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Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

Experience Bhutan's renowned hiking trek at Dagala Thousand Lakes

5-DAY HIKING EXPERIENCE ON THE FAMOUS DAGALA THOUSAND LAKES TREK WITH FLAGSHIP LUXURY EXPEDITIONS

Introduction

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek in Bhutan is a 5-day hiking experience that will take you to see pristine nature and crystal-clear lakes, while passing through the traditional villages of Thimphu and Paro. This is a moderate trek, where you will see the striking views of the entire Himalayan range and some of the world's highest peaks, such as the Roof of the World – Mount Everest (8,850m) and Jomolhari peak (7,314m). The tranquil pictures of bird-rich areas, alpine flowers and scenic meadows will make every moment on this trip worthy of your effort.

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Highlights

This short trek near Thimphu passes through numerous picturesque high-altitude lakes. It is a moderate trek, with short trekking days and few steep climbs.

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Duration: 5-day trek throughout an 11-days program
  • Distance: 23 miles/37km
  • Altitude gain: 7810ft/2381m
  • Altitude loss: 9450ft/2881m

Highlights

This short trek near Thimphu passes through numerous picturesque high-altitude lakes. It is a moderate trek, with short trekking days and few steep climbs.

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Duration: 5-day trek throughout an 11-days program
  • Distance: 23 miles/37km
  • Altitude gain: 7810ft/2381m
  • Altitude loss: 9450ft/2881m
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Breathtaking scenery, exotic wildlife, fascinating mountain lakes, ancient traditions and culture and epicurean dining experiences.

WHEN TO VISIT

The best time to embark on this trek is between March - April (Bhutan's Spring), and from June and mid-September to October (Bhutan's Autumn).

11 Days / 10 Nights Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive in Paro

Enjoy a dramatic arrival in Bhutan as your Flagship private jet descends into picturesque Paro Valley, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Himalayas. On arrival your host will escort you through the airport for a short journey to the north end of the valley and your next luxury lodging at Paro.

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Day 2

Tiger's Nest Hike

Rise early for a light breakfast and a hike to view one of Bhutan's most revered monuments, the 7th century Taktshang Goemba, commonly referred to as "Tiger's Nest".

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Day 3

Paro – Punakha

Depart early for a comfortable, chauffeured journey over the 3050-meter-high mountain pass of Dochula. Enjoy startling views of towering Himalayan mountain peaks and one of Bhutan’s first fortress monasteries, the 17th century Simtokha Dzong.

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Day 4

Punakha Valley Exploration

The day begins with breakfast and a scenic hike along the Mo Chhu River, weaving through attractive terraces of rice, chillies and cabbage to arrive at Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a stupa built to protect Bhutan from evil forces.

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Day 5

Punakha – Thimphu

A two-hour trip in a chauffeured SUV brings you to beautiful Thimphu, the quaint capital city of the Kingdom.

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Day 6

Thimphu - Gur

Distance: 8.7miles/14 km

Time: 4 hours

Drive for 45 minutes to reach the starting point of the trek. The first day's walk is along a mule path, passing by terraced fields and a coniferous forest, and ending at the signboard at Genekha School.

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Day 7

Gur - Labatamba

Distance: 7.5miles/12km

Time: 5 hours

While trekking across the ridges, one enjoys the beauty of the rugged mountain vegetation. Today's trek takes us across meadows where wild asparagus and other small plants grow.

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Day 8

Labatama - Panka

Distance: 5miles/8km

Time: 4 hours

Climb for 20 minutes before beginning the descent at 4,460m. There will be splendid views of the Himalayas on the descent.

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Day 9

Panka - Talekha

Distance: 5miles/8km

Time: 4 hours

This day entails crossing several increasingly impressive passes. You will see several varieties of the blue poppy (if trekking in June-July) and also many mountain birds along the way.

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Day 10

Talekha - Chamgang - Thimphu

Distance: 3.7miles/6km

Time: 2 hours

From the campsite, simply enjoy a short walk to Chamgang village where our car will wait to take you to the hotel in Thimphu.

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Day 11

Departure Day

Breakfast at the hotel before departing for Paro International Airport. On arrival at your connecting airport, your concierge and host will arrange for day use at the airport hotel if required and assist you with the flight chick in and immigration process to ensure the smoothest of onward journeys.

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