The Lumba Sumba Trek is a new trekking route running through Kanchenjunga and Maklau Conservation Area in the eastern Himalaya region, in which Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m) is the major attraction. Lumba Sumba trek offers the most spectacular Himalayan landscapes, the route encompasses alpine grass lands, 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 is another attraction for tourists. These two rivers are the major tributaries of the mighty Sapta Koshi River. On Lumba Sumba trek, 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 Lumba Sumba trek, trekkers can also explore cultural heritage including monasteries, chortens, 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.
After lunch, the trek continues along the banks of Tamor River to Mitlung – a walk of around two hours. Mitlung is our destination for the day as it has good camping sites with facilities like kitchen and dining hall.
Siwa Bazar is a good place for lunch. It is a small market with facilities like medicine store, groceries and a police station. After lunch, the trek runs along the Tamor River until Tawa Village. Tawa Village (1150m) has a small tea shop.
After a walk of two and half hours from Chiruwa through beautiful cardamom gardens, we reach Tapethok (1340m) for lunch. It is a small market with some tea shops. There is also a KCAP checkpoint at Tapethok. After lunch, it is a pleasing walk for about an hour until Pembu (1485m).
We reach Maguwa (2435m) for lunch. After lunch, the trail passes through maple and Ulnus forest. There is a big landslide on the way before we reach Selep Kharka(3210m).
Olangchung Gola is a beautiful Sherpa village with around 45 houses, a 465 years old monastery with a golden manuscript and KCAP office.
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