Number Cheese Circuit Trek

  • Duration17 Days
  • Max. Altitude4,515 m
  • Starts FromUSD 2050


Trip Grade:Moderate (**)

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Public Vehicle

Accommodation:Lodge + Camping

Trekking Region:Everest / Rolwaling Region

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Number Cheese Circuit Trek is one of the newly opened trail, different from the commercialized trekking trails in the Everest and Rolwaling Region. Number Cheese Circuit Trek begins from Ramechhap, 190 km east of capital city of Kathmandu. It is a 14 to 16 day circuit trail connecting two beautiful river valleys : Khimti and Likhu in the lap of Everest and Rolwaling Region but the trek can be shortened and completed within 10 days.

Number Cheese Trek named in honor of the virgin peak Numberchuli (6959 m). We will have chance to go around one of the Nepal’s first yak cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way. We can observe many different ritual activities still in practice in duo Hinduism and in Buddhism. The foremost prize of the whole experience is the chance to meet people from 21 different indigenous communities such as Sherpa, Newar, Thami, Tamang, Yolmo, Majhi and others. The Number Cheese Circuit Trail offers visitors the superb and breathing view of majestic Himalayan peaks including Everest range, Numberchuli, Gaurishankar, Jugal and Langtang Himal range combined with the still virgin and vibrant Sherpa cultural attraction.

This is also the home for the impressive glacier and moraine such as Linkhu Nup Glacier, Bigphere Go Glacier, Surmoche Glacier and many others in the surroundings. The mountain massifs towards Gumdel, rocky mountain in and around Panchpokhari and wonderful landscape at Tarekharka are the most fascinating things in the route. High Himalayan lakes , revered by the pilgrims to Panchpokhari, Jatapokhari,Bhalepokhari, Dudhpokhari are the prime attraction here. The circuit furnishes with its rich bio-diversity ranging from temperate to alpine vegetation that comprises folded pine forest, blooming rhododendrons, scattered bamboo patches and colorful pastures providing the best habitat to the endangered wild animals and birds’ species such as Red Panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and various species of pheasants like Danphe.

This is primarily an Eco - Lodge Camping Trek combined with the unique home stay. We can start Everest Base Camp Trek if we don’t fly to Lukla. Usually , we begin Number trek from Shivalaya, 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu.The route follows the Araniko Highway towards Tibet before turning right over the Sunkoshi at Lamosangu for the climb Swiss built Lamosangu-Jiri road , the gateway to the Solukhumbu, through Sindhupalchowk. During Monsoon (June – August ), the road is usually closed to Shivalaya, so we should walk from Jiri to Shivalaya adding an extra day to the trek. We need to get an entry permit to Gaurishankar Conservation Area in Shivalaya in the information center or in Kathmandu , the same place we get the permit for the Everest .


Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya and drive back Those to Kathmandu
  • The trek of Everest and Rolwaling Region
  • The trek named in honor of Numberchuli Peak
  • Nepal’s first Yak- Cheese Factory
  • Visit famous Thodung Monastery
  • The home for glaciers and moraines
  • This is primarily an Eco-Lodge based on trekking
  • Whole experience with 21 indigenous community people on the way

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. O/N at Hotel

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1,790 m), 9 hrs. O/N at Guest House

Day 04:Trek from Shivalaya to Khahare (2,175 m) ,4 hrs. O/N at Guest House

Day 05:Trek from Khahare to Panipakha (3,105 m), 4 hrs. O/N at Camp

Day 06:Trek from Panipakha to Manedanda (3,940 m), 3 hrs. O/N at Camp

Day 07:Trek from Manedanda to Panchpokhari (4,515 m) 3 and half hrs. O/N at Camp

Day 08:Trek from Panchpokhari to Tare (4,140 m)5 hrs. O/N at Camp

Day 09:Trek from Tare to Ngeju (2,665 m) ,4 hrs. O/N at Camp

Day 10:Trek from Ngeju to Lhachhewar (2,665 m), 4 hrs. O/N at Camp

Day 11:Trek from Lhachhewar to Kyama (2,380 m),4 hrs. O/N at Home Stay

Day 12:Trek from Kyama to Gumdel (2,255 m), 2 hrs. O/N at Home Stay

Day 13:Trek from Gumdel to Serding (3,360 m), 3 and half hrs. O/N at Home Stay

Day 14:Trek from Serding to Lapchane (3,150 m) via Thodung , 5 hrs. O/N at Home Stay

