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Upper Arun Valley Trek is a unique journey along the edge of Makalu Barun National Park and the Buffer Zone Area. This trekking route which lies in Makalu + Bhotkhola Rural Municipality offers a rare glimpse into the local culture of the Bhote people, a tribe with roots in Tibet, as well as the border between Tibet and Nepal.
Nowadays there is a daily private jeep service from Khandbari to Gola (Fare Rs.2000 per person). Since the road is not good, a strong jeep takes about 10 to 12 hours to get to Gola (76km) from Khandbari. The jeep runs through Chichila (20km), Num (38km), Hedangna Gadi (55km), Simma(62km), Ekua to Gola (76km). After staying one night at Gola the next morning your real trekking starts.
Since the availability of teahouses along the trekking path, embarking on a tea house trek has become possible. A local porter guides you in managing your journey and making it enjoyable.
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Buddha Air Daily scenic Flight (30 minutes) from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar airport. Receive and welcome by MAST staff there. Catch an auto rickshaw, drive for about 15 minutes and get Khandbari hotel room and have a rest there
Explore Khandbari bazaar. etc. Meet your porter guide and be introduced with him.
After your morning meal at around 7.30 am, board a reserved jeep to Num. The jeep runs
From Khandbari through Chichila (20km), Num (38km), Hedangna Gadi (55km), Simma(62km), Ekua to Gola (76km) in the evening ( About hours travelling).
Have a big breakfast at a tea house at Gola, start your trek. Follow the trekking route along the side of the Arun River. Walk continuously and get Barun River. Cross a suspension bridge over the Barun River and continue walking for 4- 5 hours to reach Hatiya (1585M). Find a tea house for your overnight stay and relax after the day’s journey.
Make sure to have a good breakfast to give you the energy. Start your trek at around 8 am, following the route up to Hungung. Keep in mind that this is a village where tea houses may not be readily available, so it’s important to work with your local porter guide to identify a suitable house for an overnight stay.
Important: Involve and enjoy local culture of the with the local people
Start your trek at around 7 am after having breakfast. Follow the trail towards Kimmathanka, this is going to be a long trek day so make sure you carry enough water, food, and other essentials. You can also pack a lunch to eat while you are on the trek trail. During the trek, you will get to see the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains, streams, and forests. After walking the whole day, you finally reach Kimmathanka in the evening. Look for one of the best homes for your overnight stay.
Take your time to explore the local area, visit nearby villages, and observe the way of life of the local people. You can also learn about the unique culture and traditions of the Bhote tribe, who originate from Tibet. Try to interact with the locals, ask them about their lives, and learn about their customs and beliefs. You can also visit some sacred shrines and monasteries in the area if they are of interest to you.
In the evening, return to your home stay for your overnight stay there.
This day you return back after you trek. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the tea house, pack some food for the trek, and start your journey at around 7 AM. Today you’ll be following a different route and heading towards Chhumusur, which is your destination for the day. Take some time to explore the local area, and look for a homestay for
As you start your day with a big breakfast at 7 am at the house, be sure to pack some food for lunch to eat on the trek route. Your trek today will take approximately 5 to 6 hours, leading you to the village of Chepuwa. Take your time to explore the area and look for one of the best homes to stay overnight. Make sure you are well-rested for the next day’s journey ahead.
Have breakfast at 7 am, pack some food for lunch on the trek, and start your journey from Chepuwa.. The trek involves a descent to the Arun river, and then a climb up to Mapalungdanda, passing through the Rukuma village. Continue on the trail and pass through the Namase and Sibrung villages before descending and crossing the Arun river to reach Gola. After a long day of trekking, spend the night at a local tea house in Gola.
After your breakfast at the local tea house at Gola bordered your reserved jeep and travel by jeep to Khandbarii, Say goodbye to you porter guide.
Have your breakfast at your hotel in Khandbari. Then Catch a jeep and drive for about 20 minutes to get Tumlingtar airport. Prepare for your flight to Kathmandu. Say goodbye to MAST company staff and border the plane and fly to Kathmandu.
Pre-booking of tea houses or homestay rooms along this trekking route is no in practice, as the route is not so crowded. However, your porter guide will inform the tea house owner in advance if telephone works.