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Bhutan Explorer • Guided Trek

Jomolhari Trek • Thimphu Festival

Details

Length:

12 days in Bhutan

Trekking Season:

Fall

Grade:

Cost

$4500

Climbing Grade: Advanced

This climb requires a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical terrain above 8000 meters. Class 5.6 rock climbing is required. Excellent physical conditioning is requisite for this expedition. Climbers must provide climbing resume including high altitude experience.

Climbing Grade: Advanced Intermediate

This climb requires a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical terrain at high altitude. Class 4 ice or 5.8 rock climbing is required. Excellent physical conditioning is requisite for this expedition. Climbers must provide climbing resume including high altitude experience.

Climbing Grade: Intermediate

This climb requires snow and ice climbing skills with proficiency on steep and icy terrain. Strong backpacking and excellent physical conditioning is requisite for this expedition. Prior climbing experience is required. High altitude experience is beneficial.

Climbing Grade: Advanced Beginner

Prior climbing experience is beneficial. Basic snow and ice climbing skills are introduced during the program. Above average physical conditioning is requisite for this climb. No high altitude experience is required.

Climbing Grade: Beginner

No prior climbing experience is required. Strong hiking skills and good physical conditioning are requisite.

Trekking Grade: Easy

No experience required.

Trekking Grade: Moderate

This trek requires 4-6 hours of hiking per day with a small pack. Elevation gains of 1000-2000 feet per day. Strong hiking skills and good physical conditioning are requisite.

Trekking Grade: Strenuous

This trek requires 6-8 hours of hiking per day with a small pack. Elevation gains of 2000-3000 feet per day. Strong hiking skills and great physical conditioning are requisite.

If you have further questions about our climbing or trekking grades; or about your qualifications for a particular expedition, trek, climb or course, please contact us.

Trek Overview

Our Bhutan trek and tour is a specialty trip hosted by Dennis Broadwell owner and guide of Mountain Gurus. Please inquire if you’d like to be included in our trip planning for September 2018. Our plan is to arrive in Paro and transfer to the historic city of Thimphu and enjoy a traditional Bhutanese festival. The “Tshechu” are annual religious Buddhist festivals with unique music, dance and dress which offer an exciting and colorful display of traditional culture. We then visit the sacred cliffside temple known as Tigers Nest or “Paro Taktsang” with it’s wonderful scenic walk along trails passing through traditional villages and magnificent monasteries. We continue our journey to Shana were will spend 6 days/ 5 nights trekking to Jomolhari Basecamp and return via the Bonte Pass which allows superb views of the Eastern Himalaya. Our trek is fully supported meaning we only carry light packs as porters or Yaks carry all of our overnight trekking gear. We conclude our adventure exploring the beautiful valley of Paro before heading home.

2018 Jomolhari Trek & Thimpu Festival • 12 days

September 18: Arrive Paro, transfer to Thimphu
September 19: Thimphu Festival and Tour
September 20: Transfer to Paro
September 21: Tour Tigers Nest
September 22: Transfer and trek to Shana
September 23: Trek Paro River to Thangthangkha
September 24: Trek to Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang)
September 25: Trek to Bonte La • 4890 meters
September 26: Trek Takhung La to Thombu Shong
September 27: Trek to Gunitsawa and transfer to Paro
September 28: Paro Tour
September 29: Depart Paro

Itinerary

Sample Flight Schedule: USA – Paro International Airport (PBH)

Tour begins and ends in Paro, Bhutan


Bhutan • 12 day trek

Detailed itinerary coming soon!

September 18: Arrive Paro, transfer to Thimphu
September 19: Thimphu Festival and Tour
September 20: Transfer to Paro
September 21: Tour Tigers Nest
September 22: Transfer and trek to Shana
September 23: Trek Paro River to Thangthangkha
September 24: Trek to Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang)
September 25: Trek to Bonte La • 4890 meters
September 26: Trek Takhung La to Thombu Shong
September 27: Trek to Gunitsawa and transfer to Paro
September 28: Paro Tour
September 29: Depart Paro

Details

Land Cost
Price per person: $4500 (based on minimum of 6 trekkers)
Price per person: $4800 (based on minimum of 4 trekkers)

The trip cost will be determined by the number of participants and logistics we choose as a group (hotels, transportation) Please inquire for more information.

Single Supplement: $500


Deposit and Payments
$1000 deposit includes reservation fee, due with application.
Balance due 120 days prior to departure


Services included

Please inquire for details.


Services not included

Gear List

Trekking • Bhutan

A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your program will be sent to you in the pre-departure packet upon reservation. For your safety and comfort, it is extremely important that you adhere strictly to the equipment list.