Chomalhari Trek is also known as Jumolhari trek. It is one of the popular treks of Bhutan starting from countryside and blue pine forest to pastureland and magnificent mountain views.


  • Exploring the Tiger's Nest
  • Visiting Thimpu, and Paro
  • Amazing trek of Chomolhari
  • Bhutanese taste in camping trek

12 Days

Total Duration

16.5 Km

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Min. Group Size

4,820m /15,810ft

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Chomalhari Trek is also known as Jumolhari trek. It is one of the popular treks of Bhutan starting from countryside and blue pine forest to pastureland and magnificent mountain views. Mt. Jomolhari is a sacred mountain, which is worshipped by both Bhutanese and Tibetans alike. The attraction of the trek is turquoise lakes and streams, roaring waterfalls, meadowland with wildflowers, the forest of rhododendron and pines. It is comfortable, and an unforgettable trek of Bhutan!


You will be welcomed by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle, and after your lunch, we visit Paro Dzong and National Museum, and evening walk around the city’s main shopping area.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Highest Point: 2250m/ 7382ft

Today we go sightseeing to the Taktsang Monastery, also famously known as Tiger’s Nest, where Guru Rinpoche arrived on the back of a Flying Horse and mediated on the nest. The outing takes about five hours to complete, and then we return to the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

The day begins by traveling to Durkyel Dzong and start to trek Shana. Trekking route is rich, the cultivated valley with following Paro Chu, a river. After walking a few hours you will get Tsento Zampa, a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse of red chilly, red rice, potatoes and wheat. Trek to east following the river through the forest where you can watch birds, colorful butterflies, and then you reach Gunitsawa, a military camp, and also the permit check post. After twenty minutes from the camp, you will reach the site where your camp will be set.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Distance: 15km (Walking 5hrs)Highest Point: Shana 2850m/7382ft

Today is quite a tough day because we will be covering a long distance, reach high altitudes in stony undulating trails. The trail goes through the river by passing an old bridge (ruined), which was destroyed by glacier lake burst in the 1950s. Most of the trail goes under the dark oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest. Continue up and down the trail to reach Thongo Zam, where you will have lunch. After a short climb, you reach Seyende Zam. There is a big Chorten from where you can see Mt. Jomalhari. Afterward, about 20 minutes walk to reach the campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Distance: 20Km (Walking 7hrs)Highest Point: Thangthangkha (3,550m/12300ft)

After breakfast, the trail gradually climbs up to a beautiful valley via Tegethang, winter home of herdsmen and finally reach Jangothang, which is being known as Chomalhari base camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Distance: 19Km (Walking 8hrs)Highest Point: Jangothang (4,040m/13,250ft)

Today is a rest day; you will explore the base camp and hike up to Chomalhari camp. During the day you will trek to twin lakes Tsho Phu, from the lake you will see the Mt. Chomalhari and Jichu Drake mountains and Himalayan Blue sheep in the valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

After breakfast the trails begins to long climb about 5hrs then reach Ngye La Pass (4890m), from pass you can see the trekking area that we will be covering over next two days. Towards the eastern part, you can see the Tiger Mountain. From now the track is being descended to a flat where you will have lunch and continue descending to a narrow gorge, then cross a river, next to the river is a campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 18Km/ (Walking 7hrs)Highest Point: Lingshi (4,000m/13,120ft)

Day trip begins early in the morning towards Shodu through the rhododendron forest to reach a small Chorten. Climb rises to the altitude of 4450m, and descends on rocky switchbacks then finally reach the top of Yale La Pass (4950m). Pass enables the view of Lingshi and Basingthang Peaks around the snowy peaks. From the top, you will descend Jradinthang Chhu and follow the Thimpu River until getting camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Distance: 18Km (Walking 7hrs)Highest Point: Shodu (4,100m/ 13450ft)

After breakfast, the day begins with crossing a military camp through the limestone valley and cross the main bridge, which provides views of giant rock faces and waterfalls. Gradually ascending trail reach at Barshong Dzong ruins, this is the area where the park rangers recorded that the tiger and leopard cross through this area. The continuous trail for a couple of hours reaches the campsite.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Distance: 16km (Walking 6hrs)Highest Point: Shodu (4,100m/ 13450ft)

The descending rocky trail ends over at Thimpu Chhu river. The trail has several switchbacks, up and down until you get Dolam Kencho at the altitude of 3290m, which continues up to 3450m and descends on a vertical cliff, finally reaches Dodina, where the vehicle is waiting for you to transfer to Thimpu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Distance: 23Km /7hrsHighest Point: Barshong (3,600/ 11,810ft)

Today you will have city tour around Thimpu. During the tour you will visit the National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts & Crafts School, Textile, and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin mini Zoo, Handicrafts Emporium, and local shops. And in the evening we drive to Paro.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast, our airport representative will pick you up and drop off to the international airport.

Meals included: Breakfast


Price Details


  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.


  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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