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Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Pikey Peak Trek 10 Days

Fitness Level:

4065 m

Tour Style:

Trekking / Sightseeing

Best Month:

Sep to May

Activities:

Trekking / Sightseeing

Max Elevation:

4065 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 6 Hours

Trip Duration:

10 Days

Trip Starts/Ends:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House

Group Size:

+2

Destination:

Everest Region, Nepal

Pikey Peak Trek is a newly opened trekking route but gained more popularity in lower Everest region due to its location in the cherished and picturesque landscapes of Nepal. Which offer breathtaking scenery of the surrounding landscape and mountains including the Mount Everest (8,848 meters). 

Pikey Peak Trek is a non-touristic eco-friendly trekking trail that is situated in lower Khumbu Region at an altitude of 4070 m. This is the newly opened route in the lower Everest Region, but this route has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Pikey Peak trek takes you to the beautiful area in Pikey Peak (4060 m) which is a perfect viewpoint of panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges from Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m) to the west and Mount Kanchenjunga (8586 m) in the east. Pikey peak trek is also known as the Dal Bhat trek because you can experience famous and delicious local food in the region. Pikey peak viewpoint is one of the best hilltop journeys having amazing scenarios of the many mountains including Mount Everest. It is part of Everest Base Camp Trek and Dudh Kunda Trek. Pikey Peak Trek 10 days itinerary is matched for those who want to observe the highest peak of the earth and rocky landscapes as well as explore the local nature and culture in the region within a short time. 

If you are planning for a short and easy trek around the Everest Region, this pikey Peak Trek would be one of your best and right choices because this route is carefully designed to minimize the risk of AMS by limiting the daily gain in altitude. The Pikey Peak trekking trail is covered with lush forests of rhododendron, oak, bamboo and pine. You will walk through numerous villages perched on ridge tops surrounded by barren grass fields. The main highlights of the trek are perspective of the surrounding landscape and a glimpse into the customs of various ethnic groups, including the Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang, and Gurung people. Tourists can taste the varieties of local cuisines, observe some rare plants and animals as well as a breathtaking view of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and other multiple snow-clad mountains. Moreover, the peak offers the magical sunrise and sunset view. 

Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

  • Scenic drive along the beautiful valley and green hill
  • Walking through beautiful village and Rhododendron Forest
  • Exploration of unique culture, lifestyle and tradition of Sherpa people
  • Observing views of the highest peak in the world such as Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Makalu (8462 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and many more
  • Chance to visit many beautiful old monasteries
  • Trekking up to Pikey Peak Hill (4060 m) for wonderful sunrise and sunset view

Pikey Peak Trekking Route

The main Pikey Peak Trek route starts from Dhap, a wonderful drive about 7/8 hours from Kathmandu that offers you the best views of the countryside and local village. From the Dhap, the trekking trail follows the less crowded route to Pikey Peak through some local sherpa settlement, lush forest and barren grass field. Next morning, you will head up to Pikey Peak top to capture the magnificent panorama views of the mountain and continue walking to Jasmane Bhanjyang for overnight stay. From here we descend the trek to Junbesi through Lamajura and Taktok. Junbesi is the best place to explore the local culture. You will visit the Thupten Choling Gumpa and Tibetien refugee camp around the area.  The trail continues to Phpalu via Chiwang Khop. Phaplu is the ending point of the Pikey Peak Trek. From Phaplu you can take a short flight to Kathmandu or take a vehicle to drive back to Kathmandu.  

There are three routes to get Pikey Peak Trek.

First option: - Take a vehicle from Kathmandu to Jiri and follow the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking trail till Bhandar and then trek toward Pikey peak.

Second option: - Take a vehicle from Kathmandu to Dhap (near Salleri Phaplu) and then trek toward Pikey peak.

Third option: - Take a scenic short flight to Phaplu from Kathmandu and then trek toward Pikey Peak. 

