Pike Peak Trek (Lower Khumbu Trek)
The PIKE PEAK Trek is one of the most beautiful, off the beaten track, parts of the Himalayas. In the foothills of the Khumbu region, it offers outstanding views of snow-capped mountains and a chance to experience some of the Nepali culture. The route will ascend to 4065 meters and will require a moderate level of fitness, but will prove to be a very rewarding adventure.
This 13,500 feet Pike peak entwines with the Chyabe across east to west. The name Pike comes from the two titles of the Sherpas and Tamangs.The month of July is a time of great celebration as the locals worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pike, as Pike Hlapchen Karbu in the celebrations. This is a trail through Jiri-Chaulakharka-Ngaur- to reach the Pike Daanda (Hill) area. Another trail leads from Pike Daanda to Phaplu through Paanch Pokari and Tamakhani located north east from the district centre Salleri. The Pike Daanda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can enjoy the glorious sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu Valley to the plains along with the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Annapurna.As well you can see the beautiful mountains from Japre and Chayadanda too. This is an most popular trekking in the Nepal, This route has been opened on the request of our friends from United Kingdom, Italia and France.
This is a trail through Jiri-Chaulakharka-Ngaur- to reach the Pike Daanda (Hill) area. Another trail leads from Pike Daanda to Phaplu through Paanch Pokari and Tamakhani located north east from the district centre Salleri. The Pike Daanda is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can enjoy the glorious sight of the peaks beyond the Kathmandu Valley to the plains along with the Himalayan range of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Annapurna.
Trek Program: Kathmandu to Jiri, Pike Peak, Japre, Chimding, Chyalsa Tibetan camp and Phaplu.
Duration: 13 Days
Pax: Minimum +2 Pax
Maximum Altitude: 4,067M. On the top of the Pike Peak.
Trekking Style: Camping & Non Tourist Area.
Able to visit: Buddhist Monastery, Mountain views and blooming of the rhododendrons, Local village and Local market it is a cultural journey.
Itinerary in Details:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport and drop to the Hotel. A pre-trek briefing will be conducted at which maps and other general information will be distributed. This will also offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last-minute questions. A sightseeing tour will be arranged or you are free to taxi around and do your own thing. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Free day for Guest and preparation day for trek where you can do some shopping buy the trekking gears, as you will have another Second Option Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Day 03: DEPATURE FROM KATHMANDU TO JIRI (1955m.): On the First day we drive for 220 K.M. from Kathmandu to Jiri By Private Vehicle (e.g. Jeep, bus or express bus) The bus goes or follow through the KODARI road (Tibet road) then turns off to Jiri & cross the Bhote kosi (River) which is one the most famous river for the Rafting and Kayaking in Nepal. We cross the bridge of the river falling down from Tibet border. It takes about 8/9 hours. Over night at lodge in Jiri.
Day 04: JIRI TO SHIVALAYA: Second day, we get up early in the morning; you will have breakfast at 8AM in the Morning. After breakfast we will be started our walking with a climb to the ridge of top at 2,370m. Then drop down to Shivalaya1750m. It takes about 4 to 5 hours. Over night at Shivalaya at Camp.
Day 05: SHIVALAYA TO DEURALI: Third day we walk from Shivalaya and climb to Sangmudanda (2150M) After it we walk all the way up to Kharso bas (2500M) then to Deurali pass at (2705M) fixed the camp site and visit to Thodung Buddhist Monastery at (3090M) and visit to yak cheese factory which is established in 1950s by the Swiss Aid and back to camp at Deurali. From Deurali if the weather is clear then you may have a chance to see mountains views of Gaurishankar, Annapurna range and many more small peaks.(4/5 hours walk).
Day 06: DEURALI TO NAMKHILI: On the fourth day we walk start down to Bandar where is the Sherpa people settlement of big village and Buddhist monastery and all the way down to Rosi Khola ( Rosi River) and cross the Rosi river and start climb up to Chaulakahrka and have a lunch and climb up to namkhili at 1800M.from namkhili also you may have a chance to see some mountains views.
