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7 Days Short Pikey Peak Trek

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  • Destination: Pikey Peak
  • Group Size: 1-12 Pax
  • Maximum altitude: 4065 m
  • Best Season: Autumn & Spring
  • Grade Info: Moderate
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

It’s no surprise that Nepal has many awesome trek destinations, which radiates their unique charm and grandeur. The lower valley or high in the mountains; there are ample places here where visitors can travel and enjoy the spectacular sights.

Among them, one of the most treasured hiking spots is Pikey Peak. Given its unreal geographical features, sweeping vista, and subalpine meadows, climbing this mountain is surely worth it.

Pikey Peak was a lesser-known trek destination until a few years back, but it’s become a hot ticket these days. The trek has long been an escape for trekkers visiting Nepal and delving into nature.

Its unique and iconic places filled with wonderful scenes create a significant impact on travelers. Pikey Peak’s astounding view with stunning rock formations, rolling landscapes, lofty hills, and glacial lakes has captivated hikers.

Charming Sherpa villages, old Tibetan monasteries, wooded forests, and vibrant valleys are some of the trek’s major highlights. It’s for the magical effect of Pikey Peak splendor, and travelers from all around the world visit the mountain.

Pikey Peak lies in the lower Everest region in the Khumbu district. The trek starts with an about 7 hours drive from Dhap and a short walk to Jhapre. It has the hikers following the steep hills and walking above the valley.

Hikers will pass many villages, including Japre, to reach the summit of Pikey Peak. After the sightseeing, they’ll climb down the trail and head to Junbesi. From there, a short descend to Salleri and finally drive back to the valley.

Outline Itinerary for Short Pikey Peak Trek

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap

Day 02: Trek from Dhap to Jhapre

Day 03: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Peak Base

Day 04: Hike Pikey Peak and trek to Jase Bhanjyang

Day 05: Hike to Junbesi

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Salleri

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

7 Days Pikey Peak Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap

Dhap Altitude: 2,990 meters

Walking Hours: 7-9 hrs

Overnight at: a lodge

Early in the morning, we’ll leave Kathmandu and take a drive to Dhap, which takes about 6-7 hours. The journey begins with an easy ride on the highway but after a few hours, it passes through remote villages and towering hills.

We’ll spend most of the day following the Sun Koshi River, which provides a breathtaking view. Slowly, the glimpses of shimmering snow peaks, streaming rivers, and terrace farms will also appear right in front of our eyes.

Upon reaching Okhaldhunga, the path ascends uphill, taking another 2-3 hours to reach the village. With surrounding lush green hills, diverse landscapes, and serene lakes, the view from Dhap gets imposing. Tonight, we’ll stay in a lodge in the village.

Day 02: Trek from Dhap to Jhapre

Jhapre Altitude: 2,920 meters

Walking Hours: 4 hrs

Overnight at: lodge

We’ll start trekking to Jhapre immediately after having breakfast. From the ridgeline on the South of Dhap, the trail goes on to Sigane, which unfolds shimmering Numbur Himal and several other mountain ranges. From here, the trail is unpaved with many ups and downs, so taking slow steps gets to be the right move.

After climbing the steep trail and passing a few Himalayan villages, we’ll arrive at Japre. It takes us almost 4 hours to reach here and relish the spectacular view of dazzling snow peaks, wild forests, and stunning cliffs. Overnight stay in a lodge

Day 03: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Peak Base

Pikey Peak Base Camp Altitude: 3,640 meters

Walking Hours:

Overnight at: a teahouse

After breakfast, we’ll continue our short Pikey Peak Trek by climbing up the grassy ridge to Bulbule. Hiking this section is a bit exhausting and troublesome due to the continuous uphill ascent. After arriving at the top, the trail splits, and we take the right path, which ends at the foot of Pikey Peak.

Along the way, we’ll pass yak pastures and houses beside the long mani stone wall. The course then navigates the hillside from below Taklung Danda and enters the delightful forested trail.

