Chomolhari Trek-12 Days
Camp site on Jumolhari Trek
Paro Airport, the only airport in Bhutan
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Join our superb trek program around the base of Mount Cholomhari (7,316 m / 24,000 ft). This enchanting trek takes you to the base of Mount Jumolhari, one of the highest levels of Bhutan treks, the second highest unclimbed peak in the world. The mountain is revered by the local yak herders as the abode of their goddess. While trekking on part of his BBC Himalaya Adventure 2010, Michael Palin exclaimed, Farewell big, monumental, Himalayan peaks. Farewell Chomolhari.
Chomolhari Trek beginning from Paro, the first three days of this trek follow the Paro Chhu valley to Jangothang base camp. After an acclimatization hike to Tiger`s Nest Monastery, the trek starts from Drugyal Dzong. From there you will have a stunning view of 7513m Mount Jumolhari. The next day`s trail passes through high pastureland, and after crossing the highest point Nyile La Pass (4890m), you arrive at Lingshi which is the highest settlement in the north. En route relish the startling views of of Jichu Drake (6989m) and Tshrim Khang (6789m). Lingshi Dzong perched on 600ft hilltop offers commanding views of the valleys beneath.
The Chomolhari trek also offers an opportunity to visit remote villages neighboring with Tibet, and learn traditional lifestyles of nomadic yak-herders and highland farmers. Don`t forget to bring your camera to capture the sights of such highland animals as yaks, blue sheep, musk deer and elusive marmots. In the last few days, pass through conifer forests, canyons and streams, and arrive at Dodena, where your car will be waiting to transferyou to Thimphu. The journey concludes with a cultural tour of Bhutanese Capital, the Thimphu Valley.
Day to Day Itinerary
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- Day 01 Arrive in Paro
- Day 02 Acclimatization Hike to Tiger’s Nest
- Day 03 Trek starts Paro-Shana
- Day 04 Shana- Sio Thangthangkha
- Day 05 Sio Thangthangkha- Jangothang
- Day 06 Rest day at Jangothang Base Camp
- Day 07 Jangothang –Lingshi
- Day 08 Lingshi- Shodu
- Day 09 Shodu-Barshong
- Day 10 Barshong-Dolam Kencho
- Day 11 Trek ends- Dodena-Thimphu
- Day 12 Drive Thimphu-Paro and bid you farewell
- All meals, tea & snacks
- Government approved A category hotels on twin sharing basis in city and camping during trekking
- Roundtrip airport transfers and other transport as per itinerary
- Experienced English speaking guides and local staff
- All city tour
- Government taxes, permits, sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments
- Bhutan Visa fee
- Porter and pack animals for the trekking
- Trekking equipments like 2-men sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, and sleeping mats
What's Not Included
- Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan
- Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet , laundry etc.)
- Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
- Tips for Staff/guide
1-2 people = USD 4070 per person
3-12 people = USD 3520 per person
( Note! above price valid until end of 2013 )
Health & Experience Required
Trekking in Bhutan is physically demanding because of the distance and abrupt changes in elevation. Depending on the day of the trek, you will have to walk 5-8 hours covering ...read more »»
Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of your booking, we provide grade A hotels in Paro and Thimphu. We use Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort or similar in Paro , Hotel Migmar or similar in Thimpu and tent/camping during the trekking. Since the Chomolari trek is designed on twin sharing basis, you share room with your fellow traveler but in case you prefer single rooms we charge USD 320 as single supplement.
A variety of meals are available in most hotels – the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non vegetarian dishes are generally available in ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Chomolhari Trek”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
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Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
You can join our Bhutan Tour Programs as per your convenience. Spring season (March to May) and in the autumn season (September to November) are the best time for the Chomolhari Trek. The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms. The spring season also observes the biggest festivals of Bhutan.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.