Jomolhari Trek

The beautiful Jomolhari Trek of 12 days highlights the great diversity that the Bhutanese landscape has to offer. You will pass through thick pine forests, scattered hamlets and alpine meadows that lead to the high pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. Highlights include the fabulous views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jomolhari and […]

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 12 Days
Hiking Duration - 08 Days
Trekking Mode - Camping Trek
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 4600 Meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

The beautiful Jomolhari Trek of 12 days highlights the great diversity that the Bhutanese landscape has to offer. You will pass through thick pine forests, scattered hamlets and alpine meadows that lead to the high pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. Highlights include the fabulous views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake and camping overnight at the base of Mt Jomolhari. It is a difficult route attaining a maximum altitude of 15,114 ft, and requires trekkers to have very good physical fitness. Before and after your trek, there will also be time to visit the sites of Paro and Thimphu.

Suggested Itinerary for Jomolhari Trek
Day 01: Arrival at Paro.
Day 02: Explore around Paro.
Day 03: Paro – Shana (6hrs) ( Trek Starts )
Day 04: Shana– Soil Thangthangkha (8hrs)
Day 05: Soil Thangthangkha – Jangothang (8hrs)
Day 06: Jangothang – Lingshi (8hrs)
Day 07: Lingshi – Shodu (8hrs)
Day 08: Shodu– Barshong (7hrs)
Day 09: Barshong – Dolam Kencho (6hrs)
Day 10: Dolam Kencho – Dodena/ Thimpu (3hrs) ( Trek Ends )
Day 11: Thimpu– Paro.
Day 12: Departure from Paro.

 

Service Include on Trip Cost:

  • US$ 40 per person (Single entry visa fee).
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel.
  • Daily US$ 65 Per pax / Night Government royalty and all the tax.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Gov surcharge USD 40 per person / night for the single traveler.

Trekking Facilities Includes :

  • First Aid Box (Medicine).
  • Sleeping tent (2 man tent) with carpeted floor, Air Mattress, Pillow and room light.
  • Dining tent with dining set, Table, Chair and dining light.
  • Kitchen tent with kitchen set and light.
  • Hot water bag with cover.
  • Toilet tent with toilet pot.
  • Shower tent with shower bag and mat.
  • Trekking  staff

Service does not include on Trip Cost:

  • Any alcoholic, nonalcoholic beverages and any other personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Single room supplement charge.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts are available on supplement cost.
  • Airfare from/to your Destination.
  • Tips for guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
JANGOTHANG – LINGSHI
SHODU – BARSHONG

