Jomolhari Trek

12 Days / 11 Nights
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Tour Overview

Maximum Elevation: 4930 meters
Difficulty: Medium
Best Season: March to June & September to November
Start: Gunitsawa village Paro
Finish: Dodena Thimphu

Tour Highlights

Daily Itinerary for Jomolhari Trek (12 Days)

Day 1

Arrive at the Paro International Airport

On arrival at the Paro International Airport, trekkers will be driven to the hotel. After lunch trekkers will visit cultural attractions in Paro including the National Museum of Bhutan, Rinpung Dzong and explore the Paro town.

Day 2

Hike to Paro Taktsang

Trekkers will hike to the Tiger’s Nest. Paro Taktsang or the Tiger’s Nest is a Buddhist monastery perched on a cliff 900 meters above the Paro valley. It takes 2 hours hike through the pine forests to reach the site. From the monastery, the panoramic view of the Paro valley is spectacular.

Day 3

Paro – Thangthangkha

On the first day of trek, trekkers will be driven to Shana. The drive to Shana passes through the Drugyel Dzong (The Fort of the Glorious Drukpas) From Shana, trekkers will follow the Paro River to the first campsite. If the weather permits, trekkers will have the view of the Mount Jomolhari from the campsite.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Day 4

Thangthangkha – Jangothang

The hike to the base at Jangothang is scenic. The narrow valley begins to open up and trekkers will come across many yak herders’ winter houses. Lunch will be served at this place. The campsite for the night is below a ruined fortress at the base of Mount Jomolhari at an altitude of 4080 meters.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Day 5

Jangothang – halt

Trekkers will halt at the base for acclimatization. During the day, trekkers can engage in hikes to the lake in the area and take in the gigantic view of the Mount Jomolhari.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Day 6

Jangothang - Lingshi

After a day of acclimatization, trekkers will resume their climb up to Nyelila Pass and descend to the camp site. Trekkers will cover 18 kilometers and walk for about 7 hours.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu

Day 7

Lingshi – Shodu

The hike to Shodu will peak at 4820 meters at Yelila Pass. This is the highest elevation trekkers will experience through this trek. With the clear weather, trekkers can view Mount Tsherimgang and Mount Masagang.

Day 8

Shodu – Barshong

The trail to Barshong follows the Thimphu River. The campsite is at an altitude of 3710 meters.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu

Day 9

Barshong – Dolamkencho

Trekkers will gradually descent through the thick forests to Dolamkencho.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu

Day 10

Dolamkencho – Dodena

The final leg of the trek, trekkers will enter into the Jigme Dorji National Park and exit through Dodena from which the trekkers will be driven to the hotel.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu

Day 11

Thimphu Sightseeing

After a rejuvenating and restful night at the hotel, trekkers will do cultural sightseeing in Thimphu which includes, a visit to the largest Buddha Statue in the world, Thimphu Dzong (Fortress) which houses the Office of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. Other attractions include the Takin Preserve, Folk Heritage Museum and National Institutes of Arts and Crafts.

Day 12

End of Trip

After breakfast at the hotel, travelers will be dropped off to Paro International airport for their onward flight.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms
  • The approval of tourists VISA is contingent on the full payment of the tour
  • Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines
Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • 30 to 15 days prior to arrival - 20% of the total tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • 14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • Less than a week prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge will be levied as cancellation fee
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
  • There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new travelling dates.