Remote camping trek in the Himalayas around the third and fifth highest mountain in the world Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, and Mt. Makalu 8485m.
Luma Sumba Trek falls in Kanchenjunga Region Trek, extraction of extraordinary sight of Makalu 8485m Himal and Kanchenjunga 8586m Himal both above 8000m high in altitude in the remote Himalayan environment. The trekking route crosses through the famous Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (The third-highest mountain in the world) where we can see diverse species of wildlife including the endangered Red Panda and Snow Leopard, and different species of birds. Trekking through Lumba Sumba will further exceptional and striking remote destination, Buddhism settlements, and landscape very close to the Tibet border. Participants are enchanted with the unique traditions of local people such as Sherpa, Magar, Tamang, Rai, Newar, and Limbu. This is another segment of trekking that has crafted the trek more enthralling.
The trekking route follows a mini domestic flight to Bhadrapur airport and a drive to Chiruwa 1246m, Trek begins from low elevated settlements to Lumba Sumba La 5177m, in between this altitude trekkers can observe the beautiful change in lifestyle of locals, and vegetation, geography, atmosphere, and many other aspects. The higher we go we find solitary settlements, since the destination is less traveled by trekkers one can peacefully experience the wilderness.
Lumba Sumba trek is favorable to those travelers who like camping trek in fewer crowded areas under a lofty peak. Trekkers must have good physical fitness to cover this trek because it is considered a difficult trekking destination. The best time to trek this adventure is in the spring season and autumn seasons. During the winter it is too cold and full of snow and ice covering the walking trail, rainy season is not a good idea because of rock falls and landslides in certain areas.
We organize affordable trips that include full board (meal and accommodation) during the trek, bed and breakfast in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel, a guide that speaks your language, all permits, and insured staff. We pick you up at the airport and take care of everything from your arrival to your departure. You will experience quality time on the trail as our local guide and porters introduce you to their world.
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport 1,310m
As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Nepal Trek with a proper greeting. Then, afterward, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will learn the detailed itinerary. We can change the set itinerary as per your feasibility. Stay overnight at the hotel.
A free day to explore Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
After breakfast, there is an optional complimentary guided sightseeing tour of the several historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. Or you may prefer to do it on your own while our office staff will manage for necessary permits for treks. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing for the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. Overnight at a Hotel on Bed and Breakfast
Flight to Bhadrapur Airport 94m
We take you to the domestic airport to get an internal flight across the country to the southeastern part of Nepal. Bhadrapur is located in the tropical Terai region of Nepal. After reaching there we will have a drive to Taplejung (1,820m) for 6/7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Drive to Chiruwa 1,246m 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, the day starts with a drive-by public jeep beside the Tamar River, the field of rice, and passing by fragrant forest we achieve to the lunch stop at Siwa Bazaar. After lunch, we will continue along the Tamor River to another small settlement of Limbus at Tawa village (1,146m), where we start the little climb to reach Thiwa (1,300m). After Thiwa enjoy a gradual descent to the small prop of the village of Chiruwa 1,246m Overnight at Camp
Trek to Lelep 1,687m 5-6 hours.
We continue along the Tamor River, passing by small villages and personage farms with a huge amount of cardamom fields and rice-terraced fields as well. After an hour and a half of walking eventually, we reach the larger village named Tapethok 1340m which has some shops and tea houses and a check-post of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) where we have to submit our permits to get into KCAP. here we take lunch before continuing pleasantly walking beside the river and through the nice cardamom field to Pembu where we begin a steady climb of a little over 2 hours to our overnight camp at Lelep. Lelep is a big settlement village with a police station, health post, and also where the headquarters of KCAP. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Ela Danda (2,051m) 5-6 hours.
