Jor Khambe Round Trek is a completely new trek started in 2019. This trek travels through the heart of Makalu Barun National Park in Sankhuwasabha District of Nepal. As a new introduction and addition from Himalayan Global Expedition, this trek travels deep with the National Park to the twin sister peaks of Jor Khambe and emerging out near Mera Peak, ultimately reaching Lukla.
Jor Khambe Round Trek: an introductory route
Taking part in this exciting new trek is a dream come true for most adventurers. It is an experience, forever imprinted in our memories. This route takes us deep into rural Nepal, where foreigners have never stepped foot. Whichever scattered villages we come across, we never fell as outsiders. They welcome us as their own.
Travelling to Tumlingtar, a remote airstrip perched above Arun Khola is a sight to see. From here, we drive to Khandbari, the district administrative town of Sankhuwasabha and stay overnight. We drive further north to Num from where we start our trek. Along the way, we head through dense high altitude forests filled with numerous varieties of rhododendrons that mostly bloom during April – June. We trek between the forest line and the vast open fields of grass. Looking towards the north, we get to see the mountains like Makalu, Chamlang and many smaller peaks. Northeast, we see Singshala Peak along with smaller ice-capped peaks.
Heading right past the heart of Makalu-Barun National Park, we take towards west passing below Mera Peak on the way to Lukla. This is where our trek ends and we take a flight back to Kathmandu.
Throughout the entire trek, we camp out in the wild or when we get the opportunity, we stay over in villages. This is one trek that is truly the essence of adventure in the Makalu Region.
- A newly opened trek with complete wilderness adventure
- Experience culture and lifestyles of secluded villagers
- Explore Makalu Barun National Park with a variety of flora, fauna and birds
- Close up views of Mt. Makalu and Mera Peak with numerous others
- Trek along forest lines and green pastures
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02 Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Khandbari (1,036m); Overnight in lodge
Day 03 Drive from Khandbari to Num and Trek to Seduwa (1,540m); Overnight in camp
Day 04 Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (1,864m); Overnight in camp
Day 05 Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma Dada (3,60m); Overnight in camp
Day 06 Trek from Khongma Dada to Yangle Kharka (3,550m); Overnight in camp
Day 07 Trek from Yangle Kharka to Asemasa; Overnight in camp
Day 08 Trek from Asemasa to Tashi Zumtar (3,600m); Overnight in camp
Day 09 Trek from Tashi Zumtar to Lama Den; Overnight in camp
Day 10 Trek from Lama Den to Tongda Phuk; Overnight in camp
Day 11 Trek from Tongda Phuk to Delegeng; Overnight in camp
Day 12 Trek from Delegeng to Mendaling; Overnight in camp
Day 13 Trek from Mendaling to Sankhuwa Sir; Overnight in camp
Day 14 Trek from Sankhuwa Sir to Padamchal; Overnight in camp
Day 15 Trek from Padamchal to Khambadingma (4,948m); Overnight in camp
Day 16 Trek from Khambadingma to Mera Peak; Overnight in camp
Day 17 Trek from Mera Peak to Khare (5,297m); Overnight in lodge
Day 18 Trek from Khare to Kothe (3,600m); Overnight in lodge
Day 19 Trek from Khote to Chhatra la (4,300m); Overnight in lodge
Day 20 Trek from Chhatra la to Lukla (2,840m); Overnight in lodge
Day 21 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 22 Rest day in Kathmandu & farewell dinner
Day 23 Transfer to the airport for final departure