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Arun Valley Salpa Bhanjyang Trek

A perfect trek in Nepal for someone who wishes to escape from the mainstream trekking destinations and enjoy the pristine landscape. The Arun Valley Salpa Bhanjyang trek is the most beautiful trek in Nepal sandwiched between the foothills of the mammoth mountains of Everest and Makalu. The trails run through abundantly vegetated landscapes, with the backdrop of the mountains. The views of the mountains include Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Chamlang (7319m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) amongst others. As the region doesn’t see many tourists, much of the flora and fauna are untouched while the people have managed to preserve their traditions, which can be seen in their agrarian lifestyle.


Arun Valley Salpa Bhanjyang Trek Highlights

  • Explore the cultural authenticity of the Rai and Sherpa communities
  • Witness the views of the Mt. Makalu (8463m), Chamlang (7321m), and Everest (8848m) among others
  • Trek around the Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun national park vicinity
  • Experience the unique landscape of Arun valley, the deepest valley in the world
  • Visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley


Arun Valley Salpa Bhanjyang Trek Overview

Your 13-day trip begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. The real, Arun Valley trekking begins with a scenic private vehicle transport to Phaplu Salleri. From Phaplu Salleri, you start your trek towards Salpa Bhanjyang. The lush forests and beautifully formed hills at the foot of the mountains keep us company as we continue over through Tibetan Camp, Budhi Danda, Sontag, and Sanam.

And then, trail contouring on the hillsides leads us to Salpa pass atop the Salpa Phedi.  You climb up to Salpa Bhanjyang and from the top enjoy the mountain range in the distance. In Salpa Phedi, you will visit the Salpa Pokhari, a holy lake in the region. From Salpa Phedi, we descend to Gothe Bazaar. Next, we trek to Kattike and then to Tumlingtar. Our trek wraps up as we arrive at Tumlingtar from where we head back to Kathmandu.

Throughout this Arun valley Salpa Bhanjyang Trek, a distant view of the mountain range will keep you company. You will cross and stay overnight in many ethnic villages. The ethnic villages found in this region are Rai, Sherpa, Limbu, Yakkha, and Tamang. The recommended times of trekking are spring (March-May) and October (September to November). Spring offers blooming flowers and vegetation while autumn offers usually clear skies.

It is only right that an experienced agency such as Nepal Treks leads you through the pristine Arun Valley Trek. With our professional attitude and customer-satisfying values, we will ensure the best trekking experience in the Arun-valley Salpa Bhanjyang Trek. And We also offer other fascinating trekking in Nepal.

