Dagala Trek

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

from $2,790.00$2,680.00

In Bhutan, trekking is a real charm! Adventure is what keeps your mind rolling and your keen travel appetite aroused. Imagine the feel of walking along sloppy hills and valleys, and the cool atmosphere that the mountain top offers!

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Ultimate
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    2 plus
All about the Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek.

In Bhutan, trekking is a real charm! Adventure is what keeps your mind rolling and your keen travel appetite aroused. Imagine the feel of walking along sloppy hills and valleys, and the cool atmosphere that the mountain top offers!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  •  Wedding ceremony in Bhutanese style
  •   Tours specified in the itinerary
  •   Accommodation in 4 star hotel/ Complimentary Deluxe rooms.
  •    Meals (Breakfast; lunch; dinner, mineral water) as per your choice
  •    Transportation within Bhutan (Toyota Hiace Bus/High roof)
  •   Services of experienced and licensed culture tour guide
  •   Museum fees and other special entry fees
  •   US $ 10 per pax for Tourism Development Fund
  •  Visa fee of US$ 40 per person
  •  Tax and government royalty
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airfare not included.
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  • Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wi-fi facilities)
  • Tips for guide and driver
  •  Alcohol, beverages in resorts.
  •   Shopping and Entertainment
  1. Day1 Arrival at Bhutan

    Arrival at Paro by Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our members. Afternoon or, evening time at leisure and visit Paro Dzong and the national museum.

  2. Day2 Day Hike to Taktsang monastery

    Day hike to Taktsang Monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra US $ 5/- The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery which clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley was devastated by fire in 1998 but the Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore the monastery to its original structure

  3. Day3 Thimphu - Genekha

    Driving from Thimphu for about 45 minutes will take you to Genekha, the starting point of the trek. The first day of walk over mule path will end after four hours at the signboard of Genekha School. Terraced fields and coniferous vegetation are abundant all throughout the trail. Overnight camp will be at Genekha alongside a stream at 2, 800 m.

  4. Day4 Genekha - Gur

    Today’s trek, a true communion with the nature starts with alpine flora and fauna (different species of birds are common). Two hours of gradual uphill walk and rest at huge rock platform, offers a picturesque view of the valley below. The trek for the day ends after another two hours of walk! Camp at Gur, flowers is abundant there, particularly in spring.

  5. Day5 Gur - Labatama

    The trek passes though the ridges alongside beautiful rugged mountain vegetation. You come across variety of flowers and wild asparagus (in spring). Trekkers are freshened by dancing meadows giving them poetic sentiments. The first pass symbolized by huge cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, along meadows and yak herders camp. After having lunch nearby yak herder’s camp, the trekkers walk across hills and meadows for another couple of hours to end the trek of the third day. For the night, we camp near Yutsho Lake where golden trout are aplenty.

  6. Day6 Labatama Halt (Day One)

    The first day of the halt is for an excursion to any of the three lakes – Relitsho, Hentsho and Jamatsho. The day and place is ideal to know Bhutanese veneration of lakes at the same time, it is a best time for sighting of variety of trout. Overnight at the camp will give the taste of harmonious live with nature.

  7. Day7 Labatama Halt (Day Two)

    Second day at Labatama will be an excursion to Setsho and nearby lakes. Hike to Setsho Lake is easy and interesting. Later on, walk over a small ridge and then down to Jagetsho Lake. There, trout fishing with packed lunch at lakeside is a widespread practice for the trekkers. You may also climb the Jomo, a 5,050 m peak. Lunch at the summit with spectacular view around and valley floor can be a memorable experience. Return to camp by sunset and prepare for the next day.

  8. Day8 Labatama - Panka

    After gradual uphill climb for about 20 minutes will reach you to the elevation of 4, 460m where you can have a majestic view of Himalayan Mountain ranges, particularly under clear weather. Scene of snowcapped mountains of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masang Gang, Tsendegang and Gangche Ta  is specialty here. Sight of Nomads, horses and yaks are common in this region.

