Jumolhari Round Trek

Destination: Bhutan
Duration : 13 days
Best Season : Mar-May; Oct-Nov

Grade : Moderate
Max. Altitude : 4800

This is a longer trek through beautiful Bhutan which begin at Drukgyal Dzong at Paro, following the Paro River, and ends at Dodena near the Bhutanese capital of Thimbu. Along the way the route crosses two high passes including the Yalila Pass at an altitude of 4820m, and you will experience incredible views of Mt Jhomolari from one of the most picturesque campsites in the world at Jangothang. The trek traverses scattered hamlets and agricultural terrain where you can get a true taste of Bhutanese village life. You will also have the chance to experience the rich variety of Bhutanese landscape, passing through deep valleys and forests as well as high alpine pastures where yak herders graze their animals. This nine day trek also gives you the chance to explore the cities of Paro and Thimbu, providing a unique opportunity to experience all that Bhutan has to offer.

Day 01 Arrive in Paro

Day 02 Paro Sightseeing

Day 03 Paro – Shana

Day 04 Shana – Soi Thangthaka

Day 05 Soi Thangthaka – Jangothang

Day 06 Jangothang

Day 07 Jangothang – Lingshi

Day 08 Lingshi – Shodu

Day 09 Shodu – Barshong

Day 10 Barshong – Dolam Kencho

Day 11 Dolam Kencho – Thimphu

Day 12 Thimphu – Paro

Day 13 Departure

Day 01. Arrival at Paro

On arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be received by a representative of Bhutan Peak Adventure who will then take you to your hotel for overnight stay at Paro.

Day 02. Paro – Paro

Full day of sightseeing in the Paro Valley. After breakfast drive to the Drugyel Dzong or the Fortress of Victory from where the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. Though in ruins, the Dzong holds great historical importance to the Bhutanese. From there, in fine weather, one can view the majestic Mt. Jhumolhari standing at an altitude of 7329m above the sea. Other places of interest include the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong and the local market. Overnight in hotel.


Day 03. Paro – Shana

Distance: 17 km. Trek time: 5–6 hours. Altitude of camp: 2,800m.
Drive up to the end of the road at Drugyel Dzong where the trek begins. The trail follows the river gently uphill through the narrowing valleys and agricultural fields of the Tsento Village. Overnight in camp near the army outpost.

Day 04. Shana- Soi Thangthagkha


Distance: 17 km. Trek time: 6–7 hours.
The trail winds continuously uphill following the Paro River, until the valley narrows and leads to the slopes. Then it descends down into another valley. Camp in a meadow.


Day 05. Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang

Distance: 19 km. Trek time: 6–7 hours. Altitude of camp: 4040m.
The trek is along a gradual uphill trail which passes an army out post. Pack lunch on the way. After lunch you will be passing through the bases of many snow peaked slopes. Overnight in camp at the base of Mt. Jhumolhari.

Day 06. Jangothang – Jangothang

A day of rest and acclimatisation. Hike to the beautiful lakes around Jangothang.

Day 07. Jangothang – Lingshi

Distance: 19 km. Trek time: 6–7 hours. Altitude of camp: 4150m.
Trek through wide yak pastures and beautiful snow clad mountains. As you approach the Lingshi basin, the breathtaking view of the Lingshi Dzong can be seen. The Tsarim Gang and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley. Camp near the stone shelter.

Day 08. Lingshi – Shodu

Distance: 22 km. Trek time: 7–8 hours. Altitude of camp: 4000m.
The trail climbs up to the Yalila Pass at an altitude of 4820m. Then it is down hill all the way to the camp. Camp beside a stone shelter.

Day 09. Shodu – Barshong

Distance: 13 km. Trek time: 4–5 hours. Altitude of camp: 3700m.
The trail follows the Thimphu river through forests of Rhododendrons. It winds up and down the slopes and finally leads to the ruins of the Barshong Dzong.


Day 10. Barshong – Dolam Kencho

Distance: 12 km. Trek time: 4–5 hours. Altitude of camp : 3628m.
Waterfalls and beautiful valleys can be seen along the way. Camp in a meadow.

Day 11. Dolam Kencho – Thimphu

Distance: 14 km. Trek time: 5–6 hours.
The trail continues through forests winding up and down through a small pass. Monkeys can be spotted on the way. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12. Thimphu – Paro

Morning sightseeing of Thimphu valley and in the afternoon drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro at hotel.


Day13. Departure

Morning Transfer to Air-Port for your departure where your guide will bid you good bye.


- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/Passport, note book, Nepalese currency etc....



- Warm set of inner/base layers
- Goretex jacket and trousers
- Feather/down or any warm jacket
- Trekking shoes
- Warm socks (few pairs)
- Gloves
- Hat/ Cap
- Sunglasses
- Water bottle/camel pack
- Trekking poles

Cost Includes:

• Entry visa
• A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
• An experienced driver
• A good vehicle (4WD for travelling couples or mini bus or bus for bigger groups)
• All meals inclusive
• Accommodation (3 star rated hotels minimum)
• Mineral water for the duration of the stay (foc)
• Taxes, surcharges, government contribution

Cost Excludes:

• Travel Insurance
• Meals at 5 stars restaurants. Breakfast at 5 stars restaurant is included if you have booked a night at the hotel.
• Tips for the guide and driver
• flight ticket

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Travel Preparation

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