Jomolhari Trek

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This trek is a combination of cultural and trekking tours. Jomolhari Trek is the most popular trek in Bhutan with altitude differences of 2,500 m and nearly 5,000 m (lowest and highest point of the route). It offers a wide range of landscape, flora and fauna. The highlight of this trek is the
  • Tour Type: Outdoor Activity
  • Activities: Adventure, Local Culture, Sightseeing, Walking, Trekking, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Bhutan, Thimphu (Bhutan), Paro (Bhutan)
  • Group size: 12 persons
  • Duration: 15 Day(s)

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This trek is a combination of cultural and trekking tours. Jomolhari Trek is the most popular trek in Bhutan with altitude differences of 2,500 m and nearly 5,000 m (lowest and highest point of the route). It offers a wide range of landscape, flora and fauna. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mt Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp, Jangothang. One should be reasonably physically fit to enjoy the majestic mountain views, endure thin air, serenity & the wilderness of the landscape while on the trek. Also added on in this trip are the two most popular tourist attractions in Bhutan: the cultural and sightseeing tours of Paro and Thimphu where you’ll get to visit the Paro Taktshang Monastery (also known as the Tiger’s Nest), a highlight of any visit to Bhutan and the young capital city of Bhutan (Thimphu) still without traffic light in this 21st century.

Duration of Trek: 10 days plus 5 day cultural & sightseeing tours Highest
Camp: During this trek you will travel to altitudes of over 4,080m. If you suffer from heart or respiratory conditions or have any other concerns please consult your doctor. Grade of Trek: Moderate (5 to 7 hours a day)
Best Time to Go: March to June & October to November

Day 1: Arrive Paro
Upon arrival at Paro Airport, you will be met by our representative from Bhutan Green Travel and checked-in to your hotel in Paro for two nights. This afternoon is at your leisure to explore the charming Paro town.

Day 2: Day Excursion to Paro Taktshang
The altitude of Paro is at 2,250 m. This morning we will take a short hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). No visit to Bhutan would be complete without a trip to Taktshang. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900m above the Paro valley and takes about a 2-hour climb on a well-maintained trail through beautiful pine forest, trees festooned with Spanish Moss and fluttering prayer flags. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche flew to Paro Taktshang cliff in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo, mounted on a flaming tigress in the 8th century. Overnight in Paro.

Day 3: Drukgyel Dzong – Shana (Trek Starts from Drukgyel Dzong, Paro and Ends in Dodena, Thimphu)
Today you will begin the trek distance of 17-km, four to five hours, 360m ascent, 80m descent and camp altitude at 2,850m. Drive up to the road end at Drukgyel Dzong where the trek begins. After about four hours you will reach the army post at Gunitsawa village. At the army checkpost your trek permit will be checked and endorsed. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa. Overnight in camp.

Day 4: Shana – Soi Thangthangkha
Today the trek distance is 22-km, seven to eight hours, 770m ascent, 10m descent and camp altitude at 3,610m. The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area and enters the Jigme Dorji National Park. The camp is in a meadow. From here, if weather permits, you will have the first great view of Mount Jomolhari. Overnight in camp.

Day 5: Soi Thangthangka – Jangothang
Today you will trek a distance of 19-km, five to six hours, 480m ascent and camp altitude at 4,080m. Cross an army outpost along the way and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. Yaks and the herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you will again have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari. Overnight in camp.

Day 6: Jangothang Halt (Rest Day at Jomolhari Base Camp)
Our hike today provides you with great views of lakes, snow capped mountains plus chances to see herds of blue sheep grazing on the slopes of the mountains. Trek up to Tsophu or hike around the area. There are good short hiking trails in three directions: Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lay directly west, Jichu Drake to the north and a number of unclimbed peaks to the east. Overnight in camp.

Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi
Today you will trek a distance of 18-km, six to seven hours, 840m ascent, 870m descent and camp altitude at 4,010m. The trail gradually ascends to the Nyilila Pass at 4,870m, where you will have spectacular views of Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang. The trek continues through vast yak pastures and witnesses the yak herder’s tent made from yak wool. As you come down into the Lingshi basin, you get a wonderful view of Lingshi Dzong on a clear day. Tserimgang and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley. Overnight in the stone hut or camp.

