Jomolhari Trek I (8 Nights/ 9 days)

Outline of the Tour

Day 01: Paro (arrival)

Day 02: Paro (sightseeing)

Day 03: Drugyal Dzong (Paro) to Soi Thangthangkha (trek starts)

Day 04: Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang

Day 05: Jangothang (sightseeing)

Day 06: Jangothang to Lingshi

Day 07: Lingshi

Day 08: Lingshi to Shodu

Day 09: Shodu to Domshisa

Day 10: Domshisa to Dodena (trek ends)

Day 11: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Day 12: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Day 13: Thimphu to Paro (departure)

Detailed Itinerary

Duration: 9 days

Max. Elevation: 4,680m

Seasons: March to June & Oct. to Nov.

Start: Drugyal Dzong (Paro)

Finish: Dodena (Thimphu)

 

Detailed Itineraries of 9 days Jomolhari Trek I:

1st Day: Drugyal Dzong to Soi Thangthangkha (distance 19km, time 8 to 9 hours)

Drive about 2 hours early in the morning through farm road to Shana, where you will start your trek. We ascend through the river valley and beautiful pine and rhododendron forests.  Sadly much of the forest has been cut to make way for electricity to be run to Jangothang and Lingshi – the sight of fallen trees is a reminder of the cost of progress. We turn north towards Mount Jomolhari, which can be seen from the top of the valley.  Our camp will be at 3680 meters.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

2nd Day: Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang (distance 19km, time 6 to 7 hours)

The trail continues to follow the river and passes a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks can be seen on all sides. At this altitude (about 4040 m) it is possible to see yaks and yak herders. Camp is beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mount Jomolhari.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

3rd Day: Rest day at Jangothang

It’s possible to walk to Tsophu (sacred lakes) or hike in various directions: towards Mount Jomolhari and its subsidiary to the west, Jichu Drake to the north and unclaimed summits and ridges to the east.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

4th Day: Jangothang to Lingshi (distance 19km, time 7 to 8 hours)

The trail climbs gradually to Nyili La Pass (4680 m). Broad yak pastures can be seen along the length of the route. If the weather is clear, there is an excellent view of Lingshi Dzong as we descend into the Lingshi basin. Tserim Kang and its descending glaciers can be seen at the north end of the valley. We camp in a stone shelter at 3915 m.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

5th Day: Rest day at Lingshi

A day excursion to Tsekha (Lahe). The base camp will be at Jichu Drake Mountain where it is possible to see blue sheep and musk deer (altitude about 4500 m). If you prefer, you can relax today, explore the village and visit the school. Sadly Lingshi Dzong was badly damaged in a recent earthquake and it will only be possible to visit if renovations works are not complete.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

6th Day: Lingshi to Shodu (distance 22km, time 6 to 7 hours)

The trail ascends to the Yali La Pass (4820 m), from where Mount Jomolhari, Tserim Gang and Masa Gang can be seen on a clear day. We descend to our campsite which is situated at about 3815 m.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

7th Day: Shodu to Domshisa (distance 17km, time 7 to 8 hours)

The path follows the Thimphu Chhu (river) and through forests with rhododendrons and waterfalls, before climbing to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.  Continue to follow the Thimphu Chu downhill for a couple of hours through dense rhododendron forest before emerging into pastureland at Domshisa where we can camp (alt. 3400m).

Overnight Tented Campsite.

8th Day: Domshisa to Dodena (distance 9km, time 5hours)

From Domshisa we climb for about an hour to a mountain meadow and over a small pass. A new farm road has been built along this stretch, so we have to walk for about 3 hours today along the rough road until we join the original trail just before the end of our trek. From here it is about an hour along the trail to Dodena.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

9th Day: Dodena to Thimphu

Drive to Thimphu in the Vehicle.

NOTE: FOLLOWING ITINERARIES WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN 9 DAYS   JOMOLHARI TREK I TREK. IN TOTAL YOU HAVE TO HOLD 12 NIGHTS FOR           THIS TREK

Day 01: Paro (arrival) directly check-in hotel.

After reaching the Paro Valley visit  Ta – Dzong (National Museum), Paro Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Dungtse Lhakhang.

Overnight in Paro Hotel.

Day 02: Paro (sightseeing)

Today will be your last day to stay in Bhutan and also the foremost sightseeing in Bhutan. Hike to the Tiger Nest, where you could find amazing the Monastery built in the hill of the rock. This Monastery is the 10th holiest place in the world.

Overnight in Paro Hotel.

Day 03: Drugyal Dzong (Paro) to Soi Thangthangkha (trek start)

Campsite in Thangthangkha.

Day 04: Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang

Campsite in Jangothang.

Day 05: Jangothang (sightseeing)

Campsite in Jangothang.

Day 06: Jangothang to Lingshi

Campsite in Lingshi.

Day 07: Lingshi

Campsite in Lingshi.

Day 08: Lingshi to Shodu

Campsite in Shodu.

Day 09: Shodu to Domshisa

Campsite in Domshisa.

 

Day 10: Domshisa to Dodena (trek ends)

Campsite in Dodena.

Day 11: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Trashichho Dzong, Semtokha Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Largest Buddha Statue, National Library, Changangkha Lhakhang, Painting School, Textile Meusum, Folk Heritage, etc.

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 12: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Tango & Chari Lhakhang, Vegetable Market, Botanical Garden.

You will have Supper with the President/Representative of SNG Tours & Treks and bidding farewell to the Guest(s).

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 13: Thimphu to Paro (departure)

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