Beyond the smile trek

Trip Duration 15
Max Altitude 4065M at Pikey Peak Summit
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Sep to February

Trip Overview

Beyond the smile Trek: 

The Beyond the smile Trek Trip is a captivating adventure that takes you on a journey through the majestic Himalayas in Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 4,065 meters, Pikey Peak offers breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna.  Pikey is situated at Lower region of Solukhumbu district at an altitude of 4070 m. From Pikey peak, one can get the grand view of nature, can experience the traditional livings of different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Chhetri, Tamang and Gurung. Tourists can taste the verities of local cuisines and observe some rare plants and animals. Likhupikey Rural Municipality of Ward no. 1 of Solokhumbu district of Ward No 8 of Solu dudhkunda rural Municipality considered as the most important places of natural and biological variety. Tourists can observe the best view of the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest in the short trek.

Natural Wildlife and Peaks

From Pikey peak, one can get the grand view of mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, AmaDamlam, Lhotse, Nupatse, Numbur, Gaurisankhar, Langtang to the far west.Additionally, This peak rewards tourists with one of the best sunrises and sunset views. It offers dense forests of Sunpati, Pine, Rhododendron whereas attraction of birds and animals like Lophophorus, Crimson Horned Pheasant, tiger, wild bear, Panda, Ghoral and so on. Similarly,Chauri Ghai, Nak, yak and cow can find anywhere in this area.

Tourists can have pleasing view at nature's unique scenes, villages and living way of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Gurung and Sunmuwar. To reach Pikey peak, bus or jeep ride from Bamtibhandar of Ramhechap district -the Okhaldhunga dhap-Khinji Phalate -Salleri of Solukhumbu district and then trek can follow. Other alternative can be flight to Paplu airport of Solukhumbu district. The villages belonging to Likhu Pikey rural municipality include villages like Chaulakharka,Gole. Similarly, other villages of Solududhkunda municipality like Kerung, Tapting, Tamakhani,

Gorakhani, Salleri and Junbesi also lies at Likhu Pikey rural municipality. Likewise, other villages of Okaldunga district and Ramechhap district such as Patale, Kiji Demba and Bamtibhandar are also the part of Likhu Beyond the smile Trek.

 Trip Highlight

  • Easy and quick trek in the Solukhumbu region (lower Everest region)
  • Perfect trek for beginners or trekkers short on time to do two weeks/longer trek
  • With an altitude of 4,068 meters, the summit of Pikey Peak offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
  • Witness excellent views of eight-thousander mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga
  • Trek through lush rhododendron forests and beautiful Sherpa villages
  • The summit of Pikey Peak is the perfect place to witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset views, with the sun illuminating the surrounding mountain ranges and creating a truly unforgettable spectacle.
  • The tranquility and peacefulness of the Pikey Peak Trek make it an ideal place for meditation and spiritual reflection. The natural beauty and serenity of the surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for a spiritual journey.
  • The trek provides an opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa people and learn about their daily life, culture, and customs. These friendly and hospitable people are known for their deep spiritual connection with the mountains and their strong community bonds.
  • Meet with friendly mountain people from different communities and get to see their daily lifestyles
  • The trail to Pikey Peak passes through dense forests, charming villages, and sprawling farmlands, providing a glimpse into the lifestyle of the local communities. As you gain altitude, the scenery becomes more dramatic, with the mountain vistas growing more and more awe-inspiring with each step.
  • Breathtaking landscapes and snow-capped mountain views
  • The trek offers plenty of opportunities for adventure and exploration, with options to camp out under the stars, try local foods, and meet friendly local people.
  • Less crowded trekking route with a great trekking experience
  • Visit Thupten Choling monastery


When you arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport, a representative from Green Valley Nepal Treks will welcome you and drive you to one of the city’s three-star hotels. You may take a nap at your hotel or wander through Thamel to finish off any last-minute shopping. Following that, you may come and see us at our office to learn more about the Pikey Peak Trek itinerary.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel

You will travel from Kathmandu to Dhap Bazaar on the first part of your Pikey Peak Trek itinerary via road. To get to Ghurmi Village, continue traveling along the road that runs alongside the Sunkoshi River. Along the route, you may take in the Nepali countryside’s dynamic landscape of thick woods, terraced rice fields, and countless flowing rivers. Once you get to Dhap Bazaar, you may take a leisurely stroll among the marketplaces.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 to 9 Hours
  • 240 Kilometers

Your Pikey Peak Trek will begin at Dhap Bazaar. The peaks of the Numbur Himal range will be visible as you make your way to Sigane. The first couple of hours of the journey from Sigane will be spent traveling along a road that is still being built. The name of the first settlement you will encounter is Jhapre (2920 m). It has wonderful views of Everest and the Numbur Himal from over a deep valley. There is a stupa and a cute tiny Buddhist monastery. You will make a night’s stay at Jhapre.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 14 Kilometers

