Tour Details

  • 20 Days(s)

  • Professional Trekking Guide

  • English, French and Chinese

  • 4700 m

overview

Recently explored and brought into light by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Lumba Sumba Trail is a new trekking path which has to offer the amazing sight of the Himalayan terrains, the culture, and lifestyle of the inhabitants there. This trekking route moves across the Makalu Barun National Park and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.

This area has diverse wildlife and vegetations there and is home to different species of birds and animals including the endangered Red Panda and the snow leopard. There are many lakes around this region. The people from different ethnicities including Rai, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang, Sherpa, and Limbu occupy this region. This route takes us to the base camps of the mighty Mt. Makalu along with the Mt. Kanchenjunga. Another important highlight of this trekking journey is that we can witness the tributaries of Sapta Koshi namely Tamor and Arun river. This trail moves along dense forests, rocky land, and alpine grassland. You will be awestruck by the scenic beauty this region has to offer. This region is rich in culture as well; you will see monasteries, temples, chortens and prayer walls along the way.

Tour Highlights

  • Recently explored new trekking trail along the remote Himalayas
  • Picturesque views of Mt. Makalu, Kumbhakarna and Kanchenjunga peaks
  • Explore the rural Nepal and culture as well as the lifestyle of the Sherpa
  • Chance encounters with Himalaya Black Beer, Red Panda and Snow leopard

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Itinerary

  • 1 Day
  • 3 Star Hotel

You will be received by our representative from Sherpa Expedition and trekking upon your arrival at the airport. You will be transferred to the hotel via a private tourist vehicle. Note that on this day or on the following day we conduct a pre-trek meeting for all the briefings on the trek where you will be introduced to the guide or trek leader. Please bring along your passport, 3 passport size photographs and your travel insurance policy which is readable. Also, kindly clear the remaining amount if any and sign the trip contract and the nonliability disclaimer.

Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals not included.

  • 1 Day
  • Guest House

You will be transferred to the airport from your hotel; from here you fly to Biratnagar in the afternoon flight alongside your guide. From Biratnagar, you will be taken to Phidim via drive.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We start our trek from Sherpa Tol which is in Fungling; this is the starting point of the trekking journey. We first head to Hangedawa as we move across picturesque cardamom fields along with Alnus trees. We move forward to Motlung as we walk past Panesar tole, Gaigode tole, Pawa village, and Asangpati Tole.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

We move along the bank of the river, Tamor to reach Furumba and then we move ahead to Mitlung. We go to Tawa village en route Siwa Bazaar and then move up to the village, This which has the KCAP entry point. We move down to Chiruwa now.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we walk along the Tamor river to reach Tapethok as we walk past lush green forest and amazing fields of cardamom. After having lunch, we go to Lelep which has the headquarter of KCAP. 

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We move along the Tamor river across the green forest and then walk past a suspension bridge to get to Gowatar. We reach Gowatar as we move up a pine forest to get to a monastery and climb down.  We move ahead to Ela Danda, to a waterfall and then we cross the river, Tamor.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We move along Ulnus and green rhododendron forest for around an hour which takes us to a suspension bridge. We head to Maguwa as walk past a dense bamboo forest which is home to red Panda. We move ahead to Selep Kharka as we walk past Maple and Ulnus jungle.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We move to Jongim which is a plain surrounded by snowy peaks. We move up to Ramite where we see rhododendron and deodar trees.  We move forward to the picturesque Sherpa village named Olangchung Gola.  There is a decades’ old monastery which has a golden manuscript here.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

We move through the absolute wilderness for the following three days. We will have a local Sherpa to help us with the direction. We head to Jadak as we walk across rhododendron and pine forests.  Then, we move ahead to Upper Langmale.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We walk along the river, Tamar till we reach Tangchetar and then we head to the Pass Camp.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

On this day, w will have a strenuous walk. We walk past the Lumba Sumba Peak (5200 meters) and then have some ascends and descends. From the peak, we move down to the place named Chaurikharka.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We trek down to the meeting point of two roads from Chaurikharka. One road leads to Sasha at Tibet and the other to the village named Thudam.  We reach the tiny village of Thudam then.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We move along the bank of the river Chujung on this day enjoying the beautiful views of the Makalu range. We head to Kharka as we pass through tiny bushes and bamboo trees which are home to the Red Panda.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We move ahead from Kharka as we walk past lush green rhododendron forest. We walk downhill till Arun river and cross a suspension bridge and then move ahead to the Chyamthang villages.

