Bhutan Chomolhari Trek

Bhutan Chomolhari Trek

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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12 Days

Max Altitude:

Yeli-la Pass (4820m)

Group Size


Trial Access:

flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

Spring & Autmn

Bhutan Chomolhari Trek is one of the most popular high altitude treks of Bhutan. Chomolhari or Jomolhari trek is also known as ‘the bridge of Kanchenjunga’. Not to mention, a fascinating fact about Chomolhari is, this mountain touches three different countries, Bhutan, Tibet and China.

The trek begins and ends in Paro where you can visit the famous Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. While trekking in the beautiful Bhutanese countryside. You can enjoy the amazing Bhutanese landscape and get acquainted with its rich culture. During our trek, you also cross a few passes and reward yourself with amazing views of the Himalayas. The Himalayas include Jichu Drake at an altitude of 6,989 meters and Chomolhari at 7,513 meters. Finally, you take a tour to Thimpu and end your trip with a drive to Paro.

An interesting thing you get to hear about the Jomolhari peak is that people consider it a sacred mountain. Thus, no one ever thought of climbing the peak. In the year, 1937, a British Expedition group of 5 people along with 6 porters ascended the peak. This trip adds an extra excitement when coupled with other fascinating sites like Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Drugyal Dzong, Sio Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Shodu, Barshong, Dolam Kencho, Dodena and sightseeing in Thimpu.

Paro Taktsang is a sacred monastery built-in 1692 in remembrance of Guru Padmasambhava. The locals believe that Guru Padmasambhava meditated here. He also brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Another attraction is Drugyal Dzong, which is located at the upper Paro built by Tenzin Drukdra in the year 1649. Sio Thangthangkha which is situated at an altitude of 3750 meters also comes on the way to Chomolhari Trek. Moreover, other beautiful places like Jangothang, Lingshi, Shodu, Barshong, Dolam Kencho, and Dodena are other places on your trekking trail. After trekking for 8 days, you drive to Thimpu, which is the capital city of Bhutan. If you are not tired then, you can go for the walk around Thimpu.

Starting Price

USD 3039 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Arrival on: Paro

Departure from: Paro

Day 1

Arrival at Paro.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After arrival at Paro, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet, meet and transfer you to the hotel where you will be staying overnight.

During the flight, you will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other famous Himalayan peaks. Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Hike to Tiger nest monastery (3190m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a warm and nice breakfast served at the hotel, we will hike up the 4200 steps to the Tiger's Nest, locally known as the Taktsang Monastery. This monastery has been the identification of Bhutan for a long time because of its religious significance and also because of its location. The Mahayana Buddhist believes that the first Dalai Lama, Padmasambhava flew on a back of a tigress to her for Meditation.

While coming down we will have lunch halfway down the hill and continue to Paro.


Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike and 30 min drive.

Day 3

Drive to Drugyel Dzong and trek to Sharna.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We take a short drive of 17 km to Drugyal Dzong then start trekking to Sharna. The trail gradually goes up through a lush green forest, apple farms, small settlements and a nice view of the meadows and surrounding hills. After walking for almost 3 hours we reach Gunitsawa which is bordering town with Tibet.

Further walking up for another couple of hours we reach Sharna, our overnight campsite.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: An hour drive and 5-6 hrs

Day 4

Trek to Sio Thangthangkha (3750m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we start the walk along the Paro River through the green forest. The walk is full of ups and downs until we reach our campsite for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Jangothang (4,040m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After starting the trip, we walk for an hour and cross the army camp which is followed by a climb of about 30 minutes taking us to the hilltop with a nice view of snow-capped mountains on the northern side.

Another 3 hours ups and down and we reach the Yak Herds camp, where the lunch will be served. Further walking a couple of hours from where we reach our camping site, Jangothang from where the famous Mt. Jumolhari, as well as the Jichu Drake peak, are seen from nearby distance.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 6

Acclimatization/free day to explore Jangothang Base Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As it is a day to acclimatize, you can explore around and take a good rest.

We will take a 3 and a half hours to walk to a place with the view of Jichu Drake Peak. We will have lunch there and come back to our camp. 

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs hike

Day 7

Trek to Lingshi (4000m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start climbing up to a ridge after breakfast. From the top, you can see the Jumolhari smiling at you. One of the best moments of the trip is the time spent here in the middle of greenery with white snow peaks in front of you.

After spending a short time here we go down for a while and walk in the flat land for some time before climbing up the Ngye La pass (4,700m), one of the highest points of the trip. After a brief rest at the pass, we descend continuously until reaching our campsite at Lingshi for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Shodu (4,100m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The day starts with a short climb towards a Chorten on a hilltop and further walk down to the Mo Chhu valley. We will walk on the east of a barren valley and make a short climb up to the other end of the Mo Chhu.

The trail further goes up for a couple of hours until reaching the highest point of the trek Yeli La pass (4,820m). Mountain peaks such as Jumolhari, Gangchen Ta, Tshering Gang, and Masang Gang are visible from the top of the pass.

We gradually go down another 600m and stop at our campsite at Shodu for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Barshong (3,710m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start the day walking along the Thimphu River and the trail gradually goes down through a forest of pine trees.

The walk down to Barshong Dzong will be interesting as we will pass small settlements, Chorten and grab our lunch in between besides the river side.

Overnight at Barshong.

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Dolam Kencho (3,600m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today walk up to Dolam will be comfortable and easier. we cover a distance of around 15 km. We walk in the middle of the thick jungle of rhododendron, birch, and conifers and go down for a long time until reaching the Thimphu River.

Another one hour of a climb through the hilly trail takes us to our campsite at Dolam Kencho. An occasional view of the mountains makes this day exciting.


Accommodation: Local lodge/ hotel/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 11

Trek to Dodena and drive to Thimphu (2350m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a good breakfast, we will gradually descent to Dodena to get into the jeep that drives us to Thimphu.

This is the last day of the trek. In the evening relax at Thimpu.

(Note: You can drive to Paro for the flight the next morning or wake up 2 hours earlier, before sunrise and drive to Paro)

You can decide before finalizing the trip with Himalayan trekkers.


Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive.

Day 12


The final day when you are going to bid a farewell to the lovely place, we hope you have some of the best time by planning your journey with us. Take your final flight out of Bhutan from the Paro Airport.

Himalayan trekkers have always given top priority to their guests and your trip to Bhutan will be marked with beautiful memories. Be it arranging food and lodging or taking you to the best sites or departing to the airport, we Himalayan trekkers will set your trip in such a way that you are going to remember every time.

(note: you can extend your trip to other Himalayan nation or plan to explore other beautiful Himalaya countries with your friends and family members).  

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Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Paro, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Whats Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • All Transfers as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary with all meals.
  • Bhutan Entry Fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Guide and Driver
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • International Airfares to Paro and Airport taxes
  • All taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Drive
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.


Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.


  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities


  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers


  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash


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