Day 07: NAMKHILI TO NGAWAR GUMPA. (MONASTRY): Again walk starts with the climb up to Goli gumpa danda where it is also Sherpa settlement and there is some Buddhist Monastery and all the way climb up to Ngawar Gumpa at 3350M. Camp near by Buddhist Monastery and Cheese factory. This day you may have a more mountains views and beautiful valley views. This day you will be walking in the forest of rhododendrons. (5/6 hours walk).
Day 08: NGAWAR GUMPA TO PIKE PEAK BASE CAMP AT PLACE CALL DAIRY: This day we will have a short camp we will be in Camp earlier than previous days. And you will have a rest for the acclimazation if the weather is nice then climb up to Pike Peak and back to camp site this day you will be walking in the forest of the rhododendrons and in the end of April and May there are really blooming of rhododendrons flowers. Sleep at 3730M.
Day 09: Early in the morning climb to Pike peak to see the sun rise for 1 hours climb. This day if the weather is clear then you may have a chance to see mountain views with the sun rise and the mountain views like: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Maklu, Kanchanjunga, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri these are the mountain of up to 8000M.and there are many more small peaks are standing. And back to Camp and have a break fast and start to walk on the ridge to Bulbule and trek to Japre monastery there is a beautiful and old Buddhist Monastery of the reason it is standing in Tapting V. D. C. This day you will be walking on the ridge on looking to mountains views and Blooming of rhododendrons. And this day will be long day as well. Overnight at Japre 2870M.
Day 10: JAPRE TO LAPCHA (GORAKHANI): This day also you will be walking on ridge to Fhokte danda and you may have chance to keep the EVEREST views with you till to phokte danda and drop down to Chimding to Sisa to Lapcha village. this day half day walking and you will have half day free for laundry service and camp in the village Lapcha is a big village and settlement of Tamang, Newar, Sherpa and Sunuwar these are the different of the cast of the peoples of Lapcha and there are more than 150 houses are standing and total population is 2500.
Day 11: This day you will have an acclimazation day, where you are free to visit Schools, Villages
And where you will be shown cultural Dance during the Night time after your dinner.
Day 12: LAPCHA TO PATTALE: There is a local market where the local people use to go to buy the needed things like salt, Rice chilly and many more things but it use to be on every Friday. and from there also you may have a chance to see Mountains views as well and this day you will be crossing by the local village on looking if the peoples are working in those field and in the region they can grow as Maize, Potatoâ€™s, White, many more as vegetables but must thing they use to grow Maize, Potatoâ€™s and White. Overnight at Camp at 2840M.
Day 13: PATTALE TO CHYALSA TIBETAIN SETELMENT: Walk start to drop down to Salme khola
And climb up to Chyalsa Tibetan camp. At 2770M.
Day 14: CHYALSA TO PHAPLU: This day you will be walking on the ridge of the Ratnange danda and you may have chance to see the mountain views to close to you and nice views of Dudkunda. This day is a last day of the trek and camp at Phaplu near by airport at 2469M and in the afternoon you may visit of the center district of Solukhumbu it is like small town and area call Salleri settlement of Newar peoples and there are government office of district as well. If you get there again you may have a chance to visit in the local market of Salleri of the week of Saturday.
Day 15: PHAPLU TO KATHMANDU: This is another opportunity to enjoy this great flight. Upon arrival back in Kathmandu we will stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight there.
Day 16: This day you will have a free day and you can have your shopping day in Kathmandu(Thamel) and visit as you like.
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport.
Price for this trek:
The Trek cost $1500 Per Person. (Excluding Air-Ticket)
The total cost is $1500 Per Person.
The cost for the Air-Ticket PPL/KTM is $185 Per Person.
Note: Needed equipments from your side:
Sleeping Bag , Trekking Bag, Day Bag, Water bottle, Trekking Stick, sunglass, sun cream, Gore Tex Jacket , Trekking shoes and some T-shorts, some shocks etc.
In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
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