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Jomolhari Mountain Festival

Starts from October 14 and 15, 2017

Jomolhari Mountain Festival & Trek combines the Jomolhari Trek with an exquisitely themed two-day event celebrated at the base of Mt. Jomolhari (7326 meters above sea level) by communities located along one of the most scenic trekking routes in Bhutan.

The festival celebrates the unique culture of the communities living together with the natural wonders that surround them: one in particular, the elusive, yet elegant, snow leopard!

The festival includes snow leopard themed folk songs and dances performed by the local people, Jigme Dorji National Park staff and the school children, traditional sports such as Khuru (darts), shot put, horse and yak riding, sampling of local delicacies and boutique handicrafts.

This is the ultimate Jumolhari Mountain experience of trekking through inspiring mountainous landscapes and gaining an insight into the unique communities that inhabit these beautiful locations.


The Jumolhari Trek highlights the great diversity that the Bhutanese landscape has to offer, whilst the mountain festival provides an insight into the unique culture of the communities that live together in harmony with the incredible wildlife and natural wonders that surround them. You will pass through thick pine forests, scattered hamlets and alpine meadows that lead to the high pastureland where yak herders graze their animals.

Starts from October 14 and 15 2017

  • Spend 2 days attending the Mountain Festival, witnessing performances of folk songs and dances, participating in traditional sports as well as sampling local delicacies and boutique handicrafts.
  • Experience fabulous views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jumolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake.
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.
  • Discover Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions.
  • Camp overnight at the base of Mt Jumolhari.
  • Spend time Marveling at the ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
  • Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
  • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
  • Incorporate a Value-Added Option such as a cooking lesson or meditation session with a monk.


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