Lumba Sumba Pass Trek - 18 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 2-10
  • Max. Altitude 4747 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Highlights

  • Visit some of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • This is an incredible opportunity to witness the unique perspective of some of the tops of the world, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu.
  • Walk through the ecologically swanky Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCAP) in the eastern Nepalese Himalayas.
  • Explore the beautiful village of Olangchung Hola, a beautiful Sherpa village with an ancient, around 500-year-old Dekichholing monastery.
  • Discover the hidden mystery of one of the most tranquil and remote Himalayan trails and its unspoiled natural and cultural beauty.
  • Connect to the locals of the Himalayas, such as Sherpa and Rai, and experience their traditional lifestyle.
  • Cross one of the major high-altitude passes, Lumba Sumbas Pass, at an altitude of 5,160 m, and many more.

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is one of the newest Himalayan trekking trails introduced by the umbrella organization of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) only in 2012 with a group of 20 team members led by the first vice president of TAAN, Rana Bhadhur Khadka, in April. This relatively less frequented and known route is a part of the great Himalayan Trail that connects trekkers to not only one but two of the popular trekking regions of the country, the Kanchenjunga region and the Makalu region.

Though the Lumba Sumba Pass is the major attraction of the overall journey starting either from Makalu or Kanchenjunga, the trekking route to here offers unrivaled sightings of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and others, along with a breathtaking experience for trekkers, travelers, and climbers alike seeking remote and off-beaten experiences amidst the serene and tranquil Himalayas of Nepal.

The trekking trail to Lumba Sumba runs through the eastern Himalayas of the country along the bank of the Tamor and Arun River systems, home to diverse ethnic communities predominated by Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa people, showcasing and preserving their distinctive culture, traditions, and customs that go side by side with the natural beauty of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, boasting its diverse landscapes, from verdant green forests with dense temperatures and river valleys to alpine grasslands and rocky outcrops.

Trekkers on the way to Lumba Sumba Pass also get to visit several cultural heritages like monasteries, chhortens, temples, gompas, and prayer walls, giving a spiritual touch to the journey, along with the possibility of encountering rare Himalayan wildlife such as the elusive snow leopard, red panda, and variety of bird species playing hide and seek in the vibrant forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron.

Therefore, the Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a golden opportunity to take yourself on an unforgettable adventure in the center of the Himalayas, offering a fantastic blend of untouched natural beauty, cultural richness, and physical challenge well matched by the serenity of the trails. It is an ideal choice for individuals looking forward to a holiday trip to the Himalayas in solitude, allowing an intimate connection with unspoiled nature and its majesty.

What makes the Lumba Sumba Pass Trek special?

It is no wonder that the Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a captivating and demanding Himalayan Odyssey that stands out for its combination of spectacular Himalayan panorama of the major snow-capped peaks, cultural engagement, unspoiled natural beauty, and the sense of adventure and achievement of crossing one of the key mountain passes of Nepal, Lumba Sumba.

If you are planning something new and different for the year 2024/2025 in the Himalayas of Nepal, the Lumba Sumba Trekking is made just for you, promising you a journey of lifetime miles away for the hustle and bustle of modernity along the tranquil, remote, and peaceful route followed by the sublime feat of cultural immersion with the local communities of Sherpa and Rai coming together to craft you this special Himalayan pilgrimage to expect:

The remote and less crowded Himalayan Expedition Trail

Unlike many infamous trekking routes in the Nepalese Himalayas, such as the Everest Base Camp, the Annapurna Circuit Voyage, or the Annapurna Base Camp alpine jaunting, and others, the Lumba Sumba Pass Tour is located relatively in a more remote area that observes a comparatively smaller number of visitors, crafting a unique opportunity to explore pristine natural landscapes and typical culture with less human impact, guaranteeing a more soulful trekking experience in solitude.

The starting point of the Lumba Sumba Voyage is Taplejung, which is 45–60 minutes by air flight from Kathmandu to Suketar or Bhadrapur and an additional 8–10 hours then onwards covering at least 582.6 km, while you cover only approximately 110–120 km (68–75 miles) of trek distance, moving along the human settlements for several days scattered in the form of traditional mountain villages, monasteries, and schools, while there might be days when you might have to spend nights at camp, offering isolation like never before, an adventure to not miss at all for real daredevils.

To conclude, the Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is not only about a physical testament for an individual at high altitude but also about connecting with the untainted natural beauty and cultural richness of the Himalayas, allowing a more insider alpine experience in the Himalayas.

Dynasty views of the snow-capped mountain ranges in the Great Himalayan Trails

One of the key features of the Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking on the Great Himalayan Trail is the unique sight of the epic sky-towering giants. Adventurers throughout the entire journey to reach the pass are treated to the mythical, panoramic vistas of some of the world’s iconic snow-clad summits, such as Mt. Everest (8,848 m/the highest mountain range in the world), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,856 m/the third largest peak on the planet), and Makalu (8,485 m/the fifth highest mountain giant on the earth).

These awe-inspiring views provide a majestic backdrop to the Lumba Sumba Pass Himalayan odyssey and keep you humble, motivated, and inspired throughout the journey as you move through diverse terrains, especially from the highly elevated viewpoints of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, free from extreme crowds. The sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and the complete serenity and isolation of this remote trail make every encounter and moment memorable with nature’s magnificence.

Olangchung Gola, cultural, and historical sites on the way to Lumba Sumba Pass

Though the trekking route to Lumba Sumba Pass passes by several notable historical and cultural heritage sites of the region, Olangchung Gola is a significant highlight in the eastern part of Nepal in the Taplejung District. At an altitude of approximately 3,910 m/10,466 ft in the heart of the Himalayas, it has dominated the horizon and is often referred to as the hidden gem of the Kanchenjunga Himalayas, the gateway to the Himalayan beauty of the region, filled with lush forests, alpine meadows, and clear streams, along with the authentic culture, customs, and traditions of the natives, leaving you with an everlasting impression and initiating a transformative journey to the Lumba Sumba Pass.

Once a significant trading hub in ancient times between Nepal and Tibet, Olangchung Gola is also a spiritual center of the Kanchenjunga Trekking region, consisting of Deki Chholing Gompa, treasured by the locals who are primarily Sherpa and Tibetan communities and dating back more than 500 years, teaching and practicing the daily rituals of Buddhism, along with traditional Tibetan architecture with stone houses and intricately carved wooden windows and doors, which gives you an opportunity to find the real you amidst the vibrant murals, intricate carvings, and closer insight into the Himalayan lifestyle with one of the most mesmerizing views of the Himalayas.

The adventure and challenge en route to cross the Lumba Sumba Pass

Standing at an elevation of approximately 5,160 m/16,929 ft, the Lumba Sumba Pass is a natural corridor between two significant conservation areas, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun Park, that rewards trekkers with unparalleled views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu with an equal amount of physical, mental, and environmental challenges to overcome.

Although it does not involve technical climbing, a few sections of alpine rambling to Lumba Sumba can be arduous, quite rugged, and demanding, requiring some basic mountaineering skills and knowledge such as the use of crampons, trekking poles, and others in snow and ice at remote and high altitudes where you might have to push yourself beyond your own limit.

Particularly in this section of the overall jaunting is when the trekkers are more exposed to the altitude-prone area hence before you ascend to such a greater height it is advisable to be well acclimatized to the reduced level of air pressure and if see symptoms of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness, it is not recommended to move for further height and descends to the lower region as soon as possible.

Nonetheless, with some advanced physical preparation, mental determination, and the guidance of reliable guides, you can make it through the Lumba Sumba Pass successfully, filling you with a profound sense of adventure and accomplishment with breathtaking scenery to remember for a lifetime.

The rich biodiversity of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA)

Named after the third highest mountain giant on earth, Mt. Kanchenjunga, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is one of the protected areas of the country of hills and mountains, Nepal. Established in the year 1997 A.D., KCA encompasses approximately 2,035 square kilometers, spanning in altitude from 1,200 m to 8,586 m at the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga itself.

This protected area lies about 700 km/435 miles away from the capital city of the country, Nepal, and involves flights and driveways accompanied by trekking, inhabiting at least 250 species of avians and numerous rare and endangered wildlife such as the Himalayan black bear, blue sheep, musk deer, red panda, and others, along with the varying ecosystems from subtropical woodland in the Lower region to alpine meadows, sparse vegetation, and glacial areas in the upper Himalayas.

Therefore, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is considered a jewel of the eastern Himalayas because it possesses everything from deserted, rugged, and snowy alpine land to the stark contrast of lush forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, and fir forests. It is one of the major highlights of the trek to Lumba Sumba Pass, a true paradise for nature lovers, be they photographers, regular trekkers, or extra-spirited mountaineers.

