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Arun Valley

Arun Valley

Silichong Peak & Mahakulung Trip

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Silichong peak (4156m.) and Mahakulung trekking can be organized from an attractive sub-urban place called Phaplu which starts after 35 minutes’ wonderful flight from Kathmandu. This trekking trail is kwon as the best and less-touristy area among the trekking destinations in Nepal. Mahakulung trekking trail is geographically occupied by hilly region and gergous terraced slops, rhododendron forest are major highlights of this trekking. Exploring different indigenous people cultures, customs and traditions make this trek more megnifiecent.

Walking through attractive villages  Pawai, Sotang and finally get to the Mahakulung "Greater Kululung". Mahakulung is combined with three beautiful places Gudel ,Chheskam and Bung. The Kulung is the main inhabitant of this area and  agriculture is the major occupation of this place besides some kulung people also do the small business too. Major attraction of this trekking is Silichong peak (4156m.) and also Kulung culture,traditions. Silichong peak is located at the mid point of Solukhumbu, Sangkhuwasava and Bhojpur. Mind-blowing and enchanting panoramic khumbu mountain range are can be clearly seen from the top of the Silicho peak. Roof of the world,Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Baruntse, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse ,Mt. Amadablam, Mt.Thamserku and more than 22 popular peaks can be clearly seen from Silichong peak. This peak is also known as historical famous pilgrim place where many local people go for worshiping every year. They believe that, they will have sufficient wealth, education and child after worshiping there on the top of silichong . So that, Every Local people try to get there for lifetime success and happiness.

Below the Silichong peak ,famous and megnificent Kirant historical pilgrim Pokhari (Lake) called Salpa Pokhari is located. People believe that Salpa pokhari is one of the peaceful places in this area where the god is believed to be staying for forever. Finally, Trekking ends at Lukla which is the known as gate way of the Khumbu/ Everest region, Optionally the trekking can be ended at Tumlingtar. It would be our pleasure to arrange camping (tents camp) trekking on this trails. This trekking is possible to operate in any seasons but Spring and summer can be the best season for this trekking.

OUTLINE ITINERARY 
Day 01st : Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02nd : Kathmandu for official procedures and necessary arrangements
Day03rd :Kathmandu , sightseeing
Day 04th :Kathmandu to phaplu flight and trek to Ghumne pani(over night camp)
Day 5th : Trek to Sotang Over night camp
Day 6th : Trek to Gudel O/N camp
Day 7th : Acclimatization day
Day 8th : Trek to Sanam O/N camp
Day 8th : Trek to Salpa O/N camp
Day 9th : climbing Siluchho peak and get back to Sanam O/N camp
Day 10th: Trek to Gudel O/N camp
Day 11th : Trek to khiraule O/N camp
Day 12th : Trek to Pangoma O/N camp
Day 13th : Trek to paiyan O/N camp
Day 14th: Trek to Lukla O/N camp
Day 15th: Fly back to Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 16th : Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 17th :Transfer to Kathmandu international airport to return home

Note: Above Itinerary can be made short as well as long according to your holiday duration and wish.And other hand Mahakulung trekking area has very besic Trekkers lodge (Teahouse) facilities and tented camping trip also can be organized accordingly.

 

Accommodations
We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. We will stay at Nirvana Hotel in Kathmandu and All accommodations are on double-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Himalayan Wild Treks will arrange rooms with attached bathrooms with 24 hours running cold and hot water however in the case of Kathmandu, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities during the trekking. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
 

Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
 

Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Annapurna Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.


What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY 
Day 01st : Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02nd : Kathmandu for official procedures and necessary arrangements
Day03rd :Kathmandu , sightseeing
Day 04th :Kathmandu to phaplu flight and trek to Ghumne pani(over night camp)
Day 5th : Trek to Sotang Over night camp
Day 6th : Trek to Gudel O/N camp
Day 7th : Acclimatization day
Day 8th : Trek to Sanam O/N camp
Day 8th : Trek to Salpa O/N camp
Day 9th : climbing Siluchho peak and get back to Sanam O/N camp
Day 10th: Trek to Gudel O/N camp
Day 11th : Trek to khiraule O/N camp
Day 12th : Trek to Pangoma O/N camp
Day 13th : Trek to paiyan O/N camp
Day 14th: Trek to Lukla O/N camp
Day 15th: Fly back to Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 16th : Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 17th :Transfer to Kathmandu international airport to return home

 

 

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s

 

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: USD$:1650
Duration: 17 Days
Accomodation: Tenting -Guest house
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Easy
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 01-15 people
Maximum Access : 4156m. Silichong peak
Starts From : Phaplu
Ends at : Lukla/Tumlingtar

Trip Highlights

  • Atractive landscape of Arun Valley and Mahakulung Valley
  • Famous historical kulung cultural places 
  • Chance to explore kulung culture and other indigenous group
  • walk through the beatiful rhododendron forest 
  • opportunity to see different kinds of flora and fauna
  • chance to see world highest peak Mt,Everesrt including 22 popular peaks. 

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Client Review


Posted By Roy and Kathy B. I first met Ganesh on a trek to Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, circling back over the pass back to Luka with a group of people. The trek involved a mixture of tenting and a few tea houses. Ganesh not only guided through the trails, he climbed Island Peak with four of us. The trek and climb took several weeks and was organized without a hitch.
The second time two of us trekked to Mera Peak, climbed to the summit accompanied by Ganesh, then back over... Read More

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