The Numbur Cheese Circuit is a trek route in the Ramechhap District of Nepal. Shivalaya is the gateway to the Numbur Cheese Circuit. It is also the gateway to Everest Base Camp. The trek through the Numbur Cheese Circuit is graded as a difficult one. Some trekking experience and good health conditions are required for this trek. This trek passes through the remote villages.
The oldest cheese factory in Nepal also falls in this route. Yak and Chauri husbandry is the major occupation of locals here. The snow-capped peaks viz. Lantang, Annapurna, Numbur Chuli, Gaurishankar, and others are visible during this trek.
In addition to views of peak, the Sherpa villages, terraced farming, lakes, and gorges are also enjoyable in this trek. Shivalaya, Khahare, Panipakha, Mane Danda, Jata Pokhari, Thare, Ngesu, and Kyama are some major places in the Numbur Cheese Circuit.
We will start our journey from the beautiful city Kathmandu. We will travel towards Jiri by private van crossing beautiful cities, villages, forests, and rivers.
Next day, we will travel towards Shivalaya with scenic views along the sides of the thrilling road. You will enjoy the beautiful view of hills and snow-capped peaks.
We will start our trekking trails from Shivalaya along the valley side. The route offers mesmerizing views of falls and terraced paths. Laer, we will walk through sharply climbing route to reach small settlements of Khahare.
We will begin our trek early in the morning through Chauri grazing grounds and slopes to reach Panipakha Village. After short break, we will continue our trek through the Rhododendron forests of Mane Danda.
We will walk through pastures of Meager Forest located in the lap of Mount Numburchuli to reach Pach Pokhari Lake. We will do short hike around the Lake then continue walking to reach Tare Khaka village.
We will hike to Linkhu Khola Valley which is quite challenging to enjoy beautiful hills and rivers where movements of beautiful rivers can be seen. We will cross Gyazo La Pass (4,880 m) before arriving at Ngesu Kharka.
We will walk through Sherpa Villages. We can explore the ethnic cultures and ancient traditions that are still in practice in mountain-villages of Nepal.
We will walk towards beautiful village of Bhandar with stunning views of snow-capped peaks above us. Th e rote goes through steep climb and sometimes donhill to reach Bhandar.
We will pass through moist deciduous forests of Rhododendrons, Magnolia, Maple and Birch to reach small settlements of Sherpa called Sete.
We will continue our walking towards Junbesi through dense forests crossing some beautiful rivers and villages enjoying various animal sounds and bird calls deep in the forest.
After 6 to 7 hours of journey through narrow and rocky paths we will reach Nunthala. The interesting fact about the place is that mules, yaks, and horses make up more than half the population of the town.
We will descend through hilly route which may be sloppy towards Khari Khola. Khari Khola Village offers beautiful scenery of high massifs of Khumbu region.
It will be easier walk today as we mostly pass through villages and plain land to reach Paiya Village.
We will start our trekking through steep climb earlir than plain mountain route to reach Lukla city.
From Lukla Airport, we will fly back to Kathmandu Valley.
We will guide you to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites located inside Kathmandu Valley like Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambunath Stupa, Bouddha Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
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