Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek (10 Nights/ 11 Days)

Outline of the Tour

Day 01: Paro (arrival) then drive to Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Day 03: Gynekha (Thimphu) to Gur (trek start)

Day 04: Gur to Labatama

Day 05: Labatama (sightseeing)

Day 06: Labatama to Panka

Day 07: Panka to Tsheregang

Day 08: Tsheregang to Chamgang (Thimphu) (trek ends)

Day 09: Thimphu to Paro

Day 10: Paro (sightseeing)

Day 11: Paro (departure)

Detailed Itinerary

Duration: 6 days

Max. Elevation: 4,520m

Seasons: April to June & Sept. to Oct.

Start: Gynekha (Thimphu)

Finish: Chamgang (Thimphu)

 

Detailed Itineraries of 6 days Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek:

This is an excellent trek for those of good fitness who without necessarily having had previous Alpine experience. This moderate standard rated trek passes through various picturesque high altitude lakes so named as the Thousand Lakes Trek. Also the route is particularly rich in bird species, alpine flowers and attractive meadows.

The route also presents fascinating views of prominent eastern Himalayan peaks such as Mt’s.Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Masang Gang, Tsenda Gang and Gangchhenta. The best months for this trek are April/May and October/November.

Day 01: Geynekha to Gur (distance 7km, time 5 hours)

The trek starts from the beautiful Geynekha village. The villages of this region produce famous matsutake and chantarelle mushrooms. Wander through terraced fields and coniferous vegetation then the true communion with the nature starts with alpine flora and plenty of birds. Begin the short descent down to the river crossing followed by two hours of gradual uphill climb until you reach the huge rock platform, which offers a picturesque view of the valley. After another two hours of trekking you will reach Gur (3,290m) amongst abundance of flowers where you camp for the night.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 02: Gur to Labatama (distance 12km, time 7 hours)

Whilst trekking across the ridges one enjoys the beauty of the rugged mountain vegetation. The path winds through flowers and wild asparagus (in spring) and the meadows are refreshing and inspiring. The first pass symbolised by a huge cairn gives a spectacular view of Kanchenjunga (Sikkim) and most of the Bhutanese Himalayan peaks. Descending from the pass one will view the whole Dagala range, meadows and Yak herder’s camp. Once descended into the Labatama valley you ascend gradually through the valley passing some Yak herder huts till you reach Utsho Tsho. The campsite is right next to the lake, where plenty of golden trout flourish. (4300).

Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 03: Labatama (sightseeing the lakes for the whole day)

Enjoy a day at leisure relaxing and exploring Labatama valley. For the energetic choose from a range of day excursions to Relitsho, Hentsho or Jametsho Lake. Camp at Labatama (4300m).

Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 04: Labatama to Panka (distance 8km, time 4 to 5 hours)

The trail climbs along the western side of Dala Tsho up to a saddle at (4520m) from where you have again a majestic view of the prominent Himalayan peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Masang Gang, Gangchhenta, Tsenda Gang and Jichu Drake. If you want an even better view you can climb to a peak close to the saddle with an altitude of 4720m. From the saddle the path descends, passing some Yak herder huts to Doccha Chuu. You follow the river for a while, staying higher up on the slope until you reach Panka. On this route Himalayan Monal Pheasants are a common sight. Camp at Panka (4,000m).

Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 05: Panka to Tsheregang (distance 8 km, time 4 to 5 hours)

This day entails the crossing of several passes, none of them affording a major climb, and often with an abundance of mountain birds. After crossing the last pass, Tale La (4180m) you start a long descent to Talikha Goempa. You will camp at Tsheregang (3080m) One also has a great view of Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu from here.

Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 06: Tsheregang to Chamgang (distance 6 km, time 3 hours)

From the monastery it is a short hike down to the feeder road with will lead you to the Village of Chamgang.

On completion of trek you will be met and transferred by road to your overnight accommodation.

 

NOTE: FOLLOWING ITINERARIES WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN 6 DAYS Dagala Thousand Lakes TREK. IN TOTAL YOU HAVE TO HOLD 10 NIGHTS FOR THIS TREK.

Day 01: Paro (arrival) then drive to Thimphu

On the way visit Tachogang Lhakhang founded by the Tibetan saint, Thangtong Gyalpo (1385 – 1464) probably around the year 1420. In this place you can also see one of his famous iron bridge (later carried away by floods in 1969.  After a mile you will reach to a junction where the roads from Haa, Paro, Thimphu and Phuentsholing meet. Here you can see three different Stupas (Nepalese, Tibetan & Bhutanese).

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 02: Thimphu (sightseeing)

(Trashichho Dzong, Semtokha Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Largest Buddha Statue, National Library, Changangkha Lhakhang, Painting School, Textile Meusum, Folk Heritage, Tango & Chari Lhakhang, Vegetable Market, Botanical Garden, etc.).

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 03: Gynekha (Thimphu) to Gur (trek start)

Campsite in Gur.

Day 04: Gur to Labatama

Campsite in Lamataba.

Day 05: Labatama (sightseeing)

Campsite in Lamataba.

Day 06: Labatama to Panka

Campsite in Panka.

Day 07: Panka to Tsheregang

Campsite in Tshergang.

Day 08: Tsheregang to Chamgang (Thimphu) (trek ends)

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 09: Thimphu to Paro

After reaching the Paro Valley visit  Ta – Dzong (National Museum), Paro Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Dungtse Lhakhang.

Overnight in Paro Hotel.

Day 10: Paro (sightseeing)

Today will be your last day to stay in Bhutan and also the foremost sightseeing in Bhutan. Hike to the Tiger Nest, where you could find amazing the Monaster built in the hill of the rock. This Monastery is the 10th holiest place in the world.

Supper with the President/Representative of SNG Tours & Treks and bidding farewell to the Guest(s).  Hold night at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m).

Day 11: Paro (departure)

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