Lumba Sumba 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 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,400m.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Suketar and trek to Phoomling (Taplejung) 1,077 m.
You will take breakfast and drive to Kathmandu Airport to catch the flight to Biratnagar, 40 Mins, and then fly to Suketar on same day 30 Mins. You will start walking to Fungling (1777m) – the headquarters of Taplejung district. Overnight local lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Mithlung (909m).
After having Breakfast, your trek starts from Fungling and walk through a Sherpa village which is the gateway of this trek. You will pass through beautiful cardamom fields and Alnus trees (Uttis) until Hangdewa VDC which takes around two and half hours. On the way, there are small tea shops at Asangpati Tole. From Panisar, the trek is downhill until the suspension bridge that acts as a border between Hangdewa VDC and Furumba VDC. A walk of 10 minutes takes us to Pawa Village (1546m) where you will have your lunch. After lunch, the trek progresses along the bank of Tamor River to Mitlung. Overnight local lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Chhirwa (1246m).
You will have your breakfast in Mitlung and start trekking to reach Chhirwa. The trek passes along the banks of Tamor River. It is a pleasing walk until Furumba. From Furumba, the trail is uphill for half hour then descends through Ulnus and Schima wallachiana mixed forest to Siwa Bazar (950m) at Linkhim VDC. 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 KCAP entrance gate (1300m) at Thiwa Village. From here, the trek gradually descends until Chiruwa. Chiruwa (1246m) is a small market with couple of lodges. Overnight local lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Lelep (1687m).
While walking from Chhirwa 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 Pembu (1486m). From Pembu, you have to climb uphill to Lelep (1687m). Overnight local lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Illa Danda (2051m).
After breakfast, you will start walking through dense forest which is also the habitat for different wild floras and faunas. After continuing 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 to reach Gowater 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 Illa Danda (2051m). Illa Danda offers panoramic view of the Kasturi peak and Tamor River. Overnight local lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Selep Kharka - (2525m).
From Illa 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, you might catch a sight of red panda from the trail. After a continuous walk of three and half hours from Illa Danda, you will reach Maguwa (2423m) for lunch; the trail passes through maple and Ulnus forest. After a walk of 1.5 hour, we reach Selep Kharka (2525m). Overnight local lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Olangchung Gola (3208m).
Today you will trek to Olangchung Gola from Selep Kharka. Today trek runs along 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 to the river bank, cross a 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 . Overnight local lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Upper Langmale (3893m).
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. The trek passes through pine and rhododendron forests. After a walk of about 2.5 hours, you will reach a place called Jadak(3636m) 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 Camp.
Day 10: Trek to pass camp (4747m).
Today also the trek runs along the bank of Tamor River and on the other side of the river you can see dense rhododendron forest. There is high chance of seeing the Snow Leopard on this trail shown by the previous records. After 3 hours walk, you will reach Tangchetar (4,203m) for lunch, you will continue walking for around 3 hours to reach today's destination, Pass Camp. Overnight Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Chaurikharka (4595m).
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 Charikharka (4595m) for night's stay. Overnight Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Thudam - (3500m).
The trek is downhill from Chaurikharka. Today, you will come back to Human settlement after tiring walk for three days. After a walk of about three and half hours, you will arrive to a place where you will see two paths. One lead to Lhasa in Tibet and other lead toward Thudam. You will have your lunch at this place. From this place, a walk of about three hours takes you to Thudam(3500m). Thudam is a small village with around 30 houses of Sherpa people. Overnight Camp.
Day 13: Trek to kharka (2877m).
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, you can see this endangered species. It is better to carry packed lunch with drinking water, as it is difficult to find drinking water along the trail. After a walk of about six hours from Thudam, you will reach Kharka (2,877m) where you will stay overnight. Overnight Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Chyamtang (2229m).
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 a place called Chaurikharka where you will have your lunch. From Chaurikharka, you can see Chyamtang (2,229m). 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, you again have to ascend uphill for about an hour until Chyamthang. Your destination for the day. Chyamthang (2229m) is a small village where Sherpa people are the dominant population. Overnight Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Hatiya (1595m).
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. A walk of 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 a trek of 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. Overnight Camp.
Day 16: Trek to Gola (1128m).
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. You will have your lunch around the confluence and 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. Overnight Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Hedangna Gadhi (1179m).
You will start trekking through the paddy fields which denotes that we are now at lowlands. You will descend down and ascend for several times. After 2.5 hours walking, you will reach Pathibhara(1524m) and have your lunch. 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 3 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 Camp.
Day 18: Short trek to Num and drive to Khandbari (1020m).
Today is the last day of your trek. You will have your lunch and start trekking to reach Nun which takes about two and half hours. From Gadi, the trek is about an hour downhill to the Arun River. After crossing the river, you will climb uphill for about one and half hour to reach Num village (1572m). As Num is linked with motor able road, you will have a drive to Khandbari (1022m) - the district headquarters of Sankhuwasabha district. A drive of around 4-5 hrs on dirt road takes us to Khandbari. Overnight Lodge.
Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.
After breakfast, you will be taken to Tumlingtar airport to catch the flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Hotel. Overnight hotel.
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu.
Today is your free day; you can engage yourself in rest and relaxation as well as shopping token of love of Nepal for your nearest ones. Overnight Hotel.
Day 21: Departure to your destination.
Today is your last day of Nepal Trip. After having Breakfast, you will be transferred to the International airport to catch the flight back to your home.
Lumba Sumba Pass Trek
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