Dagala 1000 lake trek

Daga-La Thousand Lakes Trek is one of the most adorning and refreshing high altitude nature lovers trek. It take trekkers through an atmosphere surrounded by nature filled with alpine wildflower meadows, multitudes of several mesmerizing high altitude lakes, yak pastures with nomadic herders stone houses scattered throughout. Interestingly if the weather is clear the surrounding valley treats you with some of the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks like- Mt. Jomolhari(7326m), Mt. Jichu Drakey (6794), Mt. Masang Gang(7165m), Mt. Gangchen Ta (6794), and many more. It is one of the strenuous treks, with highest campsite at 14,104ft / 4300m with a route taking you up to lofty, 15,416ft / 4700m, from where you will have a stunning view of the Himalayan peaks while enjoying the surrounding natural landscape.

 

Dagala-Trek-map

Day 01: Arrival Paro

Today upon arrival you will be greeted by our local tour representative. Your sightseeing in Paro includes a visit to the National Museum which houses the collection Bhutanese treasures. Visit Paro Dzong – an awesome and impressive introduction to the world of dzongs build in 1645. Coming down from the dzong, drive to the main town and explore somewhat a bustling small township of Paro.

Day 02: Hike to Tiger’s Nest

After your early breakfast drive further north of Paro town and hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest. The monastery lies at 3000ft/915m clinging to a vertical granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley and its one of the most spectacularly located monastery in Bhutan. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is quite an uphill task and it takes around three to four hours at an average speed. Legend says that in the second half of the eight century, the great Buddhist spiritual master Guru Rinpoche meditated in this site and manifested himself in a terrifying form of Dorji Drolo to subdue the malevolent spirits and demons. He also concealed many profound treasures in this site. Today, Taktsang is one of the supreme sacred place in Bhutan.

Day 03: Hotel (Paro) - Gynekha – Gur

After breakfast drive to Gyenekha, a beautiful village under Thimphu district. Your drive from the main road takes roughly about 8km. The village is known for the production of Matsutake and Chanterelle Mushrooms. Your true communion with the nature starts with alpine flora and birds as you wonder around the terrace fields and coniferous vegetation. Your first day covers only 7 km and will pass through yak pastures and oak forest before you reach to the campsite at 10.824ft/3300m.

Day 04: Gur – Labatamba

Today your trail winds through crossing the Pagalaptsa Pass (4250m) from where you will enjoy the affordable views of the rugged mountain vegetation. Appreciate the beauty of the surroundings and the spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), and other Himalayan range. From the pass you will gradually descent down through yak pastures and the stone house built by the yah herders with beautiful landscape to your campsite at Labatamba. You will camp nearby Utshotsho lake at an altitude of 4300m – a lake well known for its golden trout.

Day 05: Labatamba Halt

Today you will be spending your day in Labatamba exploring numerous lakes here in this vicinity. Enjoy your day with walking up the lakes like – Sertsho, Relitsho, Jagetsho, Hentsho, Janatsho, Jomila tsho and many more. We also encourage our trekkers to carry your fishing stuff and get approved license to take advantage of the opportunity to engage in trout fishing as the location is ideal for trout fishing.

Day 06: Labatamba – Panka

Your trail begins with a gentle walk uphill for 20 minutes along the side of Dala Tsho up to the top at 4520m. Reaching the top the view back down the valley below will have a fascinating view of the majestic Himalayan peaks like – Mt. Everest (Nepal), Mt. Kanchenjunga (Sikkim) with other permanent peaks of Bhutan like Mt. Jomolhari (7326), Mt. Jichu Drakey (6794m), Mt. Tserim Gang (7300m), Mt. Khang Bum(6526m), Mt. Masagang (7165m), Mt. Tshendn Gang (7100m), Mt. Gangchen Ta (6794m). Here the Himalayan Monal Peasant is common. From here you descent to Dochhu Chu (stream) following the river for a while you hit upward through a slope and finally to your campsite at Panka (4000m).

Day 07: Panka – Talakha

Your trail leads you to Talakha, the last campsite with the day beginning with crossing several passes and ridge with less climb. Every pass offer you an opportunity with impressive look out to the Himalayan peaks. If you are here in the month of June and July, search for the Blue Poppy (the national flower of Bhutan) and variety of mountain birds flock around this around this area. Once crossing the pass, Tale-La (4180m), you will gradually start to descent downhill till you reached Talakha Gomba (temple). Your campsite will be just above the temple and this is one of the best spot to treat yourself with adorning view of the Thimphu city.

Day 08: Talakha – Thimphu

Today you will be treated with short walk downhill until the feeder road through alpine and mixed vegetation. Your vehicle will pick you from the road below the temple and drive you to the capital city. Having entered the capital Thimphu, you will soon notice that it is unlike most capital cities of the world. Thimphu consist of around 80,000 population with no high rise buildings and no traffic lights rather it is directed by the police.

Day 09: Thimphu Sightseeing

After your breakfast in the hotel, drive further north of Thimphu valley for your day excursion to Cheri Gompa which takes around 1.1/2 hours walk from the main parking road and then take the alternative, and shorter, path from the parking lot up to Tango Gompa which is a 300m ascent and takes around one hours. Returning back for lunch in the capital city your next stop is the Memorial Chorten, Semtokha Dzong, Golden Buddha, Painting School and in the evening the giant fortress of Thimphu.

Day 10: Thimphu – Paro – Depart

After your morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination. Your tour guide and driver will see you off at the airport.


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Single Individual: USD 2,690/-
Group of 02 Members: USD 2,580/- per person
Group of 03 Members and Above: USD 2,300/- per person


Inclusive
• Rate inclusive of all three meals both local and continental healthy cuisine
• Rate inclusive of all accommodation [three star hotels with double/twin sharing basis]
• Rate inclusive of air-conditioned tourist standard transportation
• Rate inclusive of local tour English-speaking licensed guide on all your sightseeing tours
• Rate inclusive of extensive choices of flexible comprehensive tour itineraries
• Rate inclusive of Bhutan Government Royalty fees of $ 65 per person per nights
• Rate inclusive of all entry fees, museum fees and historical attraction fees
• Rate inclusive of all applicable taxes – BST 10%, Service Charge 10%
• Rate inclusive of one time visa fee of USD 40
• Rate inclusive of airport arrival and departure transfer in Bhutan

Inclusive on Trek
• Rate inclusive of dinning tent, toilet tent, dome or A-frame sleeping tent (twin-sharing), mattress, foldable tables & chairs, plates & washing bowl
• Rate inclusive of basic First Aid kit box
• Rate inclusive of drinks including local wine

Complementary Service
• Arrival Refreshment
• One bottle mineral water each a day
• A small farewell gifts on the day of departure
• One time cultural program for group exceeding above 7 members
• One time farewell dinner for group above 7 members at local farmhouse to give an insight into the traditional Bhutanese cuisine

Exclusive
• Rate does not include incoming & outgoing Bhutan airfares and airport taxes
• Rate does not include drinks and alcohols and non- alcoholic beverage
• Rate does not include guides speaking language other than English
• Rate does not include expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, potter, telephone/fax calls, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc
• Rate does not include extra expenses or loss due to nature and un-foreseen events beyond the control of our management
• Rate does not include any service outside Bhutan
• Rate does not include one time bank transfer charge of USD 45
• Rate does not include tipping to guide, driver etc.


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