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.
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lumba Sumba Pass Trek
01 KATHMANDU – BHADRAPUR – DRIVE TO TAPLEJUNG 1442M 1 HRS FLIGHT
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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