• Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-BT04
Duration: 10 days
Program Type: Trekking
Minimum Pax: 2+
Maximum Altitude: 4300m
Mode of Travel: Flight / Land
Start Trip: Paro
End Trip: Paro
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Overview

The route is particularly rich in bird species, alpine flowers, musk deer and attractive meadows make this trek a wonderful experience. Dagala mountain range divides two prominent valleys of Thimphu and wangdi. The altitude of the plateau is around 4000 meters. It has many lakes of different sizes and in most lakes one can find trout fish. The route also present fascinating views of prominent eastern Himalayan peaks such as Mountain Everest, Mountain Kanchenjunga, Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake, Masagang, Tseda Gang and Gangchhenta. The plateau is also a grazing ground for yaks in summer.

Price Starts from: USD 3575 $ on twin sharing basis, full board
Single room suplements please add $ 492 USD 

Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air Flight and Paro – Thimpu

Day 02: Thimphu – Sightseeing

Day 03: Thimphu – Genekha – Gur


Day 04: Gur – Labatama


Day 05: Dagala Thousand lakes excurtion


Day 06: Labatama – Panka


Day 07: Panka – Talikha


Day 08: Talikha – Thimphu

Day 09: Paro Sight seeing

Day 10: Final departure

Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air Flight then heading from Paro – Thimpu
During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, KanchanJunga and other Himalayan Peaks including sacred Chomolhari and Mt Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by a representative  then drive to Thimpu.
In the free time the journey follows the winding road beside the Pa Chu (Chu means river or water) down stream to its confluence with the Wangchu then up-valley to Thimphu, the capital. Afternoon lunch at the Hotel. After lunch visit the Memorial Chorten, here the faithful circumambulate the shrine deicated to the Late King telling their prayer beads as they walk. Overnight in Hotel.

Day  02: Thimphu – Sightseeing
A full day of sightseeing and shopping in Thimphu. Wander in the town, vlisit the handicraft emporium. Visit the workshop where all the handicrafts are produced if you like. Afternoon visit Tashichho-Dzong. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 03: Thimphu – Genekha – Gur (Dagala Thousand lakes Trek Day 1)
7 km, 5 hrs

45 minutes drive to the starting point of the trek. An unmetalled road with a sign board reading Genekha Pry. School is a trail for the day 4hourswalk. All through the trail terrace farms and coniferous vegetation are abundant. Genekha is considered as (the village of medieval metallurgists). We will descend down a bit and two hour gradual uphill climb will lead us to the heart of the wood, ideal for afternoon stroll where flowers are abundant in spring. The place is known as Gur(3290m) where we will be camping for overnight.

Day 04: Gur – Labatamba (Dagala Thousand lakes Trek Day 2)
12 km, 5 hrs

Trekking across the ridges one enjoys the beauty of the mountain side vegetation of the far flung mountains. The trek today is amidst flowers and wild asparagus (in spring). The mountain side meadows freshens the trekkers with the poetic sentiments. The first pass symbolised by a huge cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole “Dagala” Range, meadows and the yak- herder’s camps. Lunch at a nearby yak-herder’s camps. after lunch, walk across hills and meadows terminating the third day. Camp near “Utso” lake where golden trout flourish. Today’s walk is around 5 hours.

Day 05: Labatama – Hali 
(Dagala Thousand lakes Trek Day 3)
This day is an ideal excursion to the three lakes namely “Relitso, Hentso and Jamatso” your trekking escort will reveal the mystic stories of these lakes. Trout fishing on your own can add delicacy to your meal in this wild mountain country. Camping at Labatama (4300m)

Day 06: Labatama – Panka (Dagala Thousand lakes Trek Day 4)
20 minutes uphill and before descending down the valley take a good view of the great “Himalayan” peaks. This point is around 4460m above sea level. Your escort will identify the peaks from Everest, Kanchanjunga, Chomolhari, Jichudrake. Tsevingang, Gangbom, Masagang, Tsendaygang and Ganchen Taa. Passing through meadows, shrubs and lakes the day is made as you camp at Panka”. 4hours walk and one should be attentive to natives complexities. The Himalayan monal pheasants are common sight apart from yaks and horses.

Day 07: Panka – Talikha 
(Dagala Thousand lakes Trek Day 5)
On this day one meets several passes each reveal its own beauty. Look out for blue poppy varieties (June – July) and mountain birds. Lunch at the point where one trail leads to “Talekha” and other to Wangdiphodrang”. After lunch an hour’s gradual (easy) climb bring you to the tip of the last “Dagala”range from where Thimphu view is spectacular. The view is like looking at Thimphu in your palms. An hour’s walk down hill terminates at your last camp of the Dagala Trek.

Day 08: Talikha – Thimphu 
(Dagala Thousand lakes Trek Day 6)
Passing through alpine and mixed vegetation (bamboo tickets and flowers like wildness) one reaches Talekha monastery and Talekha village. Once again Thimphu view is super. Passing through mixed vegetation and apple orchards one reaches the main motorable road to Thimphu where your cars awaits. Today’s trek is 3-4 hours. The trek ends and a memory added. Drive to Thimphu. Afternoon leisure over in Hotel or drive to Paro the same day. Overnight in 5* Zhiwa Ling Resort

Day 09: Paro – Sightseeing
Drive winding road northwest up the Pa Chu to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined Fort, which once defended this valley from the Tibetan invasion. This fortress, now a burned shell, was once strategic in Bhutan’s defense against the Tibetan invasion. MountChomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. This can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch walk up the hill just above Olathang Hotel to stretch your legs for the excursion to Taktsang Monastery view point. Overnight in 5* Zhiwa Ling Resort

Day 10: Departure

Drive to International Airport at Paro for onward flight.

Cost Include

  • Pick ups and Drops
  • English speaking bhutnese guide
  • 5* Zhiwa Ling Resort Paro for 2 nights
  • Dagala thousand Lakes trek 6 days / 5 nights
  • Monastery entrance fee as per our itinerary
  • Transportation by minibus with professional driver
  • Accommodation on twin sharing included Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
  • Bhutan Entry visa Permit and Government taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Drukair airfares to/from Paro are additional
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any kinds of Bar bills Mineral water, Alcoholic drinks, Juice etc.
  • Any Expense of Personal Nature.
  • Tips for tour staff (Tipping is expected but not compulsory)
  • Airport Departure tax
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

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