EBC Arun Valley Trekking - 20 Days

Trip Facts

  • Car-Bus-Plane
  • 1 to 8
  • 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.

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.

If you are interested in the EBC Arun Valley trekking, please contact us for further information!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 13
Trek to Dingboche (4365m).

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

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 hous
• Activity – walking by the side of the world’s longest glacier “Khumbu Glacier”

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

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

Day 18
Trek back to Lukla (2830m).

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

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

Day 20
Final Departure from Kathmandu.

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

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).

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EBC Arun Valley Trekking
From $ 1,410.00
per Person for Service Trip
From $ 2,130.00
per Person for All Inclusive Trip
From $ 2,520.00
per Person for All Comfortable Trip (Free Cancellation and Transferable)

EBC Arun Valley Trekking Trip Info

  • Car-Bus-Plane
  • 1 to 8
  • 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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