Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

  • Duration: 11 nights / 12 days.

    Best Months to do this Trek: March – May, September – 2nd Week of December.

    Day 01 Arrive at Paro:

    • You will be received by Representative of Yak Adventure Travel,
    • After lunch visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower which has been since 1967, the National museum of Bhutan ,
    • And visit Rimpung Dzong, the administrative center of Paro valley.

    Day 02 Paro sightseeing:

    • After breakfast, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger’s Nest).
    • Drive to the ruins of Drukgyel dzong, nowin ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name’s means indeed “The victorious Druk”.
    • Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century.
    • In the evening drive to Thimphu.

     Day 03 Khoma – Geynikha (2950 meters):  (14 Km, 4hrs),

    • Walk through terraced Paddy fields and coniferous forests to the settlement of Geynikha (2950 meters).
    • The route then descends to a chorten that marks a camping place along side a stream at 2800 meters.

     Day 04 Geynikha  – Gur:

    • Crossing a suspension bridge, the trail heads west for a while, then climbs steeply towards the south to a rock platform and a crest at 3200 meters.
    • A further walk of about two hours leads to a camp in a forest clearing at 3290 meters.

    Day 05 Gur – Labatamba:

    • Cross the pass at 4240 meters for a view of Spectacular Dagala village.
    • Pass though several herders camps enroute to the foot of the broad Labatamba valley at 4300 meters near Utso Lake, where plenty of Golden Trout flourish.
    • There are so many lakes in the vicinity. Camp near the lake at 4300 meters.

    Day 06 Labatamba – Panka: 

    • The trail climbs along the western side of the lake to saddle at 4500 meters, where there are good mountain views.
    • From the pass there is a steep descent to another lake at 4350 meters.
    • A short distance beyond the lake leads to the valley and then to Panka at 4000 meters.

    .Day 07 Panka – Talakha:

    • The route leads north crossing a pass at 4000 meters, and then climbs along the side of the ridge to a crest at 4270 meters.
    •  From here there is a view of the Dagala range and a view of Thimphu, far to the North.
    • It is then a long descent through forests to the Goemba and village of Talakha (3080 meters).

    Day 08 Talakha – Chamgang – Thimphu:

    • Walk downhill on a steep trail to Chamgang (2640 meters) from where the Vehicle will pick you up and drive to Thimphu.
    • After lunch, Rest and free to stroll in the town.

    Day 09 Thimphu Sightseeing:

    • After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu. It includes:
    • The National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts,
    • Visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art ,
    • National Institute of Traditional medicine.
    • Visit the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, which now houses a School,
    • Visit National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
    • Visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles.
    • Visit to TashichhoDzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion),
    • Evening free for shopping and leisure.

    Day 10 Thimphu – Punakha – Wangdi: (72 Kms, 3 hours drive).

    • After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass
    • While in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Mo Chu (Female river).

    Day 11 Wangdi Phodrang – Thimphu:

    • After breakfast, drive to Thimphu.
    • After lunch, free for shopping and photography in the town.

    Day 12 Departure:

    • Morning, drive to the airport and farewell.