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Lumba Sumba La trekking is one of the newly discovered trekking destination in the eastern part of Nepal. The Lumba Sumba Pass lies between the two famous areas of Nepal that are: Kanchenjunga conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park. The highest altitude, which the trekkers must reach while undertaking this trek is the Lumba Sumba Pass at the altitude of 5,177 m above sea level. From most places throughout the trip, you can experience the biological diversities with the locality of different ethnic groups like the Tamangs, Gurungs, Rais, Limbus, Magars and Newars following their indigenous cultures and traditions along with the Monasteries, Chortens, Temples and Prayer Wheels. You will also get to see the spectacular Mountain views along with the majestic Lumba Sumba peak and Mountain lakes decorated with the mountainous landscape. Lumba Sumba trek area bears various kinds of wild floras and faunas including the endangered Snow Leopard and Red Panda.

Included in the Cost

All transportation by private vehicle
3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in Full Board basis.
17 nights accommodation in a basic lodge during trek with full board basis (Based on 2-pax sharing)
Flight ticket from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj- Suketar & Tumlingtar - Kathmandu.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-license holder 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.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

    Not Included in the Cost

    Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
    Entrance Fees
    Tipping (Tips)
    Travel Insurance
    International Flights
    Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
    donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
    Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
    Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

    Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

    Uponyour arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet andwelcome you and you will be transfer to your confirmed hotel. Once you reach tohotel, check in hotel and have a rest as you might be having Jet Lag. Later onyou can enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the Thamelstreets. Overnight in Kathmandu.


    Day 2: Flight fromKathmandu to Nepalgunj and to Suketar and trek to Phungling (1830m)

    Flight duration:40mins/ 30mins, Hike duration: 1/2 hours

    Haveyour breakfast in the morning and our vehicle will come to receive you at thehotel and they will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport to catch the flight toBiratnagar, Make sure to get the right side seat in the plane as from rightside you will be able to view the magnifying snow clad mountains on the northeast It will take you around 40 minutes to reach to Nepalgunj and then fly toSuketar on same day, the flight duration will be around 30 minutes. Once youreach to Suketar check out from domestic airport and then you will start hikingto Phungling. Phungling is the inhabitants of mixed caste of Newar, Chhetri, Tamang,Brahmin and Sherpa and it is the headquarters of Taplejung district as well.Explore the village and check in lodge and have rest. Overnightin local lodge.


    Day 3: Trek to Mithlung(909m)

    Hike duration: 4/5hours

    Afterhaving Breakfast, your trek starts from Pungling to Mithlung, firstly you willwalk through the Sherpa village which is the gateway of this trek after somedecent walk you will pass through beautiful cardamom fields and Alnus trees(Uttis) until you reach the Hangdewa village development committee which takesaround two and half hours. On the way, there are small tea shops at Asangpati junction.From Panisar, the trek is downhill until you reach to the suspension bridgethat acts as a border between Hangdewa village development commitee and Furumbavillage development comittee. Walk for 10 minutes and you will reach to PawaVillage (1546m) where you will have your lunch. After lunch, the trekprogresses along the bank of Tamor River descending all the way to Mitlung,once you reach to Mithlung check in hotel and have rest. Overnightin local lodge.


    Day 4: Trek to Chiruwa(1246m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    Youwill have your breakfast in Mitlung and start trekking to reach Chiruwa. Thetrek passes along the banks of Tamor River. It is a pleasing walk until youreach to Furumba. From Furumba, the trail is uphill for half an hour thendescends through Ulnus and Schima wallachiana mixed forest to Siwa Bazar (950m)at Linkhim village development committee, Siwa Bazar is a small market withfacilities like drug store, groceries and a police station. After Lunch, thetrek runs along the Tamor River until Tawa village, and then turns uphill toreach the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project entrance gate (1300m) at ThiwaVillage. From here, the trek will gradually descend down until Chiruwa. Chiruwais a small market with couple of lodges. After reaching to Chiruwa check inlodge and have rest.  Overnight in local lodge.


    Day 5: Trek to Lelep(1687m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    Haveyour breakfast and then head towards your today's destination Lelep. Whilewalking from Chiruwa to Lelep, you will start your walking through the bank ofTamor River with two big stones with religious significance. After walkingaround two and half hours from Chiruwa through beautiful cardamom gardens, youwill reach Tapethok (1340m) for lunch. It is a small market with some teashops. After lunch, it is a pleasing walk until you reach to Pembu (1486m).From Pembu, you have to climb uphill to Lelep (1687m). After reaching to Lelepcheck in lodge and have rest. Overnightin local lodge.


    Day 6: Trek to EllaDanda (2051m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    Afterbreakfast, you will start walking through dense forest which is also thehabitat for different wild floras and faunas. After continuing your hikedownhill you will reach to the riverbank and cross a suspension bridge. Now youwill ascend upward through pine forest for half an hour to reach amonastery.From the monastery, you will descend down to reach Gowatar villageand after walking some more time from Gowatar, you will reach a place thatoffers spectacular views of two waterfalls about 100 meters tall.  You will reach to Phedi and after crossingTamor River, you will start walking uphill about 45 minutes to reach a restingplace known as Chautaroo in local dialect. After resting sometime in Chautarooyou will walk for 20 minutes to reach Ella Danda (2051m). Ella Danda offerspanoramic view of the Kasturi peak and Tamor River. Check in hotel and have arest. Overnight in local lodge.


    Day 7: Trek to SelepKharka (2635m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    Haveyour breakfast and get ready to start your hike from Ella Danda, the trailleads from the forest of Ulnus and Rhododendron forest for about an hour toreach a suspension bridge. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trekpasses through dense bamboo groves. The place is popular among trekkers as thehabitat of red Panda. If you are lucky then you might catch a sight of redpanda from the trail. After a continuous walk of three and half hours from EllaDanda, you will reach Maguwa, over here you will have a short break for yourlunch and after finishing your lunch, you will continue your hike, the trailpasses through maple and Ulnus forest. After walking for almost half an hour, youwill reach to Selep Kharka (2525m). Check in lodge and have rest. Overnight in local lodge.


    Day 8: Trek toOlangchung Gola (3208m)

    Hike duration: 3/4hours

    Afteryour breakfast, you will start your trek to Olangchung Gola from Selep Kharka.Today your trail will lead you through the bank of Tamor River to reach Jongim(2641m), a flat land surrounded by snow capped hills, after an hour walking.From Jongim, you will descend down to the river bank, cross the suspensionbridge and again ascend to Ramite (2685m) for lunch. At Ramite, you can seemixed forest of Deodar and rhododendron along with the beautiful view ofwaterfall. You will see the first glimpse of Olangchung Gola after a walk ofaround 45 minutes from the waterfall and finally you will reach OlangchungGola(3208m), a beautiful Sherpa settlement, where you can see 465 years oldmonastery with golden manuscript, explore the monastery and surroundings andchek in lodge and have rest. Overnightin local lodge.


    Day 9: Trek to SanjungKharka Camp (3910m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    Afterhaving breakfast in Olangchung Gola, you will commence walking through completewilderness to reach Upper Langmale. Along the way, piles of stones acts assigns, showing you the right direction to your next destination- Sanjung Kharka.The trek passes through pine and rhododendron forests. After some decent hike fortwo and half hours, you will reach a place called Jadak(3636m) for your shortbreak and for lunch. After having lunch in Jadak, you will continue walking forabout 3 hours to reach today's final destination Upper Langmale (3893m). Overnight in tented camp.


    Day 10: Trek to Pass Camp(4747m)

    Hike duration: 6/7hours

    Haveyour breakfast in the morning. Today your path will lead you along the bank ofTamor River and on the other side of the river you can see the dense forest of rhododendron.If the fortune favors you then there is a high chance of seeing the SnowLeopard on this trail shown by the previous records. After hiking for threehours, you will reach to Tangchetar (4,203m) for your lunch and short break,after your lunch you will continue hiking for around three hours more to reachto your today's destination, Pass Camp. Overnightin tented camp.


    Day 11: Trek to Chauri kharkavia Lumba Sumba La (4595m)

    Hike duration: 8/9hours

    Todayis the most difficult yet most memorable day of this trek. You will pass throughthe Lumba Sumpa Peak (5200m) climb a bit up and again walk down. It is betterto take packed lunch, as there are no good camping sites around. After a walkof about four and half hours from pass camp, you eill climb the Lumba SumbaPeak and descend down to Chauri kharka (4595m) for night's stay. Overnight in tented camp.


    Day 12: Trek to Thudam (3500m)

    Hike duration: 6/7hours

    Afterbreakfast start hiking from Chauri Kharka.The trek leads you all the waydownhill from Chaurikharka. Today, you will come back to Human settlement aftertiring walk for three days. After walking for about three and half hours, youwill arrive to a place where you will see the two routes. One leads to Lhasa inTibet and another leads toward Thudam. You will have your lunch at this place.From here you will continue your hike for another three hours to reach toThudam.Thudam is a small village with around 30 houses of Sherpa people. Checkin lodge and rest for a while and if you're interested then you can explore thevillage area later on. Overnight intented camp.


    Day 13: Trek to Kharka(2877m)

    Hike duration: 6 hours

    Afteryour breakfast get ready to hike towards your next destination - Kharka. Today,your trek starts along the banks of Chujung Khola. The trail offers panoramicview of peaks in the Makalu range. On the way you can see small bushes andbamboo groves-the best habitat for red panda. If you are lucky enough then youcan witness this endangered species in this route. It is better to carry packedlunch with drinking water, as it is difficult to find drinking water along thetrail. After hiking for six hours from Thudam, you will reach Kharka. Where youwill stay for tonight. Overnight intented camp.


    Day 14: Trek toChyamtang (2229m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    FromChyamtang, the trail passes through dense rhododendron forest. You will notfind any villages along the way. After walking for 3 hours, you will reach to aplace called Chaurikharka where you will have your lunch. From Chaurikharka,you can see Chyamtang. Arun River, Ridha Village and the trail that leads toKimathanka. Now the trek is all downhill for about three hours until you reachArun River. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Arun River, you againhave to ascend uphill for about an hour until Chyamthang. Your destination forthe day Chyamthang is a small village where Sherpa people are the dominantpopulation. Check in lodge and have rest and later on you can explore thevillage if you're interested. Overnightin tented camp.


    Day 15: Trek to Hatiya(1595m)

    Hike duration: 6/7hours

    Afterhaving breakfast in the camp, you will start walking for Hatiya. The trail iseasy and passes through rhododendron forest of Arun valley, it is home toseveral bird species where you can enjoy watching some species of Birds. Hikefor about 2.5 hours from Chyamthang takes us to Glimber Village (1585m) whereyou will have your lunch. The Village offers spectacular view of snowcapped peaksin the Makalu range. From Gimber, the walk iseasy and after hiking for about three hours you will reach Hatiya (1595m).Hatiya is a small village of Bhote people and is the entry point to the MakaluNational Park. After reaching to your camp place, have rest in your camp andlater on explore the area. Overnight intented camp.


    Day 16: Trek to Gola(1128m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    Afterhaving breakfast, you will start trekking along the bank of Arun River forabout two and half hours and reach at the confluence of Arun and Barun rivers.Over here you will have your lunch around the confluence of the river and afterhaving your lunch and a short break you will start ascending towards Gola. Awalk of around two and half hours after lunch takes you to Gola. Gola is a verysmall village with 12 houses. Sherpa, Rai and Tamang people reside here. It isa typical village where you can observe the native people following the oldlife style, explore the village are and later on rest in your tent. Overnight in tented camp.


