Lumba Sumba Trek is an off the beaten trail located at the eastern part of Nepal. The Lumba Sumba Trek is perfect for those trekkers who have enough time and ultimate desire to endeavor into less trodden remote region of Himalayas beyond regular trekking routes. This trek combines quite but comfortable lodges accommodation with large back-country camping.
The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek was only opened in 2012 so it is a relatively unknown trek. The trek connects the Kanchenjunga Region and Makalu Region via the Lumba Sumba Pass, and runs through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park in the eastern part of the country and can be done in one of two directions: starting in either Kanchenjunga or in Makalu.
With spectacular grandeur of nature and Himalaya landscapes, the non touristy trail to Lumba Sumba follows the alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forest and low-river valleys. The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek offers good scope of exploration and discovery, trekkers encounter different species of birds and wildlife including snow leopard and red panda.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: A free day to explore Kathmandu. Guided sightseeing tour of the city.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur in south-east Nepal. Drive across the Terrai to Phidim.
Day 04: Drive to Taplejung (1775m). Meet the crew and trek to Mitlung (900m).
Day 05: Trek beside the Tamur River to Chiruwa (1245m).
Day 06: Trek via the village of Lelep to our camp in a clearing near Lumthang (1800m).
Day 07: Trek via the village of Ela Danda to a camp at Selep Kharka (2600m).
Day 08: Trek beside the Tamur River to the Bhotia settlement of Olangchung Gola (3200m).
Day 09: A rest day at Olangchung Gola and a chance to visit the monastery.
Day 10: Trek to ‘Junction Camp’ at the confluence of the Tamur with the Dinsamba Khola (3700m).
Day 11: Trek beside the Dinsamba Khola to Tangchetar (4200m).
Day 12: Trek to Tanchedanga with views back to Jannu (4650m).
Day 13: Cross the Lumba Sumba La (5180m) to Selele (4500m).
Day 14: Trek down to the Chejung Khola and on to the village of Thudam (3500m).
Day 15: A long day of trekking with views of Makalu to a camp at Yak Kharka (2700m).
Day 16: Trek down to the Arun River and up via the village of Chyamtang (2250m).
Day 17: Trek above the Arun River to Honggong (2100m).
Day 18: Trek to Hatiya and onwards beside the river to Barun Bazaar (1100m).
Day 19: Trek via Gola and the Gurung village of Pathibhara to Gadhi (1170m).
Day 20: Our final morning of trekking to the village of Num (1560m). Drive to Tumlingtar.
Day 21: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing, shopping or relaxing.
Day 23: Final departure your home country.