Pikey Peak Dudhkunda trek

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13 Nights / 14 Days
Nepal
Everest Region
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 20

Trip Overview

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. Hiking Pikey Peak / Daanda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can take pleasure in the magnificent sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu Valley to the plains along with the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Annapurna, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Lhotseshar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Shishapangma, Mera Peak and Thamserku. Pike Peak Base Camp trekking is one of the popular trekking trails in Everest region, probably one of the lower places to see the Mt. Eerest 8848m. Pike trekking is popular for the wonderful Himalayan scnery including the Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Numbur, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Thamserku, Mt Karylung as well as Rhododendron flower, Magnolia, wild orchid. And during the festival season in August performs cleansing ritual at its sacred lakes with this festival thousand of devotees walks to the lake for the festival, from the village of all around Solukhumbu region.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with your name board outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazzar 2850m/7 hours by private vehicle.

Journey starts early morning leaving hustle bustle Kathmandu valley to Dhap Bazzar via Okhaldungha by private vehicle which takes almost 7 hours driving along the Sun Koshi, later joining Tama Koshi and become roaring big Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi where we take Dal Bhat in small local restaurant for lunch. It takes about 4 hours of driving to arrive in Ghurmi. Then smooth drives goes uphill continuously towards north through the sub tropical forests of Pine to dense forests of Rhododendron passing several country side villages, beautiful landscapes and
valleys until reaching Dhap Bazzar (2850m) which takes about 3 hours. To explore the fascinated
village with several local shops give you the different experience of knowing local people and
culture, their way of life. In the clear sky, the awesome mountain view of Numbur Chuli feels you
that you are already closed to the Himalaya. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Dhap Bazzar to Jhapre 2815m/4 hours via Sigane

Morning after breakfast, the walking trail stays on dusty road head until reaching Sigane for 2 and half hour. Then trail from Sigane follows again a road under construction for the first couple of hours. The first village is called Jahpre (2815m). It’s perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and the Number Himal. There’s a pretty little Gompa and Stupa here. This is also
another best view point for all high Himalayan range to north. Here you find few lodges with its comfort and plenty of food items. We stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp 3585m/5 hours

Early morning what an awesome mountain scenery of Numbur Chuli and Everest including eastern Himalayan range. The Trekking Trail starts in dirt road for a while and quickly catch the gentle walking uphill through the Pine and Rhododendron forest until reaching Bhulbule (3210m) and it takes about 2 hours. You will find small tea shop there. Then trail continue again the gentle climbing uphill to arrive in Lhamuje (3330m) which takes an hour. Here is lunch place and newly built tea-house. In the spring season, you will enjoy with different spices of Rhododendron flowers during the walk and spectacular high Himalayan range. Afterward the trail stays gentle ups and downs in the ridge to arrive very Yak pasture land where we can see many grazing Yaks. Then we pass very long Mani Wall and start climbing steep uphill with zigzag trail to arrive Pikey Peak Base Camp (3585m) which takes about 2 hour and 30 minutes. You can visit Yak Cheese factory and they product Cheese during Monsoon. You find 2 basic lodges where serving basic local foods. We stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi 2680m/6 hours via Pikey Peak 4065m

Early morning, trail starts steep switch back uphill until reaching Pikey Peak (4065m) which takes about an hour. The unobstructed Sunrise view over the Himalayan range and the spectacular views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Number Chuli, Thamserku, Khangtega, Khatang, Karyoling to the north, Kanchenjunga to the east, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang to the west. Then trek goes downhill in the gully stone trail for few hours and enter to the Rhododendron and Pine forest until Jase Bhanjyang (3550m) and it takes about 2
hours. Then trail stays on the ridge with up and down to arrive Lamjura (3530m) which takes
about 2 hours. You can stop for lunch here. Then trail goes long descent to the valley through fir
and rhododendron forests until reaching Taktor and trail stays level walking to Junbesi (2680m)
passing several mani walls and stone chhortens. It takes 2 and half hours. The Numbur Chuli to

the north just looming high above the village. You may visit old monastery in the village with
exploring the village to know their culture and way of life. There are several nice lodges with good
food menu. We stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 06 Visit Thubten Choling monastery and camp farther up the valley