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Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the hotel with bed and breakfast | 1300m
You arrive at the capital city of Kathmandu and the surrounding hills fuels your curiosity for what’s beyond. Our company representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. In the hotel, your guide will meet with you and help you prepare for the trek to follow. You will talk about trekking in Nepal, what you may need to know and what to except. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Kathmandu to Phaplu Salleri by Jeep and a short walk to Tibetan Camp
After breakfast, we head towards Phaplu Salleri by a company jeep. En route, you’ll experience the wonderful view of the hills and the settlements that sit atop them as the road twists and turns. Phaplu Salleri is mostly a Tibetan community. From Phaplu Salleri, we make our way to the Tibetan Camp. It is a short walk from the bus stop to the camp. Overnight in Tibetan Camp.
Day 3
Tibetan Camp to Budhi Danda | 1800m
The lush green landscape that leads to Budhi danda is marked by many small Buddhist stupas and Gumbas on the way. The settlements here house the Sherpa and Magar community. The long trek on this day goes along a mostly level trail. The views of the peaceful green meadows, yak pastures, and terraced farmlands remain beautiful throughout. Overnight in Budhi Danda.
Day 4
Budhi Danda to Sotang | 1600m
It is again a long day’s trek however, the trek is pleasant over the 5-6 hours duration. You will trek through a wilderness wonderland along the river. The sound of birds singing keep us company while, tall and slender pine and Rhododendron trees surround us. Along the way, you will see small settlements of mostly Sherpa and Rai people. They live a very minimalistic and traditional lifestyle. Overnight in Sotang.
Day 5
Sotang to Gudel | 2068m
Today, we climb up to Gudel, a small village with thriving Rai, Magar, and Limbu communities. On the way to Gudel, we see the outstanding view of mountains like Mt Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest (8848m) to the northern side. More views of mountains will appear as we get to Gudel. The village is set amongst the greenery of terraced farmlands where you may notice the locals working to grow their crops. Overnight in Gudel.
Day 6
Gudel to Sanam | 2800m
The trek to Sanam begins with a steady climb up a ridge beside Gudel. After the ridge, we arrive at Chachalung. The trek smoothes to a gradual ascent. You continue on to the village of Share, beyond which is an enormous Boulder engraved with Buddhist inscriptions. Shortly after, you arrive at the village of Tiu but not before crossing a crackling waterfall. Next stop is Sanam, a simple village with cattle herders. Overnight in Sanam.
Day 7
Sanam to Salpa Pass to Salpa Phedi | 2760m
Today, we trek to Salpa Phedi on hillsides that seem to be carpeted with an abundance of mosses and Lichens in the area. The trek carries along adjacent to the stream bank until you climb up to Salpa Bhanjyang. From here, you get a view of Makalu and Chamlang (7321m) mountains in the distance. You descend further crossing Guranse, Bilbate, Jaubari, and finally, arrive at Salpa Phedi. It sits at the confluence of the Irkhuwa and Sanu rivers. Overnight in Salpa Phedi.
Day 8
Salpa Phedi to Gothe Bazaar | 1128m
You begin our trek beside the Sanu Khola in the east. You pass through lush forests and paddy terraces, eventually arriving at the village of Tendor. From Tendor, we cross Dobhane and continue eastward through a suspension bridge. Two hours beyond Dobhane is the eye-catching village of Gothe Bazaar. The village sits at the opening of the Bengkhawa Khola and is home to the Rai Kiranti people. Overnight in Gothe Bazaar.
Day 9
Gothe Bazaar to Kattike | 457m
You walk along the northern bank of Irkhuwa Khola with a misty landscape adorned with vivid green paddy terraces, and orange and banana plantations. It’s a gradual uphill climb amidst rice terraces and you arrive at the Rai village of Marduwa. From the top of the ridge, you see a richly vegetated and undisturbed landscape of the Arun valley.  The trek continues along Arun Koshi until you arrive at the Kattike.
Day 10
Kattike to Tumlingtar | 410m
From Kattike, we arrive at Chyawabesi which lies across a suspension bridge. As we descend to lower elevation the villages are more consisting of the Brahmin and Chhetri population. From Chewabesi, it’s about an hour and a half’s steady climb to Bheteni where we stop for Lunch. We take the east bank of the Arun Koshi along to Kumal Gaon and then up to Tumlingtar subsequently. Overnight in Tumlingtar.
Day 11
Tumlingtar by flight Kathmandu
Your trek concludes as you fly over from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. From the plane, you get aerial views of the green meadows, lush forests, and the mighty Himalayas that you pass during the trek. Once in Kathmandu, take the time to relax and do some light exploration. Tomorrow, you go for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 12
Visit Kathmandu valley
To explore the cultural center of Nepal, today we tour Kathmandu valley. This tour would be a perfect complement as you have had a long trek. You can visit places of interest at your own pace. Recommended places to visit are religious sites of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath as well as exploring ancient Newari architecture in Patan Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar squares. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 13
Transfer to international airport for your final departure
We hope you had a wonderful time trekking with Nepal Treks. Today, we drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home. We hope you leave with wonderful memories and we meet again in the future where we can show you another part of Nepal.

  • Documents:Arun Valley permit, National park entrance permit and TIMS card
  • Activities: Sightseeing, hiking and trekking trip as per itinerary.
  • Equipment: All calming equipment and kitchen utilize.
  • Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing bedroom and 17 nights camping/teahouse accommodation on twin or multi shared tented during trekking
  • Food: Full board on camping/teahouse (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and 4 breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
  • Transportation: All airport arrival/departure transfer and surface road-head transportation and Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and return flight to Kathmandu
  • Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation
Not Included
  • Your international flight
  • Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
  • Personal travel and trekking equipment’s
  • Lunch and dinner while in city
  • Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  • Tips/Gratuities for your trekking crews
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point
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