Numbur cheese circuit trek is situated in Ramechap district and very less demanding, camping trekking route under the (off the beaten trek) Gauri Shanker Conservation Area (GCA) in Nepal. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful deep stream gorges, glacial ponds.
Furthermore beautiful terraced of rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the Likhu Khola glacier, watched over by the towering peaks of Pathibarra and Numburchuli.
Numbur circuit trekking offers you excellent views of Numburchuli (6,959m), Sarmoche (5,255m), Paniyo Tippa (6,696m), Paniyo Shar (6,549m), Ramdung (5,930m), Chukyima Go (6,959m), Parchamo (6,273m), Bigphrea Go Nup (6,666m), Everest range, Annapurna South, Langtang, Jugal Himal, and Gaurishankar.
Other interesting possibilities that you can see here is the first Yak cheese factory established in 1957 AD. Along the Numbur cheese circuit trek, you can walk at your own pace, with an abundance of stops for rest. As the trek has beautiful sceneries and great sherpa hospitality, some travelers do Numbur trek as a fully camping to see real Nepal. In addition, Numbur circuit trek is possible to visit at any time (except winter) throughout the year.
Numbur cheese circuit trek itinerary details
The Numbur trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the hill station up to Numbur base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to trek in a remote isolated area with Tent trekking within a more relaxed manner then send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
At morning, meet the entire crew and drive to shivalaya. Along the drive, you can relish the beautiful view of colorful green hills, tiny typical villages and snow covered mountains. Shivalaya is a gateway to discover Numbur Cheese Circuit, which is located alongside of Khimti River. Overnight in tented camp/lodge.
During the trek today, you can experience 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 tiny typical village populated only in winter, by residents of higher altitude, who move up with their cattle in the summer season. After lunch, we continue our walking journey to Panipakakha, the first campsite of our trek. It is a temperately plain camping area midst the scattered Chauri sheds with the lofty alpines. You can enjoy the evening with a dazzling sunset over the mountains. Overnight at tented camp.
Today the track goes through a tiny Sherpa inhibitants called Phokte village. The path mounts through the majestic rhododendron forests to the summertime fields of Maanedanda. As we arrive on Maanedanda, it has a rudimentary cookery shelter and space for shelter tents. On a clear day, the view from here is stunning. Overnight at tented camp.
Today, we hike to panch Pokhari which is represents for five holy lakes at an altitude of 4,200m with Lord Shiva temple. Than we ascents to Jata Pokhari. Along with the high altitude, we walk across the high pastures forest of Sunpati, rare herbal plants. Right before we reach Jata Pokhari, we come across a beautiful cascade where we can play with the freshwater. Located in the lap of Mount Numbur chuli, Jata Pokhari is a famous pilgrimage lake in Ramechhap district. June and July months within full moon days, hundreds of Hindu believes come to worship Lord Shiva and take a ritual bath. As we reach Panch Pokhari, where we stay overnight.
We cross about 4,600m pass and trek downhill to reach Tare. On our way, we will walk through Khola Kharka and hike further downward to Nupche River passing over dense bamboo woods. You can have some fresh cheese here and observe the cheese-making process in this cheese factory. We can rest in the green pasture on the bank of the Nupche River before heading to our campsite.
We hike from Linkhu Khola valley is challenging but extremely rewarding. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful hills and mountains, dwindling rivers. The views of mountains are stunning from the north into Tibet as we go through the Gyajo La Pass 4880m, also known as Thulo Lapcha at 4,880m, a path normally used by local Sherpas to get yaks through the peaks to Rakhidanda & Ngeju.
Today, we continue our travel from Ngeju to Lahaksewar (also known as Sewar), one of the most remarkable Sherpa community of the upper Ramechap area. You will be warmly welcomed by local Sherpa hospitality. The Locals here still live in harmony with age-old culture and tradition which adds more fun on your trips.
We ascend from Lahaksewar to Kyama passing dense forest. The journey offers majestic view of Numbur chuli and Pathibhara. Leaving the shiny Numburchuli in the back, we now bid goodbye to the mountains as we depart from Kyama to reach Gumdel. Gumdel has a nice home stay. Stay overnight.
From Gumdel, we continue our walk crossing dense but 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.
Today we visit Thodung Monastery on our way back. Trek further goes 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 hike to Tam danda, a famous as the tallest hill in Ramechhap to observe the great view of Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shanker, Annapurna, Numbur, Kanchenjunga and more.
Trek to Those where we 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 Thamel, Kathmandu on next morning.
Drive back to Kathmandu with jeep again, takes roughly around 9 hours. Once again, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful view of villages, hills and mountains, dwindling rivers on your way back.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful return journey.
How much does Numbur cheese circuit trek cost?
Hike Numbur circuit is available now on USD 1,290 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on a trek on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Numbur circuit trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 3 nights Twin sharing tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Kathmandu – Shivalaya & from Those to Kathmandu as a round trip with jeep service
- Gauri shankar conservation entrance permit and their fees.
- TIMS permit to entrance for Pikey peak trekking in Nepal.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
- Local home stay & Tent mixed accommodation during the trekking routes
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Numbur circuit trek cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize your private Numbur cheese circuit trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request us to pick you up at the airport. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Numbur cheese circuit trekking?
Answer: It is suitable trekkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trek – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Numbur cheese circuit trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. And during the trekking routes sometimes, you stay overnight in a local homestay and sometimes you can stay in a Tent. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express Jiri to Numbur cheese circuit trek?
Answer: All the small guesthouses along the trek route they have attached restaurant and they cook a tasty range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Numbur cheese circuit trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on express Numbur cheese circuit trekking?
Answer: Only sometimes you can buy mineral water but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way on camping trekking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Numbur cheese circuit lodge trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Numbur cheese circuit trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Jiri to Numbur cheese circuit trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Numbur cheese circuit trekking?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is it possible to hire a guide? how to book a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Numbur cheese circuit trekking highlights
- Great view of Number chuli Mountain, Everest range, Gaurisankar, Jugal, and Langtang range.
- New opened trek route, less demanding and still isolated, Tent trekking.
- Sherpa Buddhism, holiest monastery, Local Sherpa life styles.
Numbur cheese circuit trek Notice !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If amendments are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into attention the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot liable for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Numbur cheese circuit trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Trip Price : USD 1,290 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 13 Days
- Altitude: 4,880m /15,958 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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