Kanchenjunga Lumba Sumba Pass

Kanchenjunga Lumba Sumba Pass

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Kanchenjunga Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is one of the most famous treks to explore Kanchenjunga to the Makalu through the Lumba Sumba Pass. This amazing trek is recently discovered by the government of Nepal. It is announced as a trekking by Trekking Agencies Asociation of Nepal.  Trekking in the Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park, we will get chances to encounter with various wildlife such as; Snow Leopard, Red panda, and much more flora and fauna. Trekking in the Lumba Sumba Pass at the altitude of 5177m above the sea level is one of the best-attracting parts of this trek. During your trek, you can enjoy the beautiful diversity of vegetation and wildlife, Olanchung Gola boats several high mountain lakes, traveling via alpine fields, and many more which endures the harsh temperature. By crossing the tributaries of Arun and Tamor rivers, through subtropical-forest, you can gather the most phenomenal experiences in this Kanchenjunga and Makalu region.

You do not require any extreme body fitness to cover this trek. A moderate level of fitness is enough to endure long duration of trekking for the whole day trek. Ensure that you do not have any problem with your ankles and knees. Kanchenjunga Lumba Sumba Pass trek is a blend of adventure, where you can get an opportunity for cultural exploration, spiritual awakening, and staggering views of mountains, breathtaking natural beauties, and rich hospitality of various ethnic communities. 

Short Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur/Drive to Ilam (3,636 m)
Day 4: Drive to Taplejung (1,820 m) /trek to Mitlung (909 m)
Day 5: Trek to Chiruwa (1,246 m)
Day 6: Trek to Lelep (1,687 m)
Day 7: Trek to Ela Danda (2,051 m)
Day 8: Trek to Jogim Kharka (2,635 m)
Day 9: Trek to Olanchung Gola (3,208 m)
Day 10: Trek to Snajung Kharka Camp (3,910 m)
Day 11: Trek to Pass Camp (4,700 m)
Day 12: Trek to Lumba Sumba La (5,177 m)-Yak Kharka (2,877 m)
Day 13: Trek to Jungle Camp (3,350 m)
Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka (2,877 m)
Day 15: Trek to Lingam School (2,320 m)
Day 16: Trek to Hatiya (1,595 m)
Day 17: Trek to Gola (1,128 m)
Day 18: Trek to Hedanga Gadhi (1,179 m)
Day 19: Trek to Num (1,572 m)/Drive to Tumlingtar (450 m)
Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Day 21: At Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Day 22: Departure
 
 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
 Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall receive you from the Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel. You can do some shopping for your trek. We shall be sitting together in the short debrief session in the late afternoon, and then we shall be enjoying the Welcome Dinner at a popular restaurant in the town. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Next morning after having breakfast, we will manage you to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, our representative will provide you with short explanations class about the further trek. You will stay overnight at the same hotel.

Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur/Drive to Ilam (3,636 m)
You shall make the domestic flight to Bhadrapur which is located at the Terai region of the southeastern part of Nepal. Via the intimidating fields of remote areas and small towns, you shall drive for 4/5 hours to reach to Ilam, climbing the foothills. Once you reach Ilam you shall experience a slight drop in the temperature. Stay over night  hotel at Ilam.

Day 4: Drive to Taplejung (1,820 m) /trek to Mitlung (909 m)
Driving alongside the river belt, witnessing the beautiful landscape and snow-covered mountains, you shall reach all the way to Taplejung. Our crew members including guides and porters shall meet you at Taplejung. Then, you shall start your trek descending downhill via small settlements witnessing the growing cardamom and Alnus trees and reach Hangdewa Khola. Further trekking brings you to the junction of the river with Tamor River taking you to Mitlung. Stay overnight at Mitlung Tented camp.

