Pikey peak trek

Pikey peak trek Overview

“Sunrise from pikey peak is lifetime experience, favoring the truth sun rises from behind Kangchenjunga, illuminating the peaks to the north one by one, even as the valleys below are shrouded in fog. Pikey peak is located at the height of 4065m in lower Everest region also known as Solukhumbu of Nepal. This newly opened trekking route in Solukhumbu deeply invite us to explore lower Khumbu region and most esteemed Himalayan ranges in world like mount Everest ,Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse etc. you can discover a unique and beautiful culture of Sherpa people living there. Pikey peak is undoubtedly a best hill top destination for those who are under limited time but want to taste the beauty of Nepal. In a blink of an eye, pikey peak has gained a lot of popularity with its awe-inspiring beauty.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit pikey peak is early spring (March, April, may) as you can see pink, white and red blooming Rhododendrons everywhere along with dazzling view of mountains against deep blue skies. Another best time to visit is autumn
(September, October, and November). Even though winter season offers very beautiful scenery it is not considered ideal season to visit pikey peak. There is heavy snowfall and extreme cold in this place. Monsoon season (June, July, august) is a season of rainfall so you might find the trails wet and slippery which actually can be very risky.

Safety/security/fitness

Pikey peak trek doesn’t really need your past experiences. However any kind of trek is challenging in terms of physical and mental stability. You need to be fit and healthy enough to walk for 5-6 hours per day. It is always better to practice running, jogging and simple exercise before you start your trek. This will help you a lot with your trekking journey. It is sometimes likely to suffer from altitude sickness but you do not have worry much about it. You can talk to your guides or friends and take some rest or come to some lower altitudes. Walking slowly is best option whenever you trek to high altitudes.

Packing List

Clothing and equipment

  • Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest
  • or T-shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • 2 – 3 pair’s good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag.
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun block
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • Water purification kit
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel
  • Toilet paper/trash bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Safety kit
  • Camera
  • Charger/adapters

Other requirements

Insurance policy- high mountains are not the kind of places you want to travel without insurance policy. Travel insurance has become the part of trekking requirements. If you ever have some medical emergencies your travel insurance will have to bear it and that is why you need to mention the details about the places you are going and altitudes you will be reaching.

Valid visas/passports – all foreigners except Indians are required to have valid visa and passports to enter Nepal. The visa application will need the passport having minimum 6 months of validation along with your passport size photo. You will receive your visa upon your arrival at tribhuwan international airports

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
The average temperature in spring is 10-20 degree Celsius. It can slightly fall during the night time but some warm clothes will do well. Rainfall is quite low at this time of the year. The temperature in autumn is very favorable ranging from 9- 15 degree Celsius at day time. The average temperature in winter can fall below zero and can be extremely cold.
Accommodation and food
Trek to pikey peak is a teahouse trek. However you cannot expect the tea houses to have very much facilities. The teahouses there meets your basic necessities. It provides you small room with twin sharing bed. They also give clean blankets, pillow and bed sheets. You might have to share your bathroom and toilets with your friends. Some teahouses also offers you hot shower and laundry but you have to pay some extra money for it. Depending on the facilities provided by teahouses the Price ranges from $2-$15 for a single room. Food- food is not much of a problem in pikey peak trek. You get enough options to choose like traditional Nepali Dal Bhat and curry, Indian foods, eggs, pasta, noodles, bread butter etc. you can also get pizza, momos, chow Mein and many more. The meals might cost you 2-5$ including breakfast.
Guides/porters
- Guides are definitely someone who help will help you with navigations. They will have better idea about the places, directions and foods and accommodations. They may also help you with your medical emergencies. They might charge you 25-30$ per day. Porters are available and are very happy to serve you. You can give them your belongings to carry. It must not exceed 25 kilo. They may charge you around 15-20$ per day. You can always share your porter if you don’t have much belongings
Communication and electronic
Even though internet facility is available the speed is not high enough. But it will help you connect with your friends and family. Electricity is available throughout the journey in the teahouses. They might charge you extra for charging your electronics and some might offer you for free. Mobile coverage is also available properly in lower altitudes however it might get slightly difficult to find one as you move higher. Satellite phones are commonly used there and you can also use it by paying 3-4$ extra per 3 minutes.
Transportations
Airplane- the only flights we can take is up to Phaplu. Our starting point can be Kathmandu, Jiri or Rumjatar. The price range from 150-165$ per person. And we should start our trek from there. Bus- to those who have enough time and want to go slowly exploring the beauty of routes can certainly go by bus. You can reach Kathmandu to Phaplu by bus in around 8 hours.

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