The Kingdom of Bhutan is a land locked mountainous country. The country extends from the little above the sea level up to 7600m elevation of high Himalayas with varying climatic conditions assorting from hot humid to alpine depending upon different altitudes and seasons. It is perhaps the last of Shangri-La’s which is even known as the Druk-Yul – The Land Of Thunder Dragon.
Bhutan is rich in Buddhist culture and considered as one of the best trekking destinations in the world. The breathtaking sceneries, diverse climatic condition with natural wealth of flora and fauna, magnificent mountains, scenic beauty, forest, crystalline air, a self sufficient and friendly people, terrific art and architecture and deep valley beyond the touch of modernization. For any visitor on a multiday tour to Bhutan, hiking and camping in rich natural beuaty of Bhutan is wonderful experience.
Chomolhari trek isoff-the-beaten path, high altitude trekking but not very long. We also have chance to see the Tiger Monastery and the sites of Paro and the capital, Thimphu.Sadly modern life has encroached on this route to some degree, with an electricity supply following the trail up the Paro Valley. However, look beyond the wires and you will be treated to amazing scenery that ranges from the picturesque valleys of Paro and Thimphu, to the incredible mountain vistas of Chomolhari (7314m), Jichu Drake (6794m) and Tshrim Khang. Throughout the trek you will be weaving your way through Rhododendron forests and over glacial streams.
Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the tour. Overnight : thamel
The first thing you will notice as you disembark is the transparent purity of air and the absence of noise. The Paro valley has kept its bucolic nature inspite of the airport and the existence of development projects. Fields, brown or green depending on the season, cover most of the valley floor, while hamlets and isolated farms dot the countryside. The houses of Paro valley are considered to be among the most beautiful in the country. Paro is believed to be one of the first valleys to have received the imprint of Buddhism.Afternoon: Visit the National Museum (Ta-Dzong). Once the watchtower for the Rinpung Dzong, it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum stands on a promontory overlooking the Paro valley in all its glory. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong. A flagstone path rises gradually from a beautiful wooden bridge with shingle roofing and abutted by two guardhouses, to the Dzong. Today, the Dzong is the seat of the district administration as well as the home for the monastic school. The central tower (Utse) of the Dzong, with its superb woodwork, is one of the most beautiful in the nation. The Dzong was built in 1645 A.D.Check in at Hotel. Overnight: Thimphu
Visit Drukgyel Dzong, Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
First day of the trek follows Paro Chhu valley climbing up the ridges. The actual trek starts from Drukgyel Dzong at 2580 m. From here you look back to see how dzong was positioned. After covering short distance you will find settlement of Chang Zampa. A further walk takes to settlement of Mitshi Zampa finding little shops and hotels.The valley widen and you will reach at army post of Gunyitsawa at 2810 m, there are also primary schools and shops.
The trek continuous at side of Pa chhu through conifers and rhododandron coming across Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Park. By making gentle climb on the rock through oak, crossing several steams come across Phari Dzong of Tibet. Then climb little ridge, cross the Paro Chhu on a wooden bridge. Finally come across Thangthangka at 3630 m, where Bhutanese style house are there.
At night Jumolhariis covered with cloud, but be sure to view early in the morning. Jumolhariappears behind the a ridge. Less than an hour from camp at 3730 m is army post. A short climb leads to small chorten finding yak country. Making further climb come across Takethang, clustered of stone houses on plateau at 3940 m.
Here is best viewpoint, you won’t get better any better than here. The ridge is endless, after an hour of climb you can view Jichu drake (6989 m) and Jumolhari. If you like to see much of the country better to trek Nyile La to Lingzhi.
If you have problem with altitude don’t go to Lingshi. Ten minutes after beyond the camp, finds settlements. This is the last settlements in the valley and is extremely isolated places. From this place you can also view Jichu Drake. Passing by you can see Jumolharipeak. Then it comes across Nyile La at 4890 m. Dropping down to the valley at 4450 m and stop for lunch here. Trekking further see army camp, where Jumolharipeak is visible. At last coming to Lingzhi.
The Laya Gasa route leaves the Jumolhari and climbs opposite the camp towards dzong through white chorten. It climbs steeply to Yeli La (4820 m). From this pass on the clear day, you can view Jumolhari, Gangchhenta, Tserim Kang and Masang Gang. Further downstream come across Shodu at 4110 m.
The route cross the river 6 times on bridge built of huge logs. Within one hour climb come to Barshong; in Barshong you find small ruin Dzong. The camp in below the ruin dzong at 3680 m.
The trek continue over dense forest of rhododendron, birch and conifers and drop to Thimphu Chhu. It reach to Dolam Kencho camp at 3430 m
The trail goes in and out through conifers and high broadleaf species to pass at 3510 m. The trail drop down and reach to road head at Dodina at 2600 m.
Visit the Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
We will transfer to Paro airport for the departure flight and pickup Kathmandu airport, after arrive hotel. This is the free day for you and you can enjoy yourself around the city. In the evening there will be a Typical Nepali Dinner organized for you in the Typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
Pre- trip meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley,visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Specially Visit Swayambhunath,patan Durbar Square, Pashupathinath Temple And Boudhanath Stupa.Then transfer to hotel. Overnight At the hotel.
Free till departure, One of our representative will picks up from hotel and transfer to airport. Meals Included: Breakfast