Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

from 2,895 USD

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek lies in between Kanchenjunga and Makalu which are both the most important conservation area in the Himalaya and home to an amazing variety of birds. It is also a home of endangered red pandas and snow leopards. Although, it is non-touristic area, which is the inhabitant place of numerous Nepal’s ethnic communities including Limbu, Sherpa (Bhotia), Rai, Gurung, Magar, Newar and Tamang peoples.

  • Destination Nepal
    Region/Category Kanchenjunga
  • Travel Duration 22 Days
    Travel Season Spring/Autumn
  • Max. Altitude 5,180 Metres
    Activity Style Tent+Teahouse
  • Activity Level Hard
    Transportation Car & Flight
  • Active Time 4-7 Hours
    Group Size 02-12 Person
  • Tour Code No. JH-274
    Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Starting Point Biratnagar
    Staring Days 2nd Day
  • Ending Point Tumlingtar
    Ending Days 20th Day
Trip Description - Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek lies in between Kanchenjunga (Taplejung) and Makalu (Sankhuwasabha). Both are both the most important conservation area in the Himalaya and home to an amazing variety of birds. It is also a home of endangered red pandas and snow leopards. Although, it is non-touristic area. It is the inhabitant place of numerous Nepal’s ethnic communities including Limbu, Sherpa (Bhotia), Rai, Gurung, Magar, Newar and Tamang peoples. Our trekking will start from Taplejung, we will reach here after two days by overland travel from Biratnagar. Taplejung is located in the north east of Nepal with an altitude of 1,441 meters. For this trek, trekkers need to pay entry fee to Kanchenjunga Conservation and Makalu Barun National Park and obtain a special trekking permit from the Immigration Department.

The name of Taplejung district is a combination of Taple and Jung. Taple was a medieval Limbu king who ruled the region and “Jung” means fort in the Limbu language. Literally, Taplejung means Fort of King Taple. Olangchung Gola is hidden in another world. After a night spent in a hidden world we will forward to cross the Lumba Sumba Pass. After Sumba Sumba passes, we will slowly descend through the Arun Valley to Tumlingtar where this trek ends.

Details of inclusions and exclusions in package!
What's included in this tour
Services that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport private transportation
  • Biratnagar flight & Phidim private transport
  • Phidim - Taplejung/ Suketar private transport
  • Dahalgaon (Taplejung) - Ilam private transport
  • Ilam - Bhadrapur private transportation & KTM flight
  • 19 Days full board (BLD) tea-house package trek
  • Standard twin share best room during the trek
  • Daily breakfast with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation entrance permit fee
  • 2 weeks - Kanchenjunga special trekking permit
  • An experienced and registered trekking guide
  • 3N - Stay at Kathmandu Guest House or similar ***
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with daily buffet breakfast plan
  • Free daily bottled water & Coffee maker in the room
  • Twin share accommodation in Phidim & Kanyam/Ilam
  • Extra guides if the group size is more than 7 trekkers
  • Porter (2 guests = 1 porter, max. weight 10kg/trekker)
What's not included in this tour
Services that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single room supplement fee will be applied 120$
  • Nepal tourist visa and international flight ticket
  • Travel insurance for rescue work and other costs.
  • Bar bills, drinks [water or tea coffee and alcohol etc.]
  • Personal nature of expenses and trekking equipment
  • Hotel cost if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Any costs incurred due to flight delays or cancellations.
  • Extra services during trek (i.e. porter, horse or treatment)
  • Costs-if separated from the group on the trek for any reason
  • TIPs for trekking guide & porter (USD10 per day per trekker)
  • Additional costs for sightseeing or Hotel or mountain flight
  • Extra cost incurred by any reason which is not in our control
  • All the other cost and things which are not included above.
  1. Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival Day: Arrive anytime!

    Upon arrival in Nepal, Jagadamba Holidays representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport with a Jagadamba Holidays placard (Jagadamba Holidays signboard). In case of late night arrival, private transportation to the hotel will be arranged by the representative. Clients will be notified of tour briefings and group meeting times by a representative.

    In the meeting we discuss the travel plans and services and introduce the trek or tour guide as per the itinerary. You must completely fill up a legally binding travel form and a non-liability disclaimer form. If any person’s tour payment is due, such person must pay at this meeting. Stay overnight at Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel.

  2. Day 2 Fly to Biratnagar (40 min) & Drive to Phidim (1,756 m, 6 hrs)

    Flight No.: U4 701 (Buddha Air)
    ETD time: 07:25 AM KTM
    ETA time: 08:05 AM BIR
    Duration: 40 min

    Biratnagar – Phidim distance : 265 km ll 7hrs.

