Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Bhutan

Journey to the Jomolhari Base Camp: Explore Bhutan's Majestic Wilderness

Duration Duration 12 Days
Meals Meals
  • 11 Breakfast
  • 11 Lunch
  • 11 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-Star Hotel in the city
  • Tented Accommodation in trek
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ 6250 Price Starts From US$ 5450 Book Now
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
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
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 Hours Trek

Overview of Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Bhutan

In the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan stands as a testament to nature’s splendor and cultural mystique. This landlocked kingdom, often called the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” remains one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Beyond its borders lie some of the most breathtaking landscapes known to humanity, and at the heart of this natural spectacle stands the mighty Jomolhari. This sacred mountain has beckoned travelers and trekkers for generations.

The Jomolhari Base Camp Trek is not just an ordinary trekking expedition but an odyssey into the heart of the Bhutanese Himalayas. This 12-day adventure promises to be an experience of a lifetime, revealing Bhutan’s pristine wilderness, ancient culture, and spiritual treasures. When you arrive in Paro, the entry point to this majestic Himalayan realm, you’ll begin a transformative adventure to etch a lasting impression on your spirit.

Trip Highlights

  • Jomolhari Majesty: Witness the awe-inspiring grandeur of the sacred Jomolhari mountain and its glaciers at the Jomolhari Base Camp.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich cultural tapestry with visits to monasteries, remote villages, and vibrant local markets.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Encounter Himalayan wildlife, from blue sheep to exotic bird species, as you trek through pristine forests and valleys.
  • High Mountain Passes: Conquer challenging high-altitude passes like Nyile La and Yale La, offering breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Bhutanese Hospitality: Experience the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality through interactions with friendly locals and the taste of authentic Bhutanese cuisine.

An Itinerary That Unlocks Bhutan’s Hidden Treasures

Your adventure begins in the charming town of Paro, where you’ll acclimate to the altitude and soak in the local culture. Your initial experience with Bhutan’s spiritual heart comes at the famous Taktsang Monastery, often called the “Tiger’s Nest,” which sits dramatically on a cliff’s edge.

Starting from Paro, you’ll venture into the wilderness as you begin the Jomolhari Base Camp Trek. The trail weaves through emerald valleys, dense forests, and pristine glacial rivers. En route to Jangothang, the Jomolhari Base Camp, you’ll cross paths with the friendly locals and witness the deep-rooted spirituality of Bhutan through monasteries and colorful prayer flags.

Jangothang, your home for a day, sits in the shadow of the sacred Jomolhari mountain. This is where you’ll experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Bhutanese Himalayas up close. You’ll explore, rest, and prepare for the days ahead.

Your journey continues as you cross high mountain passes, Nyile La and Yale La, and trek through diverse landscapes, each more enchanting than the last. Rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and serene lakes provide the backdrop for your adventure. Along the way, you’ll witness the region’s remarkable wildlife, from blue sheep to elusive snow leopards.

The trek culminates in Dolam Kencho, where you’ll complete the physical challenge and savor the sense of accomplishment. Then, a scenic drive takes you back to Paro, where everything began. With one final day in Bhutan, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your journey, perhaps revisiting your favorite spots or discovering new ones.

As your trip concludes, you’ll leave Paro with a heart full of memories and a deeper appreciation for the Jomolhari Base Camp Trek’s blend of natural wonders and cultural riches. This 12-day odyssey isn’t just a trek; it’s a profound exploration of Bhutan’s soul, an immersion in its pristine wilderness, and an invitation to discover the hidden treasures of the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Set out on an unforgettable journey that deeply engraves Bhutan’s beauty and spirit into your memory.

Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Bhutan Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Join Paro (2200m)

    Your adventure begins as you arrive in the charming town of Paro, Bhutan, nestled at an altitude of 2200 meters. Paro is the gateway to your Jomolhari Base Camp Trek and a cultural gem in its own right. When you land at Paro International Airport, a Peregrine representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

    Take this day to acclimate to the altitude, unwind, and explore Paro’s local markets and stunning landscapes. You may visit the Paro Dzong, an architectural marvel that serves as a fortress and a monastery, offering a glimpse into Bhutan’s rich heritage. This day allows you to prepare physically and mentally for the upcoming trekking adventure.

