Attention: April 1 to June 30, 2019 renovations at Kathmandu Airport (TIA) require that flights to/from Lukla leave from Ramechhap a 4-5 hour drive from Kathmandu. The airlines will provide transportation to/from Kathmandu Airport to Ramechhap but it will require leaving Kathmandu around 3 am for flights to Lukla.

Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2019 | Change

Pikey Peak trek (5 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Pikey Peak

Difficulty: challenging
Pikey Peak
Starting at $234 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
+ $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
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

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 April

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April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Pikey Peak at 4065 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 12.0°C (54°F) and lows down to -4.0°C (25°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 Apr 23 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

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 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in April.

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 18.9°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.9°C (37°F) in April.

Wed Apr 24 (day 2)

Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in April.

Thu Apr 25 (day 3)

Pikey Peak (4065 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.0°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.0°C (25°F) in April.

Pikey Peak

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in April.

Fri Apr 26 (day 4)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in April.

Sat Apr 27 (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 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

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.