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ID: 1246
CHOMOLHARI TREK
Offered by Company : ID 1915
Country : Bhutan
Destinations : lingshi (Thimphu), paro (Paro), thimphu (Thimphu)
Duration : 12 – 13 day(s)
Minimum Price : $200 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $240 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Trekking Tour, Hiking Tour
 
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Possibly one of the best treks you can do in Bhutan into the variety of Bhutanese landscape. Starting at drukgyel dzong, paro this trek passes through scattered hamlets and farmland, into a deep and richly forested valleys, which leads to a high alpine pasture land where yak herders graze their animals. This trek offers a taste of great variety of Bhutanese landscape.
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Day 01. Arrival at Paro.

Fly into Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutans National Air Carrier. The green wall of hills known as dooars, or gateways into Bhutan from the plains climbs continuously higher as the plane flies north towards the Tibet border. Silver rivers thread the valleys, waterfalls plunge down the forested mountainsides and to the north, the great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up into the sky. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, watch tower, now the national museum, above it. Your escort from Eagle Tours, who accompany you throughout the trip, will be waiting for you at the airport. After completion of airport formalities, you will drive through fascinating valley of Paro to the hotel. Evening visit to Paro marker and take a stroll around towns main street. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 02. Paro - Paro.

Full day sightseeing in the Paro Valley. After breakfast drive to the Drugyel Dzong or the Fortress of Victory from where the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The Dzong though in ruins holds great historical importance to the Bhutanese. From there, in fine weather, one can view the majestic Mt. Jhumolhari standing at an altitude of 7329m above the sea. Other places of interest include the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong and the local market. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03. Paro - Shana.

Distance 17Km 5-6hours. Altitude of camp-2,800mtrs. Drive up to the end of the road at Drugyel Dzong where the trek begins. The trail follows the river gently uphill through narrowing valley and agricultural fields of the Tsento Village. Overnight in camp near the army outpost.

Day 04. Shana - Soi Thangthagkha.

Distance: 17km. Trek time: 6 - 7 hrs. Altitude of camp. The trail winds continue uphill following the Paro River until the valley narrows and leads to the slopes. Then it descends down into another valley. Camp in a meadow.

Day 05. Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang.

Distance: 19 km. Trek Time: 6 - 7 hrs. Altitude of camp: 4040m. The trek is along a gradual uphill trail which passes an army out post. Pack lunch on the way. After lunch you will be passing through the bases of many snow peaked slopes. Overnight in camp at the base of Mt. Jhumolhari.

Day 06. Jangothang - Jangothang.

A day of rest and acclimatisation. Hike to the beautiful lakes around Jangothang.

Day 07. Jangothang - Lingshi

Distance: 19km. Trek Time: 6- 7 hrs. Altitude of camp: 4150m. Trek through wide yak pastures and beautiful snow clad mountains. As you approach the Lingshi basin, the breathtaking view of the Lingshi Dzong can be seen. The Tsarim Gang Mountain and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley. Camp near the stone

Day 08. Lingshi - Shodu.

Distance: 22km. Trek Time: 7-8 Hours. Altitude of Shodu: 3963m. The trail climbs up to the Yalila Pass at an altitude of 4820m. Then it is down hill all the way to the camp. Camp beside a stone shelter for travellers.

Day 09. Shodu - Barshong

Distance: 13km. Trek Time : 4 5 hours. Altitude of Barshong : 3785m. The trail follows the Thimphu river through forests of Rhododendrons. It winds up and down the slopes and finally leads to the ruins of the Barshong Dzong.

Day 10. Barshong - Dolam -Kencho.

Distance : 12km. Trek Time : 4-5 hours. Altitude of Dolam Kencho : 3628m. Waterfalls and beautiful valleys can be seen along the way. Camp in a meadow.

Day 11. Dolam Kencho - Thimphu.

Distance: 14 km. Trek Time: 4 - 5 hours. The trail continues through forests winding up and down through a small pass. Monkeys can be spotted on the way. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12 Thimphu - Paro.

Visit the National memorial Chorten built in the loving memory of the Late King, His Majesty, and Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Also visit the National Library, Painting School (week days) and the Changangkha Lhakhang. Your guide will be able to take you shopping if you so desire. Overnight in hotel.. Evening transfer to Paro. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 13. Departure.

Your guide will take you to the airport and bid you bon voyage.
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