Overview

Duration :
13 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Limbu Culture
Max altitude :
2,850m /9,350 ft.
Transportation:
Domestic Flight and Private Vehicles
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Local House Homestay
Primary activity:
Trekking
Group Size:
Min. 2 pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Strenuous
Meals:
Nepali Organic Food
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Salpa Phedi-Gurase Bhanjyang-Gai Kharka-Panggom-Lukla-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

“We need the tonic of wilderness. We can never have enough of nature.”

Basically, the Arun Valley Trek is a typical trail is a wonderful trekking destination in the wilderness, suitable for people who really don’t want the massive amassing of tourists on the path. Arun valley trekking offers superb Himalayan scenery including Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Baruntse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt.Thamserku, etc, more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species of butterflies, the shelter of the rare and endangered Panda.

Overview of Arun Valley Trek

The Arun valley trek offers an incredible opportunity to explore the village life with typical folk dance and songs.  Commencing with a flight to Tumlingtar to the East of Everest, the first week is spent trekking through virgin territory into the Solukhumbu region before a push up on the main Everest trail to Kala Patthar.

The trek from Tumlingtar at barely 390m to Makalu Base Camp at 4,800m is long and arduous as a vast range in temperatures is confronted, from steamy in the lowlands to snowstorms at high altitude.  It is compulsory to hike toward the north along the Arun River to Sedua and Num, then cross the Barun La 4110m into the upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Mount Makalu.

En Route

Orchids and other flowers along a faint jungle trail, swirl prayer flags at Shipton La, walking through this picturesque Sherpa village are the attraction of the Arun valley 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 (8463m). Likewise, the trekking route offers dramatic views of the landscape and the beautiful scenery of mighty Himalayan peaks.

One can enjoy the views of Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Baruntse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt.Thamserku, etc in their walking journey. Mind-blowing music and the age-old culture of the Nepalese hilly region are the highlights for travelers.

Best Time

For this trek, we consider autumn (September – November) and spring (March-May) as the best seasons for trekking in this region.

So come join the Nepal Mountain Trekkers team to be part of this breath-taking scenic grandeur trek for an experience you will never forget.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time-frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrive at Kathmandu (1347m/4417ft):
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:
  • Day 3
    Flight to Tumlingtar and trek to Kartike (523m/1715 ft):
  • Day 4
    Kartike to Gothey (1128m/3700 ft):
  • Day 5
    Gothey to Salpa Phedi (1680m/5511 ft):
  • Day 6
    Phedi to Gurase Bhanjyang (2500m/8202 ft):
  • Day 7
    Gurase to Sanam (2850m/9350 ft):
  • Day 8
    Sanam to Bung (1900m/6233 ft):
  • Day 9
    Bung to Gai kharka (2300m/7545 ft):
  • Day 10
    Gaikharka to Panggom (2850m/9350 ft):
  • Day 11
    Panggom to Painya (2830m/9284 ft):
  • Day 12
    Painya to Lukla (2840m/9317 ft):
  • Day 13
    Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 14
    Farewell Day

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu (1347m/4417ft)::

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation::

Day 3 : Flight to Tumlingtar and trek to Kartike (523m/1715 ft)::

Day 4 : Kartike to Gothey (1128m/3700 ft)::

Day 5 : Gothey to Salpa Phedi (1680m/5511 ft)::

Day 6 : Phedi to Gurase Bhanjyang (2500m/8202 ft)::

Day 7 : Gurase to Sanam (2850m/9350 ft)::

Day 8 : Sanam to Bung (1900m/6233 ft)::

Day 9 : Bung to Gai kharka (2300m/7545 ft)::

Day 10 : Gaikharka to Panggom (2850m/9350 ft)::

Day 11 : Panggom to Painya (2830m/9284 ft)::

Day 12 : Painya to Lukla (2840m/9317 ft)::

Day 13 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu:

Day 14 : Farewell Day:

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic flights and all required land transportation
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card, Makalu Barun National Parks entrance fees, and special permits.
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13 % VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation cost
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Gallery

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts and thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Inner thermals

Feet

  • Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Shower sandals

Hands

  • Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
  • Creams
  • Sanitizer

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits

  • Personal Regular Medicines
  • Knee Caps
  • Bandages
  • Ointments
  • Blister Tape

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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