Trekking Destinations > Everest > Arun Valley (Salpa Pass) Trek

The Salpa Pass trail links the Khumbu (Everest) region with the unique ecosystem of the Arun Valley. The valley lies in Makalu-Barun National Park area. This trek begins at Lukla and ends at Tumlingtar. There are two passes in the valley, the Salpa Pass (3350m) and the Surkie-La Pass (3085m). We pass by the holy lake Salpa Pokhari, beautiful waterfalls and many Sherpa villages. This area is renowned for its Tungba - a Sherpa alcoholic drink. Spectacular views of Mera Peak, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and many others in the Khumbu region spread before you. This is a remote trek for those who are looking for a less-crowded experience than the main Everest routes.

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu, then transfer to hotel / Preparation for trekking


Day 02:

Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) / to Puiyan (2770m): Fly, trek.


Day 03:

Puiyan to Pangum: Trek.


Day 04:

Pangum to Najing dingma (2910m):


Day 05:

Najing dingma to Bung:


Day 06:

Bung to Sanam (2850m):


Day 07:

Sanam to Salpa Pass (3350m):


Day 08:

Salpa Pass to Guranse:


Day 09:

Guranse to Salpa Phedi (2760m):


Day 10:

Salpa Phedi to Gothe Bazaar:


Day 11:

Gothe Bazaar to Majwa (2550m):


Day 12:

Majwa to Kartiki Ghat:


Day 13:

Kartiki Ghat to Tumlingtar (900m):


Day 14:

Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1350m):


Day 15

Rest Day at Kathmandu / Explore at Kathmandu city.


Day 16

Departure to your own destination or continuously Nepal trip.