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Chomolhari Basecamp and the Bont

Chomolhari Basecamp and the Bont

Chomolhari Basecamp and the Bont Overview

A spectacular circuit trek through the Bhutan Himalaya to Chomolhari Basecamp at Jangothang (4040m)

This spectacular circuit trek will take us all the way to Bhutan's Chomolhari Base Camp and across 3 high passes in under 2 weeks, what's more we've also time for sightseeing in bustling Kathmandu and idyllic Paro, famous for the dramatic, cliff-side Taktsang Monastery. Arriving into Paro from Kathmandu, Nepal, our stunning trek takes us north of Paro, deep into the valley of the Paro Chu. This quiet and pristine valley provides a passage between the Himalayan foothills and the towering white peaks on the border with Tibet. Our route follows the river upstream for 3 days to the meadows at Jangothang, the basecamp for Chomolhari (7326m), a sacred peak on the border of Bhutan and Tibet, which is revered by Buddhists, who believe it is the home of one of the five goddesses (Jomo), who were bound under oath by Guru Rinpoche to protect the land and the local people. Then, after a day for exploration and acclimatisation above this camp, we turn away from the valley trail and climb to the picturesque Tsho Phu lakes. From here, we ascend to cross the airy Bonte La (4890m), where we'll enjoy some increasingly impressive views of Chomolhari and the imposing spire of Jitchu Drake. Now at high level, we trek via hidden valleys and along scenic ridges to reach our stunning campsite on the yak pastures of Thongbu, before descending on herders' trails to Drugyel Dzong. Very few trekking groups complete this superb circuit, which is undoubtably one of the best short treks in Bhutan.  Hermit's CaveUnique to KE is the acclimatisation trek up to visit the Hermit’s Cave, just prior to arriving at Chomolhari Basecamp. Not only is this a culturally interesting visit to an area rarely visited by trekkers, it is also a fantastic aid to acclimatisation that will help prepare you for the rest of your trekking holiday. BOOK EARLY for BHUTAN! With only two airlines operating flights into Paro from Kathmandu, seats are limited and in high demand. Book early to guarantee your place on your chosen departure. We strongly advise booking a year in advance where possible.
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Chomolhari Basecamp and the Bont by Catherine, 17 Nov 2018
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This was my first (not last) trekking holiday and I feel I have been truly spoiled. The booking, organisation, travel visas ... read more

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Chomolhari Basecamp and the Bont by Catherine, 17 Nov 2018
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This was my first (not last) trekking holiday and I feel I have been truly spoiled. The booking, organisation, travel visas ... read more