Arun Valley Trek Arun Valley Trek (AVT) is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Situated between the two highest mountains Everest and Makalu, it is really a superb area for nature lovers and botanical researchers. It is regarded as nature paradise as it holds many precious and rare plants, animals and birds. Significant views of Mt.Everest, Makalu, and hundreds of other mountains can be observed in this trek. Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, Tamangs, Newars, Magars, Gurungs, Brahmins and Chhetris are the main inhabitants of this region. They depend on agriculture farming, animal farming, cattle rearing and small…
Arun Valley Trek
Arun Valley Trek (AVT) is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Situated between the two highest mountains Everest and Makalu, it is really a superb area for nature lovers and botanical researchers. It is regarded as nature paradise as it holds many precious and rare plants, animals and birds.
Significant views of Mt.Everest, Makalu, and hundreds of other mountains can be observed in this trek. Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, Tamangs, Newars, Magars, Gurungs, Brahmins and Chhetris are the main inhabitants of this region. They depend on agriculture farming, animal farming, cattle rearing and small business. Culturally, the Arun Trek is very interesting. We would be moving from Sherpa settlements to Rai villages, then down to Chhetri and Brahmin villages. We would lodge in traditional teahouses with traditional hospitality of the local people throughout Eastern Nepal. On can usually find helpful and generous people throughout the trek. They are ready to serve when in need.
Our trek can be finished at the Tumlingtar Airstrip, or further south at the road-head near Hille. The route can be strenuous at times of crossing three sizable passes up to 3350 m. Trekking in places like this can be as much psychologically difficult as physically demanding. However, the trek is not difficult if taken at a sensible pace. As the region remains off the main tourist map, it is sparsely populated and free of pollution. The region lacks general development so the inhabitants retain certain innocence to the Western eye.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320 m.):
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, we could relax at our own.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886 m) and then Puiyan (2770 m.):
We take early flight to Lukla and then trek to Puiyan. It is suggested to make this an easy day, finishing at Puiyan. From Lukla it’s reasonably easy to make Puiyan with a few hours. Overnight at Puiyan.
Day 3: Puiyan to Pangum (2850 m.):
Having breakfast at Puiyan, we start the Arun Valley Trek by leaving the popular Everest tourist trail and contour above the Dudh Kosi valley through country that sees little tourist traffic to Pangum. Although the terrain can be frustrating, with the trail diverting into side valleys and being far from a direct line to Pangum but it is interesting to trek.
Day 4: Pangum to Najingdingma (2650 m.):
We would have breakfast at Pangum and trek to Najingdingma (2650 m.). Today’s walk is relatively short but not easy, surmounting Satu La, the first of three passes on the trek and crossing the Inukhu valley. Basically, a big decent followed by the inevitable ascent. There are a couple of trail options but it is recommended to finish the day in the small hamlet of Najingdingma just below the second pass, Surkie La.
Day 5: Najingdingma to Bung (1900 m.):
Today we trek from Najingdingma to Bung (1900 m.). We would cross the second major ridge then descend into the fertile and increasingly populated Hongu valley. It is generally an easy and very interesting day trekking. Overnight at Bung.
Day 6: Bung to Sanam (2850 m.):
Having breakfast at Bung, we commence our trek to Sanam (2850 m.). We need to make a difficult climb out of the Hongu, and then continue the first stage of the ascent to Salpa Bhanjyang. This remote section of the route makes a brief return into Sherpa-country with plenty of beautiful waterfalls and woodlands. Overnight at Sanam
Day 7: Sanam to Salpa Phedi (1680 m.):
We would continue the climb though a wonderful forest to Salpa La, the highest point of the trek. We would perhaps visit the lake at Salpa Pokhari near the pass which is sacred to Hinduism. We make a huge descent into the warmer climes of the Irkhuwa Valley, a tributary of the Arun basin. Overnight at Salpa Phedi.
Day 8: Salpa Phedi to Chyawabesi (400 m.):
After taking breakfast at Salpa Phedi, we trek to Chyawabesi (400m.). We make an easy walk following the Irkhuwa Khola to meet the Arun, first major river east of the Dudh Kosi. Finally, we cross the Arun itself and continue an easy descent to Chyawabesi.
Day 9: Chyawabesi to Tumlingtar (410 m.):
It is the last day of our trek. Today we would trek from Chyawabesi to Tumlingtar (410m.). Following the Arun, we finish the trek on relatively easy trails, or we would rather continue further downstream towards Hille.
Day 10: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu or trek to Hile (1850 m.):
Having breakfast at the lodge, we would board our flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu or trek to Hile (1850m.).This is a pleasant roadside town high on a hill. The elevation and cool breezes provide well come relief from the heat of the Arun valley.
Day 11: Kathmandu:
It is our day to explore this lively and exotic city. Our guide will take us to visit the World Heritage Sites of the valley and some other historically and culturally important places of the valley. In the evening, a farewell dinner would be served at Bhojan Griha, the delights of Nepali cuisine.
Bhojan Griha is one of the exclusive Nepali restaurants in the valley which serves the very best of traditional, organic and ethnic cuisine of Nepal. The grand old building which was built almost 150 years ago has been renovated and converted into a fascinating restaurant with intricate décor, subtle setting and nostalgic atmosphere. Traditional folk music and dances are performed in full costume every evening over savory meals. No doubt, to dine at Bhojan Griha is a cultural rejuvenation.
Day 12: Back home destination.
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.