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.
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.
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.
Today we start with a drive to Taplejung and walk to Hangedawa till Mitlung Village.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today trail leads us along the Tamar River until we reach Tangchetar. From here we will have a gradual climb to reach Pass Camp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we have a flight back to Kathmandu. We can take this day for rest and relaxation once you reach your hotel.
Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.
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
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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