Jhomolhari Trek

JHOMOLHARI TREK

TREK ITINERARY

 

Day 01 Arrive Paro International Airport

Day 02 Paro – Sightseeing

Day 03 Paro – Shana

Day 04 Shana – Thangthangkha

Day 05 Thangthangkha – Jangothang

Day 06 Jangothang – Halt

Day 07 Jangothang – Lingshi

Day 08 Lingshi – Halt

Day 09 Lingshi – Shodu

Day 10 Shodu – Barshong

Day 11 Barshong – Dolam Kencho

Day 12 Dolam Kencho – Thimphu

Day 13 Thimphu – Day excursion to Punakha &Wangdi

Day 14 Thimphu – Sightseeing

Day 15 Thimphu – Paro International Airport

 

 

TREK DETAIL

 

Day 1 Arrive Paro International Airport

 

On your flight to Paro, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the world, Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Jhomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake (Bhutan). On arrival at Paro International Airport, your guide will be awaiting to welcome you to Bhutan.

 

 

Day 2 Paro – Paro

 

Morning: Drive to Drukgyal Dzong, 16 Km from Paro Town. The Dzong, although in ruins, it is of great historical importance and was built to mark the victory over the invading Tibetan army. On a clear day, you can see the majestic peak of Mount Jhomolhari, which means the mountain of the Goddess. (Alt. 7,329m/ 24,029ft.). Here, you will be visiting a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. Lunch at the hotel. After a leisure stroll around drive to see the Paro Dzong.

 

 

Day 3 Paro – Shana

 

Distance 17 Kms. About 5 – 6 hours journey. Altitude of Shana 2,800 m. Drive up to Drukgyal Dzong where the road ends and the trek begin. The trail follows the river through beautiful meadows and paddy fields. The night’s camp is just beyond an army outpost.

 

 

Day 4 Shana – Thangthangkha

 

The trail continues uphill along the river. The valley gradually narrows to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up.

 

 

Day 5 Thangthangkha – Jangothang

 

Distance – 19 Km, 5 to 6-hour trekking. Altitude of Jangothang 4040m. The trek starts up the Pa Chu. Cross an army outpost along the way. The valley begins to widen here with a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. Yaks and yak herders’ winter homes can be witnessed everywhere along the landscape. Camp for the night beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jhomolhari.

 

 

Day 6 Jangothang – Jangothang

 

Trek up to Tosoh or just hike around the area. There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Mount Jhomolhari and the adjoining mountains on the western range, Mount Jichu Drake to the north and many un-scaled peaks on the eastern range. Overnight halt in camp.

 

 

Day 7 Jangothang – Lingshi

 

Distance 19 Km, 5 to 6-hour trek, altitude of Lingshi 4150 m. Trek takes you through wide range of pasture land, crossing over mountain passes. As you come down into the Lingshi, you will enjoy a wonderful view of Lingshi Dzong on a clear weather day. Tsarim Kang with its glaciers rise up in the northern valley. Night halt with a choice to be in a stone hut or tent.

 

Day 8 Lingshi - Tsokha

 

A day’s excursion to Tsokha (Lake), the base camp for Mount Jichu Drake, may be planned. Blue sheep and musk deer are plentiful along the trekking route. Distance 15 Km, 3 – 4 hours trek time, altitude 4500 m.

 

 

Day 9 Lingshi — Shodu

 

Distance 22 Km, 7 – 8-hour trekking time, altitude 3963m. The trail is a uphill trek up to the Yalila Pass at an altitude of 4820 m. You will enjoy an excellent view of Jhomolhari, Tserim Gang and Masagang on a clear weather day. The trek from the pass to camp site at Shodu is steep downhill. Camp can be made in a stone shelter or in tent.

 

 

Day 10 Shodu – Barshong

 

Distance 13 Km, 3 – 4-hour trekking time, altitude Barshong 3785m. The trail follows the Thim – Chu river through thick rhododendron forests. Waterfalls can be seen along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to reach the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Camp can made in stone shelter or tent.

 

 

Day 11 Barshong – Dolam Kencho

 

Distance 11 Km, 3 – 4-hour trekking time, altitude Dolam Kencho 3628m. The trail descends through thick rhododendron forest to meet the Thim-Chu and then ascends to pasture lands. Camp is pitched on the meadow.

 

 

Day 12 Dolam Kencho – Thimphu

 

Distance 14 Km, 4 – 5- hour, trekking time. The trail continues through forests winding up and down and over a small pass. Langurs can be seen along the way. Overnight halt in Hotel.

 

 

Day 13 Thimphu – Day excursion to Punakha and Wangdue

 

Drive to Punakha and Wangdi for a day’s excursion. Visit Punakha Dzong. Packed lunch will be arranged. Return to Thimphu. Overnight halt in Hotel.

 

 

Day 14 Thimphu – Thimphu

 

Visit Tashichho Dzong, the main Government Secretariat building, where the government ministries, the Office of His Majesty the King and the Throne Room, and the offices and residence of the monk body and the Chief Abbot are housed.

 

Explore Thimphu city, visit shops and the Handicrafts Emporium, where Bhutanese textiles and other handicrafts are available.

 

Visit the workshop where the handicrafts are made.

 

Visit the painting and woodcraft schools where traditional painting and other crafts are still practiced.

 

Visit the National Library and see the ancient manuscripts preserved there.

 

Visit the Simtokha Dzong (6 Kms. from Thimphu), the oldest Dzong in Bhutan built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629 A.D.

 

 

Day 15 Thimphu – Paro International Airport. Departure

 

 

 

 

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