Attraction of the Pikey peak in the Lower region of Everest
21 Apr

Attraction Of The Pikey Peak In The Lower Region Of Everest

The attraction of Pikey Peak around Solu, the Lower Region of Everest, is a charming country adorned with scenic viewpoints. Trekkers can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayan snow-mountain range from the high hills of Pikey. The high Hill Top, popularly known as the real Pikey Peak View Point stands at 4,068 m/13,346 feet and the second viewpoint of Pikey Peak stands 4065 m / 13,337 meters above the beautiful valley of the Lower Solukhumbu district.

The main highlight and attraction of Pikey Peak is hiking on top refreshing cool air amidst the enchanting forest. Lined with lovely rhododendrons, magnolia, pines, oaks, firs, and pine trees with glorious panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. From the scenic high point of Pikey Peak, trekkers can enjoy the views of  Mt. Everest. The panorama from the top includes more than 360° wide range of the Himalayan snow-capped peaks.

The views stretch towards Ganesh and Langtang Himal in the northwest. Overlooking, the views of Jugal Himal and Gaurishankar, around the Central Himalayan range with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga towards the far east. The areas around Pikey Peak in springtime will be a paradise with a natural garden when wildflowers are in bloom. 


Especially the rhododendrons of various species, from tall trees to bushes with different colors. Besides the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and the range of Himalayan Peaks, the villages around Solu areas are equally fascinating. Trekkers can observe the rural farm life and activities, enriched with the traditional heritage culture of Buddhism religion.

Numbur Himal View from near Junebesi
Numbur Himal and Thupten Chholing View from Near Junbesi village.

Pikey Peak Trek  Highlights & Attraction.

  • Adventure on least ventured areas of the Lower Everest region around scenic Solu.
  • Enchanting forest lined with beautiful rhododendrons, magnolias, and pine trees.
  • Trekking through traditional heritage villages adorned with Buddhist monuments.
  • Enjoy the panorama of more than 360° Himalayan range of snow-capped peaks.

     

Scenic drive along the countryside towards the Solu area on the lap of Everest.

Pikey Peak Trekking journey starts Depart from the hotel, having breakfast early, for an exciting overland journey to Mid-East Nepal around Solu district. Enjoy the exciting drive on leaving the Kathmandu valley through many farm villages, then reach the scenic old town of Dhulikhel. On leaving the Friendship Lhasa and Kathmandu Highway, the drive diverts to a newly constructed B.P. Highway. The road follows southeast past the holy site of Namabuddha. The drive enters east to the Kavre District, Ramechap District, Sinduli District, and Okhaldunga District, leaving the B.P. Highway along the countryside around farm villages and towns towards Solukhumbu District. 

Enjoy the overnights after the long drive of more than seven hours to reach Dhap from Kathmandu. Driving about 267 km or 166 miles’ distances, continue to drive through the newly constructed dirt road toward Kadeni (Tadapani) and stay overnight at a lovely local tea house with a stunning view of the Rolwaling Himalayan Range including Mt Everest. 

Traditional Buddhist Prayer wheels.
Traditional Buddhist Mani Stone and Prayer Wheels. 

Old Buddhist Mani walls, unique culture within pristine natural surroundings.

From Kadeni (Tadapani) walking along the dirt trail to the village of Jhapre village. Situated above a deep valley with views of Everest and Khumbu Himal. This village adorns a nice little Buddhist Gompa and stupa, with a lovely viewpoint towards the north of the villages. The walk the next day follows the direction of Pikey Peak with morning views of Numbur Chuli, Everest, and the eastern Himalayas. The trail follows with a gentle climb through pine and rhododendron forests to Bulbule. 

The climb leads to Lhamuje during the springtime, visitors will experience different species of rhododendron flowers. Along with views of the Himalayas, the trail then leads to gentle ups and downs along the ridge. To reach a pasture field within the yaks grazing on a green meadow and then walking across the Mani wall. Finally, the steep short uphill leads to the foot of Pikey Peak Base Camp. 

 

Climb to Pikey Peak Viewpoint-I at 4,068 m, and Pikey-II at 4,065 m.

An early breakfast for a long day hike, along winding uphill to reach on top of Pikey Peak. After an hour or more climb, enjoy the unobstructed sunrise views over the Himalayan range with Mt. Everest. Stunning views of the Khumbu Himal include Tharmasarku and Kangtenga, with Karyolung to the north. The panorama extends towards Makalu and Kanchenjunga in the east, with Ganesh and Manaslu, Dhaulagiri in the far west.