  9. Day9 Panka - Talekha

    The trek involves crossing of several passes, each one more beautiful than the other. Look for different varieties of Blue Poppy, the National Flower of Bhutan (June and July) and mountain birds. For lunch, you will rest at the junction leading to Talekha and the other to Wangdue Phodrang. Gradual climb for an hour after the lunch would take to the tip of the Last Dagala Range. From here, you can have a panoramic view of Thimphu City and its vicinity. After a walk of about an hour, you are at the last camp, just above Talekha monastery

  10. Day10 Talekha - Thimphu - Paro

    Walking through alpine and vegetation of bamboo thickets and mixed wild flowers, one reaches Talekha monastery and village. Form there too; you can have a splendid view of Thimphu city. After passing through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, one reaches the main road to Thimphu where your transport will be waiting to pick you. Drive to Thimphu for lunch. Evening in Thimphu

  11. Day11 Thimphu

    Visit the Craft and Painting school where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive. The Post office.

     

    Visit the World’s tallest Buddha statue, The Art and craft centre, the paper factory and Kezang weaving centre at changzamtog.

     

     

    You can wear Bhutanese traditional costumes which will be provided by the company and then attend the farewell in the evening with Bhutanese cultural program.

    Overnight in Thimphu

  12. Day12 Departure from Paro Airport

    After the breakfast drive to Paro airport for your departure.

Accomodation

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains
  • Village Homestay
  • Camping

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Camping Tents
  • Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • Accommodation in the best 3-4 star Resorts/hotels in Bhutan.
  • Airfare
  • Health insurance
  • Airlift insurance
  • Laundry/Drinks / Telephone calls and any personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Single room supplement USD$40 per night.
  • Tips and Gratuities

Tourist can buy mobile sim cards. It can be activated within minutes and will cost only about USD$2.  Internet connectivity of 3G-4G will be available. Yelha Bhutan tours will be providing free Wi-Fi access in the resorts for the guest.

All visitors in Bhutan are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country. Bhutan doesn’t have travel insurance facilities

Bhutan uses a 240 v system. Electrical supply is generally good, but can be less stable in the smaller towns outside the capital, Thimphu. If you are using computers and other sensitive equipment, be prepared for fluctuations and power surges. Many rural areas are still without electricity although some farms have solar electrification.

Bhutan uses the Indian round pin sockets. You can find adaptors in many of the hardware shops in the capital, Thimphu.

There is a ban on the sale of cigarettes in Bhutan. Smoking is also prohibited in public places, hotels and offices.

The export of antiques is prohibited by law. Tourists should buy only artifacts that have been certified for sale and for export. The government provides an official seal to certify that artifacts can be taken out of Bhutan.

Bhutan is perhaps one of the most photogenic places in the world. The landscape, nature, architecture and the people make it a photographer’s paradise. People are generally happy to pose for pictures, but do ask before you do so if you are focusing on one person. Photography is not permitted inside Dzongs, monasteries and temples as they are considered living institutions.

It is advisable to bring your own photographic equipment and needs.  Films and camera batteries are available generally only in major towns. Slide film is generally not available so bring plenty of slide rolls if you’re shooting slides.

Credit cards are accepted in very few hotels and shops in the capital and towns. All credit card transactions take extra time and are cumbersome to use. For convenience, it is preferable to have traveler’s cheque and cash.

Generally, cotton clothing is recommended for summer days, light woolen clothes for evenings and heavy woolens for winter. Keep in mind that even in the summer, evenings can be cool. Days can be quite warm, especially in the lowlands of Punakha. It is best to use the layering system, starting with thermal underwear and adding a shirt, jacket or parka as necessary.

Good walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are items you should also bring. Shorts for hiking and walking around town are fine. Out of respect, it is best to dress modestly meaning no tank tops, short skirts, shorts (except when hiking) or revealing clothing. Please don’t wear shorts in public buildings or monasteries. Have a pair of long pants or longer skirt for these locations.

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