The 18-day best itinerary and trekking route to Lumba Sumba Pass

The Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is an adventuresome 18-day Himalayan Odyssey that provides you with a unique opportunity to traverse through a remote part of the country and the scenic cultural and natural diversity of the Kanchenjunga and Makalu regions. The 18-day itinerary begins with an amazing flight from Kathmandu, either directly to Suketar or Bhadrapur based on the air traffic of that day, followed by a drive to Taplejung and Tapethok, the official trek starting points.

The trekking route to Lumba Sumba Pass then starts through the tropical and subtropical sections of Kanchenjunga, entering notable mountain dwellings such as Lelep, Ela Danda, Selep Kharka, Olangchung Gola, and Upper Langmale. After several days of alpine rambling through lush forests, beautiful villages, and rugged terrain, you will gradually ascend to higher altitudes, including pass camp and Chaurikhara, marking your footprints at the thrilling Lumba Sumba Pass.

Thereafter, the descent begins through Makalu Barun National Park, passing through the tranquil landscapes and remote Himalayan settlements that reveal the secret beauty of the region, like Thudam, Kharka, Chyamthang, Hatiya, and Gola, concluding at Tumlingtar, from where trekkers fly back to Kathmandu, offering a comprehensive and immersive experience through the varying landscapes and promising ample time for exploration, discovery, acclimatization, and safety.

This 18-day itinerary and trek route allows deep cultural engagement with local communities and the biodiversity of both the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu National Park, all nestled in the stunning Himalayan ranges, presenting a balanced adventure, solitude, and physical and mental stimulation, and hence is considered one of the best itineraries and trekking routes to the Great Himalaya Trail.

Further, the 18-day itinerary can be extended or reduced as per your needs, time constraints, budget plans, preferences, and specific area of interest, even for 2024–2025, or you can get your personally customized trekking routes and itinerary at Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks.

The 18-Day Lumba Sumba Pass Trek Cost 2024/2025

The trekking cost to the Lumba Sumba Pass can observe significant variation based on several deciding factors such as the level of service, size of the group of trekkers, type of tour operators, and precise inclusion and exclusion in the package that generally includes crucial services such as domestic flights to Bhadrapur and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu, permits and entrance fees for the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park, guides and porter services cost, accommodation, and meals cost in tea houses or lodges during the trek.

At Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading, reputed, and locally based travel, trek, and tour operators, we offer one of the best trekking packages at the most affordable prices, whether you are seeking a budget-friendly Himalayan expedition such as the Ghorpani Poon Hill Trek, Helambu Voyage, and others, or a luxury trips to the Everest Base Camp and Back to Lukla via Helicopterincluding the Lumba Sumba Pass for 2024/2025, which is as follows:

  • USD 2,140 for 1 pax
  • USD 1,875 for 2-3 pax
  • USD 1,800 for 4-6 pax
  • USD 1,725 for 7-10 pax

Contact us now for a special group discount if you are a group of trekkers with more than 10 members!

Itinerary
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Upon your landing at TIA in Kathmandu, a representative from Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks greets you and escorts you to your hotel, where you will get a briefing about the upcoming trek to Lumba Samba Pass over the complimentary dinner hosted by and spend the night at the Three-Star Standard Hotel.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsComplimentary-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

Kathmandu Valley, the capital city of Nepal, boasts at least seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you will not miss touring around, including Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, and others.

By the end of the day, you will meet your mountain guide for preparation and a last-minute packing list check.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

The journey to the Lumba Sumba Pass officially begins this day as you take an early morning flight to Bhadrapur or Suketar from Kathmandu, which takes around 30-35 minutes in the northeastern part of the country.

Upon reaching Bhadrapur or Suketar, you will board a local or private bus to Taplejung that lasts typically for 6–8 hours, depending on the traffic of the day and road conditions, to lastly rest for the night in the local lodge or tea house.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,442m

Today is the day when you will begin the hike on foot to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area with a 4-5 hour drive to Tapethok from Taplejung at first and later trek through the lush forests of rhododendron and several suspension bridges after a permit entry at the KCAP checkpoint to arrive at Lelep.

Lelep has numerous grocery stores and tea shops for a cozy night far away from the chaos of the modern world.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,456m

The ascending trek continues towards Ela Danda, following the bank of the Tamor River through scenically abundant terraced fields, farms, and pine forests that are home to a wide array of wildlife.

