Trip Highlights
  • Explore the finest adventure brief treks with the Jumolhari Trek
  • Relish the views of the mesmerizing valleys.
  • Visit the ancient monastery of the Taktsang Monastery.
  • Visit the beautiful Sastam Chorten.
  • Visit the beautiful city of the country where the history meets the present “Thimphu.”
  • Head toward the amazing Jele Dzong.
  • Enjoy the sights of the Mt.Jumolhari.

Great Variation of the Bhutanese Landscapes and the beauty of the distinct culture, cherished with the Jumolhari Trek.

Jumolhari Round Trek is the fusion of the challenging hike to the slick sightseeing in the beautiful kingdom of Bhutan. Jumolhari Trek performs the beauty of the distinct landscapes and of course the majestic views of the Himalayas. One can witness the pasture fields and the lush thick forest throughout this trek.

Jumolhari Trek begins at the airport; our team from the Nepal Nomad will receive. After an early breakfast, we head to the domestic flight of the Paro. We visit the Ta Dzong after lunch, which is a traditional watch over and has been there since the 1967. It is also one of the national museums of the Bhutan. We then visit the Rimpung Dzong. We take a drive and head towards the Taktsang Monastery, where a brief drive will take us to the Satsam Chorten which takes about 2 hrs of walk to the viewpoint of the monastery. We then visit to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which is 16 km up to the valley built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, by accidental fire, the dzong was destroyed and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. We stay an overnight and dinner at the Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort. Today after an early breakfast we head towards the Shana where the hike follows the river with couples of the isolated farmhouses and through the heavily forested areas. The path then ends and then narrows along the trail where we follow the drainage. We then cross the junction where different trail leads the north over the Tremo La to the Tibet. The camp lies with the stone shelter in a meadow. We ascend to the mesmerizing valley crossing the Tegethang which is one of the winter houses for the herdsmen of the yaks. We then arrive at the Jhomolhari base camp where lots of the yaks will be seen. The thrilling sight of the Jumolhari as well as the beautiful views of the Tsherim gang and the Jichu Drake can be later seen. Then we head out from the Lingshi to the Shodu and later head towards the Barshong. The trail downhill’s to through the forests of the bamboo which links the Thimphu River as we head to the Dodena where the driver will pick you up and we head towards the Thimphu. After we reach at the Thimphu, we will do some sightseeing and then head towards to the Paro and head back as we reminisces this wonderful journey.

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At the airport, our team from the Nepal Nomad will receive. After an early breakfast, we head to the domestic flight of the Paro. We visit the Ta Dzong after lunch, which is a traditional watch over and has been there since the 1967. It is also one of the national museums of the Bhutan. We then visit the Rimpung Dzong which is also called as the Paro Dzong which was established in the 1646 by the Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal. We then take a brief walk to the ancient bridge of the cantilever. You will be able to see the beauty of the archery match in the action as this is considered as the national sport.

We stay for Dinner and overnight in Hotel. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro

Today we take a drive and head towards the Taktsang Monastery, where a brief drive will take us to the Satsam Chorten which takes about 2 hrs of walk to the viewpoint of the monastery. The hike then ascends towards the forests of the pine and the trees of the Spanish moss. The stupas are filled with the fluttering prayer flags and then we take some rest at the cafeteria of the Taktsang Jakhang. Built in the 1648 by the penlop of the Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, the main Lhakhang was built around the Guru Rinpoche’s Meditation Cave in the 1648. This splendid monastery lies to the crest of the rock cliff and plunges about 900 meters into the valley. Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort,Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan flew here on the back of a flying tiger.

NB: Near the Tiger’s Nest, you can hoist prayer flags and offer prayers inside the monastery. Or you can ask for lama to pray for you.

Built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo, on the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang,.

-Srongsten Gampo was a Tibetan king who married a Chinese princess, Wenchen in 641, as apart of her dowry was a statue called “Jowo” which was an Indian image of Buddha, Sakyamuni as a small boy. In 659, in a single day, he decided to build 108 Temples to pin the Ogress to the earth forever and, at the same time, convert the Tibetan people to Buddhism. 6 of these Temples lie in Bhutan, most prominent of them are Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. Kichu Lhakhang is believed to maintain the left foot of the Ogress and Jambay Lhakhang pins the left knee.

Spinning the mani payer wheels the pilgrims seeks blessings and offers prayers here.

One will see the mural to the right of the doorway of King Gesar of Ling upon entering the inner courtyard, King Gesar is renowned for who’s the poem is one of the worlds longest and is known for the Tibetan warrior king.