Pikey Peak Trek Difficulty

The difficulty level of the Pikey peak trek is easy and moderate because the trail is followed in the lower altitude at Everest region, so the trek is not that difficult. The walking distances are 5 to 8 hours a day and there are not many obstacles during the trekking. For the beginner travelers, we advise doing some physical preparation before hiking such as walking, hiking, jogging, gym and Yoga.

This destination is a bit challenging for those who do not have previous trekking experience and it entails strong physical and mental health and fitness. The physical exercises of swimming, cycling, and running will help to complete the trek. 

Booking for accommodations is very important for peak season as it is very crowded during the season. It is necessary to prepare warm clothes and choose the right time. The monsoon is not an easy trek option here because the trail gets slippery due to heavy rain and winter is also not a good time due to heavy snow. Those summer and winter seasons are difficult times to complete the trip. 

Overall, Teahouse, resting place, acclimatization day, slow walk, short and easy steps and guide will be helping you with your difficulty trekking to the pikey peak trek. 

Why Hire a Guide for Pikey Peak Trek? 

It is necessary to hire a guide for Pikey Peak Trek because the trekking trail to the Pikey Peak route is not familiar due to there is much access in the forest and local village to go pasture and shed. That makes mentally challenging to find the right way in the forest to reach the target. Guide will be heroes of your journey to successfully complete the trip by helping you every step. The Pikey Peak trekking route has a wide range for nature and culture.

The Guide also helps you to explain local culture, nature and makes a way to interact with local people. It supports your stress free journey during the Pikey Peak Trek. The trekking guide manages accommodation, food, transportation, and permits throughout the trip as well as they are always there to assist you in every situation. We have a team of well-experienced and professional guides who make your trek extra comfortable and stress-free with full responsibility, care, honesty, and kindness. 

Important Note for Pikey Peak Trek 

Sometimes problems like weather conditions, local politics issue, transportation or other factors that are beyond our control during the Pikey Peak Trek. It might change the itinerary due to those issues. So, you need an extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary for complete the trip.  If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are.

You can talk and decide through the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do our best for everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Anyway, we are always with you to solve the problem as well as our trekking staff are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the Pikey Peak trekking.

Pikey Peak Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. - Welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and our company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tour for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, your guide picks you to bus station for driving to Dhap. The road is nice with river side and mountains view. There are many descending and ascending to reach out the Dhap.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
2855

From Dhap you will leave the main road and follow the hidden local path. That takes you through forest of pine, Rhododendrons and others shrubs plants with views of wonderful mountain range on the earth. The valleys are wonderful with terraced field of potato, wheat and vegetables. So, you will get fully appreciated to get Jhapre.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2255

After breakfast at there, the trekking path climbs up to grassy ridge. From the ridge you can enjoy the magnificent Mountain View. From there you will head to Pikey Base Camp through some Yak hunt, Mani wall. There are several types of Rhododendrons trees along the path which you can see them blooming if you do trekking in spring season. That day also you will get fully enjoyment before reach Pikey Base Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3640

Trek to Jasmane Bhanjyang (3550m) 4/5 hrs walk. Overnight in Tea House

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3550

That day you will start early in the morning to catch a nice sunrise view at Pike Peak and then continue walk to Loding. If the weather is clear, you will see panoramic views of Annapurna to Everest range. After enjoy the views, you will follow a ridge that starts flat and steep to get the Jasmane Bhanjyang.  At the Jasmane Bhanjyang, you will have late breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue walk to Loding through beautiful green forest.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2520

There is another option to go Junbesi from Jasmane Bhanjyang, most of the trekkers go to Junbesi which is popular Sherpa village and there are many lodges available. After breakfast at Jasmane Bhanjyang,

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2710

After breakfast, we will leave the main trekking trail of Everest Base Camp Trek to Phaplu through the forest and Sherpa village. There is another option to hiking up to Chiwong Gompa which is famous monastery in the Lower Khumbu region and located 1 hour above from the regular trekking path. If you want to trek in autumn season, you can see the popular Mani Rimdu Festival in the Chiwong Monastery. This day is easy walk to Phaplu or Sallery with magnificent views.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2850