On the way, you will take a short break at the monastery, then go to Gowatar, admiring the beauty of nearby waterfalls, and finally to Ela Danda for the night.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,051m

It is yet another pleasant trek day along the shimmering Tamor River, walking past Ulnus, rhododendron, and pine forests that cross the river via suspension bridge in about an hour and reaching Maguwa for lunch in approximately three and a half hours, enjoying the serene landscapes.

In about an hour and a half from Maguwa, you would have made it to Selep Kharka for the night, where you might have to camp due to the low number of tea houses.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,525m

The trekking trail continues one more time, following the Tamor River until it reaches Jongim, a flat land with snow-capped hills and mountains nearby, through dense forests and scenic trails that take a small lunch break at Ramite.

From Ramite, you will directly move forth to Olachug Gola, a lovely Sherpa settlement consisting of a 465-year-old monastery, KCAP offices, health post, primary school, and border station, passing through a beautiful waterfall overnight.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,208m

You have traversed through the raw Himalayan wilderness for three days continuously, giving you stunning access to the high alpine landscapes where stones serve as signposts, which takes lunch at Jadak.

From Jadak onwards, the trail can get snowy to Upper Langamale, where you can spend the night in the teahouse on its outskirts.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,893m

Now, you will gradually ascent to the base of Lumba Samba Pass, which is a total six-hour journey along the Tamor River with high chances of getting to see the elusive snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan tahr, and others.

On grabbing lunch at Tangchetar, you would have made it to Pass Camp for the night in the most serene and tranquil setting.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,747m

It is the most unforgettable trek day that involves crossing one of the major high mountain passes of the Nepalese Himalayas, Lumba Samba Pass, so the day begins earlier than usual, which provides the most spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and descends to Chaurikharka for the night’s stay.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,594m

After several days of alpine rambling, the time has come when you will experience a significant decline in height from Chaurikharka through thicket forests and river valleys that connect you to the human settlement that observes diversion in between where one leads to Lyasha and the other to Thudam.

You will take the one leading you to Thudam, a small Sherpa village with a maximum of 30 houses, to enjoy homestay services.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,500m

The trekking route of this day now runs along the river shore of Chunjung Khola with an epic sight of the Makalu range, followed by small bushes, bamboo groves, and the tasty delicacies of red panda throughout the journey from Thudam to Kharka.

As one of the less frequented hiking routes in the Nepalese Himalayas, this section might offer you only sparse teahouses and lodges, so it is good to carry some snacks, a packed lunch, and essential water.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,500m

This day trek also involves walking through dense rhododendron forest, passing through Kharka for lunch, and then moving to Chyamtang for the night, descending via the Arun River, and then the last steep ascent.

Chyamthang is a small mountain village predominated by Sherpas, a perfect place to unwind after a long descent.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,877m

The trek from Chyamthang to Hatiya enters Arun Valley, a haven for bird lovers with a dense population of diverse bird species that pass by Gliber Village for lunch, viewing some of the grandest snow-capped mountains, and finally reaching Hatiya for the night.

As you traverse along, the tweeting and chirping of birds add much to the refreshing environment, while the Bhote people of the Himalayas warm your heart and soul with their touching hospitality in Haitya, the entry point to Makalu National Park.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,229m

This day you will have completed the 2nd week of trekking experience to the Lumba Samba Pass when you will notice the change in the air from chilly serene to warm as you descend delightfully to Gola, typical lowland walking through the paddy fields and farms.

Before you finally descend to Gola and enjoy the exceptionally beautiful and unique culture of Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and Tamang People, you will get to make your way past the historical Gadhi, where the Nepal Army fought against Tibet during the Nepal and Tibet war, and a convergence point of two roaring rivers, Arun and Barun.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,595m

We are on lowlands now. The walk is pleasing as the trail makes a short descent, and again makes a short climb. After a walk of about two and half hours from Gola, we reach Pathibhara (not to be confused with the Pathibhara temple in Taplejung district) for lunch. Pathibhara (1524m) is a small Gurung village with tea shops, groceries and some hotels.  After several more hours, we reach Tumlingtar, where we stay for the night. 

