11 Nights 12 Days – Jomolhari Trek

11 Nights 12 Days – Jomolhari Trek

With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang). 

  • Arrival in Bhutan.
  • Upon Landing in Paro International Airport, meet with our representative who will lead the journey throughout your stay in Bhutan).
  • Transfer to Hotel.
  • Discover artefacts dating back to 4000 BC at the National Museum, Ta Dzong.
  • Explore a masterpiece of architecture, Rinpung Dzong popular known as Fortress on a heap of Jewels.
  • Leisure in Town.
  • Dinner at Hotel.
  • Overnight at Paro.

Meals : Dinner

Accommodation: Dewachen Resort (3*) or Similar

  • Early breakfast in Hotel and drive towards Drugyel Dzong.
  • Your trek starts from the historic Drugyel Dzong (2,580m). You will meet your trekking crew here.
  • Start walking on a wide trail that tracks along the Pa Chhu (Paro river). The trail will slowly ascend where you will be walking through the countryside with views of rice paddies and fields of millet. As the valley widens you will find apple orchards, traditional Bhutanese farmhouses and a few small settlements of Mitshi Zampa and Sangatan.
  • Following the route through blue pine forest you will be brought to the army post of Gunitsawa at 2,810 m where your trekking permits will be checked and stamped.
  • You will then climb towards Sharna Zampa (2,870m) after crossing Pa Chhu on a wooden bridge.
  • You will be camping at Sharna Zampa in the meadows among the trees for the night.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTANCE 17 KM | DURATIONS 5-6 HOURS CAMP ALTITUDE 2870M 

  • We will be following the trail along the Pachhu (Paro river) ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. You will reach at Shingkharap, a stone house at 3,110m after 2 hours of hiking and crossing several streams.
  • You will then cross the bridge towards the left side of the river where you will be served a hot lunch.
  • A little walk ahead is the trail junction, the left road is an old trade route to Tibet and the right route leads to the wooden bridge.
  • Taking the latter route climbing through rhododendron forests and finally crossing the bridge again, we reach our camp at 3,750m, which is amidst beautiful meadows.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTANCE 22KM | 7-8 HOURS | 690M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 3750M

  • Experience the significant gain in altitude as your trail goes above tree line today. As you take the path that ascends from our camp you will be brought to an army camp.
  • Then you will follow the river above the tree line as well as enjoying the spectacular view of the surrounding mountain peaks. After walking through a very muddy section and passing a mani wall you will enter yak country.
  • Inside a yak herder’ camp you will be served a hot filling lunch. After lunch, we walk past yak herder settlements of Soe and Takethang across a plateau and up a stream bed.
  • Passing Dangochang village to the beautiful campsite of Jangothang at an altitude of 4,040m.
  • Capture the breathtaking views of Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake from the point.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTANCE 19KM | DURATION 5-6 HOURS | CAMP ALTITUDE 4040M

  • Today, you will do a four hours long acclimatization hike to the north of your camp. There isn’t really a trail but you will climb on an open and endless slope till you see the view of Mt Jichu Drakye (6989m).
  • You can hike further up to 4895m to see the amazing view of Mount Jumolhari.
  • Get a chance to spot rare blue sheep, Himalayan rhubarb, griffon vultures, golden eagles and the our national flower – the blue poppy.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Today’s trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. You will then start to climb up to the first ridge where you will be greeted by a breathtaking view of Jumolhari (7314m), Jichu Drake (6989m) and Tshering Gang (6789m).
  • You will then be walking on an almost flat track for sometime towards the valley and then you will have to climb to Ngye La pass at 4,700m.
  • After the pass, it is a gradual descent to the camp and you will get to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the peaks here and the Lingshi Dzong.
  • You can take a detour to this tiny fortress that sits on a hilltop overlooking Lingzhi village. For centuries, Lingzhi Dzong was a station for weary Buddhist pilgrims and was a defense fort against Tibetan and Mongolian invaders.
  • You will camp today at an altitude of 4010m.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTANCE 18KM | DURATION 6-7 HOURS | CAMP ALTITUDE 4,010M

  • The Laya-Gasa route leaves the Jumolhari trek here. This trek route ascends towards a small white Chorten on a ridge above the camp, then turns south, up the deep Mo Chhu valley.
  • The trail remains on the west side of the large treeless valley and you will be climbing steadily above Mo Chhu for a short distance. The trail then crosses the river, and climbs steeply for two hours to Yele La pass (4,820m).
  • If it is a clear day you will be able to see Jumolhari, Gangchen Ta, Tshering Gang and Masang Gang Mountains from this pass.
  • You will then descent alongside a stream to a shelter and further downstream you will reach the campsite at Shodu (4,100m), a meadow with a Chorten.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTANCE 22KM | DURATION 7-8 HOURS | CAMP ALTITUDE 4100M

  • Today’s trail winds up & down following the Thimphu Chhu river and crossing it six times.
  • A final climb of about an hour will bring you to camp just below the ruins of a small Dzong at Barshong (3,710m).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTANCE 22KM | DURATION 7-8 HOURS | 250 M ASCENT | 670 M DESCENT | CAMP ALTITUDE 3,710M

  • The trail descends gently down to meet the Thimphu Chhu river through a dense forest of rhododendron, birch, and conifer trees, and then across pasture land.
  • Camp in a meadow at Dolam Kencho (3,320m)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DISTANCE 15 KM | 4-6 HOURS | 290M ACSENT | 640M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 3,320M

  • Today is an easy three hour descent to Dodena where your vehicle will meet you.
  • It is a 30 minute drive to Thimphu.
  • Hotel Check in and relax.
  • Dinner at Hotel.
  • Overnight at Thimphu.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation : Pedling Hotel & Spa (3*) or similar

DISTANCE 8KM | 3-4 HOURS | 500 M ASCENT | 930M DESCENT

  • Early breakfast at hotel and drive to Paro and Tiger’s Nest Base/ Parking Lot.
  • Hike to the most pilgrimage site in Bhutan, Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest is the most stunning and popular landmark in the Kingdom of Bhutan.
  • Lunch at Taktsang Cafeteria Experience and enjoy playing Bhutanese Traditional Archery.
  • Experience the unique Bhutanese local way of wellness which combines the minerals of a hot stone bath with the healing khempa herb. Dinner at Local Farm House.
  • Overnight at Paro.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Dewachen Resort (3*) or Similar

  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Our representative will transfer you to Paro International Airport and fly towards your next destination, we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of Happiness.

Meals : Breakfast

Tashi Delek!

  • Private guided tour
  • Visa for Bhutan
  • Government approved 3 star hotels
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Private licensed tour guide
  • Private vehicle (SUV/BUS)
  • Private experienced driver
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Government Sustainable development fees ($65 per person per night)
  • All Government taxes and surcharges
  • Entry fees & route permits in all places of interest
  • Bank wire transfer charges of $40 (one time only)

 

  • Flight into Bhutan (Can be arranged with us)
  • Hotel stay outside Bhutan
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drinks/Beverages
  • Travel insurance

 

  • April, May, June and
  • September, October, November
  • Prior to your trip to Bhutan you need to wire transfer the full tour payment with Bhutan Peaceful Tours and Treks specified as the ultimate beneficiary.
  • After the wire transfer is completed, the receipt copy should be emailed to us as our reference for your tour confirmation.
  • Please note that it takes minimum two to three working days for the payment to be deposited in our local Bank.





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