Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek


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Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek

Arun valley Trip Summary

    1. Duration of trek: 13 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Easy to Moderate
    3. Highest Elevation: 3,350m / 10,955 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 20 People
    6. Best Time: October – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Foods on Trek Route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek located at an altitude of about 3,000 meters trekking tour is a blend of remoteness, adventure, and natural beauty. Arun valley combined with Salpa la trekking is categorized in off-the-beaten isolated trekking trail that connects with the popular Everest region.

There are two different passes along the journey, the Salpa La Pass (3,350m/10,991 feet) and the Surkie La Pass (3,085m/10,121 feet). Walk to the large rock outcrop across the meadow and follow the narrow path as it threads through the rocks and down the high rhododendron forested ridge. The trail Arun valley and Salpa pass trekking have a unique ecosystem and the area is dominated by Makalu-Barun National Park.

From the Salpa La summit, it is possible to visit the nearby holy lake – Salpa drop from the Salpa La pass to the Arun Valley. The view of Milke Danda (which is also a popular trekking route) a large ridge across the Arun to the east and possibly even the Kanchenjunga massif far to the northeast are simply awesome just before the descent from summit pass.

The diversity of flowers and the butterflies at this altitude are truly appreciated. Since there are very few modern facilities and amenities, a well-supported camp crew and a guided team are recommended. However, the best Arun valley and Salpa la Pass Trek start at Tumlingtar and finish at Lukla Bazaar. But it is possible to do it from both sides according to your want.

Arun valley combine with Salpa la Pass hikes has very beautiful landscapes, wilderness trek passing through tiny villages which is almost the best place to see real Nepal. Hike into Arun valley is possible to do at any time except wintertime throughout Nepal.

How much does for Arun valley Salpa la Pass Package Trip Cost?

The Arun valley Salpa la Pass trek cost depends upon the month and the group size you are coming with. The cost of Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trip Package with a Gokyo Treks Agency ranges between US$ 1350 to 1890. We have also slow season discount deals. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike arun valley for free of cost. Besides that, Arun valley trek cost for nepali is cheaper than foreigners because of national park permits. Taking flights saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

It is the standard trip package price for 11 days trek. If you are 2 person and want to make this trip privately, it costs US$ 1490 for 11 days trek according to arun valley trekking plan. We can modify the trek routes and the prices according to your wishes. Here is the price list for the aruun valley to Lukla treks.

Price Per Person for 11 days for Arun valley to Lukla passing Salpa la trekking

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1890
2 PersonUS$ 1490
3 PersonUS$ 1475
4 to 6 personUS$ 1445
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1390
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1350

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded on this trip price, kindly check on cost given on a tab buttun.


Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek itinerary detail

This trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the hill station. Arun valley trek combine with Salpa pass Trek route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to trek in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this route is not suits you than send us an inquiry for tailor made itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and drop you at the hotel in Kathmandu town. If you have time permits, we visit to Swayambhunath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and Asan tole. Our representative will brief you information about further programs.

02 DayScenic fly from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar, 45 minute.

After breakfast, fly to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar Airport is a domestic airport located in Tumlingtar serving Sankhuwasabha District, a district in Province No. 1 in Nepal. It is the main tourist gateway to Makalu Barun National Park. Arriving at Tumling Bazaar, buy things for trekking or trek arrangements if you are choosing especially full board Tent basis camping trek.

03 Day Tumlingtar airport (487m/1,598 feet) to Gothebazaar, 6 hours.

We follow the upstream trail of Arun river towards north through the sub tropical forest around Baluwabesi, crossing Brahman, Chettri and Rai villages. Stay overnight at tent camp.

04 DayGothebazaar to Tala / Upper Phedi hiking, 5 hours.

We pass through terrace land with rice paddies, Citrus fruits, Banana groves etc. sparsely populated by Rai and Sherpa people. We also can see Nepali paper production from Lokta. Stay overnight either at tent camp or at tiny lodge.

05 DayTrek from Tala / Upper Phedi to Guranse / Salpa Pokhari, 4 hours

We leave the forest with deciduous trees and start with the forest of Rhododendron trees. We can know about local people, their culture and visit the holy lakes. Stay overnight either at tent camp or at tiny lodge.

06 Day Trek from Guranse / Salpa Pokhari to Tue / Sonam, 8 hours.

We cross the Salpa La and continue on in a forest of fir and rhododendron. Stay overnight either at tent camp or at tiny lodge.

