Arun Valley Trek

This low altitude trek is off the beaten trail center on the Arun Valley, in eastern Nepal, located between the Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Parks. This trail links the Khumbu (Everest) region with the unique eco-system of the Arun Valley, an ...

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Trip Facts

Duration: 18 Days    |    Best Month: March - May / Oct - Nov    |    Trip Grade: Moderate    |    Maximum Altitude: 3800 m    |    Trekking Hour Per Day: 5 - 6 hrs Daily    |    Starting Point: Tumlingtar    |    End Point: Lukla    |    Mode of Travel: Flight In & Out    |    Number of Pax: Min. 4    |    Style of Trek: Camping

Trip Detail

This low altitude trek is off the beaten trail center on the Arun Valley, in eastern Nepal, located between the Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Parks. This trail links the Khumbu (Everest) region with the unique eco-system of the Arun Valley, and is known as an ancient trade route used by local people of Arun valley to transport agricultural products to Namche Bazaar and Tibet across via the Nangpa la pass.

The region is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauties and cultures. The sub-tropical valley floor is densely forested, contrasting with the terraced slopes higher up, which are farmed by villagers of diverse tribal groups. High pastures typify the upper slopes, which border on the Makalu-Barun National Park, an important conservation area for many threatened species.

The trek will start after flying to Tumlingtar (a small village located on a plateau) then follow the trail to Makalu Base Camp used by yak herders and some other trekkers, following a ridge high above the eastern bank of the Arun River, then make the way to a 4,300m plateau on the Thuli Danda from where you can see the stunning wall of Chamlang and other major himalayan peaks. After several days in the wilderness, we descend to reach the community of Walung village. The village is perched on the steep slopes of the Arun Valley, with impressive views towards Makalu.Then we heads towards to Lukla to end our trek.

 

Arun Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfor to hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing / Free day in Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly to Tumlingtar
Day 04: Tumlingtar - Kartike
Day 05: Kartike - Gothe Bazar
Day 06: Gothe Bazar - Salpa Phedi
Day 07: Acclimatization day
Day 08: Via Salpa Pass (3800m) Guranse
Day 09: Guranse - Share
Day 10: Share - Bung
Day 11: Bung – Gaikharka
Day 12: Gaikharka – Vasme
Day 13: Vasme – Pangum
Day 14: Pagum – Painya
Day 15: Painya – Lukla
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Transfer to Airport for your journey back home

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