Once again, we continue to follow the Tamor River upstream through dense forest. We cross the river on a suspension bridge and gradually climb through the pine forest for about 45 minutes to a small old monastery (Sango Chhyolling Gompa). From here we descend gradually to Gowatar (1,800m) where we stop for lunch. Afterward, we pass two beautiful waterfalls crossing the Phedi Khola and then make a final climb of around an hour to our camp at Ela Danda (2051m). This offers a magnificent view of Kasturi peaks and down to the Tamor River. At Ila Danda, there is a lack of camp side so we may sleep off at the local guest house. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Jongim Kharka (2,635m) (7-8 hours).
Starts Walking through an anus and rhododendron forest until we reach the suspension bridge. After crossing the river, we enter an extensive area of bamboo forest and some other trees, inhabited by the endangered red panda. If we are lucky, we may have the opportunity to catch sight of one of these intangible creatures as we walk through the bamboo forest to the Maguwa Kharka the lunch spot for today. Beyond Maguwa Kharka there is more mixture of forest with rhododendron, oak, chestnut, Alnus, maple, etc., abundant with a different variety of birdlife. We have to cross a large landslip area before Selep Kharka (2,525m) and we continue another hour to get to our night's stop at Jongim Kharka (2,635m). Where we can explore a nice view of the snow-capped peak to the north. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Olanchung Gola (3,208m). (3 hours).
After crossing the suspension bridge, we enter into the rhododendron forest and climb for an hour to Ramite (2,685m) there is more opportunity to spot red pandas as well on and we pass another beautiful waterfall created by the Tamor River. Then we reach the Sherpa settlement named Olangchung Gola (3,208m) for lunch. After lunch, we have a free day to explore the village and monastery. Olangchung Gola is one of the attractive villages with around 50 wooden houses and a 470-year-old monastery located at the top of the village. Olangchng Gola is pretty much the last civilization we will see until we reach the Arun Valley. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Sanjung Kharka Camp (3,910m) 6-7 hours.
After breakfast, we set off following the trails used by Tibetan traders walking beside the Tamor to its convergence with Dinsamba Khola. Following the river belt, we will have Lunch, and then crossing the river we reach a place named Langmale and continue to our overnight stop at the place known as Sanjung Kharka. It is one of the nice camping spots for trekkers where you can discover the beautiful mountain surrounding. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Pass Camp 4,700m 4 -5 hours.
We Continue along the route of the Great Himalayan Trail towards the Lumba Sumba Himal. It is good to keep an eye out for snow leopards which have been sighted on the next section of the trek we also pass little yak pasture and beautiful landscape and a few foothills to climb. Now we are in a wild country, the habitat of the snow leopard. Very few trekkers come this way to sense the remoteness themselves. Finally, we are at pass camp, and we are above the green visitation and playing with the mountain. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Yak Kharka via Lumba Sumba La (5,177m) 8-9 hours.
From our last camp before the pass, we climb the sharp ridge beyond to a prominent saddle toward the pass and we may encounter snow on this section of the trek. We reach a first pass adorned with prayer flags, but this is not the top and it is necessary to cross below a peak to reach a slightly higher pass which is the actual Lumba Sumba La (51,77m). The views are breathtaking, extending eastwards to Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himalaya range and westwards to Makalu Region. This is a very special place and weather consent; we may have longer broken here if the weather is stable and perhaps eat our packed lunches. Now we have a descent of about 600 meters on a trail which is steep downhill at first, into a large valley and we stop at the first suitable camping spot at Yak Kharka (around 4,595 m). Overnight at tent.
Trek to Jungle Camp (3,350m). 6-7 hours.
From our overnight stop, we set off again, passing by many yak charkas with excellent views of Makalu ahead with the varieties of Rhododendrons trees. Then the trail brings together coming from the Umbak La, a 5,200-meter pass by which means goods are traded with Tibet and Nepal, a 2-day journey from here. Reaching a village named Thudam (3500m) a Sherpa village of around 30 wooden houses that are linked with villages in Tibet, where we plan to have Lunch and head west through a steep-sided valley, having several landslip areas before climbing steadily to pass (3,370m). And finally, get to our Camp Overnight in a tent.
