Lumba Sumba La trek is one of the newly discovered trekking destinations in the eastern part of Nepal. The Lumba Sumba Pass lies between the two famous areas of Nepal, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, and Makalu Barun National Park. The highest altitude, which the trekkers must reach while undertaking this trek is the Lumba Sumba Pass at an altitude of 5,177 meters above sea level. From most places throughout the trip, you can experience the biological diversities with the locality of different ethnic groups like the Tamangs, Gurungs, Rais, Limbus, Magars, and Newars following their indigenous cultures and traditions along with the Monasteries, Chortens, Temples and Prayer Wheels. You will also get to see the spectacular mountain views along with the majestic Lumba Sumba peak and Mountain lakes decorated with the mountainous landscape. Lumba Sumba trek area bears various kinds of wild floras and faunas including the endangered Snow Leopard and Red Panda.
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Day 05: Trek to Lelep (1687 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours. Have your breakfast and head towards your destination Lelep. While walking from Chiruwa to Lelep, you will start with walking along the bank of the Tamor River, this bank shows two big stones with religious significance. After walking around two and a half hours, from Chiruwa through beautiful cardamom gardens, you will reach Tapethok (1340 m) where you will have your lunch. It is a small market with some tea shops. After lunch, it is a pleasant walk until you reach Pembu (1486 m). From Pembu, you have to climb uphill to Lelep. After reaching Lelep, check-in to the lodge and have some rest.
Day 06:Trek to Ella Danda (2051 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours. After breakfast, you will start walking through a dense forest which is also the habitat of diverse wild flora and fauna. After continuing your hike downhill, you will reach the riverbank and cross a suspension bridge. Now you will ascend through a pine forest for half an hour to reach a monastery. From the monastery, you will descend down to reach Gowatar village and after walking some more time, you will reach a place that offers spectacular views of two waterfalls, which are about 100 meters tall. You will reach Phedi and after crossing the Tamor River, you will start walking uphill for about 45 minutes to reach a resting place known as Chautaroo in the local dialect. After resting for some time in Chautaroo, you will walk for 20 minutes to reach Ella Danda. Ella Danda offers a panoramic view of the Kasturi peak and the Tamor River. Check-in to the lodge and have some rest.
Day 07:Trek to Selep Kharka (2635 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours. Have your breakfast and get ready to start your hike from Ella Danda. The trail leads through a forest of Ulnus and Rhododendron for about an hour to reach a suspension bridge. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trek passes through dense bamboo groves. The place is popular among trekkers as it is the habitat of the Red Panda. If you're lucky, then you might catch a sight of the red panda from the trail. After a continuous walk of three and a half hours from Ella Danda, you will reach Maguwa, where you will have a short break for your lunch. After finishing your lunch, you will continue your hike; the trail passes through maple and Ulnus forest. After walking for almost half an hour, you will reach SelepKharka. Check-in to the lodge and have some rest.
Day 08: Trek to Olangchung Gola (3208 m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours. After your breakfast, you will start your trek to OlangchungGola from SelepKharka. Today your trail will lead you along the bank of the Tamor River to reach Jongim (2641m), a flat land surrounded by snow-capped hills after an hour walking. From Jongim, you will descend down to the river bank, cross the suspension bridge and again ascend to Ramite (2685m) for lunch. At Ramite, you can see a mixed forest of Deodar and rhododendron along with the beautiful view of the waterfall. You will see the first glimpse of OlangchungGola after a walk of around 45 minutes and finally, you will reach OlangchungGola. OlangchungGola is a beautiful Sherpa settlement where you can see a 465 years old monastery with golden manuscript, explore the monastery and the surroundings and check in to the lodge to have some rest.
Day 09: Trek to Sanjung Kharka Camp (3910 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours. After having breakfast in OlangchungGola, you will commence walking through the complete wilderness to reach Upper Langmale. Along the way, piles of stones act as signs, showing you the right direction to your next destination, SanjungKharka. The trek passes through pine and rhododendron forests. After some decent hiking for two and half hours, you will reach a place called Jadak (3636 m) for your lunch break. After having lunch in Jadak, you will continue walking for about 3 hours to reach today's final destination; Upper Langmale (3893 m).
