Lumba Sumba (Kanchenjunga and Makalu)
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Lumba Sumba Pass Trek is recently discover trekking trail by Nepal government. The trail which was announced by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal. The trek begins from Phoomling, where we arrive after a 7 hour drive from Bhadrapur. We start trekking from Phoomling and passes through diverse ethnic groups, cultivated land and animal farms along the Lumba Sumba pass trek.
Lumba sumba pass trek takes trekkers from Kanchenjunga to the Makalu region via the Lumba Sumba Pass. There are occasional sightings of the Snow Leopard and the Red Panda along Lumba Samba Pass trail. The Lumba Sumba Pass at a height of 5,177 meter above sea level is the highest point of Lumba sumba pass trek. The three week trek ends at Num, from where we drive to Khandbari and then to the Tumlingtar Airport where the flight to Kathmandu awaits us.
Lumba sumba pass trek area is rich in flora and fauna and one can see different birds and wildlife species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda along the route. There are a number of high mountain lakes in Olangchung Gola. The route goes through 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 attraction for travelers. These two rivers are the major tributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. The route encompasses alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, and low river valleys. Apart from natural beauty, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage like monasteries, chhortens, temples and prayer walls. And to add to the flavor, the festivals of different ethnic people living in harmony only serve to make the native culture livelier.