Jomolhari Base Camp Trek

It is a 7-days Trek from Paro to Jomolhari Basecamp at Jangothang, returning via the same route or by an alternative trail to Paro. Jumolhari Mountain (7314 M) from Jangothang is spectacular. The highest point is 4115 Meters.

Jomolhari Basecamp Trek Cost

Jumolhari Basecamp Trek’s cost would be USD 3290 per person and depending upon the group size.

Best Time to Trek Jumolhari BaseCamp

March to May and September to December

Tour Program Destination Tour Activity Hotels/Camps
Day 01 Paro Cultural Sightseeing Tashi Namgay Resort
Day 02 Paro Culture and Hike Tashi Namgay Resort
Day 03 Paro Taktsang Hike Cultural Sightseeing Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort
Day 04 Paro to Shana Trekking begins Camping at Shana (2820M)
Day 05 Shana – Thangthangka Trekking Camping Thangthangka(3610M)
Day 06 Thangthangka – Jangothang Trekking Camping at Jangothang(4115M)
Day 07 Jangothang (Halt): Trekking Camping at Jangothang (4115M)
Day 08 Jangothang – Thangthangka: Trek Camping at Thangthangka (3610M)
Day 09 Thangthangka – Shana: Trek Campint at Shana (2820M)
Day 10 Shana – Paro – Thimphu (End of Trek): Cultural Sightseeing Hotel Trashi Namgay Resort
Day 11 Thimphu Tour Cultural sightseeing Hotel Phuntsho Pelri/Hotel Migmar
Day 12 Thimphu- Punakha Cultural sightseeing Hotel Lobesa
Day 13 Punakha – Thimphu Cultural sightseeing Hotel Phuntsho Pelri/Hotel Migmar
Day 14 Paro – Airport

JOMOLHARI BASE CAMP TREK with cultural highlights

It is a 7-days Trek from Paro to Jumolhari base camp at Jangothang, returning via the same route or by an alternative trail to Paro. The view of Jumolhari Mountain (7314 M) from Jangothang is spectacular. This Trek also affords an excellent opportunity to see Yaks. The Trek is very popular. The highest point is 4115 Meters

Day 01: Arrive Paro from any international airport:

Meals: Lunch|Dinner|Accommodation:Hotel Trashi Namgay Resort/Similar

Upon arrival, you shall get the Bhutan Visa stamped upon clearing the immigration you will be received by our Guide. And then drive you the short distance to the Hotel at Paro.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing:

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner|Accommodation:Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort/Similar

Your tour of Paro begins with a visit to Kichu Lhakhang built-in 659 by the Tibetan King Srongsen Gampo. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). Our next visit is Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the center of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds. (Archery is the national sport of Bhutan). If we are lucky, we may catch a match in action. The evening ends with a walk through Paro’s main shopping district.

Day 03. Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery:

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner|Accommodation:Hotel Migmar/Similar

The most awaited hike to Tiger nest is must visit the place during Bhutan Tour. The temple is perched with the rock 900m above Paro valley. The hike is approximately 3 hours uphill walk and our guide will have more to share with you. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04. Paro – Shana (Start of Trek):

Distance 14Km|6 Hours walking|Camp at 2820M|360M Ascent, 80M Descent

Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river and we pass cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. Overnight at camp Shana. Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 05. Shana – Thangthangka:

Distance 21Km|8 Hours walking|Camp at 3610M|770M Ascent, 10M Descent

The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses. It narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. We pass a junction en-route, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours.

Day 06. Thangthangka – Jangothang:

Distance 15Km|6 Hours walking|Camp at 4115M|480M Ascent, 0M Descent

In the morning after passing a small army post, the trail slowly leaves the forest line and gradually climbs into a beautiful valley, passing Tegethang, a winter home of yak herdsmen. Lunch will be served in one of these huts. Lots of yaks will be seen today before we arrive at the Jhomolhari base camp (4,115 m). High mountains overlook the camp and visible nearby are the ruins of an old fortress used to guard Bhutan against Tibetan invasions. Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 07: Jangothang (Halt):

A rest day. A chance to walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the Tsho Phu lakes in the opposite direction.

