Pike Hill Trekking

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  • Total Duration:13 days
  • Best Time:March-May & Sept-Dec
  • Max Elevation:4070 m
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy To Moderate
All inclusive price $1099.00PP
"sweeping panorama of central Himalaya with Everest range of mountains"

Highlights

  • Scenic country walks in the harmony of impressive culture facing views of peaks
  • Sensational panorama of Mt. Everest with array of central and eastern range of Mountains.
  • On quiet and elusive trail within pristine area, least visited by main flow of trekkers
  • Exciting walks and climbs on Pike Hill top the highest spot of the adventure
  • Enjoy super wide angle views of snowcapped peaks within serene woodland
  • Explore remote isolated farm villages enriched with old traditions and custom
  • Interesting overland journey through Nepal’s countryside dotted with nice villages

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy To Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4070 m
  • Total Duration:13 days
  • Best Time:March-May & Sept-Dec
  • Trekking Duration:07 days
  • Activity:Trekking, historical and cultural excursion
  • Trip Start from :Kathmandu
  • Trip End at :Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
  • Meals:Full board in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
  • Transportation:Private vehicles /Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Group size :2-8 pax
  • Per Day Walking:4-6 hrs

Pike Hill Trekking, a special and exclusive short journey of little more of week duration where you can catch views of world highest Mt. Everest, in the harmony of pristine wilderness and local culture.

Pike Hill Trekking suitable for all types of interest age-group including families, school / collage groups to corporate people where you will be in fresh clean mountain air, surrounded within serene forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines and oak trees.

On this scenic and beautiful country walks leads you within remote farm villages enriched with mixed culture of Buddhism and Hindu religion, mostly populated by the famous Sherpa people interwoven with Buddhist culture.

Where trek leads you into serene forested areas, in spring and summer the hills are alive when wild-flowers are in full bloom in the shade of high snowcapped peaks as walks leads on top the highest point of the adventure at Pike Hill above 4,067 m high.

A sensational panorama of mountains facing central Himalayan peaks of Langtang-Jugal Himal with beautiful Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse extends towards Numbur with Mt. Everest and adjoining Khumbu Himal range.

Our adventure starts with exciting overland drive from Kathmandu to reach at Jiri town and then beyond to begin our wonderful walks with downs and ups to reach at Pike Hill encountering several hill villages and monastery.

After a grand time on top Pike Hill walk descends to Sherpa villages and town of Salleri where a scenic short flight from Phaplu brings you back at Kathmandu after a magnificent time on Pike Hill Trekking.  

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02:            Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03:            Drive to Jiri 1,900 m – 06 hrs journey.
Day 04:            Trek to Shivalaya 1,770 m -05 hrs.
Day 05:            Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:            Trek to Goli 2,980 m -05 hrs.
Day 07:            Trek to Nagur Gompa 3,350 m -05 hrs.
Day 08:            Trek to Pike Hill Base 3,400 m – 04 hrs. 
Day 09:            Trek to Pike ridge top 4,067 m and trek to Loding 2,484 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10:            Trek to Phaplu 2,470 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11:            Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 12:            In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.

Day 13:            Final International departure from Nepal.

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on
Pike Hill Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

Day 02:            Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest,  Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Pike trekking next early with morning drive to Jiri.

Day 03:            Drive to Jiri 1,900 m - 06 hrs journey.
An exciting scenic overland drive on Eastern highway of Nepal-Tibet/ China Friendship driving few hours, and then leaving the main highway as drive leads on winding uphill road to Charikot, a nice town of Dolkha district with views of Gaurishankar and Melung-Tse and as far towards Langtang and Everest on east directions.

From this town downhill to Tama Kosi River and climb back to reach at Jiri a nice hill town, regarded as Switzerland of Nepal, due to it beautiful location of hills and valley cooler climate and views of snow-clad peaks.

Day 04:            Trek to Shivalaya 1,770 m -05 hrs.
After overnight in Jiri, our first day walk leads past market place and then avoiding the motor road, climbing a hill to reach a high ridge overlooking beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.

From the ridge top a long downhill walk leads you at Shivalaya village for overnight stop, a nice fair size village with number of lodges for travelers located by the bank of a river.

Day 05:            Trek to Bhandar (Chyangma) 2,195 m - 05 hrs
From Shivalaya morning leads to a steep climb to a ridge pat farm villages and terrace fields and then into a cool shade of alpine forest of rhododendron-oaks-pines trees to reach a small pass of Deurali at 2, 715 meters, here with lunch stop a long descend for two hours to Bhandar village for overnight stop, after walking past large Stupa and villages.
Bhandar also called as Chyangma village, the area around of mix tribe of people with Tamang, Newar, but predominantly Sherpa people.