We then visit to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which is 16 km up to the valley built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, by accidental fire, the dzong was destroyed and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. We stay an overnight and dinner at the Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Taktsang Monastery

Today after an early breakfast we head towards the Shana where the hike follows the river with couples of the isolated farmhouses and through the heavily forested areas. The path then ends and then narrows along the trail where we follow the drainage. We then cross the junction where different trail leads the north over the Tremo La to the Tibet. The camp lies with the stone shelter in a meadow.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thang thangkha

Passing the brief army post in the morning the trail takes us to the forest line where we ascend to the mesmerizing valley crossing the Tegethang which is one of the winter home for the herdsmen of the yaks. We then arrive at the Jhomolhari base camp where lots of the yaks will be seen. Visible to the old fortress which used to guard the Bhutan guard against the Tibetan invasions lays the high mountains that overlook the camps.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Jangothang

Streaming for the half an hour and then passing the bridge to the ride sight the trail passes from ascending to the thrilling sight of the Jumolhari as well as the beautiful views of the Tsherim gang and the Jichu Drake. The path then head to the valley where we ascend for a while at the Nyeley La pass which is at the altitude of the 47000 meters then cross with the going downhill to the camp of the Lingshi camp where we relish the sights of the Lingshi Dzong and the peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lingshi

The path ascends to the Yalila pass which is at the altitude of the 4930m where we can see the beautiful sights of the Mt Tserim Kang as well as the peaks like the Jumolhari and the Masagang where we stay for an overnight and then have some dinner at the camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Shodu

The track today takes us to the river of the Thimphu where we descend through the forests of the juniper, rhododendron and the alpine. The mesmerizing waterfalls and the cliffs which mirror the rocks will surely stun you. By the riverside, the lunch will be served where the path takes us to the Barshong Dzong and then we arrive at the camp and stay for an overnight and dinner at the Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Barshong

The path takes us downhill to the forest of the alpine and then links the gorgeous Thimphu Rivers where we head for the lunch and then head to the Dolamkencho Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dolamkencho

The trail downhill’s to through the forests of the bamboo which links the Thimphu river as we head to the Dodena where the driver will pick you up and we head towards the Thimphu.

After lunch we then head towards the Craft Bazaar where we are free to explore around and then do some photography and shopping. Later in the evening we then head to the Tashichho Dzong which is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body. It also comprises of the summer home of the Je Khenpo who is one of the Chief Abbot of the Bhutan. When the Je Khenpo and the monk move to the Punakha then only the Tashi Dzong is opened to the visitors. Today we stay at the overnight and have some dinner at the Hotel Galingkha.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

The day initiates with the visit to the National Memorial Chorten built by the late Majesty Jigmi Dorji Wangchuk who is also the father of the modern Bhutan and was the third king. Adding to the list of the sights includes the tallest statue of the Buddha, Taking Preserve Center, Dupthop Lhakhang which is one of the few surviving nunneries in the Bhutan as well as the beautiful Sangaygang .

After lunch, we head to one of the tallest statue of the sitting Buddha in the world which is the Buddha Dorderma where we can see the Archery match at the Changlimithang stadium where we stay for an overnight at the Hotel Pedling.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

After breakfast we head to the Chelila Pass which at the elevation of the 3796m above the sea level is the highest motor able road. From the Paro valley the Haa valley is separated in the Chelila Pass where we can see the amazing sights of the Higher Himalayas which comprises of the Mt.Jumolhari where we head down to the Paro Valley where on the way we can explore the Nunnery.

After lunch we can see one of the beautiful show which is a Bhutanese Cultural shoe by a local Entertainment company that includes the Layap Dance where this begins with the Layaps who are the herdsmen nomadic residing in the Remote Upper Himalayas, Brokpas also are the nomadic herdsmen who resides in the Remote Eastern Part of the country as well as the Folk Dances and the Mask Dance. Later in the evening we head to the Tashi Namgay Resort where we stay for an overnight and dinner here.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/ tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro

After breakfast we head to the airport for the departure and reminisce for the amazing journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro

What's Included

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  • Visa Fee.
  • Guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.
  • * Air fares.
  • * Insurance Premiums,
  • * Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • * Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head".
  • * Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • * Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera    Charges, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

While on Trek, the cost covers:

  •   Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) nu.1000
  •  3 meals a day,
  •  Service of cook & Helper,
  •  Guide, Sleeping Tent,
  •   Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent,
  •   Ponies to carry supplies,       
  •   Royalty.
  •   We will provide you with sleeping mats but you have to bring your own sleeping bags.

Things to bring for a trek in Bhutan:

• Personal clothing: strong normal clothing (according to season). Preferably cotton, even for summer, woolen clothing for the evening and winter.

• Strong comfortable trekking boots – water-resistant for the rainy period-June-August.

• Sunscreen

• Flash light

• Rain coat (especially for rainy period –June-August)

• Head gear/hat/cap; sun and rain protection

• Water pills – for extra caution in purifying stream; (boiled water is provided at all times during the trek)

• Aspirin – incase of altitude sickness

• Lots of socks

• Warm clothes.

Optional Items to bring for trekking in Bhutan.

• Sunglasses

• Head gear

• Folding umbrella (only for wet months — July and August)

• One towel

• Pillow case

• Wet-packed tissue paper.

• Pillow.