Mar 7 - Mar 9, 2024 | Change

via Pikey Peak side trek (3 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

View full itinerary: Everest Base Camp

Highlights: Pikey Peak

via Pikey Peak

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.

Weather Conditions in March

change start

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Pikey Peak at 4065 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 9.0°C (48°F) and lows down to -8.0°C (18°F) at Pikey Peak.

via Pikey Peak Side 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.

Thu Mar 7 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

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

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 12 hours
Bus leaves very 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

Shared vehicle from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $20.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
You will need to leave Kathmandu very early in the morning.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Dhap Bazaar (2932 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in March.

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 15.9°C (61°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in March.

Fri Mar 8 (day 2)

Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in March.

Sat Mar 9 (day 3)

Pikey Peak (4065 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about -8.0°C (18°F) in March.

Pikey Peak

Lamjura La (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.