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Sacred Chomolhari & Tiger’s Nest Monastery, 14 Days, Hike, Bhutan

From: CHF 5,926

 

The perfect active holiday, exploring one of Bhutan’s most famous routes, the Chomolhari Trek. Visit temples including the famous Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang), explore local markets & experience all that the Himalaya has to offer on this 14-day hike.

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All about the Sacred Chomolhari & Tiger’s Nest Monastery, 14 Days, Hike, Bhutan.

Sacred Chomolhari & Tiger’s Nest Monastery

 

Overview

  • 14 Days

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Paro

  • Camping Accommodation During Trek

  • Porter Service

  • English Speaking Guides

  • Visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery

  • All Permits Included

Why Do We Recommend It?

Experienced and trusted tour operator.

10% of the tour cost is re-invested with local entrepreneurs.

An emerging destination with colourful culture.

Spectacular scenery.

 

Is It Right for Me?

You should be able to trek for 4 to 5 five hours per day, so you do need to be fit. This is a great tour for individual, solo travellers as well as small groups or couples.

What People Say About The Trip

I was very impressed with how organized everyone was, from Tek and Bishnu at the front end of the trip, to our guide, Satyaman, and our guides in training, Ramesh and Kasesh. They took really good care of us.

Can I Go Anytime?

The tour is scheduled for specific dates and you can find those while checking availability in the fields above. However, not all dates are guaranteed to run and some may already have filled. So, just enter the dates you’re interested in and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with confirmation of availability. We always do our best to get the trip that suits you best.

If you don’t see any dates that work for you, just select Get In Touch and send us a quick message about what would be ideal for you. We’ll do what we can and get back to you with options to make your dream trip a reality.

Itsy Bitsy Details

  • Where: The Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Tour Starts: Paro, Bhutan
  • Tour Ends: Paro, Bhutan
  • Fly To: Paro International Airport, PBH
  • Fly From: Paro International Airport, PBH
  • Group Size: 1 to 12 people
  • Age: 16+ (unless accompanied)
  • Operated By: OneSeed Expeditions

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Paro
  • Camping accommodations on trek
  • All meals (outlined in itinerary)
  • Trekking permits and entry fees
  • Guide and porter services
  • Baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • All ground transportation in Bhutan
  • Guided excursion to Tiger’s Nest
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • International airfare and meals during travel
  • Snacks during trek
  • Beverages outside of designated meals
  1. Day 1 Paro (7,200ft/2195m)

    Arrive in Paro, where a OneSeed representative will be there to greet you. Check into our partner lodge and catch up on some much-needed sleep or explore the city on your own.

    Inclusions: Private airport transfer; dinner; accommodations

  2. Day 2 Paro (7,200ft/2195m)

    Time to check out the famous Tiger’s Nest Temple. This hike will take around 6 hours in total and is well worth the climb. The temple was originally built in 1692 and is sure to take your breath away if the elevation hasn’t already done so. Complete the hike and return to Paro for the evening.

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); guided tour; accommodations

  3. Day 3 Paro to Shing ka rap (9,744ft/2970m)

    Begin the trek! Most of the day will be a steady incline up toward the campsite. Follow the Paro river before reaching the campsite at Shing ka rap.

    Total distance: 6.2 miles. Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase), transportation, park entrance fee, trekking permit, camping accommodations.

  4. Day 4 Shing ka rap to Thangthangka (11,909ft/3630m)

    The path today is undulating and will lead you through the conifer forest. Catch your first glimpse of the famous Mt. Jomolhari and settle into the campsite.

    Total distance: 9.3 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

  5. Day 5 Thangthangka to Jangothang (13,419ft/4090m)

    Pass a yak herder settlement and an army post along the trail. Continue on to Jangothang.

    Total distance: 8 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

  6. Day 6 Jangothang (13,419ft/4090m)

    Enjoy an acclimatization day in Jangothang by resting at camp or head out for a short day hike to further acclimatize.

