Arun valley Trek

Arun valley Trek
At a Glance
  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude Pangum (3173m)
  • Starts at Tumlingtar
  • Ends at Lukla (35 minutes flight from Kathmandu)
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Time Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
  • Arun Valley trek
  • Rhododendrons Forest (Nepal national flower)
  • Adventerous highest access of trek Pangum (3173m)
  • Lake Salpa holy Lake (3414m), Salpa Bhanjyang, Pangum La pass etc
  • Himalayan Sights Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse ,Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku etc 

Arun Valley Trekking is non touristic area lies bet Sagarmatha and Barun National Park. The Arun Valley Trek offer you very good view point of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu and more than hundreds mountains. The land is inhabited by Sherpa, Rai, Limbu etc. Thetrekking begins from Tumlingtar after flight and end at Lukla. The Arun Valley Trek offers you incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Arun Valley Trek it descends to the deep gorge of the beautiful Arun Valley. The Arun Valley is lush, green oasis; rich in bird life and these first few days provide a fascinating contrast to high mountain scape as we approach Mera. From Panch Pokhari you will descend to Hunku River, a complete wilderness trail. The views along this section are superb. Towards the east the Kanchenjunga and Jannu. To the north, the views of Hunku and Hongu dominate. Further uphill, you’ll see pocket sized village Gompa. The trail ascends for an hour through patchy forest of straggly rhododendrons. We will reach Pangum La pass 3,173m (highest access of trek) enjoying the grand-stand views of Khumbu Himalaya and Mera Peak (6476m). Salpa Bhanjyang is third highest trekking destination and also you can visit Hindu holy call Lake Salpa holy Lake (3414m). From here we will fly back to Kathmandu the following day to a spectacular end.

A1 Excursion Adventure offers you 16 days Arun Valley Trekking which is totally based on your holiday. A1 Excursion Adventure always believe in providing excellent service with a tailor-made trip for you with popular route map and trek itinerary as well as cost detail. We, A1 Excursion Adventure look forward to guide you the popular Arun Valley region Trekking for a life time memory.

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      Follow the main trail downhill past farms to Kumal Gaon, on the edge of a broad plateau. We followed the Arun River east, crossing it on a cantilevered metal bridge to the village of Bheteni. From here we would walk for about an hour to Chyawabesi (250m) for the lunch. Passing through the sub tropical forest, the trail continues south along the east bank of Arun through a series of small Rai, Chettri and Brahman villages. With little exploration of these villages we will reach a lively village Kartike. Your overnight stay will be ata tea house at Kartike.

        Walk through the fields for 30 minutes to cross the rusty metal bridge. Set amongst terraced rice fields on the bank of the Arun Koshi, eventually we will roll into the tiny village of Balawa Besi (320m). The trail climbs into groves of sal trees above to the Bharta and Nepali Danda villages and then crosses the ridge. Offering the first glimpse of the verdant Arun valley, the trail continues a steady rise through the cascade of rice terraces, passing the Rai villages of Marduwa at 1500m. Gradual descend to the whitewashed village of Chalise Nepali Danda. The trail continues along the north bank of the Irkhuwa Khola through a steamy landscape of rice terraces and banana plantations to Gothe Bazaar. Spend your night in Gothe, staying at the mouth of Benkhuwa Khola.

          Pass through the sprawling villages of Tendor and Tallo Phedi with their tidy slate-roofed houses, cutting in and out of the forest. The trail leads upward through terraces lands with rice fields that seem impossibly green, divided by trickling irrigation channel. It passes through damp patches of forest following the south bank. The trail follows the bottom of the fertile rice growing Irkhuwa valley, crossing the river on a rickety bamboo bridge. Take the path running over the Sanu Khola to Phedi. Visit nearby ruined Stupa and a tiny disused Gompa.

