EBC Arun Valley Trekking - 20 Days

Trip Facts

  • Car-Bus-Plane
  • Minimum 02
  • 5545 meter/18188 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Basecamp Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Chinese-Hindi
  • 15
  • 75
Arun Valley Trek is one of the easier trekking trails in the Nepal Himalaya. This trail takes you all the way on top of Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp on foot along a less travelled route, and says EBC Arun Valley trekking.

Trekking to Arun valley starts at the gateway of another famous moutanin of Nepal. Makalu basecamp trekking route. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft).

Fun part of this EBC Arun valley trekking package is acclimatization on route & wider exploration of the trekking route. Arun valley is off the beaten trekking route whereas Everest (Khumbu Valley) is a famous trekking destination in Nepal. Saying that, a trekker doing EBC Arun valley trekking route can experience both – off the beaten trail as well as world famous trail – to get to the basecamp of Mount Everest.

We recommend the Arun Valley trek to those travelers who have already been to the Everest region at least once before. However, as a first time trekker in the region, you will have great trekking experience.

The scenery of stunning Arun valley along with the River flowing by, gives your body energy to carry on walking for multiple hours. EBC Arun Valley trekking is located East of Everest, and it is leading to Makalu Base Camp.

This less-touristic trail of the lower Everest region provides eye-catching views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchajunga, Mt. Barunse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Choyo, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku and many other white capped mountains. Although the view is from the distance.

Hiking on EBC Arun Valley trekking route gives you a chance to experience the wild life of Makalu-Barun National park and Sagarmatha national park in one trek.

Along this easier and less crowded trail is the inhabitant of 800 species of butterflies, over 650 species of birds, and various different species of other animals including the rare red panda. Hindu people’s holy pond called Salpa Pokhari (3414m) is another major attraction on this trail, although mostly you can see Buddhist flags and monasteries and many MANES on the way.
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Culture & Nature of EBC Arun Valley Trekking

Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmin and Limbu are the major communities living in this region. You’ll be happy to witness their unique life style and cultural diversity as we walk through the numerous villages. Arun River is flowing between two high mountains: Mt. Makalu 8463 meters and Mt. Kanchanjunga 8586 meters. This trek is diverse in the ethnicity, vegetation, and wildlife as we walk from one national park to another. The change in the landscape from Tumlingtar to Lukla is really astonishing.

Best seasons for the Arun Valley trekking are September to December and February to May. However, if you want to experience something different and don’t have a problem waking up early in the morning, we suggest doing this trek during the off season – in the monsoon or in winter.

During the off season of monsoon the sky is mostly cloudy in the afternoons but in the mornings around 7-11 am the skies are usually clear and you’ll be able to rest your eyes on the beautiful Himalayan peaks. During the off season there are also less other trekkers and you’ll get to enjoy the peace & quietness of the mountains.

EBC Arun valley trek is a long trek that demands stamina but good thing about this trek is that – by the time you get to the Everest basecamp; you will be acclimatized properly enough to have big simile on the face.

Trekkers with big smile on their face at the basecamp on climax of their EBC Arun valley trekking in Nepal
Everest basecamp in clear day is as if like it is the real heaven & made our accomplished faces full of charm and a good pose for lifelong memorable picture at EBC.

If time is  not the issue or if  you are looking for the peaceful trek for private group; there is no other best option than EBC Arun valley trekking – to get to Everest basecamp with best experience.

EBC Arun Valley Trekking Outline Itinerary-20 Days

  • Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel by our representative.
  • Day 2 – Guided Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and last preparations for the Arun Valley Trek.
  • Day 3 – Fly to Tumlingtar and trek to Chyawabesi .
  • Day 4 – Trek from Chyawabesi to Gothe bazaar (750m).
  • Day 5 – Trek from Gothe bazaar to Salpa Phedi (1680m).
  • Day 6 – Trek from Salpa Phedi to Sanam (2850m).
  • Day 7 – Trek from Sanam to Bung (1900m).
  • Day 8 – Trek from Bung to Gai kharka (2300m).
  • Day 9 – Trek from Gai kharka to Paiyan (2230m).
  • Day 10 – Trek from Paiyan to Phakding (2830m).
  • Day 11 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3480m).
  • Day 12 – Trek from from Namche Bazaar to Phortse village (3890m).
  • Day 13 – Trek to Dingboche (4365m).
  • Day 14 – Trek to Lobuche (4910m).
  • Day 15 – Trek to Gorakshep (5180m).
  • Day 16 – Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 meters) for sunrise and trek down to Pheriche or Pangboche village (4000 meters)
  • Day 17 – Trek back to Namche bazaar.
  • Day 18 – Trek back to Lukla (2830m).
  • Day 19 – Fly Back to Kathmandu in the morning.
  • Day 20 – Final Departure from Kathmandu.

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EBC Arun Valley Trekking Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel by our representative.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Nepalgram office representative will welcome you at the airport on arrival. S/he will let you know about the meeting time and venue. Please look for hording board by the name of Nepalgram Adventure to connect with our airport representative.
Transfer to hotel. Tonight, Trip briefing after refreshment.

Day 2
Guided Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and last preparations for the Arun Valley Trek.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city tour
• Time – Full Day
• Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites

For the tour – we will take you to 4 major UNESCO listed spots in Kathmandu. The tour will be guided by local guides and the information about each and every place will be delivered on the sighting spot.

Day 3
Fly to Tumlingtar and trek to Chyawabesi .

• Altitude – 260 meters
• Special – Scenic view from plane and during trek
• Time – 1 hour flight and 3/4 hours walk
• Activity – Flying in Plane and Trekking

You will be taking flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. It takes around 1 hour to reach tumlingtar from Kathmandu. You will start your trek from Tumlingtar. You will trek around 3/4 hours and will reach to Chyawbesi. You can get the scenic view during the flight and trek.

Day 4
Trek from Chyawabesi to Gothe bazaar (750m).

• Altitude – 750 meters
• Special – Scenic view of surrounding
• Time – 5/6 hours walk
• Activity – Trekking

From chyawabesi you will be walking following the trail by the side of the river. From the trail you can see villages as well as tea shop. You will walk downhill in the last 1/2 hours.

Day 5
Trek from Gothe bazaar to Salpa Phedi (1680m).

• Altitude – 1680 meters
• Special – View of diverse landscapes
• Time – 5/6 hours walk
• Activity – Walking uphill and downhill

You will be walking through rice fields, forests and villages. You will also walk across the river to reach salpa Phedi. You can find basic lodges that provides you food and accommodation in salpa phedi.

Day 6
Trek from Salpa Phedi to Sanam (2850m).

• Altitude – 2850 meters
• Special – spectacular views of the deep valley, Salpa Pokhari “a sacred pool”, vegetation and wildlife in the area
• Time – 10/11 hours walk
• Activity – hike through rhododendron forests with mani walls and stupas intermixed

Today you have to walk a lot. But there are various things that inspire you to walk. You will be walking through rhododendron forests, mani walls and stupas. During your hike, you can get the beautiful view of deep valley, salpa pokhari and you will also get opportunity to view the wildlife and vegetation.

Day 7
Trek from Sanam to Bung (1900m).

• Altitude – 1900 meters
• Special – Explore the paper factory, tea shop, and old Gompa
• Time – 5/6 hours walk
• Activity – Gradually walk descend through mixed forests until reaching to village

You will walk descend until the Hongu Khola (River). Until Hongu khola you will walk through forests and passing by the villages dominant by Rai and Sherpa. You have to walk uphill from Hongu Khola. Bung can be the best place for you to experience the culture and tradition of local Rai people.

Day 8
Trek from Bung to Gai kharka (2300m).

• Altitude – 2300 meters
• Special – Scenic view of surrounding
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Walking across bung

You will be walking uphill from bung to reach Gai Kharka. It takes around 5/6 hours to reach to Gai Kharka. You can get the scenic view of surrounding.

