Highlights

  • Rarely seen treks of mountain villages.

  • Hospitality and warm welcome of locals.

  • Rare wildlife- Red pandas and snow leopards found at Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Beautiful rivers, breathing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Everest.

 

About Arun Valley Trek

Arun Valley Trek is a rewarding but crowd less trekking trail as the site offers panoramic views of at least eight mountains namely, Mount Makalu, Mount Baruntse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku and yes, Mount Everest—highest mountain of the world.

Besides, Arun Valley inhabits more than 650 species of birds and 8oo species of butterflies and this make the trail more special than other trekking routes. The Valley is located in between Mount Everest and Makalu- Barun National Park. The trail gives you an opportunity to understand several cultures of different ethnic group like: Sherpa, Rai and Limbu. The trek follows the same ancient trading course which people used to trace for their business to Tibet then.

Highlights:

  • Rarely seen treks of mountain villages.

  • Hospitality and warm welcome of locals.

  • Rare wildlife- Red pandas and snow leopards found at Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Beautiful rivers, breathing views of Lhotse, Nuptse and Everest.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel.

Today we catch flight to Biratnagar. It is around 50 minute flight from Kathmandu. Biratnagar is second largest town of the country. From Biratnagar we drive north to reach Hile. It is around two hour drive. Here we stay at night.

Our trekking actually begins from today. From Hile we head towards Pakhribas. We go through rice fields and arrive at Mongmaya Khola (River). In the meadow of Mongmaya Khola we will arrange camp to stay overnight.

It is a gentle walk of around six hour today. We walk along the bank of river to arrive at Surtibari. There are few houses here. We stay overnight at Surtibari.

Tumlingtar is around seven hours walk from Surtibari. We cross hanging ropeways over the river. It is quite challenging. We descend before arriving at Tumlingtar. T Here we halt at night.

We follow terrace farm lands and ascend to reach loosely settled villages. The houses here are built by using local materials especially, bamboos. We cross Arun River and arrive at Kartikeghat where we put off at night.

 It is uphill walk till Chalise. A gradual ascend will take us to Gothey Bazaar and here we stay at night.

After breakfast we begin our trail. We arrive at Irkhu River. Further walk will take us to Dhobane Danphe. Phedi is our next on the way destination. Here we will spend our night.

Today we have to climb and it is a bit challenging. We climb till Jaubari. We cross rhododendron forests and arrive at Gurase where we will halt at night. The meaning of Gurase is rhododendron.

Salpa Phedi is our first destination today. Now we follow steep climb to reach Sherpa village called Sanam. You will get chance to know about Sherpa people and their culture. They are mountain people who are natural climbers. We spend overnight at Sanam.

It takes around seven hours to reach Bung from Sanam. The village is at an altitude of 1900m. It is ascending trail. We rest at Bung.

The meaning of Gaikharka is—cow grazing field. It is tough climbing today as the route is full of steep climb. It is at an altitude of 2,300m. we set our camp here.

Vase is at around five hours walk distance from Gaikharka. It is arduous walk. We stay overnight at Vasme.

As usual our trail begins after breakfast. Pangum is a High Pass. The Pangum village is at around couple of hours away from Pangum. Here we will spend night enjoying local culture and food.

It is a downhill walk. Before arriving at Puyan the trail passes through ridge to meet Jiri route. The route to Puyan from here is relatively easy.we put off at Puyan.

We pass through forests and loose settlements to arrive at Lukla. It is a popular destination among Everest Base Camp trekkers. Many tourists dwell here enjoying local culture and wine. Here we stay overnight.

We take early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. It is around half an hour scenic flight. We have entire day to roam around Kathmandu. Here you can purchase souvenirs for your friends and family. In the evening Regulus will offer farewell dinner. We put off at a hotel.

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

What to Expect

  • 2 nights of standard accommodation in Kathmandu.(BB plan).
  • 15 nightsof accommodation in a basic lodge/tea house or provided tents during the trek in twin sharing basis, includes 3 meals a day ( B L D ).
  • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
  • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
  • Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
  • Domestic flight (Ktm-Biratnagar & Lukla-Ktm).
  • Transportation fees during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
  • Government-trained guides and required porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
  • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit &, 
  • All applicable fees.
  • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  •  First Aid Kit.         
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.                                                  
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.