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Pikey Peak Monastery Trek 12 days


Trip Overview

Duration: 12 days
Maximum altitude: 4’065 m
Trek Grade: Easy - moderate
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Camping
Best season: March – May, August and October – December

Pikey Danda is one of the highest hills of Solu, enjoy the sunset or sunrise to the Himalayan Range, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Numbur, Shishapangma, Mera Peak, Thamserku and many more. The name Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa clan deity. During the month of July the locals hold celebrations to worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey Hlapchen Karbu.

Thupten Choling Monastery: One of the biggest Monasteries in Nepal with more than 1’000 monks and nuns of Tibetan origin and mainly Tibetan refugees are under care of Trulshik Rinpoche, is one of many monasteries we are able to visit on the way. You also have the opportunity to make meditation.

This trek can be combined with the Dudhkunda Monastery Trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu – trek to Salleri 2'379 m, Monastery

Day 04: Salleri – Dorpu – Ghunsa

Day 05: Ghunsa – Kerung – Pattale 2'840 m, Monastery

Day 06: Pattale – Jhapre 2'820 m, Monasteries

Day 07: Jhapre – Pikey Base Camp 3'640 m, Monasteries

Day 08: Pikey Base Camp – Junbesi 2'700 m

Day 09: Junbesi – Thuptenchholing – Junbesi, Monastery

Day 10: Junbesi - Phaplu 2'469 m

Day 11: Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu – trek to Salleri 2'379 m, Monastery
A 35 minutes flight brings us to Phaplu, we have time to visit the local market and the Chewang Monastery, after a 30 minutes’ walk, we arrive in Salleri.

Day 04: Salleri – Dorpu – Ghunsa
We will pass through Tamang, Magar and Sherpa settlements and having beautiful mountains view.

Day 05: Ghunsa – Kerung – Pattale 2'840 m, Monastery   
It is a long day of trekking from Ghunsa towards Kerung and Pattale. In Kerung we can visit the stupa and Buddhist monastery. From the camp we can enjoy a great panoramic mountain view.

Day 06: Pattale – Jhapre 2'820 m, Monasteries
On the way we are able to see wild orchids and we will have a beautiful view along the Solu Okhaldhunga border. In Jhapre are monasteries and a Buddhist Stupa.

Day 07: Jhapre – Pikey Base Camp 3'640 m, Monasteries
The vegetation is changing; from here you already can see Himalayan flora and fauna. In this area we can find centuries old monasteries, Buddhist Stupas and Mani stones and we will pass yak herding at different places. This particular region is also used for marathon and mountain bike race.

Day 08: Pikey Base Camp – Junbesi 2'700 m
The trail goes via Pikey Peak. We wake early to enjoy the sunrise view above Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri including Everest. After we crossed Pikey Peak we walk down through an unique landscape of Junbesi valley.

Day 09: Junbesi – Thuptenchholing – Junbesi (Monastery)
On the way we can observe the wildlife and in Thuptenchholing we have the chance to see the traditional Tibetan medicinal therapy and visiting one of the biggest monastery in Nepal the Thuptenchholing Monastery.

Day 10: Junbesi - Phaplu 2'469 m

Day 11: Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure

 

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot (incl. domestic flight)
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.