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Lukla To Tumlingtar Trek - 14 Days

Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek is a Himalayan glacier valley situated at the base of Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. The valley lies entirely inside the Makalu Barun National Park. Arun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on Earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind.

The Valley of the mighty Arun Koshi forms the approach route for treks to the base camp of Makalu (8463m), the fifth-highest mountain in the world, as well as the culturally interesting exit trek from the Khumbu region to Tumlingtar. Most trekkers to the Everest Region finish their treks at Lukla, but an interesting alternative is to punch east from Solu Khumbu across three passes to the valley of the Arun Koshi. Most of the trekkers on this little-used route are climbing groups bound for Mera Peak, so independent trekkers can enjoy a level of seclusion unheard of on the Khumbu trails.This is a physically tough trek with lots of ups and downs and only the simplest teahouse infrastructure to support you. If you are at all squeamish about local-style accommodation, you are better off doing this as a camping trek. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions is always ready to manage your trek as per your interests and requirements.


Outline Itinerary (Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek)
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Paiya 2770m, 4 Hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 04 : Trek from Paiya to Pangum 2850m, 5 Hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 05 : Trek from Pangum to Najingdingma 2650m, 6 Hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 06 : Trek from Najingdingma to Bung 1900m, 7 Hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 07 : Trek from Bung to Sanam 2850m, 7 Hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Sanam to Phedi 1680m, 8 Hrs, via Sapla Bhanjyang 3350m.
Day 09 : Trek from Phedi to Gothe Bazaar 775m, 5 Hrs,overnight at lodge.
Day 10 : Trek from Gothe Bazaar to Chyawabesi 250m, 6 Hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 11 : Trek from Chyawabesi to Tumlingtar 460m, 3 Hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 12 : Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Free day for personal activities or recreations at Kathmandu.
Day 14 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


NOTE : All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1,750

Day 1
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, transfer to hotel.

After you land in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our airport representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and afterward you will be transferred to the respective hotel. You will in brief know about your tour and check in to the Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel.

Today you go around Kathmandu valley and see Durbar Squares at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Visit to Boudhanath will be unforgettable experience since it is one of the biggest stupas in Nepal. And, Swayambhunath located top on the mount in the city known as the Monkey Temple will also captivate you. Also, you will visit Pashupatinath, at the bank of Bagmati River which is one of the Hindus sacred places. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Paiya 2770m, 4 Hrs, overnight at lodge.

You take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The 40 minutes flight serves an amazing view of lush hills and snowcapped peaks. Upon arrival at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you meet rest of the staff members and start the amazing yet short acclimatizing trek to Paiya. Walking through the alpine forests and crossing several small settlements, you reach Paiya for the overnight stay at lodge.

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek from Paiya to Pangum 2850m, 5 Hrs, overnight at lodge.

From Paiya Bridge, move towards Kharte to join the trail left that ascends across a slope on a gorge. On the way, you come across a rock marked ‘Arun Valley Trek’ in yellow paint. Ascend slowly then arrive at Khari La (3145m) where there is a herder’s stone house. Descend through the forest of oak, birch, and rhododendron, and crossing six ancient Mani walls to reach Pangum. Overnight at lodge in Pangum.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek from Pangum to Najingdingma 2650m, 6 Hrs, overnight at lodge.

Ascend via the village to Pangum La (3173m). Experience the views of Mera Peak (6470m), of rough forested valleys, and of Najingdingma from distant. Go down through a beautiful old jungle, stretching north to two Sherpa houses. Another 30 minutes leads us to the top of Sibuche (2500m) with lodges and a small gompa. Walk through the bamboo, birch, and rhododendron forest on stone stairs to finally ascend up to Najingdingma (2650m). Overnight at lodge in Najingdingma.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek from Najingdingma to Bung 1900m, 7 Hrs, overnight at lodge.

