Jomolhari Round Trek

14 Days

This Jomolhari Round Trek is a classic 9-day trek starting from Drugyal Dzong (Paro) and ending at Dodena near Thimphu. The route goes through the two high passes from Jangothang. The Trek is strenuous and is very popular. The magnificent view of Mount Jumolhari (7314 M) from Jangothang makes the trail more dynamic. The highest point is 4115 Meters. You may also come across snow leopards around this route which makes the trekking more adventurous. The view of Jumolhari mountain (7314 M) from Jangothang is spectacular.

Jomolhari Round Trek Itinerary Overview

  • DAY 01: Arrive at Paro International Airport
  • DAY 02: Paro City Tour
  • DAY 03: Paro – Shana (Start of the trek)
  • DAY 04: Shana to Thangthangka
  • DAY 05: Thangthangka to Jangothang
  • DAY 06: Jangothang
  • DAY 07: Jangothang to Lingzhi
  • DAY 08: Lingzhi to Dhodu
  • DAY 09: Shodu to Barshong
  • DAY 10: Barshong to Dolamkencho
  • DAY 11: Dolamkencho – Dodena– Thimphu (End of Trek)
  • DAY 12: Thimphu City Tour and visit live Museam.
  • DAY 13: Thimphu to Paro (Hike to Taktsang(Tiger’s Nest monastery)
  • DAY 14: Departure from Paro Airport

Jumolhari Round Trek Cost

All our Bhutan Trekking Costs are inclusive. The cost of the Jumolhari Round trek is inclusive of Sustainable Development Fees of USD 100 per person per night. There is no hidden cost and includes all your trekking program expenditures.

  • Solo Trekkers cost USD 6140
  • 2 Pax Group Cost USD 5500 Per Person
  • 3 to 4 Pax Group Cost USD 5000 Per Person

Jomolhari Round Trek Trip Info

  • Total Distance 102Km starting from Paro and ending at Dodena in Thimphu
  • Highest Altitude
  • Trek Difficulty is Moderate
  • Best time to Trek: Spring from March to June and Autumn from September to December.

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Jomolhari Round Trek Itinerary

Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by our representative and you will be transferred to the hotel. Check into the hotel and rest of the time in leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

After breakfast, drive to the Drukgyel Dzong, Built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in 1644; the name of the Dzong means the “victorious Druk “.

The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by a butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century, and then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses the administrative offices. After lunch visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, dating since 1967, and the national museum of Bhutan. Drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro River passing through the cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly coloured butterflies. Overnight at the camp in Shana. (Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.)

The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses. It narrows and closes in, the trail winds up and down along the drainage. We pass a junction enroute, where another path leads north to Tremo La (Tibet). The camp will be pitched near the meadow with a stone shelter. (Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours.)

In the morning after passing a small army post, the trail slowly leaves the forest line and gradually climbs into a beautiful valley, passing Tegethang, winter homes for the yak herdsmen. Lunch will be served in one of these huts. Lots of yaks will be seen today before we arrive at the Mt.Jhomolhari base camp at 4,115 m. High Mountains overlooking the camp and visible nearby are the ruins of an old fortress used as an ancient watch tower against the Tibetan invasions. (Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.)

Day 6 :

Rest day at Jangothang. Relax and refresh yourself and enjoy the splendid view all around the area.

The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right, climbing up to the first ridge with a breathtaking view of Jumolhari, JichuDrakey, and Tsrim Ghang. Then walk towards the valley, almost flat for a while, until a climb to the Nyeley la pass at an altitude of 4,700 meters. After the pass it’s a gradual descent to the Lingshi camp, enjoying the panorama view of the peaks and Lingshi dzong. (Camp altitude is 4000 meters. Walking time 7-8 hours.)

(8 hrs) walk. The trail today climbs to Yalila Pass at 4820 m, from where we can experience the impressive views of Mount Jumolhari, Tserim gang, and Masagang, the glorious mountain peaks of Bhutan. (Gang means Mountains.)

