The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek   |   19 Days

The Numbur Cheese Circuit is for the ambitious trekker looking for a mountain challenge. This route was jointly developed by the Ramechap Economic Development Forum and the U.N.s International Labor Organization and opened in October 2009 by the Nepal Tourism Board.

We take you into remote valleys at the foot of the Himalaya rich in astonishing views and cultural experiences. Thirteen seasonal cheese making centers where you can try yak cheese on this route. A Swiss-designed factory at Thodung was established in 1957 with Thodung monastery a short hike south of the cheese factory.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit is within one of Nepals newly protected areas, the Gauri-Shankar Conservation Area, formally declared at a cabinet meeting held at Kala Pattar in December 2009.

The area borders the Everest regions, and follows the Khimti and Likhu rivers. Several high passes cross along the way among which Gyajo La 4880m (16,010 feet), PanchPokhari 4605m (15,108 feet) and a nearby collection of five small lakes. The name of this trek is derived from Numbur Peak 6959 m (22831 feet), an unclimbed peak that is the protector deity of Solu, the area to the immediate east.

Gauri-Shankar 7150 m (23,459 feet) is also unclimbed, and permits are not issued for this sacred mountain. It is named after the God-couple Parvati, also known as Gauri, and Shiva, also known as Shankar. Gauri-Shankar was thought at one time to be the highest summit in the world because of its visibility from a far. This trek provides a unique southeastern view of Gauri-Shankar. Two trekking peaks of Pharchamo (20,298 feet, 6187 m) and Ramdung (19,438 feet, 5925 m) also stand out with its Himalayan landscape.
During this trek, youll enjoy mountain vistas, terraced fields, deep gorges, glaciers, glacial lakes and a chance to see rare wildlife. As usual, the trails are full of rhododendron flowers in the springtime. Its quite an adventure.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a camping tour. Facilities in the region after a certain point are not capable of supporting a tea house or lodge to lodge trek. We will have a crew of porters to carry all supplies, including a dining tent, tables, chairs, bathroom tent and personal, comfortable sleeping tent. Our cook will provide quality meals and the evening around the camp will be a cozy time recollecting the wonders of the days journey and spectacular surroundings over a good meal and warm drink.

Trip Highlights of The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

  • Touches the trail of Everest classic trekking route.
  • Gyajo La (Thulo Lapcha) at 4880m, Lakhedanda (4315m), Falamedanda (3105m) and Panchpokhari Pass at 4605m are the thrilling passes.
  • Sacred Panch Pokhari is a pilgrimage place for the Hindus.
  • Explore around the small cheese factories.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit is for the ambitious trekker looking for a mountain challenge. This route was jointly developed by the Ramechap Economic Development Forum and the U.N.s International Labor Organization and opened in October 2009 by the Nepal Tourism Board.

We take you into remote valleys at the foot of the Himalaya rich in astonishing views and cultural experiences. Thirteen seasonal cheese making centers where you can try yak cheese on this route. A Swiss-designed factory at Thodung was established in 1957 with Thodung monastery a short hike south of the cheese factory.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit is within one of Nepals newly protected areas, the Gauri-Shankar Conservation Area, formally declared at a cabinet meeting held at Kala Pattar in December 2009.

The area borders the Everest regions, and follows the Khimti and Likhu rivers. Several high passes cross along the way among which Gyajo La 4880m (16,010 feet), PanchPokhari 4605m (15,108 feet) and a nearby collection of five small lakes. The name of this trek is derived from Numbur Peak 6959 m (22831 feet), an unclimbed peak that is the protector deity of Solu, the area to the immediate east.

Gauri-Shankar 7150 m (23,459 feet) is also unclimbed, and permits are not issued for this sacred mountain. It is named after the God-couple Parvati, also known as Gauri, and Shiva, also known as Shankar. Gauri-Shankar was thought at one time to be the highest summit in the world because of its visibility from a far. This trek provides a unique southeastern view of Gauri-Shankar. Two trekking peaks of Pharchamo (20,298 feet, 6187 m) and Ramdung (19,438 feet, 5925 m) also stand out with its Himalayan landscape.
During this trek, youll enjoy mountain vistas, terraced fields, deep gorges, glaciers, glacial lakes and a chance to see rare wildlife. As usual, the trails are full of rhododendron flowers in the springtime. Its quite an adventure.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a camping tour. Facilities in the region after a certain point are not capable of supporting a tea house or lodge to lodge trek. We will have a crew of porters to carry all supplies, including a dining tent, tables, chairs, bathroom tent and personal, comfortable sleeping tent. Our cook will provide quality meals and the evening around the camp will be a cozy time recollecting the wonders of the days journey and spectacular surroundings over a good meal and warm drink.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Trek to Shivalaya.
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Khahare.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Panipakha (3-4 Hrs).
  • 6Day 6: Trek to maanedanda (3-4 Hrs).
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Jatapokhari and Panchpokhari .
  • 8Day 8: Trek around khola seer
  • 9Day 9: Trek around khola seer
  • 10Day 10: Rakidandaanda and Ngeju
  • 11Day 11: Rakidandaanda and Ngeju
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Lahhewar
  • 13Day 13: Trek to Kyama.
  • 14Day 14: Trek to Gumdel (2 Hrs)
  • 15Day 15: Trek to Serding or Bhandar 4-5 hrs.
  • 16Day 16: Trek to Thodung –Lapchane 4-5 Hrs.
  • 17Day 17: Trek to Those3 Hrs.
  • 18Day 18: Drive back to KATHMANDU
  • 19Day 19: Final Departure.

After exploring the Numbur Cheese Circuit there is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as more trekking in the mountains, tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, cannoning, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to the Numbur Cheese Circuit.

  • Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge/Homestay
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