Jomolhari or Chomolhari sometimes known as "the bride of Kangchenjunga”, is a mountain in the Himalayas, straddling the border between Yadong County of Tibet, China and the Thimphu district of Bhutan. The north face rises over 2700m above the barren plains. The mountain is the source of the Paro Chu (Paro river) which flows from the south side and the Amo Chu which flows from the north side.Religious significanceThe mountain is sacred to Tibetan Buddhists who believe it is the abode of one of the Five Tsheringma Sisters; (jo mo tshe ring mched lnga) — female protector goddesses (Jomo) of Tibet and Bhutan, who were bound under oath by Padmasambhava to protect the land, the Buddhist faith and the local people.On the Bhutanese side is a Jomolhari Temple, toward the south side of the mountain about a half-day's journey from the army outpost between Thangthangkha and Jangothang at an altitude of 4150 meters. Religious practitioners and pilgrims visiting Mt. Jomolhari stay at this temple. There are several other sacred sites near Jomolhari Temple, including meditation caves of Milarepa and Gyalwa Lorepa. Within an hour's walk up from the temple at an altitude of c. 4450 meters is Tseringma Lhatso, the "spirit lake" of Tsheringma.In Tibet there is an annual pilgrimage from Pagri to a holy lake, Jomo Lharang, which lies at c. elevation, just north of the mountain.Put Jomolhari on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Thimphu journey planner .
Mountains are always beautiful. Enjoyed the view from a window of Bhutan Air Flight B3 773 on 19oct 2018 back to Delhi from Paro.
Oh! This is the scenic beauty of nature. I love this peaceful and mind-blowing landscape.
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