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Numbur Circuit Trek

19 Days


Description

The trail today moves ahead from Shivalaya to Khahare rising and falling all along the valley side via terraced pastures and falls to go across the river and then turns steeply up the cliff on the other part. Khahare is a tiny settlement resided only in winters by the house owners while during the summer they move to livestock pastures which borders Tibet. Home stay at Khahare for spending night.

Numbur Cheese Circuit offers visitors excellent, spectacular view of magnificent Himalayan peaks including Langtang, Jugal Himal, Gaurishankar and Numburchuli and many more. Pass throughout profound river gorges, frosty lakes, rice fields, subtropical jungle and Sherpa Gaun to the Likhu river glacier, views over by the lofty peaks of Bigphera Go Pathibarra and Numburchuli, An opportunity to visit Nepal’s first cheese factory, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way.

Numbur cheese circuit trek is based on the natural landscape wisely blended with the Sherpa culture and traditions. In April to May, rhododendrons bloom in abundance. There is a massive chance to see eagles and musk deer as well as Himalayan Thar (goat), a species of goat antelope and many other animals. If lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. “Leave only footprints behind you, take only memories when you leave” this concept of sustainable tourism is based on the basis that destination should remain unspoiled for future generations.

When planning this trekking product, great care was taken to make sure that the northern portion remained a wilderness and that lodges were not constructed: only eco-friendly campsites and trail improvements have been incorporated. The identity of Number cheese Circuit Trek is initially with the highest peak in the area, Numburchuli at 6,959mtrs and with local products such as Yak cheese, high altitude traditional tea, local potato and other. You can choose the details of itinerary of Numbur cheese circuit trekking and make it as per your desire and holidays.


Trip Facts

Duration 19 Days
Best time to travel March to May, Sep to February
Trip Grade Hard
Departure Date Every Day
Trekking Hours 6-7 Hours
Starting Point Shivalaya
End Point Kathmandu
Mode of Travel Transport
Group Size 2 to 20

Itinerary

Day 02:  Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790) staying at Hotel/lodge, It takes 9 hours Driving

Day 03:  Shivalaya trek to Khahare (7174m) Camping / home-stay

Day 04 : Trek Khahare to Panipakha (3105m), overnight at camp.

This is the 4th day of our trek and we will move to Panipakakha from Shivalaya which is the first campsite on our route. It has a moderately plane camping area among the spread Chauri sheds and the towering alpines. Take pleasure from beautiful sunset views from Panipakha. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05 : Trek Panipakha to Maanedanda (3940m), overnight at camp.

Today the trail goes across a small Sherpa village of Phokte. The route ascends all the way through the rhododendron forests to the summer meadows of Maanedanda. The set our tent at Maanedanda which has a basic cooking shelter and space for tents. It offers superb views in the days with clear weather. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06 : Trek Maanedanda to Panchpokhari (4515m), overnight at camp.

Today we will climb for about 4 hour on a precise trail to reach Panch Pokhari which literally means  five holy lakes which lies at an elevation of 4200m. Here we can see two metal-roofed houses, a sheet metal-covered shrine of Lord Shiva and a heap of ironed tridents. The trail climbs to Jata Pokhari firstly. With the elevating altitude we walk via alpine pastures to scrubby jungle of Sunpati, an unusual mountain herb. As we reach near the beautiful waterfall we get the indication of our arrival at Jata Pokhari. Lake Jata Pokhari is located in the lap of Mount Numburchuli and is a popular pilgrimage in Ramechhap. During the months of June and July full moon days thousands of devotees come to worship.  The trail moves further and after a short walk we will reach to Panch Pokhari. There are actually five small lakes which in Nepali language is named as Panch Pokhari. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07 : Trek Panchpokhari to Tare (4140m), overnight at camp.

Today we will the cross the pass lying at an elevation of 4600m and move down to reach Thare. On the way we will walk all along Khola Kharka and move further downward to Nupche River passing through thick bamboo forest. Here you will enjoy fresh cheese making process in green pasture at the side of the Nupche River before reaching the eco-camping spot at Thare. Overnight at tented camp

Day 08 : Rest Day and explore around, overnight at camp.

Today we have arrest day. And alternatively you can have a trip to Gigphera Go Nup Base Camp or Glacier, Linkhu Nup Glacier, Khola Cire (4469m) and see striking Lhasa Lake (4469m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09 : Trek Tare to Ngeju (2665m), overnight at camp.

Today we have a strenuous path from Thare to till we reach Linkhu Khola valley which although is the challenging one but rewards you with the beautiful views. The peak views expand from north into Tibet as we go across the Gyajo La also known as Thulo Lapcha at 4880m which is habitually used by local Sherpas to get yaks across the peaks to Rakhidanda and Ngeju are sensational. We trek further down from the Likhu glacier and big moraines. The trek down from the Likhu glacier assists us to reach Ngeju (3690m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 : Rest and explore around Ngeju,  overnight at camp.

We have a rest day and we will explore around Ngeju today. We can go around the ancient Buddhist Shrine of Kau Gumba. Overnight at tented camp in Ngeju.

Day 11 : Trek Ngeju to Lahaksewar (2665m), Overnight at home stay.

Today we head off from Ngeju and reach Lahaksewar which is known as Sewar and is the most striking Sherpa communities in the upper Ramechhap area. The village greets you with its incredible landscapes, culture and kindness. Sewar people still follow their typical lifestyle.

Day 12 : Trek Lahaksewar to Kyama (3190m). Overnight at homestay.

