Arun valley Trek is a low altitude trekking in eastern Nepal. The sub-tropical valley floor of the mighty Arun River is in places densely forested, contrasting with the terraced slopes higher up which are farmed by villagers of diverse tribal groups. High pastures typify the upper slopes, which border on the Makalu Barun National Park, an important conservation area for many threatened species. Arun Valley is one of the unexplored, marvelous and off the beaten path trekking in Nepal. This trek follows the route of Arun River, which is located in between two giant mountains – Everest and Makalu. Tumlingtar and Lukla are the starting and ending points of the trek respectively. Luka is the point where you can join the Everest Base Camp trek as well. The highest point of this trekking is Salpa Bhanjyng where the holy lakes Salpa is located.
As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
Physical Condition & Requirement
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself t then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Best Time to Visit
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your Guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Arrive in Kathmandu airport(1300m)
Upon arrival at Nepal’s heart, the capital known as Kathmandu, via Tribhuwan International Airport, we will welcome you warmly and take you to the hotel where you will stay overnight. We will brief you shortly on your upcoming Trek with us after refreshment. We will also introduce you to your trekking guide and team guide.
Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
we will gather to discuss in brief, the tour itinerary and other information. We will then check clothing and trekking equipment you will require during our travel.You will be taken to shop if you need to buy some gears.Overnight at hotel.
Guranse to Sanam (2650m, 5 hours) trekking.
From Guranse after some time walking we reach to Salpa La pass (3350m, then downhill through forest, At Dhaka There is some tea houses where we take lunch, from there it is undulating and then slightly up to Sanam where there is an nice lodge. Overnight at Sanam.
Sanam to Bung (1700m,5 hours) trekking.
We trek downhill untill lunch place to Guidel, then steeply downhill to cross Hongu Khola then slightly up and through terraces into Bung. Bung is a village where Rai people leaves. Overnight at Bung.
Boskam to Vasme (about 6 hours) trekking.
Walking forward from Gaikharka we pass via a moist, ferny jungle and then the path moves across the Hinku Khola through a 62m-long, steel bridge. You will look at two stunning waterfalls and the trail begins to ascent vertically to the valley of Sibuje (2500m), also recognized as Vasme and Chatuk. Overnight at camp in Vasme.
Vasne to Pangum (3140m, 5 hour) trekking.
We leave Vasme to reach uphill where you will observe pocket sized village Gompa. The track moves up for an hour all the way through the forest of untidy rhododendrons. We will get to Pangum La pass, taking pleasure from the grand views of Mera Peak (6476m) and Khumbu Himalaya. Then, we have a short climb to Pangum Gompa where we camp for overnight. Walking forward from Gaikharka we pass via a moist, ferny jungle and then the path moves across the Hinku Khola through a 62m-long, steel bridge. You will look at two stunning waterfalls and the trail begins to ascent vertically to the valley of Sibuje (2500m), also recognized as Vasme and Chatuk. Overnight at camp in Vasme.
Pangom to Paiya (2800m, 5/6 hours) trekking.
Final days trekking before joining the main route from Jiri, also crossing the final La of the Arun valley trek. Downhill at first, then up and over Kari La (3145m). There is a small tea house on the top of the pass where we took lunch. Then downhill, quite steeply in the end to where the Arun Valley path joins the route from Jiri just before Paiya. Paiya is a nice village overlooking a small tributary of the Dhud Kosi.
Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after your journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us
Free Day In kathmandu
This day is set aside for unforeseen conditions. This day is also reserved for proper rest and shopping at Kathmandu. One can enjoy local Thamel market or rest on this day.Today you will be invited by Sherpa Himalaya for Last Day Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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 Himalayans with plans to visit next time. Because once is never enough!
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