Jomolhari Trek of Bhutan is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. The trek diverse the range of altitude differences from 2,500m up to nearly 5,000m respectively the lowest and the highest point of the route. The trek offers a wide range of landscape, flora and fauna. The spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Base camp, Jangothang is the most important highlight of the trek. Nearly the whole trek goes through a small part of the Jigme Singye National Park, passing a few of the Yak herder’s settlement and the remotest region of Lingshi.
Jomolhari Trek allows the travelers to enjoy the taste of the great variety of Bhutanese landscape, and the views from some of the major passes that we come across are breath taking being one of a famous mountains or the valleys underneath. The trek gives you a chance to meet people, enjoy the pristine forest with rare glimpse of wildlife and observe the ancient old traditions of arts and crafts. You would be traveling through the less frequented areas of Bhutan. Your journey starts from Paro Valley where our flight will land and continue by road through the lush valley of Thimphu the Capital city and ends in Paro again.
Day 1: Arrival at Paro Airport
Day 2: Excursion at Paro
Day 3: Paro – Shana (Start of Trek)
(17 Km, 5 to 6 hrs, Altitude: 2,850 m)
Accompanied by Guide, meet camp crew at Drukgyal Dzong from where the trek starts.
Begin 8 days trek following the Pachu (Paro river) passing through the beautiful meadows, paddy fields and impressive farmhouse.
Overnight Camping at Shana.
Day 4: Shana – Thangthangka
(22 Km, 7 to 8 hrs, Altitude: 3,610m)
The trail continues with small ups and downs through the river valley.
Enter Jigme Dorji National Park.
Pass a junction enroute, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet.
Day 5: Thangthangka – Jangothang
(19 Km, 5 to 6 hrs, Altitude: 4,080 m)
After crossing an Army outpost along the way, trail enters a spectacular view of mountain ridges and picturesque snow capped peaks.
Yaks and herders will be seen regularly along the way before we arrive at the Jomolhari base camp.
Day 6: Jangothang Sightseeing
Enjoy the superb view all around and rest.
Short hiking trails, you have 3 options – 1) Hike to Jomolhari glacier (4 and 1/2 hrs). 2) Hike toJichu Drake glacier (3 hrs). 3) Walk up the mountain between Jomolhari and Jichu Drake (8 hrs).
Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi
(18 Km, 6 to 7 hrs, Altitude: 4,010 m)
Trail follows through the stream and start climb to the ridge with a majestic view Jomolhari.
Slowly descend down to the Phajoding Monastery.
Climb to Nyeley La Pass (4700m).
Descent to the Lingshi camp after the pass.
Enjoy the panoramic view of the peaks and the Lingshi Dzong.
Day 8: Lingshi – Shodu
(22 Km, 8 to 9 hrs, Altitude: 4,080 m)
Climb to Yalila Pass (4,930 m).
View the impressive Mt.Jomolhari, tserim Kang and Masagang.
Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Shodu – Barshong
(16 Km, 5 to 6 hrs, Altitude: 3,710 m)
The path follows the Thimphu river.
Descend through the rhododendrons, juniper and other forests with the stunning view of the cliffs and waterfalls.
The trail ascends to the ruins of Barshong dzong, camp site.
Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Barshong – Dodena – Thimphu
(15 Km, 4 to 6 hrs, Altitude: 3,320 m)
The trail descends through the dense rhododendrons, conifers, maples and the bamboos down to the Thimphu Chu (river).
At Dodena, bus will take you to the Thimphu city.
Trek ends at Dodena.
Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 11: Thimphu To Paro
Whole day tour of Thimphu
Visit to the National Memorial chorten
Folk Heritage Museum
National Textile Museum
National Institute of Traditional Medicine.
School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts.
The Government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shop. Shopping if any.
Overnight at Paro Hotel.
Day 12: Departure for your next Destination
Food / Accommodation during the trip
Wages for porters/guides
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