Day 06:            Trek to Goli 2,980 m - 05 hrs.
Morning first day walks starts on downhill through farm villages to reach low warm areas nearby Likhu River and then with few short ups over terraced farm fields to reach at Goli, a moderate size farm village.

Day 07:            Trek to Nagur Gompa 3,350 m -05 hrs.
Starting with cool morning walk on route Pike Hill as our route leads to a climb into forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees then through many small farm lands and hamlets, after few hours of climb uphill on winding path, and then reaching alpine areas with steep high climb to reach at Nagur within lovely forest surrounding for overnight stop.

Here with time to visit its old and important monastery ‘Nagur Gompa’ with excellent views of hill landscapes and distant peaks towards north.

Day 08:            Trek to Pike Hill Base at 3,400 m - 04 hrs. 
Today a short day to reach at the base of Pike Hill base following forested path with grazing summer pasture for chattels of nearby local villages, the area with least human settlement as walk heads at the bottom of Pike Hill base around a wide field with small farm village.  

As this trek is slowly growing popular at present few small nice lodges has been established to accommodate trekkers and visitors to Pike Hill top.

Day 09:            Trek to Pike ridge top 4,067 m and trek to Loding 2,484 m - 06 hrs.
Starting early morning with packed lunch heading into dense forested areas full of rhododendron, magnolia-pines-firs-oaks and birch trees with few short down and more uphill to climb to reach our final and major destination on top Pike Hill ridge at 4,067 m high, rewards you with superb panorama of Jugal Himal range of peaks includes Gaurishankar-Melung Tse-Numbur with Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks of Khumbu within Everest range.

After a delightful moment with superb views walk downhill to reach at Loding village for overnight stop after an exciting scenic and good long walks of the day.

Day 10:            Trek to Phaplu 2,470 m - 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads with ups and short downhill through dense cool coniferous forest reaching Sherpa villages, with short break continue walk on gradual winding path with grand views of surrounding landscapes and then with short downhill to reach at lovely Sherpa large village and town of Salleri.

From here few hours of good walks leads to another Sherpa village at Phaplu with small airstrip the flies frequently to Kathmandu in good weather.

On reaching at lovely Sherpa village at Phaplu transfer to the best available with time to exp-lore the village and immerse with local culture.

Day 11:            Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From Phaplu an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great mesmerizing time on Pike Hill Trekking.

 

Day 12:            In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Phaplu, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.

 

If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

 

Day 13:            Final International departure from Nepal.
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a fond memory and grand time on Pike Hill Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Jiri by private vehicle
  • Phaplu to Kathmandu flight with airport pick up and departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • Best available accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Guest Personal expenses like ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Useful Information

Activity Level rating of Pike Hill Trekking
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone steps up and downs which are uneven and due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5545m, so you need to be careful about your health and the altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink more water.

Safe drinking water on Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking
Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude places but it gets harder to find it in higher elevation places and it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes we recommend you drink previously boiled water which tea houses sell for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Due to lack of regulation on the discard of plastic bottles it is probably better to use boiled water, very helpful for the protection of our environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Pike Hill Trekking
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Pike Hill Trekking
In your trekking you might come across some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Pike Hill Trekking
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Pike Hill Trekking
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Toilets are outside your room and it varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is a change in a body due to high altitude, decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • tiredness/fatigue
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep
  • Loss of Appetite

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Keeping hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We require a non-fundable deposit of 15% as down payment in advance in order to book flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims Cards, as well as permits. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and the amount can be either, a Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card with the balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal

Equipment List for this Trekking;

  1. Trekking Bag pack.
  2. Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Trekking shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Trekking stick.
  6. Sun Hat, cap
  7. Warm woolen cap.
  8. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  9. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  10. Raincoat.
  11. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  12. Hand gloves.
  13. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  14. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  15. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  16. Eye glass
  17. Water bottle.
  18. Sleeping bag.
  19. Flash or Torch light.
  20. Camera and batteries.
  21. Sun cream.

Most Common FAQs

Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on Pike Hill Trekking?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on Pike Hill Trekking?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage’s. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Pike Hill Trekking?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Pike Hill Trekking?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on Pike Hill Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Pike Hill Trekking?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

" We have been trekking once with Dipak when he was our guide on two tailor-made treks in the Nepal regions of Annapurna and Everest. We had booked these treks through an agency, and we were so impressed with Dipak’s work that we stayed in contact with him. Two years later we went on a third trek..."
Norma Sherratt & Chris Sherratt ,Bristol, UK
“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
Lynne & Patrick Ward-Booth Essex,England
There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
Mike and Molly ,USA

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