Adventure
Jomolhari Trek

Jomolhari Trek is longer than the Jomolhari Loop - the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang).

Gunitsawa Village
50m - 3km
Sharna Zampa

Day 1Trek starts from Gunitsawa Village

Gunitsawa Village - Sharna Zampa

  • Descent: 80 m Camp altitude: 2,850 m.

    This trek begins at Gunitsawa Village were you pass the army post. At the army check post your trek permit (provided by your tour operator) will be checked and endorsed. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.

Meal and accommodations
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Sharna Zampa
7h 30m - 2km
Thangthangkha

Day 2Great view of Mt. Jomolhari.

Sharna Zampa - Thangthangkha

  • Ascent: 770 m Descent: 10 m Camp altitude: 3,610 m.

    On this long day, the trail continues with lots of small ups and downs. After going uphill through the river valley the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up. From here, if weather permits, you will have the first great view of Mt. Jomolhari.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Thangthangkha
5h 30m - 19km
Jangothang

Day 3Trek continues up the Paro Chhu valley.

Thangthangkha - Jangothang

  • Ascent: 480 m Camp altitude: 4,080 m.

    Today we continue our trek up the Paro Chhu valley which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of forest. In this area yaks and their herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Passing the villages Soe, Takethang and Dangochang is another asset on this day. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you will again have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Jangothang

Day 4Possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains

  • The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization. You can also trek up to Tosoh or hike around the area.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Jangothang
7h 30m - 16km
Lingshi

Day 5Climb up steeply to Bhonte La pass at 4,890 m

Jangothang - Lingshi

  • Today is one of the longest days of the trek. We will pass through Nyilila pass at 4,870m and see herds of blue sheep grazing on the slopes of the mountains.

    After lunch we will continue our trek and reach Lingsh, a beautiful U-shaped valley, you get a wonderful view of Lingshi Dzong on clear days. The campsite is next to a stone hut you reach just before Lingshi Dzong.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Lingshi
8h 30m - 22km
Shodu

Day 6Climb up to the Yelila pass at an altitude of 4,930m.

Lingshi - Shodu

  • Ascent: 940m Descent: 920m Camp altitude: 4,080m.

    The trail climbs up to the Yelila pass at an altitude of 4,930m. From the pass, on a clear day you will get an excellent view of Jumolhari, Tserimgang and Masanggang. The trek from the pass to the campsite at Shodu is a steep downhill.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Shodu
5h 30m - 16km
Barshong

Day 7Trail follows the Thimphu Chhu through rhododendron forests

Shodu - Barshong

  • Ascent: 250m Descent: 670m Camp altitude: 3,710m.

    The trail follows the Thimphu Chhu through rhododendron forests, past beautiful waterfalls along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Barshong
3h 20m - 15km
Dolam Kencho

Day 8The camp is in a meadow.

Barshong - Dolam Kencho

  • Ascent: 290m Descent: 640m Camp altitude: 3,320m.

    The trail descends down to the Thimphu Chhu river valley, through dense forests of rhododendron, birch, conifer, maples and bamboos and then ascends to pasture lands. The camp is in a meadow.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Dolam Kencho
3h 30m - 8km
Dodena
30m - 14km

Day 9Trek Ends at Dodena

Dolam Kencho - Dodena

  • Ascent: 00m Descent: 930m

    The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. In Dodena, you will exit the Jigme Dorji National Park and reach the road head next to a impressive cantilever bridge.

    The trek finishes at the beautiful Cherri Monastery, while it is a 40 min hike to the monastery it is well worth it.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
duration 9 days. International flight not included.

from 2320$ (per person)

Difficulty:3/5
Comfort:5/5
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