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Arun Valley Trekking

Arun valley trekking, non-tourist trekking trail in Nepal

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18 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5240 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Mar to Jun, Sep to Nov
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Camp

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Strenuous Plus Level

This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes.

The Arun valley offers amazing views of both Mount Everest and Mount Makalu. It is located between Everest national park and Makalu-Barun National park. Still Arun valley is a less touristic area but it has significant views of Mount Everest, Mount Makalu and hundreds of other mountains just on your eyes. Arun valley trekking is a stunning and adventure trekking trail for trekkers who do not want to encounter a mass influx of tourists on the way but want equally enjoy of monumental landscapes and splendid views of silvery mountains. The tempting views of Arun River and valleys can be seen from the way of trekking. The area of Arun valley is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Rai, Limbus and Sherpa are main habitants of this area. We start our trekking from Hille Bazzar the famous small market of eastern Nepal about five hours drive from Second largest city of Nepal called Biratnagar airport and ends it in Lukla airport. We will have short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and Lukla to Kathmandu.

Arun valley trekking short itinerary

Day 01: arrive at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Biratnagar by flight. Then drive to Hille.
Day 03: Hille to Mongmaya Khola.
Day 04
: Mongmaya Khola to Surtibari.
Day 05
: Surtibari to Tumlingtar.
Day 06
: Tumlingtar to Kartike.
Day 07
: Kartike to Gothey.
Day 08
: Gothey to Phedi.
Day 09
: Phedi to Gurase.
Day 10
: Gurase to Sanam.
Day 11
: Sanam to Bung.
Day 12
: Bung to Gaikharka.
Day 13
: Gaikharka to Vasme.
Day 14
: Vasme to Pangum.
Day 15
: Pagum to Painya.
Day 16
: Painya to Lukla.
Day 17
: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 18
: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please kindly contact us for a fresh cost quotation.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Arun Valley trekking – itinerary

Day 01: arrive at Kathmandu airport, one of us will be standing at airport with your name card, reception and transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02:
Kathmandu to Biratnagar by flight. Then drive to Hille. Overnight in camp.
Day 03: Hille to Mongmaya Khola. Overnight  in camp.
Day 04
: Mongmaya Khola to Surtibari. Overnight  in camp.
Day 05:
Surtibari to Tumlingtar. Overnight  in camp.
Day 06:
Tumlingtar to Kartike. Overnight in camp.
Day 07
: Kartike to Gothey. Overnight in camp.
Day 08
: Gothey to Phedi. Overnight in camp.
Day 09
: Phedi to Gurase. Overnight in camp.
Day 10
: Gurase to Sanam. Overnight in camp.
Day 11
: Sanam to Bung. Overnight in camp.
Day 12
: Bung to Gaikharka. Overnight in camp.
Day 13
: Gaikharka to Vasme. Overnight in camp.
Day 14:
Vasme to Pangum. Overnight in camp.
Day 15
: Pagum to Painya. Overnight  in camp.
Day 16:
Painya to Lukla. Overnight at lodge in Lukla.
Day 17:
Early morning flight back to Kathmandu, rest of the day on your own. In the evening join a fare well dinner with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18:
Final transfers to international airport for your onward your journey.

Service Includes

  • All necessary airport pick up and drop as per the above program
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour as per the  above program
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Restricted area permits with national park fees
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Camping + Teahouse) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

How can you trek in Arun valley trekking?
First 2/3 days of the trip will be staying in the local guest houses. And, rest of the days will be camping (tented camp). On a camping trek you will sleep in tents. The staff includes a guide, cook, Sherpa and sufficient porters to carry all trekking gear. Even if you have never camped before, there is no need to worry that you won't enjoy the experience. The tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping pads/ mattresses are comfortable and international style food of a high standard is freshly prepared and served. On all of our treks a bathroom tent is provided as well as a dining tent with tables and camp stools, providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers during the evening.

How Camping Trek is operated?
In a camping Trek, day starts around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea or coffee followed by a bucked of warm water for their washing and cleaning. After packing up their stuff and daypack, the trekkers are requested to leave their camp and meet at the dinning table for breakfast. The trek started around 7.30 to 8 a.m. and the kitchen staffs go ahead of the group.

Our well trained staff packs all camping equipment and gears and the porters carry them to the next camping site. The trekkers should carry only personal belongings that they may need for the day like water bottle, rain gear, camera, etc.

The Trekkers can decide on their own on time for viewing the beautiful landscape, taking photographs and resting or making a short pause. The walk to the lunch spot normally takes 3 hours. Our cook and assistant serve hot lunch upon arrival. The afternoon walk takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach at the night camp around 4/5 p.m. Tea and snacks are served while our sherpa pitch the camp. The dinner is served around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent lit with a pressurized lantern and furnished with table and camping tools. We provide high quality tents, foam and mattress, and a simple toilet tent in every camp for your comfort.
Our well - trained and experienced cook and assistant prepare a variety of healthy, hygienic and clean food which is carried for the entire trek. Fresh Fruit and vegetable may taste on the way to trek.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Food during the trip

Freshly cooked food will be provided on Arun Valley Trekking. Our very expert cook will cook the food during the trekking. Normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the same camp where we will camp for overnight and lunch will be provided while walking on trail which will be packed lunch cooked by our cook. Reception, farewell dinner and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

Equipments & Packing List

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Arun Valley trekking

Arun Valley Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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