12 Nights & 13 Days
If you want to go on an exciting trekking tour, the Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is the best option. To participate in this trek, you must travel from Delhi to Thimphu via Paro. The trek takes you through the breathtaking natural landscapes of Genekha, Gur, Labatama, Panka, and Talikha. This trekking tour of 12 nights and 13 days in Dagala Lakes will leave you with a plethora of memories to cherish for the rest of your life. Furthermore, being close to nature will aid in the enjoyment of a rejuvenating trip.
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Take a flight from Delhi to Paro. You will see beautiful views of several Himalayan peaks on the road to Paro, including Mount Everest and Kanchang Junga. When you arrive at Paro Airport, our representative will greet you and transport you to your accommodation. Check in and take a short break. In the evening, take leisurely stroll around the nearby roads. Return to your hotel for the night.
Drukgyel Dzong is reached by driving up the Pa Chu in zigzag fashion. Drukgyel Dzong used to be a stronghold and Buddhist monastery, but it is now in ruins. Previously, this fortification guarded the Pa Chu valley against Tibetan invasion. Mt. Chomolhari forms the backdrop to this stronghold. On a clear day, this breathtaking view is visible. You could also go to the National Museum. Return to your hotel for the night.
Drive via the zigzag roads alongside the Pa Chu downstream until its confluence with the Wang Chu, and then to Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan). Check into your accommodation and change your clothes. You will visit Memorial Chorten after lunch at the hotel. This shrine honours the Late King. Return to your hotel for the night.
This day is entirely dedicated to exploring Thimphu's tourism sites. You can visit religious monuments such as Changangkha Lhakhang, Zangthoperi Lhakhang, The National Memorial Chorten, and the Sakyamuni Buddha Statue. Aside from that, there are several museums and galleries worth visiting, including The National Folk Heritage Museum, The Textile Museum, Alaya Gallery, and Water Dragon Gallery. You can also visit Trashi Chhoe Dzong and Simtokha Dzong, as well as experience flora and fauna at parks and preserves such as Takin Preserve, Botanical Gardens, and Coronation Park. You can also visit the Zorig Chusum School of Traditional Arts to get a glimpse of the Traditional Crafts. You can also go for a stroll through the Thimphu Centenary Farmers Weekend Market. Return to your hotel for some rest.
Drive to Genekha (14 kilometres) first thing in the morning. The first trekking target, Genekha, would take roughly 45 minutes to reach. This unpaved route, with the signboard Genekha Pry School, takes four hours to walk. During the monsoon season, this road is impassable. There is a lot of evergreen woods and terrace farms along the trail. Stop at Genekha for overnight camping.
In the morning, depart Genekha for the next trekking (Gur-14 km), passing through unusual flora and animals. After the first two hours of slow uphill walking, you will arrive at a rock platform from which you may admire the natural splendour below. After taking in the breathtaking scenery, it would take another 02 hours to complete the day's walk. The camp will be in the centre of the woods, and once you arrive in the afternoon, you can explore the surrounding woodland. In the spring, there will be an abundance of flowers everywhere. Return to the Gur camp for an overnight stay.
Today's trip will take 5 hours from Gur to Labatama. You will pass through rocky mountain vegetation along the route. During the spring, the walk will take place among the flowers and asparagus. The pleasant surroundings allow trekkers to clear their minds and appreciate the natural environment of the location. When you reach the massive cairn, you will be rewarded with an incredible view of the entire Dagala mountain and meadows. You can also see the yak herder's camp, where you will be eating lunch. After lunch, you will travel across meadows and hills, completing today's 12-kilometer trek. Camping for the night at Yutsho Lake. This lake is well-known for its golden trout, which may be found in abundance.
This day can be spent enjoying an amazing sightseeing tour of Labatama. This location lies in Dagala's core, with Dokarpo to the west, Mt. Larigang to the east, Tendrup Zomtsegang to the south, and Labatama lakes to the north. The three lakes, Relitso, Hentso, and Jamatso, are well-known for their enigmatic stories. This will be a guided trip where you can learn about the area while also enjoying the natural surroundings. You can go for leisurely stroll around the area and also go fishing in the lakes. Return to your camp for the night after completing your expedition.
Spend the day exploring Setso and adjacent lakes. Setso can be reached in 15 minutes of simple trekking. You can appreciate the natural scenery before walking down to Jagetso Lake. You may get into a classic Himalayan mood by fishing and eating lunch near the lakes. You can also enjoy climbing Jomo (5050 m mountain). After hours of daring rock climbing, you may relax and enjoy the scenery. Return to your camp for the night.
Early morning climbing uphill for 20 minutes will provide you with a beautiful glimpse of the Great Himalayan Peaks. Your guide will assist you in identifying the peaks of Everest, Jichudrake, Tsendaygang, Kanchanjunga, Tsevingang, Chomolhari, Gangchen Taa, Masagang, and Gangbom at this point, which is nearly 4,460m above sea level. Your four-hour hike takes you through lakes, meadows, and shrubs before arriving at your camp in Panka. Camping for the night at Panka.
Despite the fact that this is the final day of hiking, there will be enough of natural beauty to savour. This day will take you across several passes, each with its own special beauty. Blue poppy types and mountain birds are another spectacular aspect of the area. Stop for lunch at the junction where one train goes to Wangdiphodrang and the other goes to Talekha (Talikha). After lunch, you'll have to hike for an hour to reach the final Dagala range. The view of Thimphu from here is breathtaking. A one-hour downhill walk will conclude your day's trekking as well as the Dagala Trek. Stop for the night at a spot just above Talekha monastery.
You will go to Talekha village and Talekha monastery today. You can view alpine and mixed vegetation along the way. After around 3 to 4 hours of walking, you will reach the motorable route to Thimphu. Your car is waiting for you here to take you to your hotel in Thimphu by the afternoon. You can spend the remainder of the day exploring the town at your leisure. Visit adjacent markets, talk to locals, eat street food, and so forth. Return to your hotel to spend the night.
You will drive to Paro International Airport in the morning to join your onward journey.