Numbur Cheese Trek - 19 Days

 Number Cheese Trek
Almost all the tourist site gets packed during the season and most of the trekking trails are now commercialized. So keeping this in mind, Marron Treks is offering a new trekking destination, the Numbur Cheese Circuit. 
This circuit is located in Ramechhap, which is around 190 Km from Kathmandu. It takes 14 to 16 days to complete this trek. Along the trail we get to pass two beautiful river valleys, Khimti and Likhu, lying in the lap of Everest and Rolwaling region. This trail got its name from the yet inaccessible peak, Numburchuli (6959 m.) In this region, the first Yak cheese factory was established in 1957. Along your tracking route you get to experience the panoramic and breath-taking views of the magnificent Himlayan peaks like Everest range, Numburchuli, Gaurishankar, Jugal and Langtang Himal ranges. The nature of the locality is still unspoiled and you can experience a new experience along this trail.
You can also enjoy the unique home-stay experience as well as stay in eco-friendly lodges along the trail. Most of the inhabitants of this region are Sherpa and the domestic as well as international visitors are equally welcomed in this region. Deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, temperate to alpine vegetations, towering peaks of Bigphera Go Nup (Pathibara) and Numburchuli are some of the distinct features of this trek.

Eagles, Musk deer, Himalayan tahr, Yaks are some the popular animals found in the region. If your luck helps you, you can also catch the glimpse of the elusive snow leopards.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m/9hrs)
Day 03: Trek to Khahare (2175m/4hrs)
Day 04: Trek to Panipakha (3105m/3-4hrs)
Day 05: Trek to Manedanda (3940m/3-4hrs)
Day 06: Trek to  Panchpokhari (4515m/3-4hrs)
Day 07-08: Trek to Tare  (4140m/5hrs)
Day 09-10: Tare to Ngeju (3690m/8hrs)
Day 11: Trek to Lachhewar (2665m/4hrs)
Day 12: Trek to Kyama (2380m/4hrs)
Day 13: Trek to Gumdel (2255m/2hrs)
Day 14: Trek to Serding (4 to 5hrs)
Day 15: Trek to Lapchane (3105m/4-5 hrs)
Day 16: Trek to Those (1755m/3 hrs)
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu or sightseeing (optional)
Day 19: Final Departure

