Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp

Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp

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Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp is a beautiful outdoor trek that brings you on a natural journey in Nepal. Visiting some of the popular highlights in the Everest region the Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp trek is perfect for those who love the outdoors, beautiful natural views, cultural villages and the occasional upwards hike. The beauty of Arun Valley and Everest Base Camp is the amazing trek which offers us magnificent view of Everest Base Camp, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku the scenic landscape is truly godly so make sure to bring your cameras for everlasting memories. The trek itself starts officially from Kartiki Ghat, at the altitude of 315m.
On the way to Arun Valley with the Everest Base Camp trek, we pass by small and cultural villages, forests, rivers and big settlements. The way up to Arun Valley and Everest Base Camp is full of fauna and flora, and Mani walls. Every step you take during the Arun Valley and Everest Base Camp trek brings you closer to the Himalayas and it feels as if your one with the natural surroundings. Starting from Kathmandu we take an AC tourist bus driving to Tumlingtar, from where we will start the trek. The trail brings us across amazing nature trails and the famous stone stairs that lead to Salpa Phedi. This amazing Arun Valley trek takes you to the world highest Mountain Everest and Makalu- Barum Parkland. Besides this, the display of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt.Thamserku and other stunning peaks on the way is really amazing. This trek lets you experience the wilderness, where you will get chances to explore the flora and fauna as there are over 625 species of birds and over 750 species of butterflies, rare Panda. Trekking in Arun Valley also provide you an opportunity of trekking in Khumbu region and exploring Barun La Pass(4110m.)

Short itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (422 m./ 1,386 ft.); trek to Kartiki Ghat (315 m./ 1,033 ft.)
Day 04: Trek to Gothe Bazaar (685 m./ 2,247 ft.)
Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi (1,520 m./ 4,986 ft.)
Day 06: Trek to Guranse (Chayaksila) (3000 m./ 9,842 ft.)
Day 07: Trek to Sanam (2,840 m./ 9,317 ft.)
Day 08: Trek to Gudel (1,965 m./ 6,446 ft.)
Day 09: Trek to Kiraunle Gompa (2,540 m./ 8,333 ft.)
Day 10: Trek to Najing Dingma, via Surkie Pass (3,070 m./ 10,072 ft.)
Day 11: Trek to Pangom (2,850 m./ 9,350 ft.)
Day 12: Trek to Puiyan (2,730 m./ 8,956 ft.)
Day 13: Trek to Phakding (2,656 m./ 8,713 ft.)
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m./ 11,318 ft.)
Day 15: Rest day in Namche
Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m./ 12,687 ft.)
Day 17: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m./ 14,304 ft.)
Day 18: Rest day in Dingboche
Day 19: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m./ 16,174 ft.)
Day 20: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,184 m./ 17,007 ft.)
Day 21: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357 m./ 17,575 ft.)
Day 22: Trek to Pangboche (3,985 m./ 13,074 ft.)
Day 23: Trek to Namche
Day 24: Trek to Lukla (2,800 m./ 9,186 ft.)
Day 25: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 26: Kathmandu rest day and enjoy farewell dinner.
Day 27: Departure Day
Day 01: Arrival day at Kathmandu
After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will receive you and move onward to the best Hotel in the Kathmandu Valley where you will get a chance to rest and relax in the pretty environment. In the evening, you can enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 
After having a pleasing night in the Kathmandu, you will have a breakfast early in the morning, then we will manage you to visit several historical and spiritual places in the Kathmandu, which are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We’ll visit historic Darbar Square, the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Buddhist Shrine (Buddhanath) and many more. In the evening, we will have a brief discussion about the trek and you need to be well-prepared for the trek. You should know all the essential factors and places while going on the trek. Overnight in the Kathmandu.
 
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (422 m./ 1,386 ft.); trek to Kartiki Ghat (315 m./ 1,033 ft.)
After early breakfast, you will take an air flight to Tumlingtar and begin the official trek from here to Kartiki Ghat, at the altitude of 315m through the Arun Valley. A beautiful flight offers us a striking view below, green and white hills, terraced fields, and traditional villages with a range of Himalayan peaks peeking through the haze in the distance. During your trek, you can view splendid view of Mt. Chamalang to the left and Makalu to the far right. You will cross a fantastic suspension bridge with side ties, stretching across the wide Arun River. Then, descend to the sandy riverside by following the river closely, pass terraced rice fields, buffalos, thatched huts and villagers working in the fields. And eventually, reach Kartiki Ghat, a village known for bees and honey. Stay overnight Kartiki Ghat.

