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Jumolhari trek

Summery: Jumolhari Trek, starts at Paro and ends at Thimphu, 10 trek days with an extra 4 days and reaches a maximum altitude of 4890 m, rated moderate.
Extra days: the minimum number of days needed for sightseeings, acclamatising and to drive to the starting place of the trek and pick up at the end of the trek

Day 1 Arrival Paro by Druk Air
Fly into Paro. If you are flying in from Delhi or Kathmandu the flight over the Himalayas is one of the most spectacular experiences one will ever experience. You will fly past Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and the entire Himalayan range visible on the left side. On landing at Paro you will be met by our representative. After Customs and Immigrations formalities, you will be escorted to the hotel. Over night at hotel.

Day 2 Paro Sightseeing, over night at hotel

 

DAY 3 Paro - Sharna
Start of Trek. Day 1: Distance 17 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Drukgyel(2580m) and camp near Sharna Zampa(2870m). Gradual climb following the Paro river through the agriculture valley and villages. The campsite is opposite to the Gunyitsawa Army check post in a meadow.

DAY 4 Sharna - Thangthangka
Trek Day 2 : Distance 22 kms and walking distance 6-7 hours. Starting at Sharna Zampa (2870m) and camp at Thangthangka(3630m). The trial is a gradual ascent with plenty of ups and downs through conifer forest, ferns and Rhododendrons. A magnificent view of Mt. Jumolhari can be seen from your camp site on clear days.

DAY 5 Thangthangka - Jangothang
Trek Day 3 : Distance 19 kms and walking distance 5-6 hours. Starting at Thangthangka (3630m) and camp at Jangothang (4090m)Todays trial passes an army post and the village of Soe and a small settlement at Takethang. Yak herders live here . Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jumolhari.

DAY 6 Jangothang - Halt
Trek Day 4: Acclimatisation Day. You can spend the day relaxing or there are several day hikes to choose from. Two interesting hikes would be to get views of Mt.Jumolhari or Jichu Drake. If you are interested in a lake then you can take the hike to Tsophu. Overnight at camp.

DAY 7 Jangothang - Lingshi
Trek Day 5 : Distance 18 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Jangothang (4090m) and camp at Lingshi (4010m) Today you encounter your first major pass at 4890m ( Nyile-la ).You also get snow peak views of Tserim Kang (6789m) Camp near a stream in a meadow.

DAY 8 Lingshi - Halt
Trek Day 6 : Halt. Its worth a visit to Lingshi Dzong. You can also make an excursion to Tsokha (lake) i.e. Base Camp of Jichu-Drake. During the excursion hundreds of Blue Sheep, Musk Deer could be seen. Tsokha is at 4500 m. and the hike is about 4-5 hours.

DAY 9 Lingshi - Shodu
Trek Day 7 : Distance 22 kms and walking time 8-9 hours. Starting at Lingshi (4010m) and camp at Shodu (4110m)The first half of the trek is mostly through treeless valley until you start ascending to Yeli-la pass at 4820 m, from here Mt. Jumolhari, Mt. Tsherimgang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Camp in a meadow.

DAY 10 Shodu - Barshong
Trek Day 8 : Distance 16 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Shodu (4110m) and camp at Barshong (3680 m) Todays trial winds up & down following the Thimphu Chhu and crossing it six times. A final climb for about an hour walk will bring you to Barshong. Camp just below the ruins of a small Dzong.

DAY 11 Barshong - Dolam Kencho
Trek Day 9 : Distance 15 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Barshong (3680m) and camp at Dolam Kencho (3430m) The trial descends gently down to meet Thimphu Chhu through the dense forest of Rhododendron, birch, conifer trees and across the pasture land. Camp in a meadow.

DAY 12 Dolam Kencho - Thimphu
Trek Day 10. End of Trek :Distance 8 km and walking time 3 hours. Starting at Dolam Kencho (3430m) and end of trek at Dodina (2600m). Today is an easy 3 hour descend till Dodina where your vehicle will meet you. It is a 30 minute drive to Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 13 Thimphu - sightseeing - Paro
Morning start the sightseeing with Zelukha Nunnery, National Library, Memorial Chorten of Late King, Handicrafts Emporium, Post Office and walk around Thimphu city for shopping of souvenirs from Bhutan. If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday a visit to the Weekend Market is a must. After lunch drive to Paro enroute visit to Simtokha Dzong the first fort built in 1627-29 by Shabdrung who unified the Kingdom and continue the journey following the Thimphu river till Chuzom (Confluence) and taking the direction toward Paro following Pa-chu for 2 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 14 Departure