Lumba Sumba pass Trek is in the Kanchenjunga conservation area and Makalu Barun national park in Nepal’s Eastern Himalaya. Lumba Sumba pass is in a remote and isolated region where you can experience spectacular mountain adventure unlike anywhere in Nepal.
This region is filled with natural beauty, traditional ethnic villages, alpine grasslands, rivers, waterfalls, and unparalleled snow-capped mountain views including the 3rd highest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga, and the 5th highest peak, Mount Makalu.
Doing this trek, you can marvel at exploring rarely visited virgin areas, villages of local inhabitants such as Sherpa Rai and Limbu, Chettri ethnic group with their amazing culture, traditions, and way of life.
Lumba Sumba pass is 5,177 meters above sea level linking Kanchenjunga Region to Makalu Region to the southwest. This new trek was just opened in 2012 as a restricted area that requires a special permit for visiting. The trek is ideal for those who are looking for a new adventurous and least trekked route in Nepal.
So, be it in the wild remote region of Kanchenjunga and Makalu and enjoy our adventurous 22 days Lumba Sumba pass trek itinerary designed at best.
Our arrangement for this trek is based on camping and carrying all the daily supplies for trekking our self, however, we also can arrange a Basic teahouse trek (available mountain lodges or homestay) which will reduce the trek cost significantly so, please inquire about that if you be interested.
Lumba Sumba pass trek route
The trek begins from Taplejung to Mitlung(909m) on your first-day trek and continues to Chiruwa (1246m), Lelep (1687m), and Ila danda (2051m) for the second, third and fourth night.
The trek enters into the remote region of the trek which goes to Selep kharka(2525m) and to Olangchun Gola(3208m) relatively. An extra day takes place at Olangchung Gola for acclimatization before heading to the higher region of the trek.
After this trek heads to the higher region of upper Langmale(3893m) and to Pass camp (4747m) before the Lumba Sumba pass(5177m). The next day the trek goes to the Lumba Sumba and descends down to the rural place of Chauri Kharka(4594m) for the night. And the trek continues down to Thudam(3571m), Yak Kharka(2877m), Chyamthang(2229m) relatively.
After that the trek still continues down to the lower region of Hatiya (1595), Gola (1128m), Hedanga Gadi (1179m), and finally to Tumlingtar (1022m) via Num. and next day we take flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu to finish our trip.
How to Get to the trailhead of Lumba Sumba pass?
The easy way to get to the trailhead of the Lumba Sumba pass trekking is to fly to Suketar airport(2420m) but there is no daily flight operation to this airport unless you charter the flight. Or you wait until the flight takes place, so it is suitable for those only with flexible time.
The best way to get there is taking a 45-minute flight to Bhadrapur of Jhapa district which is available on a daily basis. Then drive to Taplejung taking a jeep ride which takes about 8-9 hours and this goes through the beautiful hilly region of Ilam famous for tea estate which helps to add up more scenery for your trip