Trek to Yak Kharka 2,877m. 5-6 hours.
We head west through a steep-sided landslide before climbing steadily and passing through a cavernous bamboo forest. The views of Makalu and its satellites are simply eye-catching. We continue descending to a small clearing at 2,877 meters, where we make camp, these days also require a packed lunch. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Lingam School (2,320m). 5-6 hours.
We continue descending through dense rhododendron forest and then climb to a place called Yak Kharka on a ridge overlooking the Arun Valley. We can see the river below and, in the distance, our overnight stop at the Lingam School (2,320m). After continuing downhill, we will get to the Arun River where we crossed the suspension bridge, and steadily uphill to Chyamtang where we plan to have lunch. After Lunch, we pass by Chyamtang and get to the Lingam School. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Hatiya (1,595m). 5-6 hours.
We are already decent at the altitude and back to a warmer climate. Today we pass a few villages among trails with the songs of birds. At our lunch stop in the village of Gimber, we have more stunning views of the Makalu Himalayan Range. The afternoon's walk is relatively easy along a good trail to the Tibetan tribe village of Hatiya (1,595m). This is the entry point to the Makalu-Barun National Park. Overnight at tent.
Trek to Gola (1,128m). 5-6hours.
We follow the trail through the Arun River down to its confluence with the Barun River which carries the glacier's water of the Makalu range. After lunch, we continue along the Arun River to the small village of Gola (1,128m). There are only around 12 houses here and the village is an interesting mix of Sherpa, Rai, and Tamang tribes. Overnight in a tent.
Trek to Hedanga Gadhi (1179m).
We make a short descent on a pleasant trail to the lowlands. We pass through fields of paddy as we follow the trail through the heaving hillsides above the Arun River. We stop for lunch at the small Gurung village by Pathibhara which boasts several local tea houses, shops, and homestays. Beyond Pathibhara, the trail continues through a rich agricultural landscape to Gadhi (1,179m) the ‘fort’ in Nepali. This is the spot where the Nepalese Army face up to invading forces from Tibet, eventually driving them back over the passes. Gadhi is surrounded by the market town with shops and hotels as well as a health post, school, and police station.
Trek to Num (1572m), drive to Tumlingtar (450m).
We descend to the suspension bridge across the Arun River at Chiuribas After crossing the river marking at the end of our trek. Chiuribas is connected to the road by a jeep track and after taking some refreshments with the local tea houses here; we get on our waiting vehicles for the 4–5-hour drive along the ridge to Tumlingtar (450m). We spend our final night on a trek with our crew in the lodge at Tumlingtar. Overnight in the lodge.
Fly back to Kathmandu.
We take a morning flight from Tumlingtar, to Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination. Our representative will assist you at the airport for your further destination.
Himalayan Nepal Trek is a very professional company with a great price point. Their service is top notch and the company owner, guides, and porters will go above and beyond for their clients. They made sure we had everything sorted before arriving in Nepal and cared for us for the duration of the stay in Nepal. They answered any questions or concerns we had. They have many connections and can assist with any need from finding things to buy or even getting a medical evacuation from the mountain. I highly recommend using Himalayan Nepal Trek and planing your trip directly with Mr. Gopal. Gajen was a fantastic mountain guide. Bijay is also a great tour guide for any city adventures and sight seeing. I used this company for Everest Basecamp in 2014 and again for Annapurna in 2022.
Amazing trekking experience on the Annapurna circuit. I had a great trekking experience across the Annapurna circuit. My guide (gajen) and Porter (Pasang) were great and I learnt a lot from both of them about Nepal /trekking from my time with them. I would thoroughly recommend the Himalayan Trekking Company as they really care about their clients and go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your trip and Nepal!
Very good experience with Himalayan Nepal Trek in a remote area of Nepal: Kanchenjunga north BC and Dromo Ri 6121m. The professional service we got to undertake this expedition has been very good. In particular we can point out the good support of the guides (really professional) and we appreciated the full and flexible organization.
