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Pikey Peak – Majestic view to Mount Everest

Pikey peak trek is one of the best trek, in terms of witnessing overall mountain beauty of Nepal. It has a majestic viewpoint to see the panoramic view of snow clad mountains which also includes Mt. Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary also claimed that Pikey peak is his favourite trek destinations which offers wonderful view of Mt. Everest.

Pikey peak trail is a newly discovered trekking route in the lower Khumbu region which offers blissful exploration of lower Everest region. It is one of the best way to explore lower Everest region without any sorts of disturbance. 

SUITABLE TIME TO TREK

Like most treks in Nepal, Pikey Peak is appealing during the spring, fall, and also in the winter months. However, the view is delightful in every season but it is better to avoid during monsoon as it gets very wet in this region. 

This trek goes through the lower area of Khumbu district. We will get to see different ethnic group people adapting their culture, custom and tradition of Magar, Tamang, and Sherpa people. Pikey peak trek brings you close to mountain and locals there. You will pass through many Monastery and Lamasery. 

The Pikey trek is acclaimed for it’s mesmerizing sunrise and sunset with the strikingly beautiful view of the tallest Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Gauri Shankar, Annapurna, Shishapangma, Karyalung, Makalu, Manaslu, Thamserku, Mera peak, etc.

The most appreciating factor of Pikey peak trek is we can see a bunch of mountains from one place that is Pikey Danda. The other good trait to the trek is that it is less visited trekking route. So, the trek will be traffic free of trekkers.

The Pikey peak has been one of the best short trek destination in the eyes of people in trekking community. If one is very fit or are just short on time, the trek can be completed in 3-4 days. In short duration of 5-6 days trekkers get the best view of the tallest mountains. The Pikey peak trek is getting more popular with the increasing accommodations facilities. Pikey peak trek is one of the best destinations to trek for people who have short time duration and wants to experience extravagantly beautiful landscapes and mountains.

BRIEF TREKKING ITINERARY TO PIKEY PEAK

DayDescriptionAltitudeTrekking
Day 1Drive to Dhap, Trek to Japre9580 ft (2920 m)4 hours
Day 2Trek from Japre to Pikey Base Camp11,942 ft (3640 m)6-7 hours
Day 3Sunrise at Pikey Peak, Trek to Loding8,251 ft (2515 m)8-9 hours
Day 4Trek from Loding to Junbesi, Visit Thubtenchoeling Monastery4-5 hours
Day 5Trek from Junbesi to Taksindu9711 ft (2960 m)5-6 hours
Day 6Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu, Visit Chiwong Monastery8067 ft (2459 m)5-6 hours
Day 7Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu4593 ft (1400 m)
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