- Duration 25 Nights / 26 Days
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Feb
- Difficulty Level Moderate
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure.|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||25 Nights / 26 Days|
|Best time to travel||Feb|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||5,422 meters / 17,788 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
A wonderful trek in the remote wilderness of Eastern Nepal, the Lumba Sumba Trek caters to trekkers who wish to enjoy the supreme and picturesque locations in solitude. A challenging trail between the two massifs, Kanchenjunga and Mt. Manaslu, the journey reflects upon the authentic culture and traditions of the ancient era. Till Phale Gaon, it is the same route as the Kanchenjunga Base Camp but as the travelers proceed further, places like Nago La Pass, Lumba Sumba Pass, and Thudam Village surprises in an outstanding manner. The trail is filled with colorful Rhododendrons and even a wide variety of Birds can be seen along the walk. The enthralling views of the majestic Kanchenjunga and Mt. Manaslu admirable.
Taking a break is very crucial and nothing is better than traveling in terms of taking a break. Nothing can be better than a relaxing weekend in a foreign location or an adventurous trek in the heart of the mountains.
The Lumba Sumba Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It allows you to experience the pleasure of walking among the colorful Rhododendrons, the exotic birds, the majestic Himalayan ranges and also gives you an insight into the culture of the beautiful villages. The 26 days itinerary will help you have a detailed description of what is in store for you on the trip.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The Lumba Sumba trek is the most amazing trek of Nepal, and it starts with arrival at the capital of the country, Kathmandu is a unique combination of culture and heritage.Spend your day preparing for the trek and visiting the UNESCO world heritage sights, do not forget to taste the authentic Nepalese cuisines and blend in the rich culture of the country. Stay the night in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420 meters/7,939 feet).
Suketar is from where you will be beginning your amazing trekking journey. Enjoying the mesmerizing drive from Kathmandu through the beautiful roads to the small mountainous town of Suketar gives offers you an extensive adrenaline rush. Spend the day exploring the splendid town, stay the night in Suketar.
Day 3: Suketar (2,420 meters/7,939 feet) to Mitlung.
The trek to Mitlung will take around 5 hours in total and the journey will be mostly on a descending trail. To reach the forested region of Mitlung, you need to pass through the Handew and Panishar villages before crossing the bridge over Hangdewa Khola to reach Lumbagaon. Follow the trail among Tamor Khola to finally land in Mitlung. Spend the night in Mitlung.
Day 4: Mitlung to Chiruwa.
The trek today will let you travel through forests and across a number of small streams. Follow the trail through the Rhododendron forests above the Tamor River to reach Sinsegaon. Before reaching Sinwa, cross the suspension bridge over Sinse Khola to walk on a hike leading to Chiruwa, spend the night in Chiruwa.
Day 5: Chiruwa to Suketham.
The trail today is short and will complete within at most 4 hours. Follow uphill trek through the village and cross the landslide area to arrive at Dunge Khet. From here join the main trail to Kanchenjunga Basecamp and cross the villages of Hellok and Phembu to finally reach Suketham where you will be staying the night.
Day 6: Suketham to Amji Losa (2,395 meters/7,857 feet).
Amji Losa is located at 2395m and the village is quite famous owing to its natural hot springs, ideal for a calm enjoyment after walking for days. Follow the uphill trail, cross the GHunsa Khola for about four times to finally reach Amji Losa where you will rest the night.
Day 7: Amji Losa (2,395 meters/7,857 feet) to Kyapra (2,730 meters/8,956 feet).
As you reach Kyapra, you will notice the rich culture of the village. The traditional tribal village of Kyapra has temples, long line chortens, and monasteries. Follow the uphill trail through the Rhododendron, oak and fir forests to reach Kyapra where you will get to experience the authentic culture. Spend the night in Kyapra.
Day 8: Kyapra (2,730 meters/8,956 feet) to Phalegaon.
The trail today follows the Namche of Kanchenjunga trekking route to the village of Ghunse. After you cross the Ghunse village follow the trail through the beautiful Rhododendron forests, Pine forests, and the Oak forests to finally reach in Phalegaon. You will get to see the Tibetian Refugee camp in Phalegaon, spend the night here.
Day 9: Rest Day at Phalegaon
The journey was continuous for more than a week & the exhausted body needs rest as much more of the journey is left. Spend the day resting, explore the Namche in nearby Ghunsa village and spend a quaint night in Phalegaon.
Day 10: Phalegaon to Kharka (4,160 meters/13,648 feet).
The trail today onwards is on the Lumba-Sumba circuit trek. Follow the trail to cross Juniper forests and a bridge over the Yangma samba river. Keep walking along the banks of the river to finally reach Kharka where you stay the night.
Day 11: Kharka (4,160 meters/13,648 feet) to Yangma Khola (3,430 meters/11,253 feet) via Nangmo La Pass (4,776 meters/15,669 feet).
Start the journey on a rocky uphill trail to reach the Nangmo La Pass. The long journey of 9 hours through the snowy path to Yangma Khola from the pass must be walked with great caution. Follow the trail through the dense forest, bypass the Langong Kharka to finally reach Yangma Khola. Stay the night in Yangma Khola.
