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October 8, 2015

Pikey Himalayan View and Sherpa Culture Trek 16 Days

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Pikey Himalayan View and Sherpa Culture Trek 16 Days

Trip Duration: 16 Days

Trek Length: 11 Days

Trip Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

Maximum Altitude: 17,764ft

Activity: Cultural Tour and Trekking

Lodging: Hotels and Tents

Transportation: By Vehicle and Flight

Begins & Ends: Kathmandu

Best Season: Sep-Dec and Feb-May

Group Size: 2-16 Persons

 

Highlights:

Destination: While trekking off the beaten track, we will visit traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries and climb to Pike summit. This is the best viewpoint in Nepal from where you can see nearly the entire Himalayan range of the country.
Best season: October-December and February-April.
Best time to see the entire Himalaya: October-March.
Best time to see Rhododendrons in bloom: March-April.

Lhamuje-Pike Region is a new trekking destination that is off the beaten track. We trek through the foothills of the spectacular Numbur Himal, which also has the best viewpoint in the entire country. This lies southwest of Mount Everest and adjacent to the old expedition route south of Lhamjura pass. The summit of Pike at 4200 meters (13,776ft) above sea level gives you an ample opportunity to enjoy stunning Himalayan views and scenic valleys. Standing on the summit of Pike (Pikya la in Sherpa) on a clear day, you can see Mount Everest, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Mera Peak, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Numbur Himal and Karyolung above Dudh Kunda (closest to Pike), Ghaurishankar, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri massif in the west. No place in Nepal, but Pike summit can promise you the grandeur of the panorama of the entire Himalaya of Nepal.

The 13,776 feet summit is mostly grassy and some exposed rocks adorned with some Buddhist prayer flags. In the summer the Yaks and Naks graze here. In the month of July each year, the local people settled in the valleys hold a celebration of clan god called Pike Lhapchen Karwoo. During this festival, all the locals come here in their finest attire with much fanfare. The blessings of the festival and the meaning it carries is to thank the god of this mountain, the earth, water and all the sentient beings for helping the well being of the people in the area.

The surrounding valleys of Lhamuje and Pike hold some of the most extensive Sherpa settlements and the hub of their culture, which has not been explored because the region is off the main trekking route to Everest. Trekking down the valley an hour or two in any direction will lead you to Sherpa villages where most locals have never seen outsiders. Visitors will be welcomed with traditional Sherpa hospitality.

Along the trek, we’ll visit Kingurdingma Monastery, Thupten Chholing Monastery and local homes to see the Sherpa way of life. The spring trekking in the region is amazingly beautiful with blossoms of Rhododendrons in various colors of red, purple, pink and white while other colorful spring blooms complement the scenery. Fall treks offer the clearest weather with spectacular views.

If you are looking for an adventure trek with spectacular scenery, where you can see traditional people, villages and monasteries of the Sherpas that has not yet been influenced by commercialized tourism, then this is your place to visit.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu heritage tour,
Day 3 Kathmandu to Jiri by road (1955m) camp,
Day 4 trek to Those,
Day 5 trek to Tholnage,
Day 6 trek to Majgaun,
Day 7 trek to Chuplong,
Day 8 trek to Kingurding Monastery,
Day 9 trek to Taklung,
Day 10 trek to Pike dairy campsite,
Day 11 trek to Pike summit viewpoint at 13,776ft and continue to Chhamdingma,
Day 12 trek to Junbeshi,
Day 13 trek to Thupten Chholing Monastery and to Phaplu Airport,
Day 14 flight Phaplu to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 15 Kathmandu at leisure,
Day 16 Departure from Nepal for next destination.

Service Includes:

  • Four nights in 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as per itinerary,
  • 11 days camping trek with overnights in tents,
  • Trekking equipment (two person tents, foam pads, dining tent, tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils),
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served while on camping trek,
  • Trekking crew (guide, cook, and porters),
  • Porters to carry your luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per program,
  • Domestic airfares Phaplu-Kathmandu including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, departures, sightseeing, and to trailhead,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • All personal items such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Emergency rescue evacuation fees,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

 

Should you be interested in finding out more about our tours, please visit our website www.sherpajourneys.net

Please feel free to contact me should you have any question regarding the services we provide.

 

Sherpa Journeys Pvt.Ltd.

P.O.BOX: 24947,

Lazimpat-2 Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tel: +977-1-444-2879

Email: info@sherpajourneys.net and nepal@sherpajourneys.net

For more information Please visit our website: www.sherpajourneys.net

Additional Info
Country: Nepal
Region: Numbur Himal and Lower Everest Region
City: Kathmandu
Address: P.O. Box:24947 Lazimpat-2 Kathmandu
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