This trek starts from a high vantage point at the township of Lukla. Tthe original trail and the commencement of a long and steep descent to the Salpa Pokhari of theArun valley and the Arun River. There are some beautiful views of the Mt. Makalu ranges as you descend. Before 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.