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Pikey Peak Trekking

  • Pikey Peak Trekking

Overview

Pikey Peak Trekking is yet another exciting trekking trail in the Everest region. The trail offers the magnificent view of Mighty Everest along with other Himalayas from the lower altitude of the region. Pikey peak trekking adventure takes you to the Himalayan world of mountains and open landscapes that hosts traditional Sherpa villages, beautiful rhododendron forests, Buddhists monuments etc. We will follow the trail towards the south of the traditional Everest trail. Pikey is said to be a Sherpa clan deity and is worshipped by locals during the month of July as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu. Pikey peak is a less travelled area but it is gaining popularity among tourists who are passionate to explore the lifestyle of people living in the Himalayas. The Pikey peak trek takes you through off beaten trails that offer an opportunity to explore the varieties of ethnic communities of Tamangs, Sherpas, Magars, Chhetris, etc. If you are trekking in spring season you would be lucky enough to trek through the beautiful forests filled with rhododendrons, magnolia, pine and wild orchid. The trekking further entices you with a magical panoramic view of beautiful mountains from the vantage point of Pikey hill. The magical view of sunrise and sun set is something that leaves your eyes wide open. The sight of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchanjunga, Mt Annapurna, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Lhotse, Mera peak etc is yet another attraction of Pikey peak trekking. Breakfree Adventures 17-days trekking adventure is an ideal trip for every passionate trekkers who have the zeal to walk in the off beaten trail while exploring traditional cultures and lifestyle of different ethnic communities living in the region.

Our 17 days Pikey peak trek begins with a guided city tour in Kathmandu where you will be exploring traditional, cultural and spiritual monuments of Kathmandu and its vicinity. Next day we drive all the way to Jiri from where our trekking adventure actually begins. From Jiri we gear up for our expedition and trek to Tabe Danda. Our second day trek lands us in Priti village where we explore local tradition and culture while interacting with local people living in the community. From Priti we continue our following days trek to Khiji Bazaar, Chupalu Bhangyang, Taklung etc. En route we will enjoy the superb views of snow capped mountains and beautiful landscapes of the region. We will spend our rest days in the village of Priti and Khiji where we get to discover rich traditions and cultures while interacting with local communities. You would be delighted to visit some local schools, monasteries, temples and churches along the way. We trek through the beautiful forest taking many twists and turns to reach the base camp of Pikey Peak. We hike the Pikey peak to observe the sunrise view upon the majestic mountains including the mighty Everest. The view from peak is simple awe-inspiring and you cannot resist saying a big WOW! We spend some time capturing the majestic views of the mountains in our cameras from the top of the peak. From Pikey peak we take a trip to Goli Gompa. We will also visit some other attractions of our trip like cheese factory operated on Swiss sponsorship, Naur Monastery etc. We warp up our trip by trekking back to Bhandar. We will drive all way back to Kathmandu from Jiri and conclude our adventure.

Our well planned itinerary provides you ample time to acclimatize in the higher altitude and ensures an adventure filled with excitement and fun.

Highlights of Trips   
• Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
• Great scenic drive to and from Kathmandu
• Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas (esp. Sherpa)
• Discover numerous Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments.
• Variety of floras and faunas to witness
• Discover rich culture and traditions of different ethnic groups.
• Eye-popping view of world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest
• Explore the local villages including: Priti village, Khiki bazaar
• The great views of Himalayas Makalu, Lhoste, Cho oyu etc along with other Himalayas
• Great trekking experience through rhododendron forest
• Visit to Naur Monastery and Goli Gompa
• Asend Pikey Peak base camp for suberb Himalayan view

