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JOMALHARI (CHOMALHARI) TREK BHUTAN

The Jomalhari (Chomalhari) trek, is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. Starting at Drukgyel Dzong, this trek passes through fields into deep forested valleys, which gradually lead to high altitude pastures. Ranging in altitudes from 2500 - almost 5000m, the trek covers a wide range of landscapes with the opportunities to see the incredible Mount Jomalhari from Jomalhari Base Camp.

 

The Jomalhari trek is perfect for people who want to experience the richness of landscape that Bhutan has to offer. Mt Jomalhari is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Standing on the border of China and Bhutan Jomalhari rises to 7314m and is considered to be a sacred mountain and worshiped by both the Bhutanese and Tibetans. The Deity of Jomalhari finds its place next to Lord Budha in a monastery located just below the base camp of this great mountain.

Fast Facts

Altitude: 4820m

March to June and September to October

Tour: 15 days

Hotels and Tents

Trek Grade: 2c (FP)

Chomalhari Itinerary

 

Day-1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu

Upon arrival meet with our representative and after lunch transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.

 

Day-2: Paro Sightseeing

Visit Kychu Lhakahang, National Museum and Paro Dzong. Later in the evening assemble the trekking gear. Overnight at Hotel in Paro.

 

Day-3: Paro - Shana

Drive up to Drukgyel Dzong where the road ends and trek begins, follow the river gently uphill through a agricultural valley and the village. Overnight stop at height of 2,800 m. Dist. 17 km. 5 to 6 hours.

 

Day-4: Shana - Thangthayka

Continue uphill through the alpine forest. It narrows and closes in and the winds along the drainage. The trek is mostly through the deep forest. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Alt. 3750m. Dist. 20 km. 8 to 9 hours.

 

Day-5: Soi Thangthayka - Jangothang

Continue up the Pa Chhu (river). Pass a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Now views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks can be seen all around. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. Alt: 4,040 m, Dist: 19 km, time about 51/2 hrs.

 

Day-6: Jangothang

Trek up to Tsophu for fishing or do any one of the three hiking excursions. Mt. Jhomolhari and its subsidiary are due west, Mt. Jichu Drake is to the north, unclimbed summits and ridges are to the east.

 

Day-7: Jangothang - Lingshi

Wide yak pastures are visible both on ways up and down the pass. You may encounter some nomads in their yak tents. You can see the Lingshi Dzong. Tserim Kang and is descending glaciers are at the north end of the valley from the Nyuele la pass alt. 4700m. Camp at alt: 4150 m, dist: 19 km. 7 to 8 hours.

 

Day-8: Lingshi

On this day, at Lingshi for one-day excursion to Tsokha, the base camp of Jichu Drake. Large herds of blue sheep and musk deer may be seen. Alt: 4,500 m, dist 15 km.

 

Day-9: Lingshi Shodu

The trail ascends up to the Yalila Pass, altitude 4820 m, from the pass, Mt. Jhomolhari, Tserim Gang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Then descend. Camp at ht: 3,963 m, 22 km. 9 to 10 hours.

 

Day-10 : Shodu - Barshong

Follow Wang Chhu through the forest of rhododendron and waterfalls, the river then narrows and closed in and the trail winds ascending to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Camp just below the Dzong. Atl: 3,785 m dist: 13 kms. 6 to 7 hours.

 

Day-11: Barshong - Dolam Kencho

Descend gradually to meet Wang Chhu, passing through forests of Rhododendron, then ascend once again onto pasture land. Camp in meadow. Atl: 3,628 m, dist: 11 km. 5 to 6 hours.

 

Day-12: Dolam Kencho - Thimphu.

Continue uphill through the forest to a small pass. The trial winds up and along the drainage. Wild animals may be seen. At Dodina, meet the transportation for drive to Thimphu. Dist: 14 km. 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.

 

Day-13: Thimphu - Punakha

Morning Thimphu sightseeing, visit Memorial Chorten, Painting School, National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha/Wangdi across the Dochula Pass ( Alt: 3050m ) where once can see the beautiful views across the Dochula Pass (Alt: 3050 m) of Eastern Himalayan Range. Overnight at Hotel in Wangdi.

 

Day-14: Punakha - Paro

Visit Wangdi Dzong and Punakha Dzong, which is the winter home of Central Monk body (Je-Khenpo). After lunch transfer to Paro. Overnight Hotel

 

Day-15: Final Departure.

Drive to airport for the final departure.

 

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