Dagala Trek

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Some call this trek ‘a thousand lakes trek’, for, they get to see a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. You will be ushered through the shimmering lakes and also 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, Gangche Ta and many more. 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. Although it is somewhat a strenuous trek, it is worthwhile 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 April-June or September –October.


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Day 01: Arrive at Paro
Receive at the Paro International Airport (2200 meters above sea-level). Visit to Ta Dzong, the National Museum, Paro Rinpung Dzong and nearby temples. Have orientation tour in the Paro town in the evening.

Overnight at Bhutan Mandala Resort
 
Day 02: Hike to Tiger’s Nest (Taktshang)
Hike to Taktshang Monastery (2900m) which is known as the Tiger’s Nest. It is one of the holiest sites in the country, in fact in the world.

Overnight at Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar)
 
Day 03: Paro – Genekha – Gur (Trek starts)
Distance 7Km, Time 5 hours, Camp Elevation 3290m.
Drive to Genekha under Thimphu District. Then begin trekking from Genekha towards Gur.

Overnight stay at Gur campsite.
 
Day 04: Gur – Labatama
Distance 12Km, Time 6 hours, Camp Elev 4100m.
Trek from Gur to Labatama. Walk through the Utsho Lake where golden trouts are in abundance. The campsite is right next to the lake at 4100m.

Halt for the night at Labatama campsite.
 
Day 05: Labatama – Pankha,
Distance 8Km, Time 5-6 hours, Camp Elev 400m.
Resume trekking from Labatama to Pankha. The trail passes through the western side of the Dalatsho up to a saddle at 4520m.  

Campsite is at Pankha at 4000m.    
 
Day 06: Pankha – Chamgang (2600M) – Thimphu (Trek ends),
Distance 14Km, Time 8 hours, 
Begin another day of trekking from Pankha towards Chamgang. Upon reaching Chamgang, you will be picked up and taken to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
 
Day07: Thimphu-Paro DEPARTURE
Leave for respective destination from Paro International Airport.
 
Day 01: Arrive Paro via flight

The Druk Air will fly you into Paro.It will be a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land.

Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by our guide and representative, and will escort you to the hotel.In the afternoon your series of visits begin with an errand to Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now is the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. It is believed that this fortress is built on the heap of jewels in 15th century.

A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. In the evening start sorting and packing your trekking equipment for the trek you will start tomorrow. 
 
Day 02: Paro Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) hike

Drive towards the road point to Taktshang.Taktsang is the place most visited by both the tourists and Bhutanese. Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries is perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. Taktsang means “Tiger’s Nest,” so named because Guru Rimpoche reportedly flew to the site of the monastery on the back of a flying tigress.  This day hike is not only historically and culturally interesting, but also incredibly scenic! It takes about one and half hour to reach the cafeteria, which gives a breathtaking view of the Tiger’s Nest. If you still feel like hiking then you can take another hour to reach the temple. Then return back to the cafeteria for your lunch and then walk down hill after your lunch.You will be driven back to the hotel from the base camp.
 
Day 03: Paro – Genekha – Gur (Trek starts)

Distance 7Km, Time 5 hours, Camp Eleve 3290m.
 
Today, we will drive to Thimphu (Genekha 2800M) which is the starting point of our trekking. Today’s trail is all through terraced fields and conifers vegetation. Trek starts with a short descent down to the river, from here, after crossing the river, you start climbing till you reach a huge rock platform at 3350m from where you will have a picturesque view of the valley below. After another 2 hours, you reach Gur amid yak pastures at 3290m.

Day 04: Gur – Labatama

Distance 12Km, Time 6 hours, Camp Elev 4100m.
 
While trekking across the ridges, one enjoys beauty of the rugged mountains vegetation. The path winds through flowers and wild asparagus (in spring). The meadows are refreshing and inspiring. The first pass symbolize by a huge cairn gives a spectacular view of Kanchenjunga (Sikkim) and more or less all the Bhutanese Himalayan peaks. Once descended into the Lamatama valley, you will ascend gradually through the valley passing some yak herder huts till you reach Utsho Lake where golden trouts are in abundance.
The campsite is right next to the lake at 4100.
 
Day 05: Labatama – Pankha,

Distance 8Km, Time 5-6 hours, Camp Elev 400m.

The trail continues along the western side of the Dalatsho up to a saddle at 4520m from where you can have majestic view of Himalayan peaks during descent. This point is around 4460m. The mountain peaks include Everest (Nepal), Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), Jumolhari, Jitchu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masa Gang , Tshenda Gang and Gangche Ta. If you want even better view, you can climb a peak close to the saddle with an altitude of 4720m. From the saddle the path descends, passing some yak herder huts (you can interact with them to know their livelihood) to Docha Chu. You follow the river for a while, but stay higher up on the slop to reach Pankha with some ups and down on the way. Camp at Pankha is about 4000m.    
 
Day 06: Pankha – Chamgang (2600M) – Thimphu (Trek ends),

Distance 14Km, Time 8 hours, 
 
You will start early today. This day entails the crossing of several passes, each one more impressive than the other. Search for different varieties of plants and mountain birds. After crossing the last small ridge, you will gradually decent toward the main Junction pass, which crisscrossed each other for the trail towards Chamgang, Talekha, Ganekha and Gaselo. So just make a very short descent on your right, and then take left horizontally for few minutes towards Chamgang trail with about three to four small ridges to go up and down before you begin a steep downhill hike until you reach a Chamgang village. You will finally arrive at the motor able road where transport will be awaiting to transfer you to Thimphu.

Day 07: Departure

Today you will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take a quick flight back to your country. We hope by now you would have made some friends and take beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this unforgettable land of infinite happiness.
Money spend on travelling is never wasted!   
 

GROUP SIZE: Any group Size                                                           
MEALS : Full Board
TRIP ACCOMMODATION : Tourist Standard Hotel,
generally 3 to 4 star category.
ROUTE: Paro & Thimphu
TRIP TYPE :Trekking  Tour 

TRIP SEASONS: April, May,June, Sept, Oct and Nov                                  
BEST MONTHS: April, may Oct and Nov
TOUR  MONTHS: April, May,June, Sept, Oct and Nov      
LEAN SEASON : USD 200  Per person
PEAK SEASON:
USD 225 Pes person 
SINGAL INDIVIDUAL: USD 40 per night
GROUP OF 2 PERSONS:USD 30 per person per night
VISA FEE: USD 40 (One time)

 







 



INCLUDED
-Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
-Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3-4 star type) during the tour and in tents during the trek.
-All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
-All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees.
-Experienced Trekking Tour Guide.
-Bottled water in the vehicle and other camp servces during the trek:
-Fully-serviced camping trek
-Provided during the trek: tents (sleeping, dining Kitchen and toilet tents), trekking mattresses, small air pillow, Hot-water bag, Pressured Altitude Bag for altitude emergencies, Pony to carry luggages, Basic Medical Kit.Cook and assistants accompany the group. All meals, beverages and snacks are provided.
 
NOT INCLUDED
-Flights in and out of Bhutan.
-Personal trekking gears such as  clothing, shoes etc.
-Travel insurance, Drink, Visa fees, Laundry 

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