21 days Arun Valley Trekking
Arun valley trekking is trekking towards the Arun valley, the deepest valley of the world and it is very famous for bird’s habitants. We can find 650 species of birds and 800 species of butterflies in this valley. Arun valley lies between the Sagarmatha (where Mt. Everest stands) and Makalu Barun National Parks. This is very beautiful trekking destination where we can enjoy the scene of many mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Amadablam etc. This valley is very rich in Bio-diversity. There are a lot of species of trees and the most unavoidable part of this place is that this place is the shelter of rare and endangered animals Red Panda and snow leopard. There are a lot of wild flowers and many medicinal plants.
Arun valley trekking is like a blessing in our life because we can observe the most beautiful scene of the world and hundreds of mountains. Grasslands and jungles should be followed in our trekking route. There is a deep gorge of Arun Valley where we decent our trekking. We can see white snow covered mountains on the way. We can enjoy the peace and calmness during Arun valley trekking. For this trekking we need to have strong stamina for grasping full benefits of Arun valley trekking because we have to reach 4110m high altitude during our trekking. Really this is non touristic area so it is generally very calm place comparing other trekking area.
Arun valley trekking is also remarkable in cultural aspect. In this reason, we find the inhabitant of Sherpa, Rai and Limbu etc. ethnic community. We can see their different traditional and ritual functions. They have many festivals and dances according to their ethnicity.
For this Arun valley trekking we will start our flight from Kathmandu to Tumlintar Airport which lies east from the Mt. Everest. Tumlingtar is our beginning point of our real trekking.
This is the first day when you arrive in Kathmandu and we will transfer you to Hotel in the city.
Day of Kathmandu Visit
On this day of Arun valley trekking , we will utilize our time by seeing the beautiful scenery from Kathmandu valley and visiting other important places including world heritage sites.
45 minutes flight from kathmandu to Tumlingtar (650m) and trek to Kartikeghat (840m)
On this day, we will fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar airport at the height of 650m, where we can reach about within1 hour from Kathmandu. From Tumlingtar our Arun valley trekking will start and we will trek to Kartikeghat. Our trekking will be continued along with Arun River. This is very amazing river side view trekking. We will stay in the bank of Arun River by camping there at night.
Trek from Kartikeghat to Gothe Bazaar (800m, about 6 hours)
On this day, we will walk 5 hours all together following Arun River. Our trekking will head to Gothe Bazar from Kartikeghat. We will head towards north leaving Arun River, through the sub tropical forest. We cross the village where Brahman, Chettri and Rai, are staying and we will reach Gothe Bazzar and stay there for the night.
This small farm village is very popular for Rudrakchhya, plant for Hindu’s holy garland.
Trek from Gothe Bazaar (800m) to Salpa Phedi (2,415m, about 6 hours)
This day’s trekking heads towards Salpa Phedi from Gothe Bazzar. On our way, we can see paddy feilds, Citrus fruits, Banana, groves etc. There are mostly Rai and Sherpa people. They make special Nepali paper by local plants Lokta. Trail goes by the beautiful forest and at last we reach to Salpa Phedi. The day will be interesting there with sound sleeping.
Trek from Salpa Phedi (2,415m) to Guranse (3,075m, about 5 to 6 hrs)
Arun valley trekking continues from Salpa Phedi to Guranse on this day. We walk through bamboo and rhododendron forest, from the steamy Arun valley. Walking through the beautiful forest we reach to Salpa Bhanjyang Pass. We will pass many shephard’s shades on our way. We will reach in the mid-forest of rhododendron and live there overnight.
Trek from Guranse (3,075m) to Guidel (1,640m, about 5 – 6 hrs)
We leave Guranse and head to Guidel. This route is amazing to feel the beauty of the real natural scenes. On the way, we will pass the jungle where Himalayan bear, Red Panda etc. stay. Guidel is a Rai village.We will stay in Guidel on this day.
Trek from Guidel (1,640m) to Khiraule (2,360m, about 3 to 4 hrs)
We start to walk to Khiraule from Guidel. This day’s walk will be shorter comparatively than previous day’s walk. Passing through Hinku River by crossing the suspension bridge we will reach to Bung village. This is one of the most fertile regions of Nepal, where mostly Rai people stay. In this village people grow paddy and other many crops. We find some Sherpa villages at higher places. We will be in Khiraule after walking one hour from Bung. We will spend our night here.
