Arun Valley Trekking is one of the remote treks in the eastern part of the country located in between giant Mount Makalu (8463m) and Kanchenjunga (8586m). Arun Valley — situated at (m) above sea level — is the deepest hidden valley of Nepal which is not very familiar with adventure lovers but for culture hunters as the route is decorated with both diverse natural and cultural riches.
Arun River is largest trans-Himalayan rivers originated from Tibet (at an elevation of 3500m) and contribute nearly thirty-seven percent to Sapta Koshi River. Arun valley is one of the non-touristic trekking destination offering superb mountain views, mixed forest types and endangered species of floras & faunas.
Arun Valley Trek is specially designed for those travelers who wanted to explore the typical lifestyle of general people living on Makalu region along with its diverse landscapes and Himalayas sight. It is one of the cultural trekking route supplying awesome insights about the social-economic aspects of the remote lifestyle of people.
Being low elevation trek with less technical difficulties, one can trek to Arun Valley with basic or no experience. We make a small circuit around the valley exploring its divergent biodiversity and wonderful 8000’s high mountains.
Trekking to Arun Valley starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar followed by walk passing small authentic villages where people welcome you a bright smile in their face and allows you to enjoy their hospitality. The trek continues through varied vegetation and walks through beautiful villages, mountain passes to join the route of Everest Base Camp Trekking on the way to our ending point of Phaplu airport. Our journey to Arun Valley ends with a flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple (Rs 200 Entrance Fee) – Visit National Museum (Rs 500) – Kathmandu Durbar Square (Rs 1000) – finish at 4pm
Walk: 2 – 3 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (860m) and trek to Katike Ghat (457m / 1499 ft)Flight: 40 min | Walk: 4 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Katike Ghat to Gothey Bazaar (750m / 2460 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Gothey Bazaar to Salpha Phedi (1680m / 5511 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Salpha Phedi to Guranse Bhanjyang (2920m/ 9580 ft)Walk: 4 - 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Cross Salpha Bhanjyang and trek to Sanam (2850m / 9350 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Sanam to Bung (1677m / 5501 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Bung to Najingdingma (2650m / 8694 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Najingdingma to Panggom (2850m / 9350 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Panggom to Nunthala (2194m / 7198 ft)Trek from Panggom to Nunthala (2194m / 7198 ft)
Day 12Cross Taksindo La (3870m) and trek to Phaplu (2469m / 8100 ft) Walk: 7 - 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu Flight: 20 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 14Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 15Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.