Pikey Peak Trekking

  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationHotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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About Trip

The Pikey region is situated 250 km to the east of Kathmandu and offers travelers many sources of pleasure, particularly the beauty of landscape and the cheerfulness of the Sherpa people. Some trekkers prefer the high altitude of Khumbu area while others enjoy walking in lower area home to large group of flora and fauna and ethnic culture in the backdrop of giant Himalaya peaks. One of the most beautiful area, and one still largely off the tourist route, is Pikey Mountain (4070m) a very special Mountain that is considered the protector of the entire Solu region. It is a destination not to be missed if one is planning to trek in the Everest region.

Jiri, Bhandar (changma)and Golla are the major village laying along the trail. Golla is a small Sherpa village about 45 houses scattered over the slope of Pikey at an altitude of 3660m, and dominated by a range of snow-capped mountains: Gaurishanker, Karylung, Number and Katanga among others. The religious life of village is very vibrant thanks to its four Monasteries, all belonging to the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism, in which the monk perform the sacred dance festival such as Duwa Chhechi, Ngungne, Dumji and Rimdu. Each festival lasts for several days. Pikey is perfect area for house who have little time but wish to experience varied trek-see Everest in full scale, enjoy deep blue skies, visit typical village and experience the mountain climate without seasonal barriers. Each season of the year has its own beauty, its own feel that make a trip to this area worthwhile.

The major attraction of the area are its village with their traditional life, delicious Sherpa food, festive Buddhist Monastery and shrines, the dense forest of pine and juniper, varieties of rhododendron and the colorful birds include national bird of Nepal. The view from Pikey is incredible, stretching from Kanchenjunga in the far east to Annapurna in the west ( one can view Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Nuptse, Everest, Annapurna, Lotse, Manaslu, Gaurishanker) and from north to south can see very easily with your open eye. Sunrise and sunset views are truly breathtaking in this trip. The sunset view from Pikey has nothing that compare with it in other part of Nepal, dipping behind the mountain that are southwest of Kathmandu.

The entire Pikey peak area is pastureland of the Sherpas of the surrounding area. They spend the period from May to October in this heaven with cattle. Complementing the rich pastureland is there major cheese factory probably best cheese in Nepal. Two of them can be visited on our trail, to a warm welcome from their managers with a cup of testy tea or warm milk and piece of fresh cheese. Shikhar Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport.

A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.

Cost Details:

Cost Includes

  • Private transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • Public transportation form Kathmandu-Shivalaya-Kathmandu.
  • Local guest house accommodation in mountain.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sleeping bag, duffel bag, down jacket provide by Shikhar adventure.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • Sagarmatha and Gaurushanker National Park entry fee
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Note:

Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.  Drive to and from Shivalaya can be delayed due to weather and political conditions that delays may last up to several days.  It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country.  If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days.  In the case that you have a tight schedule and the drive out of Shivalaya are delayed, it is possible to take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost.