This loop is the shortest of the Jomolhari trekking routes, which is the most popular treks in Bhutan and is called by the name “ Yaksa Trek” It offers a wide range of landscapes, flora and fauna. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari and Jichu Drakey with twin lakes of Tshophu and Yak harder’s present there.
Trek Grade: Moderate / Demanding.
Trek Duration: 7days.
Distance: 72.9miles / 117.5km
Altitude gain: 10,722ft / 3284m. Altitude Loss: 10,772ft / 3284m
Day1. Fly into Paro: hotel at Paro. Alt: 7330ft/ 2235m.
Day2. Excursion to Taksang ( Tigers Nest) drive to Camp. Shana camp. Alt: 9480ft / 2890m.
Day3. Shana to Soi Thangthanka: 8 to 9hrs / 13.6miles / 22km, Alt,gain: 2250ft / 685m. campsite. Alt:11,730ft /3575m.
Day4. Soi Thangthanka to Jangothang : 4 to 5 hr. 10.5miles / 17km. Alt,gain: 1530ft / 469m. camp. Alt: 13,250ft/4040m
Day5. Rest day at Jomolhari base camp: Overnight at camp.
Day6. Jangothang to Dhumzo : 6 to 7hrs, 10miles / 16km, Alt,gain 1770ft /540m.Alt,loss: 3600ft/1100m. Camp, Alt: 12,460ft/3800m.
Day7. Dhumzo to Thombu Shong : 4 to 5hrs, 7miles/ 11km, Alt,gain: 2420ft/740m, Alt,loss: 1370ft/420m. camp Alt: 13,510ft/4120m.
Day8. Thombu Shong to Shana : 4 to 5hr, 9miles/14.5km. Alt,gain: 495ft/150m. Alt,loss:4525ft/1380m.
Day9. Shana to Paro : 4hrs. 10.5 miles/17km. Alt,gain 260ft/80m. Alt,loss 1020ft/ 310m. hotel in Thimphu. Alt. 7493ft.
Day10. Thimphu– Sightseeing: Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day11. Thimphu to Punakha: 3hr/77km. Overnight at hotel at Punakha.
Day12. Punakha ——-Paro. : 4hrs / 146km. Overnight at Paro.
Day13. Airport drop.