Pikey Peak Trek

  • Duration
    9 days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    4302 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec

Trip Overview

Pikey Point Trek is the best point to indulge in the glory of Mt Everest. This is Sir Edmund Hillary’s favorite point to see and enjoy Everest. Pikey Peak Trek is an amazing experience which takes place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Indulge in the pristine scenery, culture and traditions in a matter of 9 days.

The spectacular views of Everest and Khumbu region’s landscapes is admiring to the eyes. The trail leading this trek is comparatively less crowded which allows experience of the Himalayas in the best way without any disturbance. If you have a limited time and wish to enjoy the breath taking Mt Everest up close, this 9 days trek fulfils all your wishes. The views of the Himalayas such as Everest, Makalu, Gauri Shanker, Lhotse, Mera Peak and many more is a memory to cherish. As much as the Himalayas entertain you, the bio diversity of this region is just as pristine. Throughout the trek we shall cross several lush forests adding up to the enjoyment of the journey. The Rhododendron forests, Orchids, Magnolia flowers and the blooming diversity are certain to keep you company throughout the trail.

As you trek along the beautiful villages you’ll learn about the significant Sherpa culture of this region. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and learn about their traditions, norms and practices. There are beautiful monasteries and gompas represents a distinct Buddhist architecture which we shall explore.

New and short trekking destination of Nepal

Pikey Peak Trek is a newly founded trekking route to Everest. Also named the best hill top destination, Pikey Peak Trek takes you closer to the beautiful Sherpa settlements and their cultures. Pikey Peak Trek is a 9 days trek which presents profound exploration of the Everest region in a short span. This moderate level trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. If you want a less crowded and short trail to experience the Everest’s magnificence then do join the Pikey Peak Trek.

Sunrise and Sunset views

Pikey Peak Hill is best known for the glorious sunrise and sunset views over the Everest, Kanchenjunga and Dhaulagiri ranges. The glistening sun over the peaks is a pristine view which is bound to astound you. You’ll be captivated by the beautiful scenery. 

Best time to do Pikey Peak trek

Pikey Peak Trek is incredible in the spring, fall and winter months. Each month serves its beautiful trekking experience. The blooming bio diversity in spring, the clear blue skies and comfortable weather in autumn and the snow capped Himalayas in winter. However, in monsoon it is best not to do this trek as it gets extremely wet and uncomfortable in this region. If you want to take your time and experience Everest’s glory you can opt for our 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek or 15 days Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Drive to Dhap, Trek to Japre

We’ll start the day taking a long 8 to 9 hours drive from Kathmandu to Dhap, a municipality in Darchula district of Nepal situated in the banks of Mahakali River. Here you will experience the Brahmin and Chettri ethnic community. From Dhap, you’ll begin your trek. As you move along you’ll reach Sigane which will initiate the Himalayan view sightings such as Numbur Himal. We’ll follow the trail which will lead us to Japre village situated at an altitude of 2920m. This village presents beautiful Mt Everest and Numbur Himal views and a small Gompa to explore.

Overnight stay in Jampa with the inclusion of breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 02 - Trek to Pikey Base Camp

Today, we’ll begin our trek to the Pikey Base Camp. We’ll leave Japre and follow the trail towards Bhulbhule, a village development committee in Lamjung District. Here, we’ll see a nameless lodge which presents clear views of Everest and surrounding mountain ranges. Leaving Bhulbhule, we’ll proceed towards the Pikey Peak Base Camp. On our way we’ll see old yak houses and Mani stone walls. We’ll follow the trail that passes below the Takung Danda and move through the forests. In spring season, you’ll see beautiful Rhododendron flowers along the trail. Leaving the forest, for trekking around 2 hours we’ll arrive at Pikey Base Camp. From the base camp, all it takes is a short climb to reach the 4065m summit. The best time to climb the summit is in the morning to witness the glorious sunrise over the Himalayas.

Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner Included.

Day 03 - Sunrise at Pikey Peak and Trek to Loding

We’ll begin the trek early in the morning. Following the trail leading to the summit decorated with prayer flags we get glimpses of breathtaking views along the way. In a beautiful weather, the panoramic views of Annapurna, Kanchenjunga and surrounding mountains it carters is simply astounding. After enjoying the serene sunrise from the top of Pikey Peak we’ll descend following the flat ridgeline which further steepens as we enter the forest. The forest will lead us to Jase Bhanjyang where we’ll have our breakfast. After having breakfast, we’ll continue towards Loding, a VDC in Solukhumbu District.

Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner Included.

Day 04 - Trek from Loding to Junbesi and Explore Thubtenchoeling Monastery

Descending down the topmost edge of the mountain we’ll arrive at Jase Bhanjyang where we’ll have our breakfast. Then we’ll proceed towards Junbesi taking a shortcut. The trail leads us through Jase and then descending steeply we reach the primeval forest. As we cross the forest we’ll arrive at Taktor. From Taktor, we’ll follow the trail to Junbesi, an ethic Sherpa village located at an elevation of 2675m in lower Solukumbu which takes about few hours. Solukumbu is a sacred valley for the Sherpa ethnicity which shares borders with Tibet. The people here follow Buddhism which is portrayed in the monasteries and Gompas along the way. This path intertwines with the Jiri-EBC trails. Tea houses in this area are more developed so you’ll meet many tourists here.

Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner Included.

Day 05 - Trek from Junbesi to Taksindu

We’ll begin the trek towards Taksindu, crossing the river and trekking though the forest which leads us to Salung. Salung presents picturesque views of Mt Everest, Chamlang and Makalu on a good weather days. The spectacular views doesn’t end here, it spreads across the valley to Chiwong Monastery descending towards Phalpu. We’ll continue the trail contouring the hillside and then descending as we reach a stream. Then after climbing for a short while we’ll arrive in Ringmo a famous place for apple orchards and its products such as apple alcohol, apple cider and pie. From Ringmo, a short climb and we’ll arrive at Taksindu La which presents amazing Himalaya’s views. Then descending down we’ll reach Taksindu Monastery and our lodge. We’ll explore the Taksindu Monastery built in 1946.

Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner Included.

Day 06 - Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu and Explore Chiwong Gompa

On this day we’ll leave the regular trekking trail and follow a beautiful path to Phaplu walking down the forest. We also have an option to hike up Chiwong Gompa which is located on a cliff presenting a panoramic view of the valley. Chiwong Gompa founded in 1923 AD is famous for Mani Rimdu festival which is celebrated in autumn season. Further descending down to Phaplu we’ll reach the end of the trekking for the day.

Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner Included.

Day 07 - Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu

This is our final day in this village. We’ll bid farewell to the beautiful Himalayan views, the cultures and architectures and return back to Kathmandu. As we drive back we shall enjoy the scenic views. As we arrive in Kathmandu we’ll take you back to your hotel to rest. You have ample time on your hand which you can utilize by strolling around the hustling and bustling Katmandu city.

Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast and Lunch Included.

Day 08 - Farewell/Departure

The final day of your Pikey Peak Trek has arrived. Our airport representatives will take you to the airport 3 hours before your departure time. We shall bid you farewell with hopes to see you again in your next adventure.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge​

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks during the trek
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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