After breakfast, you will catch the vehicle and saying good bye to Himalayas for returning to Kathmandu. The road is nice with beautiful hilly scenery and local settlement. After hundreds of Kilometers, you will find main highway to get in the Kathmandu city.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Phaplu (Guest and Guide)
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu 
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • An experience English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20 KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Gaurisankar Conservation Area Project entrance fee 
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek 
  • All organizational requirements
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and yours International flights 
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu with Lunch and dinner
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips for trekking staff 

FAQs

The Pikey Peak Trek is normally a short trek in Nepal that can be completed in about 7 to 10 days but exact duration is depending on the specific route taken, starting point, ending point, Itinerary, extra days for acclimatization and the trekkers pace. Sometimes the trekking itinerary can change over time due to some factors such as weather conditions, local regulations and trekkers’ preferences. 

There are two best seasons for trekking to Pikey Peak Trek. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the Pikey Peak Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness with enjoyable weather. You can also do this trek throughout the whole year due to the route situated at a lower altitude but winter and summer are the not recommended seasons. 

Pikey Peak is a popular view point to observe the panoramic views of mountains and landscape in the lower Everest region. The peak itself stands at an altitude of 4,065 meters (13,369 feet) above sea level. The maximum height of the Pikey Peak trek is also 4065 meters (13,369 feet).  Trek to Pikey Peak involves starting from a lower elevation and ascending gradually to reach the summit, which offers stunning vistas of mountains like Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and others surrounding the mountain and landscape. 

Dhap is a common starting point for the Pikey Peak Trek and the route normally involves a gradual ascent to reach the top of Pikey Peak. The distance between Dhap and Pikey Peak can vary depending on the route taken and starting point in Dhap. The distance from Dhap to the top of Pikey Peak is about 12 to 14 kilometers in a straight line but it takes 2 days by foot.   

It is necessary to hire a guide for Pikey Peak Trek because the trekking trail to the Pikey Peak route is not familiar due to there is much access in the forest and local village to go pasture and shed. So you have to hire an experienced and licensed holder guide for the Pikey Peak Trek. He can help to arrange lodge, accommodation, permits, and food during the trek. So the Guide will be heroes of your journey to successfully complete the trip by helping you every step. Additionally, trekking with a group led by an experienced guide will be more enjoyable and memorable.  

Pikey peak  is  located in the lower Everest region of Nepal. It is situated at an elevation of around 4,065 meters (13,369 feet) above sea level. The route is a popular trekking destination and offers stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscapes. 
 

There are some valuable advantages to choose the Pikey Peak Trekking package such as moderate trekking level, low altitude route, cheap package, can do throughout the year, spectacular scenery, unique cultural experience, less crowded trail, off-the beaten-path and supporting local communities.  We highly recommend this trek to all beginners’ trekkers to explore the real Nepalese nature and culture. 

The Pikey Peak Trek route is located in the lower Everest region of Nepal.. So, the starting and ending points of the Pikey Peak Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and the direction you choose to trek. Generally, Jiri, Phaplu and Pattale Dhap are the starting and ending points of the Pikey Peak Trek.

The cost of the Pikey Peak Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 8 nights 10 days trip from arrival and departure date to Pikey Peak trekking package cost can range from USD 500 to 800 per person. 

It depends on your trekking package like you are doing full package trek or just hiring a guide through a trekking agency. So, if you are doing a full package trek with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you do have to carry a few of cash for your personal expenses. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, drinking water, hot drinks, charging mobile phones and cameras and  hot showers in a few places during the Pikey Peak Trek.
 

Unfortunately, card payments are not accepted during trekking in the Nepal Himalayas or tours due to the remote nature of the areas. There are no facilities for electronic payments. Therefore, we strongly advise you to withdraw sufficient cash before embarking on your journey from the city.
 

The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 5 to 8 hours a day during the Pikey Peak trek. 
 

The difficulty level of the Pikey Peak Trek route is moderate but sometimes also challenging due to bad weather. The trekking trails are rocky and steps in the forest which makes it tough to walk in a few places.  Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress. 
 

