Base Camp, Full trek and Snow Leopard

This section describes Jumolhari or Chomolhari treks; our Snow Leopard Trek (across Dhumzo), Jangothang Base Camp trek and return to Paro, also via Takstang and the full circuit of Jumolhari trek, which we call it the Abode of Gods. For treks to Laya, you can visit Chomolhari to Laya Treks or Gasa to Laya Trek.

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  • Trek from Dhumzo to Thongbu Shong Approximately: 11km, 5 hours trek. 720m ascent, 340m descent.
    Our hike today starts with a very gentle uphill trail to the top of the eastern ridge of the Soi Yaksa valley. From here we can enjoy an

  • Chomolhari to Laya Gasa Trek This part of the route describes the trek after Jangothang (Jumolhari Base camp) to Laya and descending into Punakha via Gasa and Gasa Hot Springs. Refer description of Chomolhari treks, prior to thi

  • Jangothang Rest Day Jangothang is one of the most spectacular camping places in the entire Himalayas. Chain of snow peaks form the eastern side of Paro River, which is little brook here, and there are Yak herders, villag

  • Return trek Shana to Drugyal Dzong. Approximately 17Km, 4-6hrs, 80m ascent, 1650m descent.
    The distance and walking time will also depend on where you camp. Your campsite may be at Gunnitsawa or further down in the village near Shana,

  • Shana to Ugyen Tsemo (Taktsang) Approx.16km 6-7hours trek 600m ascent, 120m descent
    Instead of trekking all the way back from Shana to Drugyal Dzong, we will make a turnoff past a little village and climb the sides of the ridge wit

  • Thongbu Shong to Shana Approximately: 13km, about 4-5hrs trek. 200m ascent and 1650m descent.
    After a short, steep climb out of camp, we leave the remote mountain area by following a ridge to Thombu La (4380m). From this v

  • Trek Jangothang to Dhumzo Approximately 16km, 7 hours trek. 810m ascent and 1090m descent.
    Our trail starts with a steep hike to Tshopu (4380m), one of the two trout-filled glacial lakes we will pass on the way to Bhonte La.

  • Trek Shana to Soi Thangthangkha Approximately: distance 22km, 8-9 hours trek, 770m ascent/10m descent.
    Today is a longer and much tougher day with lots of short up hills and some downhill. Start early! You are now entering Jigme

  • Trek Soi Thangthangka to Jangothang Approximately: distance 19km, 5 -6 trek. 480m ascent
    We continue following the Paro River as the valley widens again, opening to a spectacular area surrounded by high ridges and snowcapped peaks. A f