The Lumba Sumba pass trek

The Lumba Sumba pass trek offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to traverse via the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area in the eastern Himalaya and link to Mt. Makalu.

The trail passes through alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, lush temperate and subtropical forests, and low river basins, as well as habitats for endangered species such as the snow leopard and red panda.

It’s routes are sometimes harsh and in poor shape. Aside from natural beauties, cultural heritage like as monasteries, chhortens, temples, and prayer walls can be explored.

It should come as no surprise that this is a hard journey, thus prior trekking experience is essential. This expedition can be extended to include the ultimate Mt. Kanchenjunga North and Mt. Makalu Base Camp.

The Lumba Sumba pass trek : itinerary

  • Day 01                  Arrival Kathmandu; Pick up at Kathmandu International Airport and drop off hotel
  • Day 02                  Free day at leisure in Kathmandu; preparations trek
  • Day 03                  Drive Kathmandu to Fikkal teagarden (12 hrs.)
  • Day 04                  Drive Fikkal teagarden to Taplejung/ Suketar (1820m – 6,5 hrs.)
  • Day 05                  Trek to Mitlung (921 m – 4 hrs.)
  • Day 06                  Trek to Chiruwa (1270m – 6 hrs.)
  • Day 07                  Trek to Serkathum (1575m – 6 hrs.)
  • Day 08                  Trek to Amjilosa (2308m – 6 hrs.)
  • Day 09                  Trek to Gyabla (2730m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 10                  Trek to Ghunsa (3595m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 11                  Resting at Ghunsa for acclimatization
  • Day 12                  Trek to Nango La High Camp (4776m – 4 hrs.)
  • Day 13                  Cross over Nango La pass (4776m) and trek to Yangma Khola (3403m – 6 hrs.)
  • Day 14                  Trek to Olangchun Gola (3191m – 8 hrs.)
  • Day 15                  Resting day at Olangchun Gola
  • Day 16                  Trek to Campsite Kharka (4050m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 17                  Trek to Pass Camp (4453m – 8 hrs.)
  • Day 18                  Cross over Lumba Sumba Pass (5159m) and trek to Thudam (3556m – 9 hrs.)
  • Day 19                  Trek to Kharka (2700m – 8 hrs.)
  • Day 20                  Trek to Chyamtang (2187m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 21                  Resting day at Chyamtang
  • Day 22                  Trek to Hatiya (1595m – 6 hrs.)
  • Day 23                  Trek to Gola (1100m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 24                  Trek to Hedangna Gadi (1120m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 25                  Trek to Num (1560m – 3 hrs.) and drive to Tumlingtar (400m – 4 hrs.)
  • Day 26                  Flight Tumlingtar to Kathmandu; pick up local airport and drop off hotel
  • Day 27                  Free day at leisure Kathmandu
  • Day 28                  Departure; pick up hotel and drop off International Airport Kathmandu

Including Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5 extra days:

  • Day 01                  Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050 m – 6 hrs.)
  • Day 02                  Resting day at Kambachen
  • Day 03                  Trek to Lhonak (4780m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 04                  Trek to Kanchenjunga North BC (5190m) (4050 m – 8 hrs.)
  • Day 05                  Trek to Ghunsa (3595m – 4 hrs.)

Including Makalu Base Camp 12 extra days:

  • Day 01                  Trek from Hatiya to Dhumjung (1680m – 6 hrs.)
  • Day 02                  Trek to Chamling Ma (2448m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 03                  Trek to Bagare (2912m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 04                  Trek to Nehe Kharka (3770m – 7 hrs.)
  • Day 05                  Trek to Langmale Kharka (4400m – 4 hrs.)
  • Day 06                  Trek to Makalu BC (4870m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 07                  Rest day at Makalu BC ; optional day hike surrounding area
  • Day 08                  Trek to Yangla Kharka (3557 m – 7 hrs.)
  • Day 09                  Trek to Dobate (3270 m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 10                  Trek to Khongma (3470 m – 5 hrs.)
  • Day 11                  Trek to Tashi Goan (2065 m – 4 hrs.)
  • Day 12                  Trek to Seduwa (1509 m – 4 hrs.)
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