Day 01: Arrival at Paro:
You will board a flight to the last Shangrila land of Bhutan. The scenic flight progresses high above mountains by brushing the clouds. Later, the craft takes a sharp bend to land at the only Airstrip of Bhutan that is located in Paro. Disembarking at the airfield of Paro, you will be greeted by our representative.
Day 02: Trek to Shana:
You will visit the magnificent Drukgyel Dzong(2580m) and then head towards Shana. In fact, Drukgyel Dzong is the check-in point for Shana. The trail escalates uphill through army post of Gunyitsawa(2810m). Your passport will be checked at the post. The route continues through a meadow which is located beyond Sharma Zampa. We will stay overnight at Shana.
Day 03: Trek to Soi Thangthangkha:
Leaving the lush green valley of Shana, you will lower down to arrive at the edge of Pa Chhu (Paro River). The trail stretches along the bank before encountering the bridge. You will cross the bridge and follow the steep hill upward through the lively rhododendron woods to arrive at Soi Thangthangkha where you will stay overnight.
Day 04: Trek to Jangothang:
Difficult ascent will take us to Army Camps. Walking past the camp, you will continue your journey through the river that locates just above the tree line of spruce. The forest ends up at the valley where amiable locals that reside in small settlement greet you with a warm smile. Leaving the valley, the trail continues to Jangothang(4040m) where you will stay overnight.
Day 05: Jangothang Excursions:
5th day is dedicated to brief exploration in and around the hypnotic lands of Jangothang. Exploration includes a small valley nearby Chomolhari where we will take a tour to the viewpoint. We will survey the pleasant ambience that the hill offers before lowering down to the glacier. Time permitting; we will visit Sopu Lake that is located near to Nye La Pass.
Day 06: Trek to Lingshi:
You will wake early in the morning to take a brief stroll around Jangothang. You will visit nearby vantage point to view the surrounding. Returning back to the hotel, you will have breakfast and then you will leave for Lingshi. The trail progresses to a river. You will cross the bridge and choose the escalating trail through the steep hill to reach atop the ridge. You will leave Chomolhari and lower down to reach to the valley from where you will climb Nye La pass (4700m) and then lower down to Lingshi camp.
Day 07: Lingshi Excursions:
You will be blessed to explore in Lingshi Village. Amiable locals will greet you with a broad smile. You will get the insight into a thousand-year-old culture and the rural lifestyle of the locals. Lingshi Dzong is the must visit destination inside Lingshi that was built to protect Lingshi and other villages of Bhutan from the raid of Tibetans.
Day 08: Trek to Shodu:
After nibbling the hurried breakfast, you will pursue the route that forks out just opposite to Dzong and then you will climb up the valley to Yale La Pass (4950m). You will enjoy the gratifying view of Chomolhari Mountain before lowering down to the camp at Shodu(3750m) where you will stay overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Barshong:
Leaving Shodu early in the morning, you will continue your trail down to Thimchu River. The route continues further through juniper and pine forest and then escalates uphill to the ruins of Barshong Dzong where you will stay overnight in a camp.
Day 10: Trek to Dolemkencho:
Route on 10th day prolongs through series of ups and downs which let you by the way of dense bamboo and pine forest to Dolemkencho. Arriving at Dolemkencho, you will find the clear area to set up the camp where you will stay overnight.
Day 11: Drive to Thimpu:
The trekking begins by choosing the downward trail which lets you all the way to Dodina. From Dodina, you will drive all the way back to Bhutan’s capital- Thimpu. Strolling around the bustling market area of Thimpu is the pleasant pass time. Tashichho Dzong which is the Administrative Building is also worth- watching site inside Thimpu.
Day 12: Final departure:
It is the final day of ‘Bhutan Chomolhari Trek’. After gulping down hurried breakfast, you will be driven back to the only Airport of Bhutan which is located at Paro. You will either fly back to Kathmandu by the plane of Druk Airlines or head towards your next destination.