Lumbasumba Trek

Trip Duration 21 Nights/22 Days
Trip Code NAP-LUB-414
Trip Cost USD 3845 per passenger
Trip Grade Moderate to strenuous trail.
Best Time Sept – Nov/March - April

Overview

Lumbasumba trek (Kanchenjunga to Makalu) is recently opened. Lumbasumba 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.

Highlights

  • Trekking through terraced fields and typical eastern- Nepali villages
  • Traditional villages, Unique Himalayan culture with majority of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan
  • Monasteries, Chortens, Temple & prayer walls
  • Occasional sightings of the Snow Leopard and Red Panda

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Moderate to strenuous trail.
Trip Duration 21 Nights/22 Days
Trip code NAP-LUB-414
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Suketar/ Suketar-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude (5177m)
Trip Cost USD 3845 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity 45 minutes flight to and from Taplejung/Suketar from Kathmandu
The Route Maximum altitude (5177m), 5/7-hrs average walking per day, moderate to strenuous trail.
Season Sept – Nov/March - April
Permit Fee Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Tourist standard hotel in city and camping on mountain.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu - Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have

The porters and crew will be waiting for our arrival. After landing we take an early lunch, while the crew arranges our gear. In the afternoon we blow out the cobwebs with an easy 2 to 3 hours walk along the ridge line to Fungling.

The first day trek starts from Fungling (1777m) – the headquarters of Taplejung district. Sherpa Tol is the gateway to this trek. The trek passes through beautiful cardamom fields and Alnus trees (Uttis) until Hangdewa VDC which takes around two and half hours. On the way, there are small tea shops at Asangpati Tole, Gaigode Tole and Panisar Tole that can be used for alternative accommodation as they provide home stay facilities. From Panisar, the trek is downhill until the suspension bridge that acts as a border between Hangdewa VDC and Furumbu VDC. A walk of 10 minutes takes us to Pawa Village (1546m) for lunch.  After lunch, the trek progresses along the banks of Tamor River to Mitlung – a walk of around two hours. Mitlung (909m) is our destination for the day as it has good camping sites with facilities like kitchen and dining hall.

The trek passes along the banks of Tamor River on the second day. It is a pleasing walk until Furumbu – a 40 minute walk from Mitlung. From Furumbu, the trail is uphill for half hour then descends through Ulnus and Schima wallachiana mixed forest to Siwa Bazar (950m) at Linkhim VDC. We can reach Siwa Bazaar in three hours from Mitlung. Siwa Bazar is a good place for lunch. It is a small market with facilities like drug store, groceries and a police station.  After lunch, the trek runs along the Tamor River until Tawa Village.  Tawa Village (1146m) has a small tea shop. The trek runs uphill from here until we reach the KCAP Entrance Gate (1300m) at Thiwa Village. From here, the trek gradually descends until Chiruwa – our destination for the day. Chiruwa (1246m) is a small market with couple of lodges and good camping sites. It is a popular stopover for tourists and locals alike.

This day also the trek runs along the mighty Tamor River. At the start of the trek, there are two big stones with religious significance. The trek passes through Ulnus trees passes until we reach a big landslide that takes around half an hour to cross. 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 (1486m). From Pembu, it is an uphill climb for about two and half hours to Lelep (1687m) – our destination for the day. The KCAP headquarters is in Lelep. Similarly, there is a police station, some tea shops, groceries and hotels. There are also some good camping sites in Lelep.

After breakfast, the trek runs along the bank of Tamor River through dense forest that offers good habitat for different wildlife species. You can see some wild species if you are lucky. We crossed a suspension bridge after a walk of about an hour from Lelep. After crossing suspension bridge, it is an uphill climb through pine forest for about half an hour until we reach a monastery. From there, the trek gradually descends after about half an hour and we reach Gowatar (1800m) for lunch. Gowatar is a small settlement with a few houses. Near the village, there is a big stone and it is believed that only the religious people can move them. After a walk of around half hour from Gowatar, we reach a place that offers spectacular views of two waterfalls about 100 meters tall. A walk of about half an hour form here takes us to Phedi. After crossing Tamor River, it is an uphill climb for about 40 minutes until we reach a resting place known as chautaro in local dialect. Another 20 minutes walk will take us to our camping site at Ela Danda (2051m). The place offers panoramic view of snowcapped peaks including the Small Kasturi Peak and Tamor River.

This day is pleasing as it passes through Ulnus and Rhododendron forest for about an hour until we reach a suspension bridge. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trek passes through dense bamboo groves (spread over around 5 hectares). This place is popular among trekkers as the habitat of red panda. If you are lucky, we might catch a sight of red panda from the trail itself. After a total walk of three and half hours from El Danda, we reach Maguwa (2435m) for lunch. After lunch, the trail passes through maple and Ulnus forest. There is a big landslide on the way and trekkers must be careful while crossing it. After a walk of about one and half hour, we reach Selep Kharka (2525m) – our destination for the day.

This day trek runs along the banks of Tamor River leading to a place called Jongim (2641), a flat land surrounded by snow capped hills, after a walk of about an hour. Another 40 minutes walk through rhododendron forest from Jongim, takes us to a suspension bridge. After an uphill walk of about an hour from the suspension bridge, we reach Ramite (2685m) for lunch. At Ramite, we can see mixed forest of Deodar and rhododendron. We see a beautiful waterfall after a walk of about an hour from Ramite. If you are lucky, you might be rewarded with the view of red panda from here. We caught the first glimpse of Olangchung Gola after a walk of around 45 minutes from the waterfall. After a climb of about 40 minutes, we finally reach the camping site at Olangchung Gola (3208m). Olangchung Gola is a beautiful Sherpa village with around 45 houses, a 465 years old monastery with golden manuscript and KCAP office. There is also a sub-health post, a primary school and a border police station at Olangchung Gola.

The trek in the next three days will pass through complete wilderness. As the trek is in complete wilderness, it is better to hire a local Sherpa to avoid getting lost. However, piles of stones along the way act as sign posts, showing us our direction. The trek passes through pine and rhododendron forests. After a walk of two and half hours, we reach a place called Jadak (3636m) for lunch. A walk of three hours on snowy track will take us to our camping site at Upper Langmale (3893m).

 This day trek can be interesting as snow leopards have been sighted numerous times from this trek. The trek runs along the Tamor River and on the other side of the river lies dense rhododendron forest. After a walk of about three hours, we reach Tangchetar (4203m) for lunch. Another three hours walk after lunch will lead us to our camping site at Pass Camp (4747m).

This would be the most difficult yet most memorable day of this trek. This day the trek will pass through the Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m). It is better to start early as it will be difficult to cross the peak after noon. The trek climbs a bit up and again runs down. It is better to take packed lunch, as there are no good camping sites around. After a walk of about four and half hour from Pass Camp, we climb the Lumba Sumba Peak and descend down to Chaurikharka (4594m) for night’s stay.

The trek is downhill from Chaurikharka as we come back to civilization after tiring walk for three days. After a walk of about three and half hours, we came across two roads – one to Lyasha in Tibet and the other toward Thudam. We prepared our lunch at this place. A walk of about three hours takes us to Thudam for the night’s accommodation. Thudam (3500m) is a small village with around 30 houses of Sherpa people.

This day trek runs along the banks of Chujung Khola. The trail offers panoramic view of peaks in the Makalu range. On the way you see lot of small bushes and bamboo groves – the best habitat for red panda. If you are lucky, you can see this endangered species. It is better to carry packed lunch, as it is difficult to find drinking water along the trail. After a walk of about six-hours from Thudam, we reach Kharka (2877m) for the night’s halt.

This day walk passes through dense rhododendron forest. As there are no villages on the way and also there are numerous side trails, it is better to hire a local guide to avoid getting lost. After a walk of about three hours form Kharka, we reach a place called Chaurikharka for lunch. From Chaurikharka, we can clearly see Chyamtang (2229m), Arun River, Ridha Village and the road that leads to Kimathanka. After lunch, the trek is all downhill for about three hours until we reach Arun River. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Arun, the trek is uphill for about an hour until Chyamthang – our destination for the day. Chyamthang (2229m) is a small yet beautiful village with stone houses. Sherpas are the dominant population in the village.

The trail on the day passes through rhododendron forest. The walk is easy as chirping of birds make you feel refreshed. The trail is one of the popular places for birding as we are entering Arun Valley that is home to several bird species. A walk of about two and half hours from Chyamthang takes us to Gimber Village (1585m) for lunch.  Gimber Village offers spectacular view of snowcapped peaks in the Makalu range. From Gimber, the walk is easy and after a trek of about three hours we reach Hatiya (1595) for the night’s stay. Hatiya – a small village of Bhote people – is the entry point to the Makalu National Park.

This day runs along the banks of Arun River. After a walk of about two and half hours from Hatiya, we reach the confluence of Arun and Barun rivers. After having lunch near the river confluence, the trek progress toward Gola – our destination for the day. A walk of around two and half hours after lunch takes us to our camping site at Gola.  Gola is a very small village with only 12 houses. Sherpa, Rai and Tamang people reside here.

The trek passes through paddy fields on the 15th day – a sign that we are at lowlands now. The walk is pleasing as the trail makes a short descent, but again makes a short climb. After a walk of about two and half hours from Gola, we reach Pathibhara (not to be confused with the Pathibhara temple in Taplejung district) for lunch. Pathibhara (1524m) is a small Gurung village with tea shops, groceries and some hotels. The trail after lunch passes through agricultural land and we can find plenty of water sources and small settlements along the way. We reach Gadhi (1800m) – our destination for the day – after a walk of around three hours from Pathibhara. Gadhi (that means fort in Nepali language) is a place of great historical significance as Nepali Army fought bravely with invading Tibetan Army at this place and chased them away. Gadhi is a small village market with a health post, a school and a police station.

DAY 18/19: This is the last day of our trek. A walk of about two and half hours from Gadhi takes us to Num. From Gadhi, the trek is about an hour downhill till the Arun River. After crossing the river, an uphill climb of about one and half hour takes us to the Num village (1572m). As Num is linked with motor-able road, we can hire a vehicle to Khandbari (1022m) – the district headquarters of Sankhuwasabha district. A drive of around 4-5 hours on dirt road takes us to Khandbari. From Khandbari, buses are available to Dharan or Biratnagar. Or you can take a vehicle to Tumlingtar airstrip and fly directly to Kathmandu.

Fly back to Kathmandu - Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing. Evening will have farewell meeting & dinner at Nepali typical restaurant.

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

Cost Included

  • Documents: Kanchanjunga/Makalu region special permit, National Park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Hiking, trekking trip as per the itinerary
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilize
  • Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu, and 17 nights at tented on mountain
  • Food: Full board on camping (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and 4 breakfast in city
  • Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
  • Transportation: All airport arrival/departure transfer and road-head surface transportation. 
  •  Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu to Taplejung/Suketar and return flight to Kathmandu 
  •  Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
  •  Personal travel and trekking equipments
  •  Lunch and dinner while in city
  •  Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
  •  Tips/Gratuities for your trekking crews
  •  Optional activities
  •  And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by company

Trip Notes

Arrival Information: We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact us at nap@wlink.com.np or call us at +9779851050327 as emergency contact. Our airport representative will be waiting with your Name or Nepal Adventure Point sign on it. Please check carefully once you exit the baggage hall as there seem to be hundreds of people waiting outside in the arrival gate and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes , we recommend that you make your own way to the hotel and we will pay you back taxi cost if this occurs.

Pre-meeting & trip briefing: Trekker’s are extremely important to attend on Lumbasumba Trekking trip Briefing. On this trek, we give a short brief about Lumbasumba Trekking trip at hotel on the same day of your arrival and introduce by your group leader and team members. At the mean time, we will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your trip. Pre-meeting & trip briefing covered the information regarding the personal equipment, acclimatization among others. We believe that pre-meeting & trip briefing is very important in order to better preparation of the trip.

Important Stuffs: Permit, national park entrance permit and TIMS card required for Lumbasumba Trekking trip so we suggest you to post us 4 passport-size photos copies of passport & visa (If you already taken the visa from your homeland), insurance policy. You should also have contact numbers of next to kin, Bank and insurance company and your travel agent/ flight booking office.

Accommodation: On Lumbasumba Trekking trip, you will be sleeping and eating on tents. Camping trek team includes a team of leader/guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staffs and porters. We provide standard hotels in Kathmandu like hotel Manang/Marshyangdi or similar category with breakfast.

Single supplement: All accommodations are based on double occupancy. If you prefer single accommodations, you must pay a single supplement fee, which is listed to the trip itinerary. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender for the duration of the trip.

Food and Drink: On this trek all meals are included. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks, tips, souvenirs. Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the hotel in city. We provide plenty of hygienic, tasty and nutritious meals three times a day which could be in form of a variety of local and western dishes. Breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a plain dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided with all meals. Nepal Adventure Point always encourages using locally produced grains and vegetables to make sure they are fresh enough. Our experienced staffs always make sure to feed you with hygienic and well cooked food of remarkably high standards as they know good health is vital to an enjoyable and successful trek and climb. The vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate/iodine and you are always served with boiled water. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing.

