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Jomolhari Trek
12 Nights and 13 Days

$3360/-


This is a 10-day trek from Paro to Jumolhari base camp at Jangothang, continuing on to Lingzhi and returning to Thimphu via Shodu, Barshong and Dolam-Kencho. The view of Jumolhari mountain (7,316 m) from Jangothang is spectacular. This trek also affords an excellent opportunity to see yaks. The trek is very popular. The highest point is 4,820 meters. Months: April to Mid-October.

Here is a highlighted overview of this package

  • Day 1: Arrive Paro
  • Day 2: Shana
  • Day 3: Soi Thangthangkha
  • Day 4: Jangothang
  • Day 5: Jangothang
  • Day 6: Lingshi
  • Day 7: Lingshi
  • Day 8: Shodu
  • Day 9: Barshong
  • Day 10: Dolam Kencho
  • Day 11: Thimphu
  • Day 12: Thimphu
  • Day 13: Depart Paro

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Day

one

Arrive Paro

Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, our representative will receive you.

After an early lunch, we will take a quick visit to the ruins of 1647 AD Drukgyel Dzong followed by 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D. by a Tibetan King

On way back, we will visit Dungtse Lhakhang, which was built in 15th century. This will be followed by a visit to Ta Dzong, the watchtower built in 1649 AD to safeguard the main structure of Rinpung Dzong from the Tibetan invaders. It has been converted to house the National Museum in 1968.

We will also visit 1645 AD Rinpung Dzong located just below the museum. This massive fortress houses the District Administration office and the Monk Body

Early evening, take a leisurely stroll in the town.

Day

two

Shana

Drive up to Drugyel Dzong where the road ends and the trek begins. The trail follows the river through beautiful meadows and paddy fields. The night’s camp is just beyond an army outpost at Shana.

Shana is about 17 Kms from the last motor road-head and takes about 5-6 hours walk. Shana is at 2,800 m altitude.

Day

three

Soi Thangthangkha

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.

Soe Thangthangkha (3610m) is about 21 Km from Shana and takes about 7-8 hours.

Day

four

Jangothang

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, a winter home of yak herdsmen. Lunch will be served in one of these huts. A large number of yaks will be seen on this day before we arrive at the Jhomolhari base camp (4,115 m). High mountains overlook the camp and visible nearby are the ruins of an old fortress used to guard Bhutan against Tibetan invasions.

Jangothang (4115m) is about 15Km from Soe Thangthangkha and takes about 5-6 hours.

Day

five

Jangothang

It is a rest day. This is a chance to walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the Tsho Phu lakes on the opposite direction or hike around the area. There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lie directly west, Jichu-Drake to the north and a number of unscaled peaks to the east. Overnight halt in camp.

Day

Six

Lingshi

The trek takes through wide yak pastures and up and down a number of passes. As you come down into the Lingshi basin, you get a wonderful view of Lingshi Dzong on a clear day. Tsarim-Kang and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley. Night halt is a choice between a stone shelter or the tent.

Lingzhi (4150m) is about 19 Kms. from Jangothang which takes about 5-6 hours.

Day

Seven

Lingshi

A day excursion to Tsokha (Lake), which is the base camp for Jichu Drâke, can be organized. Blue sheep and musk deer are plentiful along the trek route. Distance 15 Kms; About 3-4 hours journey; Tsokha is at about 4500 m altitude.

Day

Eight

Shodu

The trail climbs up to the Yalila pass at an altitude of 4820 m. From the pass, you can get an excellent view of Jomolhari, Tserimgang and Masagang on a clear day. The trek from the pass to camp site at Shodu is steep down hill. Camp can be made in a stone shelter or in tent.

Shodu (3963m) is about 22 Kms. from Lingzhi and takes about 7-8 hours.

Day

Nine

Barshong

The trail follows the Thim-chu (‘chu’ – river) river through 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. Camp can made in stone shelter or tent.

Barshong (3785m) is about 13 Kms. from Shodu which takes about 3-4 hours.

Day

Ten

Dolam Kencho

The trail descends through thick rhododendron forest to the Thim-chu and then ascends to pasture lands. Camp is in a meadow.

Dolam-Kencho (3628m) is about 11 Kms. from Barshong which takes about 3-4 hours.

Day

Eleven

Thimphu

The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. Overnight halt in Hotel.

Distance - 14 Kms. About 4 - 5 hours.

Day

Twelve

Thimphu

After breakfast, we will visit the Memorial Chorten, a huge stupa built in memory of the late 3rd King.

Then, we will visit one of the oldest temples in Thimphu valley, the 15th century Changangkha Lhakhang. This will be followed by a visit to the National Library, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Textile Museum and Folk Heritage Museum. A visit to the workshops of traditional boot and mask makers’, fine metal craft, weaving, ceramics and paper making will also be arranged.

