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Chomolhari Trek

Itinerary of Chomolhari Trek in Detail

Day 01 : Arrival at PARO
Arrival at Paro Airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02 : PARO [Sightseeing]
Drive to the winding road northward up the Pa Chu to Drugyel Dzong, the ruined fort that once defended this village from Tibetan invasion. Mount Chomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. This can be viewed on the clear day. On the way back visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. After lunch walk up the hill just above the Olathang hotel to stretch your legs for the onward trek. Or day excursion to Taktsang Monastery view can be arranged. Overnight in hotel.

Drive to Drugyel Dzong where the motor road ends and the trek begins, following the river gently uphill through a narrowing agricultural valley. Lots of homes, kids and dogs on the way. Camp just beyond an army post. Alt. 2,800m distances 17Kms about 5/6hours.

Continue uphill through the river valley. It narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. Camp is in a meadow with stone shelter for trekkers.

On up the Pa Chu. Pass a small army post where the valley begins to winder again. Now views of high ridges and then snow-capped peaks are all around. You begin to see Yaks and Yak herder's winter homes. Lunch will be probably at one of these. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at one of the base of Jhomolhari. Alt. 4,040m distances 19Kms about 5/6hours.

Wide Yak pastures on the way up and down the pass, possibly still some people in their Yak tents depending on the time of year you are there. Greasy views of Lingshi Dzong as you come down into the Lingshi basin if the weather is clear. Tserim Khang and its descending glaciers at the north end of the valley. Camp is in the stone shelter for trekkers. It has an inside fire pit and you can sleep on the wood floor or in tent. Alt. 4,150m distances 19Kms about 5/6hours.

Day 07 : LINGSHI [Halt]
On the day halt at Lingshi is a day excursion to Tshokha (Lahe) i.e. base camp of Jichu Drake can be done. During the excursion hundreds of blue sheep, musk deer can also be seen on the way. Alt.4, 500m, distance 15Kms about 3/4hours.

The trail ascends up to the Yalila (4,820m) from the pass mount Chomolhari, Tserim Gang and Masagang can be seen on clear day. There is actually considerable down to trail. Camp is stone shelter built for trekkers. It has an inside fire pits. Alt. 3,963m distances 22km about 7/8hours

Follow the Thimphu-Chu through the forest rhododendrons water falls, it narrow and close in and trail winds up and down along the drainage. Ascending up to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Camp just below ruined fortress with stone shelter for trekkers. Alt. 3,785m distances 13km about 3/4hours.

Descending down to meet Thimphu-Chu following gradually through the forest of thicker rhododendrons, and ascending up to pastureland. Camp in a meadow. Alt. 3,628m distances 11km about 3/4hours walk.

Continue uphill through the forest to the small pass. The trail winds up and down along the drainage. The wild animal like langur can be seen. Where at Dodina we meet the transportation. Distance 14km about 4/5hours. Drive to Thimphu, overnight in hotel.

Day 12 : THIMPHU-PARO [Departure]
Early morning drive to Paro Airport for your onward departure flight.

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