Outline Itinerary (Day to Day Itinerary)
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Those Bazaar via Jiri (1740m) [9 Hours Drive]
Day 04: Those to Tabe Danda (2875m) [5 Hours]
Day 05: Tabe Danda to Pirti (1820m) [5-6 Hours]
Day 06: Rest Day at Priti
Day 07: Priti to Khiji Bazaar (1610m) [6 Hours]
Day 08: Explore Khiji Village
Day 09: Khiji Bazaar to Chupalu Bhanjyang (2520m) [4-5 Hours]
Day 10: Chupalu Bhanjyang to Taklung Bhangyang (3420m) [5-6 Hours]
Day 11: Taklung Bhangyang to Pikey peak Base Camp (3640m) [3-4 Hours]
Day 12: Pikey Base Camp to Goli Gompa (2800m) [5-6 Hours]
Day 13: Goli Gompa to Bhandar (1800m) [5-6 Hours)
Day 14: Bhandar to Mali Village (2220m) [5-6 Hours)
Day 15: Mali Village to Jiri to Kathmandu
Day 16: Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Departure dates:
Departure dates and the itinerary arrangements can be arranged as per your requirement. Please contact us for the arrangement of the departure dates. Breakfree Adventures allows you to plan your Pikey Peak Trekking as per your convenience.

 

Note : The above itinerary is prepared as per our standard trekking Plan. Please let us know if you would like to make changes in the itinerary plan. We can make a custom trek plan as per your convenience and requirement.

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Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
After your arrival at the international terminal of Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to the hotel. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or roam around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). You will be briefed about our trekking plan by our company representative. O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today after breakfast we will set out for a guided city tour where you get to discover several historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Those Bazaar via Jiri (1740m) [9 Hours Drive]
We will be driving a long way to reach Those Bazaar today. We set off early in the morning as our destination for today is approximately 190 km north-east of Kathmandu and we will be travelling on jagged mountain roads. We halt at Dolakha Bazar for lunch and explore Dolakha Bhimsen (religious site) and vicinity. Seven to eight hours of continuous drive lands us in Those Bazaar where our trekking expedition actually begins. We will enjoy the views of Koshi River and eastern Himalayas including Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorge Lakpa etc. Overnight we camp at Those Bazaar.

Day 04: Those to Tabe Danda (2875m) [5 Hours]
Our trekking adventure begins today. We gear up for our expedition after the breakfast and set off for Tabe Danda. We walk through the forest and cross many traditional village en route. We take few twists and turns until we reach Tabe Danda. Upon reaching Tabe Danda, we set up our camp and rest for the night.

Day 05: Tabe Danda to Pirti (1820m) [5-6 Hours]
We set off for Pirti after the breakfast today. We walk through beautiful forest crossing small rivers and streams. We will also discover many traditional villages on our way. The beautiful view of open landscapes and green vegetations adds more excitement in our trip. Approximately five hours of walk takes us to Pirti where we set our tent and rest for the night.

Day 06: Rest Day at Priti
Today is our first scheduled day for acclimatization. Trekking experts recommends us to walk for few hours even during the rest days rather than staying idle. We will today explore around the Sunuwar village and discover their local culture, tradition and way of living. We will also enjoy the magnificent view of snow capped mountains from this village. If we are trekking in the month of April, we can have a great opportunity to observe the Chandi festival of Sunuwar community. After a day full of hang out we get back to our camp for the night’s rest.

Day 07: Priti to Khiji Bazaar (1610m) [6 Hours]
Today after breakfast we trek from Priti to reach Khiji Bazaar. We descend down to the Likhi Khola and cross an old suspension bridge and then ascend up a hill. We will have our lunch on our way. We trek further through via forest and after taking some twists and turns we reach Khiji Bazaar. Khiji Bazaar is a large settlement where we find different ethnic groups like Sunuwar, Brahmins, Chhetris, Dalits and other ethnic minorities. We will enjoy the traditional Shamanism (traditional performance by Dhami Jhakri) by local community and rest at the camp for the night.

Day 08: Explore Khiji Village
Exploring Khiji Village is yet another attraction of our trip. We will travel village and discover their culture, tradition and way of living. People with different culture, tradition and religions are staying in this region maintaining ethnic harmony and religious tolerance. We would also take some time to visit a local school and a Christian church. We will be entertained by mother’s groups at our campsites later in the evening. The culture show by the mother’s group is followed by traditional dance and songs. We would really enjoy being a part of this program while shaking our body in the tunes of local music. Overnight, we stay at the camp.

Day 09: Khiji Bazaar to Chupalu Bhanjyang (2520m) [4-5 Hours]
We start our trek after the breakfast and follow the trail that goes though the Chandeswori school. A steep ascend will take us to Khiji Danda (hill) a proposed place for building an airport. We continue our trek climbing uphill to Khiji Phalante which is yet another traditional village of this region. Khiji Phalante is quite a well developed village where we find some community co-operatives (banks), boarding schools, hotels and guesthouses. This village also hosts a weekly bazaar on every Wednesdays. From Khiji Bazaar we continue our trek until we reach Chupalu Bhangyang where we set up our tent and rest for the night.

Day 10: Chupalu Bhanjyang to Taklung Bhangyang (3420m) [5-6 Hours]
We would be heading for Taklung Bhangyang today. We start in the morning and head forward to climd Dimba Danda. We climb through the forest filled with beautiful rhododendron flowers while enjoying the scenic views of mountains in the north and green hills in south and west. We will have superb views of Mahabharata Hills, Chure Hills, Sindhuli Gadhi and other exquisite views of the Himalayas. Upon reaching the top of Dimba Danda we walk through the ridge that offers yet another exotic views of beautiful mountains to reach Taklung Bhangyang. Overnight, we stay at the camp.

Day 11: Taklung Bhangyang to Pikey peak Base Camp (3640m) [3-4 Hours]
We will have a short walk to Pikey Peak base camp. Upon reaching the base camp we will have our lunch and explore the base camp. The base camp offers a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and Himalayan range. The sunset view from the base camp is superb. We will take many pictures and capture the magical views in our cameras.

Day 12: Pikey Base Camp to Goli Gompa (2800m) [5-6 Hours]
We wake up early in the morning to hike the Pikey Peak and observe the magical sunrise view from the top of the peak. We will have a superb view of sunrise from the peak and we capture the magical moments in our cameras. The peak also offers excellent views of world’s highest peak including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Gauri Shanker, Rolwaling Himalayan range, Langtang Himalayan range and other beautiful mountains. After enjoying the scenic view from the peak we descend to the base camp and start our trek to reach Goli Gompa. The trail descends all the way down to Naur where we visit a Cheese factory established by Swiss government and Naur monastery. From Naur we continue to trek until we reach Goli Gompa. Overnight we stay in a camp.

Day 13: Goli Gompa to Bhandar (1800m) [5-6 Hours)
We would be gradually concluding our trek in the following days. From Goli Gompa we descend down to Kerami. We have our lunch and start our expedition until we reach Bhandar. Upon reaching Bhandar you may choose to hang around in the evening. Overnight, we stay at Bhandar.

Day 14: Bhandar to Mali Village (2220m) [5-6 Hours)
We will be trekking to Mali village today. We walk through the beautiful forest passing traditional villages on our way. Few hours of walk will take us to Deurali and from Deurali we walk down to Shivalaya. We will have our lunch at Shivalaya and continue our trek until we reach Mali village. Overnight, we stay at Mali Village.

Day 15: Mali Village to Jiri to Kathmandu
We will have our breakfast at Mali village and take a short trek to reach Jiri. We will have our private vehicle ready in Jiri to drive us back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu you can have a relaxing rest at your hotel and recall your memories you had during the wonderful trekking adventure to Pikey peak.

