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Arun Valley Trek

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The Arun valley trek goes between Sagarmatha and Makal-Barun National Parks providing really superior views of both Mt Everest and Mt Makalu. The trek starts either from Hile or Tumlingtar and approach to the Khumbu region along the Arun River and its valley. The Arun valley trek offers the best combined of natures, river, valley, traditional life-style, amazing landscape and supper mountain views. The native people of the region and villages are extra live attractions. Very few tourists trek the Arun valley so it is still unspoiled to explore its charm and nature attractions

Introduction and trip briefing: On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip guide and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.

Trekking day  : Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for more then 3 hours through the forests, hills, mountain and local villages. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk 3 or more hours depends on the places and facilities for camping places, stop for the night camp, you will be then offered tea / coffee with some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Most of the evening you will be encouraged to sing and dance in a traditional way. Sometime you will spend time playing cards, reading books and learning Nepali.
Finally, go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature.

Trek staffs : Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trek guide and other staffs.

Guide: The guide is English speaking, well experienced and knowledgeable holding license from government institutions. He is well trained about the high altitude problem, eco tourism, social responsibilities and sincerely dedicated on his duty.
Actually our guide play an invaluable role in ensuring that our clients have the best opportunity to experience, learn about, and enjoy their trip presenting him whenever you need any help.

Assistant Guide and Sherpa: We provide one assistant guide and one Sherpa for every 6 trekkers. Assistant guide will help group during day time walking close by to help trekkers at the difficulty situation. Sherpa will take care of the camp site by setting and saving from out sirdar.
They are well experience and dedicated on their duty.

Porters: Normally we use only regular porters working for the company. Our porters are fully equipped and insured having knowledge of walking on snow and high altitude passes. They are very honest, reliable, strong and of curse get good pay.
They can speak engligh and will be referred to take the guide training after they are well experience and confident.

Cook: Cook have got cook training from government and private training institutions and moreover they are well experience to prepare the most delicious and different cuisines with some local way too. They will prepare best of all combination meals like Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, continental and other cuisines as per your test requirements.

Washing and toilet facilities – We provide hot or washing bowl of hot water to freshen up and to bath. We bring toilet tent and set at walking distance from your sleeping tent. No worries! We will cover it with necessary natural preservation after use of such facility.

Foods and dinks: Fresh and hygienic foods at its high level of balance diet on full board basis will be throughout the trek. An experienced and trained cook will prepare some of the best cousins like Nepali, Tibetan, Italian, Continental, and Indian. 
For drinks you will get boiled water, Tea, coffee, chocolate, soups, squash and juice in different flavor etc.

Accommodation: You will be staying at comfortable 2-3 star standard category hotel/resort having all modern amenities with breakfast in Kathmandu/Nepalgunj and good quality two men dom tents during the trek. 

Transportation: Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers, flight and ground transfer as per the itinerary.

Responsible tourism concept: Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.

Travel Insurance: We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.

Itinerary: Given itinerary is flexible if needed so there is often scope on the trek to extend or lengthen the walking days. In the special case if the trips is ended a week or more earlier, there will be given an optional for a short trip. Please discuss this with your trek guide and express your wishes.

Electricity: Small scale electricity schemes are running is several mountain communities but as they by definition small the light may not be strong enough to read by and is not always guaranteed to be working. Kerosene lamps, candles or solar light bulbs are often used is the dining room where there is no electricity. A torch light, with extra batteries is essential. Some lodges have recharging facilities for which there is a small charge. Nepal use voltages, 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets are fit both round and flat.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: After breakfast, half day guided sightseeing tour. Evening meet the staffs and trip briefing.

Day 03: Fly from kathmandu to Tumlingtar.

Day 04: Trek to Kartikeghat 7hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Gothebazaar 6hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Salpa Phedi 6hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Sonam 5hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Bung 6hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Najidingma 6hrs.

Day 10: Rest day at Najidingma

Day 11: Trek to Nunthala 7hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Junbensi 6hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Sete 6hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Bhandar 7hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Shivalaya 6hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Jiri 6hrs.

Day 17: Drive from Jiri to Kathmandu 8hrs.

Day 18: Kathmandu. Evening enjoy the farewell dinner provided by Holiday Mountain Treks.

Day 19: Departure transfer to airport and fly back to home.

Trip Cost: USD 1565 per person

Trip cost includes

  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • 4 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees
  • Domestic flight/ground transportation as per the program
  • Trekking permit fee, wholesome hygienic and fresh meals, drinks, kitchen and camping equipments, fresh and can fruit, desert, chocolate bars, guide, sherpa, cook, helpers, necessary porters, conservation/entrance permit, insurance and other facilities for the staffs,
  • emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag
  • All necessary paper works and all government and local taxes where applicable.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner

Trip cost does not includes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges with domestic flight
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters
  • Tips for the trekking crew, other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required

Trip Fact

Grade: Moderate

Duration: 19 days

Style: Tented camp

Maximum altutide: 4100m.

Starting point: Tumlingtar 40 minutes flight from kathmandu

Ending point: Jiri 8hrs bus drive to Kathmandu

Highlights: Experience of high valley and river, mix culture and typical Nepalese life style.


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