The '''Numbur Cheese
Circiut''' offers visitors superb views of major Himalayan peaks including Annapurna South, Langtang, Gaurishankar and [[Numburchuili]] and many more. Walk through deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the the [[Lhiku Khola glacier]], watched over by the towering peaks of Pathibarra and [[Numburchuili]]. Visit one of Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way.
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 you are lucky you can catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard.
Shivalaya and Those are the start and finish points of the '''Numbur Cheese Circuit''' and are 8-9 hrs drive from Kathmandu. Seasonal Super express bus service goes to/from Kathmandu's Old Bus Park, near the Nepal Tourism Board(7am Daily). Kathmandu to Jiri/Shivalaya takes 6-8 hours (450NRs). The winding road is very well paved with fine mountain views. The route follows the Arniko Highway towards Tibet before turning right over the Sun Koshi at Lamosangu for the climb on the Swiss built Lamosangu-Jiri Road, the "gateway to the Solu Khumbu", through Sindupalchowk, Dolahka Districts to [[Ramechhap]]. Buses make a lunch stop after 4 hours at Mude Bazaar, famous for the largest potatoes in Nepal.
Interesting stops along the way are Charikot, where you can stay at the luxurious
Charikot Panorama Resort [http://www.raonline.ch/ rao_promochar.html], or continue on to [[Jiri]].
[[Image:NCT Map.jpg|thumb|400px|Number Cheese Circuit Map skillfully hand drawn by local artisans to launch the NEW trekking route in October 2008.]]
Shivalaya is the gateway for the
most exciting trek in North Ramechhap. The route to Shivalaya follows the traditional approach march for Everest expeditions, pioneered by Sir Edmund Hilary, along the old trade route from Jiri.
Khahare village comprises of less than 5 houses, inhabited only during winters by their owners who spend their summers on the pastures bordering Tibet tending to their yaks and chauri. The trail runs up and down along the valley side through terraced fields, dips to cross the river and then snakes steeply up the cliff on the other side.
From Khahare the gradual climb to Jatapokhari begins. The trail offers views of the roaring Khimti Khola river below. From here on be prepared for Chauri on the trail - stick to the inside of the trail and get out of their way! Passing through the Tiny Sherpa village of Phokte the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to the summer pasture of Maanedanda
The trail climbs to jatapokhari along the riverside and as the altitude increases, we move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of sunpati, a rare mountain herb that fetches up to 6000NRs/Kg. The path climbs beside the river, before a dramatic waterfall heralds our arrival at Jatapokhari.
A holy mountain lake, in the lap of Mt. Numbur is a popular pilgrimage destination in Ramechhap. Over 3000 pilgrims make their way here to celebrate Janiapurnima. It is believed that taking a dip in its holy waters will fulfill one's wishes. An overnight is recommended to allow for aclimatisation. Take a side trip to Baula Pokhari, the "mad lake" but don't disturb the spirits within or your wishes may not come true!
[[Image:Jatapokhari.jpg|thumb|The Sacred Lake of Jatapokhari]]
PanchpokhariThere are five small lakes, known as Panch Pokhari, within this huge glacial cirque. The unmistakeable Annapurna South dominates the western horizon.
[[Image:Pach Pokhari.jpg|thumb|The Sacred Panch Pokhari Lake at over 4500m.]]
The area above Khahare to Sewar is uninhabited so camping is the only option at Panipakha, Phokte, Maanedanda, Jatapokhari, Panch pokhari, Thare, and Ngeju.
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trip of Numbur Cheese Circuit or Everest Trekking,you may have a calm,clean & quite stay in Hotel Country Inn
It provides Restaurant Services
If you plan to continue along the [[Everest]] trail, the 'Numbur Cheese Circuit' provides excellent options for acclimatization.
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