Day 9
Trek from Gai kharka to Paiyan (2230m).

• Altitude – 2230 meters
• Special – Greenery around the trail
• Time – 5/6 hours walk
• Activity – Trekking through jungle

You will walk through the village and straight up to forest. Walking through forest will offer you to view around the surrounding. 5/6 hours hike from Gai Kharka will take you to Paiyan.

Day 10
Trek from Paiyan to Phakding (2830m).

• Altitude – 2830 meters
• Special – Joining the main trail to EBC
• Time – 5/6 hours walk
• Activity – Cross the suspension bridges and ancient ethnic settlements

Today you will meet the main Everest Base Camp trail. You will be walking through the various settlement and also cross the various suspension bridges. To reach to Phakding you have to walk around 5/6 hours.

Day 11
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3480m).

• Altitude – 3480 meters
• Special – View of mountain ranges
• Time – 6/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking through river valley and pine jungle

Trekking through river valley and pine jungle will take you to the famous Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is famous tourist place. During the hike you can get the view of Everest ranges.

Day 12
Trek from from Namche Bazaar to Phortse village (3890m).

• Altitude – 3890 meters
• Time – 5/6 hours

Walking uphill from namche will take you to Phortse village. You can explore the local sherpa people culture and tradition at phortse village.

Day 13
Trek to Dingboche (4365m).

• Altitude – 4365 meters
• Special – View of tall mountain ranges
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Today you will head towards Dingboche. 4/5 hours of walk from Phortse village will take you to Dingboche. During the trek you can get the eye – appealing view of mountains especially Mount Amadablam.

Day 14
Trek to Lobuche (4910m).

• Altitude – 4910 meters
• Special – Lobuche village
• Time – 3/4 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Today the hike is flat for the entire day except 2 hour uphill for thukla pass. On the top of thukla pass, the view of pheriche valley and the surrounding mountain is admiring. At the top of thukla pass there are memorials of 100s of people who died in Everest. You can find the memorials of Scott fitcher, Rob hall, Babu chhiri Sherpa and many other mountaineers.
After getting to the top of this pass, walk to lobuche is pretty flat. The view on the other side of Lobuche is stunning. Lobuhce has worlds highest bakery, visit the small bakery at 5000mteres above the sea level.

Day 15
Trek to Gorakshep (5180m).

• Altitude – 5180 meters
• Special – View of various mountain ranges
• Time – 3 hours
• Activity – walking by the side of the world’s longest glacier “Khumbu Glacier”

Lobuche to Ghorakshep is just 3 hours hike. Walking to Ghorakshep is walking through and by the side of the world’s longest glacier “Khumbu Glacier”. Today’s scenery is unbelievably nice, although many trekkers are starting to feel the effects of the high altitude.

Day 16
Hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 meters) for sunrise and trek down to Pheriche or Pangboche village (4000 meters)

• Altitude – 5545/4000 meters
• Special – Exploration of pangboche village and various mountain ranges from Kalapatthar
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Today a hill top hike will take you up to Kalapatthar at 5545meters to view the sunrise. The view of sunrise from Kalapatthar with the backdrop of tall mountains is very special to watch. After sunrise view you will trek down to Pheriche or Pangboche village.

Trek early in the morning up to Kalapatthar (5545m) for fabulous Himalayan views including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m. Trek down to Pheriche (4345m).
From Gorakshep we will start to trek downhill around 9am in the morning and try to get as lower as we can, but Pheriche is the commonly chosen camp by most of the trekkers. Walk is downhill for most of the time and it gets windy after Thukla pass all the way to Pheriche village, so getting ready with wind stoppers is a good idea for today. As today is the first day of downhill walk, if you have knee problem, use your Knee caps and let your guide know if any assistance needed. Scenery of river valley seen from Thukla pass and view of Pheriche village from the corner of the river valley is magnificent

Day 17
Trek back to Namche bazaar.

• Altitude – 3440 meters
• Special – Exploration of namche village
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Trekking back to Namche means you are almost done with the trekking. So, it’s time to treat yourself and rest tonight at the tea house in Namche.

