Pikey Peak Trek

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Pikey Pike Trek is located at the Lower Solu Region is the best way to explore the Everest Region. This Pikey Pike Trekking is newly opened trekking route in the solukhumbu  region which is the best way to enjoy some outstanding  views of Mountain in eastern and central Himalayan range like Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Makalu, Mt Gauri Shanker, Mt Lhotse, Mt Thamserku, Mera Peak and many more.

The name Pikey is obtain from the name of the Sherpa Clan Deity so that on the month of July the local people of this area holds different celebrations tp worship their clan. The route passes through beautiful settlement of Local Sherpa people and you can visit different ancient monastery, Thupten Chholing, and unique Sherpa culture. Although the trekking has to be organize as camping style now a days small lodge and home stay also available now a days. And the Pikey dada is also mostly Popular for its Sun rise and Sunset views.

Get way And Highlight of the Trek :- The Pikey Pike Trek can start in 2 ways . If you are short of time than you can do domestic fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu and continue your trek to Pikey Peak. If you have time than can drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar ( 2850m) it will take 7hrs drive to reach There.The highlight of this trek is, it is newly open trekking route to view Mt everest and other mountain without getting disturbed by any sort of crowds.


Short Itinerary :-

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel-Overnight-

Day 02: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley –overnight-

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazzar 2850m/7 hours drives –overnight-

Day 04: Trek from Dhap Bazzar to Jhapre 2815m/4 hours treks via Sigane –overnight-

Day 05: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3585m/5 hours treks –overnight-

Day 06: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m/6 hours treks  via Pikey Peak 4065m –overnight-

Day 07: Exploration trip to Thupten Chholing Gompa 2920m/4 hours treks –overnight-

Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2380m/4 hours treks overnight-

Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes-Overnight-

Day 10: Buffer day due to flight cancellation or flight delay Or you can continue to sightseeing in Bhaktapur Darbar Square and Patan Darbar Square with our tour guide by private car, overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu drop to the Airport.


Service Includes:

  1. Airport pick up & drop.
  2. Domestic flight ticket Phaplu to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax
  3. nights accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
  4. Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
  5. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee.
  6. Home-Stay/Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  7. All ground transportation .
  8. Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons), their food & accommodation, bus ticket, salary, equipments and insurance.
  9. Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
  10. All necessary permits.

Service Exclude :

  1. Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  2. Travel insurance.
  3. International air fare to and from Nepal.
  4. Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  5. Items and expenses of personal nature.
  6. Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  7. Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  8. Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, doemstic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
  9. Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  10. Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
  11. Personal Trekking Equipments.
  12. Tips for guide, porters, driver.

Different travellers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customised


Environment in Everest region

The mountain of the Khumbu are so Large that they create their own local climate. As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk , scan the skies and the under growth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan monal ( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.

In forested area around Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, and tengboche, keep your eye peeled for Himalayan tahr and musk deer often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak, or barking deer. The predators of the Himalaya are rarely seen but they are out there – the khumbu is home to both leopards and snow leopards.


When to trek ?

It is theoretically possible to trek in the Khumbu year round, but flights are frequently cancelled in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the luckla airport. The best weather is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperature at higher altitude are more bearable. How ever the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build up to the monsoon.The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. Days can be perfectly comfortable,but the mercury plumments as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountain. At some time during the season from October to march there is certain to be a storm or two that will blanket the country side with snow.


Permits and Regulation

You must take two kinds of permint for regular trekking in Everest region. One  permit is for Loyalty of  Sagarmatha National Park . We must take it from Tourism board of Nepal for the sector of regular trekking in everest region. Another permit is TIMS ( Travel Information Management System). That is to records all the trekker profile by the tourism board of Nepal.


Altitude sickness?
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.


Travel insurance?
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur.Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.


Tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.


Carrying my stuffs when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.


Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.


How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking?
All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend / family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11


Festivals In Solu Khumbu.

Along with the connection of Tibetan Buddhism and the Lunar Calender of the Tibetan there are four major festival in Solu Khumbu.

  1. Tibetan New Year or Gyalpo Losar : This festival is usually held in the late februray or early March which is celebrated with the masked dance performances at the end of the 12th month of the Tibetan Calender.
  2. Buddha Jayanti : The festival falls normally in May on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan month. This Buddha jayanti is also known as Saga Dawa and it is celebrates the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with parades stupas and Gompas and the lighting of butter lamps at sacred sites.
  3. Mani Rimdu : This a famous Sherpa festival which is celebrated normally in October and November at the monasteries of tengboche , at Thame in May and at Chiwang or near Phaplu at November or December. During the festival monks don elaborate mask and costumes and perform ritualistic chaam dances that symbolize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The ancient animistic religion of Tibet. At this festival sherpas from all over the khumbu flock to attend the spectacle and the final evening turns into the Sherpa equivalent of an all night rave.
  4. Dumje : This festival largly celebrate at Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Khumjung and Thame for the birth of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.

Supplies and Equipment :

If you forgotten any thing like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sun glasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

What To Take During Trek ?

Foot wear Clothing Optional
  • Trekking Boot : one Pair
  • Down  or Fiber filled water and wind proof jacket and trouser :1
  • Note Book and Pen
  • Socks : 4
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover :1
  • Toilet articles
  • Light socks : 3
  • Warm cotton trousers : 2
  • Toilet Roll
  • Sandle :1
  • Shirt and T shirs :4
  • Laundry soap
Other equipment 
  • Lightweight cotton long  trouser :3
  • Pocket Knife
  • Down Jacket : 1
  • Long underwear :2
  • Towel
  • Day Pack at least 25 kg : 1
  • Short underwear :4
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film,Cards and Personal Medical Kit.
  • Water Bottle : 1
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Sun cream : 1
  • Lightweight gloves :1
  • Sun Glasses :1
  • Rain coat:1
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries,lib salve, gaiters.
  • Heavy weight glove or mittens with a waterproof :1

 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel-Overnight-

Day 02: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley –overnight-

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazzar 2850m/7 hours drives –overnight-

Day 04: Trek from Dhap Bazzar to Jhapre 2815m/4 hours treks via Sigane –overnight-

Day 05: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3585m/5 hours treks –overnight-

Day 06: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m/6 hours treks  via Pikey Peak 4065m –overnight-

Day 07: Exploration trip to Thupten Chholing Gompa 2920m/4 hours treks –overnight-

Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu 2380m/4 hours treks overnight-

Day 09: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes-Overnight-

Day 10: Buffer day due to flight cancellation or flight delay Or you can continue to sightseeing in Bhaktapur Darbar Square and Patan Darbar Square with our tour guide by private car, overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu drop to the Airport.


Service Includes:

  1. Airport pick up & drop.
  2. Domestic flight ticket Phaplu to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax
  3. nights accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
  4. Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
  5. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee.
  6. Home-Stay/Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  7. All ground transportation .
  8. Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons), their food & accommodation, bus ticket, salary, equipments and insurance.
  9. Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
  10. All necessary permits.

Service Exclude :

  1. Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  2. Travel insurance.
  3. International air fare to and from Nepal.
  4. Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  5. Items and expenses of personal nature.
  6. Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  7. Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
  8. Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, doemstic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
  9. Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  10. Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
  11. Personal Trekking Equipments.
  12. Tips for guide, porters, driver.

Different travellers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customised


Environment in Everest region

The mountain of the Khumbu are so Large that they create their own local climate. As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk , scan the skies and the under growth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan monal ( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.

In forested area around Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, and tengboche, keep your eye peeled for Himalayan tahr and musk deer often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak, or barking deer. The predators of the Himalaya are rarely seen but they are out there – the khumbu is home to both leopards and snow leopards.


When to trek ?

It is theoretically possible to trek in the Khumbu year round, but flights are frequently cancelled in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the luckla airport. The best weather is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperature at higher altitude are more bearable. How ever the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build up to the monsoon.The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. Days can be perfectly comfortable,but the mercury plumments as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountain. At some time during the season from October to march there is certain to be a storm or two that will blanket the country side with snow.


Permits and Regulation

You must take two kinds of permint for regular trekking in Everest region. One  permit is for Loyalty of  Sagarmatha National Park . We must take it from Tourism board of Nepal for the sector of regular trekking in everest region. Another permit is TIMS ( Travel Information Management System). That is to records all the trekker profile by the tourism board of Nepal.


Altitude sickness?
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.


Travel insurance?
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur.Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.


Tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.


Carrying my stuffs when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.


Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.


How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking?
All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend / family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11


Festivals In Solu Khumbu.

Along with the connection of Tibetan Buddhism and the Lunar Calender of the Tibetan there are four major festival in Solu Khumbu.

  1. Tibetan New Year or Gyalpo Losar : This festival is usually held in the late februray or early March which is celebrated with the masked dance performances at the end of the 12th month of the Tibetan Calender.
  2. Buddha Jayanti : The festival falls normally in May on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan month. This Buddha jayanti is also known as Saga Dawa and it is celebrates the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with parades stupas and Gompas and the lighting of butter lamps at sacred sites.
  3. Mani Rimdu : This a famous Sherpa festival which is celebrated normally in October and November at the monasteries of tengboche , at Thame in May and at Chiwang or near Phaplu at November or December. During the festival monks don elaborate mask and costumes and perform ritualistic chaam dances that symbolize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The ancient animistic religion of Tibet. At this festival sherpas from all over the khumbu flock to attend the spectacle and the final evening turns into the Sherpa equivalent of an all night rave.
  4. Dumje : This festival largly celebrate at Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Khumjung and Thame for the birth of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.

Supplies and Equipment :

If you forgotten any thing like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sun glasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.

What To Take During Trek ?

Foot wear Clothing Optional
  • Trekking Boot : one Pair
  • Down  or Fiber filled water and wind proof jacket and trouser :1
  • Note Book and Pen
  • Socks : 4
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover :1
  • Toilet articles
  • Light socks : 3
  • Warm cotton trousers : 2
  • Toilet Roll
  • Sandle :1
  • Shirt and T shirs :4
  • Laundry soap
Other equipment 
  • Lightweight cotton long  trouser :3
  • Pocket Knife
  • Down Jacket : 1
  • Long underwear :2
  • Towel
  • Day Pack at least 25 kg : 1
  • Short underwear :4
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film,Cards and Personal Medical Kit.
  • Water Bottle : 1
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Sun cream : 1
  • Lightweight gloves :1
  • Sun Glasses :1
  • Rain coat:1
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries,lib salve, gaiters.
  • Heavy weight glove or mittens with a waterproof :1

 

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