BHUTAN DELIGHT WITH DAGA LA 1000 LAKES TREK 10 days tour

Theme: Landmarks, Walking, Mountain, Culture/Tradition

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  • Paro
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  • Paro, Bhutan

  • Paro, Bhutan

Schedule

Day
Arrive in

Highest Campsite: 4,480m

Nature of Trek: Medium Easy

Best Season: March – Lune and September to November

Activity per Day: Approximately 06-07 hrs walk a day (RECOMMENDED FOR THE FIRST TIME TREKKERS)

Your combined Bhutan cultural tour with one of the finest four days Dagal One Thousand lakes Trek provides one-of-a-kind experience for travelers seeking adventure in an unspoiled and unexplored environment. The trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you continue through this trek you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and interestingly if the weather is clear you will encounter some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more. During the trek, an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. Your Bhutan journey also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the trek. While this is a somewhat strenuous cultural trekking combined tour and is well worth the effort because of the tranquility and beauty of natural landscape and the unblemished rich cultural heritage .

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN PARO

Fly into Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Air Carrier. The green walls of the hills known as dooars or gateways into Bhutan from the plains climbs continually higher as the plane flies north towards the Tibetan border. Silvery rivers thread the valleys, waterfalls plunge down the forested mountainsides, and to the north, the great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalaya rise up into the sky. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, watch tower, now the National Museum, above it. Received by our representative at the airport and after completion of airport formalities, drive through fascinating valley of Paro to the hotel.

DAY 02: PARO - GYNEKHA – GUR (Trek Starts)

Today, after your breakfast you will drive to the beautiful Gynekha village which falls under Thimphu District. Your trek starts after a short descent to the river. After crossing the river, you start climbing until you reach a huge rock platform from where you have a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours, you reached Gur, an area of Yak pasture located just below the trail.

DAY 03: GUR – LABATAMA

The trail takes you across the high ridges from where you can truly appreciate the rugged beauty of your surroundings and the mountain vegetation. The path winds through refreshing meadows adorned with wild flowers and asparagus (in spring) . The first mountain pass that you cross is marked by a huge cairn and gives a spectacular views of Kanjenjunga(Sikkim) and a numbers of Bhutanes Himalayans mountain peaks. As you descend the pass, you will be able to see the entirety of the Dagala mountain range 

including meadows and Yaks herders camp. Once you have descended to Labathamba valley you begin climbing gradually through the valley, passing several Yak herders camp before you arrive at Utsho Lake. The campsite is right next to the lake.

DAY 04: LABATAMA – PANKA

The trail climbs along the western side of Dala Tsho up to a saddle at 4,520m. From here onwards, you will have a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayan peaks all through the descent. The mountain peaks visible includes Mt. Everest (Nepal), Mt. Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), Mt. Jomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drakey, Mt. Tsherim Gang, Mt. Khangbum, Mt. Masagang, Mt. Tsenden Gang, Mt. Gangchen Ta. If you want an even better view, you can climb up a peak close to the saddle with an altitude of 4,720m. From the saddle, the path descends, passing some Yaks herders hut to Dochha chhu. You follow the river for a while, but stay higher up on the slope to reach Panka with ascents and descents along the way.

DAY 05: PANKA – TALAKHA – THIMPHU (Trek Ends)

Today the day entails the crossing of several passes but none of them requires a major climb. You should keep your eyes open for different varieties of blue poppy (June-July) and mountain birds while in this area. After crossing the last pass, Tale-La(4,180m) you start a long descent to Talakha Gompa. You will camp right beside the monastery and wake up to the early morning prayers of the monks. From here, you will be treated to the great view of the Bhutan capital city Thimphu. From Talakha monastery, it’s a short walk down to the feeder road, which will lead you to the village of Chamgang. Your vehicle will collect you from here and drive you to Thimphu.

DAY 06: SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPHU (2,320m)

Today you will be spending whole day doing sightseeing in Thimphu.

DAY 07: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA

Drive to Punakha en route Dochula pass which offers the breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges. During the clear weather day, enjoy the sunrise tea break at cafeteria in the vicinity of Dochula. The remarkable Punakha was once the old capital of Bhutan where the historic events, coronation of the

first king and the first national assembly session were accounted to have held here. Still today, the place is a winter resident of central monastic body and the chief Abbot.

DAY 08: PUNAKHA – IN THE EVENING DRIVE TO PARO

Today until lunch time you will be led by your tour executive for your adventurous day hike to visit the following two places. After you late lunch or in the evening hour you will be transferred to Paro for night halt.

DAY 09: HIKE TO THE FAMOUS TIGER’S NEST

The highlight of this excursion will be graded as unforgettable memory as the incredible “Tiger Nest Hike” unveils the era of rescue by Guru from the darkness period. Taktshang, literally means the Tigers Lair, is adventurously perched on the rocky cliff elevating 1000 meters from the basement. The history dates back to eight century when the Guru Rinpochhe flew on the back of tigress from Tibet en route Singye Dzong in the north east Bhutan in the eighth century. His mission to subdue evil spirits dwelling in the Himalayan region of Bhutan was brought to fruition after meditating for three months in the existing cave. Up on his blessing, the current stature of the monastery was initiated in 1694 and unfortunately the old structure was engulfed by fire in 1998 and it was revamped in 2004, which you will behold on your visit. The fascinating hike could vary in duration depending on the physique of an individual. However, on an average it is only three hours hike. Further, option lies at your decision, whether to make up till the nest or enjoy the breathtaking up view of the nest from the cafeteria viewpoint.

DAY 10: EXIT

After the breakfast straight, drive to airport to board your flight to onwards destination.

Day 1
Arrive in

Highest Campsite: 4,480m

Nature of Trek: Medium Easy

Best Season: March – Lune and September to November

Activity per Day: Approximately 06-07 hrs walk a day (RECOMMENDED FOR THE FIRST TIME TREKKERS)

Your combined Bhutan cultural tour with one of the finest four days Dagal One Thousand lakes Trek provides one-of-a-kind experience for travelers seeking adventure in an unspoiled and unexplored environment. The trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you continue through this trek you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and interestingly if the weather is clear you will encounter some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more. During the trek, an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. Your Bhutan journey also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the trek. While this is a somewhat strenuous cultural trekking combined tour and is well worth the effort because of the tranquility and beauty of natural landscape and the unblemished rich cultural heritage .

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN PARO

Fly into Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Air Carrier. The green walls of the hills known as dooars or gateways into Bhutan from the plains climbs continually higher as the plane flies north towards the Tibetan border. Silvery rivers thread the valleys, waterfalls plunge down the forested mountainsides, and to the north, the great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalaya rise up into the sky. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, watch tower, now the National Museum, above it. Received by our representative at the airport and after completion of airport formalities, drive through fascinating valley of Paro to the hotel.

 

Day 2
Arrive in

DAY 02: PARO - GYNEKHA – GUR (Trek Starts)

Today, after your breakfast you will drive to the beautiful Gynekha village which falls under Thimphu District. Your trek starts after a short descent to the river. After crossing the river, you start climbing until you reach a huge rock platform from where you have a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours, you reached Gur, an area of Yak pasture located just below the trail.

Overnight in Camp (Gur)

 

Day 3
Arrive in

DAY 03: GUR – LABATAMA

The trail takes you across the high ridges from where you can truly appreciate the rugged beauty of your surroundings and the mountain vegetation. The path winds through refreshing meadows adorned with wild flowers and asparagus (in spring) . The first mountain pass that you cross is marked by a huge cairn and gives a spectacular views of Kanjenjunga(Sikkim) and a numbers of Bhutanes Himalayans mountain peaks. As you descend the pass, you will be able to see the entirety of the Dagala mountain range 

including meadows and Yaks herders camp. Once you have descended to Labathamba valley you begin climbing gradually through the valley, passing several Yak herders camp before you arrive at Utsho Lake. The campsite is right next to the lake.

