This trip includes sightseeing and exploration of several unique Bhutanese monasteries, forts, and a lovely three-day trek through the mountains from Bumthang Valley to the Paro Valley.
Join the recognized Chomolhari base camp trek
Explore some of the oldest monuments in the country. In comparison to Nepal, there are very few treks within significant parts of Bhutan. The Chomolhari Trek is one of the most recognized treks in Bhutan, following the crystal-clear, trout-rich stream of Paro Chu along the green alpine meadows onto Mt. Chomolhari.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: In Kathmandu, walking tour of the old bazaar; visit Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa
Day 03: Arrive in Paro, meet, and transfer over to hotel; evening welcome cocktail and dinner; overnight at hotel
Day 04: Full-day sightseeing tour of Paro Valley and the little township; overnight at hotel
Day 05: Short drive to the starting point from the hotel; camp overnight at Shana
Day 06: Trek and camp at Thangbu
Day 07: Trek and camp at Jhangotang
Day 08: Trek and camp at Lingshi
Day 09: Trek and camp at Shodu
Day 10: Trek and camp at Dolam
Day 11: End trek, meet the vehicle, drive a short distance to Thimpu, and check into hotel
Day 12: Full-day sightseeing tour of Thimpu; overnight at hotel
Day 13: After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Paro for Departure to Kathmandu; overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15: International departure
Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.
Do I need a visa?
You are required to have a valid visa to enter Bhutan. The Bhutanese Embassies abroad do not issue visas, and visa on arrival is non-existent. It is best to get the visa for Bhutan before arriving.
You are required to submit a scanned copy of your passport details four weeks before your arrival date. Your travel company will process your application and provide you with a copy of the visa. It usually takes 2-3 working days for the application to be approved.
You need to have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the length of stay.
The visa fee is US$40, and Tourism Development Fund (TDF) is US$10. These fees need to be sent together with the tour payment.
What should I bring on a trek?
Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip. Please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.