lumba-Sumba Trail is one of the new trekking routes explored and indentified by Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). Lumba-Sumba Peak(5200 m.) is the major attraction of the trail which; also offers spectacular view of the Himalayan landscapes. Limbu, Sherpa, Rai, Gurung Magar, Newar and Tamang are the ethnic groups found along the trail. The trek runs throung Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park in the eastern Himmalayan region of Nepal. Various species of birds and wildlife including the endangered snow Leopard and Red Panda among others. In route, number of high altitude lakes found in Olanchung Gola. This trail also leads to the base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Malalu. Arun and Tamor river the major tributaries of Sapta koshi river is the other attraction of the region. The trek passes through alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tripical forest and low river valleys. Apart from the natural beauty, the trail also feature several monasteries, chortens, temples and prayer walls. Trekking in this trail can be a great experience to the explorers, trekkers and adventure lovers. A brief itineraru is biven along.
Day 10: Arrival at Kathmandu Transfer to hotel Prepration for trek.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar & drive to Phidim.
Day 03: Drive to taplejunga and Trek to mitlung (9,09m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek starts from Sherpa Tol at Fungling, the gateway to the trail. Trek to Hangedawa Passing through beautiful Cardamon fields and Alnus trees. Proceed to Motlung Passing through Asangpati Tole, Gaigode tole, Panisar tole and Pawa village.
Day 03: Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,246m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek along the bank of Tamor river to Furumba and continue to Mitlung, Proceed Tawa village passing Siwa Bazaar and ascend to Thiwa village which houses KCAP entrance gate. Descend to Chiruwa
Day 04: Trek from chiruwa to Lelep (1,687m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek along Tamor river to Tapethok passing through ulnus forest and beautiful cardamom fields. After lunch proceed to Lelep, which houses the KCAP headquarters.
Day 05: Trek from Lelep to Ela Danda (2,051m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek along Tamor river trough dense forest and cross the suspension bridge. Ascend through the dense pine forest to reach monastery and descend to Gowatar. Proceed to Ela Danda Passing through a big stone. Tow waterfall and crossing Tamor river.
Day 06: Trek From Ela Danda to Selep Kharka (2,525m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trekking through Ulnus and Rhodendron forest for an hour takes to a suspension bride. Trek to Maguwa through dense bamboo grooves which is also the habitat of red panda. Proceed to Selep Kharka passing through maple and ulnus forest.
Day 07: Trek from Sekep Kharka to olangchung Gola (3,208m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek to Jongim, a flat land surrounded by snowcapped hills. Trek upjill to reach Ramite where the mixed forest of Deodar and Rhodendron can be seen. Proceed to the beautiful Sherpa village, Olangchung Gola. The village houses a 465 years old monastery whith golden manuscript.
Day 08: Trek from Olangchung Gola To Upper Langmale (3,893m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Next three days will pass through complete wilderness. So hire a local Sherpa to avoid getting lost. Trek to Jadak passing through pine and rhodendron forest. Proceed to Upper Langmale.
Day 09: Trek From Upper Langmale to Pass Camp (4,747m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek along the Tamor river till reaching Tangchetar. Proceed to Pass Camp.
Day 10: Trek From Pass Camp to Chaurikharka (4,595m) 5 to 6 hrs.
This the most difficult part of the Trek. The tek passes through Lumba Sumba Peak (5200 m) and the trail goes up and down on the ways. From the peak, descend down to Chaurikharka.
Day 11: Trek From Chaurikharka to Thudam (3,500m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trekking downhill from Chaurikharka trkes to the junction fo two roads, one to Lyasha in Tibet and other to Thudam Village. Proceed to small Sherpa village to Thudam.
Day 12: Trek From Thudam to Kharka (2,877m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek along the banks of Chujung Khola. Panoramic view of peals in the Makalu range can be seen on the way. Proceed to Kharka Passing through lots of small bushes and bamboo grooves, the habitat of the red panda.
Day 13: Trek from Kharka to Chyamthang (2,229m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek to Chaurkharka Passing through dense Rhodendron forest. Proceed downhill until reaching Arun river, cross the suspension bridge and proceed towards Chyamthang villages.
Day 14: Trek From Chyamthang to Hatiya (1,595m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek to Gimber village passing through dense Rhodendron forest. Spectacular view of Makalu range can be seen from Gimber. Proceed to Hariya, a small village of Bhote people and is the entry point of Makalu national park.
Day 15: Trek fro Hatiya to Gola 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek along the bank of Arun river until reaching the confluence of Arun and Baru rivers. Proceed towards Gola, a small village with only few house with Sherpa, Rai and Tamang people residing there.
Day 16: Trek From Gola to Gadhi (1,800m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek to a small Gurung village of Pathibhara passing though paddy fields. From here the trail passes through agricultural land, plenty of water resources and few settlements along the way before reaching Gadhi, a small village market.
Day 17: Drive from Gadhi to Khadbari (1,022m) 4 to 5 hrs and drive to Biratnagar 5 hrs.
Ttrek sownhill until reaching Arun river, Cross the river and trek upjill to Num village. A drive of around 5 hro. Takes to Khandbari, the district headquarter of Sankhuwasavha district. Take a bus to Kathmandfu via Dharan or Biratnagar. Flights can be taken from Tumlingarar airstrip
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport.
What's Price Includes
What's the Price Does not Include
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (4 nights only)
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a guesthouse in Biratnagar including breakfast (1 night only)
- All standard meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team
- Tented camp accommodation for 24 days/23 nights (We will provide fully water/wind-proof twin-share tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, etc.)
- Local Sherpa Expedition and Trekking licensed English-speaking trekking guide
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
- All special trekking permits & fees
- Down jacket and sleeping bag by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking (which need to be returned after the trek)
- Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu airfare and Biratnagar-Suketar-Biratnagar airfare including airport departure tax
- Free Sherpa Expedition and Trekking duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
- Official expenses
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist
- 1-2 long sleeve T-shirts
- 4-5pairs of Socks
- A down Jacket
- A wind and waterproof thin layer jacket.
- 2 windproof/waterproof trousers
- A Thermal wears (specially a trouser)
- A pair of good trekking boot
- pair of sandal
- Trekking Stick/s
- Winter hat
- A pair of half gloves for walking stick (if you prefer)
- Sunscreen (35 to 60spf)
- Sleeping bag
- Head light
- Water bottle and a water purifying pills
- And a medicines which are necessary for you.
Doing treks in Himalayas of Nepal is the distinct culture and environment. Trekkers need to consider on following do’s and don’ts.
- Do smile and greet the local people with saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
- Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see your front and behind fellow.
- Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
- Do ask question to the guide for the next day trekking necessity, so that you could pack in your small backpack because rest baggage will carry by porter and will get only in the evening.
- Do give donation to the monastery in the trekking area where they don’t collect tickets from the visitors but there is a donation box.
- Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitude.
- Don’t under estimate the local culture and belief even if you find uncomfortable with it.
- Don’t take a picture of the people without their permission during the trek because some individual don’t like that.
Note regarding itineraries.
- Don’t be strange if local people stare at you because they are surprise to see you, not with a bad intention.
- Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas, most places provide you only the basic facilities.
- Don’t harm wild animals, birds and plants during the trek and take a global responsibility to save the environment.
- Don’t give money to the children and the beggars; it encourages them to beg from the visitors.
Although, we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa expedition & trekking pvt. ltd. Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.