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Peekye Trek just below Everest - 17 Days

This is a most beautiful area & is relatively a new trek; and one still largely off the tourist route, this is Peekye Mountain at (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 pulsating 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 are full off beautiful 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 as you enjoy the famous Sherpa warmth.

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 and it’s a wonderful time to be in this area.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (1955m)
Day 04: Jiri to Shivalaya
Day 05: Shivalaya to Bhandar/Changma (2190m)
Day 06: Bhandar/Changma to Namkhile (2320m)
Day 07: Namkhile to Golla (2980m)
Day 08: Golla Village
Day 09: Golla to Ngaur (3350m)
Day 10: Ngaur to Chamdingma (3510m)
Day 11: Chandingma – top of Peekye (4065m) – Chandingma
Day 12: Chandingma to Junbesi (2670m)
Day 13: Junbesi to Thubten Choling Monastery to Junbesi
Day 14: Junbesi to Chiwong monastery
Day 15: Chiwong monastery to Phaplu
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport to hotel to airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu B/B
  • Peekye( Lower Everest)Trekking area permit fee
  • Everest national park permit fee
  • Trekking Map of Peekye mountain area
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek
  • Join Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements.
  • An experienced licensed holder English speaking trekking guide, a cooks, cooks helper, required porters and others helping staffs.
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for all trekking staffs,
  • All local Transportation from to Kathmandu by tourist bus, bus, car, and van.
  • Phaplu – Kathmandu domestic fly ticket
  • Medical kit box
  • New TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Camping equipments all kind of Tents-Sleeping, dining, kitchen, toilet and sleeping bags, mattress down jacket etc.
  • All government tax

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Approx, US$12 to US$ 17 per day.
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Sightseeing/Monuments/Monastery entrance fee
  • Domestic airport tax( Nepali Rupees Rs.170)
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15days from date of issue), US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue) and US$ 100 (duration 90 days from date of issue) you can easily issue your visa upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will require two passport size photos.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Any kinds of Bar bills Mineral water, Alcoholic drinks, Juice etc.
  • Your travel insurance
  • Any Expense of Personal Nature/Helicopter Rescue
  • Tips for trekking staff ( Tipping is expected but not compulsory)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
It is wonderful to fly into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks rambling down below you are almost blissful, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our representatives 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 02: 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 combo 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. Overnight at your hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (1955m)/5hrs drive
The road goes through hills. When the weather is good, there are beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. Jiri is the centre of Dolakha district and is occupied mainly by the Jirels, an ethnic community. Overnight camp

Day 04: Jiri to Shivalaya (1770m)/4hrs
A 4 hrs trek through beautiful forests and a number of hamlets. The trail goes down to Shivalaya, a small village inhabited by Tamangs and Newars, on the bank of the Shivalaya River. Overnight camp

Day 05: 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. Overnight camp

Day 06: Bhandar/ Changma to Namkhile (2320m)/4 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 Namkhile, from where it is possible to see fine views of Numbur Himal. Overnight camp

Day 07: Namkhile to Golla (2980m)/2 hrs
From Namkhile, the path is a hard 2-hour climb through a forest of pines and rhododendrons. Golla is a typical Sherpa village, whose inhabitants are mainly farmers. Each household has some cows, and dzom (a cross between a yak and cow). Overnight camp

Day 08: We rest on this day in Golla Village
A stay in the village provides an opportunity to experience the daily life of the people. You can enjoy delicious Sherpa food. Visit the 3 main monasteries of this village and a school run by Peekye Hill social organization. In spring season there will be a Dhumje Mask dance festival. Spring season is also a fantastic time to trek in this area. Overnight camp

Day 09: Golla to Ngaur (3350m)/4hrs
A 4 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. Overnight camp

Day 10: 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. This is a nice place to camp in.

Day 11: Chandingma – top of Peekye (4065m) – Chandingma
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. It’s a great sight. Overnight camp

Day 12: Chandingma to Junbesi (2670m)
A 3 hr descent leads to Jasa Warnyang, a pass at about 3,800m. From there, one climbs 2 hrs through pasture land with a good view of Peekye before arriving at Pambuk La, another pass (4000m).After going down 2 hrs through a pine and rhododendron forest, we arrive in Takur, a Sherpa village. Half an hour later and you are in the beautiful village of Junbesi. Overnight camp

Day 13: Junbesi to Thubten Choling Monastery to Junbesi
Thubten Choling Monastery was founded by Trulshi Rinpoche, a high Nyingmapa Lama, after he left Tibet in 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Trulshi Rinpoche is one of the most important lamas of the Sherpa people. Five hundred monks and nuns are currently living in Thubten Choling. Overnight camp

Day 14: Junbesi to Chiwong monastery
Chiwong Monastery is a Nyingmapa monastery built in 1929.The monastery is famous for its sacred dance festival, the Mani Rimdu, which lasts for 3 days and takes place in the 10th Tibetan month (November-December). The aim of Mani Rimdu is to expel harmful forces. During the festival, the Sherpas from Solu- Khumbu gather in the courtyard of the monastery. It is an occasion for them not only to witness the ceremony, to make offerings and to earn value for their next life, but also to meet friends and enjoy good food and drink. This is a great time to camp out here.

Day 15: Chiwong monastery to Phaplu
Phaplu is a small Sherpa town with an airport and a hospital, which was built by Sir Edmund Hillary. Overnight camp

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
From Phaplu we take a 30 minute flight to Kathmandu. And your day is free. In the evening time, we go out to a famous Nepali kitchen for Nepalese cuisine. As you enjoy your meal, you will be entertained to a thrilling cultural dance performed by the local belles. This is a complimentary outing on behalf of Higher Limits Trek & Expedition for the good welfare of our guests. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
Our office staff will take you to the airport for your flight home. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Nepal. Sayonara!!!

NOTE: The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail, or any other unforeseen conditions. In case of trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to other areas, your Group Leader or Sherpa Guide will make a decision that will be final. Of course, this will be done in consultation with our guests.

“If above itinerary couldn’t meet your desires, we can design a teller made itinerary to suite your requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer”.

Price For The Trip:
The total cost for the trek, tour you choose you want to do will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodation) The mode of transport you prefer will also affect the cost of your package, for example prices vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist bus or local buses. The number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek/tour. For these reasons the same trek/tour can vary in price quite considerably.
Please mail us at info@higherlimitstrek.com for up to date prices for the above itinerary.

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Your Program Duration = 17 Days
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