Pikey – Lower Everest Trek-12 Day 2017admin
One of the most beautiful areas and one still largely off the tourist route is that of Peekye mountain (4070m), a very special mountain in that it is considered the protector of Golla region. Golla is a small Sherpa village of about 40 houses scattered over the slope of Peekye at an altitude of 3060m, and dominated by a range of snow-capped mountains: Gaurishankar, Karylung, Numbur and Katanga.The religious life of this village is very vibrant thanks to its four small monasteries, all belonging to the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
One of the most beautiful areas and one still largely off the tourist route is that of Peekye mountain (4070m), a very special mountain in that it is considered the protector of Golla region. Golla is a small Sherpa village of about 40 houses scattered over the slope of Peekye at an altitude of 3060m, and dominated by a range of snow-capped mountains: Gaurishankar, Karylung, Numbur and Katanga.
The religious life of this village is very vibrant thanks to its four small monasteries, all belonging to the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The months of March and April are a wonderful time to visit the area. The forests then show off their rhododendrons, magnolias, wild orchids and edelweiss.
At this time of year too, a great Sherpa festival takes place: the Dumje, for which, different families take turns each year in bearing the cost of the celebrations.This is a good opportunity to see the monks dancing sacred dances (cham) in the monastery courtyards and to enjoy the famous Sherpa hospitality.
For those who like deep blue skies, snow and the mountain climate, autumn and winter are the best seasons to come. At the end of October or beginning of November (according to the Lunar calendar), a great festival takes place in Chiwong monastery in which the monks perform the sacred dance festival of Mani Rimdu over a period of several days. Each season of the year has its own beauty- its open feel –to make worthwhile a trip to this area.
Price per person on twin sharing:
2 persons: USD 1200/3-5 persons: USD 1150/6-10 persons: USD 1050( One Person Free after 10 Person)/11-15 persons: USD 1000
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance.
There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trip.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1770m) / 7hrs
The road goes through hills. When the weather is good, there are beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. By can get there ater 7 hrs driving by bus.
Day 4: Shivalaya to Bhandar / Changma (2190m) / 5hrs
A few hours climb leads to Deurali, a small hamlet from where one can see Dudh Kunda Himal, Khatanga, Karylung and Peekye. Then the trail goes down for ½ hour to Bhandar, a Sherpa village with two stupas and a small monastery.
Day 5: Bhandar/ Changma to Gepchuka(2420m) / 6 hrs
The trail goes down and after 1 hr one arrives at the Likhu Khola, a river forming the boundary to Solu-Khumbu district and Sagarmatha zone. On the other side of the river, a good climb of 3 hrs leads to Gepchuka, from where it is possible to see fine views of Numbur Himal.
Day 6: Gepchuka to Ngaur (3350m) / 5hrs
A 5 hr walk through a forest full of rhododendrons leads to the hamlet of Ngaur, situated on the top of a hill. From here, the view towards Gaurishankar and Dudh Kunda Himal is spectacular. Ngaur has six houses and a small monastery. Fifteen minutes from there is a cheese factory, where one can taste and buy cheese made from nak (female yak) and dzom’s milk.
Day 7: Ngaur to Chamdingma (3510m)
The trail goes through the pasture land where Sherpas from the Golla area pass the summer with their cattle. The snow capped mountains can be seen again.
Day 8: Chandingma – top of Peekye (4065m) – Gepchuka
From the top of Peekye, one can see Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and some smaller peaks and at night the lights of Kathmandu valley is visible.if somebody have short time to trek Peekye is better than other. From Peekye we can see Mt.Everest very near.
Day 9: Gepchuka to – Bandar
Day 10: Bhandar-Shivalaya
Day 11: Drive to Katmandu
From Phaplu we take a 30 minute flight to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking, etc – please ask us).