Mount Chomolhari at 7,134m is the second highest peak in Bhutan lying on the northern border with Tibet. The Chomolhari Base Camp Trek traverses beautiful as well as varied country as well as after a day acclimatizing and exploring around Base Camp we cross a high mountain pass to reach the Camp below Lingshi Dzong. This is a monastery and fortress built by the first ruler of Bhutan to defend against a Tibet invasion, the Dzong has a superb location on a hill overlooking Lingshi village.
From Lingshi the route crosses another Himalayan pass as we start the trek south back to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. At this pass we are rewarded with stunning views of Jitchu Drake (6,900m) and Chomolhari as well as many un-named and un-mapped peaks along the Bhutan – Tibet border.
At the start of the trip we organise a visit to Haa valley for two nights in order to help essential acclimatization before the trek. This valley offers wonderful scenic walk along trails passing through traditional villages as well as magnificent monasteries. This is a beautiful area adorned with pristine alpine forests as well as ut still remains one of the least visited areas in the country.
Chomolhari Base Camp Trek Highlights :
- A scenic trek towards Bhutan’s sacred mountain, Chomolhari, on the border with Tibet.
- Cross the high passes of Nyile La as well as Yali La which have superb views of the eastern Himalaya.
- At the start of the trip we organize a visit to Haa valley for two nights in order to help essential acclimatization before the trek.
- Wonderful scenic walk along trails passing through traditional villages as well as magnificent monasteries.
- Sightseeing in Thimpu with your local Bhutanese guide.