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Home Tour Packages 11 Nights Jhomolhari Trek Tour

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro

Tour Activities : Trekking, Museums

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys, Culture & Heritage

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Thimphu and Paro Tour Overview

Jhomolhari Trek the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. This trek offers great variety of Bhutanese landscape, flora and fauna. We will be passing thought farmland, nature and scattered settlements leading us into the deep and richly forested valley.

Thimphu and Paro Tour Itinerary

Day 1
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. They will lead you to your hotel. By evening we will visit the Paro market and town and Spending the overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 2
The next morning we will visit to Ta Dzong, built in 1651 as a watchtower. Later it was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum. The collections in the museum include art, relics, religious thangkha paintings, postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, as well as a small natural history collection. After which we will visit the Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), ‘the fortress of the heap of jewels’, built in 1646, and now housing the offices of the district administration and Paro’s monk body.
After lunch we will visit one of the oldest and sacred shrines in Bhutan knows as Kyichu Lhakhang which was built by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century.
Day 3
We will be starting our trek on the third day. The trek of 17 km’s begins from Drukgyel Dzong which is at a high of 2580m with a short downhill walk on a wide trail.
The trek starts from Drukgyel Dzong (2,580m) with a short downhill walk on a wide trail. The trail then climbs gently through well maintained rice terraces and fields of millet. After which we will be come across an apple orchards and then forests. Soon the valley widens, and we reach the army post of Gunitsawa (2,810m). This is the last stop before Tibet. From there we will be moving upwards and beyond Sharma Zampa (2,870), where there are several good camping places in meadows surrounded by trees. We will be camping there and start our journey the next morning.
Day 4
On the 2nd day of trek we will be walking along the Pa Chu (Paro River), ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. After crossing a bridge to the left bank of the river, we will be stopping for a lunch. Then we continue walking along the river, climbing upwards through rhododendron forests, and crossing the river once more before reaching our campsite (3,750 m).
Day 5
The trail gets steeper but the view gets better. On the 3rd day of trekking we will be climbing another 350 m and reach our campsite at Jangothang which is at 4,040 m. During this trek we will be crossing an army camp and then follow the same river. After few more hrs of trekking we will able to see the spectacular view of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch is served at a yak herder’s camp. From our campsite we will be able to view the Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake which are incredibly stunning.
Day 6
Breathtaking view of the nature for the next 7-8 hrs of our trek. We will be able to view beautiful mountains, stream and forest. For the first hr of our walk we will follow a stream leading to the start of our first ridge. You will enjoy the astonishing view of Jhamolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. The trail then takes us across a fairly level valley floor until the climb up to Nyele-la pass (4,700m). We descend gradually from the pass to our camp site at Lingshi (4,000m), enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain peaks and Lingshi Dzong as we walk.
Day 7
On the 5th day of trek our trail climbs up towards a small white chorten and then turns south to the deep Mo Chu valley. The trail stays on the west side of this largely treeless valley. It then crosses the river, and climbs steeply for two hours to Yeli-la (4,820m).Upon reaching Yeli-la on a clear day you can see Jhomolhari, Gangchenta, Tserimgang and Masagang from this pass. On the last few hrs of trek for the day we will descend alongside a stream to a rock shelter in the cliff face, and then continue walking downstream until reaching Shodu (4,100 m), where we camp in a meadow with a chorten in it.
Day 8
After crossing through the treeless valley we entered back to the tree line and our path follows the course of the Thimphu Chu. We will be able to view rhododendron, juniper and mixture of alpine plants when crossing the forest. There are also stunning views of rocky cliff and waterfalls along the way. Then the trail takes us gradually upwards to the ruins of Barshong Dzong (3,600m), near which we camp for the night.
Day 9
On the second last day of our trek the trail descends gently through a dence forest of rhododendron, birch and conifers and then drops steeply until we meet the Thimphu River. Then the trail runs along the left bank of the river, climbing over ridges and descending into gullies where side streams run down into the river. The final stage of the trail climbs around a cliff face high above the Thimphu Chu, coming out onto pastureland where we camp for the night at 3,600m.
Day 10
For the final day we will trek alongside the Thimphu chu. Then we drop southwards to the road at Dodena. From there we will drive to Thimphu.
The trail winds in and out of side valleys above the Thimphu Chu, making a long ascent through a forest of conifers and high altitude broadleaf species to a pass at 3,510m. The trail then drops steeply down to the river, following it southward to the road head at Dodena (2,600m). Etho Metho transport meets us here, and we drive to Thimphu. After 8 exciting days of trekking we will spend our night at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 11
For the final day in the country we will be visiting the following places in Thimphu:
National Memorial Chorten;
Tashichhodzong (the fortress of the glorious religion);
National Library;
Institute for Zorig Chusum (Bhutanese arts and crafts school);
National Institute of Traditional Medicine ( outside only );
Handicrafts Emporium.
And by evening we will drive to Paro and spend the night there.
Day 12
After breakfast, we will drive you to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.

