Mountain vistas and rhododendron forests
Ranging in altitudes from 2500 to almost 5000m, the trek covers diverse landscapes with the opportunities to see Mount Jomalhari from Chomalhari Base Camp. The Jomalhari trek is perfect for people who want to experience the richness of landscape that Bhutan has to offer.
Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day-2: Sightseeing tour
Day-3 : Arrive Paro - Thimphu
Day-4 : Paro Sightseeing
Day-5 : Paro - Shana and begin the trek
Day-6 : Shana - Thangthayka
Day-7 : Soi Thangthayka - Jangothang
Day-8 : Jangothang
Day-9 : Jangothang - Lingshi
Day-11: Lingshi Shodu
Day-12 : Shodu - Barshong
Day-13 : Barshong - Dolam Kencho
Day-14 : Dolam Kencho - Thimphu
Day-15 : Thimphu - Punakha
Day-16 : Punakha - Paro
Day-17 : Paro departure - Kathmandu ( by Druk Air)
Day-18: Final Departure
Day-1: Arrive KathmanduYou will meet us at Airport and will be transferred to Thamel Eco Resort by private vehicle.
Day-2: Sightseeing tour and hotel overnight (breakfast, dinner)Start full day sightseeing after breakfast. This evening we offer complimentary welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show to everyone. Drive back to Hotel.
Kathmandu itinerary ends here // Bhutan itinerary starts here
Day-3 : Arrive Paro - ThimphuUpon arrival meet with our representative and after lunch transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day-4 : Paro SightseeingVisit Kychu Lhakahang, National Museum and Paro Dzong. Later in the evening assemble the trekking gear. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day-5 : Paro - ShanaDrive up to Drukgyel Dzong where the road ends and trek begins, follow the river gently uphill through a agricultural valley and the village. Overnight Camp at height of 2,800 m. Dist. 17 km. 5 to 6 hours.
Day-6 : Shana - ThangthaykaContinue uphill through the alpine forest. It narrows and closes in and the winds along the drainage. The trek is mostly through the deep forest. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Alt. 3750m. Dist. 20 km. 8 to 9 hours. Overnight Camp.
Day-7 : Soi Thangthayka - JangothangContinue up the Pa Chhu (river). Pass a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Now views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks can be seen all around. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at
the base of Mt Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. Alt: 4,040 m, Dist: 19 km, time about 5½hrs. Overnight Camp.
Day-8 : JangothangTrek up to Tsophu for fishing or do any one of the three hiking excursions. Mt Jhomolhari and its subsidiary are due west, Mt. Jichu Drake is to the north, unclimbed summits and ridges are to the east. Overnight Camp.
Day-9 : Jangothang - LingshiWide yak pastures are visible both on ways up and down the pass. You may encounter some nomads in their yak tents. You can see the Lingshi Dzong. Tserim Kang and is descending glaciers are at the north end of the valley from the Nyuele la pass alt. 4700m. Camp at alt: 4150 m, dist: 19 km. 7 to 8 hours. Overnight Camp.
Day-10: LingshiOn this day, stop at Lingshi for an excursion to Tsokha, the base camp of Jichu Drake. Large herds of blue sheep and musk deer may be seen. Alt: 4,500 m, dist 15 km.
Day-11: Lingshi ShoduThe trail ascends up to the Yalila Pass, altitude 4820 m, from the pass, Mt Jhomolhari, Tserim Gang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Then descend. Camp at ht: 3,963 m, 22 km. 9 to 10 hours. Overnight Camp.
Day-12 : Shodu - BarshongFollow Wang Chhu through the forest of rhododendron and waterfalls, the river then narrows and closed in and the trail winds ascending to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Camp just below the Dzong. Atl: 3,785 m dist: 13 kms. 6 to 7 hours. Overnight Camp.
Day-13 : Barshong - Dolam KenchoDescend gradually to meet Wang Chhu, passing through forests of Rhododendron, then ascend once again onto pasture land. Camp in meadow. Atl: 3,628 m, dist: 11 km. 5 to 6 hours.
Day-14 : Dolam Kencho - ThimphuContinue uphill through the forest to a small pass. The trial winds up and along the drainage. Wild animals may be seen. At Dodina, meet the transportation for drive to Thimphu. Dist: 14 km. 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
Day-15 : Thimphu - PunakhaMorning Thimphu sightseeing, visit Memorial Chorten, Painting School, National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha/Wangdi across the Dochula Pass ( Alt: 3050m ) where once can see the beautiful views across the Dochula Pass (Alt: 3050 m) of Eastern Himalayan Range. Overnight at Hotel in Wangdi.
Day-16 : Punakha - ParoVisit Wangdi Dzong and Punakha Dzong, which is the winter home of Central Monk body (Je-Khenpo). After lunch transfer to Paro. Overnight Hotel
Day-17 : Paro departure
Bhutan itinerary ends here
Paro - Kathmandu ( by Druk Air): (Breakfast)>In the morning our staff escort will bid you farewell at Paro airport.Good-bye and happy journey back to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel
Day-18: Final Departure (Breakfast)Drive to airport for the final departure.
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