Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destinations Covered: Paro - Thimphu - Genekha - Gur - Labatama - Panka - Talekha.

Season : February to June & October to December.

Day: 1

Destination: Arrive Paro.

On arrival you will be receive by our representative and transfer you to the hotel. After lunch, visit the 8th century old Kichu Lhakhang, From there drive to the Drugyal Dzong(Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646. On a clear day you can see Mt. Jumolhari, Bhutan’s second-highest mountain at 7,329 meters, from the village below the Dzong. Evening leisure time. Overnight Hotel In Paro.

Day: 2

Destination: Paro - Thimphu.

After the breakfast drive to thimphu, check in the hotel . Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of Third King of Bhutan. Then visit Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu’s most impressive building situated at the banks of Wang Chhu which, houses the King’s Throne room and it is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot. Take a stroll through Thimphu market in the evening. Overnight Hotel In Thimphu.

Day: 3

Destination: Thimphu.

After breakfast, visit the Buddha point, School of 13 Arts and Crafts where centuries old art of Bhutanese painting is taught. The National Library is another interesting place to visit, which houses vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Also visit Traditional Medicine Institute where centuries old healing arts are still practiced. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Handicrafts Emporium. Evening, drive to the broadcast tower for the fascinating view of Thimphu valley. Overnight Hotel In Thimphu.

Day: 4

Destination: Thimphu - Genekha (14 km, 4 hrs).

Drive for 45 min to reach starting point of the trek. The first day walk, over mule path. All through the trail, terraced fields and coniferous vegetation are abundant. Overnight camp at Genakha alongside a stream at 2,800m.

Day: 5

Destination: Genakha - Gur (15 km, 4 hrs).

Today’s trek starts with alpine flora and fauna. Two hours of gradual uphill walk, offers a picturesque view of the valley below. Will make our camp at Gur.

Day: 6

Destination: Gur - Labatama (12 km, 5 hrs).

Today’s trek is amidst flowers and wild asparagus (in spring). The meadows freshen the trekkers with poetic sentiments. The first pass symbolized by huge cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, meadows and yak herders camp. After lunch, walk across hills and meadows, ending the third day of trek. Camp near Yutsho Lake where golden trouts are in abundance.

Day: 7

Destination: Labatama Halt.

Today, we will do day excursion to any of three lakes: Relitsho, Hentsho and Jamatsho. The day and place is ideal for fishing. Overnight at the camp.

Day: 8

Destination: Labatama Halt.

Hike to Setsho Lake is easy and interesting. Afterwards walk over a small ridge and then down to Jagetsho Lake. Whole day fishing with packed lunch at lakeside. You can also attempt to climb the Jomo a 5,050 m peak. Lunch at sum- mit with spectacular view around, can be memorable experience. prepare for the next day.

Day: 9

Destination: Labatama - Panka (8 km, 4 hrs).

Walk for 20 min upwards and later you will have majestic view of Himalayan peaks during descent. This point is around 4,460m. The mountains peaks include Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Ma- sang Gang, Tsendegang and Gangche Ta. Here the Himalayan monal peasants are common sight, apart from yaks and horses.

Day: 10

Destination: Panka - Talekha (8 km, 4 hrs).

Today’s trek, Search for different verities of Blue Poppy (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 climb brings you to the tip of the last Dagala range from where view of Thimphu is spread in the palm of observer’s hand. An hour’s walk and you are at the last camp, little above Talekha monastery.

Day: 11

Destination: Talekha - Thimphu - Paro.

Passing through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, one reaches the main road to Thimphu where your transport will be waiting. Drive to Thimphu . Evening leisure time. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day: 12

Destination: Paro - Depart.

After early breakfast, drive to the airport for flight.

Includes :

  • 3* / 4* / Standard Hotels.
  • Pick up and Drop
  • All local sightseeing
  • Professional Guide
  • Refreshment during sightseeing
  • Meal as per your plan
  • Trekking and hiking equipment's
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