Jomolhari Base Camp Trek

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$2850.00

Duration

9 days

Tour Type

Explore Tours

It is a 7-day Trek from Paro to Jomolhari base camp at Jangothang, returning via the same route or by an alternative trail to Paro. The view of Mt Jumolhari mountain (7314 M) from Jangothang is spectacular. This Trek also affords an excellent opportunity to see Yaks. The Trek is very popular. The highest point is 4115 Meters.

On the Bhutanese side is a Jomolhari Temple, toward the south side of the mountain about a half-day’s journey from the army outpost between Thangthangkha and Jangothang at an altitude of 4150 meters. Religious practitioners and pilgrims visiting Mt. Jomolhari stay at this temple. There are several other sacred sites near Jomolhari Temple, including the meditation caves of Milarepa and Gyalwa Lorena. Within an hour’s walk up from the temple at an altitude of  4450 meters is Tseringma Lhatso, the “spirit lake” of Tsheringma.

Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Cost

  • Single Traveler USD 2850.00
  • 2 Pax Group Cost USD 2440.00 Per Person.
  • 3 Pax and above USD 2280.00 Per Person

Trek Highlight

  • Witness the mighty Jomolhari Mountains.
  • Classic and most popular medium to hard level trek.
  • Three almost five thousand meters high passes, Bonte La Pass (4,850 m), Nyilila Pass, and Yale La Pass (4,990 m).
  • Jaw-dropping views of majestic Mount Jomolhari and other solemn mountain peaks.
  • Two amazing nights at the spectacular Jangothang Campsite.
  • A splendid trip to brown trout-filled Tshophu Lakes.
  • Experience of trekking along the conifer and rhododendron flanked streams and in the primitive forests.
  • Experience local life in far isolated Lingshi village

Why Book this Trek with Us?

Included/Exclude

All meals. Airport Pick and Drop. Professional trekking Guide. All Camping Equipment's. All accommodation. Visa Fees
Airfare. Insurance. Alcoholic beverage. Anything not mentioned in the tour

Tour Plan

Arriving in Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air or Bhutan Airline sets the stage for a stunning introduction to the breathtaking beauty of our nation. In clear skies, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the world’s highest peaks before descending to the verdant, fertile Paro valley. Upon landing, your Bhutanese guide from Tour Bhutan will extend a warm welcome and then escort you on a brief drive to your hotel.

Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river and we pass cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. Overnight at camp Shana. Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

The trail meanders alongside the river, cutting through a densely wooded terrain dotted with a handful of solitary farmhouses. As you continue, the path gradually narrows and becomes more secluded, winding its way up and down along the course of the drainage. Along the way, you’ll encounter a junction where an alternate route veers northward, leading over the Tremo La to Tibet.

Your campsite is nestled in a picturesque meadow, complete with a stone shelter, at an altitude of 3,610 meters. The day’s journey covers a distance of 21 kilometers and typically takes 7 to 8 hours to complete.

As the morning unfolds, you’ll pass a small army post and the trail will gradually lead you out of the forested area, opening up to a stunning valley. Along the way, you’ll come across Tegethang, which serves as a winter residence for yak herders. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch in one of these huts. Expect to encounter numerous yaks during the day before reaching the Jhomolhari base camp, located at an altitude of 4,115 meters.

The base camp offers breathtaking views of towering mountains, and nearby, you’ll spot the remnants of an ancient fortress that once defended Bhutan against Tibetan incursions. This leg of the journey spans a distance of 15 kilometers and typically takes 5 to 6 hours to complete.

A rest day. A chance to walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the Tsho Phu lakes in the opposite direction. There is a popular Jomolhari Mountain festival that takes place every year at Jangothang. This is very popular and locals from the nearby village join this beautiful festival.

In the morning, after passing a small army post, the trail gently departs from the forested area and gradually ascends into a picturesque valley. Along the way, you’ll traverse Tegethang, which serves as the winter residence for yak herders. Lunch will be served in one of these huts, providing a unique cultural experience. Throughout the day, you’ll encounter numerous yaks as you make your way to the Jhomolhari base camp, situated at an altitude of 4,115 meters.

At the base camp, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of towering mountains, and nearby, you’ll spot the remnants of an ancient fortress that once served as a protective stronghold guarding Bhutan against Tibetan invasions. This segment of the journey covers a distance of 15 kilometers and typically takes 5 to 6 hours to complete.

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 enroute, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours.

Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river and we pass cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. Overnight at camp Shana. Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours

Today we drop you at the airport and our guide and driver will assist you to reach the port.

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