Pikey Peak And Everest base Camp Trek

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destination Everest
duration 18 Days
grade Beginner
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5555m
group size 2-10
meal All Inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Hotel-Teahouse
season All Season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,790
Pax 2 USD 1,750
Pax 3 USD 1,690
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,650
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,590
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,550
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,490
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Pikey Peak And Everest base Camp Trek

Embark on an extraordinary adventure that combines the best of both worlds - the majestic Pikey Peak and the legendary Everest Base Camp. This trekking experience in the heart of the Himalayas offers breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and an opportunity to witness the world's highest mountain up close. Join us as we explore the Pikey Peak and Everest Base Camp trek, a journey of a lifetime.

Located in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, Pikey Peak stands tall at an elevation of 4,070 meters. The trek to Pikey Peak offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the towering Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna ranges. The peak is also renowned for its sunrise and sunset views, which are considered among the most beautiful in the region.

The combined Pikey Peak and Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately challenging. Prior trekking experience and a good level of fitness are recommended. It is essential to have proper acclimatization days and follow the guidance of experienced guides. Physical training, including cardiovascular exercises and endurance training, is beneficial in preparing for the trek.

Embarking on the Pikey Peak and Everest Base Camp trek is an unforgettable journey that offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of achievement. Witnessing the sunrise from Pikey Peak and standing at the foot of Mount Everest at Base Camp are moments that will stay etched in your memory forever. This trek promises an immersive experience in the heart of the Himalayas, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking who will take you to your 3-star hotel. You can rest at your hotel or stroll around Thamel and do some last-minute shopping and take in the sights.

The first leg of our journey takes us from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar. We follow the Sunkoshi River until we reach Ghurmi. Along the way, you can sit back and admire the ever-changing Nepali countryside of dense forest, terraced rice fields, and numerous rivers. We eventually reach Dhap Bazaar where we can stroll around the markets and admire the unique dress of the Sherpa villagers.

After leaving the border village of Kerung we follow the trail to Jhapre. Along the trail, we will stop and admire Buddhist monasteries and the incredible unspoiled landscape where orchids grow at random among the forests. On arrival at Jhapre we can watch the mesmerizing rituals performed at the monastery. .Lunch and dinner included.

Today we reach the second-highest point of the trek and along the trail, we pass Mani stones, stupas, and ancient Buddhist monasteries. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Our trek today takes us to a superb vantage point where the views of the Himalayan Range extending from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri will take your breath away. Of course, the view of the world’s highest mountain is visible from this location. There are often yak grazing alongside the trail and at times the yak herders will offer you fresh yak milk. After taking in the expansive panorama from Pikey Peak we will head down to the Junbesi Valley where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Junbesi is an ideal village to spend the day exploring its bazaar and Buddhist monasteries in the surrounding hills. Looking northward is a view of Mt. Numbur (6959m)- known in Sherpa as Shorong Yul Lha (god of Solu). Choling Tibetan monastery is well worth a visit and was founded by Trulsuk Rinpoche who fled to Nepal from Rongbuk Gompa in Tibet with a large group Anis (nuns) and monks in the 1960s.

From Trakshindu we head along a trail to Dudh Koshi (milk river) and on to Kharikhola Village (2010m) we ascend to Bupsa (2360m).

Following the trail today offers us views of Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). The trail continues into a deep gorge Keep before ascending to a ridge overlooking the Sherpa village of Paiya (Chitok) and continuing to Surkhet, Chaurikharka (2630m) before arriving at Ghat where we stay the night.

Today we trek through the valley with the Dudh Kosi River at our side. On several occasions, you cross the Dudh Kosi River on suspension bridges before climbing higher before reaching the small village of Jorsale in the Khumbu region – just south of Namche Bazaar. After a two hour trek, you will finally reach Namche with some fascinating views along the way, including some spectacular views of captivating Mt. Everest (Sagamartha in Nepali). You enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale where authorities will check your license. Continuing on for another 5 or 6 hours of fairly hard going we arrive at Namche Bazaar.Following the trail today offers us views of Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). The trail continues into a deep gorge Keep before ascending to a ridge overlooking the Sherpa village of Paiya (Chitok) and continuing to Surkhet, Chaurikharka (2630m) before arriving at Ghat where we stay the night.

The fairly even trek, taking around 5 hours, to Tengboche zigzags, taking us past many valleys before arriving at Kenjoma, where it connects with the path from Khumjung just before passing many Mani stones (stones inscribed with sacred Buddhist prayers). The views of Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam are nothing short of breath-taking along this section of the trek. We pass the small village of Sanasa from where the path descends to Phunki Thanga (3250m) before a steep ascent through pine forests while passing more Mani stones as the trail hugs the slope before reaching Tengboche (3870m). Tengboche is famous for its sublime views of many of the world’s tallest peaks, such as Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Amadablam, Kantega, and Thamserku. Tonight we stay at Tengboche.

Today we head downhill on a 3 to 4-hour trek passing through forests before crossing the Imja Khola passing through the village of Pangboche, memorable for its fields encompassed by rock walls. Tonight we stay at Dingboche.

