Lower Everest Trek - 9 Days

Trip Introduction:-

If you are looking forward to undertaking a week easy trek to witness Mt. Everest in less
crowded area of Nepal, Pikey Peak Trek will be the best option for you. This spectacular walk
takes us to the top of Pikey Peak located at 4065m and offers us majestic Mt. Everest,
Dhaulagiri, Numbur Himal and many other neighboring snow covered mountains of Khumbu
region. This trek is considered the most rewarding trek located in lower Everest region. Pikey
Peak Trek also rewards the trekkers with spectacular walk passing through incredible paddy
fields, natural water falls, and deep woods especially rhododendron, holy monasteries and
traditional settlements of Sherpa people.

Pikey Peak Trek is not only popular for its natural highlights but it also offers an opportunity to
acknowledge authentic culture of the local people and taste organic food items. Mostly, you will
encounter with very hospitable Sherpa people and their picturesque traditional hamlets on the
trail. You will marvel at experiencing culture and civilization of Sherpa people. Moreover,
exploring sacred and historical monasteries on the trail will be magnificent moments for the
trekkers during Pikey Peak Trek.

We begin our Pikey Peak Trek from Dhap after a long hours drive from Kathmandu. Walking
via lush rhododendron, oak and pine forest and various beautiful traditional settlements , we
arrive at the top of the Pikey Peak and celebrate stunning sunrise and mountain peaks including
Mt. Everest , the top of the world. Next, exploring Junbesi, a beautiful settlement of Sherpa
people and monastery, we trek back to Phaplu and drive or fly back to Kathmandu to end our
Pikey Peak Trek.

Since Pikey Peak Trek is an easy trek, people who are planning to do a week trekking in less
touristic area of Everest region can do this trek. You do not require prior trekking/hiking
experience. Just a good level of stamina and confidence will work from this trek. This trek will
be the most rewarding way of witnessing marvelous Mt. Everest without being troubled on the
most populated Everest Base Camp Trekking trail.

Getting to the Trailhead:-

We take a private jeep drive to Dhap from Kathmandu. To get Dhap from Kathmandu, it takes
around 8 hours passing through country settlements, rivers and magnificent landscapes. Mostly,
the drive is along B.P Highway. After we leave B. P. Highway, we drive along the rough country
road till we get Dhap from where we begin our formal walk to Pikey Peak.

Accommodation and Food:-

Trekkers will be having local organic food items and staying overnight at local lodges during
Pikey Peak Trek. Local accommodation and foods doesn’t mean that they are in poor condition.
They will always meet the certain standard to delight the tourists. You will not get the attached
bathrooms but will get the best local accommodation.

Best Weather of the Year:-

Autumn( Sep-Nov) and Spring ( Mar-May) are the two best weathers of the year for PikeyTrek.
However, since it is an easy walk, people can do Pikey Peak Trek all round the year. But, we do not
recommend doing this trek during Monsoon ( Jun-Aug) . The rain will destroy the rural road connection.

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Overview

Outline itinerary:-

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Trek preparation and free information of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap (2932 m) 6/7 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Dhap to Bhulbhule 93500 m.) 6/7 hours.

Day 05: Trek from Bhulbhule to Pikey peak base camp (3640m) 4/5 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Pikey base camp to Junbesi 92675m) via Pikey peak (4065m) 7/8 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2413m) 5/6 hours.

Day 08: Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu 9/10 hours.

Day 09: Final departure.

Trip Highlights:-

  • Spectacular easy walk via lush woods and traditional settlements.
  • Stunning sunrise and stupendous mountain views including Mt. Everest.
  • Less crowded and unspoiled nature.
  • Explore sacred monasteries and experience authentic Sherpa culture.
  • Enjoy local food items and local accommodation.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

We pick you up from the Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the hotel. There is no any special scheduled program for today except a short pre-trip meeting. We let you know important information and the preparation you need to know prior the trip in this meeting. Enjoy rest of the time according to your requirement.

Day 2
Trek preparation – Free Day

This is a spare day for you so that you can prepare for the trek very well. If you need to buy or hire trekking equipment for your trip, you can do it. Or, you can just walk around the place where you stay and explore it. If some trekkers want a city sightseeing tour today, we will arrange it too but it will be optional and extra.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap (2932 m) 6/7 hours.

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning because we are going to take a long drive to Dhap from Kathmandu today. This is a private jeep drive all the way to Dhap. Your guide will help you to get the jeep and will be with you from today till the end of the trip. We, slowly, get B. P. Highway and pass Koshi River on the way. We also pass through several villages and beautiful landscapes and finally arrive at Dhap.

Day 4
Trek from Dhap to Bhulbhule 3500 m.) 6/7 hours.

This first day’s trek takes you to a beautiful village Bhulbhule. Before getting to Bhulbhule, we enjoy our walk passing numerous traditional settlements and marvelous country setting. You will also get to know a lot about traditional village lifestyle of the local people today.

Day 5
Trek from Bhulbhule to Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640m) 4/5 hours.

Pass though holy mani walls, organic cheese factories and colorful prayer flags. Also, capture some breathtaking mountain views on the way before getting to Pikey Peak Base Camp. Moreover, you will find this walk today equally delightful because you will experience magnificent yak pastures and lush rhododendron.

Day 6
Trek from Pikey Peak Base Camp to Junbesi 92675m) via Pikey Peak (4065m) 7/8 hours.

Begin your walk early in the morning before sunrise. Walk up to the apex of Pikey Peak. The stunning sunrise begins to sparkle on the snow-fed mountain summits and the moments will be jaw-dropping. At the very moment, you will capture Mt. Everest, Dhaulagiri, Numbur Himal and numerous incredible mountain ranges. Next, you trek down to beautiful village of lower Everest region, Junbesi. We go to visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery here.

Day 7
Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2413m) 5/6 hours.

Today, you will again walk through various settlements of Sherpa people and get an opportunity to be familiar with country culture. You will also celebrate a complete freedom walking via lush rhododendron and other various woods before arriving at Phaplu. Here, we wait for the nest day’s drive/ flight to Kathmandu.

Day 8
Drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu 9/10 hours.

We, again, take another jeep drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu. Optionally, trekkers can go with flight but it will be an extra. We, initially, drive along the rough country road and later get connected to main highway. We pass several local villages and towns on this drive. Arrive in Kathmandu and attend a cultural farewell dinner with us in the evening.

Day 9
Final departure

In order to end this trip formally, we drop you to the international airport so that you can catch your flight homewards.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • 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.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Lower Everest Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 Pax
  • 4065m
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

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