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Bhutan Jhomolhari Trek

Bhutan Jhomolhari Trek

Overview And Highlights

Jomolhari Trek in Bhutan is best ever known holiday expedition and frequently visited trekking destination of Bhutan that is highlighted by the greatest diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna and solidarity of cultural people. The key attraction of this trek is the spectacular view of Mt Jomolhari from Jomolhari Base Camp, Jangothang. The Jomolhari trek route is graded as strenuous trek because the routes are in high altitude requiring some endurance. The altitude of Jomolhari route varies from 2,500m to nearly 5,000m, offering you wide range of landscapes, lush forest and historical sites.

Jomolhari trek instigates after your arrival to Paro, a picturesque town in the lap of stunning mountain vistas. Drive the winding road to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined Fortress where Bhutanese defected Tibetan army. The 15 days itinerary package is designed with the view to allow your trail, explore and experience typical Himalaya life style along with stunning high land natural treasure. The entire trekking package will be supported and guided with all necessary logistic supplies.

No Experience Required
No former trekking experience is needed for this trek. To take part in this trek, you should be physically fit, meaning you should be able to walk a full day with a small day pack. Animals will carry the bulk of our loads.

At a glance:

Day 1 Arrive - Paro by Druk-Air

Day 2 Paro - Sightseeing

Day 3 Trek Day 1 Start of Trek - Paro-Sharna Zampa

Day 4 Trek Day 2 - Sharna Zampa -Thangthangka

Day 5 Trek Day 3 - Thangthangka-Jangothang

Day 6 Trek Day 4 - Jangothang-HALT

Day 7 Trek Day 5 - Jangothang-Lingshi

Day 8 Trek Day 6 - Lingshi-HALT

Day 9 Trek Day 7 - Lingshi-Shodu

Day 10 Trek Day 8 - Shodu-Barshong

Day 11 Trek Day 9 - Barshong-Dolam Kencho

Day 12 Trek Day 10 End of Trek - Dolam Kencho - Dodina-Punakha

Day 13  Visit Punakha dzong- Thimphu

Day 14 Thimphu - Paro

Day 15 Farewells and departure.

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On landing at Paro you will be met by our representative. After Customs and Immigrations formalities, you will be escorted to the hotel.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2235

Drive the winding road northwest up the Pa-Chu to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined Fortress which once defended this valley from Tibetan invasion. This Dzong was built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel, the spiritual leader of Bhutan. On a clear day one can view Mt. Jumolhari the sacred Mountain. On the way back we visit one of the Typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch at the hotel, we drive to Ta-Dzong which was once the watch tower for Paro valley, now it houses the National Museum and then walk down hill pass the Paro Dzong and crossing the typical traditional roofed bridge to Paro town

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2235

Start of Trek Day 1: Distance 17 kms and walking time 5-6 hours.
Starting at Drukgyel (2580m) and camp near Sharna Zampa (2870m). There is a gradual climb following the Paro river through the agriculture valley and villages. We camp opposite to the Gunyitsawa Army check post in a meadow.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
2870

Trek Day 2 : Distance 22 kms and walking distance 6-7 hours.
Starting at Sharna Zampa (2870m) and camp at Thangthangka (3630m). The trial is a gradual ascent with plenty of ups and downs through the conifer forest, ferns and Rhododendrons. On a clear day, you see a magnificent view of Mt. Jumolhari

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
3630

Trek Day 3 : Distance 19 kms and walking distance 5-6 hours
Starting at Thangthangka (3630m) and camp at Jangothang (4090m).Todays trial passes an army post and the village of Soe and a small settlement at Takethang. Yak herders live here. We camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jumolhari.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4090

Trek Day 4: Acclimatisation Day.
You can spend the day relaxing or there are several day hikes to choose from. Two interesting hikes would be to get views of Mt.Jumolhari or Jichu Drake. If you are interested in a lake then you can take the hike to Tsophu. Overnight stay at the camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4090

