Kanchenjunga to Makalu trekking is one of the least visited trails of eastern Himalayas of Nepal which was first identified and explored in 2012 and walked across the beautiful hidden valleys, adventure passes, majestic mountain views, diverse landscapes, authentic villages and variety of ethnic groups.
Home to several ethnic groups — especially Limbu, Rai, Gurungs and Sherpas — Lumbasumba trekking is the best way to encounter the remote lifestyle of people passing through a variety of terrains and landscapes on different vegetation and climatic zones ranging the difference of altitude from 405m/1328ft. to 5177m/ 16984ft observing magnificent view of eastern Himalayas of Nepal.
Trekking to Lumbasumba Valley starts from Taplejung (Suketar) following Kanchenjunga trekking route up to Lelep before changing course towards Olangchung Gola for further ascent of scenic Lumbasumba Peak (5177m) to enter Upper Barun Valley of Makalu and complete at Num village (ending point) exploring yet least explored best protected natural and cultural riches of eastern Himalayas of Nepal.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple (Rs 200 Entrance Fee) – Visit National Museum (Rs 500) – Kathmandu Durbar Square (Rs 1000) – finish at 4pm
Walk: 2 – 3 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Illam and transfer to HotelFlight: 45-min | Drive: 4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Drive from Illam to Taplejung (1820m) and transfer to lodge/hotelDrive: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (921m / 3021 ft)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1270m / 4166 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Chirwa to Lelep (1695m / 5561 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Lelep to Ila Danda (2051m / 6729 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Ila Danda to Selep Kharka (2525m / 8284 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Selep Kharka to Olangchun Gola (3208m / 10524 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Olangchun Gola to Langmale (3893m / 12772 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Langmale to Pass Camp (4747m / 15574 ft)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Climb Lumba Sumba Peak (5177m / 16984 ft) and trek to Chaurikharka (4594m / 15072 ft)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Chaurikharka to Thudam (3571m / 11715 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Yak Kharka to Chayamtang (2229m / 7312 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Yak Kharka to Chayamtang (2229m / 7312 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Chayamtang to Hatiya (1595m / 5232 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Trek from Hatiya to Gola (1128m / 3700 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 19Trek from Gola to Hedanda Gadi (1179m / 3868 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Tent | Meals: B, L, D
Day 20Trek from Hedanda Gadi to Num and drive to TumlingtarWalk: 2 – 3 hrs | Drive: 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 21Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Flight: 45 min | Drive: 30 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 22Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 23Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 50 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.