Pikey Peak Trek - 5 Days

Pikey Peak Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 3640 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport
Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic vistas of towering Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Annapurna, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Immerse yourself in the Sherpa and Tamang cultures throughout the route. 
  • Reach the Pikey Peak summit (4,065 meters / 13,335 feet) for a breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayas.
  • Experience a less crowded trekking route, that provides you a sense of tranquility and authentic mountain life.
  • Interact with local communities and get insight into their daily lives along the trail.

The Pikey Peak Trek is one of the best journeys to embark on for an off-beaten trekking experience. This hidden gem is situated in the lower Everest region, diverging from the famous Everest treks. 

A relatively new and less-traveled route, that invites you to traverse through landscapes of unrivaled beauty, cultural authenticity, and breathtaking vistas, this trip is the best choice if you wish to explore the unexplored. 

The Pikey Peak Trekking offers the charm of solitude and discovery and winds its way through quiet villages, and untouched forests, where each footstep offers you an intimate connection with the surrounding nature. 

Situated at an altitude of 4,065 meters (13,335 feet), the peak offers a panorama that words can barely capture. In fact, it was named one of the best vantage points to view the World's tallest peak, Mount Everest. Along with Everest, you can enjoy the sight of mountains like Makalu, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, and several other peaks. 

Beyond the stunning landscapes, and mesmerizing sights of the Himalayas, Pikey Peak Base Camp offers a unique insight into the Sherpa and Tamang communities. You will have a chance to engage with locals, immerse yourself in daily routines, and share in the traditions that have flourished in these rugged terrains. 

Get ready for a short yet impactful and serene route in the Lower part of the Everest region with our 5 days Pikey Peak itinerary in 2024,2025.

What Can You Expect on the Pikey Peak Trail?

You can expect a moderate trekking trail with varying landscapes, that include forests, meadows, and open ridges, all offering breathtaking views of nature. You will get to visit ancient monasteries like Thupten Choling and Taktor, along the route map, which will help you gain insight into the region's history and culture.

The sunrise view from Pikey Peak is one of the best views you will witness as the ray of the sun hits some of the tallest snow-capped peaks. The route is moderate, including a few uphill sections and rugged terrains along with the highest altitude being around 4000 m, the trek is easy to complete. 

Is the Pikey Peak Base Camp 5 Days Itinerary an Ideal Choice For you?

Short Duration: If you are looking for a short trip that takes you closer to the mountains, then this is the best option for those with limited time but who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas.

Reasonable Fitness: This trip is for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness who have little past hiking or trekking experience. 

Off-beaten path: If you want to diverge from the well-known trekking trails, this is an ideal choice as it takes you to the less explored part of the Everest region.

The Level of the Pikey Peak Trekking Difficulty

The Pikey Peak Trek is considered a moderate-level trek, suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness as well as beginner trekkers. The trek overall can be considered a leisurely journey for experienced trekkers because of its length and altitude which is not over 4000 m. 

The trekking involves walking for several hours a day, with some steep ascents and descents. To complete the trek without any inconvenience, it is highly recommended that you take care of your body and focus on increasing stamina by following physical exercise or going on short hikes and treks. 

How to get ready for the Pikey Peak route map?

Research and Planning: First of all, make sure to do research on the route map and understand the trails, distances, and elevations while familiarizing yourself with the starting point (Jiri or Phaplu) and ending point of the trek.

Physical fitness: While the trek is considered easy to moderate, you still need to have a good level of fitness to have a comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience. So make sure to get involved in workouts and short hikes before the journey. 

Packing Essentials: Pack appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions, including warm layers and rain gear along with good-quality trekking shoes for comfort and support, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, and other trekking essentials.

Local Culture and Etiquette: Learn about local customs and practices to show respect to the communities you'll interact with. Make sure to pack out all your waste and respect the environment. 

Maximum Altitude of the 5-Day Pikey Trek

The highest point of the 5 days Pikey trek is the Pikey Peak summit, standing at an elevation of 4,065 meters (13,335 feet). This vantage point offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Particularly, the sight of the sunrise is considered one of the best and also it is a great spot to witness the majestic sight of Mount Everest. As the altitude is above 4000 m which can impose the risk of altitude sickness, we recommend you walk at your personal pace and follow the instructions of the guide. 