Day 5: Trek to Chiruwa (1,246 m)
You shall walk beside Tamor River, by the paddy fields, and pass through dense forest and arrive at Siwa Bazar. Walking alongside the Tamor River you shall arrive at the Tawa Village. From Tawa Village, which is located at an altitude of 1,146 m, you shall ascend to Thiwa Village. Descending downhill takes you to the Chiruwa Village. Stay overnight at Chiruwa Village Tented camp.

Day 6: Trek to Lelep (1,687 m)
Walking along the Tamor River, you shall pass several villages and cardamom and rice fields, before arriving at Tapethok. At Tapethok, you need to show your permits before entering into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project. Trekking further, you shall reach to Pembu, from where you shall climb for a couple of hours to reach Lelep. Stay overnight at Lelep Tented camp.
 
Day 7: Trek to Ela Danda (2,051 m)
Passing through the dense forest, you shall ascend for 45 minutes to reach Sango Chhoyalling Gompa, after crossing the river via the suspension bridge. From the Gompa, you shall descend down to Goldwater. Passing beside the beautiful waterfalls you shall reach Phedi Khola. An ascent of an hour takes you to Ela Danda. The Danda offers you the magnificent views of Kasturi peaks. Stay overnight at Ela Danda Tented camp.

Day 8: Trek to Jogim Kharka (2,635 m)
Through dense forest of rhododendrons and Alnus, you shall cross the river by a suspension bridge. Passing through the bamboo forest you shall reach to Maguwa Kharka. Further exploring your trail via forest rich in chestnut, oak, maple and rhododendrons, you shall pass the Selep Kharka. An hour from Kharka takes you to Jongim Kharka. Stay overnight at Jogim Kharka Tented camp.

Day 9: Trek to Olanchung Gola (3,208 m)
You shall climb to Ramite through the forest after crossing the river via the suspension bridge. Witnessing the red pandas, if you are lucky enough, and passing beside the waterfalls, you shall arrive at Olanchung Gola. Olanchung Gola boasts some 50 wooden houses and an ancient, which is believed to be 470 years old, a monastery situated at the top of the village. Stay overnight at Olanchung Gola Tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Snajung Kharka Camp (3,910 m)
Trekking alongside the Tamor River, following the ancient route of the traders, you shall make through the river belt before crossing the river. Passing through the Lagmale Village, you shall continue your journey towards the Snajung Kharka Camp. This place is believed to be an attractive destination for camping. Stay overnight at Snajung Kharka Camp Tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Pass Camp (4,700 m)
You shall make through yak pastures and several foothills. Today's trek takes you to the area that is renowned for the snow leopard. Keep your eyes open. This trail is really remote, and you shall make this trek witnessing the wonderful views of mountains and beautiful landscape. Ultimately, you arrive at the Pass Camp. Stay overnight at Pass Camp.
 
Day 12: Trek to Lumba Sumba La (5,177 m)-Yak Kharka (2,877 m)
Passing the ridge, you arrive at the first pass; several other passes are still waiting to be conquered. The top of the Lumba Sumba La offers you the magnificent views of Jannu Himalaya range, Kanchenjunga range, and the Makalu region. From the Pass, you shall descend downhill penetrating into the valley taking you to the Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka Tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Jungle Camp (3,350 m)
 Descending down, you shall pass yak pastures before making through the forest full with rhododendrons. Then, you shall make through the Umbak La Pass. Goods were traded through this place between Tibet and Nepal. You shall arrive at Thudam Village inhabited by Sherpas that contains 30 wooden houses. Through the steep valley trail, you shall ascend to a pass with an altitude of 3,370 m. Stay overnight at Jungle Tented Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka (2,877 m)
 You shall ascend through the bamboo forest after making through the steep landslide. This place offers you with the best views of Makalu and landscape. Further descending takes you to a place appropriate for camping, with its small clearing. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka Tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Lingam School (2,320 m)
 Descending further through the dense forest of rhododendrons, you shall ascend to Yak Kharka via the ridge; the place offers you the spectacular view of the Arun Valley. Descending down to the Arun River, you shall cross the river via the suspension bridge and ascend to the Chyamtang Village. Trekking further takes you to Lingam School. Stay overnight at Lingam School Tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Hatiya (1,595 m)
Passing through several villages you arrive at Gimber Village. You can notice the rise in the temperature. This village offers you staggering views of Makalu Himalayan Range. Trekking further leisurely you shall arrive at Hatiya. You can find the village influenced by Tibetan culture. As you arrive at Hatiya, you also arrive at the mouth of Makalu-Barun National Park. Stay overnight at Hatiya Tented camp.
 
Day 17: Trek to Gola (1,128 m)
Trekking alongside the Arun River, you shall arrive at the junction of Arun River and Barun River. Trekking further takes you to the Gola Village. Gola Village is inhabited by Rai, Sherpa, and Tamang communities; and the village contains only 12 houses to stay at. Stay overnight at Gola Tented camp.

Day 18: Trek to Hedanga Gadhi (1,179 m)
 Descending downhill, you shall pass through paddy fields witnessing the hillsides boasting overlooking the Arun River, and arrive at Pathibhara. There are lots of tea houses, homestays, and shops at Pathibhara. Trekking further, you shall arrive at Hedanga Gadhi located at the middle of the town market consisting hotels, shops, health post, police station and school. Stay overnight at Hedanga Gadhi Tented camp

Day 19: Trek to Num (1,572 m)/Drive to Tumlingtar (450 m)
Descending downhill, crossing the Arun River you shall arrive at Chiuribas. From here, you shall catch a bus to Tumlingtar. Here, you shall celebrate the success of the trek with guides and porters, who shall not be available tomorrow onwards. Stay overnight at Tumlingtar Tented camp.

Day 20: Flight to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
 From Tumlingtar, you shall return back to Kathmandu via a flight. You might love to allow a generous amount of rest to your body, to ease off all your exhaustion. Lamenting the phenomenal moments and staggering memories that you made during this trek. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 21: At Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Today is a rest day at Kathmandu. You can do some shopping for your departure journey back to your country. We shall be sitting together in Farewell Dinner at a popular restaurant in the town. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 22: Departure
Get ready with your bags and luggage, our representative shall take you from the hotel to the airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. We shall bid our goodbyes and farewell. Have a safe journey back to your country.

Included in the Cost

  • All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the  group size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3-star level (4 nights)
  • Hotel in Illam with all meals( one night only)
  • Bhadrapur-Ilam-Taplejung by private vehicle
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle
  • Entrance fee for Durbar Square, Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley
  • Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour
  • An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide
  • All necessary potters/yaks/ponys/mules
  • All fresh meals during the trek in our own kitchen (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including seasonal fresh food and tea, coffee
  • All camping gears (sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses, table and chairs,etc)
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Kitchen crew (highly experinces cook, kitchen boy, helper and sherpas)
  • All necessary paperwork such as Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park entry fee, trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system)
  • Accommodation on the camp sites during the trek during the trek
  • Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Lumba Sumbs route map souvenir for you
  • Every morning wake up call with Tea, Coffee and bowl of warm washing water
  • Every afternoon sttlel  the camp and kitchen,serve cookies with Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolates
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
  • All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Bhadrapur and Khadbari-Kathmandu.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate
  • All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, mineral water during the trek
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, beverages, barbill and battery charge
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
  • Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late Departure
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section
 
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • Hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.

Trip Facts

Duration: 22 days
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guest House
Seasons : March-May & Oct-Dec
Type: Moderate to Difficult
Maximum height : 5200 M.
Type of Transport : Flight/Drive
No. of Pax : Min. 2
Starts From : Phoomling( Taplejung
Ends at : Khandbari

Trip Highlights

Trek Highlights

  • Hike towards Nepal's most newly discover remote and beautiful trekking trail.

  • Panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Kumbhakarna peaks.

  • Visit cultural World Heritage sites in Kathmandu city.

  • Encounter the remote places of Nepal and the local livelihood.

  • Occasional sightings of the Snow Leopard and Red Panda.

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