nepal trek

Pikey Trek

Pikey Peak is one the untouched and the best destinations in Nepal at the altitude of 4065m above the sea-level. It is in the lower part of Solukhumbu while Mt. Everest is in the upper part of Solukhumbu. Pikey is named after by two titles of Sherpa and Tamang, who are the local people of this area. In July, a great festive takes place here as the locals worship their clan God, the eastern Chyabo Pikey as Pikey Lhapchen Karbu. This is one of the rising popular destinations in Nepal.
The route does not go higher than 4065m so moderate level of fitness is enough to trek in this area. Being not too high in altitude, you can see the highest mountains in world, namely; Mt. Everest (8848m – the first), Kanchanjunga (8586m – the third), Lhotse (8516m – the fourth), Makalu (8416m – the fifth), Chho Oyu (8201m – the sixth), Dhaulagiri (8163m), Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna I (8091m) and 360 degree Panorama view of surrounding mountains between 5000m to below 8000m make this place dreamlike, giving visitors their most lifelong impression. Everybody wants to see the world’s highest mountain but due to so many reasons like old-age, limitation on Holiday, annoying with chilly cold; they can’t complete their dream. For those people, the route is the best. Just your one line enquiry to Rai Trek makes your dream true. Duration of the trip can be customized (5-6 days to longer) depend on your holiday.
The area is the residents of multi-culture and multi-religious people; Rai, Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Sherpa, Chhetries and Brahmins. It would be nice to interact with those people who are from the different groups. The green sceneries, views of major Himalayas, rich culture, and terraced rice fields make everybody enchanted. The route is followed by Sir Edmund Hillary during his Everest Expedition in 1953.

Itienary Details

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan country of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide will try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Durbar Square: - This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
Swayambhunath: - 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath: - dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

 

Day 03: Jiri(1995m)

The Swiss Association for Technical Assistance (SATA) built the road as part of the Integrated Hill Development Project, a large program of agricultural development in this region. Dramatic scenes of natural beauty, village scenery and cultural charm you can absorb along this 188km road. Jiri is a small beautiful hill town where the road ends at a cluster of hotels near the Swiss dairy and agricultural project. The people of Jiri and the surrounding area are Jirels, that’s how the name of this place called Jiri.

 

Day 04: Shivalaya(1790m)

Now first part of the journey starts from Jiri main street and uphill entered into the forest, field, pastureland and reaches top of the hill called Mali Danda (2400m).A sparsely populated Sherpa settlement around this area and scenery from this hill are remarkable. The trail from Mali Danda descends alongside stream, crossing it and emerges the main valley where the suspension bridge leads to Shivalaya. There are several tea houses in this town. Now new road starts to stretch from Jiri around these areas.

 

Day 05: Bhandar(2190m)

From Shivalaya the route crosses a stream and passes some houses, then starts a steep ascent to the Mali Danda where you can enjoy the superb view with Mane walls. From Mali Danda, descends on a steep trail with the amphitheatre-shaped view of Bhandar. The village and natural beauty surrounding the Bhandar are remarkable.

 

Day 06: Gumba (2000m)

Early morning the trail descends through the lovely view of Lower Bhandar till the Likhu River. The trail crosses the Likhu River on a suspension bridge and ascends till the Gumba for overnight stay via Goli Village. This village offers you the real Nepalese culture and the hospitality with the great view of mountains and Gumbas.

 

Day 07: Ngaur(3350m)

Gentle and pleasant uphill trail leads you to the Ngaur. Here are few small houses close by the cheese factory.

 

Day 08: Pikey Base Camp 3640m (view point 4065m)

The best view point in Nepal. This hill offers you what you exactly wanted to see and why you came to do this trek. From here almost entire range of the Himalayas you’ll see and the experience of real life you’ll feel. The view from this spot is one of the most magnificent views in the world. Dhaulagiri (8163m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8156m), Everest (8848m – the first), Lhostse (8516m – the fourth), Makalu (8416m – the fifth), Kanchanjanga (8586m – the third) Chho Oyu (8201m – the sixth) and 360 degree panoramic view of surrounding mountains between 5000m to 7999m can be seen from the view point.

 

Day 09: Junbesi

One of the very few villages, where you can see the Sherpa culture, Hill agriculture and monastery, Monks etc at the same time Junbesi village itself open Sherpa museum with magnificent village sceneries and Sherpa customs and traditions. A visit in surrounding the Junbesi also highly recommended. To the north of Junbesi, about two hours away, is the village of PHUGMOCHHE (3100M), where there is a Traditional Sherpa Art Centre.
Thubten Chhuling,a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about 3hrs away is well worth to visit. The main Gomba is huge and impressive and often has more than 450 monks chanting both inside and outside. The monastery expects an offering from any visitor, whether foreign or Sherpa. There are small huts all over the hill for the residences of monks and nuns. The monastery was founded by Tushi Rinmpoche in late 1960s, travelled to Nepal with many monks from Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet.

 

Day 10: Kinja (1630m)

Trek starts with a small uphill up to Lamajura pass and all the way down to Kinja.

 

Day 11: Bhandar (2190m)

Trek back to Bhandar.

 

Day 12: Shivalaya(1790m)

Again through the beautiful way back to Shivalaya.

 

Day 13: Jiri (1995m)

Trek back to Jiri.

 

Day 14: Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 15: Transfer to the International Airport for the flight to Home country



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Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 15 Days
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    Destination: Jiri-Pikey-Junbesi-Jiri-Kathmandu
    Max Altitude : Pikey Peak,4065M.
    Seasons: March-May/September-December
    Trip Code : RTPT

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