The Numbur Cheese Circuit offers visitors a superb, breathtaking view of majestic Himalayan peaks including Langtang, Jugal Himal, Gaurishankar and Numburchuli and many more. Walk through deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the Likhu Khola glacier, watched over by the towering peaks of Bigphera Go Nup (Pathibarra) and Numburchuli. One can also visit one of Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way.
Numbur cheese circuit trek is a virgin circuit trek primarily based on the natural landscape wisely blended with the Sherpa culture and traditions. In April and May, rhododendrons bloom in profusion. You may also see eagles and musk deer as well as Himalayan tahr, a species of goat antelope. If lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. “Leave only footprints behind you, take only memories when you leave”: this concept of sustainable tourism is based on the premise that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations. When planning this trekking product, great care was taken to ensure that the northern portion remained a wilderness and that lodges were not constructed only eco-friendly campsites and trail improvements have been incorporated. The identity of Number cheese Circuit Trek is firstly with the highest peak in the area, Numburchuli at 6,959m and secondly with local ‘slow food’ products such as Yak cheese, high altitude orthodox tea, local potato,millet wheat and other. ‘Slow food’ products are artisanal food produced by local farmers and entrepreneurs, and where consumers take the role of co-producers. Likewise rainbow trout and plum are other potential new slow foods on offer.
The chun Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo, where hospitable local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation and there are oldest cave and monasteries. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North.
Itinerary type ( Tour 20 days)
: Ganesh Himal, annapurna, manaslu, fishtail, langtang, gosainkunda
: Sarmoche peak, Ramdung peak, Chukyima Go, Bigphrea Go Nup
: February, March, April, May, October, November
: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
: By Bus
: Teahouse / Tent
: 2-10 Pax
: 5 to 7 hours