The story of Lumba Sumba Pass Trek
With so much excitement me and my wife Rebecca landed in Kathmandu on March 22, 2019. We were doing a three week trek on the eastern Himalayas of Nepal with Pasang from Mount Adventure Holidays. This was my second trip to Nepal while first time for Rebecca, we both were dreaming for this holiday ever since we heard about the beautiful Himalayas. We boarded our flight for Bhadrapur in the morning and then took a jeep drive to the place called Taplejung. We were accompanied by our porter Nima, and we started descending to the banks of Tamor River following the trail to Mitlung village.
We trekked though Chiruwa, Lelep, Ela Danda, Selep Kharka and reached to the village Olangchung Gola on our 8th day. This village had just 45 houses and 400 year old monastery. Along the trail we saw many beautiful mountains, streams and rich bio diversity. From Olangchung Gola we trekked further to Langmale Kharka through the Rhododendron forest, we made our first camp stay. Next day, we trekked to the Pass Camp at an altitude of 4750m, we made our second camping stay in the wilderness of beautiful Himalayas. Afterwards we trekked to Yak Kharka and made our third camping stay. The stunning mountain views and landscapes with the rural life was truly fascinating lifetime experience.
On 12th day we started trekking back through the villages of Thudam, Kharka, Chyamtang, Hatiya, Gola and Ghadi. Along the way we saw many ancient looking village and lifestyle. We truly enjoyed Nepalese hospitality and food on the teahouses. From Ghadi we trekked upto Num and picked up a jeep to the Tumlingtar airport. The following day we boarded the flight back to Kathmandu. After 19 days of trek we still had one day until the departure flight. We explored the several world heritage sites and did some souvenir shopping.
– David Crane, May 7 2019