Mar 4 - Mar 8, 2019  confirmed

Pikey Peak (5 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Pikey Peak
$133 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.94 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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

Guide
Pasang Dawa
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, Hindi, and little German
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Kristen (Canada)

With 1 guest: Barrett (Canada)

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 March

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.

Pikey Peak
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(5 days / 4 nights )
created by Kristen (Canada)

Mon Mar 4 (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 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 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.

Tue Mar 5 (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.

Wed Mar 6 (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

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.6°C (76°F) and lows of about 7.6°C (46°F) in March.

Thu Mar 7 (day 4)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.3°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in March.

Fri Mar 8 (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 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu