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Jomolhari Loop Trek | Bhutan Trekking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels

JOMOLHARI LOOP TREK

Jomolhari Loop Trek

Total Duration: 11 Days - 10 Nights of Bhutan Trekking Tour.     Trek Days : 6 Days - 5 Nights.

Jomolhari Loop is the shortest of the Jomolhari trekking routes, which are the most popular and challenging treks in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500 metres and nearly 5,000 metres. 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. Trekkers who want to avoid high passes and high altitude can chose an easier version of the Jomolhari Loop by retracing their steps from Jangothang (see days 1-3), while still have the majestic impressions of Mount Jomolhari.


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HIGHLIGHTS

Difficulty: Moderate
Highest Altitude: 4220 Meters
Best Seasons: April - June and Mid September - Mid November
Day Trek name Distance Time Ascend Descend Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro Airport 2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Paro - Sharna zampa 40 min 2,850 m Campsite
3 Sharna zampa – Thangthangkha 22 km 7-8 hrs 770 m 10 m 3160 m Campsite
4 ThangThangkha –Jangothang 19 km 5-6 hrs 480 m   4080 m Campsite
5 Jangothang Halt Campsite
6 Jangothang –Soi Yaktsa 16 km 6-7 hrs   810  m 1090 m 3800 m Campsite
7 Soi Yaktsa – Thombu Shong 11 km 4-5  hrs 720   m 340 m 4180 m   Campsite
8 Thmobu Shong – Paro 13 km 4-5 hrs 200   m 1650 m   2850 m Campsite
9 Paro – Thimphu 54km 1hr       Hotel in Thimphu
10 Thimphu  - Paro 54km 1hr       Hotel in Paro
11 Departure from Paro

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Paro Airport.

Our representative from Bhutanitis Travels will be there at the Airport to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (the national museum) and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Paro.


Day 2: Paro to sharna zampa - Trek Day 1.

After breakfast, your transportation will drive you until Gunitsawa village from where the trek begins.

  • After you reach the Army Post, your trek permit (provided by your tour operator) will be checked and endorsed. The 40 minutes’ walk serves as a warm up to the journey further. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river in Sharna zampa, not far from Gunitsawa located at an altitude of 2,850 m.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt will be in Sharna zampa campsite.


Day 3: Sharna zampa to Thangthangkha - Trek Day 2.

The second day is going to be a long one. The trail continues with lots of small ups and downs. After going uphill through the river valley the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up , located at an altitude of 3,610 metres. From here, if weather permits, you will have the first great view of Mt. Jomolhari.

  • Lunch will be served on the way.
  • Dinner and overnight halt will be in Thangthangkha campsite.

Day 4: ThangThangkha to Jangothang - Trek Day 3.

  • If you did not see Mt. Jomolhari the previous evening, you will still have a chance to get a great view early this morning. This morning the trek continues up the Paro Chhu valley which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of forest. You will cross an army checkpoint along the way and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area yaks and their herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Passing the villages Soe, Takethang and Dangochang is another asset on this day. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you will again have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt will be in Jangothang campsite.


Day 5: Jangothang Halt - Trek Day 3.

  • The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow-capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization. You can also trek up to Tosoh or hike around the area. There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lie directly west, Jichu Drake to the north and there are a number of unclimbed peaks to the east.

Dinner and overnight halt will be in Jangothang campsite.


Day 6: Jangothang to Soi Yaktsa - Trek Day 4.

  • The trail leads to a last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu. Passing the lake of Tshophu (4,380m) you will climb up steeply to Bhonte La pass at 4,890 m, the highest point of this trek route. Reaching the Dhumzo Chhu river, you trek downstream passing the few houses of Soi Yaktsa (Dhumzo) to arrive at your camp soon after.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt will be in Soi Yaktsa.


Day 7: Soi Yaktsa to Thombu Shong - Trek Day 5.

  • The trail climbs 100m over a ridge to drop to another stream then. After crossing the Takhung La pass (4,520m) you descent to Thombu Shong, with 3 yak herder huts with your campsite next to them.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt will be in Thombu Shong.


Day 8: Thmobu Shong to Paro - Trek Day 6.

After breakfast, being your trek. After Crossing Thombu-La pass (4,380m) you will finally reach Gunitsawa where your transportation will be awaiting you. You will be transferred back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Paro.


Day 9: Paro to Thimphu .

After breakfast drive to Thimphu,

  • visit KuenselPhodrang, Changgangkha Lhakhang and The Takin Preserve Center.

After lunch, visit

  • National Memorial Chorten and the Handicrafts emporium in Norzin Lam.
  • In the afternoon, free to roam around the Capital city Thimphu.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.


Day 10: Thimphu to Paro .

After breakfast, visit

  • Dechenphu Lhakhang.

After lunch drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Paro.


Day 11: Departure from Paro.

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.

PACKAGE INFO

Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees

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