September 27, 2012
Chomolhari or Jomolhari Trek is of the most renowned trek option in the mystical Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. This enchanting trek takes you to the base of Mount Jomolhari which is one of the highest levels of Bhutan treks at an altitude of 7,316 m / 24,000 ft. During the trek one can visit plenty of remote villages, learning about the traditional lifestyles of yak herders and highland farmers.
This mountain holds a religious value in the Tibetan culture. It is sacred to Tibetan Buddhists who believe it is the abode of one of the Five Tsheringma Sisters, female protector goddesses of Tibet and Bhutan, who were bound under oath by Guru Padmasambhava to protect the land, the Buddhist faith and the local people.
Mount Jomolhari is sometimes even referred to as ‘bride of Kanchenjunga’! The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp, Jangothang. One needs to be in sound health and physically fit to embark on this trek and enjoy the majestic mountain views, endure thin air, serenity & the wilderness of the landscape while on the trek.
December 12, 2011
It is not easy to start describing in few notes the fantastic trip we had around the Himalayas covering 4 different countries/territories and which you organised tailor-made impeccably to the last detail!
When we decided to embark on this trip, I searched in the Internet for a good local travel agency to prepare this trip for us. I always organize my trips in this way, on the many journeys we have done so far around the globe and will continue to do so. Local agents are far better in comparison with Western only based agencies, which are mere intermediaries. Local agencies have better knowledge of the situation, give much better on the spot support if needed, and above all we can get a better deal. After some search in early 2011 immediately Himalayans Glaciers appeared the one for sure to choose, and am glad I made this decision!
Thank you Narayan for having put together this journey for us, which I will try to summarize below. Will no doubt recommend your company to my friends who intend to visit this part of the world!
November 2, 2011
It has been a crazy month trying to catch up after being out of the office (and then our brains were on vacation for an extra week after Bhutan:)
I would like to start by saying that Scott and I had THE MOST WONDERFUL time in Bhutan. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places I have ever been but the people of Bhutan are incredible. I firmly believe that on trips like this- the people you are with make all the difference. I would like to congratulate you not just on your trip planning but on the EXTREMELY high caliber of your staff. Kinga was an excellent guide and his knowledge and insight added immensely to our understanding of Bhutanese culture. Sonam and Pema were OUTSTANDING cooks. I thought I was going to lose weight on a 7 day hike in the mountains, but I think I came back heavier! Nong entertained us with his singing in the mornings and TzinShri (I’m sure I spelled his name wrong!) was so good and efficient with the horses. Pemga too was all smiles on all of our car rides. Really Really great staff…we had such a great group. I also loved the fact that Kinga improvised some of our days judging by our interest/energy level and i am SO HAPPY that he did. Some of my favorite parts of the trip were things that were not on the itinerary at first (WangDue Dzong and Having cheese with Yak herder family).
I honestly don’t have much negative feedback. The only two suggestions that I would make are that we were a little unsure of the tipping policy and how many people were going to be with us on the trek so I had to go to the bank…not much of a complaint.
My other suggestion might be to put more photos of the Soy Yaksa trail up online…because it is BEAUTIFUL! I have millions if you need any:)
Again, I cannot thank you enough for the AMAZING time we had. I am sure that all of my friends have been convinced to go as well…I will refer your company every time.
THANK YOU~ kadinchey la!
Leigh (and Scott)