Day 04: Trek to Gothe Bazaar (685 m./ 2,247 ft.)
As morning rises, we will have breakfast and continue our trek through the lovely village of Balwa Besi, there you will cross a small river. Then, we will ascend through a lush, tropical forest of banana, cardamom and papaya trees, and past thatched huts to a chautara (local rest-spot), which is a spectacular viewpoint which offers us a panoramic view of the Arun valley and the Arun River. You then have to climb up before we reach to Marduwa, a beautiful hamlet through passing terraced fields and clusters of ochre and cream mud-brick house. And the further trial will be down towards Ikhwan River and finally reach to Gothe Bazaar. Overnight at Gothe Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek to Salpa Phedi (1,520 m./ 4,986 ft.)
After breakfast, we head towards Salpa Phedi through following Lankuwa and Dhobani village, a village of paper-makers. The further trail will cross the river on a flexing bamboo bridge and trek through several small picturesque whitewashed villages with thatched roofs. Following Lankuwa village and continue trail steeply upwards to Dhobani. Along the way, you can see traditional fishermen with their long bamboo nets. Continuing trail through a thick tropical forest, climb the 'waterfall steps' and eventually reach Salpa Phedi. Overnight at Salpa Phedi.

Day 06: Trek to Guranse (Chayaksila) (3000 m./ 9,842 ft.)
In this day, after early breakfast, we will steeply climb up stone steps Start the morning with a steep climb up stone through upper Salpa Phedi, and Jau Bari village. During the way, you can have an amazing view down the valley. several hours of ascending will take us to the Guranse (Chayaksil). Here, you can explore the Sherpa monastery. Overnight at Guranse.

Day 07: Trek to Sanam (2,840 m./ 9,317 ft.)
Next morning after having breakfast, we will continue our trail towards Sanam, which is situated at the elevation of 2840m. After the short uphill walk, you will get chances to explore the Salpa Bhanjyang pass (3,360 m./ 11,023 ft.) which is situated on the border of Solu Khumbu and the Sherpa region. The further trail will lead us to the chorten-topped windy pass, which also let you have a splendid view of snow-capped Karylung Peak. Then you will trek steeply down through the beautiful forest, several ancient Mani Wall and reach to Lidung Khola. After an hour walk, you will reach Sanam, the picturesque Sherpa Village. Overnight at Sanam.

Day 08: Trek to Gudel (1,965 m./ 6,446 ft.)
After having breakfast, we will leave the beautiful Sherpa village Sanam, where we enjoy a lot with panoramic view of the valley. During the way, we will follow Duire (Tiu), a group of simple lodges and gompa at Nimtsola. Today’s trail is quite long. The further trail is to the land of the Rai community through crossing the buffalo huts and terraced fields and reach to the large Rai village of Gudel. This beautiful Rai village also offers us a splendid view of Bung village, the Naulekh Mountains, and Mera Peak. Overnight at Gudel.

Day 09: Trek to Kiraunle Gompa (2,540 m./ 8,333 ft.)
In this day, after early breakfast, we will begin our trek towards Kiraunle Gompa, which is situated at the elevation of 2540m. Today also you need to make your trail long but the beauty of nature will reward you. The trail will follow steeply down through the rice paddies, cardamom plants, and river far below. We will cross a beautiful long bridge and continue equally steep ascent until you reach to Bung. You need to trek on a rocky stone way and reach to Kiraunle Gompa by following the Hungu Khola and finally reach a lovely large village called Kiraunle Gompa. This village is famous for its Tongba (millet beer). The way to Kiraunle Gompa, you will get chances to visit the Makalu Barun National Park. Overnight at Kiraunle Gompa.

