Nepal Arun Valley Trekking lies in the lap of Mt. Makalu in the eastern region. This is the fifth highest mountain with an elevation of 8481 m. This is also one of the best trekking destinations. We have to fly one hour to Tumlingtar and drive to chichila village with the settlement of Rai, Limbu, Blacksmith, and Sherpa. The view is super perfect from Arun Valley. The panoramic views of snow-capped mountains can be observed route is situated in the Makalu region, Arun Valley is blessed with the vast diversity of natural wonders and culture. This valley lies between the world’s highest mountain, Mt.Everest (8848 m).
The Arun Valley Trek starts with your flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, the starting point of the trek. The trek features traversing through deep forests with mixed vegetation leading to the beautiful Rai and Sherpa villages in the Arun Valley. of the main highlights of this trek is the holy pond named Salpa Pokhari, which holds fair during the month of October for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. Another highlight of the trek is the view of Chamlang (7321 m) and Makalu (8481 m) seen from the top of Salpa Bhanjyang. Ghorpani Poon Hill trek
The trek takes you to Makalu Barun Conservation Area and leads you to Hinku valley to reach Sagarmatha National Park via the vast pasturelands and small Sherpa villages. The trail then returns to Lukla, via the more frequented Everest Base Camp route. Part of this trek passes through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Himalayan wildlife commonly seen are musk deer, mountain goats, colorful pheasants, rare Red Pandas and even Snow Leopards. Pine, juniper, and birch trees are common here, as well as colorful rhododendron flowers in spring.
Our Sange Sherpa Adventure Company Airport Representative will meet you
outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Adventure Guide/Staff Transfer
to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon
stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town. Overnight in Kathmandu at
Hotel with breakfast.
The early morning flight from Kathmandu gives us attractive views of the
hills, gorges, and the eastern Himalayas until we land in Tumlingtar. Upon
arrival in Tumlingtar, you walk through the forested trail and descend through
the farms to reach Kumal Gaon, situated on the edge of a broad hill. We move
through the eastern bank of Arun River, crossing it on a bridge leading to the
settlement of Bheteni. From here, walk to Chewabesi (250m) and stop here to
take the lunch. Passing through the sub-tropical forest, continue south along
the east bank of Arun River through Rai, Chettri, and Brahmin villages to reach
the lively village of Kartike. Overnight in Kartike.
Walk through the meadows to pass the bridge over Arun River to reach the
tiny village of Baluwa Besi. The trail climbs into Sal forest and passes
several villages before continuing on a trail through rice terraces to reach
the Rai village of Marduwa. The trail then continues along the Irkhuwa Khola
through rice and banana farms to arrive in Gothe Bazaar. Overnight in Gothe.
Ascend through Rai and Sherpa villages crossing suspension bridges over
Irkhuwa Khola to reach Dobane. Pass through the beautiful villages of Tendor
and Tallo Phedi, and ascend through terraced fields and later through damp
forest area following the south bank of Irkhuwa Khola. A winding trail through
the riverbed of Irkhuwa Khola brings us to Phedi. Overnight in Phedi.
Ascend from Phedi to climb along small streams through the densely forested
trail. After ascending, reach the village of Thulo Fokte and cross the stone
path through the forest, with lots of sunny clearings for occasional rests.
Climb up towards the forest of oak, birch, and rhododendron, and drop down from
the top of Bilbate. Further walking for about 30 minutes, we reach the village
of Gurase. Overnight in Gurase.
Today the trail begins after passing through lush rhododendron forest to
reach Salpa Pokhari. Situated in Salpa Bhanjyang, Salpa Pokhari is a holy pond,
visited by throngs of Hindu pilgrims each year during the full moon of October.
The area is bounded by hemlock and fir trees and is abundant with various
birds, flora, and fauna. Glimpses of Makalu (8463m) and Chamlang (7321m) can be
seen from Salpa Bhanjyang. Reach the open part with loose stones and
rhododendrons above Salpa Bhanjyang and descend to the mainstream. Move on the
path across the hillside and through the moist forest to reach Sanam. Overnight
Descend through the forest of rhododendron, brown oaks, and chir pines towards
the village of Sorung. About two hours trek from Shorung, we reach the Rai
village of Gudel. Cross Hinku River on a steel suspension bridge, after which
the main trail descends through a collage of rice, millet and soybean terraces
to reach the village of Bung. We need our Makalu Barun Conservation Area entry
permit to enter Bung. Overnight in Bung.
Arun Valley Trek route is situated in the Makalu region, Arun Valley is blessed with the vast diversity of natural wonders and indigenous culture. This valley lies between the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848 m), and the fifth highest mountain, Makalu (8463m), and boasts of an abundance of nature. Due to the presence of these mighty Himalayas, the quiet trails through the Rai and Sherpa settlements of Arun Valley Trek become more gorgeous and heartwarming.
Descend steeply through the cliff of a hill covered in wispy bamboo. Pass
Najindingma village and enter a clear area of savannah, used as summer grazing
of yaks by the people from surrounding settlements. Another one and the half
hour drop across damp forest takes us to Gaikharka. Here, you’ll have pleasing
views of green terraces and dispersed farmhouses. Overnight in Gaikharka.
Descend through the edge to walk through numerous ups and downs across the
ravines and old moraines. The trail slowly descends and later ascends through
the rhododendron and juniper forest alongside Hinku River to reach Vasme. Vasme
offers a distant view of Mera Peak (6476m) along with the glimpses of the Upper
Khumbu region. Overnight in Vasme.
Begin by passing the small village of Vasme through the rhododendron
forest. A steep ascend through the forest takes us to the top of Panggom La
Pass (3174m), from where amazing views of the snow covered Mera Peak (6476m),
Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Kangtega (6685m), and other peaks can be seen. Then a
steep descend through the ridge takes us takes us to the beautiful Sherpa
village of Panggom. Here, we can visit the PaldiOrken Choling Gompa and Hillary
School. Overnight in Panggom.
Ascending through the lush forest of rhododendron and oak, we head towards
the village of Paiya. A gradual ascend through the ridge takes us to the top of
Kari La (3145m), which serves as a vantage point to view the beauty of Kusum
Kanguru (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and Kangtega (6685m). Afterward, descend
gradually and cross a wooden bridge above Paiya Khola and head towards Paiya.
Overnight in Paiya.
From Paiya, ascend gradually through the lush forest with mixed vegetation
to arrive in Chutok La (2945m). Then a slow descend takes us to Surke, from
where the trail ascends through Chheplung and Nurning to reach Phakding. En
route, we pass many small monasteries and Mani walls before reaching the small
Sherpa village of Phakding. Phakding hosts an amazing view of Kusum Kangaru
(6367m) and Thamserku (6608m). Overnight in Phakding.
Leaving Phakding, cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River and
descend through rhododendron and pine forests to reach Lukla. We cross many
Buddhist villages and their prayer flags on the way to Lukla. On reaching
Lukla, we celebrate our accomplishment. Overnight in Lukla.
We fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla (40 minutes) with the views of the
mighty Himalayas. From the airport, we drive you to the hotel, after which you
can enjoy the whole day resting in your room or shopping in the nearby markets.
Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
One of our representatives from Sange
Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will
board your plan for another destination or your home country.
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