Stunning Chomolhari Trek
Stunning Chomolhari Trek is one of the most popular trekking adventures in Bhutan that highlights the best of natural exploration and cultural insights. During our Stunning Chomolhari Trek, we get to walk through dense forests, pasture lands, alpine meadows, and hamlets including spectacular views of snow capped mountains including Mt. Chomolhari, Mt.Jichu Drake and neighboring peaks.
Stunning Chomolhari trek initiates as we fly to Paro airport on Druk Air, the only national carrier followed by completing visa formalities and relax at one of the fine resort. Initially we will be hiking for Taktsang Monastery, main highlight of Bhutan perched at vertical cliff of 900m above valley ground surface. Thenafter the real Chomolhari trek starts as we drive to Drugyel Dzong and set up camps at Shana. In the same way, we will be trekking through, Soil Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Shodu, Barshong, Dolam Kencho, Thimpu and finally back to Paro. During all these trekking days, we travel through spectacular landscapes, settlements, exploring their Buddhism cultures, traditions and also setting up camps at end of each day including overnight at base of Mt. Jumolhari. Around Thimpu and Paro, there are lots of sightseeing opportunities at Dzongs, monasteries, palaces, art and painting centers making this Chomalhari trek in fact a really stunning one.
Stunning Chomolhari Trek’s best seasons are between the months of April to June and between the months of September to November. Chomolhari trek is a tented camping trekking at high altitudes requiring quite a fair bit of physical fitness level with passion towards Himalayan trekking adventure. Join Stunning Chomolhari Trek with Memorable Journey for perfect tented camping trekking adventurous experience around foothills of Himalayas in Bhutan.
- Experience tented camping adventure at base of Mt. Chomolhari
- Get spectacular views of snow capped mountains like Mt. Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and others
- Hike to famous Taktsang monastery
- Discover culture, tradition, art and lifestyle of Bhutanese in depth
- Sightseeing around numerous Dzongs, monasteries, temples, palaces, museums and art centers
Day 1, Arrival at Paro
Arrive Paro by Druk Air, the only national carrier. On arrival and after visa formalities, meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort.
Day 2, Day hike to Taktsang monastery
Day hike to Taktsang monastery. Stroll back to Resort. Overnight at Kichu Resort.
Day 3, Drive to Drugyel Dzong
Drive to Drugyel Dzong where the trek begins. Start trek to Shana Camp. Camp at 2800 meters at Shana camp. Walking time 5/6 hours.
Day 4, Shana to Soi Thangthangkha
Shana to Soi Thangthangkha. Overnight camp an altitude of 3800 meters near a stone shelter. Walking time 7/8 hours.
Day 5, Soi to Jangothang
Soi to Jangothang. Overnight camping. Walking time 4/5 hours.
Day 6, Halt at Jangothang.
Halt at Jangothang.
Day 7, Jangothang to Lingshi
Jangothang to Lingshi. Overnight camping. Walking time 6/7 hours.
Day 8, Lingshi to Shodu
Lingshi to Shodu. Camp at 3750 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.
Day 9, Shodu to Barshong
Shodu to Barshong. Camp at 3500 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.
Day 10, Barshong to Dodina
Barshong to Dodina. End trek at Dodina drive 1 and half hour to Thimphu (capital city). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11, Visit to paro
AM stroll around the market and drive 2 hours to Paro.
PM Paro sightseeing. Overnight Kichu resort.
Day 12, Departure
Transfer to airport for final departure.