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Maximum - 14 Days
About This Trek:
This is a short trek, near Thimphu, to a large
numbers of lovely high altitude lakes. The trek is not difficult and most
trekking days is short but there are some long steep climbs. Dagala mountain
range divides two prominent valleys of Thimphu and Wangdue, and the highest pass
you will cross is 4500 meters / 14760ft. It is a paradise for people who love
fishing, the lakes are filled with trout. Alpine flowers, rhododendron,
different species of pheasants, musk deer are found in abundance.
I t i n e r a r y
All the treks of Darjeeling (West
Bengal India) is connected by 'our coach'
Kathmandu – Paro - Thimphu
Flight to Paro is breathtaking, with views of snowcapped peaks and the lush
pristine valleys of Bhutan as you approach Paro. Your Bhutanese escort will
greet you on arrival, and then drive you to Thimphu, the capital city. Overnight
Sightseeing in Thimphu
Sightseeing at Memorial Chorten, National Library, Nuns Monastery,
Changlimithang Monastery, Indegenous Hospital. Lunch at Druk Hotel. After lunch
at leisure. At 5 P.M. you will visit the Tashichdzong (Thimphu Dzong). O/N at
After breakfast visit the Dupthop Lhakhang ( Monastery for the nuns), National
Library, painting school and other places of interest in the valley. Continue
your drive south of Thimphu to Genekha (2,950 m/ 9,823 ft.). Overnight at camp.
Genekha – Gur, 5 Kms. 4 hours
Crossing a suspension bridge, the trail heads west for a while, then climbs
steeply towards the south to a rock platform and a crest at 3,200m/10,656ft. A
further walk of about two hours leads to a camp in a forest clearing at
3350m/11,155ft. Overnight at Camp.
Gur – Labatamba, 12 Kms, 5 hours
A long stiff climb leads up the ridge and across meadows to a pass at
4,240m/14,119ft for a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range. This is now
Yak country. You will pass several herders camps enroute to the foot of the
broad Labatamba valley at 4,050m/13,486ft. The climb beside a stream to a camp
at 4,300m/14,319ft near Utsho lake.
Today we will walk to the numerous lakes in the vicinity and perhaps may do some
trout fishing if you are equipped.
Labatamba – Panka, 8 Kms, 4 hours
Climbing along the western side of the lake to a saddle at 4,500m/14,985ft,
where there are good mountain views. If you want a better view you could
scramble to the top of a 4,700m/15,651ft peak to the east. From the pass there
is a steep descent to another lake at 4,350m/14,485ft. Finally you will arrive
at Panka alt 4,000m/13,320ft. Overnight at Camp.
Panka – Simtokha, 12 Kms, 6 hours
The route leads north crossing a pass at 4,000m/13,320ft, then climbs along the
side of a ridge to a crest at 4,270m/14,219 ft. From here there is a view of
Thimphu valley, far to the north. It is then a long descent through forests to
the temple and village of Talakha (3,080m 10,256ft.) and to Simtokha. Your
vehicle will take you to Thimphu from here. Overnight at hotel.
In the morning you will witness the Folk and Mask Dance performed by the Royal
Dance Academy. Lunch at Druk Hotel. After lunch at leisure. O/N at Druk Hotel.
Sightseeing in Paro
After breakfast drive to Paro and visit the National Museum (Taa Dzong), Paro
Rimpung Dzong, Kyichu Temple, and other places of interest. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, you are free as your own before your departure to Kathmandu.
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