Jhomolhari Trek

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

12 Days

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Maximum Seats

50

This is a one of the most exciting eight-day trek. This classic trekking route cuts through dense, lush forests and ascends into the highterritory above tree line where it is the home of yak herders. We can see the Bhutanese-Tibetan border near the foot of sacred Jhomolhari (7315m/23,995 ft), the second highest mountain in Bhutan. There are fabulous views of the mountains and exceptional flora. The trek offers a taste of the great variety of Bhutanese landscape.

Included

  • Dedicated tour vehicle and driver

  • 3-star accommodation (twin sharing)

  • Dedicated English speaking tour guide

  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)

  • Government Royalty and taxes

  • Entry fees to parks and monuments

Exclude

  • Flights to and from Bhutan

  • Extra charges for 4 or 5 star accommodation

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal expense/shopping

  • Beverages (soda/juice/alcohol)

  • Tips for guide and driver

Duration: 12 days

Difficulty level: Medium

Season: April-June and September-November

Places covered: Paro and Thimphu

Itenerary

Day 1

Arrive Paro

On arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by our representative and take you for sightseeing and transferred to your hotel in Paro.
Day 2

Paro Sightseeing

Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest). Then visit to Kyichu temple (one of the oldest temples built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtshen Gompo. Overnight at hotel in Paro
Day 3

Paro – Shana (17km, approximately 6hrs)

The trek starts from Drugyel Dzong (2580m) with a short downhill walk on a wide trail. The trail then climbs gently through well maintained rice terraces and fields of millet. After that we reach to the army post of Gunitsawa (2800m). As we gradually climb up, we will reach to our camping place for a night.
Day 4

Shana – Soi Thangthangkha (20km, approximately 7hrs)

The trails follows the Paa-chu (Paro River) ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forest. As we climb u gradually, we will enter into the thick forest of rhododendrons and we reach to our camp site.
Day 5

Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang (19km, approximately 7hrs)

This trek starts with a army camp while walking few minutes from our camp site and then we follow the river above the tree line enjoying the stunning view of surrounding view of mountain peaks. Overnight camp at Jangothang (4000m) where the stunning view of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake are seen.
Day 6

Jangothang – Lingshi (18km, approximately 6hrs)

The trail follows the stream for a few minutes and then crosses the bridge to the right bank. Then we climb u gradually to the first ridge enjoying the breathtaking view of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. Then we hike u to Nyele-la pass (4700m) and then descend down to Lingshi enjoying the panoramic view of Lingshi Dzong. Overnight camp at Lingshi (4000m)
Day 7

Lingshi – Shodu (22km, approximately 8hrs)

The Laya-Gasa route leaves the Chomolhari trek route there. Then our trail climbs up to the small white chorten on a ridge above the camp and the turn south of deep Mo-chhu valley but the trail remains on the west side of this largely treeless valley. Climbing gradually from Mo-chhu we reach to Yeli-la pass (4800m). Then we descend down alongside the stream to a rock cliff and then after that we reach to our camp site at Shodu (4100m)
Day 8

Shodu – Barshong(16km, approximately 6hrs)

From here we are back to the tree line and our path follows the course of the Thimphu-chu, descending through rhododendrons, junipers and mixed alpine forest. There are stunning view of rock cliff face and waterfalls along the way. Then we trek gradually up to the ruins of Barshong Dzong (3600m) and our overnight camp will be there.
Day 9

Barshong – Dolam Kencho (15km, approximately 6hrs)

The trail descends through the dense forest of conifers, rhododendrons and birch and then descend steeply to meet the Thimphu-chu and runs along the left bank of the river. At last the trail climbs around a cliff face high above the Thimphu-chu entering onto pastureland where we will camp for the night.
Day 10

Dolam Kencho –Dodena – Thimphu (15km, approximately 6hrs)

The trail winds in and out of the side of valley above the Thimphu-chu making a long ascent through a forest of conifers and high altitude broadleaf species. The trail then drops steeply down to the river following it southward to the road head at Dodena (2600m). From there we will be picked by our transport and overnight n Thimphu.
Day 11

Thimphu - Paro

Sightseeing in Thimphu (Buddha point, memorial chorten, Heritage museum, Changangkha temple, Zorig Chusum, traditional arts and crafts centre, Institute of traditional medicine, National library and Takin zoo). By evening drive to Paro and night in Paro
Day 12

Depart from Paro Airport

After breakfast, drive to airport for flight to onward destination.

Note: all the itineraries are subject to change as per your interest and the number of days you wish to spend your vacation.

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