            The ascent from Phedi is perilously steep, climbing along the spur that divides the Irkhuwa Khola and Sanu Khola. After ascending another 100m from Jaubire, approach the sprawling village of Thulo Fokte (2140m). Crossing gentle stone path, it’s a pleasant ascent through the forest, with lots of sunny clearings for rest stops. Climbing up towards forest of oak, birch and rhododendron you’ll have giddying views of the plunging valley. The trail drops down from the top of the spur to Bilbate (2800m). About 30 minutes further we will reach tiny stone village of Ghorase

              Today we pass through a rhododendron forest dotted with overgrown Mani walls and Stupas. After about total journey of 2 hrs we will reach to Salpa Pokhari, a wish fulfilling sacred pool set at 3414m. The area is surrounded by hemlock and fir forests abound with birds and wildlife. The pass is often covered with snow in winter. You can gaze forward across the forest to the distant peak of Solu Khumbu. Reach the open area of loose stones and dwarf rhododendrons above Salpa Bhanjyang and steep drop to the main stream. Moving on the path runs across the hillside and through the damp forest to Sanam. Over night stay at Sanam.

                First part of the day is gentle but sustained descend through a forest of rhododendron, brown oaks and chir pines. Enjoy the paper factory, a teashop and an old Gompa in the village of Share after passing an enormous rock carved with Buddhist mantras. About two hours from Share, expose to lush, forested valley ahead of Gudel (1900m). It is another pleasant Rai valley of whitewashed houses and kitchen gardens, almost a mirror image of Bung. Cross the Hongu Khola by a steel suspension bridge at about 1320m. The main trail drops past the village of school through a patchwork of rice, millet and soybean terraces to the village of Bung. Bung is also the point that you are officially supposed to pay the Makalu National Park entry fee.

                  Today trail descends steeply onwards from a notch in the cliff wall. The slopes are covered in wispy thickets of bamboo. Today we will pass Najindingma (2650m) village. You will have view of a clear area of grassland, used as summer grazing by people from surrounding valleys. Another one and half hour of drop across soggy forests, we will reach Gaikharka. Here you’ll have wonderful views of grassy terraces and scattered farmhouses.

                      the trail continues across the Hinku Khola on a 62m-long, steel cable bridge. You will watch two sparkling waterfalls and path begins an almost vertical ascent to the valley of Sibuje (2500m), also known as Vasme and Chatuk, for about 2 hrs. Further uphill, you’ll see pocket sized village Gompa. The trail ascends for an hour through patchy forest of straggly rhododendrons. We will reach Pangum La pass, enjoying the grand-stand views of Khumbu Himalaya and Mera Peak (6476m).
                      We can also have a short climb to Pangum Gompa for night stay.

                        Crossing thefinal La of the Arun valley, we will trek downhill at first and then up and over Kari La(3145m). After having lunch trail drops downhill, quite steeply in the end to where the Arun Valley path joins theroute from Jiri just before Puiyan. The terrain can be frustrating, with the trail diverting into side valleys and being far from a direct line to Puiyan but it is interesting to trek. Puiyan is a nice village overlooking a small tributary of the Dudh Koshi.

                                  Cost Includes
                                  • Tribhuwan International Airport ktm Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Car/ Hiace
                                  • 3 Nights Tourist standard accommodations on B/B Plan Twin sharing room in Kathmandu
                                  • Full board special camping meals 3 times per day
                                  • Well experience and professional cook and all the staffs
                                  • Comfortable tents and camping gears
                                  • All utensils and necessary for things for cooking
                                  • Boiled water per day Tea/coffee 3 times per day
                                  • All ground transportation for whole trip by private Car/Hiace/mini bus
                                  • Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
                                  • All necessary staff s for whole camping trekking.Porter allows carrying 25 KGS per day.
                                  • Special permit for Arun Valley Trekking fees
                                  • Full day sightseeing in ktm with tourist guide with private vehicle
                                  • All official documentation
                                  • Insurance, fooding, accommodation daily wage, trekking equipments for guide, porter and rest of the staffs for entire trekking
                                  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
                                  • First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only)
                                  Cost Excludes
                                  • International Airfare to and from your country
                                  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you keep 2 sizes of passport photo with you)
                                  • Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700(if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM Travel & - Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
                                  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep Euro 4 to 8 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
                                  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts etc in Trek
                                  • Tips for Guide & Porter (Not mandatory but expected)
                                  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
                                  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
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