• 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

Brekkie at the "dining" tent


Brekkie at the dining tent

Hard Yak Cheese - it's a luxury!


Hard Yak Cheese - it's a luxury!

Snack on Keto Bar


Snack on Keto Bar

06:00 Wake-up, get ready & pack

06:30 Breakfast Black coffee with Yummy Keto Power Blend (MCT powder) & Yummy Keto Pure MCT Oil + 1-2 eggs (hard boiled/fried) 07:30 - 11:00 Mount climbing In between snacks: Almonds/ADAPT Keto bars/Nut Collagen/Protein bars 13:00 Lunch Eggs/Yak cheese (I love this local cheese) + Cucumber/Salad

+ Black coffee with Yummy Keto Power Blend (MCT powder) & Yummy Keto Pure MCT Oil 14:00 - 16:30 Mount climbing 16:30 Tea break Hot black coffee 18:30 Dinner Chicken + Cooked vegetable 21:00 Bed time

Trying to lift up a load of 40kg which was carried by our porter


Trying to lift up a load of 40kg which was carried by our porter

Living a nomad life for 6 days


Living a normad life for 6 days

One hilly climb after another...


One hilly climb after another...

Bon fire is a luxury when heater is non-existance in this part of the world!


Bon fire is a luxury when heater is non-existance in this part of the world!

To sum it up, sustaining the energy wasn’t a problem as there was enough food to keep me going. The challenges were the variation of climate and the elevation of altitudes we experienced within the day. 5-10°C early morning, hot in the mid morning, rain with occasional hailstorm in the mid afternoon, freezing cold 0-5°C before sunset and 600-1000m altitude elevations for 20-25km in a day. Although we pushed a bit further from the comfortable range of 400-800m and 15km/day, it was a truly amazing experience for all of us and the bonding amongst was fantastic!

Visited a local school at an altitude of 2,400m for humanitarian and medical aid.


Visit a local school at an altitude of 2,400m for humanitarian and medical aid.

Pei Pei and I


Pei Pei and I

A glimpse of Mount Everest from afar


A glimpse of Mount Everest

Proud of my 12 year-old who made it to the top of Pikey Peak despite the strong wind and snow


Proud of my 12 year old who made it to the top of Pikey Peak despite strong wind and snow

Yummy Keto Power Blend and Pure MCT Oil are available at:

  • Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf in Bangsar Village, 3 Damansara (formerly known as Tropicana City Mall) and Pigs & Wolf in Pavilion KL

  • Raw Meat, The Butcher's Shop in Hero Market TTDI Plaza and Sri Damansara

  • Constant Pharmacy, Taman Tun TTDI

  • For other locations, please order from my web store


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