Duration :
15 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Culture
Max altitude :
Domestic Flights and Private Vehicle
Trip ends in:
Hotel and Lodge
Primary activity:
Trekking and Hiking
Group Size:
Min. 1 pax
Trip starts from:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Lukla-Paiya-Panggom-Najingdingma-Bung-Sanam-Guranse-Salpa Phedi-Gothe Bazaar-Majwa-Kartiki Ghat-Tumlintar-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”

Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek trail links one of the most popular trekking regions Everest and Makalu. All the way through to the two passes in the valley, the Salpa pass and the Surkie La pass, our trekking trail shall lead us to the holy lake known as Salpa Pokhari. Furthermore, we will enjoy the excellent views of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo, and Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku and other numerous peaks of Mahalangur Himalayan range at the eastern part of Nepal Himalaya along the trail.

Overview of Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek

In general, our 15 day Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek is normally silent and quite trek for those who are seeking a reduced amount of jam-packed destination. Firstly, this amazing trekking adventure starts as we board a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Our trekking trail shall take you between the Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun National park. During our initial trekking days, we make our way through beautiful landscapes at culturally affluent Sherpa villages of Paiya, Panggom, Najingdingma, Bung, Sanam before reaching Salpa Pokhari.

In fact, a very few tourists discover and explore this fascinating trek route; home to Kulung and Sherpa tribal communities with conventional traditions and cultures, that hasn’t tainted or altered for countless centuries. Moreover, our trekking trail passes along the holy lake Salpa Pokhari (3,458m), beautiful waterfalls and many Sherpa settlements. Along the entire trekking routes, you will enjoy the excellent views of Everest, Makalu and other numerous peaks of Mahalangur Himalayan range.

Some more about the trek

We, in general, shall recommend this trek to those travel enthusiasts who seek and desire a lesser amount of crowd along the trekking paths. Being at the altitude of 3,358 meters the topmost point of our trek shall be Salpa Bhanjyang. Likewise, this trekking region have blessings of an incredible diversity of nature and culture.

The heady scent of pine trees, tender sound of rivulets and tweeting of birds alongside with the extravagant views of rhododendron forest, shrubs & bushes shall be experienced on our Lukla to Tumlingtar trek trail, more different than other popular trekking routes of this region. Finally, as we get to the end of our trek we shall pass Salpa Phedi to reach our next destination Gothe Bazaar. Afterwards, we shall descend downwards to Tumlingtar via Majwa and Kartiki Ghat. And so here we shall conclude our short yet amazing trek with a flight back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.

Who can join this trek and how?

It is a reasonably restrained trekking path which is comprised of a rewarding journey through beautiful villages, forests and alpine surroundings all the way up to the summit. However, for our Lukla to Tumlingtar Trek, it is not required to have any preceding mountaineering and trekking knowledge. Generally, the best preferred season for this trekking is from March to May and August to December however this trek can also be done throughout the entire year. Contact Nepal Mountain Trekkers now and be part of this virtues journey through eastern Nepal.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time frame and budget limits.


  • Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2
    Sightseeing and preparation for trek.
  • Day 3
    Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Paiya (2730m/8956 ft)
  • Day 4
    Paiya to Panggom (2850m/9350 ft)
  • Day 5
    Panggom to Najingdingma (2910m/9547 ft)
  • Day 6
    Najingdingma to Bung (1677m/5500 ft)
  • Day 7
    Bung to Sanam (2850m/9350 ft)
  • Day 8
    Sanam to Guranse via Salpa pokhari (3350m/10990 ft)
  • Day 9
    Guranse to Phedi (2760m/9055 ft)
  • Day 10
    Salpa Phedi to Gothe Bazaar (1128m/3700 ft)
  • Day 11
    Gothe Bazaar to Majwa (2550m/8366 ft)
  • Day 12
    Majwa to Kartiki Ghat (457m/1499 ft)
  • Day 13
    Kartiki Ghat to Tumlingtar (410m/1345 ft)
  • Day 14
    Flight from Tumlintar to Kathmandu
  • Day 15
    Farewell Day

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu:

Day 2 : Sightseeing and preparation for trek.:

Day 3 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Paiya (2730m/8956 ft):

Day 4 : Paiya to Panggom (2850m/9350 ft):

Day 5 : Panggom to Najingdingma (2910m/9547 ft):

Day 6 : Najingdingma to Bung (1677m/5500 ft):

Day 7 : Bung to Sanam (2850m/9350 ft):

Day 8 : Sanam to Guranse via Salpa pokhari (3350m/10990 ft):

Day 9 : Guranse to Phedi (2760m/9055 ft):

Day 10 : Salpa Phedi to Gothe Bazaar (1128m/3700 ft):

Day 11 : Gothe Bazaar to Majwa (2550m/8366 ft):

Day 12 : Majwa to Kartiki Ghat (457m/1499 ft):

Day 13 : Kartiki Ghat to Tumlingtar (410m/1345 ft):

Day 14 : Flight from Tumlintar to Kathmandu:

Day 15 : Farewell Day:

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop service (International and Domestic)
  • Four nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation costs: Domestic flights and all required land transportation.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Tax, and Sagarmatha National Park fees
  • First aid medical box
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  •  Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Tip for guides and porters

Trip Gallery



  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts and thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Inner thermals


  • Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Shower sandals


  • Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
  • Creams
  • Sanitizer


  • Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits

  • Personal Regular Medicines
  • Knee Caps
  • Bandages
  • Ointments
  • Blister Tape


  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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