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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 Bus ride to Hille.

Day 02: There is a motorable 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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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

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  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader 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 request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

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    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
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  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

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  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader 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 request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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