Pikey Peak Trek does not require technical climbing skills, so you don’t need special training for this trek.  But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and need preparation to easily complete the Pikey Peak trek such as normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging and swimming.  These practices are beneficial in preparing for the trekking in himalayas. 
 
 

Pikey Peak trek is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gear to face any condition of risk. It is considered not safe during the summer and winter season because you have to face slippery and humid trails due to rainfall and snowfall.  High Pass Adventure will be always with you to assist all emergencies during the Pikey Peak Trek. 

It is a not busy trekking trail compared with classic Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek. but it is an increasingly popular trekking route by domestic and foreign trekkers during the  spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.  

The weather condition of the Everest region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures for Pikey Peak Trekking. Summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons are not recommended, but you can do the Pikey Peak Trek. 
 

Indeed, travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for Nepal trekking, ensuring your safety and peace of mind. It is crucial to ensure that your insurance policy adequately covers the highest elevation of your trek, including emergency evacuation provisions. For a comprehensive list of recommended travel insurance companies, please refer to the provided recommendations. 
 

Absolutely, trekking insurance for guides and porters is a crucial necessity during any trek in Nepal. At High Pass Adventure, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our staff, and therefore, all our team members are covered by life insurance specifically tailored for trekking in Nepal. Moreover, we take care of all the essential expenses, including daily wages, meals, accommodation, insurance, and necessary equipment costs, ensuring that you have a hassle-free experience, and all these are already included in your total trekking cost.
 

The places in the mountains region are always cold at night no matter which season or what time. The temperatures vary depending on the season and altitude but will be perfect temperature for trekking during the day time.  
So, It is recommended to bring suitable warm clothing, including thermal layers, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, and good quality trekking boots to stay warm and comfortable during the Pikey Peak  trek.
 
 

Certainly, we are pleased to offer you certain refundable trekking gear items such as walking poles, sleeping bags, and down jackets. However, please note that you are responsible for arranging the rest of the required equipment on your own. Our goal is to ensure your comfort and convenience during the trek, and providing these essential items will be one less thing for you to worry about. Should you have any questions about the trekking gear or need further assistance, our team will be more than happy to assist you.
 
 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gears in Kathmandu. There are many shops and offers the best price for trekking gear to sell or rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy or rent the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  
 

There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms during the Pikey Peak Trek. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, bed-sheet, blanket and pillow. We recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities but we provide basic local dishes during the camping. You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa and a few other foods.  They also offer the western food such as Pizza, roast, pasta and burger during the Pikey Peak Trek. 
 
 

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way to Pikey Peak Trek but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work well and fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the Pikey Peak trek but not a strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 
 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you also have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and electric power during the busy trekking season, especially in higher places.  So we recommend you to bring your own power bank to charge your mobile and camera for the trekking in himalayas. 
 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Khayer Lake trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not a medical facility. 
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 
 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention. There is less chance to get altitude sickness during the Pikey Peak Trek. 
Follow these rules for prevention: 
-Drink plenty of water
-Climb slowly
-Take it easy
-Do not drink alcohol
-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates
-Sleep lower elevation 
-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 
 
 

Yes, all trekkers need trekking permits to do Pikey Peak where applicable. We manage all necessary permits to make your trip hassle-free. 

Indeed, it is essential to carry your own water bottle for drinking water during the Pikey Peak Trek. Purchasing bottled water becomes more expensive as you ascend to higher altitudes. The cost of a single bottle can range from 100 to 300 Nepali rupees at elevated places. To save costs and minimize plastic waste, we highly recommend using water purification tablets or drops. These portable and effective solutions will enable you to treat water from local sources, ensuring safe and clean drinking water throughout the trek. Our team will provide guidance on the proper usage of water purification methods, ensuring your hydration needs are met responsibly and economically during the journey.
 

