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Jhomolhari Trek


Exploring the Enchanting Wilderness: Jhomolhari Trek in Bhutan

Bhutan, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, offers a myriad of trekking experiences. But none are quite as captivating as the Jhomolhari Trek. This unique high pass trek is a favorite among adventurers and nature enthusiasts. It takes them to its breathtaking landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and immersive cultural encounters.

A Nature Lover’s Paradise in the Heart of the Himalayas

Jhomolhari Trek stands out as one of Bhutan’s most sought-after trekking destinations. This trail promises an authentic rendezvous with nature. Trekkers pass through a tapestry of picturesque villages, dense forests, and remote nomadic lands populated by yaks. The journey showcases the richness of Bhutan’s biodiversity while offering a glimpse into the lives of its warm-hearted inhabitants.

An Endurance-Challenging Expedition

For those seeking a challenge, the trek to the base of Jhomolhari is the ultimate test of endurance. Scaling heights of nearly 5,000 meters, trekkers are rewarded with sweeping vistas of the Himalayan. The journey is not just physical; it’s a spiritual odyssey that connects travelers with the raw beauty of the natural world.

A Cultural Immersion in the Himalayan Wilderness

The Jhomolhari trek isn’t just about nature; it’s also an opportunity to experience the vibrant culture that thrives in these regions. Starting with a visit to Paro, the adventure spans 12 days. It allows trekkers to interact with locals in picturesque villages. They will encounter monasteries that stand as a testament to the region’s deep spiritual heritage.

Unveiling the Hidden Gems of Jhomolhari Trek

The journey unfolds in stages, each revealing a new facet of Bhutan’s allure. Hiking through Taktsang, Shana, Thangthangka, and Jangothang, trekkers gradually ascend toward the Jhomolhari Base Camp. The trail then winds its way through Lingshi, Shodu, Barshong, Dodina, and Paro, creating a circular route that exposes trekkers to a multitude of landscapes, from pristine alpine meadows to ancient woodlands.

In the Company of Experts

Such a trek demands expertise, and that’s where Parikrama Trekking comes in. As a trusted travel company, they provide a gateway to Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet, ensuring a journey that’s both safe and awe-inspiring. Their experienced team facilitates an exploration of the Himalayas’ remote and untouched territories, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Embarking on the Jhomolhari Trek isn’t just a physical endeavor; it’s an opportunity to connect with the raw beauty of nature and the rich cultural tapestry of Bhutan. It’s a chance to test your limits, experience unparalleled vistas, and return with a heart full of memories from one of the most enchanting corners of the world.

Day 01: Arrive Paro
  • Arrive in Paro.
  • Meet and assist by Parikrama Trekking representative.
  • Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Short briefing about Jhomolhari Trek.
Day 02: Excursion of Paro Taktsang Monastery
  • Hike up to Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery.
Day 03: Walkthrough tiny villages to Shana (2,820 m / 6 hrs)
  • Trek from Drukgyal Dzong to Shana.
  • Pass through cultivated fields and picturesque villages.
Day 04: Trek Shana to Thangthangka (3610 m / 8 hrs)
  • Trek through Jigme Dorji National Park.
  • Walk through river and dense forest areas, passing isolated farmhouses.
Day 05: Hike Nomadic Yak Land to Jangothang (4115 m / 6 hrs)
  • Hike through the winter home of yak herdsmen.
  • Reach Jhomolhari base camp (4,115 m).
Day 06: Explore Jangothang Base Camp
  • Option to visit Jhomolhari glacier or lakes in the opposite direction.
Day 07: Cross Second high passes to Lingshi (4150 m / 7 hrs)
  • Cross the Nyelela pass at 4800 m.
  • Capture views of the mystical Dzong atop a high hill.
Day 08: Cross Highest pass to Shodu (3963 m / 7 hrs)
  • Cross Yale-la pass at an elevation of 4,990 meters.
  • Enjoy mountain views.
Day 09: Crossing of Waterfalls to Barshong (3610 m / 7 hrs)
  • Cross a military camp and walk through a rhododendron forest.
  • Experience waterfalls along the way.
Day 10: Uphill and downhill walk to Dodina (9 hrs)
  • Final day of the trek, walking through Thimphu Chu.
  • Trail follows the river until reaching Dodina in Thimphu.
  • Drive to the hotel.
Day 11: Transfer to Bhutan Adventure hub Point, Paro
  • Drive to Paro.
  • Final night stay in Bhutan.
Day 12: Departure
  • Jhomolhari Trek Journey Ends.
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