Pikey Lower Solukhumbu Trek – 8 days
This region is totally raw and fascinating. Unlike in the regular trail which is heavily commercialize this section of the trek gives you an authentic Nepalese lifestyles.You get to see local farming and their vegetation, their kids in the school and usual greetings by Namaste to visitors. Another attraction is Pikey peak (4070m). From Pikey peak fantastic views of Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Ama Damlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Langtang to the far west can be seen. It also offers best sunrise and sunset over the Himalaya. You also passes through beautiful Sherpa settlements with a visit to the 19th-century Buddhist Monastery of Thupten Chholing. During the trek you will experience traditional livings of different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung. You can taste verities of local cuisines and observe some rare plants and animals.
- Spectacular and awesome view of Himalayas
- Enjoy walk through rhododendron forests and small villages en-route
- Easy and gradual uphill walk to the ridges in the western rim of Kathmandu valley
- Overnight stay at trekkers lodges
- If you have time visit Bajrayogini temple in Sankhu
- You get to enjoy and experience wonderful culture, nature and pristine environment
- Route: Drive to Sundarijal – Trek to Chisopani – Jhule - Jarsingpawa – Sankhu – Drive to Kathmandu
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap – 7 hour drive
Drive to Dhap. Leave Kathmandu at 8 am. The first part of the overland journey on Sindhuli High way to . Okhaldungha drives along the Sun Koshi river. You stop for lunch at Ghurmi. The road divert to uphill and winding road that head north through subtropical forests of pine and dense rhododendrons. You pass through several villages. There are beautiful landscapes and valleys as travel to Dhap. It is a small bazaar with several shops. You can see awesome views of Numbur Chuli from Dhap. Stay overnight at Dhap.
Day 02: Trek from Dhap to Jhapre (2815m) – 5 hour walk Walk the un-gravel road Sigane and follows the road that is still under construction until you reach Jhapre. It is a small village perched above a deep valley. There you can get a nice view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks. There are some Buddhist monasteries and stupa. There are some good view point north of the village. There are some teahouses, cafés, and shops.
Day 03: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3585m) – 7 hour walk Start your day early. You get to see beautiful views of Numbur Chuli, Everest, and the eastern Himalayan range. The trail starts on a dirt road for a while and then quickly turns into a gentle uphill climb through pine and rhododendron forests to Bhulbule. Take small break there and continue to climb the gentle uphill trail. You reach Lhamuje for lunch. The trail is full of different species of rhododendron flowers. In spring you see spectacular and colourful rhododendron in full bloom. The wonderful Himalayan range make an awesome experience. The trail then begins to climb up and down the ridge. It is gentle hill walk. You reach eventually reach a yak pasture. If you have never seen yak you get to see here. Walk through mani walls and then again climb a steep hill that make zigzag trail to the base camp of Pikey Peak. There you can visit local yak cheese factory. Stay overnight at the base camp of Pikey.
Day 04: Trek Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi (2680m)- 7 hour walk After breakfast climb the steep hill to the summit of Pikey (Peak 4650m) - It is about an hour walk. On a clear day you get to see spectacular view of the entire Himalayan range from east to west. Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Khangtega, Khatang, Karyoling to the north, Kanchenjunga to the east, and Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, and Langtang to the west are clearly visible. After an hour at the summit you descend to Jasmane Bhanjyang (3540m). After an hour descent you enter into rhododendron and pine forest that stretches all the way to the Bhanjyang. You follow the trial on the ridge to Kande (3736m). There are several up and down alk you have to cover until you reach Lamjura (3530m) for lunch. After lunch you make a long descent to the valley. The trail continues through thick fir and rhododendron forests to Taktor. The trail then becomes gentle. Walk to Junbesi. There are several mani walls and stone chortens along the path. It is possible to visit an old monastery and also take view of the Numbur Chuli peak that loom high above the village. Junbesi is a pictrique and beautiful village. Stay overnight at Junebesi.
Day 05: Visit Thupten Choling Monastery (2920m). In Junbesi - 4 hour walk After breakfast visit Thupten Chholing monastery. The walk to the 19th century Buddhist monastery takes about 3 hour to go there and return back. You follow a trail along Junbesi Khola (river) and climb a gradual uphill walk to Thupten Chholing Monastery. It is one of the most important monastery in Nepal. There you get chance to meet local nuns and monks. You may meditate or visit the village before you return back to Junbesi. Stay overnight at Junbesi.
Day 06: Trek from Junbesi to Takasindu (2931m) – 6 hour walk Cross the river and trek to Takasindu. Instead of going down south to Phaplu you head east to Taksindhu. After you cross the river take a left turn toward Salung. From the Salund danda (ridge) you get great view of Mt. Everest, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Descend to Ringmo Khola and make gradual climb to Takasindu Pass (2960m). Just before the pass there is a monastery that has a vantage point. It offer outstanding sunset views. Next day you can also see sunrise view. Overnight in Taksindu.
Day 07: Trek Taksindu to Phaplu (2400m) – 6 hour walk On the last day we travel to Phaplu to take transport back to Kathmandu. Phaplu is another important village in this area. It has shops, cafés, restaurants and lodges. It is an important hub for logistics reason for trek to Everest. There is an airstrip for STOL aircraft to land.
Day 08: Drive Phaplu to Kathmandu – 7 hour drive Drive to Kathmandu. You take the same mountain highway that leads you to Okhaldhunga. It is a long drive with some brakes en-route. The mountain road join main BP highway. Arrive Kathmandu at 5 pm.
- NPRs 40,500 per person. We need minimum 6 person to run the trip.
- Join In Fixed Departure NPRs 41,500
- Accommodation based on double occupancy
- Ground transportation to start and from end point of the trip
- Lodge accommodation during trek
- All meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek
- First Aid box
- Trek guide
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- Grade : easy to moderate
- Max Altitude : 3585 meter
- Best Time : Spring (March, April and May) Autun (September, October and November)
- Mode of Trip : trekking, guest houses, homestay accommodation
- Tour Begins at : Bus Park - Kathmandu
- Tour Ends at : Phaplu to Koteswore, Kathmandu
- Trip Days : 8 days / 7 nights
- Departure Date : Coming soon