10-Day: Jomolhari Trek

The Jomolhari Trek offered by Imperial Lotus Tours is a challenging and rewarding adventure that takes trekkers through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Bhutan. This trek is named after the sacred Jomolhari Mountain, which is believed to be the abode of the goddess Jomo. The trek passes through pristine alpine forests, glacial lakes, and high mountain passes, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. With Imperial Lotus Tours, trekkers can also visit remote villages and monasteries, where they can experience the unique culture and traditions of the Bhutanese people. The trek is a physical and mental challenge, but Imperial Lotus Tours provides experienced guides and high-quality camping equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. The Jomolhari Trek is an exceptional way to explore the natural beauty of Bhutan and challenge oneself physically and mentally. With Imperial Lotus Tours, trekkers can have a memorable and life-changing adventure that will leave a lasting impression.

Day 1: Paro – Sharna Zampa

Drive up to Drukgyel Dzong (2,580m) where the road ends and the trek begins. With a gradual climb, the trail follows the Paro Chhu passing beautiful meadows, paddy fields, and impressive farmhouses. After about four hours, reach the army post at Gunitsawa village. Camp on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa. Distance 17km, four to five hours, 360m ascent, 80m descent, camp altitude 2,850m.

Day 2: Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha

Continue with lots of small ups and downs. Enter the Jigme Dorji National Park. The valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up. From here, if weather permits, you will have the first great view of Mount Jomolhari. Distance 22km, seven to eight hours, 770m ascent, 10m descent, camp altitude 3,610m.

Day 3: Thangthangkha – Jangothang

Continue up the Paro Chhu valley, which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of forest. Cross an army outpost along the way and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. Reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you will again have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari. Distance 19km, five to six hours, 480m ascent, camp altitude 4,080m.

Day 4: Jangothang Halt

The day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow-capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization. Trek up to Tosoh or hike around the area. There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jumolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lie directly west, Jichu Drake to the north, and a number of unclimbed peaks to the east.

Day 5: Jangothang – Dhumzo

After an early breakfast, depart for Dhumzo. Walkthrough forested areas and meadows. You will pass by small remote settlements and yak pastures. Camp at Dhumzo at an altitude of 3,800m. Distance 16km, six to seven hours, 350m ascent, camp altitude 3,800m.

Day 6: Dhumzo – Thombu Shong

From Dhumzo, the trail leads to a steep climb. You will cross the Bonte La pass (4,890m) and then descend to Thombu Shong. The views of Jichu Drake, the peak representing the protective deity of Paro, are breathtaking. Distance 11km, four to five hours, 820m ascent, 820m descent, camp altitude 4,180m.

Day 7: Thombu Shong – Shana

From Thombu Shong, the trail gradually descends through rhododendron forests until reaching Gunitsawa where you will camp overnight. Distance 11km, four to five hours, 720m descent, camp altitude 2,870m.

Day 8: Barshong – Dolam Kencho.

The trail descends down to the Thimphu Chhu river valley, through dense forests of rhododendron, birch, conifer, maples and bamboos and then ascends to pasture lands. The camp is in a meadow.

Day 9: Dolam Kencho – Dodena

The trail continues through forested areas winding up and down and through a small pass. Langurs (monkeys) can be seen along the way. In Dodena, you will exit the Jigme Dorji National Park and reach the road head next to a impressive cantilever bridge.

Included Services

Imperial Lotus Tours is delighted to offer you an exceptional journey through the enchanting kingdom of Bhutan. To ensure complete clarity about the services included in your tour package, please review the following terms and conditions regarding inclusions:

  1. Sustainable Development Fee (SDF):
    – SDF of $100 USD per person per night included.
    – Supports Bhutan’s sustainable development initiatives.
  2. Accommodation:
    – Stay in 3-star rated hotels and lodges.
    – Chosen for comfort and quality during your Bhutan stay.
  3. English-Speaking Guide:
    – Experienced Bhutanese guide provided.
    – Offers insights into Bhutan’s history, culture, and traditions.
  4. Transportation:
    – Comfortable and well-maintained vehicle.
    – Ground transportation within Bhutan prioritizes safety and comfort.
  5. Meals:
    – Daily meals included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
    – Enjoy a variety of Bhutanese and international dishes.
  6. Bottled Mineral Water:
    – Complimentary mineral water provided during tours and travels.



(Please note that the services mentioned above are exclusively included in your tour package. Any additional services, activities, personal expenses, or purchases (e.g. Airfare, Any expenses of personal nature such at laundry, table drinks, telephone calls etc.) not explicitly listed as included in this agreement will be at your own cost.)


Imperial Lotus Tours is committed to providing you with an enriching and seamless travel experience in Bhutan. We hope you enjoy your stay in this extraordinary kingdom and make unforgettable memories.

Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of value-added options to enhance your travel experience in Bhutan.


1. Cultural Immersion:

Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of cultural immersion experiences, including;

1. Traditional Bhutanese cooking classes.

2. Archery lessons.

3. Dance performances.

These activities provide a deeper understanding of Bhutanese culture and traditions, and are a great way to connect with the local people.


2. Wellness Activities:

Bhutan is known for its focus on wellness and mindfulness, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of wellness activities to help you relax and rejuvenate. These include;

1. Yoga and meditation sessions.

2. Traditional hot stone baths.

3.spa treatments.


3. Adventure Activities:

Bhutan is a great destination for adventure activities, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of options, including;

1. Trekking.

2. Mountain biking.

3. White-water rafting.

These activities provide an opportunity to explore Bhutan’s stunning natural beauty and challenge yourself physically.


4. Customized Itineraries:

Imperial Lotus Tours can customize your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to focus on cultural experiences, wellness activities, adventure activities, or a combination of all three, Imperial Lotus Tours can create a personalized itinerary that meets your needs.


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