Jomolhari Trek

Trip Facts

Jomolhari Trek
Length :  9 Days - 8 Nights
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Trekking Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

Jomolhari loop is the most popular tourist trek in Bhutan. Jomolhari Trek is a bit longer. Because of the vast difference in the altitude of the trek, the trekkers are able to experience a variety of Flora and fauna during the course. The trek goes through various picturesque landscape from farmland, alpine pasture land, forest in the valley to high altitude passes among the mountain ranges.

The amazing feature of this trek also includes the spectacular campsites, that are situated at the base of snow clad mountain peaks namely Mt. Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. The trekkers also get the privilege to witness numerous Dzong which now lie abandoned or a few well established and flourishing ones as well scattered all along the trek. They not only provide an insight of various eras of Bhutan’s culture and administration.

Speaking of the fauna of the region, the most prominent of them are blue sheep, musk deer, marmots along with Bhutan’s national festival the Takin. Also, you cannot rule out the possibility of encountering a snow leopard or Himalayan bear (however, don’t mistake them for Yeti, like many tourist usually do!)

Outline Iteinerary

It comprises of a 9-day trek through the spectacular landscapes of Bhutan. It is shorter than the Snowman trek with the altitudes of trek ranging from 2500m to 5000m. During the course of the trek, you will come across some very rare and exotic flora and fauna that are indigenous to this little kingdom alone. The highlight of this trek is the mesmerising view of Mt. Jomolhari from the Jangothang base camp. DAY 1:
  • The trek starts from Gunitsawa village.
  • The beginning of the trek is a steep descent of 80m from the camp(2,850m).
  • The first hurdle is a river that is to be crossed by a makeshift army bridge after getting all the documents verified.
DAY 2:
  • The trek starts from Sharna Zampa.
  • The trek starts from Thangthangkha.
  • Total ascent is 770m and total descent is a mere 10m.
  • Camp altitude is 3610m and total distance covered is 22km.
  • From here you have your first view of Mt. Jomolhari.
DAY 3:
  • The trek starts from Thangthangkha.
  • Total ascent is 480m and no descent at all.
  • Camp altitude is 4,080m and total distance covered is 19km.
  • Trek Duration 5-6 hours.
  • You travel Paro Chhu valley today with the view of Mt Jomolhari all along.
DAY 4:
  • It is a rest day in the trek.
  • Adventure Trekkers can go on a one day hike to nearby places that offer a great view of Himalayan mountain ranges, the valley below and great lakes.
  • You can also trek up to Tosoh
  • There are many unclimbed peaks to the east of the camp.
DAY 5:
  • The trek starts from Jangothang.
  • Total ascent is 810m and descent of 1090m in total.
  • The trek starts from Jangothang.
  • Camp altitude is 3,800m and total distance covered is 16km.
  • Trek Duration 6-7 hours.
  • The event of the day is Lake Tshophu and Bhonte La pass at 4,890m
DAY 6:
  • The trek starts from Lingshi.
  • Total ascent is 940m and descent of 920m in total.
  • Camp altitude is 4080m and total distance covered is 22km.
  • Trek Duration 8-9 hours.
  • This day offers you the best view of Mt. Jomolhari, Masanggang and Tserimgang.
DAY 7:
  • The trek starts from Shodu.
  • Total ascent is 250m and descent of 670m in total.
  • Camp altitude is 3710m and total distance covered is 16km.
  • Trek Duration 5-6 hours.
  • The happening part of today is the visit to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.
DAY 8:
  • The trek starts from Barshong.
  • Total ascent is 290m and descent of 640m in total.
  • Camp altitude is 3320m and total distance covered is 15km.
  • Trek Duration 4-6 hours.
  • The trek today takes you through the dense forest with a variety of trees and pasture land.
DAY 9:
  • Last day of the trek
  • The trek starts from Dolam Kencho.
  • Total ascent is 500m and descent of 930m in total.
  • Camp altitude is 3370m and total distance covered is 8 km.
  • Trek Duration 3-4 hours.
  • You exit through the Jigme Dorji National Park
  • The trek ends at Cherri Monastery.
  • There is another 40 min hike near the monastery that is worth your effort.

Date and Departure Information

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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 Trek
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