07 DayHike from Tue / Sonam to Cheskam Trekking, 6 hours.

We visit Rai and Limbu community. These people are mostly chosen for Gorkha soldiers and they are popular for their bravery. Stay overnight either at tent camp or at tiny lodge.

08 DayTrek from Cheskam to Bung / Kiraule, 7 hours.

We can visit Kiraule monastery and Sherpa people to learn more about sherpa Buddhism and thier tradition. Stay overnight either at tent camp or at tiny lodge.

09 DayTrek from Bung / Kiraule to Najing, 6:30 hours

Near Kiraule, above Bung there is an important trail junction headed towards Panch Pokhari and the route to the Mera La from Lukla. To the Northwest a large path leads over Sipki La and crosses the Inkhu Khola. Stay overnight either at tent camp or at tiny lodge.

10 DayTrek from Najing to Pangom, 6 hours.

We climb again to the Satu La and finally join main Everest Highway at Khari khola. Stay overnight either at tent camp or at tiny lodge.

11 DayTrek from Pangom to Lukla, 6;30 hours

We descend towards Lukla after passing Surke, overnight Lukla.

12 DayFly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes and our car waiting for you and transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. Trip finish, we wish you your wonderful journey.

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How much does Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek cost?

Amazing arun valley to lukla Bazaar passing via Salpa La pass trek is available now on US$ 1490 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek Package Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • Single night twin sharing tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city.
  • 11 Breakfast, 10 Lunch, and 10 Dinner serve with hot Tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Lodge basis accommodation during Arun valley with salpa la pass trekking route
  • Domestic flight : Kathamndu to Tumlingtar and From Lukla to Kathamndu or vice varsa.
  • Makalu Barun National Park entrance permits
  • All necessary camping equipments during the hikes in the Himalayas.
  • English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Professional / strong porter during the trekking (2 guest luggage = 24kg) is equal to 1 porter basis
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for guide and porter.
  • On a first day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide service.
  • Agency’s Certificate of appreciations after the successful salpa la trekking.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek Package Excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Personal trekking gears and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, and bar bills.
  • Nepal Visitor travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
  • Other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize your private trek arun valley combine with salpa la pass than to Lukla trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: I am an independent trekker, do I need experience for Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek?.

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For salpa pass trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Please provide us with your flight details and request us for pick up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage/stuff at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office is for free.

Question: Is this trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the Arun valley trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on salpa pass Arun valley Trek?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Arun valley combined with the salpa la pass trek?.

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek?.

Answer: As you are staying at Guesthouses on Arun valley with Salpa la Pass Trekking all the lodges have a shower which you can get somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are waking over the rough trail passes and staying at campsites – we do provide you hot water bucket? you will take a bucket shower. But it depends upon the service you book.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek?.

Answer: Arun valley with Salpa la Pass Trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Arun valley combine salpa la pass Trekking?.

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in hiking in Nepal?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to adapt the last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carry maximum 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need a walking pole for the Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek?.

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to hire a guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you don’t want to book the complete full board package, you can book a local guide for Arun valley trekking. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your hike.

Arun valley trek Review

The best Arun valley trek with Gokyo Agency

Rated 5 out of 5
February 22, 2019

The best experience on the Arun valley route.
Spent nearly two weeks’ holiday in Nepal including our Arun valley trek. Amazing camping trip with a great camping crew. First camping outdoor in the Himalayas with Gokyo treks agency.
Would like to have soon some bigger adventures especially in Langtang the beaten trip in the next two/three years. Thank you Gokyo Treks for arranging Arun valley’s private trip for us, we are very happy.

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Lucy Newell, California, USA

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thanks a lot for your review. We are very much looking forward to serve for your next hikes in the Himalayas.

Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek highlights.

  • Arun valley paradise on Earth, A beautiful trek to experience also with tallest mountains.
  • Stunning view of the Mera Peak, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many other mountains.
  • The diversity of flowers and the butterflies at this altitude are truly amazing.
  • Silent trail, only some special wilderness trekkers can hike with full camping gear.

Notice for the trekkers!

The Arun valley Salpa la Pass to Lukla Trek information stated above is just a standard template guideline. Salpa la pass to Lukla hike is possible as a tent trek. However, the camping trek daily plan is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary on the trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Arun valley Salpa la Pass Trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging and top hikes are scattered all over this planet earth. You just need to recognized where to find the best one. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and success is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Furthermore, we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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5% Off US$ 1490See Group Discount
No. of peoplePrice Per Person
1 USD 1890
2 USD 1490
3 USD 1475
4 - 6 USD 1445
7 - 9 USD 1390
10 + USD 1350
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