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.