Day 12: Yangma Khola (3,430 meters/11,25)
The trail today is mostly along the banks of the Yangma Khola to Ramite. The trail beyond Ramite follows beside the Tamor river to reach the incredible Tibetian village of Olangun Ghola. It is also called the village of the Wolf and is the very last village before the Tibetian border. Explore the authentic Tibetian village with as less as sixty houses and a 465 years old Dekhi Chholing Gompa, enjoy the night in the village.
Day 13: Rest Day at Olangun Ghola.
Your body needs to acclimatize to the high altitude, spend the day resting and exploring the rich culture and heritage of the Loangun Ghola village. Stay the night here.
Day 14: Olangun Ghola (3,208 meters/10,524 feet) to Yangetar (4,203 meters/13,789 feet).
The trail follows on the hill over the Tamor river. Cross the bridge over the Tamor river at Langmale, and continue on the journey along the Tamor river to reach Yangetar.
Day 15: Yangetar (4,203 meters/13,789 feet) to Lumba Sumba pass base camp (4,700 meters/15,419 feet).
The trail runs on a rocky terrain and the journey is as short as only four hours to Lumba-Sumba base camp. It is very important today to get acclimatized to the high altitude before hiking up to the highest point of the trek. Explore the area around the base camp and enjoy a great night in the Lumba Sumba base camp.
Day 16: Lumba Sumba pass base camp (4,700 meters/15,419 feet) to Kharka (4,595 meters/15,075 feet) via Lumba – Sumpa pass (5,422 meters/17,788 feet).
It is very important to carry an adequate amount of water as today you will get to the highest elevation of the Lumba Sumba pass. Travel on the glacial moraines and ice covered path to experience the most challenging trek of the entire journey. As you walk your way to the top of the pass, you will be amazed at the most astounding and mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Hongku, Jannu, Kambachen, and Baruntse. Take your time enjoying the beautiful scenes and walk your way down steeply to reach Kharka, where you will be staying the night.
Day 17: Kharka (4,595 meters/15,075 feet) to Thudam (3,571 meters/11,715 feet).
The trail to the Thudam village runs along the banks of the Lapsi Khola river. Witness the authentic Tibetian culture in the Bhotia village of Thudam. Stay the night among the true descendants of the Tibetans.
Day 18: Thudam (3,571 meters/11,715 feet) to Yak Kharka ( 2,877 meters/9,438 feet).
From Thudam to Yak Kharka, the path runs through the Bamboo forests and you will also cross the Chimjung Khola before finally reaching Yak Kharka. Stay the night in Yak Kharka.
Day 19: Yak Kharka ( 2,877 meters/9,438 feet) to Chyamtang (2,229 meters/7,312 feet).
The trail is rough and narrow. Approach the journey with caution and drop down to the Arun river, follow the difficult descend that leads to Chyamthang where you will be spending the night.
Day 20: Chyamtang (2,229 meters/7,312 feet) to Hongon (2,323 meters/7,621 feet).
Tread along the trail to Lingam before hiking up to Guthi Gompa. Follow the journey to cross the Chepuwa and enter the beautiful forests of Rhododendron, pine, and fir. The path leads to Gimbar, follow the trail to cross a bridge over a small stream to reach Hongon. Stay the night in Hongon.
Day 21: Hongon (2,323 meters/7,621 feet) to Gola (1,128 meters /3,700 feet).
The trail follows through jungles and villages of Barun Dovan and Hatiya. Follow the trail that descends steeply to Gola. Stay overnight in Gola.
Day 22: Gola to Hedanga Gadi.
The journey will be long of around 8 hours, but will not cause much discomfort as the trail is on a smooth terrain. Follow the gradual ups and downs to finally reach in Hedanga Gadi. Stay the night here.
Day 23: Hedanga Gadi to Num.
The final day of the trek, the journey to Num is on an easy terrain and it is a short trek. Spend the day exploring and celebrating the successful completion. Stay the night in Num.
Day 24: Num to Tumlingtar.
The walking journey has come to an end. The long three weeks of the walk among vivid landscapes, forests, and enthralling view of the mountains comes to a halt as you start the journey towards Tumlingtar. Enjoy the drive over the rough roads among in the through the mountains to reach the small and beautiful town of Tumlingtar. Stay the night in Tumlimngtar.
Day 25: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.
Tumlimngtar to Kathmandu means that your holidays are over and you will be heading back to resume your normal life. As you finally reach the capital yet again, spend the day exploring the beautiful city extensively. Make sure to visit the places you have missed out on your first day here, do some souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home and indulge in some authentic Nepalese cuisines. Enjoy the stay in Kathmandu.
Day 26: Final Departure
The departure marks the completion of the journey. As you board your flight back home, cherish the memories of the beautiful country, the people, the majestic mountains, the gushing river, vivid landscapes, and the scenic beauties. Plan your next adventurous trip to Nepal to relive the experience with a difference.