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Pikey Peak Trail - 9 Days

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Pikey Peak Trail

This 13,500 feet Pikey peak entwines with the Chyabe across east to west. The name Pikey comes from the two titles of the Sherpas. The month of July is a time of great celebration as the locals worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey, as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu in the celebrations. This is a trail through Jiri-Chaulakharka-Ngaur- to reach the Pikey Daanda (Hill) area. Another trail leads from Pikey Daanda to Phaplu through Paanch Pokari and Tamakhani located north east from the district centre Salleri. The Pikey Daanda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can enjoy the glorious sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu Valley to the plains along with the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Annapurna.

Day 1
Day 1

Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu

35 minutes.

Trek from Phaplu to Salleri

4 hours.

You see the local market in Salleri and enjoy a visit to local monasteries such as Chewang monastery.

Day 2
Day 2

Trek from Salleri to Ghunsa via Dorpu

6 hours.

On the way you can experience Tamang, Magar and Sherpa culture. Not only this, you can also enjoy the views of beautiful sceneries of mountains and landscapes.

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Ghunsa to Pattale via Kerung

8 hours.

You can visit monasteries, mani walls and Buddhist stupa at Kerung. Here you find the mixed settlements of Tamang, Magar, Sherpa and others. The panoramic views mesmerize you completely.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Pattale to Jhapre

6 hours.

You can see wild orchids on the way. Here you can view beautiful landscapes along the Solu Okhaldhunga border. There are monasteries and Buddhist stupa in Jhapre. The cultural show performed here is worth watching.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Jhapre to Pikey

6 hours.

This day you experience high-altitude vegetation and see Himalaya flora and fauna. You find centuries-old monasteries, Buddhist stupas and mani stones. The yak herding can be seen at different places. You are accompanied by unique landscapes and sceneries. This particular area is feasible for marathon and mountain bike race.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Pikey to Junbesi

5 hours.

The trail goes from Pikey to Junbesi via Pikey peak. While trekking up to Pikey peak you can see the sunrise and mountain peaks from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri, including Everest. After you cross Pikey peak, you walk down through unique landscape to Junbesi valley.

Day 7
Day 7

Trek from Junbesi to Thuptenchholing and then trek back to Junbesi

4 hours.

You visit Thuptenchholing Monastery. At Thuptenchholing, you can observe traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy. Taking a tour to Junbesi village will add long lasting experience. Here you can taste local food and drink. Around this area you can enjoy Sherpa cultural show performed on request.

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu

6 hours.

This day you can enjoy delicious local food and participate in cultural programs.

Day 9
Day 9

Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu

35 minutes.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun-hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flash light
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy
  • Trekking
  • Nepal
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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