Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
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Overview

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trekking is a fairly new route for passionate trekkers, established in the Ramechhap district of eastern Nepal. The trail is named after the beautiful Mt. Numberchuli (6,959m) and the first Yak cheese factory established here in 1957 AD. It is one the budding trek trails of the Gauri Shanker Conservation Area (GCA) carrying huge potential for tourism.

Connecting two lovely rivers, Likhu and Khimti in the lap of the Everest and Rowaling region, this trek route is famous for the picturesque view of the hills, villages and mountains it offers. Adding to that, this trek will also give you the chance to observe and be the part of the ancient culture of different ethnic groups living here such as: Newar, Tamang, Thamli, Hyolmo, and Sherpa among others, unscathed by modernity.

Number Cheese Circuit offers spectacular view of the snowcapped Langtang, Jugal, Gauri Shankar, Numburchuli, Ramdung and other mounts. Icy lakes, profound river gorges, rice fields, subtropical jungle and the Likhu river glacier. This trek route will serve as the mystic Shangri-La, for trekkers seeking a break from their hectic lives. If you visit somewhere between April and May, you can see forests decorated with the rhododendron flowers. Luckily, we will be able to see the exotic Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Eagles, Snow leopards, in this area rich in biodiversity. This trekking route also boasts of wonderful pasturelands of Manedanda, Kholakharka, Tare and outstanding glaciers like Likhu Glacier, Surmoche Glacier and etc. You will also get to visit the enchanting Panch Pokhari, Dudh Pokhari, Bhale Pokhari, and Baula Pokhari significant to the Hindu pilgrims.

Like they say, “Leave only footprints behind you, take only memories when you leave”, this trekking route has been devised with great respect to Mother Nature. Thus, there are no lodge buildings, only eco-friendly camp sites. Nepal Eco Adventure’s Numbur Cheese Circuit provides you a great gratification with awe-inspiring view of the Himalayans and centuries old ancient culture of the mountain people, Sherpas. Come with us, to the land of mountains for memories to cherish for a lifetime.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Staggering view of mountains including Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishankar and Numburchuili(6959m
  • Khimti and Likhu River Valley
  • Lustrous pasturelands of Manedanda, Kholakharka, Tare, Kholaseer and Ngeju
  • Outstanding views of peaks like Sarmoche peak (5255m), Ramdung peak (5930m), Chukyima Go (6259m), Bigphrea Go Nup (6666m), Paniyo Tapa (6696m), Paniyo Shar (6549m) and Numberchuli (Shorong Yul Lha (6959m)
  • Likhu Nup Glacier, Bigphere Go Glacier, Surmoche Glacier and Likhu Glacier
  • Panchpokhari pass (4605) and Gyajo La (4880m)
  • Outlandish flora and fauna
  • Historical Monastries
  • Ancient Sherpa culture.