Overnight in camp (Labatamba)

 

Day 4
Arrive in

DAY 04: LABATAMA – PANKA

The trail climbs along the western side of Dala Tsho up to a saddle at 4,520m. From here onwards, you will have a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayan peaks all through the descent. The mountain peaks visible includes Mt. Everest (Nepal), Mt. Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), Mt. Jomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drakey, Mt. Tsherim Gang, Mt. Khangbum, Mt. Masagang, Mt. Tsenden Gang, Mt. Gangchen Ta. If you want an even better view, you can climb up a peak close to the saddle with an altitude of 4,720m. From the saddle, the path descends, passing some Yaks herders hut to Dochha chhu. You follow the river for a while, but stay higher up on the slope to reach Panka with ascents and descents along the way.

Overnight in Camp (Panka)

 

Day 5
Arrive in

DAY 05: PANKA – TALAKHA – THIMPHU (Trek Ends)

Today the day entails the crossing of several passes but none of them requires a major climb. You should keep your eyes open for different varieties of blue poppy (June-July) and mountain birds while in this area. After crossing the last pass, Tale-La(4,180m) you start a long descent to Talakha Gompa. You will camp right beside the monastery and wake up to the early morning prayers of the monks. From here, you will be treated to the great view of the Bhutan capital city Thimphu. From Talakha monastery, it’s a short walk down to the feeder road, which will lead you to the village of Chamgang. Your vehicle will collect you from here and drive you to Thimphu.

Overnight in hotel Gyelsa Boutique (Thimphu)

 

Day 6
Arrive in

DAY 06: SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPHU (2,320m)

Today you will be spending whole day doing sightseeing in Thimphu.

 

Day 7
Arrive in

DAY 07: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA

Drive to Punakha en route Dochula pass which offers the breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges. During the clear weather day, enjoy the sunrise tea break at cafeteria in the vicinity of Dochula. The remarkable Punakha was once the old capital of Bhutan where the historic events, coronation of the

first king and the first national assembly session were accounted to have held here. Still today, the place is a winter resident of central monastic body and the chief Abbot.

 

Day 8
Arrive in

DAY 08: PUNAKHA – IN THE EVENING DRIVE TO PARO

Today until lunch time you will be led by your tour executive for your adventurous day hike to visit the following two places. After you late lunch or in the evening hour you will be transferred to Paro for night halt.

 

Day 9
Arrive in

DAY 09: HIKE TO THE FAMOUS TIGER’S NEST

The highlight of this excursion will be graded as unforgettable memory as the incredible “Tiger Nest Hike” unveils the era of rescue by Guru from the darkness period. Taktshang, literally means the Tigers Lair, is adventurously perched on the rocky cliff elevating 1000 meters from the basement. The history dates back to eight century when the Guru Rinpochhe flew on the back of tigress from Tibet en route Singye Dzong in the north east Bhutan in the eighth century. His mission to subdue evil spirits dwelling in the Himalayan region of Bhutan was brought to fruition after meditating for three months in the existing cave. Up on his blessing, the current stature of the monastery was initiated in 1694 and unfortunately the old structure was engulfed by fire in 1998 and it was revamped in 2004, which you will behold on your visit. The fascinating hike could vary in duration depending on the physique of an individual. However, on an average it is only three hours hike. Further, option lies at your decision, whether to make up till the nest or enjoy the breathtaking up view of the nest from the cafeteria viewpoint.

Overnight in hotel Mandala Resort (Paro)

 

Day 10
Arrive in

DAY 10: EXIT

After the breakfast straight, drive to airport to board your flight to onwards destination.

