Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek (Panch Pokhari)- 2024 Program
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Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

  • Duration:
    15 Days
  • Difficulty Level:
    Normal
  • Max-Altitude:
    16,010 ft / 4880 m
  • Min Pax:
    01 Pax

Trip Introduction

Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a recently opened non-tourist area trekking route in the lap of Numbur Chuli. The ideal trek, for who wants to escape from the regular tracks and for who wants to touch up with the off beaten trails.

This recently developed trekking route lies Ramechhap about 190 km east of the capital city of Kathmandu. The trek leads through deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the Likhu Khola glacier, watched over by the towering peaks of Pathibarra and Numburchuli.

This trek provides breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks including Numburchuli (6959m), Sarmoche (5255m), Ramdung (5930m), Chukyima Go (6959), Parchamo (6273m), Bigphrea Go Nup (6666m), Paniyo Tippa (6696m), Paniyo Shar (6549m), Everest range, Annapurna South, Langtang, Jugal Himal and Gaurishankar.

This trek follows the Likhu Khola valley up to the remote yak pastures of Ngeju nestled at the foot of the ice-fall tumbling from the sacred summit of Numbur. You walk passing the River Gorge, Glacier Lakes, Rice terraced fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa Villages.

You can also visit one of Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung monastery. Highest elevation: 4880m Trek style: Camping Trek only Major attraction:

Ancient Buddhist monasteries, beautiful high altitude Lakes, Glaciers, high altitude pastureland, Cheese factory, panoramic mountain views, Gyajo-La Pass, socio-cultural practices, vantage viewpoint, wildlife and attractive.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival in Kathmandu
    • Day 02
    • Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya 1790m /8 hours by private vehicle
    • Day 04
    • Trek Shivalaya to Panipakha 3105m/6 hours
    • Day 05
    • Trek Panipakha to Maanedanda 3940m/5 hours
    • Day 06
    • Trek Maanedanda to Panch Pokhari 4515m/5 hours
    • Day 07
    • Trek Panchpokhari to Tare 4140m/7 hours
    • Day 08
    • Trek from Tare to Ngeju 3690m/6 hours via Gyazo-La Pass 4880m,
    • Day 09
    • Trek from Ngeju to Lhachhewar 2665m/ 5 hours,
    • Day 10
    • Trek from Lahaksewar to Gumdel 2255m/6 hours,
    • Day 11
    • Trek from Gumdel to Serding 3360m/4 hours
    • Day 12
    • Trek from Serding to Lapchane 3150m/6 hours via Thodung
    • Day 13
    • Trek from Lapchane to Tose 1755m/4 hours,
    • Day 14
    • Drive from Tose to Kathmandu via Jiri
    • Day 15
    • Final Depature
    • Day 01
    • Arrival in Kathmandu

      On this day you will be landed at the Capital City of Nepal-Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft). It is the only International Airport in Nepal. You will be received by Sherpa Himalaya Representative.

      Then with a brief introduction, you will be welcomed by flower Garland. You will be Taken to your Hotel where you can rest and freshen up to keep away Jet Lag. You will get a nearby location map from the hotel reception and you can explore around.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 02
    • Trek Preparation in Kathmandu

      Today you will also be introduced to your respective Guide for Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek. If you have anything to buy for your trek then you can purchase from the stores around. In the evening you will have to pack only the necessary and important items that you need during the Trek and the rest you can either store at Hotel or with Sherpa Himalaya.

      We recommend you use the company Duffel bag as there will be less chance of misplacing in an airport and easier to find in case of missing.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 03
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya 1790m /8 hours by private vehicle

      Today will be a long day’s drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya. Your drive will be almost 8 hours. You will be picked by the guide from the hotel and the drive starts after your breakfast.

      You will have a view of beautiful villages, hills and some mountains on the way to Shivalaya. Shivalaya is also well known as the gateway to Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek.

      Overnight in Shivalaya

       

    • Day 04
    • Trek Shivalaya to Panipakha 3105m/6 hours

      As you finish your breakfast your trek starts towards Pani Pokhari. Your t trail goes passing through a small village called Khahare which is the settlement of local people during the winter. Today your trail goes uphill climb through the pine and juniper forest.  You will encounter terraced farmed lands, small waterfalls, and rivers during your Trek. Today your climb will be almost 5-6 hours long.

      Pani Pakha will be your first campsite. It is a small camping site having a carved land on a hillside. You can witness the Khimti Khola River.

      Overnight at Panipakha

    • Day 05
    • Trek Panipakha to Maanedanda 3940m/5 hours

      Today your destination will be Maanedanda. Your trek starts after you finish your breakfast as usual with a normal uphill. Today you will pass through a small Sherpa settlement called Phokte heading into a rhododendron forest. Today your trek will be around 5 hours long.

      Your will experience alpine pastures and trees gets dissolve with the increase in altitude.

      Overnight at Maandedanda

    • Day 06
    • Trek Maanedanda to Panch Pokhari 4515m/5 hours

      Today you will reach a holy pilgrimage site called Pach Pokhari. Panch Pokhari means five lakes in English. It is the place where the Hindu god Shiva was guarded by the iron tridents. You arrive at Panchpokhari after 4-5 hours of an uphill climb. You will find these beautiful 5 lake together in a very short distance.

