Jomolhari Base Camp Trek

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Paro, Bhutan
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
  • +7
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Undertake the finest short trek in the Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Cross the high passes of Nyile La (4700m) and Yale Pass (4950m)
  • Camp below the sacred peak of Jomolhari (7314m)
  • Soak up classic views of the Himalaya on a fully supported trek
Start and end in Paro, the "Jomolhari Base Camp Trek" trip is a guided trekking tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Takshang, Jangothang, Thimphu and 6 other destinations in Bhutan. "Jomolhari Base Camp Trek" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, meals and others.

The finest short trek in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to the base camp of Jomolhari. If you are seeking a relatively short but rugged high altitude trek with ample time for unique cultural insights, then the Jomolhari trek is the perfect choice. Beginning beyond Drugkyel Dzong at Shana, in the picturesque Paro Valley we enter the stunning rhododendron forests and weave our way up the valley crossing and recrossing glistening glacial streams. Eventually the landscape opens up to grassy meadows and leads us to Jangothang where we camp below the sacred peak of Jomolhari (7314m). Continuing toward the Nyile La (4700m) we are treated to views of the startling Jichu Drake (6794m) and Tshrim Khang, before making the gradual crossing of the Pass with views of the Lingshi Dzong perched high on a hill top. The most difficult day of the trek sees us crossing the 4950m Yale Pass before descending to the Thimphu River and the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu. This is a relatively short but challenging trek that offers mountain views generally reserved for much longer treks.
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 10 2019
5 - Excellent
“The Chomolhari Base Camp Trek is highly recommended. Outstanding scenery, supported by nurturing gorgeous Bhutanese staff, high quality tents and equipment, and 3 delicious hot meals a day to keep your energy levels up for the trek. An amazing adventure!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 05 2018
5 - Excellent
“The Chomolhari Base Camp trip has been one of the most organised holidays I have been on with World Expeditions. The Bhutanese guides and support team were fantastic and they anticipated all the needs of the group. The hiking was well paced and the guides Sonam and Rinzin did a great job ensuring everyone made it over the high passes - for some, slowly but surely and we never felt rushed. The scenery and camping grounds were well selected and surrounded by beautiful forest and always the ever present sounds of the glacial rivers. Tents were always ready when we arrived at campsite and it was pure heaven to have a rug and proper pillow provided in each tent - was very impressive! The whole Bhutanese team worked very cohesively together and we all felt we were well looked after. The food was fantastic as usual.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 01 2018
5 - Excellent
“Fantastic experience touring and trekking in Bhutan. Great culture within the cities. Wonderful trekking with breathtaking scenery.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 12 2016
5 - Excellent
“I can't thank you enough for the outstanding service and experience that you and the entire WE team provided! The leaders were superb--kepts us dry and everyone was in very good spirits throughout. The extra day in Thimphu at the sacred dance festival turned out to be a highlight for everyone, so the schedule change was not a problem. We had a great hotel the extra night off the trail and everyone loved having hot showers a day early.”
  • Day 1 : Join Paro (2200m).
  • Day 2 : Paro Valley, Takstang Monastery (3100m) & National Museum
  • Day 3 : Drive past Drukyel Dzong (2580m) to Shana (2860m) and commence trek to Thongo Zampa (3250m), (11kms, approx 4 hrs)
  • Day 4 : Trek to Soi Thangthangkha (3700m) (approx 4 hrs)
  • Day 5 : Trek to Jomolhari base camp, "Jangothang" 4100m (12kms, approx 5 hours)
  • Day 6 : At Jomolhari base camp, "Jangothang", rest & explore
  • Day 7 : Cross Nyile La (4850m) (18kms, approx 8 hrs)
  • Day 8 : Cross Yale La (4950m) and trek to Shodu (3950m) (Walk approx 8 hrs)
  • Day 9 : To Barshong (3700m), (Walk approx 7/8hrs)
  • Day 10 : Complete trek at Dolam Kencho (Walk approx. 5/6hrs). Transfer to Thimphu (approx. 2hrs)
  • Day 11 : In Thimphu, transfer to Paro (approx. 2hrs.)
  • Day 12 : Trip concludes in Paro.
  • Good quality accommodation in Paro
  • 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 12
  • Private transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Safety equipment including portable altitude chamber, group medical and satellite phone
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • All group camping equipment
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Animals to carry 20kgs personal equipment
  • Sightseeing and site entry fees as listed
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • Bhutan Government visa and sustainability fees
  • International flights
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc
  • Airport & departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Jomolhari Base Camp Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 03 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Jomolhari Base Camp Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Jomolhari Base Camp Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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