The Lumba Sumba 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 grass lands, 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 is 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, chhortens, 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.