  • Day 2: Paro Valley, Taktsang Monastery (3100m), & National Museum

    Today, you will start a cultural and spiritual journey. Following breakfast, your tour guide will take you to the renowned Taktsang Monastery, commonly called the Tiger’s Nest. This iconic structure, perched at an elevation of 3100 meters, clings to the edge of a cliff, offering breathtaking views of the Paro Valley below. The hike to Taktsang, passing through lush forests and serene landscapes, is invigorating.

    After exploring this sacred site and enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll visit the National Museum of Bhutan, which houses a remarkable collection of art and artifacts that provide insights into Bhutan’s history and culture. The day’s experiences not only introduce you to Bhutanese spirituality but also serve as a precursor to the physical demands of the trek.

  • Day 3: Drive to Shana (2860m) and Trek to Thongo Zampa (3250m)

    After a hearty breakfast, the real adventure begins. You’ll go on a scenic drive, passing by the historic Drukgyel Dzong (2580m) with its panoramic views of the Paro Valley. The journey continues to Shana (2860m), where you’ll meet your trekking crew and start the trekking portion of the journey. The initial hike leads you to Thongo Zampa (3250m), covering approximately 11 kilometers in around four hours.

    Along the way, you’ll traverse verdant forests, follow the Paro River, and pass through picturesque villages, providing a glimpse into the rural Bhutanese way of life. Thongo Zampa serves as your first campsite, surrounded by the pristine beauty of the Himalayan foothills, and sets the stage for the days to come as you venture deeper into the wilderness.

  • Day 4: Trek to Soi Thangthangkha (3700m)

    As the sun rises over the Bhutanese Himalayas, you’ll wake up to the refreshing mountain air at Thongo Zampa. After a hearty breakfast, the day’s trek unfolds, taking you further into the enchanting landscape. Today’s destination is Soi Thangthangkha (3700m), and the trail covers approximately four hours of walking.

    Trekker on the way to Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Bhutan

    The path meanders through lush rhododendrons and pine forests, and you’ll gradually gain altitude as you ascend along the Paro River. Be on the lookout for the varied plant and animal life native to this area. Spending the night at Soi Thangthangkha’s campsite, you’ll be treated to stunning mountain panoramas, creating a calm environment for a restful evening under the starlit sky of Bhutan.

  • Day 5: Trek to Jomolhari Base Camp, "Jangothang" (4100m)

    Today marks a significant milestone as you reach the much-anticipated Jomolhari Base Camp, also known as “Jangothang” (4100m). The trek, covering roughly 12 kilometers, spans about five hours, with the landscape growing more striking as you near the base of the revered Jomolhari mountain. The path winds through alpine meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers and offers commanding views of the snow-clad peaks in the distance.

    Arriving at Jangothang, you’ll receive the awe-inspiring panorama of Jomolhari and its glaciers as a reward. This is a well-deserved rest stop, allowing you to soak in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas, acclimate to the higher altitude, and reflect on the journey so far.

  • Day 6: At Jomolhari Base Camp, "Jangothang," Rest and explore

    Today is a rest day at Jangothang, allowing you to recuperate and explore the stunning surroundings. You can take short hikes to acclimate further and savor the breathtaking views. The base camp offers a serene atmosphere, surrounded by high peaks, and it’s not uncommon to spot blue sheep or other wildlife nearby.

    Take in the tranquil ambiance, visit the nearby Tshophu Lake, or interact with fellow trekkers and the friendly locals who reside in yak-herding settlements nearby. This day of rest and exploration ensures you’re ready for the challenging yet rewarding days ahead as you continue your adventure in the Bhutanese Himalayas.

  • Day 7: Cross Nyile La (4850m)

    Prepare for a challenging but exhilarating day as you leave Jangothang behind and continue your trek towards the Nyile La pass at an elevation of 4850 meters. This trek portion covers approximately 18 kilometers and takes around 8 hours. The trail leads you through a high-altitude landscape of rocky terrain and rugged beauty.

    Nyile La - Bhutan
    Nyile La – Bhutan

    As you climb towards the pass, panoramic vistas of the nearby mountains and glaciers will unfold, offering a rewarding experience. Crossing the Nyile La is a significant accomplishment, and the descent on the other side takes you to a lower elevation, providing relief from thin air. You’ll set up camp on the other side of the pass, where you can rest and reflect on the challenging but awe-inspiring journey.

