Lower Solukhumbu Pikey Peak Trek

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Thank you for your interest in this trekking journey which I have set at ‘entry-level’, effectively meaning it’s readily achievable by those with a medium level of fitness.

The journey offers a combination of natural beauty, culture, and adventure in the beautiful lower Solukhumbu valley which is home both to my people (the Sherpa) and the highest peak in the world, Everest, which we call Sagarmatha.

Trekking commences following a drive from Kathmandu to Patale (around 7/8 hours) and follows trails around the valley with the opportunity to view Numbur and Karyalung (secret god of Solukhumbu valley local known as Shering Yul Lha). On trekking further up the valley through the small villages of Junbesi, Phurteng, and Pankarma to Phougmuche, first-hand experience of Sherpa culture is realized, and a visit to Thuptenchholing Monastery (one of the largest Tibetan refugee camp in the Solukhumbu region) adds significantly to impressions gained.

The majesty of the Himalayas is evident each day as trails are followed through a rich variety of flora and fauna. During March and April, Rhododendrons in full flower are prominent when passing many mountain streams along the route. Finally, a walk down to Phaplu for the flight back to Kathmandu.

I would be pleased to have you on the journey and to introduce you to our country and way of life while you travel as part of my extended family.

Sherpa People

The best known and admired of all of Nepal’s ethnic groups, the Sherpa migrated to the high valleys south of Mt Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago. Their Tibetan origins are reflected in their language, customs, and religion. Our staff and crew will all be local Sherpa people from Solukhumbu, the valley adjacent to the Everest region. The walk is in their ’back yard’, so the many questions about the land and its people can be answered promptly and accurately. The Sherpa people were originally employed by the first mountaineers attempting to climb Mount Everest. It is from the courage and strength of these local people that the name ‘Sherpa’ has been collectively adopted and used to describe a climbing guide working across Nepal.

Trip Grade - Moderate

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Trip Summary
  • Day 1 :Arrive Kathmandu: meet and greet
  • Day 2 :Half day guided tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Day 3 :Drive from Kathmandu to patale (2840m) 7/8 hours
  • Day 4 :Trek to Jhapre (2820m) walk approx 5/6 hours
  • Day 5 :Trek to pikey Base Camp (3640m)walk approx. 7/8 hours.
  • Day 6 :Climb to Pikey Peak(4070m) Trek to Taktor(2600m) walk approx. 6/7 hours.
  • Day 7 :Trek to Junbesi (2700m) walk Approx 2/3 hours.
  • Day 8 :Side walk to Thuptencholing monaster, medical center, Serlo monastery and school.
  • Day 9 :Trek to Taksindu (2900m) walk Approx 5/6 hours.
  • Day 10 :Trek to Ratnange Danda (2800m) walk approx. 6/7 hours.
  • Day 11 :Trek to Phaplu (2740m) walk approx 3/4 hours.
  • Day 12 :Fly back to Kathmandu 35 minutes.
  • Day 13 :In Kathmandu.
  • Day 14 :Departure
Daily Movements
    Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu: meet and greet

    Arrive Kathmandu, Sherpa staff transfers participants to a lovely hotel Tibet, evening meal with the guide allowing time to meet and mix with others in the group. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 2: Half day guided tour of Kathmandu valley

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu, including Boudha stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas; and Pashupatinath temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to patale (2840m) 7/8 hours

    Drive from Kathmandu to Patale 7/8 hours. A very scenic drive from Kathmandu to Patale followed by a Sunkoshi river and beautiful villages. Today’s drive is long but you will enjoy seeing all these beautiful villages, river and terrace fields as well as hills. We will stop several times for the photos opportunity. Patale is a beautiful place from where you will see all the Himalayan range including Everest. Overnight at camp.

    Day 4: Trek to Jhapre (2820m) walk approx 5/6 hours

    Trek to Jhapre (2820m) walks approx. 5 to 6 hours. You will be waking up early morning to see the views of the mountains from your camp before breakfast. After breakfast, we will be walking through the forest until you get to a place called Shigane. From here we will be walking on the wide road on and off to Jhapre. Jhapre is a small Sherpa village where you will see small Buddhist monastery excellent views from the camp if weather permits. Overnight at camp

    Day 5: Trek to pikey Base Camp (3640m)walk approx. 7/8 hours.

