Jomolhari Trek (13 Days)

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Jomolhari Trek is longer than the Jomolhari Loop – the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. It offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Base camp (Jangothang).

Tour Detail

Trip length: 13 Days 12 Nights

Trek effort: Difficult and still requires good fitness.
Adventure season: Between March – June or September – November.

Description

The Jomolhari Trek highlights the great diversity that the Bhutanese landscape has to offer. It is a beautiful trek through thick pine forests, scattered hamlets and alpine meadows that lead to the high pastureland where yak herders graze their animals.
Highlights include the fabulous views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake, and the wonderful overnight camp at Jangothang, the base of Mt Jomolhari. It is a difficult route attaining a maximum altitude of about 5000m/ 15,114 Ft, and requires trekkers to have very good physical fitness. This popular trail can be incorporated with the sightseeing of Paro and Thimphu valleys, before and after the trek.

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All about the Jomolhari Trek (13 Days).

Cost & Special offer

The minimum daily package applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan for tourists travelling in a group of 3 people or more is as follows:

 High Season: March, April, May, September, October & November

  • Single traveler: USD 250 per person + USD 40 per night.
  • 2 person:USD 250 Per person + USD 30 per night.
  • 3 plus person: USD 250 per person
  • US$ 40 per person for visa fee (one-time)

Low Season: January, February, June, July, August & December

  • Single traveler: USD 200 per person + USD 40 per night.
  • 2 person:USD 200 Per person + USD 30 per night.
  • 3 plus person: USD 200 per person
  • USD 40 per person for visa fee (one-time)

Tour Discounts:

There shall be no charge other than visa fee of USD 40 for children below the age of 5 years.

  • No charge for children under 5 years.
  • 50%  discount on minimum daily package rate for children in age group 5-12 years.
  • 25% discount on daily rates to full time students below the age of 25 years with valid identity cards.
  • 50% discount on daily rates to one person in a group of 11 people.
  • 100% discount to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • A 50% duration discount on SDF shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on SDF shall be provided after 14th night.
  • 100% discount shall be provided on SDF on first and/or last night for groups with night halt in Phuntsholing, Sarpang and Samdrup Jongkhar on arrival and/or departure.
  • Please Note: The rate may go higher depending upon the nature of services desired beyond specified details above

Delayed Arrivals

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required. It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to travel.

(Note: airfares are subjected to change as per the notice by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines)

No Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) for tourists visiting the Eastern circuit:

This special package is offered to visitors to promote tourist visitation to the six eastern Districts of Bhutan so that tourists can experience and enjoy the various exciting places and activities that are largely unexplored in the Eastern part of the country. So, no SDF will be applicable for the tourists visiting the six eastern districts (Mongar, Samdrup Jongkhar, Lhuntse, Tashi Yangtse, Tashigang and Pemagatshel) with effect from 16th November 2017. Our local tour operators are  aware of this and they will arrange everything accordingly to make your visit to the Eastern part of Bhutan a memorable one.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water) as per your choice.
  • Tea and snacks
  • Entrance fees to Temples and Monuments.
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay.
  • All internal road transport (excluding internal and external flights, which can be offered at additional costs).
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • All internal taxes and charges.
  • A sustainable Development fees of USD 65.
  • Note:  Holidays Bhutan can also book your flights end-to-end.

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air fare.
  • Drinks and beverages.
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  • Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free Wifi facilities).
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Shopping and Entertainment.
  1. Day 1: Arrival Paro

    Considered as one of the most spectacular flights, the flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording grand views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by our Tour Representative and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing entails a visit of the Paro Dzong, a fortress that was built in 1646 and now houses government offices and religious institutions. You can wrap up the day’s sightseeing with a tour of Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred temples in the country.
    Overnight in Paro.

  2. Day 2: Paro

    Today we will be doing a preparatory acclimatization hike to Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery at 3100m. Perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above the valley, legend has it that the 8th century Spiritual Master, Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. You can spend the evening doing a leisurely stroll in the streets of Paro.
    Overnight at Paro.

  3. Day 3: Paro - Shana

    The trek starts from Drugyal Dzong at 2,580 m with a downhill walk on a wide trail which climbs gently traversing through well-maintained rice terraces and fields of millet. The route later enters through apple orchards and pine forests. Soon the valley widens and you reach the Army Post of Gunitsawa at 2,810m. Crossing beyond Shana Zampa bridge, there are several good camping places in meadows surrounded by trees.
    Overnight in camp at Shana

  4. Day 4: Shana- Soe Thangkha

    Distance: 20 km
    Time: 7-8 hours
    Today, the trail follows Pa Chhu River, ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. Hot lunch will be served after crossing the bridge towards the left side of the river. After lunch, follow the river climbing up through rhododendron forests and crossing the bridge again, you will reach the campsite at Soe Thangthangkha, at the altitude of 3,750m.

