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Arun Valley Trekking

  • 22 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,550 m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Being one amongst the most well liked spot of trekkers among different, Arun valley trekking could be a totally tenting trek that has each issue to supply you. This trek space is found between the formally world highest Mt. Everest and Makalu- Barun parkland. This naturally blessed place has instore plenty to guests coming there because it is endued with a fascinating and vivid aspect of natural beauty and culture. On describe, this trekking route is choked with mystic range of mountains views which has Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt.Thamserku etc.

This region is made in flora and fauna as there are over 625 species of birds and over 750 species of butterflies, shelter of the rare and vulnerable Panda. Here, completely different sorts of flowers bloom to form the surroundings pleasant and divine that contains Orchids and different flowers among many. The swirl prayer flag at Shipton La provides a sense of spirituality because it is even aforementioned to assist the mind and spirit calm and peaceful. Trekking in Arun valley provides another approach to the Khumbu region trekking. To be nearer with Makalu Mountain, we are able to ascend to the north of Arun and crossing Barun La 4110 m into the higher Barun Khola. Trekking this space needs full stamina and fitness to explore the mesmeric fantastic thing about this area which has the right dazzling mountain views. Arun Valley Salpa Pass Trekking is also a wonderful way to explore the beautiful nature of Nepal.

After the flight to Tumlingtar to the East of the Mount Everest, Our first week is occupied in browsing through the untouched territory into the Solu Khumbu region. Mount Everest path to Kala Pattar for tremendous shut ups of Everest Base Camp, Nuptse and mountain peak alongside several others. Then, a journey back to Lukla and either a flight to Kathmandu or trekkers will back Kathmandu through jiri if you have got enough time. Arun Valley Trekking Trail is the amazingly wonderful as one gets to experience a lot of flora and fauna residing on it.

We, Nepal Mother House welcome all the trekkers to join us for the excellent services among all the trekking areas where we design a well tailored program as Arun Valley Trekking Itinerary keeping your timeframe and interest as the foremost criteria.

Trip Highlights

  • Situated eastern part of Nepal, between Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Parks.
  • An alternative approach to the Everest Base Camp via Salpa Pass (3350m).
  • Un-spoilt culture, varieties vegetation, rare wildlife and “off the beaten Trail”.
  • Nearby Tibet border; Ancient Buddhist monastery, Chorten and Mane wall.
  • An amazing view including top of the world Mt.  Everest (8,848m), Makalu and other.
  • cenic flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and end Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (400m) -30 to 35 minutes; Trek to Chewabesi (450m) – 2 to 3 hours

Day 04:Trek Chewabesi to Gothe bazaar (800m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 05:Trek Gothe bazaar to Dobhane (1800m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Trek Dobhane to Salpa Phedi (3000m) – 5to 6 hours

Day 07:Trek Salpa Phedi to Gudel (2400m) via Salpa Pass (3350m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 08:Trek Gudel to Gai Kharka (2450m) via Surkie La (pass) (3100m) -5½ to 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Gai Kharka to Kharte (2600m) via Pangmum La (pass) (3350m) – 6 to 7 hours

Day 10:Trek Kharte to Phakding (2600m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 11:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 12:Explore day in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m)

Day 13:Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 14:Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 15:Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 16:Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours

Day 17:Gorakshep to Kalapater (5,550m) -2 hours and Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 18:Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 19:Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 20:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 21:Fly back to Kathmandu - 30 minutes

Day 22:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing basic. 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles, local bus or Comfort Tourist bus.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar or drive to Hile and Lukla to Kathmandu Air ticket (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight) and private tourist bus/ car/ van to the Hotel. 
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder experienced Local Guide with English Speaking and friendly their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Makalu Barun Conservation  Area permits and Sagarmatha National Park Permit Fee
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Cards
  • Duffel Bag during trek.
  • First Aid medical kid.
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea, coffee each meal in a cup.
  • ourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance (compulsory).
  • Tipping to crew, and your meal at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend. 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Not mention above services.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla /Tumlingtar delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (400m) -30 to 35 minutes; Trek to Chewabesi (450m) – 2 to 3 hours After the scenic flight to Tumlingtar, we follow the Arun riverbank northwards through the sub-tropical forest around Chiwabasi crossing Brahman, Chettri, and Rai villages.

Day 04 : Trek Chewabesi to Gothe bazaar (800m) – 5 to 6 hours After breakfast, we head upstream on the trail northwards through the sub-tropical forest around Baluwabesi. We will be crossing Brahman, Chettri and Rai villages again. Stay overnight at Gothe Bazzar, either in a camp/simple tea house. This area is popular for Rudrakchhhaya (Hindu’s holey brined).

Day 05 : Trek Gothe bazaar to Dobhane (1800m) – 5 to 6 hours The trail for today is through terraced lands with rice paddies, citrus fruits, banana groves, etc. This region is sparsely populated by Rai and Sherpa people. We also can see Nepali paper production from local Lokta plants. We stay overnight at Dovane in a tented camp or tea house.

Day 06 : Trek Dobhane to Salpa Phedi (3000m) – 5to 6 hours The trail leads upwards, almost imperceptibly, gaining in elevation, through the rice fields. Numerous bamboo bridges, flimsy and substantial – all picturesque – cross and re-cross the river and there are many pools large enough for swimming. Today is an enjoyable day in preparation for our further destination to come. Set up camp at Salpha Phadi.

