Pikey Peak Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu International airport, one of our staffs will pick you up and transfer you to the Hotel. After arriving at the hotel, you can rest and spend the remaining day as per your preference. Overnight at a hotel Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar 2850m/7 hours, Distance 250km by private 4W land cruiser
We will leave Kathmandu in a Jeep to Dhap Bazaar. The path follows the Sunkoshi River which joins Tama Koshi River further ahead on our drive forming a large Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi. We will enjoy typical Nepali food and continue our drive along the dense rhododendron forests. We will pass numerous settlement areas before reaching Dhap Bazaar which will take approximately take 3 hours to reach. We will explore the local bazaar and observe the lifestyle of the inhabiting people. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 03: Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre 2815m/4 hours via Sigane, Distance 13km
Today we will continue along a dusty road leading us to Sigane. Again the trail continues along the bumpy roads to Jhapre. It 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 will also visit gompas and stupas in the village. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3640m/5 hours, Distance 15km
We will wake up in the early morning to view the first golden rays of the sun falling on the silver lining of snow-capped mountains. Relishing the view, we will continue our trek along a dusty road for some time and then start walking uphill until reaching Bhulbule. From here, the trail becomes steep and ascends through the rhododendron forests and small settlement areas of Lhamuje. The trail beyond Lhamuje opens out to reveal a pasture where we can see grazing Yaks. We will cross a long Mani wall and climb along the winding road to Pikey Base Camp. We will visit the Yak Cheese Factory and can enjoy the magnificent views of the majestic mountains surrounding the valley.
Day 05: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m/6 hours via Pikey Peak 4065m, Distance 22km
The day begins with an early morning trek along the steep rocky ridgeline to the Pikey Peak (4065m). We can marvel on the gorgeous sunrise view over the mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Number Chuli (6959m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Khatang (6853m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Langtang. Capturing the beautiful views in our cameras, we will descend to Junbesi followed by the descent to Lamjura. Crossing many Mani walls and Chortens on our way we will reach Junbesi. We will visit an old monastery situated in this village and enjoy the beautiful view of Numbur Himal in the North. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 06: Exploration trip to Thuptenchholing Gompa 2920m/4 hours, Distance 9km
Today will be our exploration day around the village. We will hike up to the Thuptenchholing Gompa which was founded in the 19th century. The trail ascends uphill along the Junbesi Khola to the Gompa. The Gompa offers in-depth insights into the culture and religious heritage of the region. After spending some time here, we return to Junbesi. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 06: Trek to taksindu monastery/ Birthplace of Guinness record holder on Everest and birthplace of Ultra-trail champion and Winter Olympic Participant Dachhiri dawa Sherpa. Overnight stay at Babu chirri lodge and enjoy traditional Sherpa food and alcohol 😊.
Day 07: Trek to Chhulemu where there is Bright future hostel and enjoy lunch with the students and teachers of the hostel. After that we can communicate with the students,play with them, talk about there life and stay overnight there with the students.
Day 08: Trek to Phaplu through taksindu monastery after offering a puja at the monastery and pray for happy life and peaceful world. Overnight stay in phaplu and drive to Kathmandu the other day.