Dagala Thousand Lake Trekking

dagala thousand trekkingThis is a short trek in Bhutan near Thimphu, passing through picturesque high altitude lakes. It is a moderate trek with mostly short treking days but a few stretches of steep climbing. The best months for this trek are April, September and October.


Day 01: Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel. Visit Paro market and the town. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 02:
Morning drive the winding road northwest up the Pa Chu (Paro River) to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fort, Mount Chomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. On return to Paro Valley, visit to a traditional Bhutanese farm house, the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan, Afternoon visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower which now houses Bhutan's national museum. The museum's interesting collection includes ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts, weapons, stamps. Continue tour and visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 17th century, which symbolizes religious and secular affairs of the valley. Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 03:
Drive downstream along side the Pa Chu (Paro River) to its confluence with Wang Chu (Thimphu river) then up to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan visiting enroute Somtokha Dzong, Kingdom's oldest fortress which is now serves as Dzongkha language school of Bhutan. Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of Third King of Bhutan, Tashichhodzong, Thimphu's most impressive building situated at the banks of Wang Chu which houses National Assembly, King's Throne. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 04:
Visit Bhutanese painting school and National Library to observe the vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts & manuscripts, Traditional Medicine Institute where centuries old healing arts still practiced. Afternoon visit Handicrafts Emporiumto observe exotic weavings in silk, wool & cotton, silver jewellery, carpets, thangka paintings. Evening drive to view point for a fascinating view of Thimphu valley. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 05:
Drive for 45 minutes to reach starting point of the trek. Commence trekking along the mule path and terraced fields and arrive at Genekha ( 2800m. ). Overnight camping.

Day 06:
Graduuly climb up to reach a rocky platform which offers magnificent view of the valley. Arrive at Gur for camping.

Day 07:
Trek to Utso Lake ( 4300m. ) hiking over the ridges with the views of rugged mountain vegetarian and crossing a pass which offers spectacular view of whole Dagala Range. Overnight camping .

Day 08:
Exploration of the lakes; Relitso, Hetso and Jamatso. Overnight camping.

Day 09:
Visit Sesto and Jagetso. Possibility of trout fishing and climbing of Jomo
( 5050m. ) peak. Overnight camping.

Day 10:
Hike up to a vantage point ( 4460m. ) for the spectacular views of Himalayan peaks; Mount. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshrim Khang, Gangbom, Masagang, Tsendaygang and Gangchen Ta. Overnight camping at Pankha.

Day 11:
Crossing over several passes with magnificent views of mountains and the valleys. Overnight camping near Talekha monastery

Day 12:
Trek and pass Talekha monastery and drive to Thimpu and then to Paro. . Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 13:
Drive to airport for international departure.

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