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Arun Valley Trek (15 days)

Trip Facts

  • Name: Arun Valley Trek
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Grade: Moderate Trek
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Activity: seeing and trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge
  • Transportation: Private vehicle and flight
  • Maximum altitude: 4100m
  • Per day walking: 4 - 5 hours

Overview

The Arun Valley Trek is one of the unexplored, marvelous and irregular trekking region in Nepal. This trail is an alternative approach to the Khumbu region. This trek follows the route of Arun River, so it called Arun valley trek. It is located between two mountains namely Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu, so this route provides really superb views of both Mt Everest and Mount Makalu. Trekkers can also experience the really diverse nature, gorgeous views of the hundreds of mountains and the cultures of the different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu, Gurung, Tamang, Newar, Chhetris, Brahmins etc.

The starting point of this trek is Tumlingtar and the route get the Lukla (the point of departure to Everest base Camp) as a last destination from where one can join the Everest base camp Trek as well.  The highest point of the trek is Salpa Bhanjyang where holy lake Salpa is located. This trek passes Arun River, Sedua and Num, Barun, Sherapani col, west col of Hongu valley.

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and trek to kartikighat

Day 04: Trek to Gothe Bazaar

Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi

Day 06: Trek to Guranse

Day 07: Trek to Sanam via Guranse

Day 08: Trek to Gudel

Day 09: Trek to Kiraunle Gompa

Day 10: Trek to Sibuje

Day 11: Trek to Pangum

Day 12: Trek to Painya

Day 13: Trek Lukla

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 15: Depart Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative and driver meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designed hotel. The representative will help you check into your hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The Kathmandu valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning after having breakfast, you will be guided to visit famous and biggest Hindus Pashupatinath temple, Buddha stupa, Swoyambhunath and in the afternoon having lunch you will visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square.   
 

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and trek to Kartikighat

This day after having breakfast, you have a flight to Tumlingtar in eastern region, the starting point of your trek through Arun valley and landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of your trek at the village of Tumlingtar]. When you are in aircraft you can enjoy by seeing the panoramic sights of great Himalayas of Nepal including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyu (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m),Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar, Ganesh, Langtang etc., terraced land field, hills, forests, beautiful traditional villages. After reaching Tumlingtar, you will trek up to kartikighat.

Day 04: Trek to Gothe Bazaar

Today you start your trek by visiting village of Balwa Besi, where you cross a small river, lush, tropical forests, Arun river, Marduwa, a small hamlet village & soon you pass more terraced fields and clusters of ochre and cream mud-brick houses built in the local style, Nepali Danda, Irkhuwa river finally you will reach Gothe bazaar which inhabitated by mix of Gurung and Rai communities.

Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi

After having breakfast you will move towards Lankuwa village and then further on to Dhobani, a village of paper-makers en route to Salpa Phedi. You leave Goethe Bazaar by crossing the stream, and soon pass many thatched huts. You will pass through Lankuwa village and then you continue to hiking another hour uphill on a lovely hill-side trail backed by undulating grasses rocks and fruit trees until you reach the sprawling settlement of Salpa Phedi for overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Guranse

Today you will climb through the many dwellings of upper Salpa Phedi, and then keep climbing with increasingly amazing views down the valley. It will take us several hours of climbing to reach Jau Bari, a village where they grow the best barley in the region and where there is a Sherpa gompa (monastery) just below a lovely Sherpa-run campsite. You will go through terraced fields, rhododendron forests to Salpa Lake just past the small 'Guranse La' to Gurasne or Chayaksila.

Day 07: Trek to Sanam via Guranse

Leaving Guranse, you will follow the path to reach Sanam. On the way you will pass The Salpa Bhanjyang - is the border of Solu Khumbu and the Sherpa region and you have wonderful views of snow-capped Karylung Peak, Lidung Khola and the traditional Sherpa villages, terraced land fields.

Day 08: Trek to Gudel

Leaving pleasant Sanam you contour along a high trail with broad views first we reaching Duire (Tiu), a group of simple lodges, Rustic Gompa, and then you will reach the Rai village at Gudel which is large and very interesting bustling traditional village.

Day 09: Trek to Kiraunle Gompa

From Gudel, You will go ahead to Kiraunla Gompa. This day you will hike for long time than other days but it will be very interesting because you will go through beautiful forests and terraced land fields, Rai villages and schools. Then you will reach your final destination for today - Kiraunle where Chamaling Gompa is located.

Day 10: Trek to Sibuje

From Kiraunle, today you have another pass Surkie la pass to reach Sibuje where you can reach after three hours. There are better views at the sightseeing platform just above the narrow 'pass' ridge where you’ll be able to see Karylung, Khatang and Numbur Mountain so head up for a look.

Day 11: Trek to Pangum

Today is another fantastic day because you will climb najina Dingma and descend through Gai Kharka, several villages. Imja Khola. On the way to Pangum you have Mera Peak looming in front of you. After of some hours of walk you will reach Pangum la pass the Sherpa villages. Pangum now has a few quite nice lodges, Hillary school, fields marked by wooden fences and a Tibetan Buddhist gompa off to the northern side of the village. You'll have a fantastic sunset out over the wide open valley with Karylung rising majestically in front of us across the Dudh Koshi.

Day 12: Trek to Painya

Leaving Pangum, you will head to Painya by passing the long rows of old Mani walls. You look out at hilltop villages of Buspa and Karikhola, Khari la pass. It will take us a good hour and a half of contouring and climbing to crest the pass at 3,075m meters but the views are amazing from the top. You have first view of the sacred Sherpa peak, Khumbu Yul Lha (Khumbila), Gyachen Kang and then Kusum Kangaru just around the corner

Day 13: Trek Lukla

Today after having breakfast you will follow the path to reach Lukla. On the way you have beautiful scenery of mountains, hills, forests, rivers, traditional villages etc.

Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu

After having breakfast you can check in the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. At the Kathmandu airport, your guide will transfer to the designed hotel. In the evening you have free time for refreshment and shopping etc.

Day 15: Depart Kathmandu

After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take to the airport for your flight home. Or if you want to stay longer for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, and mountain biking, hiking, etc. do not forget to ask us.


Contact Address

We're very approachable and would love to speak to you. Feel free to visit us, call, send us an email or simply complete the enquiry form.

Namaste Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.

Khadka Bhadrakali - 7, Hepali, Kathmandu,

Nepal

Tel : 977 1 4378035 / 1 4378938

Fax : 977 1 4370940

24X7 days contact : 9851035637 / 9801035637

Contact Person : Jangbu Sherpa

Email : namastetrek@ntc.net.np

Web : www.namastetrek.com.np

North American Contact : Steven Tickle (Seattle, WA)

Email : trekwithsteve@gmail.com

Phone : 1-425-830-3590


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