Numbur Cheese Circuit is a newly established trekking route in the Ramechhap district of Nepal. The circuit trail linking two lovely valleys of the river, namely Khimti and Likhu in the laps of Everest and Rolwaling valley. The name of this trek is derived from the name Numburchuli Mountain of this region which is known as Nepal’s first yak cheese factories in 1957. This trek also promotes eco-tourism. You will travel through various terrain-deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, alpine vegetation, Sherpa villages as well as Numburchuli which is 6959 meters high. You will be observing cheese factories and Thodung monastery which is a famous pilgrim for Sherpa here. You can enjoy the view of perfectly blown Rhododendron and various other flora and fauna like eagles, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, etc. if you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of snow leopard. This trek offers you a mesmerizing view of the south of Annapurna, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Numburchuli, and many more.
Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is located 190 kilometers east from the capital city, Kathmandu. This trek is based on the natural landscape perfectly blended with rich Sherpa culture and tradition. The best time to visit/ travel there from April to May when the Rhododendrons bloom in profusion. Thus, you will be starting your journey from Kathmandu to Shivalaya. Shivalaya is known as the entrance to the Numburchuli Cheese Circuit trek. You will get to enjoy refreshing Rhododendron forests as you walk through it along with Subalpine and temperate forest on its way. You will also be passing through two major passes of this region named Panch Pokhari and Gyazo La pass. During the trek, you might be staying in a local home or camp somewhere suitable. You will be camping most probably so we recommend you to carry personal belongings and warm clothes with you. This trek isn’t that difficult if you are fit and experienced short treks. The difficulties in this journey have always been worthwhile and fulfilling.
A chance to visit the major valley i.e. Khimti and Likhu River valley.
Extremely glorious and beautiful peaks like Langtang, Annapurna, Gauri Shankar, Numburhuli, etc.
Attractive glaciers like Linkhu Nup glacier, Bigphere Go Glacier, Surmoche Glacier, etc.
The major pass you will be trekking is Panchapokhari pass (4605m) and Gyajo La pass (4880m)
Glistering turquoise lakes like Panch Pokhari, Jata Pokhari, Boula Pokhari, Bhale Pokhari, etc.
One of the popular monasteries of Nepal, Thodung monastery along with other beautiful monasteries like Bhandar, Gumdel, Kyama, Lhachhewar, etc.
Curiously known socio-economic activities like traditional cheese production, ethnobotanical practices, terraced farming, mobile grazing, etc.
Interesting and enjoyable socio-cultural practices like Lhosar, Chouri dance, etc. throughout the different seasons.
Tasting authentic Nepali as well as Newari cuisine.
An opportunity to learn the old age Sherpa culture and tradition in depth.
Trek duration: 15 days
Trek grade: Moderate to difficult
Highest altitude: 4880 meters
Accommodation: Teahouse/ Lodge
Transportation: Flight/ Private bus
Group size: 2 to 12
Best season: Spring and autumn
Per day walk: 4 to 6 hours
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
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