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Jomolhari Trek | Bhutan Trekking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels

JOMOLHARI TREK

Jomolhari Trek

Total Duration: 13 Days - 12 Nights of Bhutan Trekking Tour.     Trek Days : 9 Days - 8 Nights.

Jomolhari Trek is longer than the Jomolhari Loop - the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. 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).


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HIGHLIGHTS

Difficulty: Moderate
Highest Altitude: 4080 Meters
Best Seasons: April - June and Mid September - Mid November
Day Trek name Distance Time Ascend Descend Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival In Airport 2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Paro  to sharna zampa   40 mins   80 m 2850 m Campsite
3 Sharna zampa to Thangthangkha 22 km 7-8 hrs 770 m 10 m 3610 m Campsite
4 ThangThangkha to Jangothang 19 km 5-6 hrs 480 m   4080 m Campsite
5 Jangothang Halt A day long halt in jangothang . Free for short hikes, or photography Campsite
6 Jangothang to Lingshi 16 km 6-7 hrs 810  m 1090 m 3800 m Campsite
7 Lingshi to Shodu 22 km 8-9 hrs 940 m   920 m 4080 m Campsite
8 Shodu to Barshong 16 km 5-6 hrs 250 m 670 m 3710 m   Campsite
9 Barshong to Dolam Kencho 15 km 4-6 hrs 290 m 640 m 3320 m Campsite
10 Dolam Dodena(Thimphu) 8 km 3-4 hrs 500 m 930 m     Hotel in Thimphu
11 Thimphu sight seeing           Hotel in Thimphu
12 Thimphu - Paro 54km 1hr       Hotel in Paro
13 Departures from Paro

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival In Airport

Our representative will be there at the Airport to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. After lunch, visit Ta Dzong and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Paro.


Day 2: Gunitsawa village to sharna zampa - Trek Day 1.

  • After breakfast your transportation will drop you off till Gunitsawa village where the trek begins. After reaching the army check post your trek permit (provided by your tour operator) will be checked and endorsed. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.
  • Lunch will be served on the way.
  • Dinner and overnight halt will be in Sharna zampa campsite.

Day 3 : Aharna 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 Sharna zampa 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 Sharna zampa campsite.


Day 5: Jangothang Halt - Trek Day 4.

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.

                                                                             

Day 6 :Jangothang to Lingshi - Trek Day 5.

  • After breakfast, being your trek. 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, you trek downstream passing the few houses of Soi Yaktsa (Dhumzo) to arrive at your camp soon after.
  • Dinner and overnight halt in the Lingshi campsite.

Day 7: Lingshi to  Shodu - Trek Day 6.

After breakfast,

  • get ready for getting the most spectacular view of the Mt Jomolhari. The trail climbs up to the Yelila pass at an altitude of 4,930m. From the pass, on a clear day you will get an excellent view of Jumolhari, Tserimgang and Masanggang. The trek from the pass to the campsite at Shodu is a steep downhill.

Dinner and overnight halt will be at shodu campsite.


Day 8: Shodu  to Barshong - Trek Day 7.

  • Today the trail follows the Thimphu Chhu through rhododendron forests, past beautiful waterfalls along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight halt will be in Barshong Campsite.

Day 9: Barshong to Dolam Kenchi - Trek Day 8.

  • The trail descends down to the Thimphu Chhu river valley, through dense forests of rhododendron, birch, conifer, maples and bamboos and then ascends to pasture lands. The camp is in a meadow.

Dinner and overnight halt will be in Barshong Campsite.

 

Day 10: Dolam to Dodena - Trek Day 9.

  • The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. In Dodena, you will exit the Jigme Dorji National Park and reach the road head next to an impressive cantilever bridge.
  • From here your transportation will be awaiting you to drive you till your hotel in Thimphu.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.


Day 11: Thimphu sightseeing

After breakfast, visit

  • KuenselPhodrang, where the largest statue of sitting Buddha is located overlooking the capital city of Thimphu. It will give you a panoramic view of the entire stretch of the city.
  • Visit the Takin preservation center in Motithang, on the way to Motithang visit Changgangkha Lhakhang.

After lunch,

  • visit Thimphu memorial Chorten and Centenary Park.
  • Check into the hotel and rest for the day.

Day 12: Thimphu to Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro.

  • Upon arrival in Paro, take a hike to the tiger’s nest (Paro Taktshang), the most visited tourist destination in Bhutan.

After lunch, relax in your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Paro.


Day 13: departures 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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