Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
The Numbur Cheese Circiut Trek offers visitors a superb breathtaking view of majestic Himalayan peaks including Langtang, Gaurishankar and Numburchuili and many more. Walk through deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the the Lhiku Khola glacier, watched over by the towering peaks of Pathibarra and Numburchuili. One can also visit one of Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way.
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Numbur Cheese Circuit
Duration: 18 days
Accomodation:4 night in Kathmandu & 13 night in Tent
Max. Altitude: 4600 m
Transportation: Private transportation
Cost Include :
- Welcome by Garland
- Airport picks up & drops off transportation in private car
- Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Kathmandu Shivala & Those Kathmandu private Bus transportation for members & Nepali staff
- Cargo Cost
- Trekking map for group
- All necessary paper work & Permits
- Twin sharing accommodation in tent during trek as per itinerary
- Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek as per itinerary
- Experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew while on trek as per itinerary
- An English speaking guide while on trek as per itinerary
- Required porters as per itinerary
- Tent, mattress, cooking utensils and other camping mate, Sleeping bags during trek as per itinerary
- Gourishaker conservation area permit fee & TIMS
- First Aid Kit
- Travel rescue arrangement
- All government taxes
- Farewell Dinner
- International Airfare
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
- Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
- Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, client's insurance & Tips etc.
- Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
- anything not specified in cost include section
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Arrival in Kathmandu .Overnight in Hotel
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stag
Free Day in Kathmandu (Permit preparation) .Overnight in Hotel
After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. There is an intriguing 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, situated on a hillock 6.5 kilometres west of Kathmandu, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
From Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m)
It takes 6-8 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya. The road is well paved with fine mountain views. Shivalaya is gateway for the Numbur Cheese Circuit. It is located on the picturesque Khimti River.
From Shivalaya to Khahare (2175m
The trail from Shivalay to Khahare runs up and down along the valley side through terraced fields, dips to cross the river and then winds steeply up the cliff on the other side. Khahare is a small villages which is inhabited only during winters by the house owners. During the summer they move to cattle pastures bordering Tibet tending to their yaks and Chauris.
From Khahare to Panipakha (3105m)
Panipakakha is the first campsite on the trail route. It has a relatively flat camping area carved into the hillside with a basic two room hut. There is space sufficient only to house 5-10 tents.
From Panipakha to Manedanda (3940m)
In the course, the trail crosses a tiny Sherpa village of Phokte. The trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to the summer pasture of Maanedanda . The campsite at Maanedanda is equipped with a basic cooking shelter and area for tents. It offers good views in clear days.
From Manedanda to PanchPokhari (4515m)
Along the riverside, the trail climbs to Jata Pokhari. With the increasing altitude we move through alpine pastures to scrubby forest of sunpati --a rare mountain herb. As we reach before a dramatic waterfall we get the signal of our arrival to Jata Pokhari. Lake Jata Pokhari lies in the lap of Mt. Numburchuli. The lake is a popular pilgrimage in Ramechhap where thousands of pilgrims gather to celebrate holy festival Janaipurnima during the month of July. The trail continues and after a short walk you reach to Panch Pokhari. There are five small lakes, known as Panch Pokhari. The view of Annapurna South dominates the Western horizon of Panchpokhari.
From Panch Pokhari to Tare(4140m)
Today we will the cross pass (4600m) and descend to Thare.
From Tare to Ngeju (3690m)
The only suitable term to call Likhu Khola valley is complete wilderness. Your trek continues with the marvelous mountain views that extends north into Tibet. Following the trail, traditionally used by local Sherpas,to bring yaks across the mountain, we cross Thulo Lapcha pass at 4838m and make a steady walk along the Likhu Khola valley to reach pastures of Ngeju. Ngeju is nested at the foot of iceall tumbling from the sacred summit of Numbur. Kau Gumba, an ancient Buddhist Shrine is enclosed by a great sweep of high rock and snow peaks above tree line of the valley. Dudhkunda –the Milky Lake rests in the heart of the basin. The lake is surrounded by tumbling glaciers and large moraines.
From Ngeju to Lhachhewar (2665m)
Lahaksewar is simply known as Sewar which is the most beautiful Sherpa villages in the upper Ramechhap region. The village welcomes you with its amazing landscapes, culture and hospitality. Sewar people has still maintained their traditional lifestyle.
From Lhachhewar to Kyama (2380m)
The trail from Lahksewar to Kyama descends through deep forest of Kyama with eye catching view of Pathibhara and Numberchuli.
From Kyama to Gumdel (2255m)
Gumdel is a tiny Sherpa village around a large Buddhist Stupa with the gleaming Number Chuli as the backdrop
From Gumdel to Serding
Wilderness walk passing through beautiful pastures, dense forest and it takes 3 and half hrs.
From Serding to Thodung to Lapchane (3105m)
This day it wil take 5 hrs. You will walk through Thudung Monastery, Newari Home-stay, Panorama.
From Lapchane to Those (1755m)
Today we walked through forest and it take walking through the forest.
Those to Kathmandu (1350m) Overnight in Hotel
This day after breakfast , drive to Kathmandu and it takes approximately 9 hrs
Free Day in Kathmandu Overnight in Hotel
Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time.
You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home