About Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
The incredible 12-day Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek in Bhutan takes you deep into the Himalayan foothills, across dotted gorgeous Bhutanese villages to a place where a plethora of crystal clear lakes glisten in the sunlight. The Dagala Thousand Lakes Walk, located between Thimphu and Paro, is one of Bhutan's most renowned hiking trails, offering a rare opportunity to experience some of the most spectacular high slopes of the Bhutanese Himalayas in a short timeframe. Bhutan is known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, and with its pristine nature and eco-friendly tourism policies, this is one journey you won't want to miss while visiting this last remaining Himalayan Kingdom.
Your trek begins in the town of Geynizampa, just south of Thimpu's capital city. The trek is rated as a medium-level trek in terms of difficulty, and while it is not suggested for the newbie trekker, it is possible for even a beginner to complete the trek with an average degree of physical fitness.
The trek does not feature a thousand lakes, but there are numerous small lakes en-route, many of which you can actually visit. The lakes are teeming with fish, and on clear days, rainbow trout may be seen swimming deep in the calm waters. On a clear day, one can see the majestic Himalayas Range to the north, including the stunning peaks of Jomolhari, Masanggang, Jichu Drake, Kanchenjunga, and even Mt Everest!
Best time to visit Dangala Thousand Lakes Trek
Nepal and Bhutan share identical geographical features, from the subtropical plains and jungles in the south-lowlands to the high mountains in the north. Both countries have comparable climates and weather which are ideal for trekking most time of the year. Trekkers usually avoid the monsoon season which lasts from July to August, as well as the winter season from December to February. Temperatures can plummet below -2 degrees during the coldest time of the year.