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,128m

After breakfast, you will head directly to Tumlingtar Airport for a flight to Kathmandu, enjoying the aerial sight of the hilly landscapes. You will check in at the hotel to lastly enjoy the authentic Nepalese cuisine and cultural dance at the farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationThree-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

According to the 18-day itinerary for the Lumba Samba Pass Trek, we will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. However, you can also choose to take yourself on yet another equally off-beaten Himalayan tour, such as Tsum Valley, Mohare Danda Expedition, or the Langtang Valley Hike.

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    Route Map
    Lumba Sumba Pass Trek - 18 Days Map
    What's Included
    Includes
    • 14 nights and 15 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge or tent)
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung or to Bhadrapur and then bus to Taplejung, and flight to Kathmandu after trek
    • English speaking local expert guide, porters(porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
    • Kanchenjunga and Makalu entry permit fees (bring three photos for each permit)
    • Three nights’ accommodation with 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
    • Airport transfers and escort
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
    • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
    • Tent and mattress for sleeping in areas where there are no tea house/guest houses
    • Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Trekking achievement certificate
    • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
    Excludes
    • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
    • International flight
    • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
    • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
    • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
    • Hot shower during trek
    • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
    • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
    • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
    Dates and Prices
    Date PriceAvailability 
    Start DateStarts: MondayJul 22, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdayAug 08, 2024PricePriceUS$1875StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateStarts: MondayJul 29, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdayAug 15, 2024PricePriceUS$1875StatusStatusAvailable
    Useful Info

    Why is spring and autumn the best time to voyage the Lumba Sumba Pass?

    The spring and autumn from March to May and September to November are considered the best times for the Lumba Samba Pass Trek, offering one-of-a-kind favorable weather conditions with clear skies, unobstructed visibility of the alluring Himalayas, a moderate temperature, including the fresh bloom of the wildflowers in spring, and coincident with vibrant local festivals and celebrations during the autumn seasons.

    While trekking to the Lumba Samba Pass in winter and summer comes with its own set of challenges and rewards, it is definitely a happening season offering a unique perspective in the Himalayan hiking regions of Kanchenjunga and Makalu Barun if prepared adequately and well acclimatized before notable ascends in the higher altitudes.

    Is Lumba Sumba Pass a camping Trek?

    Well, the Lumba Samba was primarily one of the camping treks on the Great Himalayan Trail, which is now a mixed form of adventurous Himalayan expedition due to flourishing tourism in Nepal over the years, where you will get to stay at cozy tea houses and local lodges in comparatively lower regions while you might have to spend nights at camps in the highly elevated zones nearby the Luba Samba Pass as well.

    This nonetheless assures trekkers convenient nights to rest for the night and recharge them for the upcoming journeys where carrying tents, food supplies, camping gear, and equipment can appear to be a hassle, so it is wise to be in the company of any local travel, tour, and trekking operators and organizers in the country, such as Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, or at least hire government-authorized guides.

    What kinds of food are found on the way to Lumba Sumba Pass Trek?

    While the food options en route to the Lumba Samba can vary notably depending on the altitude and remoteness of the location, they are mostly basic but hearty and can get more limited and simple as you progress to higher altitudes in the more remote sections that generally consist of Dal Bhat, Momo, Thukpa, fried rice and noodles, chapati, and curry in the lower altitudes and villages.

    In the higher altitudes and remote areas encountered during the Lumba Samba, you are likely to find simple Dal Bhat, instant noodles, potatoes, porridge, and soup that is prepared by your support team (guides, porters, and cooks) in the camping sections carefully designed to be nutritious so you get the required energy for trekking.

    Is Lumba Sumba Pass Trek difficult to conquer?

    No, although the Lumba Samba Pass Trek is taken as a moderate-to-strenuous, adventurous, and challenging Himalayan voyage that reaches an altitude of 5,160 m at the Lumba Samba Pass. It is considered so due to its nature of high altitude, demanding terrain, and several sections consisting of steep ascents and descents, including river crossings, adding much to the thrill and trek dynamic that can be conquered by anyone who is physically fit, possesses a good amount of endurance level, and has thoroughly acclimatized.

    Do you need permits for the hiking journey to Lumba Sumba Pass?

    Yes, you need at least three permits for the Lumba Samba Pass Trek, which are: the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP), the Makalu Barun National Park Permit, and the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card, as you will be hiking through the protected areas of the country for several days.

    Generally, these permits are issued by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Trekking Agencies and Association of Nepal (TAAN) and are obtainable through any licensed trekking and travel agency in Kathmandu, while the trekking cost package covers the expenses of the essential permits and fees.

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