Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek Bhutan

Trekking in the two Himalayan Kingdom - Nepal and Bhutan

Duration Duration 20 Days
Meals Meals
  • 19 Breakfast
  • 13 Lunch
  • 13 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 4-star hotel in Nepal
  • 3-star hotel in Bhutan
  • Lodges during the trek
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Tour
  • Scenic Flight
Price Reduced US$ 8150 Price Starts From US$ 7050
Destination Destination
Nepal and Bhutan
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4550 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
Minimum 2
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 Hours Trek

Overview of Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek Bhutan

The Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek encompasses western Nepal and northern Bhutan adrenaline. It will be one of the best expeditions ever, introducing you to enchanting hideaway hamlets, valleys, the Himalayas, and indigenous culture and tradition. The serene adventure allows you to encounter the thrill from the Annapurna to the Jomolhari Yaksa Trek and provides an opportunity to comprehend both countries’ unique precepts.

With this adventure, you’ll get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover the Alpine and highlands’ scenic beauty and some profoundly existential sensitivities. Relish yourself while trekking through the foothills from Annapurna in Nepal to Jomolhari Yaksa Trek in Bhutan.

Adventure throughout the shadow of the Annapurna

Once you get to Pokhara, the magnificent, slender vista of the Annapurna and other mountains greets you. The panoramic beauty of Pokhara will be another supernatural element to cherish throughout this expedition. The cleanliness and tranquility you will encounter while arriving in Pokhara will be elegant and distinct. Furthermore, from the start of the trek to the end zone, the white faces to Pokhara’s north stay consistent. Nevertheless, while appreciating the spectacular overview, the Ghandruk settlement will enchant you with its fantastic perspective of the valleys and Himalayas. Ghorepani will be a particular spot.

Passing through Ghorepani and Gurung’s settlement will be spectacular. The locals, who belong specifically to the Gurung Community, will expose you to their culture. Moreover, during the ideal season, seeing herds of animals, pine forests, rhododendron forests, and other incredible fauna are typical. Far above trial, the other Himalayas, such as Machappuchre, Manaslu, Nilgiri, and Langtang, add intensity to the expedition. The picturesque grandeur of the Annapurna Region will be a satisfying experience to grasp fully. The main activities in Pokhara are outdoor pursuits like boating, fishing, bicycling, paragliding, and many more.

Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek Bhutan Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

    On this day, you arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport with an excited countenance. You will eventually encounter our tour representative while holding onto the cardboard. Our representative will transport you to the hotel in a private car while taking care of your luggage and other belongings.

    Meals: Not Included
    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or similar

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    With a substantial breakfast, the morning gets fantastic. As we move eastward, we’ll urge ourselves to explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After leaving Bhaktapur City, we will continue to take in the splendor of Historic Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. After admiring the evening’s cultural programs and traditional rites, we will return to the hotel and spend the night there.

    Boudhanath Stupa - UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Boudhanath Stupa – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or a similar hotel

  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and afternoon foxing hill scenic drive

    Early in the morning, after preparing everything, we will proceed to the TIA airport. From there, we will catch a flight to Pokhara, arriving within 30 minutes after leaving the Himalayan Crest. From there, we’ll take a break, snack, and have some light fare.

    Then, we will drive up to Foxing Hill Station in the north direction using the vehicle. As we travel and take in the surroundings, we will stop for a break and food before arriving at the International Museum of Foxing Hill Station. Descending downhill, we can eventually check into a motel and spend the night there.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Water Front Hotel or similar

  • Day 04: Drive to Tikhedunga and Trek to Ulleri

    The Northwest Himalayas’ stunning beauty and incredible morning freshness create an unforgettable atmosphere. We will drive farther north through many settlements and rich countryside before arriving at Tikhedunga. After lunch, we’ll take the trail that will take us up to Ulleri, where we’ll spend the night.

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

    We shall proceed to the northern side from Ulleri. The trial will take us through the Gurung settlements. After crossing the Suspension Bridge, we will eat lunch at one of the teahouses. We will arrive at the Ghorepani within a few hours after continuing through the Pine Forest. At the Ghorepani, we will spend the night taking in the breathtaking vista of the valleys, Himalayas, waterfalls, and cliffs.

    On and around Ghorepani
    On and around Ghorepani of Annapurna Trek

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani

    We will begin our trek down early in the morning after waking up early. The main draw of today’s trek will be the breathtaking view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and Macchapuchre. As we cross the Deurali Pass, a gorgeous wave of rhododendron woodland and rainforest will reveal itself. Within three hours, we will arrive at Tadapani and spend the night.

