Trip Highlights
  • Explore the isolated tracks with the Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
  • Relish the views of the mesmerizing peaks like the Mt.Everest, Jumolhari and so many more.
  • Visit the ancient monastery of the Taktsang Monastery.
  • Visit the beautiful Sastam Chorten.

One of the off beaten tracks, Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is an amazing trek for a brief day trek

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is one of the isolated tracks where you can scarcely see any trekkers on the paths. The spectacular brief day treks passes through the high altitude lakes. Dagala Thousand Lakes Hike is often renowned as the Thousand Lakes Trek. Stunning sights of the mountains like the Jichu Drake, Mount Everest, Masanggang, Jumolhari and many more is surrounded. The path also brings us closer to the beautiful alpine flowers, bird rich areas, pleasant meadows as well as picturesque villages in Bhutan.

These 9 nights 10 days treks bring us to closer to the beautiful lakes which are multitude of pristine and crystal clear. You will be stunned with the beautiful sights of the peaks which are highly majestic. One can get amazing knowledge of the traditional Bhutanese village and know about the locals and the culture as well as the lifestyle. The best time to visit and take the journey at the Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is between the September- October and the April-June. The journey brings us closer the beauty and the tranquility of the landscapes which is sincerely stunning. One will relish the journey. The trip begins at the airport; our team from the Nepal Nomad will receive. After an early breakfast, we head towards the Badbalathang airport and then to the domestic flight of the Paro. We then do some Paro Sightseeing as we take a drive and head towards the Taktsang Monastery, where a brief drive will take us to the Satsam Chorten which takes about 2 hrs of walk to the viewpoint of the monastery. We pass at the splendid Dagala Village which is at the altitude of the 4240 meters. En route to the foot of the beautiful broad Labatamba Valley, is at the altitude of the 4300 meters where the plenty of the Golden Trout flourish near the Utso Lake where we head to the Gur. We pass at the splendid Dagala Village which is at the altitude of the 4240 meters. En route to the foot of the beautiful broad Labatamba Valley, we explore the beautiful place then we trace to the Panka which is at the altitude of the 4000 meters. Through the forests to the splendid Goemba, we head towards the long descend and the Talakha village. We head towards the steep path to the Chamgang which is at the altitude of the 2640 meters from the transportation and then head to the Thimphu. We then head back to the Thimphu and then departure to this beautiful journey.

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Itinerary

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At the airport, our team from the Nepal Nomad will receive. After an early breakfast, we head towards the Badbalathnag airport and then to the domestic flight of the Paro.

We visit the Ta Dzong after lunch, which is a traditional watch over and has been there since the 1967. It is also one of the national museums of the Bhutan. We then visit the Rimpung Dzong which is also called as the Paro Dzong which was established in the 1646 by the Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal. We then take a brief walk to the ancient bridge of the cantilever. You will be able to see the beauty of the archery match in the action as this is considered as the national sport.

We stay for Dinner and overnight in Hotel. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro

Today we take a drive and head towards the Taktsang Monastery, where a brief drive will take us to the Satsam Chorten which takes about 2 hrs of walk to the viewpoint of the monastery. The hike then ascends towards the forests of the pine and the trees of the Spanish moss. The stupas are filled with the fluttering prayer flags and then we take some rest at the cafeteria of the Taktsang Jakhang. Built in the 1648 by the penlop of the Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, the main Lhakhang was built around the Guru Rinpoche’s Meditation Cave in the 1648. This splendid monastery lies to the crest of the rock cliff and plunges about 900 meters into the valley. Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort,Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan flew here on the back of a flying tiger.

NB: Near the Tiger’s Nest, you can hoist prayer flags and offer prayers inside the monastery. Or you can ask for lama to pray for you.

After lunch, visit to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which is 16 km up to the valley built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, by accidental fire, the dzong was destroyed and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m) and explore the ramparts and on a clear day. Built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo, on the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang,.

-Srongsten Gampo was a Tibetan king who married a Chinese princess, Wenchen in 641, as a apart of her dowry was a statue called “Jowo” which was an Indian image of Buddha, Sakyamuni as a small boy. In 659, in a single day, he decided to build 108 Temples to pin the Ogress to the earth forever and, at the same time, convert the Tibetan people to Buddhism. 6 of these Temples lie in Bhutan, most prominent of them are Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. Kichu Lhakhang is believed to maintain the left foot of the Ogress and Jambay Lhakhang pins the left knee.

