The mountain is sacred to Buddhists as the abode of protecting goddesses of Tibet and Bhutan. A temple was built at the base of the mountain on the Bhutanese side. Often pilgrims come here and stay at the temple. Close by are several sacred sites, such as meditation caves and Tseringma Lhatso, a holy lake.
Despite its prominence and the splendid views from the top, Mount Chomolhari has not been climbed very often. Bhutan has restrictions on climbing sacred mountains. Chomolhari Trek to the base of the mountain, however, is the most popular trek in Bhutan. It offers a wide range of breathtaking landscapes and unique flora and fauna.