Trek Day 5 : Distance 18 kms and walking time 5-6 hours.
Starting at Jangothang (4090m) and camp at Lingshi (4010m) Today you encounter your first major pass at 4890m ( Nyile-la ).You also get snow peak views of Tserim Kang (6789m) Camp near a stream in a meadow.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4010

Trek Day 6 : Halt
Its worth a visit to Lingshi Dzong. You can also make an excursion to Tsokha (lake) i.e. Base Camp of Jichu-Drake. During the excursion hundreds of Blue Sheep, Musk Deer could be seen. Tsokha is at 4500 m. and the hike is about 4-5 hours.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4010

Trek Day 7 : Distance 22 kms and walking time 8-9 hours.
Starting at Lingshi (4010m) and camp at Shodu (4110m)The first half of the trek is mostly through treeless valley until you start ascending to Yeli-la pass at 4820 m, from here Mt. Jumolhari, Mt. Tsherimgang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Camp in a meadow.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4110

Trek Day 8 : Distance 16 kms and walking time 5-6 hours.
Starting at Shodu (4110m) and camp at Barshong (3680 m) Todays trial winds up and down following the Thimphu Chhu and crossing it six times. A final climb for about an hour walk will bring you to Barshong. Camp just below the ruins of a small Dzong.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
3680

Trek Day 9 : Distance 15 kms and walking time 5-6 hours.
Starting at Barshong (3680m) and camp at Dolam Kencho (3430m) The trial descends gently down to meet Thimphu Chhu through the dense forest of Rhododendron, birch, conifer trees and across the pasture land. Camp in a meadow

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
3430

Trek Day 10 End of Trek :Distance 8 km and walking time 3 hours
Starting at Dolam Kencho (3430m) and end of trek at Dodina (2600m). Today is an easy 3 hour descend till Dodina where your vehicle will meet you.Drive to Punakha

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp

Day begin with visiting the Punakha dzong the second oldest in the bhutan1637 inmiddle
of the Male and female river by the spritual leader Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, and visits
Chimmi lhakhang then drive to Thimphu O/N at Hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2334

Morning start the sightseeing with Zelukha Nunnery, National Library, Memorial Chorten of Late King, Handicrafts Emporium, Post Office and walk around Thimphu city for shopping of souvenirs from Bhutan. If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday a visit to the Weekend Market is a must. After lunch drive to Paro enroute visit to Simtokha Dzong the first fort built in 1627-29 by Shabdrung who unified the Kingdom and continue the journey following the Thimphu river till Chuzom (Confluence) and taking the direction toward Paro following Pa-chu for 2 hours.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2235

Farewell and Departure

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

COST ON 02 PAX BASIS


PACKAGER COST

US$ 200.00 PER PERSON/ PER NIGHT

VISA FEE

US$ 50.00

FLIGHT FARE ( Kathamndu- Paro- Kathmandu)

US$ 410.00

Trekking supplement

US$ 40.00 per day

Note:- Above cost is nett per person basis.

SERVICES INCLUDES

  • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
  •  ALL NECESSARY TRAVEL PERMITS 
  •  ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE.
  •  ACCOMMODATION ON TWIN SHARING ROOM BASIS.
  •  SIGHTSEEING AND MONASTERY ENTRANCE FEES AS PER the ITINERARY
  •  MEAL PLAN: FULL BOARD BASIS
  •  SUPPORTING STAFF AND DONKEY WHILE TREKKING

What Is Excluded?

  • INSURANCE OF ANY KIND.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES  SUCH AS DRINK, GUIDE TIPS & ETC.

Bhutan Jhomolhari Trek Altitude Profile

Trip Facts

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Duration:

15 Days

Maximum Altitude:

6789m

Trip Name:

Jhomolhari Trek Itinerary

Trip Type:

Trekking

Route:

Paro - Sharna - Thangthangka - Jangothang - Halt - Lingshi - Shodu - Barshong - Dolam Kencho - Punakha - Thimphu

Grade:

Easy to Exotic
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