Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

• Short medium-level trek

• Easy access from Paro and Thimpu ( the capital city of Bhutan)

• A plethora of clean and crystal-clear lakes

• Epic panorama of spectacular Himalayas Mountains

• Gorgeous landscapes with rich blossoms and grasslands

• Ascending 4,716 m to the sacred Jomo (Dagala) Peak

• Trekking with local herders and experiencing the native Bhutanese settlements

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. 


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Day 1: Flight to Paro (2,250 m/ 7,382 ft), then drive to Thimphu: 1 hour/ 54 km

After your arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be met by your guide and driver, who will take you on a scenic drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take approximately one hour, covering a distance of 54 km. Upon arrival in Thimphu, you will check into your hotel and have some time to relax and explore the city.

    After breakfast, you will drive to Gynekha, which is about a 50-minute drive from Thimphu. From there, you will begin your trek to Gur, which will take around 4 to 5 hours to complete. The trek is 7 km long and will take you through beautiful forests filled with rhododendron and magnolia trees. You will also have the opportunity to see some of Bhutan's unique wildlife, such as the takin, Bhutan's national animal.

      Today's trek will take you from Gur to Labatama, which is about a 4-5 hour trek covering a distance of 12 km. Along the way, you will cross several mountain passes offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. You will also have the chance to see some of Bhutan's most beautiful alpine lakes, including the famous Utsho Tsho (the Lake of Long Life).

        Today's trek will take you from Labatama to Panka, which is a 5-6 hour trek covering a distance of 8 km. The trail will take you through beautiful meadows and forests filled with wildflowers. You will also have the opportunity to see some of Bhutan's unique birdlife, including the Himalayan monal and blood pheasant.

          Today's trek is the longest of the trip, taking around 6-7 hours to complete covering a distance of 14 km. The trail will take you through beautiful forests and past several small villages, giving you a chance to experience Bhutanese village life up close. You will end your trek at the beautiful Paro Valley, where you will be picked up by your driver for a short 20-minute drive back to your hotel.

            Today is your last day in Bhutan. After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro International Airport for your final departure. We hope you enjoyed your time in Bhutan and look forward to welcoming you back soon!