About Pike Peak Trekking
Pike Peak Trekking also known as "Lower Solu Trekking", visits the less traveled part of the Solukhumbu-Everest region of Nepal. This moderate trek is ideal for those who want to veer off the typical tourist trails and try something new. One of the treks main highlights is a sunrise hike up to Pike Peak, 4065m, one of the tallest hills of Solu, to see the incredible panorama which includes four of the highest mountains in the world Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8598m Mt. Lostse, 8586m and Mt. Makalu, 8475m, as well as countless other 6000 and 7000m peaks including Ama Dablam 6812m, Thamserku 6623m, Kantega 6780m, Kusum Kangaru 6370m and Mera Peak, 6476m.
Pike Danda is grassy hill where Yaks and Naks graze in summer. Rather than meeting up with other tourists on the trail you will meet endless mule-trains laden with large sacks lumber. The bells on their necks echo into the valleys. Pike Peak Trekking is a great way to learn about traditional and authentic Sherpa culture as the valleys surrounding Pike are a haven of Sherpa culture which have not been tainted by commercial tourism. The heart-warming hospitality of the locals is a highlight of the Pike Peak Trekking. These remote villages and monasteries of the Solukhumbu region offers a chance to interact with local people to learn their way of life. Wherever we stop we will be offered the typical salty Tibetan tea.
There are basic tea houses found in the area, as these villages have rarely seen tourists ideal for nature lovers with alpine forests of rhododendron, magnolia and pine, wildflowers, and wildlife. At the beautiful Sherpa village of Junbesi you will experience Sherpa culture and ancient Tibetan-Buddhist religion. A most fascinating monastery, believed to be built in 16th century, sits in the middle of Junbesi. All its walls and ceilings are painted with Buddhist paintings (Thankas) and in the middle there is a huge statue of Buddha. The famous Thuptenchholing Monastery is home to some 500 Buddhist nuns and monks. The beautiful monastery is perched high above a valley surrounded by streams and tall pines; a magical and peaceful place.
Tibetan prayer flags are strung immense distances across the valleys. We can wake up early in the morning and join the nuns in meditation. It is a wonderful experience to relax to the hum of their prayers reverberating through the brightly frescoed walls. There are occasional intermissions when instruments like horns, cymbals, and drums are played before returning to the humming of prayer.
We trek to the other side of the valley to Ringmu, where endless mule-trains laden with large sacks lumber into the hinterland. The bells on their neck echo into the valley. The trail climbs steeply uphill to the pass at Taksindu, at 3070 meters. There is a huge stupa and a large decorated gate at the peak of this pass where we descend on a rugged flagstone path into another valley. We will then descend to Phaplu for our short flight back to Kathmandu.
According to your time and interest, there are various options for the Pike Peak Trekking. From Pike Peak Trekking route, you can continue on tor Everest Base Camp and then fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Or the most amazing extension is the trek up to the sacred Dudh Kunda Lake.
Ready to challenge yourself with an interesting climb of a 6000m peak? We organize exciting adventure climbs of Island Peak 6189m and Lobuche East Peak 6119m as an add on climb to any of the Everest region treks. We recommend our guests to do the Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp or Khumbu Three High Passes before attempting for either Island Peak or Lobuche East Peaks.