Bhutan’s rugged mountains and natural environment offer ideal trails to trek upon for the adventurous souls. Most of the trekking routes are in the northern part of the country allowing the trekkers to have an authentic trekking experience. The trails will take the trekkers through some amazing sceneries of the Himalayan beauty. Sightings of beautiful rhododendrons in full bloom and pristine lakes are some of the common experiences. Sometimes the trekkers might come across highland nomads tending their yaks. The trails will take the trekkers above the elevation of 700 meters. Bhutan is a landlocked country, also recognized as one of the world’s hotspot biodiversity with a rich ecosystem and all these can be experienced by trekking in Bhutan.
About Jomolhari mountain trek
The Jomolhari trek is the most popular trek in Bhutan. The trekkers will kick off from Gunitsawa village in Paro. The trail takes trekkers above the elevation of 4930 meters and along with some spectacular views of Mt. Jomolhari at 7,326m. The trekkers will be treated with a wide range of landscapes, pristine lakes, and the remarkable vegetation along the journey. Unlike trekking in some of the neighboring countries, trekking in Bhutan can be deemed as a very authentic experience without any of the development taking over the natural habitat. The only sign of life along these mountains are the semi-nomads tending their yaks. You can observe their way of life which is very different from the modern way of life that we regular people are used to. They tend to live a very minimalistic life which helps them in migrating from one place to another.
You will be driven to Sharna Zampa passing Drukgyel Dzong on the way, from where you will begin your trek. You will camp at Thangthangka for the night.
Your trekking journey kicks off from Thangthangka. The walk from Thangthangka to Jangothang is scenic with rhododendrons in full bloom. You will camp in Jangothang for the night. The campsite is below a ruined fortress at the base of Mount Jomolhari at an altitude of 4080 meters.
The next day, you will trek to Nyile La Pass and Lingzhi. You can enjoy the view of once a formidable fortress, the Lingzhi Dzong which is now in ruins.
From Lingzhi you will trek towards the next stop which is Chha Shi Thang. You will halt at Chha Shi Thang for the night.
The next morning you will pass rivers and lakes along with views of Jomolhari and several other peaks and reach Shodu where you will camp for the night. From Shodu you will trek to Barshong. On your way to Barshong, you will be able to visit the meditation caves where Zhabdrung meditated. You will camp at Barshong for the night.
From Barshong you will trek towards Dolam Kencho where you will again halt the night. The next day you will hike towards Dodina and finally descend to Thimphu.
- 3 Star Accommodation
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport for Local Transfers
- Camping Equipment and Porter Services for Treks
- Taxes and Charges
- USD 65 as Sustainable Development Fees
- Entry Fees for all Tourist Sites
- Personal guide
Best Time to trek
Though Bhutan is deemed as all season tourist destinations, it is not advisable to trek during the monsoon season which is also the summer season (June, July, and August).
The best time to trek is spring and autumn. In the spring season, the mountains are adorned with beautiful flowers and fresh green grasses which is a treat to experience. Whereas autumn is favorable with a fresh breeze blowing in from the mountains, also you will have better chances of being able to view the mountain peaks.
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Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
- 45 days before the trip begins – No charges. 100% refund.
- 40 days before the trip begins – 10% of the trip cost
- 30 days before the trip begins – 15% of the trip cost
- 20 days before the trip begins – 30% of the trip cost
- 15 days or cancellation without notice – 50% of the trip cost
- After arriving in Bhutan – 100% of the trip cost. No refunds
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
- Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
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