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Arun Valley Trek

Arun Valley Trek

$1860 per person

TRIP INTRODUCTION

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.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Transfer to Hotel (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight (40min), Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4hrs
Day 04: Phakding to Puiyan (2800m) 3-4hrs
Day 05: Puiyan to Pangom (3100m) 5-6hrs
Day 06: Pangom to Na Dingma (3178m) 6hrs
Day 07: Na Dingma to Bung (1670m) 5hrs
Day 08: Bung to Sanam (3260m) 5hrs
Day 09: Sanam to Salpa Phedi (1700m) 4hrs
Day 10: Salpha Phedi to Chyawabensi 5hrs
Day 11: Chyawanbensi to Tumlingtar (510m) 4hrs
Day 12: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 13: Departure

 

EQUIPMENT LIST

SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST

  • 1 Medium size backpack
  • 1 Day pack
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)
  • 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  • 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  • 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
  • 2 Pairs light weight trousers
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pair’ light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
  • 1 Torch & spear batteries
  • 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
  • 1 Medium size towel
  • 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Swiss type of army knife
  • Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Personal medication.
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Warm hat/ gloves
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
  •  Pair of hiking boots

You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.

FIXED DEPARTURE

Start DateEnd DateCostStatusBooking
04 February, 201919 February, 2019US $1400Guaranteed
14 February, 201901 March, 2019US $1400Guaranteed
24 February, 201911 March, 2019US $1400Guaranteed

 

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Detail Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Transfer to Hotel (1300m)
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.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
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. 
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight (40min), Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4hrs
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.
Day 04: Phakding to Puiyan (2800m) 3-4hrs
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. 
Day 05: Puiyan to Pangom (3100m) 5-6hrs
  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.
Day 06: Pangom to Na Dingma (3178m) 6hrs
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.
Day 07: Na Dingma to Bung (1670m) 5hrs
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.
Day 08: Bung to Sanam (3260m) 5hrs
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.
Day 09: Sanam to Salpa Phedi (1700m) 4hrs
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.
Day 10: Salpha Phedi to Chyawabensi 5hrs
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.
Day 11: Chyawanbensi to Tumlingtar (510m) 4hrs
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.  
Day 12: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1310m)
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.
Day 13: Departure
You will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.  

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Cost includes:
  • 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
Cost Excludes: 
  • 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