Numbur Cheese Circiut Trek offers visitors a superb breathtaking view of majestic Himalayan peaks including, Langtang, Gaurishankar and Numburchuili and many more. Walk through deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the the Lhiku Khola glacier, watched over by the towering peaks of Pathibarra and Numburchuili. One can also visit one of Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way. This Trek, nestled in the serene lap of the Himalayas, offers a unique blend of adventure and cultural exploration. This trek, famous for its panoramic vistas and local cheese production, is a gem waiting to be explored by enthusiastic trekkers. Traversing through diverse terrains, the route encompasses enchanting forests, alpine meadows, and traditional villages. Exploring these terrains offers a kaleidoscope of experiences.
Safety Measures and Tips: Prioritizing safety with acclimatization, staying hydrated, following guide instructions, and being weather-aware is crucial for an enjoyable and secure trek. Local Culture and Traditions: Immersing in local culture and traditions during the trek offers insights into the lifestyle, customs, and warmth of the indigenous communities. Wildlife Encounters: Encounters with Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, red pandas, and various bird species are possible, adding a thrilling dimension to the trek. Environmental Conservation Efforts:Understanding and supporting local conservation initiatives contribute to preserving the pristine beauty of the region for future generations. Stunning Landscapes on the Trek: From snow-capped peaks to lush valleys and glistening rivers, the trek offers a canvas of breathtaking landscapes at every turn. Popular Stops and Attractions: Key stops like Shorong Yul Lha, Kyajo Ri, and Ngeju Monastery are not just waypoints but landmarks steeped in cultural significance.
Duration: 18 Days
Max Altitude: 4880m
Cost: USD $2350.00 to USD $2750 Per person
Activity: Trekking in Nepal
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. There is an intriguing 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
Swayambhunath, situated on a hillock 6.5 kilometres west of Kathmandu, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
It takes 6-8 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya. The road is well paved with fine mountain views. Shivalaya is gateway for the Numbur Cheese Circuit. It is located on the picturesque Khimti River.
The trail from Shivalay to Khahare runs up and down along the valley side through terraced fields, dips to cross the river and then winds steeply up the cliff on the other side. Khahare is a small villages which is inhabited only during winters by the house owners. During the summer they move to cattle pastures bordering Tibet tending to their yaks and Chauris.
Panipakakha is the first campsite on the trail route. It has a relatively flat camping area carved into the hillside with a basic two room hut. There is space sufficient only to house 5-10 tents.
In the course, the trail crosses a tiny Sherpa village of Phokte. The trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to the summer pasture of Maanedanda . The campsite at Maanedanda is equipped with a basic cooking shelter and area for tents. It offers good views in clear days.
Along the riverside, the trail climbs to Jata Pokhari. With the increasing altitude we move through alpine pastures to scrubby forest of sunpati –a rare mountain herb. As we reach before a dramatic waterfall we get the signal of our arrival to Jata Pokhari. Lake Jata Pokhari lies in the lap of Mt. Numburchuli. The lake is a popular pilgrimage in Ramechhap where thousands of pilgrims gather to celebrate holy festival Janaipurnima during the month of July. The trail continues and after a short walk you reach to Panch Pokhari. There are five small lakes, known as Panch Pokhari. The view of Annapurna South dominates the Western horizon of Panchpokhari.
After breakfast that we have to the cross Gyajo La pass (4880m) and descend to Thare.it takes 6 to 7 hours today to reach to camp side. it is beautiful day that we can enjoy the great mountains views while walking.
The only suitable term to call Likhu Khola valley is complete wilderness. Your trek continues with the marvelous mountain views that extends north into Tibet. Following the trail, traditionally used by local Sherpas,to bring yaks across the mountain, we cross Thulo Lapcha pass at 4838m and make a steady walk along the Likhu Khola valley to reach pastures of Ngeju. Ngeju is nested at the foot of iceall tumbling from the sacred summit of Numbur. Kau Gumba, an ancient Buddhist Shrine is enclosed by a great sweep of high rock and snow peaks above tree line of the valley. Dudhkunda –the Milky Lake rests in the heart of the basin. The lake is surrounded by tumbling glaciers and large moraines.
Lahaksewar is simply known as Sewar which is the most beautiful Sherpa villages in the upper Ramechhap region. The village welcomes you with its amazing landscapes, culture and hospitality. Sewar people has still maintained their traditional lifestyle.
The trail from Lahksewar to Kyama descends through deep forest of Kyama with eye catching view of Pathibhara and Numberchuli.
Gumdel is a tiny Sherpa village around a large Buddhist Stupa with the gleaming Number Chuli as the backdrop.
Wilderness walk passing through beautiful pastures, dense forest and it takes 5 hours to get to our next camp side Serding.
This day it wil take 5 hrs. You will walk through Thudung Monastery, Newari Home-stay, Panorama.
Today we walked through forest and it take walking through the forest.
This day after breakfast , drive to Kathmandu and it takes approximately 7 hours.
Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time.
In the evening we will take you to a fare well dinner with ethnic dances and food.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom
For the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek in Nepal, several permits are typically required:
TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management System): This card is essential for trekking in Nepal and helps authorities keep track of trekkers. Both individual trekkers and groups need to obtain this permit.
Local Area Permit: Certain areas along the trek might require a specific local area permit, such as the entry permit for the Dudh Kunda region, which is a part of the Numbur Cheese Circuit.
National Park or Conservation Area Permit: Depending on the route and specific regions covered during the trek, a permit for entry into the respective national park or conservation area might be necessary. In the case of the Numbur Cheese Circuit, the Gaurishankar Conservation Area might require an entry permit.
The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek presents a moderate to challenging level of difficulty. The trail encompasses diverse terrains and landscapes, ranging from gradual ascents to steep sections, which demand a reasonable level of physical fitness and trekking experience.
Trekkers encounter various challenges, including rugged paths, changes in altitude, and occasionally unpredictable weather conditions. Some sections might involve steep climbs and descents, requiring endurance and steady footing.
However, with adequate preparation, proper acclimatization, and a cautious approach, adventurers of moderate fitness levels can undertake this trek. It’s advisable to engage in physical training, practice trekking on uneven terrains, and maintain a steady pace while on the trail to manage the challenges effectively. Additionally, being well-prepared with essential gear and following safety guidelines significantly enhances the overall trekking experience.
Yes, altitude-related concerns are significant during the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek due to the varying elevations encountered along the trail. As trekkers ascend to higher altitudes, the air becomes thinner, resulting in reduced oxygen levels, which can lead to altitude sickness.
Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common concern for trekkers at higher elevations. Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping.
To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, it’s crucial to acclimatize gradually by ascending slowly and allowing the body to adjust to the changing altitudes. Adequate hydration, proper rest, and maintaining a steady pace while trekking help reduce the likelihood of altitude-related issues.
Trekkers should be vigilant about symptoms and take necessary precautions, such as carrying altitude sickness medication and descending to lower altitudes if symptoms persist or worsen. Prior acclimatization, following a gradual ascent, and being aware of altitude-related risks are essential for a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.