Arun Valley Trek
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Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 : Welcome to Kathmandu (1350m approx.).

Once you land atTribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our representatives will kindly receive you and take you to your hotel, in a private car or a high-end tourist bus. After checking in, you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own, or, take a cozy rest at your hotel.

Day 2
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Your sightseeing of this ancient city begins at around 8:30 am, after breakfast. A specialized tour guide and a comfy private vehicle will be available for your assistance. First we will visit the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, PashupatiNath, which predates to Lichhavi period. Then, to BoudhaNath, and SwayambhuNath, shrines of lord Buddha, uniquely built in Stupa style architecture. The evening will be spent at Kathmandu Durbar Square, testimonial of middle age architecture.

Day 3
Day 3 : 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 4
Day 4 : 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 5
Day 5 : Trek to SalpaPhedi (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 6
Day 6 : 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 7
Day 7 : 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 8
Day 8 : 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 9
Day 9 : 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 10
Day 10 : 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 11
Day 11 : 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 12
Day 12 : Namche Bazar acclimitization day

Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcomed 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, AmaDablam among others. The view of mountains from the Everest View Hotel, is also commendable.

Day 13
Day 13 : 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 14
Day 14 : 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 15
Day 15 : 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 16
Day 16 : Trekking from Lobuche toGorakshep (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 17
Day 17 : 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 18
Day 18 : 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 19
Day 19 : 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 20
Day 20 : 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. A farewell dinner will be hosted the same night, on your honor.

Day 21
Day 21 : Final Departure.

The day has come to leave this remarkable country. Our representatives will transfer you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this country of Himalayas with plans to visit next time. Because, once is never enough!

What is Included

  • Airport -Hotel pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge accommodations during the trek.
  • Makalu Barun, Sagarmatha National park entry fee.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • 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.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
  • 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 4+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • 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).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($25 USD)
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Phaplu and Lukla flight.

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to traveling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking? Will I be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods. But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience. We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking”” and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in to Nepal. we suggest you buy insurance policy in your country. we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which cover the rescue helicopter from the mountain up 5500m.

Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Comped for blisters.

How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

we are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women traveling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. we are female friendly Company.

what currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woolen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of the wages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • 21 Days Arun Valley Trek
  • Strenuous
  • Minimum 02 person
  • September to December and March to June
  • 5550m
  • Aeroplane/Car
  • NEA-ET-09

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