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Wongchu Sherpa Memprial Trek - Pikey Peak (4065m) Expedition

Pikey Trek is a comfortable trekking route among the others treks. This peak (4,065 m) being one of the tallest mountains of Solu (lowland of Everest region). It’s the best alternative trek for those people who can't reach Everest Base Camp. Name of the Pikey is taken from the two names of the Sherpa people. The trek is well known for its stunning views of majestic sunrises & panoramic Himalayan views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt.Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Gauri Shankar, Lhotse Shar, Numbur, Khatang, Karyalung, Annapurna, Nuptse, Amadablam, Shishapangma, Thamserku and Mera peak etc. It is famous for because of having marvelous Himalayan scenery including the Rhododendrons, Magnolia and wild orchids and the festival season in August that includes a cleansing rituals. Thousand of devotees walk to the lake for the festival from village all around Solukhumbu. This trail goes through Phaplu, Loding, Jasamane Banjyang to reach the Pikey Danda(Hill), Khamding ( where Wongchu Memorial Hospital is being constructed in the memory of late Wangchu Sherpa whose contribution towards Nepal Himalaya and the Sherpa community is unparalleled), Chyangba village and Kathamandu. It is approximately 6-7 days in length and starts from Phaplu. The main highlight of this trail is observing local monasteries. No disputes that it will be the best opportunity to explore spiritual facets of buddhism. Also you will be able to observe different cultures, languages, life styles of the Tamang, Magar and Sherpa communities of this remote region. In a nut shell, dramatic scenery of mountains, Main walls, Buddhist Stupas, Landscape, Himalayan floras and faunas, an ancient monasteries and splendid high altitude vegetation etc. are the main attraction of this trail.

SCHEDULE: There will be only ONE batch for this exclusive trek which is scheduled on 29th April 2017. We can also have a customized batch for people more than 10.

DAY WISE ITINERARY:

The itinerary will be from 29th April 2017 to 8th May 2017.

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and stay at Hotel Holy Himalaya

Day 02 Fly to Phaplu & trek to Lhoding

Day 03 Trek to Jasmane Bhanjyang

Day 04 Trek to Pikey Peak Base Camp and Hike to Pikey Peak and stay at Pikey Base Camp

Day 05 Extra Day

Day 06 Trek to Khamding

Day 07 Drive to Phaplu and fly back to Kathmandu or drive to Kathmandu

Day 08 Departure for home.

COST DETAILS:

The cost mentioned below will take care of the expenses from Kathmandu till you are back to Kathmandu from the trek.

There are two travel options for this trek, according to the option you choose the cost will vary following are the details.

Option 1 – Fly In to Phaplu and Drive Out from Khamding – INR – 35,000/- + service tax at actual

Option 2 – Fly In to Phaplu and Fly Out from Phaplu – INR – 45,000/- + service tax at actual

The cost includes the following services

All airport/hotel transfers

2 nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis

Kathmandu-Phaplu-Phaplu flight ticket and departure taxes according to the option chosen

Food and Accommodation during trekking on full board basis in Tea House

An experienced English speaking trekking guide and porters to carry luggage, including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging

Daily Dispatches on our website (if interested)

Peak Promotion Trekking duffel bag and trekking map

Travel and rescue arrangements

The cost doesn’t include the following services

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Meals in Kathmandu(Lunch and dinner)

HOW TO REGISTER:

You can register for this trek throughout the year. The initial booking has to be done before 3 months of the reporting date. Following are simple steps for registration.

Step 1 – Registration

Once you confirm your interested date, we will send you registration forms. They consist of Enrollment, Medical and Indemnity bond. Indemnity bond should be printed on a stamp paper of Rs 500 and should be notarized by a legal practitioner. In case the participant is below 16 years, parent’s and school principal’s consent letters are required. We will share formats for indemnity bond & consent letter with you separately. Once you complete the registration, please make the payment of the trek fees by either of the following ways. DO WRITE US A MAIL INTIMATING CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT OF FEES WITH TRANSACTION DETAILS.

Step 2 – Payment of trek fees

Option 1 – Pay the trek fees by cheque in the name of “Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering” Option 2 – Transfer fees in our bank account

Bank details are given below –

A/c Name- Guardian Giripremi Institute of mountaineering

A/c No. 35422707432 (current a/c)

IFSC Code- SBIN0013530

Branch – Karve Nagar, Pune 411052

Payment Terms –

Rs. 20,000/- to be paid at the time of initial booking and balance 30 days prior to the trek.

Cancellation Policy –

In case of any unavoidable reason if you happen to cancel your booking, please send the cancellation request through email.

Rs. 10,000/- will be deducted and balance amount will be refunded, if cancellation is made 30 or more days prior to the reporting date of your selected batch.

Rs. 20,000/- will be deducted and balance amount will be refunded, if cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the reporting date of your selected batch.

No refund will be made if cancellation is made within 15 days prior to date of departure.

HAPPY TREKKING !!

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