Traditional Jumolhari Trek
Jomolhari means “Mountain of the Goddess Jomo” and brace yourself to experience Bhutan in its truly wild beauty with close up views of the Snow Capped Mountains. With altitude differences of 2,500 m and nearly 5,000 m (lowest and highest point of the route), it offers a wide range of landscape, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp, and sightings of the Blue Sheep, Tibetan snowcocks, Marmots, Himalayan griffons amongst others and visiting the highlanders’ semi-permanent shelter houses. One should be physically fit to enjoy the majestic mountain views, endure thin air, serenity & the wilderness of the landscape while on the trek. The trek starts from Paro and passes through scattered hamlets, high alpine pasturelands, yak herders’ camps and stunning landscapes and sunrises and comes out from north of Thimphu valley.
Camping in extreme weather such as cold temperatures and snowy conditions can be expected and extremely enjoyable; Camping on the snow can be peaceful, picturesque and an out door adventure.
All the accommodation while on Trek is twin sharing, double occupancy. Single occupancy in tents can be arranged on demand at an additional charge. All tents are Cold Weather Tents and designed for harsh weather and snowy conditions. Separate tents will be pitched for dinning, kitchen and rest room.
On demand, a luxury camping facilities will be provided like bed and mattresses, warm shower tents, rest room with proper toilet pots, fishing equipment etc.
Check for the following Essential Trekking Gears:
- Trekking Boots (broken in)
- Waterproof 3/4 season jacket and trousers
- Camp Footwear (light shoes/sandles/trainers)
- Several pairs of good quality socks
- T-Shirts - Highly recommended are synthetic T shirt styles that wick away moisture
- Thermal Underwear / layers
- Down jackets
- Warm mid layers (fleece/micro fibre)
- Trousers - Lightweight, loose fitting, trekking trousers, pants with zip-off bottoms
- Tracksuit or fleece pants for evenings
- Sleeveless fleece and extra layers for winter departures
- Warm Hat and sun Hat
- Scarf/neck warmer
- Gloves and Mitts - waterproof and warm
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Head Torch (spare batteries)
- Sunscreen and Lip Balm
- Light weight towel
- Hand sanitizer gel
- Trail mix / nuts/ muesli bars
- Daypack - The daypack you select must have the capacity for the items you may be carrying on a day's walk: rain jacket, trousers, warm clothing, water bottle, camera equipment, washing items and other personal effects. A hip/waist strap provides additional comfort. You should consider daypacks of at least a 30 to 40-litre capacity. Horses will be carrying the rest of your luggage.