ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 

 DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO    DAY 02: PARO  
 DAY 03: PARO – GUR (TREK START - DAY 1)    DAY 04: GUR – WATACHING  
 DAY 05: WATACHING – LABATAMA    DAY 06: LABATAMA – PANKA  
 DAY 07: PANKA – TALAKHA MONASTERY    DAY 08: TALAKHA MONASTERY – THIMPHU (TREK END - DAY 6)  
 DAY 09: THIMPHU    DAY 10: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA  
 DAY 11: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU    DAY 12: THIMPHU – PARO  
 DAY 13: DEPART PARO       

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TREK

The Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek passes through a stunning variety of scenery set to a backdrop of magnificent mountains. It is a moderate trek with mostly short trekking days, but includes a few steep climbs. Also includes a tour of the fascinating sites of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. 

  • Traverse Alpine meadows, high mountain passes, lakes, abundant wildlife and yak herder camps.
  • Explore high altitude lakes overflowing with trout and mystical history.
  • Capture a glimpse of the local nomadic lifestyle.
  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
  • Experience Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions.
  • Trek and drive over high mountain passes affording sensational views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
  • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
  • Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
  • Incorporate a Value-Added Option such as a cooking lesson or meditation session with a monk.