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JOMOLHARI TREK

Itinerary

You will be met by our local tour guide upon your arrival at Paro Airport and transferred you to the hotel with rest day at leisure. If you are more curious, discuss with your guide for arranging short sightseeing in the enchanting Paro valley.

Your trek begins from Drukgyel Dzong. This impressive fortress lies in ruin and built here in this present location to commemorate the victory over Tibet by Tenzin Drukdra while he was the second Paro Penlop (governor) and was named Druk Gyel Dzong, which means the Victorious Fortress. From Druk Gyel Dzong the trail descent downhill and then enters the valley of Gunitsawa the northern end of Paro valley where you will embark on your onward trekking journey.  Leaving the Paro valley behind you will enter the deep forest of Oak and pine trees, following the Pa Chhu River and finally you will reach your campsite at Sharna at an altitude of 2,850m.

Today your trails takes you through entering the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Park leading you to Soi Thangthanka which is the first glimpse site of Mt. Jomolhari(7326m) peak. The trail takes you through lots of ascent and descent through forest of oaks, rhododendron and ferns alongside the Pa Chhu River. Continuing your journey through the river valley finally you will enter a narrow to a small path which descends to a meadow where you will set up for night. Depending upon the clarity of the weather you will have the first catching awesome view of the majestic Mt. Jomolhary (7326m).

Your trek continues following the Pa Chhu valley through beautiful landscape, which widen into pitches of alpine meadows and scanty growth of the forest. As you journey continues through crossing the army check point the majestic view of the Himalayan peaks and the spectacular view of the high mountain ridges becomes your everyday feature. Crossing the village of Soi Thangthanka, Takethang and Dangochang you will then finally enter Jangothang, which is one of the spectacular campsite of the Himalayas with its rolling alpine meadow with the majestic view of Mt. Jomolhari looming at the valley ahead. Settle down for your night halt at a splendid view point and campsite at Jangothang.

The rest and acclimatization day at the foot of Mt. Jomolhari offers choices of day hike in this high altitude alpine region. Hiking through the yak pastures with nomadic yak herders stone house settlement which lies scattered throughout and with a visit to the remnant of a fortress which lies in ruin today once used to defend the valley from Tibetan invasion provides an opportunity in unfolding the age old history of Bhutan. The halt at Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great view of the altitude lakes and icefall magnificent other peaks like – Mt. Jichu Drakey (6794m) and numerous unclimbed peaks in the surrounding vicinity. There is also a good chance for you to spot blue sheep in this valley.

The trail leads to a last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu. Passing the lake of Tshophu (4,380m) you will climb up steeply to Bhonte La pass at 4,890 m, the highest point of this trek route. Reaching the Dhumzo Chhu river, you trek downstream passing the few houses of Soi Yaktsa (Dhumzo) to arrive at your camp soon after.

The trail climbs up to the Yelila pass at an altitude of 4,930m. From the pass, on a clear day you will get an excellent view of Jumolhari, Tserimgang and Masanggang. The trek from the pass to the campsite at Shodu is a steep downhill.

The trail follows the Thimphu Chhu through rhododendron forests, past beautiful waterfalls along the way. The valley narrows till the path takes to the slopes and gradually ascends to the ruins of Barshong Dzong.

The trail descends down to the Thimphu Chhu river valley, through dense forests of rhododendron, birch, conifer, maples and bamboos and then ascends to pasture lands. The camp is in a meadow.

The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. In Dodena, you will exit the Jigme Dorji National Park and reach the road head next to a impressive cantilever bridge.

Today in the morning hour before departing to Thimphu hike to the Cherri  monastery and later the trail leads you all the way downhill till the road where you will be met by your car and transfer to your hotel.

After your morning breakfast, you will be led to explore some of the important monuments in Thimphu including National Memorial Chorten, National Painting School, National Library, National Textile Museum and finally the giant golden Buddha statue. After quick lunch in Thimphu drive to Paro which takes around 1 hour.

After your morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination. Your tour guide and driver will see you off at the airport.

01Rate inclusive of all three meals both local and continental healthy cuisine 
02Rate inclusive of all accommodation [three star hotels with double/twin sharing basis] 
03Rate inclusive of air-conditioned tourist standard transportation 
04Rate inclusive of local tour English-speaking licensed guide on all your sightseeing tours 
05Rate inclusive of extensive choices of flexible comprehensive tour itineraries 
06Rate inclusive of Bhutan Government Royalty fees of $ 65 per person per nights 
07Rate inclusive of all entry fees, museum fees and historical attraction fees 
08Rate inclusive of all applicable taxes – BST 10%, Service Charge 10% 
09Rate inclusive of one time visa fee of USD 40 
10Rate inclusive of airport arrival and departure transfer in Bhutan 
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Bhutan Government uphold a strategy of “High Value-Low Impact” tourism policy, which serves as the purpose of creating an image of exclusive and high-yield destination among travelers.  Therefore, Baeyul Excursion has initiated its tourism policy – to maintain its environment, ecological friendly, preservation of social-cultural and economically viable, prevent from overrun mass tourism and while at the same time to ensure visitors get the most out of their trips. The minimum cost outlined by Baeyul Excursion offers the charm of the isolated Himalayan kingdom, which was founded on the principle of sustainability.

GROUP SIZEYOUR BHUTAN TRIP COST
Single Individual USD 3,220/- 
Group of 02 Members USD 3,100/- 
Group of 03 Members and Above USD 2,740/- 

One Time Bank Transfer Charges

USD 45/-

01Rate does not include incoming & outgoing Bhutan airfares and airport taxes 
02Rate does not include drinks and alcohols and non- alcoholic beverage 
03Rate does not include guides speaking language other than English 
04Rate does not include any service outside Bhutan 
05Rate does not include one time bank transfer charge of USD 45 
06Rate does not include tipping to guide, driver etc. 
07Rate does not include extra expenses or loss due to nature and un-foreseen events beyond the control of our management 
08Rate does not include expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, potter, telephone/fax calls, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc 
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