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Jomolhari Round Trek

Jomolhari Round Trek

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Towering mountains, alpine meadows sprinkled with wildflowers, gleaming lakes, and picture-perfect villages of on green pastures—Bhutan is truly are a trekker’s paradise. This particular trek has been designed for an active trekker. Mount Jumolhari, at 7,314m, is one of the highest peaks in Bhutan and is the inspiring backdrop to several days of strenuous trekking, until we reach our highest point at 4,820m. Our journey through this magnificent alpine world begins from Paro to Shana, nestled alongside beautiful scenery. From there, our real trek begins in the Himalayan wilderness where the vegetation changes and allows you to enter into a territory that almost seems like an entirely different world.

This trek will take you to places like Lingshi, “the land at the top of the world,” which is a pristine realm of wild mountains, magnificent meadows, and tranquil hillocks and villages bathed in the vivid light of the Himalayan sun. You’ll experience it all on this trek with our experience trekking guide, forever catering to your curious mind. Along with the adventure, you’ll savor the sights and sounds of Bhutan’s wild frontiers and at the end of the day, find cozy tents overlooking the stark natural beauty of a land rarely seen by humans.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Paro / Paro
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Jomolhari Round Trek
    3 Star Hotel Accommodation
    One time visa fees US$40
    Basic Trekking Equipments
    All Ground Transportation
    All taxes and fees
    Entrance fees to all the monument and museum
    Royalty US$ 65/person/night(Child under 12 year is exempt from Royalty US$65)
    Personal Guide
    All Meal While Trek
  • Not Included
    Tips
    International Telephone Calls
    Laundry Bills
    Bar Bills
    Travel Insurance
    International Flights
    Mineral drinking water
    5 Star Accommodation
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Day 1: Arrival Paro
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by your Bhutan Dragon Adventures representative and transferred to your hotel after completion of arrival formalities. Evening visit to Paro market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
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Day 2: Paro Sightseeing
Morning visit to Ta Dzong, built in 1651 as a watchtower and in 1968 inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum. The collection includes art, relics, religious Thangkha paintings, postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, as well as a small natural history collection. Below Ta Dzong is Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), “the fortress of the heap of jewels”, built in 1646, and now housing the offices of the district administration and Paro’s monk body.
In the afternoon, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. Built by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century, it is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
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Day 3: Paro – Shana / 17km, 5-6 hours
The trek starts from Drukgyel Dzong (2,580m) with a short downhill walk on a wide trail. The trail then climbs gently through well-maintained rice terraces and fields of millet. Later on we come to apple orchards and forests. Soon the valley widens, and we reach the army post of Gunitsawa (2,810m). This is the last stop before Tibet. We continue upwards to just beyond Shana Zampa (2,870m), where there are several good camping places in meadows surrounded by trees.
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Day 4: Shana – Soi Thangthangkha / 20km, 7-8 hours
The trail again follows the Pa Chu (Paro River), ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. After crossing a bridge to the left bank of the river, we stop for a hot lunch. Then we continue along the river, climbing upwards through rhododendron forests, and crossing the river once more before reaching our campsite (3,750m).
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Day 5: Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang / 19km, 7-8 hours
The path ascends for a while until we reach the army camp. We then follow the river above the tree line, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch is served at a yak herder’s camp. A short walk from here into the valley takes us to our campsite at Jangothang (4,040 m). From here, the views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake are superb.
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Day 6: Jangothang – Lingshi / 18km, 7-8 hours
The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right bank. We now start our climb up to the first ridge, enjoying breathtaking views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. The trail then takes us across a fairly level valley floor until the climb up to Nyele-la pass (4,700m). We descend gradually from the pass to our campsite at Lingshi (4,000m), enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain peaks and Lingshi Dzong as we walk.
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Day 7: Lingshi – Shodu / 22km, 8-9 hours
The Laya-Gasa route leaves the Chomolhari trek route here. Our trail climbs up towards a small white chorten on a ridge above the camp, then turns south up the deep Mo Chu valley. The trail stays on the west side of this largely treeless valley, climbing steadily a short distance above the Mo Chu. It then crosses the river, and climbs steeply for two hours to Yeli-la (4,820m). On a clear day you can see Chomolhari, Gangchenta, Tserimgang and Masagang from this pass. Descend alongside a stream to a rock shelter in the cliff face, and then continue on downstream till reaching Shodu (4,100m), where we will camp in a meadow with a chorten in it.
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Day 8: Shodu – Barshong / 16km, 6/-7 hours
We are now back at the tree line, and our path follows the course of the Thimphu Chu, descending through rhododendron, juniper and mixed alpine forests. There are stunning views of rocky cliff faces and waterfalls along the way. We stop at the riverside for a hot lunch. Then the trail takes us gradually upwards to the ruins of Barshong Dzong (3,600m), near which we camp for the night.
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Day 9: Barshong – Dolam Kencho / 15km, 5-6 hours
The trail descends gently through a dense forest of rhododendron, birch and conifers, then drops steeply to meet the Thimphu Chu. The trail runs along the left bank of the river, climbing over ridges and descending into gullies where side streams run down into the river. The final stage of the trail climbs around a cliff face high above the Thimphu Chu, coming out onto pastureland where we camp for the night at 3,600m.
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Day 10: Dolam Kencho – Dodena – Thimphu / 8km, 3 hours
The trail winds in and out of side valleys above the Thimphu Chu, making a long ascent through a forest of conifers and high altitude broadleaf species to a pass at 3,510m. The trail then drops steeply down to the river, following it southward to the road head at Dodena (2,600m). Bhutan Mystery Tours transport meets us here, and we drive to Thimphu. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
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Day 11: Thimphu – Paro
Full day of sightseeing in Thimphu valley visiting the following, as time permits:
National Memorial Chorten; Tashichhodzong (“the fortress of the glorious religion”); National Library; Institute for Zorig Chusum (Bhutanese arts and crafts school); National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only); Handicrafts Emporium. Evening drive to Paro. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
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Day 12: Departure
After breakfast, drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination. Just close your eyes …
Thank you and Tashi Delek!

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