Bhutan Dagala Trek: 07 Days

Trip Fact Information

Trip Destination Bhutan

Trip Start & End Point Paro

Duration of Trip 07 Days

Group Size 2 Person or Above

Accommodation Hotel

Maximum Altitude 4185 m

Transportation Private Vehicle

Trekking Grade Moderate

Best Season April through November

Highlighted Places Paro-Dagala-Tueshi-Thimphu

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The Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek passes by picturesque lakes, Alpine meadows, abundant wildlife and many yak herder camps set to a backdrop of magnificent mountainous landscapes. The centrepiece of this communion with nature is time spent exploring the high altitude lakes overflowing with trout and mystical history. It is a moderate trek with mostly short trekking days, but includes a few steep climbs. This trek is a great option for those with a desire to experience the variety of flora and fauna in Bhutan, and capture a glimpse of the local nomadic lifestyle. Also includes a tour of the fascinating sites of Thimphu and Paro.

Itinerary

Day xx Arrival in Kathmandu

Day xx Preparation Day & Sightseeing Tour

Today you can keep this day as leisure for the preparation, relaxation and make city sightseeing tour as well. If you have limited time then you can skip this day also.

  Day 01| Arrival in Paro (2200 m)

Your flight to Paro will offer you a beautiful mountain views. On this flight the views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will see the rich history of Bhutan exhibited in the 17th century National Museum. The Paro Dzong, a massive fortress built in the 17th century now houses the monastic body. A tour of this beautiful Dzong will introduce us to the unique aspects of the Bhutanese Buddhism. A lovely stroll downhill from the Dzong over an old cantilever bridge wraps up an eventful first day in this magical kingdom. Overnight in Paro at Hotel

Day 02| Paro sightseeing tour

Taktsang or the tiger’s nest temple is the most revered temple to the Buddhist. This magical temple clings to a vertical granite cliff 800m above the valley. Legend has it that in the 8th century, Guru Rimpochey, a tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave around which the temple is built. A hike to this temple will take up most of our morning. In the afternoon, we will host a special Buddhist prayer ceremony at the beautiful 1200 year old Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, to bring us good luck for the rest of the journey. Overnight in Paro at Hotel

Day 03: Start Dagala Trek towards Tueshi (3250 m) – 9 km / 6 hrs

Early morning drive for the village of Genekha where the trek begins just before the Genekha village. The trek begins with steep climb for more than 2 hrs till you reach the pass of Chakula 3200 m, which offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks. After the pass, you will follow the ridge for the rest of the day. Overnight at Camp

  Day 04: Trek, Tueshi – Shungkula / Cherigang (3500 m) – 10 km / 5 hrs

Follow the ridge for till you reach the pass. Lunch in Japhula high pass (4185 m). After the lunch, the trail is all downhill with magnificent landscape view. As you descent down you will realize how fast the vegetation changes. Camp by the big ground offering magnificent view of the northern ranges of Bhutanese mountains. Overnight at Camp

  Day 05: Trek, Shungkula – Thimphu, trek ends (2300 m) – 6 km / 3 hrs

Morning enjoy the sunrise view over the mountain peaks. Start slowly as today is the easiest day of the trek. After breakfast descend down through the mixed vegetation, finally reaching the main motorable road of Chamgang village. Our transport will be waiting for us. Bid farewell to the trekking staffs and the ponies. Our transport will meet us just as we start emerging from the forest and drive to Thimpu for an overnight stay with short drive. Overnight in Thimpu at Hotel

  Day 06: Sightseeing tour in Thimphu & drive to Paro ( 2200 m)

Breakfast in the hotel and then we begin your sightseeing tour through our guide. Hand Made Paper Mill which is also called Traditional Paper Factory, the paper made from the Danphe plant with cosmos flower petals and other plants using simple methods.  School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different techniques of traditional paintings, sculptures, and other forms of traditional arts that used predominantly in Bhutan,

Lunch in town at decent restaurant. Then continue our visit by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in 1974, in the memory of the late 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The white building with four storey contains statues and iconography of deities from complex tantric teaching. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept, which is believed to be crafted by a Divine Madman – Drukpa Kinley with its animal’s appearance resemblance to goat by front and cow from behind and Zilukha Nunnery, which has been housed in Drubthob Goemba with about 70 nuns who live and pray in monastery. Then after we drive about an hour further to Paro. Overnight in Paro at Hotel

Day 07: Departure

Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.

Visa process and arrangement

Royalty to the government and other taxes

All accommodations in standard hotels approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan

Twin sharing on full board meals

English speaking guide

Private transportation and all sightseeing as per itinerary

Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museums and parks as indicated in the itinerary

Bhutan Visa fee for a single entry

Camping trek arrangements like tents, kitchen equipments, foods

Camping staffs like cook, helpers

Mineral water bottle for drinking

Service Tax & Government Tax

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Any alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages

Any other personal expenses

Druk Air flight for Paro to & fro

Gratuities to guide, driver, trekking staff, etc

Travel Insurance

Luxury star hotels (5 star) available at an additional cost

Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances or not mentioned above

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