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Pikey Peak – The Short Trek with View of Mt. Everest

Join us for the newly opened trekking route in the Solukhumbu area. At an altitude of 4,070 m, Pikey Peak is one of the most beautiful vantage points in the region.

From the summit you have a unique view of giants like Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Dhaulagiri, Numbur, Gaurisankhar and Langtang in the far west. The walking route to Pikey Peak is less than the other routes in the Everest region, passing through the area’s typical Sherpa settlements. You can visit ancient Buddhist monasteries such as the Hupten Chholing Gompa and admire the unique Sherpa culture, its lifestyle and the picturesque landscape.
After the tour, spend another two days trekking around the Kathmandu Valley and finish your journey with a visit to the city of Bhaktapur, which is under UNESCO World Heritage status. If you are looking for a hike on a remote route near Mt. Everest and want to get to know the culture of Nepal, Pikey Peak Trekking is the best choice for you.

Endurance and physical fitness should be present.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – briefing and welcome dinner
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Full instructions will be given in the afternoon. In the evening you will be invited to dinner with your guide. Overnight at Hotel Tibet or similar (D).
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for the hike
Today we explore Kathmandu with a local guide. The places to visit are the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples where mortal burnings take place, Swayambhunath, a Bhuddist temple complex – also known as the Monkey Temple and the Boudhanath stupa. Overnight at Hotel Tibet or similar category (B).
Day 3: Flight to Phaplu (2,413 m) and hike to Junbesi (2,821 m)
After a 20 minute flight we arrive in Phablu. The hike from Phaplu takes a few hours through a few small villages, colorful houses and the view over the valley. The route runs uphill along the northern shore of the creek. After 370 m ascent and numerous ups and downs we reach the village Junbesi. Junbesi is considered Sherpas most beautiful village at an altitude of 2,990 m, with ancient Buddhist monasteries. Overnight at the lodge. (B|L|D).Day 4: Acclimatization day – hike to the villages of Thupten Choling Monastery and Mopung Sherpa and back to Junbesi
Hike from Junbesi to Thuptenchholing and back to Junbesi, which takes about four hours. We visit the monastery of Thuptenchholing and have the opportunity to learn more about the traditional Tibetan healing treatment. Overnight at the lodge. (B|L|D).Day 5: Hike from Junbesi to Lamjura Hill (3,500 m) – 5 hours
We start the day by crossing Junbesi Khola and ascend to a beautiful hill from where we will have breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and many other beautiful peaks. Then we continue our hike through Ringmo Khola (river) and steeply up to the Ringmo village. We continue on the Lamjura Pass (3,500 m) and after about an hour we reach our lodge on the Lamjura hill. From here we have an enchanting view of Mount Everest and other giants. Overnight at the lodge. (B|L|D).
Day 6: Lamjura to Pikey Peak Base Camp (3,640 m)
After breakfast we walk through a beautiful lush forest and learn the vegetation of this region. On the way we have the opportunity to admire very old Buddhist monasteries and mani walls. The hike through this region leads through beautiful Himalayan landscapes. After arriving at our lodge and taking a break, we will take a walk to a dairy that processes yak milk. Overnight at the lodge. (B|L|D).
Day 7: Climb to Pikey Peak (4,070 m) and hike to Loding (2,400 m) – 5/6 hours hike
In the early morning hours, we follow the path to Pikey Peak at 4,070 m for about half an hour, which covered with prayer flags. This is one of the highest peaks in this region. The name Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa clan deity worshiped during the month of July. The view from here is breathtaking! When the weather is clear, at sunrise we will enjoy beautiful views of the Himalayas including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Dhaulagiri and Langtang in the far west. From the summit of Pikey Peak we follow a ridge that starts off flat and then drops steeply until we reach Jarsabhanjyang where we have breakfast. Then we continue the trek towards Loding. Overnight at the lodge. (B|L|D).
Day 8: Loding to Phablu (2.413m) – 3/4 hour hike
One last day with easy ascents and descents until we reach Phablu. Today we say goodbye to our porters, who will no longer accompany us. Overnight at the lodge. (B|L|D).
Day 9: Flight to Kathmandu and about 1 ½ hour drive to Nagarkot
In Kathmandu you will be picked up from the airport and continue to Nagarkot which is about 32 km east of Kathmandu. At an altitude of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district. In the village there is a fantastic view of the Himalayas and in clear weather you can admire the nearby Langtang Himal and Annapurna in the west to the Everest massif in the east. In very good visibility even the Shishapangma (8,027 m) can be seen. You can enjoy the best view in the early morning and in the late afternoon. Overnight at Hotel Fort Resort or similar category (B).
Day 10: Day hike in Nagarkot
After a hearty breakfast we will do a day hike through the lush flora and traditional villages around Nagarkot. In the afternoon we return to our accommodation and rest. Overnight at Hotel Fort Resort (B).
Day 11: Hike to Changu Narayan – and drive to Bhaktapur – Afternoon sightseeing and then back to Kathmandu
We begin our walk along a wooded ridge overlooking terraced fields that reach to the bottom. Afterwards, we continue our trek towards the World Heritage Site of Changu Narayan, located north of Bhaktapur. “Changu Narayan” is the name of the temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. A stone tile discovered near the temple dates back to the 5th century and is the oldest of its kind. It helped to make the Kathmandu Valley a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting the temple, we are picked up and driven to Bhaktapur for a sightseeing tour. Bhaktapur is an ancient Newari city in eastern Kathmandu valley. Due to its rich culture, its temples and its wood, metal and stone art, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit Layaku, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairab Nath Temple and Dattatraya Square. In the afternoon we are driven to Kathmandu and have the rest of the day at leisure. In the late afternoon we are driven to Kathmandu and have the evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Tibet or similar category (B).
Day 12: Return home
Farewell and transfer to Kathmandu airport. Return home. End of the journey. (B)

Program changes due to special events, force majeure or weather conditions are reserved.