Everest view trek to Teng Boche on the EBC. Out of the world views. Excellent trekking Company. Took care of all the details. 6 day Teng Boche trip was very well organized. The tea houses we stayed in were all very clean and the food was good. Our guide and porter were excellent. Very patient and took care of us on all six days. Jangpo, our guide was a very experienced Sherpa, having climbed many of the top peaks, including Everest, multiple times. Being a Monsoon Trek, we were a bit worried about rain and its effects on the trail. But as Gopal, the owner, had predicted we had a few patchy showers, but mostly glorious sunshine and greenery every where. There was a weather issue at Lukla on our return with low clouds preventing air travel. Both Gopal, in Kathmandu, and our guide with us in Lukla, coordinated very well and ensured that we were on the first flight out without any delay, especially since the flights had been fully cancelled the previous day and the first couple of flights on the day of our return as well. Ours was the only flight of the day, and we were so glad that we were able to be on it.We will definitely recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek and are already planning our next trip to the Ama Dablam base camp for next year with this Company.
Excellent organization that ensured we could enjoy the trekking and the views. This included everything from cups of tea to flights. Our guide was a highly experienced professional who shared his knowledge of the mountains. All we had to do was trek!
Mr Shresta went out of his way to put together a custom itinerary for me that included hiking the foothills of Annapurna, going up the Lower Mustang & Muktinath, and then all the way down to Chitwan National Park over the course of roughly two weeks at an amazingly budget friendly price.
All along the way, he successfully organized everything, and his extremely experienced guide made sure to take us off the beaten path and allowed me to see amazing spots that everyone else just walked past.
WOW! This trip was an incredible experience and exceptional because of Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company! We were 2 women over 50 years that were part of a larger group that was going to EBC - but we had chosen to do our 'own thing' and stay around 4,000m - and trek to villages around Namche (included Thamo and Thame, Kumjung, Pangboche) and then trek to meet our friends after their successful trek to EBC. Gopal with Himalayan Nepal Trek made this happen for us - he is an excellent communicator and he considered all our input and put together a great plan that we felt confident before we left on our journey! On our trek, we were well matched with our guide Mingmar and porter Manouj who were excellent! We trekked less travelled trails, and went to Monasteries, schools, a hospital, and immersed in culture! We trekked as a larger group for 6 days with Head Guide Temba - who was exceptional. Gopal pays attention to all the details - communication prior to the trip, meeting us at the airport at Kathmandu, and ensuring we had everything we needed; and when we were trekking - he was in communication with our guides. Don't hesitate to contact Himalayan Nepal Trek to share what your goal, dream or what you want your experience to be - I have no doubt that Himalayan Nepal Trek can make this a reality!
Visiting Everest Base Camp and participating in a semi-technical climb in the Himalayas has been a long time goal of mine. After gettting into contact with Gopal, he reccomended I do the EBC Trek and Island Peak cimb. Since I was crunched for time and could only take 19 days off of work, Gopal tailored the itinerary with enough flexibility to achieve both objectives. The logistics and transportation upon arrival was clearly planned out. He was able to answer all the questions I had and gave reassurrance that the trip would be a success.
A success it was, completing everything on the itinerary (and more). My personnal guide Domi and porter Lhapa were both excellent. They gave me a unique introspective to the customs and lifestyle of the Sherpa family. Since I went solo, the three of us were limited only by my pace and capabiity. I did experience symptoms of altitude sickness, but this was my own doing as I did not properly pace myself going up. I saw a lot of people get evacuated due to altitude sickness at the higher camps, but if you take it slow and listen to your guides your should have no problem getting to EBC.
If you want to climb Island Peak, doing the EBC Trek is a great way to get acclimatized in a relatively short period of time. The climb itself was not hard, but did take all day to accomplish. We had the mountain to ourselfs which truly made it a memorable experience (no lines waiting on people). We crossed and climbed 8 ladders over glaciers which was a new experience for me. Domi paid careful attention the entire time, and I did not question my safety once while I was with him.
