Snowman Trek: Bhutan

We had an absolutely fantastic time. The countryside in Bhutan is so pristine and we really enjoyed the remoteness. It certainly was physically challenging and it was a credit to the two leaders that all 10 clients completed it safely.

Tom Beach | Dorset, United Kingdom
 
 

Chomolhari Base Camp Trek

If you are seeking a relatively short but rugged high altitude trek with ample time for unique cultural insights, then the Chomolhari trek is the perfect choice. Beginning beyond Drugkyel Dzong at Shana, in the picturesque Paro Valley we enter the stunning rhododendron forests and weave our way up the valley crossing and recrossing glistening glacial streams. Eventually the landscape opens up to grassy meadows and leads us to Jangothang where we camp below the sacred peak of Chomolhari (7314m). Continuing toward the Nye La (4700m) we are treated to views of the startling Jichu Drake (6794m) and Tshrim Khang, before making the gradual crossing of the Pass with views of the Lingshi Dzong perched high on a hill top. The most difficult day of the trek sees us crossing the 4950m Yale Pass before descending to the Thimphu River and the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu. If you are seeking a relatively short but rugged high altitude trek with ample time for unique cultural insights, then the Chomolhari trek is the perfect choice.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Paro
DAY 2 Day hike to Taktsang Monastery
DAYS 3/6 Transfer Drugkyel Dzong & Shana, commence trek through conifer and rhododendron forest to yak herders camp beneath Chomolhari
DAY 7 Chomolhari base camp to Lingshi via Nye La
DAY 8 Lingshi to Shodu via Yale La
DAY 9 To Domshesha via Barshong
DAY 10 Complete trek and transfer to Thimphu
DAY 11 Drive Thimphu to Paro
DAY 12 In Paro, trip concludes

traveller reviews

We had a brilliant time but it was very, very tough especially the altitude. Luckily the weather was glorious and the local team were fantastic in keeping us going with always someone with me at the back. We have nothing but praise for our guide.

J. & T. Gibson, UK

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Trip Code: COT
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Trekking
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Next Trip:  15 October 2017
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