Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - (11Days & 10Nights)

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Tour Itinerary Details
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 1 - Kandy

Day - 1 : Paro Day

Once you arrive at the airport, your tour manager will drive you to your hotel. Once you are ready move to Ta Dzong, which was built as a watch tower and now is the National Museum. The walk down to the Paro Rinpung Dzong, the fortress is located in a commanding location overlooking the Paro valley. During the evening you can explore Paro town.

Overnight at Paro (Altitude 2,280m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 2 - Kandy - Bentota

Day - 2 : Paro Day Tour

In the morning hike to the Tiger’s Nest, which is one of the most famous and sacred sites in the county. It is built on the side of a cliff 900m above the valley. In the afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang, this was built in the 7th century, making it one of the oldest in the country.

Overnight at Paro (Altitude 2,280m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 3 - Bentota - Colombo

Day - 3 : Paro – Gur

5-6 HOURS | 230M ASCENT | DESCENT 60M | CAMP ALT 2870M

In the morning drive to the beautiful Gynekha (2800m) valley to start the trek. The trek will take you through terraced fields and coniferous forests rich in alpine flora with plenty of birds. You will then descend till a river and the trail will steadily move uphill. On the way you will reach a huge rock platform (3350m), which offers scenic view of the valley. After two more hours of trekking you will arrive at your campsite Gur (3300m).

Overnight camp at Gur (Altitude 3,300m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 4 - Departure

Day - 4 : Gur – Lambatama

6 HOURS | 1010M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 4300M

Today’s trek will take you across the high ridges amidst flowers, large meadows and wild asparagus (during spring). The first mountain pass is marked by a huge cairn and offers a magnificent view of Mount Kanchenjunga (India) and some peaks of the Himalayas. While you are descending you will see the entire Dagala mountain range. Once you have arrived at Labatama valley continue walking through the valley passing yak herder’s huts till you reach Uthso Tsho lake.

Overnight camp, next to lake (Altitude 4,300m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 5 - Departure

Day - 5 : Lambatama – Panka

5-6 HOURS | 220M ASCENT | 520M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 4000M

Walking further from Lambatama the trail will take you to the western side of Dala Tshou up to a saddle at 4500m. From here you will have a majestic view of the prominent Himalayan peaks such as Everest. Then descend to Panka.

Overnight camp (Altitude 4000m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 6 - Departure

Day - 6 : Panka – Thimphu

8 HOURS | 180M ASCENT | 1540M DESCENT

Today the trail will take you through several passes, each more impressive than the other and on way you will come across many varieties of Blue Poppy (June-July) and mountain birds. The last pass you will climb will be Tale La (4200m) and then you will descent to Chamgang. Once you have arrived drive to Thimphu.

Overnight at Thimphu (Altitude 2,320m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 7 - Departure

Day - 7 : Thimphu Day Tour

Today you will visit the Buddha Point, where you will find one of the biggest statues of the Buddha in the world. Then visit Simply Bhutan Museum, National Library, Institute of Zorig Chusum and the Textile Museum. In the afternoon visit the Memorial Chorten, this is one of the most important landmarks in the city. Later visit the Tashichho Dzong, the fortress which houses the office of the King.

Overnight at Thimphu (Altitude 2,320m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 8 - Departure

Day - 8 : Thimphu - Gangtey

In the morning drive to Dochula pass (3088m), which offers the view of the highest peak in country Gangkarpuensum (7494m). You will also find 108 stupas and Druk Wangyal Lhakhang at Dochula. Then drive to Gangtay, which is considered one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. In the afternoon visit Gangtay Monastery and explore the fascinating Phobjikha valley. Also visit the Black Necked Crane Information Center, which offers high spotting scopes to view the cranes.

Overnight at Gangtey (Altitude 3,000m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 9 - Departure

Day - 9 : Gangtay – Punakha

Post breakfast drive to Punakha Dzong, the fortress where the Royal Wedding of the Fifth King was held. In the afternoon go for a short hike through the local farms to Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the Fertility Temple it is believed to bless people with children. In the evening explore the local market.

Overnight at Punakha (Altitude 1,300m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 10 - Departure

Day - 10 : Punakha – Paro

After breakfast visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery and then hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten which overlooks the entire valley. In the afternoon drive to Paro and on the way visit Simthokha Dozng, this is one of the oldest dzongs in the country.

Overnight at Paro (Altitude 2,280m)

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - Day 11 - Departure

Day - 11 : Depart Paro

In the morning your tour manager will escort you to the airport and bid you farewell.

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