Enjoy the superb views of the Central Himal range, Langtang, Jugal Himal, and Gaurishankar with Dorje Lakpa. The trek then heads downhill for a few minutes and a short climb to reach Pikey-I 4068 meters. The Pikey I viewpoint is much more attractive than the Pikey II viewpoint because it has fewer people and many closer views can be observed from this viewpoint. 

Pikey Peak View Point
Pikey Peak View Point I 4068 meters. 

 

Traditional local Sherpa village Junbesi village.

Junbesi Village is one of the prime Sherpa settlements around the western rim of the Solu district. It is a moderate-sized village with many good lodges for visitors. Located on the main classic trail of Jiri towards Everest and Khumbu past Solu areas. Junbesi is a Sherpa village interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism with an old monastery with views of Numbur Chuli Peak. It looms high above the village, towards the north. Junbesi is a lovely Sherpa village at an altitude of 2,700 m/8,858 feet high, located en route to Thupten-Choling monastery.  Junbesi Village is a beautiful and peaceful settlement of the Sherpa natives of Solu Khumbu District.

Junebesi Village
Junbesi Village is one of the most beautiful Sherpa villages.

 

Mopung Valley & Junbesi Khola.

Mopung Valley and Junbesi Khola/stream en route to Thupten Chholing and just below Numbur Himal. Around Mopung Valley, there are several religions with important places, following the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Around Junbesi village is Zhung Gompa, where several important religious festivals take place, especially the Mani Rindu and Dhumje festivals. Which takes place in spring, and hundreds of locals gather for several days. Above the Mopung Valley and Junbesi Khola stand an old Tegan-do Gompa where regular local ceremonies, are celebrated. Includes Serlo Gompa further higher up from the Mopung Valley and Junbesi Khola.  

Mopung Valley Junebesi
Old traditional Buddhist Stupa and Local House Mopung Valley Junbesi.

 

The Thupten Chholing Gompa. 

Enjoy the day in Junbesi, with a few hours of hikes, and walks to Thupten Chholing Monastery. Founded during the 19th century by Tibetan Buddhist monks, the complex is home to more than 450 monks and nuns in the monastery. 

This large monastic complex is an exciting place to experience. Observe the nuns in prayer activities and visit the monastery interior of great religious and cultural interest. The path that leads to the monastery begins close to the stupa at the village's northern border. The trail ascends alongside Junbesi's stream and crosses a wooden bridge past Mopung's valley. Then, it leads to the enormous golden-topped stupa with exquisite golden figures against a blue background. 

The monastery is at a height of approx. 3,400 m/11155 feet it is a lovely hike through the evergreen forest and along a stream to reach the monastery. Enjoy spinning a long series of Prayer wheels, and visit the Lama School and the meditation cave. To pay homages to the Phungmuche, an old monastery, and the lovely white-washed Buddhist Stupas. These are the main highlights and attractions of visiting the Thupten Chholing Gompa.

Buddhist Monks Chanting at Monastery.
Buddhist Monks Chanting at Thupten Chholing Monastery.

 

The Pikey Peak Trek Conclusion.

The attraction of Pikey Peak, around Solu, the Lower Region of Everest, is a marvelous country to venture into. Visit Himalaya Treks recommends all visitors to enjoy its serene and pristine surroundings. This beautiful trek is suitable for all age groups, from families with young kids. Includes the elderly persons as long as all are physically fit and in sound medical health.

The only hard about this short trek of a week or less is the long overland journey. Taking more than 7-8 hours, but it is an interesting and exciting way to enjoy and observe the rural country farm life. The rest of the walk is pleasant, although, with some steep climbs, it rewards you with gorgeous scenery of the beautiful landscapes. It includes more than 360° Himalayan panoramas with views of the famous world’s highest peaks like Mt. Everest. 

In short, it is the best trek away from the mainstream and off-the-beaten tracks. To enjoy lovely views along with local impressive traditional cultures of age-old heritage. Visitors with interest in the Pikey Peak trek and to avoid the long drives. Visit Himalaya Trek also organizes Helicopter Services. As well as chartering airplanes to land at Phaplu small airport, on request. 

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