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: 4515m/ 14813ft
Trip Views: 500
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
Special Discount: 5 %

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

speaker_notes 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.




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    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.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    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.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    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.
  • 7. Is Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek safe for women ?
    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.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    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.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    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.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    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.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking in Lower Manaslu Trek ?
    The best seasons for Number Cheese Circuit Trek are from September to December and from March to May.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    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.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/home stay/ guesthouse 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.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    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.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    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.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    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.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    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.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to trek each day ?
    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.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    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.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    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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