• Charine Kuan

Pikey Peak Keto Challenge - Endurance Test for 6-day Trekking in Nepal

Updated: Oct 15, 2020


This is a long overdue story I was planning to write about right after the adventure in early April this year. Some how, I ended up starting another company and developed some really awesome keto premixes. I needed to get down to it as the idea came about when I was living a sort-of-nomad life during the a 6 days full-on trek to Pikey Peak in Nepal.

At Pikey Peak 4065m


At Pikey Peak 4065m

Hahaha... me and my exhausted boy. He's the only kid who made it to the peak in this group.


Hahaha... me and my exhasuted boy

A view of Mount Numba from Pikey Peak


A view of Mount Numba from Pikey Peak

Last year, when my girlfriend Pei Pei told me about this trekking trip, I thought it would be a lifetime experience to go as close as we can to the Everest. So, we started our weekly training with a group of newly met friends a couple of months before the trip. Bulletproof coffee, cheese and eggs were my staple food for our Sunday morning training. The group was fascinated with how I did a 2 to 3 hours endurance trek without carbs! None of them believe I would make it to the peak when I told them my plan of staying on keto for the whole mountain climbing adventure.

The wind was so strong. Haha... I had 6-8 layers of clothing.


The wind was so strong. I had 6 layers of clothings.

One of our shepa Eddie


One of our shepa Eddie

Taking off at dawn from the Pikey Peak Base at 3,400m


Taking off at dawn from the Pikey Peak Base at 3,400m

As much as I would love to rave more about the beautiful scenery, I will cut the long story short as this entry is about staying on keto while going through the physical challenges. These were my typical routine and meals throughout the six days mountain climbing:

Lunch - Yak Cheese, 2 Eggs, Cucumber


Lunch - Yak Cheese, 2 Eggs, Cucumber