Day 07 : Trek Salpa Phedi to Gudel (2400m) via Salpa Pass (3350m) -6 to 7 hours Ascend through bamboo then rhododendron forests. From the steamy Arun valley to the Salpa Bhanjyung Pass (3,349m) where a large chorten marks the pass and the beginning of Sherpa influence. This is a long descent to the Hongu Khola, through hemlock and fir forests that abound with bird and animal life including the Himalayan bear, barking deer, and lesser panda.

Day 08 : Trek Gudel to Gai Kharka (2450m) via Surkie La (pass) (3100m) -5½ to 6 hours This is followed by an equally long, although steeper, ascent to Bung. This rice growing area is one of the most fertile regions of Nepal and is almost exclusively Rai, although you begin to find some Sherpa villages at higher elevations.

Day 09 : Trek Gai Kharka to Kharte (2600m) via Pangmum La (pass) (3350m) – 6 to 7 hours After breakfast, the trail ascends and descends continue across Hinku Khola towards Dudh Kosi, which leads north to Kharte. Stay overnight at a hotel or tented camp.

Day 10 : Trek Kharte to Phakding (2600m) -5 to 6 hours At first we start to walk through the bamboo bushes and climb down to Surke. Then the trail climbs to north to Chaurikharka, a large scattered village with monastery and high school. It is known as the bread basket of the Khumbu area because the land is fertile for barley, wheat, and even green vegetables. Today we can see many trekkers from Lukla and coming back from the Everest Base Camp. From here the path is quite busy with more trekkers, porters, and pack animals. After a few hours of good scenic walk we arrive at Phakding and stay overnight.

Day 11 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours The trail follows the Dodh Kosi River banks and reaches in Tok Tok. You can see excellent views of Thamserku peak from here. Then trail climbs to Chomoa, site of an agricultural project farm, still trail climbs to Monju (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after cross last (fifth) bridge the trail again long climb on where you have the view of Mt. Everest, over the right Nupste (7,879m). After 5 to 6 hrs walking the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar at last. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12 : Explore day in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m) After having a late breakfast, walk around sightseeing in Namche Bazaar. Then hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to view some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt.Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, Kusum Khangru, Khongde and Khumbi Yu La, etc. While seeing these spectacular views of mountains, the trail leads you into the Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary School, an ancient monastery with a Yeti skull and Khunde Hospital. Then return back to Namche. If you are still willing to go, you can visit the mountaineering museum or the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar. You can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people in here. Above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and visitor center; it is open 8 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and government holidays. And overnight at Lodge.

Day 13 : Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast we start our trek with a pleasant walk on a trail through the forest with magnificent views of mountains until Kenjoma, where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the small settlement Sanasa, the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3,250m). Then it climbs steeply through forests on the Tangbuche monestary, situated at 3,867m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent. Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide a stimulating panorama of Himalayan view. Stay overnight in Tengboche.

Day 14 : Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast, the trail descends down from Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest to Deboche. Crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River, the trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of Island peak and Phokalde peak. It is a gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col (6,100m) and Amphu Laptsa pass (5,780m).

Day 15 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 to 6 hours After your complete acclimatization, the trail heading you gradually climb up until Duglha offering stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse.From Duglha trail directly up to the Khumbu Glacier before reaching the village of Lubuche. In this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.

Day 16 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours After breakfast the trek continues gently climbing and sometime directly ascent to nearby glacier. The trail going to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers good views of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp. After lunch, we ready ourselves for today’s adventure to the targeted destination and we continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. However, the path from here can be misleading so make sure to follow the lead Sherpa. Every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier. The walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. If you are trekking during the high expedition season have fell like city. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here go back over the journey to Gorekshep for the overnight at lodge.

Day 17 : Gorakshep to Kalapater (5,550m) -2 hours and Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -5 to 6 hours Very early in morning we will have to climb up 2 hours to Kalapather for 360 degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming of since the beginning of your journey. A small rocky peak “Kalapather” offers you beyond imagination views. The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish and you feel it’s worth the hard climb up to here to feel at the top of the world. You can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountainous scenery such as: Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), and even Everest itself. After breakfast in Gorakshep, we trek down to Dhugla then continue staying high above the valley floor in Imja valley. It is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown. Enjoy the scenery and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 18 : Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours Today you can fell well descend to a lower elevation from Pheriche. The walk is pleasant all the way to Tangboche. You can see very old Sherpa villages and further down to Tangboche is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. The first thing that comes into view is the big Monastery or Gumba followed by the large field with campsites, teahouses, and lodges beneath the soaring and majestic peaks of Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards the northeast.

Day 19 : Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours The trail goes down through forest with pine, Juniper, rhododendron with a few magnolia and birch trees. You will never forget the great memory of crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Sanasa and to Namche bazaar to stay overnight.

Day 20 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours After a long walk we'll have one long last day back to Lukla. We descend the long way before crossing the bridge and walking further to Monju finally stopping in Phakding for lunch. We will remind ourselves again to enjoy the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You'll have time to wander around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew and overnight at hotel.

Day 21 : Fly back to Kathmandu - 30 minutes Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is in the morning due to the wind in the afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel then you may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of day.

Day 22 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Note:

Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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