Chomolari Trek -15 days

Chomolari Trek -15 days

On this trek you visit base camp of Mt. Chomolari (7316m) and a remote fort of Langshi Dzong. There are great view of himalaya and the surrounding mountain. From Paro walk through narrow agricultural valley and continue through a river valley that winds up and down the drainage. The trail gradually climb up. At high mountain pasture you meet yak hearder. They live in tents made from yaks hide and stone houses. The view of the Himalaya is rewarding. Visit base camp of Chomolari (4150m), fort at Lingshi Dzong (4150m) and make a day excursion to the base of Jichu Drake peak (6974m). It is possible to see musk deer and blue sheep. Trail condition and weather will determine route of your return journey. It can be either same route or via Yali la , a pass of 4820 meter, to Shodu (3963m) and Barshong (3785m) that descend to meet the main trail to Thimpu chu (river). This trail is bit tedious though it terminates at Thimpu. 

Stay one more night in Thimpu to take a day trip to Punakha (1350m) through high pass at Dochu la (3100m) and Wangdi Phodrang. Next day take a half day tour of the capital to completes your journey to Druk Yul. Return to Paro and fly to Kathmandu. 

This is probably the best trek in Bhutan.Best time to visit : April to October. Late Autumn and winter are not good due to heavy snow condition. 

HIGHLIGHTS : Diverse flora and fauna and great view of the Bhutanese Himalayas. 
Day 01: Fly to Paro (2134m). Transfer to Hotel
 
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Paro. Visit Drukgye Dzong and Taktsang monastery 
 
Day 03: Tiger Nest. Overnight in Paro.
 
Day 04: Trek-Paro to Shana (2800m).
Transfer to Drukgye Dzong. Walk through narrow agricultural valley. You come across several houses and villages. Camp beyond an army camp.
 
Day 05: Trek-Shana to Soi Thangthangkha.
Continue the journey through the river valley. The trail winds up and down the drainage. Camp is at a meadow with stone shelter.
 
Day 06: Trek-Soi Thangthangka to Jangothang (4040m).
Gradually the trail continues to ascend. It pass through an army post. The snow capped mountain view begins to unfold all around. As the trail reach higher elevation you meet yak herder and their stone huts. Walk further towards the base of Chomolari, camp near the ruined fortress.
 
Day 07: Trek-Jangothang (4040m).
Hike to Chomolari base camp.
 
Day 08:Trek-Jangothang to Lingshi (4150m).
Visit remote fort of Lingshi Dzong. There is great view of mountain and yak pasture. You may meet yak herders living in their tent make from Yaks hide.
 
Day 09: Trek-Lingshi (4150m).
Take a day excursion to the base camp of Jichu Drake (6974m). Musk deer and herd of blue sheep can be seen. 
 
Day 10-12: Trek -Return same route to Paro.
There is an alternate route via Yali la, 4820m pass to Shodu (3963m) and Barshong (3785m), that descend to meet the trail to Thimphu Chu (river). The trail through the drainage of Thimphu Chu winds up and down. This alternate route is a bit low point on this trip though it follows different route. Transport waiting at Bodina or Paro drives you to Thimpu. Overnight at the Hotel.
 
Day 13: In Thimpu (2286m).
Drive to Punakha (1350m) through high pass at Dochu la (3100m) and visit Wangdi Phodrang en-route . Half day tour of Punakha. Punakha was winter capital of Bhutan for 300 years. Return to Thimpu.
 
Day 14: Thimpu to Paro (55km).
Full day sightseeing of Thimpu. Visit national library, handicraft emporium, and memorial chorten of His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and short drive to dechenchholing to see gold and silver smith at work.
 
Day 15: Transfer to airport. Fly to Kathmandu or onward.

Cost:

1  person   US$ 4365

2  person   US$ 3825 per person

3+ person  US$ 3285 per person

SGL supplement: US$ 560

Departures: As per your choice dates.

Cost includes:

01 All meals, hotel accommodation, camping gears, tents and food supply

02. Cooking and eating utensils, service of guide, cook, Kitchen and assistants,

03. Yak or Mule to carry personal baggage (each 15 kgs), food and camping equipments,

04. accident insurance for staffs and porters

05. Airport transfers in Bhutan

06. All transfers and guided sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide

07. Royalty and taxes to government

08. Fees to temples & monuments

09. Bhutan Visa and entrance fees

Cost does not include:

01. Airport departure tax if applicable

02. Expenses of personal nature, laundry, bar bills

03. Airfare: Kathmanu to Paro US$ 250 one way(round trip US$ 450 per person) - airfare are subject to change without prior notices

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