  • 5-6 Hours
  • Guest House

We move to Gimber village as we walk along lush green rhododendron forest. We enjoy the amazing views of the Makalu range on the way and move forward to Hariya which is a small village. This is the main entrance for Makalu National Park.

 

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

We walk along the bank of the river, Arun till we get to the confluence of the rivers Barun and Arun. We head to Gola which is a tiny village with few houses occupied by Rai, Sherpa, and Tamang folks.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we move along a small Gurung village called Pathibhara. We walk past paddy fields and through water bodies as well as settlements before we reach Gandhi, a village market.

  • 5 Hours
  • Guest House

We move downhill till w reach the river, Arun. We pass the river and then walk uphill till Num village. We drive for five hours. We move to Khandbari which is Sankhuwasabha’s district headquarter. We drive to Kathmandu en-route Dharan/ Biratnagar. We have the option to fly from Tumlingtar as well.

  • 30 Min
  • Guest House

We fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful glimpses of mountains; this will take around thirty minutes.

  • 1 Day
  • None

This day marks the end of your exhilarating adventure in Nepal. You can exchange email ids and organize the trek photographs in the leisure time. You will be transferred to the airport by our representative around three hours before your flight. On your way back to your country, you can plan for your next adventure. Thank you for traveling with us.

What’s included/excluded

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off facility via private vehicle
  • Four nights accommodation facilities in a three-star hotel at Kathmandu in a twin sharing facility inclusive of breakfast
  • Accommodation facility in a guesthouse in Biratnagar in a twin sharing facility inclusive of breakfast (one night)
  • All the three main meals throughout trek; prepared by our culinary staff
  • Accommodation facility in a tented camp for 24 days and 23 nights (covers water-air proof tents, kitchen gear, chairs, dining table, toilet tents and so on)
  • Licensed trekking guide with experience and proficiency in English
  • Adequate number of staff along with porters to help with your baggage while trekking (1 porter=two client)
  • Food, lodging, insurance, salary, medicine, and equipment covered for all staffs
  • Important trekking permits and fees
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking (Required to be returned after the trek)
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu; Biratnagar-Suketar-Biratnagar (includes airport departure tax)
  • Sun hat and duffel bag
  • Entry fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tasty farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Government taxes, service charges, and VAT
  • All official expenses

Excludes

  • Dinner and Lunch at Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance (covering rescue and evacuation arrangement)
  • Airfare for international flight and departure tax at the airport

cancellation

Kindly contact us for cancellation of the tour

Good to know

Dos

  • Smile and greet the locals by saying the phrase “Namaste” or “Tashidelek”
  • Hiking in the set is the most while in the trek as well as maintain distance from people either in front of you or behind you is a must.
  • If you have any new plan on the trek you ought to consult with your guide before trying something new in the trek.
  • Have certain queries with your guide about the things you might require next day as you can pack it in your pouch while rest is carried by the porter for comfort.
  • Donating certain donation in the donation boxes held up at monasteries around the trekking zone will support them out as they do not have tickets for the visitors
  • Notify your guide if you feel uneasy with your health when ascending higher elevation

Don’ts

  • While this trek is rich in culture and beliefs, some practices may be uncomfortable for you to handle. Please do not disapprove the local culture and beliefs even though you are uncomfortable with it.
  • Ask the consent of the local people while taking images of them.
  • People here are welcoming in nature; Do not feel cautious when people stare at you; they are just interested in visitors and have no ill purposes.
  • Spendthrift facilities are tough to find out throughout the trek while basic services can only be provided seeking the difficulty of the geographical regions you are located at.
  • Destructing floras and faunas along the trek should be avoidable at any cost as you should be responsible for the environment.
  • Donating money to people will inspire children and beggars to have the insight to beg more from the visitors which is why such an act should be totally discouraged.