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Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

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Breakfast: 16
Lunch: 14
Dinner: 14
Car
Bus
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 6 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 5 Night(s)
Home Stay: 2 Night(s)

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Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a newly opened trekking route in Ramechhap district of eastern Nepal. This beautiful trek is named after the virgin peak, Mt. Numburchuli which lies at altitude 6959m and the first Yak Cheese factory of Nepal established in 1957. This is great off the beaten track for those who want to escape regular tracks. This trip takes you through the two river valleys namely Khimti and Likhu Valley, which lies in the lowland of Everest and Rolwaling region. This amazing trip offers eye-catching views of Langtang Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Jugal, Gauri Shankar, Rolwaling, Everest, Numburchuli and many other mountains.

Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek transports you to alpine forests which are inhabited by wildlife like Red Panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Snow Leopard and various species of birds including the national bird of Nepal, Dhafe. On this trip, you can also observe the different lifestyle and culture of the indigenous communities, including Sherpa, Newar, Thami, Tamang, Hyolmo, and Majhi. This trek also takes you through the amazing lands of Manedanda, KholaKharke, Thare and many ponds including Panch Pokhari, Dudhpokhari, Bhale Pokhari and Baula Pokhari which is the place where Hindu people come to worship. Also on this trip, you can view the outstanding glaciers like Likhu Glaciers, Surmoche Glaciers and etc.

Trip Code

NCCT61

Starts

Shivalaya

Finishes

Jiri

Duration

17 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Mar-May.Sep-Oct

Elevation

4515 m/ 14813ft

Trip View

2232

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

Special Discount

2 %

TRIP FACTS

  • 190km east of the capital city, Kathmandu.
  • Named after virgin peak Mt. Numburchuli (6959m) and first cheese factory established on 1957.
  • Passes through Khimti Valley and Likhu Valley.
  • Views of Mountain peaks, including Sarmoche Peak, Ramdung peak, Chukyima Go, Bigphrea Go Nup, Paniyo Shar, and Numburchuli.
  • Glaciers views, including Linkhu Nup, Bigphere Go, Surmoche, Likhu.
  • Views of holy lakes: Panch Pokhari, Jata Pokhari, Baula Pokhari, Bhale Pokhari, Dudh Pokhari.
  • Highlights of the trip are; Phokte, Manedanda, Panch Pokhari, Gyajo La, Serding, Lapchane.
  • Dense variation of flora and fauna with local culture and tradition.

Why this Trip

Numbur Cheese Trek is a wild and nontouristic trek. It is completely off the beaten track that means its fully packed of adventure, nature, vegetation and yak cheese. You’ll be hiking through a diverse topography and you’ll be walking along a circuit that connects two lovely valleys, the Khimti and Likhu valleys, in the Rolwaling region.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

You will receive a pleasant welcome on your arrival. After check-in at the hotel, we will be eagerly waiting for you to join us for the traditional dining.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pick up
  • Thamel tour
  • Cultural show
A visit to the cultural heritage sites is soul refining, therefore we will pay a visit to the Boudhanath Stupa and continue to Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath if desirable. This tour will be scheduled according to your preferred sites.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Entrance fee
  • Private transportation
  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
Today after breakfast we will drive towards the Shivalaya which is the gateway for the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek. Shivalaya is located on the beautiful Khimti River. Enjoying the beautiful views of hills, village and mountains we reach our today’s destination after 9 hours’ drive and spend overnight at there.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Shivalaya
We start our first day of the trek to Kharhare which is the small village that contains less than 5 houses only. This area is populated during the winter season only as in summer season the owners move up with their cattle towards the Tibet boarders. Enjoying the natural beauty and passing the river flow we reach Kharhare after 4 hours trek from Shivalaya.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