  • Day 8: Cross Yale La (4950m) and Trek to Shodu (3950m)

    Day 8 presents another high mountain pass, the Yale La, which stands at an impressive altitude of 4950 meters. The trek covers approximately 8 hours, leading you through a diverse landscape. You’ll pass by pristine lakes, traverse lush meadows, and venture through dense rhododendron forests. The ascent to Yale La rewards you with magnificent views of the Bhutanese Himalayas, and as you descend, you’ll notice a change in vegetation and terrain.

    The path takes you to the scenic village of Shodu, situated at an elevation of 3950 meters, where you will establish your campsite for the evening. Shodu provides a peaceful retreat, and the sound of the nearby river adds to the tranquil ambiance, offering a stark contrast to the high mountain pass you conquered earlier in the day.

  • Day 9: To Barshong (3700m)

    Your trek continues as you bid farewell to Shodu and make your way to Barshong at 3700 meters. The day’s hike covers approximately 7 to 8 hours and gradually descends along the Thimphu River. The route winds through lush forests and captivating waterfalls, creating an atmosphere of tranquility. Barshong is a small village nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Himalayan foothills.

    As you reach the campsite, you’ll have the opportunity to relax, explore the surroundings, and interact with the locals who call this remote region home. This day provides a taste of the tranquil rural life in Bhutan and prepares you for the final leg of your trekking adventure.

  • Day 10: Complete Trek at Dolam Kencho

    On this day, you’ll complete your remarkable trekking adventure by going to Dolam Kencho. The trek covers approximately 5 to 6 hours, and the path continues to lead you through the pristine Bhutanese wilderness. As you descend from the higher altitudes, you’ll notice a change in the flora and fauna, with rhododendrons and bamboo forests becoming more prevalent.

    The trekking terrain remains challenging yet rewarding, with stunning vistas of the Himalayan landscape accompanying you along the way. Dolam Kencho, your final campsite, offers a serene setting amidst nature’s beauty, allowing you to reflect on your incredible journey.

  • Day 11: Transfer to Paro via Thimphu

    After breakfast at Dolam Kencho, you’ll prepare to leave the wilderness behind and start a journey to Bhutan’s capital city, Thimphu. The drive to Thimphu takes approximately 2 hours, offering a smooth transition from the tranquility of the mountains to the vibrancy of urban life. Thimphu is Bhutan’s largest city, and here, you can explore its unique blend of tradition and modernity.

    Visit attractions such as the Tashichho Dzong the National Memorial Chorten, and explore the bustling local markets. Thimphu provides a chance to rest, rejuvenate, and experience Bhutan’s contemporary culture before concluding your journey.

  • Day 12: Trip Concludes in Paro

    Finally, your Bhutanese adventure ends as you bid farewell to this captivating land of mountains, monasteries, and mystical experiences. From Paro, you’ll either head to the airport for your departure or continue your exploration of Bhutan if you’ve planned an extended stay. Your travels have enriched you with unforgettable memories and an enhanced appreciation for Bhutan’s natural and cultural marvels.


What's included

  • 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners
  • Day 1 and Day 12 airport transfers
  • Expert bilingual trek guide
  • Safety gear, including portable altitude chamber, medical kit, and satellite phone
  • Quality accommodations in Paro
  • All necessary group camping gear
  • Private transportation throughout
  • All park entries and trekking permits
  • Portage animals for carrying up to 20kgs of personal gear
  • Entry fees for all listed sightseeing spots
  • Bhutanese visa and sustainability charges included

What is excluded

  • International flights
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses like phone calls and laundry
  • Tips
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance


During your Jomolhari Base Camp Trek, you’ll experience rustic wilderness and comfortable city living.

Trek Accommodations:

  • Throughout the trekking portion of the journey, you’ll stay in tents designed to provide comfort and protection against the elements.
  • These tents are set up at scenic campsites along the trail, often amidst pristine natural surroundings, allowing you to immerse yourself in the Himalayan wilderness.
  • While the accommodations are rustic, they are well-equipped with sleeping bags, mats, and all necessary camping gear to ensure a cozy and restful night’s sleep.
  • Camping in the Bhutanese Himalayas under a canopy of stars is a unique and unforgettable experience, connecting you to the stunning landscapes.
Accommodation during Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Bhutan
Accommodation during Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Bhutan

City Area Accommodations:

  • In the city areas, particularly in Paro and Thimphu, you’ll enjoy the comforts of 3-star hotel accommodations.
  • These hotels contrast the trekking experience, offering modern amenities, comfortable beds, and en-suite facilities to help you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Staying in these hotels also allows one to explore the local culture and cuisine of Bhutan’s urban areas while experiencing the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality.

