Jhomolhari Trekking is the best-known trek done in Bhutan as it takes you to Eastern Himalayan Range of Bhutan. Jhomolhari Trekking takes you to an altitude range up to 5000 M which tells you that you can taste various Bhutan landscapes. In this trekking activity, you will be experiencing several natural heritages, small villages, typical Eastern Himalayan lifestyle, cultural highlights and many more. The main highlight of this trek will be spectacular views of Mt. Jomolhari (7326 M) including surrounding peaks.
This, Jomolari Trek, moderate-high, the trek begins cultural hub of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu with sightseeing of this valley. You will fly to Bhutan next day in Druk airways from Kathmandu. You will be enjoying several peaks of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest (8848 M) of Nepal. Besides that, after your landing in the Thunder Dragon Kingdom at Paro airport, you will be escorted hotel. The following day you will start trekking. You will trail to Shana, Thangthangkha, and Jangothang, lingsi, Jomolhari base camp to Thimpu and back to Paro to finish this trek. Also, you will visit Drukgyel Dzong, Taktshang Lhakhang, forest areas with rhododendron flowers, green pasture lands, meadows and pass-through passes like pa Chu pass, Yali La pass (4820m) and other.
This is an adventurous journey which has both natural and cultural highlights with our goal to head Jomolhari base camp of Jangothang and observe spectacular vistas of Mt. Chomolhari including Jyichu Drakey and Jomolhari. Furthermore, This trek is moderate which offers various landscapes and diversity in altitude. So, this is very suitable for altitude lovers and adventure travellers. April to June and September to November are very best for trekking in this route.
Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the Two nights before trek and Two nights after trek.
Airport arrival and Departure with private tourist vehicle.
Applicable Airport Taxes.
Accommodation with all meals in 3 star hotels and on trek.
Transportation during the Tour as well as on trek.
Professional guide, driver chauffeur, cooks, waiters.
Mineral water throughout the Trip.
Royalty and taxes.
Travel Insurance charges and other emergencies fee.
Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses;
Expenses of personal nature, personal trekking aids, mini bar in the room, Laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc
First Aids Kids (personal)
Surcharges applicable during Conventions, Special Events and Trade fairs.
You will be warmly greeted by well Nepal at your arrival at Tribhuwan Intrenational Airport Kathmandu. Our representative will picked up you and about a 45 minut bus journey to the heart of the city and check in to Hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!
This is your Kathmandu sightseeing day and prepatation day too. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar square, a in-createable wooden house, palace and temple,(a world heritage site) and Swayambhunath (a world heritage site) which a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkey and begin to learn about this fascinating ccountry. If you need anything before heading out then you have to shopping on this day. Here is short briefing about trip in given and pre tour discussion is done with your leader and members. Feel free to ask any questions regarding your tour.
Kathmandu to Paro(2280m)
You will have scenic flight over the Himalayas of Nepal. In the clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the verdant greens of Paro valley.On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel after completion of arrival formalities. Evening visit to Paro market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Morning visit to Ta Dzong, built in 1651 as a watchtower and in 1968 inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum. The collection includes art, relics, religious thangkha paintings, postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, as well as a small natural history collection. Below Ta Dzong is Rinpung Dzong ( Paro Dzong), “the fortress of the heap of jewels”, built in 1646, and now housing the offices of the district administration and Paro’s monk body. In the afternoon, visit Kyichu Lhakhang. Built by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century, it is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Paro to Shana (17km, 5-6 hours)
The trek starts from Drukgyel Dzong (2,580m) with a short downhill walk on a wide trail. The trail then climbs gently through well maintained rice terraces and fields of millet. Later on we come to apple orchards and forests. Soon the valley widens, and we reach the army post of Gunitsawa (2,810m). This is the last stop before Tibet. We continue upwards to just beyond Sharma Zampa (2,870), where there are several good camping places in meadows surrounded by trees.
Shana to Soi Thangkha (20km, 7-8 hours
The trail again follows the Pa Chu (Paro river), ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce forests. After crossing a bridge to the left bank of the river, we stop for a hot lunch. Then we continue along the river, climbing upwards through rhododendron forests, and crossing the river once more before reaching our campsite (3,750m).
Soi Thangka to Jangothang (19km, 7-8 hours)
The path ascends for a while until we reach the army camp. We then follow the river above the tree line, enjoying stunning view of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch is served at a yak herder’s camp. A short walk from here into the valley takes us to our campsite at Jangothang (4,040 m). From here, the view of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake are superb.
Halt at Jangothang
Today is a relaxing day and a chance to acclimatize and walk upto the Jhomolhari glaciers and the two beautiful lakes of ‘I Tshophu’. Here the route offers spectacular views to the steep ice-slopes of mount Jhomolhari and mount Jichu Drake. Overnight at camp.
Jangothang to Lingshi (18km, 7-8 hours)
The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right bank. We now start our climb up to the first ridge, enjoying breathtaking view of Chamolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang. The trail then takes us across a fairly level valley floor until the climb up to Nyele-la pass (4,700m). We descend gradually from the pass to our camp site at Lingshi (4,000m), enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain peaks and Lingshi Dzong as we walk.
Halt at Lingzhi
It is worth a visit to Lingshi Dzong. You can also make an excursion to Tshokha(Lake) i.e. to the base of Juchu Drake. During excursion you will also come across many Blue Sheeps and Musk Deer. Tsokha is about 4500m and hike will take us 4-5hours.
