Jomolhari Circuit Trek is a trekking package in which you hike daily to Jomolhari and return. This trek happens in Bhutan where spend some days on the trail getting the natural wonders of high altitude trekking and some cultural touring of what the dragon kingdom has on offer.
Bhutan, in which you do this Jomolhari circuit trek, has much to offer while trekking in the open region of the country. In fact, this circuit trek to Jomolhari takes you to this highest mountain which has not been climbed as yet to see it basking in the glory. While on the trek you passed through some of the finest terrains of snow-capped mountain peaks, gaze into valleys with its own unique flora and fauna, by through herding settlements, see old ancient ruins and watch wildlife meant for the region you are in.
Jomolhari Circuit trek is basically an eight day trekking itinerary, with additional two or three days for sightseeing. The wonders, which you see while taking Jomolhari trek, start from the philosophical foundation of the faith which the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan follows which sets it apart from the rest of the world. The wonders while on the trek to Jomolhari that you are likely to see, comes primarily from the truth that Bhutan is the only country in the world, that has a negative carbon rating as it has over sixty percent of its landmass covered with forest, making it to not only remove the little pollution it may cause but sequence its neighboring countries as well. The remaining land is used in sustainable agricultural practices. Another reason for getting a unique landscape and terrain for you to not only do this Jomolhari Circuit trek but others like Gangtey Valley Trek Bumdra Trek Druk Path Trek is because of Bhutan’s unique economic measurement, where it uses gross domestic happiness to the contrasting economic measurements of other countries that are gross domestic production. Because of this, it does not do anything in its policy, which is detrimental to the environment, its people and its cultural assets. Thus making Bhutan Trekking or any other Cultural Tours in the country which seems so naturally integrated.
Taking this Jomolhari Circuit Trek has much to offer when it comes to trekking in the Bhutanese Region of the Himalayan region. Your trek starts off with a warm welcome after having landed in Paro, by the crew of your trek. The first part of flying in and out of the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan gives you some of the best views from the plane. You see the snow-capped peaks of the High Himalayan Mountains to the north with their glaciers fed from them. Then just below you see the wonders of the lush green hills and valleys each with their own rivers coming from the glacial feeds, just to cut gorges in them. It is a wonder that you will be hiking in some part of them. Then comes the trekking part of your itinerary. You are taken through some of the best trails in the land, which gives you insights into the flora and fauna of the vegetation, the birds, and the animal life of the area. You climb and any given time to again to descend, coming to some landmark of either a Dzong, a shrine, or a meadow with flowers. You also loop over some pass to get to the next destination. The climax of the trek is when you get to view Mount Jomolhari from its base camp and to complete the circuit of the Jomolhari trek just to be taken on a guided tour of places that have importance in the Bhutanese culture like the Dzongs (fortresses) now used for various cultural, administrative and religious purposes, the shrines made in dedication of a person’s achievement, the temples dedicated to various aspects of the sect of Buddhism followed in Bhutan and the Monasteries, like the Taktsang Monastery, perched against a cliff 3000 meters above sea level. This and many more things you get to do and see while on this Jomolhari Circuit Trek.
What about boarding and lodging while on Jomolhari Trek?
While you are on the trek to Jomolhari, you will stay in tents at your daily destination which will be arranged by the crew of your trek before you even arrive. The same can be said for food. Breakfast and dinner are prepared by a chef who accompanies you but hardly seen as he arrives one step ahead of you. Lunch is usually packed and carried on the way, in which you eat hot at given places while trekking. In fact, all is carted by horses and donkeys for your food and lodging, you might just have your guide and assistance with you while hiking daily. While on the cultural part of the tour, you will stay at a three-star and above accommodation with all meals in it.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Jomolhari Circuit Trek
Day 1: Arrival Paro (2,250m)
Day 2: Drive to Drukgyal Dzong and trek to Shana (2,950m)
Day 3: Trek to Thangthangkha (3,645m)
Day 4: Trek to Base Camp of Jangothang (4,180m)
Day 5: Rest Day at Jangothang (4,180m)
Day 6: Trek to Lingshi (4,010m)
Day 7: Trek to Shodu (4,110m)
Day 8: Trek to Barshong (3,680m)
Day 9: Trek to Dolam Kencho (3,430m)
Day 10: Trek to Dolam Kencho and drive to Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 11: Thimphu –Day excursion to Punakha (1,310m)
Day 12: Thimphu – Paro and Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3,120m)
Day 13: Depart Bhutan
- Catch panoramic bird’s eye-view of the world’s tallest mountains during flight to/from Paro.
- Explore the colorful city, Paro.
- Visit the tiny capital - Thimphu.
- Witness spectacular view of Mt. Chomolhari, Jichu Drakey, Jomolhari from closer proximity.
- Explore flora and fauna during the hike.
- Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ perched in a vertical cliff.
- Visit Bhutan’s historical, cultural and religious landmarks.