Jimilangstho Lake Trekking in Bhutan

Jimilangstho Lake Trekking in Bhutan

Jimilangstho Lake, Trekking in Bhutan covers wonderfully scenic high-altitude walk accesses remote alpine lakes, yak herders and boasts views of the Bhutanese Himalayas. For the most part, it follows the traditional mule route between Thimphu and Paro. Because it departs and ends in Paro/Thimphu, its logistics make it a great choice as an add-on to any cultural tour of Bhutan.

In Bhutan, all trekking supplies - camping equipment, kitchen implements, food - are all carried by pack animals. Porters are rather unusual in Bhutan, with loads usually carted by horses or, in higher regions, yaks. All trekkers are accompanied by a guide, a cook and usually at least one horseman or yak herder. With the surest footing; they lead trekking groups across the passes. The horseman and cook will usually run ahead during a trekking day. They will have prepared a packed lunch for hikers and will go on to the night’s resting place to set up camp. They set up tents, cook dinner and ready the area for arriving trekkers. When the trekkers reach the campsite, they are greeted with a hot cup of tea and biscuits in the dining tent. After six hours in the mountains, no drink will ever taste sweeter. For dinner, the cook will usually prepare a buffet of dishes that are as welcome as they are delicious.


Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Paro (B/L/D).

Day 02: Paro Valley Tour (B/L/D).

Day 03: Hike to Takstang (Paro)  B/L/D).

Day 04: Trek to Jele Dzong (B/L/D).

Day 05: Visit Jele Dzong to Jangchu Lakha (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trek to Jimilangstho Lake (B/L/D).

Day 07: Jimilangtsho - Phajoding (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trek Phajoding to Thimphu (Trek ends) (B/L/D).

Day 09: Thimphu Valley tour (B/L/D).

Day 10: Thimphu-Paro-Departure (B).