Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Pikey Peak Trek

The Pikey Peak trek is one of the most impressive and less discover trekking route in Nepal and we the Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure would be delighted to help you to explore this dignified region.

Pikey Peak Trek is short, less populated, offer great view of Everest. It explores trekking route which comprised the majestic sunrises, Himalayan ranges, Sherpa culture & their traditions.

The word Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa Clan deity and the local people celebrate to worship their clan god. The Pikey peak trek Nepal is famous for sunrise sunset view and views of mountain peaks. The Pikey Danda viewpoint is the lowest elevation where you will witness a spectacular view of the world highest Mt. Everest (8,848m) with other dazzling mountains like Kanchenjungha, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Annapurna, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and Mera peak to the North and deep valleys dropping away into the clouds to the South from Pikey Peak at 4067m. Peaky peak Nepal lies in the low land of the Everest region. Besides the Himalayas ranges, the trekking trail is famous with the Rhododendron flowers, Magnolia and wild orchids. During the month of August, thousands of devotees from the neighboring village gather at the sacred lake of Dudh Kunda (4,500m) and perform the rituals purification. Apart from this, Peaky peak trekking helps to experience the wonderful culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Tamang, Magar and Sherpa ethics group. The spiritual ambiance of the old Buddhist monasteries, Mani walls, and the Buddhist stupas will provide you a chance to meet the inner peace. The dramatic landscape and the high altitude flora and fauna magnify the glory of the Pikey trekking route.

We the Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure let you indulge in the culture and lifestyle of the local people. Our expert  guide who is from the local area of trekking route will introduce you with their unique culture, tradition and the hidden history people in the Himalayas.

Highlights

  Majestic sunrises, view of Himalayan ranges and Sherpa culture and their traditions.

  Visit to Thuptenchholing Gompa, a highly revered centuries old monastery

  Less populated trekking region

Trip Facts

Duration: 9 days
Trek duration: 6 days
Altitude: 2390m –4065m
Difficulty: Moderate
Accommodation: teahouse, hotel
Starting / Ending: Kathmandu
Activities: trekking, sightseeing, hiking
Season: Sep-Dec, Feb-Jun
Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Your flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have a visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Representative welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in private vehicle. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: KTM Valley UNESCO Heritage sites Sightseeing Tours (1350m/4429 ft.)

KTM Sightseeing tour will commence after breakfast on most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites; Swayambhu Stupa- an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley and popular with “Monkey Temple”, Boudha Stupa- the largest stupas in Nepal, Pashupatinathsignificant Shiva Temple and cremation center of KTM Valley. After the complete sightseeing tour, we return to the hotel and do preparation for the Himalayas trek.
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive to Dhap Bazaar (2850m/9350.39ft.), 8-9 hr drive

We drive to Dhap. This takes appx. 8hr to reach there. The path follows the Sunkoshi River which joins Tama Koshi River ahead on our drive forming a large Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi. On the way, you can see the beautiful view of landscapes and deep village, dense forest of Rhododendron. Passing the numerous settlement areas it takes appx.3hr to reach. We can see beautiful mountain peaks like Number peak, Everest peak, Makalu peak, Gaurishankar peak and others peak from Dhap. There was a historical temple of Goddess Changesthan in Dhap. Our team leader told us that if we visit the temple then we achieve happiness, peace and wishes come true then we decide to visit the temple. After returning from the temple we decided to observe the captivating views of mountain peaks. Enjoying the priceless moment we went teahouse where our accommodation was arranged.
[Included meals: Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Trek to Jhapre (2815m/9235.56ft.), 4-5 hr

We will continue our journey to Jhapre via Sigane. Jhapre( a place known as a historical place) is famous for exceptional vantage points to view the mountains residing in the northern region of the country. We can clearly see the Everest (8848m) and the Numbur Himal from here. And we can also observe the gumba, buddha stupas and historical properties here. Taking the historical information about the gumba we had some conversation with old people staying there worshiping there. We got the opportunity to see the valuable herbs like kurti, jatamasi, sugandhawal on the way.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3640m/11942.26ft.), 5-6 hr

Leaving the Jhapre behind, we continue our journey to Pikey Base Camp. The trail climbs up to a ridge at Bhulbhule. From there, the trail becomes steep & ascends through the rhododendron forests and small settlement areas of Lhamuje. You can see some old yak houses and a long mani stone wall. The trail then contours the hillside below Taklung Danda and goes through a beautiful forested trail. There are many rhododendrons here along a level path (which you can see in bloom if trekking in the spring). As you leave the forest, it’s not far to Pikey Peak base camp, about 2 hours away. We will visit the Yak cheese factory and enjoy significant views of the mountains surrounding the valley. From here, it's a short climb to the summit at 4065 m / 13336 ft. There are two very simple guest house offer accommodation and catering service.  There is a tradition of welcoming the guest with the music of Tungna by Sherpa people. We were also welcomed by the sweet music of Tungna by him.
[Included meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Junbesi (2680m/8792.65ft.), 6-7 hr via Pikey Peak (4065m/13336.61ft. )

In the early morning, we will begin our trek along the steepy rocky ridgeline to reach Pikey Peak (4065m) which takes around one hour. From there you can see the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayan range and the beautiful view of Mt.Everest(8848m), Number Chuli(6959m), Khatang, Thamserku(6608m), Khangtega(6685m), Thamserku(6608m) to the north, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu(8163m), Gaurishankar(7134m) to the west, Kanchenjunga(8586m) to the east. Pikey peak is the place carrying historical importance of religion for Sherpa's. We can see views, highland from there. We can see almost all the peaks of Nepal from there. We got to see the river flowing, green field of Terai region, thick & green forest, eye-catching mountains & scattered settlements and heart touching peacock dance. The weather was getting cold. The scent of many herbals like sunpati, dhupi, make us relax. We found that many people come to pick the sunpati from there.

Capturing the beautiful views, we will trek downhill towards Junbesi which takes around 6 hours by walk. Around that path, farmers had done kiwi farming as cash crops and poultry of trout fish. The main farming of this place was potato, maize, and wheat. Crossing many Mani walls and Chortens on our way we will reach Junbesi. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village sitting at an altitude of 2675 m/ 8776 ft and is the cradle of Sherpa culture & architecture. The Sherpas consider the Solukhumbu a sacred valley. In this remote part of Nepal that borders Tibet, Buddhism flourishes and there are numerous Buddhist monasteries along the way. Junbesi is famously known as Sherpa village for the trekkers. Since it is also a tourist area there was a good accommodation facility. We went to visit Tashi Thokmen Gumba which was huge and four hundred years old. We felt a peaceful environment while entering the gumba. Statues of this gumba were old and endangered. After the visit, we started meditation on the lawn of the gumba. We saw the sheds of cows, goat on the way. We found local people did poultry farming as their income source. The weather was so cold so we decided on the campfire. Wine extracted from apple was famous there. By drinking the wine we had fun. We enjoyed with the people of village warming by the fire. After having dinner, we enjoyed dancing & singing.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Phaplu (2380m/7809ft.), 4-5 hr

This is a shorter trek. The trail ascends uphill along the Junbesi Khola to the Thuptenchholing Gompa. The Gompa offers in-depth insights into the culture and religious heritage of the region. There are many facilities of hotels for domestic as well as international tourists. Reflecting the Sherpa culture and tradition, Syabru dance is famous there. We enjoyed the Syabru dance performed by the local Sherpa people. We also got the opportunity to perform with them. We enjoyed several types of dishes made up of potatoes(Rilduk, Rikipur, local potato fry, daal of potato, pickle of potato and many more). We were pleased to see Phaplu airport, Phaplu hospital, Phaplu paramedical school, and Gumbas carrying historical importance.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu(1350m/4429 ft.), 8-9 hr

We drive back to Kathmandu. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
[Included meals: Dinner in Ktm]
Overnight at hotel in Ktm

Day 09: Departure Day

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meal: Breakfast]

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with Foods, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)with foods, accommodation, salary, and insurance

+ Sightseeing in KTM by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/main course) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses  as per the itinerary

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with the host family


Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 

-Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Heli Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, and boiled water as well as snacks, desserts, etc. during the trek

- Gratuity for Guide & Porter

- Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.


Extra expenses due to delay

The weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the season, buses are delayed or postponed for one or more days. Cancellation and the delay of the trip only occur starting and end of the trip during the travel day. In case of the cancellation of drive due to bad weather, extra expenses (extra night in hotel, Guide and porter extra days wages, except the number of days included in the package extra days extension due to cancellation or some other reason from individual clients, must bear by themselves, etc.) might occurred which are not included in the package and one should ready to bear those expense. We also arrange for a Heli charter from Phaplu to Kathmandu or return instead but this adds significant extra cost. While chartering heli because of the cancellation of drive, the cost of bus tickets will be deducted from the heli cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for a week extra day in Kathmandu. Because of the delay, there will be changes in your travel date. Make sure that all the extra expenses occurred due to the unforeseen condition will be bear by your travel insurance company.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring the following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality at a good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. Incapacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Additional Options:

+Additional porter:  90USD [ 15USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuff in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

You need a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit a copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to an unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to a health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In many cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be covered in these cases.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
9 days / 6 days
Season
Sep-Dec, Feb-Jun
Region
Lower khumbu
Grade
Moderate
Altitude
4065m
Walking
5-6hr
Accommodation
Tea-house, Hotel