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Jomolhari Trek

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Equivalent to any trek in the Himalayas, this takes you to the base of Mt. Jomolhari, the abode of “Aum Jomo”, revered by the Buddhist. This trek traverses through altitude differences of 2,500 to 5,000m. The breathtaking view, landscapes, fauna and flora will enchant any trekker. But of all, it is the experience of camping at the base of one of Bhutan’s most beautiful and revered peaks, which takes the cake.

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Duration: Nine days
Max. Elevation: 4,930m
Highest Camp: 4,080m
Standard: Medium
Best Seasons: March to June & September to November
Start: Gunitsawa village (Paro)
Finish: Dodena (Thimphu)

The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang).

Day 1: Gunitsawa village- Sharna Zampa

This trek begins at Gunitsawa Village where you pass the army post. At the army checkpost your trek permit (provided by your tour operator) will be checked and endorsed. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.

Day 2: Sharna Zampa - Thangthangkha

On this long day, the trail continues with several ascends and descends. After an uphill trek through the river valley, the trail narrows gradually to a mere path and then descends to a meadow. This will be your camp for the night.

Day 3: Thangthangkha – Jangothang

If you did not see Mt. Jomolhari the previous evening, you will still have a chance to get a great view early this morning. This morning the trek continues up the Paro Chhu valley which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scenic beauty.

Day 4: Jangothang halt

The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization.

Day 5: Jangothang – Lingshi

The trail leads to a last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu. Passing the lake of Tshophu (4,380m) you will climb up steeply to Bhonte La pass at 4,890 m, the highest point of this trek route.

Day 6: Lingshi-Shodu

The trail climbs up to the Yelila pass at an altitude of 4,930m. From the pass, on a clear day you will get an excellent view of Jumolhari, Tserimgang and Masanggang.

Day 7: Shodu - Barshong

The trail follows the Thimphu Chhu through rhododendron forests, past beautiful waterfalls along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.

Day 8: Barshong- Dolam Kencho

The trail descends down to the Thimphu Chhu river valley, through dense forests of rhododendron, birch, conifer, maples and bamboos and then ascends to pasture lands. The camp is in a meadow.

Day 9: Dolam Kencho - Dodena

The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. In Dodena, you will exit the Jigme Dorji National Park and drive to Thimphu.

Overnight at the hotel.

GROUP SIZE: Any group Size                                                           
MEALS : Full Board
TRIP ACCOMMODATION : Tourist Standard Hotel,
generally 3 to 4 star category.
ROUTE: Paro & Thimphu
TRIP TYPE :Trekking  Tour 

TRIP SEASONS: April, May,June, Sept, Oct and Nov                                  
BEST MONTHS: April, May,Sep and Oct
TOUR  MONTHS: April, May,June, Sept, Oct and Nov       
SDF : USD 100  Per person
VISA FEE: USD 40 (One time)



-Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
-Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3-4 star type) during the tour and in tents during the trek.
-All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
-All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees.
-Experienced Trekking Tour Guide.
-Bottled water in the vehicle and other camp servces during the trek:
-Fully-serviced camping trek
-Provided during the trek: tents (sleeping, dining Kitchen and toilet tents), trekking mattresses, small air pillow, Hot-water bag, Pressured Altitude Bag for altitude emergencies, Pony to carry luggages, Basic Medical Kit.Cook and assistants accompany the group. All meals, beverages and snacks are provided.
-Flights in and out of Bhutan.
-Personal trekking gears such as  clothing, shoes etc.
-Travel insurance, Drink, Visa fees, Laundry 

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