Legends B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner

We reserve the right to make program changes due to special events, force majeure, or weather conditions.

Trip Dates:

German guided tour
English guided tour

This trekking tour can also be booked for individual travelers (one person alone) at an additional cost or at the same price for a group at dates other than shown here.

Duration: 12 days
Costs: € 1.590 per person
Group size: Min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
€ 240 for single room

What’s included:

  • Airport transfers in Nepal
  • All relevant surface transfer (with private vehicles)
  • All hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All internal flights (with Yeti Air, Summit Air, Tara Air or Sita Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle
  • Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees
  • Mountain Guide and porters
  • 12 kg free luggage on trekking tours, carried by porter
  • Quality service and trek equipment
  • Oxymeter

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
  • Beverages
  • Personal bills
  • Visas
  • Excess baggage charge (beyond 15 Kg each)
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Tips

Visa
Your visa can be issued on arrival at a counter at Kathmandu airport. Visa costs on arriving in Kathmandu amount to US $ 50 (stay of up to 30 days) and US $ 125 (stay of up to 90 days).
The fees can also be paid in euros, which are converted by the bank at the airport in accordance with the dollar exchange rate. Two passport size photographs must be provided for the visa. At the time of the trip your passport must be valid for at least a further six months and have at least one blank page.
These visa and passport regulations apply to EU countries, Switzerland and the USA. Other nationals should check with the relevant consular authorities.

Insurance
Travel health insurance (with recovery costs) is essential for your own safety and a precondition for participation in our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains which requires a helicopter rescue, the helicopter will not take off before the responsibility for the cost is clarified.

The conclusion of travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the case of bargain price flights in particular, changes or cancellations generally can’t be made free of charge. In Nepal complications with the weather or with your health could make it necessary to break off your journey.
We have requested ERGO (Reiseversicherung) to create various service packages for you. You can book travel health insurance at https://www.reiseversicherung.de/vrv/partner/ep-Assistent.html?/data/agent/hagtnr=027256&/data/agent/nagtnr=000000.

Please note: ERGO insurance can be booked by residents of Germany and Austria. Those living in other countries are requested to book their travel insurance through an insurance provider in their own country.
It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours advises its customers to book their travel insurance via ERGO as a recommendation only, and accepts no responsibility for the contractual content between the customer and the travel insurance provider. Customers can book their travel insurance via ERGO or another provider at their own discretion.

The hotels and lodges booked by us
In Kathmandu and Pokhara the hotels we book are good and correspond to medium-level Western standards. Sanitary facilities are clean and functional; the hotel cuisine is adapted to Western eating habits and the food is safe to enjoy. There may sometimes be power cuts, or no hot water may be available for a while. The hotel staff is generally very friendly and looks after the welfare of guests. The hotels booked by us are as follows:

Kathmandu: Hotel Tibet/Manaslu ***+
Pokhara: Mount Kailash Resort, Lake side retreat ***
Palpa/Tansen: Hotel Srinagar **
Lumbini: Hotel New Crystal ***
Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort
Nagarkot: Nagarkot Farmhouse

During the trek and in the interior of the country conditions are very varied, and travelers must sometimes expect basic sanitation facilities. For standard treks and tours you will stay overnight in typical “lodges” (teahouses). These usually offer very small single rooms or double rooms (some with no running water and no private shower / toilet).
In general, during the trekking tour you can select what you wish to eat from the menu. However, at altitudes of 4,000 meters it can happen that on some routes the choice of food is not very extensive. Typical Nepalese cuisine is mostly vegetarian, but very tasty, filling and wholesome. Travelers need to be adaptable, however.

Flying in Nepal
The domestic flights booked by us are with Yeti Air, Summit Air, Sita Air, Tara Air or Buddha Air.

Tour program
The travel program for all of our recommended tours is carefully planned. It can happen, however, that roads are closed without advance notice or are impassable, that there are waiting times of several hours because of traffic congestion or fuel shortages and that specific tourist attractions are closed for various reasons. Other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, the health of participants or unfavorable conditions while trekking may also make the implementation of the travel program more difficult or at worst make it impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will make every effort to achieve every aspect of the program to your satisfaction. As a result the inconvenience can normally be kept to a reasonable level. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this juncture that for the above reasons program changes are possible at any time and cannot be influenced by the organizers. The resulting costs are borne by the traveler. We ask for your understanding.

 


Trip Details

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Holiday Type: Lodge Trekking
  • Best trekking period: Okt/Nov/Mär/Apr/Mai
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: Pikey Peak 4,070 m
  • Group size: Min 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Nepalese mountain guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 1.590,00 
  • Single room supplement: 220,00 €
    (only for hotel accommodation, for lodge overnight stays during the trek, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available