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It is between reasonable and tiring with the altitude up to 3000m, which is characterizing as imprecise trail. Must have to be good health and physical conditions.
Chomalhari Trek is also known as Jumolhari trek. It is one of the popular treks of Bhutan starting from countryside and blue pine forest to pastureland and magnificent mountain views.
Chomalhari Trek is also known as Jumolhari trek. It is one of the popular treks of Bhutan starting from countryside and blue pine forest to pastureland and magnificent mountain views. Mt. Jomolhari is reflecting to be a sacred mountain, which is worship by both Bhutanese and Tibetan. Attraction of the trek is turquoise lakes and streams, roaring waterfalls, meadowland with wildflowers, forest of Rhododendron & Pine. Its comfortable, and unforgettable trek of Bhutan!
You will be welcomed by our airport representative and transfer to hotel in a private vehicle, and after your lunch, you will take to Paro Dzong and National Museum, and evening walk around the citys main shopping area.
Today sightseeing at the Taktsang Monastery, also famous with name of Tiger Nest, where Guru Rinpoche arrived on the back of Flying Horse and mediated on the nest. The outing takes about five hours to complete, and then back hotel.
The day begins by traveling to Durkyel Dzong and start to trek Shana. Trekking route is rich, cultivated valley with following Paro Chu, a river. After walking few hours you will get Tsento Zampa, a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse of red chilly, red rice, potatoes and wheat. Continuously trek to east following the river through the forest where you can watch birds, colorful butterflies, and you reached Gunitsawa. Gunitsawa is a military camp, and also the permit check post. After twenty minutes from the camp, you will reach to the site where your camp will be set.
Today is quite a tough day because of covering the long distance, getting high altitude in stony up and down the road. The trail goes through the river by passing an old bridge (ruined), which was destroyed by over burst of Glacier Lake in 1950s. Most of the trail goes under the dark oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest. Continue up and down trail reach to Thongo Zam, where you will have lunch. After a short climb, you will reach Seyende Zam, there is a big chorten from where you can see Mt. Jomalhari. Afterward, about 20 minutes walk to reach the campsite.
After breakfast, the trail gradually climbs up to a beautiful valley via Tegethang, a winter home of herdsmen and finally reach Jangothang, which is being known as Chomalhari base camp.
Today is rest day; you will explore the base camp and hike up to Chomalhari camp. During the day you will trek twins lake Tsho Phu, from the lake you will see the Mt. Chomalhari and Jichu Drake mountains and Himalayan Blue sheep in the valley.
After breakfast the trails begins to long climb about 5hrs then reach Nuelela Pass (4890m), from pass you can see the trekking area that will be casing over next twosome of days. Towards eastern part you can see the Tiger Mountain. From now the track is being descend to a flat where you will have lunch and continue descend by narrow gorge, then cross a river, next to river is campsite.
Day trip begins early in morning toward Shodu through the rhododendron forest to get small chorten. Climb rises to the altitude of 4450m, in concluding parts of way is rocky and several switchbacks then finally reach the top of Yale La Pass (4950m). Pass enables the view of Lingshi and Basingthang Peaks around the snowy peaks. From the top, you will descend Jradinthang Chhu and follow the Thimpu River until getting camp.
After breakfast, the day begins with crossing a militia camp through the limestone valley and cross the main bridge, which provides views of giant rock faces and waterfalls. Gradually ascending trail reach at Barshong Dzong ruins, this is the area where the park rangers recorded that the tiger and leopard cross through this area. The continuous trail for a couple of hours reaches the campsite.
The descending rocky trail ends over at Thimpu Chhu river, trail has several switchbacks, up and down until you get Dolam Kencho at the altitude of 3290m, which continue up to 3450m and descends vertical cliff finally reaches Dodina, where vehicle is waiting for you to transfer to Thimpu.
Today you will have city tour around the Thimpu and drive to Paro. During the tour you will visit National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts & Crafts School, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin mini Zoo, Handicrafts Emporium, local shops and evening drive to Paro.
After breakfast our airport representative will pick you up and drop off to the international airport.
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Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.
The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.
Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.
Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.
What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?
Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately.
Dangerous cases of AMS
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.
Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Chomolhari Trek. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in the day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Lower Body – Legs
Medicine and First Aid
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult