Arun Valley Trekking

Arun Valley Trekking

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Arun Valley Trekking is a peaceful off-the-beaten-path Nepal trekking trail located near Barun and Sagarmatha National Parks. The hike provides spectacular views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu, as well as hundreds of other mountains. Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and other ethnic groups live on the land. After a flight to Tumlingtar, the journey begins and ends in Lukla.

The voyage provides an unfathomable range of distinctive excellence and culture. Arun Valley Trekking takes you into the deep chasm of the beautiful Arun Valley region.

As we approach Mera, the Arun Valley Trekking is a magnificent, green desert garden rich in winged animal life, and the first couple of days add an exciting intricacy to the high mountain terrain.

The views along this stretch are spectacular. The Kanchenjunga and Jannu trekkers are making progress to the east. The views of Hunku and Hongu govern the north.

The Arun Valley Trekking trail leads to Thangnag (4366m) and then to Khare (5108m), where the base camp is established. Taking you to Mera La (5415m).

Trekkers will continue south to the Hunku Drangka and then swing west to cross the Zattrawa La Pass to the Tenzing Hillary Airfield in Lukla, which is the world’s most severe airport. We’ll travel back to Kathmandu the next day for a fantastic conclusion.

What’s more on Arun Valley Trekking

Trekkers who wish to travel up the northern bank of the Arun Khola to Sedua must first pass the 4110 m high Barun La Pass. It leads trekkers to the Barun Khola Valley on Mt. Makalu’s outskirts.

You can create a substantially more out-of-control journey by intersecting Sherpani Col and west col into the upper Hongu Valley.

Salpa Bhanjyang is the third most amazing hiking destination, and you can also visit the Hindu sacred Lake Salpa Blessed Lake (3414m). Book the Arun Valley Trekking to view Nepal’s magnificent natural treasures from a different perspective.

This region is rich in natural beauty and cultural diversity. Due to its remoteness and lack of tea shops, this area still attracts a small number of trekkers. The principal inhabitants in this area are Sherpa, Rai, and Limbus.

They were walking north up the Arun River to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La (4,110m) into the upper Barun Khola valley to see Makalu up close (8463m).

By crossing Sherpani Col and West Col into the upper Hongu Valley, you can create an even more adventurous journey. Without prior knowledge, the second leg of the trek is extremely tough and nearly impossible. Also, take in the natural beauty of the area.

This is a wonderful and easy trip for hikers who don’t want to encounter a large number of visitors on the trail but still want to experience gorgeous valley scenes and magnificent vistas of silvery mountains. On the way to the walking terrain, the seductive views of the Arun River and valleys may be observed.

Walking north up the Arun River to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La (4,110m.). Into the upper Barun Khola valley to get a good sight of Makalu.

Crossing Sherpani Col and West Col into the upper Hongu Valley makes for an even more adventurous trip. Salpa Bhanjyang is the highest peak on this hike. And we may also visit the Hindu holy lake of Salpa Sacred Lake (3414 m.).



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will cover trip related information & collect your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance). Meals included: Dinner



After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in Patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this singhtseing tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Meals included: Breakfast


Fly to Tumlingtar (320m) and trekking to Chyawabesi (280m).

Tumlingtar is a small city in the eastern Nepal. In the morning we will board a plane to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. Located between the twisting Arun and Sabha River in Koshi zone, it is also the biggest Tar and the deepest valley of Nepal. From there, we will trek uphill the villages and green meadows, and lofty hills and mountains will keep you revitalized throughout the trek. On reaching there, we will spend the night in a local guesthouse.


Trek to Gothy Bazaar(750m).

Today, we pass all the way through the fields and then walk among terraced rice meadows on the shore of the ArunKoshi, eventually we will swing into the petite village of BalawaBesi (320m). The track moves up into woods of Sal trees over the Nepali Danda and Bharta villages and then traverses the ridge. We will witness the first glance of the verdant Arun valley. The trail continues through rice terraces, the Rai village called Marduwa at 1500m. Then the moves along the north shore of the IrkhuwaKhola all the way through a steamy scenery of rice terraces and banana farms to Gothey Bazaar. Overnight at camp in Gothey.


Trek to SalpaPhedi (1680m).

Early in the morning we will trek to reach SaplaPhedi. We will enter the SoluKhumbu region by crossing the SaplaPhedi. It will take us around 7 hours to reach there. We can have a beautiful view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Everest among others from here. We will spend the night in a local guest house.


SalpaPhedi to Sanam (2,850m) via Guranse (2880m).

It is about three hours walk uphill from to reach the small town of Sanam, settlement of the Sherpa people. We will walk past beautiful rhododendron and pine forests to reach Sanam, a small Sherpa village. After around two hours you will pass the small settlement of Huaca and then we will reach our destination for tonight, Guranse.


Sanam to Bung (1,900m).

After breakfast, we will trek down to the beautiful valley of Bung. We will be relished by stunning views of Everest, Makalu and other mountains on our way down. We will spend the night in a local teahouse.


Bung to GaiKharka (2,300m).

After breakfast, we will trek to GaiKharka which is approximately 81kms from Dhankuta. It lies at the elevation of 2,300m and against the glorious Mt. Makalu. The Arun valley’s beautiful scenery can be seen from here. We will stay the night at a local guest house.


GaiKharka to Puiyan (2,230m).

The trek will relatively be short today. We will hike down a little distance to reach Puiyan. It will take us around 3-4 hours. On reaching Puiyan, we can go for an exploration of the region and enjoy the sunset pouring golden rays on eastern Himalayas.


Puiyan to Phakding. (2,830m).

After breakfast, we will begin our sturdy trek uphill to the village of Phakding. It is a small Sherpa settlement, settled against the tall mountains. You can explore the unique Sherpa culture and explore their beautiful village and lifestyle.


Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m).

We will head to Namche bazaar, celebrated village of Khumbu region. On our way to Namche, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River several times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then,
we will continue our climb, which will bring you to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half hour ascent to Namche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Mt.Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter SagarmathaNational Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, the chief economic hub of the region, also, gateway to Everest.


Namche Bazar acclimitization day.

Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcomed illness. You can also go for a short hike to Thame. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of a so called mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region. You can also savor at a bakery at world’s highest altitude. On a fairly clear day, you can view breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam among others. The view of mountains from the Everest View Hotel, is also commendable.


Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Phortse village (3890m).

On the thirteenth day, we will hike up to our destination Phortse. It is a small village set against the lofty mountains. Here, you can be able to experience the lifestyle and tradition of the local Sherpa people. We will spend the night in a local teahouse.


Trekking from Phortse to Dingboche (4,365m).

Early morning, after breakfast we will move on to Dinboche (4410m). The air starts to become thinner significantly from here. It’s approximately a 5.5 hour long trek uphill. We cross the Imja valley and several Sherpa villages. We will spend the night here in Dingboche.


Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m).

After a well-deserved rest at Dingboche, we will set on our way up to Lobuche early in the morning, after a healthy breakfast, of course. Here, on our way, we can see largest memorials in the Everest region, for the fallen heroes. By the time we reach Lobuche, it will be late afternoon. We can either relax for tomorrow’s hike or explore the beautiful land.


Trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m).

After lunch continue to Everest base camp (5360m) and overnight at Gorakshep. This challenging trek will take around 8 hours. From here altitude morning sickness may get severe so we have to be extra careful. The trekking distance will be around 15kms. After a wholesome breakfast, we will head to Base camp, trekking through the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu Glacier. Upon reaching there, you will have some time to enjoy the heavenly environment and take photographs. If you are trekking somewhere between March and May, you might get the chance to see all the commercial expeditions trying to reach the summit. After lunch, we will trek downhill to Gorakshep, and spend the night at a local guest house there.


Hike to Kalapathar(5550m) Trek down to Pheriche(4275m).

Early in the morning hike up to Kalapathar (5545m) for superb Himalayan views.For many, this is the highlight of the whole trip. Optimistically, the day starts with a cloudless sky. We will hike early morning to KalaPathar, from where you will undoubtedly get the best view of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega. Live the moment and take plenty of photographs to take back home. We will then trek down to Pheriche.


Trek down to Namche.

We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.


Namche Bazaar trek down to Lukla(2830m).

It is around a 7 hour long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla. On this day, our time at the exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end. Following day, we will board a plane to Kathmandu. You will bid goodbye to this trek with a memorable walk down to Lukla.


Early morning fly back to Katmandu.

Early morning air trip from Lukla to Kathmandu, back to your hotel. (Day 12) Early morning, we will catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu. Don’t forget to pick a seat on the right side, to see the insatiable mountains again. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel. A farewell dinner will be hosted the same night, on your honor.


Final Departure.

The day has come to leave this remarkable country. Our representatives will transfer you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this country of Himalayas with plans to visit next time. Because, once is never enough!


What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
  • Transportation as per above itinerary.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals.
  • An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment and so on.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All Government Taxes are included.

Whats not Included

  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency costs (Just in case).
  • All type of drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Any personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

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Trip Info

“Full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, on the classic trail to Everest Base Camp on the least visited area, visiting the remote rural village from Arun Valley towards upper Khumbu.

Through green hills, pristine forests, amazing landscapes, and high mountains, standing at the base of the world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m.

Visiting both areas of Arun and Solu Khumbu villages and monasteries enriched with old culture, and customs are the main attraction and highlights of this trek and the warm hospitality of the highlanders The Sherpa of Himalaya”