Trip Supporter: On Lumbasumba Trekking are accompanied by one of our local group leaders, assistant guide will provide above 7 trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group fall sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. Besides your leader and assistant guide the trek will be accompanied by cook, kitchen staffs, tent builder Sherpa and porters/pack animal to your trekking gear. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 10kgs/22Ibs per trekkers in tea-house and 30kgs/66Ibs weight during the camping treks. It is because of human being respect, their rights and against any exploitation on its operation. You can be left the rest of your luggage at the hotel where you were staying before the start of the trek, or at our local agent's office.

Daily feature of Camping Trek: Normally you will be woken at around 6AM with a cup up hot tea and followed by a small bowl of hot water to wash your face brought to your tent. Before breakfast you pack your gear into your kit bag which is then taken by the porters and will not usually be available to you until camp that afternoon. We are usually on the trail between 7.00AM - 7.30AM. Following a good morning's walk around 3-hrs lunches will service en-route each day at a picturesque sport at around 12/01 PM usually an hour lunch break to allow for the trekker's. After lunch, our tents builder Sherpa will go ahead and set up the camp. The afternoon walk is generally a little shorter and camp is usually reached by around 3PM to 4PM. When you reached at the camp, everything will be ready and afternoon tea will be served. Until dinner there is time to rest, explore the surrounding area and villages or sit and chat with the crew and local people. The dinner is usually served around 7:00 PM to 7:30PM. In the evening afford some of the best memories of your trek, whether it is talking, playing cards, chatting with the crew or joining in some singing and dancing with your trekking crews or with the local people, it’s always a special time till around 9PM then the time to sleep.

Acclimatization: Keep in mind that you will be passing above 5000m and reaching at goal destination during the journey to the desired trekking. Walking fast at such elevation could lead to medical complications (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be serious. There is less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places. The higher, altitude will be the less oxygen in air. Your body needs a days to acclimatize to this environment, which is why we will stop a day rest in trails-head destination. Although we provide information regarding AMS insurance, the only option for treatment is descending (evacuation). We advise that clients with known heart, lung or blood diseases, or clients over the age of 60 to discuss with their doctor before traveling with us. Symptoms of AMS include mild to severe headaches, dizziness, fever, loss of appetite or stomach pain; it is important to alert our staff if you are feeling poorly to ensure that illness does not progress.

Safety and Security on Trek: Safety and security of our clients is the foremost important things for us. All our guides are licensed by Nepal Government. They are absolutely honest who you can trust your life with; they will ensure that you do not have any feeling of insecurity throughout your trip. On Lumbasumba Trekking you will be sleeping in Tent nearby village. Please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the Tent once they reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the Tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn-wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night.

Crime against tourists is very low indeed.  However, anything of value should be either locked up or kept secure on your personal. Such things as passports, airline tickets, credit cards, travellers' cheques or cash are safe with us.

 

Health & Medical Advice: Traveller must have the good level of fitness for mountain trekking, at least walking 7-8 hours each day at high elevation, climbing and high expedition you are requested to have the complete medical improvement from your travel doctor to attend the trip. You should consult with your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information before you are travelling. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements although our leader is carrying enough. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. NAP reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our leader they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.

Medical Supplies: The supplies listed here are recommended for any trek. Since some of them are prescription drugs, you should visit your doctor and discuss the trip with them and obtain prescriptions. If your doctor makes recommendations contrary to the suggestions here, follow your doctor's advice, and obtain substitutes for these items. It is not necessary to burden yourself with a lot of medicines for the trek, though you should carry enough to take care of minor problems. The ones listed here are sufficient for most situations. You should be sure to provide your supply of own aspirin, band aids, etc.

Basic first aid supplies
* Suntan lotion or sun blocking cream      * Lip salve (Chapstick, Blistex, or Glacier Cream)
* Foot powder                                        * Bandaids (plasters) and tape
* Moleskin or other blister pads               * Elastic (Ace) bandage
* Antiseptic cream                                 * Aspirin
* Throat lozenges or cough drops            * Decongestant tablets
* Small bottle for water purification          * Toilet paper & matches or a cigarette lighter to burn used TP
* Bactrim, Norbactin or other diarrhoea remedy

Mountain Rescue/Emergency Evacuation: Sometimes trekkers might suffer from ailments like altitude sickness, heart problems, dysentery or fracture during a trek. While there are clinics at some places for minor ailments, major hospitals are days away from most of the trekking trails. So, a client’s life could be at risk if he/she is not rescued immediately in the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe, will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.  You can contact us directly or through one of our crew members with information on the kind of ailment, your location and your insurance details.Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered Helicopter.

