Rhododendron (Salpa Pass) Trekking

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Challenging

DURATION

15 DAYS

MAX ALTITUDE

3350m

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.

 

 

This trekking trail is known as an ancient trade route used by local people to transport agricultural products to Namche Bazaar to Tibet across via the Nangpa la pass. This trek begins from Tumlingtar and follows the Arun River until we turn into the Irkhu Khola valley, which is also renowned for its natural paper products. This valley takes us to the Salpa. The Salpa Pass trail is an interesting to walk into the Khumbu (Everest) region following the unique ecology of the Pass towards the holy lake Salpa Pokhari. Friendly and naive villagers with beautiful waterfalls takes us to the second pass of the trek – the Surkie La. Rai and Sherpa people settled in this  wonderland of isolated since a long time back This area is renowned for its Tungba – a Sherpa  local made alcoholic drink ( local beer). The highest trekking point in this route is Salpa Banjang at 3800m high and the highest camp site is at Salpa Kharka at 3600m. This trek is almost easy which offers you superb views of Mera Peak, Everest, Makalu, and so many others at mighty height above the paddy fields, and dark forests. This is called as the gate way to Makalu-Barun National park.

Trip Facts

Accommodation
Tea Houses/Lodge
Grade
Soft Adventure
Starting Point
Lukla
Ending Point
Tumlingtar
Trek Duration
15 Days
Maximum Altitude
3350m
Transportation
Flights/ Private Car or Tourist Coach

US$ 1825.00 / Person

€ 1620.00 / Person

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast YES
  • Tea house lodge trek on full board  YES
  • TIMS Permit,Khumbu entrance, Sagarmatha national park fee. YES
  • Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage [2 trekkers:1 porter] YES
  • All Ground Transport YES
  • All necessary paper works YES
  • Travel and rescue arrangements YES
  • Nepal visa fee NOT
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu NOT
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu NOT
  • Travel and rescue insurance, Personal expenses & equipments NOT
  • Tips for guides and porters NOT

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Arrival and transfer to hotel[1336m]

DAY 2 - Day in Kathmandu

DAY 3 - Fly to Lukla Trek to Paiya [2730m]

DAY 4 - Trek to Pangom [2800m]

DAY 5 - Trek to Njingdangma [2910m]

DAY 6 - Trek to Bung [ 1677m]

DAY 7 - Trek to Sanam [ 2850m]

DAY 8 - Trek to Guranse Via salpa Pokhari [3350m]

DAY 9 - Trek to Salpa Phedi [2760m]

DAY 10 - Trek to Gothe bazaar [ 1128m]

DAY 11 - Trek to Majuwa [2550m]

DAY 12 - Trek to Kattike Ghat [457m]

DAY 13 - Trek to Tumlingtar [ 410m]

DAY 14 - Fly to Kathmandu

DAY 15 - Depart Kathmandu

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