Hi! I am Rai, a professional Nepalese Trekking and Tour Guide - energetic, smart, hard working and honest. I was born in a remote mountain village in the Everest region of Nepal and grew up learning all about our mountain and culture. My passion is sharing my knowledge and experience with visitors to Nepal.

As an authorized professional Trekking and Tour Guide with over 10 years of experience and deep local knowledge, I have the ability to show you some of the best that Nepal has to offer.

I can provide excellent guide service in the Himalayas, including Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. I can help you plan a trek that best meets your interest in mountain scenery, difficulty, culture and nature. If your interest is in the cultural sites, temples, and monuments of Nepal, I can take you to many of our great cultural sites and help you understand their history, context and meaning. Nepalese culture is ancient and ... Read More

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Sherpa Heritage Trail

Pike Peak Trekking

Sherpa Heritage trail or Pike Peak Trekking is newly opened remote trekking trail in Everest region. This trail is full of beauty; culture and nature. We can observe Sherpa people and their culture, view of east to west northern Himalaya range from Kanchanjunga to Annapurna Mountain. We hike along the ridge and saddle passing through the colorful rhododendron, pine, maple and other trees forest. We can see mountains, hills and different landscape from very beginning day to last day.

This is me Rai, professional Nepalese trekking and tour guide. I was in Pike peak trekking in this week, April 2018, with British and Costa Ricans. Trip was organized by authorized trekking agency Sherpa Heritage Trails Pvt. Ltd.

We took Jeep for 8 hours from Kathmandu to Pattale (250km). First overnight was in Pattale with Mountain View at the height of 2740 mt.

2nd day after breakfast we hiked 6 hours to Jhapre (2820 mt) via Singane. We had Dal Bhat in Singane. There are 3 lodges, Monastery and Stupa in Jhapre. We observed old monastery and many mountains including Everest.

Jhapre and Monastery
Jhapre and Monastery

3rd day we hiked 7 hours to Pikey base camp (3640 mt). We had fresh cooked veg fried noodles on the way. Many domesticated yaks were moving and grazing in many places. There are 2 lodges in Pike Base camp. The base camp was under the fogginess cloud.

Pikey Peak Trekking
Pikey Peak Trekking

4th day we been on the top of Pikey peak in the chilly morning before breakfast. Weather was very good, visibility was so clear. We had wonderful view of long Himalaya range, hills and spectacular landscape. We had bird eye view from Pike top to down green valley. We saw the Numbur Himal very close, and other many mountains along side. We saw Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Makalu, Chamlang, Gaurishankar  and many more mountains. We moved Jase Bhanjyang (3520 mt) for overnight.

Pikey peak trekking with sunrise
Pikey peak trekking with sunrise

5th day we hiked 5 hours from Jase Bhanjyang to Junbesi (2700mt). Junbesi is a Sherpa village, more facilities available there. We were lucky that we got chance to observe Dumji festival and Sherpa dance competition in Junbesi Monastery.

Sherpa Culture in Junbesi
Sherpa Culture in Junbesi, Sherpa Heritage Trail

6th day we explored Thupten Choling Monastery (3010 mt). There were many nuns, a few monks and students. We observed their daily life activities.

Thupten Choling Monastery, Everest
Thupten Choling Monastery, Everest

7th day we hiked to Phaplu for next day flight for Kathmandu.


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