Heli Biking Pikey Peak

7 Days

Heli to the 4065m summit of Pikey Peak. Smash some Epic Trails. Drink Cold Beer and rub shoulders with Monks

Pikey Peak is a 4000-meter “hill” summit that commands stunning panoramic views of the Everest Range.

Overview

Heli to the 4065m summit of Pikey Peak. Smash some Epic Trails. Drink Cold Beer and rub shoulders with Monks

Pikey Peak is a 4000-meter “hill” summit that commands stunning panoramic views of the Everest Range.

While the trails do not go into the Himalayan Region amidst the snow peaks, they rove around the mid-hills and the range of hills just below the main Everest Region, rolling from 2300m to 4200m through ancient Rhododendron and Fur Forests, Spruce covered hilltops and cultivated farmland. In Spring, the area comes alive with Rhododendron, Orchids, and Magnolia blooms. While the area is dominated by dense forest, small Sherpa and Rai Villages can be found as well as Monasteries and some cultivated land.

The Pikey Peak Trails are for those riders who love to hit the trail hard, while most people come to Nepal with the expectation of getting up close and personal in the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas, we cannot deliver that on this trip, but we can deliver the best single tracks and riding offer in Nepal. The trails are not mountain bike specific, there is certainly no bike park, which means they are natural and raw. Riders coming here should be fit and competent. Trails vary from steep, open rocky descents off grassy hilltops, down to rooty, slick jungle trails, stone stairs, and some super fun fast-flowing loamy sections. By Heli Dropping on the Peak, you save days of driving and uphill pedalling

Who’s it for? Riders who are looking of a challenge amidst the Himalaya’s.

Length: – 07 Days

Fitness Factor: – Intermediate to High, there are some long carry or pedal up sections.

Skill Factor: – Medium and above Skill Level on technical descents and loose rocky surfaces. Confidence on exposed trails.

Comfort Zone: – Authentic and Local

Trips Highlights

  • – Heli Flight to Pikey Peak
  • – Stunning Views of Mount Everest
  • – High Altitude Enduro Trails at their Best
  • – Exploring Sherpa Culture

Itinerary

Upon you arrival in Nepal a member of the Himalayan Single Track team will collect you from the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. In the evening we have a meet and greet with the guide to do the final checking for the trip and enjoy a traditional Nepalese dinner.

Head to Nagarkot, without a doubt, Nagarkot is the best place to ride Enduro inside the Kathmandu Valley. The trails vary in difficulty and distance, but they are all fun. The tour includes a full-day shuttle, for as much single-track fun as you can handle. The trails run through the jungle and rural rice fields and villages and boast stunning views of the Himalayas. Trail rating would be blue and black, the rider needs some decent skills to enjoy these trails

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

From Kathmandu Airport we load up the bikes and gear and Heli all the way to the top of Pikey Peak. Sit back and enjoy the views along the way. Once on top of the peak, the views of the Everest Himalaya are incredible! Even Sir Edmund Hillary himself claimed this place to be his favorite.
Pikey Peak is named after the deity (Clan God) representing the Sherpa Clan. During the monsoon, the regional Sherpa’s come here to worship their God. Savor the moment, enjoy the views and listen to the Prayer Flags flapping in the wind.
The start of the descent is rocky and 75% rideable for good riders. It’s steep and gnarly down to Suke Pokhari which takes about 45 mins. From here we enter the jungle sections of the track and have about five hours of riding through Dimse, Ghunre, and Sallari before reaching Phaplu. The single track is an ancient pathway used by local people and their cattle. It is a wild and natural mix of tree roots, drops, rocks, and fast-flowing dirt. The last section is a 3km, 300m descent up on a Jeep track to reach Phaplu. Lunch is taken in a local teahouse on the way, but you should carry enough drinking water on this day and some snacks following power bars (chocolates).
This is a great day of riding, a lot of it is single track in the jungle and there are some steep rocky stair sections and lots of fun.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

Phaplu has an almost unlimited number of trails in the surrounding community forest. We spend two days exploring the area with shuttle support. We ride many trails in the forests and also head to Raatnage to explore single tracks on the Northern side of Phaplu. Many of the trails take us down to the Junbesi River. In the evenings, enjoy cold beers and the warm hospitality of the Sherpa People.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

