Jumolhari Trekking is the challenging 12-day Jumolhari trek begins gently at Drugyal Dzong, winding through rice paddy terraces, apple orchards, and forest, and gradually becomes more demanding. You will see a variety of landscapes on this trek, including pastureland, conifer forests, canyons, and rivers. The highest point will be Nyile La (pass), which is 4,890m.
Throughout the trek you will have some spectacular views of the high ridges and snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. You may see the winter homes of the yak herders, as well as some yaks, blue sheep, and musk deer.
During the journey to Paro, one will experience breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, the representative of Bhutan Travellers will receive you and escort to the Hotel.
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing Drive to Drukgyal Dzong (a ruined fortress - 16 km away from Paro Town). Although now in ruins this Dzong is of historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetans and drove them back. From here too the Peak of Jumolhari (Alt. 7,329m/24029ft) can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. After lunch, at the hotel, take a leisurely stroll around the compound.
Day 03: Paro-Thimphu Drive to Thimphu takes about 2 hours with a distance of 65Km. Check in at Hotel. After some rest, visit the following places: Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in memory of the third King who reigned the Kingdom from 1952 - 1972. The National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Visit Tashichho Dzong. This is the main secretariat building. This massive structure houses part of the government ministries, office of the King and the Throne Room. It also houses the State Monastic Body and the living quarters of the Chief Abbot and senior monks.
Day 04: Thimphu Visit Simtokha Dzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, which was built in 1629 A.D by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Visit the woodcraft and painting school where traditional art and crafts are still kept alive. Visit the handicrafts emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased. After lunch drive 14 km to north of Thimphu to visit Tango Cheri Monastery.
Day 05: Thimphu-Shong Pang-Dopshing Pang Drive north up the valley towards Dechencholing (the residence of the Queen Mother) Palace, following the Thimchu. The transport will reach you up to Pangrizam, the last motor point. From here, the trek starts towards Shong Pang, which takes about 4/5 hours through villages.
Day 06: Shong pang - Dopshing pang The trek trail ascends gradually up till you reach the pass called Sinchula which is about 3,490m. From this point, if the weather is clear, one can see Phajodhing Monastery, which is just above Thimphu. After 2 Km walk, you can view Thinly Gang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards the ancient capital of Bhutan. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill till you reach the campsite.
Day 07: Dopshing Pang – Chorten Ningpo The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will be walking through thick forests, villages and rice fields. The campsite is at an alt. of 2,700 m.
Day 08: Chorten Ningpo - Zomlingthang For about 2-3 hours, the trek trail will be through several villages until you reach a motor road. From the motor road, you will follow the road towards Punakha, which is the ancient capital of Bhutan.
Day 09: Zomlingthang - Limukha Follow the motor road till Punakha Dzong and then cross the Pochu River (Male River), the river that drains the remote Lunana region. You will have a steady half-day climb into a forest of scattered long needle Chir Pines. Make sure to fill your water bottle before leaving Punakha, as there is no water on the way for a couple of hours. You will have a wonderful view of Punakha valley and the Dzong.
Day 10: Limukha - Chungsakha/Wangdiphodrang The trek trail ascends gradually up through the thick forest of oak species and rhododendrons till you reach a pass called Dochula. Then descend through the thick forest leading to a small monastery dedicated to a lama called Drukpa Kuenlay (popularly known as the Divine Madman). From Chungsakha you can look across the valley to Samtengang on the ridge to the south. Walk down hill till you reach the motor road and then drive for about half an hour to Wangdiphodrang.
Day 11: Wangdiphodrang - Thimphu
After breakfast, we drive to Punakha Dzong viewpoint at the north end of the Punakha Valley. The Punakha Dzong lies between two rivers known as Pochu and Mochu, which mean ‘Male River and Female River’. It houses the District Administration office and the winter residence of the State Monastic Body and its Chief Abbot. Drive up to Dochula pass and stop for a hot cup of tea and some snacks. Continue to drive down to Thimphu.
Day 12: Thimphu - Paro International Airport to depature your next destination
3 or 4 stars hotel with twin sharing basis in Thimpu on F/B on twin sharing basis
Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
3 meals a day All meals during the tour
Entrance fees, visa and permit
Overland transportation by Jeep within Bhutan
Complete camping, cooking gears & camping staffs.
Pony/porters for transporting luggage’s during camping
Cost does not include:
International Air fare
Personal travel health insurance,
Nepal re-entry visa fee
Expense of personal nature such as laundry, insurance,Drinks, tips etc.
Emergency evacuation in case of landslides extra charge for porters and transportation.