Arun Valley Trek (14Nights /15 Days)

Arun Valley Trek (14Nights /15 Days)

overview

Overview This trekking trail is known as an ancient trade route used by local people to transport agricultural products to Namche Bazaar to Tibet across via the Nangpa la pass. This trek begins from Tumlingtar and follows the Arun River until we turn into the IrkhuKhola valley, which is also renowned for its natural paper products. This valley takes us to the Salpa. The Salpa Pass trail is an interesting to walk into the Khumbu (Everest) region following the unique ecology of the Pass towards the holy lake SalpaPokhari. Friendly and naive villagers with beautiful waterfalls takes us to the second pass of the trek – the Surkie La. Rai and Sherpa people settled in this  wonderland of isolated since a long time back This area is renowned for its Tungba – a Sherpa  local made alcoholic drink ( local beer). The highest trekking point in this route is SalpaBanjang at 3800m high and the highest camp site is at SalpaKharka at 3600m. This trek is almost easy which offers you superb views of Mera Peak, Everest, Makalu, and so many others at mighty height above the paddy fields, and dark forests. This is called as the gate way to Makalu-Barun National park.More information about the Makalu Barun section of the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal

 

itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrive Kathmandu airport and Transfer to Hotel

  • Day 02

    Kathmandu, preparing and briefing

  • Day 03

    Kathmandu – Tumlingtar fly and camping at Tumlingtar

  • Day 04

    Tumlingtar (487m) to Gothebazaar

    We follow the upstream trail of Arun river towards north through the sub tropical forest around Baluwabesi, crossing Brahman, Chettri and Rai villages.

     

  • Day 05

    Gothebazaar to Tala / Upper Phedi.

    We pass through terrace land with rice paddies, Citrus fruits, Banana groves etc. sparsely populated by Rai and Sherpa people. We also can see Nepali paper production from Lokta.

  • Day 06

    Tala / Upper Phedi to Guranse / SalpaPokhari

    We leave the forest with deciduous trees and start with

    the forest of Rhododendron trees. We can know about local people, their culture and visit the holy lakes.

     

  • Day 07

    Guranse / SalpaPokhari to Tue / Sonam

    We cross the Salpa La and continue on in a forest of fir and rhododendron.

  • Day 08

    Tue / Sonam to Cheskam

    We visit Rai and Limbu community. These people are mostly chosen for Gorkha soldiers and they are popular for their bravery.

     

  • Day 09

    Cheskam to Bung / Kiraule

    We can visit Kiraule monastery and Sherpa people

  • Day 10

    Bung / Kiraule to Najing

    Near Kiraule, above Bung there is an important trail junction headed towards PanchPokhari and the route to the Mera La from Lukla. To the Northwest a large path leads over Sipki La and crosses the InkhuKhola.

  • Day 11

    Najing to Pangom

    We climb again to the Satu La and finally join main Everest Highway at Kharikhola.

     

  • Day 12

    Pangom to Lukla.

    We descend towards Lukla after passing Surke, overnight Lukla

     

  • Day 13

    Lukla – Kathmandu

    We reach Kathmandu after 35 minutes flight

     

  • Day 14

    Free day in Kathmandu

  • Day 15

    Final Departure

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Meet / Greet with flower on arrival terminal of Kathmandu international airport.
  • Transfer from International airport to hotel (vehicle will be provided as per group size). Luggage van extra depending on the group size.
  • A cell phone is provided on arrival to communicate between the group & agency.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival at Hotel.
  • 3 Star decent Heritage Hotel on twin sharing basis for 03 nights with bed and breakfast.
  • Ground transfers according to the tour itinerary.
  • Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley covering major UNESCO listed sites.
  • Three course of delicious meals (tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner) each day as per the best availability during trekking. (Veg. & Non Veg.) Depending on the types of Trekking.
  • Twin sharing camping/lodge accommodation in the trekking route.
  • Travel crews including local Guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen boy, Porter. The total no of crews are fixed as per the group size & route.
  • Trekking equipments including Two Men Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Toilet Tent, Shower Tent, Shower Bag, Table and Chair, Sleeping Bag, Mattresses and Pillows Etc.
  • All meals, lodging, trek allowances, gears, transfers, insurance and other expenses of travel crews.
  • Annapurna Conservation fees & TIMS permit.
  • First aid kit box / Gamow Bag / and other supplement equipments for high altitude treks such as; Upper Dolpa, Nar-Fu, AmphuLapcha, TashiLapcha, Manaslu round, Upper Kanchenjunga, Makalu high pass, Round Dhaulagiri, etc.
  • Emergency rescue services by helicopter from any parts of the country. (But not included in tour cost)
  • Trek memorial souvenir.
  • Farewell dinner (Typical Nepali Food with cultural show in ancient Nepali restaurant) including transfers
cost exclude
  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees.
  • Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
  • Entry fees for the sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses.
  • Donations, Tips & Gratuities.
  • Extra porters if asked by the group.
  • Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc
  • Extra services not mentioned in trek itinerary.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

Properties Kathmandu
Luxury Hyatt  Regency / Dwarikas Village
5 Star Deluxe SoalteeCrawn Plaza /Yak & Yeti / Annapurna / Radission
5 Star Everest / Shangri – La / Hotel Malla
4 Star Airport Hotel / Grand / Vaishali / Royal Singi
3 Star Manaslu  / Manang / Samsara Resort
Standard Hotel Thamel / Moonlight / Hotel Harati

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY • Payment Terms : 100 % payments: At the time of confirmation. • Cancellation:  60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost  29 - 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost  14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.  6 days or less no refunds Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available. By making reservations with VirginTrails.com or its associates and depositing your advance payment with agents, our representatives, or us you agree to each of the foregoing terms and conditions and agree that you are thereby bound. You also acknowledge that you have carefully read and understood the foregoing terms and conditions.
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