This morning you follow the river once more, meandering through fields and flowers, towards a very special place, Thupten Choling, home to 800 monks living in tiny cottages dotting the hill behind the main Gompa. His Holiness the late Trulsik Rinpoche founded the monastery in the 1960’s after fleeing Tibet. Thupten Choling houses, feeds, and educates a large population, 80%
of whom are Tibetan refugees. This is one of the first contact points for the many Tibetans who find their way into Nepal each year. Although most refugees continue on to India, about 40 nuns per year stay on and join the monastery. From here you continue up the valley for another hour to your first campsite where you are joined by the full camping crew for the first time. You will now be camping each night until you reach Taksindu.

Day 07: Trek to Yak Kharka

As you will be ascending steadily in the next few days, it is important to pay attention to how you’re your body is acclimatizing. Your visit to Pike Peak earlier in the trek has helped considerably with your acclimatization, however, do pay attention to any of the early signs of altitude sickness and make sure you drink plenty of water. Today takes you through a magical forest up towards a pass near where you will spend the night.

Day 08: Trek to Saharsbeni

Over the next two days, you follow a ridge bringing you ever closer to the snow covered peaks of the Rowaling Himal. It is hard to imagine, but this lonely trail teems with pilgrims at festival time! You will most likely have the whole landscape to yourself and camp in meadows, surrounded by rock faces and yak grazing.

Day 09: Trek to Dudh Kunda

Dudh Kunda Lake (4560m), at the foot of Mt. Numbur and Karyalung Glacier, is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The full moon in August sees pilgrims flock to the lake as Buddhist and Hindu devotees believe that taking a dip in the icy lake will absolve them of their sins. It only takes a couple hours walking from your last camp and you can spend the rest of the day at
leisure in this incredibly stunning place.

Day 10: Trek to Timba

After a morning Kora (circumambulation of the lake) you retrace our steps to Thadarbug and rejoin the classic pilgrim route towards the Taksindu La. You follow the ridgeline south and camp in one of the herder’s camps along this trail.

Day 11:Trek to Taksindu

This morning you continue down the ridgeline towards the main Jiri to Everest trail at Taksindu La, from where you again have great mountains views. A short descent takes you to the Taksindu Monastery and the village where you can stay in a local tea house.

Day 12: Trek to Phaplu, optional visit to Chiwong Gompa

Today you leave the main trekking route again and take a beautiful path down to Phaplu through the forest. You have the option to hike up to Chiwong Gompa, perched high on a cliff overlooking the valley. This monastery was founded in 1923 and has magnificent celebrations for the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn. You continue on down into Phaplu and celebrate the completion of a great trek in your cozy tea house in the village.

Day 13: Drive or Fly from n Kathmandu: This is a cushion day for eventuality that may arise for

delays or cancellation of flight or any other reasons beyond our Phaplu to Kathmandu (35 minutes) and transfer to the hotel.

Day 14:Extra day in case flight cancelled or Sightseeing

In case everything works out fine than you may have the privilege of using this day for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley hunting souvenirs or any other option that may interest you.

Day 15:Final Departure

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 1500.00 per person on Single room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 135 Per Person

Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu : 11th May 2019 Trip Starting Date: 12th May 2019

For 2019 For 2020
May: 11, 24
Sep: 15, 22
May: 02, 18
Sep: 14, 22

 

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Lodge /Tea House trek on full board twin sharing basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • An English speaking locally experienced & professional trekking guide license holder
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag and guide with a knowledge of Emergency first aid Method
  • Guided sight-seeing tour with experienced English speaking guide
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter
  • Conservation Entry Permits and Special permit as per the rules of Government
  • Daily wages with food allowanes and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • Airfare of guide if air ticket are included for clients
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fee for Nepal Entry
  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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