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Pikey Peak Experience

  • Tour
  • 09 nights 10 Days
Group size: 12
Max-Altitude: 4090m
Destination: Nepal
Fitness level: Medium 
Arrival on: Kathmandu
Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals:
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation:
Hotel and Guest house/ Home stay
Group size: 12 Max-Altitude: 4090m
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Medium 
Arrival on: Kathmandu Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel and Guest house/ Home stay

Pike Peak Trek, also known as High Solu Trekking situated at Solukhumbu region lies at the attitude of 4090m offers degree of mountain panorama. It is an easiest off beaten trek that offers inspiring and mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset. During the trek, we visit Sherpa villages, climb through terraced fields and explore rhododendron and magnolia forest. From Pike Peak, trekkers can explore beautiful mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Lhotse and other peaks like Mera peak, Ama Dablam. Apart from all these things, trekkers get the opportunity of exploring people living there including their culture and tradition. 

Outline itinerary:

 Day 01: Arrive in kathmandu Nepal (1350m)

Day 02: Kathmandu to Dhap Bazzar (2850m), 7-8 hours

Day 03: Dhap Bazzar to Sigane to Jhapre (2815m), 4-5 hours

Day 04: Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3585m), 5-6 hours

Day 05: Hike Pikey Peak (4065m) and trek to Junbesi (2680m), 6-7 hours

Day 06: Exploration trip to Thupten Chholing Gompa (2920m), 4-5 hours

Day 07: Junbesi to Phaplu (2380m), 4-5 hours

Day 08: Phaplu to Kathmandu (1350m) which takes about 35 minutes

Day 09: Sightseeing tour in kathmandu or Ayurveda Health Massage

Day 10: Departure transfer or join other activities like rafting, chitwan, etc.

General conditions/tips etc

Accommodation.

All hotels are of a good standard, within Tourist class category. Nepal is a developing country, so some rough corners should be expected, and tolerated. Electricity can suddenly be cut off, and hot water in the shower is not always guaranteed. A sense of humor is important.

When trekking we use lodges/home stays, where again the standard can vary. In the high season you may end up in a dormitory, or even sleeping in the dining room. We aim for own rooms with two or a double bed. But again: humor helps.

Food

In Kathmandu you have a wide selection of places to eat. On the trek the menu is more limited. Here we tend to eat simple, with the Nepali national dish, Dhal Bhat being popular (rice, lentils and vegetables/meat curry), but there is pizza and other exotic foods on the menu. You rarely go hungry, but standards can vary. At each meal we provide tea and coffee.

Best Season of Trekking

Trekking is best during the pre and the post monsoon periods, i.e. March to May, and even better from the end of September to early December. Winter is December to end Feb and can be too cold in most areas, and June to early September the Monsoon is upon us. Having said that, it is possible to trek in Nepal year round. Let us know your dates and interests, and we can tailor a suitable trip.

HIKING/TREKKING CHECKLIST

Boots suitable for your given trek, 4 pairs of socks, warm long johns, a windproof and a waterproof pair of trousers. Underpants, T-shirts, insulated mid layer, short and long arm shirts, fleece or wool jacket, and down jacket. Waterproof shell jacket. Gloves, warm hat, sun hat, Buff. Warm sleeping bag. Sun glasses, water bottle, first aid kit, nail clippers, note book and pen, reading material, camera. Lip cream and sun cream. Toiletries and towel. Torch, spare batteries, and charger for phone (lodges charge for this). Day pack (ca 25 to 30 ltr.). Inner shoes for the lodges. 

Ski or Nordic walking poles are popular. Unless you have a knee or health issue, we recommend the use of just one. Why? When using two poles about 15% of your expended energy is in your arms, where God made legs to walk with. In addition your posture becomes more cramped, not helping with breathing at altitude. One pole allows you greater flexibility, so you may wind your way up the path, and put less pressure on the respiratory system. We recommend having one pole, especially useful on the way down, when it is steep, the path is wet, or you are simply tired.  

Cost Includes

Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from hotel. 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on BB base. TIM's trekking permit and necessary National Park entry fees. Necessary domestic transport as per the program.  Tourist class hotel, sharing, with breakfast.  Pre-trek meeting with guide, and welcome Nepali dinner. Full day sightseeing, English speaking Guide, all entrance fees. Grounded transport from Kathmandu to pattale (Dhap bazzar) by jeep. Phaplu to Kathmandu, by flight, accompanied by Guide. Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Lodge/guesthouse accommodation during trek. Sharing, during high season can be dormitory. English speaking experienced and qualified trekking guide. One porter between two pax, 8 kilo baggage per pax. Guide & porters receive 'fair wage', proper equipment and full insurance coverage. Group and staff first aid kit. Farewell dinner, with porters and with Guide in Kathmandu. All government taxes.