Jumolhari Yaksa Trek also known as Chomolhari Trek is splendid trekking towards the Mt. Jumolhari (7326 m) base camp. Karma Eco Adventure Nepal takes great pride to take you to the most beautiful and oldest trekking trail in Bhutan. The grandeur of such a magnificent mountain will ignite romanticism inside any tourist. Mount Jumolhari is the home of the Mountain goddess Chomo in Bhutan.
The area is considered to be eternalized due to the numerous traditional folk songs and beautiful geographical terrain. The Jumolhari Yaksa Trek in itself is the diversified trekking trail of Bhutan with the trekkers moving towards the mountains and valley of Yaks. The glorious sightseeing in the cultural city of Bhutan like Paro makes the journey even more meaning full.
This is probably the oldest trekking route in the region. The trekkers who have less time to perform the Laya Lingshi Trek usually choose this trekking. The trail passes by villages like Shana, and Thangthangka and takes a rest at Jangothang. The trail crosses a high altitude and therefore requires acclimatization procedures. The hiking up to Tshopu Lake from Jangothang is recommended before moving forward. The lake lies at an altitude of 4,300 m from sea level.
The view of the mountain from the place is face to face as if it is just a touch away. The journey then descends completely towards Yaksa. The place too provides a spectacular view of the mountains like Jumolhari and Jichu Drakey. The trekking finally ends once you have reached Paro passing by Gunitsawa and Thombu. Book your glorious and traditional trekking route of Bhutan with an experienced and responsible trekking agency.
Jumolhari Yaksa Trek in Bhutan will be a mesmerizing holiday option for you. If you are fond of mountains, culture and lakes then this trekking allows you all the factors. Don’t miss out on the fun and thrill of trekking in Bhutan.
Day 01: Arrival in Paro-Thimphu (1.2 hrs)
Day 02: Thimphu-Paro (2. 5 hrs)
Day 03: Paro sightseeing Paro–Shana (Trek start). Distance 15k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2800m.
Day 04:Paro–Shana (Trek start). Distance 15k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2800m.Day: 05 Shana-Thangthangka. Distance: 21k, Walking time: 8h, Sleeping altitude: 3630m.
Day 06: Thangthangka-Jangothang. Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6h, Sleeping altitude: 4090m.
Day 07: Jangothang halt (Acclimatization Day)
Day 08: Jangothang-Yaksa. Distance 17k, walking time: 7h, sleeping altitude 4090m.
Day 09: Yaksa-Thombu. Distance 14k, walking time 5h, Pass to cross: Thombu La, 4550m, sleeping altitude: 4150m.
Day 10: Thombu-Gunitsawa. Distance: 17k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2600m.
Day 11: Gunitsawa-Paro (Trek end). Distance: 10k, walking time: 4h.
Day 12: Departure
Day 01: Arrival in Paro–Thimphu (1.2 hrs)
The joyous flight to Paro presents the splendid View of Mountains. Once you have landed in small dragon kingdom in Paro International Airport Karma Eco Adventure will take you to the hotel in Thimpu. If you are travelling from Nepal then our representative might accompany you to Bhutan from Nepal itself. Thimpu Valley Sightseeing of memorial Chorten and Buddha view point take place.
Day 02: Thimphu–Paro (2.5 hrs)
This would be joyous drive towards the Haa Valley. The rest in Chelela Pass which is located at an altitude of 3988m provides astounding view of Mt. Jomolhari during clean weather. The gorgeous Haa Valley awaits us for overnight.
Day 03: Paro sightseeing
The glorious day of sightseeing in Paro formally takes place today. The drive to northern end of Paro Valley for the amazing hiking to Tiger Nest Temple takes place. Tiger Nest is the famous and symbol of national identity of Bhutan as well. The temple is on the vertical cliff above 900m from its foothill. This two hours of hiking helps to acclimatize for next day’s trekking. While returning back the historical Drukgyel Dzong and Kichu Temple are visited to pray for the best journey ahead.
Day 04: Paro–Shana (Trek start). Distance 15k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2800m.
Ancient Drugyal Dzong built by Shabdrung to mark victory against Tibetans in 1654 is visited first before trekking. The trail follows the historic site along the Paro Chu river passing by the village of Tshento.
Day 05: Shana–Thangthangka. Distance: 21k, Walking time: 8h, Sleeping altitude: 3630m.
This is the rocky trail with numerous little uphill and downhill. The trail can become muddy during rainy season and the trail is along the Paro Chu River as well. This is the place where you will see the trail leading you towards Tibet.
Day 06: Thangthangka–Jangothang. Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6h, Sleeping altitude: 4090m.
The settlements in this junction of the trekking are very limited. The camp in Jangothang will provide the majestic view of the Mt. Chomolhari. The place is famous for various ruins as you can see the numerous old settlements ruins.
Day 07: Jangothang halt (Acclimatization Day)
Acclimatization is needed for the trekking. Therefore, a day’s rest will be in Jangothang. The hiking towards Tshophu Lake can be equally captivating for the trekkers which are about 2 hours from Jangothang. The night will be spent in Jangothang.
Day 08: Jangothang–Yaksa. Distance 17k, walking time: 7h, sleeping altitude 4090m.
The trail again reaches the Lake which trekkers visited the previous day as part of acclimatization. Further two hours of trekking and crossing the Bongtey La pass here comes the spectacular view of Jichu Drakey and Chomolhari. The trail then descends towards Yaksa.
Day 09: Yaksa–Thombu. Distance 14k, walking time 5h, Pass to cross: Thombu La, 4550m, sleeping altitude: 4150m.
The gradual uphill climbing of about two hours will appear the tree lines entering towards another valley. The pass will be of about one hour climb and finally trekkers will reach the meadow of Yak Herders. This place in Thombu will be the camp for this day’s trekking rest. In clear weather you can see the villages of Tibet as well.
Day 10: Thombu–Gunitsawa. Distance: 17k, walking time: 6h, sleeping altitude: 2600m.
The steep climbing upwards will take you to the rocky cliff with very dangerous drop. About four hours of steep descending which is very vertical as well will take you to the check post. Further two hours of trekking will take you to the camp site of Gunitsawa.
Day 11: Gunitsawa–Paro (Trek end). Distance: 10k, walking time: 4h.
This is the final day of the trekking. Once you have sighted the Drugyal Dzong the bus drive will take you back to Paro. You can stroll around Paro in evening.
Day 12: Departure
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