                                         Numbur Cheese Trek Elevation Chart

Numbur cheese  altitude chart


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel by Marron Treks representative. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon the time of your arrival you may spend free time visiting nearby tourist sites or resting.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m/9hrs)
It is about 9 hours drive from Kathmandu to reach Shivalaya. Shivalaya is the gateway to the Everest region as well as the Numbur Cheese Circuit. Shivalaya literally means abode of the lord Shiva. This abode lies on the river valley of Khimti Khola. This region has trek information centre and many lodges for your convenience. Overnight in a lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Khahare (2175m/4hrs)
This is the day for a leisurely four-hour trek towards the north of the Kimti River to Khahare village. Beyond Shivalaya, the valley opens up to allow views of the snow-capped peaks of the Rowaling Himal Range. We pass through the terraced fields, zigzag river trials as we ascend towards the cliff. In Khahare there are less than 5 houses which are used only during the winter by herders who spend their summer on higher pastures tending their Yaks. We will enjoy the night at a home-stay with a Sherpa family.
Day 04: Trek to Panipakha (3105m/3-4hrs)
This day, we will be having an adventurous trek and eco-camping. We will get enticed by the wilderness of trekking along the Khimti River until we reach our first eco-camping site which is among the pine forest and scattered Yaks all around. From Panipakha, we can also view the amazing sight of setting sun.
Day 05: Trek to Manedanda (3940m/3-4hrs)Yak herds at Manedanda
We will continue to ascend along the serpentine path through the conifer and rhododendron forest till we reach the summer pastures of Maanedanda. This place is really amazing as we can behold the greenery of jungle as well as many steep waterfalls on both sides of this hilltop.
Day 06: Trek to  Panchpokhari (4515m/3-4hrs)
On this day, we ascend towards Jatapokhari and as the altitude increases, we pass from the alpine pastures towards the forest of Sunpati (a rare mountain herb). As we pass by the river, we can view the magnificent waterfall and as we reach this spot, it marks as our arrival to Jatapokhari, which is a sacred mountain lake. It is recommended for you to stay overnight in this place for acclimatization. But you can take a side trip to various other lakes around this place. It is very interesting to see the setting sun on the mountain peaks of Numbur and Parchemo whose reflection are seen in the lakes around this place. Overnight in a camp at Panchpokhari.
Number cheese trekDay 07 and 08: Trek to Tare (4140m/5hrs)
In the morning, we will cross over the Panchpokhari Pass and then climb up to the base camp of Bigphera Go Nup (Pathibhara). Then we will follow the glacier river towards Tare. From Panchpokhari pass, we can view the spectacular views of the Numbur, Rolwaling and Everest ranges. We will enjoy the scenic landscape at Khola Kharka and even opt for rock climbing.
If the fresh cheese are the delicacy that you want to savour, we need to cross white river of Nupche towards the yak pasture. Bigphera Go Nup, Khola Cire, Linkhu Nup glacier, Luikharka Linkhu Nun Glacier, Panga Dinga glacier are some of the most amazing sight in this two day’s trekking. While you are visiting these sights, you would feel like you are truly in the lap on the nature with its serenity and the singing birds and crickets along the forest area. Himalayan Tahr, blue sheeps and varieties of birds are found in this region, and if the luck is with you, you can even have the glance of the elusive snow leopards. Overnight in a camp.
Day 09 and 10: Trek to Ngeju (3690m/8hrs)
These are the most strenuous section of the Numbur Cheese Circuit, especially the trail from Tare to the Likhu Khola valley are both challenging and rewarding. As we pass the Gyajo La (Thulo Lapcha, 4880m), we see the mountain views extending north into Tibet. This route is most often used by local Sherpas to bring yak herds across the mountains. While descending from Thulo Lapcha, we reach the Kharkas of Lakhedanda (4315m) in the Likhu Khola valley. From Lakhedanda we can view the magnificent view of Dudhpokhari (which literally means ‘milk lake’ ) surrounded by the glaciers of Surmoche, Likhu glacier and large moraines.
From the side of the Likhu glacier we descend towards the Likhu Khola to reach the isolated yak pastures of Ngeju (3690m) by the side of the river. In this place, there are two cheese factories with numerous Yak sheds along the side of the river. A short side trip up from Ngeju is the ancient Buddhist Shrine of Kau Gumba lying above the tree-line in the upper Likhu Khola Valley enclosed by a great sweep of high rock and snow peaks.
Day 11: Trek to Lhachhewar (2665m/4hrs)Numbur cheese trek
This day, the trail takes us via thick forests by the side of the Likhu Khola to reach the Sherpa village of Lhachhewar. Lhachhewar is one of the most beautiful Sherpa villages in the upper Ramechhap region consisting of panoramic landscapes, cultural wealth and hospitable Sherpa inhabitants. The people of this region still follow their own tradition and way of life. We will have a home-stay in one of the Sherpa’s house of this region.
Day 12: Trek to Kyama (2380m/4hrs)
On this day, we will be following the trekking along the Likhu River Valley, descending through the deep forest to Kyama. From Kyama, we can have magnificent views of Bigphera Go Nup and Numburchuli. At the place where the river Likhu and Nupche converge, there is a temple of Uma-Tirtha and is regarded as the Kashi of the Himalayas. Around Kyama, we can hear the chirping sounds of varieties of birds and deer.
Day 13: Trek to Gumdel (2255m/2hrs)
The trial of this day is a very short one as we need to walk just around 2 hours to reach Gumdel. Gumdel is a tiny hamlet gathered around a large Buddhist Stupa. Amazing landscape and grandeur mountain scenery are on offer in Gumdel. By the evening, we will stay in a Sherpa’s home for a home-stay enjoying their delicacies and their culture and tradition.
Numbur cheese trekDay 14: Trek to Serding (3360m/4 to 5hrs)
You have two options on this day. You can either descend through the mountain terrace along the Likhu River finally meeting the Everest trail at Bhandar or ascend through the dense forest finally reaching the beautiful Serding (3360m). On either of this journey, you can enjoy the dense subalpine forest with a scenic view of Bigphera Go Nup, Numburchuli, and Kalla pass/danda as a backdrop. Early in the morning, we can view the amazing sight of rising sun in the Gaurishankar Himal from Serding or Punnasa view point.
Day 15: Trek to Lapchane (3105m/4-5 hrs)
The trail of this day takes us towards Thodung, where there is the first cheese factory of Nepal. We can visit the exciting and enticing pine forests consisting of variety of floras and faunas along -side the Thodung Monastery. From Ekanagi, we can view the unique landscape of Garurishankar Himal. While we are descending, we will reach a place called Falamedanda (3105m) and after walking for another half an hour we reach the village of Lapchane. Lapchane is one of the tallest hills of Ramechap and from here the breathtaking views of Langtang, Gaurishankar, Numbur and the Everest range can be viewed. This place is also home ot 65 species of birds and various other floras and faunas. We will have a home-stay in one of the newar home for the overnight.
Day 16: Trek to Those (1755m/3 hrs)
Early in the morning we will have the see the sight of rising sun from the Falamedanda/Tame and by and by we will descend towards our last day of the trek, Those. Those used to be one of the busiest market town and trade route between Namche and Lamosangu before the construction of the Jiri Road. As this day marks the end of the trek, feel free to relax and give some tips to the guides and porters who have helped you in many ways to accomplish this trek.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
Through the beautiful mountain landscape, we will drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu or sightseeing (optional)
If you feel you have enough stamina left for yet another sightseeing of the major sights of Kathmandu, we will arrange for the guided city tour. Or you can even rest for the whole day in your hotel. In the evening, you can visit around the tourist shops around the Thamel for buying some souvenir for your beloved ones back in your country. By the night, Marron Treks will host a dinner along with some cultural programme for your successful accomplishment of the trek. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 19: Final Departure

