The legend: Sir Edmund Hillary claimed that Pike Peak (4,065) is the most astounding vantage point to gaze at Everest. This Pike peak trek is the most fabulous one.
Pike Peak (4,065) is one of the most spectacular off-beaten trekking trails in lower Everest trekking. The trek provides a view of eight of Nepal’s eight-thousanders from one place, including Mt Everest. Edmund Hillary himself claimed it to be his favorite after he climbed it to take a look around during the walk-in on his 1953 expedition. The most attractive part of Pike Peak is the sunrise and sunset view from the ridge. You can witness the rising sun’s golden rays sweep through the silver mountains and change their colors from ivory to gold.
This trek is titled after the holy Pike Peak and derives its name from a Sherpa Clan deity. People of Sherpa ethnic groups celebrate the religious festival during the month of July. During the festival, they worship their tribal god, the eastern Chyabo Pike, also called Pike Hlapchen Karbu in the celebrations.
Pike Peak Trek is moderate, which is ideal for families and solo. Also, it is a perfect choice for those who have limited time but wish to experience culture and Everest on the full scale.
The trek route traverses rolling lush hills, rustic villages, and alpine forests to the windswept open ridges of Pike peak (4065 m). From the summit, you can see a sweeping view of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Shishapangma in Tibet. Apart from that, you can see other Himalayan peaks like Gauri Shanker, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam from the top. Furthermore, you can see Number peaks, Khatang, Shishapangma, Mera, Thamserku, all over the horizon.
In addition, the trail is a domain to several herbal plants like sunpati. Undeniably, you will encounter native animals like Yak, Nak, Jopkyo, and Jomu. You can find these animals grazing in meadows all over the area, especially from May to October.
Visit the authentic villages and experience the mountain weather without seasonal obstructions. On the low trail, you can find the major settlement of Brahmin and Chhetri. Whereas, as you ascend higher, you will encounter the Sherpa and Tamang people. Interacting with people as you pass the village is an opportunity to get some insights into the unique culture. You can learn about the customs and lifestyle of the Sherpa people living in the highland. The beautiful monasteries and stupas that you come across on your way to Pike peak are an incredible experience.
Moreover, you can visit the major cheese factory along the trail. During your visit to a cheese factory, don’t miss sipping a cup of delicious tea or warm milk and tasting fresh cheese.
This is a sample itinerary of Pike Peak Trek. We can customise the program as per your needs and preferences. For more information, get in touch with our Travel Expert.
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