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15-day Jomolhari trek in Bhutan with sightseeing in Thimpu

Jomolhari Trek

Join Pasang, an IFMGA certified mountain guide to go on this amazing Jomolhari trek in Bhutan. Explore the cities of Kathmandu and Thimpu on this 15-day trip.

Private and Group

Himalaya

15 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan.
  • Witness outstanding views of Mount Jomolhari and Jichu Drake.
  • Spend a day visiting the local markets and monasteries in Thimphu.

Description

I invite you to join me on this incredible Jomolhari trek in Bhutan. On this 15-day trip, you will not only see the rich culture of Bhutan but also visit some of the most popular cities and heritage sites of the country.

Standing on the border between Tibet, China and Bhutan, Jomolhari (7,326 m) is undoubtedly one of the most imposing peaks in the region. And trekking on this mountain giant is unmissable!

The trip will take you through the beautiful countries of Nepal and Bhutan. We will begin in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and after spending a day sightseeing the beautiful heritage sites, monasteries and temples, will fly to Paro to continue the journey.

The flight over the snow-capped Himalayas offers a sight like no other. Once in Paro, we’ll start by hiking to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Perched on the edge of a steep cliff, the monastery offers spectacular views of Paro valley.

The following days involve trekking to Shana, Thangthangkha and Jangothang. To get to these places, we’ll pass through beautiful pine and oak forests and cross the Pa Chhu river several times. From Jangothang, you’ll see outstanding views of Mount Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. We have also reserved a full day for acclimatization here, so you don’t have to worry.

Our next halts will be at Lingshi, Shodu and Barshong until we reach Dolam Kencho. The trek will finally end once we descend to Thimpu.  Throughout the tour, you’ll see exceptional vistas of colossal peaks, beautiful meadows, gushing rivers and the unique essense of Bhutan.

You will also get to visit the famous monasteries and local markets in Thimpu before bidding farewell to Bhutan.

Doesn’t this sound like a perfect trip? So, get in touch now to reserve your seat on this incredible Jomolhari trek for unforgettable memories. I am looking forward to guiding you.

I also conduct many other tours in Nepal and Bhutan, so check out my page here for some more adventures.

 

 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu(1400 m)

We will pick you up from the airport and take you through the vibrant streets of Kathmandu to drop you off to your hotel. Thereafter, we’ll brief you about the next day and you will spend your time relaxing at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu or (places of your choice)

After breakfast, we’ll spend the day seeing heritage sites like the Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which lies 5 km from Kathmandu.

You will walk through Patan Durbar Square, and see the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple, and Golden Temple are a few of the many places we’ll visit. You can also choose to see other places of your choice.

Day 3: Fly to Paro and transfer to Hotel (2195m)

The flight over the snow-capped Himalayas offers a sight like no other. You will be able to see many peaks including Jomolhari and Jichu Drake.

After arriving in Paro, we’ll visit the beautiful lookout tower of Ta Dzong. Next, we’ll head towards Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. In the evening, you can stroll in the local market. Overnight in Paro.

 

Day 4: Sightseeing in Paro

We’ll spend half-a-day hiking to the famous monastery of Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest). Perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley, the monastery offers spectacular views.

In the evening, you can explore the town of Paro. Overnight in Paro.

 

Day 5: Trek to Shana (2870m)

The trek starts from Drugyal Dzong at 2580 m with a downhill walk on a wide trail. The route leads us through well-maintained rice terraces and millet fields. We will traverse apple orchards and lush forest to reach the army post of Gunitsawa( 2810m). This is the last stop before Tibet. We will camp at Shana Zampa(2870m) in a beautiful setting.

 

Day 6: Trek to Thangthakha (3750m)

Hiking along Pa Chhu (Paro River), we’ll ascend and descend through pine, spruce and oak trees until we reach the campsite at Thangthakha (3750m).

 

Day 7: Trek to Jangothang (4040m)

Passing by an army camp, we’ll follow the river enjoying stunning views of the neighbouring peaks. For lunch, we’ll stop by at a yak herder’s camp. Next, we’ll hike towards the camp at Jangothang( 4040m). From here, you’ll see outstanding views of Mt. Jumolhari and Jichu Drake.

 

Day 8: Acclimatisation day at Jangothang

It will be a rest day at Jangothang for acclimatization. This place offers stunning views of lakes, Jomolhari and Jichu Drake mountains. You can also choose to trek to the neighbouring area if you like.

Day 9: Trek to Lingshi (4010m)

We will ascend to get to the Nyilila pass at 4,870m. While climbing, you’ll be able to spot blue sheep grazing on the slopes. You will see breathtaking views of the high peaks of Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang from here.

Next, we’ll descend to reach Lingshi basin, crossing beautiful meadows on the way. This place offers clear views of Lingshi Dzong perched on the top of a hill. Finally, we’ll arrive at the campsite next to a stone hut.

 

Day 10: Trek to Shod (3750m)

It will be a strenuous trek today. You will hike opposite the dzong through the valley to get to Yeli La pass at 4930m. From here, you’ll have a fantastic view of Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Masang Gang. Thereafter, you’ll descend to reach the camp at 3750 m.

 

Day 11: Trek to Barshong (3500m)

The trail follows Thimphu Chhu. You will descend through alpine forests, beautiful waterfalls and scenic landscape. Crossing Thimpu Chhu several times, we will finally reach the campsite at the Barshong Dzong at 3500 m.

 

Day 12: Trek to Dolam Kencho (3320m)

We’ll descend to Thimpu Chhu and ascend gradually through the forests of rhododendron, conifer, pine etc. The trail leads through a bamboo forest until we reach the pastureland at Dolam Kencho to camp there.

Day 13: Drive to Thimphu (2320m)

Today marks the end of the outstanding trek. Enjoying beautiful scenery and wildlife on the way down, we will exit Jigme Dorje National Park in Dodena and catch a bus to Thimphu.

 

Day 14: Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will spend the day seeing the attractions of Thimpu like the Memorial Garden, National Library, School of traditional Arts, Changangkha Temple, Simtokha Dzong (one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan), Radio Tower, weekly market etc. Afterwards, we will drive to Paro to spend the night.

 

Day 15: Departure from Bhutan!

Departure from Bhutan.

 

 

Details

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Please bring along:

Comfortable Hiking Shoes Warm- layered Clothing Backpack Sunscreen Cap and Gloves


About the guide

Originally from the village of Sankhuwasabha, Nepal, Tendi now lives in Kathmandu and works as a full time mountain guide. Tendi began his career as a professional mountain guide in 2003 and completed courses in guiding skills, first aid and high mountain rescue. Tendi is currently studying for his IFMGA standard level. Tendi has summited Everest eight times in the last seven years, including two summit climbs in 2007. In addition to his impressive Everest record, Tendi climbed Ama Dablam from base camp to the summit in 2009 in a single push.

Languages

Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Kathmandu


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