Day 15:Trek from Lapchane to Those (1,755 m), 3 and half hrs. O/N at Home Stay

Day 16:Drive from Those to Kathmandu, 9 hrs. O/N at Hotel

Day 17:Transfer to International Airport

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up & drops off by private tourist vehicle
  • Three nights’ twin sharing basis accommodation at 3 star category hotels in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle
  • A government licensed holder city tour guide
  • Full board meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) during the trek
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
  • Professional license holder English speaking Trekking Guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters (2 Trekkers = 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Everest National Park Entry permit and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Down Jacket, Duffle bag and sleeping bag by Himkala Adventure if required
  • Drive from Kathmandu - Shivalaya & Those - Kathmandu by local bus
  • Farewell Dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural show
  • Government Taxes, VAT,and Service Charge


Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Your travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal expenses like hot shower, battery recharge, hot and cold drinks etc
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at HotelAfter your arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport, you complete the custom formalities, and then proceed to the airport entrance. Our representative from Himkala Adventure will heartily greet you there and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. Thamel is just 5 km from airport. After we check in hotel, either you could take rest or walk around Thamel. Overnight in hotel

Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. O/N at Hotel After breakfast, we depart from hotel for the guided city sightseeing. We will visit the historical sites listed in UNESCO World Heritage site. These are very artistic, elegant in art and architecture. The important part of your day trip around Kathmandu is you will be able to see the cultural performances in the stupas by monks, Bajrayana followers and the Hindus worshiping in the temple. After the city tour, we return back to hotel and we will brief you about the Number Cheese Trekking that we begin from tomorrow. Overnight in hotel

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1,790 m), 9 hrs. O/N at Guest House We drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya in the morning after breakfast. It is 220 km east from Kathmandu and takes about 8-9 hours by bus. The bus leaves from the old bus park. It is a winding road well paved from Kathmandu to Jiri but the road from Jiri to Shivalaya is rough and in the monsoon, it is closed off. The route follows Araniko Highway towards Tibet before turning right over the Sun Koshi at Lamo Sanghu. This is the road to Dolakha , Jiri, the gate way to Solukhumbu. Overnight in lodge

Day 04Trek from Shivalaya to Khahare (2,175 m) ,4 hrs. O/N at Guest House Shivalaya is located in the bank of Khimti River. After breakfast, we walk up and down through terraced fields, go down to cross the river and again climb up steeply to the cliff on the other side. Khahare has less number of houses where the house owner lives in winter. Overnight in lodge

Day 05Trek from Khahare to Panipakha (3,105 m), 4 hrs. O/N at Camp After breakfast, we begin our trek climbing steep to Panipakha. Panipakha is the first campsite as there is no human settlement. It has flat camping area with a open hut. The trail provides an amazing Khimti River view. Overnight in camp

Day 06Trek from Panipakha to Manedanda (3,940 m), 3 hrs. O/N at Camp From Panipakha, we pass through the tiny Sherpa village of Phokte and we ascend through the rhododendron forest to the summer pasture of Manedanda. It is the second camping day with basic cooking shelter and the area for the tent. We can see nice view in the clear day. Overnight in camp

Day 07Trek from Manedanda to Panchpokhari (4,515 m) 3 and half hrs. O/N at Camp After having breakfast, we start our trek to PanchPokhari. We first climb to Jata Pokhari along the river side and while hiking up, we pass through the alpine pastures to scrubby forests of Sunpati. Then the trail goes beside the river and arrives at Jatapokhari. This is one of the holy Mountain Lakes in the lap of Mt. Numberchuli. It is a short walk from Jata Pokhari to Panch Pokhari. Overnight in camp

Day 08Trek from Panchpokhari to Tare (4,140 m)5 hrs. O/N at Camp Today, we walk from Panchpokhari to Khola Kharka and goes downhill to Nupche River via thick bamboo forest. We can visit the fresh cheese making in green pastures alongside the Nupche River before we reach to eco- camping site at Tare. If anyone would like to go for side trip from here with an extra day, we can go to any one of them like Bigphera Go Nup Base Camp/Glacier, Khola Cire (4,469 m), Linkhu Nup Glacier and impressive Lhasa Lake (4,469 m). Overnight in camp

Day 09Trek from Tare to Ngeju (2,665 m) ,4 hrs. O/N at Camp This is the most strenuous section of Number Cheese Circuit where we pass Gyazo-La Pass. The trail from Tare to Likhu Khola valley is duo challenging and rewarding. The view to the north into Tibet is marvelous that can be seen while crossing Gyazo-La Pass at an elevation of 4,880 m.We trek down from Likhu glacier following the intense Likhu Khola and arrive at the yak pastures of Ngeju. There is ancient Buddhist shrine of Kau Gompa above the Likhu Khola Valley surrounded by the high rock and snowy peaks. This can be the short side trip after we reach to Ngeju. Overnight in camp

