Lumba Sumba Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 21 Days

Highest access: 5177m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Eastern part of Nepal

Grade: Moderate

Best season: Spring/Autumn/Summer

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Flight/ bus/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Camping/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Lumba Sumba Trek
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Lumba Sumba Trek is the newly recognized and explored trekking trail by Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) in 2012. This route was explored in April among the 20 member team such as support staff that was lead by Rana Bahadur Khadka, 1st vice president of TAAN. The main significant attraction of the Lumba sumba Trek is the Lumba sumba peak which provides us superb view of Himalayan Landscapes, homeland of various ethnic group such as the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Newar and Tamang. The trek pass along Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the eastern Himalayan where you could explore and observe the traditional culture, their farming practices and different birds species, wildlife species including Endangered Snow Leopard and Red Panda. There are numerous number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola along this route we could get an opportunity to explore two of the Nepal best conserved areas; Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park respectively. 

Along the route of this trekking trail we can trek towards the base camp of Mt. Kanchanjunga(8,586m) and Mt. Makalu(8,201m). Throughout this route we can able to observer the Tamor and Arun River awe-inspiring views, their major tributaries of the enormous Sapta Koshi River. This route encircles alpine grass land, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests and low river valleys. Aside from the natural beauty, trekkers can observe the cultural heritage such as monasteries, Chhortens, tempale and prayer walls, add to the flavor, where the festivals of all of these people living in tranquility that makes their native culture energetic.

Trip info:

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the rising destination in the world Manaslu region collecting many tourist. so, there obviously better Lodge and facilities in compared to previous times. Since, Bara Pokhari trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the camping trek we get to eat from Continental, Indian and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our camping cook are well trained and certified from Nepal Academy of Tourism and hotel Management.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.      

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping and for in the tent. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Manaslu Bara Pokhari Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots. 

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming. 

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: Info@himalayanmagic treks.com They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Lumba Sumba Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu international Airport (TIA) 1,400 m, Welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks than transfer you to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel on bed & Breakfast plan
Day 02
A free day to explore Kathmandu and Trek Preparation.
After breakfast there is an optional complimentary guided sightseeing tour of the several historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. Or you may prefer to do on your own while our office staffs will manage for necessary permits for treks. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing for the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. Overnight at Hotel on Bed and Breakfast
Day 03Fly to Bhadrapur again drives to Ilam. 45m fly and 4 hours drive
We take you to the domestic airport to get an internal flight across the country to the southeastern part of Nepal. Bhadrapur is located in the tropical Terai region of Nepal. From Bhadrapur, We will get our vehicles for a two day journey into the mountains. We drive for approximately 5 - 6 hours through a fascinating landscape of rural fields and small towns which quickly becomes turns into hills as we head north. The temperature becomes a little cooler as we climb into the foothills and arriving at the town of Illam. (Overnight at Hotel - Dinner and Breakfast
Day 04Drive to Taplejung 1,820m Meet with Trekking staffs in Taplejung and start trek to Mitlung 909m.4 hours of drive and 3 hours walking)
The drive continues along with beautiful landscape and river belt of the Himalayan foothills. With every turn there are magnificent sights of white snow capped mountain. At the end of the road we get small town of Taplejung 1,820m where we meet our crew and take lunch. After lunch, a downhill walk through small villages with their fields of cardamom trees to the Hangdewa Khola (stream) which we will cross over a suspension bridge. We follow the Hangdewa Khola along the motor-able road down to a confluence with the main Tamor River which leads us to our first night's camp at Mitlung 909m. Overnight at Camp
Day 05Trek to Chiruwa 1,246m 5-6 hours. After breakfast, the day starts with a trek beside the Tamor River, the field of rice and passing by fragrant forest we achieve to lunch stop at Siwa Bazaar. After lunch, we will continue along the Tamor River to another small settlement of Limbus at Tawa village (1146m), where we start little climb to reach at Thiwa (1,300m). After Thiwa enjoy a gradual descent to the small prop up village of Chiruwa 1,246m Overnight at Camp
Day 06Trek to Lelep 1,687m 5-6 hours, We continue along the Tamor River, passing by small villages and personage farms with huge amount of cardamom field and the rice terraced fields as well.
After hour and half walking eventually we reach the larger village named of Tapethok 1340m which has some shops and tea houses and a check-post of Kanchenjunja Conservation Area project (KCAP) where we have to submit our permits to get into KCAP . here we take a lunch before continuing pleasantly walk beside the river and through the nice cardamom field to Pembu where we begin a steady climb of a little over 2 hours to our overnight camp at Lelep. Lelep is a big settlement village with police station, health post and also there the headquarters of KCAP. (Overnight at Camp
Day 07Trek to Ela Danda 2,051m 5-6 hours Once again we continue follow the Tamor River upstream through dense forest.
We cross the river on a suspension bridge and gradual climb through pine forest for about 45 minutes to a small and old monastery (Sango Chhyolling Gompa). From here we descend gradually to Gowatar (1800m) where we stop for lunch. Afterwards we pass two beautiful waterfalls crossing of the Phedi Khola and then make a final climb of around an hour to our camp at Ela Danda (2051m). This offers a magnificent view of Kasturi peaks and down to the Tamor River. At Ila Danda there is lack of camp side so we may sleep of on local guest house. Overnight at Camp
Day 08Trek to Jongim Kharka (2,635m) (7-8 hours). Starts Walking through an anus and rhododendron forest until we reach suspension bridge.
After crossing the river we enter an extensive area of bamboo forest and some other trees, inhabited by the endangered red panda. If we are lucky we may have opportunity to catch a sight of one of these intangible creatures as we walk through the bamboo forest to the Maguwa Kharka where the lunches spot for today. Beyond Maguwa Kharka there is more mixture forest with rhododendron, oak, chestnut, alnus, maple etc, abundant with a different variety of birdlife. We have to cross a large landslip area before Selep Kharka (2,525m) and we continue another hour to get our night's stop at Jongim Kharka (2,635m). Where we can explore a nice view of the snow capped peak to the north.Overnight at Camp

