Jomolhari Trek Bhutan 11 Days

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Country Bhutan Max-Altitude 15807 ft
Trip StartParo, Bhutan Trip End Paro, Bhutan
Group Size Min 1, Max 12
Meals All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during your stay in Bhutan
Accommodation 'A'-grade hotels in Paro and Thimphu / Tented accommodation during the trek
Per Person $ 2,800 USD
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    Jomolhari Trek lets you have a majestic view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Base Camp

    Jomolhari trek is the most popular trek in Bhutan offering large variety of beautiful landscape, wild nature with surreal view of Mount Jomolhari(7,326 m ). Jomolhari Trek to Bhutan is what the Everest Base Camp route is to Nepal. Which means a trekking pilgrimage through the rugged uphill and downhill trails all the way to the Jangothang Base Camp. With altitude differences of 8,200 ft and nearly 16,400 ft, it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna, and flora. The major highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Base Camp.  Beginning beyond Drugyal Dzong at Shana, in the picturesque Paro Valley you enter the stunning rhododendron forests and weave your way up the valley crossing and re-crossing glistening glacial streams. Eventually, the landscape opens up to grassy meadows and leads to Jangothang where you camp below the sacred peak of Jomolhari (23,996 ft).

    Jomolhari trek along with Bhutan tours also feature some of the significant attractions of this mystical kingdom. Attractions of this trip are namely ; Tiger’s Nest Monastery, ancient Dzongs (fortresses), sacred temples and ancient towns of Paro and Thimphu. Bhutan is only carbon negative country in the world and it has many natural beauties to be explored with caution. Nature protection is the focus task of Bhutan government and we are joining hands with them in this effort.

     

    Jomolahari trek is the most popular trek in Bhutan experienced by true trek enthusiasts from all over the world. Traversing through beautiful villages, discovering ancient Buddhist monasteries, Dzongs (fortresses), pleasing environment of Bhutanese kingdom provides you memorable trekking adventure. Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October) are the best seasons for Jomolhari trek and can be participated by anyone with moderate fitness level. With a dedicated team of local trek leaders and guides, Extollo ensures you have the safest and a meaningful trek.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • Experience fabulous views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jumolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake.
    • Discover Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions.
    • Camp overnight at the base of Mt Jumolhari.
    • Spend time Marvelling at the ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
    • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
    • Hike up to the famous Taktsang / Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
    • Well acclimatized itinerary crafted with over 20 years of experience to prevent altitude sickness
    • Emergency evacuation is readily available in case of any unfavorable events
    • Certificate of participation is awarded in the recognition of your amazing trekking adventure

    When Is The Best Time To Go

    The best times to travel to Bhutan are during the seasons of Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September & October). Bhutan celebrates its biggest festivals during April and May thus, it is a perfect time to experience Bhutanese culture. Similarly, during Spring the environment is perfect for hiking adventures and one can cherish rhododendron blooms. You may also visit Bhutan during Summer and Winter, though the climatic conditions are wet and cold respectively, hence quite unfavorable for the best experience. However, you can avoid crowd during these times.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • Suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level, from a beginner trekker to an experienced adventurer as high altitude is the only challenging factor
    • It is a 9-day trek reaching a maximum altitude about 15807 feet
    • You will be walking 7-8 hours each day with daily ascends of about 400-700 meters
    • Past hiking experience would be favorable, though technical skill is not required
    • Daily morning jogging and exercise are recommended at least 6 months prior to the start of your trip

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    • Indigenous tour leaders
    • Socially responsible tourism
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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Bhutanese visa fee
    • Pickups and drop offs from hotels and airports
    • The government approved A and B category hotels in the cities and camping (tents) during the trek on twin- shared basis
    • All (B, L, D) meals, tea, and snacks
    • Cook and camp helpers who will take care of camp chores and provide wholesome meals
    • Services of horsemen who will look after the yaks & ponies that transport luggage and camp gear
    • Experienced driver
    • Transportation in the comfortable private vehicle(s)
    • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff
    • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
    • Porter and pack animal services for trekking
    • Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking
    • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
    • Items of personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
    • Personal camping gears (sleeping bag, torch etc.)
    • Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
    • Tips for staff
    • Travel insurance
    • Any optional activities other than above-included ones during free time
    • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section

    Travelers Review

    Alexis Blanc
    Alexis Blanc

    France

    This was my first trekking experience and my god it was fantastic I decided to experience this EBC trek and read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 03 - Apr-17 2018
    Jigisha Patel
    Jigisha Patel

    United States

    Adventurous trekking to this part of the world can be daunting to plan for. The Extollo staff was available throughout read More

    Traveled to Nepal in group of 25 from Mar 15 - Mar-29 2019
    Fabian Haas
    Fabian Haas

    United States

    It was really a wonderful experience. I had this Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter tour last April with my family, read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 09 - Apr-16 2018

    Detailed Itinerary

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    Note: “Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required.”

