Numbur Cheese Circuit 15 Days Trek 15 Days

Trip Code : HH/ET-01
Duration : 15  Days
Max Altitude : 5,159
Activity : Treking



The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek takes place in Nepal's Solu-Khumbu region, which is located in the northeastern part of the nation. The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a lesser-known trekking route in Nepal that provides stunning mountain views, interesting cultural encounters, and the opportunity to witness conventional cheese manufacture. The Numbur Cheese Conservation Area, which is home to a diverse mix of flora and fauna, is traversed along the route. The walk provides stunning views of glacier lakes, alpine forests, and snow-capped mountains.
The journey departs from Shivalaya, traverses the Likhu Khola Valley, crosses the Numbur pass (5,159 m), and then descends to the Sherpa hamlet of Thame.


The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek normally requires 15 to 16 days to complete, including days for acclimatization.


The route passes through dense forest of pine, fir, oak, rhododendron, and magnolia trees. Many bird and animal species can be found in these forests, as well as the elusive snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, and musk deer. On your adventure, you will also come across a number of medicinal plants, including the highly valuable Yarsagumba.


The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is home to a wide diversity of animals and birds. The Impeyan Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, and Danphe are just a few of the endangered bird species that can be spotted during the trip. Throughout the trip, a variety of animals can be seen, including musk deer, Himalayan black bears, red pandas, and snow leopards. The other animals you might see include the Himalayan thar, a wild yak, and a blue sheep.

Note: Depending on variables like weather and the group's pace, the itinerary may alter.



  • Navigating challenging alpine passes
  • Hiking across uninhabited, scenic valleys
  • Discovering the Sherpa people's culture and manufacturing cheese the old-fashioned way are both unique experiences
  • Everest, Rolwaling, and the Numbur range may all be seen in the stunning mountain scenery


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will be met by one of our representatives upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport and driven to your accommodation

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

You will embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu after breakfast, stopping at well-known sites including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3: Drive to Shivalaya (1,800 m)

You'll drive to Shivalaya after breakfast, which will take about 7-8 hours. In Shivalaya, you'll spend the night at a teahouse.

Day 4: Trek to Khahare (2,100 m)

You'll begin your five to six-hour walk toward Khahare on this day. You'll travel through a number of little towns and verdant woodlands.

Day 5: Trek to Panipakha (3,000 m)

It will take you about 6-7 hours to hike from Khahare to Panipakha. In order to get there, you must climb through thick forests and ford a number of waterfalls.

Day 6: Trek to Maanedanda (3,500 m)

You will embark on a 4-5 hour journey from Panipakha to Maanedanda on this day. You may stroll through rhododendron forests while taking in expansive mountain views.

Day 7: Trek to Yanlakpa (3,700 m)

You will embark on a five to six-hour journey from Maanedanda to Yanlakpa after breakfast. To get there, you'll have to cross a number of creeks and go through a lot of woodland.

Day 8: Trek to Kharka (4,100 m)

You will embark on a 4-5 hour journey from Yanlakpa to Kharka on this day. You'll go through several little towns and take in breathtaking mountain views.

Day 9: Trek to Ngawang (4,300 m)

It takes about 5 to 6 hours to travel from Kharka to Ngawang. Alpine meadows will be encountered, and you'll get to see the peaks in the area.

Day 10: Trek to Ngeju (3,700 m)

You will embark on a 6-7 hour hike from Ngawang to Ngeju after breakfast. To get there, you must traverse a number of creeks and go through woodlands.

Day 11: Trek to Tharepati (3,650 m)

You will embark on a 4-5 hour hike from Ngeju to Tharepati today. Before reaching Tharepati, you must ascend through forests and travel through a significant mountain range.

Day 12: Trek to Kutumsang (2,470 m)

You will embark on a five to six-hour journey from Tharepati to Kutumsang after breakfast. To get there, you must descend through woodlands and cross multiple creeks.

Day 13: Trek to Chisapani (2,165 m)

It will take you about 6-7 hours to trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani. To get there, you must traverse a number of tiny towns and hike through woodlands.

Day 14: Trek to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu

You will go on a 4-5 hour hike from Chisapani to Sundarijal after breakfast. Before arriving in Sundarijal, you'll go through woods and tiny towns. Afterwards take a vehicle back to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure Flight Back to Say Goodbye and good and safe journey.

  • We sincerely hope you liked the journey with us and are confident you'll return on another trip to the Himalaya.
  • You will be transferred to the airport by a Touch The Himalayan employee around three hours prior to your scheduled flight.
  • You'll have plenty of time on the trip home to plan your subsequent excursion in the magnificent nation of Nepal

Good to Know


You'll need both a Sagarmatha National Park admission permit and a TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) to hike the Numbur Cheese Circuit.


Standard hiking footwear, warm layers of clothing, a waterproof jacket, and a sleeping bag are needed for the Numbur Cheese Circuit Hike. While clean water may not always be available, you should also pack a water purification system.


Most of the lodging on the Numbur Cheese Circuit Hike consists of simple hotels and homestays. The lodges provide basic food and a place to sleepwhilst homestays offer a more complete cultural experience.


The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is regarded as a moderately difficult trip with some significant ascents and descents. Nonetheless, trekkers of all levels of experience can complete it with the right training and preparation. Although the trek's greatest elevation is 4,520 meters, prior trekking experience and a high level of physical fitness are requirements.


The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is best enjoyed during the months of March and May and September and November, when the weather is dry and the skies are clear. Nonetheless, because of the snow and chilly weather, treks can also be done throughout the winter, albeit they can be more difficult.