Walking through the ridge, climb down into inhabited Hongu valley. It is a relaxed and very exciting day of waking. Walk to reach Bung on the clear path below the gompa and through the blue-roofed school grounds. As the area is highly influenced by Buddhism, we will pass by several Chortens and Mani walls. Bung is filled with Rai culture, a group of concentrated smallholdings covering the hillside from 1900m down to the Hongu Khola Bridge at 1320m. Overnight at lodge in Bung.

Day 7
Day 07 : Trek from Bung to Sanam 2850m, 7 Hrs, overnight at lodge.

Walk past the large rock imprinted with Buddhist mantras, and pass a school, a waterfall and covered bridge. Walk along the lush forest of rhododendron, chir pine, and brown oak for the final climb to Sanam (2850m), where you will find a single series of Sherpa homes dominated by a new gompa. There are widespread potato fields and many livestock in the area. Overnight at lodge in Sanam.

Day 8
Day 08 : Trek from Sanam to Phedi 1680m, 8 Hrs, via Sapla Bhanjyang 3350m.

Continue to ascend via a delightful forest to Salpa Bhanjyang (3350m), the highest place of the trek. From the top, you will have an amazing view of the holy lake of Salpa Pokhari. Then, go downhill into the warmer climate of the Irkhuwa Valley. It is beautiful to see the landscape change as you get higher. Walk by the lovely Mani walls along with an amazing view the Himalayas including Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8481m), Mera Peak (6470m), and Everest (8848m) among others to arrive in Phedi. Overnight at lodge in Phedi.

Day 9
Day 09 : Trek from Phedi to Gothe Bazaar 775m, 5 Hrs,overnight at lodge.

Leaving Phedi, cross the river on stones and hike a little over a ridge, cross the bamboo bridge, and ascend over the small forested ridge to finally descend to Dobhane. Crossing more bridges over Benkhuwa Khola, you walk through rice paddies and water channels, scattered with dry rocky ridges, to reach the attractive Ghote Bazaar (775m) for an overnight stay at lodge.

Day 10
Day 10 : Trek from Gothe Bazaar to Chyawabesi 250m, 6 Hrs, overnight at lodge.

Make an easy walk following Irkhuwa Khola to join Arun River. The only real problem will be the overpassing of a large spur, which may present difficulties to find the route. Finally, cross Arun River and continue on an easy downhill slope. After walking further, you finally reach Chyawabesi. Overnight at lodge in Chyawabesi.

Day 11
Day 11 : Trek from Chyawabesi to Tumlingtar 460m, 3 Hrs, overnight at lodge.

Leaving behind Chyawabesi, you continue walking until you reach Bheteni which has a row of shops. Pass the river and track since the road now bends up to Khandbari, and enjoy hiking beside the river. Cross a large suspension bridge and another settlement, and ascend uphill on the trail to the left. Ascend up to two stages to the broad highland between Arun River and Sabha Khola, and move along on a dusty road to reach Tumlingtar (460m). Overnight at lodge in Tumlingtar.

Day 12
Day 12 : Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

A scenic flight over the hills and the mountains of eastern Nepal takes you to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can either rest or go on for souvenir shopping or food hunting in the vibrant markets of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13
Day 13 : Free day for personal activities or recreations at Kathmandu.

We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choice. You can also go for shopping or have a day rest to depart from the country.

Day 14
Day 14 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Today, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and then you will depart from Nepal.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private AC vehicles as per group size
  • Kathmandu - Lukla to Tumlingtar - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porters
  • Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Guide, assistant guide and porters’ insurance
  • Trekking permit and National park fee
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Lukla To Tumlingtar Trek – 14 Days: (Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 4 Person basis : EUR 1750 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-8 Person basis : EUR 1700 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 9-12 Person basis : EUR 1650 per person


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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Lukla To Tumlingtar Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 14 Days
  • Moderate
  • 2815 - 3350 Meter
  • September - December & February – May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • 4

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