Pikey Peak Trek-a place must see

An extraordinary blessing to Nepal is Pikey Peak. Newly opened Pikey Peak Trek is one of the closest trekking trails from the capital, Kathmandu. Soaring in the Himalayas of Lower Solukhumbu, Pikey Peak offers the mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu along with other neighboring snow-capped peaks.

The trek to Pikey Peak is surely a memorable trail that lets you experience the wonderful natural pearls as well as the ancient cultures and traditions. A great combo of nature and culture is depicted in every step towards Pikey Peak. Even though it is a newly opened trekking route, it is one of the favorite spots of Sir Edmund Hillary to enjoy the Everest. Derived from the local Sherpa clan deity, Pikey means the sky hovering over nature.

Pikey Peak is becoming popular among the tourists visiting Nepal due to its easy accessibility and the shortest distance from Kathmandu. The unique culture of local Sherpas and their amazing hospitality is very absorbing that trekkers feel home and safe. This has made this destination more selective. Likewise from other trekking places, the sunrise and sunset views over the giant Himalayan ranges are simply magical from Pikey Peak. No wonder, it is one of the best vantage points for the views of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region.

Enjoying the nature en route to Pikey Peak, it is an awesome feeling to pass through dense forests of rhododendron, pines, and oaks. The terraced fields lure you to indulge in farming activities. The swampy-dainty villages are beautifully laid in the lap of panoramic Himalayas. The tea breaks or lunch stopovers on the way to Pikey Peak refresh your strained muscles and exhausted body. The overnight stays in the tea houses help you get relief from the tiredness. This indirectly prevents the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness.

 

Why Choose Pikey Peak Trek?

  • The best viewpoint in Khumbu region for witnessing Mt. Everest
  • Newly opened trekking route, less crowded, less explored
  • Easily accessible and one of the nearest trekking routes from Kathmandu
  • Minimal or no chance of flight cancellation
  • Affordable trekking package
  • An amazing combo of nature and culture

 

Pikey Peak Trek: Food and Accommodation

As in other trekking routes, there are tea houses and guest houses en route to Pikey peak. Not many in number and Hi-Fi facilities like in Everest Trekking or Annapurna Trekking or Langtang Trekking but the tea houses are built with basic facilities. Twin sharing accommodation with shared restrooms is the usual available. Authentic Nepalese food items like Daal-Bhaat with vegetable curry and pickle is the main course throughout the trail of Pikey peak trek. Noodles, bread items, curies, pizza, sandwiches, etc. are also available that cost around USD 2 to 6 depending upon the tea houses. As you go up higher elevation, food and accommodation might be expensive than that of lower elevation.

 

\Pikey Peak Trek: Best Season

Spring and Autumn seasons are always the best for trekking in Nepal. Excellent views with wonderful weather, lush vegetation, beautiful monasteries, gorgeous villages, traditional delicious foods with friendly local Sherpa people make Pikey peak trek more luring.

Monsoon season always brings heavy rainfall which might result in landslide and flood. The pathways will be slippery making the walk difficult and slow. Leeches are present on the way. Likewise, the Winter season is not so perfect for trekking as the temperature makes the surrounding cold. Due to excessive cold, the tea houses might be closed as they migrate to lower elevations to stay protected from cold and snowing.

Pikey Peak Trek: Accessibility

 

Pikey Peak trek is nowadays becoming alternative trekking of Everest Base Camp Trekking to enjoy Everest. Short itinerary and the inexpensive package are attracting the trekkers towards Pikey Peak. Also, the recent opening of this trekking trail has compelled the trekkers to choose with the opportunity to explore a new region. The pristine villages with rustic monasteries are amazingly built. The gorgeous waterfalls, rivers, rivulets, terrace farming let you enjoy the real beauty of nature. Walking through the dense forests of rhododendron, oaks, pines, etc. followed by high pasturelands is an interesting nature walk.

Flexible Itinerary makes easier for the trekkers to opt for this Pikey peak trek. Starting the trek from Kathmandu, the choices are either through land or air. But many trekkers prefer walking rather than areal route so that every bit of nature can be enjoyed and the feel of nature can be gulped down. A short itinerary is as follows.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu
  2. Drive to Dhap Bazaar from Kathmandu
  3. Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre
  4. Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp
  5. Trek to Junbesi after reaching Pikey Peak
  6. Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu
  7. Trek from Phaplu to Kathmandu
  8. Departure Day

A short packing list for Pikey Peak Trek is also given below:

  1. Hand cash or Card
  2. Permits
  3. First aid kit
  4. Water bottle
  5. Water purifying tablets
  6. Wet wipes
  7. Shampoo, Conditioner in small sachets to reduce the weight
  8. Moisturizing lotion, Sunblock creams, lip balms,
  9. Mosquito repellent lotions
  10. Torch/Flashlight
  11. Slippers
  12. Warm, breathable trekking boots
  13. Socks – warm, thick, woolen as well as thin, cotton
  14. Gloves or mittens – warm, woolen
  15. Pants – lightweight, warm, waterproof
  16. T-shirts or shirts – lightweight, warm, full sleeve (preferable)
  17. Jackets – down jacket, fleece, warm
  18. Jumper or sweater – lightweight, warm
  19. Thermal wears – upper and lower body
  20. Bandana/scarf/ shawl
  21. Hat / cap / beanies

 

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Author: Step On Himalaya

Date: 27th December, 2019

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