11 Days 10 Nights
Jomolhari Loop is the shortest of the Jomolhari trekking routes, which are the most popular treks in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang). Trekkers who want to avoid high passes and high altitude can chose an easier version of the Jomolhari Loop by retracing their steps from Jangothang (see days 1-3), while still having the majestic impressions of Mount Jomolhari.
Max Elevation:5,000 m
Min Elevation:2,500 m
Season :April, May, June, September, October, November
No. of Days: 11 Days
Tour Cost :
1 Person : USD 2900 Per person.
2 Person : USD 2550 Per person.
3 Person – 8 Person : USD 2000 Per person.
9 Person – 15 Person : USD 1900 Per person.
Trekking Facilities Includes:
First Aid Box (Medicine).
Sleeping tent (2 man tent) with carpeted floor, Air Mattress, Pillow and room light.
Dinning tent with dining set, Table, Chair and dining light.
Kitchen tent with kitchen set and light.
Hot water bag with cover.
Toilet tent with toilet pot.
Shower tent with shower bag and mat.
What you needs to bring for trekking:
Good Trekking boots.
Sun screen lotion.
Hats or caps.
Basis medical kit with medicines for high altitude purifying water, insects repellents.
Small backpack to carry personal belongings.
Fly into Paro by DrukAir / Bhutan Airline After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour. Drive to hotel and check in latter you will visit the Rimpung Dzong, dating back to the 17th century. This building is an ancient fortress and center of civil and religious government in the Paro valley. From the Dzong, you can walk down to the road head crossing a traditional wooden bridge. From here, you will be taken to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred shrine in the country. In the evening, you can stroll in Paro town. Overnight hotel in Paro.
5Km | 4-5 hours | 900m AscentAfter breakfast, hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, Bhutan's most famous monastery, which stands at 3180m gives you acclimatization for the next day's trek. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master, flew to this location on the back of a tigress to meditate. Explore the Monastery and hike back to Paro. On the way, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Overnight hotel in Paro.
Distance 40 mins Time 40 mins Ascent descent 80m Camp Altitude 2,850mThis 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.
Distance 22 km Time 7-8 hours Ascent Ascent 770 m, descent 10m Camp Altitude 3,610mOn 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. From here, if weather permits, you will have the first great view of Mt. Jomolhari.
Distance 19 km Time 5-6 hours Ascent Ascent 480m Camp Altitude 4,080mIf 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 and scanty growths of forest. You will cross an army checkpoint along the way and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area yaks and their herder's homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Passing the villages Soe, Takethang and Dangochang is another asset on this day. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you will again have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari.
Distance ........... Time ............. Ascent ...........m Camp Altitude.............mThe 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. You can also trek up to Tosoh or hike around the area. There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lie directly west, Jichu Drakey to the north and there are a number of unclimbed peaks to the east.
Distance 16 km Time 6-7 hours Ascent Ascent 810 m, descent 1,090m Camp Altitude 3,800mThe 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. Reaching the Dhumzo Chhu river, you trek downstream passing the few houses of Soi Yaktsa (Dhumzo) to arrive at your camp soon after.
Distance 11km Time 4-5 hours Ascent Ascent 720m, descent 340m Camp Altitude 4,180mThe trail climbs 100m over a ridge to drop to another stream then. After crossing the Takhung La pass (4,520m) you descent to Thombu Shong, three yak herder huts with your campsite next to them.
Distance 13km Time 4-5 hours Ascent Ascent 200 m, descent 1,650m Camp Altitude 2,850mCrossing Thombu La pass (4,380m) you will finally reach Gunitsawa where you will be received by our driver with the refreshment Then drive further down to Paro and continue to Thimphu. Over night hotel in Thimphu
After breakfast we will visit following place :· Kuensel Phodrang and visit tallest buddha statue and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below.· National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ' seat of faith' and Buddhists often call such monuments the 'Mind of Buddha'. Meet the elderly local in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.· Craft Bazaar -A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. At this Bazaar craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. And also visit other handicraft stores.Institute for Zorig Chusum Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school.Weekend Market Every Saturday and Sunday most of Thimphu's scant population and many valley dwellers congregate on the banks of the river where weekend market is held. It is an interesting place to visit and provides opportunity to mingle with the local people.· Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.Over night hotel in Thimphu
After breakfast we will drive to Paro airport which is about 1 hrs 30 minute drive.