Early morning after breakfast, we move to Panipakha which is the first camping site in this trek. On the way, we can view the different beautiful natural sceneries and also view the Khimti River below. After a decent walk of 4 hours, we reach Panipakha and spend our night in camp.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Today our trek lead towards the Manedanda. Manedanda is 3 hours trek from our today's camp. Passing through the small Sherpa settlement, Phokte and transversing through Rhododendron forest we reach Manedanda where we set our camps for tonight. This place is perfect for the camping for we enjoy the natural ambiance and beautiful surrounding sceneries.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Today we trek towards the Panch Pokhari which means five lakes. This is a holy lake where many Hindu people visit to worship. We also visit the Jata Pokhari which is a famous pilgrimage in the Ramechhap district and lies in the lap of mount Numburchuli. From there we take the side trip to Baula Pokhari which is considered wish fulfilling Lake. After a short walk from there, we reach Panchpokhari and set our camps.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Side trip to Baula Pokhari
After the breakfast, we come down to the Tare. It will take 5 hours to come down from Panch Pokhari. En route, we can have fresh Yak cheese and also observe the cheese making process. In Tare, we are rewarded yet again by beautiful mountain views.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Early in the morning, we move towards another destination Ngeju. Passing through the Gyajo La, also known as Thulo Lapcha and Likhu Glaciers we come to our destination. It will take 4 hours to come down and we take rest there for today.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Early morning after breakfast, today we move towards the Lhachhewar, also known as Sewar. This village is inhabited by the Sherpa communities so while we reach there they will welcome us. After 4 hours trek from Ngeju we reach here and we can observe here the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa ethnic group.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

Today after breakfast our trail goes through the river valley and descending through deep forest observing various flora and fauna. On the way, we can view the majestic views of Numburchuli and Pathibhara. We reach our today’s destination after 4 hours trek from Lhachhewar.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Homestay

Activities:

We depart from Gumdel and trek all the way to the Numburchuli and come down towards the Gumdel. This village is popular for the homestay as it is mainly inhabited by Sherpa community. As we reach there after a 2 hours hike from Kyama. After we reach there they will welcome in their own tradition and culture.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Homestay

Activities:

After breakfast at Gumdel, we will move forward to Serding. Crossing through the thick forests and enjoying the natural beauties we reach our destination after 4 hours trek from the Gumdel. We can also see the Cheese making process in this area and taste it.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

After today’s breakfast, we will move towards the Lapchane. On the way, we will visit the Thodung Monastery. Descending to the trail we can also see the mountain views including Gauri Shankar. 5 hours walk from Derding, Lapchane is the Newari community place where you can enjoy the Newari food and can observe their tradition and lifestyle. After reaching there we hike to Tamdanda which is the tallest hill in Ramechhap. From this Danda, we can see the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shankar, Annapurna, Numbur, Kanchenjunga and many more.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

Today is our last day trek in this trip as today we trek down to Jiri, where we will spend take a rest and spend overnight here.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

After breakfast at Jiri today we will come back to the Kathmandu valley. 8 to 9 hours’ drive from the Jiri, we finally reach the Kathmandu. After you reach Kathmandu you will be directly transferred to the Hotel to take a rest

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Kathmandu
We will be giving you a small farewell party to show our gratitude. Hoping that this isn't our last meeting, we will escort you to the airport and bid you goodbye.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop
  • Shopping arrangements
  • Souvenir

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a newly opened trekking route in Ramechhap District of Eastern Nepal. Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a wild and non touristic trek. It is a completely off the beaten track that means it is fully adventure, full of nature, vegetation, and yak cheese. You will be hiking through a diverse topography and you will be walking along the circuit that connects two lovely valleys; the Khimti and Likhu valleys.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Locals are very respectful and welcoming toward women and tourist in general and our guides will make sure you are comfortable and safe while trekking in remote areas.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in village areas. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you.
Mostly we spend our night at Teahouse/ Home stay. In home stay/ tea house, you can get pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and we transfer for Shivalaya on private transportation too. We also pick up and drop from the starting to end point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travellers.
The best seasons for Number Cheese Circuit Trek are from September to December and from March to May.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 4500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange the rescue team. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/home stay/ guesthouse/camping owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the home stay/ guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. Our guide is also provided with a mobile phone, In case of emergency, you can call from his mobile and make a call.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 6 to 7 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hours of walk depends on client’s speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw your money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle yourself. The medicines and remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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