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Pikey Hill Trekking 9 Days

Highlights
  • Fascinating walk around southern region of Everest around cultural villages of Solu areas
  • Explore impressive Mid Hill villages interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture
  • Enchanting and serene forest of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks-firs tree lines with views
  • Stunning scenery on daily walks of snow capped peaks and rolling high green hills
  • Around quaint and peaceful areas least visited by mainstream trekkers and visitors
  • Glorious panorama and views of Khumbu Himal range with Mt. Everest from Pike Hill

scenic and cultural on hidden path within south of Everest around impressive Solu areas

Explorer Adventurer offers an amazing and unique adventure Pikey Peak Trekking, around the exciting areas, walking on off the beaten trails. Rarely visited by the main group of trekkers, however from the last few decades Pikey Peak Trekking is slowly getting popular. Due to its serene and pristine wilderness covered in dense forest of pines and rhododendron trees. During spring time the whole hills will be magical when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron.

Pikey is not a Peak, as most people and local villagers have tagged the name. It is a high scenic view-point hill at a height of above 4,065 m / 13,337 feet. From the top of Pikey Hill, trekkers can enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Himalayan range of mountains. The view includes Langtang, Jugal Himal with Mt. Gaurishankar, Melung Tse, and Numbur Himal to Mt. Everest.

Extends towards Mt. Makalu in the east direction, the late legendary mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary has described. Pikey Hill is the most astounding spot for views of majestic Mt. Everest and other Himalayan ranges.

Pikey Peak Trekking, takes you to the lower Solu-Khumbu district which is directly south of Mt. Everest. The areas of Solu are often ventured by a few groups of trekkers where trek leads through lovely farm villages.

The Solu region is populated by mixed people of hill tribes, Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, and Magar with some Hindu inhabitants.

A marvelous adventure leads you to a deep forest and then from the last settlement climb up to Pikey Hill View-Point. A great spot with a 360° panorama of the Himalayan range of peaks with views of Mt. Everest.

A lovely walk around the least crowded region of the southern part of Everest, an enjoyable adventure to explore traditional villages.

After a grand spectacular view from Pikey Hilltop, return journey on an alternative route visiting the nice villages of the Sherpa, The whole village of Junbesi is festooned with impressive Buddhist cultures and monuments, and slowly the trek comes to an end. Where an exciting overland journey takes you back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable experience on Pikey Peak Trekking.

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Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Pike Hill Trek for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Everest panorama trek.
     

      Drive to Salleri town 1,800 m with overnights - 07 hrs journeys.

      Morning depart from the hotel for exciting long overland journey towards east of Nepal and Kathmandu with drive to reach the starting point of the trek from Salleri as ride leads on ups and downhill past rural farm villages and town to reach at Solu distirct town of Salleri.

      An interesting overland journey on bumpy and winding rough dirt road to reach at large town and village of Salleri of mixed tribe of people mostly Sherpa, Tamang, Magar and Rais with some Hindu Brahmins and Chettries people and for overnight stop in this lovely large village or a moderate size town after a long interesting drive of more than six hours .

        Starting our first day walk contouring along a ridge line to reach at Loding and Lhamuje a small grazing place with a shade with summer pasture fields for cattle and Yaks, within beautiful surrounding of tall rhododendron-birch and pine trees.

        Walk continues to a climb on Toriphale Danda (ridge) and coming to a small hut where the local produces cheese and butter. After a good rest heading much higher into forest to reach our overnight camp at Pikey Hill base camp for overnight stop.
         

          Morning starting earlier with packed lunch heading away from the main trail towards off the beaten trails into dense forest of rhododendron-pines-oaks-birch and fir trees as the walk leads past several grazing pasture areas with a climb and with short downhill for a while.

          After few rest stops our walk leads uphill into tree lines to reach on top of Pikey Hill top at 4,067 m high, the highest spot of our journey offering super wide angle views of snowcapped peaks of Gaurishanker-Melung Tse-Numbur-Cho-Oyu including Everest and Lhotse with other peaks of high Khumbu and Everest region.

          Certainly a perfect panorama in the harmony of pristine surrounding then head back to another place at Ngaur Gumba for overnight stop after a lovely scenic and exciting morning walk to Pikey Hill top.
           

