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Chomolhari Trek -11 Days

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Chomolhari, also known as Jomolhari is the highest mountain in the Himalayas. It borders Yadong of Tibet and the Thimphu district of Bhutan. Mt. Chomolhari is also popularly known as “the bride of Kanchenjunga”.

Trip Duration : 11 Days
Max Altitude : 4,100m
Best Time for Visit : March to May and Sept to Nov
Activity : Hiking and Sightseeing
TRANSPORTATION : Flight and Comfortable rides

Trip Overview

Chomolhari, also known as Jomolhari is the highest mountain in the Himalayas. It borders Yadong of Tibet and the Thimphu district of Bhutan. Mt. Chomolhari is also popularly known as “the bride of Kanchenjunga”. Bhutan has a lot to offer to tourism such as its culture and monasteries along with the Panoramic views of the High Himalayas. Mt Chomolhari(7314m) is one of the third highest peaks in Bhutan. And when it is about exploring nature and natural resources one can barely miss out on the trek to Chomolhari. Chomolhari Trek trek offers you a great scenario of the Bhutanese landscape along with a stunning view of the fresh Himalayas. Additionally, it is the most unspoiled high altitude trek which is suitable for average trekkers.


Mount Jomolhari


Chomolhari Trek combines physical challenge, mental refreshment, and a stunning view of Mt.Jomolhari(7314m), Jichu Drake(6794m), and Tshering Gang along with the exploration of flora and fauna. During this trek, we will reach the base camp of Mt Jomolhari. It is the second-highest unclimbed peak in the world. Jomolhari was the holy mountain and the home of the goddess because of which people believed that it was impossible to climb and those who climb high will be thrown down. The trek goes through various villages in Bhutan where you can explore the rural life of Bhutanese people.

The Chomolhari Trek starts from Paro driving to Drugyel Dzong passing through a wonderful small village, terrace field, disperse crossroads, alpine meadow, and farmland. Besides, trout fishing in Tshophu is another popular activity on this trek. The trek lets you explore the capital city of Bhutan- Thimphu along with the other small city Punakha and Paro. During your tour to this city, you can visit some of the ancient monasteries like Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, etc. On the other hand, the Taktsang monastery- the tiger’s nest monastery is another prime attraction of this trek. The best season for this trek is from March to May and Sept to November. Therefore, you will not only explore the snow-capped mountains but experience the typical village life of Bhutanese people along with their culture and tradition.


Day 01 :


Day 02 :

Trek Begins

Day 03 :

Shana to Thangthangkha

Day 04 :

Thangthangkha to Jangothang

Day 05 :


Day 06 :

Trek continue

Day 07 :

Trek continue

Day 08 :

Return Thimphu

Day 09 :

Punakha Sightseeing

Day 10 :

Hike to Taktsang Monastery

Day 11 :

End of Trip

Itenary note

Note: BD Plan, BL Plan, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch content will appear here. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.


Day 01 Arrival

Today will be your very 1st day in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Your journey to the Chomolhari trek starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Paro International Airport. The flight offers you the stunning scenario of the Himalayas and the landscapes. Our airport representative will pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the 3-star hotel in Paro. After arriving at the hotel, to make things easy and clear for you we will hold a pre-trek meeting where we will be giving you a short briefing about the preparation for the trek. We will then introduce you to your guides and porters. After some procedure, you can either spend your remaining time exploring the places in Paro or rest in the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.

Day 02 Trek Begins

The second day of the trek is going to be real fun. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive from Paro to Drukgyel Dzong. It was built in 1649 to celebrate Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetian armies. After 1951 the Dzong caught fire and the roofing was fabricated in 1985. And now the place is just an empty shell. From there, we will ascend following the Pachhu( Paro River) passing through the forested ridges, meadows, paddy fields, and magnificent farmlands. After nearly 4 hours of trekking, we will arrive at the army post at Gubutsawa village where the trek permit will be checked and countersigned. Overnight at the camp by the small outpost near the forest.

Day 03 Shana to Thangthangkha

Today,  we will be starting our trek as early as we can as we will be covering a bit long-distance Apparently, the distance covered by this trek is 22km which takes about 8-9 hours. Thus, this is a long, hard day trek with lots of short uphills and some downfalls. The trail begins from Shana followingPachhu (the Paro river) and the road gradually narrows as we reach higher winding up through the lush forest of pine, oak, spruce, and Juniper.  Following the muddy and rocky trail, we will arrive at the Jigme Dorji Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the largest protected area in Bhutan where several endangered species such as the Takin, snow leopard, blue sheep, tiger, Himalayan bear, and red panda are protected. Besides, it is also home to 300 species of birds.

