Lumba Sumba Kanchenjunga Trek

Overview

Lumba Sumba Trek is one of the new and adventures trekking route in eastern Nepal. This route offers some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes. But also the home to different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs. The trek, Lumba Sumba Peak (5200 meters) is the major attraction and runs through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the eastern Himalays.

Trekkers can travel around the traditional farming practices. Not only that, you can see different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda. We explore two of Nepal’s best preserved protected areas – the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park. Therefore one can also trek to the base camps of Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Makalu. The route encompasses alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, and low river valleys. Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage like monasteries, Chorten, temples and prayer walls.

Lumba Sumba Trek is one of the new and adventures trekking route in eastern Nepal. This route offers some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes. But also the home to different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs. The trek, Lumba Sumba Peak (5200 meters) is the major attraction and runs through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the eastern Himalayas.

Trekkers can travel around the traditional farming practices. Not only that, you can see different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda. We explore two of Nepal’s best preserved protected areas – the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park. Therefore one can also trek to the base camps of Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Makalu. The route encompasses alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, and low river valleys. Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage like monasteries, Chorten, temples and prayer walls.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Duration

23 Days

Facts

Country: Nepal

Trekking region : Kanchenjunga

Trek Duration: 23 Days

Max. Elevation: 5200 meters

Destination: Thorung La pass Group

Size: Min. 4 / Max.20

Best Season :April - May - Jun , Sept - Oct- Nov 

Trip Details

Day 01- Arrival Kathmandu Airport

Arrivival to Kathmandu, the beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. The No Name Travel and Treks Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, you will have short briefing and final payment procedures.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing. (prepare permit of the trek)

Sightseeing of Kathmandu includes Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath.Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the world. The two storied pagoda houses a pagoda houses with a lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plat pagodahouses a ed roofs and silver-coated doors. Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design. After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepare your trekking equipment. We will finalize paperwork permit for your kanchanjanga Base camp trip.

 

Day 03 - Fly to Suketar (2320 m) trek to Fungling(1777 meters)

Fly from Kathmandu to Taplejung (2320 meters).Half hour flight to Taplejung at Suketar Airport.The No Name Travel and Treks crew will be waiting for your arrival. Take an early lunch, while the crew arranges all bedding and baggages. Short Trek to Fungling (1777 meters) (the headquarters of Taplejung district).

Day 04 -- Trekking from Fungling (1777 meters) to Mitlung (909909 meters)

The trek starts from Fungling (1777m) after your breakfast. Sherpa Tolis the gateway of this Trek. The trek passes through beautiful cardamom fields and Alnus trees (Uttis). On the way, there are small tea shops at Asangpati Tole, Gaigode Tole and Panisar Tole that can be used for alternative accommodation as they provide home stay facilities. From Panisar, the trek is downhill until the suspension bridge that acts as a border between Hangdewa VDC and Furumbu VDC. Mitlung (909m) is our destination for the day as it has goodcamping sites with facilities like kitchen and dining hall.

Day 05 - Trekking from Mitlung(909 meters) to Chirwa(1246 meters)

The trek passes along the banks of Tamur River. It is a pleasing walk until Furumbu- a 40 minute walk from Mitlung. From Furumbu, the the trail is uphill for half hour then descends through Ulnusand Schima wallachiana. We can reach Siwa Bazaar inthree hours from Mitlung. Siwa Bazar is a good place for lunch.It is a small market with facilities like drug store, groceries and a police station. 
After lunch, the trek runs along the Tamur River until Tawa Village. The trek runs uphill from here until we reachwe reach the KCAP Entrance Gate (1300m) at Thiwa Village. Fromhere, the trek gradually descends until Chirwa -ourdestination for the day. Chirwa (1246m) is a smallmarket with couple of lodges and good camping sites. It is a popular stopover for tourists and locals alike.

Day 06 - Trekking from Chirwa (1246 meters) to Lelep (1687meters)

The trek runs along the mighty Tamur River. At the start of the trek, there are two big stones with religious significance. After a walk of twoand half hours from Chirwa through beautifulcardamom gardens, we reach Tapethok (1340m) for lunch. It is a small market with some tea shops. After lunch, it is it is a pleasing walk for about an hour until Pembu(1486m). From Pembu, it is an uphill climb for about two and half hours to Lelep (1687m) -our destinationfor the day. The KCAP headquarters is in Lelep. Similarly there is a police station, some tea shops groceries and hotels. There are also some good camping sites in Lelep.

Day 07 - Trekking from Lelep (1687meters)

Trek moves forward along the bank of Tamur River through dense forest. After crossing suspension bridge, it is an uphill climb through pine forest for half an hour until we reach a monastery. The trek gradually descends after about half an hour and we reach Gowatar (1800m) for lunch. Near the village, there is a big stone and it is believed that only the religious people can move them. A walk of about half an hour form here takes us to Phedi. Another 20 minutes' walk will take us to our camping site at Ela Danda (2051m). The place offers panoramic view of snowcapped peaks including the Small Kasturi Peak and Tamur River.

Day 08 - Trekking from Ela Danda (2051 meters) to Selep Kharka(2525 meters)

From Ela Danda; the walk of the day is pleasing as it passes through Ulnus and Rhododendron forest for about an hour. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trek passes through dense bamboo groves (spread over around 5 hectares). This place is popular among trekkers as thehabitat of red panda. After a totalwalk of three and half hours from El Danda, we reach Maguwa (2435m) for lunch. After lunch, the trailpasses through maple and Ulnus forest. There is a big landslide on the way andtrekkers must be carefulwhile crossing it. After a walk of about one and half hour, we reach Selep Kharka (2525m) -our destinationfor the day.

Day 09 - Trekking from Selep Kharka (2525 meters) to Olangchung Gola(3208 meters)

The banks of Tamur River leading to a place called Jon-gim (2641), a flat land surrounded bysnowcapped hills. At Ramite, we can seemixed forest of Deodar and rhododendron. We see a beautiful waterfall after a walk of about an hour from Ramite.Olangchung Gola is a beautiful Sherpavillage with around 45 houses, a 465 years old monastery with golden manuscript and KCAP office.. There is also a sub-health post, a primary school and a border police station at Olangchung Gola.

Day 10 - Trekking from Olangchung Gola (3208 meters) to Upper Langmale(3893m) via Jadak

Upto next three days we will pass through complete wilderness; it is better to be with our localSherpa to avoid getting lost. But piles of stones along thethe way acts as sign posts, showing us ourdirection. The trek passes through pine and rhododendron forests. After a walk of two and half hours, wereach a place called Jadak (3636m) for lunch. A walk of three hourson snowy track will take us to ourcamping site at Upper Langmale (3893m).

Day 11 - Trekking from Upper Langmale (3893m) to Pass Camp(4747 meters) via Tangchetar(4203 m.)

Today's trek can be interesting as snow leopards have been sighted numerous times from this trek. The trekalong the Tamur River and on the other side of the river lies dense rhododendron forest. After a walk ofabout three hours, we reach Tangchetar (4203m) for lunch. Another threehours walk after lunch will lead usto our station site Pass Camp (4747m).

Day 12 - Trekking from Pass Camp (4747 meters)-Lumba Sumba Peak (5200 meters) to Chaurikharka (4594 meters)

This would be the most difficult day of this trek. This day the trek will pass through the Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m). It is better to start early as it will be difficult to cross thepeak after noon. Thetrek climbs a bit up and again runs down. It is better to take packed lunch, as as there are no good campingsites around. After a walk of about four and half hour from Pass Camp, we climbthe Lumba Sumba Peak anddescend down to Chaurikharka (4594m) for night’s stay.

Day 13 - Trekking from Chaurikharka (4594 meters) to Thudam (3500 meters)

The trek is downhill from Chaurikharka. Aftera walk of about three and half hours, we come across two roads-one to Lhasha in Tibet and the othertoward Thudam. We prepared our lunch at this place. A walk of about three hours takes us to Thudam for the night’s accommodation. Thudam (3500m) is a small village with around 30 houses of Sherpa people.

Day 14 - Trekking from Thudam (3500 meters) to Kharka (2877meters)

Trek along the banks of Chujung Khola. The trail offers panoramic view of peaks in the Makalu range.On the way you see lot of small bushes and bamboo groves – the besthabitat for red panda. If you are lucky, you can see this endangered species. It is better to carry packed lunch, as it is difficult to finddrinking water along the trail. After a walk of about six-hours from Thudam we reach Kharka (2877m) forthe night’s halt.

Day 15 - Trekking from Chauri Kharka (2877 meters) to Chyamthang (2229 meters)

The walk passes through dense rhododendron forest. As there are no villages on the way and also thereare numerous side trails, it is better to hire a local guide to avoid getting lost. From Chaurikharka, we can clearly see Chyamtang (2229m), Arun River, Ridha Village and the road that leads to Kimanthanka. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Arun, the trek is uphill for about an hour until Chyamthang- our destination for the day. Chyamthang (2229m) is a small yet beautiful village with stone houses. Sherpas are the dominant population in this village.

Day 16 - Trekking from Chyamthang (2229 meters)- enter Makalu National Park and to Hatiya (1595 meters)

The trail passes through rhododendron forest. The walk is easy as you can hear chirping of birds.this can make feel refreshed. A walk of about two and half hours from Chyamthang takes us to Gimber Village (1585m) for lunch.  From Gimber, the walk is easy and after a trek of about three hours we reach Hatiya (1595m) for the night’s stay. Hatiya - a small village of Bhote people – is the entry point to the Makalu National Park.

Day 17 - Trekking from Hatiya (1595 meters) to Gola

The trek on this day runs along the banks of Arun River. After a walk of about two and half hours from Hatiya, we reach the confluence of Arun and Barun rivers. After having lunch near the river confluence, the trek progress toward Gola. A walk of around two and half hours after lunch takes us to our camping site at Gola.  Gola is a very small village with only few houses. Sherpa, Rai and Tamang people reside here.

Day 18 - Trekking from Gola to Gadhi (1800 meters) via Pathibhara Village

The walk is pleasing as the trail makes a short descent, but again a short climb. After a walk of about two and half hours from Gola, we reach Pathibhara village (not Pathibhara temple area) for lunch. Pathibhara (1524m) is a small Gurung village with tea shops, groceries and some hotels. We reach Gadhi (1800m) -our destination for the day -after a walk of around three hours from Pathibhara. Gadhi (that means fort in Nepali language) is a place of great historical significance as Nepali Army fought bravely with invading Tibetan Army at this place and chased them away.

Day 19 - Trekking from Gadhi (1800 meters) to Khandbari (1022 meters) and take bus or trek to Chichila to get Tumlingtar

From Gadhi, the trek is about an hour downhill till the Arun River. After crossing the river, an uphill climb of about one and half hour takes us to the Num village (1572m). As Num is linked with motorable road, we may hire a vehicle to Khandbari (1022m).

From Khandbari, buses are available to Dharan or Biratnagar. Or you can trek to Chichila and take a vehicle to Tumlingtar airstrip and fly directly to Kathmandu.

Day 20 - Trekking from Chichila to Tumlingtar (405 meters) the low land

Drive from Chichila to Tumlingtar (405 m.). Stay overnight with last day celebration.

Day 21 - Fly from Tumlingtar to either Biratnagar or direct to Kathmandu.

Fly from Tumlingtar to either Biratnagar or direct to Kathmandu.

Day 22 - Contingency Day

 (This day is free in case of delayed flights in or out of Tumlingtar).

Day 23 - Departure from Kathmandu

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your final flight departure.The trip ends, our Airport Representative will take you to the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure.

Cost Details

Trip cost:

Per Person US$ 3292 (4 Person) Per Person US$ 3175 (4 -8 Persons) Per Person US$ 2950 (8+ Persons)

Price Include

Transportation service. (Airport-Hotel-Airport).

4 nights hotel Kathmandu bed & breakfast basis.

A half day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley.

Trekking permit of Kanchenjunga region

Tims and Conservation Area/National park permit of Kanchenjunga.

Trekking with 3 times meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) with Tea house/lodging (best local lodges/tents).

Daily wages and Insurance of Nepalese staffs (Guide/supporter).

Necessary trekking general equipment.

Farewell Dinner.

Agency service charge.

Price Exclude

Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee.

Meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.

Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung), Tumlingtar to Kathmandu airticket for clients and Nepalese guide.

Private reserved transportation cost from Kathmandu to Taplejung or to back Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.

Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages.

All; Trekking equipments and personal items.

Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters.

Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance.

Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.

 

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