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 01 : Arrive Paro.

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

Overnight Hotel In Paro.

Day 02 : Paro - Thimphu.

After the breakfast drive to thimphu(2 hrs ) check in the hotel . Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten, built in the memo- ry 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 03 : Thimphu.

After breakfast, visit the Buddha point, Art School where centuries old art of Bhutanese painting is taught. The Nation- al 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 04 : Thimphu - Genekha (14 km, 4 hrs).

Drive for 45 min to reach starting point of the trek. The first day walk, over mule path, will. All through the trail, ter- raced fields and coniferous vegetation are abundant.

Overnight camp at Genekha alongside a stream at 2,800m.

Day 05 : Genekha - 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 06 : 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 07 : Labatama Halt.

This day is for an excursion to any of three lakes: Relitsho, Hentsho and Jamatsho. The day and place is ideal for trout fishing.

Overnight at the camp.

Day 08 : Labatama Halt.

Hike to Setsho Lake is easy and interesting. Afterwards walk over a small ridge and then down to Jagetsho Lake. Whole day trout 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 09 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Paro - Depart.

After early breakfast, drive to the airport for flight.