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Jomolhari Trek

Jomolhari Trek

Trekking tour package to Bhutan

Jomolhari trek is the most popular trek in Bhutan, Trail Follows the farm land and villages toward dense forest and to the alpine meadows. Trek offers a wide range of landscape, breath-taking view of mount Jomolhari and several other majestic himalayan peaks, varieties of Flora and fauna are in abundance here, high altitude meadows where Yak grazed in summer. Before and after the trek visit the Dzong (fortress) are the architecture example of Bhutan, monasteries containing precious mural, Bhutanese rich culture and century old tradition preserved well till today.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi by evening,
Day 2: Arrive Paro :
Day 3: Excursion at Paro:
Day 4: Paro- Shana , 17 km, 5-6 hours. 2800m, Trek 1
Day 5: Shana to Soi Thangthangkha. 19 km, 8 to 9 hours, 3610Mts Trek 2
Day 6 : Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang. 19 km, 6 hours, 4080 Mts, Trek 3
Day 7: Rest day at Jomolhari base camp. Trek 4
Day 8: Jangothang to Lingshi., 19 km, 7 to 8 hours , 4010 Mts , Trek 5.
Day 9: Rest day at Lingshi. Trek 6
Day 10: Lingshi to Shodu. 22 km, 8-9 hours, 3815 Mts. Trek 7
Day 11: Shodu to Barshong. 16 km, 5-6 hours, 3685 m, Trek 8
Day 12: Barshong to Dolam Kencho. 15 km, 5 hours, 3428 m Trek 9.
Day 13: TREK DAY 9. Dolam Kencho to Thimphu. 8 km, 3-4 hours Trek 10
Day 14: Thimpu
Day 15: Thimpu-Haa- Paro
Day 16: Paro-Delhi and departure on onward destination.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi by evening,

On arrival at airport our representative will welcome you and will transfer to your hotel for night stay.

Day 2: Arrive Paro :

Arrive at Paro International Airport. Paro is situated in a beautiful valley and is a fitting introduction to this charming kingdom. Your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel. There should be time for a quick stroll around Paro town before lunch. In the afternoon you can visit impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong, one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. You can also visit Ta Dzong (‘the watch tower’) now housing the National Museum. Built on top of the hill above Rinpung Dzong, it was originally used to defend Rinpung Dzong and the Paro valley during times of war. Its unusual circular construction resembles a conch shell and it now contains a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artefacts — costumes, religious paintings, arms, textiles and a fascinating collection of Bhutan stamps. Overnight in Paro

Day 3: Excursion at Paro:

To acclimatize for your trek, take a day walk to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 metres above the valley floor. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress. He subsequently meditated here for three months. It is one of Bhutan’s most holy sites and draws pilgrims not only from Bhutan but also from neighbouring Buddhist countries. You can have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria from where you get a spectacular view of the monastery. On the way back you can visit Dumtse Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangtong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. This evening you can sort out your luggage for the trek. Anything you don’t need to carry with you will be driven safely to Thimphu to await your arrival. Overnight in Paro Farm House.

Day 4: Paro- Shana , 17 km, 5-6 hours. 2800m, Trek 1

Drive up to Drugyel Dzong , Known as the fortress of victory, it was constructed to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in H1644 and destroyed by a butter lamp fire in 1951. Here the road ends and the trek begins, Today’s trail following the river gently up hill through a narrowing agriculture valley. Camp is just beyond an army post.,

Day 5: Shana to Soi Thangthangkha. 19 km, 8 to 9 hours, 3610Mts Trek 2

We ascend through the river valley and beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. We stop for lunch by the first bridge over the river and then continue to follow the right bank for a couple of hours until we reach a junction of two valleys, marked by a stupa. Here we turn north towards Mount Jomolhari, which can be seen from the top of the valley.

Day 6: Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang. 19 km, 6 hours, 4080 Mts, Trek 3

The path passes a small, border army post where the valley begins to widen again and we leave the forest behind. Enjoy views of snow-capped peaks, high mountain ridges and yaks and yak herders. We will stop for lunch in a small hamlet where the family will welcome us. From here it is not far to reach camp, which is in a beautiful grassy meadow beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mount Jomolhari

Day 7: Rest day at Jomolhari base camp. Trek 4

An opportunity to explore the glacier, do some washing in the stream (icy cold!) or just take it easy. If you feel like going further afield the guide will discuss the options with you.Overnight in the Camp.

