11 Nights / 12 Days
This 12 day Chomolhari Trek tour- Bhutan includes a cultural tour of western Bhutan as well as an adventurous 9 day Jomolhari trek – one of Bhutan’s most popular treks. It has a diverse landscape, fauna, and flora. Visit Mount Jomolhari’s spectacular view from Jomolhari Basecamp, Jangothang, during the tour. Almost the entire trek passes through a small section of the Jigme Singye National Park, passing through a few Yak herder settlements and the most remote region of Lingshi. If you enjoy hiking in the mountains, this is the trek for you. If you enjoy hiking in the mountains, this is the trek for you. It not only goes high, but it also stays above tree level the majority of the time. The tour also includes visits to the isolated semi-nomadic village of Yaktsa and the pasture land of Thongbu Shong.
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Take a flight to Paro in the morning. Enjoy breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest, Mount Chomolhari, and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan while flying. When you arrive in Paro, meet our representative who will assist you in completing the immigration and customs formalities before escorting you to one of the hotels on our list. The evening will be spent at leisure. Stay at the hotel for the night.
After breakfast, proceed to Rinpung Dzong, which contains the monastic body of Paro, the Thrimpon of Paro district, and the Dzongda's office. To get to Rinpung Dzong, walk across the ancient covered bridge known as Nemi Zam. Take in the architectural wonder of Dzong and the life that surrounds it while standing on the bridge. Then, travel to the Tea Dzong, a watchtower designed to defend Rinpung Dzong. It now serves as the country's National Museum. It houses a wonderful collection of art, relics, sacred thangkha paintings, and gorgeous Bhutanese postal stamps. Later in the day, take a visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 7th century's oldest and most revered temples.
Begin your journey to Shana the following morning. The journey begins in Drukgyal Dzong. Set out north along the Paro river, following an ancient trade route to Tibet, to reach your first camp spot. The journey to the valley is both long and simple. You'll pass through farmhouses, villages, and wheat fields on your walk. We continue on through the apple orchards and forest. We soon approach the army garrison of Gunyitsawa as the valley opens. After Gunyitsawa army post, the trail becomes more rugged. We finally arrived in Shana and checked into one of the camps. Enjoy the campfire and the overnight stay in the camps.
On the fourth day of the excursion, we walk along the Paro River. This walk route is heavily forested. The trail narrows and closes in, ascending and descending along the drainage. We continue along the river, climbing through dense rhododendron forests until we reach the campsite. Stay in the tent at Soi Thangthangkha for the night.
Wake up early in the morning to see the beautiful vista of the sun rays striking Chomolhari hill between two steep valleys. Continue the trek by following the left bank of the Paro River, leaving the forest behind and finally entering the breathtaking valley. After passing the little army post, you will gradually climb into a magnificent valley that gets considerably larger, with views of high, snow-capped peaks. Before reaching at Jangothang, you will pass by Yaks. Stay the night at the Jangothang camp.
Jangothang – Lingshi
The trail ascends to the Yeli-la pass on the seventh day of the trek. On a clear day, Mt. Chomolhari, Gangchhenta, Tserim Khang, and Masang Gang can be seen from the pass. Descend alongside a stream to a rock shelter, then continue downstream until you reach Shodu. Camp in a wide open space.
On the eighth day of this tour, we will go to Barshong, crossing the Thimphu River six times. After roughly an hour of climbing, you'll arrive in Barshong. The scenery along the journey is enticing and mesmerising, with rugged cliff sides and waterfalls. Camp beneath the abandoned fortification.
On the ninth day of the journey, we travel to DolamKencho, where the trail slowly declines to meet Thimphu chhu, passing through a dense forest of birch, Rhododendron, and conifer trees through grassland land. Spend the night camping in the open space.
The following morning, go to Thimphu via Dodena. It is a one-of-a-kind city with an intriguing blend of modern development and ancient culture. To get to Thimphu, take a scenic drive through gorgeous valleys and passes. Check into one of the hotels on our list when you arrive. Rest and relax throughout the day. Take a leisurely walk around the area in the evening. Stay at the hotel for the night.
On the 11th day of the tour, go on a full-day sightseeing tour of Thimphu. After lunch, go to the Institute for Zorig Chusm, a centre where you can learn 13 traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library, which has a large collection of Buddhist literature in block-printed format, and Trashichhodong. Spend the night in Thimphu at a hotel.
After breakfast, drive to the Paro airport to board your aircraft to your next destination.