Beyond the smile trek

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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 Highlights

  • 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


Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

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

Day 2:Drive from Kathmandu (1400m) to Dhap Bazaar (2850m)

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

Day 3:Trek from Dhap Bazaar (2850m) to Jhapre (2820m)

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

Day 4:Trek from Jhapre (2820m) to Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640m)

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

Day 5:Trek from Pikey Peak Base Camp (3640m) to Summit (4065m) then descend to Jasmane Bhanjyang (3549m)

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

Day 6: Trek from Jasmane Bhanjyang (3549m) to Junbesi (2700m)

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

Day 7: Rest Day to Visit Thuptenchholing Monastery or Go To another Everest View Point

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

Day 8: Trek from Junbesi (2700m) to Phaplu (2469m)

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

Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu from Phaplu (2469m)

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

Day 10: Final Departure or onward for next distination

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

Price Includes

  • 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)
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