Jumolhari Trek

The Jhomolhari trek is one of the best treks to do for treks lover. The trek is possible from April to early June and September to November, April and October are most favorable. During day time it is normally warm, but nights can be very cold, especially above Jangothang. There is a lot of mud on this trail and it can be miserable in the rain. Snow usually closes the high passes from mid-November onward, and they don’t reopen until April. This trek gives you an excellent opportunity to see yaks and snow covered mountains.

Trip Name Jumolhari Trek
Duration 11 Nights & 12 Days
Trip Type Trekking
Rate From USD 2240

Day 1 Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 hrs)
Day 2 Thimphu – Paro (2. 5 hrs)
Day 3 Paro sightseeing
Day 4 Paro – Shana (Trek start). Distance 15k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2800m.
Day 5 Shana – Thangthangka. Distance: 21k, Walking time: 8h, Sleeping altitude: 3630m.
Day 6 Thangthangka – Jangothang. Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6h, Sleeping altitude: 4090m.
Day 7 Jangothang halt
Day 8 Jangothang – Yaksa. Distance 17k, walking time: 7h, sleeping altitude 4090m.
Day 9 Yaksa – Thombu. Distance 14k, walking time 5h, Pass to cross: Thombu La, 4550m, sleeping altitude: 4150m.
Day 10 Thombu – Gunitsawa. Distance: 17k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2600m.
Day 11 Gunitsawa – Paro (Trek end). Distance: 10k, walking time: 4h.
Day 12 Departure

Day 1     Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 hrs)

On arrival in Paro international airport, you will be received by Bhutan Travel Organiser representative and transfer to Thimphu by private cap. Thimphu is capital city of Bhutan. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit Memorial Chorten and Buddha viewpoint. Evening we will visit Tashichho Dzong, which house the throne room of His Majesty the king and winter resident of the central monk body. The structure, the art and architecture of Dzong is so amazing that you have never seen something like this before. All the above sightseeing will wrap up your unforgettable first day in Bhutan. Overnight: Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Day 2     Thimphu – Paro (2. 5 hrs)

Enjoy delicious breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to visit School of Arts and Craft and nearby national library. Later, explore craft bazzar of Thimphu city and government own handicraft emporium before proceeding to Paro. Late lunch in Paro. After lunch, visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight: Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 3     Paro sightseeing

Early morning after our delicious breakfast drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger Nest Temple. The hike to Tiger’s Nest will take most of our day. The temple is one of the most renowned temple in the Buddhist world one of the ten most visit site before we die. This is most revolted temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley at 900m above the valley. En-route visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest Buddhist temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and Evening at leisure

Day 4     Paro – Shana (Trek start). Distance 15k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2800m.

The Drugyal Dzong was built in 1654 by the Shabdrung to commemorate one of the many war victories against the Tibetans. Over the centuries, it guarded the trail from Tibet into the Paro valley. We will be met at this historic site by our trekking crew for the start of our trek. Follow the Paro Chu upstream through the village of Tshento on a dirt road for about an hour. We will have lunch in a friend’s house on the trail. Just before reaching our camp, we will have to pass through an army check post, where your guide will produce your trekking permit.

Day 5     Shana – Thangthangka. Distance: 21k, Walking time: 8h, Sleeping altitude: 3630m.

The trail from Shana to Thangthangkha is a very rocky series of small ups and downs along the Paro Chu and can be very muddy if it rains. About 2 ½ hours into the trek, you will come at a junction where a trail branches to go to Tibet. Don’t go to Tibet!

Day 6     Thangthangka – Jangothang. Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6h, Sleeping altitude: 4090m.

Today you will come across small sparse settlements, and herds of yaks. You will also be crossing the tree line (4000m). Our camp at Jangothang will bring us face to face with the majestic Chomolhari. Jangothang means the land of ruins; you will see ruins of some old settlements, which no one seems to know much about.

Day 7     Jangothang halt

Acclimatization and rest day. A good optional hike is to climb to the Tshophu Lake at 4300m, which is about 2h from Jangothang

Day 8     Jangothang – Yaksa. Distance 17k, walking time: 7h, sleeping altitude 4090m.

Pass to cross: Bongtey La, 4820m. Sleeping altitude: 3800m. 2 hours from Jangothang is the Tshophu Lake, which you probably visited yesterday. From the lake, it’s another 2 hours to the pass. Climbing up to the pass, we will be rewarded with stunning views of the Chomolhari and Jichu Drakey. From the pass, it’s all the way downhill until our camp at Yaksa.

Day 9     Yaksa – Thombu. Distance 14k, walking time 5h, Pass to cross: Thombu La, 4550m, sleeping altitude: 4150m.

Climbing out of Yaksa, you will see the few houses that make up the Yaksa village across the valley, and the pass you came over yesterday. About 2 hours of gradual climbing and you will cross the tree line, entering another valley. The pass is 1 hours climb from here. From the pass, you can see the yak herders grazing grounds of Thombu, our camp. On a clear day, you can even see some houses in Tibet.

Day 10   Thombu – Gunitsawa. Distance: 17k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2600m.

A short steep climb will take us out of the Thombu basin, traversing along a trail cut into a rocky cliff with a dizzying drop. 4 hours of steep and dusty descent (1 ½ k of vertical descent) will bring us to the army check post that we crossed on the first day of our trek. Our camp is a further 2 hours downstream from the army camp.

Day 11   Gunitsawa – Paro (Trek end). Distance: 10k, walking time: 4h.

Last day of our trek. We are back tracing the trail now. Very soon Drugyal Dzong will come into view where our transport will be waiting. After lunch in Paro. After lunch relax at our hotel and evening explore the charming Paro town. Overnight in Paro.

Day 12   Departure

The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.

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PACKAGE INCLUSION:

  1. Visa Fees USD# 40/- single entry
  2. Sustainable development fee USD # 65/- per night per person
  3. All the government taxes.
  4. Three star hotel with all meals (APAI) (4 & 5 star Hotel are available in supplement cost)
  5. One English speaking guide entire your tour for your sightseeing
  6. Trekking: Full Board (Ponies, Chief, Helper, Horse Man, Trekking Guide, Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent, Toilet Tent and Sleeping Bag)
  7. Trekking route permit
  8. Private comfortable car with driver for entire your tour including pickup and drop to airport
  9. Medical Pick/drop and check up in Emergency
  10. Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museum, and park
  11. Complimentary bottle drinking water entire your tour
  12. Complimentary 1 tourist SIM (4G) in a group
  13. Complimentary Archery and Darts game
  14. Complimentary Bhutanese dress wearing and photo sessions.

PACKAGE EXCLUSION:

  1. Airfare ( International or Domestic)
  2. Alcoholic products
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Personal Shopping
  5. Tipping to staffs
  6. Laundry
  7. Any other outdoor activities which are not mention in inclusion.

 

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