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The Jhomolhari Trek

Jhomolhari Trek  is one of the most popular trek in Bhutan. It’s a moderately challenging trek that crosses over both […]

  • trip code

    WT-CODE 555

  • group-size

    2 pax person

  • duration

    12 Day(s) days/ nights

Jhomolhari Trek  is one of the most popular trek in Bhutan. It’s a moderately challenging trek that crosses over both Bhonte La pass 4,890m (16000 feet) , Takhung La pass 4,520m and attracts visitors for its spectacular views of Mt. Jomolhari 7,326m (24000 feet). Mount Jomolhari, stand on the border between Bhutan and Tibet. So, it is sometimes called as the “Bride of Kangchenjunga. The beautiful Jomolhari Trek 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.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro

    The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains including Mt.Everest(8,848m) . After completing all the immigration formalities our representative will meet you at Paro airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Take refreshment and afternoon sightseeing around Paro including the National Museum, Ta Dzong, Rimpong Dzong. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.

  • Day 02: Paro Sightseeing

    The day begins with hike of  Taktsang Monastery. The trail is broad and the walk of approximately 1:30 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. In the afternoon you will visit  Drukgyel Dzong, and 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 hotel in Paro.

  • Day 03: Paro – Shana(17km,5-6 Hours)

    The trek begains from Drukgyel Dzong (2,580m) with a short downhill walk on a wide track. The trail then climbs gently through well maintained rice terraces and field of millet. Then, we will reach to apple orchards and forests. Soon the valley broad, and reach at army post of Gunitsawa (2,810m). We continue upwards to just beyond Sharma Zampa (2,870m), where there are several good camping places in meadows surrounded by trees. Overnight at campsite in Shana.

  • Day 04: Shana – Soil Tangthangkha(20 km, 7-8 hours)

    This trail follow 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 (3,750m). Overnight at campsite in Soil Tangthangkha.

  • Day 05: Soil Thangthangkha – Jangothang(19km, 7-8 hours)

    Today 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 (4,040m). From here the Superb views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake can be seen . Overnight at campsite in Jangothang .

  • 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. Now  we will 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 (4,700m). Then descend gradually enjoying a panoramic view of the mountainous peaks and Lingshi Dzong from the pass until we reach our campsite at Lingshi (4,000m). Overnight at campsite in Lingshi.

  • 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 (4,820m).If the weather is clear 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 (4,100m), where we will camp in a meadow with a chorten. Overnight at campsite in Shodu.

  • 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. We stop at the riverside for a  lunch. Then the trail takes us gradually upwards to the ruins of Barshong Dzong (3,600m), near which we camp for the night. Overnight at campsite in Barshong.

  • Day 09: Barshong – Dolamkencho(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 (3,600m). Overnight at campsite in Dolamkencho.

  • Day 10: Dolamkencho – Dodena Via Thimphu (8 km, 3 hours)

    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( 3,510m). The trail then drops steeply down to the river, following it southward to the road head at Dodena (2,600m). The transportation will be ready here to pick you. Then drive to Thimphu. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

  • Day 11: Thimphu Sightseeing -Paro

    We will start our day by visiting the National Zoo where Takin is preserved,National Memorial Chorten  ,which depict the Buddhist faith in the form of paintings and statues. This temple was first initiated by the Third King as a protection from the negative elements of modernization. The Royal Queen Mother completed it as a memorial Stupa for the third King who passed away in the year 1972. Other highlights include the ,12th Century Changangkha Temple, Drubthob monastery housing the Zilukha nunnery, the School for Arts and Crafts where the students are taught to master the 13 types of Bhutanese art, the National Library housing a collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century, and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. In the evening depart for Paro. Overnight at  hotel in Paro.

  • Day 12: Departure

    Early breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.

whats included

    • Bhutan Tourist Tariff Royalty .
    • Laxurious Private Transportation in the whole trip.
    • Local English speaking license holder trekking guide/tour leader.
    • Cook and camp hand who will take care of camp chores and provide wholesome meals.
    • Services of horsemen who will look after the yaks & ponies that carry luggage and camp gear.
    • Accommodation in carefully selected, highest standard government approved 3 star hotels in the city area & guesthouses/Camp in the trekking area .
    • All meals in Bhutan(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
    • All necessary entrance fees and permits.
    • Basic medical service

whats Excluded

    • All personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone and tips.
    • Air Tickets
    • Visa fee of Bhutan
    • Penalize amount USD 60.00 incase if you took Tobacco with you in Bhutan.
    • Insurance of any kind
    • Cancellation charge
    • Cost which is beyond our control like natural disaster and political issues.

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