A trek in Bhutan, the ’Land of the Thunder Dragon’, with superb views of Mt. Chomolhari and Mt. Jitchu Drake.
Mount Chomolhari at 7,134m is the second highest peak in Bhutan lying on the northern border with Tibet. The trek to Chomolhari Base Camp traverses beautiful and varied country and after a day acclimatising 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.