Arun valley trek is among the best Makalu region trekking packages showing you two regions: Makalu region and Everest region. Arun valley having historical importance for studying human civilization in Nepal, lies between Everest trekking region and Makalu trekking areas. Arun valley hiking lets you enjoy the stunning view of the snowcapped peaks including Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu. Arun River valley trekking is full of wonderful experience of natural splendor and culture variation that entertains Makalu region trekkers.
Arun valley hiking starts from either Hile Dhankuta or Tumlingtar, a small hilly town occupied by the multiple ethnic communities. To begin trekking to Arun valley from Hile Dhankuta, you need to fly to Biratnagar and drive by bus. But to start it from Tumlingtar, you can take a direct flight from Kathmandu Airport experiencing snowy peaks and wonderful landscapes.
The smiling snowy peaks like Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Chamlang and Mt. Baruntse welcomes you there. Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area hosting varieties of flora and fauna, is the most distinguished attraction of Makalu region trekking. The park contains 3,000 flowering plant species, 440 species of birds and 75 mammal classes including red panda and snow leopard. The trail passes along Buddhist monasteries, rustic villages, and dense forests of rhododendron, fir and pine giving you the best scene.
Shipton’s Pass (4,200m) covered by the swirling prayer flags really makes you forget the tiredness of off the beaten path trekking. Although Arun valley settlers are from all ethnic communities, Sherpa, Rai and Limbu are the majority in Arun valley region. Arun valley, which is one of the largest valley in the world, has justified the religious and ethnic tolerance in Nepal. The archetypal Sherpa villages exposing their unique culture and tradition are most spectacular factor of trekking to Arun valley.
The highest point during Arun valley Lukla trekking is SalpaLa Pass (3,358m) where youfind a high altitude Salpa Lake (3,458m).The panoramic view of Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Chamlang from SalpaBhanjyang is outstandingly magnificent. Among many striking sites of Arun valley Lukla trekking is Hungku Valleythat gives you access to Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park, one of the highest altitude national parks in the world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal.
Arun Valley trek can be extended further to Everest Base Camp trek following the route from Lukla Airport. Arun Valley Everest region trekking package can be customized to feel the beauty to the vicinity of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Arun valley trek itinerary can be customized from 14 days to 26 days or even longer depending on your choice. However, Orbit Alpine Adventure offers you Arun valley trek 18 days itinerary to relish the natural beauty and cultural variety of Makalu region. To get overall information about Arun Valley Lukla trekking package cost, you can contact Orbit Alpine Adventure via ICT.
1. What are the major attractions of Arun valley trek?
There are many attractions that the Arun valley trekkers can enjoy during the journey. The vistas of natural diversity and cultural varietyare the major attractions of this trek. You can see some Rai, Limbu and other ethnic villages reflecting their distinct culture and tradition including cultural dress and jewelry items in Makalu region. You can have the astonishing view of the snowy peaks of the Everest region including the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Similarly, you have the major peaks of Makalu region: Mt. Makalu, Mt. Chamlang and Mt. Baruntse welcoming and bidding you farewell. The majestic scenery from Salpa La Pass (3,358m) is just awesome! Salpa Pokhari, a holy lake for Hindus who gather around the lake to worship on full moon day of October, is another pull factor of Arun valley trek. Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area, which is a haven for varieties of flora and fauna, reasonably justifies the hiking to Arun valley.
2. Can I do solo trek to Arun valley?
Yes, you can indeed do solo trek to Arun valley. However, you had better hire a certified trekking guide and porter for completing the wonderful journey along the trail. They are really helpful in case you miss the route or have any kind of health problem en route.
3. Can I get customized trekking package to Arun valley?
For sure, you can get a lot of customized trekking packages to Arun valley. For this concern, just contact Orbit Alpine Adventure which is one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal with enough knowledge about the region. We can help you design the best Arun valley trekking itinerary at reasonable cost. You can reach us either via phone calls or emails or online booking inquiries.
4. Is there any chance for altitude sickness during Arun valley trekking?
The highest elevation to go across during Arun valley trek is Salpa La Pass (3,358m), thus, there is very rare chance for altitude sickness. In case of health related problems, Orbit Alpine Adventure gives you a quick rescue services by consulting with your insurance company. Be confident and focused on the successful completion of Arun valley trek with Orbit Alpine Adventure.
5. What type of trekking is Arun valley trek?
Arun valley trek is comparatively moderate type of trekking as the highest elevation to climb en route is Salpa La Pass (3,358m). Next, it is completely a teahouse trekking package, hence, you don’t need to worry about anything else. Nonetheless, if you like and can afford to spend for the trekking crew, we can also organize camping trekking to Arun valley.
6. What are the legal documents required for Arun valley trek?
As there is no restricted zone during Arun valley trek, you just need TIMS and Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area permits. TIMS which is compulsory document, is issued by TAAN secretariat in Pokhara and Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara. TIMS card fee for individual trekker is NRS. 2,000 and for group trekkers NRS. 1,000 per person per route per entry. Makalu Barun National Park permit is another document required for Arun valley hiking. The permit can be obtained from Tourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu or from the entry point. Makalu Barun National Park permit cost is NRS. 1,500 for the SAARC counties’ nationals whereas NRS. 3,000 for foreigner per person per entry.