Day 09
Trek to Olanchung Gola (3,208m). (3 hours) After crossing the suspension bridge we enter into the rhododendron forest and climb for an hour to Ramite (2,685m) there is more opportunity to spot red pandas as well on and we pass another beautiful waterfall created by Tamor River. Then we reach Sherpa settlement named of Olangchung Gola (3,208m) for lunch. After lunch we have free day to explore around the village and monastery. Olangchung Gola is one of the attractive villages of around 50 wooden houses and with a 470 year old monastery which located at the top of the village. Olangchng Gola is pretty much a last civilization we will see until we reach the Arun vally. Overnight at Camp
Day 10Trek to Sanjung Kharka Camp (3,910m) 6-7 hours After breakfast we set off following the trails used by Tibetan traders walking beside the Tamor to its convergence with Dinsamba Khola. Following the river belt we will have a Lunch and then crossing the river we reach place named Langmale and continue to our overnight stop at the place known as Sanjung Kharka. It is one of the nice camping spot for trekkers where you can discover the beautiful mountain surrounding. Overnight at Camp
Day 11Trek to Pass Camp 4,700m 4 -5 Hours we Continues along the route of the Great Himalayan Trail towards the Lumba Sumba Himal. It is good to keep eyes out for snow leopard which have been sighted on the next section of the trek we also pass little yak pasture and beautiful landscape and few foothills to climb. Now we are in totally wild country, the habitat of the snow leopard. Very few of trekkers come this way to sense the remoteness themselves. Finally we are at pass camp and we are above the green visitation and playing with mountain. (Overnight at Camp
Day 12
Trek to Yak Kharka via Lumba Sumba La 5,177m 8-9 Hours From our last camp before the pass we climb the sharp ridge beyond to a prominent saddle toward pass and we may encounter snow on this section of the trek. We reach a first pass adorned with prayer flags but this is not the top and it is necessary to cross below a peak to reach a slightly higher pass which is the actual Lumba Sumba La (5177m). The views are breathtaking, extending eastwards to Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himalaya range and westwards to Makalu Region. This is a very special place and weather consent, we may have longer broken here if the weather stable and perhaps eat our packed lunches. Now we have a descent of about 600 meters on a trail which is steep downhill at first, into a large valley and we stop at the first suitable camping spot at yak Kharka around 4,595 meters. Overnight at Camp
Day 13Trek to Jungle Camp (3,350m). 6-7 hours from our overnight stop we set off down again, passing by many yak kharkas with excellent views of Makalu ahead with the varieties of Rhododendrons tree. Then the trail bring together coming from the Umbak La, a 5,200 meter pass by which means goods are traded with Tibet and Nepal, a 2 day journey from here. Reaching a village named of Thudam (3500m) a Sherpa village of around 30 wooden houses which is linked with villages in Tibet, Where we plane to have Lunch and head west through a steep sided valley, having to several landslip areas before climbing steadily to a pass (3,370m). And finally get to our Camp Overnight at Camp
Day 14 Trek to Yak Kharka 2,877m. 5-6 hours we head west through a steep sided landslide before climbing steadily and passes through a cavernous bamboo forest. The views of Makalu and its satellites are simply eye-catching. We continue descending to a small clearing at 2,877 meters, where we make camp these day also require pack lunch (Overnight at Camp