Lingshi to Shodu (22km, 8-9 hours)
The Laya-Gasa route leaves the Chomolhari trek route here. Our trail climbs up towards a small white chorten on a ridge above the camp, then turns south up the deep Mo Chu valley. The trail stays on the west side of this largely treeless valley, climbing steadily a short distance above the Mo Chu. It then crosses the river, and climbs steeply for two hours to Yeli-la (4,820m). On a clear day you can see Chomolhari, Gangchenta, Tserimgang and Masagang from this pass. Descend alongside a stream to a rock shelter in the cliff face, and then continue on downstream till reaching Shodu (4,100m), where we camp in a meadow with a chorten in it.
Shodu to Barshong (16km, 6/-7 hours)
We are now back at the tree line, and our path follows the course of the Thimpu Chu, descending through rhododendron, juniper and mixed alpine forests. There are stunning views of rocky cliff faces and waterfalls along the way. We stop at the riverside for a hot lunch. Then the trail takes us gradually upwards to the ruins of Barshong Dzong (3,600m), near which we camp for the night.
Barshong to Dolam Kencho (15km, 5-6 hours)
The trail decends gently through a dense forest of rhodendron, birch and conifers, then drops steeply to meet the Thimpu Chu. The trail runs along the left bank of the river, climbing over ridges and descending into gullies where side streams run down into the river. The final stage of the trail climbs around a cliff face high above the Thimphu Chu, coming out onto pastureland where we camp for the night at 3,600m.
Dolam Kencho to Dodena – Thimpu (8km, 3 hours)
The trail winds in and out of side valleys above the Thimpu Chu, making a long ascent through a forest of conifers and high altitude broadleaf species to a pass at 3,510m. The trail then drops steeply down to the river, following it southward to the road head at Dodena (2,600m). Etho Metho transport meets us here, and we drive to Thimpu. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Thimpu.
Excursion to Punakha
An early departure to Punakha, an ancient capital of Bhutan. Leaving Thimphu, the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula Pass (3050m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for the tea we descend along the series of hair-pin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong which is remarkably located between the rives of Pho Chhu and Mo chhu. Lunch at a hotel inPunakha. After lunch take a hike to Khasum Yoeley Namgyel Chorten through the terraced rice fields and overlooking village of Kabina. PM drive back to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu to Paro
After breakfast drive to Buddha statue built on hill overlooking the Thimphu valley. The statue is one of biggest in the country built with budget of 15 million dollar. Visit Memorial stupa built in 1974 for the late king Jigme Dorji Wangcuk and to bring peace and prosperity in the world and Visit Texile Museum, where the art of tradition weaving is still kept alive and preserved though exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its colors and design. After lunch visit painting school where Bhutan student are learning 13 different arts and preserve their culture and visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see national animal Takin research centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. In evening drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight:Hotel in Paro.
Departure from Paro (2235m) to Kathmandu
Today your journey in the land of Thunder Dragon ends. You will have breakfast and be drive to Paro Airport. If you have got time before flight enjoy shopping at Bhutan otherwise gather your luggage’s, collect equipments and memorial events and say good bye to Bhutan and leave for Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today is your free day at Kathmandu you are free to enjoy any of the services and facilities at Kathmandu like sports, Game, shoppings, restaurant and bars and get your beloved and close one a memory of Nepal. You will be organized a great Nepali Dinner program with your crew memember and them. Enjoy
Fly to Home
Depature Home Your Jomolari Trek Via Nepal come to an end today! There is nothing to do than trade emails to travel friends and agencies, also organize your photos, On our wy to home we will have plently of time to plan our next adventure trip in the wanderful country of Nepal. Enjoy B service.
Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety. All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns. This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.
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Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does, of course, depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops selling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced. It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guideline. The basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below.
The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-Fleece jacket or pullover.
-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
-Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
-Lightweight thermal gloves.
-Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants.
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
-Sun hat or Scarf.
-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
-Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4).
-Sunglasses with UV protection.
-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
-Headlamp (eg Petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
-Small padlock to lock trek bag.
-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
-Camping mattress, eg Thermarest pad.
-Small wash towel.
-Footwear, appropriate to the trip.
-Waterproof shell trousers/pants. (Preferably breathable fabric)
In addition to the items listed in our general checklist you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.
-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
-Trekking/ hiking boots with spare laces.
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
MOUNTAINEERING / CLIMBING CHECKLIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
-Mountaineering Safety harness.
-Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravans.
-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
-Climbing helmet (optional).
-Jumper (Ascender & Descender).
-Rope and Snow bars.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe, Crampons otherness/carabiners. During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your trek bag, in group bags until needed.
To minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipment rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them a lot cheaper than you find in Europe and the USA. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which gives you an idea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
-All-purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
-2 looking Carabiners, Climbing Sling.
-12 – point Crampons.
-Plastic Climbing boots.
FIRST AID MEDICINE
-Bandage for Sprains.
-Iodine or Water filter(optional)
-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
-Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
-Aspirin/ paracetamol- general painkiller.
-Oral rehydration salts.
-Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
-Anti – diarrhoea medication (antibiotic).
-Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium – optional).
-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
-Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.