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Arun Valley Trek

Arun Valley Trek

  • Nepal
  • Moderate
Makalu & Arun Valley Trek
The region is still untouched and undisturbed by many trekkers. The strenuous trail is surrounded by flora, fauna, and unique cultural sites. The far journey Makalu Base Camp Treky to remote Mt. Makalu via the Arun valley makes an unforgettable experience. The beautiful rhododendrons and wildlife can be seen in abundance along the trail. The region is conserved by the Makalu- Barun National Park, which has an area of 2330 sq.km.in eastern Nepal.

Things to Bring for Trekking
Rucksack, trekking boots, stick, water bottle, personal sleeping bag, sun glass, sun cap, sun cream, rain coat, down/Gore-Tex Jacket, thermal trousers, gloves, warm socks, shorts, sandles, T-shirts, pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, binoculars, reading and writing materials, medicine recommended by your doctor.

Trained trek guides and Sherpas
Each of our treks are managed by a team of professionally trained trek guides, cooks and Sherpas. Our leaders/guides and trek crew are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable holiday to our clients and in an eco-friendly manner.

National Park and Conversation Fee
Eight areas of Nepal have been designated National Parks. They are Langtang, Rara, Royal Chitwan, Sagarview from Pokharamatha (Everest), Shey Phoksondo, Khaptad, Bardia and Makalu Barun National Parks. Trekking in any of those National Park areas requires a park permit, which can be obtained at the national parks and conservation counter office on payment of NRs 3390 each. Similarly trekkers are required to pay NRs. 3000 for every trekker going to the Annapurna and Makalu region. This fee is utilized for environmental conservation and maintenance of the area.

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 2 Fly to Tumlingtar – Kartike Ghat,  Tumlingtar
Day 3 Kartike Ghat – Ghote Bazar. Tented Camp
Day 4 Ghote Bazar – Salpa Phedi. Tented Camp
Day 5 Salpa Phedi- Salpa Pass – Guranse Tented Camp
Day 6 Guranse – Guidel. Tented Camp
Day 7 Guidel – Bung – Boskom Gompa. Tented Camp
Day 8 Boskom Gompa – Chalem Kharka. Tented Camp
Day 9 Chalem Kharka – Panch Pokhari. Tented Camp
Day 10 Panch Pokhari – Khote. Tented Camp
Day 11 Khote – Tagnag. Tented Camp
Day 12 Tagnag - Khare. Tented Camp
Day 13 Khare - Rest for Acclimatization. Tented Camp
Day 14 Mera Peak Highcamp & Rest. Tented Camp
Day 15 Hight Camp – Mera Peak 6461m. summit & Back to BC. Tented Camp
Day 16 Khare – Khote. Tented Camp
Day 17 Khote – Thuli Kharka. Thuli Kharka
Day 18 Thuli Kharka – Zatrwa Pass – Lukla & O/N at Tea-house Lodge. Lukla
Day 19 Lukla - Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel. Kathmandu
Day 20  Kathmandu Free Kathmandu
Day 21 Last Minute transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.   

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost


Cost Includes
  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or reserve Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation twine sharing room at Kathmandu at Hotel Manang in Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) & accommodation in tented camp during the trek en-route. (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • We provide seating Matress for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner instead of Chairs & Table for Trekking due to Heavy Loads for Porter.
  • 1 Professional equipt English speaking trekking & Climbing guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porter.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Mera Peak Permit, Trekking Permit & National Park permits Fees.
  • Mera Peak garbage Deposit fees, Snow bars and ropes for the climbing.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Tumlingtar/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Gear Cargo fees.
  • Farwell Dinner with Nepali Culture programs by Cultural Treks.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears with Sleeping Bag.
  • High tent and High food.
  • Seating Chairs & Table due to heavy load for porters.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee, Alcoholic Bar bill, Laundry service, Miniral water, Hot shower and telephone bills.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.
Equipment for this trip.

The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag 
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat 
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

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  • Trip Rating
  • Trip Duration22 Days
  • Min. PriceContact us
  • Max. Altitude6461 M.
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Group Size2 - 20
  • Best TimeFeb-June, Sept-Dec
  • Daily Walking4 - 6 hours
  • AccommodationLodge
Arun Valley Trek