    Poon Hill
    Poon Hill

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk Trek and drive to Pokhara

    Today’s trek will be simple and uncomplicated. After enjoying our bread and morning coffee, we’ll head for the Ghorepani. We will eventually reach the Ghorepani after passing through enclaves and valleys underneath the Annapurna Range. As we go towards Pokhara, we’ll take in the scenery and stop to take pictures of the mysterious clouds floating over the mountains. Until the route reaches Pokhara, the winding roads and gorgeously farmed terrain will astound us. We will be in Pokhara within 2 hours and spend a night there.

    Ghandruk Village
    Ghandruk Village

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
    Accommodation: Waterfront Hotel or similar

  • Day 08: Pokhara Sightseeing

    The day will be fantastic for us since, after a top-notch breakfast, we’ll start our trek toward the Tibetan Refugee Camp. After admiring the local museums and discovering landmarks, we will proceed to the Gutepshwor Mahadev.

    World Peace Pagoda Pokhara
    World Peace Pagoda Pokhara

    From there, we will enjoy more splendor as we continue to Davis Falls. Both the magnificent waterfalls and the Himalayan landscape will be worth witnessing. Similarly, we will take a boat to Phewa Lake when we descend. Boating along the Macchapuchre and Annapurna lines will feel incredible. Then, we’ll return to the hotel and stay there.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Waterfront or similar

  • Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu

    We’ll take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu early in the morning. The local flight will convey us from above the picturesque slopes and creeks, passing through several settlements. After touching down at the TIA airport, we will return to the hotel and prepare for the following day’s flight to Bhutan.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel or similar

  • Day 10: Fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu

    Breakfast in the stunning city of Kathmandu will be spectacular. Heading at TIA early, we will depart for Bhutan. After navigating the eastern Himalayan escarpment, we shall arrive at the Paro International Airport. Our trip to Thimpu from here will take around an hour.

    After crossing the Paro River, we will arrive at a market featuring traditional arts and crafts. Furthermore, we will pause at Tashicho Dzong on our way to Thimphu to take in the surroundings. In the same way, we proceeded to the hotel and stayed there the night.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation: Amodhar Hotel or a similar 3-star hotel

  • Day 11: Thimphu Sightseeing and drive to Paro

    A historic ambiance permeates the quiet morning along with the delicious breakfast. As we move through the buzzing town, we’ll halt at the Cheri Monastery. Monks meditating and pilgrims are both familiar sights here. We will also drive by the King Memorial Chorten in the center of Thimphu City. Once we return from the Buddha Dordenma, we’ll also make it to Chakhang Lhakhang. Along with appreciating the regional customs and traditions, we will also visit the National Textile Museum to learn how the native Buddhists conduct business there. We will eventually return to our hotel after taking in all that Thimphu has to offer.

    Chortens at Dochula Pass - Bhutan ranked as the world's second best destination in 2023
    Chortens at Dochula Pass

    After sightseeing in Thimphu, we will drive to Paro. On our way from Thimphu to Paro, we’ll stop at the Dochu La Pass so that we may pause and replenish. The Himalayas’ immense grandeur will further awe us from this vantage point. Additionally, we’ll return to Paro and explore the Paro Dzong, which also acts as the city’s administrative center. More than that, after exploring the watch tower and countless other monasteries, we will visit Kyichu Lakhang, the oldest temple. After taking in the spectacular nighttime cultural events of the locals, we will return to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Mandala Resort or a similar 3-star hotel

  • Day 12: Paro Sightseeing

    We’ll engage in some Paro sightseeing today. Early in the morning, after waking up, we will leave Paro and go up to the north, where one may take in the beautiful splendor of farming and agricultural activities. Furthermore, the city of Paro astonishes with the fantastic adventure to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest).

    A small waterfalls and prayer wheel temple near Paro Taktsang, Bhutan.
    A small waterfall and prayer wheel temple near Paro Taktsang, Bhutan.

    The Guru Ringboche is reputed to have arrived in this area on a tiger and held mediation sessions within this cave. Similarly, when visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, we shall go to the traditional monasteries with the flag of fervent prayer flying nearby. Similarly, after enjoying the hot stone bath, we’ll return to the hotel and spend the night there.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Mandala Resort or a similar 3-star hotel

  • Day 13: Paro – Shana – Thangthangkha (Trek start). Distance: 21k, Walking time: 8h, Sleeping altitude: 3630m.

    We will head up to the Shana after touring the magnificent Drukgyal Dzong, which was built as a haven for Bhutanese warriors engaged in combat with Tibetan forces. The journey to the Shana from Paro will take a few hours.

    A tourist and local guide explore Drukgyal Dzong, a captivating fortress and Buddhist monastery
    A tourist and local guide explore Drukgyal Dzong, a beautiful fortress and Buddhist monastery.

