Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

19 Day(s)

Overview The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is also a captivating and relatively off-the-beaten-path adventure that offers an authentic and remote trekking experience in the stunning landscapes of Nepal. Nestled in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek takes trekkers on a mesmerizing journey through breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine alpine forests, and charming traditional villages. This hidden gem of a trek is also named after the famous Numbur Cheese Factory, renowned for producing delectable yak cheese. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu, a quaint village located in the lower Solu region. From…


The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is also a captivating and relatively off-the-beaten-path adventure that offers an authentic and remote trekking experience in the stunning landscapes of Nepal.

Nestled in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek takes trekkers on a mesmerizing journey through breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine alpine forests, and charming traditional villages. This hidden gem of a trek is also named after the famous Numbur Cheese Factory, renowned for producing delectable yak cheese.

The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu, a quaint village located in the lower Solu region. From here, trekkers also embark on a moderately challenging trail that winds through lush rhododendron forests, terraced farmlands, and picturesque river valleys. The trail gradually ascends, rewarding trekkers with awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Numbur Himal.

Tranquility and Tradition: Exploring the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

Unlike the more crowded trails in the Everest region, the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek offers a sense of tranquility and seclusion. Along the way, trekkers have the chance to interact with the warm and hospitable locals, experiencing their unique culture and traditions.

The highlight of the trek is the Numbur Cheese Factory, where trekkers can witness the cheese-making process and indulge in the distinct flavors of authentic Himalayan cheese. This visit provides a rare insight into the livelihoods of the locals and the vital role agriculture plays in the region.

The trek also takes trekkers to the Panch Pokhari, a sacred site consisting of five glacial lakes, each with its own spiritual significance. The serene ambiance and stunning backdrop make it a truly spiritual experience.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek demands a reasonable level of fitness, but the rewards are immeasurable. The surreal landscapes, the cultural encounters, and the immersive trekking experience create memories that will last a lifetime.

Conclusion and Summary

As this trek is less traveled, it offers a sense of exclusivity and connection with nature that has become increasingly rare in the more popular trekking routes of Nepal. For adventurers seeking an off-the-beaten-path journey through pristine beauty and cultural authenticity, the Trek is an unforgettable choice.

Trip Highlights

Numbur Cheese Circuit could be a best choice for wilderness seekers in comparatively less-visited regions looking for a circuit trekking package. Together with exuberant cultural rituals, visitors can experience the peaceful natural environment in two hidden valleys.

Trekkers can also reach Numburchuili’s south-facing glacier and hike through deep river gorges, terraced rice fields, temperate and sub-alpine forests, elevated summer pastures and experience a glacier walk through the Lhiku valley.

Soft to moderate eco-camping, rock climbing, high Himalayan wetland observation, wilderness walking through the deep forest, glacier walking, base camp trekking, high pastures and Yak cheese experience, Sherpa and Newar cultural experiences, monastery spiritual rests, study of biodiversity and climate change, interaction with typical rural people through home-stay, and if organized well in advance, some adventure sports such as rock climbing and mountain biking would be some of the tourism activities featured in Numbur Cheese Circuit.

The views of the mountains are sensational and the Panchpokhari Pass (4605 m) and Gyajo La Pass (Thulo Lapcha) (4880m) require the most spectacular passes with views from north to Tibet and south to Pikey Peak.


Once you land at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our representatives will kindly receive you and take you to the hotel, in a private car or a high-end tourist bus. After checking in, welcome drinks and short briefing about your trek. Later on you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own or take a cozy rest at your hotel.


Your sightseeing of this ancient city begins at around 9:00am after breakfast. A specialized tour guide and a comfy private vehicle will be available for your assistance. First we will visit the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupati Nath, which predates to Lichhavi period. Then, to Boudha Nath, and Swayambhu Nath, shrines of lord Buddha, uniquely built in Stupa style architecture. Overnight in Hotel.

The drive will take around eight hours. Early in the morning, after break, from the hotel, we will go on a scenic drive to Shivalaya. Along the ride, you can relish the beautiful view of hills, villages and snowcapped mountains. Shivalaya is the entrance to the Numbur Cheese Circuit, which is located alongside the picturesque Khimti River. Overnight in tented camp/lodge.


Today, the trail moves onward from Shivalaya to Khahare, escalating and dwindling all along the valley side. You will be able to enjoy the view of terraced pastures and falls to go through the river, and then turns sharply up the cliff on the other part. Khahare is a small village populated only in winter, by residents of higher altitude, who move up with their cattle in the summer. We will make lunch break. After lunch, we will travel to Panipakakha, first campsite of our trek, from Shivalaya. It is a temperately plain camping area midst the scattered Chauri sheds and the lofty alpines. We will spend the rest of the evening exploring this beautiful place, observe the dazzling sunset in the mountains and take photographs. Restful night will be spent in one of the tented accommodation. Overnight at tented camp.

Today the track goes through a tiny Sherpa settlement called Phokte. The path mounts through the majestic rhododendron forests to the summertime fields of Maanedanda. We will fix our tent at Maanedanda, which has a rudimentary cookery shelter and space for shelter tents. On a clear day, the view from here is truly splendid. Overnight at tented camp.

