Observe Mt. Chomolhari and visit the neighbouring isolated villages in the middle of green rolling hills, dense forests, alpine pastureland and yak hers. This off the beaten track trek goes through diverse terrain, rhododendron forests, fascinating culture and scenic views. Enjoy exciting festivals, enter spiritual monasteries in unexplored regions. Visit the impressive Taktsang monastery (tiger's nest), Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong with their strong cultural heritage.
This beautiful trek to Mt Chomolhari goes through isolated villages, green rolling hills, dense forests, and alpine pastureland where yaks graze. This mountain and its adjoining range is one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. Explore off the beaten track parts of Bhutan, where few visitors have been before. Depending on the season, you might see yak wool tents scattering the pasture land. This trek has extremely diverse terrain, allowing trekkers to experience beautiful Rhododendron forests one day and spectacular barren alpine landscape the next.
In addition to trekking, you will have a chance to explore the highlights of Thimbu, Paro, and Punakha. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition will design an itinerary and program for Chomolhari and Lingshi Trek according to an individual clients’ interest throughout the year.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Program Type: Guided tour
Duration: 17 Days
Price: $2590 USD
Destination: Kathmandu, Paro, Thimpu, Jangothang,Lingsi
Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day
Min. Group Size: 2
Special Interest: Ethnic People, Culture, Spirituality, Lifestyle, wildlife, adventure, photography, exploration, Tradition, Nature cruises, Environmental education
Accommodation: Hotel, Camping
Starting Point: kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Geography: Countryside, Forests, Glaciers, Mid hills, Mountains, Rivers, Towns, cold places, unique culture, valleys, villages
Max. Altitude: 5,200m
Min. Altitude: 1350m.
Day 01 :Arrival meeting at Kathmandu International Airport, transfers to hotel
Day 02 :Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites
Day 03 :Flight to Paro International Airport (Bhutan) and overnight at Hotel
Day 04 :Sightseeing of Paro and Excursion to Taktsang monastery, overnight at Hotel.
Day 05-07 :Trek to Jangothang (base camp of Mt. Chomolhari). Overnights at tented Camp
Day 08 :Excursion around Jongothang. Overnight at Camp
Day 09 :Trek to Lingshi. Overnight at Camp
Day 10-13 :Trek to Dodena and drive to Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 14 :Sightseeing of Thimphu, later drive to Paro. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15 :Flight to Kathmandu, stay in Kathmandu
Day 16 :Rest for sightseeing, shopping and farewell dinner
Day 17 :Final departure to Kathmandu Airport
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during Guided tour is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|22 October 201822.10.2018||07 November 201807.11.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
|01 November 201801.11.2018||17 November 201817.11.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
|11 November 201811.11.2018||27 November 201827.11.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
|14 November 201814.11.2018||30 November 201830.11.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
|24 November 201824.11.2018||10 December 201810.12.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
|27 November 201827.11.2018||13 December 201813.12.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
|07 December 201807.12.2018||23 December 201823.12.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
|10 December 201810.12.2018||26 December 201826.12.2018||$2590 USD||Book|
What is not included
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
General Trekking Equipment
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu