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Arun Valley Salpa Pass Trek

13 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Join the main Tumlingtar and Khumbu trails
  • A view of two of the highest mountains in the world
  • Explore the magnificent mountain views and Khumbu Glaciers
  • Impressive display of wildflower exploration

Overall, Arun Valley Trek is unique trail that is an amazing trekking destination in the wilderness. Perfect for those who don’t want huge crowds of tourists on the way. This trekking route is known as an old trade route used by local people to transport agricultural products from Tibet too. The trek starts from Tumlingtar and follows the Arun River into the Irkhu River Valley, which is also famous for its natural paper production.

Arun valley to Salpa Pass. Orchids and other flowers on deserted forest trails, Shipton Buddhist prayer flags, etc. are the main attractions of the Arun Valley region where you will mingle with the culture of the friendly Sherpa Rai Limbu tribes on this scenic trek. And the Arun Valley trekking route also offers dramatic views of the landscape and beautiful views of the mighty Himalayan peaks, such as; Everest, Makalu Himal, Baruntse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam Himal, Thamserku etc. can be seen during the trek. And more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species of butterflies, the shelter of the rare and endangered Panda. So; Arun Valley trek has become center of attraction for tourists due to the heart touching music of birds and ancient culture of the Nepali hill region. Arun valley Salpa Pass Trek, we consider autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) as the best seasons for trekking in this region. If you are planning a trip for the magnificent Arun Valley Salpa Pass Trek, we are ready to help you plan the trip. So join AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions to be part of this breathtaking scenic trek. For an experience, you will never forget.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1350m/4,455ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to Kartike [523m/1,715ft], 3-4 hours
Day 3: Trek from Kartike to Gothey [1,128m/3,700ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Gothey to Salpa Phedi [1,680m/5,511ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Salpa Phedi to Gurase Bhanjyang [2,500m/8,202ft], 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek from Gurase Bhanjyang to Sanam [2,850m/9,350ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek from Sanam to Bung [1,900m/6,233ft],5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Bung to Gai Kharka [2,300m/7,545ft], 5-6 hours
Day 9: Trek from Gai Kharka to Panggom [2,850m/9,350ft], 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek from Panggom to Paiya [2,830m/9,284ft], 4-5 hours
Day 11: Trek from Paiya to Lukla [2,860m/9,383ft], 6-7 hours
Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu [1350m/4,455ft]
Day 13: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your needs or you want to customize it, Tell us about your trip requirement. At your request, we offer you. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Jeep or Airplane and Helicopter)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu International/Domestic Airport, pickup/drop on arrival/departure.
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 night in Kathmandu.
  • Both-way domestic flight ticket (Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and from Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Necessary transportation on private basis.
  • Teahouse/lodge clean and comfortable accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Meals throughout the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea, coffee).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits each day.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support guide crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Cost of guide and porter - food, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Makalu National Park entry permit & Local fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card)
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Organizing rescue operations in case of complex medical conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for trek

The gear listed below is recommended. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.

— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Suncream (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
— Light-weighted Towel
— Swiss Knife
— Passport and extra passport photos
— Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Flight tickets
— Travel Insurance
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Trip Map

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Arun Valley Salpa Pass Trek

Trip Facts

  • 13 Days
  • Moderate
  • 3,350m/10,991ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lodge & Homestay
  • 2 Person

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