The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek takes place in Nepal's Solu-Khumbu region, which is located in the northeastern part of the nation. The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is a lesser-known trekking route in Nepal that provides stunning mountain views, interesting cultural encounters, and the opportunity to witness conventional cheese manufacture. The Numbur Cheese Conservation Area, which is home to a diverse mix of flora and fauna, is traversed along the route. The walk provides stunning views of glacier lakes, alpine forests, and snow-capped mountains.
The journey departs from Shivalaya, traverses the Likhu Khola Valley, crosses the Numbur pass (5,159 m), and then descends to the Sherpa hamlet of Thame.
The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek normally requires 15 to 16 days to complete, including days for acclimatization.
The route passes through dense forest of pine, fir, oak, rhododendron, and magnolia trees. Many bird and animal species can be found in these forests, as well as the elusive snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, and musk deer. On your adventure, you will also come across a number of medicinal plants, including the highly valuable Yarsagumba.
The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is home to a wide diversity of animals and birds. The Impeyan Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, and Danphe are just a few of the endangered bird species that can be spotted during the trip. Throughout the trip, a variety of animals can be seen, including musk deer, Himalayan black bears, red pandas, and snow leopards. The other animals you might see include the Himalayan thar, a wild yak, and a blue sheep.
Note: Depending on variables like weather and the group's pace, the itinerary may alter.
You'll need both a Sagarmatha National Park admission permit and a TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) to hike the Numbur Cheese Circuit.
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.
Most of the lodging on the Numbur Cheese Circuit Hike consists of simple hotels and homestays. The lodges provide basic food and a place to sleep, whilst homestays offer a more complete cultural experience.
The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is regarded as a moderately difficult trip with some significant ascents and descents. Nonetheless, trekkers of all levels of experience can complete it with the right training and preparation. Although the trek's greatest elevation is 4,520 meters, prior trekking experience and a high level of physical fitness are requirements.
The Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek is best enjoyed during the months of March and May and September and November, when the weather is dry and the skies are clear. Nonetheless, because of the snow and chilly weather, treks can also be done throughout the winter, albeit they can be more difficult.