Lumba Sumba Trek

Travel duration 27 Days
Trip Facts
27 Days

Moderate level of trekking trips includes about 14 days duration covering elevation above 3000m to 4500m from sea level. Normally  these types of trips may have need of well physical fitness because of  6-7 hours of hiking capabilities. These type of trek route goes uphill and downhill, walking close to beautiful natural sceneries  and walking through the mind blowing mountainous forests.

Best Seasons
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Group Size
2 - 12
Trip Starts
Trip Ends

Makalu, the fifth highest mountain on earth is an isolated four-sided peak on the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). It was first scaled by an American expedition in 1954.

Trekking to Everest is a wonderful time to enjoy some of the best mountain sceneries on earth and meet the famous ethnic people of Sherpa and. An interesting flight in the mountains will take you to the Everest Trail and the alpine world. You can reach perhaps the highest viewpoint in the world to view some of the most brilliant views of mountains including Mount Everest. It is a learning opportunity to observe the alpine of life and the Buddhist way of life. Mani walls (prayer wheel) and chhorten and monasteries are seen during the trek. Sacred lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers would meet you regularly during the trek. You will see highland people doing their daily life and observe how friendly people can be despite the challenges in the highlands and the basic amenities they have.

Barun Valley is a rich combination of isolated waterfalls, deep gorges, lush green forest and white icy peaks. The unique landscape, pristine ecosystem and relatively undisturbed human interference make the destination never-to-be forgotten.

Trip Highlights
  • Successful trek to twin mountain passes of Lumba Sumba at 5,159 m
  • Stunning views of Mt. Makalu
  • Explore villages near Tibet
  • A restricted area and need special permission from the government
Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1. Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and welcomed by a guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel where the guide would brief the trekking program. You may have some time, depending upon your time of arrival, to explore areas near to the hotel.

  25 minutes

Day 2. Ilam/Phidim

After breakfast fly to Bhadrapur, a 45-minute flight to the east of Nepal, drive to Ilam (3 hours) or Phidim (6 hours).

  45 minutes

  3 hours drive to ilam

  6 hours phidim

Day 3. Taplejung-Mitlung

Drive to Taplejung. Begin to trek. Gentle descent through the village and farm land. We can see the farms of barley, maize and potato on the way. We camp by the side of Tamor River in Mitlung.

Ascent 30 m and descent 930 m.

  4 hours

  3 hours

Day 4. Chiruwa

Gentle ascend through the walking route along the river of Tamor. We will see children and meet local people on the way. Lunch in Tawa. We enter the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Project and register into the trekking permit. Continue to trek to Chiruwa.

 Ascent 670 m and descent 300 m.

  5-6 hours

Day 5. Sukethun

Chiruwa to Sukethun

Ascent 860 m.

  5-6 hours

Day 6. Amjilosa

Sukethun to Amjilosa.

  7-8 hours

Day 7. Gyabla

Amjilosa to Gyabla

  10-11 hours

Day 8. Ghunsa

Gyabla to Ghunsa

  7-8 hours

Day 9. Kambachen

Ghunsa - Kambachen

Day 10. Lhonak

Kambachen to Lhonak

Ascent 1,200 m.

  3-4 hours

Day 11. Base Camp of Kanchanjunga north face-Lhonak

Lhonak to Base Camp of Kanchanjunga north face and back to Lhonak.

Day 12. Ghunsa

Lhonak- Ghunsa

Day 13. Nangola Phedi:

Ghunsa to Nangola Phedi

  2 hours

Day 14. Nangola Pass-Langjong Kharka

Nangola Phedi to Nangola Pass. Camp in Langjong Kharka.

Day 15. Olangchung Gola.

Langjong Kharka to Olangchung Gola.

Day 16. Rest in Olangchung Gola, hiking

Rest in Olangchung Gola, hiking

Day 17. Samjung Kharka

Olangchung Gola to Samjung Kharka

Samjung Kharka to Lumba Sumba Phedi and Yak Kharka

Day 23. Tumlingtar

Ekuwa to Tumlingtar

Day 24. Kathmandu

Tumlingtar - Kathmandu

Day 25. Kathmandu


Day 26. Back to home

Back to home

Day 20. Chyamtang

Yak Kharka to Chyamtang

Day 21. Hatiya

Chyamtang to Hatiya

Day 22. Ekuwa

Hatiya to Ekuwa

  • Hotel accommodation (3 star ) in Bed and Breakfast Basis in Kathmandu
  • Tea House accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast ) during trek
  • Activities & Sightseeing as per itinerary, above
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter ( 1 porter = 2 guest )
  • Round Trip ( Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu ) flight tickets
  • All Permits , National Park, Entrance fees.
  • All tours and transfer private car , private driver . etc.
  • First aid Medicine Kit
  • Government Taxes & Service Charge
  • Nepali Visa fee
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Soft drinks including Water
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Hot Showers during treks
  • Tips and Gratuities for trekking staff and other assistant
  • International Air fare
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