Following Jhapre, the Pikey Peak Trekking Trail ascends to a grassy ridge at Bhulbhule. You will also enjoy lovely views of the Everest range from there. The path splits just beyond Bhulbhule, and you will turn right to Pikey Peak. A lengthy mani stone wall and several ancient yak homes are both on your path. The route then winds through a lovely woodland track as it follows the contour of the slope below Taklung Danda. Along a flat route, rhododendron trees may be seen in abundance here (which you can see in bloom if trekking in the spring). Reaching Pikey Peak base camp takes about two hours once you have left the jungle.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 13.73 Kilometers

One of the best moments of your Pikey Peak Trekking journey will take place today. To reach Pikey Peak in time to see the sunrise, an early morning start is required. The route is simple; it ascends straight away from Base Camp and carves a path through the mountain’s western face. You will be rewarded with views of the majestic Himalayan peak Thamserku (6623m), which dominates the skyline, as the sun begins to rise. A little distance after turning the curve, you will see prayer flags flapping in the wind and Pikey Peak’s peak just out of your grasp.

Looking behind you, you will see Mt. Everest and an incredible view of the Himalayan range, which includes six additional 8,000-meter peaks as far as the eye can reach: Lhotse, Makalu, Annapurna, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, and Dhaulagiri. After reaching the summit, you will return to Base Camp. A rise through a pine grove will make up the first section. The air is crisp, clean, and light. You will spend most of the day above 3600 meters. From Base Camp, you will go to Jasmane Bhanjyana for an overnight stay.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 5 Kilometers

You will go into the forest on the Pikey Peak Trekking Trail after breakfast. You will pass across the meadow after the woodland. After that, you will reach Taktor, where you may eat lunch. The journey will then continue on a broad gravel road into Junbesi. You may visit a Buddhist Monastery before getting to Junbesi. Beautiful tea houses and a Buddhist stupa may be seen at Junbesi. The Sherpa, Magar, and Tamang people live in this village. The sight of rivers, a lively monastery, and snow-capped hills greet you as you enter Junbesi, a mountain sanctuary. After the last few days of trekking, you will have a bigger selection of teahouses to choose from, and it’s a terrific spot to rest and unwind.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 11.02 Kilometers

Even though you might easily spend the entire day admiring the views from Junbesi, you should definitely take the short excursion up to Thuptenchholing Monastery. One of Nepal’s biggest monasteries, it is perched high above the valley and is home to a majority of female monks. You may peek inside the buildings’ internal areas and visit the kitchens. The monks are courteous, hospitable, and inviting, and it’s an interesting location to explore.

Another option is to trek through a forest for two to three hours till you come to an extremely high-perched ridgeline. The valley floor is far, far below you if you gaze down, but if you look forward, you will be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. This ridgeline is great for long walks and is a really rewarding excursion. It might be feasible to do both of these hikes in a single day if you have the energy.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will descend the dusty Pikey Peak Trekking Trail via the Junbesi Khola after breakfast till you get to a steel suspension bridge. You will arrive in Beni Ghat once you have crossed the bridge. Before arriving at Phaplu, you will continue your Pikey Peak Trekking Journey over the route that is full of picturesque delights. At Phaplu, you will partake in a traditional Sherpa cultural event while enjoying the local food and drink.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 13.26 Kilometers

You will return to Kathmandu today by sharing a Jeep from Phaplu. We leave early this morning from Phaplu (about 5:00 AM). After about 8 to 9 hours of driving, we will reach Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel after a brief flight. You are free to relax and wander around for the remainder of the day. The company will organize a farewell dinner in the evening to commemorate the successful completion of the Pikey Peak Trek itinerary.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • 8 to 9 hrs
  • 275 Kilometers

One of our staff members will drive you to the airport for your international flight to your hometown in accordance with your travel itinerary.

  • Breakfast

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport transfer service during pick-up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan (3 nights)
  • Meals while trekking
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Experienced English-speaking government-licensed trekking guide
  • Guide salary, food, equipment, and insurance
  • All applicable National park and Local permits
  • Kathmandu to Dhap and  Phaplu to Kathmandu sharing local jeep
  • Sleeping bag if needed (It’s refundable)
  • T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purification tablet
  • Official expenses and government tax and VAT

Price Excludes

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel and health Insurance which covers emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • Personal expenses like snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bottled water, WI-FI, etc.
  • Entry fees for the monuments, Tour Guide, and Private vehicle service during the tour
  • Lunch, dinner, and an extra night at the Kathmandu hotel
  • Tips for treks guide, and porter (it is expected)

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Beyond the Smile Trek Best Time, Season, Months

It is possible to hike to Beyond the Smile at any time of year, but different seasons will provide you with varied vistas, environments, and experiences. Autumn, spring, summer, and winter are Nepal’s four main seasons. Each of these seasons has its own benefits and drawbacks. You may determine the ideal time for your walk by taking this into consideration.

