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Pikey Cultural Trail Trekking

Pikey Cultural Trail Trekking

Pikey Peak trekking, Pikey cultural trail trekking is newly opened trekking route in Lower Everest region. Pikey peak is situated at Lower region of Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 4070 m. From Pikey peak, one can get the grand view of nature, can experience the traditional livings of different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung.  Tourists can taste the verities of local cuisinesand observe some rare plants and animals. Tourists can observe the best view of the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest in the short trek. From Pikey peak, one  can get the grand view of mountain  peaks like Dhaulagiri, Everest,  Makalu, Kanchenjunga,   Ama Damlam, Lhotse,   Nupatse,   Numbur,   Gaurisankhar,   Langtang   to the   far west. Additionally, Pikey  peak rewards  tourists  with  one  of  the  best  sunrises  and  sunset  views. 

It offers dense forests of Sunpati, Pine, Rhododendron whereas attraction of birds  and  animals like  Lophophorus, Crimson Horned Pheasant, tiger, wild bear, Panda, Ghoral and so on. Similarly, Chauri Ghai, Nak, yak and cow can be found anywhere in this area. Tourists  can have  pleasing  view  at  nature's  unique  scenes, villages  and  living  way  of  Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung and Sunmuwar. To reach Pikey peak, bus or jeep ride from Bamtibhandar of Ramhechap district-the Okhaldhungadhap-Khinji  Phalate-Salleri  of  Solukhumbu  district and then  trek can  be  followed.  Other alternative can be flight to Phaplu airport of Solukhumbu district.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Bamti Bhandar
Day 04: Bhandar trek to Namkheli
Day 05: Namkheli trek to Golla
Day 06: Golla trek to Pikey Base Camp
Day 07: Pikey Base Camp hike to Pikey Peak then trek to Junbesi
Day 08: Junbesi trek to Thupten Chholing and back to Junbesi
Day 09: Junbesi trek to Chiwang-Phaplu
Day 10: Phaplu drive/fly to Kathmandu
Day 11: Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu
Day 12: Depart KathmanduIt was a great adventure with you in the mountains.


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Lower Everest region
Trek Start Point:  Bamti Bhandar
Trek End Point: Phaplu
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Lodge
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 4070m
Duration: 12 Days

 

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
It's  a  panoramic  thrill  flying  into  Kathmandu  on  a  clear  day.  The  views  of  snow-capped  mountain peaks  sprawling  down  below  you  are  almost  ecstatic, beginning  a  whole  chain  of  memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support  team  will  meet  and  greet  you  at  the  airport  and  escort  you  to  your  hotel.  Welcome  drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At late afternoon, we introduced with mountain/trek guide. Overnight Hotel


Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Bamti Bhandar
Bamtibhandar, which is situated inthe northern Part of Ramechhap district from Kathmandu, is at a distance  of  235km.From  Kkathmandu.Bamti  Bhandar  is  known  as  the  settlement  of  Sherpa,which lies atan altitude of 2990 m above sea level. About 7/8 hours of bus/ jeep ride, one can easily reach Bamtibhandar.  Nepalthok  or  Khurkot  can  be  reached  for  lunch  if  one  can  have  bus  journey  from early  6  am in  the  morning.  There  are  10/12  local  hotels  available  for  tourists  at  Bamti  Bhandar. Kathmandu to Bhandar takes 7/8 hours driving and then overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Bhandar trek to Namkheli
Namkheli  can  be  reached  after  7-8  hours  of  walking from  Bamti  Bhandar,  Ramechhap  district.  It takes  about  2-3  hours  to  reach  Thadakhola  for  Lunch  after  taking  the  Break  Fast  from  the  Bamti Bhandar.  Next  after  crossing  Likhukhola  situated  at  the  border  of  Solukhumbu  and  Ramechhap, (border of province 1 & 3) following Chaulakharka–Lelepu,Namkheli can be reached after 3 hours ofhike.  we  can  see  very  nice  view  of  Numbur  Himal  from  this  route. Bhandar  to  Namkheli  7/8 hours walking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Namkheli trek to Golla
It takes around 3-4 hours to reach Golla (2900 m) from Namkheli. Golla is considered to be Sherpa language  which  is  called  as  Gumba  dada  in  Nepali.There  are  2/3  hotels  at  Golla  for  tourists. Travelers  can  stay  and  have  lunch  and  visit  3  Gompas  at  Golla  named  as  Orgen  Sanang  Chholing Gomp, Pema Dechhen Choling Gompa and Guru Padhma Sambhav Gompa.Gwale caste of Sherpa are the inhabitants of Golla. Namkheli to Golla takes 7/8 hours walking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Golla trek to Pikey Base Camp
We walk in the jungle. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great view of many snow-capped mountains. Three  hours  trek  after  early  morning  breakfast  from  Golla  following  Lamomane-Dallemane-Muktumje through the dense forest will lead toNaur dada which consists of4/5 hotels. During the trek one can observe beautiful villages of Koshinasha, Golla and Gupchuka. After having lunch from Naaur dada 2-3 hours of uphill trek will lead to reach Pikey Basecamp which is situated at an elevation of 3600m and have accommodation facility of 2/3 hotels

