This trek approaches the famous Everest Area from the little explored Arun River Valley. The Arun is well know as a treasure- trove of Himalayan fauna and flora. Many little know plants, animals and birds have been discovered here as recently as a decade ago. We will trek up this culturally and naturally rich area starting with a spectacular flight to Tumling Tar airstrip set in the foothills below the Makalu and Kanchanjunga Massifs. Veering westwards we cross the Hinku Khola to join the 'Everest Trail' near Lukla. From Lukla we will have ample time to acclimatize and to explore the fabled villages of Namche, Khunde and Khumjung - home to the indomitable Sherpas of Nepal. As a grand finale to this legendary trek we will make a dawn assent of Kala Patthar for spectacular vistas of the highest mountains on Earth, including Mt. Everest, towering around us.
Moderate to rigorous trekking and camping from 2,100m/7,000 ft. to 4,940m/16,200ft with optional day hikes up to 5,550m/18,200ft. Accommodation in tents with camping mattress. The trek starts with a flight to Tumling Tar and includes all meals, services of experienced local guide, cook, helpers, Sherpas and porters to carry luggage. Trekkers carry a day-pack only and walk at their own pace.
March-May and October-November.
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. Start trek. Camp.
Days 02-10: Trek by way of Arun Valley to Lukla. Camps.
Days 11-16: Trek to Namche, Tengboche and Dingboche. Camps.
Days 17: Rest day and optional hike to Chukung Ri.
Days 18-19: Trek to Everest BC and Kalapattar. Camps.
Days 20-24: Trek back to Lukla by way of Phortse.
Day 25: Fly Lukla to Kathamndu. Transfer to hotel.