Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek: The flight to the kingdom of Bhutan have a spectacular breath taking views of Himalayan peaks including Bhutan’s sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake. On arrival at the airport, representatives from Yeti Tours will welcome you and escort to Hotel Olathang. After lunch visit the Dzong which houses the administrative seat of the district of Paro, and it also contains a state monastic community.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek route is particularly rich in bird species, alpine flowers, musk deer and attractive meadows make this trek a wonderful experience. Dagala mountain range divides two prominent valleys of Thimphu and wangdi.The altitude of the plateau is around 4000 meters. It has many lakes of different sizes and in most lakes one can find trout fish. The route also present fascinating views of prominent eastern Himalayan peaks such as Mountain Everest, Mountain Kanchenjunga, Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake, Masagang, Tseda Gang and Gangchhenta.. The plateau is also a grazing ground for yaks in summer.
Dagala Thousand lakes Trek
Trip Duration: 13 days
Season: March to July and September to November
Max. Altitude: 4420m
Transportation: private vehicle /Flight
Group Size :Min 2pax
# Airport transfers,
# All meals & accommodation
# Surface transport inside Bhutan
# Sightseeing escorted with english speaking guide with all entrance fee
# An English speaking trekking guide.
# TDF (Tourism Development Fund) fee
# Royalties and other taxes
# Porter age, riding/pack ponies and yaks wherever required.
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# International Airfare
# Airport departure taxes Excess /baggage charges.
# Other Country Visa Fee
# Bhutan Visa Fee
# Liability for insurance of any type, against injury, loss of life, accidents, damage and loss of goods.
# Liability for extra expenses caused by illness, accident, flight cancellation, roadblocks, and delays or other such occurrences, beyond control of, its agents and associates.
# Personal expenses such as bar, laundry, telephone, personal, communications, tips.
# Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
# Travel Insurance
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Items of personal nature i.e. Telephone, Laundry, Soft/hard drinks, Clients Insurance & Tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Arrive at Kathamandu 1350m Transfer to Hotel.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your Bhutan trekking.
Kathmandu to Paro Fly
Arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit National Museum and Paro Dzong. Overnight Paro Hotel.
Paro to Thimphu
breakfast drive toThimphu. Lunch at hotel. After lunch visit Memorial Chorten, Nunnery, Handicraft Emporium and evening at leisure. Overnight Thimphu Hotel.
Thimphu to Genekha:
Drive till Genekha Village, which is 40 kilometers from Thimphu where you will start your trek. Overnight in Camp at Genekha beside the river bank. Overnight Camp.
Gemekha to Labatama
Today's trek is all the way up till you reach the highest point for the day, Pagalaptsa 4,170 meters. From here you can see view of whole Himalayan ranges. From the pass, we hike down for two hour beside the Yak herder's camp, to your camp. Overnight Camp.
A day’s halt at this place will give a chance to visit many lakes around the place. Setso is the closest lake which takes only fifteen minutes walk. The rest of the lakes are further away which can be easily covered in a day excursion. A day’s excursion will discover many lakes on the top of this mountain. Once you get on the top of the pass you can have the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains around during the clear weather.
Labatama to Jadula
Today you have a gradual climb of 2-3hours to reach the Jomigue pass alt. 4,460m. From the pass some of the mountain of northern Bhutan can also be viewed. Then descend for about two hours to Jadula. Overnight Camp.
Jadula to Japhuna
The trail from Japhuna takes 1-2 hours through Rhododendrons up till the valley and Another 1-2hours to the lunch place. After another hour you will reach to the camp site Japhuna, which means a Rock Cave at an altitude of 3,800m. Overnight Camp.
Japhuna to Talekha
From Japhuna continue the gradual climb till you cross Jeleze La Pass at alt 4,000m. On a clear day you can get the a good view of Jou Dake Gang, Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake, Gangchen Tak, Masangang. After 2-3 hours gradual descend through the thick forest of blue pine and evergreen oak tree will reach you at Talekha monastery at the altitude of 2925 meters. Overnight Camp.
Telakha to Thimphu
From Talekha hike all the way down through the blue pine and evergreen oak trees till Semtokha Dzong where the vehicle awaits your arrival and drive to Thimphu. Overnight Thimphu Hotel.
Thimphu to Paro
Morning sightseeing of the Thimphu valley including the National Library, Memorial Chorten, Painting school and a few handicraft shops. After lunch transfer to Paro. Evening at Leisure. Overnight Paro Hotel.
Paro to Kathmandu Fly
Paro and then fly back to Kathmandu.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.