Trek from Khiraule (2,360m) to Gai Kharka (2,450m, about 6 hours)
When we get up in Khiraule we will be ready for Gai Kharka. We will climb high uphill passing the villages. We will feel so cool on the way. There is the forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks and hemlock. Ghai-Kharka is a small farm house area where we find four or five small tea houses where people are living there to serve travelers.
Trek from Gai Kharka (2,450m) to Pangbung (2,670m, about 6 hours)
After taking our breakfast in Gai Kharka our trekking will be continued to Hinku Khola which lies towards Dudh Kosi, a famous river. We will cross the bridge and reach to steep path. Our trekking follows towards Kharte, a small village where Sherpa tribe lives. After sometimes we will be to the large village of Pangbung where our night will be wonderful.
Trek from Pangbung (2,670m) to Puiyan (2,800m, about 5 – 6 hrs)
From Pangbung we will start for Puiyan. Our Arun valley trekking continues towards our destination with the cool way. This is Khumbu area. There is the forest of oak, rhododendron and many more. Nepalese paper plant grows there. We can enjoy the chirping sound of birds. Our day’s walk ends when we arrive in the Puiyan village which is the village situated middle of the forest.
Trek from Puiyan (2,800m) to Phakding (2,650m, about 5 – 6 hrs)
We will start to Phakding After staying in Puiyan for a night. We walk in the windy way some hours and we reach to Sebuk Danda and when we continue our Arun valley trekking we will be at Chotok La 2,945m. Our trekking leads upwards from this place and we reach to the high place from where we can see Lukla town and the Surkhe village, down below. We will take our lunch on the way and we will reach to Surkhe village. From the village we can reach to Lukla in 2 hours steep way. We will go to Tarke khola from where we can see the beautiful scene of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m. We will enjoy our trip with a lot of scenery on the way. Finally, we will be at Phakding village and we will spend our overnight on the bank of the Dudh Kosi River.
Trek from Phakding (2,650m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m, about 5 to 6 hrs)
Our Arun Valley trekking is continued. From Phakding we head to Namche Bazaar. We will cross the suspension bridge over Dudh-Kosi. After that the way has small ups and downs. We reach to a small village Monjo. From there if we walk for only 20 minutes up there will be the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. If we walk downwards from there Jorsalle village will be welcome us with a great heart. When we cross a bridge we will head to Namche Bazaar along the way. On the way we can see the beautiful view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest, Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the Taweche peak closely. At last, we will reach to the Sherpa’s capital at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is very famous place to the people who come here to climb Mount Everest. There are a lot of the houses and lodges.
Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
This day will be our rest day in Namche Bazaar. This place is necessary to explore by our eyes. We have to observe deeply for taking its real beauty and real scent. We will visit Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter which is not far from this place. It is little bit upwards. From the top of Namche Bazaar we can see the beautiful snow capped peaks with magnificent scenery. We will also visit the museum there with all types of information of Himalayas, geography, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region. Afternoon will be free time for leisure.
Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Thyangboche (3,867m, about 5 hours)
After enjoying our trekking in Namche Bazaar we will start to Thyangboche. We will see the magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam etc. We will start to go down and after sometimes we will reach to a village, Phungitenga, at the height of 3,250meter, which is a small settlement in the middle of alpine forest of blue pines, rhododendron with and birch trees.
When we continue our Arun valley trekking to the up we will reach to the Thyangboche Gumba (Monastery). This monastery lies in the middle of the jungle. This is an amazing place from where we can enjoy the view of the majestic scene of Mt. Amadablam with Mt. Everest above. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse are also the attracting scenery which can be seen from this point. We will visit monastery and observe the prayer of the monk which creates perfect harmony and peaceful mind.
Trek from Thyangboche (3,867m) to Dingboche (4,358m, about 5 – 6 hour)
When we leave Thyangboche we will go down along the forest of many alpine trees. We can enjoy the beauty of the scenery of many mountains like Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. Our walk will be easy to a small bridge over the narrow gorge of Imja-Tse River. The walk will be uphill most of the way. We will be in Pangboche village at 3,900m. From Pangboche we will stop in Shomare for lunch. This is a temporary settlement and from here we can see the close view of Amadablam. Our Arun valley trekking will be continued to Dingboche which is our last destination for the day.
