Monday, 25 September 2017 02:46 am

Arun Valley Trek

Our adventure begins with a flight to the small airstrip on fixed wings or Helicopter at Tumlingtar. From here we descend 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. Our route to the Mera La will take us through thick rhododendron and bamboo forest separating the hongu and hunku valleys. On the trail to Panch Pokhari you will come across a beautiful Sherpa Village and Kirong La Monastery.

From Panch Pokhari you will descend to Hunku River, a complete wilderness trail. The views along this section are superb. Towards the east we can see the Kanchenjunga and Jannu. To the north, the views of Hunku and Hongu dominate. The trail continues to Thangnag (4366m) from here we move to Khare (5108m) where we establish the base camp at the foot of the glacier leading to Mera La (5415m). Here we have a number of days to rest, explore and acclimatize. Our return will take us south, down to the Hunku Drangka before turning west to cross the Zattrawa La to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. From here we will fly back to Kathmandu the following day to a spectacular end.

This region is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Arun valley trek is between two highest mountains, Everest and Makalu. It is really a non tourist area but you can see significant views of Mt.Everest, Makalu, and hundreds of other mountains just on your eye. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are the main inhabitants of this region. Walking north up the Arun river to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La(4110m) into the upper Barun khola valley for a close look at Makalu. You can put together an even wilder trek by crossing Sherpani col and west col into the upper Hongu valley. The highest point of this trek is Salpa Bhanjyang and also you can visit Hindu holy call Lake Salpa holy Lake (3414m.).

Fact of the trek

Trekking Destination : Arun Valley

Minimum altitude : 3414m.

Maximum altitude : 5415m.

Grade : Strenuous

Season : Spring & Autumn

Accommodation : Lodge or Tented Camp

Duration : 15 Days


Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) - 1340M

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (937m.) and walk up to Kartike ghat then camp at Kartiki ghat.

Day 03: Trek from Kartike to Gothey

Day 04: Trek from Gothey to Phedi (1680m)

Day 05: Trek from Phedi to Gurase (2880m)

Day 06: Trek from Gurase to Sanam

Day 07: Trek from Sanam to Bung (1900m)

Day 08: Trek from Bung to Gaikharka

Day 09: Trek from Gaikharka to Vasme

Day 10: Trek from Vasme to Pangum (2850m)

Day 11: Trek from Pangum to Painya (2730m)

Day 12: Trek from Painya to Lukla (2840m)

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Full Day sightseeing of KTM Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath -

Day 15: Departure to Airport and Back to Home. 

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