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BhutanChomolhari Trekking

Day 01: Arrive Paro
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel after the completion of arrival formalities. You stroll to Paro market and the the town. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing
in the morning, you visit to Ta Dzong, built in 1651 as a watchtower and in 1968 inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum. The collection includes art, relics, religious thangkha paintings, postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, as well as a small natural history collection. Below Ta Dzong is Rinpung Dzong ( Paro Dzong), "the fortress of the heap of jewels", built in 1646, and now housing the offices of the district administration and Paro's monk body. In the afternoon, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. Built by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century, it is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 03: Paro - Shana (17km, 5-6 hours)
The trek starts from Drukgyel Dzong (2,580m) with a short downhill walk on a wide trail. We then climb gently through rice terraces and fields of millet. We past apple orchards and forests. Soon the valley widens, and we reach the army post of Gunitsawa (2,810m). This is the furthermost to Tibet. We continue upwards towards Sharma Zampa (2,870), where there are several good camping places in meadows surrounded by trees. Overnight camping.

Day 04: Shana - Soi Thangthangkha (20km, 7-8 hours)
The trail again follows the Pa Chu (Paro River), ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. We cross a bridge to the left bank of the river and enjoy our hot lunch. Then we continue along the river, climbing upwards through rhododendron forests, and crossing the river one more time, we arrive at our camp site (3,750m).

Day 05: Soi Thangthangka - Jangothang (19km, 7-8 hours)
The trail ascends for a while to the army camp and then follows the river above the tree line offering stunning view of the surrounding peaks. lunch is served at a yak herder's camp. A short walk from here takes us to a valley for our camp at Jangothang (4,040 m), which offers the magnificent views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake.

Day 06: Jangothang - Lingshi (18km, 7-8 hours)
We follow the stream for half an hour and cross the bridge to the right bank. We ascend to the first ridge and enjoy breathtaking view of Chamolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. The trail then takes us across a fairly level valley floor and then we start ascending to Nyele-la pass (4,700m). We descend gradually from the pass to our camp site at Lingshi (4,000m), enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain peaks and Lingshi Dzong as we walk.

Day 07: Lingshi - Shodu (22km, 8-9 hours)
The Laya-Gasa route leaves the Chomolhari trek route here. We climb up towards a small white chorten on a ridge above the camp, then turns south to the deep Mo Chu valley. We follow on the west side of this largely treeless valley, climbing steadily a short distance above the Mo Chu. We climb steeply for two hours to Yeli-la (4,820m). If the weather is clear, we enjoy the great views of Chomolhari, Gangchenta, Tserimgang and Masagang from this pass. We descend alongside a stream to a rock shelter in the cliff face, and then continue on downstream until we reach Shodu (4,100m), for the camping on meadow.

Day 08: Shodu - Barshong (16km, 6/-7 hours)
We are now back at the tree line and follow the course of Thimpu Chu. We descend through rhododendron, juniper and mixed alpine forests. Stunning views of rocky cliff faces and waterfalls along the way make the hike enjoyable. After the lunch, we gradually ascend to  the ruins of Barshong Dzong (3,600m) and we camp nearby.

Day 09: Barshong - Dolam Kencho (15km, 5-6 hours)
We descend gently through a dense forest of rhododendron, birch and conifers and then further descend teeply to arriveat Thimpu Chu. The trail runs along the left bank of the river, climbing over ridges and descending into gullies. The final stage of the trail climbs around a cliff face high above the Thimphu Chu and then to the pastureland at an altitude of 3,600m.

Day 10: Dolam Kencho - Dodena - Thimpu (8km, 3 hours)
The trail winds in and out of side valleys above the Thimpu Chu. We ascend through a forest of conifers and high altitude broadleaf species to a pass at 3,510m. The trail then drops steeply down to the river, following it southward to the road head at Dodena (2,600m) from where we drive to Thimpu.

Day 11: Thimpu – Paro
We commence sightseeing tour in Thimpu valley visiting National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong (the fortress of the glorious religion'), National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum (Bhutanese arts and crafts school); National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only ), Handicrafts Emporium.We drive to Paro in the afternoon.

Day 12: Paro Depart
We take you to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.

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