A Journey to the Pristine Jimi Langtso Lake

The Jimi Langsto Lake trek moves you through the virgin mountains of Bhutan and its wilderness. You will also meet a lot of wild birds and animals on the way. The coniferous forest and rugged mountain terrain, together with the picturesque lakes in high altitude, familiarizes you with the alpine environment. When you stand at the high passes of the trek like Jelela pass and look down towards the valleys sitting amidst mountains, you will forget all tiredness of the journey and start admiring captivating views of the earth.

Besides being the place of peaks, glaciers, gorges, ravines, and other picturesque sceneries, the Everest region also remains as the fountain of Sherpa culture. It is in this region that they had settled in the earlier periods of history after crossing the Himalayas from the north. The Sherpa villages in this region like Khumjung, Thame and others that fall in this trekking route still exhibit their pristine culture. Their hospitality and friendliness have gained legendary popularity among the visitors of this area; their bravery and skill have helped the mountaineers from across the world scale the insurmountable heights of the Himalayan peaks. Trudge along this trail to gauge their high spirits, and the highest places on earth.


Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu - Paro (2280m)

Day 4: Paro sightseeing

Day 5: Paro - Jele Dzong (3450m) 3 to 4 hours

Day 6: Jele Dzong - Jangchuk Lhakha (3780m) 4/5 hours

Day 7: Jangchuk Lhakha - Jimi Langtso Lake (3880m) 5/6 hours

Day 8: Jimilangtso - Phajoding (3870m) 5/6 hours

Day 9: Phajoding - Thimphu (2350m) 3 hours

Day 10: Thimphu sightseeing

Day 11: Thimphu - Paro

Day 12: Paro - Kathmandu and sightseeing in Bhaktapur

Day 13: International departure


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
As you land at the international airport in Kathmandu, the representative of Outdoor Himalayan Treks will meet you there and transfer you to your hotel. Have some rest and relaxation at the hotel, and if you have free time, you can do some sightseeing.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today you go on guided a tour of Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath as well as other areas depending upon the availability of time. Explore the world of rich historical monuments listed with the UNESCO — you will certainly admire these remnants of ancient Nepalese civilization.

Day 3: Arrive at Paro. (2280m)
The flight from Kathmandu to Paro is a beautiful mountain flight with the sceneries of Mt Everest, Kanchanjunga, Makalu and other mountains in Nepal, and of Chomolari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsrim Gang in Bhutan. In the afternoon, a visit to Bhutan's national museum, known as Ta-Dzong in the local language, opens you a widow into the history and culture of this little known kingdom of the world. Ta-Dzong was originally built as a fort in the 17th century to protect the nation from Tibetan invasion.

Day 4: Paro sightseeing
Taking a sightseeing trip in Paro will reveal to you the rich mythological and religious background of the nation’s religion. A three hours’ hike to Taktsang Monastery, built in the 17th century in the place where Guru Padmashambhava— a founder of the most ancient sect of Tibetan Buddhism—had meditated in the 8th century, will culminate in excitement because the views from the top of the hill hold your breath.

Day 5: Paro - Jele Dzong (3450m) 3/4 hours
Today’s trek, lasting for about four hours, takes you through farmhouses, temperate and coniferous forests. Wild animals and birds can be met on the way. The highest point, of course, will be the Jelela Pass (2600m).

Day 6: Jele Dzong - Jangchuk Lhakha (3780m) 4/5 hours
Temperate forests and alpine pastures lie on the way. As you walk along the hills, you will have beautiful sceneries of Paro valley.

Day 7: Jangchuk Lhakha - Jimi Langtso Lake (3880m) 5/6 hours
A greatly scenic trek for about 6 hours awaits you today. Together with many types of plants along with rhododendron that blooms in spring, and animals as well as barren hillsides; you can also see Kanchangunja, Chomlohari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsrim Gang mountains. Jimi Langtso Lake is located at the altitude of 3880m from the sea level and a short walk after a pass will you set your camp.

Day 8: Jimilangtso - Phajoding (3870m) 5/6 hours
Another day of trekking in the high mountain region across several passes, it is an introduction to mountain ecosystems and land formations. Numerous grazing yaks and yak herder’s camps fall on the way. The other highlights are trout rich lakes named Janetso and Semkotatso.

Day 9: Phajoding - Thimphu (2350m) 3 hours
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise views from Phajoding, visit the old temples and monasteries. View pheasants at the hillsides and after walking for about a couple of hours, the trek will end. Then you ride a vehicle to reach Thimpu.

Day 10: Thimphu sightseeing
Among the places of interest in Thimpu are the memorial gompa dedicated to late king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the Changangkha temple built in the 15th century, nunneries, monastic schools, school of arts and crafts, government handicrafts emporium and various handicrafts stores of Thimpu. You will definitely collect memorable experiences from the tour of the city.

Day 11: Thimphu - Paro
You will drive through roundabout roads along rivers, plains and mountains of Bhutan to reach Paro from Thimpu.

Day 12: Paro - Kathmandu and sightseeing in Bhaktapur
The internal settlements of Bhaktapur are still steeped in ancient culture, and occupations along since ancient past. The numerous temples, ancient palaces, and other historical monuments sit side by side with endless rituals and festivals. All in all, try to immerse into medieval Nepal as you walk along the narrow alleys of this ancient town.

Day 13: International departure
We will see you off at the airport, as you return carrying memories that you will value for your whole life.


Documents required:

  • scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • travel insurance



Country: Bhutan
Duration: 11 days
Grade: Moderate
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