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Jhomolhari Trekking

Jhomolhari Trekking

Jhomolhari Trekking

Mountain Guide Trek & Expedition has organizing trekking in Bhutan. Trekking in Bhutan is a unique part of adventure among the other Himalayan parts of Nepal, Tibet and India. Bhutan trekking is more comfortable than other part of Himalayas but it is a real adventure for outdoor person.

Jhomolhari trail is very little tourist traffic on the pristine trekking routes in Bhutan. This is primarily a positive offshoot of the Bhutanese government’s policy limiting tourists to 5000 a year. Naturally one has a pleasant sensation of breaking fresh ground on treks in Bhutan.The Jhomolhari trek follows the crystal clear trout rich upstream trail of Para Chu along the verdant rhododendron canopied forests and salubrious green alpine meadows. Mt. Jhomolhari, having one of the most beautiful peaks in the Eastern Himalaya, stands at a magnificent (7314m) with age old frontier forts and sprawling yak pastures in its foreground; a truly rewarding sight for the determined trekker.

Jhomolhari Trekking is an only one place for true nature lover, who like to be wild in Himalayas. The Jhomolhari trekking area seems lifeless as nobody meet during the trek except some areas. Bhutan trekking offers pristine trails that lead through the Himalayan wildness trails with interesting flora and fauna. The landscape in Bhutan is rocky and challenging. The Jhomolhari trekking trails in Bhutan is not marked or mapped which may easily lost clients without guide. Our all guides are registered in Bhutanese Government and they are authorized licensed holder. They are very knowledgeable, friendly and professional, eco trained with mentally and physical fit. This is most enchanting way to explore the pristine beauty and natural wonder of Bhutan.

Jhomolhari Trekking / 12 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Paro

Day 02: Excursion to Paro Taktsang monastery

Day 03: Paro to Shana (2,820 m) 5-6hours trek

Day 04: Shana to Thangthangka, (3610m) 7-8 hours trek

Day 05: Thangthangka to Jangothang (4,115m) 5-6 hours trek

Day 06: Jangothang (Halt)

Day 07: Jangothang to Lingshi (4,150m) 6-7 trek

Day 08: Lingshi to Shodu (3,963m) 6-7 hours trek

Day 09: Shodu to Barshong (3,610m) 6 - 7 hours trek

Day 10: Barshong to Dodina 8 - 9 hours trek end

Day 11: Transfer from Thimphu to Paro

Day 12: Departure to your onward destination.

Jhomolhari Trekking / 12 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Paro.
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, (KB) is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world's highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from The Bhutan Travel will greet you on arrival, and then drive you the short distance to the Paro town for refreshment. After all, we will visit the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here, an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Just a short walk downhill lays the dominating Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town temple, built in 1525, to view ancient wall paintings. In evening time, we will stroll in Paro town. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 02: Excursion to Paro Taktsang Monastery.
Today, we will hike up to Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) monastery; it is 2 1/2 hour hiking distance from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then, continue our journey to the temple, which was built in 1600s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 m into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tigress. Lunch will be served at the cafeteria. On our way back we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang, It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gempo. Dinner will arrange in farm house. (Overnight at 4 star hotel on full board basis)

Day 03: Paro to Shana (2,820 m) 5-6hours trek.
After having breakfast, checking out from Hotel and drive to starting point and there, we will have little religious ceremonies for good fortune and to get blessing from local deities to have very successful trip. The trek to Shana starts from Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro River gently and we pass through the cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 04: Shana to Thangthangka, (3610m) 7-8 hours trek.
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. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 05: Thangthangka to Jangothang (4,115m) 5-6 hours trek.
We will continue the Pa Chhu River and after passing a small army post, the trail slowly leaves the forest line and gradually climbs into a beautiful valley, passing Tegethang, a winter home of yak herdsmen. 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. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 06: Jangothang (Halt).
Today is a rest day, a chance to acclimatize and walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the lakes in the opposite direction. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 07: Jangothang to Lingshi (4,150m) 6-7 trek.
Today will be the finest day for trek with great views of the Mountain Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and the Tserim Gang, start climbing straight away and after 3 to 4 hours reaches the Nyelela pass (4,700m). After this pass, we descend to a circular hut just below Lingshi, where we camp. Coming down from Lingshi we obtain our first views of the truly mystical Dzong atop a high hill. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 08: Lingshi to Shodu(3,963m) 6-7 hours trek.
The trail ascends up to the Yalila pass (4,820-m), from here will view Mountain Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserim Gang and Khangbum can be seen on a clear day. After the pass we descend to Shodu. Today is a fairly long day. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 09: Shodu to Barshong (3,610m) 6 - 7 hours trek.
We will follow the Thimphu Chhu through a forest of rhododendrons and waterfalls, the river then narrows and closes in and the trail winds along the drainage, ascending up to the ruins of the Barshong Dzong, where we set our camp. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 10: Barshong to Dodina (Thimpu) 8 - 9 hours trek end.
Today, will be long day, we descend down along the Thimphu Chu crossing forests of rhododendrons and green meadows. Our trail follows the river until we emerge at Dodina in Thimpu, where The Bhutan Travel's representative will be waiting for our reception and then drive to Capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Dinner will be served with Bhutanese cultural program. (Overnight at full board on full board basis)

Day 11: Transfer from Thimphu to Paro.
The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang, one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then drive to the view point of Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and summer residence of the Central Monastic Body, including Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) and visit to National Library House, Folk Heritage museum and Painting School, where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls). Stop for lunch, and there after visit to Bhutanese Paper factory, weaving center, textile museums and then to Handicrafts Emporium and shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. In the early evening drive to Paro. (Overnight at full board on full board basis)

Day 12: Departure to your onward destination. 
The Final day, you will have departure from Paro to your destination place (You could go back to Nepal or any other countries). The hotel staffs will drop you to the Paro airport by privet Car/Van/Hiace.

Note: We could arrange you Druck air ticket (Kathmandu-Paro) weather on your request.

Cost Include

  • All meals, tea & snacks
  • Government approved A & B category hotels on twin sharing basis in city and camping during trekking
  • Round trip airport transfers and other transport as per itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guides and local staff
  • All city tour
  • Government taxes, permits, sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Porter and pack animals for the trekking
  • Trekking equipment like 2-men sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, and sleeping mats
  • Flight ticket; Kathmandu-Paro, (on your request)

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International  Airport in Kathmandu(A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Airport- departure tax
  • International Airfare
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.)
  • Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
  • Tips for Staff / guide


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Jhomolhari Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream


  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)


  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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