Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek explores the lower parts of Khumbu region that offers superb breathtaking views of several 6000 meter Himalayan peaks. It is also home to beautiful glacier and moraine such as Likhu Nup glacier, Bigphere Go glacier, Surmoche glacier, and several others. The folded mountain range towards Gundel, rocky cliffs in and around Panchpokhari and Tare areas and glaciated landscape at Tare Kharka are some of the most scenic landscape in Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek. Himalayan lakes, revered by pilgrims and rich in biodiversity including Panch Pokhari, Jata Pokhari, Bhale Pokhari and Dudh Pokhari are also among the prime attractions of the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek for visitors.
Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek provides ample opportunity to observe the rich biodiversity along Khimti and Likhu river valleys, ranging from temperate to alpine vegetation. Pine and rhododendron forest, scattered bamboo patches and colorful pastures provides a suitable habitat for endangered wild animal and birds species such as Red panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and various species of pheasant including Danfe. The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek shows the vibrant culture and traditional lifestyle of Sherpa including traditional yak cheese production and terraced agriculture practices. Beautiful monasteries are scattered through out Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek that offers visitors the spiritual and meditation experiences.
Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a true choice for visitors seeking virgin trekking areas in Nepal. Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek also offers unique tourism activities like spiritual and meditation visits to monasteries and interaction with rural Sherpa people. The mountain views are sensational and Panchpokhari pass (4605 meters) and Gyajo La (Thulo Lapcha) pass at 4880 meters are dramatic adventurous passes with views extending all the way into Tibet.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
Drive to jiri / Shivalaya (210 km from kathmandu) through the mountain terrain following the traditional approach march for Everest. Enjoy fresh water fish and refreshments at shivalaya. Arrange porter, local guides and other logistics at shivalya over night at tea house.
Enjoy soft trekking along the khimti River and enjoy lunch at Garjyang. Enjoying Sherpa culture and home-stay accommodation at Khahare, Don’t forget to taste of NCC fresh Yak cheese over night at Camp.
Be prepared for adventurous trekking and eco-camping. Enjoy wilderness trekking along the Khimti river and up to the panipakha where you will find your first eco-camping site amidst the scattered chauri sheds and the towering alpines. Enjoy rare sunset views from panipakha over night at Camp.
Continuing to snake you way up, the trail as it ascends through the conifer and rhododendron forest before reaching Maanedanda offering spectacular views of thick green forest with numerous steep waterfalls over night at Camp.
The trail traverses alongside the mountain before a dramatic waterfall heralds your arrival at Jatapokhari(4206m), a holy mountain lake in the lap of mt. Number. Over 3000 pilgrims, both Buddhist and Hindu followers, make their way here to celebrate Janiapurnima in August. Just short climb above Jatapokhari are the five sacred lakes known as Panch pokhari (4508m) within a huge glacial, moonlike cirque. Sidewalks aound panchpokhari and panch pokhari pass offers spectacular panoramic views of the Rolwaling, Number and Everest Ranges over night at Camp.
The trail takes you to khola kharka and further downhill to Nupche river via thick bamboo forest. Enjoy fresh cheese making in green pasture alongside the Nupche River before you reach to your eco-camping site at Tare Kharka. For anyone with an extra day, a side trip to bigphera Go Nup base camp/glacier, khola Cire (4469m), Linkhu Nup Glacier and impressive Lhasa Lake (4469m) is recommended over night at Camp.
The most strenuous section of NCC, the trail from Tare Kharka to the Likhu Khola valley is one that is both challenging and rewarding. The mountain views extending north into Tibet as you cross the Gyajo La(Thulo Lapcha) at 4880m(traditionally used by local sherpas to bring yaks across the mountains to Rakhidanda and Ngeju Kharka) are sencational. “Wilderness” is the only apt term for the wild and rugged basin of the Lhiku River valley, Dudhpokhari Lake, Likhu glacier at the base of towering tumbling glaciers and large moraines. The trek down from the Likhu glacier takes you to Ngeju(3690m) nestled against the river. A short side trip up from Ngeju is the ancient Buddhist shrine of Kau Gumba over night at Camp.
From Ngeju Kharka the trail weaves through thick ancient forests alongside the Likhu Khola re-emerging to Lhachhewar(2665m), one of the most beautiful Sherpa villages with its astonishing landscapes, cultural wealth, prominent monastery and the hospitable Sherpa people. Lhachhewar offers untouched Sherpa culture where people. Lhachhewar offers untouched Sherpa culture where people have maintained the traditional way of life. In Lhachhewar and onwards, the camping facilities can also be combined with the home-stay accommodation maintained at traditional Sherpa houses over night at Camp.
The trail goes through the river valley, passing one of the still hidden Hindu pilgrimage site, ‘UMATIRTHA TEMPLE’ regarded as the KASHI of Himalayas at the confluence of Likhu and Nupche River;descending through deep forest to Kyama(2380m) with good views along the way of Bigphera Go Nup(Pathibara) and Numberchuli. Enjoy Monastery, Sherpa lifestyle at the serene village environment over night at Camp.
With the gleaming Numberchuili as the backdrop, Gumdel is a tiny hamlet gathered around a large Buddhist Stupa. The Gumdel home-stay offers the best of Sherpa hospitality and cultural traditions amidst luxuriant landscape and spectacular mountain scenery over night at Camp.
From Gumdel the trail either descends through the mountain terrace along the Likhu River finally meeting the Everest trail at Bhandar or ascends through the dense forest finally reaching the beautiful serding (3360m). Enjoy folded temperate and subalpine forest at the backdrop of Numberchuli, Bigphera Go and Gaurishankar Himal range from serding and punnasa Danda. Enjoy fresh yak cheese and cheese making process over night at Camp.
Descend gently to observe one of Nepal’s first Yak Cheese factories, established in 1957 on the way to Thodung. Visit Thodung monastery and get warm blessing from Lamas. Get your lunch with lamas at Thodung or stroll back down to Deurali on the way to Everest trek; with good views of Gaurishankar before trekking to your penultimate NCC home stay village at Newari houses, Lapchane. Tamdanda, thirty minutes above the Newari village of Lapchane, is one of the tallest hills in Ramechhap. From tame you can see most of the central and eastern Himalayan peaks Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Number, Makalu, Kanchenjunga over night at Camp.
Enjoy sunrise view of mountains from Tame and gradually descend down to your last stay at those over night at Camp.
Drive back to Kathmandu via Jiri and transfer to Hotel over night at Kathmandu On Hotel.
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We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in this trek we will supply most of the foods from nearest store and remaining foods we buy from Locals that mean most of the time we served vegetarian food as well and our camping cook and guide will take care as well.
We use standard quality of (Camping Gears) like Clients tents (3 men tents for couple and two men tent for single), dining tents, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, staff tend thick mattress, etc. Also, we care for our staff and provide them with proper equipment for the camping trek. You will also be requested to have the proper gear for your personal use which will be suggested while confirming the trip.
While during the camping trek it is really difficult to find the place to charge gadget somehow we will manage to charge if we stay close by village otherwise we have to take the portable solar panel to carry with us and charge our gadgets.
Now a day’s most of the areas has been covered by cell phone network connection. However, in this trek, we always send satellite phones along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.