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Chomolhari Trek - 15 Days
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Cost Includes
Twin sharing accommodation in the best available accommodation mode (hotel or tourist cottage) on tour, Full board meals, Ground transfers, Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking Guide, Entrance fees and permits. During trek accommodation in tents with them rest mattresses, freshly cooked meals, Dining/Kitchen & toilet tents, Ponies and riding horses (on request) backed by skillful and experienced crew.

Cost Excludes
Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu air fare (USD 390), Bhutan Visa fee (US$ 20 payable upon arrival at the airport), Nepal re-entry visa fee, Travel Insurance and expenses of personal nature.

Day 01: Arrive Paro - Thimphu. Upon arrival meet with our representative and after lunch transfer to Hotel. O/nt at Hotel in Paro.

Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing. Visit Kychu Lhakahang, National Museum and Paro Dzong. Later in the evening assemble the trekking gear. O/nt at Hotel in Paro.

Day 03 : Paro - Shana. Drive up to Drukgyel Dzong where the road ends and trek begins, follow the river gently uphill through a agricultural valley and the village. O/nt Camp at height of 2,800 m. Dist. 17 km. 5 to 6 hours.

Day 04 : Shana-Thangthayka: Continue uphill through the alpine forest. It narrows and closes in and the winds along the drainage. The trek is mostly through the deep forest. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Alt. 3750m. Dist. 20 km. 8 to 9 hours. O/nt Camp.

Day 05 : Soi Thangthayka - Jangothang: Continue up the Pa Chhu (river). Pass a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Now views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks can be seen all around. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. Alt: 4,040 m, Dist: 19 km, time about 51/2 hrs. O/nt Camp.

Day 06 : Jangothang Halt. Trek up to Tsophu for fishing or do any one of the three hiking excursions. Mt. Jhomolhari and its subsidiary are due west, Mt. Jichu Drake is to the north, unclimbed summits and ridges are to the east. O/nt Camp.

Day 07 : Jangothang - Lingshi: Wide yak pastures are visible both on ways up and down the pass. You may encounter some nomads in their yak tents. You can see the Lingshi Dzong. Tserim Kang and is descending glaciers are at the north end of the valley from the Nyuele la pass alt. 4700m. Camp at alt: 4150 m, dist: 19 km. 7 to 8 hours. O/nt Camp.

Day 08 : Lingshi Halt: On this day, halt at Lingshi for one-day excursion to Tsokha, the base camp of Jichu Drake. Large herds of blue sheep and musk deer may be seen. Alt: 4,500 m, dist 15 km. O/nt Camp.

Day 09 : Lingshi Shodu: The trail ascends up to the Yalila Pass, altitude 4820 m, from the pass, Mt. Jhomolhari, Tserim Gang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Then descend. Camp at ht: 3,963 m, 22 km. 9 to 10 hours. O/nt Camp.

Day 10 : Shodu - Barshong: Follow Wang Chhu through the forest of rhododendron and waterfalls, the river then narrows and closed in and the trail winds ascending to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Camp just below the Dzong. Atl: 3,785 m dist: 13 kms. 6 to 7 hours. O/nt Camp.

Day 11 : Barshong-Dolam Kencho. Descend gradually to meet Wang Chhu, passing through forests of Rhododendron, then ascend once again onto pasture land. Camp in meadow. Atl: 3,628 m, dist: 11 km. 5 to 6 hours. O/nt Camp.

Day 12 : Dolam Kencho - Thimphu: Continue uphill through the forest to a small pass. The trial winds up and along the drainage. Wild animals may be seen. At Dodina, meet the transportation for drive to Thimphu. Dist: 14 km. 6 to 7 hours. O/nt at Hotel in Thimphu.

Day 13 : Thimphu - Punakha: Morning Thimphu sightseeing, visit Memorial Chorten, Painting School, National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha/Wangdi across the Dochula Pass ( Alt: 3050m ) where once can see the beautiful views across the Dochula Pass (Alt: 3050 m) of Eastern Himalayan Range. O/nt at Hotel in Wangdi.

Day 14 : Punakha - Paro. Visit Wangdi Dzong and Punakha Dzong, which is the winter home of Central Monk body (Je-Khenpo). After lunch transfer to Paro. O/nt Hotel.

Day 15 : Paro departure.

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Equator Expedition management was professional and experienced. The Team were very helpful and also the food and accommodation was great. This is the first time of expedition, I will never forget it. I would surely recommend Equator expeditions to my friends.
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