Day 16: Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Today you have relaxing day in Kathmandu. You have all the day to hang around in the streets and bazaar of Kathmandu. You may spend time in buying gifts and mementos for your friends and family. If you are interested you may choose to have a guided city tour to explore Kathmandu and its vicinity. You will be joining a special farewell dinner in a cozy traditional Nepali restaurant hosted by Breakfree Adventures and its team in the evening. Overnight, we stay at the hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful trekking adventure. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

The price includes the following services:
• Airports pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per the itinerary
• Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast on twin/triple sharing basis
• Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of vehicle transfer
• Road trip fare from Kathmandu to Jiri and vice versa
• Accommodation during the trek at tents/camps
• Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with a cup of tea or coffee during the expedition
• A highly experienced and licensed guide approved by the government of Nepal and porters (two trekkers, one porter) during the trek and their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance coverage
• Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS)
• First Aid/Medical Kit
• Duffle Bag
• Welcome dinner with Nepali Cultural show
• Government taxes
• Service charge.

 

The price does not include following services:
• Any meals other than the breakfast in Kathmandu
• Monuments entrance fees
• Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise buy a travel insurance policy
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
• Tips for guides and porters.

Pikey Peak Trekking Depature Dates 2013/2014

Private departures are available everyday upon your request.

Note:
AVAILABLE : You can book up to four places on this trip. Available and guaranteed.
GUARANTEED : This trip is guaranteed to depart as we have fulfilled the minimum numbers of travelers.
LIMITED : Immediate booking is recommended as the availability is limited in this departure.
JOIN : Join this offer as soon as possible before time runs out.
CLOSED : This trip is now full or unavailable on the specified date. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this available date.
REQUEST : Due to some aspects of the trip we are unable to confirm the trip immediately. However, we will inform you about the status of your request within 2 business days.

Useful Information:
We will provide you with detailed information about the trekking, trekking trail etc for simplifying your expedition.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any queries we would be more than happy to provide you with all the information you are seeking from us.

When to go (Best Season to Travel)
January to June and September to December are the best season for the Pikey Peak trekking. The weather during the season is sunny and warm during the day that offers you to enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan range whereas the nights are chilling and cold. Trekking during summer will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon of a keen botanist.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekkers who plan their trekking in the Himalayas. Travel insurance is mandatory while going for trekking, hiking etc in Nepal. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that your policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered by your policy. You must carry proof of insurance (i.e. your insurance certificate) with you during your expedition.

Meals and Accommodation:
We will arrange three or four star hotel for your accommodation (Upgradable upon request) in Kathmandu. During Pikey Peak trek we fix the tents and camps for you or we will accommodate you in the guesthouse as per your request. Tea Houses are like hotels that serve with hot showers, western foods and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guest houses are ordinary guest house with shared washing and toilet facilities and comparatively cheap in price. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with one of the group member with same sex. If you wish to stay single in a room then you have to let us know in advance and some surcharges are applicable in such case. Please be noted that there are several guest houses that do not allow a single accommodation during the peak season so sharing the room with somebody becomes a compulsion. We will arrange your dinner and early breakfast in the guest house itself but the lunches will be arranged in some restaurants en route. Your stay at a local guest house helps you to be more familiar with local culture and traditions.

Breakfree Adventures is highly concerned about the standard of food and make sure that sufficient food is provided to our guest. . Fresh and well cooked foods will be provided in the camps prepared by our cooking experts. A special menu will be offered so that you could choose the kind of food you like to eat. A cup of tea or coffee would be included in your meal menu. Our guide will always be there to assist you while choosing the food from the menu. The menu comes with comparatively high price due to the availability of food items and spices and extreme locations. Most of the tea houses serve you with delicious local cuisines along with international foods. You can get food items like biscuits, chocolates, cold drinks, soft drinks and seasonal fruits and veggies. Bottled water is always available in the tea house and restaurants or shops en route. You may ask your guide to fill the bottle with boiled water from the lodges and purify them with purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 17 days Pikey Peak Trekking is moderate trek suitable for passionate trekkers who have the ability to walk at least four to six hours a day. Walking in higher altitude is rather challenging and it requires a lot of physical caliber. A good physique, positive altitude, self confidence and strong determination are the keys to success to successfully accomplish the Pikey Peak trek. Prior preparation like walking or jogging few hours a day before starting your trek is beneficial and it simplifies your expedition. Past hiking experience would be an asset but not mandatory for Pikey Peak trek. Participants with chronic illness, physical disorder, heart, blood and respiratory disease are strongly advised to inform Breakfree Adventures before booking the trek. Consultation with a medical professional is highly recommended before starting your EBC trek.

