The Jomolhari trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It starts from the Paro valley and ends in Thimphu. This trek has some of the most amazing views of Mount Jomolhari (7,314 m/23,996 ft), one of the holiest mountains in Bhutan. The duration of the trek is over a period of 9 days, with the route passing through two high altitude passes, the Yale La (4,950 m/16,240 ft) and the Nyele La (4,890 m/16,043 ft), which makes this trek a bit strenuous. The best season to go on this trek is from April to June and September to November.
The Jomolhari Dodena trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It starts from the Paro valley and ends in Thimphu. This trek has some of the most amazing views of Mount Jomolhari (7,314 m/23,996 ft), one of the holiest mountains in Bhutan. And you could spend time in Paro and Thimphu as well.
Arrive in Paro. Check into the hotel.
This trek begins at Gunitsawa Village were you pass the army post. At the army checkpost your trek permit (provided by your tour operator) will be checked and endorsed. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.
On this long day, the trail continues with lots of small ups and downs. After going uphill through the river valley the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up.
If you did not see Mt. Jomolhari the previous evening, you will still have a chance to get a great view early this morning. This morning the trek continues up the Paro Chhu valley which widens into patches of alpine meadow.
The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization.
The trail leads to a last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu. Passing the lake of Tshophu (4,380m) you will climb up steeply to Bhonte La pass at 4,890 m, the highest point of this trek route.
The trail climbs 100m over a ridge to drop to another stream then. After crossing the Takhung La pass (4,520 m/14,829 ft) you decent to Thombu Shong, three yak herder huts with your campsite next to them.
Crossing Thombu La pass (4,380 m/14,370 ft) you will finally reach Gunitsawa where you can be collected or you may decide to stay at the campsite, Sharna Zampa, where you stayed the first night of this trek. End of trek.
Drive to airport and departure.
Included in the Cost
- Airport transfers
- Expert bilingual guide
- Fight Kathmandu/Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu valued at US$499
- Special permit to Upper Mustang US$550
- Group medical kit
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share basis
- Souvenir Mustang Adventure Trek duffle bag
- Private transportation
- All park entrance fees
- Porters or mules to carry all personal and group equipment
- Porter's insurance
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Site entry fees
- Trip accompanied by Luigi Feini
Not Included in the Cost
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
- Tips to the staffs at the end of the trek
- International flights
- Airport and departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Monastery entrance fees
- Entrance fee for the festival