Pike Peak Trekking - 12 Days

About Pike Peak Trekking

If you are someone looking for a short trek in the Everest region as well as wanting to traverse a less crowded trail, then Pike Peak Trekking is the ideal package for you. Pike Peak Trek explores the Solu region. It is one of the newest trails in the Himalayas visited by a handful of travelers. The trail offers off-the-beaten trekking experience without gaining high elevation.

Pike Peak Trek 12 Days has become very famous for quick ventures among the travelers. The views you will get to see during the journey is surreal. Moreover, Sir Edmund Hillary himself has said, the views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) is best from the top of the Pike Peak. Other Himalayan mountains like Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m), Mera Peak (6,476 m), etc can be seen throughout the trek.

During the Pike Peak Trek, you will get to see the lifestyle & culture of Sherpas and people from other communities. The trail also presents ancient stupas and chortens. Likewise, you walk through lush forests, where you can see exotic alpine vegetations. And, the breath-taking sunrise and sunset is the main highlight of the journey. To know Pike Peak Trek cost or join the Pike Peak Trek package, contact us anytime.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

To extend your trip, go for Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Lake Trek. We also offer a tailor-made Pike Peak Trek package that allows you to design a custom Pike Peak Trek itinerary as per your requirements. For further information, contact us anytime.

Highlights

  • Adventurous trail
  • Experience off-the-beaten trekking
  • Trek through fine mountain villages
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of Sherpas
  • Reach the top of Pike Peak
  • Witness breath-taking sunset, and one of the best views of Everest
  • Get to see stunning landscape and Himalayan mountains views

Itinerary

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Land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our team representatives will pick you and take you to the hotel. After quickly informing you about the day program, he will leave you to rest for a few hours. Later, in the late evening, you meet with other team members over welcome dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

You take a scenic and short flight that leads to the Lukla airstrip. Upon landing here, you meet with the rest of the crew members who join you along the journey. The trail descends through a forested path following a stream from Lukla and takes you to Phakding for a night stay.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having breakfast, you fly to Phaplu. The flight will be short. From here, you drive to Salleri, the starting point of the trek. During the drive, you get to see beautiful views of lush green hills, terraced farms, and small settlement areas.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Salleri, you move towards Ghunsa. The trail passes by Dorpu. On the way, you trek through many small settlement areas before reaching Ghunsa.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having breakfast, you begin trekking, enjoying the lovely scenery. The trail will take you to Kerung passing through monasteries and stupas. You will have a glimpse of the daily lifestyle of Tamang, Sherpa, Magar, and people from other communities.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Six hours of walking from Pattale will take you to Jhapre. On the way, you get to see wild orchids and gorgeous landscapes. Upon reaching Jhapre, you will rest and visit ancient monasteries and stupas.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards Pike Peak Base Camp. The trail moves along a dusty path and takes you to Bhulbule. Further, you walk on a steep path and pass by rhododendron forests. You reach Lhamuje and continue trekking towards the base camp passing by a long mani wall.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The day begins early in the morning. You hike up to Pike Peak top from where you get to see the best view of Everest and other Himalayan mountains. After enjoying the view, you descend to Junbesi through lush forests and small villages to spend the night.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail heads back to Salleri. You will retrace the same path as before and drive back to Phaplu for a night stay.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you take a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can explore the nearby areas and enjoy the day freely.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

It is a rest day in Kathmandu. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and explore the local market. Do shopping and end the day with a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You head back to your home. One of our team delegates will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to home.

  • Breakfast only

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 nights kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking guide with sightseeing.
  • 3 times meal at trekking, breakfast, tea, coffee, lunch, dinnner.
  • Kathmandu – phaplu – Kathmandu bus ticket/ Air plane
  • Local government permit
  • National park fees
  • Sherpa and porters salary and their food and insurance.
  • One double bag if needed each person.
  • Free rescue organize if needed.
  • Lunch and dinner while in kathmandu.
  • Drinking baverage like beer, coke, whisky.
  • Hotel, food & personal expenses encase they have to back earlier then itinerary
  • Personal medical insurance.
  • Rescue helicopter.
  • Staff and porters Tips

Useful Information

Pike Peak Trek route

Pike Peak Trekking begins with a short flight to Phaplu. From here, you drive to Salleri and trek towards Ghunsa. The trail then passes by numerous verdant forests and villages like Pattale and Jhapre to take you to Pike Peak Base Camp. Further, you gradually ascend to the top of Pike Peak from where you enjoy breath-taking views and drop down to Junbeshi. The trail then descends to Phaplu, and you fly back to Kathmandu.

Pike Peak Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Pike Peak Trek is a moderate trek. The trial does include an off-the-beaten trail, however there are no technical ascending. You have to cross a few steep and rugged parts as well. Overall, you have to be in good health and shape to go on Pike Peak Trekking. Previous trekking experience is not needed while Pike Peak Trek 12 Days.

Pike Peak Trekking does include chances of altitude sickness because of the high elevation. We have designed our Pike Peak Trek itinerary adding ample rest days to reduce the risk of AMS (acute mountain sickness). Likewise, keep yourself hydrated and avoid alcoholic drinks to avoid AMS.

Best time to go on Pike Peak Trek

Spring i.e. from March to April and Autumn i.e. from September to November is the best time to go on Pike Peak Trek 12 Days. The trail gets bloomed up with a range of floras. The clear sky and stunning views make the journey pleasant. Likewise, the weather is mostly stable with a moderate climate.

Accommodation & Meals

Teahouse and camping are the available accommodations during Pike Peak Trek. You will get basic facilities during your stay in the teahouse. Rooms are usually small with twin-sharing beds and common washrooms. If you are looking for a single room, then it may or may not be available. Also, the price of a single room is higher than a shared room. Likewise, tents are carried by the team members.

Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. You will get Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisine. Among all the dishes dal bhat is the most affordable, delicious, and filling option. During your stay in the tents, meals will be cooked by the team members. You will have many options to choose from.

Communication & Electricity

Electricity for charging your electronic device might not be available in all villages. Extra batteries and power banks are recommended to have during the journey. Similarly, carry local SIM cards for better network connection. Do know that as the elevation will increase, the network will get weaker.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must to have while trekking in the Himalayas. Even with all the measures and care, emergency circumstances can arise, and travel insurance will come handy in those situations. Your travel insurance must cover things like airlift, medical bills, hospital bills, and flight cancellation. You have to get travel insurance in your own country as the Nepal government does not allow travel insurance to foreigners.

Guide & Porter

A guide will help you complete the Pike Peak Trekking smoothly and safely. Trekking in the remote areas alone can be life risky. Don't take Himalayan trail lightly, a small mistake and your life can be on the line. Therefore, we provide experienced, professional, and friendly guides and porters during your trip with us. While traveling with us, you will be in safe hands.

Environmental Contribution

After years of organizing adventurous trips in nature, we have found out measures, which keeps the surrounding safe during our excursions. Carrying eco-friendly equipment, supporting local businesses, managing waste before returning, etc are some of the measures we take during the treks. Not only this, but we are helping a few children from mountain communities to get an education through our small organization.