May 11 - May 15, 2021 | Change

Pikey Peak trek (5 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Pikey Peak

Difficulty: challenging
Pikey Peak
Starting at $251 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.06 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $16.25 per person for vat tax
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits GCAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

Sir Edmund Hillary is said to have declared Pikey Peak is favorite trekking view point in Nepal. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as Dhaulagiri to the west and Kanchenjunga to the east in addition to Mt. Everest, making it one of the most expansive Himalayan views. While this is short 5 day trip, it does require two very long days of transportation, and the accommodation along the trail is very basic so be prepared.

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Pikey Peak at 4065 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 13.0°C (55°F) and lows down to 0.0°C (32°F) at Pikey Peak.

Pikey Peak Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Tue May 11 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 12 hours
Bus leave early in the morning
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Shared vehicle from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $20.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Must leave early in the morning
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $375.00
Travel time: about 7 hours

Dhap Bazaar (2932 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in May.

Jhapre (2921 m)

If you arrive by public transportation you may need to hike in the dark by headlamp to reach Jhapre the same day.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.9°C (68°F) and lows of about 6.9°C (44°F) in May.

Wed May 12 (day 2)

Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in May.

Thu May 13 (day 3)

Pikey Peak (4065 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about 0.0°C (32°F) in May.

Pikey Peak

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.6°C (83°F) and lows of about 15.6°C (60°F) in May.

Fri May 14 (day 4)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.3°C (76°F) and lows of about 11.3°C (52°F) in May.

Sat May 15 (day 5)
Shared vehicle from Bhandar to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Public bus from Bhandar to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 12 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Kristen (Canada) on Mar 21, 2019

Pikey Peak led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

The trek was beautiful with great views of Everest and the Annapurna range. Due to unexpected snow we were unable to cross over the summit and had to return back to where we started in Dhap Bazaar. The trek was fairly demanding at times but was a good challenge.