We will hike for about 5 hours, today on a detailedtrack to reach Panch Pokhari. Etymologically, Panch Pokhari means five lakes. There are five lakes here, considered to be very holy at the height of 4200m. We can here visit the religiously important temple of lord Shiva guarded by the sharp iron tridents.The trail now ascents to Jata Pokhari. Along the high altitude, we walk across the high pastures to meagerforest of Sunpati, arare mountain herb. Right before we reach Jata Pokhari, we will come across a beautiful waterfall where we can play with the fresh mountain water. Located in the lap of Mt. Numburchuli, Lake Jata Pokhari is a famous pilgrimage in Ramechhap. On months of June and July, on full moon days, hundreds of Hindu believers come to worship the lord Shiva. The path nowmovessome more and after a brisk walk we will reach Panch Pokhari. Overnight at tented camp.

Today, we will cross the pass at height of 4600m and move downhill to reach Thare. On our way, we will walk through Khola Kharka and hike further downward to Nupche River passing overdense bamboo woods. You can have some fresh and yummy cheese here and observe the cheese making process in this part of the world. We can rest in the green pasture on the bank of the Nupche River before heading to our eco-camping spot for the night. Overnight at tented camp.

Today we will hike from Thare to Linkhu Khola valley. The hike is a bit challenging but extremely rewarding. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful hills and mountains, dwindling rivers. The views of himalayansmagnify from north into Tibet as we go through the Gyajo La, also known as Thulo Lapcha at 4880m, a path normally used by native Sherpas to get yaks through the peaks to Rakhidanda and Ngeju. We will now continue our trek further down from the Likhu glacier and vastdebris. The trek downhill from the Likhu glacier will lead us to Ngeju (3,690m). Overnight at tented camp.

In this day, we head off from Ngeju to Lahaksewar, also known as Sewar, which is one of the most remarkable Sherpa community of the upper Ramechap area. You will be welcomed by the implausible scenes, and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people. The Sewar people here still live in harmony with age-old culture and tradition, which will be very eccentric and mystical to us. Overnight at tented camp/Home-Stay.

We will now move forward from Lahaksewar uphill to Kyama. On our way, we slope down across the thick jungles of Kyama. The journey offers us majestic views of Numburchuli and Pathibhara. Leaving the shiny Numburchuli in the background, we will now bid goodbye to the mountains as we depart from Kyama to reach home stay at Gumdel. Here, you’ll be able to be part of unique Sherpa culture in the midst of mountainous valleys. Overnight at tented camp/Home-Stay.

From Gumdel we will move forward crossing the thick and beautiful forest to arrive at Serding. One can enjoy the beautiful scenery of sub-alpine and temperate forest with the Gauri Shanker and Numburchuli in the background. We can relish on some yak cheese here as well and go through the process of making it. Overnight at tented camp/Home-Stay.

Today we will leave Serding for Lapchane via Thotung. We will visit Thodung Monastery on our way back. We will further move downhill to Deurali from where we can see the breathtaking view of the Gauri Shankar Mountain. On reaching Lapchane, We will Homestay at a local Newari house where you will be able to be a part of the renowned Newari culture. We can go for a brisk from hike to Tamdanda, which is 30 minutes away from Lapchane. It is famous as the tallest hill in Ramechhap. From the hill you can observe colossal Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shanker, Annapurna, Numbur, Kanchenjunga and more. Overnight at tented camp/Home-Stay.

In this day we will trek to Those where we will spend a peaceful evening, resting or exploring the wilderness once again. We will bid goodbye to this wonderful trek and prepare for a long drive to Kathmandu for next day. Overnight at tented camp/Home-Stay.

Back on our private land cruiser, we will leave for Kathmandu early. It will take around 8-9 hours. Once again, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful view of villages, hills and mountains, dwindling rivers on your way back. Overnight in Hotel.

The day has come to leave this remarkable country. Our representatives will transfer you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this country of Himalayans with plans to visit next time. Because once is never enough!

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Everest Expeditions Nepal. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.


What's Included

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

What's Excluded

1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trip Information

Numbur cheese circuit trekking

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 (5255 m), Ramdung (5930 m), Chukyima Go (6959), Parchamo (6273 m), Bigphrea Go Nup (6666 m), Paniyo Tippa (6696 m), Paniyo Shar (6549 m), 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 the Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung monastery

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 TrekkingNumbur 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.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu,
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour,
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya 1790m/8 hours by private land cruiser,
Day 4: Trek Shivalaya to Panipakha 3105m/6 hours,
Day 5: Trek Panipakha to Maanedanda 3940m/5 hours,
Day 6: Trek Maanedanda to Panch Pokhari 4515m/5 hours,
Day 7: Trek Panchpokhari to Tare 4140m/7 hours,
Day 8: Trek from Tare to Ngeju 3690m/6 hours via Gyazo-La Pass 4880m,
Day 9: 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 Those 1755m/4 hours,
Day 14: Drive from Those to Kathmandu via Jiri.
Day 15: Final transfer to Airport for your flight back to home.
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