Day 8: Lingshi Halt
Today you will have a day excursion to Tshokha (Lake) located at the base camp of Jichu Drake. Along the trek, there are herds of blue sheep and musk deer. The journey is 15-km, three to four hours at an altitude of 4,500m. Overnight in camp.

Day 9: Lingshi – Shodu
Today you will continue the trek distance of 22-km, eight to nine hours, 940m ascent, 920m descent and camp altitude at 4,080m. The trail climbs up to the Yelila Pass at an altitude of 4,930m. From the pass, on a clear day you will get an excellent view of Jomolhari, Tserimgang and Masanggang. The trek from the pass to the campsite at Shodu is a steep downhill. Overnight in the stone hut or camp.

Day 10: Shodu – Barshong
Today you will trek a distance of 16-km, five to six hours, 250m ascent, 670m descent and camp altitude at 3,710m. The trail follows the Thimphuchhu river through rhododendron forests, past beautiful waterfalls along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Overnight in the stone hut or camp.

Day 11: Barshong – Dolam Kencho
Today your trek distance is 15-km, four to six hours, 290m ascent, 640m descent and camp altitude at 3,320m. The trail descends down to the Thimphuchhu river valley through dense forests of rhododendron, birch, conifer, maples and bamboos and then ascends to pasture lands. The camp is in a meadow.

Day 12: Dolam Kencho – Dodena (Thimphu)
Today your last trek distance is 8-km, three to four hours, 500m ascent and 930m descent. The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. In Dodena, you will exit the Jigme Dorji National Park and reach the road head next to an impressive cantilever bridge. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 13: Thimphu Sightseeing
Today we explore a fascinating full day tour to see the best of Thimphu city at an altitude of 2,350m. First stop is at the National Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Next, visit the 13th century Changgangkha Temple overlooking the Thimphu town and the Folk Heritage Museum, a showcase of the Bhutanese artefacts used in rural households. Later drive up to the Sangaygang Hill (Radio Tower) or the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) offering a panoramic view of the Thimphu valley and visit the Mini Zoo for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Continue to the Centenary Farmer’s Market on the banks of the Wangchhu River selling farm produces, local arts and crafts, etc. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 14: Excursion to Dochula
This morning we stroll in the Thimphu town to buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Afterwards we will head to Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3,050m. If weather is clear, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the snow capped eastern Himalaya ranges and also a magnificent distant view of the Gasa Dzong from this spot. Lunch at Dochula and drive back to Thimphu for your last overnight.

Day 15: End of Tour
Your tour concludes this morning. You will be transferred to Paro Airport to connect with your onward flight. Good luck and goodbye! (Tashi Delek)!


Departure Dates

March, April, May, June, October and November
[It’s always advisable to contact us 2 or 3 months in advance. You decide dates depending on your plan of travel, however, plan your trekking tour during the best months indicated above]


Jomolhari Trek Location and other villas and tours nearby

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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Paro
Thimphu


Additional Pricing Information

Services Included
• Transfers to and from the airport
• Twin-sharing accommodation in 3-star hotels
• Upgrades to 5-star luxury accommodation available on request
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Baggage handling at all hotels and camps
• Licensed Bhutanese English-speaking guided tours
• All entrance fees to museums and other attractions
• Comfortable transport within Bhutan
• All applicable internal taxes and service fees (including royalty)
• Mineral water
• Visa fees

Services Not Included
• International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
• Travel insurance
• Gratuities to guides and driver (we provide suggested guidelines)
• Single room supplement
• Beverages with included meals
• Other personal expenses

Tour Prices

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 3920
• Group of two: US$ 3780 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 3360 per person

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 3250
• Group of two: US$ 3110 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 2690 per person

Single Room Supplement [Not Included]

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• From US$ 40 – 50 per person per night

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• From US$ 25 – 40 per person per night


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