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Lumba Sumba Pass Trek Featured

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a new trekking route running through Kanchenjunga and Makalu Conservation Area in the eastern Himalaya region, in which Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m) is a major attraction. This trek offers the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, the route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and subtropical forests, and low river valleys. There are also a number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola, and the Tamor and Arun River systems are another attraction for tourists. These two rivers are the major tributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. On the way, trekkers may also come across different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda along the route. Apart from natural beauty, on the Lumba Sumba pass trek, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage including monasteries, Chhortens, temples, prayer walls, and any local festivals that may be taking place. The route is home to several different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars, and Tamangs. The trek heads through diverse land topography, forests, and villages. You’ll see Kanchenjunga, as well as Yalungkang, Mt. Jannu, Makalu, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest on the way. Keep your eyes open and you might see snow leopards, musk deer, and several species of birds, along with the country’s most pristine oak and rhododendron forests.


Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Kumbhakarna peaks
  • Explore remote places of Nepal and discover the local culture
  • Visit the green tea garden at Ilam and the local cheese factory
  • Visit the oldest Buddhist monastery, built before 445 Ad


Trek Duration: 15 Days

Cost: USD 1900 per person


Lumba Sumba Trek Map

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1340 m)
Day 2 Fly to Bhadrapur/ Taplejung by jeep (1780 m) 8 hours Homestay
Day 3 Trek Taplejung to Lelep (1690 m) 7 hours Homestay
Day 4 Trek Lelep to Ela danda (2150 m) 5 hours Homestay
Day 5 Trek Ela Danda to Selep Kharka (2525m) 5 hours Home stay
Day 6 Trek Selep Kharka to Olangchung Gola (3210 m) 6 hours Homestay
Day 7 Trek Olangchung Gola to Upper Langmale Kharka (3890 m) 7 hours Camping
Day 8 Trek Upper Langmale Kharka to Pass Camp (4750 m) 7 hours Camping
Day 9 Trek Pass camp to Yak Kharka (4590 m) 7 hours Camping
Day 10 Trek Yak Kharka to Thudam (3500 m) 6 hours Homestay
Day 11 Trek Thudam to Kharka (2875 m) 7 hours Camping
Day 12 Trek Kharka to Chyamthang (2230 m) 6 hours Homestay
Day 13 Trek Chyamthang to Tumlingtar (400 m) 7 hours Guesthouse
Day 14 Fly back to Kathmandu(1340 m) 35 minutes Hotel
Day 15 Departure onwards


  • 14-19 Days
  • 5001m +
  • Baggage Locker
  • Camping
  • Dawn Jacket
  • Nepal Sim Card
  • T-shirt
  • Tea House
  • Trekking Pole