Throughout your Jomolhari Base Camp Trek, you can expect a variety of delicious and nourishing meals that cater to your trekking needs and dietary preferences.

Trek Meals:

  • During the trekking days, you’ll receive three meals daily, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • The cuisine served during the trek is carefully planned to provide the energy and nutrition required for the challenging journey.
  • Meals often include a mix of Bhutanese and international dishes, allowing you to savor local flavors while maintaining familiarity with international options.
  • With prior notification, dietary preferences and specific requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, or allergy-related needs, can be catered to.

Meals during the trek

City Area Meals:

  • In Paro and Thimphu, where you stay in 3-star hotels, you’ll have access to a broader range of dining options.
  • These city areas offer a chance to explore Bhutanese cuisine in local restaurants, savoring traditional dishes like “Ema Datshi” (chili and cheese) or “Druk Thukpa” (noodle soup).
  • To please your palate, you’ll discover various culinary delights, from Bhutanese specialties to international cuisines.

Your accommodations during the Jomolhari Base Camp Trek range from rustic and scenic camping in the wilderness to comfortable 3-star hotel stays in the city areas. Our team thoughtfully prepares meals to offer the needed sustenance for your trekking adventure, accommodating various dietary preferences. The combination of diverse accommodations and delectable cuisine ensures a well-rounded and enjoyable experience as you explore the Bhutanese Himalayas.

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    Essential Information

    Jomolhari Base Camp Trek Difficulty

    The Jomolhari Base Camp Trek offers an exhilarating adventure amidst the stunning Bhutanese Himalayas, but it’s essential to understand the trek’s difficulty level to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.

    Elevation Gains:

    This trek involves significant elevation gains as you ascend through the Himalayan terrain. Starting from Paro (at 2200 meters) and reaching the Jomolhari Base Camp (at 4100 meters), you’ll encounter steep inclines, high mountain passes, and varying altitudes. Preparing for the physically demanding altitude changes and their challenges would be best.

    High-Altitude Challenges:

    The Jomolhari Base Camp Trek takes you into high-altitude regions, which can lead to altitude-related issues if you are not acclimated properly. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a potential concern. Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Sufficient days for acclimatization are included in the schedule to reduce these risks. It’s crucial to heed your guide’s recommendations, keep yourself hydrated, and pay attention to your body’s signals to guarantee a secure trip.

    Fitness Requirements:

    To fully enjoy this trek, a basic level of fitness is required. While you don’t need to be a professional athlete, regular physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning are beneficial. Pre-trek training, including hiking, walking, and aerobic exercises, can enhance your stamina and prepare you for daily trekking durations ranging from 4 to 8 hours.

    Moreover, mental endurance is equally important. Trekking in high altitudes and challenging terrain requires determination and a positive mindset. Being mentally prepared for the physical exertion and varying weather conditions is essential for a successful journey.

    The Jomolhari Base Camp Trek offers a rewarding and awe-inspiring adventure. Still, knowing the elevation gains, potential high-altitude challenges, and fitness requirements is essential. Getting ready by doing physical exercises and learning about high-altitude trekking will help make your journey safer and more fun in the beautiful Bhutanese Himalayas.

    Best Time for Jomolhari Base Camp:

    Selecting the right time to experience the Jomolhari Base Camp Trek is crucial for an unforgettable and comfortable journey. The ideal months for this trek depend on weather conditions and the opportunity to experience the Himalayan landscapes in their most spectacular form.

    Spring (April to May):
    • Spring ranks among the most favorable periods for the Jomolhari Base Camp Trek. During this time, the Bhutanese countryside bursts into vivid colors as rhododendrons and wildflowers bloom.
    • Generally, the weather is stable, providing pleasant daytime temperatures that enhance the trekking experience.
    • Clear skies grant excellent visibility, allowing trekkers to relish stunning views of snow-capped peaks and the sacred Jomolhari mountain.
    • The presence of migratory birds and wildlife enhances the trek’s natural charm.
    Autumn (September to November):
    • Autumn represents another prime season for this trek, beckoning trekkers with favorable weather conditions and awe-inspiring vistas.
    • Typically, the skies remain clear, and the crisp air offers exceptional visibility for panoramic mountain views.
    • The lush greenery from the monsoon season gradually transforms into golden hues, creating a captivating contrast against the Himalayan backdrop.
    • The stable weather permits comfortable daytime temperatures and cool evenings, making it an ideal period for trekking.
    Additional Considerations:

    While spring and autumn are highly recommended, other months have unique qualities. Nevertheless, avoiding the monsoon season (June to August) is advisable due to heavy rainfall, resulting in muddy and slippery trails.
    Winter (December to February) provides a distinctive and tranquil experience with fewer fellow trekkers, but it comes with extreme cold and snow-covered trails, making it a challenging option.

