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Dagala Thousand Lake Trek

DAGALA THOUSAND LAKE TREK

Tour Highlights

Maximum Elevation: 4,410 m

Highest Camp: 4,300m

Level: Easy to medium

Best Seasons: March to June & August to November

This 6 day trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangchen Ta and many more.


During the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. The trail also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the lakes. While this is a somewhat strenuous trek, it is well worth the effort because of the tranquility and beauty of natural landscape that you will enjoy during the journey. The best time to embark on this trek is between March-June and August –November.

Detail tour itinerary

  • Itinerary can be customized as per your requirement/duration
  • Itinerary is subject to flight and hotel availability
  • The company is not responsible if the clients are not able to complete their

treks as per the itinerary


ITINERARY

Day 01| Arrival in Paro

Your flight to Paro will offer you a beautiful mountain views. On this flight the views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will see the rich history of Bhutan exhibited in the 17th century National Museum. The Paro Dzong, a massive fortress built in the 17th century now houses the monastic body. A tour of this beautiful Dzong will introduce us to the unique aspects of the Bhutanese Buddhism. A lovely stroll downhill from the Dzong over an old cantilever bridge wraps up an eventful first day in this magical kingdom.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 02| Paro sightseeing

Taktsang or the tiger’s nest temple is the most revered temple to the Buddhist. This magical temple clings to a vertical granite cliff 800m above the valley. Legend has it that in the 8th century, Guru Rimpochey, a tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave around which the temple is built. A hike to this temple will take up most of our morning. In the afternoon, we will host a special Buddhist prayer ceremony at the beautiful 1200 year old Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, to bring us good luck for the rest of the journey.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 03| Paro – Genekha–Kepchen

Distance: 8 km

Walking time: 6 hours

Sleeping altitude: 3710 m

Early morning drive for the village of Genekha where the trek begins just before the Genekha village. After crossing the small river the rest of the trek is all uphill. Today you will see many varieties of alpine flora and also some animals and many birds. After two hours of walking gradually uphill, rest at huge rock platform, from which there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek ends for the day. Camp at Kepchen, which offers magnificent sunset view over the chain of mountain peaks.

Day 04| Kepchen (Hike to Dolungghu) – Zamto

Distance: 10 km

Walking time: 8 hours

Sleeping altitude: 2950 m

Pass to cross: Dolungghu, 4500 m

Early morning enjoy the lifetime experience to witness the morning sun touch the third highest peak of the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga and also the highest peak of Bhutan, Mt. Jumolhari. After breakfast, hike straight uphill to get better view of the entire Bhutanese chain of mountain peaks. Hike till the ridge of Dolungghu to get the entire 360’ view and also Labathama, the valley of Yak Harder’s. After lunch trace your path back to the bridge, Genezampa, 2850 m. After crossing back the bridge, follow the fiddle road towards north till you reach the village of Zamto.

Day 05| Zamto – Tueshi

Distance: 9 km

Walking time: 6 hours

Sleeping altitude: 3250 m

Today’s hike is one of the easiest days of the trek just following the valley towards the north and the small river. Crossing the ancient village of Tshotshekha. Camp just below Tueshi stupa.

Day 06| Tueshi – Shungkula / Cherigang

Distance: 10 km

Walking time: 5 hours

Sleeping altitude: 3500 m

Pass to cross: Japhula, 4185 m

The trail starts with gentle climb following the valley, which slowly opens up as you start climbing the pass. Lunch in Japhula pass. After the lunch, the trail is all downhill with magnificent landscape view. As you descend down you will realize how fast the vegetation changes. Camp by the big ground offering a magnificent view of the northern ranges of Bhutanese mountains & overnight at campsite

Day 07| Shungkula – Thimphu (trek ends)

Distance: 6 km

Walking time: 3 hours

Morning enjoys the sunrise view over the mountain peaks. After breakfast descends down through the mixed vegetation, finally reaching the main motorable road of Chamgang village. Our transport will be waiting for us. Bid farewell to the trekking staffs and the ponies. Drive to Thimphu in time for lunch. We will do some sightseeing before proceeding to Paro in the evening. Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 08| Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.

What is Included During the Trek?

  • All Trekking Meal during the Trek
  • One Trekking Expeditions Leader
  • Horsemen
  • Trekking Staffs/Helper
  • Group Medical Kit
  • Good Quality accommodation throughout. The use of a world expedition trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, and insulated mat
  • All Park entrance Fees and Trekking Permits
  • Pony to carry 20 Kgs personal equipment

What is not Included During the Trek?

  • International Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Cost arising out of Flight Cancellation/road blockades/ landslides and events beyond our control
  • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost

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One of the most unique features of our tours is that all the itineraries are fully customizable. At Bhutan Tours & Luxury Exclusive we don’t do standard tours, you have the power to customize your trips from A to Z, for example, accommodation, transportations, trip length, activities, places of interest, the pace of travel and more.