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Himalaya Darshan Treks Pvt. Ltd

"Experience Naturally Nepal With Us"

$2085

Per person - All price inclusive

  • Trip Grade:
    Strenuous
  • Max-Altitude:
    5,210m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn & Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Camping trek
  • Group Size:
    Min 2

Highlights of the Trek

  • Exploring some of Nepal’s most isolated areas.
  • Views of Mount Kanchanjunga, Makalu, and Kumbakarna range from above.
  • Exploring the fascinating settlements of Chirwa, Lelep, and Gola, among others.
  • Getting up close and personal with some of the world’s most endangered species.
  • Exploring different ethnic villages (Limbu, Sherpa, Rai, Gurung, Tamang), and cultural heritage.
  • Get to see amazing endangered wildlife such as the snow leopard and red panda.

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek was first established in 2012, so it is still relatively unknown in comparison to other treks. The journey extends through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park in the eastern section of the country. Connecting the Kanchenjunga and Makalu regions via the Lumba Sumba Pass. It can be done in two directions, starting in Kanchenjunga or Makalu.

The journey travels through scattered pockets of human habitation such as villages and monasteries. Likewise, in markets, and schools, for the most part, there are days. when trekkers are utterly alone in the wilderness.

Arun Valley.

There have been sightings of snow leopards during these off-the-beaten-path days. Which would undoubtedly add to the adventure! Bird watchers will have the opportunity to see several unusual and uncommon species. After crossing the pass and traveling into the Arun Valley.

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek Difficulty Level

It is a straightforward descent to the remote town of Thudam after crossing the Lumba Sumba hill. Continuing the walk after Thudam is difficult since the narrow track becomes overgrown with bamboo brushes and challenging to find. Finding a campsite during this stretch of the Lumba Sumba pass hike is challenging.

Best Time

The best time for Lumba Sumba trekking is spring and autumn. Which fall between February and May and September to November, respectively. These seasons provide the most incredible views and the most spectacular natural surroundings. The Lumba Sumba Trek can be done in other seasons, such as monsoon and winter, although the weather can be harsh and brutal.

Itinerary


Day 1, Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,400m) and transfer to hotel

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks heartily welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport. Your check-in at the hotel.

Day 2, Sightseeing UNESCO sites in Kathmandu

After breakfast, Sightseeing in world heritage sites in Kathmandu such as Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Basantapur durbar square, then back to the hotel. This day is required to make Kanchenjunga Makalu Trek special permit with your original passport.

Day 3, Flight to Bhadrapur and Drive to Kanyam. Stay at hotel.

We will transport you to the domestic airport where you will board an internal flight to the southeastern area of Nepal. Bhadrapur is situated in Nepal’s tropical Terai area. We will pick up our vehicles at Bhadrapur and go on a two-day drive into the Himalayas. We drive through a wonderful scenery of agricultural farmland and little towns that quickly transitions to hills as we head north. As we ascend into the foothills and arrive in the Kanyam. Stay at the hotel.

Day 4, Drive from Kanyam to Chhiruwa (1,246m). Stay at the tea house.

The drive continues into the Himalayan foothills’ stunning terrain and river belt. Every bend reveals breathtaking views of white snow-capped mountains. We arrive in Taplejung, a small settlement at the end of the route (1,820m) after a late lunch, we continue our journey to Chhiruwa, where we will meet up with our team. Stay at the tea house.

Day 5, Trek to Lelep (1,687m). Stay at tented camp.

Today’s path entails walking along the Tamor River’s riverbank. You will first travel to Tapethok village. To get to Tapethok, you’ll have to walk through magnificent cardamom gardens. you need to check in your Kanchenjunga entry permit at the Conservation Office at Tapethok. Finally, you’ll arrive at Lelep. Stay at the tented camp.

Day 6, Trek to Ila Danda (2,051m). Stay at tented camp.

Today’s excursion is going through a deep forest. The woodland provides a natural habitat for a variety of wild species. If you’re lucky, you might see some wild animals like red pandas, musk deer, and snow leopards. You’ll cross the Tamor River and make your way up to Chautaro. Ila Danda is within a 20-minute walk from Chautaro. Trekkers can enjoy panoramic views of the icy mountains and the Tamor River from Ila Danda. Stay at a tented camp.

Day 7, Trek to Selep Kharka (2,525m). Stay at the tented camp.

For the first hour, you will stroll through rhododendron woodland. Many trekkers refer to it as the red panda’s home. You might see some red pandas as you walk. You will journey towards Maguwa after around three and a half hours of trekking from Illa Danda. Crossing the landslide region should be done with caution. Selep Kharka is about a one-and-a-half-hour walk from there.

Day 8, Trek to Olangchung Gola (3,208m). Stay at tented camp.

You will need to walk for a lengthier period today. The route will take you along the Tamor River’s bank. Walking through the rhododendron forest takes another 40 minutes. After that, you’ll cross a suspension bridge. You’ll be walking uphill towards Ramite from the bridge. Following the crossing. Olangchung Gola is a lovely Sherpa settlement. A 465-year-old monastery with a golden cloister is located in the town.

Day 9, Acclimatization Day.

Today is an acclimatization day. You will have a full day to see the region’s fascinating communities. Stones are commonly used to construct homes in this area. Most people here are Tibetan-influenced and follow Tibetan life and culture. Most locals are involved in activities such as trading Tibetan and Nepalese goods. Also, you can continue your trek to Yangma.

Day 10, Trek to Upper Langmale (3,893m). Stay at tented camp.

You’ll have to walk in the middle of nowhere starting today. You’ll come across various stone piles that serve as navigational aids. Jadak is a settlement in the region that is 3636 meters above sea level. You’re going to eat your lunch there. From there, you’ll be walking on a snowy route. The Upper Langmale camping spot is about a three-hour trek from Jadak.

Day 11, Trek to Pass Camp (4,747m). Stay at tented camp.

You’ll be heading toward Tamor Khola today. To go to Lumba Sumba, you’ll have to climb uphill for 3-4 hours. The route then descends to Dinsangba Khola along a downward trail. Further walking will lead you to an icy pond, from which you will climb to the summit of the Pass Camp’s northern crest. The pass camp is located at the highest point before the pass.

Day 12, Trek to Chauri kharka (4,595m) via Lumba Sumba Pass (5,210m). Stay at tented camp.

You’ll ascend about 700m to the Lumba Sumba Summit 5,210m then trek descend into a large valley after passing across the Lumba Sumba Pass. To get to Chauri Kharka, the trail travels through various yak pastures. Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is about a 3-hour trek from Chauri Kharka.

Day 13, Trek to Thudam (3,500m). Stay at tented camp

From the Chauri Kharka, the hike today is a downward stroll. After three days of exhausting walking, you will finally reach civilization. After there, there will be a short rise and then a usual walk to the alpine woodland. Thudam can be reached after a four-hour trek from there. Thudam is a lovely village with residents that have Tibetan influences.

Day 14, Trek to kharka (2,877m). Stay at tented camp

Today you’ll hike to Kharka after exploring the secluded village of Thudam. Walking along the banks of Chujung Khola is part of the trail. You’ll pass through little bushes and bamboo groves to Kharka. The route is also known for being the home of the Red Panda. So, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Red Panda. After that, you’ll continue downhill to Kharka, where you’ll find an isolated yak herders’ camp.

Day 15, Trek to Chyamthang (2,229m).

Today you’ll begin with a short ascent to a settlement. The town is in the middle of the Arun Valley, above the river. After there, you’ll descend to the Arun River along a muddy trail. You’ll trek upward toward the settlement of Lhomi after passing a bridge. After that, the community will lead you to Chyamtang. Sherpa settlement of Chyamtang. In the territory, there are few tiny houses.

Day 16, Trek to Hatiya (1,595m). Stay at tented camp

Today you will take a trip through a rhododendron forest. The journey will be relatively simple. As you approach the Arun valley, you’ll stop at several of the most popular birding spots. Climber village is about a two-and-a-half-hour hike from Chyamtang. After a three-hour walk from Glimber village, you will arrive at Hatiya. It is a tiny village populated by Bhote people. It serves as the gateway to Makalu National Park.

Day 17, Trek to Gola (1,128m). Stay at tented camp.

You’ll have to stroll alongside the Arun River to get to Gola. After around two hours of walking from Hatiya, you will reach the confluence of the Arun and Barun rivers. Lunch will be served near the river’s confluence. Following your lunch, you will go to Gola. The final destination of the day is Gola.

Day 18, Trek to Hedanga Gadhi (1,179m). Stay at tented camp

The hike entails traveling across rice fields in the lowlands. After a two-hour hike from Gola, you will arrive at Pathibhara. Following that, the trail continues through agricultural areas and small towns. After a three-hour hike from Pathibhara, you’ll arrive in Hedanga Gadi.

Day 19, Trek to Num then drive to Tumlingtar (400m) Stay at the hotel

From Hedangna, you will descend towards Num on the last day of your trek. You’ll have to trek downhill for around an hour to get to the Arun River. You’re going to cross the river. After crossing the river, you’ll begin an ascent towards Num settlement. It is a sizable town situated atop a hill overlooking the Makalu area. You will drive to Tumlingtar, passing through lovely villages.

Day 20, Flight to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.

We fly back to Kathmandu on a 45 minutes scenic flight, with our final views of the spectacular snow-capped Himalayas. When we arrive at Kathmandu airport our representative will be waiting for our airport pick-up. This evening we invite you for a farewell dinner with a cultural performance at a Nepalese restaurant.

Day 21, Final Departure.

This will be the last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our staff will take you and your group to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu for your final departure. We wish you and your group safe flights with unforgettable memory from your Nepal trip. Hope to see you again.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle (Domestic/International).
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu for guests and guides.
  • Drive from Bhadrapur to Kanyam to Taplejung/Chhiruwa and Num to Tumlingtar.
  • Experienced and government-licensed holder Guide, porter, and all staff with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance.
  • 3-night hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast, twin sharing.
  • Tented accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, Tea/Coffee.)
  • All government and local taxes
  • All camping equipment.
  • Kanchenjunga trek special permit.
  • Kanchenjunga conservation entry permit.
  • Makalu Braun National Park entry permit.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt as a souvenir
  • Kanchenjunga Makalu Trek Map for a group
  • Lumba Sumba passes trek achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural program.

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Wi-Fi, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide and staff. (Tips are expected)
  • Delay due to weather.
  • Travel insurance. (recommended)
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

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