A Journey to Pikey Peak Adventure

11, Apr 2024 | nepaltraveller.com

The Pikey Peak Trek offers stunning panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.

The Pikey Peak Trek is a lesser-known but incredibly rewarding trekking route in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Named after Sir Edmund Hillary's famous climbing partner, Sir Edmund Hillary himself suggested this trek as one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. The Pikey Peak Trek offers stunning panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.


The highlight of the trek is reaching Pikey Peak, standing at an altitude of 4,065 meters (13,333 feet). From the summit, trekkers are treated to breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas, making it a photographer's paradise. As trekkers elevate the higher landscape is filled with rhododendron forests and yak pastures.The trail gradually ascends through small villages, lush forests, and terraced farmland, providing opportunities to experience the local culture and hospitality of the Sherpa and Rai communities.

 Along the way, trekkers pass through traditional villages, visit Buddhist monasteries, and witness local wildlife such as musk deer, pheasants, and Himalayan thars. One of the unique aspects of the Pikey Peak Trek is its relative solitude compared to more popular routes like Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit. Trekkers can enjoy the calmness of the Himalayan wilderness without the crowds, making it a perfect choice for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure.


Day 1:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar or Jiri (depending on the route chosen) by private vehicle or local bus. Enjoy scenic views of rural Nepal along the way. Overnight stay in Dhap Bazaar.

Day 2:

Begin trekking from Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre. Trek through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and dense forests. Overnight stay in Jhapre.

Day 3:

Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp. Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas as you ascend. Overnight stay at Pikey Base Camp.

Day 4:

Early morning hike to Pikey Peak Summit for sunrise views over the Himalayas. Descend to Pikey Base Camp for breakfast. Trek to Junbesi village, passing through beautiful landscapes and traditional villages. Overnight stay in Junbesi.

Day 5:

Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. Visit the Thupten Chholing Monastery en route. Overnight stay in Phaplu.

Day 6:

Drive from Phaplu back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and relax. Optional: Explore Kathmandu and visit some of its cultural and historical landmarks. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 7:

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight or onward journey.


The Pikey Peak Trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and Himalayan hospitality, making it a memorable and rewarding trekking experience in Nepal.

photo credit: Nepal Reizen, Mount Mania, Nepal Trek Hub, Nepal Trekking Guide

Also Read:

Mountain Expedition in Nepal

Mount Everest Expedition

Mount Dhaulagiri Expedition

Mount Annapurna Expedition

Mount Lhotse Expedition

Mount Manaslu Expedition

Mount Kanchenjunga expedition

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