Day 10: Trek to Najing Dingma, via Surkie Pass (3,070 m./ 10,072 ft.)
After the next morning breakfast, we will head towards Najing Dingma by following Surkie Pass. As you continue your trail, after walking around two hours will let you witness the ancient moss-covered chortens and Mani walls on the ridge, pass through a rhododendron forest. Then we will make our trail upward to the Surkie pass (3,070 m./ 10,072 ft.). This amazing pass also lets you offer the magnificent view of Karylung, Khatang, and other breathtaking mountain peaks. Overnight at Najing Dingma.

Day 11: Trek to Pangom (2,850 m./ 9,350 ft.)
In this day, after early breakfast, we will trek steeply ups and downs to Najing Dingma. The further trail will follow Inkhu Khola by crossing leafy woods, to Gai Kharka, various thatched huts, Inkhu Valley and reach to Shubuche (2,660 m./ 8,727 ft.). Shubuche is a large village, which is filled with Tibetan prayer flags. Continuing trek will lead you the Pangum La (or Satu La) pass (3,175 m./ 10,416 ft.). Pangom La Pass also offers you to sea the Trakshindo La, and scenic Sherpa village of Pangum below. Overnight at Pangom.

Day 12: Trek to Puiyan (2,730 m./ 8,956 ft.)
As morning rises, after having breakfast we will continue our trail. We will make our steps towards Puiyan, situated at an elevation of 2730m. The way to Puiyan, we will get chances to enjoy discovering ancient Mani Wall, viewing Bupsa Village and Kari Khola. Then we will make small wooden trail towards Puiyan by following hamlet of Kharte and Khari La ('wide pass') and crest the pass (3,075 m./ 10,088 ft.). Today's trek also offers us a magnificent view of Khumbu Yul Lha (Khumbila), Gyachen Kang and then Kusum Kangaru and eventually reach to Puiyan. Overnight at Puiyan.

Day 13: Trek to Phakding (2,656 m./ 8,713 ft.)
Next morning after having breakfast, we will make our trail through north to Chaurikharka, famous for ancient incredible Monasteries and high school. The further pleasing trail will following the land of fertile and crops like barley, wheat and green vegetables of the Khumbu region. After crossing this fertile land, we will head towards Phakding through the Lukla. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m./ 11,318 ft.)
In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast you will have a walk through a magnificent forest of Rhododendron with unimaginable views of the riverside. This beautiful trek will take around 5/6 hours from Phakding and end at Namche Bazaar. While passing this long memorable passage you will see and enjoy so many lovely serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, and some other beautiful hills. Then you will stay overnight in Namche Bazaar. (3440m)

Day 15: Rest day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a very famous place for sight-seeing of Mt. Everest and all Himalayan ranges as well as wonderful sunrise and sunset, not only that it is also famous for a local museum. So early in the morning after having breakfast you will walk around one and a half hour to have a wonderful Everest view and sunrise. After a few hours back to the hotel you will take some rest. Then in the evening, you will enjoy the beauty of Namche quaint village and lively markets, where you will get unimaginable hospitality from the local people. Then you will visit the local museum and, in the museum, you will get chances to see native’s flora and fauna as well as about the history of Mt. Everest.

Day 16: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m./ 12,687 ft.)
The next trek destination is to Tengboche and it takes almost 3 hours to reach the destination. Tengboche is one of the well-known traditional places and it is famous for its Tibet Buddhist monasteries with Serpha religion and lots of monks as well. You will start your treks early in the morning around 8 am, during your journey you will have remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. You will also enjoy with great Tibet Buddhist monasteries along with Sherpa religion. Buddhist monasteries will open every day at 4 o’clock in the evening that every tourist will welcome over there and tourists will enjoy the best worship and meditations. And finally, they will have wonderful sunset views from there. (It is 3,900 meters from the sea level)

Day 17: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m./ 14,304 ft.)
Dingboche is famous for the most beautiful trails with outstanding views of the enormous Mountain and deep valley. It is situated at the altitude of 4,481m. From the very beginning of the trek, you will explore the natural scenarios of the place. Whole day trek will be filled with forests of verities of lush trees such as birch, conifers, and rhododendron. On the way most of the time you will get the chance to meet lots of yaks.  This charming trail will continue to dip down to Devuche by crossing the Imja River until you reached to Dingboche. There you will see HRA Trekkers and medical assistance in the hotel and let you know about the high-altitude information.

