Arun Valley Trek towards EBC

Duration: 2 Nights 3 Days

The Arun Valley Trek towards EBC follows one of the lesser-traveled trekking routes in Eastern Nepal. Exploring the Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park, the trek is a glorious journey offering sights of the majestic Himalayas like the Mt. Everest (8,848m). Walking along with the Sherpa villages, Arun Valley Trek towards EBC is blessed with amazing natural beauty and traditional culture. The journey offers plenty of enticing adventures as the travelers visit Tengboche Monastery, Kalapatthar, and Arun Valley among others.

The journey commences from Kathmandu and soon heads to Tumlingtar on a scenic flight. A short drive will lead you to the trailhead of the trek at Kattike Ghat. The trek follows the banks of the Arun River going through rich vegetation, incredible natural habitats and ethnic villages. Going through sal forests you are accompanied by the Arun river as you set foot on the Rai, Chettri, Brahmin, and Sherpa settlements. Walking past open meadows and crossing suspension bridges you are welcomed by the Irkhuwa Khola. You also encounter the Hongu Khola as you make your way towards the Everest Mountains. You go through the lively settlement of Namche and Dingboche walking up towards Thukla and reach Lobuche. With staggering views of the magnificent snow peaks to crossing ridges and narrow passes, the trek to Gorakshep promises a remarkable experience. From Gorakshep, you trek to the Everest Base Camp on the same day and hike to Kalapatthar on the next morning. The Everest Base Camp sits gently in the lap of the Mt. Everest (8,848m). Similarly, Kalapatthar provides a breathtaking view of the Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), and other mountains. Then walking downwards passing the Changri Glacier you make your way towards Lukla going through Pheriche, Tengboche, Monjo, and Namche Bazaar.

We, at Manikang, customize the trips to meet your needs with greatest concern of your well-being. Our highly qualified proficient guides and leaders have been doing this for years and will be there with you in every step of your travel to provide you the best experience.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) & transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Kattike Ghat (8,40m): 45 min flight & 4 hrs drive.
  • Day 3Trek from Kattike Ghat to Gothe Bazaar (800m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 4Trek from Gothe Bazaar to Salpa Phedi (2,415m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 5Trek from Salpa Phedi to Guranse (3,075m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 6Trek from Guranse to Gudel (1,640m) via Salpa pass (3,570m): 6-7 hrs walk.
  • Day 7Trek from Gudel to Khiraule (2,360m): 3-4 hrs walk.
  • Day 8Trek from Khiraule to Gai Kharka (2,450m) via Surke La Pass (3,100m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 9Trek from Gai Kharka to Panggom (2,670m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 10Trek from Panggom to Bupsa (2,350m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 11Trek from Bupsa to Surke (2,400m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 12Trek from Surke to Phakding (2,652m): 4-5 hrs walk.
  • Day 13Trek from Phakding to Namche (3,440m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 14Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization & excursion around places.
  • Day 15Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,867m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 16Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 17Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 18Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m) then back to Gorakshep (6-7 hrs walk).
  • Day 19Morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,545m) & trek to Pheriche (4,243m): 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 20Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860m): 4-5 hrs walk.
  • Day 21Trek from Tengboche to Monjo (2,835m) via Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hrs walk.
  • Day 22Trek back to Lukla: 5 hrs walk.
  • Day 23Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 24Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What’s Included

  •  Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu under the B/B plan as per itinerary
  •  Best available accommodation during the trek
  •  Three Board Meal during the trek
  •  Guided Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
  •  Entrance fees for sightseeing
  •  One experienced guide and the necessary number of porters Salary, insurance, Transportations, food and accommodation of guide and porters
  •  TIMS Fee
  •  Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park Entry Fee
  •  All government and local taxes
  •  International Airfare
  •  Nepal Visa Fee
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Domestic flights
  •  Personal Expenses
  •  Tips
  •  Other expenses not mentioned in Cost Include section