The Pike Peak Trek is known as High Solu as it lies in the Solukhumbu Everest region with the altitude of 4090 meter. It is also considered as the most stunning, off the beaten track, parts of the Himalayas offering 360degree of Mountain View. This trekking presents you visit to a high altitude lake, an opportunity to experience authentic Nepali culture and marvelous vistas of numerous mountains as well as four of the highest peaks in the world i.e. Mt. Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lotse and Mt Makalu and others such as Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Kusum Kangaru and Mera Peak. The trek is also famous for its amazing sunrise and sunset views.
The route will ascend to 4065 meters and will require a moderate fitness level, however will prove to be a very worthwhile adventure.
The best season to trek Pike Peak is from September to October and March to April. Even though February can also be an ideal time to explore this place as the locals will be observing their main festival- Losar.
- Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)
You will be received and escorted to the hotel by our staff, refresh yourself and take some rest or explore the area around your hotel. Our representative will give detail brief about pre trek information and disseminate maps and other general information. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. Today after breakfast we will explore Kathmandu valley, a guided tour will be conducted to major world heritage sites inside the valley. As Kathmandu valley is a beautiful combination of Hinduism and Buddhism we will visit historical sites like; Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest stupa in the world. After the tour you will prepare yourself for the trek, will be briefed about the trek; buy all the trekking equipments required and overnight at hotel.
- Day 03: Departure from Kathmandu to Jiri (1955m /6414 ft):
After an early breakfast we head off by private vehicle for Jiri which is 220 km from Kathmandu. The drive goes all the way through KODARI road (Tibet road) then turns off to Jiri & pass through the Bhote kosi (River) which is one of the well-known rivers for the Rafting and Kayaking. After that, we traverse the bridge of the river falling down from Tibet border.
- Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2710m/8891 ft.) 6-7 hours trek
After breakfast we begin to ascend to the top of the ridge at 2,370m. We descend to Shivalaya which is 1750m after that climb to Sangmudanda (2150M). Then we walk all the way up to Kharso bas (2500M) then to Deurali pass at (2705M). You may have an opportunity to glimpse mountains backdrop of Gaurishankar, Annapurna range and numerous small peaks from Deurali if the weather is apparent.
- Day 05: Deurali to Namkhili (2300m/7545ft) 6 hours trek.
After breakfast we start our today’s trek by descending to Bandar which is the huge village of Sherpa settlements and Buddhist monastery and all the way down to Rosi Khola (River) and traverse the Rosi River and start ascend to Chaulakharka. We will have a lunch break continue to climb up to Namkhili at 1800m where you can see some stunning mountains vistas.
- Day 06: Namkhili to Ngawar Gumpa (Monastery) (3350m/10990ft) 5 -6 hours trek
Today we set off our trekking by leaving Namkhili behind and ascend to Goli Gumpa Danda where there is Sherpa settlement along with some Buddhist Monastery. Eventually, we climb up to Ngawar Gumpa which is situated at the altitude of 3350m and we set up the camp near by Buddhist monastery and cheese factory. This day you may encounter many more mountains and beautiful valley views and walking in the forest of rhododendrons.
- Day 07: Ngwar Gumpa to Pike Peak Base Camp at Place Call Dairy 3730 m/12237 ft.)
Today after a short trek we will be in Camp earlier than earlier days. You will have a rest for the acclimatization. If the weather is clear then we climb up to Pike Peak and back to camp site. You will be walking all the way through the rhododendrons forest. Particularly, in the end of April and May there are blossoming of rhododendrons flowers.
- Day 08: Climb to Pike peak to see the sun rise (1 hours climb) to Japre (2870m/9416ft) 8 hours walk.
We rise early morning and have approximately one hour climb up to Pike Peak. If the weather is clear and pleasant then you have an opportunity to see sunrise view glittering on magnificent majestic backdrop of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Maklu, Kanchanjunga, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and several small peaks around. Subsequently we go back to lodge and have a breakfast. Then we walk on the ridge to Bulbule and trek to Japre monastery which is beautiful and old Buddhist Monastery eminence in Tapting V. D. C. You will be walking on the ridge where you come across with beautiful mountains and rhododendrons. We overnight at Japre.
- Day 09: Japre to Pattale (2840m/9317ft) 6 hours walk
Today you will be walking on ridge to Phokte Danda and have opportunity to see Everest views till to Phokte Danda and drop down to Chimding village that comprises 85 houses with 525 total populations which is a huge village of Tamang, Newar, Sherpa and Sunuwar settlement. Every Friday local market is open where the local people buy the necessary stuffs. From Chimding you will head towards Pattale where you encounter local villager working in the field.
- Day 10: Pattale to Chyalsa Tibetean Settlement (2770m/9087ft) 5 hours walk:
We start descending to Salme khola and climb up to Chyalsa Tibetan settlement.
- Day 11: Chyalsa to Phaplu (2470m/ 8103ft) 3 hours walk
On the final day of our trek, you will be walking on the ridge of the Ratnange Danda and have opportunity to see the mountain views in closer distance and pleasant backdrop of Dudkunda. We camp at Phaplu close by the airport at 2469m. In the afternoon you may visit headquarter of Solukhumbu namely Salleri where there are government offices of district as well. If you get there again you may have an opportunity to explore local market of Salleri on Saturday.
- Day 12: Phaplu to Kathmandu
We will fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival back in Kathmandu we will stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu. You have leisure time to do shopping and take rest.
- Day 13: Fly back Home
You will be assisted by our staff in a vehicle and transferred to TIA airport in Kathmandu from where you will take your flight back home.
–Buddhist Monastery, and blossom of rhododendrons
-Explore Local village and Local market
-Beautiful landscapes and mixed Hindu and Buddhist settlement
-Clear and stunning sunrise and sunset views
-Backdrops of majestic Himalayan Range i.e. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other peaks