trekking in Pikey peak trek
Pikey Hill (4,065 m) is one of the tallest hills of Solu. From Pikey you can see most of the central and eastern Himalayan peaks Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gauri Shanker, Lhotse, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Shishapangma, Mera Peak, Thamserku, Lhotseshar, Nuptse and a little of Ama Dablam. The peak also offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset views during good weather. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful settlements of the region. A trail through Jiri-Chaulakharka-Ngaur- leads to the Pikey Danda area. The trail starts at Phaplu and passes through Kerung, Pattale, Jhapre, Pikey peak, Lamajura, Junbesi and ends at Salleri.
The name Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa clan deity. During the month of July the locals hold celebrations to worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey, as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu. There are other interesting possibilities of undertaking tourism activities at Pikey such as paragliding, mountain biking, birdwatching, pilgrimage and meditation. From here the trail descends through dense forest finally meeting the Everest trail at Beni. July is a good time to take a trip to Pikey, as this is when the local people hold their celebrations of the clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey. From Pikey one can also continue on to the Dudhkunda trail. Rumjatar and Jiri are other alternative entries to Pikey Cultural Trail.
As mentioned above, after reaching Pikey one also has the option of taking the Dudhkunda Cultural Trail via Taksindu. The trail passes through Junbesi, Phaplu, Taksindu, Beni, Dudhkunda, Taksindu and back to Salleri. This trek goes through beautiful settlements and landscapes. One of the most beautiful Sherpa villages, Junbesi, is on the way from Pikey to Dudhkunda. One can also visit the famous Thuptenchholing monastery on the way.
Trip FactsTrip Code: ELTP, Duration: 14 days, Program Type: Trekking, Max. Altitude: 4200m, Minimum Pax: +2, Mode of Travel: Camping,
Day 01: Arrive in KTM airport drive to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing around kathamndu valley
Day 03: Kathmandu-Phaplu-Salleri
Day 04: Salleri-Dorpu-Ghunsa
Day 05: Ghunsa-Kerung -Pattale
Day 06: Pattale - Jhapre
Day 07: Jhapre - Pikey Base Camp
Day 08: Pikey -Junbesi
Day 09: Junbesi visit Thuptenchholing
Day 10: Junbesi -Phaplu
Day 11: Phaplu Flight to Kathmandu drive to Hotel
Day 12: Bhaktapur & Patan sightseeing and return
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 14: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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