PIKEY CULTURAL TREK

Overview

Pikey (4,065m)is one of the tallest hills in the Solu region. Various mountain ranges of the eastern and central Himalayas can be seen from here. Peaks like Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Lhotse, Nuptse, Number, Sishapangma, Thamserku, Mera peak and other few ranges can be viewed from the top of the hill. Breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset can be other attraction for the visitor. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful settlements in the region. Trek begins and ends at Phaplu and passes through Kerung, Pattale, Jhapre, Pikey peak, Lamajura, Junbesi.

Pikey Cultural Trail Trekking Pikey cultural trekking lies lower part of Everest trekking region of Nepal. Pikey Hill (4,065 m) is one of non-touristic eco trekking area .It offers to see you breathtaking sunrise and sunset views during good weather. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful Sherpa’s unique settlements of the lower Everest region area. The trail starts at Phaplu and passes through Kerung, Pattale, Jhapre, Pikey peak, Lamajura, Junbesi and ends at Salleri. Pikey is named from Sherpa clan deity. It is a good time to take a trip to Pikey during the month of July; local people hold celebrations to worship their clan god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey, as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu. There are other interesting possibilities for undertaking tourism activities at Pikey such as paragliding, mountain biking, birdwatching, pilgrimage, and meditation. From here the trail descends through dense forest finally meeting the Everest trail at Beni. From Pikey one can also trek to the Dudhkunda trail. Rumjatar and Jiri are other alternative entries to Pikey Cultural Trail. As mentioned above, after reaching Pikey one also has the option of taking the Dudhkunda Cultural Trail via Taksindu. The trail passes through Junbesi, Phaplu, Taksindu, Beni, Dudhkunda, Taksindu and back to Salleri. This trek goes through beautiful settlements and landscapes. One of the most beautiful Sherpa Junbesi villages is on the way from Pikey to Dudhkunda. One can also visit the famous Thuptenchholing monastery on the way.

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