“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: