The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a new trek that has only recently been discovered. It starts at Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and ends at Makalu Barun National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. So if you have a long holiday, it is possible to explore the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and the Makalu region in one trip. The trekking trail is famous for its breathtaking Himalayan scenery, as well as its diverse ethnic groups and rich cultural aspects.
The hidden alpine valley crossing over the Lumba Sumba Pass gives us an extraordinary wilderness and mountain experience. The wilderness experiences of the mountain, no settlements were found during the trek of several days along the path to Lumba Sumba Pass. The Lumba Sumba Pass trekking goes through the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek route that fires up your adrenaline. It takes a trail to the west from Mount Kanchenjunga since it passes through the remote villages and alpine pastures in eastern Nepal.
Besides that, it leads us to Chyamtang bordering Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park. Finally, we arrive at Num, the ending point of the trip. Afterward, taking a bumpy road to Tumlingtar to make an airstrip to Kathmandu. Apart from natural beauty, the Lumba Sumba trekking trails also aspects the Buddhist shrines like Stupas, Chhortens, monasteries, temples, and mani walls.
Lumba Sumba Pass Trek: Quick facts
|Trek Duration||17 days|
|Max. Altitude||5177 Meters|
- Connecting with Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu following the GHT trails.
- Untouched by modernization, newly opened pure adventure.
- Diverse landscapes, really admirable, and wilderness experience.
- Trekking into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park allows you to explore the rare flora and fauna.
- Habitat for endangered species such as the elusive Snow Leopard and Red Panda.
- It is a complete camping experience with experienced trekking teams.
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude in Meters||Distance|
|1.||Fly to Bhadrapur, then drive to Ilam||4h00|
|2.||Drive to Taplejung, then trek to Mitlung||909||3h00|
|3.||Mitlung to Chhiruwa||1246||6h00|
|4.||Trek to Lelep||1690||6h00|
|5.||Lelep to Ela Danda||2050||6h00|
|6.||Trek to Selep Kharka||2525||6h15|
|7.||Selep to Olangchung Gola||3210||5h00|
|8.||Trek to Upper Langmale||3895||6h00|
|9.||Langmale to Pass Camp||4750||6h00|
|10.||Trek to Chauri Kharka via Lumba Sumba Pass (5177 m)||4595||6h00|
|11.||Chauri Kharka to Thudam||3500||6h00|
|12.||Thudam to Kharka||2877||6h00|
|13.||Trek to Chyamtang||2230||6h00|
|14.||Chyamtang to Hatiya||1580||5h00|
|15.||Trek to Hendangna Dadi||1180||6h00|
|16.||Hendangna Dadi to Num then drive to Khandbari||1080||6h30|
|17.||Fly back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar|
Permits and Regulations
Nepal is a diverse destination where travelers explore from the sub-tropical to alpine climatic zones. Likewise, Lumba Sumba Trek is also one of the most varied trekking destinations in Eastern Nepal. All other restricted area treks in Nepal, Lumba Sumba Trek, expand through Kanchenjunga and Makalu’s restricted area. So, this is compulsory to have those permits while trekking in Lumba Sumba Pass.
- Kanchenjunga Special permit
- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
- Makalu Barun National Park
- Restrict area permit for Sangkhuwasabha District.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam.
Day 4: Drive to Taplejung and continue to Mitlung 909 m.
Day 5: Mitlung – Chhirwa (1246 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 6: Chhiruwa – Lelep (1690 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 7: Lelep – Ela Danda (2050 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 8: El Danda – Selep Kharka (2525 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 9: Selep Kharka – Olangchulg Gola (3210 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 10: Olangchung Gola – Upper Langmale (3895 m)
Day 11: Upper Langmale – Pass Camp (4750 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 12: Pass Camp – Chauri Kharka (4595 m) 7h00 walk.
Day 13: Chauri Kharka – Thudam (3500 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 14: Thudam – Kharka (2877 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 15: Kharka – Chyamtang (2230 m) 6h30 walk.
Day 16: Chyamtang – Hatiya (1595 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 17: Gola – Hedangna Gadi (1180 m)
Day 18: Gadhi – Num and drive to Khandbari (1020 m) 2h30 walk, 4h00 drive
Day 19: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu 1h00 flight.
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tribhuwan International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please enter not less than 3 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.