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Makalu Arun Valley Treks-19 Days

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: MAVT11
Trip Duration: 19 days
Max. Altitude: 5423m
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Camping Trek
Trek Start Point: Tumlingtar
Trek End Point: Tumlingtar
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Adventures
Transportation: Air/Bus/Car
Minimum Pax: 5
Best season: September to November and March to May

Makalu Arun valley treks is really non touristy trekking trail in Nepal. Arun valley is located between the Sagarmatha(Mt. Everest) and Makalu-Barun National Parks. Arun valley trekking offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Baruntse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse ,Mt. Amadablam, Mt.Thamserku etc , more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species of butterflies, shelter of the rare and endangered Panda. Orchids and other flowers along a faint jungle trail, swirl prayer flags at Shipton La. walking through this picturesque Sherpa village are the attraction of the Arun valley region. Arun valley trek is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture Trekking in Arun valley provides an alternative approach to the Khumbu region trekking.

Makalu at 8481m., is the fifth highest mountain the world and lies on the Nepal – Tibet border. The extensive views of all Nepal ‘s major peaks to the East of Everest are the main highlights of this difficult and fascinating trek through seldom traveled terrain. After flying from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and transferred to jeeps for the journey up to Hille, make approach to Makalu on foot centers around the Arun Valley. This Arun River rises in Tibet and consists of snow melt waters from the northern flanks of the Everest and Kanchanjunga, before it breaks through the Himalayan chain at a height of only 1200m. 35km. East of the Makalu .

Makalu Arun valley treks requires endurance and fitness to fully appreciate the beauty of the Arun valley region. Walking north up the Arun river to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La 4110m.into the upper Barun khola valley for a close look at Makalu. Arun valley trek requires stamina and fitness to fully appreciate the beauty of the region. which provides some outstanding mountain views. Commencing with a flight to Tumlingtar to the East of Everest, the first week is spent trekking through virgin territory into the Solu Khumbu region before a push up on the main Everest trail to Kala Pattar for tremendous close ups of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse along with many others before a journey back to Lukla and a flight to Kathmandu or trekkers can back kathmandu through solu khmbu jiri trekking trekking route.


Day 01:-  Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, Jeep or Bur ride to Hille.

Day 02:- Hile to Tsute about 5 hrs.

Day 03:- Tsute to Danda Goun about 6 hrs.

Day 04:-Danda Goun to Chainpur about 5 hrs.

Day 05:-Danda Goun to Khandbari about 6 hrs.

Day 06:- Khandbari to Chichila about 6 hrs.

Day 07:-Chichila to Num about 6 hrs

Day 08:- Num to Seduwa about 6 hrs.

Day 09:- Seduwa to Khomadanda about 6 hrs.

Day 10:- Knomadanda to Thundering river about 6 hrs.

Day 11:-Thundering river to Nehe kharka about 6hrs.

Day 12:-Nehe kharka to Shershon about 7 hrs.

Day 13:- Shershon to Makalu Base Camp about 6 hrs.

Day 14:- Makalu Base Camp to Nehe kharka.

Day 15:- Nehe kharka to Mumbuk about 6 hrs.

Day 16:- Nehe kharak to Seduwa about 6 hrs.

Day 17:-Seduwa to Num about 7 hrs.

Day 18:-Num to Khandbari about 7 hrs.

Day 19:- Khandbari to Tumlingtar  than afternoon flight to Kathmandu and over night stay in Kathmandu.

 

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, Jeep or Bur ride to Hille.

Day 02: There is a motor able road under construction along the first day’s walk to the village of Tsute . A gentle starts uphill.

Day 03: Continuing the climb up from the road, ascend the ridge of the Tinjure Danda, passing the village of Tinjure phedi en-route of overnight stop at Danda Goan. The height of this village in 1700m. And have fine views of the intensely cultivated lowlands stretching away towers the south.

Day 04: From Danda Goun, ascend and cross the Tinjure Danda at a height of 2200m. before following the ridge as it descends towards piluwa Khola and the Chainpur.

Day 05: An early start for this long day during which descend and cross the Hinwan and sabha kholas before finally ascending again to the large market town and administrative center that  is Khandbari, Reach to  Arun Valley at last looking down on the airstrip at Tumlingtar away down below.

Day 06: From Khandbari ascend the ridge due North, one wide and very well used trail, reaching to the lunch stop at Bhotebas after 3hrs. of steady ascent.
After lunch, another two hours along and up the gently inclined path through the beautiful forest dense with the undergrowth. Here is the beginning of the ferns and lush vegetation to the monsoon forest. Camp for the night at the tiny ridge top village of Chichila .

Day 07: Chichila to Num : In the clear down, get the first views of the Makalu and its satellite peaks from this magical spot. Perched high above the surrounding countryside can be seen for miles in very direction. Today’s walk is not strenuous and is one of the  most enjoyable in the walking – a level path meandering along through bird infested forests. Finely descend to the spectacularly positioned village of Num, from where a god view of  the route for the next few days can observed. Opposite, across the Arun tantalizingly close, is Sedua, our camp for the following day.

Day 08: After an initial steep ascent out of Sedua, the trail cases off and contours around the hillside up to the last village of Tashigaon in about 2-3 hours. After lunch there, set off up into the jungles on the ridge above, climbing for 2hrs. more, before stopping at the jungle grazing camp of Bhedi Kharka.

Day 09: A long day, continuing the ascent very steep but on a good trail, reach the first of three passes Keke-La two hours and then descend to a turquoise lake for lunch. After lunch an hours of ascent brings to the Shipton pass of Kongua – La at 4127m. walking at last up to the open grassy slopes, carpeted with flowers. From here Kanchanjunga and Jannu can be seen away on the East, and the third pass, the Tutu-La a little away off the North beyond another turquoise lake. After crossing this and descending for an hour, make night camp Numbuk , back in the forest again where about is alive with beautiful Nepal sunbirds.

Day 10: From Mumbuk, descend steeply into the valley of the Barun Khola, which is initially steep sided and densely wooded. After traversing a long scre, the tail climbs gently and the valley opens out beautifully. The scenery in superb, which steep wooded valley sides, lichen covered rocks, lichen-hung trees and different variety of wild flowers.  After lunch walk on to the camp at Nehe Khaka (3650m.), in verdant meadows beside the thundering river.

Day 11: First rest day is spent here, either relaxing in camp or wandering through the beautiful alpine forests. Nehe is one of the most beautiful relaxing spots in could ever wish for – a special place indeed.

Day 12:  A little beyond nehe Kharka, cross the Barun Khola by way of a couple of bridges between conveniently placed boulders, and ascent to Ramata(4250m.) for lunch. Here, the forests diminish rapidly and soon leave the pine rhododendron, berberis and emerge onto the grassy slopes. The first splashes of the autumn color in the woods add to the charm of tharm of this beautiful day’s walk along a lovely grassy Plain followed by an ablation valley before camping for the night at shershon. From here view gigantic sow and Ice Peaks pen the summit of the Makalu and the whole area in.

Day 13: From shershon it is only an hour’s gently walking to the Hillary Camp for Makalu . Taking is easy at altitude, stroll along at leisure, Photographing the scenery Makalu Base camp is finally reached round a small shoulder and lies in  a large flat stony valley directly below the awesome south face. Have five nights at the Base camp giving four full days to explore the area and possibly climb a 6000 m. summit over looking the base camp with the members of the expedition.

Day 14: retrace the steps to make and overnight camp at Nehe Kharka.

Day 15: After lunch at Mumbuk, ascend the Shipton- La camp at the beautiful lake side just below the pass. Beautiful sunset views of Makalu and Chamlang.

Day 16: Up early for sunrise Panorama from the Shipton_ La towards Kanchanjunga. Then the big descent to sedua ( 2500m.) down.

Day 17: Down to cross the Arun, back up to lunch at Num, and on to camp at Mure from where had last look at Makalu can be.

Day 18: Along the ride and down to Khandbari.

Day 19: Last short walk down to Tumlingtar. Afternoon flight to Kathmandu . Transfer to hotel.

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Cost Include

      

         COST INCLUDED

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • National park and TIMS permit
  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar round flight fear for guest and gide
  • Bus ticket from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar for staffs
  • Accommodation in Tumlngtar
  • From Tumlingtar to Kathmandu bus ticket for staff
  • Accommodation, food, & Tea/coffee during treks
  • Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, bus transportation, flight fare, food and lodging
  • Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, bus transportation, food and lodging
  • All government and local taxes

 

Cost Exclude

 

          COST IS NOT INCLUDED 

  • Food in Kathmandu ( Lunch & Dinner)
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
  • Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guide and porters

 

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    I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our…

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    I have been trekking to poonhill on jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking picture on poonhill. If you were planning to…

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