    8AM Fly Kathmandu – Biratnagar (77 m) by domestic airlines
    Right after arrival in Biratnagar need to start journey towards to Phidim Bazar (1,756 m) – 265 km ll 7hr

  3. Day 3 Drive - Taplejung (1,441 m) and Trek to Mitlung (900 m)

    After breakfast, start journey towards to Taplejung (1,441 m) – 85 km ll 2½hr. Right after arrival in Taplejung need to start trekking towards to Mitlung (900m) – 9 km ll 4hr

  4. Day 4 Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,286 m)

    Chiruwa (1250m) – 14 km ll 7hr

  5. Day 5 Trek from Chirwa to Lumthang (1,800 m)

    Lumthang (1800m) – 15 km ll 8hr

  6. Day 6 Trek from Lumthang to Selep Kharka (2,600 m)

    Selep Kharka (2,600m) – 14 km ll 9hr

  7. Day 7 Trek from Selep Kharka to Olangchung Gola (3,200 m)

    Olangchung Gola (3,200m) – 6 km ll 4hr

  8. Day 8 An exploration day for adaptive walks

    An exploration day for adaptive walks

  9. Day 9 Trek from Olangchung Gola to Dinsamba Khola (3,700 m)

    Dinsamba Khola (3,700 m) – 7 km ll 3½hr

  10. Day 10 Trek from Dinsamba Khola to Tangchetar (4,204 m)

    Tangchetar (4,204 m) – 5 km ll 4hr

  11. Day 11 Trek from Tangchetar to Tanche Danda (4,650 m)

    Tanche Danda (4,650 m) – 5 km ll 3hr

  12. Day 12 Trek to Selele (4,500 m) via Lumba Sumba Pass (5,180 m)

    Cross Lumba Sumba Pass (5,180 m), trek to Selele (4,500 m) – 8 km ll 6½hr

  13. Day 13 Trek from Selele to Thumdan (3,500 m)

    Thumdan (3,500 m) – 9 km ll 6½hr

  14. Day 14 Trek from Thumdan to Yak Kharka (2,700 m)

    Yak Kharka (2700m) – 14 km ll 7½hr

  15. Day 15 Trek from Yak Kharka to Chyamtang (2,250 m)

    Chyamtang (2,250 m) – 8 km ll 4hr

  16. Day 16 Trek from Chyamtang to Honggong (2,100 m)

    Honggong (2,100 m) – 11 km ll 6hr

  17. Day 17 Trek from Honggong to Barun Bazar (1,100m)

    Barun Bazar (1,100m) – 14k m ll 6hr

  18. Day 18 Trek from Barun Bazar to Gadhi (1,170 m)

    Gadhi (1,170m) – 18 km ll 7hr

  19. Day 19 Trek from Gadhi to Num & Drive to Khandbari (1,022 m)

    Num (1,560m) – 9 km ll 4hr
    Right after arrival in Num need to start journey towards to Khandbari (1022m) – 44 km ll 3½hr

  20. Day 20 Drive to Tumlingtar Airport and Fly - Kathmandu (1,350 m)

    After breakfast, start journey towards to Tumlingtar airport (518m) – 7.9 km ll ½hr

    11 AM Fly Tumlingtar – Kathmandu (1,350m, 35min) trip Ends – Leisure time!

  21. Day 21 Free time for optional sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    Free time for optional sightseeing around Kathmandu.

  22. Day 22 Departure from Nepal: Depart anytime!

    After breakfast, you should leave your room and store your luggage at the hotel and relax in the hotel lobby or explore the surrounding local market for last minute shopping for friends and family until you head to the airport for your flight back home.

    Due to limited space at Kathmandu Airport, all airlines have requested to report at the check-in counter three hours before the actual flight departure time. Therefore, we will pick you up from the hotel three and a half hours in advance, as the estimated travel time to the airport is around half an hour.

    We hope that your visit to Nepal and the activities you do during your visit will remind you to visit Nepal again in the future. As per the service policy of Jagadamba Holidays, your journey will conclude with a farewell at the airport. Have a safe and pleasant journey ahead. Thank you, see you again!

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The accommodation we use may vary depending on our package travel and the range of travel destinations. Before or after the trip you can book comfortable hotels in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for your stay. If you book a tea house trekking trip, we will provide a small two-bed room for sharing in the hill lodges which is a basic facility but very clean.

Now, better-equipped lodges are also available in Annapurna and Everest areas but we recommend trekkers to use accommodation above 3,500 meters where clean rooms and clean food are readily available. Sometimes a level of flexibility may be required when trekking in remote mountain areas. We believe that you will complete your vacation without any problems and have the trip of a lifetime. If you book camping/trekking, our camping team will manage a comfortable camping site by the river where possible.

There will usually be a dedicated support team on the trip to move luggage and equipment, set up camp, and prepare your food. You will find more detailed information about travel accommodation which is mentioned separately in the lodging section of each vacation package page.

However, you can expect excellent service and high quality in any budget range you choose. You can learn more about different types of travel and their features and the proposed travel price by contacting us directly where we will be very pleased to answer your questions. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character reflecting the best value based on twin share accommodation.

When you book a trip, unless you request a private single room, we will arrange for you to share a twin bed room with a person of the same gender. If you request a private single room, you will need to pay a single room supplementary fee. Please note that during the trek, if the destination is 4000 meters above sea level, only dormitory accommodation with private beds will be available. On trekking trips we try our best but do not promise guaranteed room options. For most of our camping trips, we supply branded two-person tents, including groundsheets.

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, service plates, bowls, and all necessities are provided. Members of the mountaineering travel group are requested to manage according to the options given on the website.

Types of rooms during Trekking and City.
Sample room in Kathmandu Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Sample room in trekking Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
Private Departure
Booking Open
4,195 US$
3,495 US$
2,895 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
Private Departure
Booking Open
4,195 US$
3,495 US$
2,895 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
Private Departure
Booking Open
4,195 US$
3,495 US$
2,895 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
Private Departure
Booking Open
4,195 US$
3,495 US$
2,895 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Private Departure
Booking Open
4,195 US$
3,495 US$
2,895 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 12 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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