Arun Valley Trek with cultural route

 Arun valley which is well know ass the deepest valley of the planet is situated between two most elevated mountains Everest and Makalu. It is the most profound valley of the world. The assorted nature and in addition culture along the trail makes Arun valley route the most energizing trekking background among the trekking destinations. While strolling through the wilderness along the beautiful valley of makalu region we can find 47 verities of orchids, 30 types of rhododendron and several different flowers, rare red Panda, and 400 types of flying creatures and so on that are the colossal attractions of Arun valley trek. This cultural route of Arun valley cultural trek passes through the settlement of Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, Gurungs, Magars, Tamangs, Newars, Brahmins and Chhetris. This will be a great chance to look into their culture very closely.

Arun Valley trek is here to fulfill your dream if you are searching for an adjust of social drenching and remote mountain landscape in a trek. The valley enriched with a mind blowing assorted qualities of nature and culture yet because of its confinement and absence of tea houses just couple of individuals investigate the brilliant most profound valley of the Planet. We go througha little Sherpa and Rai towns and visit a cloister before landing in Sibuje Village and then toward the east of Mt. Everest.

Trip profile:
Trekking Destination : Arun Valley
Length of trip :14 days
Grade: A
Highest Alt: 3000m
Type of trek: Trekking
Best season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May


Day to Day Itenary

Day 1  Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel

Day 2  Morning flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to Katike Ghat.

Day 3   Kartike Ghat to Gothey,

Day 4  Gothey to Phedi,

Day 5   Phedi to Gurase

Day 6  Gurase to Sanam,

Day 7  Sanam to Bung,

Day 8  Bung to Sotang,

Day 9   Sotang to Waku,

Day 10  Waku to Basa,

Day 11  Basa to Sarima,

Day 12  Sarima to Phaplu,

Day 13  Phaplu to Kathmandu by morning flight.

Day 14  Departure to home

Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotelWe provides an airport pickup facility on which we will pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and drop you to hotel. On arrival day we will brief you about trekking and required equipment’s and visit surrounding city as time availability.

Day 02 Morning flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to Katike Ghat.We will fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (937m.) and walk up to Kartike ghat then camp at Kartiki ghat. Tumlingtar is the only source to go to Makalu peak via airways. The area is also known for the temple of Hindu goddess, Manakamana, known as Manakamana of Tumlingtar.

Day 03  Kartike Ghat to Gothey,Kartike Ghat to Gothey, overnight at camp, follow the Arun river bank with a lot of up and dawn through the farming field, Several settlements like Balawa Besi, Bharta and Nepali Danda, Chalise Danda and descend to river. And slowly scale up your trail to the Irkhuwa river to Ghothe.

Day 04 Gothey to Phedi,Gothey to Phedi, overnight at camp, walking through rice field, cross the bridge, there are several time where you dip into the river and Dhobhane then it climbs up to Tallo phedi and keep passing the valley and cross the bamboo bridge then turn to Sanu khola River bank to Phedi for overnight.

Day 05  Phedi to Gurase Phedi to Gurase overnight at camp, from Phedi it is demanding climbing to Jaubari, and stone staircases to Sanu Fokte, pleasant walking through the oak, birch and rhododendron forest to the Buddhist influence ridge with stupas, Maniwalls and prayer flags top Guranse (rhododendron land)

Day 06 Gurase to Sanam,Gurase to Sanam, overnight at camp, Follow the classic route of Tilman to Bhojpur and Bilbate. Climb up to salpa pokhari (a wish fulfilling sacred pool) through the hemlock and fir forest to Salpa bhanjyang (the most great view point) it divides the Hongu and Irkhuwa valley. Then it descends to main river and again climbs up through the damp forest, across the hillside to Sanam 2805m.

Day 07 Sanam to Bung,Sanam to Bung, overnight at camp, after leaving this Buddhist land we come to cross Share having enormous of carving mantras on stone. Make a break for admiring views of mountains and valleys, today we have gentle walking but sustained ascends and descends into the rhododendrons, brown oaks and chirr pine forest to Chachalung, Gudel highly Kulung Rai dominant village. Cross the Hungu river over the bridge and through the patchwork of rice, millet, corn soyabeen terraced to Bung village.

Day 08 Bung to Sotang,Bung to Sotang, leave the trail goes to Khumbu valley, follow the Hungu valley and cross the river to several settlements of different ethnic groups. Easy climbing through terraced farming field to the pipalbot and a 5 minutes trail to Sotang bazaar for camping.

Day 09  Sotang to Waku,Sotang to Waku, The trek will be very exciting to observe still 100 years old life style, their harmony and tradition. Past the scattered village all around the Hungu valley to pawai then the trail drops to Yingkhu river and strong ascending to Waku village.

Day 10 Waku to Basa,Waku to Basa, leaving the backdrop of Hungu valley, the trail comes to join in Dudhkoshi valley. The wide scattered settlements all around the valley view is one another remarkable moment in your life. Getting over the ridge and descends to Dudhkoshi via Lambagar bridge to Basa for camping.

Day 11 Basa to Sarima,Basa to Sarima, the fantastic farewell with local people then heading to Khastap village, Bhimsingthan to Dandagaun. The trail is not that demanding and interesting, after a worbu village cross the Kanku Khola and starts ascending to Maidan, if you have time you can hike higher for the camping.

Day 12 Sarima to Phaplu,Sarima to Phaplu, ascending up to a small Sherpa village then the top Selguru. If the weather is clear you can see the Everest, Makalu, Mera peak, Amadablam, Thamserku and Numbur very clearly from this top. Then the trail descends through rhododendron and blue pine forest to Phaplu.

Day 13 Phaplu to Kathmandu by morning flight.Mostly Domestic flight of nepal occur during Morning time due to weather and strong wind in mountain. We will take a Phaplu Kathmandu Flight from Phaplu around 8:30 and will reach kathmandu around 9 – 9:45 Am. Remaining time you can enjoying to shopping gifts and visting local city.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14 Departure to homeWe transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at airport.

Equipment List


  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Departure Date
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Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr. Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing.  We are fully approved and licensed  under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

1, When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost in advance as per the company’s policy, it help us to reserve Hotel’s in city, domestic flight’s and all other trip arrangement’s for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

2, All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip.

3, You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day.

Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 30
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 50
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 125

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30


Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.

Tour Highlights

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