    There is a good likelihood that the weather will hit the trail often, and it will be slightly steeper from here. The adventure will be stunning as we pass the Paro Chu’s highlands. Within a few hours, we’ll arrive at Thangthangkha and exit the trail leading up to Tibet. Likewise, we will camp here and spend the night admiring the breathtaking scenery.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Tented

  • Day 14: Thangthangka to Jangothang, Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6hrs, Sleeping altitude: 4090m

    Bumping up to the mystical settlements today will be intriguing. Following the trail and undertaking the uphill crossing at above 4000m, we will pass through several localities. The majestic Jomolhari Mountain will welcome us with a panorama of exceptional greenery.

    Group Of Trail Runners On Mountain Landscape Of Jhomolhari
    Group Of Trail Runners On Mountain Landscape Of Jhomolhari

    Observing Jomolhari’s cold, snowy weather permeating the entire region is beautiful. We will also go to Jangothang by taking a trail that crosses historic rural areas. A stay of one night in Jangothang.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Tented

  • Day 15: Jangothang Rest

    The day of acclimatization commences with a glorious morning. After savoring the quality fresh breakfast, we ascend to 4300 meters and proceed toward Tso Phu Lake. The weather will be frigid, and we will appreciate the landscape and traditional cuisine. Furthermore, communicating with locals and appreciating arts and crafts would be amazing.

    Tso Phu lakes with mountains Jichu Drake in background
    Tso Phu lakes with mountains Jichu Drake in the background

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Tented

  • Day 16: Jangothang to Yaksa, Distance 17k, walking time: 7hrs, sleeping altitude 4090m

    While navigating the Bontey La Pass, we will ascend to more than 4500 meters. Height progressively rises, causing a frequent shift in temperature. We occasionally have to deal with storms or inclement weather. From the Jomolhari and Ghicu Drake’s edge, we will gradually ascend to the Yaksa, where we will set up camp for the night.

    Farmhouse, Soe Yaksa, Bhutan
    Farmhouse, Soe Yaksa, Bhutan

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Tented

  • Day 17: Yaksa to Thombu, Distance 14k, walking time 5hrs, Pass to cross: Thombu La, 4550m, sleeping altitude: 4150m

    The serene Himalayan nostalgic feel of morning gets us up in an upright stance. As we ascend to the 4500m summit of our adventure, we will cross the Thombu La pass and move closer to Tibet. Furthermore, spectacular views of Yaks and Sheep will be shown in nearby meadows. The surrounding pine trees cover the whole walking trail and the hamlet nearby. Making up to the Thombu, the snacks and some rest will occur. Camping there and appreciating the fantastic beauty of Tibet and Bhutan will be unforgettable.

    Thombu La Pass
    Thombu La Pass

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Tented

  • Day 18: Thombu – Gunitsawa to Paro. Distance: 17km

    The slushy morning and sunrise above Thombu will be spectacular sights. As we head downhill, the trail will become much narrower. The suspension bridge and the jagged, high cliffs that straddle the river will lead us to the Gunitsawa. Here, we will pass a few ancient monasteries and some residents in impressively architectural homes.

    Farm track close to Gunitsawa army checkpoint
    Farm track close to Gunitsawa Army checkpoint

    We will reach the Drukgyal Dzong via navigating the settlement. As we move closer to the city, the rush and bustle intensify. Taking the car directly to Paro will allow us to arrive there and spend the night there in a reasonable amount of time.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Mandala Resort or a similar 3-star hotel

  • Day 19: Paro Chele La/Haa Excursion

    The peaceful morning pulls us up with the gorgeous sunrise in the historic city of Paro. We will cross the cultivated terrain toward the northern portion of the city. The drive will be picturesque from the cliff, and the winding roads will lead us to an altitude of more than 3500 meters. We will reach the Chelela Pass at 3,980m within a few hours. From here, it is possible to admire both Jichu Drake and Jomolhari in their natural state.

    Chele La

    Additionally, as we go across the Haa Region, we’ll look at additional Dzongs and the nunnery at Kila Gompa. Furthermore, the magnificent view of Paro and Jele Dzong is visible from here. We will return to Paro and spend the night there.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Mandala Resort or a similar 3-star hotel

  • Day 20: End of the Tour

    Today marks the final day of the incredible expedition. The private vehicle will drive you to the Paro International Airport. After completing all necessary checks and formalities, you will depart Bhutan for your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • All land transfers in a Private Vehicle
  • The Everest Hotel or a similar hotel in Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodation in Bhutan
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Meals as per an itinerary
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
  • Kathmandu – Paro flight fare
  • Tour guide in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhutan
  • Sightseeing and entrance of Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek Bhutan
  • Bhutan Government Royalties and Taxes
  • Applicable Taxes and fees

What is excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee (USD 40 for 15 days visa)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, phone calls, internet, etc
  • Tipping for guide and driver during Nepal Tour and Druk Path Trek Bhutan

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    Authentic Cuisine and Festivities to Relish

    Throughout the adventure, one may sample the delicious dishes and beverages available at every turn of the hillside settlements. As a result of this excursion, you will have the opportunity to experience elegant and traditional cuisine. The Annapurna region is home to a group of Gurung and Sherpa ethnicities. While there, you may meet them and take advantage of their delectable cuisine and customary celebrations.

