13 days wonderful Jomolhari trek

Day 1: Enter The Kingdom Of Bhutan And Explore Paro Valley
Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the great Himalayas as you enter Bhutan’s Paro valley. Marvel at the panoramic views of glacial peaks and meandering rivers. Discover the historical Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong, offering a glimpse into Bhutan’s rich heritage. Visit the National Museum of Paro, housing fascinating artifacts and religious paintings. Enjoy a stroll in Paro town or indulge in the flavors of Bhutanese beer at Namgay Artisanal Brewery, as you acclimatize for Jomolhari Trek.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 2: Hike To The Iconic Tigers Nest Monastery

Embark on a 4-6 hour hike to the legendary Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched high above the Paro valley. This sacred pilgrimage site holds immense cultural significance in Bhutan. Follow the trail through various stages, passing a cafeteria with scenic views, a lookout point, and descending steps to reach the monastery’s entrance. Explore the cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated and soak in the spiritual ambiance of this remarkable site.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 3: Gunitsawa Village To Thangthangka

The Jomolhari Trek commences at Gunitsawa Village, where your trek permit will be checked at an army post. From here, the trail winds through the river valley, offering a variety of ups and downs as you make your way forward. As you continue along the path, it gradually narrows, leading you to a meadow where your first campsite awaits.
If weather conditions permit, this site offers a stunning view of Mount Jomolhari, providing a breathtaking introduction to the natural beauty that awaits you. With each step, you will find yourself more immersed in the rugged landscape and captivated by the allure of this unforgettable Bhutan trek.
Elevation at Campsite: 2,850 meters/ Time: 40 Minutes
Overnight: Campsite Thangthangka

Day 4: Thangthangka To Jangothang (Jomolhari Base Camp)

The Paro Chhu valley, which opens up into alpine meadows and sparse woods, is the setting for today’s hike. You’ll pass through an army checkpoint and be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. You’ll come across yaks and the homes of their herders along the road. Before arriving at Jangothang, one of the most magnificent campsites in the Himalayas, the trail goes through settlements such as Soe, Takethang, and Dangochang. Another breathtaking vista of Mount Jomolhari awaits you from here.
Today’s trek takes you through the Paro Chhu valley, which opens up into alpine meadows and sparse forests. As you through the army checkpoint you will be treated to magnificent views of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. Along the way, you’ll encounter yaks and their herders’ homes. The trail passes through villages like Soe, Takethang, and Dangochang before reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites in the Himalayas. From here, you’ll have another awe-inspiring view of Mount Jomolhari trek

Elevation at Campsite: 4,080 meters/ 19KMS/ Time: 5-6hours
Overnight: Camp at Jangothang Jomolhari basecamp

Day 5 Of Jomolhari Trek: Jangothang (Rest Day)

Take a day to rest and acclimatize in Jangothang. You can go on day hikes to explore the area and enjoy stunning views of lakes and snow-capped mountains, including Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. Look out for blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang offers excellent opportunities for short hikes in different directions, with Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, and unclimbed peaks in sight.

Overnight: Camp at Jangothang Jomolhari basecamp

Day 6: Jangothang To Lingshi

The trail leads to the last settlement in the valley and then descends to the Paro Chhu. You’ll cross the Tshophu Lake and ascend steeply to the Bhonte La pass, the highest point on the trek at 4,890 meters. Afterward, you’ll trek downstream along the Dhumzo Chhu River, passing the village of Soi Yaktsa (Dhumzo), until you reach the campsite at Lingshi. Overnight stay at Lingshi.

Elevation at Campsite: 3800 meters/ 16KMS/ Time: 6-7HOURS
Overnight: Camp Lingshi

Day 7: Lingshi To Chebisa

Embark on a mesmerizing journey from Lingshi to Chebisa, where you’ll encounter the magnificent Lingshi Yugyel Dzong, a fortress with stunning views of Mount Jichu Drakey and Tsheringmeigang. Descending further, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Lingshi village valley and the meandering Mo Chu River. The trek then takes you to Taphela, offering a remarkable view of Tsheringmeigang, and finally to the windiest campsite on the trek, Chebisa.

Elevation: 3980m: 10 Km/ 3-4 Hours trek
Overnight: Camp at Chebisa

Day 8 Of Jomolhari Trek: Chebisa To Lingshi (Helipad)
After exploring the northern region of Chebisa and witnessing a captivating waterfall, you’ll retrace your steps back to Lingshi village. If time permits, you can visit the Institute of Traditional Medicine School (ITMS) at Lingshi. Overnight stay at Lingshi (Helipad).

Elevation at Campsite: 3800 meters/ 13 Km/ 3-4 Hours
Overnight: Camp at Lingshi (Helipad)

Day 9: Lingshi (Helipad) To Shodu

This part of the Jomolhari trek begins at the tree line of Mount Birches and gradually transitions into the Alpine zone. Following the path of Mochu, you’ll be rewarded with refreshing beverages and ascend to conquer the breathtaking Yaklela pass at 4,942 meters. From the pass, you’ll be greeted by an awe-inspiring panorama of Mount Jomolhari, Jomolhari 2, Jichu Drakey, and Tsheringmeigang.

Elevation at Campsite: 4,080 meters/ 22KMS/ Time: 8-9HOURS
Overnight: Camp at Shodu

Day 10: Shodu- Barshong- Thimphu

Today’s Jomolhari Trek trail follows the Thimphu Chhu through rhododendron forests, past beautiful waterfalls along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.
From Barshong you will be picked up by a pickup truck and driven to Thimphu- the road may be bumpy.
Trekking: 16KMS/ Time: 5-6hours
Shodu – Barshong (Jomolhari Trek Ends).

Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu

Day 11 – 12: Explore Thimphu – The Enchanting Capital Of Bhutan

Discover the charm of Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city. Visit the iconic Buddha Dordenma statue, offering stunning sunrise views. Explore the National Institute for Zorig Chusum, witnessing traditional arts and crafts. Experience the General Post Office and Jungshi paper factory, showcasing Bhutan’s unique cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Kaja Throm marketplace and witness an archery tournament at Changlingmithang stadium.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu

Day 13: Departure
Our team will drop you to the airport and bid you farewell.