Detail Itinenary

Arrive Paro Day 01
ARRIVE PARO
WELCOME TO BHUTAN The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. Bhutan Travel Gate representative will meet you at Paro airport. After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the National Museum, Ta Dzong. This museum houses many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical and cultural past. Next, visit the Rimpong Dzong to see the painting of the great saint Milarepa, considered as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese and believed to have attained enlightenment in a lifetime. Dzong’s are large monasteries and district administrative centers, which were once strategic forts. Afterwards walk to the beautiful cantilever wooden bridge still in use. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.
Explore in Paro Day 02
Explore in Paro
After breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery. The trail is broad and the walk of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours uphill takes you high above the Paro valley. The view of Taktsang Monastery built on a sheer cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor is a spectacular sight. The great Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. Nearby there is a teahouse where you can stop for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, an historic monument built by the Shabdrung to commemorate his victory against invading Tibetans in 1644. In fine weather the towering peak of the sacred Mount Jomolhari (7314m) appears as a stunning backdrop. On the return Bhutan Travel Gate guide will drive you to Paro, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Kyichu is built in a manner similar to the Jokhang in Lhasa. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.
PARO – SHANA Day 03
PARO – SHANA (17Km, 5-6 hours) (Trek Starts)
The trek starts from Drukgyel Dzong (2580m) with a short downhill walk on a wide track. The trail then climbs gently through well maintained rice terraces and field of millet. Later on we come to apple orchards and forests. Soon the valley widens, and we reach the army post of Gunitsawa (2810m). This is the last stop before Tibet. We continue upwards to just beyond Sharma Zampa (2870m), where there are several good camping places in meadows surrounded by trees. Overnight at campsite.
SHANA – SOIL THANGTHANGKHA Day 04
SHANA – SOIL THANGTHANGKHA (20 km, 7-8 hours)
The trail again follows the Pa Chu (Paro river), ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forest .After crossing a bridge to the left bank of the river, we stop for lunch. Then continue along the river, climbing upwards through Rhododendron forest, and crossing the river once more before reaching the campsite (3750m). Overnight at campsite.
SOIL THANGTHANGKHA–JANGOTHANG Day 05
SOIL THANGTHANGKHA–JANGOTHANG(19km, 7-8 hours)
The path ascends for a while until we reach the army camp. We then follow the river above the tree line, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch is served at a yak herder’s camp. A short walk from here into the valley takes us to our campsite at Jangothang (4040m). From here the views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake are Superb. Overnight at campsite.
JANGOTHANG – LINGSHI Day 06
JANGOTHANG – LINGSHI (18 km, 7-8 hours)
The trail follows a gentle stream for half an hour and crosses a bridge to the right bank. We now start our climb up the first ridge, enjoying breathtaking views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. The trail then takes us across a fairly level valley floor until the climb up to Nyele-la Pass (4700m). We descend gradually enjoying a panoramic view of the mountainous peaks and Lingshi Dzong from the pass until we reach our campsite at Lingshi (4000m). Overnight at campsite
LINGSHI – SHODU Day 07
LINGSHI – SHODU(22 km, 8-9 hours)
Our trail climbs up towards a small white chorten on a ridge above the camp, then turns south up the deep Mo Chu valley. The trail stays on the West side of this largely treeless valley, climbing steadily a short distance above the Mo Chu. It then crosses the river, and climbs steeply for two hours to Yeli-La (4820m). On clear day you can see Chomolhari, Gangchenta, Tserimgang and Masagang from this pass. The trail then descends alongside a stream to a rock shelter in a cliff face. It then continues on downstream until reaching Shodu (4100m), where we will camp in a meadow with a chorten in it. Overnight at campsite.
SHODU – BARSHONG Day 08
SHODU – BARSHONG (16 km, 6-7 hours)
Our path follows the course of the Thimphu Chu, descending through Rhododendron, Juniper and mixed alpine forests. There are stunning views along the way. With Bhutan Travel Gate guide we will stop at the riverside for a hot lunch. Then the trail takes us gradually upwards to the ruins of Barshong Dzong (3600m), near which we camp for the night. Overnight at campsite.
Day 09
BARSHONG – DOLAM KENCHO (15 km, 5-6 hours)
The trail descends gently through a dense forest of Rhododendron, Birch and conifers, then drops steeply to meet the Thimphu Chu. The trail runs along the left bank of the river, climbing over ridges and descending into gullies where side streams run down into the river. The final stage of the trail climbs around a cliff face high above the Thimphu Chu, coming out onto Pastureland where we camp for the night at 3600m. Overnight at campsite.
DOLAM KENCHO – DODENA – THIMPHU Day 10
DOLAM KENCHO – DODENA – THIMPHU ( Trek Ends )
The trail winds in and out of a side valley above the Thimphu chu, making a long ascent through a forest of conifers and high altitude broadleaf species to a pass at 3510m. The trail then drops steeply down to the river, following it southward to the road head at Dodena (2600m). Our driver meets us here, and we drive to Thimphu. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING Day 11
THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast Visit following Place : • Kuensel Phodrang and visit tallest buddha statue and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below. • National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ' seat of faith' and Buddhists often call such monuments the 'Mind of Buddha'. Meet the elderly local in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten. Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds. • Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. • Craft Bazaar -A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. At this Bazaar craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. And also visit other handicraft stores. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Final Departure Day 12
DEPARTURE PARO
Breakfast in the hotel, then Bhutan Gate Travel guide will drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Tashi Delek!-Thank you

Service Include on Trip Cost:

  • US$ 40 per person (Single entry visa fee).
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel.
  • Daily US$ 65 Per pax / Night Government royalty and all the tax.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Gov surcharge USD 40 per person / night for the single traveler.

Trekking Facilities Includes :

  • First Aid Box (Medicine).
  • leeping tent (2man tent) with carpeted floor, Air Mattress, Pillow and room light.
  • Dining tent with dining set, Table, Chair and dining light.
  • Kitchen tent with kitchen set and light.
  • Hot water bag with cover.
  • Toilet tent with toilet pot.
  • Shower tent with shower bag and mat.
  • Trekking  staff

Service does not include on Trip Cost:

  • Any alcoholic, nonalcoholic beverages and any other personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Single room supplement charge.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts are available on supplement cost.
  • Airfare from/to your Destination.
  • Tips for guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.

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