Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek offers the experience of walking in off the beaten trails in Numbur Himalaya and its surroundings, less touristic and wild trek route which is located on the foot hills between two trek regions lower Everest region and Rolwaling region. You can explore the picturesque passage through two beautiful Himalayan river valleys named Khimti River and Likhu River valleys. You can see the rich bio-diversities raise from temperate to alpine forests are inhabited by wild lives like red panda, musk deer, Himalayan thar, mountain goat, snow leopard and various species of colorful birds like danfe, parrot, peacock etc
Except natural greenery and mountain scenes of Gaurishankar Himal, Rolwaling Himal, Everest Himalayan rang, Makalu Himalayan range, you can discover the original and authentic cultures of typical ethnic villages, their multi cultures of the indigenous ethnic communities such as: Sherpa, Newar, Thami, Tamang, Hyolmo, Majhi etc.
Trip Summery in facts: Trip Title: Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek. Maximum Elevation: 4515m. Trip Duration: 18 Days Walking Level: 4-6 hours per day Mode of Operation: Camping twin basis Best Season: Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov. Trip Grade: Moderate & strenuous Group size: Minimum 2 people to Maximum 18 people
Outline Itinerary: Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome by ART member and transfer to to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast. Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m) 7 hours by local bus. Stay overnight in camp. Day 03: Trek from Shivalaya to Khahare (2175m) 5 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 04: Trek from Shivalaya to Panipakha (3105m) 5 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 05: Trek from Panipakha to Manedanda (3940m) 4 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 06: Trek from Manedanda to Panchpokhari (4515m) 5 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 07: Trek from Panchpokhari to Tare (4140m) 6 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 08: Rest day in Tare to explore the sights and scenes of this region. Stay overnight in camp Day 09: Trek from Tare to Ngeju (2665m) 5 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 10: Trek from Ngeju to Lhachhewar (2665m) 5 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 11: Trek from Lhachhewar to Kyama (2380m) 5 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 12: Trek from Kyama to Gumdel (2255m) 3 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 13: Trek from Gumdel to Serding (3360m) 4 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 14: Trek from Serding to Lapchane (3150m) via Thodung 6 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 15: Trek from Lapchane to Those (1755m) 5 hours. Stay overnight in camp. Day 16: Those to Kathmandu 8 hours by local bus and hotel 2 star bed and breakfast. Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu and sightseeing optional hotel 2 star bed and breakfast. Day 18: International departure
-Kathmandu international airport arrival and departure service by car or tourist bus.
-3 nights 2 star hotel bed & breakfast in Kathmandu.
-Food: breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks coffee, tea, milk, hot lemon juice, hot orange juice, hot water etc.
-All accommodation in North Face 3 men tent for 2 pax with foam mattress during the trek.
-All camping and kitchen equipment: tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables, utensils.
-All necessary formalities of Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Project and TIMS card permits.
-Kathmandu – Shivalaya and Those to Kathmandu by local bus.
-English speaking professional and experience trekking guide, assistant guide, cook & porters.
-13 % VAT compulsory government tax & other local taxes.
-Nepal tourist visa fee 2 weeks 25 $ one month 40 $.
-International airfare/ your travel insurance.
-Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
-All alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks
-Hot shower/ camera battery charge
-Tips for the guide, cook, kitchen boy & porters.
-Travel insurance with emergency helicopter coverage.
-Personal cloths, gears, sleeping bag -15 degree, medicines etc.
Clothing & Equipment Check List: Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc. Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required) Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal) Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional) Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash Extras/Luxuries
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow