Chomolhari Trek - 12 Days

Chomolhari Trek takes you to Taktsang Monastery, the symbol of Bhutan and is a camping trek, where in you spend nights by the rivers, in a meadow, on a field, and in front of the mountain. Shane, one of your resting places, offers a spectacular view of Jo Drakey Mountain. As you head off to Shodu, you come across ascending trekking trail; you visit visit Drukgyel Dzong, and you also see Mount Chomolhari.

Following the descending trekking trail, you come across the Limestone valley and Giant Stones, you also reach the cultivated land, the bank of the river, and the trail of rocks. You also reach the forest, which is a home to birds and butterflies. You also trek through the forest of oak, rhododendron, bamboo, birch, fir, larch, maple, ferns, bamboo, and pine, as well as you reach the ridges, switchbacks, and boulders. You also step into the old trading route, which in the past used to connect Treno La (Bhutan) with Phari (Tibet).

In this trek, there are also some good hikes that you can do from the Chomolhari Base Camp, but the best is towards the east, that is, up to the twin lakes of Tsho Phu. From the lakes, you see the spectacular view of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake mountains. You also see a herd of Himalayan Blue Sheep. You also pass by a deserted military camp, and you also follow the trail that leads to the river. You also come across the rocky caves, where the monks used to meditate in the past. You also cross the bridges, which offer a good view of the giant rock faces and waterfalls.

Above – mentioned are some of the characteristics of Chomolhari Trek. Others highlights include the famous places of the Thimpu Valley, and they are National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts & Crafts School, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin mini Zoo, Handicrafts Emporium, and local shops.