Pikey Peak trek is a chance to explore lesser-known villages and the wilder places of the lower Everest region. Pikey Peak or Pikey Danda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views. From here you get a magnificent view of the peaks north of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan range which includes Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Annapurna, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Lhotseshar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Shishapangma, Mera peak and Thamserku. Pikey Peak has become one of the popular trekking trails in Everest region, probably because Pikey Peak is one of the lowest places from where you get a clear view of the Mt. Everest, 8848m.

After reaching Pikey Peak the trail leads us to the large Sherpa village of Junbesi where there is the Thubten Choling Monastery, which has been a first contact point for many Tibetan refugees and remains home to a large population of Tibetan Buddhists.

of this trek can only be done with camping. The trail climbs high in the mountains to a place called Dudh Kunda, which literally means “milk lake”. The Dudh Kunda is a holy lake with white waters, surrounded by the mountains of the Southern Solukhumbu and directly under the Numbur Himal Range, locally known as Shorong Yul Lha, protector of Solu Khumbu region. It is a famous pilgrimage site for both Buddhists, Hindus and for adventurous trekkers. During full- moon nights in August, pilgrims and jhankris (Shaman Priests) hold a week- long celebration here. At other times you are unlikely to meet anyone on this rarely traveled trail.

Trekkers using the lower Everest Trail may also pass through this region. It is perfect place for nature lovers to visit. This area has many diverse ethnic groups living here such as Sherpas, Khaling Rais, Tamangs, Magars, and Gurungs and gives a great insight of their lifestyle. You will get to see the unique culture of the real Sherpa people, who represent a large percentage of porters and guids for treks and expeditions. (Some people think Sherpa means porter… but that is incorrect. Sherpa is an ethnic group that hails from the Everest region, who have become famous for their bravery in the mountains. The hospitality of the locals is one of the most heart –warming experiences one can come across in this area. It’s common to stop to chat or they may entice you with something delicious to eat.

Apart from culture, Pikey Peak Dhud Kunda trekking is popular for the wonderful Himalayan scenery and the flowering Rhododendron trees, magnolias, wild orchids. Authentic Sherpa villages and Sherpas culture, Buddhist Monastery and beautiful lakes are the main attractions of this trek.

On the trail to Dudh Kunda, you'll pass through Phaplu, Taksindu and Beni, or Sunbesi Beni where you'll see some breathtaking panoramic mountain views.

Highlights

  • Pikey Peak gives you of the best viewpoints from the lower Everest region.
  • Expansive stunning views from Gauri Shankar to Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Dudh Kunda Lake a high alpine lake and pilgrimage site.
  • Combination of wilderness camping and nights in local lodges.
  • Experience true Sherpa hospitality and culture in authentic villages.
  • Learn about Himalayan Buddhism at the Thubten Choling and Taksindu monasteries.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel
  • Day 02Free time in Kathmandu prepare for trek. Overnight in Hotel
  • Day 03Kathmandu to Dhap 2932m. by Jeep 7 to 8 hours. Overnight in Camping
  • Day 04Dhap to Tholo Gomba 3375m. or Bulbule Overnight in Camping
  • Day 05Thulo Gomba to Pike Base Camp 3640m. Overnight in Camping
  • Day 06Pike Base Camp go to Pike peak (4,065 m.) and trek to Jase Bhanjyang. Overnight in Camping
  • Day 07Jase Bhangjyang to Junbesi 2700m. Overnight in Camping
  • Day 08Junbesi to Shingee Phuk 2940m. Overnight in Camping
  • Day 09Singee Phuk to Sarsar Beni Overnight in Camping
  • Day 10Sarsar Beni Hike to Dhud Kunda and back to Beni 4561m. Overnight in Camping
  • Day 11Beni to Rhukdindok Overnight in Camping
  • Day 12Rhuksindo to Taksindu 2,930m. Overnight in Lodge
  • Day 13Visit Taksindu Monastery and drive to Phaplu 2,415m. Overnight in Lodge
  • Day 14Phaplu to Kathmandu by flight
  • Day 15Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 16Departure
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops.
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary Permit & National Park fees.
  • Kathmandu to Patale by charter Jeep.
  • Flight ticket from Phaplu to Kathmandu.
  • Two men tent, Kitchen, Dining and Toilet tent during Camping Trek.
  • Cook and Kitchen helper during camping trek.
  • 3 times meals breakfast, Lunch, dinner and 3 times tea or coffee during thelodge trek.
  • Guesthouse / lodge accommodation during the lodge trek.
  • The required trekking staff.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance for the trekking staff.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Entry permit to visit historical places in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and mineral water.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver etc.
  • Helicopter rescue in case of emergency and medical expenses.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price Includes section.

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Best Season

This area receives heavy rainfall during monsoon so we do not recommend the monsoon ( period for this trek. The best times to trek are the spring season (mid-February to May) or in the autumn (October to med-December). During winter it is extremely cold, but the skies are generally blue and the views crystal clear. The Rhododendrons will flower in spring, generally in March and April and this is a consideration for your travel times as the forests are truly stunning in flower.HH

The price for above itinerary cost Euro 1680 per person.

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