Jomolhari Mountain Festival

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Jomolhari Mountain festival celebrates the culture of the communities living together with the natural wonders that surround them, particularly the elusive, yet elegant, snow leopard! An exquisitely themed two-day event celebrated at the base of Mt. Jomolhari, by communities of Soe Yaaksa and Soe Yutoed located along Jomolhari trek, highlights the culture of living in close proximity to endangered snow leopards.

Numerous camera trap photos, signs, and DNA samples have established the region as one of the best snow leopard habitats in Bhutan.

The communities, in collaboration with Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) and the Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) – supported by Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC) and Bhutan Foundation – bring together this festival as a community-based initiative towards the conservation of snow leopard and to create awareness on the importance of conservation, and at the same time provide a platform for sustainable livelihood, and promote their culture.

The festival includes snow leopard-themed folk songs and dances performed by the local people, JDNP staff and the school children, traditional sports such as Khuru (darts), shot put, horse and yak riding, sampling of local delicacies and boutique handicrafts, and various picturesque guided hikes in and around Jomolhari. The festival was initiated in 2013.

The Jomolhari trek, one of the most popular trekking routes, passes through prime snow leopard and blue sheep habitat.

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

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Jomolhari Mountain Festival
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