Walking past the rhododendron forest, we’ll get to travel the level ground. The trail to base camp takes another two hours, and finally, we’ll be gazing at the magnificent beauty of Pikey Peak from the foot of the mountain.

From the ridge, we get the most beautiful mountain view ever seen. Around our sights will be many ancient Tibetan Chortens and mani walls, which speak volumes about the culture and heritage of people living in the upper Himalayas. After enjoying the sights, we’ll return to the tea house and spend the night there.

Day 04: Hike Pikey Peak and trek to Jase Bhanjyang

Pikey Peak Altitude: 4,065 meters

Jase Bhanjyang Altitude:

Walking Hours:

Overnight at:

Since the trail from Pikey Peak Base Camp to the summit is continuously upward, we’ll start climbing the mountain at dawn. The trek begins with a gradual uphill climb, which is equally challenging and strenuous. It calls for a great amount of energy and physical training, which is why you’ll have to prepare yourself.

Climbing a few sections of Pikey Peak requires a lot of stamina and endurance, so instead of tiring ourselves, we have to go slow. Ascending the mountain ridge is slightly wearying, but apart from that, the hike is moderately difficult.

After arriving at the summit, we’ll spend quality time enjoying the jaw-dropping view of Annapurna and Kanchenjunga. Making the most of the time, we’ll also explore the peak and its undulating landscapes.

Shortly afterward, we’ll descend the trail to Jhase Bhanjyang by following the ridgeline. The trail is initially flat and easy to travel, but it steepens and embarks into the forest after a few times. After trekking for a few more hours, we’ll end up at the last station of our trek, Jhase Bhajyang.

The village is small but beautiful with a stunning terrace farm and green hills all around. There are plenty of lodges and guest houses in this village that accommodate trekkers visiting Pikey Peak and providing shelter.

Day 05: Hike to Junbesi

Junbesi Altitude: 2,700 meters

Waking Hours: 7 hrs

Overnight at: a lodge

After the successful ascent, we’re now off to getting down the trail and making our way to Junbesi. As soon as breakfast is made, we’ll come out of the village and descend the hillock, which comes with splendid sights.

From here onwards, the trail deepens and walks into the dense forest of Taktor. The path joins the main EBC trail coming from Jiri. We can find a lot of well-facilitated lodges and tea houses here to stop and enjoy a tea break.

Out of Taktor, we’ll still have to walk a couple of hours to arrive at Junbesi. The trail here is slightly more fun with the picturesque patchwork of meadows, woodlands, and valleys. After getting to Junbesi, we’ll wrap up our trek and spend the night in a lodge here.

Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Salleri

Salleri Altitude: 2,400 meters

Walking Hours: 5-6 hrs

Overnight at: a lodge

On the last day of our Pikey Peak Trek, we’ll climb down the trail to Salleri. First, we cross the river at the bottom of the town and scramble the course through the forest up to Salung. On a clear day, we can catch glimpses of magnificent Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Chamalang from the village.

The stunning view doesn’t wind up here as it continues to disperse throughout the valley and to Chiwong Monastery, descending to Phaplu. After following the trail from the edge of the hillside and down to the stream, we cross the river.

From the other side of the river, the path ascends upward and ends up at Rigmo,, which offers a breathtaking view. After stopping at the village and having breakfast, we’ll make a final ascent to the Salleri. It’s slightly difficult due to the continuous uphill walk, finally getting to Salleri at 7,800 ft. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Finally, as the Short Pikey Peak Trek is over now, we’ll now head back to Kathmandu. After breakfast, we’ll leave Salleri and drive to the city, which takes about 8 hours. We’ll pass Dhulikhel and Khurkot while driving on the way through Ghurmi Madhya Pahadi Highway.

On our way home, we’ll witness many paddy-terraced mountains, thickly wooded forests, and gushing rivers. We’ll also witness many enchanting waterfalls, beautiful hilltops, and meadows before arriving at the valley. You’ll be transferred to the hotel by our staff member, where you can take a rest.

Best time For Short Pikey Peak Trek

Every season in Pikey Peak has a delightful appeal, which makes it so exquisite and an attractive destination for hikers. It’s an anytime hiking spot following magnificent views, snow-capped mountains, and lush green forests. In summer, it’s warm whereas, in winter, it’s cold and unfriendly. Autumn and spring are usually considered best of all as they provide moderate weather, which all the visitors enjoy.

Autumn Season

Autumn in Pikey Peak is overwhelming with bursting fall colors, a pleasant atmosphere, and a spectacular vista. It has endearing weather to offer hikers, which makes the journey less stressful. The season starts from mid-September, right after summer sidesteps and the weather calms down.

The season takes off the summer heat and offers mellow weather. There’s a gentle wind blowing at and beneath the Pikey Peak, which relieves the exhausted hikers. Temperature is cooling off around this time, but you’ll likely witness tropical heat in the next few days.

Nights and mornings are usually cold, with the temperature dropping significantly. October is the peak time of the year to see the colorful autumn leaves as the wind sweeps away the dry leaves in the following month. Due to the clear sky, it’s easy for trekkers to catch the mesmerizing view of snow-capped mountains, diverse landscapes, and sweeping hills in Autumn.

Spring Season

Spring is another perfect time for Pikey Peak break. It offers favorable weather with incredible views that visitors will be pleased to explore. The climate is warm during the season, with temperatures rising to 20 Degree Celsius.

Visitors climbing the mountain in March may experience cold weather in the upper Himalayas, especially at night. However, during the day, the temperature rises, providing them warm and comfy weather. Walking the trail becomes easier and more relaxing in Spring as they get to watch the incredible view.

In this pre-monsoon period, trekkers get to sight the colorful wildflowers blooming in the forest. The scenes from the ridge are equally fascinating, with glimpses of towering mountains, wild landscapes, and dense forest.

Summer and Monsoon Season

The summer season in Pikey Peak starts in May and lasts till August. The weather during this time can be a bit hot and uncomfortable for some trekkers. But, after reaching a higher altitude, they’ll find the climate somewhat better due to the low temperature. The

The weather tends to be warm but not too hot at the ridge. The climate in May is relatively mild and dry, whereas June witnesses light showers and windstorms. The humidity levels get rather high in the season, so trekkers will have to be more careful while climbing the steep hills.

After the start of the Monsoon, the region receives heavy downpour, which makes the trail murky. Climbing the rocky and unmarked trail gets incredibly difficult in Monsoon as it’s hard to get strong visibility. But, after the rain stops, trekkers will get to taste the sheer beauty of the Himalayas.

They’ll also be enjoying the crystal clear view of surrounding landscapes, wonderful woodlands, and medieval monasteries. In between the cold wind and bright sunshine, hikers will get to witness shimmering mountain ranges, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Numbur. Post-monsoon, the temperature drops and the weather starts to get moderately warm.

Winter Season

Pikey Peak draws a substantial number of visitors in Winter as well, given that it’s the quietest month. The weather is so severe in winter that most trekkers avoid climbing the peak in the season. Those who rejoice in winter weather and snow are likely to find the season worth taking the hike.

Mornings are frigid, with the temperature dropping below 0 Degree Celsius. Its days are slightly warm, with the sun shining bright most of the time. Days are short in winter, so trekkers will have to make a quick run on the trail; otherwise, they won’t be able to make it to the summit on time.

Trekkers climbing Pikey Peak in winter will certainly feel the impact of harsh wind and snowstorms. They will have to beat the snowy trails and cold winds to reach the acme of the peak. Temperature falls continuously throughout January and remains at minus in the month.

Winter also observes intense wind gusts near the mountain, which can sometimes halt the trip. So, trekkers climbing the mountain in the season will have to prepare in advance. They’ll have to carry enough warm clothes and the necessary trekking equipment required while hiking.

Trip Cost US$ 750 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Bus sharing Land transport as per the itinerary.
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • A Strong Porter among the two trekkers (one porter sharing among two member ) including all his expenses including full insurance during the trek.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • Medical supplies, first aid kit box, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company). If in case.
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse
Cost Excludes:
  • Your travel insurance. (recommended)
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Activities in Kathmandu.

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