• Duration:9 Nights 10 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 4060m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking & Trekking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

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.

  1. 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

Itinerary

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Day 1: 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. 

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

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

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 & Lunch
  • Hotel

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

  • Breakfast

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.

Departure Dates

FromToStatusPrice  
Start Date21 Mar, 2023End Date30 Mar, 2023AvailableUS$ 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.

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)

Hands:

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

Feet:

  • 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

Accessories:

  • 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

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