22 Day Trip
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Nepal'best Undiscovered Trek

  • Duration 22 Days
  • Difficulty Level Medium
  • Includes Equipment, Drinks, Accommodations, Food

Trip Introduction

An unprecedented exploration trip in the little-known region of eastern Nepal, between Kanchenjunga and Makalu, you cross the Lumba Samba pass, out of any conventional itinerary. A real adventure for enthusiasts of Nepal. A journey out of time.

Through a rhododendron forest, you go up the Nango La pass at just over 4700 m, frequented by Tibetans who trade between Olangchungola and Ghunsa. Yak caravans regularly cross this pass, which is a fairly difficult trail.

Your last passage at altitude will undoubtedly be the strongest memory of the trek. We do not know of any other pass which offers a panorama of two very distinct massifs with summits of more than 8000 m. The double pass of Lumba Samba (5100 m) is truly one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. The inhabitants of Olangchungola will explain to us that Lumba Samba means new place; insisting on the write error of maps and sites. We must therefore say Lumba Samba and not Lumba Sumba.

Trip Facts:

  • The special habitat of the Kanchenjunga region, wooden houses on stone foundations and shingled roofs.
  • The approach walks to the northern base camp of Kanchenjunga from Ghunsa, through forests of larch and fir trees.
  • The first views of the Janu and its immense north face, then the guardian of Kanchenjunga
  • The view of Kanchenjunga and its satellite peaks.
  • The caravans of yaks at the passage of Nango La which advance under the singing whistles with their heavy bells around the blow and their loads.
  • The village of Olangchungola, which seems quite simple out of time and has stunned us all. Its proximity to Tibet has made it a trading village. Even today, unlike other regions where the passage to Tibet is closed most of the year, yak caravans are frequent between the border and Olangchungola.
  • From the Lumba Samba, the exceptional panorama of the Kanchenjunga and the Janu, then on the west side the incredible view of the Makalu and the Chamlang
  • The impression of a pioneer in crossing bamboo forests, mossy rhododendrons and through immense and wild valleys.


  • Day 01

    Ktm to Taplejung (1442m, 1h) by flight   

  • Day 02

    Trek to Mitlung (921m, 5h) 

  • Day 03

    Trek to Chiruwa (1270m, 5h 30 m) 

  • Day 04

    Trek to Shekhathum (1660m, 5h)

  • Day 05

    Trek to Amjilosa (2510m, 5 h)

  • Day 06

    Trek to Gyapla (2730m, 5h 30 m)

  • Day 07

    Trek to Ghunsa (3595m, 5h 30 m)

  • Day 08

    Rest day in Ghunsa

  • Day 09

    Trek to Khambachen (4050m, 6 h)

  • Day 10

    Trek to Lonak (4750m, 6h

  • Day 11

    Trek to Base Camp and Lonak (5143m, 7 h)

  • Day 12

    Trek to Ghunsa (3595m, 8 h)

  • Day 13

    Trek to Yangma la (4820m)Yangma Khola (3430m, 9-10 h)

  • Day 14

    Trek to Olangchungola Khola(3190m, 6-7h)

  • Day 15

    Trek to Kharka Camp site (4453m, 6h)

  • Day 16

    Lumba Sumba Pass (5159m) and Thudam (3556m, 9-10 h)

  • Day 17

    Trek to Chyantang (2187m, 8h)

  • Day 18

    Trek to Hatiya (3020m, 6h)

  • Day 19

    Trek to Makalu Dovan (2980m, 5-6h)

  • Day 20

    Trek to Trek to Num (3557m, 6h)

  • Day 21

    Drive to Tumlingtar(1442m)



  • Day 22

    Fly to Kathmandu     (55 Min)

Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Include

  • All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  • Arrival pick up & departure.
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal flights
  • All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or Full camping
  • Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  • Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  • All hard ware gears

Cost Non-Includes

  • Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  • International flights to Kathmandu,
  • Tips for Porter, guide & other
  • Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  • Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  • Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  • Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  • Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  • Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above
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