Pikey Peak Trek: A Short Trek to the Everest Region

Posted by Suman Aryal on November 7th, 2019

Pikey Peak trek

As a best vantage point to witness Everest many Trekkers claimed Pikey peak as the best possible point to enjoy Everest. Even Edmund Hillary, first man to ascent Everest successfully believed Pikey peak was the perfect place to witness the glory of Everest.

Pikey Peak Trek is the most recently opened trekking route in Everest region. It allows trekkers to enjoy best possible views of Mt Everest and lower Khumbu region. Likewise, the fascinating views of sunrise and sunset above the glorious peaks will become your lifetime experience. Moreover, Pikey peak trek allows you to discover particular geography along with the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle.

Pieky Peak Trek itinerary 7 days is especially designed with motive to overcome the risk of AMS by controlling daily elevation gain. It doesn’t cut of your trekking experience; instead it comes with more amazing trekking features than regular Everest Base Camp.

For this region, it is the perfect alternative of classical Everest Base Camp trek. The trekking trail of Pikey peak takes you through the lush forest of rhododendron, and pine as well. In addition to that, you can trek through many villages located in top of ride and surrounded by terraced fields. I’m sure that, you will enjoy each every moment of your trek. Pieky peak offer the glorious views of almighty mountains such as Everest, Makalu and many more. Similarly you will be rewarded possible mountain views in different points of trek.

Accommodations in Pikey Peak Trek

There are several tea houses or lodges along the trekking route. But don’t expect luxurious facilities, they are simple and only provides base facilities. We would like to inform you that, Pieke Peak Trek is suitable for any trekkers having desire of witnessing the glory of the magnificent Himalayas.

Physical Requirements to undertake Pieky Peak Trek

We consider Pieky Peak Trek as the easiest and short trek in Everest region Even though it is easy, it is not enough to just show up with your trekking gears and guide books. You must be prepared physically and mentally. In case of physical, you must be able to hike for at least 5 hrs a day uphill. Not more than that if you can hike uphill that much, then you are all set for undertake pikey Peak trek.

But those trekkers who find it really difficult to hike should spend their time in doing appropriate aerobic as well as cardiac exercises before a month of your real trek. Some common activities such as jogging, Running, Swimming helps to boast your stamina and you can cope up with all the challenges that mountain parts on you.

Pikey Peak Trek Best Season

Autumn (September –December) and spring (March-May) are the ideal time of the year to undertake Pikey Peak Trek. These seasons comes with wonderful weather and excellent views of Himalayas. Here in Nepal we take Autumn as the season of festivals some main festivals like Dashsin , Tihar, falls on Autumn season. Thus autumn season provides you change to enjoy our local festival with us. Likewise in spring you will be blessed by the around the nature. Spring brings joy with different flowers blooming all around the trekking trail.

Summer season (June to August) comes with heavy rainfall in Nepal creating the passable threat of landslide and flood. In additional the trekking trail becomes wet slippery full leeches with miner bugs. However this season might perfectly fit you if you are keen botanist as entire trail will be blessed with lush vegetation.

Winter Season (June to August) in case of winter, the temperature become extremely cold .Most of the trekkers doesn’t prefer this season for trekking, as it brings numerous challenges with it. Moreover you might not get the proper accommodation as most of the tea house remains close in winter season. This is so because; people migrate to lower altitudes to overcome extreme weather.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1396m)
Upon you arrival in Kathmandu airport situated at an elevation of 1396m above sea level, kindly proceed to the outside of airport terminal. From there you will be picked by one of our representative and transfer you to respective hotel .Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2:  Drive to Dhap (2932m)
Early in the morning after your breakfast ,we will leave Kathmandu behind and drive to Dhap bazaar flowing the road along sunkoshi River until Ghurmi .On your way ,you will get explore the typical and traditional countryside lifestyle of Nepalis, river, forest streams and so on. At Dhap Bazar you can explore the local market and do some shopping or roam around the place and observe the locals lifestyle. Overnight stay at hotel in Dhap Bazar.

Day 3: First trekking day, Dhap to Jhapre (2829m) 13 km 4-5 hrs trek.
Today is the first day of your real trek. This day after your morning Breakfast you will take the dry trail and reach to Sigane. On walking further the trails moves along the bumpy road to Jhapre. Jhapre is full of vantage points from where you can witness the glorious views of mountain peaks .To specificity; you can get clear view of Mt Everest and Number Himal. Also you can explore Gompas and stupas in different villages. Overnight stay in Jhapre.

Day 4: Trek to Pikey Base Camp 3640m-15 km 5-6 hrs of trek
On 4th day, we start quite early after morning breakfast at first, we trek along the dusty trail which later leads to the uphill trail for reaching Bhulbule. From Bhulbule trekking trails becomes steep and goes up through the Rhododendron forest and tiny settlement of Lhamuje. From here the trial becomes much wider and goes along a pasture lands. On further walking, the winding roads to Pikey Peak Base Camp.At Pieky Peak Base Camp, you will visit several cheese factories along with the majestic view of mountains around .Overnight stay at Base Camp.

Day 5: Trek to Junbesi through Lamjura Pass 5-6 hrs
today’s trek is a long and tedious. So you start early morning and climb to the Pikey Peak view point (4065m). From here you will be able to enjoy the outstanding views of sunrise over Number of mountains like Mt Everest, Thamserkhu, and so on. After all these excellent views, you will descend stay in Junbesi through Lamjura pass (3600m) Overnight stay in Junbesi.

Day6: Junbesi to Phaplu(2469m)11km 4 hrs trek
Today your actual trek ends. On the last day of the trek you will continue you trek in a dusty trail along the Junbesi khola. Then you need to cross adventurer us steel suspension bridge to reach BeniGhat. Trekking further more through forest and cultivated fields, you will reach to Phaplu . Overnight stay at lodge in Phaplu.

Day 7: Drive or flight to Kathmandu 7-8 hrs by Jeep.
On the last day of you journey, after morning breakfast you will make you way back to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to respective hotels. Rest well to overcome challenging Mountain environment.

Conclusion

Pikey peak trek is the best alternative trekking option in Everest region. Relive and every moment of your short trek with a little physical preparation and mind set, you are all set to undertake this amazing trek.


Suman Aryal

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