Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

Camping near the base camp of mount Makalu

Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is a new trekking route running through Kanchenjunga and Makalu Conservation Area in the eastern Himalaya region, in which Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m) is a major attraction. This trek offers the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, the route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and subtropical forests, and low river valleys. There are also a number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola, and the Tamor and Arun River systems are another attraction for tourists. These two rivers are the major tributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. On the way, trekkers may also come across different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda along the route. Apart from natural beauty, on the Lumba Sumba pass trek, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage including monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer walls, and any local festivals that may be taking place. The route is home to several different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars, and Tamangs. The trek. Trekkers will see the traditional farming practices of the local people along the way. The trek heads through diverse land topography, forests, and villages. You’ll see Kanchenjunga, as well as Yalungkang, Mt. Jannu, Makalu, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest on the way. Keep your eyes open and you might see snow leopards, musk deer, and several species of birds, along with the country’s most pristine oak and rhododendron forests.

Group of trekkers posing at the Lumba Sumba Pass
Local people celebrating festival on the way to Makalu



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