Dagala 1000 lakes Trek

Dagala Trek popularly known as thousand lakes treks is one of the finest treks in Bhutan. This six days treks will soak the trekker in Bhutan’s pristine environment with crystal clear lakes. As you walk around the lake you will see the stunning views of  entire Himalayan ranges and worlds highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more. During the trek one can also go to visit beautiful lakes which are covered with ice. The trek will also take you to villages so you can get a chance to know how the traditional Bhutanese life style is. This Trek is one of its kind where by the trekker will never regret and it is worth of doing it.The best time to trek is between April to June ,September and October.

Trip Name Dagala 1000 lakes Trek
Duration 9 Nights & 10 Days
Trip Type Trek
Max. Elevation 4720 M
Min. Elevation 2250 M
Difficulty Medium
Season April, May, June, September, October
Rate From US $1840

Day 1     Arrival in Paro.
Day 2     Paro sightseeing.
Day 3     Paro – Genekha-Gur (Trek start) 15km, 4 hours.
Day 4     Gur – Labathamba. 12km, 5 hours.
Day 5     Labathamba halt.
Day 6     Labathamba – Pangkha. 8km, 4 hours.
Day 7     Pangkha – Cherigang. 10km, 6 hours.
Day 8     Cherigang – Thimphu (Trek end). 6km, 2 hours.
Day 9     Thimphu – Paro (1.2 hrs)
Day 10   Departure.

Day 1     Arrival in Paro.

Flight to Paro offers spectacular views of the Himalayas before it lands in the tiny kingdom. on arrival in Paro international airport, Bhutan Travel Organiser representative will receive you and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will proceed to visit national museum of Paro and then to Paro Rimpong Dzong. The day ends with gentle walk down to the parking areas crossing wonderful cantilever bridge built over Paro Chhu. Evening, we will relax in the hotel or scroll around tiny Paro town peeping through local handicrafts. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 2     Paro sightseeing.

After our delicious breakfast, we will drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger Nest Temple. Tiger nest is renowned temple in the Buddhist world which ceilings on the vertical cliff 900m above the valley floor. The hike will take about two hours to reach to the top and will warm us for the trekking next day. En-route drive to visit historical drukgyel ruin Dzong and kichu temple praying to bless us for the rest of the journey. Overnight in Paro.

Day 3     Paro – Genekha-Gur (Trek start) 15km, 4 hours.

The trek begins with the little village of Genekha. Today you will see many varieties of alpine flora and also some animals and many birds. After two hours of walking gradually uphill, rest at huge rock platform, from which there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek ends for the day. Camp at Gur, where flowers are abundant in spring.

Day 4     Gur – Labathamba. 12km, 5 hours.

Today’s trek takes us across meadows where wild asparagus and other small plants grow, and if taking this trek in the spring, you will feel you are walking over carpets of flowers. The first pass, marked by a large cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, alpine meadows and yak herders’ camps. We will lunch at a nearby yak herder’s camp. After lunch we will walk across hills and over meadows, ending the day at Yutsho Lake.

Day 5     Labathamba halt.

A day halt in Labathama is worth visiting the lakes and hiking up to the top of the pass for the breath taking view. One a clear day, one can see the world’s third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jumolhari, the highest mountain of Bhutan.

Day 6     Labathamba – Pangkha. 8km, 4 hours.

Walk for 20 minutes upwards before beginning the descent at around 4,460m. There will be splendid views of the Himalayas on the descent. Your guide will help you in identifying individual peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserimgang, Khangbum, Masagang, Tsendegang and Gangchenta. Himalayan monal pheasants are a common sight. Overnight camp on a grassy meadow at Pangkha.

Day 7     Pangkha – Cherigang. 10km, 6 hours.

This day involves the crossing of several increasingly impressive passes. You will see several varieties of the blue poppy (if trekking June-July) and also many mountain birds along the way. After lunch, an hour’s gradual climb brings us to the top of the last ridge on the Dagala range from where there is a spectacular view of Thimphu valley below. Camp, at cherigang.

Day 8     Cherigang – Thimphu (Trek end). 6km, 2 hours.

We walk through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, finally reaching the main motorable road to Thimphu where our transport will be waiting for us. Drive to Thimphu in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will proceed for the city sightseeing and visit like Memorial Chorten, Buddha statue & Changangkha lhakhang. Overnight at Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Day 9     Thimphu – Paro (1.2 hrs)

Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, nearby folk heritage museum and national library before proceeding to Paro. Overnight at Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 10   Departure.

The tour will end today morning after boarding your flight to back home, you will carry smile on your face, eyes full of tears and memories unlimited. Say goodbye to our staffs at the airport with the prayers of save journey and to see you again in future.

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  1. Visa Fees USD# 40/- single entry
  2. Sustainable development fee USD # 65/- per night per person
  3. All the government taxes.
  4. Three star hotel with all meals (APAI) (4 & 5 star Hotel are available in supplement cost)
  5. One English speaking guide entire your tour for your sightseeing
  6. Trekking: Full Board (Ponies, Chief, Helper, Horse Man, Trekking Guide, Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent, Toilet Tent and Sleeping Bag)
  7. Trekking route permit
  8. Private comfortable car with driver for entire your tour including pickup and drop to airport
  9. Medical Pick/drop and check up in Emergency
  10. Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museum, and park
  11. Complimentary bottle drinking water entire your tour
  12. Complimentary 1 tourist SIM (4G) in a group
  13. Complimentary Archery and Darts game
  14. Complimentary Bhutanese dress wearing and photo sessions.


  1. Airfare ( International or Domestic)
  2. Alcoholic products
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Personal Shopping
  5. Tipping to staffs
  6. Laundry
  7. Any other outdoor activities which are not mention in inclusion.


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