Arun Valley Trek - 14 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 2-10
  • Max. Altitude 3360
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Arun Valley Trek is situated in the Makalu and Everest region, Arun Valley is blessed with the vast diversity of natural wonders and indigenous culture. Arun valley lies between the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848 m), and the fifth highest mountain, Makalu (8463m). One the trekking trails through the Rai and Sherpa settlements of Arun Valley Trek become more gorgeous and heartwarming.The Arun Valley Trek starts with your flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar the starting point of the trek. The trek features traversing through deep forests with mixed vegetation leading to the beautiful Rai and Sherpa villages in the Arun Valley. One of the main highlights of this trek is the holy pond named Salpa Pokhari, which holds fair during the month of October for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world.

Highlight of the trek is the view of Chamlang (7321m) and Makalu (8463m) seen from the top of Salpa Bhanjyang. The trek takes you to Makalu Barun Conservation Area and leads you  Hinku valley to reach Sagarmatha National Park. Arun valley to the bustling towns of Dudh Koshi valley, Arun Valley Trek gives it all to the trekkers with an exclusive opportunity to get to know about the Rai,Chetri,magar and Sherpa culture by visiting the many temples and monasteries

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Our representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and you will be transferred by private coach to the hotel. In the hotel we will discuss with the necessary equipment and the trekking permit. Overnight stay at a hotel.

    Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago. Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      We shall begin the early morning drive to DomesticAirport and take on a flight to the hill town of Tumlingtar, the east of Arun River, along the chain ofHimalayas. We will enjoy our breakfastin the city of Tumlingtar. We will see aview of Makalu and Chamlang Peaks in clear weather. We will drive to the trailhead of Kumal Gaon walkingthrough the forested trail. From there, we head towards the eastern bank of theArun River and cross the bridge which directs us to the Bheteni village.Walking Chewabesi, passing throughbushes, and heading to the southern direction along the bank of Arun River, wereach Kartike. Overnight at Kartike.

        After our breakfast, we will head towards the small settlements of Baluwa Besi thru the grasslands and crossing the bridge over the Arun River. Following the trail, we will be ascending towards Sal Forest and Marduwa village. Along the way, we can notice the beautiful landscapes and terraced fields cultivated with rice and other crops. Moving ahead of here and exploring some more of such beautiful settlements, farms, and walking along the Irkhuwa river, we will reach our destination Gothey. Overnight at Gothey.

          After Breakfast We will be ascending  several small settlements inhabited by Rai and Sherpa people, crossing suspension bridges over Irhuwa Khola, cross streams, and some lush bushes.. With the adorable and picture-perfect sceneries along the trail, we will reach Salpa Phedi  overnight there

            After Breakfast we will be ascending to almost 900m high elevation from Phedi. We will start our trekking through the lush bushes and arduous trail. It is a rather tough but worthwhile trek  today. The beautiful oak, birch, and Rhododendron forests and the mind-boggling sceneries of landscapes and mountain ranges will make this journey a fulfilling one. Overnight at Gurase Bhanjyang..

              After Breakfast we will  hike up to the highest elevation of  Salpa La Pas (3,360m) which is a steady climb from Gurase. From the pass, the eye-dazzling sceneries of Makalu ranges and Chamlang can be seen. After the steep ascent up to the pass, we shall descend towards Dhaka through beguiling Rhododendron forest. We will trek up to Sanam village where we will be staying overnight.

                 After Breakfast we will be full of ascents and descents the entire day through the forested trail with Rhododendron,  Chir Pines, and other flora and fauna. We will be crossing a steel suspension bridge over the Hinku River and descend towards the village of Bung. Bung is a Rai village where we will be discovering about the cultivation of Rice, Millet, and Soybeans in the terraced field in their own traditional farming techniques. Overnight Bung.

                  After Breakfast, a full day of ascents and descents. We commence the journey descending steeply through the cliff of a hill and then pass across the settlements of Najindingma. We can spot some Chortens and Monasteries along the way as well as we will  pass some Yak grazing meadows and bushes.  Overnight at Gai Kharka.

                    After Breakfast, we will going to ascends and descends across gorges and old moraines, Rhododendron, and Juniper forest alongside the Hinku River, and in addition, we can have the magnificent view of Mera Peak with some glimpses of the Upper Khumbu region. Also, a steep ascent to Panggom La Pass (3,174m) offers a close-up view of mara peak and other neighboring peaks. From the pass, we will descend toward Panggom village inhabited by Sherpa people. Overnight over there

                      After breakfast Leaving sunny panggom, the route drops around the ridges and hillsides to join the Classic Everest route. En route Kharte (2830m) is above the newer main trail via Kharikhola. There is a simple lunch spot at the Khari La (3415m) en route. Following this higher trail eventually takes the Arun Valley trekker to Puritan (2730m).

                        After Breakfast walk described above under the Classic Everest Trek. It takes about four hours and overnight at Lukla.

                          On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.

                            We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

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                              What's Included
                              • Airport pickup and drop
                              • Three nights’ accommodation with 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
                              • 10 nights and 11 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge or home stay)
                              • Flight from Kathmandu to tumlingtar and back from Lukla to Kathmandu after trek
                              • English speaking local expert guide, porters(porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
                              • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                              • Arun valley Makalu entry permit fees (bring three photos for each permit)
                              • Sagarmatha national park fee
                              • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
                              • Equipment (sleeping bag, Down jacket, duffer bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                              • Insurance for all staff & porters.
                              • Trekking achievement certificate
                              • Adventure Himalayan T-shirt
                              • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                              • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                              • International flight
                              • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
                              • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                              • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                              • Hot shower during trek
                              • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                              • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
                              • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                              • Tips for Guide and porter and any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                              Dates and Prices
                              Date PriceAvailability 
                              Start DateStarts: MondayJun 12, 2023End DateEnds: SundayJun 25, 2023PricePriceUS$1820StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateStarts: MondayJun 19, 2023End DateEnds: SundayJul 02, 2023PricePriceUS$1820StatusStatusAvailable
                              Start DateStarts: MondayJun 26, 2023End DateEnds: SundayJul 09, 2023PricePriceUS$1820StatusStatusAvailable

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