This trek follows the same trail as in Jhomolhari Trek – I till the base camp. Then, make loop turning east to Tshophu lakes across Bonthoe La Pass (4800m) to Yaktsha villages, further to Thongbu valley and joins at Shana. Herds of blue sheep, yaks and many flowers can be seen along this trail, and in fact this is the best trek to see the “Blue Poppy”.
Best season : End of March – mid June and end of September – November
Bhutan Tour Itinerary
Altitude – 2200meters.
Sightseeing in and around Paro with visits to Paro Dzong, National museum and one of the oldest temples in Bhutan Paro Kyichu. Evening free time for guests to buy essentials for the trek.
Hike to Tigers nest to stretch our legs and acclimatize. Afternoon drive for 3hrs to Shana at 2800 meters. First night of camping.
First day of the trek. We start walking through thick vegetation admiring the different types of flora and brightly colored butterflies following the river gradually. After 7-8hrs of trekking we have the first proper glimpse of the majestic Mount Jomolhari towering over the campsite. Alt. 3750m.
Get up early to photograph the dawn colors on Mt. Jhomolhari which is framed at the end of the valley. Leave the tree line behind and pass through nomadic villages further on to the base of Jhomolhari. Max. alt. 4150m.
Hike towards Jhomolhari or above the village towards Jitchu Drake.
Spectacular views of Mt. Jhomolhari and Jitchu Drake as you walk towards the Tshophu lakes and across Bonthoe La Pass (4700m) with steep descent to Yaksa. Alt. 3800m.
Another beautiful day walk across Thongbu La Pass at 4530m. and descend to the valley at 4180 meters.
A short 200 meters climb to a crest, then steep descent along the ridge all way to the helipad at Gunyitsawa and join the main trail you took on the first day of this trek. Our vehicle will be waiting for pick up. Drive to Paro. Overnight in hotel.
Disclaimer: The above sketch outlines are only intended to give you an idea of where we trek and camp; for detailed information, please feel free to write to us.
Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants
Accommodation at 3 star hotel
A licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fees & road permits
Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
Mineral bottled water
Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Tips for the guide and driver