    The optimal times for the Jomolhari Base Camp Trek are spring and autumn (April to May and September to November). These seasons combine favorable weather conditions, breathtaking scenery, and the best opportunities to capture the essence of the Bhutanese Himalayas. Trekkers planning their journey during these periods will be rewarded with a memorable and awe-inspiring adventure in this pristine wilderness.

    Guides and Support Staff:

    The success and safety of your Jomolhari Base Camp Trek rely significantly on the expertise and dedication of the trekking guides and support staff.

    Trekking Guides:
    • Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guides, deeply familiar with the Bhutanese Himalayas, will lead your journey.
    • These guides are experts in navigation and serve as cultural ambassadors, offering insights into Bhutan’s history, traditions, and natural wonders.
    • They are proficient in English and other languages, facilitating effective communication and ensuring you get the most out of your trek.
    • Trekking guides are skilled in first aid and thoroughly understand safety protocols for high-altitude trekking.
    • Their primary responsibility is to guarantee your safety, lead you along the trail, help with any problems, and enrich your trekking experience with their local knowledge.
    Support Staff:
    • In addition to trekking guides, a dedicated support team includes cooks, kitchen staff, and porters.
    • The support staff is responsible for setting up and dismantling the camp, preparing delicious meals, and carrying the camping equipment and supplies.
    • Their hard work behind the scenes allows you to focus on the trekking experience itself without the burden of logistical concerns.
    • Our team actively trains to prioritize your well-being and to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

    Permits and Documentation:

    Navigating the paperwork and permits required for your Bhutanese adventure is essential to the trip preparation process.

    Visa Requirements:
    • Travelers to Bhutan must obtain a visa to enter the country.
    • Peregrine Trek will assist you in obtaining the necessary visa approval from the Bhutanese government. Once approved, you’ll receive a visa clearance letter.
    • Upon arrival in Paro, the immigration authorities will validate your visa clearance letter, and you’ll receive a visa stamp allowing you entry into the country.
    • Several permits are required for trekking in Bhutan, including the Bhutan Tourism Authority (BTA) trekking permit and particular area permits for specific trekking routes.
    • Peregrine Treks will facilitate the application and issuance of these permits on your behalf, simplifying the process for you.
    • It would help if you carried these permits during the trek, as authorities will check them at various points along the trail.

    In addition to permits and visas, travelers should carry essential documents such as a valid passport, travel insurance, and emergency contact information.

    • Peregrine Treks will provide a checklist of required documents to ensure you have everything you need before this trek.
    • Jomolhari Base Camp Trek will be guided by experienced and knowledgeable trekking guides and supported by a dedicated team of staff who handle logistics and ensure your comfort. The trekking guides play a vital role in your safety and overall experience. Peregrine Treks will assist with visa requirements and necessary permits, simplifying documentation and ensuring a smooth start to your Bhutanese adventure.

    Health and Safety:

    Ensuring your health and safety during the Jomolhari Base Camp Trek is paramount. Here’s what you need to know:

    High-Altitude Sickness:

    High-altitude sickness, including Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be a concern during the trek due to significant altitude gains.
    It’s essential to be aware of the symptoms of AMS, which may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
    Sufficient days for acclimatization are incorporated into the itinerary to help your body gradually adapt to the higher altitudes.
    Staying hydrated, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and listening to your guide’s advice is crucial to mitigate the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

    Recommended Vaccinations:

    Before your journey, consult your healthcare provider to ensure you are current on routine vaccinations.
    You may need additional vaccinations or prophylactic medications depending on your health and the regions you plan to visit in Bhutan. Commonly considered are hepatitis A, typhoid, and tetanus vaccinations. Common considerations include hepatitis A, typhoid, and tetanus vaccinations.

    Safety Precautions:

    During the trek, safety is our utmost priority. Your experienced trekking guides have training in first aid and high-altitude safety protocols.
    Always follow your guide’s instructions, and inform them immediately if you experience any health issues or discomfort.
    Dress appropriately for changing weather conditions, wear sunscreen, and stay hydrated throughout the trek.
    Respect local customs and culture, including religious sites and practices, to ensure a harmonious journey.

