Duration: 18 days Land Only
Trekking Days: 13
Maximum Altitude: 4,300m
Community Action Nepal Project en route
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This mainly low altitude trek is centred on the Arun Valley, in eastern Nepal. The sub-tropical valley floor of the mighty Arun River is in places densely forested, contrasting with the terraced slopes higher up, which are farmed by villagers of diverse tribal groups. High pastures typify the upper slopes, which border on the Makalu-Barun National Park, an important conservation area for many threatened species.
After several days on the Makalu trail from Tumlingtar we explore an area that is completely off the normal trekking route. Following yak herders’ paths we journey to a plateau from where the stunning wall of Chamlang and other major Himalayan peaks may be seen. After several days in the wilderness, we reach the Buddhist village of Walung, where CAN built and funds a health post and we are guaranteed a warm welcome here.