Trip Highlights
  • One of the Nepal’s amazing tea station Illam
  • Fresh path that links the highest hiking routes from east to west in Nepal.
  • Embrace the original path to Everest that is used by the early mountaineers
  • Tent at the isolated Olangchu Gola Village.
  • Get the beauty of the Lumba Sumba trek.

Lumba Sumba pass trekking, 5,177 meter is stands out among the worldly renowned trekking adventures which feature the mighty peak of the Makalu at the east with an altitude of about 8485m and the Kanchenjunga’s situated at an altitude of 8598m to the west. Both the peaks of the Kanchenjunga and the Makalu are the third and fifth highest peaks in the world which is indeed consumed by the glorious existence of Lumba Sumba. Lumba Sumba trekking consists of a fresh hiking path which runs through the Kanchenjunga conservation area in the eastern Himalaya Region. The walk through the beautiful Lumba Sumba trek route which leads to the high camp is an adventure itself which breaks the path through the river and the amazing camp gear with the help of Lumba Sumba trek route map.

“Discover the local culture and the remote beauty of Nepal with the panoramic sights of the mighty Makalu, Kanchenjunga and the Kumbhakarna peaks through Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking”

What more can clarify about Lumba Sumba pass becoming a great trekking experience?

The 22 days Lumba Sumba pass trek is certain to leave us wanting for more with various encounters of its remarkable wonders. From the early morning beginning of the Lumba Sumba hike with the interesting snowy slopes, we are astounded by the deep snow steps as we pass the mesmerizing field of snow and catch the gracious view of hypnotic sunrise. We then trek up to the discovery of the double pass where we get to see the precious Sumba La and the Lumba La which can be linked with the abrupt path known for its narrow and risky nature. As we reach the top after tiring walks through the paths scented with wilderness, we can see the trails from the top which will leave us in admiration of the Himalaya panorama beauty. Likewise, the trails will then lead us through the western snowfields, finally getting us into the Makalu Barun Region. We can certainly observe the wondrous existence of the continuously flowing rivers like the Rivers of Arun and Tamur which flow from the high Himalayan glaciers from the depth of the gorges which is now ranched with the villages.

Through this amazing Lumba Sumba pass holiday trek, not just only the peaks but we get to discover more of the local culture and then visit the famous tea garden in Illam. The major attraction has to be the Peak of Lumba Sumba which is at the altitude of about 5200m. The Himalayan landscapes offers one of the most splendid routes to the mountainous grasslands and the dense temperate with the low river valleys. Another attraction for the tourists also has to be the mountain lakes in the Gola, Olangchung and the Tamor as well as the Arun River systems. These rivers are also the primary tributaries of the Sapta Koshi River. Trekkers also come across the different wildlife species and the bids which comprises of the snow leopard and the red panda which can also be seen on the trail. Trekkers also get to discover the cultural heritage which includes the Chorten, prayer walls as well as the local festivals that take place. Different ethnic groups including the Magars, Newars, Tamangs, Limbus and the Sherpas can be seen at this trek. You will be able to observe the ancient farming practices and probably learn something new and unique from the experience. It can indeed prove to be an experience of a lifetime with the accumulation of glorious memories.

Feel no burden to contact us at Nepal nomad for the preparation of Lumba Sumba pass trek itinerary. It would mean a great deal to get to help you in gaining the best form of trekking experience in the country.


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Our representative will pick you up soon after your landing and make you comfortable all the way to your booked accommodation, giving you proper information regarding the briefing held in the evening along with the invitation for you for enjoying the Welcome Dinner.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Kathmandu outing has been planned for day two which will let you feel more revived and comfortable in the country as you get to know it more with the help of our guide who will guide you around. You will be making tours around Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar Square and others. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

After an early morning breakfast, we head to the Kathmandu domestic airport and then finally take a flight to the Bhadrapur where we will then then after 5 hrs reach tot the Phoomling and stay at an overnight at the camp.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phoomling

We begin our hike from the headquarter of the Taplejung District and then start our hike with the Sherpa village, the hiking then crosses to the amazing fields of the Alnus and the cardamom after that we then come across the accommodation for the facilities of homestay. After we have our lunch at Pawa village we then walk to the designation for the day Mitlung, where we will stay.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Mithlung
  • Altitude: 990m

Today is day five, as we are heading to the Chhirwa; we begin with our trek from the Furumba, the path then take us to the Siwa Bazaar where we have our lunch. After lunch, we will start ascending to the Thiwa Village, we go downhill from this place and ultimately reach at the Chhirwa which is the minimarket with some of the lodges for the good camping sites, and this place is well known for the tourists as we stay overnight here at the Chhirwa.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chhirwa
  • Altitude: 1246m

We start our hike from the Chhirwa, today we trek through the majestic Tamor River. Mainly, with religious importance there are two big stones. The hike comes across through the landscapes as we then after walking for some hours from Chhirwa are welcomed with different tea shops. After lunch, we will take the walk at the Lelep which is the designation for the day. We stay for an overnight at the camp.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lelep
  • Altitude: 1687m

After an early breakfast, the hike then passes through lush forests that provide us with some beautiful wildlife species. We then reach at the monastery after ascending through the pine forests where our hike descends and we ultimately reach at the Gowatar which is known for spectacular waterfalls and then after an hour we are headed towards the Phedi. Then after hiking for 30 minutes or so we then reach at the IlaDanda which is our designation for the day. The place gives you an open door opportunity to witness the spectacular snowcapped mountains like Kasturi Peak and then the Tamor River, where we stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: IIa Danda
  • Altitude: 2051m

