Chomolhari

Elevation (feet): 23,997
Elevation (meters): 7,314
Continent: Asia
Country: Bhutan/China
Range/Region: Bhutan Himalaya
Latitude: 27.8333
Longitude: 89.2667
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1937
First successful climber(s): Spenser Chapman and Sherpa porter Pasang Dawa Lama
Nearest major airport: Paro, Bhutan
Convenient Center: Thimpu, Bhutan

Chomolhari is a great towering mountain, whose name is Tibetan for Mountain of the Goddess. The mountain is sacred to Tibetan Buddhists, and every year pilgrims assemble in the town of Phari Dsong, ten miles distant, and walk in procession to the mountain. The mountain rises from the main Himalayan crest, on the border between Tibet and Bhutan. The north face is a sheer 9,000-foot wall, and looms above the barren plains to the north.