Jomolhari Mountain Festival is an exquisitely themed two-day event celebrated at the base of Mt. Jomolhari by communities located along one of the most scenic trekking routes in Bhutan. The festival celebrates the culture of the communities living together with the natural wonders that surround them: one in particular is 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 the best snow leopard habitats in Bhutan.
You'll halt 2 extra days in Jangothang (Jomolhari Base Camp) to mingle among the people who live a nomadic life herding yaks at an altitude ranging from 2,500 meters to nearly 5,000 meters and celebrate their 2-day annual Mountain Festival which offers a great opportunity to explore and experience local culture and cuisine. The highlight of this trek is not only the fascinating mountain festival but also the spectacular view of majestic Mount Jomolhari from the Jomolhari basecamp accentuated by splendid landscapes, flora and fauna.
Apart from the exhilarating trekking adventure and the mountain festival, you'll also visit Thimphu, the only capital city in the world without traffic lights and get insights into Bhutan's rich cultural heritage.
Duration: 11 Nights 12 Days
Destinations: Paro, Thimphu, Mr. Jomolhari Base Camp
Highlights: Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), National Museum, Traditional Painting School, Mountain Festival, Local Family Home and many more ...
Accommodations: 4 Nights Standard rooms at 3-Star hotels certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, with an option to upgrade to high-end luxury hotels. 7Nights full-service outdoor camping during the course of trekking.
Transport: Luxury SUV, Luxury Minivan, Coaster Bus and for trekking porter & ponies will be provided (full-service)
Private Guide: English-speaking experienced and certified guide
Day 01: Receive you at Paro, the only International Airport in Bhutan & Sightseeing in Paro
Day 02: Hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) / Transfer to Thimphu
Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimphu / Transfer back to Paro
Day 04: Leisure morning and drive to the first campsite Shana Zampa near Gunitsawa Village (2850m)
Day 05: Shana Zampa / Camp at Thang Thangka (3610m)
Day 06: Thang Thangka / Camp at Jangothang, Mt. Jomolhari Base Camp (4080m)
Day 07: Witness the Mountain Festival
Day 08: Nature Hike in the Base Camp area & Mountain Festival
Day 09: Jangothang / Camp at Soe Yaksa (3800m)
Day 10: Soe Yaksa / Camp at Thongbu Shong (4180m)
Day 11: Thongbu Shong / Trek ends at Gunitsawa Village / Transfer to Paro
Day 12: Transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey
Contact us for more information and price. Group pricing and special agent price available!