Salpa pass (Arun Valley) Trekking

Salpa pass (Arun Valley) Trekking

Salpa Pass or Arun Valley trekking starts from Tumlingtar bazaar, located on the eastern region gateway to Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest area.

This is one of the classic route and then concludes at picturesque touristic town at Lukla, the trek is moderate in the beginning and to adventurous where all types of travelers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking just a little more 2 weeks in the comfort of warm cozy lodge known as tea houses along the route.

Everest Base Camp via Arun Valley is the least trekked route from Lukla onwards which is second busiest trekking destination after Annapurna region, all these drastic change in temperature found only in the high valleys and mountains of Khumbu area with dramatic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery.

This trek leads through many traditional Ria and Sherpa villages famous as mountaineers and warm hospitality and has been a high altitude porters and guides since last five decades.

This remarkable trek starts from warm sub tropic of Arun Valley in Tumlingtar with a scenic flight which is one of the popular gateway to Everest area and then over to famous Salpa pass at 3,349 meters and to Sonam, Gudel, Bung villages to reach Namche Bazaar at 3,440 meters at Namche with rest day for proper acclimatization and then heading higher to Khumbu valley through the scenic spot of Thyangboche Monastery and Pangboche then finally reaching our destination at world’s highest Mountain base camp at 5,360 meters and then climb up to Kalapathar the highest point of this trek at 5,555 meters and slowly with a scenic walk ending this beautiful and awesome trekking at scenic valley at Lukla for the scenic sweeping short flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary:

Day 01:           Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:           Fly to Tumlingtar 650m – 45 mins flight.

Day 03:           Trek to Kartikeghat 840m – 04 hrs.

Day 04:           Trek to Gothe bazaar 800m- 06 hours.

Day 05:           Trek Salpa Phedi 2,415m – 06 hours.

Day 06:           Trek to Guranse 3,075m -05 hrs.

Day 07:           Trek to Gudel 1,640m via Salpa pass 3, 349 m – 06 hrs.

Day 08:           Trek to Khiraule 2,360m – 05 hrs.

Day 09:           Trek to Ghai Kharka 2,450m via Surkie La (pass) 3,100m – 06 hours.

Day 10:           Trek to Pangbung 2,670m -06hours.

Day 11:           Trek to Puiyan 2,860m – 06 hrs.

Day 12:           Trek to Phakding 2,650 m – 06 hrs.

Day 13:           Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.

Day 14:           Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 15:           Trek to Tyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.

Day 16:           Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.

Day 17:           Trek to Lobuche  4,930 m – 05 hrs.

Day 18:           Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,360 m and return to Gorakshep – 06 hrs.

Day 19:           Hike to Kalapathhar 5,555 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m – 05 hrs.

Day 20:           Trek to Thyangboche – 05 hrs.

Day 21:           Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.

Day 22:           Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.

Day 23:           Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 24:           In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.

Day 25:           International departure.

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