Trip Facts

  • Total Days: 16
  • Trekking Days : 11
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 4 Nights
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
  • Altitude Maximum: 4065m (Pikey)
  • Type of Trek: Camping
  • Best season: March-May and September-November
  • Walking Time: 4-6 hours each day

This is recently opened trekking route in lower part of Everest region. Pikey Peak (4065m) is the tallest hill of this region and well-known for its sunrise and sunset views. 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, as Pikey Halpchen Karbu. There are other appealing possible tourist activities at Pikey such as paragliding, mountain biking, bird watching, pilgrimage and meditation. The highlights of this trek will be: panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest and Makalu; unique Sherpa and other community cultures; picturesque landscapes and most importantly the solidarity project in Merangding which has been helping villagers to develop their village. The project is being funded by Association for Development of Nepal / Merangding (ADN) which is located in Chartres, France in association with Evasion Trekking and Kathmandu Heritage Tour, Nepal.

No special training is required, however, good physical condition, a passion for walking and desire to enjoy the panoramic views of mountains and encounter village life are essential.

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Visit Swoyambhunath & Patan
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Jiri
Day 04 : Trek Jiri to Shivalaya
Day 05 : Trek Shivalaya to Bhandar
Day 06 : Trek Bhandar to Namkheli
Day 07 : Trek Namkheli to Naur Gompa
Day 08 : Trek Naur Gompa to Pikey Base camp
Day 09 : Trek Pikey Base camp to Merangding
Day 10 : Exploration Day
Day 11 : Trek Merangding to Chyalsa
Day 12 : Trek Chyalsa to Phaplu
Day 13 : Fly Phaplu to Kathmandu
Day 14 : Free Day
Day 15 : Visit Bhaktapur
Day 16 : Transfer to the airport and departure.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m.

Day 02: Visit Swoyambhunath and Patan: we start our tour visiting a magnificent Swoyambhunath, one of the world's most glorious stupa; famous for eyes of Buddha which seem to be observing the world from four directions. Then we drive to neighboring city of Patan to visit a true open air museum which offers pagodas, temples and monasteries.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri (1905m): a scenic drive to Jiri which takes about eight hours from Kathmandu. The road is about 188km long and quite narrow but it is very smooth. Jiri is a small town named after Jirel, primary ethnic people live in and around the town.
Overnight: Camping
Driving Time: 8 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 571m

Day 04: Trek Jiri to Shivalaya (1767m): Your first day of trekking to Shivalaya takes about 5 hours. The beginning of your trek is a gentle climb up for two and half hours to Mali Danda (2440m) and then the path gently descends to the Shivalaya (1800m) which takes about 2 and half hours.
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 5 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 138m

Day 05: Trek Shivalaya to Bhandar (2105m): From Shivalaya the trail begins steadily climbing to the Deurali pass (3000m) which takes approximately three hours. You can enjoy scenery as well as some snow capped mountains at a far distance. Then the trail descends to Bhandar which takes about one and half hour. Bhandar is a pretty village lined with prayer walls and small Gompas (Monastery).
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 4 ½ hours
Difference in Elevation: + 338m

Day 06: Trek Bhandar to Namkheli (2800m): As we continue our trek, we leave main trail behind and head to Pikey region. Trail goes through lush alpine forest all the way down to Thadokoshi where we stop for awhile before we start our uphill trek through Chaula kharka. We stop for the lunch at the place called Chamare. Then we continue our trek with gradual uphill walking through pine and rhododendron forest. It’s about six hours trek.
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: +695m

Day 07: Trek Namkheli to Naur Gompa (3350m): We continue our trek by gradually ascending to Gompa village, then short hike to lunch place. After the lunch, trail goes through lush rhododendron forest and mostly its uphill walk all the way to Naur Gompa. It’s about 6 hours trek. At Naur Gompa you can visit beautiful Buddhist Monastery and Cheese factory which is about 10 minutes walk from the lodge.
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 6 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 550m

