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Arun valley

Arun valley cultural trek

Arun valley trek is ~ a unique trekking destination with its cultural diversity, people’s daily outstanding lifestyle, natural beauty, very low-land to most high Mt. Makalu. Still it is an untouched so far from the modern World.
This valley is; as well as being important for wildlife like ~ red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan thar, musk deer, pheasand birds and the most mysterious yeti…!! And a hub-zone for medicinal plants ~ lichen species, salep orchid, cordiceps sinensis, paris polyphylla, kutki, nirmansi, chiraito and betula utilis (Himalayan birch) tree etc. It is said in the ancient era sages used to write scripts on the bark of betula utilis.

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Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal 1300 meters.

We will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Kathmandu to Pokhara 800 meters.

You can take a flight for 25 min. or overland drive with car/bus and it will normally take 5 – 6 hrs, and to hotel.

Day 3

Pokhara to Pokhara

Final preparation for the trek including meeting your guides, ensure permits and shopping if necessary.

Day 4

Pokhara to Tatopani 1200 meters (5 – 6 hrs).

Overland drive with jeep or bus to Tatopani, the road after Beni is bumpy. By evening take a bath in the natural hot spring. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5

Tatopani to Lete / Kalopani 2535 meters (2 – 3 hrs).

Bus or jeep drive for 2 – 3 hrs to Lete / Kalopani. If you have sufficient time to trek along the NATT-trail, it will be helpful for you to acclimatize. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6

Lete / Kalopani

It is always better thing to rest here at least one day extra to acclimatize.

Day 7

Kalopani to Khalkyu Camp 3377 meters (7 hrs approx).

Beautiful hike via Chhoyo village – Jhipradeurali and to Bhutar khola is easy, but after here you will have to climb up very tough to Khalkyu Camp. Views are wonderful. Stay overnight at tent. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 8

Khalkyu Camp to Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) 4232 meters (7 – 8 hrs approx).

Today's sceneries are enormously stunning! Trail condition up to Thulo Bukin is so strenuous. You need to bring sufficient water to drink with you. Stay overnight at tent. If you will have longer vacation then Thulo Bukin is truly amazing place to camp! Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 9

Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) to Mristi Khola Camp 3543 meters (7 hrs approx).

Views are breath taking, trail condition is up and down and steep. At Mristi Khola you can stay overnight either at the campsite 12 min. after the bridge or at the cave 8 – 10 min. before ascending at the bridge. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 10

Mristi Khola Camp to NABC (New) 4173 meters (4 – 5 hrs approx).

Trail condition up to Diki Cho Lake is an easy, and rest part to NABC (New) is tough climb. Camping near the lake is very beautiful. It would be so nice to sleep near the lake and another night at NABC (New). Lunch can prepare nearby the Lake!!

Day 11

NABC (New) or Diki Cho Lake to Salleridanda 3201 meters (7 hrs approx).

An easy descent along the Mristi Khola with the views of green forest, waterfalls and the virgin landscapes! Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 12

Salleridanda to Chhotepa Odar (Cave) 2400 meters (5 – 6 hrs approx).

Beautiful landscapes, lush forest, waterfalls and difficult trail to descend along. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 13

Chhotepa Odar (Cave) to Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) 1512 meters (7 hrs approx).

Mysterious landscapes, dense forest, waterfalls and lots up-down. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 14

Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) to Tatopani 1200 meters (5 hrs approx).

Final descent to connect the NATT main trail at the Nilgiri Aadharbhut School via Baskot Gaon and continue to Tatopani.

Day 15

Tatopani to Pokhara 800 meters (5 -6 hrs drive)

Drive with jeep or bus, it will take normally 5 – 6 hrs.

Thus, your trip ends and much congratulation!!

Itenary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal 1300 meters.

We will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Kathmandu to Pokhara 800 meters.

You can take a flight for 25 min. or overland drive with car/bus and it will normally take 5 – 6 hrs, and to hotel.

Day 3

Pokhara to Pokhara

Final preparation for the trek including meeting your guides, ensure permits and shopping if necessary.

Day 4

Pokhara to Tatopani 1200 meters (5 – 6 hrs).

Overland drive with jeep or bus to Tatopani, the road after Beni is bumpy. By evening take a bath in the natural hot spring. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5

Tatopani to Lete / Kalopani 2535 meters (2 – 3 hrs).

