Pike Hill Trekking - 8 Days

Pike Hill Trekking - 8 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration8 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude4,067 m
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch to May and Sept to Dec
Highlights

Sweeping across the Panoramic Central Himalaya with the Mountain Range of Everest in an astonishing journey through natural grandeurs of Nepal.

  • Scenic country walks in harmony with impressive culture-facing views of peaks.
  • A sensational panorama of Mt. Everest with an array of central and eastern ranges of mountains.
  • On a quiet and elusive trail within the pristine area, it is the least visited by the main flow of trekkers.
  • Exciting walks and climbs on Pikey Hilltop, the highest spot of the adventure.
  • Enjoy super wide-angle views of snowcapped peaks within serene woodland.
  • Explore remote, isolated farm villages enriched with old traditions and customs.
  • It is an interesting overland journey through Nepal's countryside, with lovely villages.

Advantages of planning your trip with us

  • Pick-up and drop-off services for all passengers upon international arrival and departure.
  • Well-trained, experienced, fluently English-speaking guide, and a strong sherpa or porter for carrying the duffel bag.
  • Welcome dinner upon arrival with cultural Nepali dances.
  • Three meals a day and tea or coffee during the trek, with accommodation in the mountains.
  • First-aid kit box and first-aid services.
  • We provide Holiday Planner Nepal’s maps, t-shirt, and cap.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags are available for rent.
  • We organize custom services as per the requests of our clients.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (must be paid by the client or insurance).
  • We provide an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate.
  • We provide oxygen cans during high-altitude treks.
  • We provide SIM cards for travelers, so there won’t be any communication issues.

Trip Introduction: Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Hill Trekking, a unique and exclusive short journey of a little more than a week duration, is where you can catch views of the world's highest, Mt. Everest, in the harmony of pristine wilderness and local culture. The Pikey Peak lies at an altitude of 4,067 meters in the Everest region of Nepal. The prominent mountain in Nepal's Solukhumbu district is a comparatively less crowded trekking trail, making it an easier and more comfortable trekking route with a peaceful atmosphere.

According to the legend, Sir Edmund Hillary claimed Pikey Peak to be his favorite vantage point to view the majestic Mt. Everest. He followed the praise of Pikey Hill while describing the trek as one of the memorable walks with mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset.

The name Pikey Peak is derived from the two titles of Sherpas and Tamang communities. During July, there falls a festival where the locals worship the eastern Chyabo Pikey, known as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu. Pikey Dandha (Hill) portrays an incredible view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Numbur, Mt. Gaurishankar, and many other smaller peaks.

Pikey Hill Trekking is suitable for all types of interest age-group, including families, school/college groups, to corporate people where you will be in the fresh, clean mountain air, surrounded by the serene forest of tall rhododendrons, magnolia, pines, and oak trees.

This scenic and beautiful country walk leads you to remote farm villages enriched with mixed cultures of Buddhism and Hinduism, populated mainly by the famous Sherpa people interwoven with Buddhist culture.

Where a trek leads you into serene forested areas, in spring and autumn, the hills are alive when wildflowers are in full bloom in the shade of high snowcapped peaks as walks lead on to the highest point of the adventure at Pikey Hill, above 4,067 m.

A sensational panorama of mountains facing central Himalayan peaks of Langtang-Jugal Himal with beautiful Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse extends towards Numbur with Mt. Everest and adjoining Khumbu Himal range.

Another highlight of the Pikey Peak Trekking is a visit to the Thupten Choling Monastery, which is an ancient Buddhist monastery located at Junbesi along the Pike Peak trekking itinerary. The Thupten Choling Monastery is a community retreat established by Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in the 1960s, which now welcomes individuals all around the world to savor the rich culture and tradition of the Sherpa community in the Solukhumbu region.

How does the Pikey Peak trekking route start and end? What to expect on Pikey Peak Trekking?

The Drive

Our adventure for Pike Peak starts with an exciting drive from Kathmandu to reach Dhap Bazaar. Trekkers with Holiday Tours Nepal will take a jeep towards Dhap Bazaar. The Jeep can either be private or shared according to personal interests. However, taking a private jeep will ensure a comfortable journey and comes with an additional cost. Those who wish to travel on a budget can also prefer shared vehicle services.

The drive from the capital to Dhap Bazaar leads through the Sun Koshi River to reach the small settlement of Dhap Bazaar in the Darchula district of Nepal. Beginning the drive, trekkers will shift from the urban area of Kathmandu to semi-urban and rural areas of Nepal. The significant sections of the drive are on the black-topped roads while moving alongside the river, while some sections include driving in the bumpy off-roads between the hills, looking and passing through waterfalls. The condition of the off-roads is due to the ongoing construction projects. At the same time, I crossed the bridge and drove uphill, passing Okhaldunga district to reach Dhap. The Dhap bazaar is a small settlement with the Brahmin and Chettri communities which provides splendid views of Everest and its mountain ranges.

The Trekking begins/Trail conditions and route.

After a beautiful stop at Dhap, the road trip ends marked by the beginning of the trek from Dhap towards Jhapre. Trekkers with porters and guides will carry all the luggage and march on the trekking trail. The initial flat trail on a wide road with views of mountain ranges allows for a comfortable walk. On cultivated agricultural lands, either side of the road is filled with seasonal crops. Trekkers can come upon short uphill climbs during some areas of the section, followed by walking inside forests on predetermined routes with comfortable walking space. Some uphill climbs can be steep while mostly enjoying the walk to reach Jhapre.

Jhapre is home to some small Buddhist monasteries and stupas with views of Everest and the Numbur Himal. Similarly, as the walk proceeds, we reach the highlight of the trip, which is the Pikey Base Camp. You will leave Jhapre and follow the trail to get Bhulbule, where the trail splits. Taking the right from Bhulbule leads to the Pikey Hill Base Camp. One can view splendid mountain peaks and mesmerizing sunrises or sunsets from the Pikey Peak Base Camp.

After a grand time on top, Pikey Hill walk descends to Sherpa villages of Jase Bhanjyang following the ridgeline of Pikey Peak. Trekkers will finally descend and traverse the forest route at Jase Bhanjyang.

Continuing the road from Jase Bhanjyang, the walk takes trekkers towards Junbesi. The trail from Jase Bhanjyang begins on a walk into the dense forests while coming onto the Everest Base Camp trekking route. The walk continues towards the narrow road, followed by a flat section to reach Junbesi. Marching onward from Junbesi, trekkers reach the settlement of Phalpu, where a scenic short drive from Phalpu brings you back to Kathmandu after a magnificent time on Pikey Hill Trekking.

Best time/season for the Pike Peak Trekking

Trekking in Nepal can be done all year-round. It mainly faces four seasons: Spring, Autumn, Winter, and summer. As the Everest region is one of the most popular trekking destinations, trekkers visit Nepal during Spring and Autumn to go to pikey peak as they are the best seasons for trekking. Therefore, the region is crowded during the peak season.

However, individuals can also trek to Pikey Peak during Winter and summer, although it may not be recommended season for beginners. Winter and summer come with extreme temperature ranges. They are suitable for those individuals who wish to face a challenge or get in an adrenaline rush.

Pikey Peak in Spring

Spring months in Nepal lasts from March to May. The Everest region trek in spring is a fantastic experience. The route is clear and visible for a long distance. While embarking on the Pikey Hill trek, spring months provide spectacular unobstructed views of mountain peaks. The moderate temperature atmosphere offers a comfortable walking experience with blooming rhododendron forests. The trails are filled with greenery and red-dyed rhododendrons, adding vibrant colors to the atmosphere.

Pikey Peak in Autumn

The autumn months in Nepal lasts from September to November. Autumn is another best time or season to trek to Pike Hill. The Autumn season is marked by dry weather conditions followed by clear skies and moderate temperatures. Trekkers can stumble upon other trekkers in the pikey region during the season. Similarly, the nights can be cool upon ascending to higher elevations with a minimal chance of rainfall.

Pikey peak in Winter

Winter months in Nepal lasts from December to February. Winter months are characterized by extreme cold temperatures with the possibility of snowfall, especially at higher altitudes. It is significantly more challenging at night as the temperature can drop below freezing point. The trail can become slippery due to snow and more difficult to walk. Similarly, the skies are mostly cloudy due to snow storms, which can obstruct visibility and navigation. Thus, the Pikey Peak trek in the winter season is a challenging experience; however, with appropriate precautions and preparation, it will be a unique opportunity to explore the Himalayas in a peaceful time.

Pikey Peak in Summer

The summer months in Nepal last from June to August. Warm temperatures with the possibility of rainfall characterize the summer months. Summer, also known as monsoon, follows heavy rainfall, especially in higher elevations. This causes the pike trekking trail to be slippery. The dense, dark clouds and frequent rain also block the mountain views.

Note: It is essential to pack according to the season. Winter and summer months require additional packing with extra layers for Winter. Be sure to carry lotion and repellent(mosquito) for the summer months. There is potential for leeches in summer, so wear appropriate clothing.

Accommodation in Pikey Hill Trekking

There are several options for spending the night on the Pikey Hill map. The option ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges and hotels. There is a cost variability based on the choice; however, all options do promote relaxing, good night's rest. The available options for accommodation are discussed below:

  • Teahouses: They are the most basic and primary form of accommodation. Teahouses provide comfortable resting options with good bed and blanket facilities in shared or private rooms. The bathroom in teahouses is often shared with the availability of showers.
  • Lodges: They are the more expensive accommodation options in Pike trekking. They provide comfortable bed and blanket facilities with electric blankets, heaters, hot showers, and attached bathrooms.
  • Guesthouses: They provide a chance to engage with the locals while spending the night and savoring some of the local cuisine. Guesthouses have private and shared rooms with attached bathroom facilities.

Showers in Pikey Peak Trekking

Hot Showers are available in every accommodation place in pikey peak. However, hot showers come with a cost. There are three different types of hot showers: bucket showers another is geyser showers and solar showers. Accommodation places have one of the three facilities for showers.

Electricity, communication, and Wi-Fi Facilities

Electricity

Charging your device is necessary if you are on an 8-day Pike peak trek. Therefore, there are various places where you can set your devices. The charging ports are typically found in the accommodation place. The cost of charging may vary according to place of stay. If you are staying in teahouses, charging can be done in the hotel lobby, and consider yourself lucky if you can find a charging port inside the room.

Similarly, you can charge your devices inside the rooms of lodges and guesthouses at an additional cost. For those who are on a budget and want to minimize the cost of charging, Holiday Tours Nepal recommends carrying additional batteries, power banks, or solar chargers, which will keep your devices running throughout the journey.

Communication

Communication is necessary for Pike Peak trekking. International tourists should get a Nepalese SIM card, allowing communication access. Sim Cards are provided free of cost by Holiday Planner Nepal with 20–30 GB of data, which will be provided for 28 days. Getting the sim will allow you to communicate, make phone calls, and access the internet during your stay in Nepal.

Internet and Wi-Fi

Trekkers can find Wi-Fi at certain places along the route. Only some teahouses and most of the guesthouses or lodges have Wi-Fi facilities. The connection might be unstable due to the number of users; however, the cost of using the internet will be additional. So, for a better connection, relying on a sim card the company provides is recommended. This allows for cost-efficient internet surfing; however, the connection might be interrupted once you are at a high altitude, crossing through the forests, or at points where the network might be compromised.

Foods along the way to Pikey Peak/ What are the food options on Pikey Peak Trekking?

Food and water are the source of energy during a trek. So, it is necessary to replenish oneself with good food after a tiring day of long walks. There are various options to choose from depending on the place and location of stay. Most of the teahouses serve a variety of cuisines, including Tibetan, Continental, Korean, Italian, and Indian. Similarly, the breakfast, Lunch, and dinner options offered by guesthouses and lodges are fresh and have the best services.

  • Breakfast: Eggs, Bread, Chappati, Soups, Porridge, Pancakes, Corn flakes, Muesli, Toasted bread, Eggs and Eggs item, Potato and many more.
  • Lunch: Pizza, Noodles, Pasta, Sandwich, Chips, Mo: Mo, Vegetable and salad, Dal Bhat (Rice with Lentil soup), Papad, Popcorn, Prawn and crackers, varieties of soup and many more.
  • Dinner: The dinner options are similar to Lunch. Dal Bhat is the most popular Nepalese cuisine for Lunch and dinner. Individuals can order anything on the menu of personal interest.
  • Hot drinks and Beverages: Hot water, Black tea, Milk tea, Mint tea, Lemon tea, Ginger lemon tea, green tea, Masala tea, Black coffee, Milk coffee, Hot chocolate, Hot Lemon, Hot mango juice, Hot orange juice and many more.

Note: Avoid alcohol and smoking at all costs because they can cause dehydration and affect your trekking experience negatively.

What are the Dessert options during the Pikey Peak Trek in the Everest Region?

Various dessert items are available in the Everest region for the sweet taste after supper. The dessert items available on the Pikey Peak base camp tea houses are:

Rice Pudding, Apple Pie, Chocolate Pudding, Pancakes with honey, Sneakers or Mars pie, Apple pie with custard, Yogurt with fruits.

