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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.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and you will be transfer to your confirmed hotel. Once you reach to hotel, check in hotel and have a rest as you might be having Jet Lag. Later on you can enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the Thamel streets. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

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

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

Have your breakfast in the morning and our vehicle will come to receive you at the hotel and they will transfer you to Kathmandu Airport to catch the flight to Biratnagar, Make sure to get the right side seat in the plane as from right side you will be able to view the magnifying snow clad mountains on the north east It will take you around 40 minutes to reach to Nepalgunj and then fly to Suketar on same day, the flight duration will be around 30 minutes. Once you reach to Suketar check out from domestic airport and then you will start hiking to 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. Overnight in local lodge.

 

Day 3: Trek to Mithlung (909m)

Hike duration: 4/5 hours

After having Breakfast, your trek starts from Pungling to Mithlung, firstly you will walk through the Sherpa village which is the gateway of this trek after some decent walk you will pass through beautiful cardamom fields and Alnus trees (Uttis) until you reach the Hangdewa village development committee which takes around 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 bridge that acts as a border between Hangdewa village development commitee and Furumba village development comittee. Walk for 10 minutes and you will reach to Pawa Village (1546m) where you will have your lunch. After lunch, the trek progresses along the bank of Tamor River descending all the way to Mitlung, once you reach to Mithlung check in hotel and have rest. Overnight in local lodge.

 

Day 4: Trek to Chiruwa (1246m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

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

 

Day 5: Trek to Lelep (1687m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

Have your breakfast and then head towards your today's destination Lelep. While walking from Chiruwa to Lelep, you will start your walking through the bank of Tamor River with two big stones with religious significance. After walking around two and half hours from Chiruwa through beautiful cardamom gardens, you will reach Tapethok (1340m) for lunch. It is a small market with some tea shops. 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 Lelep check in lodge and have rest. Overnight in local lodge.

  

Day 6: Trek to Ella Danda (2051m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

After breakfast, you will start walking through dense forest which is also the habitat for different wild floras and faunas. After continuing your hike downhill you will reach to the riverbank and cross a suspension bridge. Now you will ascend upward through pine forest for half an hour to reach a monastery.From the monastery, you will descend down to reach Gowatar village and after walking some more time from Gowatar, you will reach a place that offers spectacular views of two waterfalls about 100 meters tall.  You will reach to Phedi and after crossing Tamor River, you will start walking uphill about 45 minutes to reach a resting place known as Chautaroo in local dialect. After resting sometime in Chautaroo you will walk for 20 minutes to reach Ella Danda (2051m). Ella Danda offers panoramic view of the Kasturi peak and Tamor River. Check in hotel and have a rest. Overnight in local lodge.

 

Day 7: Trek to Selep Kharka (2635m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

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

 

Day 8: Trek to Olangchung Gola (3208m)

Hike duration: 3/4 hours

After your 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 suspension bridge and again ascend to Ramite (2685m) for lunch. At Ramite, you can see mixed forest of Deodar and rhododendron along with the beautiful view of waterfall. You will see the first glimpse of Olangchung Gola after a walk of around 45 minutes from the waterfall and finally you will reach Olangchung Gola(3208m), a beautiful Sherpa settlement, where you can see 465 years old monastery with golden manuscript, explore the monastery and surroundings and chek in lodge and have rest. Overnight in local lodge.

 

Day 9: Trek to Sanjung Kharka Camp (3910m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

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

 

Day 10: Trek to Pass Camp (4747m)

Hike duration: 6/7 hours

Have your breakfast in the morning. Today your path will lead you along the bank of Tamor 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 Snow Leopard on this trail shown by the previous records. After hiking for three hours, 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 reach to your today's destination, Pass Camp. Overnight in tented camp.

 

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

Hike duration: 8/9 hours

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

 

Day 12: Trek to Thudam (3500m)

Hike duration: 6/7 hours

After breakfast start hiking from Chauri Kharka.The trek leads you all the way downhill from Chaurikharka. Today, you will come back to Human settlement after tiring walk for three days. After walking for about three and half hours, you will arrive to a place where you will see the two routes. One leads to Lhasa in Tibet 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 to Thudam.Thudam is a small village with around 30 houses of Sherpa people. Check in lodge and rest for a while and if you're interested then you can explore the village area later on. Overnight in tented camp.

 

Day 13: Trek to Kharka (2877m)

Hike duration: 6 hours

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

 

Day 14: Trek to Chyamtang (2229m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

From Chyamtang, the trail passes through dense rhododendron forest. You will not find any villages along the way. After walking for 3 hours, you will reach to a place called Chaurikharka where you will have your lunch. From Chaurikharka, you can see Chyamtang. Arun River, Ridha Village and the trail that leads to Kimathanka. Now the trek is all downhill for about three hours until you reach Arun River. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Arun River, you again have to ascend uphill for about an hour until Chyamthang. Your destination for the day Chyamthang is a small village where Sherpa people are the dominant population. Check in lodge and have rest and later on you can explore the village if you're interested. Overnight in tented camp.

 

Day 15: Trek to Hatiya (1595m)

Hike duration: 6/7 hours

After having breakfast in the camp, you will start walking for Hatiya. The trail is easy and passes through rhododendron forest of Arun valley, it is home to several bird species where you can enjoy watching some species of Birds. Hike for about 2.5 hours from Chyamthang takes us to Glimber Village (1585m) where you will have your lunch. The Village offers spectacular view of snowcapped peaks in the Makalu range. From Gimber, the walk is easy 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 Makalu National Park. After reaching to your camp place, have rest in your camp and later on explore the area. Overnight in tented camp.

 

Day 16: Trek to Gola (1128m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

After having breakfast, you will start trekking along the bank of Arun River for about 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 after having your lunch and a short break you will start ascending towards Gola. A walk of around two and half hours after lunch takes you to Gola. Gola is a very small village with 12 houses. Sherpa, Rai and Tamang people reside here. It is a typical village where you can observe the native people following the old life style, explore the village are and later on rest in your tent. Overnight in tented camp.

 

Day 17: Trek to Hedangna Gadhi (1179m)

Hike duration: 5/6 hours

Have your breakfast and you will start trekking through the paddy fields which denotes that you are now at lowlands. You will descend down and ascend for several times. After two and half hours of hiking, you will reach to Pathibhara(1524m). Over here you will have a short break   and your lunch as well. Pathibhara is a small Gurung village with tea shops, groceries and some hotels. The trail after lunch passes through agricultural land to reach Gadhi (1800m) and you can find plenty of water sources and small settlements along the way. It will take around three hours to reach Gadhi from Pathibhara. Gadhi is a place of great historical significance as Nepali Army fought bravely with invading Tibetan Army at this place and chased them away. Gadi is a small village market with a health post, a school and a police station. Overnight in tented camp.

 

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

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

Today is the last day of your trek. Have your breakfast and start trekking to reach Num which will take you around two and half hours. From Gadi, the trek is about an hour downhill to the Arun River. After some gradual walk you will be crossing the river through suspension bridge then you will climb uphill for about one and 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 Sankhuwasabha district. Driving for around four to five hours on off road will take you to Khandbari. after reaching to Khandbari check in lodge and have rest. Overnight in local lodge.


Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar

Flight duration: 35 mins.

After breakfast, pack your bags and you will be transfer to Tumlingtar airport to catch the flight to Kathmandu. Make sure to get the seat on your left side in plane while flying back to Kathmandu as from the left side you will be able to view the majestic mountain standing tall from north to east with the shining snowclad. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our office representative will come to receive you and they will transfer you to Hotel. After reaching to hotel check in hotel and have rest for a while and later in the afternoon you can visit the Asian Heritage office to share your trek experience and you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel and to its nearby places. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 20: In Kathmandu

Today is your free day in Kathmandu as tomorrow you will be leaving Nepal so you can engage yourself in rest and relaxation and as well as shopping. There are lots of shopping malls and shops in Thamel where you can buy the token of love of Nepal for your friends and realtives. And there are lots of restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy the good food with live band performing or you can visit the garden of dreams in Thamel, one of the best place to spend the time by reading books and exploring the fountains and garden, after that you can get back to hotel and have rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 21: Departure

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

 

Trip Grade

Moderate

Included in the Cost

·         All land transportations.
 Flight ticket from Kathmandu - Nepalgunj- Suketar & Tumlingtar - Kathmandu.
17 nights accommodation in a basic lodge during trek with full board basis (Based on 2-pax sharing)
3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in Full Board basis.
Kanchenjunga special permits and national park entry permits.
Makalu valley restricted area entry permits and Makalu Barun national park entry permits.
Full Camping trek with all meals.
TIM's Permits and Entrance fees.
One Professional Trekking guide and  porters (one porter can carry 18 kilo of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilo of luggage) and their wages and salaries.
Insurance for the trekking staffs.
First aid kit for trekking staffs
 Good equipment for your guide and porter to trek (wind jacket, Water bottle, hiking shoes)

Not Included in the Cost

  • Food and Drinks / Beverages bills.
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International flight.
  • Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.

·         Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc

·          Personal trekking gear.

·          First aid kit (for you)

 Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.

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