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Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek - 15 Days

Numbur Cheese Circuit trek is a recently opened non tourist area trekking route in the lap of Numbur Chuli. This is an ideal trek, for those longing  to escape from the regular tracks and for who wants to touch up with the off beaten trails. This recently developed trekking route situates in Ramechhap about 190 km east of the capital city of Kathmandu. The trek leads through deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the Likhu Khola glacier, watched over by the towering peaks of Pathibarra and Numburchuli. This trek provides breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks including Numburchuli, Sarmoche, Ramdung, Chukyima Go, Parchamo, Bigphrea Go Nup, Paniyo Tippa, Paniyo Shar, Everest range, Annapurna South, Langtang, Jugal Himal and Gaurishankar. This trek follows the Likhu Khola valley up to the remote yak pastures of Ngeju nestled at the foot of the ice-fall tumbling from the sacred summit of Numbur.  You walk passing the River gorge, Glacier Lakes, Rice terraced fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa Villages. You can also visit one of the Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung monastery.


Outline Itinerary (Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m) drive – Duration: 9 hrs
Day 03 : Shivalaya to Khahare (2175m) walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs
Day 04 : Trek to Panipakha (3105m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Trek to Manedanda (3940m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 06 : Trek to Panch Pokhari (4515m) walk – Duration: 4.5 hrs
Day 07 : Trek to Tare (4140m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 08 : Trek to Ngeju (3690m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 09 : Trek to Lhachhewar (2665m) walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs
Day 10 : Trek to Gumdel (2255m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 11 : Gumdel to Serding (3360m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 12 : Serding to Lapchane (3150m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 : Lapchane to Those (1755m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 14 : Those to Kathmandu drive – Duration: 8 hrs
Day 15 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1550

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative

Day 3
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m) drive - Duration: 9 hrs

Taking around 9 hours, we will drive from Kathmandu to reach Shivalaya. The road is finely paved and while driving you can witness stunning mountain views. Shivalaya is the doorway for the Numbur Cheese Circuit which is located on the scenic Khimti River.

Day 4
Day 03 : Shivalaya to Khahare (2175m) walk - Duration: 5.5 hrs

The trail today moves ahead from Shivalaya to Khahare rising and falling all along the valley side via terraced pastures and falls to go across the river and then turns steeply up the cliff on the other part. Khahare is a tiny settlement resided only in winters by the house owners while during the summer they move to livestock pastures which borders Tibet.

Day 5
Day 04 : Trek to Panipakha (3105m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Be prepared for adventurous trekking and eco-camping. Enjoy wilderness trekking along the Khimti river and up to the panipakha where you will find your first eco-camping site amidst the scattered chauri sheds and the towering alpines. Enjoy rare sunset views from panipakha over night at Camp.

Day 6
Day 05 : Trek to Manedanda (3940m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

Today the trail goes across a small Sherpa village of Phokte. The route ascends all the way through the rhododendron forests to the summer meadows of Maanedanda. The set our tent at Maanedanda which has a basic cooking shelter and space for tents. It offers superb views in the days with clear weather.

Day 7
Day 06 : Trek to Panch Pokhari (4515m) walk - Duration: 4.5 hrs

Today we will climb for about 4 hour on a precise trail to reach Panch Pokhari which literally means five holy lakes which lies at an elevation of 4200m. Here we can see two metal-roofed houses, a sheet metal-covered shrine of Lord Shiva and a heap of ironed tridents. The trail climbs to Jata Pokhari firstly. With the elevating altitude we walk via alpine pastures to scrubby jungle of Sunpati, an unusual mountain herb. As we reach near the beautiful waterfall we get the indication of our arrival at Jata Pokhari. Lake Jata Pokhari is located in the lap of Mount Numburchuli and is a popular pilgrimage in Ramechhap. During the months of June and July full moon days thousands of devotees come to worship. The trail moves further and after a short walk we will reach to Panch Pokhari. There are actually five small lakes which in Nepali language is named as Panch Pokhari.

Day 9
Day 07 : Trek to Tare (4140m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Today we will the cross the pass lying at an elevation of 4600m and move down to reach Thare. On the way we will walk all along Khola Kharka and move further downward to Nupche River passing through thick bamboo forest. Here you will enjoy fresh cheese making process in green pasture at the side of the Nupche River before reaching the eco-camping spot at Thare. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10
Day 08 : Trek to Ngeju (3690m) walk - Duration: 6.5 hrs

Today we have a strenuous path from Thare to till we reach Linkhu Khola valley which although is the challenging one but rewards you with the beautiful views. The peak views expand from north into Tibet as we go across the Gyajo La also known as Thulo Lapcha at 4880m which is habitually used by local Sherpas to get yaks across the peaks to Rakhidanda and Ngeju are sensational. We trek further down from the Likhu glacier and big moraines. The trek down from the Likhu glacier assists us to reach Ngeju (3690m).

Day 11
Day 09 : Trek to Lhachhewar (2665m) walk - Duration: 5.5 hrs

Today we head off from Ngeju and reach Lahaksewar which is known as Sewar and is the most striking Sherpa communities in the upper Ramechhap area. The village greets you with its incredible landscapes, culture and kindness. Sewar people still follow their typical lifestyle.

Day 12
Day 10 : Trek to Gumdel (2255m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Along with the glossy Numberchuili as the background, we depart from Kyama to reach home stay at Gumdel bestows you with the best of Sherpa culture amidst abundant landscape and amazing mountain scenery.

Day 13
Day 11 : Gumdel to Serding (3360m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

From Gumdel we will move forward crossing the thick and beautiful forest to arrive at Serding. One can enjoy the beautiful scenery of sub-alpine and temperate forest with the Gauri Shanker and Numburchuli in the background. We can relish on some yak cheese here as well and go through the process of making it. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14
Day 12 : Serding to Lapchane (3150m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Today we will leave Serding for Lapchane via Thotung. We will visit Thodung Monastery on our way back. We will further move downhill to Deurali from where we can see the breathtaking view of the Gauri Shankar Mountain. On reaching Lapchane, We will Homestay at a local Newari house where you will be able to be a part of the renowned Newari culture. We can go for a brisk from hike to Tamdanda, which is 30 minutes away from Lapchane. It is famous as the tallest hill in Ramechhap. From the hill you can observe colossal Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shanker, Annapurna, Numbur, Kanchenjunga and more. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15
Day 13 : Lapchane to Those (1755m) walk - Duration: 4 hrs

In this day we will trek to Those where we will spend a peaceful evening, resting or exploring the wilderness once again. We will bid goodbye to this wonderful trek and prepare for a long drive to Kathmandu for next day. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16
Day 14 : Those to Kathmandu drive - Duration: 8 hrs

Back on our private land cruiser, we will leave for Kathmandu early. It will take around 8 hours. Once again, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful view of villages, hills and mountains, dwindling rivers on your way back. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 17
Day 15 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • 2Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by AC Private Vehicles (Kathmandu - Shivalaya and Those to Kathmandu)
  • Trekking TIMS card and Gaurishankar Conservation Permits
  • Full boards meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea, coffee during trek
  • All Camping equipment: tents, Mettress, Pillow, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, shower tent and toilet tent
  • An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, Sherpa
  • Necessary number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment’s are included in Cost
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of Hot drinks, cold drinks, Phone Call and Internet etc..
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes etc..
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Tips for guide, porters

Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek – 15 Days: (Accommodation: Camping)

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 1550
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 1450 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 1400 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 1350 per person

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 15 Days
  • Difficult
  • 4515 Meter
  • September - November & February – May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • A/C Private Vehicle
  • Camping

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