Mount Chomolhari (also spelt as Jhomolhari 7, 316 meters above sea level) means the Goddess of Mountain that reigns in glory and its five sister peaks are the sources of Paro Chu (River), that nourishes the lush rice fields, apple and peach orchards of Paro Valley. The sacred mountain is a great object of respect and veneration to Bhutanese people and has one of the most popular trekking routes in the eastern Himalayas.
The trail begins at the Drugyel Dzong and follows the ancient caravan route, heading towards the base camp of Mount Chomolhari, passing through scattered hamlets and farmland, into deep and richly forested valleys, which leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. The trek offers a taste of great variety of Bhutanese landscape.
Day 1: Arrive Paro
Day 2: In Paro: Drive to Drugyel Dzong (a ruined fortress 16 kilometers away from Paro Town).
Day 3: Trek start Paro to Shana: Distance 17 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours walk, altitude: 2,800 meters above sea level.
Day 4: Shana to Soi Thangthangkha
Day 5: Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang: Distance 19 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours walk, altitude 4040 meters.
Day 6: Jangothang – Halt
Day 7: Jangothang to Lingshi: Distance 19 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours walk, altitude 4150 meters.
Day 8: Lingshi – Halt: A day excursion to Tsokha (Lake) Distance 15 kilometers, 3 to 4 hours walk, altitude 4500 meters.
Day 9: Lingshi to Shodu: Distance 22 kilometers, 7 to 8 hours walk altitude 3963 meters.
Day 10: Shodu to Barshong: Distance 13 kilometers, 3 to 4 hours walk, altitude 3785 meters.
Day 11: Barshong to Dolam Kencho: Distance 11 kilometers, 3 to 4 hours walk, altitude 3628 meters.
Day 12: Trek end Dolam Kencho to Thimphu: Distance 14 kilometers, 4 to 5 hours.
Day 13: In Thimphu
Day 14: Thimphu to Punakha
Day 15: Punakha to Paro via Wangdue
Day 16: Departure: Drive to Paro International Airport.
- Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
- Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
- Camping Accommodations during the trek.
- An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Insurance for Guide and porter.
- First aid kit.
- Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
- Conservation fee, permits.
- Rescue arrangement.
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes.
Mar - May, Sep - Dec
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