This route is very popular and passes through Jangothang and the base of Mt. Jumolhari. The trek runs through some of the most beautiful high passes and Yak herders’ camp. The trekkers will be able to see some of the most spectacular sceneries of the higher Himalayas including Mt. Jichu Drake. You will also have the opportunity to see the Blue sheep and other exotic wild life along the trekking route. The Best Months for the Trek is March – May, September – 2nd Week of December.

While the actual duration of the trek is only for eight days, the whole program takes 14 nights or 15 days.


Day 01. Arrive at Paro, 2280 meters, by Druk Air

Day 02. Paro, 2280 meters

Day 03. Paro, 2280 meters: Excursion to Taktsang Monastery

Day 04. Paro – Shana (Start of Trek)
Altitude 2850 m; Distance 17 km; Walking time 5 – 6 hours.

Day 05. Shana – Thangthangka
Altitude 3610 m; Distance 22 km; Time 7 – 8 hours walk.

Day 06. Thangthangka – Jangothang
Altitude 4080 m; Distance 19 km; Time 5 – 6 hours walk.

Day 07. Jangothang: Rest day at Jangothang, enjoy the superb view all around.
You have three options for day hikes in Jangothang:

  1. Hike to Jumolhari Glacier which is around 4 ½ hours (back and forth)
  2. Hike to Jichu Drake Glacier which is around 3 hours (back and forth).
  3. Walk up the mountain between Jumolhari and Jichu Drake, the summit is at 5200 meters with a great view of both the mountains. This is 8 hours (back and forth).

Day 08.  Jangothang – Dhumzo (Soi Yaktsa) at 3800 meters via Bontela Pass 4900 meters

Day 09. Dhumzo (Soi Yaktsa) – Thombushong (4100 meters) via Tagalun Pass at 4550 meters.

Day 10. Thombushong to Zankepang at 2600 meter via Thombula Pass (4300 meters).
Duration 7-8 hours walk; Distance 18 km.

Day 11. Zankepang to Drugyel Dzong: Distance 7 kms.

Day 12. Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 13. Thimphu – Punakha – Wangdue (72 km, 3 hours drive

Day 14. Wangduephodrang – Thimphu

Day 15. Departure: Early morning drive to the airport and the representative from Bhutan Yuden Tours will bid you farewell.