Jhomolhari Trek

Durations

8 Days

Altitude

4500 – 4890 m

Best Season

April -May, June-Sep, Oct and Nov

Destination Choice

Paro | Thimphu

Tour Included

Mineral Water, Meals & Transportation

HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP

Jumolhari trek, an important leg of the famous snowman trek, is one of the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. The route passes through prime snow leopard and blue sheep habitat. This trek goes up base of over the 4500 – 4890m passes. Highlights on this trek are you see beautiful glacial lake, blue sheep, alpine valleys, Yak herder’s camps and lifestyles. You can see many high peaks besides Jumolhari (Jumolhari trek falls under Jigme Dorji National Park and rated as world’s top beautiful Trekking)

  • Glacial Lakes & Valley
  • Blue Sheep
  • Yak Herder Huts & Villages
  • Majestic peak of Jumolhari
  • high Snow Peaks such as Jichu Drakey, Tsirimgang
  • Old Ruins of fortress
  • High Passes

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1 : Paro To Shana

Time
Distance
Altitude
Difficulty

5hrs

15 km

320 m

Easy

The trek starts from Drugyel Dzong north of Paro, following the Paro River through the beautiful paddy fields and farms. Today most of the time trek through farm road. En route visit Lhading Gompa very old community temple l situated in an isolated spot located on a mountain ridge North of Paro Valley. The temple is ancient, said to be built in the early 7th century even before the Tiger’s Nest by the Tibetan Dakini or Khandum Meto sedon. Before camp site, stop at Army gate to declare the permits. The camp is just beyond an army outpost at Shana opposite the rustic village of Shana camp. Altitude 2820m

Day 2 : Shana To Thangthangka

Time
Distance
Altitude
Difficulty

5.5 hrs

16 km

760 m

Long but not difficult

Shana to Thangthangkha is an about 7 – 8-hour trek. Continuing on, a gradual climb alongside the Paro Chhu (Chhu Means River) through conifers and rhododendron forest. Most of the trek is through forest, muddy trails, streams crossing several footbridge streams and Paro River, along the way you will come across small settlement called Sheng Karap where you can find small shop, this is the junction’s route to Tibet. We take the right path to cross over a wooden bridge and continue climbing over ups and downs, gradually gaining the altitude. Pack lunch will be served on the way. After crossing final wood bridge, you reach to Thangthangkha Camp at 3580 m, from here you view the glimpse of Jumolhari peak.

Day 3 : Thangthangka To Jangothang

Time
Distance
Altitude
Difficulty

3.5 hrs

11 km

420 m

Short and easy

Thangthangkha to Jangothang is 4-hours trek starting at Pa Chu. Your climb today gains elevation and you will be comfortably worn out at day’s end. You are now entering “yak” country. Yaks are utilized as pack animals as well as supply cheese, milk, tea, meat and Yak hair for weaving of huts, blankets, clothes, backpacks and hats. Come across villages called Dangochong, Tekehang and finally to Jangothang Jumolharo base camp most beautiful highlander valley unparalleled views of snow Peak Mountain, In front of camp raising Jumlhari peak. Serviced Camp at 13,500 ft. (4090 m)

Day 4 : Jangothang

Jangothang Halt. Rise early this morning to view Jumolhari Mountain. Today is for exploration and relax and acclimate. Choose from several day hikes for unsurpassed views of Jichu Drake at 28,000 ft (8485 m) and surrounding unclimbed peaks in the east. Day hiked to Tshophu, a high-altitude lake at 14,500ft (4394 m) lake where Paro river starts. You can also choose to hike toward the glacier at the foot of Jumolhari Mountain. Blue ship, marmot and many yaks can above camp area high hills.

Overnight in camp. Day 5 Jangothang

Day 5 : Jangothang To Lingshi

Time
Distance
Altitude
Difficulty

6 hrs

18 km

840 | 870 m

Short and easy

Jangothang to Lingshi is about a 7 to 8-hour journey through wide yak pastures over the Nylela passes (4700 m), as we trek into isolation. As you come down into the Lingshi basin, you get a wonderful view of Lingshi Dzong and Tserimgang peak, at 22,267 ft (6747 m) and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley. Watch for blue sheep and musk deer as you trek in the afternoon shadow of the High Himalayas. Night halt is a choice between a stone hut and the tent at, 4010 m. Evening after tea take short hike to visit Lingshi Dzong at the hill top overlooking Lingshi High lender village

Day 6 : Lingshi to Shodu

Time
Distance
Altitude
Difficulty

7 hrs

22 km

950 | 920 m

Short and easy

Lingshi to Shodu trek is approximately an 8-hour journey. Climb the trail up to the Yalila Pass at an altitude of 15,809 ft. (4930) the highest point of the trek. Feelings of great accomplishments will arise as you sip your tea under the prayer flags flutter at the pass. From the pass, on a clear day, you get an excellent view of Jumolhari, Tserim Gang and Masagang. Chortens dot the path along our way. The trek from the pass to the campsite at Shodu is down hill through the alpine valley.

Overnight: camp at, 4080 m near Thimphu River starts.

Day 7 : Shodu To Barshong

Time
Distance
Altitude
Difficulty

6.5 hrs

16 km

250 | 670 m

Medium

Shodu to Barshong distance is 7 to 8 hours. The trail follows the Thim Chhu River through thick and lush 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. Watch for along the way.

Camp can make in stone shelter or tent. 12, 415 ft

Day 8 : Barshong To Dolemkencho – Thimphu

Time
Distance
Altitude
Difficulty

6.5 hrs

15 km

290 | 640 m

Medium

About 3-4 hours journey. From Barshong village, Drive to Thimphu. The farm roads through forested areas winding up and down to Cheri north of Thimphu settlement ends the beautiful trek, Picnic Lunch at Cheri. Check in to the Hotel

Afternoon relax at the hotel.

Day 9 : Departure

Packages

Ghangkhar Phuensum

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