Arun Valley -Everest Base Camp Trek
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Overview

Arun Valley Trek is one of the most exciting and exploratory trekking tour Nepal has to offer.
Arun valley, the world’s deepest valley is situated between the world’s tallest mountain Everest
and Mt. Makalu. Nepal Eco Adventure’s Arun Valley Trek will take you through an
unforgettable journey to Nepal’s most remarkable, naturally and anthropologically rich trekking
route.

Arun valley trekking grants you marvelous Himalayan scenery including the Mount Everest, Mt.
Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku etc. To add to
that, Arun Valley is home to more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species of butterflies,
shelter of the rare and endangered Panda!

Nepal Eco Adventure assures you that you will have some exciting times on trek through
passages Sherpani Col and West Col into the upper Honku Valley. On foot northerly up to the
Arun River to Seduwaa and Num, crossing Barun La (4110m) into the upper Barun Valley for an
up-close view of Makalu is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.

Trekking in Arun valley offers an alternate approach to the Khumbu region trekking. Also, and
this trek is significant because its return trial with substitutes like straight flight to Kathmandu or
back to the capital following Solukhmbu - Jiri (Ancient Trial) trekking route. Located between
Mt. Everest and Makalu-Barun National Parks, you’ll be able to travel in Nepal’s two exotic
national parks!

Essentially, the Arun Valley trail is a wonderful trekking destination in the wilderness, suitable
for people who really don't want the massive amassing of tourists on the path. This place is really
gifted with a commendable variety of natural beauty and ancient culture of the Sherpa and Rai
people. The Arun valley is still a far-flung trekking trail, but there are lots of tea houses and it is
hassle-free trekking route following to the beautifully dwindling RiverArun. It will simply be an
outstanding experience to trek Arun Valley. It’s relatively an easy trekking route, but definitely

exciting. It will be very gratifying for first timers and enthusiasts alike. This trek offers us a
chance to discover two transcendent valleys in Nepal- Arun Valley and Barun Valley.

So, come visit and let’s go to experience once-in-a-lifetime trek to the land of majestic mounts.
We, Nepal Eco Adventure arranges Arun Valley Trekking according to your preference. So,
please contact us.

Itinerary

Day 1
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.
Day 2
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
Day 3
Trek to Salpa Phedi (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.
Day 4
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.
Day 5
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.
Day 6
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.
Day 7
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.
Day 8
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.
Day 9
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.
Day 10
Namche Bazar acclimitization day
Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcome 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, Ama Dablam among others. The view of mountains from the Everest View Hotel, is also commendable.
Day 11
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.
Day 12
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.
Day 13
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.
Day 14
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.
Day 15
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.
Day 16
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.
Day 17
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.
Day 18
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.

What is Included

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • Makalu Barun, Sagarmatha National park entry fee.
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Flight Kathmandu – Tumlingtar and Lukla – Kathmandu with airport pickup and drop .
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , well English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking Poles (if you don`t have your own, To be return after trip complete)
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Arun valley and Everest trekking map.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Hotel and meals whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks.
  • Desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding,
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla -Kathmandu flight.

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Trip Facts

  • 18 days Arun Valley -Everest Base camp Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 person
  • September to December and March to June
  • 5550m
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