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Jhomolhari Base Camp and Yaksa Trek

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

The Jhomolhari Base Camp and Yaksa Trek is one of the most popular treks and a favorable with trekkers. It is a truly amazing trek admits the beauty of the Himalayas that leaves one with an ultimate satisfaction and fulfillment. 

The trek starts off from the shell of Drugyal Dzong, following a river at 2500 meters to an altitude of 4820 meters at Yalila Pass.

The Jhomolhari Trekking is consider as Bhutan's most spectacular trek and it offers fabulous views of the 7314m JHOMOLHARI, JECHU DARKEY (6989m) and TSHERIM GANG (6789m).

The Jhomolhari Trek passes through spread hamlets and farmland into a deep and richly forested valley, which leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak herders scrape their animals.

The Jhomolhari Trek offers a sampling of the diverse variety of the Bhutanese landscape. The best seasons to roam around are April to June and September to November.

The Jhomolhari Trek is probably one of the most beautiful and un-spoilt trekking areas in the entire Himalaya. Rich and varied vegetation from richly forested valley to high alpine pastureland where yak herders graze their animals, trout fishing in the sky blue lake, magnificent views of snowy mountains and the Himalayan blue sheep and snow leopard can be encountered on this trek.

The Jhomolhari Trek takes you through narrow fertile valleys to wide open yak pastures, across high passes to close-in winding river valleys, through villages and old ruins of dzongs to yak herd camps, from high alpine mountains to semi-tropical forests.

 You can catch spectacular views of the high ridges and snow -capped peaks, of crashing rivers, feeder streams and waterfalls, of the majestic grandeur of Mount Jomolhari and Tserim Kang and its glaciers while having the Jhomolhari Trek. The day rest at Linghi takes you on an excursion to Tsokha, the base camp of Mount Jichu Drake.

Day 01: Arrive Paro from Bangkok, Kathmandu or Delhi (By Druk Air).

Day 02: Paro.

Day 03: Paro.

Day 04: Paro-Shana (Start of Jhumolhari Basecamp and Yaksa Trek).

Day 05: Shana-Thangthanka.

Day 06: Thangthanka-Jangothang.

Day 07: Jangothang.

Day 08: Jangothang- Yaksa.

Day 09: Yaksa- Thombu.

Day 10: Thombu- Shana.

Day 11: Shana-Paro-Thimpu (End of Jhumolhari Basecamp and Yaksa Trek .)

Day 12: Thimpu

Day 13: Thimpu- Paro- Airport for Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis; single supplement is available upon request with extra surcharge as applicable.
  • Meals; B=Breakfast, L=Lunch; D=Dinner and evening tea with biscuits.
  • Transport within Bhutan.
  • Trekking equipment like sleeping bag, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses, etc.
  • Services of experienced licensed English speaking guides.
  • Trekking cooks and trek assistant.
  • supply of pack and riding ponies.
  • Bhutan entry visa fees.
  • Royalty and taxes.

Cost Exclude:

  • Departure Tax where applicable.
  • Air fare.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operations by helicopters.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Mineral water, soft drinks and any alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, laundry, telephone calls, tips and any other personal expenses.
  • Nepal Visa (if entering Bhutan through Nepal)
  • Any services in Kathmandu/Nepal (hotels, transport, etc)
  • Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation of flights, deviation in program, delays due to landslides/ road blockage or otherwise.

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