Program Code: GA-NTA04
Duration: 19 days
Start point: Tumlingtar 510m
End point: Tumlingtar 510m
Starting elevation: 510m
Apex elevation: 4870m
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
When to go: Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
This mainly low altitude trek is centered on the Arun Valley, in eastern Nepal. The sub-tropical valley floor of the mighty Arun River is in places densely forested, contrasting with the terraced slopes higher up, which are farmed by villagers of diverse tribal groups. High pastures typify the upper slopes, which border on the Makalu-Barun National Park, an important conservation area for many threatened species.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar (510m)/ Camp
Day 04: Trek to Mani Bhajyang (1180m)
Day 05: Trek to Chichira (1910m)
Day 06: Trek to Num (1560m)
Day 07: Trek to Navagaon (2140m)
Day 08: Trek to Tashigaon (2250m)
Day 09: Trek to Kauma (3610m)
Day 10: Numbuck, camp
Day 11: Sarsung, camp Day
Day 12: Makalu B. C., camp Day
Day 13: Numbuck, camp Day
Day 14: Khongma, camp Day
Day 15: Sedua – Mure
Descend across Arun and through Num camp at Mure. .
Day 16: Mure – Khandbari
Along the ridge and down to Khandbari.
Day 17: Khandbari– Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
(A short walk to Tumlingtar fly to Kathmandu.)
Day 18: At Leisure in Kathmandu. O/N Kathmandu Hotel.
An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last minute shopping.
Day 19: Departure today is free to relax until departure or to commence any additional trips or activities you may have booked. If departing, you will transfer to the International Airport in time for your return flight home.
– Airport/Hotel/Airport pickup and drop by private car/van/bus.
– Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
– Everest National Park permits,
– Trekking Map of Everest region
– Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
– Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
– An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
– Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
– Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
– Medical kit box
– TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
– Trekking Equipments
– All government tax
– All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
– All necessary transportation while sightseeing
– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
– Your travel insurance,
– International flight and departure tax,
– Any expense of personal nature,
– Nepal entry visa fee,
– Any kinds of Bar bills,
– All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
– Rescue operation.
When trekking in Nepal Himalayas “Altitude related Problems” are the important factors to be considered because there is always a real danger of mild to serious problems related to altitude and it is important that trekkers understand that they will be affected to a greater or lesser extent when they ascend to altitudes over about 3000 meters. Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and it means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevation above 3000 meters. The victim can develop severe symptoms very rapidly if the mild effects are ignored.
We advise our clients to remember the following suggestion when you are on trekking in the high altitude areas above 3000 meters. The following are the basic symptoms of the altitude sickness and to avoid such sickness we recommend few important points.
1. Basic Symptoms:
(I) Loss of appetite
(II) Sleep disturbance
(III) Difficult to pass urine
2. Medium Symptoms:
(I) Headache which is bad
(II) Irregular breathing
(IV) Mild weakness
3. Serious Symptoms:
(I) Slight swelling of hands and face
(II) Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
(III) Can hear gurgling sound in the chest.
(IV) Zero energy.
What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach to our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying / going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.
If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse, or porter will be arranged; or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes. We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.