• Duration:9 Nights 10 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 10
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 4060m

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.

Highlights of Pike Peak Trekking

  • remote and off-beat trekking route 
  • authentic Sherpa culture, much uninfluenced by tourism
  • beautiful Tibetan Buddist Monasteries
  • magnificent panorama view from Pike Peak
  • experience trekking in lower solu region 


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle.
The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. 

  • Hotel
  • Private Car

Todays’ journey starts with an early morning drive from Kathmandu valley to Dhap via Okhaldungha on our private vehicle which takes almost 8 hours driving along the Sun Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi where we stop for lunch. After lunch, the smooth drives goes uphill continuously towards north through the sub tropical forests of Pine to dense forests of Rhododendron passing several country side villages, beautiful landscapes and valleys until reaching Dhap.

From here, we’ll start our hiking to Jhapre. It’s perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and the Number Himal. There’s a pretty little Gompa and Stupa here. This is also another best view point for all high Himalayan range to north.

  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Private 4 Wheel

Today, we pass through rhododendron forests, see yak grazing in the pastures, and look at those beautiful mountains from new angles. Today Pike Peak comes into view. We visit the age-old monasteries, Buddhists stupas and Mani stones. 

  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The climb to the summit of Pike is steep, but fairly easy. From the top of Pike, we will see Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and other great peaks. After feasting our eyes on the view, we head back down to Jase Bhanjyang .

  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

We walk down a gently declining trail through the unique landscape of pine and rhododendron forest passing through the small village of Tumbuk before reaching the beautiful village of Junbesi on the edge of the forest, with a great view of Numbur Mountain. 

  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

We spend a day to explore Junbesi and surroundings. We hike 1.5 hr to the 16th century Thupten Chhulen Monastery where about four hundred Sherpa and Tibetan monks and nuns reside for meditation. Some monks also live in meditation caves carved in the side of the hill near the monastery. We may hope for a blessing from the Lama in this monastery who is of a very high level incarnate of Buddha. There is also a traditional Tibetan herbal medicine clinic, or amchi, at Thupten Chhulen.  

  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail joins the Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trekking trail, and continues along a level path towards the north east. After we reach Salung, a small village with a prayer wall marking its boundary, the path starts to gently descend. After about an hour, the path rounds a corner, and to the north is a magnificent view of Numbur, 6959m, at the head of the Dudh Khund river valley. A little further on is a teahouse with an even better view. There are apple, apricot and peach orchards at Ringmu.

We climb a steep trail through a forest to Taksindu La Pass (gaining 500 m in about 1.5 hours) The trail is lined with chortens (engraved spinning prayer wheels). The Taksindu La divides the lower Solu sub-region, from the upper Khumbu. From the pass we get another excellent view of Mera North, 6476m, Mera Central, 6461m, Mera South, 6065m, Thamserku, 6623m, Kantega, 6780m, Kusum Kangaru, 6370m, Numbur, 6975 m, and Karyolung, 6511m.

A Buddhist monastery is perched on the saddle of the pass. This remote monastery serves not only as a religious, social and educational focal point for the area. The elderly of the community spend their leisure time there; it operates as the area’s only school providing multi-education, where general subjects are incorporated into the Buddhist curriculum. Unlike the Thupten Chhulen Monastery, this monastery has no financial links with outside communities. The local Taksindu Monastery Committee runs the school by collecting donations of money or food from the community, but it is scarcely enough to cover the cost of teachers’ salaries and food for the students. Donations from visitors to this monastery would surely be put to good use. 

  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail from Taksindu to Phaplu is nearly level; we pass through forest, pastures and Sherpa settlements. The alpine forests are full of wildlife and birds. In Phaplu, this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your sherpa guides and porters, and a good chance to sample some chhang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. 

  • Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

We take morning flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu . Upon arrival, our staff will be there to receive us and help us transfer to our hotel. The remaining time is unscheduled, allowing you to shop or look around Kathmandu. There will be a farewell party in the evening

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Domestic Flight

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vechile

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 7 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Three Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking 
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Kathmandu to Dhap Hill by private 4W Jeep 
  • One way airfare between Phaplu to Kathmandu (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water, juice and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.   


start date02 Sep, 2022end date11 Sep, 2022Available$950
start date14 Sep, 2022end date23 Sep, 2022Available$950
start date23 Sep, 2022end date02 Oct, 2022Available$950

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Pike Peak Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Pike Peak Trekking Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Pike Peak is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Pike Peak Trekking Packing List:

The following information will give some idea about that you need to bring for the trek as the back pack for the Pike Peak Trek. 

