Arun Valley Trek - Wilderness Trekking in Nepal - Home stay Trekking
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Arun Valley Trek

Arun Valley trek is in one of the deepest valleys in the world. It is not only picturesque but sits in a diverse region with stunning terraced landscapes and wilderness, an exceptional route in this area. It is one of the least touristy trekking trails in Nepal located between Sagarmatha(Mt. Everest) and Makalu-Barun National Parks. This valley provides an alternative approach to the Khumbu region. It is also abundantly rich in natural vegetation and wildlife with more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species of butterflies, the shelter of the rare and endangered Panda can be found on this trekking trail.

Arun Valley trek is for the trekker who loves to walk through isolated and hidden valleys. It is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Walking through the picturesque Sherpa villages is the main attraction of this region. Their unique culture and traditions will make your journey memorable. The route is extremely panoramic, providing us with outstanding mountain views, the natural jewel of lush hills and rhododendron forests. We can see many Orchids and other flowers along a faint jungle trail with swirling prayer flags at Shipton La.Arun Valley trek offers amazing trekking experiences showcasing the beauty of the natural paradise of Eastern Nepal.

The trekking routes reached by flying directly to Tumlingtar, a small village located on a plateau. If you are looking for wilderness and solitude and can overcome the logistical complications of the region this is the trek for you. The best season for this trekking in Nepal route is from March to May and September to November.

This trip is organized by Everest Trekking Routes which have over 20 years’ experience in Trekking, Tours, Peak Climbing and many others activities in Nepal.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (518m)

Day 03: Trek to Marduna (1200m,) 6 hours

Day 04: Trek to Dobani (975m) 5 hours

Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi (1700m) 4 hours

Day 06: Trek to Guranse (2920m) 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Sanam (2650m) 5 hours

Day 08: Trek to Bung (1700m) 5 hours

Day 09: Trek to Boskam Gompa (4 hours)

Day 10: Trek to Vasme (about 6 hours)

Day 11: Trek to Pangum (3140m) 5 hour

Day 12: Trek to Painya (2800m.) 5/6 hours

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2850m,) 4/5 hours

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu (30 Minute) Explore and shopping

Day 15: Final  departure

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Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

After arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Everest Trekking Routes will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit the Everest Trekking Routes office. In the evening there will be welcome dinner given by Everest Trekking Routes where you will be served Nepalese food which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (518m)

From Kathmandu to Tumlingtar it takes about 1 hr flight. During the time of trekking, we will spend the full day today at Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar is the main gateway to the Makalu region that would descend onward to Tumlingtar. We will spend one night in Tumlingtar.  

Day 03: Trek to Marduna (1200m,) 6 hours

After hot breakfast trek to Marduan, we follow the Arun River north. We stop at Balwa Besi for lunch. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes, and the wonderful view of the mountain. We will have our Lunch on the way and we will take some rest in the hotel and we will slowly start our trekking towards Marduna. Then we started quite a long climb through forest to Marduna where we will spend one night in this beautiful village. 

Day 04: Trek to Dobani (975m) 5 hours

We trek to Dobani, we get uphill then downhill until Chikhuwa Khola after having breakfast early in the morning. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes and we will walk on the way of the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch at Ghote Bazaar then after we will take some rest and move towards Dobani where we will spend one night in this beautiful villages. 

Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi (1700m) 4 hours

After hot breakfast trek to Salpa Phedi, This day all the way is uphill; Tallo Phedi will be our lunch stop. Then step to Salpa Phedi. It is a pretty tough day for us to climb up to the top of the hill through the rocky and tough trail. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Salpa Phedi. After reaching Salpa Phedi we will explore all around this beautiful village. There is local base beautiful tea house and where we will stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Guranse (2920m) 5 hours

Early in the morning, we start our trek to Guranse, thus you get at least so far up before the sun gets hot. On the way, you meet some small villages where you can have light basic lunch. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes, and the wonderful views of the mountain and we will also pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, and pine on the way. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Guranse where we will spend one night.  

Day 07: Trek to Sanam (2650m) 5 hours

Today after having breakfast, we will move towards Sanam. We are dealing with a tough trail and should cross a pass named Salpa La. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak tree. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest and move towards Sanam. After reaching Sanam, first of all, we will check out the hotel then after we will explore all around the Sanam village and come back hotel and spend one night

Day 08: Trek to Bung (1700m) 5 hours

In the morning time, we will start our trekking towards Bung after having breakfast. The first part of the day is gentle but sustained descend through a forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oka. we get chance to see the wonderful views of Everest, Makalu, and other mountains. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some res and move towards our Destination. After reaching Bung we will explore all the Bung village and spend one night.  

Day 09: Trek to Boskam Gompa (4 hours)

This morning we will move towards Boskam Gompa after having breakfast. We are tired enough with a several days walks so relatively shorter walk today is really appreciable. You will have soaring views over the surroundings valley passing through scrubby, burnt forest with the clear hillside. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will move towards Boskam Gompa. Before reaching Boskam Gompa we have to cross many suspension bridges then after we will reach Boskam Gompa where we will spend one night.     

Day 10: Trek to Vasme (about 6 hours)

Having breakfast trek to Vasme via 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 ascend vertically to the valley of Sibuje (2500m), also recognized as Vasme and Chatuk. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak tree. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest and move towards Vasme where we will spend one night. 

Day 11: Trek to Pangum (3140m) 5 hour

After breakfast trek to Pangum is mostly uphill and ninny village and gompa. The trail to join Mera peak and Ampu Lapcha junction where wild part of thick forest Oak and Rhododendron. Walking forward to Amazing views from on the trail and forward Gairikharka where we pass moist camp, the path of the Henku hola through a 62m long ferny jungle. Excellent stunning waterfalls and the trail begins to ascend vertically to the Sibuje (2500m.) then after we will reach Pangum where we will spend overnight. 

Day 12: Trek to Painya (2800m.) 5/6 hours

Leaving Pangum for Painya after having breakfast early in the morning. We are going to meet the Everest region trail today. We will walk trek downhill at first and then up and over Kari La. It is a small Sherpa settlement, settled against the tall mountain. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes and we will walk on the way of the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will move towards Painya where we will spend one night.  

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2850m,) 4/5 hours

This is the last day of walking trekking. After having breakfast we will move towards Lukla. We leave beautiful Painya for Lukla. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak tree. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest and move towards Lukla. Today is a short and easy day trek and also rest day in the Lukla. In the evening time, we will go to explore all around the Lukla then after we come back to the hotel and spend overnight in Lukla.    

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu 

Early in the morning, we will move towards the local airport of Lukla to fly towards Kathmandu valley. We short walk to airport and waiting for the flight. Because some time very hard to get flight and lots of people waiting. We must reservation for flight before our trip. When we arrived in Kathmandu first of all we will check out the hotel then after we will move towards Thamel Bazaar and buy something. In the evening time, we will have our farewell dinner. Then after we will come back to the hotel and we will spend one night in this beautiful city.   

Day 15: Final  departure

We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off. 

Manual Note :

According to plan extend date on trip above the custom Itinerary the cost will be additional. We cannot guarantee it if bad weather and heli charter that is additional cost. We will try to ensure that our official schedule trip run, And if you have more extra days pre-plan then let us inform we assist by your requirement.

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