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Explore High Himalayas Pikey Peak Dudhkunda Trek Itinerary With Festival

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13 Nights / 14 Days
Nepal
Everest Region
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Trip Overview

Itinerary

Explore the Enchanting Pikey Peak Dudhkunda Trek: A Fusion of Culture and Nature

Unveiling the Origin of Pikey: A Sherpa Celebration Trail

Nestled at an elevation of 13,500 feet, the Pikey Peak Dudhkunda Trek, orchestrated by Festival Trek, seamlessly intertwines with the cultural tapestry of Chyabe, stretching from the east to the west. The name “Pikey” is a homage to the Sherpas, drawing inspiration from the dual titles they bear. In July, a jubilant atmosphere envelops the region as locals fervently worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey. The festivities reach their zenith during Pikey Hlapchen Karbu celebrations, transforming the Pikey Peak Dudhkunda trek trail into a cultural odyssey through Jiri-Chaulakharka-Nagaur, culminating in the breathtaking Pikey Danda (Hill) area.

Traverse the Trails: A Journey from Pikey Daanda to Phaplu

Embark on an alternate trail leading from Pikey Daanda to Phaplu, meandering through the scenic landscapes of Paanch Pokari and Tamakhani. The trail unfolds towards the northeast from the district center Salleri, promising an immersive trekking experience. Pikey Peak Dudhkunda trek / Daanda is renowned for its unparalleled sunrise and sunset views, offering a panorama of the majestic Himalayan range. Revel in the awe-inspiring sight of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Annapurna, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Shishapangma, Mera Peak, and Thamserku.

Pikey Peak Base Camp: A Gateway to Everest’s Splendor

The Pikey Peak Dudhkunda Trek or Pikey Peak Base Camp trek stands as a gem among the popular trekking trails in the Everest region. It not only unveils the grandeur of the Himalayan scenery, including Mt. Everest (8848m), but also offers panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Numbur, Mt. Kantega, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Karylung. The Pikey Peak Dudhkunda trek is adorned with the vibrant hues of Rhododendron flowers, Magnolia, and wild orchids, creating a picturesque setting.

Festive Revelry: August’s Sacred Gathering at Dudhkunda

The Pikey Peak Dudhkunda Trek Itinerary takes a captivating turn as it leads trekkers to a unique festival destination that unfolds once a year. In August, performers engage in cleansing rituals at the sacred lakes, creating a spiritual ambiance. Thousands of devotees embark on a pilgrimage to the lake for the annual festival, drawing people from across the Solukhumbu region to partake in the joyous celebration. The festival becomes a melting pot of cultural diversity as rituals and festivities bring communities together in a harmonious blend of tradition and spirituality.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted and assisted by a representative from Parikrama Treks. Transfer to your hotel, where you will receive a concise briefing about the upcoming Pikey Peak Dudhkunda trek.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (2850 m / 7 hrs)

Embark on a scenic journey as your bus travels from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar. Marvel at the confluence of Sun Koshi and Tama Koshi rivers, forming the mighty Koshi River along the way.

Day 03: Trek Dhap Bazaar to Jhapre (2815 m / 4 hrs)

Today’s trail follows a dusty road until reaching Sigane, a fantastic viewpoint offering panoramic views of the northern Himalayan ranges.

Day 04: Trek Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp (3585 m / 5 hrs)

Begin your trek amidst breathtaking views of Numbur Chuli and Everest. Traverse a dirt road before ascending to the Pikey Base Camp.

Day 05: Trek Pikey Base Camp to Junbesi (2680 m / 6 hrs) via Pikey Peak 4065 m

Ascend Pikey Peak (4065m) for spectacular mountain vistas. Descend through Rhododendron and Pine forests to reach Junbesi.

Day 06: Visit Thubten Choling Monastery

Explore the Thubten Choling Monastery, a serene and culturally rich experience. Consider establishing a new campsite at today’s destination.

Day 07: Trek to Yak Kharka

Wander through a magical forest, ascending towards a pass near your night’s destination. Enjoy the tranquil landscape with rock faces and grazing yaks as you set up camp in the meadows.

Day 08: Trek Yak Kharka to Saharsbeni

Experience the solitude of the landscape as you trek through meadows surrounded by rock faces and yak grazing. Settle in for the night in this picturesque setting.

Day 09: Trek Saharsbeni to Dudh Kunda

Reach Dudh Kunda Lake (4560m) at the foot of Mt Number and Karyalung Glacier. Spend a leisurely day surrounded by the stunning beauty of the lake.

Day 10: Trek Dudh Kunda to Timba

After a morning exploration around the lake, retrace your steps to Thadarbug and join the classic pilgrim route towards Timba.

Day 11: Trek Timba to Taksindu

Continue down the ridgeline towards the main Jiri to Everest trail, offering breathtaking mountain views along the way.

Day 12: Trek Taksindu to Phaplu

Leave the main trekking route and follow a beautiful path down to Phaplu. Optionally, visit Chiwong Monastery and witness the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn.

Day 13: Drive or Flight back to Kathmandu

Enjoy a scenic flight or drive back to Kathmandu, savoring the last glimpses of the stunning landscapes.

Day 14: Kathmandu Rest Day

Take a well-deserved day to relax and rejuvenate in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure

The Pikey Peak Dudhkunda trek journey concludes. Depart with cherished memories of the diverse landscapes and cultural experiences encountered along the way.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 1,950.00 per person on Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 135 Per Person

Service Highlight

  1. Guarantee first flight of Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  2. One night Kathmandu accommodation on complementary
  3. One day of free sightseeing from the Parikrama Treks Team (As per the detail in the Itinerary)
For 2024 For 2025
 May: 02, 18
Sep: 15, 22
May: 02, 18
Sep: 14, 22

 

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Lodge /Tea House trek on full board twin sharing basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • An English speaking locally experienced & professional trekking guide license holder
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag and guide with a knowledge of Emergency first aid Method
  • Guided sight-seeing tour with experienced English speaking guide
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter
  • Conservation Entry Permits and Special permit as per the rules of Government
  • Daily wages with food allowanes and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • Airfare of guide if air ticket are included for clients
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fee for Nepal Entry
  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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Pikey Peak Dudhkunda view