Everest - Arun Valley Trekking

Everest - Arun Valley TrekkingAs an alternative to Jiri or Lukla the Everest trek can be started or ended by trekking across to the valley in the eastern side of Nepal. The starting point can be Hile if traveling by road or Tumlingtar if a flight is preferred. Getting to or from Hile involves a lengthy bus journey from Kathmandu of around fourteen hours. If this route is taken an entry permit for Makalu Barun National Park is required.

If using the Arun valley as an alternative exit, the route leaves the main Everest trail at Kharte, the village above Khari Khola. It generally travels south east crossing the major rivers in the area, the Hindu Khola and the Hongu Khola, and two high passes, the Pangkoma la (3350 meters) and the Salpa La (3350 meters). Both of these passes give good views of the mountains to the north. The scenery along the trail ranges from mixed farming land and scattered Sherpa and Rai villages to stands of forest including rhododendron and oak. After trekking for five days from where several flights a week connect with Kathmandu and Biratnagar. A further two days trek to the south is Hille from where daily buses operate to Kathmandu.

Your trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.

We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking, aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills, or running up and down, steps are preferable. Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however, things can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to make during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.

While the trek is designed for teahouse arrangement, our professional mountain guide and porters handle everything. The meal will be provided in the available restaurant en route and accommodations in the available lodges (with most of the days hot/cold shower) en route.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar By plane and walk up to Kartike ghat then camp at Kartiki ghat.
Day 04: Kartike – Gothey
Day 05: Gothey – Phedi
Day 06: Phedi – Gurase
Day 07: Gurase – Sanam
Day 08: Sanam – Bung
Day 09: Bung – Gaikharka
Day 10: Gaikharka – Vasme
Day 11: Vasme – PangumGokyo – Luza
Day 12: Pagum – PainyaLuza – Khumjung
Day 13: Painya – Lukla
Day 14: Lukla – Kathmandu.

The cost includes the following services:

  • Airport pick up & drop
  • Trekking guide
  • One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
  • Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
  • Tent & mattress for tent trekking
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Land transportation as per itinerary
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Trekking Permit & National Park Fee.

Cost does not include:

  • International airfares & war insurance
  • The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • insurance charges
  • Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
  • All others except committed to provide in section above.



Everest Trekking Packages

Best Season Maximum Elevation Trekking Days Name of the Trek

Round the year 3900m 07 Everest / Tengboche trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 5545m 12  Everest Gokyo lodge trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 5545m 16 Kalapatthar / Everest Base Camp trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 5545m 23 Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 5345m 14 Renjo La Pass Gokyo Lake Trekking

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 5555m 16 Gokyo Valley, Chola Pass to EBC Trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 5360m 21  Everest Classic Trekking

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 5360m 15  Gokyo Trekking

Round the year 3850m 11 Everest Panorama Trekking

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 3860m 14 Mani Rimdu Special at Tengboche

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 3350m 14 Everest - Arun Valley Trekking

Round the year 3860m 08 Everest View Trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 6165m 23  Island Peak/Everest trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 6165m 21  Island peak via Gokyo Ri & Kalapatthar Trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 6654m 25  Mera Peak/Humgu valley trek

Mar-May/ Sep-Nov 6654m 20  Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Laptcha Pass