Pike Hill Trekking   |  9 Days

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

Explorer Adventurer presents marvelous short and beautiful adventure Pike Hill Trek, a wonderful walk on the hidden areas of southern areas of Mt. Everest within cultural villages of Solu districts of Mid East Nepal.

Pike Hill Trek a fascinating walking journey of less than a week duration suitable for all age groups and travelers as well to trekkers who are bored with mainstream popular trekking areas of Nepal, as Pike Hill Trek takes you virgin country filled with immense culture and custom within mixed villagers of Rai, Sherpa, Tamang, Magar with some Newar tribe.

An interesting journey and perfect holiday to witness Nepal mid hills cultural and traditional life around rural farm village of both Hindu and Buddhist religions, an exciting walks with nice villages and then entering into mist filled forest of tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines and oak tree lines.

As walk progress heading above high ridges and hills to reach at scenic spot at Pike Hill top above 4,067 m high with mind-blowing panorama of Himalayan peaks that stretches from Langtang, Jugal Himal with Gaurishanker, Melung-tse and extends towards Numbur with Mt. Everest includes arrays of high Khumbu Himal range.

After a great scenery and panorama of high Himalayan peaks heading back to road-head taking an elusive hidden trails to Bhandar near Jiri town where famous classic Jiri to Everest base camp route joins.

From Bhandar heading back to Kathmandu with scenic and exciting overland journey to reach into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu after a great experience on Pike Hill Trek.

Trip 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

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.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.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.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.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive to Salleri town 1,800 m with overnights - 07 hrs journeys.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 .
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Pike Hill base camp 3,680 m - 06 hrs.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 Pike Hill base camp for overnight stop.
  • 5 Day 5: Hike to Pike Hill 4,067m with Everest panorama and to Ngaur Gumba -06 hrs.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 Pike 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.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Bhandar 2,190 m via Goli 1,760m - 07 hrs.Starting early morning as the walk today will be the longest of 6 to 7 hours to reach at 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.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Shivalaya 1,790 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 8 Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu via Jiri 1,995 m - 07 hrs.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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  • 9 Day 9: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.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.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
    • 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 
    • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
    • Government taxes and official expenses
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

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: 
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.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    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.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

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.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

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.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket
  • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

Depature Dates

Start Date End Date AVAILABILITY Price Book
26 October, 2019 03 November, 2019 Guaranteed US $599
  • Cost start from US $599
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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