This is the place where one comes back to the tree line. The path follows the Thimphu River, descending through rhododendron, juniper, and other alpine forests. The view of the cliff-facing rocks and waterfalls is stunning. Hot lunch will be served by the riverside. After lunch the trail gradually ascends to the ruins of the Barshong dzong, reaching the camp at an altitude of 3600 meters. (Walking time 6-7 hours.)

The road descends through the alpine forests and we once again join the Thimphu River for a while and climb up to Dolamkencho camp at an altitude of 3600 meters. (Walking time 5-6 hours.)

The path descends through bamboo forests all the way to Dolamkencho, again joining the Thimphu River. Arrive at Dodena where you will be picked up by the vehicle for your transfer to Thimphu (15 km). Dinner will be served overnight in the hotel in Thimphu.

After the Bhutan Trekking now is the time for cultural sights. The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.

We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through art and painting of Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls). Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the national government, and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). We drive to Simtokha Dzong; the oldest Dzong of Bhutan built by Zhabdrung in 1627 and finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Overnight in Hotel.

Today is a very special day. Today you shall hike the secret temple at Paro. The hike takes 3 hours through the pinewood forest. The Tiger Nest temple is one of the most popular sights in Bhutan. The monastery is 500 years old. This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters down into the valley.

Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tigress. If you hadn’t had enough for the day, you can visit Ta Dzong (built in 1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Rimpung Dzong (literal meaning “Heap of Jewels”), the center of civil and religious authority in the valley, built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Overnight in the hotel at Paro.

Day 14 :

Breakfast in the hotel then drives to the airport for a flight to your onward destination.

Tashi Delek!Best wishes!

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation in 3 and 4 Star Hotel combined.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty Aand Govt. Taxes
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  • Visa Fee.
  • Airport tax
  • Proffessional English speaking trek Guide.
  • All Sightseeing in the country.
  • Hotstone bath and visit to farm house.
  • Complimentary Massage at 4 Star Hotel after the trek


  • 3 meals a day
  • service of cook and Helper,
  • guide, Sleeping Tent,
  • Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent and Toilet Tent
  • Ponies to carry supplies
  • We will provide you with sleeping mats but you have to bring your own sleeping bags.


What are the hotels included in the Tour?

  1. Thimphu Hotel Kisa located centrally in town and you can have access to all nightlife from this place.
  2. Punakha Hotel Zhingkham Resort, Hotel with luxury aminities.
  3. Gangtey Hotel Dewachen 3 Star Hotel.
  4. Paro Metta Resort

When is the best time for Jumolhari Round Trek?

The best time to Trek Jumolhari is during spring and Autumn season.

What are the tearms and conditions forJumolhari Trek?

Tour Cancellation Policy

90% refund for the tour cancelled 45 days prior to arrival date, payment transfer charges will be charged 75% refund for the tour cancelled between 30 to 45 days prior to arrival date No refund for the tour cancelled less than 30 days of arrival date and for the change of itinerary Booking made for 4* and 5* hotels have to follow individual hotel’s cancellation policies.

Flight Cancellation Policy : (Documentation charge USD 25/ ticket)

70% refund for cancellation made before 30 days prior to arrival date (Documentation charge USD 25 applicable) 30% refund for cancellation made between 15 to 30 days of travel date NO refund for cancellation made less than 15 days of travel date Documentation charge applicable for the change of dates, sectors etc (issued tickets only, USD30/ticket)

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Jomolhari Round Trek
From $4,700
/ Adult

Trip Info

  • Paro
  • Paro
  • Proffessional Trekking Guide approved by the Department of Tourism
  • 4080M
  • Accomodation will be in Tent duirng Trek and 3 star Hotel duirng Cultural Tour
  • You should have your own insurance for this Trekking. Please provide us with the Details before the tour begins.
  • Spring and Autumn is best season for the Trekking