Jomolhari Loop Trek is the shortest of the Jomolhari trekking routes, which are the most popular treks in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang). Trekkers who want to avoid high passes and high altitude can chose an easier version of the Jomolhari Loop by retracing their steps from Jangothang (see days 1-3), while still having the majestic impressions of Mount Jomolhari.
Sample Itinerary with beginning of trek:
DAY 1: GUNITSAWA VILLAGE – SHARNA ZAMPA
40mins, 80 m descent, camp altitude 2,850 m.
DAY 2: SHARNA ZAMPA – THANGTHANGKHA
Distance 22 km, 7-8 hours, 770 m ascent, 10 m descent, camp altitude 3,610 m.
DAY 3: THANGTHANGKHA – JANGOTHANG
Distance 19 km, 5-6 hours, 480 m ascent, camp altitude 4,080 m.
DAY 4: JANGOTHANG HALT
DAY 5: JANGOTHANG TO SOI YAKTSA
Distance 16km, six to seven hours, 810m ascent, 1,090m descent, camp altitude 3,800m.
DAY 6: SOI YAKTSA TO THOMBU SHONG
Distance 11km, four to five hours, 720m ascent, 340m descent, camp altitude 4,180m.
DAY 7: THOMBU SHONG TO GUNITSAWA VILLAGE
End of Trek