Arun Valley Trek 2023/24
Pass through numerous hill and mountain villages that see few trekkers
Experience the warmth of the local Nepali people
Spot rare wildlife in the Sagarmatha National Park (Red Pandas & Snow Leopards)
Follow beautiful rivers and cross high suspension bridges for a great thrill
Enjoy mountain vistas of some of the highest peaks in the world: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse
The Arun Valley Trek is an off beaten trekking trail resided between Everest region and Makalu-Barun National Park. The Arun Valley is the world’s deepest valley that lies between Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu that is unspoiled and untouched by urbanization. The Arun Valley is still a pure wild nature with lush forests, clean glacier river, untamed flora and fauna, traditional mountain civilization, and home of beautiful nature bound by wonderful Himalayas. The Arun Valley Trek is a camping trek due remoteness and lack of tea houses so it is less crowded by tourists. The tourists has to travel with guide, porter, cook, food supplies and camping equipment during this trekking adventure. The best season to travel in Arun valley is February-May and August-December. The Arun Valley lies between the protected region of Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National park due to which the unspoiled nature is found in Arun Valley. The Arun Valley have 650 species of birds, 800 species of butterflies, snow leopard, wild panda, rare orchids, musk deer, and other wild animals. The traditional Sherpa village in their customary lifestyle and culture is another attraction of Arun Valley Trek.
The Arun Valley have the close by views of Himalayas like Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and others. The other highlights of this trekking are Barun La Pass having the close views of Mt. Makalu, the Salpa Bhanjyang and Salpa Pokhari which are holy places for locales and other religions. The Arun Valley Trek begins from Tumlingtar village of Sankhuwasava district and finishes at Lukla Village of Solukhumbu District. The trekking nature is full boarded camping trekking as there are no tea houses, hotels, and lodges in trekking trail.
Arun valley trek difficulty
The Arun Valley Trek in Nepal is considered a moderate to challenging trek. It involves walking through remote and rugged terrain with varying elevations. While it may not be as popular or crowded as some of the more famous treks in Nepal, it offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and diverse landscapes.
The difficulty level of the trek can depend on several factors, including your fitness level, previous trekking experience, and the time of year you choose to trek. Here are some factors to consider:
1. Terrain: The Arun Valley Trek involves trekking through diverse landscapes, including forests, terraced fields, river valleys, and high-altitude passes. The trail can be steep and rocky at times, requiring endurance and good balance.
2. Altitude: The trek starts at a relatively low elevation, but it gradually gains altitude as you ascend. The highest point on the trek is Salpa Bhanjyang Pass at an elevation of approximately 3,400 meters (11,155 feet). Altitude sickness can be a concern, so it’s important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions.
3. Weather: Weather conditions can vary throughout the year. The best time to trek the Arun Valley is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is generally clear and stable. Winter and monsoon seasons can bring colder temperatures, rain, and snow, making the trek more challenging.
4. Length and Duration: The Arun Valley Trek typically takes around 14 to 18 days to complete, depending on your itinerary and pace. Long days of walking and multiple consecutive days of trekking can be physically demanding.
5. Remote Location: Compared to popular treks like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, the Arun Valley Trek is less developed and sees fewer trekkers. This means you may encounter fewer facilities, accommodations, and support along the way.
It’s important to have a good level of fitness, some previous trekking experience, and be prepared for the challenges that come with trekking in remote areas. Hiring an experienced guide and being properly equipped with suitable clothing, footwear, and gear are recommended for a safe and enjoyable trek.
Arun valley Trek cost and Price
The cost of an Arun Valley trek package can vary depending on various factors such as the duration of the trek, inclusions/exclusions, the level of service, the number of participants, and the trekking agency or tour operator you choose.
To get accurate and up-to-date information on the cost of an Arun Valley trek package, I recommend contacting local trekking agencies or tour operators in Nepal. They will be able to provide you with detailed information on package options, itineraries, and prices based on your specific requirements and travel dates. Additionally, it’s a good idea to compare prices and services from multiple operators to ensure you are getting the best value for your money.
Arun valley trek distance
Experience this 32.3-mile point-to-point trail near Num, Province 1. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 23 h 28 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring.
Day 01 : pick up from the Int’L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in kathmandu Valley.
Day 03 : Kathmandu flight to Tumlingtar.
Day 04 : Tumlingtar to Katike ghat.
Day 05 : Kataki to Ghothe Bazaar.
Day 06 : Gothe Bazaar to Salpa phedi.
Day 07 : Salpa phedi to Ghorase.
Day 08 : Gorase to Guidel.
Day 09 : Guidel to Khiraule.
Day 10 : Khiraule to Cholam.
Day 11 : Cholam to khola kharka.
Day 12 : Khola kharka to Mosom khrka.
Day 13 : Mosom kharka to Thangna.
Day 14 : Thankna to Khare Base Camp.
Day 15 : Rest for acclimatization.
Day 16 : Mera High Camp.
Day 17 : Mera summit back to Khare.
Day 18 : Khare to Kothe.
Day 19 : Kothe to Chatrabu.
Day 20 : Chatrabu to Lukla.
Day 21 : Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
Day 22 : Free day in kathmandu.
Day 23 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
- Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
- Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
- All accommodations during the trek.
- Arun Valley trekking map.
- Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar / Lukla to Kathmandu with airport tax.
- An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
- All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes and Vat.
- Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
- All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but i
Arun Valley Trek – Spring and Autumn 2021/2022 Gear List on the blow:
Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
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