Can I eat meat during the Pikey Peak trek?

Well, surely you can eat meat during the Pikey Peak trek. However, checking the food safety and hygiene protocol before consuming meat while trekking is a good idea. Eating meat that has not been cooked or stored can increase the risk of foodborne illness.

The meals often include options for meat dishes such as chicken, yak, or buffalo. Besides, it is recommended to avoid eating meat while on the journey because any illness or un comfort in the stomach can retard the trekking experience, and heavy consumption of meat with improper digestion can cause diarrhea, which is a significant threat in higher altitudes.

However, for those who wish to consume meat, it is recommended to select reputable teahouses or lodges and inquire about the freshness of meat before consuming only the correct quantity.

What permits/documents should you carry for trekking to Pikey Peak Base Camp? Permits for Pikey Peak

The Pikey Peak Base Camp is marked a protected area by the government of Nepal. The Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card usually is required to trek to Nepal. However, the Sagarmatha region has started issuing its permit to replace the TIMS card since 2017. So, the following licenses and documents are required to enter the region. The cost of permits is varied accordingly:

  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit: NPR 3,000 (around USD 30) per person.
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit (GCAP): NPR 3,000 (about USD 30) per person.
  • Local Area Permit: NPR 2,000 (around USD 17) per person.

Is Travel Insurance required for trekking on Pikey Peak Base Camp?

Travel insurance for Pikey Peak Base Camp is not mandatory; however, having travel insurance can safeguard against any unforeseen circumstances. Holiday Planner Nepal does not provide the facility of insurance, so to get travel insurance, one should contact a reputed insurance company. Be sure to get the policy, which covers the following:

  • Trip Cancellation and interruption
  • Medical emergency coverage
  • Evacuation and rescue
  • Theft is uncommon in Nepal; however, getting insurance can cover the loss of baggage and belongings.
  • Injury or damage to property, belongings, or others

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Dhap Bazaar (2850m)
Day 3: Trek from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre (2815m)
Day 4: Trek from Jhapre to Pikeyy Base Camp (3640m)
Day 5: Trek to Jase Bhanjyang (2680m) via Pikeyy Peak (4065m)
Day 6: Trek from Jase Bhanjyang to Junbesi (2700m)
Day 7: Trek from Junbesi to Phalpu(2,460m)
Day 8: Trek from Phalphu to Kathmandu via Salleri

Yes, Holiday Tours Nepal can help you customize the above itinerary based on personal interest. One or two days can be reduced or added based on the time. If you want to rush the trek, then it is better to reduce the days, whereas if you want to do the pikey base camp trek leisurely, then it is better to follow the 8- day Itinerary. Similarly, trekkers can also add another destination along with pikey peak base camp to add another adventure to the itinerary, like Everest Base Camp, Everest High Three Pass, Gokyo Lake, and many more.

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Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Nepal, a representative from Holiday Tours Nepal will be waiting for you in the arrival section. They will have a placard with your name and information on it, which will be easy to identify. Upon meeting, the representative will transfer your luggage in a private vehicle and take you on a drive towards Thamel, where your hotel is situated. Thamel is the tourist hub of Kathmandu city.

Upon reaching the hotel, the representative will help you with the check-in. After check-in, you will get to your room and rest. In the evening, you will meet the company owner and discuss how you will carry out the trek. After that, we will take you to an authentic Nepalese restaurant for dinner, where you will savor Nepalese cuisine with Nepalese music and dances.

After dinner, you will return to your hotel and rest for the night at the Kathmandu Hotel.

    As you wake up, have a delicious breakfast at the Kathmandu hotel or get a packed breakfast. Once ready, wait in the hotel lobby, where your guide for the trip will pick you up and transfer you to a private vehicle for a drive towards Dhap Bazaar.

    The drive to Dhap Bazaar will take about 6-7 hours, depending upon the condition of the road or traffic. During the drive, you will drive alongside the flowing river. You will go towards the rural area of Nepal while passing through some bumpy roads and waterfalls. You will also cross an iron bridge to reach Dhap Bazaar.

    Once you reach Dhap bazaar, settle in a place of accommodation and have dinner. After dinner, you will rest for the night and spend overnight in Dhap Bazaar.

      After you wake up in Dhap, you will be refreshed and have breakfast. After breakfast, your Trekking will start towards Jhapre. Today's walk covers 13 kilometers, taking about 4-5 hours at a normal pace.