Today’s day takes us to the Selep Kharka with an altitude of 2525m, our trek is blessed with the beauty of the Rhododendron and Ulnus forests as later passing the suspension bridge, we then come across the dense bamboo forest which is known for the habitat of the Red Panda. We reach to the Selep Kharka after an hour walk from the Ulnus forest and then we stay for an overnight here at the Selep Kharka.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Selep Kharka
  • Altitude: 2525m

Out from the Selep Kharka we head towards the Olangchung Gola beginning our trek with Jongim which is covered with the snowcapped hills and then after 40-50 minutes of the walk through the forest of rhododendron where we will see some mesmerizing waterfall . We ultimately reach at the Olangchung Gola where there is picturesque Sherpa Village.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Olangchung Gola,
  • Altitude: 3208m

The next day, the hike takes us to the Upper Langmale which is within the next three days as we come across different direction posts, sign posts and also pass through the rhododendron forests after that we will reach to the Upper Langmale at the altitude of 3893m. We stay at the overnight there.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Upper Langmale
  • Altitude: 3893m

The hike from the Upper Langmale to Pass Camp interesting as the snow leopard can be sighted if lucky as well as the trek ascends and descends. We pass through the Tamor River and then after 3 hrs, we finally take lunch at the camping site where we stay for an overnight to the Pass Camp.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pass Camp
  • Altitude: 4747m

One of the most challenging treks for today has to be this day. We pass through the peak of Lumba Sumpa as we ascend and descend. We pack our lunch after 4-5 hrs we then ascend to the peak of Lumba Sumpa and then stay for an overnight at the camp.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chaurikharka
  • Altitude: 4595m

Today our hike descends from the Chaurikharka as we come back after tiring day where we then stay at the Thudam which is tiny village with Sherpas. We stay for an overnight here at the Thudam.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thudam
  • Altitude: 3500m

The trek runs to one of the glorious banks known as the Chujung Khola as the path offers one of the amazing peaks in the Makalu range. We trek for about 6-7 hrs to reach at the Yak Kharka which is at the altitude of about 2877m and then we stay for an overnight there with amazing meals.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thudam - Yak Kharka 2877m
  • Altitude: 2877m

The day passes through the rhododendron forests after we walk from the Yak Kharka for about three hours. We will see the view of the Chyamtang from the Chaurikharka after having some lunch we descend for about 3 hrs before we reach to the Arun River. Our designation for today is Chyamtang where we stay for the night.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chyamtang
  • Altitude: 2229m

Today the path crosses through the rhododendron forest passing by the Arun Valley we then hike to the Glimber Village where majestic snowcapped peaks can be seen after that we reach at the Hatiya which is a small village as this is the entrance gate to the Makalu National Park

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Hatiya
  • Altitude: 1595m

Today the trek gradually takes us to the Gola which we reach after passing through the Barun and Arun Rivers where we have lunch and then after trekking for 6 hrs in general we then reach to the Gola which is one of the tiny villages.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gola
  • Altitude: 1128m

After hiking out from the Gola, our designation for today is the HedangnaGadi. The hike passes across the beautiful paddy fields and then the lowlands, we reach at the Pathibara during lunch where there are several Gurung villages and then from there we head to Gadhi which has the great importance of the Nepali Army. We then spend here exploring the place.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Hedangna Gadi,
  • Altitude: 1179m

Today is the last day of our trek as we hike descending till the Arun River after that we come across the Nun Village and from there the path drives us to the Tumlingtar where we stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tumlingtar
  • Altitude: 405m

On day 20, we catch a flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu at 1300 meters. Then after landing, directly head to rest in our respective residential location for the time being.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today is the free day at Kathmandu where you can relax or buy some gifts back home at Kathmandu or travel. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

On the twenty-second day, we part our ways as you head to catch the international flight back home after a proper farewell session. We wish to meet you again in the adventurous journey together.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kaathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section


Experience Required:

A healthy body with the experience to deal with odd situation may come handy in a trek like this.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

An important part of our journey is the meeting which makes sure everything is okay and prepared that takes place in the first few days before we leave for the thrilling adventure which we refer to as Pre-Trip meeting.

Equipment Check List:

You can refer to the following equipment in case of confusion making them weigh a lot less than 20 kg;


For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.


Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

You are woken up with a short knock on the door along with the choice of your breakfast including tea or coffee and then we leave you for some preparation and packing time. Then, with no waste of time we start our trek through the ups and downs and then rest at a spot while having lunch. Again we move and finally reach the accommodation place where we prepare ourselves for some exploration, dinner and a peaceful sleep.


Lumba Sumba Trekking brings lodging facilities in a very limited number and in such a style that various facilities like that of shower and bathroom requires to be shared.


The insurance for this trek should be on the ground of medical, trip cancellation and emergency rescue.

Altitude Sickness:

The Itinerary is prepared with the inclusion of acclimatization, rest and exercising days. So the risk gets minimized that way. However, one cannot always be sure of the new altitude, so we carry some medicines with us.


Lumba Sumba Trekking leaves your stomach filled three times a day with three meals.