Tipping your guide and porter is customary and highly appreciated as they play a crucial role in ensuring the successful completion of the Pikey Peak Trek. They are like heroes, assisting and supporting you throughout the journey. Expressing gratitude through tipping is a compulsory gesture to acknowledge their exceptional service and dedication to making your trek an unforgettable experience. Your generosity will not only be well-received but also encourage and motivate them in their future endeavors with other trekkers. We recommend tipping your guide and porter as a token of appreciation for their invaluable assistance and contribution to your trekking adventure.
 

Traveller Useful Information

Best time to Visit Pikey Peak Trek

The best time to visit the Pikey Peak Trek is during the two main trekking seasons namely spring (pre-monsoon) and autumn (post-monsoon) season in Nepal. These two seasons offer the most favorable weather and spectacular views, making your trekking experience enjoyable and memorable.

Spring season (March to May):

Spring is measured the best time for the Pikey Peak Trek. During this season, the weather will be generally stable, with mild temperatures during the day and clear skies, providing excellent visibility of the surrounding landscape and mountains. The trekking trail is also decorates with vibrant rhododendron blooms, creating a colorful and picturesque landscape. The temperatures are pleasant, making it a comfortable time for hiking and the days are longer, allowing for more exploration during the Pikey Peak Trek.

Autumn season (September to November):

Autumn is another popular and recommended season for the Pikey Peak Trek. The weather will be bit dry, and the skies are generally clear, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. The temperatures are moderate, and the environment is favorable for hiking. Autumn is also known as the post-monsoon season, so the air is crisp and clean after the rains, providing stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and landscapes during the Pikey Peak Trek.

Summer and winter season (July to August and November to February)

Pikey Peak Trek is possible during the summer and winter seasons but can be more challenging compared to the preferred trekking seasons of spring and autumn. Summer is not the most recommended time due to the challenging weather conditions and potential risks involved. Winter season can be suitable for experienced trekkers but you have to prepare for the cold conditions and have the appropriate gear and equipment.

However, the weather and trail conditions may not be as favorable and you may encounter more challenges, such as rain and snow during the winter months (December to February) or the possibility of monsoon rains and leeches during the summer months (June to August) during the Pikey Peak Trek. 

Trekking Gear List 

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.

Requerements Documents for Pikey Peak Trek:

Passport and 4 passport size photos 

Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)

Boarding passes for flights

Driver’s license (if needed)

Cash USD

Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

Logistics for Pikey Peak Trek

Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)

Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

Footwear Check List for Pikey Peak Trek:

Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight

Sandals for city and tea house footwear 

Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for body: 

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:

Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)

Fleece/Windproof jacket

Waterproof jacket

Down jacket for warmth

Travel clothes and City Wear

Underwear

Base-layer trousers (optional)

Waterproof trousers

Trekking trousers

Trekking shorts (Optional)

Gloves and wool hat

Bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

Others Things: 

Sunglasses and Sun cream 

Towel

Book (reading and writing materials)

MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.

Travel wash

Hand Sanitizer, wet wipes

A day bag: 35 liters

A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)

Dry Liner or Dry Bag

Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries

 Toilet papers/ tissue 

Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Anti-bacterial hands wash

Others (Optional) 

Trekking Poles 

Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 

Binoculars (for luxuries)

Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types of High Altitude Sickness

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): It is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause of High Altitude Sickness

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms of High Altitude Sickness 

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness 

Fatigue

Headache

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking

Confusion

Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention for High Altitude Sickness

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

Client Reviews

Marlon Turla

Marlon Turla

Indonesia

Pikey Peak Trek with High Pass Adventure

14th June, 2023

I and my friend decided to Pikey Peak Trek in Nepal and we searched in online for assistance. We found High Pass Adventure, and book all arrangements through with them. Purna was an excellent and flexible in our requirements. Mr. Ganesh was our guide, and he was friendly and excellent person for the guiding.  We have successfully completed the trek because of his helping. We were having great time in Pikey hill and the weather was perfect for views. Thank you to whole team for organizing a trip of a lifetime and again I will be back and use High Pass Adventure for another Trek in Nepal.

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