  • Autumn Season (September to November)

The ideal season for the Beyond the Smile Trek is said to be autumn. It is also called the post-monsoon season since trekking during this time of year would result in the least amount of rain. However, you need to take some caution when hiking in September since you may encounter some moderate rain. Autumn has moderate weather and temperatures that are good for hiking. In the Everest area, the daily temperature ranges from 9 to 15 degrees. As you hike to a greater altitude, you will notice a modest drop in temperature. The nights are chilly as usual, but wearing some warm clothing can help. Autumn provides the best weather and temperatures for the Beyond the Smile Trek.

  • Spring Season (March to May)

The second-best season for trekking Beyond the Smile is spring. It is said to be the season of the year when nature is at its most beautiful. The pre-monsoon season is spring, and this is the time of year when nature restores its lost beauty. This is the season when new plants sprout and flowers flourish. During this time of year, when you hike up Beyond the Smile, you may view rhododendron woods all around you. Due to the pleasant weather and temperatures offered throughout the spring, there are more hikers than usual. During this season, the daily highs fluctuate between 10 and 20 degrees. It’s possible that this time won’t see any rain.

Food or Meal Availability on Beyond the Smile Trek

All of our lodging options in Kathmandu have a bed and breakfast option. The same hotel also offers lunch and dinner, but at an additional expense. However, Kathmandu is home to a huge number of eateries. You may thus select one of them that suits your tastes and eat there. We will provide 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 8 Dinners during the Beyond the Smile Trekking adventure. Lunches are typically offered en way to the other location, while breakfasts and dinners are typically served at the same teahouse or lodge where you will spend the night. The Nepalese meal is the most popular and consumed, as well as the services are quite basic. The most popular menu items are momos, noodles, eggs, chapatis, potatoes, and dal bhat (rice with lentil soup and seasonal vegetables).

Accommodation Facility on Beyond the Smile Trek

Teahouse trekking is available on the Beyond the Smile Trek. On the walk, you may spend the night at teahouses and lodges that are located in various locations. Although the services in the tea houses are nice, they are extremely basic. The majority of tea houses provide rooms on a twin-sharing basis. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can share a room with another trekker. The tea houses include a communal dining area where you may unwind, use your electronic devices to browse the internet or interact with other trekkers. Teahouses offer laundry services and hot showers in addition to meals and lodging. Wi-Fi, additional blankets, boiling water, hot showers, and laundry are supplementary amenities that will cost you extra money. Teahouse prices vary depending on the location and amenities/services they offer. Prices for a single room range from USD 2 to USD 15.

Beyond the Smile Trek Difficulty Level

The difficulty level of the Beyond the Smile Trek in Nepal depends on several factors, including the physical fitness and hiking experience of the individual, weather conditions, and trail conditions. In general, the trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, with some steep ascents and descents, and long days of hiking. It’s important to be physically fit and properly acclimatized to the altitude before attempting this trek. Additionally, having previous trekking experience can be beneficial, as the trail can be challenging, and navigating it requires good map-reading skills and the ability to follow trail markers.

It’s also important to be prepared for the unpredictable weather conditions in the mountains, which can be very different from those at lower elevations. It’s recommended to carry proper gear and clothing, including warm layers, rain gear, and a good quality sleeping bag, to ensure a safe and comfortable trek. Overall, the Beyond the Smile Trek is a rewarding and beautiful journey, but it is not for beginners and those without prior experience should consider hiring a guide.

Requirement of Travel Insurance on Beyond the Smile Trek

It is highly recommended to have travel insurance for the Beyond the Smile Trek. Travel insurance can provide coverage for unexpected medical expenses, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, and other types of travel-related risks. Here are some of the reasons why travel insurance is important for trekking in Nepal:

  • Medical emergencies: Trekking at high altitudes can pose health risks, such as altitude sickness, hypothermia, and other medical emergencies. Travel insurance can provide coverage for medical expenses, including transportation to the nearest hospital or clinic.
  • Emergency evacuation: In the event of a medical emergency, travel insurance can also provide coverage for emergency evacuation by helicopter or other means of transportation.
  • Trip cancellation: If you have to cancel your trek due to unexpected circumstances, such as illness, injury, or a family emergency, travel insurance can provide coverage for trip cancellation fees and lost deposits.
  • Loss or theft of gear: Travel insurance can also provide coverage for the loss or theft of gear, including your backpack, camera, and other valuable items.
  • Travel disruptions: In the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or other travel disruptions, travel insurance can provide coverage for additional expenses, such as hotel and food costs, and can help to arrange alternative travel arrangements.