Route Map of the Five-Day Pikey Trek

The route map of the five days Pikey Trek typically includes the starting point, which could be Dhap, and the trail leads you to Pikey Peak. The trail then passes through villages like Jhapre, Pikey Base Camp, and Loding, offering you a diverse range of landscapes and cultural experiences throughout the walk. 

Pikey Peak trekking Itinerary 5 days

Normally, the Short Pikey Peak trek can be completed in 4 to 6 days depending on the route you choose. Our pikey peak itinerary of 5 days takes you through some of the traditional villages of the region that begins from a village called Dhap. 

To suit the preference and timeframe of all trekkers, we offer customized services where you are free to customize the itinerary based on your personal time limitations and preferences. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:2900m
  • Time:8-9 hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transport:Local Bus

The journey starts today with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the charming village of Dhap which serves as the starting point of this great adventure. As you wander through picturesque countryside landscapes, the layers of hills along with a few glimpses of the mountains keep you accompanied throughout the ride. You will then finally arrive in Dhap after a ride of around 8 to 9 hours. Overnight stay in Dhap.

  • Max Altitude:2930m
  • Time:5-6 hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is a day to hit the trail embarking from Dhap to Jhapre. You will find yourself walking amidst lush forests decorated with vibrant rhododendrons and diverse flora along the route. Passing through traditional settlements, such as Sigane and Kerung, the trail offers glimpses into the local lifestyle and culture. 

The day's journey ends in Jhapre, a village that welcomes you with its warm hospitality and panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Overnight stay in Jhapre.

  • Max Altitude:3600m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Continuing the journey further into the heart of the Himalayas, the trail winds its way toward Pikey Base Camp from Jhapre. The trail reveals breathtaking sights of the surrounding landscapes as you ascend with pristine meadows and rolling hills painting a stunning picture all along. 

As you approach Pikey Base Camp, the views of the landscapes and mountains get even more exquisite. Upon arriving at the Pike base camp, you will be able to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the sunset over the layer of hills. Overnight stay in Pikey base camp.

  • Max Altitude:2930m
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You'll start the walk from Pikey Peak Base Camp to Jhapre today. The walk starts with the ascent on the road track. On the way, you'll pass through several villages like; Bhandar and Deurali. You can also catch some great views of mountains and hills along the way during your walk. You'll soon find yourself on a steep downhill trail right before making it to Jhapre. Overnight stay at Jhapre.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:8-9 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transport:By Local Bus

Today you'll say goodbye to the mountains and return to Kathmandu via bus. The drive today follows the route alongside the river and small settlements, also on the way you can sneak a peek at some mountains and layers of hills. It takes around 8-9 hours to drive to reach Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you can choose to either rest at your hotel or stroll around the city for shopping. In the evening you'll have a farewell dinner as it is the final day of your trip. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • The scenic ride back to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu-Dhap and Dhap to Kathmandu by bus
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Pikey trip
  • Porter services during the Trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance & Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking Guides, Porters (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Sunday May 26, 2024
Ends:Saturday Jun 01, 2024
Price US$549
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Starts:Tuesday May 28, 2024
Ends:Monday Jun 03, 2024
Price US$549
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Starts:Thursday May 30, 2024
Ends:Wednesday Jun 05, 2024
Price US$549
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Know Before You Go

Mode of Transports 

Transportation options for the 5 days trek can vary based on your starting point. The journey generally begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. Public buses, private vehicles, and even flights to Phaplu can be used for transportation. Costs vary depending on the mode of transportation and distance.

Equipment Checklist for Pikey Peak Trek:

Packing the right gear is essential for a successful trek. Some essential items for Pikey Peak trekking include Warm clothing layers (jacket, thermal layers), Sturdy trekking shoes, a Sleeping bag suitable for cold weather, Backpack, Water bottles, water purification tablets, Sunglasses, and sunscreen, etc. Details of Recommended Packing List:

The best time for Pikey Peak Trekking

The Pikey Peak Trek is most enjoyable from March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn). During these periods, the weather is at its best, offering clear skies and stunning views of the Himalayas.These months provide distinct advantages:

The weather is mild and comfortable, with blooming rhododendrons and wildflowers while the days are warm, nights are chilly, and the mountains are visible in their full glory in the spring. In autumn as well, the weather remains stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility of the mountains.

