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Bhutan Jomolari Trekking


Overview

Bhutan Jomolari trekking is the most popular trek in Bhutan. This is an opportunity to explore Bhutanese culture and Himalaya in a single visit. The trek starts at 2500 and hikes up to 5000m which offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora and a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang) and Mt. Jichu Drake. This is a camping adventure trek in a Bhutanese with the tented camp.  Bhutan Jomolari Trekking remains close in a deep winter.
You will require a good physical condition to do this trek. You are advised to bring comfortable articles of trekking equipment. If you require further information regarding trekking clothing, altitude sickness and a good season to trek in Bhutan, please write us an email.

We are happy to arrange Hotels and another ground handling services  in Kathmandu on request. We also have our own hotel in Kathmandu (Green Eco Resort) and organizing trekking and tours all over Nepal since 2006.


Trip Highlights

  • Experience the beauties of  Mt. Jumolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake.
  • Discover Bhutan’s unique culture
  • Camp overnight at the base of Mt Jumolhari.
  • Discover the sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
  • Explore cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.

Itinerary

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Take a flight to Paro (Bhutan international airport). Upon arrival at Paro airport, received by our representative of Bhutan with warm greetings and transfer to the hotel. Check in to Hotel and after refreshment visit Kichu Lhakhang, National Museum, Paro Rinpung Dzong and Dungtse Lhakhang and dinner at hotel/local restaurant. overnight at hotel in paro.

The trek starts from Gunitsawa Village and passes the army check post. Your trekking permit will be checked and endorsed. The trail will be following the Paro river and we pass cultivated fields and tiny web picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. Breakfast, lunh and dinner will be provided from our kitchen. Overnight at camp Sharna .
Distance 14 Km
Time 5 - 6 hours
Overnight in Camp.

The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses. It narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. We pass a junction en route, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet. The camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter.
Distance 21 Km
Time 7 - 8 hours.
Overnight in Camp.

In the morning after passing a small army post, the trail slowly leaves the forest line and gradually climbs into a beautiful valley, passing Tekithang, a winter home of yak herdermen. Lunch will be served in one of these huts. Lots of yaks will be seen today before we arrive at the Jhomolhari base camp (4,115 m). High mountains overlook the camp and visible nearby are the ruins of an old fortress used to guard Bhutan against Tibetan invasions.
Distance 15 Km
Time 5 - 6 hours
Overnight in Camp.

Rest day at Jangothang, enjoy the superb view all around. During the halt at Jangothang base camp the client can walk to the Nomands house and see the leaving of high people leave and also hike to the lake which it take almost one hrs going up and down.
Overnight in Camp.

The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. Start the climb up to the first ridge with a breathtaking view of Jumolhari, JichuDrakey and Tsrim Ghang. Then walk towards the valley, almost flat for a while, until the climb to the Nyeley la pass at an altitude of 4,700 meters. After the pass it's a gradual descent to the Lingshi camp, enjoying the panorama view of the peaks and Lingshi dzong.
Walking time 7-8 hours.
Overnight in Camp.

The trail today climbs to Yalila Pass (4820 m), from where on a clear day, impressive views of Mount Jumolhari, Tserim Kang and Masagang can be seen and the lunch will be served on the way.
Overnight in Camp at Shodu.
7-8 hrs walk.

This is the place where one comes back to the tree line. The path follows the Thimphu River , descending through rhododendron, juniper and other alpine forest. The view of the cliff facing rocks and waterfalls are stunning. Hot lunch will be served by the riverside. After lunch the trail gradually ascends to the ruins of the Barshong dzong, reaching the camp at the altitude 3600meters.
Walking time 6-7 hours.
Overnight in Camp.

The road descends through alpine forest and we once again join Thimphu River for a while.the path descend through bamboo forest all the way to Dodana and Lunch will be served on the way ,  After lunch again you can walk down hill and your car will be waiting for you.
Walking time 5-6 hours.
overnight in the hotel Thimphu.

Thimphu Sightseeing which includes visiting Memorial Chorten which was built in 1974, for the memorial of second king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.visit Art& Crafts school, National library, Handicraft show rooms, and stroll around town till lunch and after lunch drive to Paro for overnight.

Early morning breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell for your next destination.


What are included?

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner from restaurant/ Hotel
  • Accommodation in 3 star standards Hotel on twin sharing.
  • Transportation by private jeep
  • English speaking local guide
  • Flight to and from Paro
  • Bhutan entry visa and travel permit
  • All the land transfer while in Bhutan as per itinerary
  • Entrance while sight seeing
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

What are not included?

  • Laundry, any drinks in the hotel, Tips for the guide and Driver.
  • Departure tax form Nepal
  • Flight to Nepal and reentry visa
  • Hotel and other local tour n Nepal (that can be included on request)
  • All the expenses after arrive in Nepal
  • Personal trekking gears (equipment including sleeping bag, stick or etc)
  • Your travel insurances’

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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Frequently asked questions

Tourist visa to Bhutan can apply through the registered tour/ trekking agency. We Alpine Asian Treks and Expedition P Ltd can be your tour agent and apply your tourist visa to travel to Bhutan. We require your passport copy and passport size photograph and date of Bhutan travel.
Spring and Autumn season is considered the best time to travel Bhutan. There are some people who would like to visit Bhutan in deep winter and summer season as well as. The Summer (Juen - Spet) is rainy.
We will arrange minimum 3-star hotel accommodation in the city and tented camp in trekking. Meal will be prepared by our cook in trekking. While in the city We will serve different cuisine from the restaurant (typical Bhutanese meal, continental).
We will give you the best option as per your time and physical condition.
As per Bhutan Government rule, You have to pay all in advance to apply for Bhutan visa. You can transfer to our company account and we will send you the invoice and receipt copy.
You are requested to buy a insurance to trek to Bhutan Bumthang trek. There are heli charter services to an emergency.
Bhutan is 100% safe for travelers.
The articles of trekking gears depend on the season. Please write us an email and we will reply you with details of trekking equipment list.
You will immediately be brought down or rescue by Heli.