Lumba Samba trek is one of the newest trekking routes identified and explored by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in 2012. A20-member team, including support staff, led by Rana Bahadur Khadka,1st vice president of TAAN,explored the route in April. Lumba Samba Peak (5200m) is the major attraction of this route. Offering some of the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes,this trekking route is home to different ethnic groups like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs.
The trek runs through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area(KCA) in the eastern Himalaya. Trekkers can explore the traditional farming practices and see different birds and wildlife species,including the endangered snow leopard and red panda,from the route. There are a number of high Mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola. Through this route,we explore two of Nepal’s best preserved protected areas, the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park. Through the route,one can also trek to the base camps of Mt. Kanchanjunga and Mt. Makalu. Similarly, the Tamor and Arun River systems can be the other attractions for tourists. These two rivers are the majortributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. The route encompasses alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, and low river valleys. Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can explore cultural heritage like monasteries,chhortens,temples and prayer walls. And to add to the flavor,the festivals of all of these people living in harmony only serve to make the native culture livelier.
Day 01:Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1320m) Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 03:Flight to Suketar (Taplejung), or Flight to Bhadrapur (2059m) and bus to Taplejung Day 04:Drive from Taplejung to Tapethok by jeep, and trek to Lelep (1687m) Day 05:Lelep to Ela Danda (2051m) Day 06:Ela Danda to Selep Kharka (2525m) Day 07:Selep Kharka to Olangchung Gola(3208m) Day 08:Olangchung Gola to Upper Langmale (3893m) Day 09:Upper Langmale to Pass Camp (4747m) Day 10:Pass camp to Chaurikharka (4594m) Day 11:Chaurikharka to Thudam (3500m) Day 12:Thudam to Kharka (2877m) Day 13:Kharka to Chyamthang (2229m) Day 14:Chyamthang to Hatiya (1595m) Day 15:Hatiya to Gola Day 16:Gola to Tumlingtar (1022m) Day 17:Flight to Kathmandu Day 18:Departure (if flight is taken)
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/guest houses Insurance for all staff & porters.
Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 40 (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 Extra baggage charges 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.