      You will be introduced by Jata Pokhari. Your trail will be passing through high pasture lands and some rocky trails. You will encounter a waterfall on your trail today which is a refreshing point.

      Overnight at Panchpokhari

    • Day 07
    • Trek Panchpokhari to Tare 4140m/7 hours

      Today you will climb a pass which has an elevation of 4600m. You can have a breathtaking landscape view from the pass. You will then gradually descend down a narrow path towards the Nupche River. As you descend down for 2-3 hours you will be introduced into a rhododendron and bamboo forest. Today your trek will be 6-7 hours long.

      Overnight at Tare.

    • Day 08
    • Trek from Tare to Ngeju 3690m/6 hours via Gyazo-La Pass 4880m,

      Your trek as you finish your breakfast. Today your trail will be a combination of both ascend and descend. Your trek starts first with ascending which leads to a high pass called Gyazo-la pass 4880m high.

      You can witness the beautiful landscape of both Nepal and Tibet side from the Pass. You will find Yaks and small sherpa villages as you descend down towards Ngeju. Today your trek will be 6-7 hours long.

      Overnight at Ngeju.

    • Day 09
    • Trek from Ngeju to Lhachhewar 2665m/ 5 hours,

      Today you will be at a beautiful sherpa village in the Upper Ramechap. A village rich in culture and amazing hospitality to travelers. As usual, your trek starts after breakfast. Today your trail will be through the forest mostly descend. Your Trek will be 5-6 hours long.

      Overnight at Lhachhewar

    • Day 10
    • Trek from Lahaksewar to Gumdel 2255m/6 hours,

      Like the previous day, your trek will be more close to the villages of Sherpa Community. You will know more lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the Sherpa People. Today you leave mountains behind and travel along the village trail. Your overnight camp will be Gumdel which leads you to be normal to descend through the woods. It will take 5-6 hours walk to reach Gumdel.

      Overnight at Gumdel

    • Day 11
    • Trek from Gumdel to Serding 3360m/4 hours

      Today as usual your trek continuous after breakfast. Your trail goes into a deep forest. You will witness temperate and sub-alpine forest. Mt. Ghaurishankar and Mt, Numburchuli can be seen behind. Today your trek will be short. You will reach Serding at around 4 hours.

      Overnight at Serding

       

    • Day 12
    • Trek from Serding to Lapchane 3150m/6 hours via Thodung

      As you finish your breakfast you will head towards Thotung. Your today’s destination will be Lapchane. Today you will also visit Thodung Monastery which gives an amazing view of Mt. Ghaurishankar as background. Lapchane is a small village with the majority of Newar community people. You will find very special Newari food at Lapchane.

      Overnight at Lapchane

    • Day 13
    • Trek from Lapchane to Tose 1755m/4 hours,

      Today will be your last trekking day. Your trek will be only around 4 hours long. As you reach Tose you can have a proper bath and refresh yourself. Today will also be the last day with your trekking team. You can greet them and farewell to your staff who has helped you to make this trip possible.

      Overnight at Tose

    • Day 14
    • Drive from Tose to Kathmandu via Jiri

      Today after you finish your breakfast, you will take a drive from Tose to Kathmandu via Jiri. Today will be a long day’s drive. Your drive will be around 8 hours long which depends on traffic.

      Overnight at Kathmandu

    • Day 15
    • Final Depature

      Today morning you Sherpa Himalaya representative will be there at your hotel for the last meet. You will be dropped at the airport considering airport time.

      Sherpa Himalaya will thank you for an amazing time together and handover Buddhist Scarf (Kha-tak) which symbolizes peace, prosperity, Long life, and Harmony to everyone, and a certificate for your completion of Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek with Sherpa Himalaya.

      With a hope to see all the beautiful people again, a warm Namaste, and a hand wave.

      Thank You for your co-operation with Sherpa Himalaya

Cost Include:
  • Airport pickup and drop by private car.
  • Four nights standards twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & Coffee.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (we will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chair and  toilet tents etc.
  • Gaurishanker Conservation area Permit.
  • All Government Taxes and office expenses
Cost Exclude:
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal Entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel Rescue Insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the Guide, Porter and Driver(Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry service.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
  • Trekking

    • Hiking-Poles
      Hiking Poles
    • Trekking-windproof-jacket
      Trekking Wind Proof Jacket
    • Trekking-water-bottle
      Water Bottle
    • Trekking-T-shirt
      Trekking T Shirt
    • Trekking-sun-cream
      Sun Cream
    • Trekking-sunglasses
      Sun Glasses
    • Trekking-socks
      Socks
    • Trekking-sleeping-bag
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Shoes
      Trekking Shoes
    • Trekking-Rain-coat
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Pant
      Trekking Pants
    • Trekking-inner-thermal
      Inner Thermal
    • Trekking-Head-Lamp
      Head Lamp
    • Trekking-Hat
      Hat
    • Thin-Trekking-Gloves
      Thin Gloves
    • Thick-Trekking-Gloves
      Thick Gloves
    • Trekking-Flips-Sweater
      Flip Sweater
    • Trekking-Down-Jacket
      Down Jacket
    • Trekking-Bag
      Trekking Bag
    • Portable-Charger
      Portable Charger
    • sun-glasses
      Sun Glasses

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