Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - 09 Nights/ 10 Days

Dagala Thousand Lakes TrekkingThe best time for Dagala Thousand lakes trek is April, September and October. A 29 km drive from Thimphu to junction of unpaved road. With 4WD vehicle you can driver 1.5 km through unpaved road to BHU at Khoma (2850 m).Dagala thousand lakes is a short trek, near Thimphu, to a large number of lovely high altitude lakes. You pass through terraced paddy fields and through coniferous forests, to the settlements of Geynikha, 2,500meters.

Dagala thousand lakes trekking trail leads up the ridge and across meadows to a pass at 4,240 meters with a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range. You will pass through several yak herders camps en-route the broad Labatama valley at 4,050meters. The lakes are flourished with brown trout. Near the lakes is a mass of wild alpine which flowers in September. The routes are not well marked; it is more of a cross-country traverse. The trail descends steeply through mixed forest of rhododendron.

Dagala Thousand Lake trekking in Bhutan is a short trek near Thimphu, passing through picturesque high altitude lakes. Dagala Thousand lakes trek is moderate with mostly short trekking days but few steep climbs. Dagala thousand lake trekking also offers one of the most stunning views of chains of Himalayan peaks.

Season: The best months for this trek are April, September and October

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day to Day itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Paro

On arrival at Paro airport, received by our representative and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 Paro sightseeing & drive to Thimphu

Day 03 Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 04 Drive to Khoma - Trek to start - Geynikha (14 km, 4 hours)

Walk along the road, it comes along the paddy fields through coniferous forest, then to the settlement of Geynikha(2950 m). Then pass along the chorten be camping places.

Day 05 Trek Gaynikha - Gur (5km, 4 hours)

Come across the suspension bridge, than climb steeply south to rock platform at 3200 meters. Making further walk come across camp in the forest clearing at 3350 meters.

Day 06 Trek Gur to Labatamba (12km, 5 hours)

Make stiff climb leads up the ridge and across and come to view Dagala range at 4240 meters. Then climb beside stream at camp 4300m near Utsho Lake where you find golden trout. You can schedule extra days here to see numerous lakes and at the same time fishing.

Day 07 Trek Labatamba to Panka (8km, 4 hours)

It takes western side of the lake at 4500 m, where you can see view of mountains. If you wish to see better view, it is possible by climbing top at 4700m peak to the east.

Day 08 Trek Panka to Talakha (8km 4 hours)

The journey leads north crossing pass at 4000 m, then climbing side of ridge at 4270 m. From here you will see the Dagala range and view of Thimphu.

Day 09 Trek Talakha to Simtokha (3km 3 hours)-

Trek ends and drive to Thimphu .Here you have options, either you can arrange vehicle or walk down hill on a steep to mtokha, which come across medic forest of rhododendron and bamboo. Finally dropping through apple orchard and road head above Simtokha.

Day 10 Drive to Paro Airport for departure


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