            Starting early morning as the walk today will be the longest of 6 to 7 hours to reachat Bhandar beyond Goli village, morning walk leads to a descend entering into more farm areas and villages to reach a large Goli village with possible lunch stop, as per the time of arrival in this nice farm village.

            After a pleasant stop at Goli continue walk with uphill climb past patch of forest and farm fields and then finally ending the long walk at Bhandar for overnight stop. Bhandar located on famous classic route of Jiri to Everest Base Camp where you can notice in change of houses and nice lodge for trekkers to stay.
             

              From Bhandar to Shivalaya walk leads on well define trails as this route well trekked areas, morning walk follows through Bhandar also known as Chyangma located around Ramechap district of mixed tribe Tamang-Hindu Chettris-Magar and dominantly Sherpa.

              After the village a steep climb for few hours to reach at Deurali and then downhill into nice cool alpine forest to reach top of Shivalaya valley, and then a short descend brings you at Shivalaya village for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge.

                our trek ends at Shivalaya taking a drive over a river coming Rolwaling Himal, and then with climb walking past farm fields and terraces with scattered farm houses to reach on top of a ridge festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and monuments with grand views of landscapes and mountains.

                From the top few hours of good downhill ride brings you at famous Jiri town, also known as Switzerland of Nepal, from here a long and scenic drive with ups and down past Tama Kosi (River) and hen up to nice town of Charikot and then on winding road with grand views of Gaurishanker and Jugal Himal range of peaks.

                Drive descends towards Bhote Kosi River on Kathmandu –Lhasa Friendship Highway at Khalechaur, as the journey continues with uphill to Dhulikhel a wonderful scenic spot and then on good road reaching back in the hustle-bustle city life of Kathmandu with wonderful times on the mid hills and remote areas of Nepal Himalaya.
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                  Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Pike Hill Trek with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.
                   

                    What's Included
                    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B 
                    • Both way Drive with bus or Jeep. 
                    • Government license holder guide 
                    • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                    • Government taxes and official expenses. 
                    What's not Included
                    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                    • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                    • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                    • Nepal Visa ($50)
                    • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                    • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                    • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                    • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression) 

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                    Trip DateMay 21, 2024 - May 29, 2024
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                    Trip DateMay 23, 2024 - May 31, 2024
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                    Trip DateMay 25, 2024 - Jun 02, 2024
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                    Trip DateMay 27, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
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                    Useful Information

                    Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                    Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                    Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                    Guide and Porters for 9 Days Pikey Hill Trekking: 

                    On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                    All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                    Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                    Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                    Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                    High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                    Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                    To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                    The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                    On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                    Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                    In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                    What to Bring During 9 Days Pikey Peak Trekking?

                    **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                    Clothing and footwear

                    • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                    •  sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                    •  flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                    • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                    • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                    • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                    •  Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                    •  Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                    • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                    • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.

                    Equipment for 9 Days Pikey Peak Trekking

                     *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                     *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                    *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                    *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                     *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                    *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                     *A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                    Personal usage

                    > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                    > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                    > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                    Pikey Hill Trekking 9 Days FAQs

                    • Pike Peak is not actually a peak, it is a high hill and a view-point at 4,302 m / 14,114 feet high.

                      A great hill top for panoramic views from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal range to Everest, Makalu and as far to Kanchenjunga towards far-east horizon.

                    • It is not a peak, early trekkers and villagers mistook misnamed as peak rather than a high view-point hill.

                      Most peaks in Nepal and around the Himalayas stands above 5,600 m high. Pikey Hill is just 4,303 m high it is a mistaken for peak, it should be Pikey View-Point Hill or Everest Panorama Hill Top.

                    • In the early days one needed to carry camping gear and foods for the trek to Pikey Hill Top.

                      But from past decades lodges have been built, from now on staying overnights in local simple nice lodges throughout the trek.

                       

                    • From the top of Pikey View Point Hill top, breathtaking 360° panorama of Himalayan range of peaks with majestic Everest.

                      Walking amidst beautiful rhododendron, birch and pine, fir tree forest. Facing stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks. The walk leads to impressive traditional farm villages adorned with Buddhist monuments. As well observing local immense cultures of Buddhism.

                    • On the average about 4-5 hours, but some days the distance needs to cover as long as 6 hours walks. Especially walking uphill and long downhill takes more time to reach the designated overnights stops.

                       

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