Jomolhari Trek

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  • Duration: 12 days
  • Price: $3,174

The Jomolhari Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes for trekkers in Bhutan. Although it is a difficult and strenuous trekking route, one of the main highlights of the trek is to view Mt. Jomolhari from the basecamp, which makes the trek worthwhile.

Besides the view, the natural scenery and the flora and fauna found at elevation heights of minimum 2,500 m and maximum 5,000 m cannot compare to other similar trekking routes. The best season for trekking on this route are the months of June (before monsoon) and September – November (before the heavy snowfall).

Day 1
Arrival – Paro Airport

Our Guide and Driver will receive you upon your arrival at the airport and take you to your hotel in Paro for overnight. Depending on the timing of your arrival, you can explore the small town of Paro after your short rest at the hotel.

Day 2
Paro Sightseeing

After the breakfast, you will visit Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong and walk down to town over one of the oldest Wooden Cantilever bridge. Visit also the ruins of Drugyel Dzong (which is currently under construction) as well as Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery) one of the oldest in the country. Later part of the day, the guests are free to explore and mingle with the local (villagers) people in the small town of Paro.

Day 3
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

In order to acclimatize for your trek, after an early morning breakfast, the guests will be driven to the base of Taktshang Monastery from where you will hike up to Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) which takes about 2 and half hours up and about two hours down hill.  Drive back to town and get ready for your trek the next day.

Day 4
Drive to Gunetsawa and trek to Soi Thangthangkha (20 km – 8 hours)
Day 5
Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang (19 km – 8 hours)
Day 6
Jangothang – Lingshi (18 km – 8 hours)
Day 7
Lingshi – Shodu (22 km – 9 hours)
Day 8
Shodu – Barshong (16 km – 7 hours)
Day 9
Barshong – Dolam Kencho (15 km – 6 hours)
Day 10
Dolam Kencho – Dodena – Thimphu (8 km – 3 hours)

Your trek will end at Dodena where our Driver will receive you and drive you to Thimphu.  The guests can take a nice shower and rest at the hotel, or if one still has the energy, can stroll around the town on their own.

Day 11
Thimphu Sightseeing

After the breakfast, visit Buddha Dordhenma,  National Memorial Chorten, Royal Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, National Institute of Traditional Medicine and the Open Zoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan – Takin and Tashichho Dzong. Later on witness the National Game of Bhutan archery that is played in the National Stadium – Changlimithang.

Day 12

After breakfast, depending on your flight timing our Guide and Driver will drive you to Paro Airport for your onward journey.

* Please note that this itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your convenience. If you wish to shorten the trip and have just the trek included, that can be done so. Therefore, before booking the trip please contact us to discuss your programme.
  • Double room on twin sharing basis in government approved 3 star hotels.
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • Single room supplement is additional of USD 45 per night per room. All three meals (does not cover water and other beverages ordered in hotels/restaurants).
  • Bottled mineral water for the entire trip (except water ordered in the hotels and restaurants).
  • Afternoon tea and snacks.
  • English speaking and knowledgeable guide.
  • Comfortable SUV and an experienced driver.
  • Institutional entrance fees.
  • Visa fee and processing charges.
  • Government taxes.
  • All administrative cost.
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip.
  • Airfare.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tipping.