Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

19 Days




The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is an exhilarating and challenging adventure that takes you through the remote and awe-inspiring landscapes of eastern Nepal. Combining the stunning Kanchenjunga region with the lesser-known Lumba Sumba Pass, this trek offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience for seasoned trekkers.

The journey begins in the village of Taplejung, from where you embark on a multi-day trek through dense rhododendron forests, picturesque terraced fields, and traditional Sherpa and Rai villages. As you ascend higher, you are rewarded with breathtaking views of towering peaks, including the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp is a highlight of the trek, where you can marvel at the sheer grandeur of the mountain up close. The base camp sits at an elevation of around 5,143 meters (16,873 feet) and provides a surreal backdrop of snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and serene alpine landscapes.

Continuing on the journey, you venture into the relatively unexplored Lumba Sumba Pass, which connects the Kanchenjunga region with the Makalu Barun National Park. This challenging section takes you through rugged terrain, high mountain passes, and remote wilderness. The pass reaches an elevation of approximately 5,160 meters (16,929 feet), offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Throughout the trek, you have the opportunity to interact with the local communities, immersing yourself in their rich cultural heritage and traditions. The Sherpa and Rai people are known for their warm hospitality, and you can learn about their way of life, visit monasteries, and witness their traditional festivals.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a true adventure, combining natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical challenge. It is an ideal choice for trekkers seeking a remote and authentic Himalayan experience away from the more popular trekking routes.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lumba Sumba Pass Trek


02       Drive to Amjilosa         2510M    5.00 HRS WALK

03        Trek to Gyapla      2730M        5.30 HRS WALK

04        Trek to Ghunsa         3595M   5.30 HRS WALK

05        Rest day in Ghunsa     3595M  REST DAY

06        Trek to Khambachen   4050M    6.00 HRS WALK

07        Trek to Lonak            4750M     6.00 HRS WALK

08        Trek to Base Camp and Lonak    5143M    7.00 HRS WALK

09       Trek to Ghunsa      3595M    8.00 HRS WALK

10        Trek to Yangma Khola      4820-3430M    9-10.00 HRS WALK

11        Trek to Olangchung Khola      3191M    6-700 HRS WALK

12       Trek to Kharka Camp site       4453M     6 HRS WALK

13        Lumba Sumba Pass and Thudam  5159- 3556M     9-10 HRS WALK

14        Trek to Chyantang         2187M     8-9 HRS WALK

15        Trek to Hatiya                3020M    5-6 HRS WALK

16       Trek to Makalu dovan  2980M    5-6 HRS WALK

17        Trek to Trek to NUM    3557M     5-6 HRS WALK

18        Drive to Tumlingtar      4870M   6 HRS WALK

19        Fly to Kathmandu     55 Min flight

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