Discover Bhutan
The Jomolhari Trek

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9 day adventure
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The Jomolhari trek in Bhutan is the equivalent of the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal – an epic high-altitude trek through a remote section of the Himalayas! En route you stay in the famous Jangothang campsite by beautiful Mt Jomolhari. You also pass through rural villages, see chortens, dzongs and other signs of the prevailing Tibetan Buddhist culture, cross mountain passes, and hopefully spot yaks, blue sheep, takins and other native animals. In spring, you might be lucky enough to see blue poppies!

Highlights

See Mt Jomolhari

See Mt Jomolhari

Spend two nights in the company of the sacred and unclimbed Mt Jomolhari.

Remote trekking

Remote trekking

Trek in pristine mountain wilderness where very few foreigners ever go.

Unusual animals

Unusual animals

Spot takins, yaks, yak-cow hybrids, blue sheep, mountain goats and more.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival day

    Arrival day

    Your local leader meets you at Paro International Airport and so your Bhutan adventure begins! You're driven to your hotel, where you can rest after your travels. Paro is a beautiful valley city that's more the size of a town, and already the dress, culture and scenery will have you feeling a world away from home.

  • Day 2 | Trek to Thangthangka (6 hr)

    Trek to Thangthangka (6 hr)

    Your first day of trekking involves plenty of ups and downs. Already, the scenery is sublime! The trail is in Jigme Dorji National Park, one of Bhutan's most beautiful reserves and known for its towering peaks. You overnight in the meadow campsite of Thangthangka.

  • Day 3 | Trek to Jangothang (5 hr)

    Trek to Jangothang (5 hr)

    Today you head to the campsite Jangothang, which offers an incredible view of Mt Jomolhari. It's incredibly busy in October, as it services more than one route, and locals joke that Jangothang is where you go to bump into all your mountain-loving friends!

  • Day 4 | Acclimatisation and hike

    Acclimatisation and hike

    To avoid developing altitude sickness, you take a rest day at Jangothang. A great day hike option is the four-hour trip that has you clamber up the slope to the north of the camp to see Mt Jichu Drake and also Mt Jomolhari. In springtime, the Jangothang area is decked out in many colourful flowers.

  • Day 5 | Trek to Lingzhi (6-7 hr)

    Trek to Lingzhi (6-7 hr)

    Today involves a big jump in altitude. The landscape is also markedly different, as it becomes more barren. The main challenge is the pass Nyile La, which is a stiff climb. But the peaks one sees are magnificent: Mt Jomolhari, Mt Jichu Drake and Mt Tserim Kang (6,789 m).

  • Day 6 | Trek to Shodu (8-9 hr)

    Trek to Shodu (8-9 hr)

    You've been heading NE until this point, but today turn south and enter the deep Mo Chhu valley. Expect some strenuous trekking, especially when summiting Yeli La, a pass that's just a narrow cliff path. You overnight in Wang Chhu valley.

  • Day 7 | Trek to Barshong (5-6 hr)

    Trek to Barshong (5-6 hr)

    It's an easier day of trekking today, with more descending than ascending. Early on you pass under some yellow cliffs that have meditation caves carved into them. You crisscross the river a few times today. Finally, to reach Barshong, you climb for around an hour.

  • Day 8 | Trek to Dom Shisa (2 hr)

    Trek to Dom Shisa (2 hr)

    Things wind down today as you trek the final miles to Dom Shisa, where a car is waiting to take you to Thimphu for a little explore of the capital city followed by a luxurious night's sleep in a soft bed!

  • Day 9 | Departure day, or more exploring

    Departure day, or more exploring

    Today you can either head to the airport in nearby Paro, or continue on with us to explore more of the beautiful mountain kingdom of Bhutan. There's lots to see and do in and around Thimphu alone, so we encourage you to add some more nights to your trip!

Meet our Local Leaders

Passang Sherpa

Passang Sherpa

Passang is our loveable Bhutanese local leader. He enjoys being a tour guide as he enjoys meeting new faces and making friends with people from around the world. You're in good hands and will have a great Bhutan adventure with Passang as your guide!

Sonam G. Sherpa

Sonam G. Sherpa

Sonam, who grew up in the Everest region of Nepal, is a mountain man through and through. He's a highly experienced and knowledgeable trek guide, and someone you can trust to lead you safely through the formidable Himalayas!

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