Day10: Trek to Pass Camp (4747 m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours. After having breakfast, today's path will lead you along the bank of the Tamor River; on the other side of the river you can see a dense forest of rhododendron. If the fortune favors you, then there is a high chance of seeing a Snow Leopard on this trail. After hiking for three hours, you will reach Tangchetar (4203 m) for your lunch and a short break. After your lunch you will continue hiking for around three more hours to reach your final destination; Pass Camp.
Day14:Trek to Chyamtang (2229 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours. From Chyamtang, the trail passes through a dense rhododendron forest. You will not find any villages along the way. After walking for three hours, you will reach a place called Chaurikharkaa where you will have your lunch. From Chaurikharka, you can see Chyamtang, Arun River, Ridha Village and the trail that leads to Kimathanka. From here, the trek is all downhill for about three hours until you reach the Arun River. After crossing the suspension bridge over the river, you again have to ascend uphill for about an hour until Chyamthang. Your destination for the day. Chyamthang is a small village where Sherpa people are the dominant population. Check in to the lodge and have some rest, later on you can explore the village if you're interested.
Day15: Trek to Hatiya (1595 m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours. After having breakfast in the camp, you will start walking for Hatiya. The trail is easy and passes through rhododendron forests in the Arun valley, which is home to several bird species. Hike for about two and a half hours from Chyamthang and the trail takes us to Glimber Village (1585 m), where you will have your lunch. The Village offers a spectacular view of snowcapped peaks in the Makalu range. From Gimber, the walk is easy and after hiking for about three hours you will reach Hatiya. Hatiya is a small village of Bhote people and is the entry point to the Makalu National Park. After reaching your camping place, have some rest in your camp and later on explore the area.
Day16: Trek to Gola (1128 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours. After having breakfast, you will start trekking along the bank of the Arun River for about two and a half hours to reach the confluence of the Arun and Barun rivers. Over here you will have your lunch, after having your lunch and a short break you will start ascending towards Gola. A walk of around two and half hours. Gola is a very small village with 12 houses. Sherpa, Rai and Tamang people reside here. It is a typical village where you can observe the native people following the old lifestyle; explore the village and later on rest in your tent.
Day17: Trek to Hedangna Gadhi (1179 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours. Have your breakfast and start trekking through paddy fields, which denotes that you are now in the lowlands. You will descend and ascend for several times. After two and half hours of hiking, you will reach Pathibhara (1524 m). Here you will have a short break and your lunch as well. Pathibhara is a small Gurung village with tea shops, groceries, and some hotels. The trail after lunch passes through agricultural land before you reach Gadhi (1800 m), you can find plenty of water sources and small settlements along the way. It will take around three hours to reach Gadhi from Pathibhara. Gadhi is a place of great historical significance as the Nepali Army fought bravely against the invading Tibetan Army at this place and chased them away. Gadi is a small village market with a health post, a school, and a police station.
Day18:Short trek to Num and drive to Khandbari (1020 m) Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours, Driving duration: 4 to 5 hours. Have your breakfast and start trekking through paddy fields, which denotes that you are now in the lowlands. You will descend and ascend for several times. After two and half hours of hiking, you will reach Pathibhara (1524 m). Here you will have a short break and your lunch as well. Pathibhara is a small Gurung village with tea shops, groceries, and some hotels. The trail after lunch passes through agricultural land before you reach Gadhi (1800 m), you can find plenty of water sources and small settlements along the way. It will take around three hours to reach Gadhi from Pathibhara. Gadhi is a place of great historical significance as the Nepali Army fought bravely against the invading Tibetan Army at this place and chased them away. Gadi is a small village market with a health post, a school, and a police station.
Day19: Flight to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar, Flight duration: 35 mins. After breakfast, pack your bags and you will be transferred to Tumlingtar airport to catch the flight to Kathmandu. Make sure to get a seat on the left side in the plane while flying back to Kathmandu, from the left side you will be able to view the majestic mountains standing tall from north to east with the shining snowcaps. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our office representative will come to receive and assist you and they will transfer you to the Hotel. After reaching the hotel, check in and have some rest for a while. Later in the afternoon, you can visit the Asian Heritage office to share your trekking experiences and you can stroll around the streets of Thamel other nearby places.
Day20: Departure/farewell. Breakfast at the hotel and transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact MountainMate Team.
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