Everest – Arun Valley Trekking
Everest – Arun Valley TrekkingAs an alternative to Jiri or Lukla the Everest trek can be started or ended by trekking across to the valley in the eastern side of Nepal. The starting point can be Hile if traveling by road or Tumlingtar if a flight is preferred. Getting to or from Hile involves a lengthy bus journey from Kathmandu of around fourteen hours. If this route is taken an entry permit for Makalu Barun National Park is required.
If using the Arun valley as an alternative exit, the route leaves the main Everest trail at Kharte, the village above Khari Khola. It generally travels south east crossing the major rivers in the area, the Hindu Khola and the Hongu Khola, and two high passes, the Pangkoma la (3350 meters) and the Salpa La (3350 meters). Both of these passes give good views of the mountains to the north. The scenery along the trail ranges from mixed farming land and scattered Sherpa and Rai villages to stands of forest including rhododendron and oak. After trekking for five days from where several flights a week connect with Kathmandu and Biratnagar. A further two days trek to the south is Hille from where daily buses operate to Kathmandu.
Your trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking, aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills, or running up and down, steps are preferable. Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however, things can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to make during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
While the trek is designed for teahouse arrangement, our professional mountain guide and porters handle everything. The meal will be provided in the available restaurant en route and accommodations in the available lodges (with most of the days hot/cold shower) en route.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar By plane and walk up to Kartike ghat then camp at Kartiki ghat.
Day 04: Kartike – Gothey
Day 05: Gothey – Phedi
Day 06: Phedi – Gurase
Day 07: Gurase – Sanam
Day 08: Sanam – Bung
Day 09: Bung – Gaikharka
Day 10: Gaikharka – Vasme
Day 11: Vasme – PangumGokyo – Luza
Day 12: Pagum – PainyaLuza – Khumjung
Day 13: Painya – Lukla
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu.
The cost includes the following services:
Airport pick up & drop
One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
Tent & mattress for tent trekking
All meals as per itinerary
Land transportation as per itinerary
All accommodation as per itinerary
Trekking Permit & National Park Fee.
Cost does not include:
International airfares & war insurance
The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
All others except committed to provide in section above.