Dagala lakes trek
Summery: Dagala Lakea
Trek, starts at Thimphu and ends at Thimphu itself, 6 trek days with an
extra 4 days and reaches a maximum altitude of 4500 m, rated moderate.
Extra days: the minimum number of days needed for sightseeings,
acclamatising and to drive to the starting place of the trek and pick up
at the end of the trek
Day 1 Arrival by Druk Air to Paro
Fly into Paro. If from Delhi/Kathmandu the flight over the
Himalayas is one of the most spectacular experiences one will ever
experience. You will fly past Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and the entire
Himalayan range visible on the left side. On landing at Paro you will be
met by our representative. Drive to Thimphu 2 hours.Overnight Hotel.
Day 2 Thimphu sightseeing
Morning start the sightseeing with Zelukha Nunnery, National
Library, Memorial Chorten of Late King, Handicrafts Emporium, Post
Office, School of Arts & Crafts and walk around Thimphu city for
shopping of souvenirs from Bhutan. If this day falls on a Saturday or
Sunday a visit to the Weekend Market is a must. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 Thimphu - Geynikha
Morning continue sightseeing. After lunch you will drive to the
starting point of your trek You drive for 29km (1 hour approx) to a road
junction on the Thimphu-Paro highway after which you take an uphill
drive for 16 km on dirt road (2 hours approx). Camp at Geynikha .2950m.
Day 4 Geynikha - Gur
Trek Day 1. Start of Trek : Distance 5 km and walking distance 4
hours. Starting at Geynikha 2950m and camp at Gur 3350m. Today you trek
will take you through alpine flora and fauna (different kinds of birds
can be seen). 2 hours of gradual uphill walk and rest at a huge rock
platform reveals the beauty of nature below. Another 2 hours walk ends
the days trek.
Day 5 Gur - Labatamba
Trek Day 2 : Distance 12 km and walking time 5 hours. Starting at
Gur and camp at Labatamba (4300m) The trek today will across the ridges
and amidst flowers and wild asparagus (in spring) with the mountain side
meadows which will freshen the trekkers with poetic sentiments. You will
see the spectacular view of the Dagala Range, meadows and yak herders
camp from the first pass you will be crossing at 4240m. Lunch will be
served nearby a yak herders camp. After lunch walk for about 2 hours
across hills and meadows. Camp near Utsho lake where plenty of golden
Day 6 Labatamba halt
Trek Day 3 : Excursion to nearby lakes.
Day 7 Labatamba - Panka
Trek Day 4 : Distance 8km and walking time 4 hours. Starting at
Labatamba and camp at Panka (4000m) Today you start your days trek for
20 to 30 minutes uphill before descending down the valley. You will get
very good views of the Western Himalayan range inside Bhutan. The trek
will take you through meadows, lakes and shrubs. Camp at Panka.
Day 8 Panka - Talakha
Trek Day 5 : Distance 8 km and walking time 4 hours. Starting at
Panka and camp at Talakha (3080m) The days trek will be passing several
passes each reveling its own beauty. Lunch will be at a junction which
leads to Wangduephodrang. After lunch around 1 hours gradual climb
brings you to the last of the Dagala range from where you will have a
spectacular view of Thimphu. Camp near Talakha monastery and village.
Day 9 Talakha - Thimphu
Trek Day 6. End of Trek : Distance 3 km and walking time 3 hours.
Today's trek will be through alpine forest, mixed vegetation and apple
orchards. The trek ends at the roadhead above Simtokha Dzong. Drive to
Thimphu (20 minutes). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Thimphu - Paro
Morning at leisure or if today is a Saturday or Sunday then visit
the Weekend Market. Early lunch and then drive to Paro (2 hours) and
sightseeing. Visit the National Museum , drive to Drukgyel Dzong,
evening explore Paro town.
Day 11 Departure