Arun Valley Trek is a newly introduced lodge trek, but in comparison to Everest and Annapurna the service and accommodation is very basic. This trekking route covers the lower reaches of the Barun Makalu National Park. Arun valley is the deepest valley in the world and rich in natural wonders and tribal culture. Travelers get an opportunity to know about the sacred lake “Salpa Pokhari” where there is a fair during the month of October for hindu people around the world. It is non-touristic area, which offers superb views of high mountains, and gives chances to know about the culture and daily lifestyle of mountain people. Major communities of this trek are Sherpa, Rai Chhetri and Bramin. This trek starts from Tumlingtar where we can fly from Kathmandu.
After having a taste of the sublime beauty of Arun Valley Trek your journey ends and you need to go back to Lukla to take a short flight to Kathmandu. If for some reason there is no direct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, airlines will operate flights from Lukla to Ramechhap. After reaching Ramechhap, airlines provide private transfer from Ramechhap to Kathmandu and it takes around 5 hours to reach Kathmandu.
If you have extra day at the end of your trek, we particularly recommend for a first time visitor to Nepal: old royal city – Bhaktapur Durbar, Buddhist stupa – Boudhanath and Hindu temple – Pashupatinath.
Extend Your Holiday:
When you make a booking for your Nepal holiday, you can also add days for a desired destination on top of the booked trip. Once we have received your trip booking we will contact you to discuss additional services required for the extension trip and if needful to take any additional payment required to pay in advance we will inform you on time.
Upon arrival in Nepal, Jagadamba Holidays representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport with a Jagadamba Holidays placard (Jagadamba Holidays signboard). In case of late night arrival, private transportation to the hotel will be arranged by the representative. Clients will be notified of tour briefings and group meeting times by a representative.
In the meeting we discuss the travel plans and services and introduce the trek or tour guide as per the itinerary. You must completely fill up a legally binding travel form and a non-liability disclaimer form. If any person’s tour payment is due, such person must pay at this meeting. Stay overnight at Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel.
After breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, you have to go to Kathmandu Domestic Airport at 10 am for your flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar airport (518 m, 35 min flight).
After arriving at Tumlingtar, you will meet the rest of the trekking team (porter) who will join you on this trek. After some rest at Tumlingtar, the Kattike Ghat trek will begin and it takes about five hours of walking to reach Kattike Ghat (457m).
Dhobhane (930 m) – 6hr
Salpa Phedi (1,685 m) – 4hr
After breakfast at the lodge, our trekking journey for today will begin. Today we have to walk actively for four and a half hours to reach our trekking destination “Lamidanda”. We will stay overnight at a homestay in Lamidanda.
Gurase (2,920 m)
Cross Salpa Bhanjyang (3,352 m), trek to Sanam (2.850 m) – 5hr
Trek through Gudel to Bung (1,620 m) – 5hr
Khiraule (2,380 m) – 4hr
Cross Surke La (3,085 m), trek to Sibuje (2,502 m) – 6hr
Cross Panggom La (3,174 m), trek to Panggom (2,850 m) – 5hr
Trek through Kari La (3,145 m), trek to Paiya (2,730 m) – 6hr
Trek through Surke to Lukla (2,840 m) – 6hr
First we have breakfast at the lodge, then we pack our bags and will go to Lukla airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Today your leg has taken a break as you have to walk only 10 minutes to Lukla Airport and return to Kathmandu, where your journey starts and ends! We always book first round flights whenever possible, so when the weather permits, usually, you arrive in Kathmandu at 8 am and return to the hotel at 9 am. But, it all depends on the weather.
Upon your return to Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel for a good bath and relaxation! If there is no direct flight for any reason, arrangements will be made to fly to Kathmandu according to the alternative arrangement. I request you to read the special note in the SPECIAL NOTES.Stay overnight at Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel.
Please read this note. As there is no direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for any reason, you have to go to Manthali airport in Ramechhap from Kathmandu at 2-3 in the morning. Usually, It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Ramechhap from Kathmandu. It takes 5-6 hours to return from Manthali at the end of the trek depending on the road traffic jam.
Don’t forget to use the window seat on the left side of the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and the window seat on the right side of the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Also, depending on the plane, be sure to avoid the middle of the plane, where the wings can block your view. Note that you can’t book a seat first – it is just first come first serve. Weight restriction 15 kg / 33 lb (10 kg check in / 5 kg carry on) should be brought on board. If you exceed the restrictions, you will have to pay a hefty fee per kilogram.
After breakfast, you should leave your room and store your luggage at the hotel and relax in the hotel lobby or explore the surrounding local market for last minute shopping for friends and family until you head to the airport for your flight back home.
Due to limited space at Kathmandu Airport, all airlines have requested to report at the check-in counter three hours before the actual flight departure time. Therefore, we will pick you up from the hotel three and a half hours in advance, as the estimated travel time to the airport is around half an hour.
We hope that your visit to Nepal and the activities you do during your visit will remind you to visit Nepal again in the future. As per the service policy of Jagadamba Holidays, your journey will conclude with a farewell at the airport. Have a safe and pleasant journey ahead. Thank you, see you again!
The accommodation we use may vary depending on our package travel and the range of travel destinations. Before or after the trip you can book comfortable hotels in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for your stay. If you book a tea house trekking trip, we will provide a small two-bed room for sharing in the hill lodges which is a basic facility but very clean.
Now, better-equipped lodges are also available in Annapurna and Everest areas but we recommend trekkers to use accommodation above 3500 meters where clean rooms and clean food are readily available. Sometimes a level of flexibility may be required when trekking in remote mountain areas. We believe that you will complete your vacation without any problems and have the trip of a lifetime. If you book camping/trekking, our camping team will manage a comfortable camping site by the river where possible.
There will usually be a dedicated support team on the trip to move luggage and equipment, set up camp, and prepare your food. You will find more detailed information about travel accommodation which is mentioned separately in the lodging section of each vacation package page.
However, you can expect excellent service and high quality in any budget range you choose. You can learn more about different types of travel and their features and the proposed travel price by contacting us directly where we will be very pleased to answer your questions. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character reflecting the best value based on twin share accommodation.
When you book a trip, unless you request a private single room, we will arrange for you to share a twin bed room with a person of the same gender. If you request a private single room, you will need to pay a single room supplementary fee. Please note that during the trek, if the destination is 4000 meters above sea level, only dormitory accommodation with private beds will be available. On trekking trips we try our best but do not promise guaranteed room options. For most of our camping trips, we supply branded two-person tents, including groundsheets.
Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, service plates, bowls, and all necessities are provided. Members of the mountaineering travel group are requested to manage according to the options given on the website.
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