This will be the farewell day where we drop you to the airport to catch your flight to your homeland country .or you can extend your trip and could go for Bunjy Jumping, Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting etc.



While you are in Kathmandu, we opt to accommodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star), Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar.
During the trek, you will be accommodated in a Tea House/ Lodge or Trekking Inn. Most of these lodges and teahouses cater good services and are equipped with modern amenities. We will endeavor to provide you the best accommodation available along the route so that you get a good night’s rest in a hygienic milieu.
We arrange the best quality food during the trek as we are concerned about the health of the trekkers as well as the staff members. Basically, we opt for locally available food in the Everest Region so that you could a real sense of the culture, living patterns, simultaneously promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Other than, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available for your retreat.
Porter and Staff Care:
We ensure that all the porters and other staffs going to high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipments. They are the backbones of a trek.
Best Season:
Spring: March – May, Autumn: September – November are considered to be best for this trek
Any Experience Required?
No former experience required. Physical fitness is the only key to accomplish this trek.
Our Guides:
Guides play a very active role during the trek. Marron Treks has experienced and helpful treking guides who make your trip enjoyable as well as productive. Our guides are literate, multilingual speakers, environment conscious and well acquainted to culture, language, location and every single detail pertaining to the Everest Region . This would help our trekkers make the most of their trip.
Travel Insurance:
It is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip safe and hassle free.

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Starting Price: $1900
Price per person in twin sharing accommodation basis.
Please feel free to contact us for your any special requirements or bigger group deals.
Cost includes:
Airport meeting and sending.
Hotel accommodation (twin sharing) with breakfast.
Private transportation,
Full board during trekking
National Park fees
TIMS fees
Staff insurance
Necessary trekking equipments,
Guide, porter, cook and kitchen boys’ salary and their insurance
Cost excludes:
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Personal nature expenses
Mineral water
Any kind of drinks and beverages
Emergency rescue fees if needed and the services that is not mentioned in the cost includes section.

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp-trek equipments when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.
CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)
Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella Equipment Photo
Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes
Fleece jacket or Pullover
Fleece windcheater jacket
Down jacket or a Down vestDown jacket
T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)
Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
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Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)
Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)
Head/Eyes & Hand Gears
Sun hat/cap
Woolen hat or Balaclava
Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)
Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)
Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair
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Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces
Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each
Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet
Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)
Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)
Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )
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Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)
Day sack/Nylon stuff sack
Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)
Water bottle
Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs
Maps, compass and a guide book
Trekking poles
Miscellaneous Bits
The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find
Equipment Photo
 yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!
Quick-drying camp towel
Detergent powder/bar
Toilet paper
Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm
Pocket knife
Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)
Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter
Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms
Stuff sacks
It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 
Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)
Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets
Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)
Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)
Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)
Assorted band-aids
Small gauge pad
Roll of adhesive tape
Iodine tablets
Optional Carry
Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek
Camera, memory card and battery charger
GPS unit Altimeters
Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women
Books and magazines



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