Lumbasumba Trek

Lumbasumba Trek

On 29 May 1953 Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary arrived at the top of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848m). Since then, Nepal has become an attractive destination for the mountaineers and trekkers of this world. Indeed, among the 14 summits above 8000m, eight of them lie within Nepal. In addition to these imposing mountains, Nepal has hundreds of other magnificent summits.

Adventurers and nature lovers all over the world like to come to Nepal each year to discover new horizons and lay eyes on different mythical mountains. However, there are always some risks when one ventures into virgin territory. For trekkers looking for new itineraries, the Lumbasumba Circuit is perfect. At 5177m, the Lumbasumba pass is located in the Kanchenjunga-Taplejung Conservation Area. Currently this route is virtually untrodden.

We fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur in the Jhapa district and then take a bus or 4X4 up to Taplejung, which takes about seven hours. As we climb from the plains, the landscape becomes more and more hilly and we can observe tea plantations on both sides of the road. The trekking route leads into the Kanchenjunga region and afterwards into the Makalu region via the Lumbasumba pass. This wild and remote forested region is home to the elusive red panda, a shy and quite small creature. Higher up snow leopards are known to hide out, but seeing one is a rare and privileged bonus. The journey ends at Hedanga Gadi, from where we can get to Tumlingtar via 4X4 before flying to Kathmandu.


Day 01: Kathmandu: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome at the airport. Transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Free day and preparation of the official documents

Day 03: Katmandu – Bhadrapur-: About a 45mn flight

Day 04: Bhadrapur- Taplejung : Via 4X4. We meet up with the kitchen team. Night under canvas.

Day 05: Taplejung-Mitlung: About 7h walk, camp at 909m

Day 06: Mitlung-Chiruwa: About 7h walk, camp at 1246m

Day 07: Chiruwa -Lelep: About 4h walk, camp at 1695m

Day 08: Lelep–Iladanda: About 7h walk, camp at 2051m

Day 09: Iladanda –Selep Kharka: About 6h walk, camp at 2525m

Day 10: Selep-Olangjungola: About 5h walk, camp at 3208

Day 11: Olangjungola- Langmale: About 5h walk, camp at 3893m

Day 12: Langmale-Pass camp : About 6h walk, camp at 4700m

Day 13: Pass camp-Col du Lumbasumba-Yak Kharka : About 6h walk, camp at 4595m

Day 14: Yak Kharka-Thudam : About 5h walk, camp at 3571m

Day 15: Thudam-Yak Kharak: About 4h walk, camp at 2877m

Day 16: Yak Kharka-Chyamtang : About 5h walk, camp at 2229m

Day 17: Chyamtang-Hatiya : About 8h walk, camp at 1585m

Day 18: Hatiya -Gola : About 6h walk, camp at 1128m

Day 19: Gola –Hedanga Gadi: About 6h walk, camp at 1175m

Day 20: Hedanga Gadi-Tumlingtar : About 6h drive, camp at 405m

Day 21: Tumlingtar-Kathmandu: Airplane. Night in hotel.

Day 22: Kathmandu: Free day

Day 23: Kathmandu: transfer to the airport for the international flight.

Cost Include(s)

  • Transportation as per mentioned in the program traveling by flight
  • Complete full board trekking in lodge to lodge (Tea House) (except the beverage
  • An English-speaking guide and necessary helper guides (Sherpas) (French speaking guide for necessary)
  • One porter for 2 persons
  • National Park Fee, TIMS card
  • Four night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Nepali staff insurance

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as roadblock due to natural climates and accidents and unforeseen events. Etc…
  • Personal insurance (medical / repatriation of the participants)
  • Personal trekking equipment (sleeping bags etc)
  • Airport Tax and tips for trekking staff.
  • Drinking water, alcohol, hot shower for during a trekking
  • Visa fee

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Trip Facts

  • Destination: Lumabasumba
  • Season: Autumn, Spring
  • Highest Altitude: 5177M
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Transportation: Plane
  • Accommodation: Camping Trek
  • Trek Duration: 19 Days
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