Arun Valley Trek - 15 Days


A beautiful valley sited on the Makalu Range of Sankhuwasawa district Eastern Nepal, in the middle of the majestic mountain MT. Everest and Makalu. It is home to Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu people. You can witness the diverse culture and tradition while walking through the secluded valley. The beautiful monasteries and small alleys are the cherries on the top. It gives you a very close view of the culture and lifestyle of ethnic people in eastern Nepal.


Arun valley is the less familiar tourist area of eastern Nepal with a remarkable route and is very appropriate for the people who enjoy walking through the ethnic valleys enjoying the mesmerizing scenes presented by nature at its best. It not only thrills you with its natural beauty but also has to offer an incredible trekking experience, with a magnificent view of MT. Everest, Makalu, Chamlang from the Salpa Bhanjyang. Arun valley with its great biodiversity of exceptional flora and fauna, national park, and conservation area will provide the bliss to the excellent trekking experience. The exquisite and lush Rhododendron forest with the astonishing panoramic view, the fluttering ethnic praying flags, and a feeling of wonder and tranquility are not to be missed.

The various small monasteries and Gompa provide peace to the soul. Visit these monasteries is a great experience for the people who enjoy the beauty of silence and prayers. The serene environment of the gompa will give the soul that inner peace. The journey of Arun valley trek begins from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, Sankhuwasawa district via a flight. Tumlingtar is the beginning point of the trek and it ends on Lukla, Solukhumbhu district. This 15 days journey will provide you the true meaning of wanderlust.

Trip Highlights:

  • Holy pond in Salpa bhanjhyang; where the fair is held by the locals in October.
  • View of the Chamlang and Makalu from Salpa bhanjyang
  • View of the Mt. Everest
  • Makalu Barun Conservation Area
  • Sagarmatha national park
  • Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu settlement
  • Beautiful Rhododendron forest
  • Serene monasteries and Gompa
  • See the abundance of flora and fauna
  • Close view of the ethnic culture


Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

On your arrival in Kathmandu, our team will welcome you and escort you to your hotel. You can have your time there you can relax or enjoy your day visiting various sites in Kathmandu or Thamel area. You can find various activities to do in the bustling city. Nightlife and various restaurants providing you cuisines from all around the world in Thamel is something to experience. The local shops around can provide you almost anything you want from food to sweet souvenirs to take back home. You will be staying overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

The next morning flight is taken from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar overviewing the magnificent view of the hills, gorges, terrains, and beautiful Himalayan range of eastern Nepal over the clear sky until we land in Tumlingtar. After arriving on Tumlingtar, we start the trek through the trails of the forest, moving towards the small village called KumaL gaon, crossing the bridge which leads to the settlement of Bheteni. We will be stopping shortly for lunch in a place called Chewabesi. Passing through the subtropical forest and continue walking to the bank of Arun river crossing the village of Rai, Brahmins, Chetrri to reach Kartike village. Will be staying overnight in Kartike.

Day 3

Start a journey trekking through the bridge to cross the Arun river and reach Baluwa Besi. The trail goes through sal forest passing several villages, terrains reaching the Rai village in Marduwa. Walk some more through the trail to reach Gothe. Will be staying overnight in Gothe.

Day 4

From Gothe we pass through RAI and Sherpa village, cross Likhuwa Khola through the bridge to reach Dobane. Passing villages and terrains and forest that comes next on the trail reaching Phedi. Will be staying overnight in Phedi.

Day 5

From Phedi ascending the streams passing through the dense forest to reach the village called Thulo phokte. Climbing up the forest of Rhododendron, oak, and reach Gurase. Will be staying
overnight in Gurase.

Day 6

Pass the trail through the alluring Rhododendron forest to reach Salpa pokhari. Salpa pokhari is the holy pond which is situated in the Salpa Bhanjhyang. Every year in October there is a festival held on the pond by the Hindu pilgrimage. This area is rich in flora and fauna. One can see the view of Makalu and Chamlang from the Salpa Bhanjhyang. Moving on the hillside and damp forest we reach Sanam. Will be staying overnight in Sanam.

Day 7

From Sanam climb down the Rhododendron forest, pass through beautiful Sorung village. Cross Gudel, another rai village, and Hinku river through suspension bridge pass the terrace vegetation and reach Bung. Visit the Makalu Conservation Area. Stay overnight in Bung.

Day 8

Cross hills and cliffs to reach Najindingma village. On the arrival of Najindingma village, clear areas of savannah can be seen where the people of local settlement can be seen grazing their yaks. Cross another moist forest to take us to Gaikharka. Will be staying overnight in Gaikharka.

Day 9

Trek up and down the dense forest of Rhododendron and Juniper along the bank of Inkhu River to reach Vasme. One can overlook the Mera peak and glimpse of the upper Khumbu valley. Will be
staying overnight in Vasme.

Day 10

Pass through the Rhododendron forest from the village of Vasme to reach the Panggom La Pass. From the Panggom La Pass mesmerizing views of the Kangtega, Kusum Kangaro, Mera Peak along with the other peaks can be enjoyed. Take the route to the beautiful Sherpa valley one can visit Paldiorken Choling Gompa and Hillary school. Will be staying overnight in Panggom.

Day 11

Over trekking on the way to Kari La to Paiya beauty of many Himalayan ranges can be seen, Kusum Kangaro, Thamserku and Kangtega. After crossing the paiya river through the wooden
bridge we can reach Paiya. Will be staying overnight in Paiya.

Day 12

Cross the lush forest and vegetation Chutok La arrives. On the route to phakding, many monasteries can be seen. As we walk through the small village of the Sherpa is reached. It gives you the best of the views of the breathtaking nature. Will be staying overnight in Phakding.

Day 13

Through Rhododendron forest and pine trees cross the Dudh Koshi River by a suspension bridge. As we arrive in Lukla, many monasteries and prayer flags will be welcome you. It is the ending of the trek. Celebrate as in the accomplishment of the trek.

Day 14

Fly back to Kathmandu in 40 minutes on the flight from Lukla. The view of the mighty mountains is marvelous. You will be escorted to your hotel from Kathmandu airport. You can
enjoy your day resting or shopping in the local market. Will be staying overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15

On the day of departure, our team will drop you at the airport after your breakfast at the scheduled time. See you again.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • City sightseeing with Guide
  • Fees for trek permit and national park permit
  • Transports; land and air (domestic)
  • Lodging and food during the trek
  • Government certified guide
  • Porter to carry your bags
  • All necessary camping gears
  • Domestic Airfare

Cost Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa entry fee
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Temple Monastery entrance fees
  • Tip for the staff
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Cold drinks and Beverage during the trek

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Trip Facts

  • Tourist Vehicle, domestic flight
  • 2-20
  • 3358m.
  • Hotel and Tea House Lodges, Tent Camp
  • Modorate
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Autumn & Spring
  • Trained Trekking Guide
  • Trekking
  • 3 Meals a Day
  • English