Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Pikey Peak (5 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Pikey Peak
$251 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $156 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

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.

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)

Currently 1 Trekker
1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

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 August

The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Pikey Peak at 4065 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 13.0°C (55°F) and lows down to 4.0°C (39°F) at Pikey Peak.

Pikey Peak
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(5 days / 4 nights )
created by Anna

Fri Aug 23 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

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 10.8°C (51°F) in August.

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 10.9°C (52°F) in August.

Sat Aug 24 (day 2)

Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 6.6°C (44°F) in August.

Sun Aug 25 (day 3)

Pikey Peak (4065 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about 4.0°C (39°F) in August.

Pikey Peak

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.6°C (83°F) and lows of about 19.6°C (67°F) in August.

Mon Aug 26 (day 4)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.3°C (76°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in August.

Tue Aug 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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

Kathmandu