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Soi Yaksa trek to the base of Jomolhari in Bhutan (Jomolhari Loop), 9 days

Soi Yaksa trek to the base of Jomolhari in Bhutan (Jomolhari Loop), 9 days | undefined

Follow Pasang, an IFMGA mountain guide to hop on Soi Yaksa trek to the base of Jomolhari in Bhutan. Experience the Bhutanese culture along with seeing stunning views of the Himalayas.

Himalaya

9 Days

Jan - Apr, Sep - Dec

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

* Witness spectacular vistas of the Paro valley and the neighbouring peaks.

* Visit several places like Drukgyal Dzong, Tshophu lake & Jangothang on the trip.

Description

Join me on this amazing trip to go the base of Mount Jomolhari in Bhutan. Similar to the Jomolhari Trek, the Soi Yaksa trek offers an identical experience in a shorter timeframe.

For 9 days, we will visit several striking places including the Drukgyal Dzong, Tshophu lake and the Thombu La pass along with witnessing stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. You will not only visit spectacular wonders but also catch a glimpse of the nomadic life of yak herders and the natives of Bhutan.

We will begin in the city of Paro. Upon arrival, I will receive you and take you to your hotel to relax. You sure can stroll in the city to absorb the local vibe. The following day, we will hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Perched on the edge of a steep cliff, the monastery offers spectacular views of the Paro Valley. 

The next few days will be spent trekking to Drukgyel, Shana, Thangthakha, and Jangothang. It will be a delight to visit Dzongs as we hike. The trail will make us cross the Pa Chhu (Paro River) several times. You will definitely enjoy walking through pine and oak forests and crossing vast meadows in so scenic a setting.

Our last stop will be Shana before we get back to Thimpu. Here, you can indulge yourself in the traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath to unwind and celebrate the completion of the Jolmohari loop.

Finally, we will drive back to Thimpu and spend the day exploring the popular sites of the city and visiting the local markets. We will head to Paro in the evening and transfer you to the airport on the last day, ending this remarkable trip.

This easy trip is ideal for beginners and seasoned climbers alike and is an excellent way to experience the Bhutanese culture. You sure will take back so many unforgettable memories and the warmth of the local culture.

So, send a request now to join me on this amazing  Soi Yaksa trek to the base of Jomolhari in Bhutan. Also, check out my page for some more adventures in the country.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Paro (2250m)

Board a scenic flight to Paro. On the way, you will see spectacular views of Jomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. On arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel. After lunch, you will visit Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, and Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. In the evening, you can stroll in the local market and mingle with the locals. Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 2: Hike to Paro Taktsang (2900m)

After breakfast, you will hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. In the evening, you can explore the town of Paro. Overnight in Paro.

Day 3: Drukgyel to Shana (2870m)

The trek starts from Drugyal Dzong at 2580 m with a downhill walk on a wide trail. The trail leads to rice terraces and fields of millet. Then, we will walk past apple orchards and lush forests to reach the army post of Gunitsawa (2810m). This is the last stop before Tibet. We will camp at Shana Zampa(2870m).

Day 4: Shana to Thangthakha (3750)

The trail again follows Pa Chhu (Paro River), ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. Hiking through rhododendron forests we will finally reach the campsite at the altitude of 3750m.

Day 5: Thangthakha to Jangothang (4040m)

Passing by an army camp, we’ll follow the river enjoying stunning views of the neighboring 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 6: Jangothang to Dhumzo (3800m)

The trail leads to Tshophu Lake (4380 m). From here, you will come across a second lake following which you will descend into a hidden valley and climb Bonte La pass at 4890m. Traversing yak trails we will arrive at a camp.

Day 7: Dumzo to Thomu Shong (4180m)

Heading on a ridge, we will cross a few huts to get to Takhung La (4520 m). A short descend leads to Thombu Shong (4180m).

Day 8: Thonbu shong to Shana (2730m)

Descend the ridge to reach the helipad at Gunitsawa (2730m). Then, you will drive to Shana. Here, we can arrange a Bhutanese hot stone bath for you.

Day 9: Early morning drive to Thimphu

Drive to Thimpu. In Thimpu, you will visit the famous School of Thirteen Arts and Crafts, Folk Heritage Museum, Indigenous hospital, and the National Library before having lunch. Thereafter, you can continue to visit Bhutanese paper factory, textile weaving center, big Buddha point before coming back to Paro for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Exit Bhutan.

Transfer to the airport.

 

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Please bring along:

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

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About the guide

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Pasang

Mountain Leader

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


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