Bhutan Trekking Tour

Jhomolhari Trek

Jhomolhari TrekJhomolhari Trekking is an 8days trekking in Bhutan from Paro to Jomolhari base camp at Jangothang, returning via the same route to Paro. The view of Jomolhari Mountain (7314M) from Janggothang is spectacular. This trek also affords an excellent opportunity tosee Yaks. The Trek is very popular. The highest point on the trek 4115m.

The final leg of your trip will include travel to Thimphu, the capital city.


Day 01 – Arrive Kathmandu: - Arrival you will be received by tour manager and escorted to your hotel in kathmandu. Our tour manager will give you pre-tour briefing. Rest of time is leisure.

Day 02 – Kathmandu city tour:-After breakfast, visit monkey temple (Swayambhunath Temple), Patan, Boudhanath sputa and Pasupati temple. Over night at Hotel.

Day 03 – Arrive Paro: - The flight from Kathmandu to Paro, offers fascinating views of the eastern Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest. On arrival you will be received by your guide and escorted to your hotel in Paro. In the evening visit Paro town, stroll through its quaint two streets and browse through the shops. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

Day 04 Paro Sightseeing:- Drive to ruined Drukgyel Dzong, a victory fortress of the 17th century. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. In the afternoon, you will visit the National Museum, Rinpung Dzong (built in 1645 A.D) and crossing the typical traditional roofed bridge to Paro town. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Paro – Shana (trek starts):- Today the start of trek from Drugyel Dzong to Shana for about 5-6 hours with gradual climb following the Paro river through the agriculture valley and villages. Your overnight camp will be at Shana Zampa, Alt 2,870 m /9,557 ft, overnight at camp. 2800m.

Day 06 Shana - Thangthangka: - The trial is gradual ascent following the Paro River through the conifer forest & Rhododendron. The campsite in a flat meadow place surrounded by conifer and birch forest and on the clear day you could have a magnificent view of Mt. Jumolhari peep at you suddenly out of the clouds. Camp at alt. 3860, and trek of 6-7 hours.

Jhomolhari TrekDay 07 Thangthangka - Jangothang: - The trial leads by passing the array post and the valley begin to widen and come by the winter house of yak herder. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jumolhari alt. 4040 m. and trek about 5-6 hours.

Day 08 Jangothang - Halt: - Explore with stupendous day hike with choice of oneself to the direction of Jumolhari, Drake to the north, un-climbed summits and ridges to the east or to Tsophu (lake). Overnight at camp.

Day 09 Jangothang - Dhumzo: - 16 Kms about 5-6 hours the trail leads north to the last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu, crossing it on a wooden bridge. Switchback up the side of the hill to a large cirque and the lake of Tshophu (4380m / 14,367ft). Stay on the eastern side of the lake, passing a second lake as the trail gets steeper climbing to Bhonte La (4890m /16,040 ft). From the pass the route winds down a ridge with a lot of crisscrossing yak trails. It finally switchbacks down to a stream. Trek downstream to a bridge, cross to the south side of the stream and continue a short distance to your camp at 3800m / 12464 ft.

Day 10 Dhumzo - Thombu Shong: - 11 Kms 4-5 hours the trail climbs 100m over a ridge, and then drops to another stream. Crossing that stream, the trailheads up the hillside, dropping into a small side valley before emerging onto a ridge. Here the route turns south, ascending past a few huts to Thombu La (4520m / 14,826ft). A steep descent leads to Thombu Shong (4180m / 13,710ft). Cross the river and go upstream to camp at the same place as trek day 1.

Day 11 Thombu Shong - Shana: - Climb out of the valley to a crest at 4360m / 14300 feet, then make a steep descent along the ridge, finally reaching the helipad at Gunitsawa (2730 m / 8955 feet. Cross the river and go upstream to camp at the same place as trek Day 1.

Day 12 Shana - Paro: - 17 Kms 5-6 hours Follow Trek day 1 in reverse to Drukgyal Dzong and drive to Thimphu, capital city at 2500 m / 8200feet. Overnight at Hotel

Day 13 Thimphub sightseeing - Paro: - Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge Stupa) built in memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, (1952-1972). Visit Changangkha Lhakhang and Sangaygang for a bird’s eye view of the city. Enroute visit Zilukha nunnery. After lunch, call on Handicrafts Emporium where Traditional Bhutanese textiles and other Arts and Crafts are displayed. You can also purchase the items of your choice. After an evening tea, drive to Paro along a winding road for about 2 hrs to spend a night there.

Day 14 – Fly back to Kathmandu:-  
Representative of Mission Eco Trek will bid you farewell. TASHI DELEK.

SEASON: March – June & Sept-Nov.
CLIMATE: Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be very cold and in winter sometimes comes below freezing points.
WHAT TO BRING: Personal clothing, strong normal clothing (accordingly). Preferably cotton for summer. Woolen clothes for evening and winter.
For TREKKING: Strong trekking boots, sunglasses, headgear, raincoat, sleeping bag, torchlight’s etc.

Short Info

Mission Eco Trek has been organizing Trekking in Bhutan since many years. We specialize in the Jhomolhari Trekking. On our Jhomolhari trekking, the entire group treks led by our highly experienced guide. All the food on the Jhomolhari Trekking is provided. We stay in tents on the Jhomolhari Trekking. The Jhomolhari Trekking Bhutan takes 13 days, with some time in Kathmandu.

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