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Bhutan High Himalayan Jumolhari Trek

Bhutan High Himalayan Jumolhari TrekDay 01 : Arrive – Paro.
Upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel at Paro.

Day 02 : Paro – Sightseeing.
Visit Kychu Lhakahang, National Museum and Paro Dzong. Later in the evening assemble the trekking gear. O/N Hotel at Paro.

Day 03 : Paro – Shana.
Starts Trek. Drive up to Drukgyel Dzong where the road ends and trek begins, follow the river gently uphill through a agricultural valley and the village. O/N Camp at height of 2,800m. Dist.17km. 5 to 6 hours.

Day 04 : Shana – Thangthayka
Continue uphill through the alpine forest. It narrows and closes in and the winds along the drainage. The trek is mostly through the deep forest. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Alt.3750m. Dist.20km. 8 to 9 hours. O/N Camp

Day 05 : Soi Thangthayka – Jangothang
Continue up the Pa Chhu (river). Pass a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Now views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks can be seen all around. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. Alt: 4,040m, Dist: 19 Km, time about 51/2 hrs. O/N Camp

Day 06 : Jangothang – Halt
Trek up to Tsophu for fishing or do any one of the three hiking excursions. Mt. Jhomolhari and its subsidiary are due west, Mt. Jichu Drake is to the north, unclimbed summits and ridges are to the east. O/N Camp.

Day 07 : Jangothang – Lingshi
Wide yak pastures are visible both on ways up and down the pass. You may encounter some nomads in their yak tents. You can see the Lingshi Dzong. Tserim Kang and its descending glaciers are at the north end of the valley from the Nyele la pass alt. 4700m. Camp at atl: 4,150m, dist: 19 Km. 7 to 8 hours. O/N Camp

Day 08 : Lingshi – Halt
On this day, halt at Lingshi for one-day excursion to Tsokha, the base camp of Jichu Drake. Large herds of blue sheep and musk deer may be seen. Alti: 4,500m, dist 15 Km. O/N Camp

Day 09 : Lingshi – Shodu
The trail ascends up to the Yalila Pass, altitude 4820 m, from the pass, Mt. Jhomolhari, Tserim Gang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Then descend. Camp at ht: 3,963m, 22 Km. 9 to 10 hours. O/N Camp

Day 10 : Shodu – Barshong
Follow Wang Chhu through the forest of rhododendron and waterfalls, the river then narrows and closes in and the trail winds ascending to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Camp just below the Dzong. Atl: 3,785 m dist: 13 kms. 6 to 7 hours. O/N Camp

Day 11 : Barshong - Dolam Kencho
Descend gradually to meet Wang chhu, passing through forests of Rhododendron, then ascend once again onto pasture land. Camp in meadow. Atl: 3,628 m, dist: 11 km. 5to 6 hours. O/N Camp

Day 12 : Dolam Kencho – Thimphu
Continue uphill through the forest to a small pass. The trial winds up and along the drainage. Wild animals may be seen. At Dodina, meet the transportation for drive to Thimphu. Dist: 14 km. 6 to 7 hours. O/N Hotel at Thimphu

Day 13: Thimphu – Punakha
Morning Thimphu sightseeing, visit Memorial Chorten, Painting School, National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha/Wangdi across the Dochula Pass (Alt: 3050m) where one can see the beautiful views of Eastern Himalayan Range. O/N Hotel at Wangdi.

Day 14 : Punakha – Paro
Visit Wangdi Dzong and Punakha Dzong, which is the winter home of Central Monk body (Je-Khenpo). After lunch transfer to Paro. O/N Hotel

Day 15 : Paro departure

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