Rest Day at Dingboche
This day will be our rest day of our Arun Vally trekking. We can enjoy the beauty of the nature on this day. We can see the superb view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers of Lhotse, Amadablam and Imja glacier. We can see Chhukhung village which is the last temporary settlement of this area.
Trek from Dingboche (4,358m) to Lobuche (4,928m, about 5 hours)
After our rest in Dingboche we will head to Lobuche. We will go up. If we see below from there we can observe Pheriche village. From this route we can see the views of Mt. Tawache, Amadablam and Pokalde 5,741m, Kongmatse 5,820m and the great wall of Nuptse. We can also cover from our eyes, the world’s 5th highest peak. When we walk continuously we will reach Thugla. After walking one hour on the steep up we will be Thugla pass. From this place we can see the view of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. We will reach in Lobuche after walking some hours which is situated in the hidden corner.
Trek from Lobuche (4928m) to Gorakshep (5,160m) & continue to Everest base Camp (5,357m)
On this day we will be at Everest Base Camp at the height of 5,357 m. We can see Khumbu glacier which is the biggest glacier of Nepal. We can enjoy our walk with the view of glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. When we reach to Gorakshep we will continue our trekking towards Everest base Camp 5,357m. It is an adventurous journey in our life. We go up for only trekking not to stay. The ice falls there. This is the point of high altitude and thin air. After enjoying at Everest base Camp we will be back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Trek from Gorakshep (5,160m) to Pheriche (5,545m and continue to Pheriche 4,243m, about 5 hrs)
We will start to Kalapatthar early in the morning because in the morning we can see the sunrise from here. Kalaptthar is a rocky view point from where we can see the close view of Mt.Pumori, Mt. Everest. After observing the excellent beauty of mountains we will be back to Gorakshep and continue our trekking to Pheriche where we will stay overnight.
Trek from Pheriche (5545m) to Thyangboche (about 5 hrs)
On this day, we will continue our trekking to Thyangboche again. There are ups and downs between Pangboche and Thyangboche. There is a very beautiful jungle on our way. We will stay for the night in Thyangboche.
Trek from Thyangboche to Namche Bazaar (2,835m. about 5 to 6 hrs)
On this day, our trekking heads to Namche Bazaar. We will never forget the beauty of the nature that we encounter on our trekking.
This is situated near to the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park.
Trek from Namche Bazaar (2,835m) to Lukla (about 5 hrs walk)
After finishing our tour we will arrive to Lukla in 5 hours. This trekking is not that much hard but it is very easy trekking. At night we will take last dinner in Lukla with our fellow Sherpa, guides and porters. We will sleep calmly on the hotel on this day.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1338m)
On this day we will fly to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport.
This day is the day of departure from Nepal to your country।
Things included in the package
- We provide you the accommodation which will be shared by two people. However, you can book for the single room with extra charge.
- We will also bear the cost of domestic flight that will be travelled for the trip.
- The overland transport will be held on tourist coach as per the itinerary and size of the group.
- The applicable fee for the Trekking, National Park and Conservation center will be covered.
- Three meals in a day includes breakfast, lunch and dinner which will be provided.
- We offer you a welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural show
- The wages, meals, insurance and transport allowance of all trekking staff and porters will be arranged.
- We also can arrange the planning for the place of interest in the city accompanied by the city guide.
- We also have included the comprehensive medical kit and service of guide and porters.
- We also help you to reconfirm your international flight.
Things Excluded in the package
- pick-up/Drop from/to airport.
- The visa fee you would have to pay for travel, medical insurance and airport tax.
- The meals of your personal interest will not be offered in our expense.
- We would also not provide the personal sleeping bags and bags.
- The charge applied in case of emergency evacuation by any means of transport would not be included.
- The charge for accommodation in Kathamndu in you early arrival before the trip will not be included and also the late departure. Moreover, the early departure from trek will also not included in our expense.
- We also don’t include the cost of international flights.
- The trip doesn’t offer the travel and rescue insurance.
- We also don’t include the phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra poter etc.
- We also don’t offer tips for guides and porters.
Trek start dates
1st of every Month
Arun Valley TrekkingTrip Cost
- Destination: Arun Valley Trekking
- Duration: 25 days
- Min-pax: 1-15
- Max altitude: 5550 m
- Accommodation: 2 or 3 star level