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Lukla To Tumlingtar Trek - 12 Days

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Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek is a 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 : Kathmandu to Lukla fly – Duration: 35 minutes and start trek to Paiya (2770m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 03 : Trek Paiya to Pangum (2850 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 04 : Pangum to Najingdingma (2650 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Najingdingma to Bung (1900 m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 06 : Trek Bung to Sanam (2850 m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 07 : Sanam to Phedi (1680 m) walk – Duration: 8 hrs, via Sapla Bhanjyang (3350 m)
Day 08 : Phedi to Gothe Bazaar (775 m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 09 : Gothe Bazaar to Chyawabesi (250 m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Chyawabesi to Tumlingtar (460 m) walk – Duration: 3 hrs
Day 11 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu fly – Duration: 50 minutes and transfer to hotel
Day 12 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


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


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1,450

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 3
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Lukla fly - Duration: 35 minutes and start trek to Paiya (2770m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

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 03 : Trek Paiya to Pangum (2850 m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 04 : Pangum to Najingdingma (2650 m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 05 : Najingdingma to Bung (1900 m) walk - Duration: 7 hrs

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 06 : Trek Bung to Sanam (2850 m) walk - Duration: 7 hrs

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 07 : Sanam to Phedi (1680 m) walk - Duration: 8 hrs, via Sapla Bhanjyang (3350 m)

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 08 : Phedi to Gothe Bazaar (775 m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

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 09 : Gothe Bazaar to Chyawabesi (250 m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 10 : Chyawabesi to Tumlingtar (460 m) walk - Duration: 3 hrs

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 11 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu fly - Duration: 50 minutes and transfer to 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 14
Day 12 : 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
  • 2Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 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
  • Porters for carrying luggage, 20 Kgs – 25Kgs (1 porter 2 guest’s)
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
  • Standard & comfortable Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Trekking TIMS and Makalu Barun National park Permits
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, wifi, boiled water and shower
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guide, porters

Lukla To Tumlingtar Trek – 12 Days: (Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 1450
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 1380 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 1310 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 1240 per person

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.

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

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Lukla To Tumlingtar Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 12 Days
  • Easy
  • 3350 Meter
  • September - December & February – May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Guesthouse/Lodge

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