jumolhari trekking

Jumolhari Trekking

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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Country visited: Bhutan
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Trip End in: Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude: 4900m
  • Trip Grade:
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House
  • Transpotation: Car, Bus, Plane
  • Group size: Min. 2 pax

Trip Highlights

  • 12 Days trekking.
  • Excellent Mountain view.
  • Nice View of Mt. Chomolhari.
  • Visit to beautiful Monasteries.
  • Camping at peaceful and wonderful location.
  • Walk-by rhododendron forest and water falls.

Jumolhari trekking is believed to be premier trekking adventure in Bhutan. Jumolhari trekking also offer the wonderful sightseeing opportunity in the land of thunder dragon, Bhutan. There is an equal opportunity of exploring the local Buddhist culture and tradition while visiting the number of monasteries, Dzongs and landmarks along our trekking route. The picturesque views of snow capped mountains at the back drop makes this trip even more mesmerizing and worthwhile.

We embark for Jumolhari trekking after your arrival at Paro airport in Bhutan followed by sightseeing around the Paro market and Bhutanese farm house. After having an instant meal we drive towards Drugel Dzong passing through scenic agricultural fields, valleys, small settlements and arrive at Shana. The trekking trail leads us to Thangbu where the beautiful views of meadows with stone shelter have been built. Continuing our journey towards Pa Chu and Janothang, we camp at base of Mt. Jumolhari. Early in the morning we hike to Tsophu for fishing and around the ridges for exceptional views of snow capped mountains. Trekking further towards Jangohang, Lingshi, Shodu, and Dolam Kencho for couple of days we get back to Thimphu. We will be catching flight to onward destination upcoming day from paro airport concluding our 12days of exciting and adventurous Jumolhari trek. Join Jumolhari trekking with Euro Asia and get the opportunity of experiencing both trekking and tours at the mystical land of Bhutan.

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan city, Swoyambhunath and Tibetan Refugee Camp)
  • Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Day 04 : Sightseeing in Paro
  • Day 05 : Trek to Shana (2800m./5.5 hrs)
  • Day 06 : Trek to Thangbu (3466 m/6 hrs)
  • Day 07 : Trek to Jangothang (4040 m./5 -6 hrs.)
  • Day 08 : Jangothang Hike
  • Day 09 : Trek to Lingshi (4150 m/6 hrs)
  • Day 10 : Trek to Shodu (3963 m/7 hrs)
  • Day 11 : Trek to Barshong Dzong
  • Day 12 : Trek to Dolam Kencho. (3628 m/4 hrs)
  • Day 13: Trek to Dodina and Drive to Thimphu
  • Day 14: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Departure

Day to Day itinerary

    Day 1 : Arrival
  • Welcome by our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Later in the evening enjoy the Welcome Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan city, Swoyambhunath and Tibetan Refugee Camp)
  • After breakfast we are going to do some sightseeing activities today. As planned, we are going to explore some of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city, evening drive back to hotel.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Drive to Airport for flight for Paro. After arriving at Paro drive to hotel and later at afternoon visit National Museum & Paro Dzong. Evening at stroll around the Paro town.

    Stay overnight at Paro.

  • Day 04 : Sightseeing in Paro
  • After having our breakfast, drive to Drugyel & on the way back visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse and a sightseeing trip to Paro Bazaar.

    Stay overnight at Paro.

  • Day 05 : Trek to Shana (2800m./5.5 hrs)
  • Drive short distance up to Drugyel Dzong by end of the road and start trek by following the river side gently uphill through narrow agricultural valley passing villages and numerous houses. After reaching Shana we go to the for rest. Later in evening you can explore Shana if you want.

    Stay overnight at Shana.

  • Day 06 : Trek to Thangbu (3466 m/6 hrs)
  • Continue uphill through the river valley and the passage narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. The trek is mostly down hill. We camp within a meadow with a stone shelter built for the trekkers at Thangbu.

    Stay overnight at Thangbu.

  • Day 07 : Trek to Jangothang (4040 m./5 -6 hrs.)
  • Continue the journey up the Pa Chu (river). Pass a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Now views of high ridges and snow capped peaks can be seen all around. You may also see yak herders winter shelters. We camp at Jangothang beneath a ruin fortress at the base of Mt. Chomolhari at an altitude of (4040 m./5 -6 hrs.)

    Stay overnight at Jangothang.

  • Day 08 : Jangothang Hike
  • Hike up to Tsophu for fishing or excursions to Mt. Chomolhari or Mt. Jichu Drake and it’s near ridges for the exceptional views of the mountain peaks.

    Stay overnight at Jangothang.

  • Day 09 : Trek to Lingshi (4150 m/6 hrs)
  • Descend down the wide yak pastures and encounter some of the wild nomads with their herds and fragile camp sites. Exceptional views of Lingsi Zdong as you come down into Lingshi basin. Tserim Kang and its glaciers at the northern end of the valley. Camp inside the stone shelter here at Lingshi.

    Stay overnight at Lingshi.

  • Day 10 : Trek to Shodu (3963 m/7 hrs)
  • The trail ascends up to the Yalila Pass (4820 m) from the pass Mount Chomolhari, Tserim Gang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on a clear day. The trail descends briefly and we reach the camp at Shodu.

    Stay overnight at Shodu.

  • Day 11 : Trek to Barshong Dzong
  • We follow the Thimchu (river) through rhododendron forest and water falls and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. Ascending to the ruins of Barshong Dzong, we camp below this ruined fortress (3628 m/4 hrs).

    Stay overnight at Barshong Dzong.

  • Day 12 : Trek to Dolam Kencho. (3628 m/4 hrs)
  • The trail descends gradually to meet Thimphu Chu River) through the rhododendron forests and ascend shortly to a undulating pasture and camp at Dolam Kencho.

    Stay overnight at Dolam Kencho.

  • Day 13: Trek to Dodina and Drive to Thimphu
  • Continue the hike up hill through the thick forests to a small pass. The trail winds up and down along the drainage. Wildlife can be often sighted . After reaching Dodina, we meet our vehicle and drive to Thimphu and check into Hotel.

    Stay overnight at  Thimphu.

  • Day 14: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu
  • Morning drive to Paro International airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu.

    Later in the evening enjoy the Farewell Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 15: Departure
  • After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to onward destination.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation at Camp during trekking & Hotel in town.
  • 03 meals per day Except Kathmandu ( B+ L+ D).
  • Necessary camping equipment’s and camping gears.
  • Necessary camping staffs, porter etc..
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance Fees to City and Monuments.
  • All necessary Transportation by luxury vehicle.
  • International Arrival and Departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • 03 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with guide and entrance fee.
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.
  • Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag and T-shirt.

Price Excludes

  • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Any Airfares and Airport Taxes.
  • Bhutan Visa fee & TDF fee.
  • Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
  • Any cost items not mentioned in cost includes clause.
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