Pikey Peak Trekking Tour

Trek on low-altitude trails to Edmund Hillary’s favourite view of Mount Everest!

Tour runs for 11 days – set departures and bespoke trips available from 5 days

Pikey Peak Trekking Tour
This ‘off the beaten track’ trek to Pikey Peak perfectly blends quiet trails, fascinating culture and sweeping mountain vistas. It is a fantastic lower altitude alternative to the more challenging, busier trails of the high Himalaya without any compromise on your experience!

You will follow in the historic footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing’s approach to Everest Base Camp as they prepared for the first summit of the world’s highest mountain. As you watch the world awaken against the majestic backdrop of snow-capped mountain giants from atop Pikey Peak, there will be no question why Hillary declared this his favourite view of Everest! Also featuring in this spectacular panorama are the famous Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu and Annapurna, plus countless other mountains in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang ranges.

Combined with immersing yourself in the local culture and experiencing the famously warm hospitality and vitality of the local Tamang, Magar and Sherpa people, this is a trip not to be missed!

Welcome to Nepal, let the adventure begin!

Highlights

Trekking Group Nepal

  • Have an off the beaten track experience on quiet Nepalese trails
  • Watch sunrise over Mt. Everest and six other 8,000m peaks
  • Experience Edmund Hillary’s favourite view of Everest
  • Trek to Everest without following the crowds to Base Camp
  • Experience traditional Sherpa, Tamang and Magar culture
  • Have a Himalayan trekking experience without high altitude
  • Take a spectacular flight in a twin-otter plane
  • Enjoy a fully supported and well-organised expedition

Want more adventure? Combine this trip with one of our other Nepal treks or tours
 

Dates and Prices

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Land Only Prices: £1645 per person.

Food is now included on all treks and trip (inclusions have been revised on 20/12/2016).

Allow £550-700 for return flights from London or Manchester. For all of your flying requirements please click here.

We accept foreign payments, please click here for details.

This trip is guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 people.

Private Tour Prices

We can run this tour as a private trip at any time you like. If there is just one of you then the price is £2265 for a private tour. Private Groups of 2 or more people are £1525 per person. Open group set departures are always £1645 per person even if there is only one person in your group. Please contact us for more information.

The best time of year to visit this region is between October to May although between December to February it is colder and there can be snow. The cold temperatures are worth it for the great colours in the sky and opportunities for views.

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A deposit of £200 secures your place on the trip and the balance is due 60 days before the start of the tour. Monthly payment plans can be set up on request. If you book less than 60 days before the start of the trip then the full amount is due immediately.

If you are a previous client of Lost Earth Adventures you will receive a loyalty discount of 5%.

1% of the price listed will be donated to our charity ‘Share the Load Foundation’. For more information about this charity, and what your money will be used for, click here.

Will there be any surcharges or price changes?

We reserve the right to change our prices until the moment you pay your deposit. Once your deposit has been paid there is a guaranteed no price change. There are no hidden charges or extras, the price we quote you when you book is the price you and your group will be paying.

Optional Extras

Extend your trip in Nepal by 2 more weeks

Check the departure dates of our other Nepal tours here. Get a 5% discount off of the lower priced tour when you book two trips for yourself!

Single Traveller?

Nepali Rice Fields
We don’t charge a single supplement fee if you’re a solo traveller. Our prices are based on staying in twin share rooms with a member of the same sex or your travelling companion. If you wish to stay in your own room there will be a £195 charge for this trip.

If you want to arrive early or depart later then we can arrange accommodation, excursions and transport for you. Please contact us with any requests.


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Upgrades

If you would like to treat yourself before or after your grand adventure, we are more than happy to arrange alternative accommodation. We also appreciate how lovely a little bit of lavish comfort can be when you are away from home and can recommend the following hotels for a touch of 5-star luxury in Kathmandu.
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Itinerary and Route

All of our itineraries are meticulously researched and well planned. They are designed to give you the most amount of fun and excitement, whilst also giving you ample time to relax. Lost Earth Adventures takes the hassle out of organising your trip, leaving you to sit back and enjoy your adventure!

Pikey Peak Trek Map
View a detailed map of the Pikey Peak trek

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu (2,470m) & Trek to Salleri (2,390m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Salleri to Ghunsa (2,250m) via Dorpu
  • Day 4: Trek from Ghunsa to Pattale (2,840m) via Kerung
  • Day 5: Trek from Pattale to Jhapre (2,820m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Peak Base Camp (3,640m)
  • Day 7: Climb Pikey Peak (4,065m) then trek to Junbesi (2,700m)
  • Day 8: Trek from Junbesi to Phaplu (2,470m)
  • Day 9: Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Free Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Depart Kathmandu

See a more detailed itinerary for this trek.
If you have a late flight why not…
Explore the ancient city of Patan or experience a breathtaking Everest mountain flight!

Photos

Click on the arrows to take a photographic journey through the Solu Khumbu.