Hot stone bath: To unwind a lengthy day in the Bhutan, one of the best ways is the hot stone bath. It treats distinct alignments and not only as the comforting soak. One of the favorite activities for the Bhutanese is soaking in the Menchu which is the water for the medicinal properties mainly during the winters. One bath costs for about US$ 40.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro

After an early breakfast we head towards to the Gyenika Gur. Built by the Thangthonh Gyalpo which is renowned as the Lama Chazampa also known as the Iron Bridge Builder, we view the beautiful Tamchong Monastery in the 15th century. Talking slightly about the history the Thang Thing Gyalopo (1385-1464), he was a saint who worked from the Tibet. Back in the 1433, he came to the Bhutan while looking for an Iron Ore. He made about 108 bridges across the Bhutan and the Tibet where the 8 in the Bhutan were built. The only surviving bridge is the Tashi Yangtse which is located in the Duksum in the Eastern Bhutan. We then head towards the Chuzom where the place meets the beautiful rivers connects the districts like Thimphu, Chhukha, Paro, Haa etc. One can see the beautiful Stupas which at Chuzom were built in Nepalese, Tibetan and Bhutanese. We head for an overnight drive to the Genekha Gur after lunch in Thimphu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Gur

We pass at the splendid Dagala Village which is at the altitude of the 4240 meters. En route to the foot of the beautiful broad Labatamba Valley, is at the altitude of the 4300 meters where the plenty of the Golden Trout flourish near the Utso Lake. In the vicinity, there are many lakes. We stay at the camp which is at the altitude of the 4300 meters. We then have dinner near the camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Labatamba

The path takes us to the beautiful side to the western part of the lake to saddle which is at the altitude of the 4500 meters where there are mesmerizing sights of the mountains. We then descend towards another lake which heads to the valley then we trace to the Panka which is at the altitude of the 4000 meters.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Panka

The path takes us to the pass crossing the north which is at the altitude of the 4000 meters where we ascend to the ridge which is at the altitude of the 4270 meters. We then see the sights of the beautiful Thimphu as well as the sights of the Dagala range far to the north. Through the forests to the splendid Goemba, we head towards the long descend and the Talakha village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Talakha

We head towards the steep path to the Chamgang which is at the altitude of the 2640 meters from the transportation and then head to the Thimphu. After some lunch we rest for a while and then stroll around the town. We stay for an overnight and dinner in the Hotel Pedling.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chamgang

Arranged in the Himalayan mountain ranges, we head towards the Hongtsho village and then explore around the Do Chula Pass which consists of the 108 Stupas where the altitude is about 1310m and it takes about 3 hrs drive.

As we ride further down to the Punakha, we can see the beautiful sight of the Chimi Lhakhang which is renowned as “The Divine Madman” built by the Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the year of 1499. The temple also named as the “The temple of the fertility” was built on the top of the hill lock and he killed the demons with his magical thunder bolt.

Lama Drukpa Kuneley was born in Tibet and was one of the Bhutan’s favorite Saints. He was a disciple of the Pema Lingpa and was trained at the class Ralung Monastery. As a Yogi also called as the Neljorpa, he travelled at the entire Tibet and Bhutan and used his humor, songs to the teachings.

After lunch we shall explore around the Punakha Dzong which is situated between the Male and the Female River also called as the Pho Chu and the Mo Chu respectively. Back in the 1637 it was built by the Shabdrung Ngwanag Namgyal. It is served as the seat of the government for many years until the time of the second king. Punakha is the winder home of the King Jigme Dorji and the Je- Khenpo. In 1952, Wangchuk convened the First National Assembly.

We stay for an overnight and dinner in the Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

After an early breakfast, we head to the airport and then bid the farewell to the beautiful kingdom Bhutan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

What's Included

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  • Visa Fee.
  • Guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.
  • * Air fares.
  • * Insurance Premiums,
  • * Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • * Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head".
  • * Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • * Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
13 Mar, 2020 - 21 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$3500
14 Mar, 2020 - 22 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$3500
15 Mar, 2020 - 23 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$3500

USEFUL INFORMATION

While on Trek, the cost covers:

- Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) nu.1000

- 3 meals a day,

- Service of cook & Helper,

- Guide, Sleeping Tent,

- Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent,

- Ponies to carry supplies,

- Royalty.

- We will provide you with sleeping mats but you have to bring your own sleeping bags.

Things to bring for a trek in Bhutan:

• Personal clothing: strong normal clothing (according to season). Preferably cotton, even for summer, woolen clothing for the evening and winter.

• Strong comfortable trekking boots – water-resistant for the rainy period-June-August.

• Sunscreen

• Flash light

• Rain coat (especially for rainy period –June-August)

• Head gear/hat/cap; sun and rain protection

• Water pills – for extra caution in purifying stream; (boiled water is provided at all times during the trek)

• Aspirin – incase of altitude sickness

• Lots of socks

• Warm clothes.

Optional Items to bring for trekking in Bhutan.

• Sunglasses

• Head gear

• Folding umbrella (only for wet months — July and August)

• One towel

• Pillow case

• Wet-packed tissue paper.

• Pillow.