Starts from $2290
Difficulty: Moderate – Hard
This trekking route is rated as one of the best in the region. The altitude varies from 2500m to 5000m and offers some of the most exquisite landscapes of the Himalayas. The diverse fauna and flora are also something which this trek offers. The best part of this trek is the spectacular view of Mt. Jumolhari from the Basecamp, Jangothang and it takes you through the Jigme Singye National Park. Yeesel Expedition specializes in finding unexplored routes and less travelled routes to trek through fascinating trails. Our professional trekking team is well equipped to show you the Real Bhutan. Jumolhari Trek is most recommended during the months of March, April, May, September, October or November. This package includes:
- Minimum of 3 star rated accommodation
- All meals (excluding alcoholic beverages)
- All internal transportation (excluding domestic flights if any)
- Professional English-Speaking guide and driver
- All road permits and entry fees
- Government fee, royalty and surcharges
- Trekking Equipment (Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mats, Blankets, Tents)
- An Experience Cook
- Camp Assistances
- Horses (Porter-Pony)
- All services and assistance before, during and after the trip
The detailed day wise itinerary is listed with the attractions as shown below:
Day 1: Paro – Halt in Paro
- Arrival at Paro International Airport: You will be greeted by one of our guides as you exit the Airport and will drive you to Thimphu which is about an hour drive through the mystical mountains.
- Drugyal Dzong: Built in 1647, Drugyal Dzong is located in the northern part of Paro and holds historic significance as it was built to celebrate the victory of invading the Tibetan armies.
- Taktsang Monastery: Taktsang of the Tigress’s Nest is a world-famous monastery which is only accessible by foot. Its beautiful view can be seen from the base.
- Kyichu Lhakhang: This is one of the most ancient monastery that has deep historical significance.
Day 2: Paro To Thangthangkha
Day 3: Jele Dzong To Tsokam
Day 4: Thangthanglha To Jangothang
Day 5: Jangothang to Lingshi
Day 6: Lingshi to Shodu
Day 7: Shodu to Barshong
Day 6: Barshong to Dolam Kencho
Day 7: Dolam Kencho to Thimphu
The trek kicks off from the Shana, Paro and the route takes us to the ancient Tibet-Bhutan trading routes. The trek along the way will take you to points where you can see the beautiful Himalayan range. Also, there are spectacular forests of different vegetation along the trail. This trekking route offers you with beautiful glaciers and rivers which forms the very essential water sources for the people residing down the valley. Each day will be halted at our designated campsite where our cook will prepare steaming meals to reenergize and beat the cold. Tents will be pitched at each campsite and every night will be filled with bon-fire and fun activities organized by our team. The trail also takes you to ancient monasteries where you can visit and see the ancient Buddhist architectures and the paintings.
Day 8&9: Thimphu – Halt at Thimphu
- Motithang Takin Preserve: Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. It is a very unique animal which is found only in the Eastern Himalayas. Local people believe that Takin was created after fusing a goat and a sheep after a magical stunt by a great Buddhist Saint.
- Buddha View Point: Buddha Dordenma statue sits at 169 feet tall and this bronze statue can be seen from just about anywhere in Thimphu. One of the largest statues in the world depicting a seated Buddha, it is the perfect place to enjoy stunning and beautiful panoramic views of the city.
- National Memorial Chorten: A national memorial monument built in honor of the late Third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
- Thimphu Tashichho Dzong: the magnificent fortress of Thimphu which back in the days was used as the center for administrative and monastic functions.
- Jungshi Hangmade Paper Factory: you will witness the art of traditional paper making.
- Simtokha Dzong: this is the oldest fortress of Bhutan and it is believed to have been built to imprison a demon that was terrorizing the locality.
- Craft Bazaar: This is a place for you to see the different handicrafts and souvenirs of Bhutan.
Day 10: Thimphu to Paro – Depart from Paro
- Fond Farewell: Our guide and ground staff will bid farewell to you and see you off from the Paro International Airport. We at Yeesel Expedition guarantees you take beautiful memories and pictures that will last a life time. For boundless enchantments and fascinations, we look forward to seeing you again in the land of the Thunder Dragon. Tashi Delek!