Theme

  • Landmarks
  • Walking
  • Mountain
  • Culture/Tradition

Additional Information

Your Everyday Benefits

Rates includes stay in selected rooms of choice (accommodation)

Rate inclusive of all 03 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Rate inclusive of all applicable taxes – 10% BST & 10% Service Charge

Rate inclusive of all entry fee for museums & historical attractions

Rate inclusive of government royalty of USD 65(per person per night halt)

Rate inclusive of tour executive / guide on whole tour

Rate inclusive of Air-Conditioned vehicles for whole tour

Rate inclusive of Visa Fees

Rate inclusive of arrival refreshment (One time)

Rate inclusive of one bottle mineral water each a day

Rate inclusive of camping equipment and haulage

 

Service Provided On Trek/Camp

The support team usually consists of a qualified trekking guide, a cook, and a number of assistants. A variety of Bhutanese and international dishes are served on treks

The ponies and Yaks used on treks are accompanied by their owners, who go ahead of the group so that camp is already set up by the time you arrive.

The operators provide a dinning tent, toilet tent, dome or A-frame sleeping tent(twin-sharing), mattress, foldable tables & chairs, plates & washing bowl with hot water for a morning wash. They also carry a basic First Aid kit.

Guest are required to bring their own sleeping bags, suitable for sub-zero temperature.

 

Package Does Not Include

Drinks

Tipping to guides and drivers

Porters and other expenses of personal nature such as phone, laundry etc.

Extra expenses or loss due to nature and unforeseen events beyond the control of our management.

Airfare 

 

SUGGESTED BAGGAGE LIST ON TREK/CAMPING

Type of Bag:

Large, soft duffle with many grab handles is better than a backpack. This will be put inside a Hessian sack & carried by ponies. Line with a huge plastic bin bag.

Cloths & Other Necessities to Bring On Trek

One thermal vest/top & thermal underwear

T-shirt or shirts

One fleece jacket

Comfortable paints

Night wear

Rain jacket & Rain paints

3 or 4 pairs good hiking socks

Gloves

A pair of casual shoes for evening

Hiking boots Rainproofed

Hiking sticks (collapsible preferred)

Sunglasses

Sun protection cream & preparation for relief of sunburn

Washing kits & toiletries (bio-soap is best for environment)

Light-weight towel

Hand Cream

Insect repellen

First Aid kit

Water-purifier (though all water is carefully boiled in the camp)

Wet wipe tissue

Camera, film, Memory cards, accessories, polarizing filters, spare batteries, tripod etc.

Rain cover for your day pack and camera pack

1 liter Water-bottle

FOR CAMPING

Sleeping bags(extra inside fleece or silk liner is nice)

Fleshlight(a headlamp is very useful and/ or one that can hang or stand upright in the tent) with spare batteries.

 

GETTING INTO BHUTAN

By Air

India: Calcutta, New Delhi, Bodghaya, Bagdogra, Mumbai, and Guwahati

Nepal: Kathmandu

Thailand: Bangkok

Bangladesh: Dhaka

Singapore: Singapore

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Price includes

Your Everyday Benefits

Rates includes stay in selected rooms of choice (accommodation)

Rate inclusive of all 03 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Rate inclusive of all applicable taxes – 10% BST & 10% Service Charge

Rate inclusive of all entry fee for museums & historical attractions

Rate inclusive of government royalty of USD 65(per person per night halt)

Rate inclusive of tour executive / guide on whole tour

Rate inclusive of Air-Conditioned vehicles for whole tour

Rate inclusive of Visa Fees

Rate inclusive of arrival refreshment (One time)

Rate inclusive of one bottle mineral water each a day

Rate inclusive of camping equipment and haulage

Not included

Package Does Not Include

Drinks

Tipping to guides and drivers

Porters and other expenses of personal nature such as phone, laundry etc.

Extra expenses or loss due to nature and unforeseen events beyond the control of our management.

Airfare 

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