The Jomolhari Trek is far north-western Bhutan and one of the most popular trekking routes that can complete in just six (6) days. This…
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The Jomolhari Trek is far north-western Bhutan and one of the most popular trekking routes that can complete in just six (6) days. This trek is a moderate trek that takes you through unbelievable scenic vistas to the base camp of Mt. Jomolhari. Mt. Jomolhari (7,314m) marks the border between Bhutan and Tibet and is the most striking mountain in the entire length of the Himalayas.
On this trek, there are high chances of seeing the blue-sheep, Takin, and a variety of birds. In the spring, rhododendrons, azaleas, and masses of wildflowers carpet the high meadows, while pear and apple trees blossom in the valleys. In the fall, rice paddies ripen to a golden brown, and yak herders bring their yaks down from high summer pastures.
This trek is mix with touring cultural sites to help you acclimate to the high altitude and you to get prepare for the trek. During the tour, we will explore cultural sites in Paro, the valley of rice production, Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, and Punakha, the winter residence of central monks.
The highest elevation on this trek is 4930 meters and the best season for this trek is March to June and September to November of each year.
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Upon arrival you will be transfer to hotel
through fascinating valley of Paro to
Thimphu. Later visit Memorial Stupa,
Majestic Tashichhodzong, which houses
office for the king and the ministers. Evening
at leisure in town.
Overnight in Thimphu in Hotel
Before moving to Punakha we will visit some
sites in Thimphu including Takin Zoo,
Buddha Point, Painting school and
Samtokha Dzong. Later drive to Punakha
across Dochula pass (3,100m). Catch
glimpse of eastern horizon. En route make
short excursion about an hour to the temple
of divine madman, also well known as the
temple of fertility. Later visit suspension
Overnight in Punakha in Hotel
Morning short excursion to Khamsum
Yuelley Namgyel Chorten, Enjoy catering
lunch at bank of river. After lunch visit Punakha
Dzong situated at the junction of Pho Chu
and Mo Chu Rivers.
Overnight in Punakha in Hotel
After breakfast drive back re-routing
Punakha Thimphu high way via Dochula
pass. Hike to lungchutse Monastery for
approx. 3 hours (to and form) and catch
glimpse of eastern horizon. Upon arrival
Thimphu visit garment shop for shopping
for trek gears.
Thimphu-Paro (Trek Starts)Approx.12km, 4-5 hours, 360m Ascent and 80m Descent
Early morning drive from your hotel to
Shana village, about 2 hrs to the road
end. First day is a moderate trek to start
with, the trek leads into Jigme Dorji
National Park through the valley of the
Paro river, which gradually narrows as
the trail leads higher, winding up and
down through the thick forest of oak, pine
and juniper. Overnight in camp
Thongdozam-Thangthangka Approx. 9Km. 4-6 hours trek, 500m Ascent / 50m Descent
Continue up through the valley, following Paro river, which gradually narrows as the trail
leads higher, winding up and down through a thick, lush forest of oak, pine, cider and
juniper, as we get closer to our camp for the night. Overnight in tents at around altitude of
Thangthangka- Jangothang Approx. 15km/6hr trek – 500 ascent/ 50m descent
Continue following Paro river as the
valley begins to widen, opening to a
spectacular area surrounded by high
ridges and snow-capped peaks. A few
yak- herding villages are based in this
area. Due to altitude gain, the pace is
typically slower. Camp at Jangothang
(4,080m) below a ruined fortress with
Mt. Jhomolhari, which now seems
nearby. Overnight in tents.
Jangothang is one of the most
spectacular camping places in the
entire Himalayas with the perfect view
of the Mt.Jumolhari and Jichu Drake
right in the front. There are yak herders
villages and trout filled lakes to visit.
The sacred mountain remains
unclimbed and off limit to mountaineers
even from the Tibetan side. Depending
on your interest you can walk towards
the glaciers of Jumolhari, or up to the
view point where you can get better
view of the majestic mountains or visit
the village and interact with the local
Jangothang-Yaktsa Approx,16 km,6-7 hours,810m ascent and 1090m descent.
The trail starts with a steep climb after
crossing the small wooden bridge leading
to the lake of Tshophu (4380m). After
crossing the second glacier lake the trail
descends into a hidden valley and climb
steeply to Bonte La pass at 4890m. From
the pass it is all down hill with an
opportunity to see Himalayan blue sheep
grazing on the hillside. Gradually we
make our way to Soi Yaksa village and
camp for overnight at 3800m.
Overnight in camp
Yaktsa-Thumbushong Approx.11km, 5-6 hours, 720m ascent and 340m descent.
The trail starts with gentle uphill climb to
the top of the eastern ridge of the Soi
Yaksa valley. From here enjoy the views
of the mountians in the north. The tips of
the Jumolhari and Jichu Drake reappear
on the distant horizon as you approach.
Cross Takhung La pass (4520m) and
after a short descent leads into a wide
and grassy Thongbushong valley. You
will come across nomadic yak herders
camped in their traditional woolen tents
and stone huts. Camp for overnight at
4180m Thangbushong Valley.
Overnight in Camp
T h u m b u s h o n g - Gunitsawa-Paro Approx.11km, 4-5 hours, 200m ascent and 1650m descent.
After a short steep climb from the camp,
we leave the remote mountian valley by
following a ridge to Thombu La (4380m).
Than steep descent trail most of the
afternoon through the pine forest. Arriving
at the Gunitsawa army post, pick up by
the vehicle and drive about 1 hr to our
hotel, we bid farewell to the treeking satff
and drive to Paro.
Overnight at Paro in hotel
Day excursion to Taktsang Monastery,
Tiger nest monastery a quintessential
Bhutan travel experience. After lunch
visit to Ta Dzong (national Museum) and
Rinpung Dzong (the fortress of the heap
of Jewels built in the 17th century). Later
visit Kyichu Lhakhang, Dungtse
Lhakhang. Evening leisure walk in and
around Paro mini town by your own.
Overnight in Paro in Hotel
After breakfast guide will drive you to
the airport and help you with the
baggage and bid farewell for the
- Accommodation in 3* hotels on double sharing basis
- Transportation in comfortable vehicle with driver
- English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Full board meals including evening tea & Coffee,
- Royalty & visa fee.
- On trekking: Accommodation in tents on double sharing basis,Baggage hauling on mules or yaks, Dining tent, Toilet tent, chairs and tables, cook, helper staff.
- Flights into and out of Bhutan
- Optional Travel/Medical
- Insurance Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others
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