Trek type : Camping
Trek Grade : Introductory/Moderate
Duration : 30 days
Activities : Sightseeing/Trekking/Rafting & Jungle Safari.
Best Time to go : September through to April (Dec/Jan can be very hazy)
Departure dates : By arrangement
This trek starts from a high vantage point at the township of Hille. For a few kilometers the trail follows a new road being built by the Nepali Army before turning back on to the original trail and the commencement of a long and steep descent to the floor of the valley and the Arun River. There are some beautiful views of the Mt. Makalu ranges as you descend. The trail is a very busy transportation route for the villages and major centres such as Khadbari, so you will see a continuous stream of porters carrying every conceivable item a town could need.
After Salpa Pass, the trek will take you through some impressive Rhododendron forest and villages of the Rai, Brahman, Chetri and other 'caste' common to this area.
Cost included : Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (as per itinerary, 3 star rating standard, B&B, twin share basis), airport transfers, full compliment of trekking crew, all meals while on trek (except alternative by choice), all necessary camping gear (including sleeping bag, down jacket), overland transportation, National Park Fees, trekking crew insurance, Domestic Air Fare, emergency first aid kit.
Cost not included : Extra hotel expenses, single room supplement where requested, any personal expenses (bottled soft drinks, telephone charges, video/camera fees, etc.), domestic and international airfares, medical costs (except medical attention given by trek leader), rescue charges, tips for crew (typically around NRp100 per trekking day), airport departure tax (currently NRp1100 for international destinations), Visas and visa extension costs, lunch and evening meals while in Kathmandu (except Namaste meal on first night)