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    Accommodation and meals

    During your travel, you will be staying at Hotel Migmar in Thimphu, Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro and camping tents during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of booking, you will be accommodated in A- grade hotels in Paro and Thimphu.


    All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during your stay in Bhutan. A variety of meals are available in most hotels – the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.


    During the trek, you will be provided 3 meals a day – breakfast, hot picnic lunch on the way, and dinner at the campsites with evening tea and snacks. Extollo Adventures’ trekking cooks are well trained and can whip up delicious meals at any altitude. If there are any special dietary needs, you are requested to inform the company prior to the trip.


    Frequently asked questions about this trip

    General questions

    Spring and Autumn are the most popular time to visit Bhutan. During Spring, one can experience cultural Bhutanese festivals, especially during April and May. It is also warmer and skies are clearer for amazing sightseeing tour. The climate is also favorable during Autumn (September and October) for a perfect hiking holiday exploring ancient fortress of Bhutan.

    Yes, of course you can visit Bhutan during Summer/Monsoon (June to August) and Winter (December to February). You can enjoy the hiking tour with less crowd but the climatic conditions are not quite favorable during these seasons. Summer and Monsoon will be wet and the winter has very cold weather, thus you may not experience the best holidays in Bhutan during these seasons.

    Visa confirmation letter is the first important document, so keep it with you all the time and make a copy of it too. We shall help in your visa processing for Bhutan prior to the start of your trip.

    Also take a copy of your tour itinerary with you.

    You can carry up to 20 kg in economic class and 30 kg in business class. An extra 5 kg is also allowed to store in overhead baggage bin or under passenger’s seat.

    Yes, definitely. We can arrange you a private tour too as per your demand and flexibility but under Bhutanese state laws.

    We offer customization in the itinerary to our valued clients. After all it is you traveling and it must be beneficial to you according to your interests. Indeed, we have carefully crafted and specially designed our itinerary but you have the right to amend it and make necessary changes. Please let us know and we shall make changed accordingly.

    It is better to purchase mineral water which is readily available all along the Bhutan tour. Choose the recognized brand rather than the local brands and avoid the tap water which is not quite safe.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some important things to know before you go
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Bhutan. A Bhutanese Visa must be obtained prior to your arrival i.e. before entering in Bhutan because Druk Air allows boarding only after your visa clearance from Bhutan government. Since, no embassy abroad or foreign mission can grant a tourist visa, your visa needs to be processed by local tour operator, thus we will be assisting you to obtain tourist visa. Your passport must be at least 6 months valid after you leave Bhutan. Please send us a copy of your passport in order for us proceed to apply for the visa. Also, bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Bhutan Visa, Entry permit, etc.)

      For further information please visit http://www.mfa.gov.bt/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/bhutan-visa-application-form.pdf

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for
      joining any of the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be
      insured, it is strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal
      liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
      We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including
      emergency repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur
      due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter
      rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell
      insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      You need to keep extra money to cover miscellaneous
      expenses. It is advised to carry US$ for personal expenses. This would be for
      travelers’ spending money for requirements like beverages both alcoholic and
      nonalcoholic, purchasing toiletries, souvenirs, paying for laundry service, bar
      bills, phone bills, extra porters, bottled water, tipping, and other services
      not listed and recreational expenses. You need to consider your own spending
      habits when it comes to using money for the above mentioned expenses. There
      could be unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides,
      political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, flight
      cancellations etc that are beyond Extollo Adventures' control, for which
      emergency funds will be highly recommended.

    • Solo Travelers

      Generally, we do not charge solo travelers any extra charge. You will be paired up with another traveler of same gender and hotel room will be provided on twin sharing basis in Bhutan. On request, you will be provided a single room in Bhutan with a single supplement charge.

    • Couple of Rules

      Dress Code: One should remember to dress appropriately while visiting Dzongs, monasteries and temples.

      Must wear:

      Collared shirt (either full or half sleeve)

      Full-length pants/long skirt

      Shoes with socks

      * Tie is not required.

      You will not be allowed to enter if you are wearing:

      Hats/caps

      Shorts/short skirt

      Slippers/sandals

      T-shirts

      Photography: Bhutanese in general pose for photographs. However, make sure to ask for permission from the concerned person before you take a shot. Taking pictures inside dzongs, temples, monasteries and museums are prohibited.

      Smoking/Tobacco prohibition: Bhutan bans smoking in public places, and prohibits growing or importing tobacco. You must always be able to produce proof of purchase of products such as Invoice or bill at the airports or entry points (borders). On demand, you must also produce a receipt of tax payment, failing to adhere to this rules will result in third degree felony punishable by three years in prison.

      The maximum number of tobacco or tobacco products a person can carry for personal consumption at a single time includes:

      200 sticks of cigarette or

      30 pieces of cigar or

      150 grams of other tobacco and tobacco product

      *Tobacco products imported from India shall pay 100% Sales Tax and from countries other than India shall pay 200% duty.

    Additional Information

    Additional Information

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