More Details about Thimphu and Paro Tour

Inclusions

  • EP (No Meal)
  • Trekking Cost
  • The Government of Bhutan requires all trekking to be done with a registered trekking operator in Bhutan. All trekking with us will be accompanied by trekker trained professionals including a trekking guide, cook, and few horsemen. The cost will be higher for solo trekkers but the cost will come down as the number increases as the cost will be shared.
  • Please let us know and we will give promptly give you the best price to make your trekking a wonderful experience.
  • Trekking Information
  • Trekking through the Himalayas of Bhutan could be physically and mentally demanding but it’s definitely worth it for its beautiful nature and clear air as Bhutan being a carbon negative country.
  • The best time for trekking in Bhutan is in spring and autumn. Enjoy the beauty of blossom of flowers in the month of April and May and clear views in November.
  • On the trek through different places of Bhutan we would be able to view forest, snow-peaked mountains, rhododendron forests, traditional farm houses, wild animals, alpine meadows and villages.
  • An experienced guide will be provided on all treks. Professional cooks and horses for transportation will also be available. You will only need to carry your bag-pack.
  • The trek takes us over some of the highest passes in Bhutan ranging from an altitude of 3000 m to 5000 m. The trek varies from a short four day hike up to three week long hike. . Depending on altitude, a trekking day is usually about 6 to 7 hours (including stops) and almost all trekking in Bhutan involves overnights in a tents.
  • We also provide other adventurous services such as one day hike across Bhutan, mountain biking, rafting and kayaking.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Trekking Kit

  • Much of the kit will be provided by us for your comfort but you might need your personal clothing and toiletaries. Below is the list you might need for long trips, ask us if you want to know more.
  • Items - Description.
  • General -
  • bag to put overnight
  • Waterproof sac
  • Plastic bags
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag – 3 season up to about 3000 meters, 4 season above that
  • Silk liner for extra warmth
  • Thermarest inflating mattress
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Clothing
  • Trekking trousers -
  • Fleece pants or tracksuit to wear in camp
  • T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirt
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom) for night use
  • Outerwear
  • Down jacket if above 3500 meters -
  • Fleece
  • Windproof jacket
  • Waterproofs
  • Scarf and gloves
  • Footwear -
  • Hiking boots (should be water repellent)
  • Sandals or trainers for use in camp (in summer and early Autumn make sure these are waterproof)
  • Thick hiking socks and silk sock liners to guard against blisters
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season or in snow
  • Sandals or trainers for use in camp (in summer and early Autumn make sure these are waterproof)
  • Thick hiking socks and silk sock liners to guard against blisters
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season or in snow
  • Other -
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch with spare batteries and bulbs
  • Washing line
  • Small knife
  • Water bottles (preferably metal) or alternatively a hydration pack such as CamelBak
  • Dextrose tablets, snack bars and energy drinks
  • Medicine -
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Rehydration sachets
  • Paracetamol
  • Plasters
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Lozenges
  • Sting relief and Insect repellent
  • Toiletries - Towel and sponge
  • Soap and biodegradable liquid for laundry
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper, tissues, wet wipes
  • Sun cream (including total sun block)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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