Day 10Trek from Ngeju to Lhachhewar (2,665 m), 4 hrs. O/N at Camp From Ngeju, the trail weaves through thick ancient forests alongside the Likhu Khola re-emerging to Lhachhewar. This is the beautiful Sherpa village with fascinating landscapes, graceful monastery, and the friendly Sherpa people. Overnight in Home stay/ camp

Day 11Trek from Lhachhewar to Kyama (2,380 m),4 hrs. O/N at Home Stay After breakfast, we start our trek going through the river valley, passing Umatirtha Temple which has great significance in Hindu mythology. This is a pilgrimage site regarded as the Kashi of Himalayas at the confluence of Likhu and Nupche River. We then descend down to Kyama through the deep forest. The view of Bigphera Go Nup and Numberchuli is great. Overnight in Home stay / camp

Day 12Trek from Kyama to Gumdel (2,255 m), 2 hrs. O/N at Home Stay After breakfast, we head towards Gumdel from Kyama. Gumdel is a small village gathered around a large Buddhist stupa. They offer the best home stay accommodation and fresh food with warm Sherpa hospitality. The dazzling beauty of Numberchuli in the backdrop is remarkable. Overnight in Home stay / Camp

Day 13Trek from Gumdel to Serding (3,360 m), 3 and half hrs. O/N at Home Stay From Gumdel, we descend through the mountain terrace along the Likhu River. We ultimately meet the Everest trail at Bhandar. There is the other way from Gumdel where we climb through the dense forest and reach to the beautiful village Serding. Overnight in home stay / camp

Day 14Trek from Serding to Lapchane (3,150 m) via Thodung , 5 hrs. O/N at Home Stay Today, we descend gently to visit the first Cheese factory established in 1957 on the way to Thodung. We can visit Thodung monastery as well. From there, we descend down to Deurali and arrive at Lapchane, the Newari village with nice Home stay. There is the tallest hill in Ramechhap – Tamdanda, 35 minutes walk above the Newar Village of Lapchhane. Overnight in Home stay / camp

Day 15Trek from Lapchane to Those (1,755 m), 3 and half hrs. O/N at Home Stay We wake up early in the morning and hike up to the Tamadanda, 35 minutes walk for the sun rise and slowly descend down to Thosey after having breakfast at Lapchhane. We can see the central and eastern Himalayan ranges from Tamadanda. This is the nice home of many species of birds in the mid hills. This place was the busiest market in this region before the construction of Jiri road. Overnight in home stay

Day 16Drive from Those to Kathmandu, 9 hrs. O/N at Hotel After breakfast, we drive from Those to Kathmandu. It takes about 8-9 hours. There road condition is rough and jarring ride by bus but the scenic beauty of countryside is eye catching. After our arrival in Kathmandu, we take a rest and join together for the dinner with Nepalese Cultural Show. Overnight in hotel

Day 17Transfer to International Airport Your trip to the beautiful Himalayan country, Nepal ends today with indelible memories. We escort you to the International airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you have enough time before your departure, you could go to do shopping in the bustling local market of Kathmandu. Finally, showing gratitude that you joined Himkala Adventure for the Number Cheese Circuit, and we say good bye and depart from the airport. We wish you have pleasant journey to your onward destination. Namaste!!!

Trip FAQ

Himkala Adventure would like to answer all the queries about Number Cheese Circuit Trek for all curious travelers/trekkers in the world. As you are entirely from different geographical location, you could better to know everything about the treks from the beginning i.e. airport pick up till your departure like airport picks up, drops off, accommodation in city, in the trek, guide and porters, safety for the trekking, food and accommodation and some other things that you might face on the way. Hope our endeavor listing these questions answers will help you self informed.

This is simply the outlines of the services we offer but it may differ as per your requirement, number of trekkers. What we go through our conversation, we will manage the means of transportation, hotels in the city, accommodation in the trekking, numbers of porters etc. This is general idea about Number Cheese Circuit Trek before your trip and you become clearer about the trek. Please feel free to contact us to get more information about the trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

1) What physical fitness do I need to book this trip?

