Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking in Everest region is a lifelong dream for many trekking lovers and while we are talking about Everest region it offers many trekking routes to suit people of every taste. From difficult three passes trek to standard EBC trek, Everest has it all. For those who look for off the beaten track and still want to enjoy the mesmerizing views of Everest, Arun Valley Trekking is just the right trek for them. Arun valley is the deepest valley in the world which is located between Mt Everest (highest mountain in the world) and Makalu-Barun National Park in Sankhuwasava district. Arun Valley is a less crowded camping trekking in the eastern part of Nepal and is a better alternative to Khumbu (Everest) region trek. Arun Valley is a beautiful valley which boasts wide variation is vegetation. We can scrutinize different flora and Fauna including 650 species of birds, 800, species of butterflies, 30 species of rhododendron, 47 varieties of Orchids, hundreds of other flowers and endangered species of Panda. Besides this we can also look at the panoramic views of Himalayan mainly Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mera Peak, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt, Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku etc. This Valley is inhabitants by Sherpa, Rai and Limbu which allows you to observe their unique culture and tradition. We can visit this valley throughout the year, but the best times are February- May, and September- December.
Trip Code: AVTEBCT31
Starts: Tumlingtar
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 22 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 21
Seasons: Feb-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 5643m/ 18513.8ft
Trip Views: 367
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Original/ Comfortable/ Luxury


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Trip Facts

  • 650 species of birds, 800, species of butterflies, 30 species of rhododendron, 47 varieties of Orchids, hundreds of other flowers and endanger species of Panda
  • Mainly inhabitants by Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu
  • Best times to visit in February- May, and September- December
  • Less crowded camping trek
  • Located between Mt. Everest and Makalu Barun National Park
  • Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp

Trip Inclusions


Breakfast: 21
Lunch: 18
Dinner: 18

Car
Flight
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 17 Night(s)
Yes (Included)

Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Why this Trip

  • Those who look for less traffic of tourists and off the beaten path but still want to trek in Everest region, this is the trip tailored to fulfill those wish. Not only is this an off the beaten track but allows you to see the wonderful views of different mountains, flora and fauna, and endanger species of Panda. This trip is, without a doubt, a rewarding trekking experience which by no means compromise on anything.

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FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is Travelling in Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp trek safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boats as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
  • 6. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 7. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp Trek is a better alternative to Khumbu region among the trekkers hence this region provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
  • 8. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 9. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Tumlingtar on domestic flight.
  • 10. What is the best season for trekking in Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp ?
    Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season and winters. February to June and Mid-September to November are the best time to do this trek.
  • 11. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 12. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 13. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 14. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 15. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 16. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
  • 17. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Arun Valley to Everest Base Camp, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 18. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 19. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 20. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 6-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because, number of hours of walk really depend on client's speed. So it is really relative.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you will need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that nonrefundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 22. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

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Cable car is one of the modes of transportation in Nepal which is unique. There are only two cable car stations in Nepal. From the cable car you can take a glance at the amazing view of Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu and many other snowcapped mountains. Throughout the cable tour you get to see all those beautiful hills, villages and Trishuli River.

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