Day 18
Trek back to Lukla (2830m).

• Altitude – 2830 meters
• Special – View of mountains and greenery
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

This is the last hike of your trip. You need to walk around 6 hours to reach to lukla. During the hike you can view the greenery surrounding and the snow capped mountains.

Day 19
Fly Back to Kathmandu in the morning.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Scenic view of mountains and greenery
• Time – 25 minutes flight
• Activity – Flying in Plane

25 minutes of scenic flight from lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. After reach to Kathmandu you can take rest or you can explore around Kathmandu, shopping etc (at your own).

Day 20
Final Departure from Kathmandu.

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying to next destination

It’s time to say farewell. We will drop you off to the airport to catch your flight to the next destination. We are hoping to welcome you to Nepal again in the future. Be happy and remember us.

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply this price range.




Service All InclLuxury

Package /items/Price

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Licensed Guide 


Tour

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Accommodation during trek

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Transportation to trek start point

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Airport/bus terminal Shuttle service

×PrivatePrivate

Hotel at KTM/Pokhara

×Standard5 star

Food on trek(BLD)

×3 MealUnlimited Meal

Desert

×FruitFrom Menu

Soft drink

×1unlimited

Porter

×SharedPrivate

Company Cap

×

Company T-shirt

×

Dawn Sleeping bag

×

Dawn Jacket

×

Hard drink

××Local Brand

Warm up hike

××

Farewell party/dinner

××

Buffer day for trek

××

Shower


Food in the city

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All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $1580 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of EBC Arun Valley Trekking – All inclusive package

  • Domestic flights, to and from Lukla.
  • Airport pickup and drop by private car for domestic and international flights as per the itinerary.
  • Three nights in a Standard Hotel in kathmandu, B/B (bed and breakfast).
  • One night in a Standard Hotel in Bhaktapur, B/B (bed and breakfast).
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek and fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trek and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destinations.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees, if applicable.
  • Credit card fee for Online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of EBC Arun Valley Trekking – All inclusive package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $1090 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of EBC Arun Valley Trekking for Guide+B/B Package

  • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Domestic flights, to and from Lukla.
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destinations.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of EBC Arun Valley Trekking for Guide+B/B Package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees, if applicable.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $2710 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of EBC Arun Valley Trekking for Luxury Package

  • 3 night 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu(according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Domestic flights, to and from Lukla.
  • Airport pickup and drop by private car for domestic and international flights as per the itinerary.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of EBC Arun Valley Trekking for luxury package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Cost of Details of EBC Arun Valley Trekking - General Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private car for domestic and international flights as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights, to and from trekking.
  • Three nights in a Standard Hotel in Kathmandu, B/B (bed and breakfast).
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek and fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperworks, entry permits & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trek and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destinations.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost of Details of EBC Arun Valley Trekking - General Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you with the arrangement.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea or coffee with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected).

Overview

Trekking to Everest base camp from Arun Valley is an outstanding exploration of Nepal Himalaya. Trek goes along the village, through the dense jungle and pristine beauty of nature.

Arun Valley trek all the way to Everest basecamp is a best adventure.

Major Attractions of EBC Arun Valley Trekking

  • Trail to Kalapatthar via Everest Base Camp
  • Majestic views of mountains over 8000m and 7000m altitude
  • Exploring wildlife of Makalu Barun National Park
  • Hindu holy pond "Salpa Pokhari"
  • Thukla Pass
  • Buddhist monasteries and MANES on the trail
  • Exploring Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmin and Limbu community
  • Arun river between two wide mountains i.e. Mount Makalu and Mount Kanchenjunga
  • Changing landscape from Tumlingtar to Lukla
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu City

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EBC Arun Valley Trekking
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From $2,710
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EBC Arun Valley Trekking Trip Info

  • Car-Bus-Plane
  • Minimum 02
  • 5545 meter/18188 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Basecamp Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Chinese-Hindi
  • 15
  • 75

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