Today’s trek passes many Chortens (Tibetan shrines & tombs) taking around 1.5 hours before reaching the village of Thugla (4600m) where we have lunch at its tea house. After lunch, we head towards some towering peaks, such as Mt Pumori (7161m) and Mt. Nuptse (7861m) before reaching Lobuche Village (4940m). We then pass through an open valley before arriving at Thukla after leaving the Pheriche Aid Post at Pheriche (4371m). The aid post is manned during the peak trekking seasons We then descend to the yak pastures of the small settlement of Lobuche. Today's trek will take around 5 hours. Tonight we stay at Lobuche.

This morning we will begin with a two-hour trek to Gorakshep. The trail is initially quite easy, but progressively becomes more difficult. Along the trail we have some fantastic views of several towering peaks, such Everest, Nuptse and other enormous peaks. The trail continues for about 150 metres before traversing a moraine and then gets easier before arriving at Gorakshep, one on the world’s the world's most isolated and highest settlements. After stopping for lunch we trek toward EBC following a trail alongside the Khumbu ice sheet. The trek around the ice sheet takes around 1.5 hours before crossing the glacier and into the region of EBC (5360m). At base camp you will have an opportunity to meet other climbers and share stories. From EBC you will have views of the Khumbu ice sheet and glacier with its frightening and dangerous crevices. We will then descend to Gorakshep, a journey of 6 to 7 hours.

The early morning trek to Kalapathar (5550m) from Gorakshep will take around two hours. After a short climb to Kalapathar you will have uninterrupted views of Everest and other towering peaks. The magnificent photos of Everest seen on the internet are taken from this vantage point. From here we head down to Gorakshep, a fairly easy downhill trek. At Gorakshep we stop for tea and a snack before continuing on our descent to Pheriche. After accomplishing your goal of reaching EBC and experiencing high altitude climbing, you will sleep soundly at Pheriche. Today’s trek will take between 7-8 hours.

From Pangboche we retrace our steps descending to the Imja Khola and then up through the rhododendron forest to Tengboche monasteries. For some, this will be an opportunity to see the nuns perform their religious ceremonies at the Tengboche Monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue our trek across the hillside blanketed by colorful rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the (milky river) Dudh Koshi River our trail continues through the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. Along the way we keep our eyes peeled for wildlife, such as (Himalaya Thar) mountain goats, snow leopards and colorful pheasants while passing through the forest. After passing a Chortens we reach the Army camp at Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight.

It is a fairly long day with a 7-hour trek from Namche to Lukla, which is mostly downhill with several sections of level ground. We leave the Sagarmatha National Park and eventually reach Lukla where we stay overnight.

Our morning flight will have us reach Kathmandu in around 30 minutes. During the flight you will have a birds-eye view of many of the world’s soaring peaks in the Himalaya Ranges. Your guide will escort you from the airport to your hotel.

Our representative will take you to the airport around 3 hours before departure. This is only ‘farewell’ until we see you again for your next expedition into the Himalaya region.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Lukla-Kathmandu (Lukla- Ramechhap) flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Kathmandu to Dhap Transportation By Local Jeep
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private car/jeep.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at homestay/local teahouse. You may not find comfort and better quality teahouses - It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

Pikey Peak is an easy trek where you often have to walk 5-6 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,790
Pax 2 USD 1,750
Pax 3 USD 1,690
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,650
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,590
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,550
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,490
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Bolesław Chmielowiec

United States

November 11, 2023

A Trek for Adventure and History Buffs

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The Pikey Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream come true for adventure and history buffs. The team at [Trekking Company] ensured that we had a well-rounded experience, combining thrilling adventures with fascinating historical insights. From the challenging climbs to the historic monasteries and Sherpa villages, every day offered a new adventure and a glimpse into the rich history of the region. The trek to Everest Base Camp itself was a testament to the indomitable spirit of mountaineers and the history of Everest expeditions. If you're seeking a trek that combines adventure with historical significance, this trek is a must-do.

Teresa Torrence

Switzerland

November 10, 2023

A Trek for Wildlife Enthusiasts

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The Pikey Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. The team at [Trekking Company] ensured that we had ample opportunities to spot a wide variety of wildlife along the trekking trail. From the elusive snow leopards to the Himalayan musk deer, every day was filled with exciting wildlife encounters. The trek itself offered a unique opportunity to witness the biodiversity of the region, with diverse flora and fauna adding to the overall experience. If you're a wildlife enthusiast seeking a trek that combines adventure with wildlife spotting opportunities, this trek is a must-do.

Halina Feldsott

Canada

October 26, 2023

"A Trek for Foodies

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The Pikey Peak and Everest Base Camp Trek is a treat for foodies. The team at [Trekking Company] ensured that we had delicious and nourishing meals throughout the trek. From traditional Sherpa dishes to international cuisines, every meal was a culinary delight. The trek itself offered a unique opportunity to taste local delicacies and experience the flavors of the region. The highlight of the trek was the warm hospitality of the local communities, who welcomed us with open arms and shared their traditional recipes. If you're a food lover seeking a trek that satisfies both your taste buds and your adventurous spirit, this trek is a must-do.

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