Chomolhari is a popular trekking site in Bhutan due to its wide range of landscapes, its flora and fauna and spectacular views of Mt Chomolhari. Its altitude varies from 2,500m to 4,930m.
We will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a sacred Buddhist site located in the cliff side of the upper Paro valley. This temple is said to be built in the 8th century. We will hike to this place and return back to Paro at evening for rest.
We will leave Paro early in the morning and travel by road till we pass through the village of Gunetshawa. After a trek permit check at the army post just outside Gunetshawa, we will head toward Shana, a village near a river Shana Zampa in a meadow surrounded by trees.
The trek continues as we gradually climb alongside the Paro River(Pa Chhu) through the forests of oaks, rhododendrons and ferns till we reach Sio Thangthangkha. If the weather is nice we can have a great view of Mt Chomolhari from here.
This day’s trek is said to be one of the most beautiful trek as we have to pass through a beautiful landscape covered with lush green meadows. Passing through the village of Soe, Takethang and Dangochang, we will approach toward Jangothang campsite.
We will make the most of this rest day here. We can see a prayer flag fluttering in the wind, beautiful views of snow capped Mt Chomolhari and Mt Jichu Drake and crystal clear Himalayan lakes.
We will walk along a trail witnessing the view of Mt Jichu Drake (6,989m) and further ahead Mt Tserim Kang (6,789m). About four hours after leaving Jangothang, the trail ascends along Mo Chhu River from where we will head toward the site of Lingshi camp.
We trek across Yele La Pass (4,820m) from where we can have a great view of Mt Chomolhari, Gangchhenta, Tserim Kang and Masang Gang. After reaching Shodu, we will camp along a stream located nearby.
We will trek along the Thimphu Chhu River through a steep-walled canyon with cliff to the north and a rich cypress forest to the south. Here we have to cross the Thimphu River atleast 6 times before reaching the camp located at Barshong.
From Barshong our trek starts gently through dense forests of rhododendron, birch and conifers till we meet the Thimphu River. From here we have to climb a steep cliff till we finally reach Dolam Kencho where we camp along pasture land.
Inorder to reach Dodena we have to ascend through conifer forests and drop steeply to Thimphu River. Following it southward we reach Dodena. We will rest here for few hours and then drive to Thimphu.
We will drop you to the airport and bid you goodbye.
In cities, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in cities and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Paro and we are happy to help you choose.
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