Solukhumbu’s Pikey Peak – A Cultural 14 day Trek
This amazing trip begins in Nepal’s ancient Kingdom of Kathmandu, where we will be visiting some famed historical sites. After two days of acclimatizing in this enchanting city, we take a memorable flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip at Phaplu, providing access to an alpine world where the air is crystal clear and colourful prayer flags flutter from the rooftops.
The name of this particular area is Solu Kumbu (the lower, less traveled, Everest Region) and we’re here for a rigorous trek in the terraced hills deep in the heart of Sherpa Country. We begin with the monasteries with colorful prayer flags, ancient Mani Wall stones with Buddhist inscriptions. From here, “the local hospitality tour begins!”
As we trek through local villages, don’t be surprised if we are invited to have tea with the Head Lama, attend a blessing ceremony just for our group, or eat boiled potatoes in a local’s home. Our main objective will be to climb Pikey Peak at 13,400 ft (no crampons necessary) for an incredible view of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan Mountains. After our trek, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Phaplu.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Welcoming and Transfer to the relaxing Shechen Guest House and Cafe in Bouddhanath, which is just a five minute walk to the oft-photographed, famed Great Stupa!
Day 02: Cultural sightseeing or free day for jet leg
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu, which takes 35 minutes. Trek from Salleri to Ghunsa via Dorpu, about six hours. On the way you can experience viagra azulim of the Tamang, Magar and Sherpa culture and enjoy the beautiful views of mountains and landscapes.
Day 04: Trek from Ghunsa to Pattale via Kerung which takes about eight hours. You can visit monasteries, mani walls, and Buddhist stupa at Kerung. Here you find the mixed settlements of Tamang, Magar, Sherpa, and others. These panoramic views will mesmerize you completely.
Day 05: Trek from Pattale to Jhapre takes about six hours. You can see wild orchids on the way. Here you can view beautiful landscapes along the Solukhumbu Okhaldhunga bordering districts . There are monasteries and Buddhist stupas in Jhapre. The cultural show performed here is greatly worth your watching.
Day 06: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey which takes about six hours. This day you experience high altitude vegetation and can see Himalaya flora and fauna. You find centuries old monasteries, Buddhist stupas and mani stones. The yak herding can be seen at different places. You are completely surrounded by unique landscapes and incredible scenery. This particular area is feasible for marathon and mountain bike races.
Day 07: Trek from Pikey to Junbesi takes about five hours. The trail goes from Pikey to Junbesi via Pikey Peak. While trekking up to Pikey Peak, you can see sunrise views and mountain peaks from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri, including Everest. After you cross Pikey Peak, you walk down through unique landscape to Junbesi valley.
Day 08: Trek from Junbesi to Taksindu Monastery through the Classical Everest Trek following the footprints of Sir Edmund Hillary. We will be passing through several Sherpa Villages, beautiful landscapes, some of the old mani stones with Buddhist engravings of OM Mani Pade Me Hung and laden with colorful prayer flags.
Day 09: Rest day in Taksindu, visiting Monastery and participating in a puja ceremony, experiencing the Buddhist offering, some meditation, visiting local houses for a cup of tea and potatoes. In this entire area, the people are so welcoming and friendly.
Day 10: Trek from Taksindu to Phaplu
Day 11: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes and transfer to Tibet Hotel in Lazimpat
Day 12: Reserve Day for flight / Shopping
Day 13: Free time in Kathmandu
Day 14: Transfer to Airport for international departure
We hope you can join us on this inspiring and beautiful trek!
Contact us with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help…