Day 15Trek to Lingam School (2,320m). 5-6 hours we continue descending through dense rhododendron forest and then climb to a place called Yak Kharka on a ridge overlooking the Arun Valley. We can see the river below and in the distance, our overnight stop in the Lingam School (2,320m). After continuing to downhill we will get to the Arun river where we crossed the suspension bridge and steadily uphill to Chyamtang where we plan to have a lunch. After Lunch we pass by Chyamtang and get to the Lingam School. (Overnight at Camp
Day 16Trek to Hatiya (1,595m). 5-6 hours we are already decent the altitude and back to wormer climate. Today we pass few villages among trails with the songs of birds. At our lunch stop in the village of Gimber we have more stunning views of the Makalu Himalayan Range. The afternoon's walk is relatively easy along a good trail to the Tibetan tribe village of Hatiya (1,595m). This is the entry point to the Makalu-Barun National Park. Overnight at Camp
Day 17Trek to Gola (1,128m). 5-6hours we follow the trail through Arun River down to its confluence with the Barun River which carries the glaciers water of Makalu range. After lunch we continue among the Arun River to the small village of Gola (1,128m). There are only around 12 houses here and the village is an interesting mix of Sherpa, Rai and Tamang tribe (Overnight at Camp
Day 18Trek to Hedanga Gadhi (,1179m). We make a short descent on a pleasant trail to the lowlands. We pass through fields of paddy as we follow the trail though the heaving hillsides above the Arun River. We stop for lunch at the small Gurung village by Pathibhara which boasts a number of local tea houses, shops and homestay. Beyond Pathibhara, the trail continues through a rich agricultural landscape to Gadhi (1,179m) the ‘fort’ in Nepali. This is the spot where the Nepalese Army face up to an invading forces from Tibet, eventually driving them back over the passes. Gadhi is a surrounded with market town with shops and hotels as well as a health post, school, and police station
Day 19Trek to Num (1572m), drive to Tumlingtar (450m). We descend to the suspension bridge across the Arun River at Chiuribas After crossing the river marking at the end of our trek. Chiuribas is connected to the road by a jeep track and after taking some refreshment with the local tea houses here; we get on our waiting vehicles for the 4-5 hour drive along the ridge to Tumlingtar (450m). We spend our final night on trek with our crew in hotal at Tumlingtar Overnight at Hotel.
Day 20Fly to Kathmandu. We take a morning fly from Tumlingtar, to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu we check in to our hotel and the rest of the day is free. At the last night of our trek we will certainly have a farewell dinner at the boutique restaurant Overnight at hotel.
Day 21
Departure to airport for your onward destination. Services end of Himalayan Magic Treks

The Trip cost will be vary depending on group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your details to obtain a

Cost includes:

  • All Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar/Kathmandu
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes National park Fees
  • ( TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System)
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter.
  • Tour Certificate
  • Company T-shirt as a gift
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • Guide and porter salary Staff insurance During the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
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