The Trekking Group:
For Pikey Peak trek we allocate one guide, an assistant guide (6trekkers: 1assistant guide) and porters for carrying the luggage. We make sure that the trek expedition will still go ahead as planned if any of the group members falls sick. We operate the Pikey Peak trek for any group size but generally a largest group consists of sixteen people. We also make customized group size as per your requirement.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
Trekking guides and staff plays a vital role in making a trek a successful one. We allocate trained, experienced, courteous and expert guide and crew members for every trekking endeavor. The staff and guide we deploy during the trekking have the utmost ability of operating your days in the mountains. The team will be lead by the best and professional guide from the industry. Our guide and are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, expertise, guiding skills and aptitude. We deploy the guides and crew member who are familiar with the local culture and community and geographical distribution. Trekking guides of Breakfree Adventures are trained with the following trainings so that to enhance their potentials on medical issues, biodiversity, environmental issues and English language proficiency.

• Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
• Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
• Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
• English Language - KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
• Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
• Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our trekking guides speak English (Some may have the potentials to speak other foreign language like French, Spanish etc) adequate enough for the smooth communication but please consider that English is not our mother tongue. Our guides and porters know the routes and trails and are well aware of local culture and traditions.

Acclimatization:
Breakfree Adventures’s 17-days Pikey Peak Trek is planned with high degree of awareness about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Trekking in the higher altitude too fast might cause a medical condition serious enough to cause death. The level of oxygen fluctuates as the height increases. For example, at an altitude above 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Our body requires many days to adapt the less-oxygen environment so the itinerary should be planned accordingly. Our itinerary is planned in such a way that it provides sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible trek plan is therefore very crucial to minimize the risk of AMS. Breakfree Adventures highly advises specially the guests with known heart, blood or respiratory diseases to consult their medical professional before travelling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our leaders are well trained to administer the AMS. Breakfree Adventures’s itineraries are designed to avert the risk of AMS as much as possible.

Safety and Security:
We do not compromise on safety and security of our guests. We highly prioritize safety and security measures during the trek. We have to understand that there are certain risks while travelling in higher altitude which you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and trekking trail and they would cancel or re-route a trip if they feel any destination is unsafe to travel.

Responsible Travel:
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel professionals who are always passionate to make your stay in Nepal a memorable one. Our team adopts social philosophies that highly value the responsibility for their clients, local people and the environment we work. We admire the natural environment and social, cultural and traditional aspect of this majestic country. We always opt to assist our guests in discovering the beauty and culture in the best possible way we can. Responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism in the environment while opening employment opportunities and generating income for local communities. Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving environment and we keep a close watch to ensure the environmental protection. As a responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local people and community through which we travel. While trekking to different destination, we choose environment friendly lodges that ensure high level of guest care. During the treks and other expeditions we follow a zero garbage policy (Pack in, Pack out) and leave nothing behind in the campsites and travel areas. We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions regarding the responsible travel.

Trip Facts

Trip Code: BANETE13
Trip Duration: 17 days
Activities: Trekking & walking, Cultural/Natural sightseeing tour
Max. Altitude:

3850m/12631ft

Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season:

Feb - June and Sep - Dec

Group Size: Minimum one
Daily walking: 5 - 7 hours each day
Transportation:

Private vehicles as per the Itinerary

Accommodation:

3 star hotel in Kathmandu and lodge/ teahouse /Camps during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.

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Book this trip as a private departure just for you and your group on your selected date. Contact us for conditions, prices and availability.

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