Trip Grading

Himalayan Sunset
This trip is considered to be moderate. This means that most people who are reasonably fit would be able to complete the trek without too much challenge. As with most things, a certain degree of fitness will make this trip more enjoyable. This trek is in a very remote area so it offers a great insight to the real Nepal and its culture but this means that the lodges are more rustic than the popular trekking routes and you will need to have a flexible and patient approach.
This is adventure trekking and so things will not always follow exact plans but you will have a good time as long as you like to experience the unexpected and enjoy real adventure. Please see the Pikey Peak itinerary page for details of the route.

As always on our treks there is plenty of staff and we can accommodate everyone's trekking pace. We appreciate that in a group there will be many different speeds of walker and we don't ever want you to feel like you are holding up a group or being held up. Having plenty of guides and porters allow for us to change itineraries and pace easily.

Altitude Advice

What’s Included

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 8 nights teahouse accommodation
  • Included meals: All meals while trekking, breakfasts in Kathmandu, welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. The food available in the tea houses is brilliant, there is a large selection of western, Chinese and Nepalese food available for you to choose from. We do not want you to be restricted in what you eat and want you to enjoy the vast menus and locally grown produce of the tea houses. We will let you eat whatever you want from the menu at meal times.
  • Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last day
  • All transportation for duration of tour (unless otherwise specified)
  • Flights to and from Paphlu for both you and the guide
  • Entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters and support staff to carry luggage
  • 1 fully qualified, first aid trained Trekking Guide
  • Thuraya satellite phone (to be used for organising logistics and in emergencies)
  • Guides will check in daily with our UK office to get regular bespoke weather updates and confirm locations
  • Financial protection: we are a fully bonded and insured UK based tour operator
  • Pre-departure support and advice by email, phone and face to face meetings in York if you would like. After booking with us we will send you a highly informative and comprehensive trip information
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  • Remote medical support from specialist doctors
  • Small groups. No more than 12 people on a set departure trip.
  • We don’t force a fast or slow pace. Our teams are supported with two leaders so you can walk at your own pace. We let you walk at the pace that is right for you.
  • Our guides and porters are paid fairly, properly equipped and fully insured for rescue and medical emergencies
  • Map of the trekking route
  • Photo book
  • Trekking kit bag
  • T-shirt
  • If you’d like to meet some of our team and experience our services beforehand, you can join us on one of our UK adventures.

What’s Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Nepalese visa (available to buy on arrival at Kathmandu airport for £20)
  • International flights
  • Tips to porters/local guide
  • Airport transfers taken outside of the itinerary’s arrival and departure dates

What Our Guests Say

Nepal
“Extremely well organised and the guide (Krishna) and porter (Binod) were fantastic and made the trip one to remember. Krishna really went out of his way to ensure my safety and enjoyment of the trek. Richard, the principle in the firm personally oversaw the initial contact with the guide which made all the difference. I would thoroughly recommend Lost Earth Adventures." - Jim Ramshaw

Read more reviews from a range of our treks.

Groups: Private Treks and Group Tours

Charities, Schools, Private Groups and Tailor Made Trips for Individuals

All our tours can be run privately for you and your group, from solo travellers to groups of over 50. We specialise in organising bespoke tours for groups of friends, charity challenges, school groups, mountaineering clubs, families, and countless others.

Charities

We love working with charity challengers! We have our own charity (Share the Load Foundation) and are inspired by your determination to fundraise for worthy causes. That’s why we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals during a charity challenge. We provide support from start to finish, including fundraising tips, training plans and the very best in-country support.

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Schools

We believe that the best way for students to develop into global citizens ready to go and conquer the world is to get them out into it as soon as possible. We meticulously plan our itineraries to increase students’ independence and self-belief and develop a sense of social responsibility. UK safety standards and documentation for all activities and a 24 hour UK based operations centre ensure students’ safety and well-being on their Asian Lost Earth Adventure.

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Tailor-made trips

We understand honeymooners need a bit of champagne sparkle, some celebrations warrant the inclusion of heli-trekking and spa treatments, and that the very active relax with white-water rafting after summiting 6,000m peaks. Decades of research and our extensive in-country network mean anything is possible. Get in touch and we’ll start preparing your perfect adventure.

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Information for group leaders & group discounts

Depending on your trip and number of participants, we can offer groups of 10 or more a complimentary place or a discount for all adventurers. Schools trips can benefit from free places for teachers, whilst we can discount rates for charity challenges. Contact us with your details and requirements and we will get a quote to you within one working day.

We also appreciate the effort it takes to coordinate a group of people so in exchange for your efforts, we will give group organisers of 10+ people a £150 Cotswold gift voucher; perfect for kitting yourself out ahead of your big adventure!

All group members receive a complimentary kit bag, t-shirt and a voucher code for 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor.

For Your Information

Health and safety and financial protection

At Lost Earth Adventures, health and safety is our top priority. All our trips are run to UK and international safety standards, and are proud to surpass these standards in many areas. We are a fully bonded tour operator, ensuring your financial protection.

Full details of our policies and protections are available here.

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