    Packing List:

    Packing the appropriate gear and essentials is crucial for thoroughly enjoying your Jomolhari Base Camp Trek and maintaining your comfort. Here’s a detailed list:

    • Moisture-wicking base layers
    • Insulating mid-layers (fleece or down jacket)
    • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
    • Trekking pants and shorts
    • Thermal underwear for high-altitude nights
    • Comfortable hiking socks
    • Warm hat and gloves
    • Sun hat and sunglasses
    Trekking Gear:
    • Robust, comfortable trekking boots that provide firm ankle support
    • Daypack for essentials during the day
    • Duffel bag or backpack for your belongings
    • Trekking poles for stability on uneven terrain
    • Sleeping bag suitable for the season
    • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
    • Reusable water bottle or hydration system
    Personal Items:
    • Passport and visa documentation
    • Travel insurance policy and contact information
    • Prescription medications and a basic first-aid kit
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
    • Personal hygiene products
    • Camera and spare batteries or power banks
    • Power adapter for Bhutan’s electrical outlets
    Recommended Gear:
    • Gaiters to keep debris out of your boots
    • Buff or neck gaiter for sun and wind protection
    • Earplugs for peaceful nights in camp
    • Binoculars for wildlife and scenic viewing
    • Travel towel or quick-dry towel

    Pack efficiently to keep your load manageable during the trek. Ensure your gear is appropriate for the season and weather conditions, and remember to layer clothing for comfort as temperatures change throughout the day. A well-prepared packing list is key to a safe and enjoyable Jomolhari Base Camp Trek.

    Trekking Etiquette:

    Responsible trekking is vital to protect the natural splendor of the Bhutanese Himalayas and ensure respectful interactions with local communities. Here are the guidelines to follow:

    Respect Local Customs:
    • Be mindful of the local culture and traditions. Seek permission before taking photos, especially at religious sites and of local people.
    • When visiting monasteries and dzongs, dress modestly, covering your shoulders and knees.
    • Dispose of waste properly, including trash and litter. Follow the “Leave No Trace” principles to leave the environment as you found it.
    • Minimize noise levels to prevent disturbing the wildlife and residents.
    • Refrain from picking plants or disturbing wildlife. Bhutan is home to unique and endangered species.
    Environmental Conservation:
    • Stick to marked trails to reduce soil erosion and avoid disrupting habitats.
    • Avoid using single-use plastics. Bring a reusable water bottle and a shopping bag.
    • Use biodegradable soap and toiletries. Use pit toilets or follow established waste disposal methods.
    • Conserve energy and water at lodges and campsites, as resources may be limited in remote areas.

    Travel Insurance:

    • Comprehensive travel insurance is crucial for your peace of mind and security during the trek. Consider the following recommendations:
    • Verify that your travel insurance covers high-altitude medical emergencies and evacuation.
    • Verify that the insurance policy includes coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, lost luggage, and personal liability.
    • Keep a copy of your insurance policy and emergency contact numbers readily accessible throughout your journey.
    • Confirm with Peregrine Treks that they have experience in handling emergencies and evacuations.
    • By adhering to responsible trekking practices, understanding emergency procedures, and having adequate travel insurance, you can confidently enjoy your Jomolhari Base Camp Trek,
    • knowing you are prepared for various situations while respecting the environment and local culture.

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    5 Star Rating


    Unique Adventures in the Himalayas

    It is a ripper of an experience, showcasing Bhutan’s stunning bushland and high-altitude scenery. This trek is a beaut for those keen on a bit of a challenge, traversing through dense scrub, over lofty ridges, and offering a bonzer view of the awe-inspiring Mount Jomolhari. The base camp itself is a corker, providing a jaw-dropping panorama that’s fair dinkum unforgettable. Along the trail, you’ll have a chance to yarn with the locals, adding a fair go of cultural spice to the adventure. It’s a bit of a hard yakka due to the elevation and the trek’s length, but it’s worth it for the top-notch blend of natural splendour and cultural insights. It’s a must-do for anyone after a true-blue Himalayan escapade.


    The best experience we had with Peregrine was the whole tour of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was tailor-made for our requirements; all our requests were reviewed, discussed, and accepted and, in some instances, with a better recommendation.

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