  5. Day 5: Soe Thangthangkha- Jangothang

    Distance: 19 km
    Time: 7-8 hours
    The trail today is an ascent till you reach the army camp. From this point, the trail is mostly above the tree line, and affords stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch will be served inside a yak herder’s camp. After lunch, a short walk into the valley will take you to the camp at Jangothang at an altitude of 4,040m. From here, the view of Mt. Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake are superb.
    Overnight at Jangothang

  6. Day 6: Rest day at Jangothang base camp

    Today is an ideal day for rest and acclimatization for tomorrow’s highest climb on this trek. However, you have options to hike to explore near-by mountains and lakes.
    Overnight at Jangothang

  7. Day 7: Jangothang - Lingshi

    Distance: 18 km
    Time: 7-8 hours
    The trail follows the stream or half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. The climb to the first ridge provides breathtaking views of Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshering Gang peaks. The walk is then towards the valley before ascending the Ngye La pass at 4,700m. After the pass, it is a gradual descent to the Lingshi camp an altitude of 4000m.
    Overnight in Lingshi

  8. Day 8: Lingshi- Shodu

    Distance: 22 km
    Time: 8-9 hours
    Today, the trek route climbs towards a small white stupa on a ridge above the camp, then turns south up the deep Mo Chhu river valley. The trail stays on the west side of the largely treeless valley, climbing steadily a short distance above Mo Chhu. It then crosses the river, and climbs steeply for two hours to Yeli La pass. From the Yeli La pass at 4,820m, you can see Jhomolhari, Gangchen Ta, Tshering Gang and Masang Gang peaks on a clear day. A descent alongside a stream to a shelter, and then further downstream will lead to the camp at Shodu , a meadow designated by a stupa.
    Overnight at Shodu camp

  9. Day 9: Shodu-Barshong

    Distance: 16 km
    Time: 6-7 hours
    Today’s trek descends back to the tree line. The path follows the Thimphu River, descending through rhododendron, juniper and other alpine forest, with stunning views of waterfalls. Hot lunches will be served by the riverside. After lunch the trail gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong, reaching the camp at an altitude of 3,600m.
    Overnight camp at Barshong.

  10. Day 10: Barshong-Dolam Kencho

    Distance: 15 km
    Time: 5-6 hours
    The trail today descends gently through a dense forest of rhododendron, birch and conifers, and then drops steeply to meet Thimphu Chhu river. It stays on river left, climbing over ridges and descending to side streams. The trail traverses steep cliffs to reach Dolam Kencho, a camp among pastureland at 3,600m.
    Overnight camp at Dolam Kencho

  11. Day 11: Dolam Kencho-Dodena-Thimphu

    Distance: 8 km
    Time: 3 hours
    TREK END

    Today is the last day of trek. The trail goes in and out steeply to the river and follows it southward to the road head at Dodena, at an elevation of 2,600m. We will organize a pick up for you here to drive to Thimphu, the Capital city.
    Overnight at Thimphu.

  12. Day 12: Thimphu

    The points of interest in Thimphu include the visit to the Memorial stupa, a place that also commemorates World peace and Prosperity; the Dordenma statue of the largest seated Buddha in the world; and the school of 13 traditional arts and Crafts, amongst many others. After lunch at Thimphu, drive to Paro via the Chunzom confluence. You may also like to visit the Tachogang temple enroute to Paro.
    Overnight at Paro.

  13. Day 13: Departure

    After breakfast, our guide and driver will escort you to the airport and help you with formalities to the place of your destination.

Accomodation

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts.
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains.
  • Village Homestay.
  • Camping.

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas.

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water) as per your choice.
  •  Tea and snacks
  • Entrance fees to Temples and Monuments.
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay.
  • All internal road transport (excluding internal and external flights, which can be offered at additional costs).
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • All internal taxes and charges.
  • A sustainable Development fees of USD 65.
  • Note:  Holidays Bhutan can also book your flights end-to-end.
Whats not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price
  • Air fare.
  • Drinks and beverages.
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  • Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities).
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Shopping and Entertainment.