Day 08. Jangothang – Thangthangka:

Distance 15Km|7 Hours walking|Camp at 4115M|0M Ascent, 480M Descent

We follow the same route while returning back to Thangthangka. Descent is quite easy and walking time take less than 7 hours. Our camping team will be there waiting for us with tea.

Day 09. Thangthangka – Shana:

Distance 21Km|8 Hours walking|Camp at 3610M|10M Ascent, 770M Descent

We may visit places which we missed the first time like taking pictures of wildflowers during trekking.

Day 10. Shana – Paro – Thimphu (End of Trek):

Distance 14Km|6 Hours walking|Camp at 2200M|80M Ascent, 360M Descent

Our transport will be waiting (at Drukgyal Dzong) to take us to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. It takes two hours drive to Thimphu. Evening at Thimphu Hotel and rest.

Day 11. Thimphu Tour

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner|Accommodation:Hotel Migmar/Similar

After breakfast, we visit the National Memorial Chorten built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).

After lunch, we drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute where medicines are prepared according to ancient practices, and to Lungtenzampa to observe the Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese Paper Factory at work. Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the national government, and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan).

Day 12. Thimphu- Punakha: (72 Kms, 3 hours drive).

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner|Accommodation:Hotel Meri Puensum/Similar

After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. Lunch at Punakha.

After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female river). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government.

The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952.Overnight in Hotel. 

Day 13. Punakha – Thimphu-Paro:

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner|Accommodation:Hotel Rema Resort/Similar

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro. En-route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fort of Bhutan. Overnight in Hotel. 

Day 14. Paro – Airport:

Meals: Breakfast Only

Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.

Please keep in mind that before you take this trip. Few things to remember are your visa acceptance letter, your air tickets, Passport validity should be 6 months, and more. If you have any health conditions please make sure your health insurance covers all.

Bhutan Visa for Jomolhari Basecamp Trek:

Bhutan Trekking Visa is a must for all tourists coming to Bhutan. Once you confirm this trek with us then we process your visa. Your trekking Visa will be mailed to you. Check more about Bhutan Visa

What to wear during the Jomolhari Basecamp trek?

It’s important to bring proper clothing for the Trek. Check our page for proper clothing for Jomolhari Trek.

Appropriate attire for the cultural tour:

Most Bhutanese are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (Man and Women). Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn.

Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries and Dzongs.

Flights to Bhutan

Bhutan flights operate from India, Bangkok, Singapore, and Kathmandu. You need to land at this Airport to get into Bhutan. Check Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines for flights schedule.

Meals

Meals are usually provided in a buffet system or can explore the cafe for a quick bite of Mac Donalds or Local KFC or Pizza. Most tourist foods is blend and if you need to change the foods varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with a guide. We have Indian, Chinese, and authentic Bhutanese restaurants where you can have very spicy food. During Trek, our cook will prepare the best meals and can join them also to learn cooking the Bhutanese Dishes.

Destination Guide

Bhutan is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before travel to Bhutan. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be.

FAQ

How fit I should be to take up this Jomolhari Trek?

Ans: You should be able to walk 4 to 5 hours every day to take up this trek.

What is the highest altitude will I cross during the trek?

Ans: The highest altitude you will come across 4115m.

Trekking Guide: Mr.Lal Bdr Rai have done this trekking 20 times and have very good knowledge about this Trekking route. He had in-depth knowledge of the place.

Trekking Cook: Our Cook Kaka is a licensed and trained Trekking cook. Though he may not be a very good conversational list in English he is well trained in cooking all kinds of meals.

Trekking Equipment: We use high quality of tents and equipment imported from US for comfort stay.