Bus or jeep drive for 2 – 3 hrs to Lete / Kalopani. If you have sufficient time to trek along the NATT-trail, it will be helpful for you to acclimatize. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6

Lete / Kalopani

It is always better thing to rest here at least one day extra to acclimatize.

Day 7

Kalopani to Khalkyu Camp 3377 meters (7 hrs approx).

Beautiful hike via Chhoyo village – Jhipradeurali and to Bhutar khola is easy, but after here you will have to climb up very tough to Khalkyu Camp. Views are wonderful. Stay overnight at tent. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 8

Khalkyu Camp to Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) 4232 meters (7 – 8 hrs approx).

Today's sceneries are enormously stunning! Trail condition up to Thulo Bukin is so strenuous. You need to bring sufficient water to drink with you. Stay overnight at tent. If you will have longer vacation then Thulo Bukin is truly amazing place to camp! Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 9

Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) to Mristi Khola Camp 3543 meters (7 hrs approx).

Views are breath taking, trail condition is up and down and steep. At Mristi Khola you can stay overnight either at the campsite 12 min. after the bridge or at the cave 8 – 10 min. before ascending at the bridge. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 10

Mristi Khola Camp to NABC (New) 4173 meters (4 – 5 hrs approx).

Trail condition up to Diki Cho Lake is an easy, and rest part to NABC (New) is tough climb. Camping near the lake is very beautiful. It would be so nice to sleep near the lake and another night at NABC (New). Lunch can prepare nearby the Lake!!

Day 11

NABC (New) or Diki Cho Lake to Salleridanda 3201 meters (7 hrs approx).

An easy descent along the Mristi Khola with the views of green forest, waterfalls and the virgin landscapes! Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 12

Salleridanda to Chhotepa Odar (Cave) 2400 meters (5 – 6 hrs approx).

Beautiful landscapes, lush forest, waterfalls and difficult trail to descend along. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 13

Chhotepa Odar (Cave) to Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) 1512 meters (7 hrs approx).

Mysterious landscapes, dense forest, waterfalls and lots up-down. Bring packed lunch with you.

Day 14

Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) to Tatopani 1200 meters (5 hrs approx).

Final descent to connect the NATT main trail at the Nilgiri Aadharbhut School via Baskot Gaon and continue to Tatopani.

Day 15

Tatopani to Pokhara 800 meters (5 -6 hrs drive)

Drive with jeep or bus, it will take normally 5 – 6 hrs.

Thus, your trip ends and much congratulation!!

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Trip Information
Highlights

How to get there?

Pokhara to Tatopani (hot spring) 1200 meters (5-6 hrs approx)

Tatopani to Kalopani/Lete 2535 meters (2 -3 hrs drive)

Kalopani/Lete to Jhipradeurali 2502 meters (1.5 hrs)

Jhipradeurali to Khalkyu Camp 3377 meters (4.33 hrs)

Khalkyu Camp to Thulo Bukin 4292 meters (5.06 hrs)

Thulo Bukin to Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) 4232 meters (1.85 hrs)

Humkhola Camp (Nilgiri South Base Camp) to Mristi Khola Camp 3543 meters (7.6 hrs)

Mristi Khola Camp to NABC-I (Thadokhola) 3962 meters (1.96 hrs)

NABC-I (Thadokhola) to NABC (Diki Cho Lake) 4041 meters (50 min.)

NABC (Diki Cho Lake) to NABC (New) 4173 meters (1.18 hrs)

NABC (New) to Namaste Odar (Cave) 4273 meters (25 min.)

Namaste Odar (Cave) to NABC (Old) 4303 meters (16 min.)

NABC (Old) to Mristi Khola Camp 3543 meters (2.83 hrs)

Mristi Khola Camp to Humkhola Dovan 2909 meters (4.5 hrs)

Humkhola Dovan to Chhotepa Odar (Cave) 2400 meters (4.61 hrs)

Chhotepa Odar (Cave) to Kalokhola Camp 2415 meters (2.58 hrs)

Kalokhola Camp to Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) 1915 meters (3.74 hrs)

Sirupate Odar (Best Cave) to Baskot Gaon 1512 meters (1.41hrs)

Baskot Gaon to Tatopati (hot spring) 1200 meters (2.43 hrs)

Tatopani to Pokhara 800 meters

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