Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

Trip Duration

19 days

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Highest Altitude

5,177 m

Accommodation

Lodge/Tea House

Transportation

Flight/Private vehicle

Group Size

2-12 max

Best Season

Spring/Autumn

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek Overview

The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a high-altitude trek in Nepal’s eastern Himalayas. It provides strenuous hiking trails over untamed mountain landscapes with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and dense woods.

 

The most exciting part of the trek is navigating over the Lumba Sumba Pass, which reaches a height of 5,106 meters. The pass is one of the less explored areas which opened publicly in 2012. Here, the trail passes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National park. So, it is the best way to explore both the base camp in a single trek.

 

This pass falls under the Great Himalayan Trail (GMT). Some major attractions in this trek are different ethnic groups like Sherpa, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Newar, and Tamang, beautiful landscapes, diverse flora and faunas, Kanchenjunga Base Camp, and Mt Makalu, and Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m) itself.

 

Endangered animals like snow leopards, red pandas, and different species of birds are available here. Apart from this, you can also see cultural heritages, monasteries, stupas, temples, and prayer walls. Lumba Sumba pass is bordered by the Arun River in the east and Sagarmatha National Park in the west.

 

The Lumba Sumba Pass trek is quite challenging and adventurous providing a unique opportunity to travel through a remote and unfrequented part of Nepal. Moreover, anyone with good fitness and keen to explore new areas can do this trek, which doesn’t require any experience.

 

This trek takes around 20/21 days with proper rest and a few days off. And it cost approximately 2100-2500$ including the airway and ground transportation, permits, insurance, clothing, food, accommodations, etc.

 

At Marvel Treks, we provide a truly memorable adventure through our Lumba Sumba Pass Trek package. Ideal for those seeking excitement and with previous trekking experience, this challenging trek in the Himalayas is sure to be a satisfying and enriching experience.

Highlights of Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

  • Explore the connecting pass of the Kanchenjunga and Makalu region
  • Get to enjoy the hospitality of Rai, Sherpa, Tamang, Newar, and Gurung people.
  • Explore different historical monasteries, stupas, temples, and prayer walls.
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna of both Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park.
  • Explore the Kanchenjunga and Makalu Base camps (optional)

Trip Map

Best Season to Go

The best season to trek the Lumba Subba pass is spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November).

In this season the temperature is very favorable. In the spring season, you can see a green forest, Rhododendrons, and beautiful mountain views. This season doesn’t receive much rainfall and the trails are in the best condition. There is a slight chance of snowfall which doesn’t make the trek difficult but rather makes it more beautiful.

ALSO: Lauribina Pass Trek

In the autumn season, the views are very clear with crystal blue sky and also the dark, mossy forest. The atmosphere is very clear. It is still possible to trek in the Monsoon season and winter season but due to heavy rainfall and snowfall, you have to be more careful with the trails since they are muddy and slippery.

Other Requirements

Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory thing before traveling anywhere. Don’t forget to mention the maximum altitude you will be reaching since the insurance depends on it. You can contact your travel agencies or the insurance company itself for the insurance.

 

If you in any case will be needing medical emergencies your travel insurance will be bearing for it. You need to say the details clearly before traveling. Travel insurance generally costs you 150$ and lasts for 30 days.

 

Visa/passports

If you are a foreigner you might already know that valid visas and passports are compulsory in Nepal. Only Indians are not required to have visas.

 

You can have your Nepalese visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You need to also bring a few passport-size photographs in case you need them.

Highpass Equipment List

Woolen t shirts/shirts/thick sweaters. Backpack/Duffle bag
Thermal top/bottoms Passport
Jackets (Fiber or down). Passport size photographs
Raincoat Permit and travel insurance
Pair of sandals Suns cream and lip balm
Underwear Travel towel
Trekking trousers Wash kit
Sleeping trousers First aid kit :
Hiking shorts Power bank
Water proof pants Summer/winter hat
Daypack Buff/bandana
Sleeping bag/Sleeping bag liner Water bottles and water purifier
Hiking boots Trekking poles
Hiking shocks Charger/adapter
Camp shoes Money/cash
Gloves and beanies Camera
Snow glasses and sunglasses trekking map
Down jacket/Gore-Tex: Toiletries:
Neck gaiter: Water purification
Sun hat/woolen hat: Water bottles

Payment and cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:
Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

 

Cancellation:

1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

 

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Food and accommodation
Teahouses are available throughout the way unless you want to explore the base camp and do the camping. Teahouses are basically small lodges run by local people. They provide a comfortable room with twin sharing beds, bed sheets, and pillows. However, toilets and washrooms have to be shared with other trekkers as well. Some teahouses also offer hot water for the shower but at an extra cost. However, if you are doing a camping trek, you need to carry all the stuff and equipment required for camping. Food- there are enough options available for food in this trek, traditional Dal, Bhat, and vegetables being the most common. Besides this, noodles pasta, bread, eggs, bars, etc are available. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, are also available throughout the way. If you want to experience the base camp trek, then you need to prepare food by yourself or even hire a cook.
Transportation
Airplane- there is a direct flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung provided by Sita air twice a week which takes almost 1 hour. Besides, you can fly to Bhadrapur and travel to Taplejung by bus. It takes around 8-10 hours from Bhadrapur to Taplejung Bus- there is also a bus available from Kathmandu to Taplejung which takes almost 19 hours and costs you around 2300-2500 NRS. You can also take a bus to Bhadrapur and take a ride again to Taplejung. It takes several hours traveling from the bus and that is why airway is much popular among people.
Communication and electronics
Electricity and internet facilities are available in most of the teahouses. You can charge your phones and other electronics in the teahouses at an extra cost. Telephones are available, or you can take a local sim card to communicate with your friends and families.
Guides and porters
Guides and porters are a very important part of this trek. Since this is a long and also newly discovered area, many people may not know about this pass. Guides have proper knowledge about the directions, accommodations, camping sites (if needed), and many more. They usually charge you 30-40$ per day. Porters carry all your belongings and help you to enjoy the trek without any burden. They usually charge you around 20-30$ per day. They carry a maximum of 25 kilos, so you can also share your porter with other trekkers.
Permits and fees
Kanchenjunga Special permit- this permit costs 10$ per person per week. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area- this permit costs 3000NRS (30$) per person and 1500 (15$) for SAARC countries. Makalu Barun National Park- this permit cost 3000NRS (30$) per person and 1500 NRS (15$) for SAARC countries. TIMS- this permit costs 1000 NRS (10$) per person and is mandatory for everyone.
Safety and fitness
Lumba Subba Pass is definitely not a highly difficult pass to trek. It is perfect for young walkers looking for something new and adventurous. You do not have to be perfectly healthy and have extra fitness or past experiences to do this trek. Anyone with stable fitness who can walk 5-6 hours per day can do this trek. However, you need to practice some running, jogging, and light exercises before the journey start. This helps you with your journey and makes it easier. There is a low risk of altitude sickness, still, you need to be hydrated throughout the journey and have nutritional food. It is better to avoid meat and alcoholic item throughout the journey.

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