    It would be best if you determined the appropriate moment for this. The taste of this region will amaze you with delicacies like goat soup, sheep meats, yak’s milk and rice pudding, chapati, momos, fried potatoes, biryani, fried beans, and many more unique specialties.

    There are additional drink options available. More than that, the people here generally commemorate Lohsar, Buddha Purnima, Dashain, and Tihar. Participating in these festivities will become routine when the time is perfect. More than that, things might change as you trek into the Jomolhari Region. The cuisine will be more traditional and straightforward, similar to Nepal’s Annapurna Region.

    Occasionally, the meals will be the same, but the main dishes will include thukpa, soups, milk products, different types of rice, boiled potatoes with pickles, and many more. Moreover, both nations will also have delicacies from other countries, which you may experience. More than this, you may also attend festivities like Thimphu Tsechu, Jambay Lhakhang, Wangdue Phodrang, and many more at the ideal time.

    When to Go Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek?

    It is feasible to complete the Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek throughout the year. However, it will be easier to determine the ideal time to complete this adventure if you have the necessary seasonal expertise.

    Spring Season

    The spectacular season for the Annapurna and Jomolhori Yaksa Trek will be from the end of February to the end of May. The vista will be spectacular, and trekking will be accessible in clear weather. Around 10 degrees Celsius will be the temperature, maintaining everything moderate and pleasant.

    Autumn Season

    The ideal time of year for this adventure is right now. The festivities and clean and pleasant weather make it even more spectacular. The trek’s surroundings will be lush and green, making it possible to observe the breathtaking Himalayas in all their glory. The temperature also stays about 20 degrees Celsius throughout the day and lowers to 2 degrees Celsius at night. September through November make up this season.

    Winter Season

    Around Nepal and Bhutan, the months from the end of November to February will be freezing. The chilly wind blowing down from the Himalayas will make trekking rather tricky. The typical temperature will be single-digit or may plunge below 0 degrees Celsius.

    Summer Season

    The adventure will be confirmed this month, although the month from May to the end of August delivers considerable rain. Given the continuous rain throughout this season, flooding and landslides might occur throughout the mountainous region. Since the breeze from the Bay of Bengal strikes the Himalayas directly, causing heavy precipitation, heavy rain is the cause. Further, Monsoon clouds may impede the awe-inspiring sights. Sometimes, the rain occasionally clears the humidity, providing spectacular sights. There will be a temperature range of 8 to 25 degrees Celsius.

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    You need to click the “Book Button” and proceed to fill up the missing information. We need at least 20% deposit amount to confirm the tour. After getting, the deposit amount and passport details, we will send a tour confirmation voucher. You might need to show that confirmation voucher for the airport transfers service.

    It would help if you had a visa for Bhutan and Nepal Tour. A Nepal visa can obtain at Tribhuwan International Airport, and 15 days visa fee is USD 30. We will arrange a paper visa to Bhutan, and this Bhutan visa fee is included in your package price. You need to provide a scanned copy of your passport (Color).

    We have a local guide in Nepal and Bhutan. In Kathmandu, we will provide a heritage guide; in Pokhara, we will provide a city guide; and in Bhutan, we will provide a Bhutanese guide. All guides will be local and can speak English fluently. Please let us know during the booking if you need another language guide. We will arrange a guide as per your required language.

    This trek will be entirely safe for female and solo travelers. You will stay in the city area there is not any security threat.

    Travel insurance is mandatory for this Annapurna and Jomolhari Yaksa Trek, covering accidental, medical, and search and rescue parts.

    All of your included meals will be served in a buffet. So, you can choose vegetarian food from there. Please let us know if you have any special food requirements, and we will arrange that food for you.

    Yes, you can take photographs during the tour. Inside the temple, monasteries might not allow taking photographs. Please consult with your guide before taking the photos. Before taking local people’s photographs, please take permission with them.

    During the tour, you can exchange significant currencies like USD, GBP, Euro, SGD, and other major currencies. However, we highly recommend you carry USD in Bhutan.

    In Nepal, ATM service is readily available. In Bhutan, ATMs are available but may not work sometimes. So, better to carry USD with you. You can pay by your credit card, but you might charge Credit card fees.

    Bhutan uses three different types of electrical plugs: the Indian plug, which has two circular pins and is compatible with type C sockets, and the British plug, which has three square pins and is compatible with type G sockets (three thick round pins, compatible with type D sockets). Bring adapters for all three.


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