Jhomolhari Trekking, 12 Days Trekking
This is trek starts from Paro Druk Gyel Dzong to Jhomolhari base camp at Jangothang, returning via the same route to Paro. The view of Jhomolhari Mountain (7314M) from Jangothang is spectacular. This trek also affords an excellent opportunity to see Yaks. The Trek is very popular. The highest point on the trek 4115m. The final leg of your trip will include travel to Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan.
Day 01 Arrival Paro by Druk Air
You will be on board the Druk Air flight to Paro, Druk is Bhutan’s only national Airline, and you will land at Paro Airport (the only Airport of the kingdom) and be met by. On the air-journey to Paro, you can lavish the magnificent and breathtaking view of the towering Mount Everest and other famous Himalayan snow-capped peaks. And on your arrival at the aforementioned airport, (after customs and visa formalities), you will be accorded a very warm reception by a representative from Bhutan Dragon Adventures.
Day 02 Paro Sightseeing
Drive to ruin Drukgyel Dzong, a victory fortress of the 17th century. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. In the afternoon, you will visit the National Museum, Rinpung Dzong (built in 1645 A.D) and crossing the typical traditional roofed bridge to Paro town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Paro – Shana (trek starts)
Today the start of trek from Drukgyel Dzong to Shana for about 5-6 hours with gradual climb following the Paro river through the agriculture valley and villages. Your overnight camp will be at Shana Zampa, Alt 2,870 m /9,557 ft, overnight at camp. 2800m.
Day 04 Shana – Thangthangka
The trial is gradual ascent following the Paro River through the conifer forest & Rhododendron. The campsite in a flat meadow place surrounded by conifer and birch forest and on the clear day you could have a magnificent view of Mt. Jumolhari peep at you suddenly out of the clouds. Camp at alt. 3860, and trek of 6-7 hours.
Day 05 Thangthangkha – Jangothang
The trial leads by passing the array post and the valley begin to widen and come by the winter house of yak herder. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jumolhari alt. 4040 m. and trek about 5-6 hours.
Day 06 Jangothang – Halt
Explore with stupendous day hike with choice of oneself to the direction of Jumolhari, Drake to the north, un-climbed summits and ridges to the east or to Tshophu (lake). Overnight at camp.
Day 07 Jangothang – Dhumzo
16 Kms about 5-6 hours the trail leads north to the last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu, crossing it on a wooden bridge. Switchback up the side of the hill to a large cirque and the lake of Tshophu (4380m / 14,367ft). Stay on the eastern side of the lake, passing a second lake as the trail gets steeper climbing to Bhonte La (4890m /16,040 ft). From the pass the route winds down a ridge with a lot of crisscrossing yak trails. It finally switchbacks down to a stream. Trek downstream to a bridge, cross to the south side of the stream and continue a short distance to your camp at 3800m / 12464 ft.
Day 08 Dhumzo – Thombu Shong
11 Kms 4-5 hours the trail climbs 100m over a ridge, and then drops to another stream. Crossing that stream, the trailheads up the hillside, dropping into a small side valley before emerging onto a ridge. Here the route turns south, ascending past a few huts to Thombu La (4520m / 14,826ft). A steep descent leads to Thombu Shong (4180m / 13,710ft). Cross the river and go upstream to camp at the same place as trek day 1.
Day 09. Thombu Shong – Shana
Climb out of the valley to a crest at 4360m / 14300 feet, and then make a steep descent along the ridge, finally reaching the helipad at Gunitsawa (2730 m / 8955 feet. Cross the river and go upstream to camp at the same place as trek Day 1.
Day 10. Shana – Paro
17 Kms 5-6 hours Follow Trek day 1 in reverse to Drukgyel Dzong and drive to Thimphu, capital city at 2500 m / 8200feet. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 11: Thimphu – sightseeing – Paro
Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge Stupa) built in memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, (1952-1972). Visit Changangkha Lhakhang and Sangaygang for a bird’s eye view of the city. Enroute visit Zulukha nunnery. After lunch, call on Handicrafts Emporium where Traditional Bhutanese textiles and other Arts and Crafts are displayed. You can also purchase the items
of your choice. After an evening tea, drive to Paro along a winding road for about 2 hrs to spend a night there.
Day 12 – Departure