This 9 days trek passes yak herders and lush meadow valleys on its way to Jumolhari Base camp. Mount Jumolhari is one of Bhutan’s most beautiful mountains and it towers over the Paro Valley with its height of 7314m. From Jangothang the view of the mountain is spectacular. This is a circuit trek that begins in Paro and returns via an alternative route.
Day 01: Arrive Paro (By Druk Air): The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort will greet you on arrival, and then drive you the short distance to the Hotel.
Day 02: Paro – Shana (Start of Trek): 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. Overnight in Camp.
Day 03. Shana – Thangthangka: 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 en-route, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet. The camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 04. Thangthangka – 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 for yak herdsmen. Lunch will be served in one of these huts. Lots of yaks will be seen today 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. Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 05: Jangothang (Halt): A rest day. A chance to walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the Tsho Phu lakes in the opposite direction. Overnight in Camp.
Day 06. Jangothang – Thangthangka: The pass different vegetation and you come across wonderful places for photography. Overnight in Camp.
Day 07. Thangthangka – Shana: You can pass over many small streams and dense forests. Some times you can see a lot of different wild animals. Overnight in Camp.
Day 08. Shana – Paro – Thimphu (End of Trek): Our transport will be waiting (at Drukgyal Dzong) to take us to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. It takes two hours to drive to Thimphu. Lunch at Thimphu. In the evening drive to Paro. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Paro.
Day 09. Paro – Airport: Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.
- Private transportation.
- All necessary travel permits.
- English speaking local guide.
- Accommodation on a twin room basis.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary.
- Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
- Bhutan Visa fee.
- Government royalty and all the taxes.
- Bottled drinking water.
- Flight fare.
- Travel / Medical Insurance.
- Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance.
- Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.
- Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost.
Note: This itinerary is a sample itinerary intended to give you a general idea of a trip to Bhutan. We can tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements and interests. Please Contact Us to design the exact itinerary you desire.