Jhomolhari Trek - 11 Days

 

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Overview

Bhutan, a country that had been isolated from the outside world for years to preserve its heritage has recently given access to foreigners to come explore their mysterious kingdom and its many adventures and thrills.

Starting from Paro, this trail goes into northern Bhutan to the land of yak-herders and to the base of Mount Jhomolhari (7,316 meters / 24,000 feet), the most holy mountain for the Bhutanese. From there the trek goes on to remote Lingshi Dzong that once guarded the frontier with Tibet. This trek offers fabulous views of the mountains including Jhomolhari, Jitchu Draake and Tsheringkhang along with stunning Himalayan scenery and exceptional flora as you encounter many yak-herders and their camps along the way. The maximum altitude gained is 4,900 meters (16,000 feet).

*Currently, there is a construction taking place on this route. Hence, this trek is not recommended until further notice.

 

Highlights

  • At Paro visit the museums and dzongs.

  • Trek through gentle slopes with well-maintained rice terraces and fields of millet, orchards and oak, spruce, rhododendron and alpine forests.

  • Cross rivers and view the magnificent panoramic mountain peaks.

  • Enjoy lunch at a Yak herder’s camp.

  • Walk past many chortens and Dzongs.

  • Visit the famous “Tiger’s Nest Monastery”, perched on the side of a vertical cliff at 3000 m.

 

Trip Facts

Destination: Bhutan

Trip Duration: 11 Days

Arrival In: Paro, Bhutan

Departure From: Paro, Bhutan

Meals: Full Board basis (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Best Season: September – April

Activity: Tour & Trek

Grade: Moderate - Demanding

Includes

  • Arrival/Departure transfers

  • Meet and assistance at the airport

  • 02 night’s hotel accommodation in Paro in twin sharing room on full board basis

  • 01 night hotel accommodation in Thimphu in twin sharing room on full board basis

  • 07 nights/ 08 days camping trek on twin sharing on full board basis with local English speaking trekking guide and all necessary staff

  • All the sightseeing tour and transfers as per the itinerary with English speaking guide

  • All surface transportation by private vehicle

Excludes

  • International airfare (Subject to change, if revised)

  • International airport taxes

  • Items of personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, extra mileage, personal gratuities as tips to guide, porters, drivers etc

  • Personal insurance policy – suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization; and most of all Emergency Helicopter Evacuation

  • Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances

  • Any items and services that are not mentioned on cost inclusions

 

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive in Paro

Day 02 - Paro - Shana

Day 03 - Shana – Soi Thangthangkha

Day 04 - Soi Thangthangka - Jangothang

Day 05 - Jangothang - Lingshi

Day 06 - Lingshi - Shodu

Day 07 - Shodu - Barshong

Day 08 - Barshong – Dolam Kencho

Day 09 - Dolam Kencho - Dodena - Thimphu

Day 10 - Drive to Paro, Hike to Taktsang Monastery

Day 11 - Final Departure

 

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