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Chomolhari Trek 14 Days 13 Night

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Chomolhari-the abode of the goddess Chomo is one of the most beautiful and imposing mountains in the entire Himalayan region located at the northwestern border with Tibet, the trek to the base camp of this dome-shaped mountain provides an opportunity to experience the panoramic views of some of the world’s highest peaks. The trek to Chhomolhari is just a perfect duration trek, which is probably the most popular in Bhutan because of its easy access, beautiful terrain and spectacular views of the majestic snowcapped mountains. The trek starts and ends from city tours visiting most popular sights and culture.

Extensively exploration tour visiting all the major sights of Central Bhutan. This tour visits the famous Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Trongsa, Gangtey and Wangdue the fabulous valleys to be seen while visiting the kingdom. In Kathmandu, we visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites before flying to Paro, Bhutan. In Bhutan, we travel to many townships and tour several dzongs (fortresses), temples, and other cultural and historical landmarks.

While in Bhutan, we also pass through the high Dochu La pass and hike to the enchanting Taktsang(Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. However, our Nepal and Bhutan Tour does not end here. We fly back to Kathmandu and visit Patan and Bhaktapur cities that have charmed millions of tourists over the years with its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage. Then we drive to Nagarkot, a village renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas and enjoy spectacular sunset views amidst the tall and mighty peaks.

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Day 01
Arrival at Paro.

 Fly with Druk Air and land at Paro Airport. On arrival, the group will be accorded a very warm reception by a representative of Holiday Mountain Treks and driven to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02
Paro Sightseeing.

After breakfast, sightseeing to Drukgyel Dzong, the fort of the victorious Drukpas with the great view to the north of sacred Mt. Chomolhari or the abode of the “mountain of the goddess. On the way visit the oldest temple of Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta Dzong pewawntly known as National Museum and Rinpung Dzong or the ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’ which is the seat of the district administration and the residence of the monastic school. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03
Paro- Shana 2800m. (trek start) 17 km. 5-6 hrs.

Drive up to Drugyal Dzong where the road ends and the trek begins. The trail follows the Paro Chu and is a gentle walk through terraced fields and a narrowing valley. There are a few quaint farm hamlets en route. The campsite is just beyond an army outpost.

Day 04
Shana – Soe Thangthangkha 3400 m. 15 km. 4-5 hrs.

Continue uphill through the river valley which closes in after some distance. The trail then winds up and down along the river bank. After the initial climb, most o the way is downhill. The campsite is located in a meadow with a stone shelter.

Day 05
Soe Thangthangkha – Jangothang 4040 m. 19 km. 5-6 hrs.

Walk up along the Pachu (Paro river), pass a small army outpost where the valley begins to widen again. You can now clearly view the high ridges and the snow-capped mountains all around and also see yaks and herders settlements. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of the Jomulhari Mountain.

Day 06
Jangothang rest.

Explore this wonderful area around the bases of Mt. Chomolhari, JitchuDrake, un-climbed summits and ridges and lakes as you wish. Overnight at camp.

Day 07
Jangothang – Lingshi 4150 m. 19 km. 5-6 hrs.

Walk up toward the pass-through wide pastureland. Depending on the season, you might find some yak herders in their camping tents along the way. As you come down after the pass to the Lingshi basin, you will see beautiful views of the Lingshi Dzong and the valley and also Tserim Kang (mountain) and its descending glaciers. Overnight at camp.

Day 08
Lingshi rest.

rest day at Lingshi for an excursion to Tsokha lake 4500m. 4-5hrs. During the excursion see hundreds of Blue Sheep and Musk Deer.

Day 09
Lingshi – Shodu 3815m.

The trails take about 6-7hrs through the deep valley ascending to Yeli-la pass at Alt. 4820m. Spectacular views of Mt. Jomolhari, Mt. Tsheringang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on a clear day.

Day 10
Shodu- Barshong 3685m. 5-6 hrs.

The trail winds up & down gently following the Thim-chu before a gradual climb to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.

Day 11
Barshong – Dolam Kencho.

The trail descends gently down to meet the Thim-Chu through the dense forest of Rhododendron, birch, and conifer and across pasturelands. Camp in a meadow at Alt, 3428m. the trek takes about 5-6hrs.

Day 12
Dolam Kencho – Thimphu.

Continue the trek till Dodena where a team from Thimphu awaits to receive you. The trail goes gently uphill through mixed forests of conifer & high altitude broad leaves. The trek takes about 4-5hrs.

Day 13
Thimpu sightseeing – Paro.

Morning visit the memorial temple that depicts the Buddhist teachings in form of paintings and statues, Folk Heritage Museum, where life in medieval Bhutan is still showcased; the National Library, the repository of all ancient books and manuscripts, the Textile Museum for antique textile collections then drive up to the highest viewpoint overlooking Thimphu valley and while returning, the Takin research center. After an evening tea, drive to Paro along a winding road for about 2 hrs to spend a night there.

Day 14

Drive to Paro airport; Farewell and fly to your further destination.

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Equipment List

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What is Included

  • Transportation from Kathmandu / Sothikhola by Private Jeep.
  • Transportation from Besisahar/ Kathmandu by Private Car.
  • Trekking Information Management System Fee (TIMS Fee)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation vehicles as per the itinerary
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking  Permit MCP and ACP (Manaslu Special Permit).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying trekking guide
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.).
  • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our Staff.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Medic All government and local taxes
  • all kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Farewell dinner.

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What is Excluded

  • Bhutan visa fee.
  • TDF, airfares.
  • the expense of personal nature travel insurance, drinks.
  • cigarettes.
  • laundry.
  • a telephone call, and tipping etc.
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