Tour Details

  • 15 Days(s)

  • professional Trekking Guide

  • English, Chinese, French

  • 4000

overview

This trekking journey is a less crowded trekking route in Nepal which resides between the Makalu Barun National Park and the Mighty Sagarmatha or Mount Everest. Arun Valley trek has to offer an amazing panorama of the Mt. Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Baruntse, Lhotse and other. You will get to witness different landscapes, wildlife, and vegetations here. There is so much to see in this region; the scenic natural beauty and the rich culture of the residents.

This trek entails fitness as well as the fortitude to accomplish it as it requires to move along the tough passes to get to the Everest trail. The scenic beauty, however, is worth all the effort to scale the elevation. Also, there are adequate lodges, as well as homestays here for you to rest so you do not have to use tents. Staying with warm, welcoming families is one of the highlights of this trekking journey since you get to observe the life and culture of that of locals closely. As much as you will enjoy the natural surrounding, you will love to know the interesting facts about the Himalayas.

Tour Highlights

  • Fun flight from Kathmandu to Tumlintar and from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Majestic Everest, Makalu, Mera Peak, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and so on
  • Interesting culture, lifestyle, and traditions
  • Enigmatic valleys and lush green rhododendron forests
  • Amazing Lukla and Arun Valley

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Itinerary

  • 1- 2 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

After completing the formalities at the international airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel of your stay by our representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. You can rest and relax afterward. You will be welcomed to Nepal with a tasty welcome dinner hosted by our company. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • 45 minutes
  • Guest House

We board on the plane to Tumlingtar; this will take less than an hour to reach. Nevertheless, flights are not always available. So we can take a flight to Biratnagar and ride a bus or jeep. Another option is to take a bus all the way to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu which is not recommended mostly. Overnight stay at a lodge in Tumlingtar.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

Our trekking path moves along the Arun valley now. We trek down to reach the Arun river’s banks and then pass through the settlements with traditional houses. Giddhe village has some lodges. And Satighat is one of the prime places. The residents of this place occupy the hillside because the heat is less there. Overnight stay in Chiyabesi also known as Chewable.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day we move along the Arun valley before we ascend up west. We first reach Kattike (500 meters) and then turn west and ascend along Majhuwa or Mardana to get into the Likhuwa Khola valley also called as Irkhuwa. We move through the Chalise settlement and then get to Tabular by crossing a river. Overnight stay in Tabular.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

The trail moves along Likhuwa Khola and we reach Gothe Bazaar. We cross the Benkhuwa river by a bridge here. Negadaha is a potential overnight stop. If we reach Dobhane on this same day, we stay there.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We follow the Great Himaya Cultural trail on this day. We initially ascend up from Donghae and keep above the river till we reach Tendo (1475 meters). Now, we reach Salpa Phedi (1565 meters) which is below the Salpa Bhajyang pass.  Overnight stay at Salpa Phedi.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

The walk will be strenuous as we get to Sanam as elevation rises. We walk for around three hours where we ascend along with a place with bamboos before we pass through rhododendron and oak forests. We finally reach Guranse where we stay overnight.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

Salpa pass is marked by a huge chorten. We can witness the Buddhist area here. We reach Salpa Pass as we head up. We walk through dense jungle with diverse wildlife and vegetation and the path will feel cumbersome. If we get lucky, we will see black bears or red pandas. We move through Dhaka (2676 meters) and then reach the main place of Sanam. This place has a tiny monastery and is very neat. We stay here for the night.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We will descend and ascend a lot on this day. We get to Tiu Nichola, a Sherpa settlement first and then get to Guidel (1968 meters) after walking down through a forest. Even if Bung is just three kilometers from the point we start from, it takes a lot of time, even a whole day to get there. We get to Hongu Khola and ascend through the bamboo forest. We stay at Bung for the night; Bung is a large place.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

Today will be a relatively easier day. The climb from here takes us towards the hillside from where we reach Khiraule (2400 meters) within three or four hours. There is a popular local monastery amidst trees and a lodge here.  We climb till Surkhe La (3085 meters). We can enjoy the panorama around the Inkhu valley. Overnight stay at Gaikharka.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We move down to the Inkhu valley (1830 meters). We climb the trail to get to Sibu (2832 meters). This place has some lodges and even a homestay. We walk along the lush green forest and reach Pangkoma La, also known as Narkung La Pass (3286 meters).  A short descent leads to Pangom where we stay overnight.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

The trail moves to the ridges and the hillsides; this takes us to the classic Everest trail. We move past Kharte (2830 meters).  There is a lunch place at Khari La (3415 meters). We finally reach Puiyan where we stay overnight.

  • 3 to 4 hrs
  • Guest House

To get to Lukla, we will take around four hours; this trail has been described in the Classic Everest route. Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • 35 minutes
  • Guest House

First thing in the morning, we board on the flight to reach Kathmandu from Lukla. You can involve in individual activities or just rest when you reach Kathmandu. You can go explore places or go shopping.  You can go explore the places around Kathmandu where a guide can accompany you for sightseeing. Tasty farewell dinner awaits you in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of the trek. Overnight stay at Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast and dinner.

  • 1-2 hours
  • None

On this day, your trekking adventure in Nepal is completed. You can exchange emails with your travel buddies and organize the trek photographs. Our representative will accompany you to the airport; you will be taken to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight. You will have enough time on your way back to plan your next trip to Nepal. Thank you for choosing us.

What’s included/excluded

What is Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off facility via private vehicle
  • Accommodation facility in Kathmandu at a three-star hotel in a twin sharing room inclusive of breakfast
  • All the three main meals while trekking
  • Licensed trekking guide with experience and proficiency in English
  • Porter; covers food, lodging, insurance, salary, medicine, and equipment covered for all staffs
  • Important trekking permits and fees for Sagarmatha National Park, Gaurishankar and Makalu National Park
  • Sleeping bag, medical kit, and down jackets
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar and Lukla-Kathmandu flight expense
  • Government taxes, service charges, and VAT
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
  • All official expenses

What is Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Personal Trekking equipment
  • Entry fees for sites for sightseeing tour
  • Expenses for personal items like cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, hot showers, batteries and so on
  • Emergency evacuation arrangement by helicopter and medical kits
  • Tipping to trekking staffs
  • Expenses not mentioned in the service column

cancellation

Please contact us for cancellation

Good to know

Dos

  • Smile and greet the locals by saying the phrase “Namaste” or “Tashidelek”
  • Walking in groups makes you safer; Make sure you keep a distance from people you see walking the path either in front of you or behind you. Please consult your guide if you are planning on trying something new while trekking
  • Enquire about the materials you might require the following day with your guide. You can pack it in your pouch while the rest materials are carried by the porters provided for you.
  • Contributing to the donation boxes at monasteries will help them and also they do not charge any ticket fees for the visitors which is why the aid can help them out
  • Feeling uneasy and uncomfortable during the trek should be reported to the guide who will help you out with all the issues you are having withing the trek

Don’ts

  • You will know various local culture and beliefs which can be uneasy for you but remember not to criticize the values of the local people.
  • Without the prior authority of the local people, you are not obliged to take pictures of the local people.
  • People stare at you but do not feel uncomfortable; it is their nature as they are very kind and curious people who have no ill intentions for the visitors.
  • Do not assume profligate facilities around the trekking zone; basic facilities can only be provided given the geographical complications.
  • You are not obligated to harm the floras and faunas during the trek; be responsible regarding the environment
  • Make sure you do not be generous by providing money to people; such an act will only enhance children and beggars because it may upsurge them to beg more from visitors around the trek.