All in all, the trip was well worth the money spent. Customers/future trekkers should remember to stay flexible as weather, transportation, personal fitness, and altitude accimitization can alter the planned itinerary. Would highly reccomend this agency to those who wish to expericence the Khumbu valley from a local persective!
Trek in the Langtang Valley
I did a wonderful trek in the Langtang Valley with Himalayan Nepal Trek P. Ltd. Friends of mine recommended this company and i understand why. I dealt with the owner, Mr. Gopal, to organize my trip and he made things simple and easy. I was warmly greeted at the Kathmandu airport and things went smoothly from there. Special thanks to my guide and my porter, Gajendra and Gelu, who made sure i had a good and safe trip. They proved also very knowledgeable of the features of the Valley and its people.
If you choose this company, you will have a great trek.
Trek to Basecamp Via Cho La Pass
In April / May of this year 7 of us from Nova Scotia Canada used Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company to hike to Mount Everest Basecamp in Nepal. The overall experience with this company was extremely positive. I found them well organized and very experienced in delivering a positive and successful excursion. We had a complicated ask for an itinerary with two of us staying at lower altitudes and 5 of us heading for basecamp. Gopal, our main contact, developed and delivered an itinerary that worked well for both groups. All logistics were handled very efficiently and professionally.
The trek itself was led by Tempa Serpa an experienced climber who looked after us all individually and made sure all were doing the right things to make it to Basecamp. He paid attention to detail and looked after us extremely well including added things like a picnic at basecamp with his brother. His knowledge and life stories of the Kumbu region are amazing. by the end of the trip my wife and I were good friends with Temba.
This is my second time using Himalayan Nepal Trek and this trip was even better than my first. I highly recommend this company for any trek you may be considering in Nepal and Tibet. They gave us a fun and successful excursion that delivered good value.
Base Camp Trek
I highly recommend this company for trekking. We did a 15-day hike to base camp with Temba as our guide. We were a group of mostly 60 years and over. Temba set a very good, steady, pace that we could all maintain . He watched each of us closely to make sure we ate properly and did not get altitude sickness. (None of us got altitude sickness, although we meet many people in other groups who did)
Temba is a very conscientious, knowledgeable, experienced guide. He has summited mount Everest four times and participated in high altitude mountain rescues. He has also climbed many of the other mountains in the region.
I do not think there is a better guide on the mountain.
Gopal was our contact for organizing all the details of the Trek. He made sure everything was was booked and ready to go when we arrived. He is very organized and has been setting up treks for years. He was in constant contact with us and answered all our pre arrival questions quickly and concisely. He took very good care of us in Kathmandu before and after the trek, inviting to his home for a pre hike meal, meeting us at the airport ,etc.
This is a well-organized, friendly, local company. I recommend them with no hesitation nor reservations.
Everest Base Camp with Best hands
Me and two of my friends from Sri Lanka did Everest Base camp in April 2019 with Himalayan Nepal Trek. Mr. Gopal handled this tour arrangement with high accuracy and no mistakes. He gave a tour guide Mr Indra, from my heart he has become a family member to travel with and took care of us very perfectly just like Mr. Gopal's perfectness. We have done all what we can do in a EBC tour and more than also i believe. I highly recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek to do the EBC tracking also Mr. Indra as a guide personally. I also got a chance to meet all their guide on the hiking duration all are so good and fun.
I spend 3 weeks in Nepal. Our guide was Temba. He is a very good guide. He is very kind, organized, answered all the questions regarding Nepal and he paid attention at every person needs.
