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Arun Valley Trek

Arun Valley Trek - 13 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Guest House
Max. Elevation
3200M
Meals
Full Board
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Valley tour sightseeing.
  • Himalayan scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Sherpa, Rai and Limbu people's culture in depth exploration.
  • Majestic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Aam Doblem, Mt. Thamserku and more.
  • Exlpore Culture, Custom, tradition, monument, Geopraphy, Demography and flora-fauna.
  • Nepali local food (Dal Bhat) and cuisine.

Trip Overview of Arun Valley Trek

Arun Valley trekking is popular for an opportunity to explore the deepest valley in the world.  Existing in between Everest and Makalu-Barun National Park, Arun valley trek offers breath-taking views of Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and other peaks and mountains. Walk through the dense forest that is thriving with above 650 species of pheasants and more than 800 species of butterflies.Arun Valley trekking route begins from Lukla. We will walk through Phakding to Puiyan. We will pass through dispersed Sherpa settlements of Arun valley region.

Trekking in Arun valley is the best alternative to Khumbu region trekking. Tourist Link Treks & Expedition organizes Arun Valley trekking itinerary as 13days package. The itinerary can be customized to meet your requirements. Good physical strength is expected from participants of this trek. Salpa Pass is the highest point of this trek. Near to Salpa Pass is the holy Salpa Lake where many Hindu devotees visit each year for their wish fulfilment. Inhabited by Rai, Sherpa and Limbu ethnics, Arun Valley trek offers a great cultural insight and captivating mountain views. This is the perfect trek for all of the adventure lovers who are looking for a place of retreat.

Contact us and we will make sure that you get the most out of your Arun Valley trekking package.


Itinerary

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three star category hotel in a private vehicle for comfortable stay.

You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you briefing regarding Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day Tour concludes with visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Early in the morning, we will drive to Kathmandu Airport, domestic terminal for Kathmandu to Lukla flight. 40 minutes of pleasant flight through one of the world’s most scenic air routes with plenty of aerial views of mountains and peaks will take us to Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla. The porters will arrange their luggage and then we will proceed towards Phakding. Walking through the stone path, we will reach Ghat village and continue walking towards Phakding where we will stay overnight.

From Phakding, the trail continues through the Khumbu valley to Chauri Kharka. Passing through the waterfall area, we will reach Chauri Kharka village. From Chaurikharka, the path criss-crosses through dispersed settlements to Surkhe. The trail winds up from Surkhe to Pakhapani from where the trail continues to Puiyan. Stay overnight in Puiyan.

Leaving Puiyan early in the morning, we will lower down to wooden bridge. We need to cross the Puiyan River over bridge before continuing our journey to Kari La Pass. We will enjoy the spectacular views of surrounding mountains and valley before lowering down from Kari La Pass to rhododendron forest. Following the pleasant trail with pretty view of Dudh Kunda Mountain, we will follow Dudh Koshi River Valley to Pangom village where we will stay overnight.

From Pangom, we will descend to Bhasme. Following the least walked trail towards northern direction, we will climb uphill to the Sherpa village of Chereme. Moving further through ridges, we will reach Hongu valley. Walking further through the scenioc path, we will reach Boksom from where our journey continues to Na Dingma. Stay overnight in Na Dingma.

Crossing small from Na Dingma, we will climb uphill to Surki La which is also popular as Sipki La. We need to follow rock-strewn path to Sipki La Pass. Climbing the pass, we will enjoy the close-up view of Khumbu Mountain. Walking along Inukhu valley with pretty view of Mere peak, we will turn left to Cheskam and follow levelled path to Bung where we will stay overnight.

Early in the morning after tea, we will follow a bit difficult path to Hongu. From Hongu, we will climb uphill to Salpa Bhanjyang. The bit slippery path takes us to Sherpa village. We will walk along waterfall and forest to bridge over Hongu River. Walking further, we will reach Gudel from where the trail continues to Nimstola Gomba before taking us to Sanam where we will stay overnight.

After breakfast, we will leave Sanam and follow the lowering trail to Irkhuwa Valley which is the tributary of Arun basin. Heading north from Irkhuwa Valley, we will head north across Lidung River. Walking through the meadow, we will reach few tea houses run by Rai and Limbus before arriving at Salpha Phedi where we will stay overnight.

This is going to be a bit challenging day. From Salpa Phedi, we will climb uphill via forest to the top of Salpa La. Time permitting, we will visit Salpa Pokhari Lake which is located near to the pass. Walking along the Irkhuwa River that locates to the east of Dudh Koshi, we can get close-up view of Arun River. We will lower down to Balawa Besi and head towards Kartike Pul. From Kartike Pul, we will reach Chyawanbesi which is a Chhetri village. Stay overnight at Chyawanbensi.

After an early breakfast, we will leave Chyawanbesi village and walk through Arun Valley. The trail continues through dense forest. Short trek from Chyawanbesi will take us to Tumlingtar where we will stay overnight.

Tumlingtar Airport is located at the eastern edge of Arun River. We will take an early morning flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy your free day. You can go for shopping in Thamel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

You will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.


What's included?

  • Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • 3 – Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) during the Trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare (flight: Kathmandu- Tumlingtar - Kathmandu)
  • An experience English –speaking and Government – licensed holder trek leader
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter)
  • Staff Costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Restricted Area permit for Arun Valley
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • All Local/Government Taxes
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...