Alternative Everest Trek
(Pikey Peak or Lower Everest Region)
This is a remote and unfrequented region despite its proximity to the popular trekking route to Mt. Everest region. Here, we walk trails seldom walked by westerners, thus giving you a chance to experience trekking ‘off the beaten track’, away from the main trials, and genuine cultural encounters together with great views as any other trekking destinations. The trek begins after a short mountain flight to Phaplu airport and a visit to Chiwang Monastery a local Buddhist religious center for Sherpas. And the trek goes through the villages set aside the hills from where most of the trekking staff hired by trekking agencies in Kathmandu come from. Pikey peak at 14000ft is the highlight of this trip as one can view dramatic views of Mt. Everest (8850m), Makalu (8481m), Numbur (6958m) and other Himalyan peaks. The trek culminates at the village of Shivalaya from where we take a ride back to Kathmandu.
Brief Itinerary for Lower Everest Trek
01 Kathmandu – Phaplu (flight) Hike to Chiwang and return to Phaplu
02 Phaplu to Gorakhani
03 Gorakhani to Lumsa
04 Rest in Lumsa, visit village school, monastery
05 Lumsa to Pikey Peak Base camp.
06 Pikey Base camp to the summit of Pikey and rest
07 Trek to Goli village
08 Goli village to Bhandar
09 Bhandar to Shivalaya
10 Shivalaya to Kathmandu
The itinerary given here is just an idea. We can change the itinerary to shorter or longer duration depending upon client's requirement.