North Kanchenjunga Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking, an extreme adventure around Nepal Far Eastern Himalaya, within North of massive Mt. Kanchenjunga. The world's 3rd highest peaks that towers towards high eastern Himalayas blue sky at 8,586 m / 28, 169 feet.
One of the least ventured areas of Nepal Himalaya, located remote corners northeast of Taplejung district within Kanchenjunga massif. Where walk follows on ancient Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route and Caravan trails to south-eastern border of Tibet.
An enjoyable trek on fresh and raw hidden country within absolute wilderness of high peaks and rolling green hills and valleys. As adventure leads you higher valley of Walanchung-Gola in the land of Bhotia's and Sherpa people of strong Tibetan origin. Where old trails follow higher across the border to Tibet, while our route diverts to traverse Lumba-Sumba pass. To reach south-west of Kanchenjunga around Makalu areas facing glorious views of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse with Mt. Kanchenjunga Himalaya range.
The charm and beauty of the North Kanchenjunga and Lumba-Sumba trekking, walking in absolute wilderness for some days. Following a faint path, on off the beaten tracks away from mainstream trails within beautiful coniferous forest of pines, firs, and rhododendron trees.
Adventure begins with a panoramic short flight to land in the Far Eastern region of the low, warm Terai belt. The flatland of Nepal extends across east to far western Nepal within a close border to India.
To start the trek, an exciting drive involves on four-wheeler to reach higher cooler hills past Ilam town. Famous for tea and its huge garden of tea bush with views of Mt. Kanchenjunga towards north. Where drive ends at Sukhetar around the district of Taplejung, a nice hill town with a small airstrip.
From Sukhetar our adventure starts heading due north following the main trail of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp for few days. An interesting walks around rural farm villages with neat farm terraces, with cardamom plants grown on shady areas of thin tree lines.
As walk progress towards the lovely villages of Chirwa and Lungthang, and then our routes diverts towards our main destinations. Heading due north to reach at Holung and Walunchung-Gola villages, on entering into cool shade of tall pines and rhododendron forest.
Nice traditional villages of Holung and Walunchung-Gola, which falls on the route of Lumba-Sumba-La pass, as well to Tibet border. Villagers often cross the border for trade, bartering bringing Chinese and Tibetan goods in exchange for spices and crops of Nepal.
With time around this lovely village adorned with the ancient heritage of Buddhism religion and traditional life with livestock of Yaks. Adventure continues for return journey on leaving Walunchung-Gola to cross and traverse over high Lumba-Sumba-La Pass at 5,160 m. Rewards with spectacular panorama of high snow mountain range of Kanchenjunga massif towards east with Mt. Makalu in the north-west. Enjoying fascinating moments overlooking an array of peaks, then head towards lower warmer country to reach on southern areas of Makalu.
An enjoyable walk with more downhill with few short steep climb towards nice farm villages, of varied culture of eastern hill tribes. After a glorious time on high areas of Far Eastern Himalaya and beyond Mt. Kanchenjunga. Walk ends with a drive heading back into low sub-tropical country around Arun valley at Tumlingtar, a nice farm town. Where next day a sweeping flight brings you back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful adventure and experience on North Kanchenjunga Lumba-Sumba Pass Trekking..