    Trek to Pike base camp (3640m) walks approx. 7 to 8 hours. Today you will be walking mostly uphill on the wide road on and off till you get to lunch place after that trail goes through the Pine and Rhododendron forest. Passing through an old stupa and “Mani” walls along the trail overnight at camp.

    Day 6: Climb to Pikey Peak(4070m) Trek to Taktor(2600m) walk approx. 6/7 hours.

    Start early in the morning than usual as we are heading to Pike peak (4070m) this is one of the main trek highlights. From the top, you will see magnificent views of Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Langtang, and the other Himalayas. We will spend about less than half an hour at the top and descend to Jussmani Banjyang for lunch and then continue trek to Taktor. Overnight at camp

    Day 7: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) walk Approx 2/3 hours.

    Trek to Junbesi (2700m) walks approx. 3 to 4 hours. Today walk is short and not so hard as we will join the trails that come from Jiri. Junbesi where is a beautiful Sherpa village overnight at camp.

    Day 8: Side walk to Thuptencholing monaster, medical center, Serlo monastery and school.

    Side treks around Junbesi. Today you will be walking up to Thuptengcholing monastery a larger number of Tibetan settlement and visit the medical center. Overnight at camp

    Day 9: Trek to Taksindu (2900m) walk Approx 5/6 hours.

    Trek to Takshindu (92900m) approx. 5 to 6 hours walk. Today one of the beautiful walk that you are doing as we walk through the Everest View Point at Phurten (3040m) where we stop for lunch. Weather dependent, views of Everest, Lhotse, Nupse, Kantiga, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Numbur may be enjoyed. After lunch continue to walk to Takshindu though the villages descending down to the Ringmo river and continue to ascend for about an hour to Takshuindu. Overnight at camp.

    Day 10: Trek to Ratnange Danda (2800m) walk approx. 6/7 hours.

    Trek to Ratnage Danda( hill) 2800m walks approx. 6 to 7 hours, gradually up till you get to Ttakshindu ridge and after that trail goes along the ridge through the forest of Pine and Rhododendron with views of mountains. Today we had a packed lunch as there is no water available so that make sure you have enough water for the day. Overnight at camp

    Day 11: Trek to Phaplu (2740m) walk approx 3/4 hours.

    Walk to Phaplu (3-4 hours – 2400m). Wake up early morning and walk to the view point which is 10 to 15 minutes before breakfast. After breakfast, we will be walking all the way down to Phaplu. This is the last night with the full crew of porters and Sherpa guides, cook and kitchen and a time to celebrate with a meal together and distribute the tipping for them.

    Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu 35 minutes.

    Return flight to Kathmandu, and rest of the day at leisure before joining again for an evening meal.

    Day 13: In Kathmandu.

    In Kathmandu free leisure day

    Day 14: Departure

    Journey formally concludes after breakfast with transportation to the airport, unless other arrangements have been made.

Cost - US $ 2570 (joining Kathmandu)

(Single Supplement: additional US $ )
Cost Includes:
  • Airport pick up and drop offs by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in hotel at Kathmandu, including breakfast on twin sharing
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Patale Fly back Phaplu to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in tents during the trek on twin sharing basis in camping.
  • All Meals (i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner while trekking when not in Kathmandu)
  • Dinner day 1 and day 13 included in Kathmandu.
  • Highly experienced local trek leader and Sherpa porters.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit fees.
  • Sagarmatha (i.e.Mt Everest) National Park entrance permit and fees.
  • Use of and access to a First Aid medical kit by trained and certified staff(if you require first aid assistance)
  • All trek camping and kitchen equipment, including
  • Duffle Bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket.
Cost Excludes:
  • Other meals other than what has been described above.
  • International airfares.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Rescue & travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
  • Tips (average daily rate is USD 8 to 9 per person per day)
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TRIP FACTS
  • Duration

    14 Days
  • Max-Altitude

    4070m
  • Difficulty Level

    Moderate
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