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Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Tour, Escorted tour

Bangkok, Thailand to Bangkok, Thailand

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Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking
Experience the magical kingdom of Bhutan from the path less traveled on this ultimate trek. Go high into the Himalaya and immerse yourself in Buddhist culture by visiting the country's famous dzongs (citadels) and monasteries. Meet traditional Bhutanese monks and yak herders while trekking through spectacular forests, river valleys, and farmland, and over snowy ridgelines and mountain passes — all with our experienced local guides helping every step of the way. Join MT Sobek, trekking pioneers in this enchanted country, on a rare adventure around sacred Chomolhari.
  • Explore the gems of Bhutan on an epic adventure perfected over 40 years
  • Experience Bhutan's rich culture visiting monasteries, dzongs, and the famous Tiger's Nest
  • Trek for seven days across challenging terrain in pristine Himalayan forests and mountains

Internal Airfare: $1200
Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
13 Nights Starting At
April 25, 2024 through May 08, 2024
Book by:
April 21, 2024 7:00 PM
Internal Airfare not included
Itinerary Overview
Day 6
Begin Trek at Shana
Day 7
Behold Chomolhari
Day 8
Ascend to Jangothang
Day 9
Rest and Explore at Camp
Day 10
Cross Bhonte La
Day 11
Pass Over Thombu La
Day 12
End Trek in Shana
Day 14
Depart for Home
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13 Nights from $6,195.00 (USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
April 21, 2024 7:00 PM
13 Nights from $6,195.00 (USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
September 30, 2024 7:00 PM
13 Nights from $6,195.00 (USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
October 30, 2024 7:00 PM
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Bangkok's international airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa! With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Druk Hotel

Experience the legendary hospitality of the Bhutanese people at this fine Himalayan hotel. Located in the heart of the capital city, the Druk Hotel is close to shopping, culture, and the bubbling Thimphu River. Pleasant rooms are outfitted with comfortable beds, tiled bathrooms, soaking tubs and modern amenities, while the spa rounds out the offering.

Day: 4, duration: 2
The Zhiwa Ling

The Zhiwa Ling is a luxurious retreat that combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern comforts. The exquisite architecture and manicured gardens create an authentic, inviting atmosphere. Guest rooms, spread out on 10 acres of pristine land, feature modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. Enjoy a traditional outdoor hot-stone bath, a teahouse, a meditation house, and two restaurants.

Day: 6, duration: 6
MT Sobek Camp—Chomolhari Trek

While camping, one or two people will share a roomy three-person tent. A bowl of hot water will be provided in the morning before breakfast and in the afternoon upon your arrival at camp. Bring a sponge or washcloth along and you can have a full sponge bath in your tent! There will be two toilet tents for a group of 15 or one for a small group.

Day: 12, duration: 1
The Zhiwa Ling

The Zhiwa Ling is a luxurious retreat that combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern comforts. The exquisite architecture and manicured gardens create an authentic, inviting atmosphere. Guest rooms, spread out on 10 acres of pristine land, feature modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. Enjoy a traditional outdoor hot-stone bath, a teahouse, a meditation house, and two restaurants.

Day: 13, duration: 1
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Bangkok's international airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa! With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.

Guides
MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Namgay Dorji
Namgay is a senior trip leader for MT Sobek in Bhutan and has been leading treks and tours for well over two decades. He is very knowledgeable about Bhutan's history, culture, and religion and speaks seven languages: English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Hindi, Nepalese, and Urdu. Namgay is a graduate of Bissau College, Meghalaya, India and received his diploma in tourism from the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management in Salzburg, Austria. His many personal interests include bird watching, rock climbing, trekking, and archery. He looks forward to sharing his experience and the wonders of Bhutan with you.





Tandin Nidup
Tandin is a graduate of Bangkok University, Thailand, majoring in Tourism and Hospitality Management. He has been leading treks and cultural tours in Bhutan since 2000, and is extremely knowledgeable about the cultures, religions, and traditions of his home country, Tandin enjoys sharing his experiences and insights with guests—immersing them in the wonders of Bhutan every step of the way. Tandin speaks English, Nepali, Hindi and passable Thai in addition to his native Bhutanese.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a legendary outfitter in the Himalayas, offering pioneering cultural and hiking adventures since 1969.

Reason #02

This 14-day ultimate challenge adventure has been a top trek for hardcore adventurers for more than 40 years.

Reason #03

Our team of local guides are true experts, with over 20 years of experience leading incredible adventures in Bhutan.

Activities

Strenuous hiking on steep wilderness trails, covering 5 to 12 miles per day over rugged terrain at a maximum elevation of 16,000'.

Lodging

Warm Bhutanese guesthouses and inns combined with six nights of remote wilderness camping.

Climate

On trek expect daytime temperatures of 45° - 65°F; nighttime temperatures of 10° - 35°F. Rain or snow are possible. Temperatures are warmer in Paro and Thimphu.

Who will meet me on arrival?

