Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
Dagala Trek is a moderate trek and is also not very popular. The trail is mostly overlooked by the trekking fanatics in Bhutan. This quaint trail takes the trekkers through various breathtaking landscapes and the best part of this trek is the amazing number of pristine lakes that will be passed by along the way. Thus, the trek is often referred as thousand lake trek. The trail is flooded in rare Himalayan flowers, eye-catching sights of snow capped mountains and beautiful meadows. You will also pass through few villages.
About Dagala Thousand
The trek kicks off by driving south of Thimphu to a quaint little village of Genekha. The village is famous for generating Matsutake and Chanterelle mushrooms. The trek lasts for a week at the max which is considered fairly moderate and easy.
You will start from the village of Genekha over a traditional mule path with rice fields on its sides and through verdant coniferous woods full of birds and flowers which will all be a treat for the trekkers. After descending and ascending for few more hours, you will reach your campsite at Gur at the elevation of 3,290m.
Trekking along spectacular landscapes of lofty mountains all flooded with wild flowers and pasture meadows. The next destination is Pagalabtsa pass at the elevation of 4,250m. The pass offers an amazing view of Mount Kanchenjunga along with other mighty Himalayan peaks where the trekkers can catch a breath and rest while enjoying the view. After descending from the pass, you will reach a yak herders’ camp where you will have lunch and after which you will again descend further down to Labatama valley. From the valley you are required to ascend slowly to reach Utsho Lake at an elevation of 4,300m. The lake is famous for its abundance in golden trouts. You will camp here for the night.
Next morning you can spend your time exploring some of the lakes that inhibit the region; Relitsho, Hentsho, Setsho and Jagetsho Lakes. All the lakes are loaded with golden trouts. After lunch you can choose to take a break and climb Jomo Peak at 5,050m.
The next day you will trek along Dalatsho Lake ascending gradually to a saddle at an elevation of 4520m. Here you can enjoy an imposing view of the mighty Himalayan ranges such as Mount Everest in Nepal, Mount Kanchenjunga in Sikkim, and our own mountain peaks such as; Jichu Drake, Tsendagang and Masangang. Resuming your trek, you will descend downwards while passing yak herder camps on the way. The next land mark you will cross is the Docca chuu River where you will trail along the river till you reach Panka. Himalayan monal pheasants are a common sight in this region. You will camp here for the camp.
Crossing a number of passes you will head towards Talakha Goempa passing amazing vegetation and eye-catching sights of various landscapes. You will also be able to see an assortment of the nation flower of Bhutan; Blue Poppy. From Talakha Goempa you will gradually descend towards the quaint village of chamgang and hike upon the village’s feeder road where your will be picked up to be transferred to Thimphu and finally to your hotel.
Best Time to trek
Though Bhutan is deemed as all season tourist destinations, it is not advisable to trek during the monsoon season which is also the summer season (June, July, and August).
The best time to trek is spring and autumn. In the spring season, the mountains are adorned with beautiful flowers and fresh green grasses which is a treat to experience. Whereas autumn is favorable with a fresh breeze blowing in from the mountains, also you will have better chances of being able to view the mountain peaks.
- 3 Star Accommodation
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport for Local Transfers
- Camping Equipment and Porter Services for Treks
- Taxes and Charges
- USD 65 as Sustainable Development Fees
- Entry Fees for all Tourist Sites
- Personal guide
- The approval of tourists VISA is subject on the full payment of the tour
- Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines
Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
- 45 days before the trip begins – No charges. 100% refund.
- 40 days before the trip begins – 10% of the trip cost
- 30 days before the trip begins – 15% of the trip cost
- 20 days before the trip begins – 30% of the trip cost
- 15 days or cancellation without notice – 50% of the trip cost
- After arriving in Bhutan – 100% of the trip cost. No refunds
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
- Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
- There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However, the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new traveling dates.