Personalized Attention to Detail
My friend John and I did the Everest Base Camp plus Gokyo Lake trek last year 2018 in Oct/Nov and Gopal, the owner of Himalayan Nepal Trek, greeted us personally on arrival and ensured we were comfortably ensconced in our hotel in Kathmandu. He also accompanied us while John shopped for some trekking items in Thamel, like down jackets and sleeping bags etc. After we had completed EBC at Gorakshep we had to reconsider our route to Gokyo as John had had some altitude issues. Gopal immediately advised our guide via phone from Kathmandu to reroute us via Phortse to Gokyo and this single decision provided us with the most enjoyable section of the trek! Gopal also organized our excursion to Chitwan after the trek. I would not hesitate to use Gopal's services if I was to return to Nepal for another trek!
Everest Basecamp Trek
Our trek from Kathmandu to Everest Basecamp, Kala Pathar and Island Peak and back to Kathmandu was arranged by Himalayan Nepal Trek P LTD.
The entire expedition was very well arranged right from the airport pick up to various logistics including arrangements at various locations including stay at night at various guest houses.
Our guide and porter ensured that our safety and comfort was well taken care of.
Gopal Shreshta the owner of the trekking company personally tracked and followed up to ensure everything was going well.
I would highly recommend this company for to anyone interested in travelling to Nepal
Amazing 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
We had an amazing trekking experience to the Everest Base Camp. The actual trek took about 11-12 days, and we experienced all kinds of weather. Throughout the trek, our guide, Indra and the porters took really good care of us. One of the porters, Kumar, always went the extra mile and always helped Indra to ensure that we were well taken care of. Indra is a humorous guide and we had fun while trekking or chilling out at the lodges. His sharing sessions gave us valuable insights to the Everest region, and we brought back more than just photos and memories.
Appreciate the help by Tembar when we were planning for the trek, and we would love to be back to do another one!
Wonderful trek! The tricky bridges over the furious streams, the dark forests and the deep gorges, the glaciers, many Kham forts and monasteries, the desert and mineral landscapes, Himlung Himal base camp, the many blue sheeps and yaks and goats give a life-time memory. The Kang La was under snow but we re-planned the itinerary towards Tilicho Tal which was, in all its most pure whiteness, the icing on the cake. Thank you to Mr Gopal and his team!
Back in January 2018, my girlfriend and I had the idea to celebrate my 30th birthday in the mountains. I approached Temba to plan the trip and like what I imaged, it is the most amazing birthday on the peak of Gokyo-Ri. The trek was very well organised. I feel safe trekking with Temba and Temba have become a true and good friend of ours. I will definitely recommend all my friends to trek with Temba / Himalayan Nepal Trek
Amazing trip of our lifetime, with the best guide ever
We had the trip of our lifetime, with the best Sherpa guide ever! We had a 10 days trek to Gokyo Ri, in the Everest region. Our guide, Temba Sherpa was the best guide that we could have asked for. We were shown with great hospitality the moment we touched down into Kathmandu airport.
Temba is extremely knowledgeable about the many peaks in the region and the world. He is also a very experienced trekker and mountaineer, having trekked through many of the routes several times in his 20 over years of experience, and also having reached the summits of many mountains, such as summitting Mount Everest three times so far.
Temba is also very organised and resourceful, ensuring that we had the best accommodation and food throughout the trek, and also ensuring that we had the first flights in and out of Lukla. He is also detail-oriented and pays great attention to our health and welfare throughout the trek.
Our trip was amazing, and we loved the Gokyo Ri trek, whereby we were able to appreciate the grandeur of Mount Everest amidst its surrounding peaks. We were blessed with great weather, and an amazing guide who made the entire trip such a pleasant and memorable experience.
We will definitely go back to Nepal soon, and will definitely trek with Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek when we are back again. I would strongly recommend Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek to anyone who wishes to do a trek in Nepal.
Had a great time! Our guide Indra was very kind, knowledgable and patient. We felt very welcome and safe traveling with him and any and all questions were answered with a smile. His son Sushil accompanied us as well and he was also very nice and great to have with us. The guest houses we stayed at were great and had all basic amenities you would need. The area was enchanting, the people were welcoming, and the views were amazing.