On Day-1, you will arrive in Bangkok, and transfer to the hotel via a free 24-hour shuttle bus on your own. The following day, you will fly to Paro. Upon arrival at the Paro Airport, meet your MT Sobek guide.

Do I need a Bhutan visa?

Yes, we handle the group visa for you.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag for this trip?

Yes. We recommend a rating of -5°F to 10°F for the springtime and the first October departure, -10°F to -5°F for the mid-October and November trips.

How does this trek compare to Everest Base Camp?

These two treks are equally challenging in different ways. Everest Base Camp is longer and has higher altitude. Chomolhari features tent camping, bringing you closer to the elements. Chomolhari is also considerably less crowded.

Do we book our flights from Bangkok to Paro?

No, we provide that service and book those flights for you, as they are not easy to book on your own.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Day: 1, duration: 1
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Bangkok's international airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa! With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Druk Hotel

Experience the legendary hospitality of the Bhutanese people at this fine Himalayan hotel. Located in the heart of the capital city, the Druk Hotel is close to shopping, culture, and the bubbling Thimphu River. Pleasant rooms are outfitted with comfortable beds, tiled bathrooms, soaking tubs and modern amenities, while the spa rounds out the offering.

Day: 4, duration: 2
The Zhiwa Ling

The Zhiwa Ling is a luxurious retreat that combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern comforts. The exquisite architecture and manicured gardens create an authentic, inviting atmosphere. Guest rooms, spread out on 10 acres of pristine land, feature modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. Enjoy a traditional outdoor hot-stone bath, a teahouse, a meditation house, and two restaurants.

Day: 6, duration: 6
MT Sobek Camp—Chomolhari Trek

While camping, one or two people will share a roomy three-person tent. A bowl of hot water will be provided in the morning before breakfast and in the afternoon upon your arrival at camp. Bring a sponge or washcloth along and you can have a full sponge bath in your tent! There will be two toilet tents for a group of 15 or one for a small group.

Day: 12, duration: 1
The Zhiwa Ling

The Zhiwa Ling is a luxurious retreat that combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern comforts. The exquisite architecture and manicured gardens create an authentic, inviting atmosphere. Guest rooms, spread out on 10 acres of pristine land, feature modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. Enjoy a traditional outdoor hot-stone bath, a teahouse, a meditation house, and two restaurants.

Day: 13, duration: 1
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Bangkok's international airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa! With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.

MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Namgay Dorji
Namgay is a senior trip leader for MT Sobek in Bhutan and has been leading treks and tours for well over two decades. He is very knowledgeable about Bhutan's history, culture, and religion and speaks seven languages: English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Hindi, Nepalese, and Urdu. Namgay is a graduate of Bissau College, Meghalaya, India and received his diploma in tourism from the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management in Salzburg, Austria. His many personal interests include bird watching, rock climbing, trekking, and archery. He looks forward to sharing his experience and the wonders of Bhutan with you.





Tandin Nidup
Tandin is a graduate of Bangkok University, Thailand, majoring in Tourism and Hospitality Management. He has been leading treks and cultural tours in Bhutan since 2000, and is extremely knowledgeable about the cultures, religions, and traditions of his home country, Tandin enjoys sharing his experiences and insights with guests—immersing them in the wonders of Bhutan every step of the way. Tandin speaks English, Nepali, Hindi and passable Thai in addition to his native Bhutanese.





MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Bhutan Chomolhari Trekking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is a legendary outfitter in the Himalayas, offering pioneering cultural and hiking adventures since 1969.

Reason #02

This 14-day ultimate challenge adventure has been a top trek for hardcore adventurers for more than 40 years.

Reason #03

Our team of local guides are true experts, with over 20 years of experience leading incredible adventures in Bhutan.

Activities

Strenuous hiking on steep wilderness trails, covering 5 to 12 miles per day over rugged terrain at a maximum elevation of 16,000'.

Lodging

Warm Bhutanese guesthouses and inns combined with six nights of remote wilderness camping.

Climate

On trek expect daytime temperatures of 45° - 65°F; nighttime temperatures of 10° - 35°F. Rain or snow are possible. Temperatures are warmer in Paro and Thimphu.

Who will meet me on arrival?

On Day-1, you will arrive in Bangkok, and transfer to the hotel via a free 24-hour shuttle bus on your own. The following day, you will fly to Paro. Upon arrival at the Paro Airport, meet your MT Sobek guide.

Do I need a Bhutan visa?

Yes, we handle the group visa for you.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag for this trip?

Yes. We recommend a rating of -5°F to 10°F for the springtime and the first October departure, -10°F to -5°F for the mid-October and November trips.

How does this trek compare to Everest Base Camp?

These two treks are equally challenging in different ways. Everest Base Camp is longer and has higher altitude. Chomolhari features tent camping, bringing you closer to the elements. Chomolhari is also considerably less crowded.

Do we book our flights from Bangkok to Paro?

No, we provide that service and book those flights for you, as they are not easy to book on your own.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.