Stunning Chomolhari Trek

This trek gifts you with a great variety of Bhutanese landscapes and is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoilt trekking areas in the entire Himalaya. The trek begins at Drukgyal Dzong passing through beautiful villages, scattered hamlets and farmland. Different vegetation from richly forested valley to high alpine pastureland where Yak herders graze their animals. Trout fishing in the sky blue lake with magnificent view of three majestic peaks. One will also encounter rare species like the Bahrain or blue sheep & Snow Leopard.

Departure Dates

Spring – 2014
05 March to 21 March
18 April to 04 May
Autumn – 2014
18 September to 04 October
09 October to 25 October

Price

Standard accommodation in Cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Camping basis - -
Single supplement - -
Deluxe accommodation in Cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Camping basis - -
Single supplement - -

Outline itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Full day guided sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley
Day 03 Fly to Paro
Day 04 Sightseeing tour in paro
Day 05 Hike to Taksang Monastery for acclimatization
Day 06 Drive to Drugyel Dzong and trek to Shana
Day 07 Trek to Soi thangthangkha
Day 08 Trek to Jangothang
Day 09 Rest day at Jangothang
Day 10 Trek to Lingshi
Day 11 Trek to Shodu
Day 12 Trek to Barshaong
Day 13 Trek to Dodina and drive to Thimpu
Day 14 Sightseeing and drive to Paro
Day 15 Flight to Kathmandu
Day 16 Sightseeing to Bhaktapur
Day 17 Final departure

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to the hotel, where our Sherpa guide or the office staff will give you a brief orientation about the hotel, Kathmandu itself, trekking, and the do's and don’ts of the area. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's sightseeing tour. In the evening, you will enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu, with the necessary transfer to and from the hotel by taxi, bus. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

After your breakfast, you will precede to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you will tour the ancient palace, the temple of the Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka, and Kasthamandav Temple with a guide knowledgeable about Nepalese history, architecture, and religion. From there, you will proceed by taxi, bus to the Buddhist site, Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple" because of its lively troops of resident monkeys. You will then visit Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest shrine for Hindus, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a popular cremation site. Before returning to the hotel, you will visit Boudhnath Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to many colorful gompas, or monasteries. Once back at the hotel, you will receive a briefing about the trek and have a chance to meet your guides and ask any last minute questions before tomorrow morning's departure. Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Fly to Paro

You will arrive at Paro by Druk Air flight which will offer you great views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake. The moment you step out of the plane you will see the difference. Bhutan welcomes you with cool, clean fresh air. Peace and quietness is just another bonus. One of our representatives will escort you to Hotel. If time prevails visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 04: Sightseeing tour in Paro

Today you will visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill leads to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.You will have enough time to stroll around the market and visit a souvenir shop where you can get a rare and old collection of Bhutan stamp. Bhutan is famous for stamp. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 05: Hike to taksang monastery for acclimatization

The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800m from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint meditated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. Stroll back to Resort. Overnight stay in hotel

Day 06: Drive to Drugyel Dzong and trek to Shana

Today you will drive to Drugyel Dzong where the trek begins. The path goes upstream of the Pachu River through villages gradually ascending to 2800m at Shana camp after walk of about 06 hours. Overnight stay at tented camp

Day 07: Trek to Soi Thangthangkha

The trail again follows the Pachu River ascending through pine, oak and spruce forest. Lunch will be served near a wooden bridge. The camp is at an altitude of 3800m near a stone shelter. It will take about 08 hours for this trek. Overnight stay at tented camp

Day 08: Trek to Jangothang

You will climb slowly for a while till reach an army camp. Then follow the river above tree line with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch will be served inside a Yak herder’s camp. An easy walk will reach you to Jangothang at an altitude of 4050m. The view of Chomolhari (7320m) and Jichu Drake (6900m) is superb. Both the mountains are still virgin peaks. The duration for the completion of this trek is 05 hours. Overnight stay at tented camp

Day 09: Rest day at Jangothang

Today it’s the day for rest and relaxes. You can explore the surrounding areas like Tshophu Lake, visit Yakherders or simply relax. Overnight stay at tented camp

Day 10: Trek to Lingshi

The trail follows the stream for half hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. Climb up the ridge and enjoy stunning views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Khang mountains. Then walk through the wide open valley sometimes coming across herds of blue sheep. The climb upto the Nyele la pass 4700 meters is not too difficult and the view is breathtaking. After the pass, it’s a gradual descend and through the valley with beautiful views on all side. Nearing the camp you will see the Lingshi Dzong perched ontop of a hill with commanding view of the valley. Arrive at camp at 4100m near a stone shelter. The trekking hour will be about 07 hours. Overnight stay at tented camp

Day 11: Trek to Shodu

Today is the most difficult day so you will start early. Begin walk opposite the dzong gradually through the valley until the stiff climb to Yale la pass at 4950m, the highest point of the trip. The panoramic view of Mt.Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Gang is breathtaking. After the pass, it’s a long descent to the camp at 3750m. You will consume approximately 08 hours for this day trek. Overnight stay at tented camp

Day 12: Trek to Barshong

The path follows the Thimchu River descending through rhododendron, Juniper and pine forests. The view of the cliff facing rocks and waterfalls are stunning. The trail gradually ascends after about 04 hours to the ruins of Barshong Dzong reaching the camp at 3500m. The walking hours is about 06 hours. Overnight stay at tented camp

Day 13: Trek to Dodina and drive to Thimphu

The path descends for a while joining the Thimchu river and gradually ascending and descending through thick bamboo and pine forests. From Dolemkencho the trail descends all the way to Dodina where the private coach will be waiting for your return. The walking distance is about 08 hours. You will drive 01 hour to Thimphu (capital city). Overnight stay in hotel

Day 14: Sightseeing and drive to Paro

Today in the morning, you will be visiting the Textile Museum, a traditional paper making factory and the Post office to see Bhutan's beautiful stamps which also depicts the country’s myths and traditions. After your sightseeing tour you will drive back to Paro for about 1.5 hours. Overnight stay in hotel

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu

Today you will be transferred to the airport in Paro for your flight back to Kathmandu. You will be received upon arrival at Kathmandu airport by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 16: Sightseeing to Bhaktapur

Today after your breakfast, you will drive to Bhaktapur also known as city of devotees for sightseeing tour. You will have lunch in the restaurant in Bhaktapur and later drive back to Kathmandu. Afternoon time will be free for last moment's shopping. Overnight stay in hotel

Day 17: Final departure

Today keep in mind your international flight time, so make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from our amazing country, Nepal.
  • The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
  • Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and a 40% cancellation charge is approved besides tax, transportation and permit. See specific information below.
  • No refund will be given if the program ends before the provided itinerary date.
  • The Company is not to be held responsible for your early termination of a trek should our experienced leader feels it is unsafe for you to continue due to fitness and/or health issues
  • The Company is not liable for an unconvinced or rescheduling due to natural, political or bureaucratic circumstances
  • The Company is not responsible for delays caused by local weather conditions resulting in international flights being missed
  • The Company is not responsible for the financial implications of rescue. Please ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover these situations before you arrive in Nepal
  • Our staffs are very experienced in leading treks at all altitudes. It is their responsibility to ensure your safety, their conclusions regard safety are final and should you not follow their advice the Company cannot be held responsible for the outcome.
If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:

Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred

2 months before departure Loss of deposit (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC)
29 days to 2 months before departure 50% of TTC
10 to 28 days before departure 70% of TTC
Less than 10 days before departure 100% of TTC