Jhapre is a small village in the lower Solu Khumbu region that is commonly the first overnight stop on the Pikey Peak trek. There are views of Everest and Numbur Himal when the conditions are good. Located east of Kathmandu, it's about a day's travel and requires travelers to take a vehicle and walk. 

By Private Transfer & On Foot

Duration: 11+ hours

For the first, vehicular part of the journey between Kathmandu and Jhapre, the easiest and quickest way is to take a private vehicle, which can be arranged in Kathmandu or through your local specialist. You'll need to start early in the morning to get all the way to Jhapre; even so, the drive will take at least seven hours.

While it is possible to make this journey by public transport or in a shared vehicle, this will require changing vehicles part way, thus lengthening the journey and making it significantly less comfortable. It'll also mean you won't be able to continue on to Jhapre on the same day. This is only a good option if you're on a very tight budget.

The first few hours of the journey follow a reasonably comfortable highway through the hills, which was built with Japanese help. Much of the journey follows the Sun Kosi River, a major river of eastern Nepal that is popular with rafting groups. Once you reach the town of Okhaldhunga, the road climbs steadily up to Dhap for about three hours. The condition of the road is still quite good.

Leave your vehicle behind at Dhap and begin trekking for four-to-five hours. Pass through Sigane and continue to Jhapre. The first couple of hours of the hike follow a newly constructed road.


Map of How to Get from Kathmandu to Jhapre
Map of How to Get from Kathmandu to Jhapre