Kanchenjunga to Makalu Traverse via Lumba Sumba Pass

  • Trip duration 19 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate & Technical
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Kanchenjunga to Makalu Traverse via Lumba Sumba Pass

Kanchenjunga to Makalu Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is recently discovering trekking trail. The trail which was announced by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal. We start trekking from Phoomling and passes through diverse ethnic groups, cultivated land and animal farms along the Lumba Sumba pass trek.This section connects the Kanchenjunga Section with the Makalu Barun Section, and is also called the Lumbasumba Trek, as you have to cross the Lumba sumba pass (5159 m).   This is unexplored, high altitude trekking and thus for the experienced.  The terrain is harsh and trails are not always in a good condition. The crossing of the Lumbasumba pass of 5159 m can be quite hard when there is snow (which is most of the time).  The remoteness, spectacular landscapes and amazing views of the Himalayas make this trek however an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Because of the differences in altitude, the scenery is incredibly varied; from agricultural fields, to beautiful lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes.  Lucky trekkers can spot the endangered snow leopard, red panda, the vulnerable Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard or Assamese macaque.

Among the trekking trails in Nepal the trekking trail that leads to Kanchenjunga to Makalu Traverse via Lumba Sumba Pass is comparatively new. These nineteen days of trekking takes you to one of the most remote location on earth.  The nature and culture of the area is still,Trekking takes you to one of the most remote location on earth.  

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Badrapur (91 M), 25 minutes and drive to Birtamod/Jhapa (300 M), 1 hrs, (Lodging + B),
  • Day 02: Drive from Birtamod to Taplejung (1820 M), 5 to 6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (909 M), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa (1250 M), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Chiruwa to Gowatar (1805 M), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Gowatar to Jongin (2640 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Jongin to Olanchun Gola (3208 M), 3-4 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Olangchung Gola (3208 M), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Olangchung Gola to Sanjung (4003 M), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek from Sanjung to Pass Camp (4790 M), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Trek from Pass Camp to Thudam (3571 m) via Lumbha Sambha Pass (5159 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Trek from Thudam to Yak Kharka-1 (2756 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka-1 to Chyamtang (2285 M), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 14: Trek from Chyamtang to Hatiya (1580 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 15: Trek from Hatiya to Ekuwa (1363 M), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 16: Trek from Ekuwa to Hedanga Gadi (1180 M), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 17: Trek from Hedanga Gadi to Dauj-La/Deurali (2100 M), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 18: Drive (Jeep) from Dauj-La/Deurali to Khandbari (1115 M), 5-6 hrs,
  • Day 19: Drive from Khandbari to Tumglingtar (405 M), 1 hrs and flight to Kathmandu (1350 M), 45 minutes, (Lodging + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up & drop from airport,
  • Kathmandu accommodations in Bed & Breakfast Basis,
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Badrapur & Tumlingtar-Kathmandu,
  • Private transport from Birtamod-Taplejung & Dauj-La (Deurali)-Tumlingtar via Khandbari,
  • Special restricted Taplejung Trekking Permit,
  • Special restricted Sankhuwasabha Trekking Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Camping accommodation during trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Soft drinks like: hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food etc.
  • Camping equipments like: tents (dinning tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items etc.
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like: porters, kitchen boy, sarder, tent boy etc.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Birtamod/Jhapa,
  • Your Travel to Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01 Fly from Kathmandu to Badrapur (91 M), 25 minutes and drive to Birtamod/Jhapa (300 M), 1 hrs, (Lodging + B),
  • Day 02 Drive from Birtamod to Taplejung (1820 M), 5 to 6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (909 M), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa (1250 M), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05Trek from Chiruwa to Gowatar (1805 M), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Trek from Gowatar to Jongin (2640 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Trek from Jongin to Olanchun Gola (3208 M), 3-4 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08 Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Olangchung Gola (3208 M), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Trek from Olangchung Gola to Sanjung (4003 M), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10Trek from Sanjung to Pass Camp (4790 M), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11Trek from Pass Camp to Thudam (3571 m) via Lumbha Sambha Pass (5159 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 12 Trek from Thudam to Yak Kharka-1 (2756 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 13Trek from Yak Kharka-1 to Chyamtang (2285 M), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 14Trek from Chyamtang to Hatiya (1580 M), 8-9 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 15Trek from Hatiya to Ekuwa (1363 M), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 16 Trek from Ekuwa to Hedanga Gadi (1180 M), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 17Trek from Hedanga Gadi to Dauj-La/Deurali (2100 M), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 18 Drive (Jeep) from Dauj-La/Deurali to Khandbari (1115 M), 5-6 hrs,
  • Day 19Drive from Khandbari to Tumglingtar (405 M), 1 hrs and flight to Kathmandu (1350 M), 45 minutes, (Lodging + B).

Trip Note

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 3 people in a group.
  • We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy).

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