Chomolhari/Jomolhari Trek

Duration: 12 Days

Chomolhari or Jhomolhari Trek is Bhutan’s equivalent to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp Trek- it is Bhutan’s most popular high-altitude trek and is worth all the hype. Approximately 40 percent of all trekkers who visit Bhutan cover this trek through one route or another. Our 12-day-long Chomolhari trek starts and ends in Paro. We begin our trek with an acclimatization hike Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest.

The following two days follow the Paro Chhu Valley to Jangothang via Shana Zampa. Two more days of walking through alpine meadows with herds of yaks and beautiful Himalayan landscape brings us to Jangothang Base Camp. We acclimatize for a day at the base camp with stunning views of Mt. Chomolhari, 7,326m. Mt. Chomolhari/Jomolhari is the third tallest mountain in Bhutan.

The next highlight of the Chomolhari trek is Nyile La Pass  at 4,890m, the highest point of the trek. We cross the pass to arrive at the village of Lingzhi, a quaint and stunning village in the Bhutanese Himalaya. Crossing yet more passes, we make our way towards Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. We cover a lot of distance and sceneries during the last four days of our trek. The trek ends with a flight from Paro to your respective destination.

The best months to do Chomolhari trek are April and October. In the spring, the trek is favorable from April to early June. July and August bring rain to these muddy terrains making trekking the route quite miserable. September to November is a favorable time slot as well. The high passes close from mid-November and don’t reopen up until April.

Adventure Club Trek has been organizing treks and tours to Bhutan for past 10 years. Join our Glimpses of Bhutan Tour- 4 Days or Cultural Tour of Bhutan-6 Days for a relaxed sightseeing trip in Bhutan. Or, embark on a 12-day-long  Bhutan Cultural Tour with Three days Bumthang Trek for a more in-depth trip.

Trip Highlights:

  • Acclimatization hike to Tiger’s Nest ( Taktsang Monastery) in Paro
  • Jangothang Base Camp at 4,040 m with up close views of Mt. Chomolhari ( 7,326m).
  • Surreal views of Bhutanese Himalaya with mountains like Jichu Drake (6,989m) and Mt. Chomolhari
  • Crossing the high Himalayan  passes like Nyile La Pass  at 4,890m and Yale La Pass at 4,820m.
  • Camping at alpine meadows, trekking along with herds of yaks and passing through  beautiful Bhutanese countryside.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival and Sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
  • Day 02: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3,180m/10,433ft) then return to Paro
  • Day 03: Trek starts Paro to Shana Zampa(2,850m/9,348ft): 15 km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 04: Shana Zampa to Sio Thangthangkha (3,750m/12,300 ft): 20 km, 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 05: Sio Thangthangkha to Jangothang (4,040m/13,250 ft): 19 km, 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 06: Rest day at Jangothang Base Camp
  • Day 07: Jangothang to Lingzhi (4,000m/13,120ft): 18 km, 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 08: Lingshi to Shodu (4,100m/13,450ft): 22km, 8 - 9 hours
  • Day 09: Shodu to Barshong (3,600m/11,810ft): 16 km, 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 10: Barshong to Dolam Kencho (3,600m/11,810ft): 15 km, 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 11: Dolam Kencho to Dodena to Thimphu (2,350m /7,710ft): 8km, 3 - 4 hours: Trek ends
  • Day 12: Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Bhutanese visa fee
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Government approved A and B category hotels in the cities and camping (tents) during trekking on twin-shared basis
  • All meals, tea and snacks
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • Airfare for International flights to and from Bhutan
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Porter and pack animal services for trekking
  • Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking
  • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties

Cost Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
  • Personal camping gears (sleeping bag, torch etc)
  • Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
  • Tips for staff/guide
  • Travel Insurance

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

FOR PRICE DETAILS
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tented Camp
  • Accomodation Standard hotels and camps
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