Pikey Peak Trek

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destination
Everest Region
duration 11 days
maximum altitude 4100m
trip difficulty moderate
total cost $1550 $1535
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On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, your guide will be there to greet you with the Soul Himalaya banner and then drive to the hotel. Once there you can unwind and rest, hook into the free wifi or explore the local area. During the evening there will be a welcome dinner to meet with your trekking guide of this amazing trip.

(The itineraries are made with our best but we always respect the tailor-made program upon the interest of our guests.)

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Breakfast Included  

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1350 M

After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we’ll have a trip orientation to learn about your stay in Nepal and answer any questions/concerns about the trip. Most importantly, after the briefing, we will go through the checklist of all the required gears and items and make sure you are equipped for the journey. If you require more items, there are many local trekking shops to accommodate what you need.

After checking each person is fully equipped, we’ll go out on a Kathmandu Sightseeing Day Tour, around one of the important cultural hubs of the valley. Kathmandu city alone holds four heritage sites that are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

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Breakfast Included  

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1350 M

Early in the morning, we take the road to the east of Kathmandu. Passing through Bhaktapur we arrive at Dhulikhel from where we can have beautiful views of The Himalayas, we leave the Kathmandu valley and join the Sunkoshi river valley which we follow for a while.  In Hilepani, we leave Sunkoshi, and then take mountain road; we arrive at Patale, the starting point of our trek in the Sherpa country. We have a wonderful panoramic view of the Numbur Himal (6959 m) and Everest (8848 m) from Patale.

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included  

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2100M

We enjoy the sunrise over Everest, then after breakfast, we start our first day of walking. We cross the pretty village of Patale. We meet people working in the fields. Children happy to see travelers, welcome us with their beautiful smiles and a big namaste. From the first moments of our trek, we dive into rural Nepalese life, far from the classic trek routes. A regular descent from Patale leads us to Singane where we stop for lunch. Then we continue on the road with a balcony of the beautiful rural landscape and rich to Chyangba village a pretty little Sherpa village located at an altitude of 2,500 m. We spend the night with one of our guide’s family.

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included  

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4100M

The trail gradually ascends through crop fields. We pass through rhododendron forests before arriving at Jhapre Monastery, from where we have a magnificent view of the Numbur Himal and the Everest massif. We may visit this lovely monastery. After the lunch break, we continue our walk through the pine forest. We ascend to a ridge with a great view of Everest and Numbur Mountain while approaching to Bulbhule.

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included  

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3500M

We have a great day of hiking. By a nice ridge path, we gradually climb through pastures to the base camp of Pike Peak. We regularly come across Mani-walls (stones engraved with sacred Buddhist formulas), reminding us that we are on Buddhist land. Gradually the view of the mountains emerges.

We always have the summit of Everest in our sights. Approaching the refuge, the path climbs steeply. We then have a clear view of the western part of the Himalayas: Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu. The Pike Peak lodge also manages a famous cheese factory during summer. Upon your interest, we may visit the cheese factory and have a test of a piece. Sunset over the Himalayas is great.

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included  

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3800M

Waking up at dawn to climb Pike Peak, one of the objectives of our trip we gradually ascend the ridge for an hour.  We can enjoy the beautiful view of the mountain while ascending to the peak. Once we reach the top of the Pike, our effort is rewarded with a 360 ° panoramic view of the mythical 6 peaks of the Himalayas which exceed 8000 meters! The view from Kanchenjunga in the east to Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Manaslu, and Annapurna to the west offers us a breathtaking experience. We admire the sunrise over the Himalayas which is one of the highlights of this trip! We appreciate the beauty of the place spending about an hour on the top then begin gradual descent on the other side of the ridge with still beautiful views of Everest. We descend steep way down through the rhododendron forest to Jasmane Bhanjyang (3500 m). After a tea break in Jasmane Bhanjyang (3500m), we continue our way steep up to Lamjura via the Lamjura La pass (3750m). At Lamjura village, we join the path that Sir Edmond Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing took to reach Everest base camp.

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included. 

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4100M

Descending to Junbesi, on the way, we cross the villages of Taktur and Saling to discover the daily life of the inhabitants of the region. We stop at the monastery of Selo for a visit then continue to Junbesi, which called Zhung-Gompa; by the Sherpas.

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3000M

We have a quiet day to rest and to discover the beautiful region of Junbesi. After breakfast, we walk to Thupten Choling monastery built by Thulchik Rimpoche head of Ningma pa sect built first monastery in Napal. We visit its imposing monastic complex there. It is one of the most important as first time Monastery in Sherpa community of Solukhumbu . The monastery is also a monastic school where more than a hundred Tibetan refugee monks and nuns live and study. We can participate the morning prayer ceremony. We take the time to discuss and exchange with the monks and nuns to better understand their way of life. From the monastery, we have a beautiful view of the Junbesi valley.

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included. 

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2200M

Superb balcony trail with a panoramic view of Everest and Thamserku! We cross Junbesi Khola then climbs gradually to Phurten (3000 m), a nice viewpoint on the Everest massif, then a gradual descent to Ringmu. We pass through Dudh Kund Khola, which source is the Numbur Himal glacier. Then a short ascend leads us to Ringmu, a Sherpa village perched on the other side of the Dudh Kund valley.

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3500M

In the morning, we ascend to Takshindu Danda, from where we have a nice view of Kongde and Numbur Himal. We then continue our walk to the Chiwang monastery perched on the mountainside. Founded in 1923, it is one of the three monasteries where the Mani Rimdu (most important Sherpa religious festivals festival) is celebrating. These festivals are punctuated by several ceremonies and periods of meditation. Night in a lodge in Chiwang.

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included. 

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3200M

Today, we descent to Phaplu where the trek of Sherpa country ends! In the afternoon, we take a short walk to Salleri, the capital of the Solu Khumbu district. We will enjoy our last dinner with our trekking team.

Return to Kathmandu in a early flight . The afternoon will be free if we take an early morning flight. Phaplu-Kathmandu flight can be canceled often due to the weather condition. In this case, we will take 8 to 9 hours of drive and arrive in Kathmandu in the evening.

From the hotel, it is possible to visit on foot the tourist district of Thamel, the old town, as well as Durbar Square, with historical monuments classified as World Heritage site. The other historical sites of the Kathmandu Valley are also accessible by taking a taxi.  Free lunch and farewell dinner.

Option:

Kathmandu valley sightseeing is an optional activity. Members can have an independent visit or have a tour to any of the important historical sites of the Kathmandu valley: Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Boddnath.

Free time as per the flight schedules, we will transfer to the airport to get your flight back home.

 

ITINERARY NOTE

Walking and transport times are indicative and may change depending on groups, terrain conditions, and roads. The itinerary may be changed for security, weather, or other unforeseen reasons. Soul Himalaya and your guides will always do their utmost to provide the best solution, even by modifying the route.

 

excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills