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Lumba Sumba Pass

22 Days Spring and Autumn Nepal

The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is one of the most rewarding treks one can opt for. The trek starts from the Kanchenjunga Region, crossing the Lumba Sumba pass at 5177m altitude and ends up in the Makalu region and accounts for an extremely wonderful adventure. You will be delighted to be acquainted with the wilderness as well as solitude and pristineness of the Kanchenjunga and Makalu region. The trek can be more promising because occasional sightings of Snow Leopard and Red Pandas have been mentioned. Climbing from the one side of the Lumba Sumba Pass to reach the top and gradually descend to the other side of the Barun Valley requires some level of physical fitness, passion, and dedication.

The overall trek is quite interesting as the trail follows through dense forests of oaks, pines, and Rhododendrons on one side and clear Arun and Tamor rivers flowing on the other. The Arun and Tamor rivers are the main tributaries of the Sapta Koshi River. This trek will give you a lifetime experience of wandering in nature with so much diversity in ecosystem, wildlife, landscapes within two major conservation areas of Nepal: The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area ad Makalu Barun National Park. The trek involves passing through alpine grasslands, rocky landscapes, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, glacial lakes and low river valleys as well as cultural heritage like monasteries, chhortens, temples and prayer walls. At times we will be trekking through isolated areas without any kind of human settlements for a number of days.

Other major attractions of this trek are the panoramic and exotic views of the world’s third and the fifth-highest mountains; Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586) and Mt. Makalu (8,485m).


Our representative will see you at the airport with a play-card and you will be transferred to the hotel to rest overnight.

While we will be preparing for the trek with documents and required permits, you will be taken for sightseeing by our professional city tour guide. You will be visiting the major attractive places in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.

After breakfast, we will leave for Phoomling. We will either take a domestic flight or drive in our jeep.

The trek starts from Phoongling, the headquarter of Taplejung. The trail passes through beautiful forests of Cardamoms, small villages and tea shops in between. progressing through the bank of Tamor River, we reach Mithlung for the overnight rest in a camp.

On the second day of the trek, we walk uphill and downhill through dense lush forests. The trail runs along the banks of Tamor River until we cross many small villages with tea shops to reach the entrance gate of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Then we descend to Chiruwa to rest for the night.

We continue to trek along the Tamor River. We stop for lunch at Tapethok, which is a small market with a few tea shops. Then we ascend to Lelep, our stop for the day.

Passing through the dense forests with a wide variety of wildlife, we move forward. Ascending and descending through the pine forests and walking along the Tamor River for most of the route, we reach Gowatar for lunch. Moving forward, we reach Phedi and we cross the Tamor River. Then we ascend to reach our destination for the day, the Illa Danda from where we can view the panoramic view of snowcapped mountains. 

Through the forest of Ulnus and Rhododendrons, passing through suspension bridges and dense bamboo grooves we reach Maguwa for lunch. Then we continue on our trail to reach Selep Kharka to rest overnight. 

Olangchung Gola s a small village resided by Sherpas. We will be passing through the forests of Deodar and Rhododendrons, waterfalls and streams until we reach our next stop where we will camp and rest overnight.

Our trek to the complete wilderness begins here. Without any human settlements, we will be directed by the piles of stones in the midways. Then we walk on a snowy track to reach Upper LAngmale.

The trail still runs along the Tamor River and on the other side lies the dense forests of Rhododendrons. After stopping for lunch at Tangchetar, we move forward to our stop and set up the camp.

We will be facing the challenge today as we will be crossing the Lumba Sumba Pass at 5200m. After crossing the pass, we will descend towards ChauriKharka in the Makalu region.

Descending from Chaurikharka, we reach a diversion point that leads to Tibet and Thudam where we will have lunch. Then we will trek to Thudam and rest overnight.

On this day we will be walking along the banks of Chujung Khola. We can view the panoramic scenes of the Makalu Range. You might get to see the Red Pandas on your way through the bamboos. Rest overnight at Kharka.

On this day, we will be walking through the forests of Rhododendrons. Traversing small villages, we reach the suspension bridge over the Arun River. After crossing the river, we ascend towards Chyamtang, a small village resided by Sherpas. 

The trail leads us to the Arun valley, which is the home to numerous species of birds. You will get the opportunity of Bird Watching on the way. However, the walk will be quite easy and interesting with the views of spectacular views of snowcapped peaks of Makalu Range. By the end of the day, we reach Hatiya, a small village also the entry point of Makalu National Park. Rest Overnight.

The trek on this day will run through the bank of Arun River. After a few hours of walk we reach the junction of Arun and Barun Rivers from where we move forward towards Gola, a small village of Rai and Tamang people.

As we have reached the lowlands, we pass through the paddy fields on an easy trail. After passing through many small settlements, we reach Gadi, a historically important place where our brave Nepali Army fought against invading armies. 

From Gadi, we trek for a short distance to Num and drive to Khadbari. Rest overnight at the guest house in Khadbari.

After breakfast, we take a domestic flight to Kathmandu and rest at the hotel.

You may go shopping or sightseeing around the city in this leisure day. We will see you for the farewell dinner in the evening.

On the day of your departure, we will drop you off to the airport for your departure.

  • Airport transfer Costs
  • Hotel Accommodations with Bed and Breakfast
  • Documentations and Trekking Permits
  • Trekking Guide and Experienced Cooks for the trek
  • Porters for carrying luggage up to 50 kg
  • Domestic transportation costs during the trek
  • Insurance for the trekking crew involved
  • All basic camping requirements like tents, kitchen utensils etc.
  • Three-time meals and hot beverages during the trek
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Visa Processing Fees
  • Any expenses of Personal nature like Alcoholic beverage, shopping and Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Medical Insurance and Emergency evacuation cost   
  • Extra stay in the hotel in Kathmandu and/or Tumlingtar because of bad weather    
  • Helicopter Charter for early departure during the trek
  • Tips to staffs