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Jiri Pikey Trek in Nepal

Jiri Pikey Trek in Nepal

Jiri Pikey Trek in Nepal Overview

Key Information

Duration:

11 Days

Grade:

Classic / easy

Best Season:

October- November and March- April

Maximum altitude

4070 m

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Nestled within the heart of the Himalayas, the Jiri Pikey Trek in Nepal stands as a testament to the untouched beauty and serene landscapes that define the region. This trek, less frequented than some of its more popular counterparts, offers a unique and immersive experience for those seeking a genuine connection with nature and the local culture.

The Trail Less Traveled:

Unlike the bustling trails of Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, the Jiri Pikey Trek takes you on a less-trodden path, allowing you to savor the unspoiled charm of the Solu region. The journey begins in Jiri, a quaint town with a rich history as the gateway for early Everest expeditions. As you lace up your boots and set forth, you'll find yourself immersed in a captivating tapestry of lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and charming Sherpa villages.

Panoramic Vistas from Pikey Peak:

The crowning jewel of this trek is undoubtedly Pikey Peak, standing at an elevation of 4,065 meters (13,369 feet). This vantage point rewards intrepid trekkers with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the Himalayan giants, including Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga. Sunrise and sunset at Pikey Peak are nothing short of magical, painting the sky with hues of gold and pink, creating an unforgettable spectacle.

Cultural Encounters:

One of the most enriching aspects of the Jiri Pikey Trek is the opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa communities. These warm and hospitable people welcome trekkers with open arms, offering a glimpse into their traditional way of life. Visit ancient monasteries adorned with prayer flags, witness colorful festivals, and share stories around the warmth of a Sherpa tea house's hearth. The cultural immersion along the trail adds depth and authenticity to the overall experience.

Off the Beaten Path:

The Jiri Pikey Trek is a haven for nature enthusiasts and solitude seekers. The trail meanders through pristine landscapes, crossing alpine meadows, deep valleys, and rhododendron-filled forests. Encounter yaks grazing in high-altitude pastures and hear the melodic bells of the local monasteries. This trek is a symphony of nature's wonders, far from the hustle and bustle of more commercialized routes.

Logistical Considerations:

While less frequent, the Jiri Pikey Trek requires a moderate level of fitness due to its varying altitudes. Accommodations are provided in cozy tea houses, allowing trekkers to experience the warmth of Sherpa hospitality. The best seasons for the trek are during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), ensuring clear skies and pleasant weather.

In conclusion, the Jiri Pikey Trek beckons those with a spirit of adventure and a desire to tread the path less traveled. This trek promises not just awe-inspiring views but an intimate connection with Nepal's cultural and natural heritage, making it a hidden gem in the realm of Himalayan trekking.

Jiri Pikey Trek in Nepal Itinerary

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Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,310m). Welcome by Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks and Expedition, then direct transfer to the hotel with a Bed and Breakfast (BB) plan.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1790

Drive to Jiri/Shivalaya (1,790m), a scenic 7-8 hour journey. Overnight stay at a local lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2200

Embark on a trek to Bhandar (2,200m) for 5-6 hours. Experience local culture and landscapes along the way. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2300

Trek to Namkheli (2,300m) for 6 hours. Enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural richness of the region. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Continue the trek to Ngomar Gumpa (2,800m) for 6-7 hours. Explore the monastery and relax in the peaceful surroundings. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4070

Trek to Pikey Dada (4,070m) for 4-5 hours. Witness stunning panoramic views. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2675

Trek to Pikey Hill and then proceed to Junbesi (2,675m). Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and cultural encounters. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2700

Trek to Thutungchheli Monastery (3,050m) and then return to Junbesi (2,700m). Explore the monastery and its surroundings. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2110

Trek to Phaplu (2,110m) in 6 hours. Enjoy the diverse landscapes and cultural richness. Overnight stay at a lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1310

Drive back to Kathmandu (1,310m). Check-in at the hotel with a Bed and Breakfast (BB) plan.

Food
Breakfast

Enjoy your last breakfast in Kathmandu. Departure from the hotel and proceed to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey.

Jiri Pikey Trek in Nepal Cost Includes?

  • Airport picks up and drops 

  • All Land Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner) including a cup of tea or coffee each meal
  • Accommodation in Guest House (Lodge) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Refundable duffel bag during the trekking 
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two guests)
  • All Government and local taxes
  • Gaurishanker National Park Fees
  •  (TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System)
  • And general equipment for the porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide and insurance during the trekking
  • And extra services according to the guest per demand '' please feel free to inform us''

Jiri Pikey Trek in Nepal Cost Excludes?

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages drinks, phone, and laundry
  • Emergency rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation cost accident or health, loss theft or damage, and personal effects.
  • Flights in the Everest region are very dedicated even in the best season due to bad weather and the company is not responsible in this case, we can process another alternative way out at extra cost.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance fees for any kind of temple, monastery, etc
  • Tips

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