The track today moves further from Lahksewar to reach Kyama. On the way we descend through thick forest of Kyama with arresting views of Numberchuli and Pathibhara. Home stay at Kyama.

Day 13 : Trek Kyama to Gumdel (2255m). Overnight at homestay.

Along with the glossy Numberchuili as the background, we depart from Kyama to reach home stay at Gumdel bestows you with the best of Sherpa culture amidst abundant landscape and amazing mountain scenery. Overnight at Kyama.

Day 14 : Trek Gumdel to Serding (3360m), Overnight at homestay / lodge.

From Gumdel the trail today moves up through the thick forest finally arriving at the stunning Serding (3360m). You can enjoy the temperate and sub-alpine forest at the background of Numburchuli, Gaurishankar Himal range and Bigphera Go from Punnasa Danda and Serding. Here too you can enjoy fresh Yak Cheese making process. You will have a home stay or accommodate at lodge in Serding.

Day 15 : Trek Serding to Lapchane (3150m), overnight at homestay.

We today leave Serding and on the way visit Thodung Monastery. Then we will move down to Deurali where you can witness first-class views of Gaurishankar before we will reach Lapchane where we can have home stay at Newari Houses. Tamdanda is another attraction which is located thirty minutes above the village of Lapchane and is recognized as one of the tallest hills in Ramechhap. From the hill you can witness gigantic peaks like- Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shanker, Annapurna, Numbur, Kanchenjunga and more.

Day 16 : Trek Lapchane to Those (1755m), Overnight at homestay.

Today we will trek to Those (1755m) leaving Lapchane. Here, you can enjoy stunning sunrise view of peaks from Tame which steadily descends down to your last stay at Those in the night.

Day 17 : Drive Those to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

We will today drive back to Kathmandu passing through Jiri. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18 : Guided sightseeing of different heritage sites around the cities of Kathmandu Valley

Today, we can go around different heritage sites around the cities of Kathmandu valley. Actually, our day is separated to do our own stuffs such as shopping in Kathmandu or if we want, we can even stay in our Hotels and rest for the whole day. Tonight, we will be spending our night at the same hotel.

Day 19 : Transfer to International Airport and depart to your destination.

Today, after the breakfast, we are transferred to Kathmandu airport for our final departure.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Major attraction of Numbur Cheese Crcuit Trek

Best viewing peaks

Sarmoche peak (5255m), Ramdung peak (5930m), Chukyima Go (6259m), Bigphrea Go Nup (6666m), Paniyo Tapa (6696m), Paniyo Shar (6549m) and Numberchuli (Shorong Yul Lha (6959m)

Glaciers

Linkhu Nup Glacier, Bigphere Go Glacier, Surmoche Glacier, Likhu Glacier

Major pass

Panchpokhari pass (4605m) and Gyajo La (4880m)

Lakes

Beautiful high altitude lakes likePanch Pokhari, Jata Pokhari, Boula Pokhari, Bhale Pokhari, Dudh Pokhari

Beautiful pasturelands

Manedanda, Kholakharka, Tare, Kholaseer, Ngeju

Beautiful flora

Temperate to alpine vegetation, blooming rhododendron, Taxus, Alnus, Pine forest, bamboo forest

Beautiful fauna

More than 300 species of birds including pheasants (Danfe), musk deer, red panda, Himalayan thar, snow leopard, Himalayan black beer, Langoor monkey,

Best view points

Phokte, Manedanda, Panchpokhari, Gyajo La, Serding (Pannasa danda), Lapchane

Beautiful monastery

Thudung, Bhandar, Gumdel, Kyama, Lhachhewar

Socio-economic-practices

Terraced farming, mobile grazing system, traditional cheese production practices, ethno-botanical practices, depends on slow food like potato, cheese, wild foods, barley etc.

Socio-cultural practices

Lhosar celebration, Chouri dance, Janaipurnima festival during August

ITINERARY:

Day 02:  Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790) staying at Hotel/lodge, It takes 9 hours Driving

Day 03:  Shivalaya trek to Khahare (7174m) Camping / home-stay

Day 04: Khahare to Panipakha (3105) camping, walk for around 4 hours

Day 05: Panipakha to Manedanda (3940) camping, walk around 3 hours, includes Kaleidoscopic view of Khimti river valley

Day 06: Manedanda to PanchPokhari (4515) camping, walk around 3 & a half hour in high altitude pastures & lakes, Cheese

Day 07: Panch Pokhari to Tare(4140) camping, hiking for around 5 hours, Glacier, Himalayan peaks, high altitude pastures

Day 08: Tare to Ngeju (3690) camping, 4 hours walk, Glacier walk, Himalayan peaks, high altitude pastures and lakes

Day 09: Ngeju to Lhachhewar (2665) Home-stay, 4 hours Wilderness walk, Sherpa home-stay experience

Day 10:  Lhachhewar to Kyama (2380) Home-stay, walk for around 4 hours, Sherpa home-stay experience

Day 11: Kyama to Gumdel (2255) Home-stay, hiking around 2 hours, Sherpa home-stay experience

Day 12: Gumdel to Serding Hotel/lodge, around 3:30 hours Wilderness walk, Beautiful pastures, dense forest, Numbur

Day 13: Serding  to Lapchane (3105) Home-stay, around 5 hours walk, Thudung Monastery, Newari Home-stay, Panorama

Day 14: From Lapchane to Those (1755) Hotel/lodge around 3:30 hours Walking through the forest

Day 15: Those Kathmandu (1350) Hotel/lodge, approximately 9 hours Drive to kathmandu


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