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Jomolhari Loop

Among the most popular trekking routes, Jomolhari Loop is the shortest. With the route taking us from 2,500 m to almost 5,000 m, it offers some spectacular landscapes home to exotic plants and animals. The breathtaking view of Mt. Jomolhari from Jomolhari base camp in Jangothang is undoubtedly the highlight of the trek.

Day 1
Gunyitsawa Village to Sharna Zampa
Time: 40 mins
Trail: 80 m descent
Campsite altitude: 2,850 m
This trek begins at Gunyitsawa and passes by the army check post where the trek permit is checked and endorsed.

Day 2
Sharna Zampa to Thangthangkha
Time: 7-8 hrs
Distance: 22 km
Trail: 770 m ascent, 10 m descent
Campsite altitude: 3,610 m

Day 3
Thangthangkha to Jangothang
Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance 19 km
Trail: 480 m ascent
Campsite altitude: 4,080 m
If we arrive at the campsite early in the evening, we will be able to see Mt. Jomolhari. If not, we will see the mountain early in the morning. From here, the trek continues up the Pachhu river valley.

Day 4
Jangothang Halt
The halt at Jangothang provides plenty of time for hikes that provides resplendent views of lakes and snow-capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. Here, if we are lucky, we can spot the blue sheep on the upper slopes.

Day 5
Jangothang to Soe Yaksa
Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance 16 km
Trail: 810 m ascent, 1,090 m descent
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m
The trail takes us across the last settlement in the valley to the Pachhu River. It then passes by Tshophu Lake at 4,380 m and climbs up sharply Bhonte La pass at 4,890 m, the highest point of the trek.

Day 6
Soe Yaksa to Thombu Shong
Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance 11 km
Trail: 720 m ascent, 340 m descent
Campsite altitude: 4,180 m
The trail descends to a stream after climbing 100 m over a ridge. After crossing Takhung La pass at 4,520 m, we descend to Thombu Shong campsite next to three yak herders’ huts.

Day 7
Thombu Shong to Gunyitsawa Village
Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance 13 km
Trail: 200 m ascent, 1,650 m descent
Campsite altitude: 2,850m
The trek ends after crossing Thombu La pass and descending to Gunyitsawa


1. Druk Path Trek
2.Jomolhari-Laya-Gasa Trek
3. Jomolhari Loop
4. Jomolhari Trek
5. Snoman Trek I
6. Snoman Trek II
7.Punakha Winter Trek
8. Dur Hot Spring Trek
9. Yaksa Trek
10. Tshaluna Trek