Day 07: Pikey Base Camp hike to Pikey Peak then trek to Junbesi
We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Pikey Peak(4070m.).It is about one hour walking  to  get  to  Pikey  Peak.  You  will  see  the  best  sunrise  and magnificent  view  of  the Himalayas   like   Dhaulagiri,   Everest,   Makalu,   Kanchenjunga,   AmaDamlam,   Lhotse,   Nupatse, Numbur,  Gaurisankhar,  Langtang  to  the  far  west  and  others  mountains.  After  this  unforgettable view, We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Jarsabhanjyang for breakfast.Thenstart trek towards Junbesi. We can be reached Taktor(Lunch  Place) after 2/3 hrs hiking   from   Jarsabhyanjyang.After   taking   lunch   we   can   be   reached   2/3   hrs   Junbesi   from Taktor.Junbesi  is  considered  to  be  Sherpa's  most  beautiful  villages,  which  lies  at  the  height  of 2990m.above sea level. There are 1 ancient Budhist Monestry.It was the Point old famous route of Everest Trekking Route. there are 8-/10 well facilitated hotels operated by local Sherpas.Pikey base Camp to Junbesi takes 7/8 hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

 

Day 08: Junbesi trek to Thupten Chholing and back to Junbesi
Thupten  Chholing  is  a  celibate  Buddhist  monastery  located  in  the  high  and  remote  mountains  of Nepal.  Founded  by  His Holiness  Thrulsik  Rinpoche  in  the  1960's  after  fleeing  Tibet,  it  is  an independent  and  autonomous  institution.  Consequently,  Thupten  Choling  has  been  able  to  remain authentically  traditional,  and  hidden  from  the  outside  world. Due  to  its  remoteness and  increasing population,  the 700  resident  monks  and  nuns  live  with  dwindling  resources,  no  public  health facilities,  and  have  little  chance  of  sustaining  themselves  in  the  long  run  unless  their  limited resources  are  managed  wisely.After  breakfast,  we  will  take a  hike  of  the  Thupten  Chholing Monastery 2800m. Explore the monastery and meditate with nuns. Rest of the day is to on your own to explore. Today, we will hike about 4/5 hours, we will have lunch at Thupten Chholing Monastery. Overnight in Junbesi at Lodge.

Day 09: Junbesi trek to Chiwang-Phaplu
After  the  morning  breakfast,  trek  for  3  hours  to  reach Chiwong  monastery. Chiwong  monastery  is situated at an altitude of 9,000 feet on the cliff of Chiwong hill about 3 hours walking distance from Phaplu airport also, Solu Khumbu district, At one time Chiwong Monastery echoed with the prayers and  scholastic  activities  of  many  monks  and  nuns  who  resided  here.  Chiwong  Monastery  has  the privilege  to  host  the  Dza-Rong-Phuk  Sangey  Ngawang  Tenzing  Jangpo  from  1955-1958.  His Holiness  Thrulshig  Rinpoche  has  lived  in  this  monastery  from  1960-1967.Chiwong  monastery Celebrates  Mani  Rimdu festival  full  moon  of  October  every  year.  The  Mani  Rimdu  Festival  is  a colorful  occasion  that  takes  place  in  the  most  spectacular  of  settings  in  the  foothills  of  the Himalayas.  Performed  by  the  monks  of  Chiwong  monasteries,  it  depicts  the  victory  of  Buddhism over the ancient ‘Bon’ religion. Phaplu is situated at an altitude of 2400m.There is airport, hospital and nursey. There are 8/10 hotels for tourists. It is also possible to sightseeing around Salleri Bazar , headquarter  of  Solukhumbu  district  after  eating  lunch  at  Phaplu.  Junbesi to  Phaplu  takes  5/6  hours hiking and then overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Phaplu drive/fly to Kathmandu
After the morning breakfast at Phaplu, Kathmandu can be reached through 8 hours car/ jeep ride or 40 minutes of flight.

Day 11: Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu
We can shop around local markets and walk around the city.

Day 12: Depart KathmanduIt was a great adventure with you in the mountains.

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Kathmandu to Bamti Bhandar local bus/jeep for guest and staff (Guide and porters)
  • Phaplu to Kathmandu air tickets or local bus/jeep for guest and staff (Guide)
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter from Kathmandu who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 50 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Hot Water, Hot shower and Battery charge fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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