Jumolhari Yaktsa trek is one of the best trekking in Bhutan and it is a trek from Paro valley to Jumolhari Base camp. Jumolhari is located on the border between Bhutan and Tibet China
. Jumolhari Yaktsa trek begins in Paro valley with two nights acclimatization to the altitude and visiting Bhutan’s most famous and sacred Taktshang monastery and some of the Bhutan’s most famous Dzong and monasteries.
Jumolhari Yaktsa trek can take you to the most beautiful and high altitude nomadic areas of Bhutan, driving through a rough road on the first day for around 2 hours and then start the trek from Drukgyel Dzong to Shama village along the Paro Chu. Since ti is a first of the trekking in Bhutan, we will just walk for one hour and rest at the campsite.
During Jumolhari Yaktsa trek, you will enter Jigme Dorji National Park which is named after the late Bhutan’s king Jime Dorji and it is the second largest national park in Bhutan. The park The park is a home to many different kinds of wild lives in Bhutan including snow leopard, clouded leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, Bengal tiger, and black musk deer so on. Passing by a village of Sheng Karap and Tremo-la is nearby; a stone paved trail utilized as a trade route from Tibet. You are very near the Tibet and Bhutan border and it was used to be a pretty big trade routed between Bhutan and Tibet in the olden days.
Most of the Himalayan kingdoms including Bhutan, Nepal, Ladhak, Sikkim and Tibet have Yaks and for them Yak is everything, especially in the olden days. They use Yaks for meat, to plough the fields, to transport goods. Yak’s hair is used for making tents, blankets and clothes and Yak’s tail is used for cleaning and they get cheese, milk, tea. From Thangthangkha to Jangothang is 4-hours trek starting at Pa Chu and you are now entering the nomad area of Bhutan with lots of Yak. The nomads here utilized Yaks for the same purpose as other Himalayan kingdoms.
During Jumolhari Yaktsa trek, you will not only see Bhutan’s nomads and Yak but also can interact with Bhutan’s nomads by visiting their nomad tents, talking with nomads, having meals in their black Yak hair made tent. After continue trekking to Jumolhari base camp, you will reach the most beautiful view point of Jumolhari snow mountain
at 7326m ( 24035 ft), Jichu Drake’s highest summit at 6989m and surrounding unclimbed peaks in the east.
Your trekking in Bhutan will end up in Paro valley and continue drive to Thimphu city at the distance of 50km which takes you around one hour and 16 minutes. Spending two nights in Thimphu city, visiting the most important sites of Thimphu city in Bhutan during your trekking tours in Bhutan. Finally drive back to Paro valley and take the international flight back from Bhutan.
|Days||Trip Outline||Daily Activity||Accommodation||Guide & Driver||Meal|
|01||Arrival in Paro airport and transfer to downtown Paro valley ( 2250m/5km/10 min )||Museum at Tadzong-Rinpung Dzong-Dongtse Lhakang||Hotel||Bhutanese||LD|
|02||Paro sightseeing tour||Taktshang monastery-Drugyel Dzong-view of Mount Jumolhari||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|03||Paro to Shana (2820m/2h drive/2km/1 h trek )||Gunitsawa-Drugyel Dzong-Army checkpoint-Paro Chu-Shana||Camp||Bhutanese||BLD|
|04||Shana to Thangthangka ( 3581m/16Km/7 h )||Jigme Dorji National Park-Sheng Karap-Thangthangkha||Camp||Bhutanese||BLD|
|05||Thangthangka To Jangothang ( Jumolhri Base camp ) ( 4090m/11Km/4 h)||Nomad camp with Yak-snow peak mountain-Jangothang-Jumolhari Basecamp||Camp||Bhutanese||BLD|
|06||Jangothang (Jumolhri Base camp Halt )||Great view of Jumolhari Mountain with sun rise-Jichu Drake-Tshophu||Camp||Bhutanese||BLD|
|07||Jangothang to Tsophu Lake (4380m/8Km/2 h )||Sophu Lake-Yak herders camp-Interact with nomads||Camp||Bhutanese||BLD|
|08||Tsophu Lake to Yaktsa ( 3870m/14km/5h)||Bonte la Pass at 4890m-Dhumzo chhu river-Dhumzo village-Yaktsa||Camp||Bhutanese||BLD|
|09||Yaktsa to Thombu Shong ( 4165m/11Km/5h )||Taklungla Pass at 4550m-spectacular view of Mt. Jumolhar, Jichudrakey Tserimgang and many other high Peaks-Thombu Shong nomad camp site||Camp||Bhutanese||BLD|
|10||Thombu Shong to Shana–Paro-Thimphu ( 2350m/14Km/4-5h/50km drive )||Thumbo la at 4380m-view of Mt Jho Darkey-Shana village-Paro-Thimphu||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|11||Sightseeing tour in Thimphu||Tango monastery-Arts and craft school-Traditional medicine center-Bhutan post office-Tashichhodzong||Hotel||Bhutanese||BLD|
|12||Thimphu to Paro international airport ( 2250m/50km/ 1h/16 min )||Thimphu-Paro valley-Paro International airport||End the trip||Bhutanese||BB|
- Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
- All necessary Bhutan travel permits
- Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
- Full board for entire tour
- All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
- One good local English speaking guide
- All camping equipment except sleeping bags
- All camping fee
- Pakc horse and horse men for the trek
- All cooking team
- Different kinds of snack like biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit during trek
- Oxygen incase needed
- Both International and domestic flight
- Bhutan visa fee
- All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
- Personal riding horse
- Personal and medical evacuation insurance
- Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves