Jomolhari Trek around the mystical country of Bhutan, known as the land of Thundering or Peaceful Dragon with the local name as ‘Druk.’ It is located in North East Asia, where the great Himalayan range starts from Afghanistan, Pakistan to Myanmar, including Bhutan. This makes Bhutan one of the most interesting places to visit for once in your lifetime experience.
Like other normal tours and treks within Bhutan, we provide quite different than other companies' packages. Here interested travelers can join in for more than week walks and stay for less than two weeks by enjoying a marvelous time in Bhutan. It leads you to explore Bhutan's amazing culture of old heritage and trekking to complete wilderness in the land of elusive Snow-Leopard and Blue Sheep, often seen on walks.
Jomolhari Trek with Cultural Tour is a great combination of adventure with a leisure tour guided by a native Bhutanese guide showing you the wonders of Bhutan, the only kingdom in the Himalayan region.
Starting our marvelous journey right from the capital Kathmandu in Nepal, with a scenic flight to land in the lovely city of Paro. Then the tour leads you to the famous landmark of Bhutan at ‘Tiger Nest,’ known as Taktsang Monastery, with other places of interest.
The adventure continues heading towards the inner North East of Bhutan, where our walk begins to reach the base of Jhumolhari, the highest peak of Bhutan. The mountain is at a height of 7,314 m, located within tranquil and remote areas of the country.
Trek leads over high passes and into enchanting woodland covered with tall rhododendron pines and fir tree lines, and camping on a nice green meadow around Yak grazing fields, ending our wonderful adventure walks with a drive to Thimphu city.
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan, where an interesting tour leads you to historical and religious sites. Then after the completion of our marvelous Jomolhari Trek with Cultural Tour, taking a flight from Paro to Kathmandu. Also, the next day to your destinations, enjoy an overwhelming adventure and experience in Bhutan, the land of the Thundering Dragon.
Bhutan Jomolhari Trek Best Seasons:
April to May and September to November are considered the best trekking seasons.
April to May is one of the best times to trek to Jomolhari. The season offers clear views till afternoon when wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. The day gets pleasant with cooler mornings and nighttime.
September to November is another best time for Bhutan Jomolhari Trek. This season also offers clear views of peaks with short sunlight days, which can be cold in the morning and night.
Like all Himalaya regions except Tibet, Bhutan has four seasons (Spring- Summer-Autumn, and Winter), with Monsoon wet months from July to mid-September.
More information on Jomolhari/ Chomolhari Mountain Festival:
The festival celebrates the culture of the communities living near endangered snow leopards.
“A community-based initiative for the conservation of snow leopards”
Jomolhari Mountain Festival is an exquisitely themed two-day event celebrated at the base of Mt. Jomolhari by communities along one of Bhutan's most scenic trekking routes.
The festival celebrates the culture of the communities living together with the natural wonders that surround them: one in particular, the elusive yet elegant snow leopard! This endangered cat thrives in the region; several camera trap photos and definite signs have established the region as one of Bhutan's best snow leopard habitats.
The communities of Soe Yaksa and Soe Yutoed, located along the Jomolhari trek, in collaboration with Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) and the Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) – with support from the Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC) and Bhutan Foundation – bring together this festival as a community-based initiative towards the conservation of snow leopard; to create awareness on the importance of conservation; engage and build on the perception and attitude to create harmony between this endangered cat and the people; provide a platform to bring in opportunities for sustainable livelihood, and promote their culture.
The festival includes snow leopard-themed folk songs and dances performed by the local people, JDNP staff, and the school children, traditional sports such as Khuru (darts), shot put, horse and yak riding, sampling of local delicacies and boutique handicrafts, and various picturesque guided hikes in and around Jomolhari. It also showcases various stalls set up by local and international agencies to educate and promote conservation among those participating in the festival.
The festival was initiated in 2013 and endorsed by the government as an annual event.