Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a newly opened trek in the Ramechhap District of Nepal. This trek is perfect for the trekkers yearning for a walk on the off-beaten trails of Nepal, which is far away from the crowds. The trek passes through the deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, and Sherpa villages. This incredible trek is named in honor of pristine peak Numbur Chuli(6959m) and one of Nepal’s first Yak Cheese factories established in 1957. The starting point of the trek is Shivalaya. Shivalaya is also the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek for those who do not take the Lukla Flight.
This trek serves the trekkers with an excellent opportunity to observe the rich biodiversity varying from temperate to alpine vegetation. The pine forest, blooming rhododendrons, and scattered bamboo patches adorn the Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek trail. Further, Walking through these colorful pastures, you may witness rare wild animals and birds such as Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Musk Deer, and various species of Pheasant. If you are lucky enough, you will see the elusive Snow Leopard.
The serene environment and captivating views of the majestic mountains and peaks such as Numburchuli, Everest Range, Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal, Parchemo Peak, Bigphera Go Nup (Pathivara), and the Langtang Himalayan Range add more excitement and joy to your journey. Trekking through the charming Sherpa villages, you can glimpse the vibrant culture and the traditional lifestyle of the Sherpa people. Visiting the Yak Cheese Factory en route is another boon to your trip. Additionally, the holiest monasteries such as Lhachhewar, Kyama, Gumdel, Bhandar, and Thorang along the trail offer trekkers spiritual peace and happiness.
Connecting the two meandering rivers, Likhu and Khimti, in the lap of Everest and Rowling, this trekking trail is famous for its picturesque landscape, rustic villages, and stunning mountains. Passing through the Panch Pokhari Pass(4605m) and Gyajo La pass, you get to experience the entire adventure and thrill. Indeed the beguiling beauty of this trail beacons every traveling enthusiast who wants to escape from the crowd and wish to walk on the off-beaten trails.
- Trip Duration: 17 Days
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
- Transportation: Private vehicles
- Accommodation: Camping
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Maximum Altitude: 4515m