Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek-15 Days

Lesser Known Trek
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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$862
  • 2 PAX US$635
  • 3 PAX US$590
  • 4 PAX US$577
  • 5-10 PAX US$563
  • 11-20 PAX US$541
Price Per Person US$ 541 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breathtaking panoramic views of majestic Himalayan peaks, including Numbur, Karyolung, and Everest.
  • Opportunity to visit the famous Numbur Cheese Factory and witness the cheese-making process using traditional methods.
  • Interact with the friendly locals, experience their warm hospitality, and learn about their unique way of life.
  • Explore a diverse range of landscapes, from lush green forests to alpine meadows and high mountain passes.
  • Encounter various wildlife species during the trek like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and different bird species, including colorful pheasants.
  • Hiking across uninhabited, scenic valleys.
  • Opportunity to witness local cultural festivals and celebrations Mani Rimdu and Dumji.
  • Crossing high mountain passes like Panch Pokhari Pass and Numbur Cheese Pass.

Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek takes place in Nepal’s Solu-Khumbu region, nestled in the northeastern part of the country. This lesser-known trekking route offers a hidden gem for adventure seekers, combining breathtaking mountain views, enriching cultural encounters, and a unique glimpse into traditional cheese production. As you embark on this remarkable journey, you’ll traverse the Numbur Cheese Conservation Area, a sanctuary teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The trek rewards you with mesmerizing sights of glacier lakes, enchanting alpine forests, and majestic snow-capped mountains.

Numbur Cheese Circuit

The adventure begins in Shivalaya, where you set foot on the trail that winds its way through the captivating Likhu Khola Valley. The scenic beauty unfolds before your eyes as you pass through quaint Sherpa settlements, encountering warm smiles and genuine hospitality along the way. The cultural immersion is further enhanced by visits to monasteries and interactions with local villagers, providing a fascinating insight into their traditions and way of life.

One of the highlights of the trek is the ascent to the renowned Numbur pass, standing at an impressive elevation of 5,159 meters. The challenging climb is rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, an experience that will leave you in awe of nature’s grandeur.

As you descend from the pass, the trail leads you to the picturesque Sherpa hamlet of Thame, where you can soak in the tranquil atmosphere and connect with the local community.

Throughout the trek, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the traditional process of cheese production in the region. The Numbur Cheese Conservation Area is known for its age-old cheese-making techniques, passed down through generations. Visiting the cheese factory in Khahare, you’ll witness skilled artisans crafting delectable cheese using time-honored methods, offering a unique cultural experience intertwined with gastronomic delights.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and physical challenge. The diverse landscapes, from verdant valleys to rugged mountain terrain, create an ever-changing backdrop that keeps you captivated at every turn. The trek requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance, rewarding your efforts with unforgettable memories, a sense of accomplishment, and a deep appreciation for the wonders of the Solu-Khumbu region.

As you make your way through this off-the-beaten-path route, you’ll encounter the untamed beauty of Nepal’s wilderness. The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek offers a serene and less-crowded environment compared to popular trekking destinations, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the tranquility of nature. The pristine surroundings, coupled with the genuine warmth of the local people, create an atmosphere of serenity and connection that is truly uplifting.

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is an extraordinary journey that showcases the lesser-explored wonders of the Solu-Khumbu region. It presents an opportunity to experience Nepal’s natural and cultural treasures in a unique way, away from the crowds. The trek offers an escape from the ordinary, a chance to challenge yourself, and a deep connection with the remarkable landscapes and people of this breathtaking region.

Embark on the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek, and let the beauty of the Solu-Khumbu region envelop you as you traverse its scenic trails, witness traditional cheese-making, and forge unforgettable memories in the heart of the Himalayas.

Culture:

The trek provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant Sherpa culture. The Sherpa people are known for their warm hospitality and deep-rooted traditions. You’ll encounter picturesque Sherpa villages along the trail, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their customs, language, and way of life. Experience the joy of sharing a cup of traditional butter tea or witnessing religious ceremonies at monasteries, gaining insight into the spiritual practices and cultural heritage of the region.

Biodiversity:

Located in Nepal’s Ramechhap and Solu regions, the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is known for its abundant biodiversity across multiple biological zones. Trekkers travel through verdant subtropical forests with pine, oak, and rhododendron trees at lower altitudes. Wildlife including the Himalayan black bear, red panda, and several species of deer live in these woodlands. There is a wide variety of birds, and one can frequently notice the Himalayan Monal (Danphe) and other vibrant birds. The vivid springtime rhododendron blooms enhance the trekking experience by bringing a burst of color to the surroundings.

The scenery changes as the trail climbs, becoming alpine meadows and glacial slopes that support hardy shrubs and healing herbs like yarsagumba. Rare and endangered species like the snow leopard and blue sheep call these high-altitude areas home. Moreover, the journey passes via pure glacial rivers and lakes, which are essential to the regional ecology. The region’s biodiversity is enhanced by the existence of traditional Tamang and Sherpa farming methods, including as terraced fields and yak pastures. The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is an enthralling location for nature lovers because of its unique mix of flora and fauna as well as its cultural legacy.

Climate:

The climate along the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek varies depending on the altitude and season. In lower elevations, the weather tends to be milder with a mix of cool and pleasant temperatures. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the temperatures gradually drop, especially during the colder months. It’s important to pack appropriate clothing layers to adapt to changing weather conditions. The region experiences distinct seasons, with spring and autumn being the most popular times for trekking. Spring brings blooming rhododendrons and clear skies, while autumn offers stable weather, ideal for enjoying stunning mountain views.

Equipments:

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.

Difficulty level:

The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is considered to be a moderate to challenging trek, suitable for trekkers with a good level of physical fitness and some previous trekking experience. The trek involves both ascents and descents, as well as crossing high passes, including the Numbur Pass at an elevation of 5,159 meters. The challenging terrain, steep trails, and high altitude sections require endurance and stamina. However, with proper preparation and acclimatization, the trek can be accomplished by enthusiastic trekkers.

Best time to trek:

The best time to undertake the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and stable temperatures, making for pleasant trekking experiences. Spring brings blooming rhododendrons, while autumn offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vibrant landscapes. It’s important to note that the region can be affected by monsoon rains during the summer months, which can lead to slippery trails and limited visibility.

Duration:

The duration of the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is typically around 14 to 16 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace. This duration allows for proper acclimatization and exploration of the scenic landscapes and cultural highlights along the route. It’s essential to plan for rest days and adjust the pace according to individual fitness levels and acclimatization needs. Hiring a professional guide and porter is recommended to ensure safety, assistance, and a more immersive experience throughout the trek.

Accommodation:

During the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek, we provide comfortable accommodation in tea houses or lodges along the route. These establishments are known for their warm hospitality, basic amenities, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. While the facilities may vary from place to place, we ensure that you have a safe and cozy place to rest after a day of trekking.

Meals:

We understand the importance of nourishing meals for trekkers. Our package includes three hearty meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek. You’ll be served a variety of nutritious local and international dishes that are prepared hygienically. We can cater to special dietary requirements upon prior notice, so please inform us of any specific needs when booking your trek.

Guides:

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable guides is well-versed in the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek. They are local experts who will accompany you throughout the journey, ensuring your safety and providing valuable insights into the region’s culture, history, and natural wonders. Our guides are fluent in English and will assist you in every possible way to make your trek enjoyable and informative.

Permits:

As part of our service, we will take care of obtaining the necessary permits for the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek on your behalf. These may include national park permits, trekking permits, and other required documents. Rest assured that we will handle all the paperwork, allowing you to focus on the trek itself.

Facilities:

While trekking in the remote areas of the Numbur Cheese Circuit, facilities can be basic due to the rugged terrain. However, we strive to provide you with the best possible facilities along the route. This may include clean drinking water, hot showers (where available), charging facilities for electronic devices (limited availability), and comfortable common areas for relaxation.

At “Touch the Himalayas,” we prioritize your safety, comfort, and satisfaction. We aim to make your Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek a memorable and enriching experience. Should you have any further questions or need assistance with your booking, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to embarking on this incredible journey with you!

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Itinerary

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Day
01

Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 1,800 m/ 5,905 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 2,100 m/ 6,889 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 3,000 m/ 9,842 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 3,500 m/ 11,482 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 3,700 m/ 12,139 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 4,100 m/ 13,451 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 4,300 m/ 14,107 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 3,700 m/ 12,139 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 3,650 m/ 11,975 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 2,470 m/ 8,103 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Day
13
Max. Altitude: 2,165 m/ 7,103 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Lodge/Guest house
Day
14
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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15
Max. Altitude: 1,400 m/ 4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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