      You will initially walk and reach Sigane, where a magnificent view of the Numbur Himal range is visible. The road to Sigane is under construction, and Jhapre is a charming settlement atop a deep valley. You can visit a stupa or a small Buddhist monastery once you reach Jhapre.

      After exploration, you will settle in a place of accommodation and have dinner. After dinner, go to the room and rest for the night. Spend overnight in Jhapre.

        As you wake up in Jhapre, you will have breakfast and move towards Pikey Base Camp. Initially, the Pikey Peak Trekking Trail ascends towards Bhulbhule, where the mountains of the Everest range are clearly visible. From Bhulbule, you will take a right turn towards the base camp.

        On your way, you will see various mani stone walls and several ancient yak homes. The path then continues inside the forest area below Taklung Danda. You can see the forest dyed green and red due to the presence of rhododendron flowers, especially in the spring season. After traversing for two hours inside the jungle, you will finally reach Pikey Base Camp.

        Upon reaching Pikey Base Camp, you will settle in an accommodation and wait for dinner. After dinner, you can rest for the night. Spend overnight in Pikey Base Camp.

          Today is a short day to reach the base of Pike Hill, following the forested path with grazing summer pasture for chattels of nearby local villages. The area with the least human settlement as walks heads at the bottom of Pike Hill is based around a vast field with a small farm village.

          As this trek is slowly growing popular, a few small nice lodges have been established to accommodate trekkers and visitors to Pike Hilltop. Once you reach Pike Hilltop, you can see pillars surrounded by prayer flags. You can get a splendid sunrise view with magnificent views of Mt Everest, Numbur, Thamserku, and Lhotse.

          After exploring Pike Hill, you will descend towards Jase Bhanjyang through a pine groove. You can feel the crisp air energizing you. Once you return to Jase Bhanjyang, you will settle in a place of accommodation and have dinner. After dinner, head to the room and rest. Stay overnight in Jase Bhanjyang.

            It starts the early morning with a packed lunch, heading into densely forested areas full of rhododendrons, magnolia-pines-firs-oaks, and birch trees with few short downs and more uphill to reach Junbesi. Junbesi welcomes trekkers with beautiful tea houses. There is a memorable monastery in Junbesi that highlights the Buddhist religion of the area, the Thupten Chyoling Monastery.

            The Junbesi village is home to Sherpa, Magar, and Tamang people with views of snow-capped hills. After a delightful moment with superb views at Junbesi village, stay for an overnight stop after an exciting scenic and good long walk of the day.

              The morning walk leads with ups and a short downhill through dense, cool coniferous forest, reaching Sherpa villages; with a short break, continue the walk on a gradual winding path with grand views of the surrounding landscapes and then with a short downhill to reach the lovely Sherpa large village and town of Salleri.

              From here, a few hours of good walks lead to another Sherpa village at Phaplu, with a small airstrip that flies frequently to Kathmandu in good weather.

              On reaching the lovely Sherpa village at Phaplu, transfer to the best available with time to explore the village and immerse in local culture.

                From Phaplu, an early morning drive to Kathmandu with a panorama of mountains views to Kathmandu via Salleri; at Kathmandu, our staff will transfer you back into your hotel with a free afternoon to relax after a great mesmerizing time on Pike Hill Trekking.

                  Route Map

                  Pike Hill Trekking - 8 Days map
                  Cost Details
                  What's Included
                  • All airport Pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic)
                  • 03-night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (Entrance fees extra)
                  • Kathmandu to Shivalaya and Phaplu to Kathamndu by bus or shareing jeep
                  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
                  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
                  • Best available accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                  • Three meals a day: breakfast, Lunch and dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking
                  • Safe drinking water
                  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                  What's not Included
                  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                  • Guest Personal expenses like ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                  • Anything not included in service includes column
                  Availability
                  • The trip departs everyday day of the year
                  • The trip and trek are fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

                  • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

                  • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

                  • If the given date are not appropriate for the travellers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients

                  • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

                  Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 We are available 24/7 on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat for additional information.

                  Useful Information

                  Equipment and Gear List

                  GeneralGeneral

                  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                  CatUpper Body

                  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                  • Warm woolen hat
                  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                  • Polarized sunglasses

                  TorsoTorso

                  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                  • Waterproof rain jacket
                  • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                  LowerLower Body

                  • Thermals inner
                  • Hiking pants at least 3
                  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                  • Waterproof, windproof shell
                  • Hiking shorts

                  glovesHands

                  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                  feetFeet

                  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                  • Hiking socks
                  • Liner socks
                  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                  • Crampons (For passes)
                  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                  undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                  • Sports bras (women)
                  • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                  FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                  Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                  • Lip balm or Vaseline
                  • ointment cream
                  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                  Optional Other Essentials

                  • Passport
                  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                  • Reusable water bottle
                  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                  • Water bladder for the day bag
                  • Small towel for personal use
                  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                  • Power bank or extra batteries
                  • Cameras and mobile phone
                  • Cards/book
                  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                  • Trekking poles
                  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                  What to pack for nepal trekking?

                  Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

                  Pike Hill Trekking - 8 Days FAQs

                  • No, there are no health risks associated with the trek, but trekkers can sometimes get caught by altitude sickness after 3,500 meters. Colds can be an issue at higher altitudes, which is why trekkers might get pneumonia, so dressing well, having good foods, and drinking 3 liters of water daily can be very beneficial.

                  • The highest altitude during the Pikey Peak Trek is Pike Hill, which is situated at an altitude of 4065 meters above sea level.

                  • The route for the Pike Hill trek starts from Dhap Bazar, and trekkers have a top drive to Dhap Bazar from Kathmandu. Through Jhapre, we reach Pikey Base Camp and head towards pike hill, where we come down through the way of Jase Bhanjhyang to Junbesi and, at last, drive from Phaplu to Kathmandu.

                  • The Pike Hill Trek takes eight days to complete, starting in Kathmandu and ending in Kathmandu, and six days in the mountains, so the trek will be eight days.

                  • The Pike Hill Trek is considered an easy trek in the Everest region compared to other treks, which is perfect for beginners and first-time trekkers as trekkers have to trek for only eight days during the trekking period.

                  • The best time to do the Pike Hill trek is during the spring months of March, April, and May or the autumn months of September, October, and November.

                  • Local permits and a guide are required for the Pike Hill trek along with the municipal permit, which the trekking agency will arrange.

                  • The accommodations are simple, basic tea houses with good food and heated dining. The rooms are very basic, with clean beds, blankets, and a table.

                  • Yes, hiring a guide who can be the trekker's intermediary and care for the trekkers is necessary, but the porter depends. If trekkers think they can carry their weight on their own, then porters are not required, but still, taking porters is a better choice as in high altitudes, after 3,500 meters, the weight feels more than double.

                  • For a pikey peak trek, a warm hat, cap, buff, thermals, waterproof jacket, fleece jacket, down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking pants, hiking boots, flip-flops, gloves, and warm socks are required. These are the basics.

                  • In emergency rescues, helicopters are used. In cases where trekkers need to be brought down to the helipad, our guides will carry them back to the helipad or to the required place on a horse or yak.

                  • There are no alternative routes, but side trips are available. Trekkers can go towards Lukla, and from there, all the treks in the Everest region are open, like Gokyo, Everest Base Camp, and Three Pass. There are many other options for trekkers after completing the Pike Hill trek.

                  • The highlights of the Pike Hill Trek are the 360-degree views of Everest Lhotse, Numbur Gaurishankar, the local communities of Sherpas and Tamang, and the remote villages with basic, age-old, unchanged traditions.

                  • Prior trekking experience is not mandatory for Pike Hill trekking, as it can be done by beginners and first-time beginners. However, having some can really be helpful.

                  • The average daily walking and trekking distance during the Pike Hill trek can range from 8–10 kilometers on average, and walking for 6–8 hours per day on average is expected.

                  • Yes, trekkers can witness the Sherpa culture, some shorten, gumbas, and monasteries along the route of Pike Hill, and the majority of the Buddhist followers and practices can be seen along the trail of Pike Hill.

                  • Trekkers can trek towards Pike Hill individually; joining a group is not mandatory. They can also take a guide and porter and trek towards Pike Hill solo with a guide and porter.

                  • The transportation option that is available to reach the starting point of the Pike Hill trek is a jeep or a two-wheeler from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazar, where trekkers will spend the night after driving to Dhap Bazar and spend the first day there. The trek towards Pike Hill will begin tomorrow from Dhap bazaar to Jhapre to Pikey Base Camo to Jase Bhanjyang to Junbesi to finally Phaplu.

                  • Yes, there are some environmental considerations, like reducing waste, disposing of garbage in the associated places, minimizing the use of plastics, and avoiding trampling.

                  • Pike Hill Trek typically costs between $999$ and $1099$, but this can vary depending on the extras included in the package. This is a full-board package that includes all permits, accommodations, and meals.

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