Arun Valley and EBC

Arun valley trekking starts from low altitude Tumlingtar which is possible to end trek at Sallery or ascend to the Everest base camp and back to Lukla to end the trek. The Arun valley provides really superb views of both Mt Everest and Makalu. It is located between the Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Parks. Trekking in this valley provides an alternative approach to the Khumbu region. We recommend this approach to those people who have already been in the Everest region and want to revisit Everest base Camp (Kala Pathar 5545m) via a less traveled route.

The trek requires stamina and fitness to fully appreciate the beauty of the region which provides some outstanding mountain views. Commencing with a flight to Tumlingtar to the East of Everest, the first week is spent trekking through virgin territory into the Solu Khumbu region before a push up on the main Everest trail to Kala Pathar for tremendous close ups of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse along with many others before a journey back to Lukla and a flight to Kathmandu.

The trekkers who wish to do Everest base camp and Kala Pathar with Arun Valley they choose flight to Tumlingtar then start their trekking through deep valley of Arun and cross a Salpa pass (3800m) and enter the Everest region. Then either fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla or trek down to Sallery to catch a jeep to Kathmandu (3-4 days walk to Sallery and 10-12 hrs jeep rides).

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar (510m)

Day 04: Trek to Chyawabesi (250m)

Day 05: Trek to Tipchaur (510m)

Day 06: Trek to Salpa Phedi (1680m)

Day 07:  Trek to Gurase Bhanjyang (2500m)

Day 08:  Trek to Salpa Pass (3350m) and Sanam (2850m)

Day 09:  Trek to Bung (1900m)

Day 10:  Trek to Najingdingma (2650m)

Day 11:  Trek to Pangom (2850m)

Day 12:  Trek to Paiyan (2770m)

Day 13:  Trek to Surke (2290m)

Day 14:  Trek to Monjo (2900m)

Day 15:  Trek to Namche (3440m)

Day 16:  Trek to Khumjung (3780m)

Day 17:  Trek to Tengboche (3860m)

Day 18:  Trek to Dingboche (4200m)

Day 19:  Trek to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 20:  Trek to to Gorakshep (5150m) and EBC (5300m)

Day 21:  Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and to Pheriche (4400m)

Day 22:  Trek to Namche (3440m)

Day 23:  Trek to Lukla (2800m)

Day 24:  Lukla to Kathmandu