It is important to note that not all travel insurance policies are created equal, and it is important to carefully review the policy details and exclusions before purchasing. When selecting a travel insurance policy, make sure to choose a policy that covers medical expenses, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, and other relevant risks.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Beyond the Smile Trek

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common condition that can occur when trekkers or climbers rapidly ascend to high elevations. It occurs because the body needs time to adjust to the lower levels of oxygen at high altitudes. Symptoms of altitude sickness can include headache, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, and insomnia. In severe cases, altitude sickness can lead to more serious conditions, such as high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) or high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). Here are some tips to help prevent and treat altitude sickness during the Beyond the Smile Trek:

  • Gradual ascent: The most important factor in preventing altitude sickness is to acclimate to the altitude gradually. This means taking your time to acclimate and avoiding rapid ascents, especially above 3,000 meters (9,843 feet).
  • Hydration: Staying hydrated is important for preventing altitude sickness, as well as for overall health. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol, which can dehydrate you.
  • Proper nutrition: Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can help your body adjust to the altitude and prevent altitude sickness.
  • Rest: Getting enough rest is also important for preventing altitude sickness. Take breaks when you feel tired, and avoid overexertion.
  • Medications: Some medications, such as acetazolamide and ibuprofen, can be used to help prevent or treat altitude sickness. However, it is important to consult with a doctor before taking any medication, as some medications can interact with other medical conditions or medications you are taking.
  • Descend: If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, the best remedy is to descend to a lower elevation. In severe cases, you may need to be evacuated to a lower elevation or to a medical facility for treatment.

Beyond the Smile Trek Packing List, Gears, Equipment

For trekking, there is a rather large list of necessities. Your travel experience as a whole may be impacted by what you bring with you. Therefore, be careful not to skimp on the name or quality of the equipment when buying any kind of gear.

  • Backpack: A comfortable and well-fitting backpack is essential for carrying your gear during the trek. Choose a backpack with a capacity of at least 40-50 liters.
  • Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag is important for staying warm at night, especially at higher elevations. Choose a sleeping bag that is rated for temperatures at or below freezing.
  • Tent: If you are camping, a lightweight tent is recommended. If you are staying in teahouses, a tent may not be necessary.
  • Clothing: Bring warm, moisture-wicking clothing for the trek, including long underwear, a fleece jacket, a warm hat, gloves, and a waterproof jacket. It is also important to bring comfortable clothing around camp, such as a down jacket and warm pants.
  • Footwear: A good pair of hiking boots or shoes is important for the trek, as well as a pair of comfortable camp shoes or sandals. Make sure your footwear is well broken in before the trek to prevent blisters.
  • Headlamp: A headlamp is essential for navigating in the dark and for early morning starts. Make sure to bring extra batteries.
  • Water bottles: Bring at least two water bottles for the trek, as well as a water purification system, such as a water purification straw or drops.
  • First aid kit: A small first aid kit should include items such as pain relievers, blister treatment, bandages, and any personal medications.
  • Sun protection: Bring sunglasses, a hat, and high-SPF sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Miscellaneous: Other items to bring include a camera, a book or journal, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a lighter, and a multi-tool or knife.

It is important to pack light and only bring what you need for the trek. Remember to pack your gear in a waterproof bag to protect it from rain or moisture. Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

Beyond the Smile Trek Guide and Safety

A guide can be a valuable resource on the Beyond the Smile Trek, providing information and support along the way. Here are some benefits of hiring a guide for the Beyond the Smile Trek:

  • A guide has extensive knowledge of the area and can provide information about the local culture, history, and environment. They can also help identify local flora and fauna and provide insights into the trek itself.
  • A guide is trained in safety and is experienced in dealing with the various challenges that may arise on the trek. They can help you avoid danger and make decisions in case of an emergency.
  • A guide can handle the logistics of the trek, such as arranging transportation, booking teahouses, and managing the flow of the trek.
  • A guide can navigate the trail and help you find your way, especially if you are not familiar with the area.
  • If you are not familiar with the local language, a guide can help you communicate with the local people and make arrangements along the way.
  • A guide can help to manage the dynamics of a group, ensuring that everyone stays on schedule and that everyone is comfortable and happy.

Beyond the Smile Trek Booking Procedure

With Friendship World Trek, one of Nepal’s leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Beyond the Smile Trek Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Friendship World Trek family. You simply need to pay a 10% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

Beyond the smile Trek Route Map

Beyond the smile Trek


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