Facts of the Trip

Duration: 13 Days

Highest access: 4065m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Lower Solu

Grade: Moderate

Best season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Local bus/private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Pikey Trek
  • Pikey Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info
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The Pikey Trek is a comfortable trekking route among the others treks with pikey peak (4,068m) being one of the tallest mountains of Solu (lowland of Everest region). Name of the Pikey is taken from the two names of the Sherpa people. It is well known for its majestic sunrises, Himalayan range, Sherpa culture and their traditions. This trail through wind its way through Jiri, Chaulakharka and Ngaur to reach the Pikey Danda(Hill)area. Another trail will lead from Pikey Danda to Phaplu through Panch pokari and Tamakhani which is situated at the north east from the center district of Salleri.

The Pikey Trek is renowned for its sunrise and sunset and magnificent views of the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse Shar, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Annapurna, Nuptse, Amadablam, Shishapangma, Thamserku and Mera peak etc. The pikey Trek Base Camp trekking is one of the most popular trekking trails of the Everest region, probably one of the lower elevation view points to see the Mt. Everest (8,848m). It is famous for because of having marvelous Himalayan scenery including the mountains range, the Rhododendron flower, Magnolia and wild orchids and the festival season in August that includes a cleansing ritual: thousand of devotees walk to the lake for the festival from village all around Solukhumbu. 

This trek is approximately 12-13 days in length and start from Jiri ou 35 min flight straight to Phaplu can be also arranged.The main highlight of this trail is observing local monasteries; the Chewang monastery will be the best opportunity to explore spiritual paths. Also you could be able to observe different culture, languages, life style of the Tamang, Magar and Sherpa’s. Dramatic scenery of mountains, Main walls, Buddhist Stupas , Landscape, Himalayan floras and faunas, an ancient monasteries and splendid high altitude vegetation etc  are the main attraction of this trail. While trekking passing through Pikey peak you will be able to experience sunrise views surrounded by mountain peaks like Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri and including Everest. Then we will walk down via unique landscape to Junbesi valley. The following day you trek to Thuptenchholing Monastery (Little Tibet) where you can observe traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy. You can also savor local food and drink; enjoy a Sherpa culture, where cultural show will be performed on your request. Then you will continue trek back to Junbesi and return Phaplu from where you can catch a flight for return back to Kathmandu.

Trip info:

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the paramount destination in the world Everest region collects lots of tourist in the world. so, there will always be better Lodge and facilities in Pikey Trek.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.       

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

  • Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

  • Outer layers

Down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties (buy these at Namche Bazar and they saves your feet.)  Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs).

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

  • Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 
  • Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Pikey Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: Info@himalayanmagic treks.com They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Pikey Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection. Flights in the Everest region are very dedicated even in the best season due to bad weather so we request our travelers to carry luggage for extra days in Katmandu or in Lukla.

Day 01
 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m) Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & breakfast plan.
Day 02
Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1,770m) 210 km 7/8 hours Overnights at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 03
Trek to Bhandar (2,190m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 04
Trek to Namkheli (2,300m) 6 hours overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 05Trek to Ngamor Gumpa (2,800m) 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Pikey Dada (4,065m) 4/5 hours see the natural beauty of flora and fauna.  Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 07Early morning trek to Pikey hill. Panoramic view of Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Chho-yo, Thamserku Amadablam many more. Trek to Junbesi (2700m) 7 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 08Trek visit to Thuptun Chholing Monastery ( little Tibet) Approximately (3,050m) then trek to Chiyaukhok 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 09
Trek to via Ratnagi-la  trek down to Ghumne Mera 6/7hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 10
Trek to Basa(1995m) 4 / 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 11
Trek back to Salleri (2,390m)i 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner )
Day 12
Morning Drive Back to Kathmandu 260 km 8/9 hours overnight at Hotel Evening will take dinner with typical Nepali Culture. 
Day 13
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport picks up & drops by private car with warm Welcome
  • All Land Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation in Selected Hotel in Kathmandu
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 ( one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Gaurishanker National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekkers  Information Management System)
  • First Aid kit
  • And general equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Duffle Bags (refundable) to use during the Trek to protect your Luggage
  • Guide & insurance During the trekking
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture
  • company T-shirt as a gift
  • And extra services according to the guest per Demand '' Please feel free to inform us''

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Tips
The trip to lower part of Everest called Pikey Trek + Tibet Tour feedback video link operated by Noguès Gisèle