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LUMBA SUMBA PASS TREK

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Destination

Lumba Sumba Pass

Region

Kanchenjunga and Makalu Region

Max.Altitude

5,177 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Trekking

Duration

20 Days

Route

Taplejung - Lelep - Langmale -Pass Camp - Yak Kharka

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / Tea house / Camping

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Taplejung and Tumlingtar / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

LUMBA SUMBA PASS TREK- TREK CONNECTING KANCHANJUNGA AND MAKALU HIMALAYAS

Lumba Sumba Trek is a newly introduced trek that begins from Kanchenjunga Conservation Area in Eastern Himalaya to Makalu Barun National Park offering vast biological diversities. The trekking trail is not only for spectacular Himalayan landscapes and different ethnic groups like the Tamangs, Gurungs, Rais, Limbus, Magars, Newars and their vibrant cultural aspects but also the majestic view of Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m).

Lumba Sumba Peak is the major attraction of this route. 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. Through the route, one can also trek to the base camps of Mt Kanchanjunga and Mt Makalu. Similarly, the Tamor and Arun River systems can be the other attraction for tourists. The route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, and low river valleys. Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage like monasteries, Chhortens, temples, and prayer walls. And to add to the flavor, the festivals of all of these people living in harmony only serve to make the native culture livelier.

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Itinerary

01
Arrival at Kathmandu (1345 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.

02
Flight to Biratnagar. Drive to Phidim. (7-8 hours)

Today we take off a flight of 30 minutes from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. Later we take a drive to Phidim. It is the headquarters of the Panchthar District in the Mechi Zone of eastern Nepal.

03
Drive to Taplejung & trek to Mitlung (9,09m / 7 hours)

Today we start with a drive to Taplejung and walk to Hangedawa till Mitlung Village.

04
Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,246m / 6 hours)

Today we the trail through the Tamor River to Kurumba Village. We pass several other villages, such as Tawa, Sinwa Bazaar, and then climb to Thiwa Village. This place is the entrance to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project. We then descend to Chirwa for a night's stay. 

05
Trek from Chirwa to Lelep (1,687m / 6 hours)

Today we follow the trail along the banks of the Tamor River to Tapethok. We will pass through dense forest and cultivated cardamom fields. We stop for lunch and then proceed to Lelep where we stay the night. Lelep is also the headquarters of the KCAP.

06
Trek from Lelep to Ela Danda (2,051m / 7 hours)

Today trail follows through the bank of Tamor River and to the dense forest. Later we cross a suspension bridge to ascend through Pine forest. Once we reach the monastery, then descend to Gowatar. Heading on, we cross the Tamor River and reach Ela Danda.

07
Trek from Ela Danda to Selep Kharka (2,525m / 7 hours)

Today trail takes us through alder and Rhododendron. Later we walk along the way through dense bamboo groves. If we are lucky we will be able to see Red Panda around this area. We finally reach Selep Kharka where we stay the night.

08
Trek from Selep Kharka to Olanchung Gola (3,208m / 6 hours)

Today we start our journey through Jongim Village with snow-covered peaks views. We will then trek through Ramite Village through dense Rhododendron forest. Later we reach Olanchung Gola, also home to a 465-year-old monastery. This monastery has a  golden manuscript.

09
Trek from Olanchung Gola to Upper Langmale (3,893m / 7 hours)

Our journey for the next three days is through the wilderness. We will encounter fewer villages and people on the trail. We first head to Jadak and then to Upper Langmale.

10
Trek from Upper Langmale to Pass Camp (4,747m) / 7 hours)

Today trail leads us along the Tamar River until we reach Tangchetar. From here we will have a gradual climb to reach Pass Camp.

11
Trek from Pass Camp to Chaurikharka (4,595m / 7 hours)

Today trail demand for the more physical trail as we are heading to higher elevations. We will find our trail to Lumba Sumba Pass at 5200 meters. From here we can enjoy its surrounding mountain peaks. Later we descend to Chaurikharka where we stay the night.

12
Trek from Chaurikharka to Thudam (3,500m / 7 hours)

The trail today is less demanding and is all downhill. We will reach a crossroad where one road leads to Sasha in Tibet. But we will take another trail that leads us to the Sherpa village of Thudam.

13
Trek from Thudam to Kharka (2,877m / 7 hours)

Today trail we will follow the banks of Chujung Khola (river). Along the trail, we have some amazing panoramic views of the Makalu Range. As we head to Kharka we pass through bamboo groves where we may see a red panda. We will stay overnight at Kharka.

14
Trek from Kharka to Chyamthang (2,229m / 7 hours)

Today trail leads us through the dense forest of Rhododendron all around. We continue and descend until we reach the Arun River. From here we cross a suspension bridge and then on to Chyamthang Village.

15
Trek from Chyamthang to Hatiya (1,595m / 6 hours)

On today's trail, we will once again follow the dense Rhododendron forest. We will reach Gimbet Village along this trail offering us a view of the Makalu Range. Later we head to Hatiya inhabited by Bhote People for a night stay. It is also the entry point to the Makalu National Park.

16
Trek from Hatiya to Gola (5-6 hours)

We begin the day trekking along the banks of the Arun River until we reach the junction of the Arun and Baru rivers. We continue towards Gola, a village inhabited by Sherpa, Tamang, and Rai people. We will stay here for the night.

17
Trek From Gola to Gadhi (1,800m / 6 hours)

We start the day following the trail to the small Gurung village of Pathibhara. We pass through cultivated farmland to reach the small trading village of Gadhi.

18
Drive from Gadhi to Khadbari (1022m). Drive to Biratnagar (80m / 10 hours)

Today we spend most of it on the road, but first, have to trek down to the Arun River. Once we reach the Arun river we trek to Num Village. We take a drive or about five hours to reach Khandbari. It is the district headquarter of Sankhuwasavha district. From here we take a bus to Kathmandu through Dharan or Biratnagar.

19
Flight or drive from Biratnagar to Kathmandu

Today we have a flight back to Kathmandu. We can take this day for rest and relaxation once you reach your hotel.

20
Final Departure

Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • Guide airfare if you are flying to the destination
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen acts landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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