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m)
The drive will take around nine hours. Early in the morning, after break, from the Bus park, we will go on a scenic bus ride to Shivalaya. Along the ride, you can relish the beautiful view of hills, villages and snow-capped mountains. Overnight at lodge.Shivalaya is the entrance to the Numbur Cheese Circuit, which is located alongside the picturesque Khimti River.
Day 2
Trek Shivalaya to Khahare (2175m)
Today, the trail moves onward from Shivalaya to Khahare, escalating and dwindling all along the valley side. You will be able to enjoy the view of terraced pastures and falls to go through the river, and then turns sharply up the cliff on the other part. Khahare is a small village populated only in winter, by residents of higher altitude, who move up with their cattle in the summer. We will spend the evening exploring this local village and spend the night at a local teahouse.
Day 3
Trek from Khahare to Panipakha (3105m)
On our 4th day of our trek, we will travel to Panipakakha, first campsite of our trek, from Shivalaya. It is a temperately plain camping area midst the scattered Chauri sheds and the lofty alpines. We will spend the rest of the evening exploring this beautiful place, observe the dazzling sunset in the mountains and take photographs. Restful night will be spent in one of the tented accommodation.
Day 4
Trek Panipakha to Maanedanda (3940m)
Today the track goes through a tiny Sherpa settlement called Phokte. The path mounts through the majestic rhododendron forests to the summertime fields of Maanedanda. We will fix our tent at Maanedanda, which has a rudimentary cookery shelter and space for shelter tents. On a clear day, the view from here is truly splendid. We will spend the night after a simple dinner in the tent.
Day 5
Trek Maanedanda to Panchpokhari (4515m), Overnight at camp.
We will hike for about 4 hours, today on a detailedtrack to reach Panch Pokhari. Etymologically, Panchpokhari means five lakes. There are five lakes here, considered to be very holy at the height of 4200m. We can here visit the religiously important temple of lord Shiva guarded by the sharp iron tridents.The trail now ascents to Jata Pokhari. Along the high altitude, we walk across the high pastures to meager-forest of Sunpati, arare mountain herb. Right before we reach Jata Pokhari, we will come across a beautiful waterfall where we can play with the fresh mountain water. Located in the lap of Mt. Numburchuli, Lake Jata Pokhari is a famous pilgrimage in Ramechhap. On months of June and July, on full moon days, hundreds of Hindu believers come to worship the lord Shiva. The path now moves some more and after a brisk walk we will reach Panch Pokhari. We will stay overnight in a tent we will fix up in the evening.
Day 6
Trek Panchpokhari to Tare (4140m)
On eighth day, today, we will cross the pass atheight of 4600m and move downhill to reach Thare. On our way, we will walk through Khola Kharka and hike further downward to Nupche River passing overdense bamboo woods. You can have some fresh and yummy cheese here and observe the cheese making process in this part of the world. We can rest in the green pasture on the bank of the Nupche River before heading to our eco-camping spot for the night.
Day 7
Trek from, Tare to Ngeju (3690m)
Today we will hike from Thare to Linkhu Khola valley. The hike is a bit challenging but extremely rewarding. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful hills and mountains, dwindling rivers. The views of Himalayan magnify from north into Tibet as we go through the Gyajo La, also known as Thulo Lapcha at 4880m, a path normally used by native Sherpas to get yaks through the peaks to Rakhidanda and Ngeju. We will now continue our trek further down from the Likhu glacier and vast-debris. The trek downhill from the Likhu glacier will lead us to Ngeju (3,690m). We will spend the night under the stars in a tent.
Day 8
Trek from Ngeju to Lhachhewar (2665m)
On the ninth day, we head off from Ngeju to Lahaksewar, also known as Sewar, which is one of the most remarkable Sherpa community of the upper Ramechap area. You will be welcomed by the implausible scenes, and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people. The Sewar people here still live in harmony with age-old culture and tradition, which will be very eccentric and mystical to us.
Day 9
Trek from Lahaksewar to Kyama (2380m)
We will now move forward from Lahaksewar uphill to Kyama. On our way, we slope down across the thick jungles of Kyama. The journey offers us majestic views of Numbur chuli and Pathibhara. We will Homestay at one of the local houses here at Kyama.
Day 10
Trek from Kyama to Gumdel (2255m)
Leaving the shiny Numburchuli in the background, we will now bid goodbye to the mountains as we depart from Kyama to reach home stay at Gumdel. Here, you’ll be able to be part of unique Sherpa culture in the midst of mountainous valleys.
Day 11
Trek from Gumdel to Serding (3360m)
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. We will be staying in a local teahouse in Serding.
Day 12
Trek from Serding to Lapchane (3150m) via Thodung
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 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.
Day 13
Trek from Lapchane to Those(1735m)
On fifteenth day we will trek back 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 bus ride to Kathmandu.
Day 14
Drive from Those to Kathmandu.
Back on the bus, we will leave for Kathmandu early. It will take around 8-9 hours. Once again, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful view of villages, hills and mountains, dwindling rivers on your way back.

What is Included

  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & Coffee.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (we will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chair and toilet tents etc.
  • Some nights in Tea houses and some nights on home stay.
  • Gaurishanker Conservation area Permit.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • Public bus to Sivalaya and again back to Kathmandu from Those.
  • Nepal Eco Adventure’s Government Licensed English speaking mountain Guide, a cook, kitchen helper, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Sleeping Bags, Down Jackets and Walking Pole (if you don’t have your own).
  • All Government Taxes and office expenses.

What is Excluded

  • Hotel and meals while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • Your Travel Rescue Insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips for the Guide, Porter and Driver(Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry service.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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Trip Facts

  • 14 days Numbur Cheese Circuit
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 person
  • March to June and September-December
  • 4515m
  • Bus/Jeep
  • NEA-NOT-04

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