We will enjoy our lunch on the left side of the river. After lunch, we will ascend through the forest of Rhododendron, cross another bridge, and reach our campsite at an altitude of 3800m.  Finally, the campsite rewards us with the stunning view of Mt. Chomolhari. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04 Thangthangkha to Jangothang

The trek today is towards the base camp trek. Early morning after breakfast we will climb along with Pa chu and ascend gradually towards the army post. After reaching the camp follow the Paroo river with the stunning views of the Bhutanese landscapes along with the snow-capped peaks. Likewise, you will be able to visit Yak-Herding families and try some of their dried yak cheese. You will have your lunch inside the Yak herders camp. After lunch, we will have a short and easy trek and reach today’s destination at Jangothang (4050m).  In addition, You will be able to see the spectacular panorama of Chomolhari (7320m) and Jichu Drake (6900m) from Jangothang. They are believed to be the sacred peaks and the peaks that are still unclimbed. Overnight at Jangothang.

Day 05 Acclimatization

One of the most popular camping places in Bhutan is Jangothang. So today, we will spend our day at Jangothang as there are several places to explore in Jangothang. You can either explore the surrounding area in Jangothang or watch the gazing blue sheep- bharal. You can even get to see the Himalayan blue poppy during summertime. Jangothang offers you the spectacular scenario of chains of snow peaks from the eastern side of the Paroo River. Besides, you can visit yak herders and trout-filled lakes, this is completely optional. However, if you want to hike you can walk to the glaciers of Chomolhari, or towards Tshophu Lake. From there,  the view of the surrounding area is fresh and refreshing. Moreover, if you are interested in knowing the people, you can even go and visit the nomad’s village in Bhutan. Overnight at Jangothang.

Day 06 Trek continue

Bidding a farewell to Jangothang we will set our journey to Yaksa. The trek starts with a short walk from the camp ascending gradually to the camp in the Yak pasture. From here, you can observe herds of blue sheep grazing on the mountain slopes. However, if the weather is clear you might also be able to spot the stunning view of Mt. Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tsherimkang. Furthermore, continue to hike towards beautiful lake TshoPhu as the road becomes much broader. It is one of the many lakes where the Bhutanese Government has stocked brown Trout Since the 1980s. We will ascend towards Bongtoe La at an elevation of 4849m. It takes about an hour to reach the meadow and another 50 minutes to reach the top.

From the top, we will descend downhill to the basement of Yaksha Village. In the evening you can either explore the Yaksa village or rest in the camp. Overnight at Yaksa Village.

Day 07 Trek continue

Day 08 Return Thimphu

The trek today is easier than that of any other day. As the trek is just a half-day walk through terrace farming, meadow grassland, and rhododendron forest. The trial today offers you the stunning scenery of grassy land and the village life of Bhutanese people. Finally, the trail ends at Drukgyel Dzong from where our transport will be waiting to take you to Thimphu-the capital of Bhutan. In Fact, the ride will be comfortable and pleasurable with several stops to enjoy nature. Situated in the western central part of Bhutan, Thimphu is the political and economic center of Bhutan.  Therefore, Thimphu is the rush town which is even popular for its monasteries and Gompas. In the evening you can visit an authentic craft bazaar in Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 09 Punakha Sightseeing

Today is another most beautiful journey from Thimphu to Punakha. Early morning after breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha. After a half, an hour drive to Punakha ascends up to the Mt road at Dochula La at an altitude of 3140m.  There are 108 memorial shortens known as Druk Wangyal Chortens which was built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. In particular, there is Druk Wangyal Lhakhang built in honor of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuk. From Dochula you can get a clear view of the eastern Himalayas in case of clear weather. From the pass, the road descends through the rhododendron forest reaching the highly cultivated valley of Punakha.

Punakha is another beautiful place to visit as a short hike ahead will take you to Chimmi Lakhang. The temple is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley also known as Divine Madman. This temple is a pilgrimage site for a childless couple. Similarly,  the next destination that awaits us in Punakha is  Punakha Dzong, situated in between the meeting point of Pho-chu (male river) and Mo-Chu (female river). In the evening drive towards Thimphu. Overnight at Thimphu again.

Day 10 Hike to Taktsang Monastery

Today is the day to visit one of the famous monasteries in Bhutan that is -Taktsang Monastery. Early morning, drive towards Paro and further to the base camp of Taktsang. From the base camp start the hike to Taktsang monastery. It is a temple located at the cliffside of the upper Paro valley. Taktsang Monastery was first built in 1692. In addition, it is believed that Guru Padmasambhava came to Taktsang on the back of the tiger to meditate in the cave in the 18th century. Previously, this place has become a cultural icon for Buddhism. From Taktsang, hike back to the road and drive to Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro and  Ringpong Dzong. however, you can explore the market in Paro in the evening. Overnight at a hotel in Paro

Day 11 End of Trip

Today is your last day in Bhutan. Early morning after breakfast our airport representative will drop you off to the Paro International Airport. Soon you will be bidding farewell to the legendary dragon Kingdom Bhutan. We wish you a happy and safe journey.

Price Includes

  • Private transportation
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare for Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu or from other destination.

Price Excludes

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Trip Info

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages


Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.


  We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.


  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

Upper Part Of The Body Upper

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

Lower Body

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes


  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter


  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

Hygiene & First Aid

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

Trek Essentials

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

Recommended Medications

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

Other Equipment

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel


Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.


Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard


Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng