahouse.

Today the walk is long! After a walk crossing grasslands and forests, we reach Lhamuje, 3520 m. The path is steep the last bit up to Pikey Base Camp. We reach the teahouse and sleep early and prepare for going to the top tomorrow early morning. (B/L/D). Overnight at Shangri-La teahouse, a normal standard teahouse.

Early morning in the dark, with the help of headlights, we start our walk up to Pikey Peak. The walk takes us about an hour and we mainly walk up stairs. From Pikey Peak, we have an amazing view over the Himalayas and in case of clear weather, we can see all the way from Annapurna in the west to Kangchenjunga in the east. We spend the morning on the peak and descend slowly. After breakfast, we descend west from Pikey to the village of Goli. In case it is open we visit a yak cheese factory, and we have tea at a yak owner’s home. We continue downhill until we reach Goli. It is a beautiful green village with unimaginable amounts of rhododendron. (B/L/D). Overnight at Hilltop Lodge, a simple homestay/teahouse.

After breakfast, we start our long and pretty steep descendant to Thado Khola. To be able to reach Bhandar today we use a jeep for the long ascendant to Bhandar. (B/L/D). Overnight at Bhandar Guesthouse & Hotel, a normal standard teahouse.

The start of today’s trek is a slow ascent, passing a beautiful monastery and grassland. Later it gets steep until reaching our destination of the day by lunch. In the afternoon you have the choice to either go for a walk to a viewpoint just above the village or to stay at the very beautiful teahouse to rest. Both food and rooms at the teahouse are of a good standard, and there is even a washing machine that you can use for a small sum. (B/L/D). Overnight at Highland Sherpa Hotel, a high-standard teahouse.

Today is downhill. We pass small villages and in some places the path is steep. We take it slowly and reach in time for a late lunch. Shivalaya is a large village by a river, passed by several trekking routes. Here we find many teahouses and shops. (B/L/D). Overnight at Kalopattar Guesthouse, a normal standard teahouse.

Today we make a walk in a beautiful area starting off from Shivalaya walking through grasslands and forests. We have lunch in a homestay on the way. (B/L/D). Overnight at Kalopattar Guesthouse.

Today’s walk is beautiful! We walk along rivers, hanging bridges, forests, and several really cute villages. In the beginning, we ascend a long uphill to a pass, around 3 hours, and from there down again. Jiri is the end of the Jiri Highway which traverses the districts of Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha, and it was from here Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay started their expedition which turned into the first successful summit of Mt Everest. From here the trek to Lukla takes 7-8 days, and it is still a well-trekked route. (B/L/D) Overnight at Gyabila Hotel, a normal standard hotel.

In the morning a jeep will come to pick us up and drive us to Khawa, a 40 minutes ride on the road towards Kathmandu. From there we start the last part of our trek, the way to Mirge, the village of your staff on the trek. It is a long downhill crossing dense greenery and some villages. In Mirge we stay with our staff and their families in homestays. Foreigners are a rare sight in the village and we are warmly welcomed by the local people. (B/L/D). Overnight at homestay.

Today we explore the village, we see the two schools, both private and governmental, to get an idea about the education system in rural Nepal. We walk on the fields and visit some families and we will be out all day. Mirge is a well-maintained, green, and beautiful village. It is a nice end to our trek. (B/L/D). Overnight at homestay

After breakfast, we start the downhill walk to the village of Namdu. We walk on a dirt road with very few to no vehicles. The hike takes around 3 hours and in Namdu we get into the jeep which will take us halfway to Kathmandu. Our stop for today will be in Kuri, some 3-4 hours from Namdu. On the way, we stop at a wonderful small Buddhist nunnery. Here we will have tea with the nuns and if we are lucky there will be some ceremony to attend. From here the really bad road starts. We ascend slowly on the bumpy road to Kuri where we check in at the hotel, a Nepalese version of a Swiss Alps cottage. (B/L/D). Overnight at Tripura Hotel, a simple standard hotel.

Early morning, we take the cable car up to the viewpoint and holy area of Kalinchowk (3790 m) to watch the sunrise. Here is an infamous Hindu temple for the Goddess Bhagwati, and some mesmerizing mountain views! Once back down in Kuri, we have breakfast before we start the 4 hours drive to the beautifully located Sukute Beach. Here are some resorts along the Sun Koshi river, and they all have a special focus on river rafting. We spend the night in a
safari tent close to the river. (B/L/D). Overnight at Sukute Beach Resort, a normal standard tented camp resort.

Today we start the day with a nice and refreshing river rafting, before setting off to Kathmandu after lunch. We reach Kathmandu late afternoon/evening and we spend the night at a nice hotel in the Tibetan area Boudha, located just some 100 meters from Nepal’s largest stupa Boudhanath. We have dinner together at a nice Western restaurant that serves food you might have missed during your days in the Nepalese countryside. (B/L/D). Overnight at Hotel Dolmaling, a good standard hotel.

We spend the day exploring the magical capital Kathmandu. Here we visit the important world heritage sites Kathmandu Durbar Square and in the evening we visit the evening ceremony at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu’s largest and most important Hindu temple. We also make a nice walk crossing the main bazaar of the city, Aasan. Today you will also get some free time for shopping. Lunch and dinner are not included as you will have the choice to roam around on your own. (B). Overnight at Hotel Dolmaling.

Our driver will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule.

Dates & Cost

Inclusive

Cost Includes

• 10 nights at a simple standard tea house or homestay,
• 2 nights at a simple standard hotel,
• 1 night in a permanent safari tent,
• 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Namobuddha,
• 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 15 dinners, and tea breaks during the trek,
• 2-3 hours of river rafting in Sun Koshi river with a rafting guide,
• All entrance fees and permits to all sights mentioned in the program,
• All ground transports mentioned in the program, by private jeep or van,
• Two English/Swedish speaking guides at all times,
• 1 porter for 2 guests during all treks,
• Assistant guides provided if the group exceeds 4 guests.

Cost Excludes

• Drinks (non-alcoholic/alcoholic),
• Visa to Nepal,
• International flight ticket,
• Laundry or other optional charges,
• Tips for staff and hotels.

Remarks:

• As far as possible we do try to give single travelers a single room. However, homestays and small teahouses often have limited amounts of rooms and some nights you might have to share. Single female travelers will only share rooms with females, and males with males.
• Please bring a water filter (Life Straw or similar) as mineral water is not sold in all areas, and besides, it’s reducing the hazardous use of plastic!
• During the trek and the time in the countryside the living standard will be low, with common toilets and bathrooms. Our hope is that the beautiful scenery and smiling, friendly people will make up for that!

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