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Arun valley with Salpa la Pass Trek

Arun valley with Salpa la Pass trekking
Overview

Arun valley with 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
  • Less demanding silent trail, so very less trekkers to visit, mixed community and their lifestyles.

Arun valley with 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 combine with Salpa la trekking is categorized in off-the-beaten isolated trekking trails connects with the popular Everest region. The trail Arun valley and Salpa pass trekking having a unique ecosystem and the area is dominated by Makalu-Barun National Park. There are two different passes along the journey, the Salpa La Pass (3,350m/10,991ft) and the Surkie La Pass (3,085m/10,121ft).
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 (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. It is recommended to head for 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 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 guided team are recommended. The Salpa La trek starts at Tumlingtar and concludes at Lukla or the trek can be done vice-versa as well. As the trek has beautiful landscapes some travelers do this trek to see real Nepal and of course this trek can be done in anytime (except winter) through out the year.

Itinerary

Arun valley with Salpa la Pass Trek detail itinerary

Our Arun valley combine with Salpa la Pass trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the hill station. The particular 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 itinerary is not suits you than send us an inquiry for tailor made itinerary.

Day 01 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02Scenic fly from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar, 45 minute. Trek arrangements.

. Trek arrangements After breakfast, fly to Tumlingtar. Trek arrangements if you are choosing especially Full board camping trekking. Stay overnight at hotel / lodge. Stay overnight at home-stay/lodge.

Day 03Trek from Tumlingtar (487m) to Gothebazaar, 6 hrs.

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 tented camp / lodge.

Day 04Trek from Gothebazaar to Tala / Upper Phedi, 5 hrs.

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 at tented camp < lodge.

Day 05Trek from Tala / Upper Phedi to Guranse / Salpa Pokhari, 4hrs

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 at tented camp /lodge..

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

We cross the Salpa La and continue on in a forest of fir and rhododendron. Stay overnight at tented camp / lodge. .

Day 07Trek from Tue / Sonam to Cheskam, 6 hrs.

We visit Rai and Limbu community. These people are mostly chosen for Gorkha soldiers and they are popular for their bravery. Stay overnight at tented camp / Lodge.

Day 08Trek from Cheskam to Bung / Kiraule, 7 hrs.

We can visit Kiraule monastery and Sherpa people to learn more about sherpa Buddhism and thier tradition. Stay overnight at tented camp / Lodge.

Day 09Trek from Bung / Kiraule to Najing, 6:30 hrs

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 at tented camp / Lodge.

Day 10Trek from Najing to Pangom, 6 hours.

We climb again to the Satu La and finally join main Everest Highway at Khari khola. Stay overnight at tented camp / Lodge.

Day 11Trek from Pangom to Lukla, 6;30 hrs

We descend towards Lukla after passing Surke, overnight Lukla, Stay overnight at tented camp / Lodge .

Day 12Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes

Fly from lukla to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes and our car waiting to you and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.

Day 13Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Cost

How much does Arun valley with Salpa la Pass Trek cost?

Arun valley with Salpa la Pass Trek cost here we have offered USD 1490.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 125.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. 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, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 3 night’s on twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu without breakfast plan.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trekking
  • Makalu Barun National Park entrance permits and TIMS permits fees
  • Domestic flight : Kathamndu to Tumlingtar and From Lukla to Kathamndu or vice varsa.
  • All necessary camping equipments during the trekking
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Professional / strong porter during the trekking (2 guest luggage = 25kg) is equal to 1 porter basis
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for guide and porter.
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees.
  • Lodge basis accommodation during Arun valley / salpa la pass trekking route
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
  • Any 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.

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience for Salpa pass with arun valley Trekking?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on salpa pass with 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 cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in arun valley combine with salpa la pass trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, 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 next place where you are going.

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

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Salpa la pass combine with arun valley Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking 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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way on camping trekking.

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 to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on arun valley combine with 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 Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on arun valley combine with salpa la pass Trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 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 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 walking polls for pikey peak trek?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

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

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a 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 trek.

Notice for the trekkers !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized 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 during on 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. Where 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 this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Salpa la pass combine with arun valley trek review

Great company, Flexible guides!

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We booked our trek to Pikey peak trekking with Ammar at Gokyo Treks and Expedition. He was very helpful as we had not booked anything but wanted to go as soon as possible. He booked our Phaplu flights, organised our trekking permits, and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from pikey peak who told us what to expect. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Dave Dellimuth, USA.

Trip Price : USD 1,490 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 13 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy to Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 3,350m / 10,955 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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