As for monsoons, you can expect heavy rainfall and potential risks like landslides and flooding. Whereas winter brings cold temperatures, snow, and icy trails make trekking challenging and less recommended.

Accommodation during the Pikey Peak Base Camp trek 5 days

During the Pikey Peak Base Camp Trek, your accommodation options range from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. Quality varies based on location, altitude, and budget. 

In lower elevations, you can find teahouses with shared or attached bathrooms and communal dining. Higher altitudes offer more basic facilities and shared rooms. There is a charging and hot water shower available along the trail at an extra cost. 

Food And Drinking Water Facilities During the 5 Days Pikey Trek

You will be provided with three meals a day during the journey. Pikey Peak Trek's food ranges from Nepali dishes to international cuisine. Common options include dal bhat, momos, chow mein, and Thukpa. Some teahouses offer pizzas, pasta, and more. Hot drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are available, as well as soft drinks and beer. 

However, higher altitudes have limited and costly options, so we highly recommend you carry snacks and energy bars. The food along the route of the Pikey Peak Base Camp trekking offers simplicity and cultural flavor.

The idea of 5-Day Pikey Peak Trek Cost

The cost of the 5 days Pikey Peak trek can range between USD 500 to USD 1000 or more, depending on factors such as the season, duration, transportation, guide/porter fees, and personal expenses. This estimate covers permits, accommodation, food, and other trek-related services.

If you choose a group trip, the cost can be lower as you will be sharing the facilities with other trekkers and we also offer discounts based on the number of trekkers for group trips. 

Requried Trekking Permits for Pikey Peak

To embark on the Pikey Peak trek, you need two permits which are explained below; 

  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card: The TIMS card costs around USD 20 per person for individual trekkers and approximately USD 10 per person for group trekkers.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs USD 30 per person.

Tipping Idea for Guide and Porters

Tipping is a way to show appreciation for good service. While it is not mandatory, it is a kind gesture to tip guides and porters for making your trip successful. A general guideline for tipping during treks is around 10% of the total trek cost for the entire team.

Travel tips for the Pikey Peak trekking

  • Prepare with cardio and strength training exercises to increase your stamina. 
  • Pack warm clothing, sturdy shoes, and a reliable backpack suitable for the trek. 
  • Gradually ascend to avoid altitude sickness and stay hydrated throughout the trail. 
  • Respect local customs and culture and learn a few basic phrases to make the trek more enjoyable. 
  • Carry Nepali rupees for small purchases as there are no ATMs on the trail.
  • Follow "Leave No Trace" principles and pack out your waste.
  • Listen to your body and inform the guide if there is any inconvenience. 
  • Be prepared for changes in plans due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Booking 5 Days Pikey Peak Trek with Himalayan Recreation:

  • Booking your 5 days Pikey Peak trek with Himalayan Recreation ensures a well-organized adventure. We handle permits, accommodation, guides, and meals, making your trek worry-free. 
  • You can book the trek through several methods like inter-banking and online paying platforms. We always make sure to stay online 24/7 to make your booking process easier. 

Last-Minute Booking with Himalayan Recreation:

If you decide on a last-minutePikey Peak Short trek, Himalayan Recreation is ready to assist. Our expertise allows us to accommodate short-notice bookings while ensuring a smooth journey. Make sure to make full payment while booking a last-minute trip.

Embark on an Eco-Friendly Journey for Five Days to Pikey Peak:

Choose an eco-friendly approach during your five-day Pikey Peak trek with Himalayan Recreation. Respecting nature by using reusable water bottles, avoiding single-use plastics, and disposing of waste responsibly is our top priority when traversing through the serene trails. 

You will be leaving a positive impact on the environment and the local community by choosing Himalayan Recreation for the Pikey Peak Base Camp trekking in 2024,2025. 

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