After lunch, we will drive to Kuensel Phodrang, popularly known as the Buddha Point, and enjoy the panoramic view of Thimphu valley.

A visit to Semtokha Dzong, built in 1629 AD, will also be arranged.

Then, we will visit 1641 AD massive structure Tashichho Dzong, which houses part of the Government Ministries, the office of the King and the Throne Room. It also houses the State Monastic Body and the living quarters of the senior monks and the Chief Abbot.

Early in the evening, we will visit Handicrafts Emporium and local handicraft shops. If it falls on weekends, including Thursday, we will also visit the Centenary Farmer’s Market.

Day

Thirteen

Depart Paro

After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

Service INCLUDED on Package Rate:

The Package Tariff Rate covers the following land costs for a Standard Package:

  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis (Single room supplementary charge is US$ 50 per night during festival season and US$ 35 per night during other times) in best available tourist Standard hotels
  • All meals
  • Transportation
  • Trained English speaking guide and driver
  • Museum fees and other fees associated with the programme listed in the itinerary
  • 35% Tax to the Government

Service NOT INCLUDED on Package Rate:
  • Air Fares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Internet / Telephone
  • Laundry
  • Expenses of Personal Nature /tips

Optional Add-ons:

Standard Package upgrades can be made for the following at additional costs:

  • Standard Hotels : Deluxe Rooms/ Suite Rooms
  • Vehicle : 4-wheel drive SUVs
  • Guides : Other than English Speaking guides
  • Extra Activities : Cultural shows, guest speakers on specific topics, personalized religious ceremonies for well-being, traditional Bhutanese/Buddhist weddings, etc.
Visa Information

All foreign nationalities (except for Indian Passport holders) require a visa for Bhutan. Visa must be obtained before departing for Bhutan.

As Mandated by the government, your Bhutan Visa can be processed only upon receipt of the tour payment by the designated bank (Bhutan National Bank as of now) in Bhutan. The payment has to be made at least SIX WEEKS prior to the commencement of the tour. In order to process for our Bhutan Visa we will require the following information of yours:

  • Full name as it appears in your passport
  • Date and place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Adresses: Both permanent and present
  • Passport Number
  • Type of Passport
  • Place of Issue
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiration

Further, you will need to send us scanned copies of your passport and a passport size photograph.

Based on the information provided, Phuentshok Tours & Treks will process your Bhutan Visa and email you the same upon receiving the clearance as issued by the Department of Immigration.


Tourism Mandate

Tourism has been strictly limited in Bhutan so that traditional culture can be preserved and nurtured. The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, that is to say that tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable. For these reasons, tourism is carefully monitored and the number of tourists visiting Bhutan is kept to an environmentally manageable level.

All tourists are required to make their travel arrangements for both tours and treks through an authorised tour operator on pre-planned, pre-paid and guided package. Independent travel in not permitted in Bhutan. The tour operator is responsible for all land arrangements during your stay in Bhutan including in-country travel and various permits (including route, heritage visits and special permits). Undoubtedly visitors can experience Bhutan in its true nature only on all-inclusive standard packages.


Insurance

There is no personal insurance of any kind included in the tour price. Therefore it is advised that your travel insurance be obtained from places of residence before the commencement of your trip. Phuentshok Tours & Treks will not accept liability for any illness, injury or death sustained during a tour/trek. However, all possible logistic support will be provided by the company.


Remittance of Tour Payment

Entire tour payment must be settled SIX WEEKS prior to date of arrival in Bhutan and Visa is cleared by the Government subject to advance payment only.


Delayed Arrival/Departure

There shall be no charges for the number of days of delyas in arrival of the visitors due to weather conditions, airline problem or road blocks. And accordingly there shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to the same reasons as mentioned earlier.

However, visitors will be charged only the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transportation and any other services required.


Cancellation Policy

The tour programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • 30 days before date of arrival in Bhutan : Free
  • Before 21 days : 10% of tariff
  • Before 14 days : 15% of tariff
  • Before 7 days : 30% of tariff
  • 7 days or less : 50% of tariff
  • After arrival in Bhutan : 100% of tariff

The flights booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges. Similarly, charges apply any changes required for flight dates and names. Charges levied are as follows:

a. Cancellation of Tour:

  • Before 30 days of Date of Travel : 100% Refund
  • Between 10 – 30 days : 50% refund
  • Within last 10 days : No refund/ Ticket valid for 1 year
  • Administrative fee : US$ 25 per cancellation

b. Changes in flight dates : US$ 10 or equivalent local currency

c. Name corrections after obtaining PNR : US$ 25 or equivalent of local currency