Go on the trekking experience of a lifetime with Ernst, IFMGA certified mountain guide. A unique route across Nepal, including the Pikey Peak ascent.
If you are looking to experience the amazing Nepalese 8000 m peaks, this program is unbeatable. On this tour, I will guide you across the famous old route to Mount Everest, over the Pikey Peak.
I invite you to take the least travelled route, different from the one most travellers in this area take. Instead of going across Lukla and Namche, I propose a different option for unique views and contact with the local population.
First, we will fly from Zurich to Kathmandu to begin our journey. During the next 15 days, some of the passes and stops will include:
visiting the amazing Nepalese capital, Kathmandu
the Dudh Kunda lake at the foot of the mighty Numbur Himal (6,959 m)
Jiri, the old starting point of the route to Everest
traditional villages like Bandar (2,200 m), Namkheli (2,300 m) and Thuptenchholing
the Pikey Peak ascent
the Chiwang Monastery
All along this route we will enjoy amazing landscapes. In particular from the Pikey Peak summit (4,065 m), you will be able to see the extension of the 8000s west to east: from Manaslu and Annapurna over Everest, to Makalu and Kangchenjunga.
The program is based on well-accessible paths, and daily walks between 4 and 6 hours at a comfortable pace. A kitchen team will join us and cook traditional recipes like the Nepalese Dal Bhat. The groups can be of 12 guests maximum, with an additional guide coming along.
In terms of documents, you will need a passport valid for 6 months beyond the date of the return. The visa for Nepal costs 40 US$ and can be processed at the airport.
Finally, cancellation insurance is compulsory, and is not included in the package price to avoid double insurance. Also, while the international flight is not included, we can book it for you.
Ready for this Group trekking in Nepal next November? Request your booking and secure your spot!
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Group porters
* Depending on the guests’ choice and location * Possible: Scheduled flight Zurich – Kathmandu
* Arrival in Kathmandu * Meeting at either the Kathmandu airport or our hotel for the night, Hotel Fuji * Visit to Thamel / Rest in the hotel
* Transfer to Jiri in private transportation * Lunch * Set up of tents for the night * Overnight in Jiri
* Short ascent to a 2,330 m pass * Trek through the Sherpadorf Mali down to Shivalaya (1,790 m)
* 900 m ascent to another pass * Refreshment in tea houses * Descent to Bandar (2,200 m)
* Descent to the Likhu Khola river, between the local flowers Christmas stars and orange tree * Climb up to Namkheli (2,300 m)
* Walk to the Pikey Peak base camp (3,600 m)
* Early start * Ascent to Pikey Peak (4,065 m) * Trek to Lamjura La following the ridge * Descent to the camp at Taktor (2,900 m)
* Trek to Junbesi * Visit to the monastery village Thuptenchholing
* Ascent to a 4,280 m pass on the old pilgrimage route * Camp at Saharsbeni (3,780 m)
* Ascent to the Dudh Kunda lake (4,190 m) * Exploration of the area and visit to the pilgrim places
* Return to Saharsbeni * Route over the Dudhkund Khola, towards Thimba or Sarkaripati (3,500 m)
* Visit to the Chiwang Monastery * Arrival in Phaplu * Overnight: either camping or a lodge
* Half hour flight from Pahplu to Kathmandu
* Visit around Kathmandu
* Transfer to the airport * Return to Zurich
* Arrival in Zurich * End of program
I became a professional mountain guide after discovering that mountains and wild nature meant the life to me. In 1983 I completed my studies and started an amazing journey. I have been constantly on the road ever since, up in the Alps and on mountains and trekking areas on every continent.
Before I started taking guests on tours, my wife Ulrica was my climbing partner. Together, we spent many autumns in the Klausenpass climbing walls. After our daughter Heidi was born, she started coming along on our tours around the world. Later, our son Thomas and daughter Christina would join us. Even later, our granddaugther Jana came into our lives. All three of our children have become mountaineers as well. I am proud to say that world-strolling is in their blood too.
Having led groups in the Alps and other parts of the world for a long time, I witnessed how the alpine mountain landscape changed over the years. When I started off, we had to cook in the huts for ourselves. We now see suites, whirpools and saunas. Technical difficulties up in the mountain are mitigated with chains and wire ropes - a new way to live the mountain in a time-saving manner. Climbing routes that were inaccessible before have now been made open for the general public.
My heart lives for having more and more original natural experiences. This is the kind of experiences that have made us addicted to the mountain. I continue to strive for taking my guests off the beaten and better-known tracks. This is my commitment to you. I hope you can join me soon!
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