Day 08: Trek Naur Gompa to Pikey Base camp (3640m): we start our trek to Pikey Base camp through lush rhododendron forest enjoying the view of valley below us. It is about 3 hours trek. In the afternoon, we go for a day hike (acclimatization hike) and explore the neighboring hills.
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 3 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 290m

Day 09: Trek Pikey Base camp to Merangding (2400): We get up early in the morning and hike to Pikey Danda (Pekey peak) (4065m) to catch the sunrise over the magnificent mountains. Pikey Danda is situated at 4065m of elevation and it offers spectacular panoramic views of Everest (8848m), and Makalu regions. It takes about 1 ½ hour to reach the peak, we spend about an hour up there then come back to Base camp. After breakfast, we start our trek to Merangding through rhododendron forest. It is mostly downhill walk all the way to Merangding. As soon as we start descending, we see lowlands’ herbs and trees. It’s about 7 hours trek to Merangding. This is a stunning Magar village where you could see the Magar people, their traditional houses and their unchanged traditions.
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 7 hours
Difference in Elevation: - 1240m

Day 10: Exploration Day: We explore the surrounding of the village and interact with local to learn about their culture, religion and living style of the countryside. Most importantly, we visit the development sites / projects which are being developed by solidarity project funded by Association for Development of Nepal / Merangding (ADN).
Overnight: Camping

Day 11: Trek Merangding to Chyalsa (2650m): The trek begins from Merangding to Chyalsa with easy downhill walk. We follow beautiful gentle flat trail to Solu Khola which takes about two and half hours then trail gradually ascends to Chyalsa which takes about 4 hours. In the afternoon, you could visit another stunning Buddhist monastery and Tibetan carpet factory.
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 6-7 hours
Difference in Elevation: + 250m

Day 12: Trek Chyalsa to Phaplu (2469m): fairly easy walk down to Phaplu going through beautiful Sherpa villages, which takes about 3 hours.
Overnight: Camping
Walking Time: 3 Hours
Difference in Elevation: - 181m

Day 13: Fly Phaplu to Kathmandu (1334m): a short and scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Flight Time: 35 minutes
Overnight: Hotel
Difference in Elevation: - 1135m

Day 14: Free Day in Kathmandu:
Overnight: Hotel

Day 15: Visit Bhaktapur: drive for an hour to visit an ancient city, Bhaktapur. It is one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley, and used to be capital city of the valley.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 16: Transfer to the airport and departure.

Cost Includes

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • Transport, guided visits & entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu to Jiri
  • Domestic flight ticket Phaplu to Kathmandu as per Itinerary
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Trekking permit /TIMS
  • A professional tour/ trekking guide / assist. Guides / cooks and porters
  • Meals Full board during trek
  • Accommodation in tents / Camping during the trek
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porters, assistant guide)


cost Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
  • Alternative transportation (flights / vehicles), Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc.
  • Personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, Hot shower etc
  • Alternative transportation, in case of flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc
  • Tips for trekking staff or bus driver

Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

NOTE: price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.

Trekking Gear:

Srl.

Description

Qty.

Remarks

01 Day back-pack

1

02 Gore-Tex Jacket

1

03 Down Jacket

1

04 Fleece Jacket

1

05 Micro Fleece

1

06 Trekking pants(Trousers)

2

07 Hiking shoes (Boots)

1

08 Runners (sport shoes)

1

09 Trekking Socks

3

10 Rain poncho

1

11 Sun-glasses

1

12 Water bottles

2

13 Thermal underwear(long)

1-2

14 T- shirts

2-3

15 Sunscreen/lotion

1

16 Flip flop (sandal)

1

17 Towel

1

18 Hat(Baseball cap)

1

19 Pristine drops (Water purifier)

1

20 Head light/flash light

1

21 Sleeping Bag

1

22 Gloves

1

23 Wind Proof Trouser (s)

1

24 Personal medical kid

1

25 Toiletries

1

Weather Report

Nepal Climate

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period: It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

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