Every trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal requires the certain level of physical and mental fitness. So, we advise you to be in good physical shape and able to feel comfortable while hiking up and down 7 to 12 miles per day on a trail carrying a day pack of about 10 pounds. Three things could make you confident enough for any trek you would like to do: aerobic, strength and mental.

Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will be trekking in thinner air, up to 40% less than at sea level. With good aerobic conditioning, you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you. You should plan on doing at least one hour of aerobic 3 /4 times per week for 1 month or more before your arrival in Nepal. Walking, jogging, cycling, hiking on valley floor to ridge line ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise, so long as you are strengthening leg muscles and building stamina. Speed is not the essence; stamina, confidence and continuity are. Do as much uphill as possible. If you live in flat area, go to the stadium and use the steps with your pack.

2) Do I really need to use guide to Number Cheese Circuit Trek?

You are advised to use Guide so that you could feel safer in the unknown area because the guide can tell you the possible danger as they have guided in this region since long. Most importantly, the Himalayan weather is really unpredictable and the Guide can help you to take proper shelter. Nest advantage to be with Guide is you get more knowledge about local culture and you could have easy access to interact with the local people. In 2014, the Nepal Government clearly has stated that the trekkers should have a guide but still it is not seemed in the practicality.

3) How do I find Himkala Adventure for my pick up at the airport?

Our representative from Himkala Adventure will display a small board (placard) of company or your name outside the airport terminal. You will be driven to the hotel by our tourist vehicle.

4) What sort of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu?

Normally we provide standard rooms with twin sharing accommodations at three star or similar category hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast. Accommodation in these cities can be upgraded as per your request. But some of our packages are sold without accommodation in the city.

5) How are tea house facilities during Number Cheese Circuit Trek?

Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Tea houses in Number Cheese Circuit Trek area are professional though they are simple but with neat and clean lodging offering fine views and plain but fresh and hygienic food with friendly atmosphere Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as lack of firewood in most villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal.

6) What sort of accommodation do I get in trekking?

Guesthouses/Tea Houses/Lodges provide twin sharing single and double rooms and occasionally a dormitory which is basically clean with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Our company provides the sleeping bag if needed but we always recommend having your own sleeping equipments. You have to share the room with your group member or sometimes with unknown traveler. The toilet is always outside the room with basic facilities.

7) What sort of foods, water and drinks can I expect in trekking?

The foods in the Himalayas are very simple. There are mostly the family members themselves to cook and serve the meal. They are simply trained but experienced because they have been offering such services for many years in this busy route. The food is hygienic, fresh and delicious. We recommend you to drink mineral water or the boiled or using water purification pills or drops.

Most of the foods are cooked in the kitchen of tea houses. They serve you with different varieties of delicious Nepali and continental dishes. The most popular Nepali food is daal bhat (rice and lentils) with some mixed vegetable curry. Garlic soup is popular as it helps you with acclimatization. You could better be vegetarian in the mountains. All hotels in cities and guesthouses in trekking serve the vegetarian food. You can find all common types of drinks like hot chocolates, coffee, tea, hot lemon with honey, ginger tea, soft drinks etc. you will have your breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you will be staying and lunch somewhere on the way to your next destination.

8) What mode of transportation do I use?

We will provide the private transportation for Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. We use transportation as based on our cost inclusion section. The transportation varies depending on your requirements at the time of booking the trip.

9) What is the best season for this trekking?

The best season for Number Cheese Circuit Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December). These are the perfect time of the year for the breathtaking views of Himalayas with clear and sunny days. But the weather in the mountains is unpredictable.

10) What is the weather and temperature like during the trekking?

The climate in Nepal varies from place to place which can be categorized in different four main seasons. The main seasons in Nepal are spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (September to November) & winter (December to February). The best season to travel in Nepal is autumn (September, October & November) & spring (March, April & May). Weather in the mountains is unpredictable. But the day temperature in Number Cheese Circuit Trek is comfortable.

11) Who will be guiding me during this trip?

We provide the professional government license holder English speaking trekking guides for our entire trekking trip. We can also provide French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian speaking guides as per your preference with extra payment but not guaranteed.  All guides will be Nepali people who are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personality. They are all trained from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, certified and approved by the Tourism Department of Nepal government.  We provide a different city tour guide to guide you in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. They are the professional license holder guide specialized in culture, history, geography, iconography, archeology and religion with good command over English. Tour guides are specialized in city tour and trekking guides are more in the hiking and trekking in the Himalayas.

12) What sort of experience do your guides have?

Our entire city tour guides have bachelors to Master Degree academic education along with many months tour guiding training from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal. They are fluent in spoken languages and informative about the sites in many aspects. They are quite experienced and dedicated to their job and responsibilities.

Our entire trekking guides have minimum Intermediate to Master Degree academic education with trekking guide training from Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal. Many of them are from villages. As they are local, they know more about the routes, necessary precaution to be taken and so on. They have spent many years exploring many parts of the country. They are trained in first aid and able to handle any situation easily. They speak good English and make you know about the places you visit.

13) May I charge my electronic gadgets during Number Cheese Circuit Trek?

Most of the places in your tea houses have charging facilities. You can charge your devices by paying some extra money. It’s good if you bring TWO or THREE pin travel adapter and put your gadgets at warm place at night.

14) How much additional money is required for this trip?

It’s a very personal question as expenses depend on habit. Normally, in Kathmandu you can allocate about USD 10 to 15 per person per lunch or dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day will be sufficient to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for a hot shower during the trekking. Other personal expenses will be your own calculation.

15) What is the social and environmental responsibility of Himkala Adventure for this trip?

The situation of environment in Nepal is in considerable stage due to so many factors caused by global warming, human activities, and adverse effects of natural incidents. Nepal is in between two giant countries like China and Nepal. The ozone layer is depleting and the atmosphere is getting heated. So, its direct effect is to the Himalayas that the snow is melting day by day and the sea level is rising. It is due to population growth, people are clearing the forest and the soil is being eroded. As a part of society, and our trekking related activities are directly concerned with the social and environmental things. We are very conscious not litter in the open spaces, to manage garbage properly and make local people aware in this campaign. We are working together with other companies and taking these issues seriously.

16) What is the minimum number requirement for this trip?

We operate individual trip to the group joining trips for Number Cheese Circuit Trek. If you want to do any private trip we are ready to organize for solo traveler as well with some additional charges.

17) Are there communication or internet services during Number Cheese Circuit Trek?

All our guides carry the local mobile phone. You can use his mobile phone to make any local or international call from trekking trails by paying him directly. You can even pass him number to be connected with your family or friends. We highly recommend taking local SIM card for call and internet services during trekking. Local SIM cards are easily available in many stores and at airport as well. You need to provide two copies of your photographs and your passport copy to get local SIM CARDS of NCELL & NTC (only these two companies provide telephone services in Nepal.

18) May I get chances for shower during Number Cheese Circuit Trek?

Most of the guesthouse provides hot shower with some extra cost. In few places, bucket water will be provided for the shower.

19) May I add extra days in trekking?

Yes. You can customize the trek as you would want. We are flexible while preparing the itinerary and you could lengthen or shorten it as per your requirement.

20) What happens in case of emergency?

Himkala Adventure has prepared for any emergency situation and knows how to handle it. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during the trek. Every client should have his own insurance before coming to Nepal for the case of emergency.

21) Do I need to have insurance for this trip?

We request you to have a travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, medical problem & emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitude places before coming Nepal. Choose a policy to cover your emergency high altitude helicopter evacuation with all medical insurances for trekking in high altitude in the Himalayas of Nepal.  Your travel insurance is always needed before going in any high altitude trekking.  Please check your travel insurance policy which doesn’t exclude mountaineering or alpinism.  Although you will not be engaging in these activities in your trekking, you might have problem convincing the insurance company of this fact.  Rescue insurance need to cover an emergency helicopter evacuation or a charted flight from remote mountain trails of Nepal as well as international medical evacuation. A helicopter evacuation might cost US$ 2500 to US$10000 depending on the places.  So that travel insurance to cover all above is must to travel in the high Himalayas of Nepal.

22) What type of shoes should I wear during Number Cheese Circuit Trek?

You could better have carefully chosen hiking boots with extra laces which should be kind of strong, well-made but light boots for Number Cheese Circuit Trek. Shoes and boots are best to buy before arriving in Nepal. We advise you to wear your new shoes for sometime before trek so that you could feel well habituated on the newer trail for your feet.

23) Can I use credit cards in Number Cheese Circuit Trek?

No, you can use only in the cities like Kathmandu. So, it is better you to make change in Kathmandu. When you are out of city, all you need is cash, better to have small notes. Please change the currency in local Nepali rupees before you go to the mountains.

24) Do I need to tip my guide and porter? How much would that be?

Tipping is not mandatory, neither it is right to ask by anyone but it is a way of showing gratitude after taking service. The level of tip also shows how satisfy you are from the team that you had been during your tour/trek.However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

25) How is Camping Trek to Number Cheese Circuit being operated?