Day 18: Rest day in Dingboche
Dingboche is a place of the high peak from where trekkers will view so many mountains. It will be the second day of accommodation throughout the treks. In this day trekkers will hike around 2 to 3 hours to Dingboche to reach in the peak or Chhukung Valley for the wonderful views of Himalayan ranges, special views for island peak and Ama Dablam Mountain. Throughout the journey, trekkers will simultaneously follow the invaluable suggestion of guides. Trekkers will stay overnight in the Dingboche.

Day 19: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m./ 16,174 ft.)
You will get a chance to take a beautiful walk where the mountain such as Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari lie. Lobuche is situated at the altitude of 4,930m. It takes around 3 to 4 hours for trekking. Overnight at Lobuche.
 
Day 20: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,184 m./ 17,007 ft.)
On the 9th day, you will start walk early in the morning around 7 am. You need to trek almost 2 hours to reach Gorkshep which is situated at the altitude of 5,160m. During the journey, you will have beautiful views of Mt.Everest, Pumori, and other so many Himalayan ranges. In the Gorkshep, you will take a delicious lunch and again you will continue your treks to Everest Base Camp. You need to trek around 4 hours to reach Everest Base Camp from Gorkshep, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mt. Everest Base Camp.
 
Day 21: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357 m./ 17,575 ft.) and trek to Gorak Shep.
Today, we will wake up quite early to reach the destination. After having breakfast, we will continue our trail through the magnificent view of the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier, Icefall, and the South Col and ultimately find the Everest Base Camp. As you discover the Everest Base Camp, we will be returned back to Gorak Shep. Overnight at Gorkh Shep.

Day 22: Trek to Pangboche (3,985 m./ 13,074 ft.)
After a pleasing night at Gorak Shep, you will continue our trail downhill to Pongboche, at the altitude of 3985m. We need to trek down to Duglha and then to Pheriche by following the Imja Khola we will reach to Pangboche.

Day 23: Trek to Namche
In this day, after early breakfast, we continue our trail by following the beautiful river and birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche from where you can have a magnificent view of Mt. Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku. Then we will descend over the Dudh Kosi and reach to Namche. Overnight at Namche.

Day 24: Trek to Lukla (2,800 m./ 9,186 ft.)
It is the final day of our trek, we will have morning breakfast and return back to Lukla by following the Dudh Kosi. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 25: Fly to Kathmandu
The next day, early in the morning, you will have to head to the Kathmandu through the flight.it takes around 35 minutes, within 35 minutes you will view all the Himalayan range and Mt. Everest for the last time. After reaching the Kathmandu airport, you will be taken back to your hotel for the rest and recall all the memories which you were captured in your cameras. Then overnight you will stay in the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Kathmandu rest day and enjoy farewell dinner.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can be used for exploring. You can visit holy temples like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath and many more. And in the evening. you can enjoy farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program.

Day 27: Departure Day
Our representative will help you to reach your final destination. You will leave Nepal today. 
 

Included in the Cost

 
  • All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the  group size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 2-star level (4 nights)
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour.
  • An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide.
  •  Porter/sherpa service to curry your duffel bag (2 clients 1 Porter )
  • All necessary paperwork such as Makalu Burun and Everest National Park entry fee, trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system).
  • Accommodation on the Tea House/ Mountain Lodge/Guest House/camp, Twin sharing bases with 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea and coffee during the trekking
  • Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Arun valley to Everest Base Camp route  map souvenir for you.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
  • All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/ Tumlingtar/ Lukla / Kathmandu
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate
  • All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charg

Not Included in the Cost

 
  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot water, mineral water during the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, sweet snacks beverages barbill and battery charge
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
  • Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late Departure.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • Hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.

Trip Facts

Duration: 27 days
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guest House
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Maximum height : 5545 M.
Type of Transport : Flight/Drive
No. of Pax : Min. 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Lukla

Trip Highlights

  • Pass through numerous hill and mountain villages that see few trekkers
  • Experience the warmth of the local Nepali people
  • Spot rare wildlife in the Sagarmatha National Park (Red Pandas & Snow Leopards)
  • Follow beautiful rivers and cross high suspension bridges for a great thrill
  • Enjoy mountain vistas of some of the highest peaks in the world: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse

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