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

  7. Day 7 Jangothang to Lingshi (13,156ft/4010m)

    Climb up and over the first pass of the trail at Nyile-la, which reaches 16,043ft! After, continue the descent to Lingshi for the evening.

    Total distance: 11 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

  8. Day 8 Lingshi (13,156ft/4010m)

    Rest day in Lingshi. Enjoy a day hike to Lingshi Dzong if you are feeling adventurous.

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase), transportation, park entrance fee, trekking permit, camping accommodations.

  9. Day 9 Lingshi to Shodu (13,484ft/4110m)

    Continue through the valley and onto Yeli-la pass at 15,813ft. Weather permitting, enjoy views of Mount Jomolhari, Mount Tsherimgang and Mount Masagang.

    Total distance: 13.7 miles. Approximately 9-10 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

  10. Day 10 Shodu to Barshong (12,073ft/3680m)

    The trail winds up and down and crosses the river six times before retiring to Barshong

    Total distance: 9.9 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

  11. Day 11 Barshong to Dolam Kencho to Thimphu (11,253ft/3430m)

    Descend through beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Dolam Kencho. Complete the descent to Dodina (8530ft). Meet your vehicle and drive 30 minutes to Thimphu.

    Total distance: 9.3 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

  12. Day 12 Thimphu (7,656ft/2334m)

    Explore the city of Thimphu and take in some cultural sight-seeing.

    Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 3-4 hours of trekking

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations.

  13. Day 13 Thimphu to Paro (13,156ft/4010m)

    Explore the city of Thimpu before returning to Paro. Check out temples, pick-up some local handicrafts, and explore Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan’s first fort built in 1629.

    Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations.

  14. Day 14 Paro (13,156ft/4010m)

    International flights depart.

    Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfers.

Tour Details

Sacred Chomolhari & Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Explore one of Bhutan’s most famous routes, the Chomolhari Trek. Visit temples including the famous Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang), explore local markets & experience all that the Himalaya has to offer on this 14-day hike. This region & It’s people are sure to inspire you & the breathtaking scenery will be sure to not only motivate you but also provides amazing photographic opportunities.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive in Paro
Day 2: Tour of Tiger’s Nest
Day 3: Hike to Shing ka rap
Day 4: Hike to Thangtangka
Day 5: Hike to Jangothang
Day 6: Rest day in Jangothan
Day 7: Hike to Lingshi
Day 8: Rest day in Lingshi
Day 9: Hike to Shodu
Day 10: Hike to Barshong
Day 11: Hike to Dolam Kencho
Day 12: Complete trek and head to Thimphu
Day 13: Return to Paro
Day 14: International departures

PRIVATE EXPEDITIONS

Private expeditions are available for this itinerary. Just ask us for details and pricing.

PACKING LIST

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We’ll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

 

Packing System: This expedition includes horses for bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag.

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Paro
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through the end of the trip
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Bhutan Visa (Must be obtained prior to arrival. Please send a copy of your passport to us.)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.

Expedition Gear

  • Duffle bag or backpack to be carried by our staff.
  • Change of clothes for Paro – to be kept in storage during the expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle or camelback (to hold 2 litres of water)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0ºF rating
  • Toilet paper in a ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail
  • Hand sanitizer

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-Bismol etc.)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking Poles
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax (especially useful for late fall and early spring trips)
  • Outlet adapter
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables

CLIMATE OVERVIEW

Temperatures in Bhutan vary greatly due to the extreme difference in altitude in the region. Most of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September. In fall (October – November) and spring (April – May), days are warm and sunny, and nights cool. In spring, rain at 3000m elevation often turns to snow at higher elevations. In winter from December to March, days are clear and mild but nights cold.

 

Activity Level: Strenuous Adventure Holiday

These expeditions require above average physical fitness. Treks may reach high altitudes and require high levels of physical exertion. No technical skills are required, and first-time trekkers are welcome. Typical days require 5-10 hours of trekking, and some expeditions include significant elevation changes.

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