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Arun Valley trek

Arun valley free
The Arun valley provides really superb views of both Mt Everest and Mount Makalu. It is located between the Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Parks. Trekking in this valley provides an alternative approach to the Khumbu region. The trek requires stamina and fitness to fully appreciate the beauty of the region, which provides some outstanding mountain views. Commencing with a flight to Tumlingtar to the east of Everest, the first week is spent trekking through virgin territory into the Solu Khumbu region before a push up on the main Everest trail to Kallapattar for tremendous close ups of Everest Nuptse and Lhotse along with many others before a journey back to Lukla and a flight to Kathmandu. An Arun valley trek is still remote but there are available teahouse facilities for a small group and it is easy trekking routes follow to the Arun River. It will be nice to arrange camping (tents camp) Trekking on this trails. This trekking is possible to operate in any seasons . Please contact us for a good service in better price.
Arun Valley is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Arun valley extends between two highest mountains, Everest and Makalu. It is really a non touristic area but we can see significant views of Mt.Everest, Makalu, and hundreds of other mountains just on our eye. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are the main inhabitants of this region. Walking north up the Arun river to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La(4110m.) into the upper Barun khola valley for a close look at Makalu. You can put together even wilder trek by crossing Sherpani col and west col into the upper Hongu valley. The highest point of this trek is Salpa Bhanjyang and also we can visit Hindu holy called Salpa Pokhari(3414m.)

Trip Highlights

Duration 15 Days Country Nepal
Trip Name Arun Valley Everest Base Camp Region Everest
Best Time Sep-Nov, Mar-Jun Walking Hour 6/7 hours per day
Culture Tibetan Buddhist Max Altitude 5550m
Min Group Size 2 pax Max Group Size 15 pax
Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accomodations Guest House, Tea House
Transportation Van/ Car/ Bus/ Flight Trip Grade Moderate
Trip Start Point Tumlingtar Trip end Point Lukla

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparing for trek

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and trek to Kariki Ghat (351m.)

Day 04: Trek to Goethe Bazaar (685m.)

Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi (1520m.)

Day 06: Trek to Guranse (3000m.)

Day 07: Trek to Sanam (2840m.)

Day 08: Trek to Gudel (1965m.)

Day 09: Trek to Kiraunle Gompa (2540m.)

Day 10: Trek to Sibuje

Day 11: Trek to Pangum (2850m.)

Day 12: Trek to Painya (2730m.)

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15: Fly back to your destination

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu. Hotel staffs will complete check in and manage for your accommodation. We organize welcome dinner in the hotel in the evening with our team.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparing for trek

On this Day, there will be a guided tour to the famous cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites. In the afternoon, you should involve pre- trip discussion with your guide for well preparation of the trip. You will have dinner in the hotel in the evening. You can experience night life in Thamel too.

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and trek to Kariki Ghat (351m.)

In the morning after taking breakfast we fly to Tumlingtar, the eastern part of Nepal. The beautiful flight covers terraced fields, hills, Snowy Mountain, traditional village of Himalayan range. We head towards Kariki Ghat. Moreover, in the trekking we meet various cultural and ethnics community villages. The village trail and vegetation round about the trail is more interesting. In our continuous walking we cross the suspension bridge over the Arun River. Finally we meet the Kartiki Ghat and live overnight at tea house.    

Day 04: Trek to Goethe Bazaar (685m.)

We start our trekking after breakfast in the morning. We follow the tiny village Balwa Besi and cross the small river. Furthermore, we walk upwards through the forest, hazy valley and Arun River. We cross the many small traditional village and attractive place and forwarded to Goethe Bazaar by crossing Irkhuwa River two times. The Goethe bazaar is the communal mixer of Gurung and Rai. Overnight at Goethe Bazaar with the representative of great Himalaya. 

Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi (1520m.)

After breakfast we head to Lankuwa village and then go to Dhobani which is the trekking route of Salpa Phedi. On the way we cross the many small traditional village and bamboo bushes. We continue our trek upwards by crossing the forest. With the various green and snowy mountains we reach Salpa Phedi and live overnight at there. 

Day 06: Trek to Guranse (3000m.)

In the morning we take our breakfast in Salpa Phedi and leave for Guranse. To go Guranse we follow the upper site of Salpa Phedi, from this site you can see the attractive valley around Arun valley. Tthe layers of hills various shades of icy-blue below us. It will take us several hours of climbing to reach Jau Bari, a village where they grow the best barley in the region and where there is a Sherpa gompa (monastery) just below a lovely Sherpa-run campsite. At last we get to Guranse and live overnight.

Day 07: Trek to Sanam (2840m.)

The same activities have happened in this day also. We start our trek after breakfast. Today we trek in the border site of Solukhumbu. On the way we can see Karylang peak, and follow forest, and streams. The typical Sherpa village and its settlement make your happy in your trip of Arun valley. Even you will stay there for this night.

Day 08: Trek to Gudel (1965m.)

After leaving pleasant tiny Sherpa village called Sanam we hike towards Gudel. Afterwards we arrive at the rustic gompa at Nimtsola here is Sherpa influence ends and the land of the Rai begins. The trail is now larger as we contour another few hours along the hillside finally we reach the many buffalo huts and terraces fields of the large Rai village of Gudel. The equally sprawling village of Bung and the Naulekh Mountains are visible in the distance as is Mera Peak. We get to Gudel and overnight there.

Day 09: Trek to Kiraunle Gompa (2540m.)

We start our trek after breakfast. Normally we will trek this day more than other day. We pass the parry field and other local plants. Likewise we also cross the small stream and traditional houses. The Makalu Barun National Park is also our attraction of the day. Afterward we walk towards local school and Buddhist Gompa. Overnight at Gompa.

Day 10: Trek to Sibuje

Today it takes two/three hour hike up to the crest after breakfast. Heading towards the ancient moss-covered chortens and mani walls on the ridge we pass through an rhododendron forest and at the intersection by the small group of tea-houses. We continuous to Surkie La pass. The view of the sightseeing platform just above the narrow ‘pass’ ridge where we’ll be able to see Karylung, Khatang and Numbur Mountain so head up for a look. Overnight at Sibuje.

Day 11: Trek to Pangum (2850m.)

We take our breakfast at Sibuje and trek towards the interesting pass named Gai Kharka. In our continuous walking we can see Mera peak. The beautiful village Shubuche can be seen, which has Tibetan influence. With crossing of the interesting vegetation and forest we reach to the Pangum and stay overnight there.  

Day 12: Trek to Painya (2730m.)

In the morning after breakfast we leave Pangum and head towards the Painya. We look out at the hilltop villages of Bupsa and Karikhola in the distance but veer right on a smaller wooded trail towards the small hamlet of Kharte two and a half hours away and then the Khari La (‘wide pass’). Even we walk through the rocky trail and reach Painya. Stay overnight at Painya.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

On this day, we trek to Lukla from Painya. The trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of picturesque view of landscape and some mountain scenarios. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there. We stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

You board a plane and fly to Kathmandu. This short and scenic flight possibly makes you feel nostalgic because of the glimpses of snowy mountains from your plane. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the sights of Kathmandu valley. Shopping in market is also a good idea to your specially loved ones. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.

Day 15: Fly back to your destination

You can extend you trip to stay in Kathmandu. But if you are not doing so, we bid goodbye to you as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to the TIA. We hope you will be planning for another adventure-trip while you are on returning back to your home town.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
Programmed Cost Cost $ 1725,Per/Person

  • Airport pickup and drop to (TIA) Airport Transfer to Hotel.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Swayambunath and Bhaktapur
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar.
  • One English speaking Guide (government license holder trek Guide)
  • 2 client have 1 porter ( porter carry only 25 Kg)
  • All Nepali trekking stuff Insurance and accommodation food transportation salary.
  • 3 time meal I.e (breakfast, lunch, Dinner, Tea, coffee, Hot lemon)
  • Accommodation at local guest house twin sharing
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 3/ 4 star categories twin sharing with B/B Basic
  • Sagarmatha National park fee and TIM card.
  • Makalu Barun National park fee
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Porter equipment

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (you must have your own accurate USD cash along with two passport sized photo)
  • International airfare charges
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, you will have to pay yourself)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,
  • Extra porters, boiled water, shower, heater, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and porter

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