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Great Himalaya Trail │Lumba Sumba Pass trek 28 days

Great Himalaya Trail │Lumba Sumba pass trek 28 Days

  • Duration: 28 days

  • Trip level: strenuous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 5159 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/ camping (The camping days will be “alpine style”. Meaning you will enjoy a tent ( shared for 2 persons), and basic cooking during trek with dry food and, for instance, noodles. But no kitchen tent, no dining tent and no toilet tent.)

  • Season: March, April, May, October, November

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Lumba Sumba

The Great Himalaya Trail is a combined network of existing trails & treks in The Himalaya. Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal starts from Kanchenjunga in the East crossing the entire Nepal Himalaya to Hilsa or Simikot in the West, or vice versa. Sherpa Heritage Trails is an official specialized operator for the Great Himalaya Trail Nepal.
We are proud to offer this challenging trek starting at Kanchenjunga region, and ending at Makalu region. The Lumba Sumba trek gives you an unique opportunity to travel through a remote part of Nepal. You can extend this trek with a visit to Kanchenjunga North and/or Makalu Base Camp.

You leave Kathmandu with a drive from Kathmandu to Taplejung. The trail starts through the tropical part of Kanchenjunga with tropical forests. After Ghunsa you leave the common trail and trek to Olangchun Gola. From here on it is a few days remote trekking. At the Lumba Sumba pass you have the unique mountain view of Makalu in front of you, and Kanchenjunga literally behind you. At Chyamtang you are back in the inhabited world for a resting day. After this well deserved break you will trek from village to village ending in the Makalu region at Num. A flight will take you back to Kathmandu.

The first 2 days you travel by car to the starting point of this trek. Unfortunately flying is no faster or easier option. The trek starts in the tropical rhododendron and bamboo forests. At Ghunsa you can enjoy a well deserved resting day. This Sherpa village is nice to walk around. Soon after you have left Ghunsa you will continually climb towards the Nango La pass. After the crossing the trail is disappears in local mountain streams. However, crossing the streams is easy, and fun. The camp site at Yangma Khola is situated in the valley towards Olangchun Ghola with beautiful views. The building of the Olangchun Gola monastery is impressive to see and well worth a visit. Once you climbed to the monastery hill top you have a good look of the village and its surrounding area. From here on it will be a few days remote trekking and camping. In these days you slowly climb towards the Lumba Sumba pass at a n altitude of 5159 meters. The views of this pass are very special. If you look behind you, you will see mountain Kanchenjunga. If you look in front of you, you can see the characteristic mountain of Makalu. After the pass it is easyli descending to the hidden village of Thudam. After Thudam the trek continues on a hidden overgrown and small trail. Once you have left this overgrown trail behind you, you will enter the small village of Chyamtang. The coming days you will trek from village to village on a non-tourist trail. The last days you have entered the Makalu region. A flight will take you back to Kathmandu
You can extend this trek with a visit to Kanchenjunga North and/or Makalu Base Camp.

Day 01                  Arrival Kathmandu; Pick up at Kathmandu International Airport and drop off hotel
Day 02                  Free day at leisure in Kathmandu; preparations trek
Day 03                  Drive Kathmandu to Fikkal teagarden (12 hrs.)
Day 04                  Drive Fikkal teagarden to Taplejung/ Suketar (1820m – 6,5 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Mitlung (921 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Chiruwa (1270m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Serkathum (1575m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Amjilosa (2308m – 6 hrs.)
Day 09                  Trek to Gyabla (2730m – 5 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Ghunsa (3595m – 5 hrs.)
Day 11                  Resting at Ghunsa for acclimatization *
Day 12                  Trek to Nango La High Camp (4776m – 4 hrs.)
Day 13                  Cross over Nango La pass (4776m) and trek to Yangma Khola (3403m – 6 hrs.)
Day 14                  Trek to Olangchun Gola (3191m – 8 hrs.)
Day 15                  Resting day at Olangchun Gola
Day 16                  Trek to Campsite Kharka (4050m – 5 hrs.)
Day 17                  Trek to Pass Camp (4453m – 8 hrs.)
Day 18                  Cross over Lumba Sumba Pass (5159m) and trek to Thudam (3556m – 9 hrs.)
Day 19                  Trek to Kharka (2700m – 8 hrs.)
Day 20                  Trek to Chyamtang (2187m – 5 hrs.)
Day 21                  Resting day at Chyamtang
Day 22                  Trek to Hatiya (1595m – 6 hrs.) **
Day 23                  Trek to Gola (1100m – 5 hrs.)
Day 24                  Trek to Hedangna Gadi (1120m – 5 hrs.)
Day 25                  Trek to Num (1560m – 3 hrs.) and drive to Tumlingtar (400m – 4 hrs.)
Day 26                  Flight Tumlingtar to Kathmandu; pick up local airport and drop off hotel
Day 27                  Free day at leisure Kathmandu
Day 28                  Departure; pick up hotel and drop off International Airport Kathmandu

*Including Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5 extra days:
Day 01                  Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 02                  Resting day at Kambachen
Day 03                  Trek to Lhonak (4780m – 5 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to Kanchenjunga North BC (5190m) and overnight at Kambachen (4050 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Ghunsa (3595m – 4 hrs.)

**Including Makalu Base Camp 12 extra days:
Day 01                  Trek from Hatiya to Dhumjung (1680m – 6 hrs.)
Day 02                  Trek to Chamling Ma (2448m – 5 hrs.)
Day 03                  Trek to Bagare (2912m – 5 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to Nehe Kharka (3770m – 7 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Langmale Kharka (4400m – 4 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Makalu BC (4870m – 5 hrs.)
Day 07                  Rest day at Makalu BC ; optional day hike surrounding area
Day 08                  Trek to Yangla Kharka (3557 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 09                  Trek to Dobate (3270 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Khongma (3470 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 11                  Trek to Tashi Goan (2065 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 12                  Trek to Seduwa (1509 m – 4 hrs.)

Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.

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When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Private drive Kathmandu to Taplejung / Suketar; flight Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (including transfer local airport to hotel)
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-4 nights in 3* Hotel, including breakfast, in Thamel in Kathmandu
-1 nights in guesthouse, including breakfast, in Fikkal Teagarden
-1 night in hotel/ guesthouse, including breakfast, in Taplejung/ Suketar
-20 nights in teahouse room during trek. Shared room for 2 persons; couples or same gender in one room
-If no teahouse; tent camping. 2 persons per tent. During trek; tent & light sleeping matress
-3 meals per day during trek; breakfast/ lunch/ diner; tea/ coffee/ hot water
-Sleeping bag during trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Porter service for carrying luggage & tent equipment. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide and porters
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Kanchenjunga entry permit, Kanchenjunga permit, Makalu permit, TIMS and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
-All other beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide and porters