Day 8: Jangothang to Lingshi., 19 km, 7 to 8 hours , 4010 Mts , Trek 5.

The trail climbs gradually and then more steeply to Nyeli La (4850 m). On the way you will be rewarded when you stop for breath with tremendous views toward Jomolhari and Jitchu Drake. If the weather is clear, Lingshi Dzong can be clearly seen as we descend into the Lingshi basin, and Tserim Kang with its glaciers can be seen to the north. Follow the ridge for a long way until you drop through the forests to our camp just outside Lingshi village beside a stone shelter at 3915 metres.

Day 9: Rest day at Lingshi. Trek 6

A splendid opportunity to visit the remote Lingshi Dzong and also spend some time at the local school where the children will be excited to see you — many of them yak herders’ children who are sent to board while their parents are up at higher altitudes with the yaks — but you will also see plenty of yaks here! You will get a good feel for the way of life in these remote mountain villages. Overnight in the Camp.

Day 10: Lingshi to Shodu. 22 km, 8-9 hours, 3815 Mts. Trek 7

Today’s walk is tough. The trail ascends to the Yali La Pass (4820 m), the highest point of the trek, from where Mount Jomolhari, Tserim Gang and Masa Gang can be seen on a clear day. After the pass it is a long descent to the campsite which is situated at about 3815 m.

Day 11: Shodu to Barshong. 16 km, 5-6 hours, 3685 m, Trek 8

The path follows the Thimphu Chu (river) through forests of rhododendrons, juniper and pine. The view of the cliff facing rocks and water falls are stunning. The trail gradually ascends after 3 or 4 hours to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. The camp is a stone shelter just below the ruined fortress.

Day 12: Barshong to Dolam Kencho. 15 km, 5 hours, 3428 m Trek 9.

We continue to follow the Thimphu Chu through dense rhododendron forest before emerging into pastureland. We will set up camp in a mountain meadow at about 3428 m . night in camp.

Day 13: TREK DAY 9. Dolam Kencho to Thimphu. 8 km, 3-4 hours Trek 10

This is the last day of the trek, taking in a small pass. Wild animals may be seen along the way. A vehicle will be waiting to collect us at Dodena for the drive to Thimphu.

Day 14: Thimpu

Thimphu sightseeing. We will visit the revered Memorial Chorten, the National Library and the School of Traditional Arts. You could visit Changangkha temple, perched on the hill top overlooking the town. Devotees flock throughout the day to circumambulate and turn the prayer wheels. The temple also contains beautiful wall paintings and hundreds of religious scriptures written in gold. In the afternoon you can take in more of the sights and culture of the capital, with the option of a trip to Simtokha Dzong (one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, dating from 1629 AD). If you prefer to stay closer to town you could drive up to the Radio Tower (offering splendid views of the city from a hilltop festooned with prayer flags), visit the Takin Reserve showcasing the unique national animal, the Takin, browse the striking collection of intricate textiles at the National Textile Museum or visit the Folk Heritage Museum. Tell your guide what takes your interest. Overnight in Thimphu Hotel Home or similar.

Day 15: Thimpu-Haa- Paro

Today we will take a day excursion to Haa [5 hours there and back]. We will drive over the Chele La pass at 3800m from where you will have a view of Mount Jomolhari to the north as well as down to the Haa valley, and then continue down to Haa town. Haa has only recently opened to tourists and the town is still very small — as yet there are only one or two basic restaurants and local lodges and no tourist hotels, so the area remains quite remote. After lunch drive back to Paro for overnight in Farm house.

Day 16: Paro-Delhi and departure on onward destination.

Early in the morning your guide will accompany you to the airport to see you off onto your flight , in delhi you will again welcome by our representative, sub to your international flight you will be transfer to airport or if time allows you will have visit of Delhi before leaving to airport .

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