Bhutan Jomolhari Trek

13 Days


The Bhutan 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. It’s ideal to plan a trip around Spring & Autumn seasons. During these seasons, you can expect stable weather conditions, good visibility, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Breathtaking view of snowcapped mountains including majestic Jomolhari mountain (7326 meters)
  • Trek take you through diverse ecosystems, including lush forest, alpine meadows, blue sheep & Takin and can spot various bird species.
  • Have opportunity to meet with nomadic local people and appreciate their age old culture
  • Chance of spotting snow-leopard hunting Blue sheep, if your lucky enough
  • During culture trip visit various culture sights including hike to Tiger Nest, the quintessential Bhutan travel experience


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 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
bridge. Overnight in Punakha in Hotel

Day 3 :

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.

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

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 3600m

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 community.

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

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

After a short steep climb from the camp, we leave the remote mountain valley by following a ridge to Thombu La (4380m). Then 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 trekking staff 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 homeward journey.

  • Bhutan sustainable development fees
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels & Tent during trek
  • 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.

Cost Excludes

  • 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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