Lumba Sumba trekking in Nepal

Lumba Sumba trekking in Nepal

Lumba Sumba Trekking is one of the new trekking routes offering some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes: Lumba Sumba trekking route is home to different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs. Lumba Sumba Trekking runs through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the eastern Himalaya. Trekkers can explore the traditional farming practices and see different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda, from the route. There are a number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola.

Lumba Sumba route, we explore two of Nepal’s best preserved, protected areas, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park. Through the route, one can also trek to the base camps of Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Makalu.

Similarly, the Tamor and Arun River systems can be the other attraction for tourists. These two rivers are the major tributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. The route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and subtropical forests, and low river valleys. Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can also explore the cultural heritage like monasteries, Chhortens, temples and prayer wheels. And to add to the flavour, the festivals of all of these people living in harmony only serve to make the native culture livelier.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Sukhetar (Taplejung) by flight or by bus, overnight in Hotel (L/D).

Day 02: Taplejung to Mitlung (909m), overnight tea house (B/L/D).

Day 03: Mitlung (909m) to Chiruwa (1246m), overnight tea house (B/L/D).

Day 04: Chiruwa (1246m) to Lelep (1687m), overnight tea house (B/L/D).

Day 05: Lelep (1687m) to Ela Danda (2051m), overnight tea house  (B/L/D).

Day 06: Ela Danda (2051m) to Selep Kharka (2525m), overnight Camp or basic tea house (B/L/D).

Day 07: Selep Kharka (2525m) to Olangchung Gola (3208m), overnight Camp or basic tea house (B/L/D).

Day 08: Olangchung Gola (3208m) to Langmale (3893m), overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 09: Langmale (3893m) to Pass Camp (4747m), overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 10: Pass Camp (4747m) to Chaurikharka (4594m, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 11: Chaurikharka (4594m) to Thudam (3500m), overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 12: Thudam (3500m) to Thudam Kharka, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 13: Thudam Kharka to Chyamthang (2229m), overnight Camp or basic tea house (B/L/D).

Day 14: Chyamthang (2229m) to Hatiya (1595), overnight Camp or basic tea house (B/L/D).

Day 15: Hatiya (1595) to Gola, overnight Camp or basic tea house (B/L/D).

Day 16: Gola to Gadhi (1800m), overnight Camp or basic tea house (B/L/D).

Day 17: Gadhi (1800m) to Khandbari (1022m), overnight guest house (B/L/D).

Day 18: Khandari to Kathmandu by driving more than 12 hours (B/L).