Upper Body:

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen with factor 50+

Upper Body (Core body):

  • 2 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
  • 2 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
  • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  • 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body:

  • 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
  • 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
  • 2 Light Hiking shorts
  • 2 Fleece Pants
  • 4 Under wears (merino)


  • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)


  • 2 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
  • 2 Pairs of liner socks
  • 1 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
  • 1 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  • Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
  • Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses


  • 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
  • 2 Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • Large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
  • Sleeping Bag liner
  • Raincoat 
  • Ear Plugs
  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Smart Trekking Watch

Personal First Aid Kit:

Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.

Personal Medication

  • Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
  • Paracetamol Tablets
  • Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  • Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
  • Water Purification tablets or drops
  • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dressing Gauze
  • Antibiotic Cream


Yes, it is safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible for this matter and we ensure all security and safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a Female trekking guide as well.


We’ll be happy to welcome you soon in Nepal and provide you our expert team to do the magnanimous Pike Peak Trek in Himalaya of Nepal.

Please, go through this link for booking procedure.


Regarding cancellation, if a client voluntarily or involuntarily terminates/cancels the trip once the trip has started, no refund will be given for missed or unused services of the trip regardless of the reason i.e. sickness, or any other unfortunate events.

In case if any guests wish to cancel their trip prior to their departure for any reasons then a written application should be sent by the guests to us, 2 Weeks prior to the Trip starting date. If the cancellation is made beyond the time limit then 10 % of Trip cost  will be charged. As per our company policy, deposit amount is non- refundable and can be utilized with the timeframe of one year from the trip confirmation date.

Yes you can. But be sure to bring the prescription and its original container so that you don’t have to face any sort of hassle from custom inspection.

You can store the unwanted stuffs in the locker room at the hotel where you’ll be staying in Kathmandu. They’ll provide you a baggage tag which you’ve to keep it with you safely or you can hand over it to our guide. And after your return from trek to hotel, you can collect those stuffs by giving them the same baggage tag that they’d gave you previously.

If our domestic flights to or from Phaplu get cancelled or delayed because of bad weather, we’ll have two major options;

You can drive to Kathmandu by Jeep 9-10 hrs, Or Reschedule your flight next day. Additional expenses like accommodation, food etc. need to be paid by guests.

Other option will be a Helicopter flight which will be expensive compared to regular flights. Cost will depend upon availability, number of members and baggage weight.

At most villages along the Pike peak trail, the tea houses will have internet facility. Most of the lodges offer Wi-Fi service. The internet speed will be very basic. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCELL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited. 

For sure, you can. As there’s a saying which quotes that age is just a number and if you’re physically and mentally fit, there’s no age limit to do this amazing trek. If you are trekking with your family members or need any special attention and requirements for the trip, we highly recommend you for scheduling private trek with few extra days and make necessary arrangements for your convenience. The only requirement is to have a good walking experience previously

On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 7-8 hours and 3-4 hours is the shortest day. It also depends on your rhythm of walking. We usually start early so that you could reach the destination on time making sure that you’ve got enough time to explore and enjoy the composure of the place.

There is no requirement to join a group or departure dates. We always try to be flexible with our trips for our guest’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trip details as long as the proposed itinerary or suggestions does not harm your own chances of acclimatization.

Private or Solo Trips is possible but a bit more expensive compared to joining a fixed date. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure trekking experience. With Annapurna Foothills, there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a private solo trip or join a departure date. We assign local professional guides, porter etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and give first priority to your safety.

Most of the tea Houses will offer Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger with a small amount of money. The WI-FI service may not be very fast but can check emergency message or important updated for your work.

Although there are some ATMs available in Phaplu, ATMs might run out of cash or machines might not work promptly. Thus, carrying some cash is always a good option.

En route to Pike peak trek, most places don’t accept credit cards. There are few ATM booths in Phaplu but they are highly misleading. So we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATMs in Thamel, Kathmandu before leaving for trek.

Well, it depends on your skills, money and time available. Most people usually goes with guide as the trail is newly opened and without guide and other staff, you would be on your own in harsh weather or in a medical emergency. So, we strongly suggest our clients to do the trek with professionals and we believe our guides are highly experienced and for sure professionals making your safety their foremost priority.

On the trek, our guide will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. Almost all modern medications are available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price you will pay in the west. Just get your doctor to make out a list and get them here before you leave for the trek.

Also known as ‘Low Solu Trekking’, Pike peak lies in the Solukhumbu-Everest region of Nepal. It is one of the least visited part of the khumbu region offering an incredible panoramic view which includes four of the highest mountains in the world (Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8598m Mt. Lhotse, 8586m and Mt. Makalu, 8475m) as well as other 6000 and 7000m peaks including Ama Dablam 6812m, Thamserku 6623m, Kusum Kangaru 6370m and Mera Peak, 6476m.

We mainly focus on small groups. We take up to 10 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care to each of our members. If you have group of more than 10, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring water purification tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Meals in the Himalaya mainly consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations. Each teahouse offers continental food, which you can choose from the menu. Food will be typical but fresh, warm, tasty and delicious. Normally every vegetable served in the tea houses are locally produced. This is usually organic which is good for your health. For those who prefer non-veg, make sure to check with the guide if the meat is fresh before you place the order. Basically, you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be on the way.

Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation.

Yes, we do offer tailor - made departures. If our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient, we can reschedule the departures accordingly.

Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the trek due to ill-health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue.

If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group.

Even if you leave the trekking beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given.

You won’t be spending much on trail as accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip price while booking with Annapurna Foothills. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000 - 3000) per day per person will be enough since you have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers etc.

We (Annapurna Foothills) operate eco - friendly and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Garbage which is burnable are sorted and burnt and those which can be recycled are taken back to Kathmandu.

Not just because we’re a local tour operator but our trekking guides are professionals for sure and they have done this trek several times. Also, our great safety record allows us to operate with full liability insurance. All client funds are deposited in a regulated trust account. We spend more providing the best amenities, logistics and safety measures and things that many lower-cost programs don’t facilitates with.

A big yes! Annapurna Foothills strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area. Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment is recommended. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Well, Pike peak trek is very doable for every enthusiast travelers who dreams of seeing the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest) along with other 8000m mountains and other countless peaks. All you need to do is pay great attention to your physical fitness and acclimatize properly throughout the trek to achieve what you came for.

Trip grade is moderate and one who has enough walking experience previously can do this trek as the trail is 100% safe and there are no technical elements to the journey; just one foot in front of the other.

Our 10 days Pike peak trek costs USD 1050 if you’re a group of 2 – 6 people. Depending upon various factors like the number of trekking days, number of trekkers, trekking season, etc. and other various factors, cost for the trip can be negotiated. Contact us for further details.

Every season has its own beauty however those who come in March or April will be awed to see the rhododendron forests in bloom as there are five different species of national Rhododendron which account for the range of colors: red, purple, pink, magenta, and white and many wildflowers including wild orchids. Fall trekkers who come in September and October after the monsoon has passed, will find the weather is clear and the landscape lush and green.

A winter trek is possible for those who don’t mind the cold, anytime from December to March. In February local Sherpa tribes celebrate their New Year festival of Losar or Yulsang. The Sherpa warmly welcome tourists who come to help celebrate their favorite festival!

Dumji Festival in May or June is another very special celebration honoring the birth of Guru Rinpoche. During the four-day long Dumji celebration the Junbesi monastery becomes alive with dancing and drinking as well as more serious rituals and masked dances performed by the monks. sacred dance performed by the monks is locally known as Chham. If you time your Pike Peak Trek to coincide with the Dumji Festival (the date is determined by the lunar calendar) you will get a wonderful chance to experience the famous Sherpa hospitality and culture.

In July each year, the Sherpa people of the valleys around Pike gather to celebrate their clan god called Pike Lhapchen Karwoo. Sherpas decked out in their finest attire, come to thank the god of Pike and all the sentient beings for helping them and ask blessing. Still, trek in July is not recommended as it is the peak of monsoon season; a time of leeches, muddy, slippery trails, clouds and rain.

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