    Day 17: Trek toHedangna Gadhi (1179m)

    Hike duration: 5/6hours

    Haveyour breakfast and you will start trekking through the paddy fields whichdenotes that you are now at lowlands. You will descend down and ascend forseveral times. After two and half hours of hiking, you will reach toPathibhara(1524m). Over here you will have a short break   and your lunch as well. Pathibhara is asmall Gurung village with tea shops, groceries and some hotels. The trail afterlunch passes through agricultural land to reach Gadhi (1800m) and you can findplenty of water sources and small settlements along the way. It will takearound three hours to reach Gadhi from Pathibhara. Gadhi is a place of greathistorical significance as Nepali Army fought bravely with invading TibetanArmy at this place and chased them away. Gadi is a small village market with ahealth post, a school and a police station. Overnight in tented camp.


    Day 18: Short trek toNum and drive to Khandbari (1020m)

    Hike duration: 3/4hours, Drive duration: 4/5 hours

    Todayis the last day of your trek. Have your breakfast and start trekking to reachNum which will take you around two and half hours. From Gadi, the trek is aboutan hour downhill to the Arun River. After some gradual walk you will be crossingthe river through suspension bridge then you will climb uphill for about oneand half hour to reach Num village (1572m). As Num is linked with motorable road,you will have a drive to Khandbari - the district headquarters of Sankhuwasabhadistrict. Driving for around four to five hours on off road will take you toKhandbari. after reaching to Khandbari check in lodge and have rest. Overnight in local lodge.

    Day 19: Flight toKathmandu from Tumlingtar

    Flight duration: 35mins.

    Afterbreakfast, pack your bags and you will be transfer to Tumlingtar airport tocatch the flight to Kathmandu. Make sure to get the seat on your left side inplane while flying back to Kathmandu as from the left side you will be able toview the majestic mountain standing tall from north to east with the shiningsnowclad. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our office representative will cometo receive you and they will transfer you to Hotel. After reaching to hotelcheck in hotel and have rest for a while and later in the afternoon you canvisit the Asian Heritage office to share your trek experience and you canstroll around the local streets of Thamel and to its nearby places. Overnight in Kathmandu.


    Day 20: In Kathmandu

    Todayis your free day in Kathmandu as tomorrow you will be leaving Nepal so you canengage yourself in rest and relaxation and as well as shopping. There are lotsof shopping malls and shops in Thamel where you can buy the token of love ofNepal for your friends and realtives. And there are lots of restaurants andpubs where you can enjoy the good food with live band performing or you canvisit the garden of dreams in Thamel, one of the best place to spend the timeby reading books and exploring the fountains and garden, after that you can getback to hotel and have rest. Overnightin Kathmandu.


    Day 21: Departure

    Todayis your last day in Nepal. Have your breakfast and later on our officerepresentative will come to receive you in the hotel and they will transfer youto the Tribhuwan airport to catch the flight back to your home according toyour flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.


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    Necessary Equipments

    Recomended gear list:

    Good wind/rain Jacket
    Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
    Good boots , either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
    Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
    Sun hat or scarf
    Sunglasses with UV protection
    Hiking shorts
    Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms



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    Absolutely, Nepal is safe . Nepal is considered one of the safest country to travel .Chancesare Nepal is more safe than your own home country .


    Yes the food and water are hygienically standard during trekking . Our experiencedguides check the food before preparing in the kitchen to make sure its Okay .You will get boiled water in the lodges , you can also buy sealed water or purifywater using tablets .


    Yourguide will be a Nepalese but fluent in English . They are carefully selectedwith the appropriate experience , attitude and leadership skills . We can alsoprovide French , German , Chinese , Japanese , Korean and Spanish speakingguides.


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