Dagala Thousand lakes Trek
Dagala thousand lake trek is a 6 days trekking in western Bhutan. The most beautiful and amazing summer trekking. It is a moderate trek with short trekking days but with few steep climbs. This trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk among the shimmering lakes you will see the stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari and many more. During the trek, an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. The trail also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the lakes.
No. of nights: 9
Max Sleeping Altitude: 4300m
Tour Grade: Moderate
Best Season: April to June /September to October. Can also be done during summer if you want morefun and adventure with rain.
- Government Royalty of US $ 65 per night per person
- sightseeing within Bhutan as per the itinerary
- Accommodations in best 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis
- All meals (breakfast, lunch &dinner)
- Full time English speaking guide
- entrance fees and permits
- All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
- One time visa processing fee of US$ 40 per person
- Flight tickets
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, internet
- Soft drinks and alcohol
- Mineral water in hotels and restaurants
- Travel insurance
- Shopping and entertainment
- Gratuities to guide, driver, etc.
- Luxury star hotels and resorts available at an additional cost
- Specialized guides (Foreign language,photography, Bird watching, Buddhism, flora and fauna) available at an additional cost.
Day 1: Arrival in Paro
On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will see the rich history of Bhutan exhibited in the 17th century National Meseum. The Paro Dzong, a massive fortress built in the 17th century now houses the monastic body. A lovely stroll downhill from the dzong over an old cantilever bridge wraps up an eventful day in the magical kingdom. Evening, we will relax in the hotel or scroll around tiny Paro town peeping through local handicrafts. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.
Day 2: Paro sightseeing
After our breakfast, we will drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger’s Nest temple. Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest temple clings to a vertical cliff 800m above the valley. It is the most revered temple to the Bhuddhist. Legend has it that in the 8th century, Guru Rinpochey, a tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a case around which temple is built.
The hike will take about two hours to reach to the top and will warm us for the trekking next day. En-route, drive to visit historical drugyel ruin dzong and kichu temple, praying to bless us for the rest of the journey. Overnight in Paro.
Day 3: Paro- Genekha-Gur(Trek starts-8km,6hrs,3710m)
The trek begins with the little village of Genekha . Today you will see many varieties of alpine flora and also some animals and also some animals and many birds. After two hours of walking gradually uphill, rest at huge rock platform, from which there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek ends for the day. Camp at Gur, where flowers are abundant in spring.
Day 4: Gur-Labathama (9km,4hrs,4300m)
Today’s trek takes us across meadows where wild asparagus and other small plants grow, and if taking this trek in the spring, you will feel you are walking over carpets of flowers. The first pass, marked by a large cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole dagala range, alpine meadows and yak herder’s camps. We will launch at the nearby Yak herder’s camps. After lunch we will walk across hills and over meadows, ending the day at Yutsho Lake.
Day 5: Labathama
A day halt in Labathama is worth visiting the lakes and hiking up to the top of the pass for the breath taking view.on a clear day, one can see the world’s third highest mountain, Mt.Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jomolhari, the highest mountain of Bhutan.
Day 6: Labathama-Pungkha(11km,6hrs)
Walk for 20 minutes upwards before beginning the descent at around 4460m. There will be splendid views of the Himalayas on the descent. Your guide will help you in identifying individual peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserimgang, Kangbum, Masagang, Tsendegang and Gangchenta. Himalayan monal pheasants are a common sight. Overnight camp on a grassy meadow at Pangkha.
Day 7: Pangkha-talakha(7km,5 hrs)
This day involves the crossing of several increasingly passes. You will see several varieties of the bluepoppy (if trekking June-July) and also many mountain birds along the way. After lunch, an hour’s gradual climb brings us to the top of the last ridge on the dagala range from where there is a spectular view of Thimphu valley below. Camp at the Talakha monastery.
Day 8: Talakha to Thimphu(Trek ends-4km, 2 hours)
We walk through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, finally reaching the main motorable road to thimphu where our transport will be waiting for us. Drive to Thimphu in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will proceed for the city sightseeing and visit memorial chorten, Buddha point and Changangkha Lhakhang. Overnight at Thimphu. Altitude 2400m.
Day 9: Thimphu to Paro
Morning, visit the weekend market, Handmade paper mill, school of Arts and Crafts, Folk heritage meseum and national library before proceeding to Paro. Overnight at Paro. Altitide 2200m.
Day 10: Departure
Morning, transfer to the airport. Our staffs will bid you farewell with the prayer of safe journey and to see you again in future.