Chomolhari Trek

Chomolhari Trek

Activities:
Trekking and Cultural Tours
Duration
12 days
Destination
Bhutan
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4830 Meters
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tented Camp

Trip Overview

Chomolhari Trek with Cultural tour is a package designed for those adventure lovers who would love to add a spice of trekking experience to their Bhutan cultural tour. We initiate our journey from the ruins of Drugyal Dzong and follow a river to Yalila Pass. On the way, we pass various hamlets, farmlands, deep forest valleys to alpine pasturelands. Chomolhari Trek with cultural tour offers some spectacular views of snow-capped mountains like Jholmolhari, Jechu Darkey, Tserim Gang and glaciers.

Bhutan is a land of heavenly beauty. The snow-capped mountains, lush hills, forests, rivers, valleys and its long treasured architecture are the assets that makes Bhutan so special. As you walk by the streets of Bhutan, you will find the influence of unique and unadulterated Buddhist culture. Talking about its uniqueness in religion, it is the only country that has been able to sustain itself as a Mahayana Buddhist state. Also, popular as the Land of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is a sacred land located in the Eastern Himalayas in between two giant nations India and China. The colourful monasteries, prayer flags, places of cultural importance, cultural dresses, lifestyle and many other aspects of Bhutan makes the country lively and vibrant.

Chomolhari Trek with cultural tour includes hike to Tiger’s monastery and sightseeing tour to Memorial chorten, Wangditse monastery, Nunnery temple, School of Art and Crafts, Changangkha monastery and many more. It an opportunity to know about the unique Buddhist culture prevalent in Bhutan. The temples, monasteries and dzongs are truly artistic and resembles the Tibetan Buddhist culture. The art, crafts and culture preserved in the museums of Bhutan will enlighten you about Bhutanese history and culture. Therefore, are you ready to experience this mix of culture and nature? Nepal Hiking Team is here to make your journey delightful.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Day 02: Acclimatization hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Day 03: Paro-Shana Trek starts

Day 04: Shana-Sio Thangthangkha

Day 05: Sio Thangthangkha-Jangothang

Day 06: Halt day at Jangothang, Jumolhari Base Camp

Day 07: Jangothang–Lingshi

Day 08: Lingshi-Shodu

Day 09: Shodu-Barshong

Day 10: Barshong-Dolam Kencho

Day 11: Dolam Kencho-Dodena-Thimphu Trek ends

Day 12: Depart Paro

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee
  • Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel in Paro and Thimpu, approved by Bhutanese Government
  • Single room surcharge when travelling 2 people in a group
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and tours
  • Tented accommodation during the trek,
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their meals, salary and insurance
  • Mineral water will be supplied during the tour and boiled water during the trek
  • All entry/permit fees during the tour/trekking
  • All applicable government taxes and tourist service charges
  • Our office expenses and service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
  • International flights
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
  • Pony service and porters
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.