Camping trek is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. Trekkers need only carry a small bag as required for the day. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablutions tents are provided and set up, also mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating.In a typical camping trek, we start the day around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea. You are then provided with a bowl of warm water for washing. Then trekkers enjoy breakfast before leaving camp. The trek begins around 7.30 - 8 a.m.

Trekkers can set their pace for pausing and sightseeing and the walk to the lunch spot will normally take 3 hours. On arrival, you are served hot lunch. In the afternoon, after walking for another 3 to 4 hours, you arrive at the next camp around 5 p.m. Tea & snacks are served while our staff readies the camp. Dinner time is around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent, lit with lanterns and comfortably furnished. The food is healthy, wholesome and hygienically prepared.


Trip Note


The cost of trip varies according to the number in the group, the category of the Hotel, mode of the transportation and any kind of changes (if there is). So, if you would let us know all of these above mentioned things, then we could quote you the exact price.

Essential Documents:

You are requested to send the following documents after you confirm or book the trip with Himkala Adventure:

A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.

It is advised to maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques, bank/ATM card, contact numbers, international flight tickets, and emergency contact numbers.


The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to December and March to May. The day temperature for walking to Number Chesse Circuit Trekking is comfortable. The sky is clear although there is snow and rainfall occasionally. It is about 10 degree centigrade at the height of 3,600 m and increasingly lower, the higher we go.

Nepal Strikes:

There is much more progress in the political scenario in Nepal and we assure you that travelling in Nepal is safe. But there may be Bandha (wide transport strikes) at a very short notice. The shuttle bus is in operation by Nepal Tourism Board and the Nepal Tourist Police in conjunction with the Himalayan Rescue Association from domestic and international terminal to the various hotels in Kathmandu. The service costs 300 rupees per person.

Itinerary Disclaimer:

Himkala has thoughtfully designed all the itineraries but our itineraries are updated for the betterment on the basis of our past travelers’ comments and our own research. In case you find changes in the itinerary you printed and the upgraded one does not affect your trip. Please note that some changes may occur in our itineraries due to bad weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes.

Physical Rating:

Your trip will be meaningful if you could find yourself fit and fine. You will be walking up to 4,515 m from the sea level. As the geographical region varies, there is a temperature variation as well. So, we advise you to undertake regular physical exercise, jogging, hiking, riding, ascending and descending the long stairs etc.

Group Size:

Himkala Adventure organizes solo to group travelers. Our group trips are designed for sharing accommodation and there is no single supplement. Single travelers share with the same gender from twin to multi-share in an accommodation. You are requested to have mutual understanding in between the fellow travelers who have joined from the different parts of the world. Please remember that you have great responsibilities in the group. If you are requested to be at a particular place at a certain time, make sure that you have been there at a time. It is much more pleasing sharing experiences and traveling together.

Accommodation and Meals:

Accommodation and Foods in the Himalayan region of Nepal cannot be compared with any developed countries in the world. We know that you might not have experienced such things before but you should take it easy. Accommodations at local lodges are simple but clean and comfortable. The food is plain. Toilets and washing facilities are shared and rudimentary. In high altitude regions, there are very few tea houses and one has to be happy to share in simple dormitories without electricity, without running water. Hot shower means a  bucket of hot water upon our request.

Money Matters:

Please note that most establishments in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPR). ATMs can be found only in major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Bhaktapur etc. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes in Nepal. You make sure that you won’t carry these notes upon arrival in Nepal, otherwise they are confiscated and you may be fined.

Please make sure that the foreign currency notes that you have are new and clean notes because old, torn or faded foreign currency notes in Nepal are very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks.

While travelers cheques have security advantages exchanging them can be a lengthy process, commissions can be high (up to 10%) and they can be difficult to change in rural areas, on weekends and public holidays. If you choose to bring travelers’ cheques, make sure they are a major brand and major currency.


Tipping is not mandatory. It is not anyone’s right asking for tips but if you are happy with the service, you could tip the staffs. It is entirely a personal preference. Tipping could be significant to them who took take great care of you in your traveling period. Himkala recommends that you could tip any intended recipient by any member of the group than collected and passed on by the group leader.

Note: Please do not tip with coins or dirty and ripped notes. This is culturally taken as an insult.

Local Dress in Nepal:

Nudity is a sensitive issue in Nepal. Women should avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless tops in public places where this might be seen as inappropriate. Remove shoes before entering certain holy places. Non-Hindus are not permitted in some temples.


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