Phaplu has an almost unlimited number of trails in the surrounding community forest. We spend two days exploring the area with shuttle support. We ride many trails in the forests and also head to Raatnage to explore single tracks on the Northern side of Phaplu. Many of the trails take us down to the Junbesi River. In the evenings, enjoy cold beers and the warm hospitality of the Sherpa People.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

We pack up our bikes and send them in the truck back to Kathmandu. Around 11 am we fly from Phaplu airport to Kathmandu. It’s a short flight of around 30 mins. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. After a shower and some shopping, we go out for a last-night dinner and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Kathmandu’s tourist district, Thamel.
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

We will transfer you to the airport for your outbound flight.
Accommodation: None
Included meals: Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up on arrival and drop off after the trip
  • Mountain bike and gears (please ask specification after letting us your bike size)
  • Mountain Bike Guide and Porter
  • Food and accommodations (first day dinner to final day breakfast)
  • TIMS and Permit
  • All the transportation
  • Safe drinking water
  • Food, accommodations, salary, insurance and transportation for supporting staff

Cost Excludes

  • Cost Excludes
  • Visa fee to Nepal
  • Flight to and from Nepal
  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Dual suspension bike( 400 euro extra for the biking trip)
  • Beverage/soft drinks and mineral water in mountains
  • Travel, activity, medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for guides, porters and supporting staff

Frequently Asked Question

What is the risk of Altitude Sickness?

Our itinerary is set up to allow for acclimatization. As long as the riders take it steady, most people only suffer mild symptoms which are manageable.

How will my bike be transported?

Bikes are transported in our Twin Cab Bolero with a padded tail gate. Our drivers are all professional and caring when it comes to looking after bikes. When the bikes go on the mountain flights to places like Jomsom, the wheels are removed and the bikes padded and placed in the cargo hold.

What Happens if I get Sick?

If you get sick, you have options that include, returning to either Pokhara or Kathmandu with a member of our support team, staying and resting in place for a day or using a support vehicle to travel to next destination. It depends on severity of sickness and options available to the group at the time. For serious illness or accident, immediate Helicopter evacuation will be undertaken.

What level of training do the guides have?

All our guides hold the Government regulation trekking guide license as per the Law of Nepal. On top of this, as per our own company policy, Himalayan Single Track is the ONLY mountain bike company in Nepal to have international licensed mountain bike guides either through the MBLA Scheme or the MIAS Schemes. This is because to date Nepal Tourism sector does not have a safety regulation standard for mountain bike guides. On top of this all our guides have Valid wilderness first aid certification.

Is tipping expected in Nepal?

Tipping is not compulsory but it is expected and very much appreciated.

What sort of food is on offer in the guest houses?

Teahouses have a wide variety of simple and hearty foods like Momos, Chow Mein, Rice dishes, pasta, eggs, vegetables and curries as well as breakfast items, porridge, cereal, omelets and local breads.

Do you cater for Vegetarian’s/Vegans and Specials Diets?

Yes we do. Options are many in Nepal. Please inform us prior to the trip so we can make sure your dietary needs are properly looked after.

Should I take Diamox?

Taking Diamox (medication for altitude) is a personal choice, though it is a good if idea you are worried about the affects of altitude. It should be taken in advance of the trip. Please consult your Doctor before taking any medications.

What happens if my bike breaks?

Our guides will try their best to fix the bike. Where possible a replacement bike will be brought to you, though given the remote terrine of Nepal, this make take an extra day or so.

Do you take pictures of the trip?

Most of our guides will take photos of the trip for you. We also have specialized photographers/Videographers you can book for the trip if you need to. (Extra Charges Apply)

What if the mountain flights don’t go?

All mountain flights are weather dependent. If the flight does not go, you will get the option to drive on the same day or fly on the following day.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

In most cases a sleeping bag liner is sufficient. In the colder months its a good idea to bring one. Blankets will also be available at the teahouses. We will send you a packing list relevant to the trip with full details once you have booked.

From $2,470
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Jeep, Chopper
  • Three star hotel and mountain lodges
  • 4065meters
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring, Autumn
  • biking
  • All meal during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Moderate
  • 3-12
  • 16
  • 65