The cost of rescue depends on your location. However helicopter operators charge about USD 2500.00 per hour for all services. The prices are subject to change.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on Lumbasumba Trekking. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance should provide us up on arrival. The minimum cover required is USD 30,000 such a medical, hospital, emergency evacuation and full trip cancellation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Travel Equipments Checklist for Nepal
Kitbag: Preferably no more than the airline’s allocated 20 kilos (plus hand baggage).  The best container is either a backpack or a duffle bag.  A 10-15 litre daypack will also be very useful.

Equipment Hire: If you’ve got good wilderness clothing, bring it. Otherwise you might prefer to hire gear on arrival at Kathmandu but you are advised to bring your own walking boots or shoes.

Checklist for Lumbasumba Trekking


~1 Pair strong mountain/hiking boots
~1 Medium rucksack/backpack (carried by porters)
~1 Small day pack (10-15 litres)
~1 Four-season sleeping bag (comfortable to -10c)
~1 Down jacket/all weather anorak
~1 Lightweight water and windproof jacket
2 Pairs lightweight trousers
1 Pair shorts
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
2 Long sleeve cotton (or polypropylene) shirts
Warm waterproof gloves (3,000m+)
3 Pairs heavy wool socks and 2 pairs light

~ Water bottles
~ 1 Pair waterproof gaiters/over trousers (3,000m+)
1 Inner sleeping sheet (?)
1 Torch/flashlight & spare batteries
1 Swiss Army type knife (?)
1 Swimming costume/bathing suit (?)
1 Medium sized towel
Underwear (including thermals)
Cotton headscarf/bandana
Sunglasses suitable for snow conditions
Sunhat
Warm hat and  waterproof gloves
Washing and Medicine Kid
Waterproof pack cover

Note: Items marked with (~) can be buy/hired cheaply in Kathmandu.  Items marked with (?) are optional.  (3,000m+) means necessary for high altitude treks of Nepal.

A Tailor-made itinerary: It is possible to customize your suggested trip itinerary. Perhaps you would like to treat yourself to different hotel or add a few extra days to the itinerary? You can also request a transfer to another destination if you like. Just let us know what you want when you complete the quote request form or call or email us for more help. We will help design the tour to suit your specific requirements and dates.

Fellow Travellers: As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and are likely to be of a variety of ages too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.

Respect Local Dress: In Nepal the standard dress is more conservative than it is backing home. In predominately while you travel in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlet’s/tank tops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites or local villages.

Additional trip and hotel: In addition to Lumbasumba Trekking trip, we can arrange trip extensions both within Nepal and other neighboring countries. You may want to try River rafting or go on a Safari tours in the deep jungles of Chitwan National Park or take a historical, cultural tours or you may take a trip to Tibet, Bhutan or India, whichever appeals more to you.

If you also wish to add extending trips or extra nights hotel accommodation before or after your Lumbasumba Trekking trip then sent us details via e-mail or fill in our online booking form.

Tipping: Nepal has recently introduced a 10% ‘service charge’ on hotel & restaurant accounts however; a modest, friendly tip is more or less expected by drivers. For Lumbasumba Trekking staffs, who have been so involved in your welfare over several days; for them tipping has as much to do with a sense of recognition as it do with actual money.  Some people want to be particularly generous but, because clients often ask, a rough guideline is US$ 3-4 per group member per day for guide and US$ 2-4 per group member per day for a porter, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: We recommend that you don’t do any tipping, or give gifts, clothes etc until full completion of service.

Clients Feedback: We are not 100% but we do always committed to providing the best service to make complete satisfaction in order to maintain the best value what you have paid and expect. Your feedbacks are always welcome and appreciated; they provide valuable insight for us for future trips. We are happy to give you the opportunity to communicate openly about your thoughts and experiences with us. Please leave your feedback with us at the end the trip. Both your good and not so good comments will help us to make our service more effective and efficient in the future.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and we stay at your entire disposal for further requests.

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