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Arun Valley Salpa Pass Trek



Arun valley trekking with Everest base camp is a combine package of the isolated and non touristy area trekking with the most popular trekking in Nepal. Walking through the remote countryside rhododendron forest of the Makalu Barun National Park. The excellent views of the 8000 meter peaks, including Mt. Everest can be explored along with various wildlife scenery during the trek in Arun valley and adjoins to the EBC trekking trail.


Beginning the trek through the picturesque Arun valley from Tumlingtar after a wonderful flight from Kathmandu, it follows the Arun River valley. Arun valley is best renowned for the miraculous nature and its diversities. The trail is dotted by the flower hubs and the trekkers will be delighted by the cascading waterfalls. Also known as the virgin trail, the area is undisturbed that is promoted for the eco trekking in Nepal. The journey ultimately connects the Everest base camp trail in the Khumbu region. Khumbu region is dominated by the Sherpa people and the landscape is enticing. EBC trail is a historical route since 1953. The brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and the surrounding peaks look dramatic.


Spring and autumn are the best trekking seasons in Arun valley and in the Khumbu region of Everest. Reliance Trekking arranges Arun Valley Trek with Everest Base Camp with the professional guide and supporting team. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information about the trekking.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)

Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.
In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek . For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. We visit, Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included)

Day 03:  Flight From Kathmandu  To  Tumlingtar(1014m)
 Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. It takes 35minute and O/N at Hotel on Tumlingtar . (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included).

Day 04: Trek from Tumlingtar to Majuwadanda (800 m)
Trek starts from the centre of Khadbari a small path leads down to the west. A couple of times you have the choice: flat or down; choose down. The trail goes down steeply and at several points offers beautiful views of the Makalu range. After about 1 ½ hour you reach a small river with an old wooden suspension bridge (320 m), which you have to cross. Follow the large path (don’t take the small path going up), which follows the Arun River in northwest direction. It is flat, easy walking. The scenery is very idyllic, with the spread out houses, rice fields and the beautiful Arun River to your right. At the end of the village you cross a blue iron bridge, after which you have to climb steeply for about 15 minutes. The trail keeps on following the river, which is now far below you and climbs gradually.You reach a Y-junction, take the left fork up. It is a nice walk through the countryside again, with beautiful views of the Arun Valley below you. It takes 5 hours, O/N at guest house on Majuwadanda. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included)

Day 05: Majuwadanda (800 m) To Salpa Phedi (1530 m)
Trek starts from Majuwadanda, today you enter the Solukhumbu. Leaving Majuwadanda, the trail goes up, sometimes steeply and other times rather flat, offering views to snowcapped mountains of the Makalu range at the horizon. The trail is going down now, mostly gradually, but at some points pretty steep as well. Now and then you pass a small settlement, like Chalishe and Tabutar. Besides terraced countryside, the walk also goes through subtropical jungle. You might meet men with huge loads, It takes 8 hours,O/N at Guest house at Salpa phedi. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included)

Day 06: Salpa Phedi (1530 m) To Sanam (2834 m) via Salpa Pass (3340m)
Trek starts from Salpa Phedi, this is also a long stretch. The distance is only 14 km, but you have to climb about 1800 m, till the Salpa pass, at 3340 m, after which you descend 500 m. It is beautiful to see the landscape change as you get higher: you start among rice fields, passing small settlements, climb into forests, which turn into bushes, and higher up you walk through dense rhododendron forests.. You notice that you are arriving by the beautiful mani walls (walls with stones with Buddhist prayers and drawings carved on them). With good weather you have a good view from the pass to Mount Dudh Kunda (6465 m). The Salpa Pass brings you into Solukhumbu.. From this viewpoint you have a spectacular view of a large part of the Himalaya Range: Mt Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Mera Peak and Everest, among others. From Salpa Pass it is about 2 hours descending through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest to Sanam, a small Sherpa village.The trail descends slowly till Sanam. Sanam has one lodge next to the monastery: Besides there is a small local guesthouse without a name next door. It takes 8 hours, O/N at Guest house on Salpa Pass. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included)

