Lumba Sumba Trek

Duration: 22 Days

About Lumba Sumba Trek

A pure off the beaten path, the Lumba Sumba Trek lies on the little known remote region of the Eastern Himalayas of Nepal. The trek connects the regions of the world’s 3rd and 5th highest peaks, Kanchenjunga (8586M) and Makalu (8463 M) via the crossing of the high altitude Lumba Sumba pass (5200 M).

Recently introduced to the trekking world in 2012, it is one of the least explored and newest trekking trails of Nepal. And thanks to that, one can have an authentic experience and more freedom to explore. The trail passes through the beautiful villages, monasteries, rugged valleys, rivers, alluring mixed forest, difficult rocky terrain, and many more. The trek provides an amazing mountain of Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjunga including several other peaks, especially from the Lumba Sumba pass. During the trek, you will walk through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park which are some of the richest and diverse protected areas in Nepal in terms of natural beauty, wildlife and vegetation.

The Lumba Sumba Trek is a wonderful opportunity to discover various ethnic groups of Nepal as well. The region is inhabited dominantly by the Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu. Gurung, Tamang, Newar, Brahmin, and Chettri also inhabit the region but in fewer numbers. You can experience their warm hospitality, culture, and daily lifestyle while on the trek. In the villages of Sherpa people, you can find enchanting monasteries, chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags.

Overall, the Lumba Sumba Trek is a full-on camping trek that gives the feel of trekking 2-3 decades ago when there were no proper lodges in most of the trekking trails. If you are one of those trekkers who love to have a wilderness experience while trekking in remote areas with very few people, this trek might be the one to do.

Highlights

  • A trek to a remote undiscovered region of Eastern Nepal lying between Kanchenjunga and Makalu region
  • Lumba Sumba Pass (5200 M), an adventurous pass with magnificent views of the giant Himalayan ranges
  • Olangchung Gola, a beautiful Sherpa village where you can see local hand-crafting carpets
  • A trek to the naturally diverse Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park
  • Stunning views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu and many more

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Phidim
  • 1780 M
  • 6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Chiruwa
  • 1245 M
  • 7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tent Camp
  • Lelep
  • 1686 M
  • 7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tent Camp
  • Ela Danda
  • 2150 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Selep Kharka
  • 2525 M
  • 6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Olangchung Gola
  • 3210 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Olangchung Gola
  • 3210 M
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Upper Langmale Kharka
  • 3890 M
  • 7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Base Camp
  • 4745 M
  • 6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Yak Kharka
  • 4595 M
  • 6:30 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Thudam
  • 3500 M
  • 6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Kharka
  • 2875 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Chyamthang
  • 2230 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Hatiya
  • 1590 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Gola
  • 1128 M
  • 5-6 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Tented Camp
  • Gadi
  • 1179 M
  • 6-7 hours
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tumlingtar
  • 400 M
  • 7 hours
  • B&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 50 minutes
  • B&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B&B

What’s Included

  • All airport and hotel transfers.
  • Four nights accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with a BB plan.
  • All the necessary camping equipment and Nepalese team members
  • Professional English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu flight.
  • Bhadrapur to Phidim then to Chiruwa via Taplejung and Num to Tumlingtar on a local Jeep. 
  • All the staff salaries, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals, and accommodation.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork for the trek.
  • Government taxes, VAT, and official expenses.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone, and personal trekking equipment.
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).
  • Excess baggage charges during domestic flights (only 15kg altogether).