Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

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  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • max group size 8
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +17
  • Panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Kumbhakarna peaks
  • Explore remote places of Nepal and discover the local culture
  • Visit the green tea garden at Ilam and the local cheese factory
  • Visit the oldest Buddhist monastery, built before 445 Ad
The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a new trekking route running through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area in the eastern Himalaya region, in which Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m) is the major attraction.

Offering some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, the route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, and low river valleys. There are also a number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola, and the Tamor and Arun River systems are another attraction for tourists. These two rivers are the major tributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. Trekkers may also come across different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda along the route.

Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage including monasteries, shortens, temples, prayer walls, and any local festivals that may be taking place. The route is home to several different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars, and Tamangs. The trek. Trekkers will see the traditional farming practices of the local people along the way.
5 - Excellent
Based on 51 reviews
  • Bryce
  • On May 23 2018
4 - Very Good
Bryce's review for another Mount Adventure Holidays tour
“My wife and i had an amazing trip with Pasang dai! 8 days trek in langtang valley plus an ascension of the kyanjin ri (4700m) with a beautifull view on the langtang lirung. Pasang was very profesional and he shared with us his knowledge of the sherpa community, tamang and langtang village and culture. Pasang is also a great human being as he always made sure we feel good during the trek. I think i've never heard a laugh so full of joy and sincerity! The kind of joy that give so much good feeling and energy when you're struggling during your trek! This is Pasang magic laugh!!

Chitto jane, chitto khane, chitto sutne!!

Bryce & Usha.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 09 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Mount Adventure Holidays tour
“While I found the walk challenging, I look back and are so glad I did it. The guide was wonderful, patient & encouraging. He was able to accommodate the youthful enthusiasm & fitness while proving me with the support & guidance I needed to get me through the day. Returned home with great memories & a great sense of achievement. So glad we did it as we did, thanks so much for enabling us to do it as we did. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the Langtang trek.”
  • Stefan
  • From France
  • On Nov 21 2018
5 - Excellent
Stefan's review for another Mount Adventure Holidays tour
“I am hereby glad to write this review for Manaslu Circuit Trek as i enjoyed this trek thoroughly along every trail without any kind of problems during the whole trek. Along the trail we stayed in the village of Sama where we saw the magnificent view of Manaslu as we where on the foot of it and We also had a great view of Manaslu from the Birendra Lake as well. We had a challenging trek on the trail of Larke Pass but even though it is tough the view from the top of the Larke Pass was worth it with stunning views of Mountain Ranges. And we were fully taken care with great enthusiasm from the side of our guide and Staff teams along every path and trail of this trek and we want thank them with our bottom of heart for their outstanding services.”
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1340m)
  • Day 2: Fly to Bhadrapur/ Taplejung by jeep (1780m)
  • Day 3: Trek Taplejung to Mitlung (910m)
  • Day 4: Trek Mitlung to Chiruwa (1250m)
  • Day 5: Trek Chiruwa to Lelep (1690m)
  • Day 6: Trek Lelep to Ela danda (2150m)
  • Day 7: Trek Ela Danda to Selep Kharka (2525m)
  • Day 8: Trek Selep Kharka to Olangchung Gola (3210m)
  • Day 9: Trek Olangchung Gola to Upper Langmale Kharka (3890m)
  • Day 10: Trek Upper Langmale Kharka to Pass Camp (4750m)
  • Day 11: Trek Pass camp to Chauri Kharka (4590m)
  • Day 12: Trek Yak Kharka to Thudam(3500m)
  • Day 13: Trek Thudam to Kharka (2875m)
  • Day 14: Trek Kharka to Chyamthang (2230m)
  • Day 15: Trek Chyamthang to Hatiya (1560m)
  • Day 16: Trek Hatiya to Gola (1410m)
  • Day 17: Trek Gola to Ghadi (1800m)
  • Day 18: Trek Gadhi to Num and drive to Tumlingtar (400m)
  • Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu(1340m)
  • Day 20: Final Departure - Hotel to Airport
  • Airport pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Bhadrapur/Suketar/Tumlingtar )
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Accommodation in a home-stay
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking Map
  • Alcohol, laundry and other personal expenses
  • Travel, accidental/ health insurance (mandatory).
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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