Day 07: Trek From Sanam (2834 m) To Khiraule(2535 m)
Trek start from Sanam, today it’s a long descend of about 1500 m till 1350 m, and a tough climb of 1200 m, to Khiralule at 2535 m. From Sanam the trail goes down through rhododendron forests, passing some mani walls. With good weather you can see the snow capped Mt. Numbur (6959 m) at the horizon. Take the path that is following the stream downwards through the village. It takes about an hour to climb out of the village. You pass the National Park office of Makalu Barun National Park (which was closed when we passed). You pass a school and an iron bridge, from where you have to climb further till you reach a lodge with campsite, which is situated next to a Buddhist monastery.It takes 8 hours, O/N at Guest house on Khiraule. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included)

Day 08: Trek from  Khiraule (2535 m) To Sibuche (2800 m) Via Surke La/Charakot Pass (3070 m)
Trek starts from khiraule,Summary of the trail of today: climb till the Surke La (also called Charakot pass) at 3070 m, then go down more than 1000 m till the Inkhu river (1985 m), then go up again 800 m to Sibuche (2800 m). Follow the small trail up the hill. The trail comes out to some stone steps, leading to a trail through rhododendron forests. You pass a beautiful stupa with a few mani walls and continue through the forest. You are surrounded by forested hills as far as you can see. The trail passes the small settlement of Charakot. From here you can take a trail in northeast direction to Panch Pokhari, a beautiful mountainlake (6 hours). From the pass a steep path leads you down through rhododendron forests again to the village of Najingdingma  The village is surrounded by grass fields where people of villages higher up take their yaks to graze in summertime. From Najingdingma continue over a small trail which is steeply going down through the forest. You reach the wild flowing Hinku river, which you cross by a suspension bridge high over the river (1985 m). After crossing the bridge, the trail goes steeply up again.After about 1 ½ hour you reach (the start of) Sibuche (2555It’s another half hour climbing till the end of Sibuche (2800 m). It takes 7 hours,O/N at guest house on SurkheLa/Charakot.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included)

Day 09: Sibuche (2800 m) To Paiya (2767 m) Via  Narkung La/Chaduk La (3161 m) and Kari La (3059 m)
Trek starts from Sibche, trail is exiting and adventures. From the end of Sibuche, ittakes about an hour walking to the first pass, Narkung La (also called Chaduk La) at 3161 m. From the pass you have a beautiful view of Mt Numbur (6959 m). After the pass, the path goes down steeply. This trail goes to Kharikhola. It’s a beautiful trail through the forest, high on the slope, with views of Mt Numbur. After about 1 ½ hours you reach the second pass of today, Kari La, at 3059 m. With good weather you cannot only see Mt Numbur, but also the Dudh Khosi Valley up till Namche Bazar and even the Cho Oyo (8201 m). The trail goes down quite steeply again and  joins the main trade route from Kharikhola, and the famous Jiri-Lukla trekking trail.You can notice that you are on a more touristy area by the good facilities. It takes 7 hours, O/N at Guests house.(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 10: Trek from Paiya (2767 m) To Lukla (2840 m)
Trek starts from Paiya, this is quite a short day. You walk mostly through the forests, meeting many rivers along the way. The day starts with a gradual climb, after which the trail goes down steeply Surke (2290 m). Along way you have beautiful views of rugged snowcapped mountains, like Khumbi Yul La (5761 m), Khongde (6168 m), Numbur (6959 m) and Kusum Khangaru (6367 m). Shortly after Surke, you cross a bridge at 2276 m, which is the lowest point of today. From here it is a long but steady climb up to Lukla (2800 m). It takes 5 hours. O/N at Guest house on Lukla.(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner included).

Day 11: Explore Lukla(2800m)
You find shops, bakeries, email café’s and bars and even discotheques here. Lukla is the starting point for many treks in the Everest Region, like the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Gokyo Lake Trek (or a combination of these 2) or the trek over the Tashi Lepcha into Rolwaling. Besides, it is the starting point for many climbing expeditions, the most famous one to Mt Everest (8848 m).

Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Flight from Lukla in morning it takes 35 minutes. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu. Breakfast included.

Day 13: Departure day your Destination
Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. (Breakfast included)

Includes / Excludes

  Cost Included


*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle . 

*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.

*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.

*Necessary permits for trek & climbing.

*Flight From Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Lukla to  Kathmandu.

*Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.

*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).

*Fresh fruits after dinner.

*Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 25 Kg in total).

*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.

*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.


Cost does not include


* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).

* Your travel insurance.

* Your equipment for trekking and climbing

* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 

*International airfare and departure airport tax 

* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control

*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.

*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medicine if necessary. 

* Your Nepal Visa Fee


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Duration 13 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 3340m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Lekhnath Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977 01 4427245

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