Nepal Adventure Trip

Numbur Cheese Circuit ( Panch Pokhari Trekking )

Panch Pokhari TrekkingNumbur Cheese Circuit is one of the recently opened new trekking routes in Nepal. This trail takes you on a picturesque passage through two river valleys namely Khimti and Likhu valleys, which are nestled on the foothills of Everest and Rolwaling region respectively. The rich biodiversity ranging from temperate to alpine forests inhabited by wild life like Red Panda, Musk deer, Himalayan thar, Snow Leopard and various species of pheasants like Danfe. The presence of glaciers and moraines along with the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas namely Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Kanchenjunga adds to the interest of the trek. The trail also offers a close look at the life style and culture of the indigenous communities such as Sherpa, Newar, Thami, Tamang, Yolmo and Majhi.

You start the Trek from Shivalaya after driving 8 or 9 hours from Kathmandu. Here all the kinds of facilities are available like nice accommodation, Rivers side camping, and well stocked bazzar for trekking supplies. You can enjoy Cold River with cool beer and some yak cheese on the lodges. The trail route to Shivalaya from Jiri follows the traditional approach march for Everest expeditions along the trade route from Jiri – the classic Sir Edmund Hillary route.

The new route to Panch pokhari (Literally the name pancha pokhari is derived from five holy ponds which are lies there and it is new and as a special trekking area) offers visitors a superb, enjoyable and breathtaking view of majestic Himalayan peaks like Langtang, Jugal Himal, Gaurishankar and Numburchuli and many more. Walk through deep river gorges you reach to the high peaks of Bigphera Go Nup(pathibarra) and Numburchuli from where you can see the beautiful scenario of glacial lakes, Likhu Khola glacier, the terrace rice fields, subtropical forest, and Sherpa villages etc. On the way one can get chance to visit Nepal’s first cheese factory established in 1957 and the famous Thodung monastery. In March and April, rhododendrons bloom in profusion. Also you may get chance to see eagles and musk deer, Himalayan tahr, as well as a species of goat antelope. If lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. When planning this trekking product, great cares have to take 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.

Trek Features

Duration day in Nepal: 18 days

Total duration treks: 14 days

Trek style: Fully: Camping Trekking

Trek starts/ends: Jiri / Jiri

Max elevation: 5000m.

Trek grading: Moderate Demanding

Best season: March-May, October-November

Accommodation: 4 nights in hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and 14 nights in camping with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trip highlights: Extremely pristine and isolated region, Breathtaking mountain views, Diverse moutain flora and fauna

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport

Day 02: In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 03: Drive to Jiri-Shivalaya (188 km).Camp

Day 04: Shivalaya trek to Khahare (5-6 hrs). Camp

Day 05: Khahare trek to Panipacka (5-6 hrs).Camp

Day 06: Panipacka trek to Maanedanda. Camp

Day 07: Maanedanda trek to Jatapokhari/Paanchpokhari (5-6 hrs). Camp- NICE VIEW

Day 08: Paanchpokhari trek to Tare (5-6 hrs). Camp

Day 09: Tare trek to Gyazo La-Ngeju (4-5 hrs). Camp

Day 10: Gyazo La-Ngeju trek to Lhachhewar (4-5 hrs). Camp

Day 11: Lhachhewar trek to Kyama (4-5 hrs). Camp

Day 12: Kyama trek to Gumdel (3-4 hrs). Camp

Day 13: Gumdel trek to Serding or deorali (4-5 hrs). Camp

Day 14: Deorali trek to Shivalaya (4-5 hrs).Camp

Day 15: Shivalaya trek to Jiri 4/5hrs.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)

Day 17: In Kathmandu, free day

Day 18: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu