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Dagala Thousand Lakes Tour   Duration : 05 Night / 06 Days

April, September, and October is the best months for trekking to "Dagla Thousand Lakes" This is a short trek near Thimphu (Bhutan), passing through picturesque high altitude lakes. It is moderate trek with mostly short trekking days but few steep climbs.
 
12 Night/13 Days
Paro - Thimphu - Genekha - Gur - Labatama - Labatama Halt - Panka - Talikha - Thimphu - Paro
April, September and October

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at the airport you will be met by the Himalaya Journey's representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi. you will immediately begin to appreciate that India is a land of contrasts, a land of diversity and variation unparalleled anywhere else in the world.

Day 2 : Delhi - Paro (Fly)
Morning drive the winding road northwest up the Pa Chu (Paro River) to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fort, which once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions. Mount Chomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. On return to Paro Valley, visit to a traditional Bhutanese farm house. Also visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan, dating from the introduction of Buddhism. Afternoon visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower which now houses Bhutan's national museum. The museum's interesting collection includes ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts, weapons, stamps. After that walk doen the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 17th century, it is symbolic as the religious and secular affairs of the valley. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 3 : Paro - Thimphu
This morning drive downstream along side the Pa Chu (Paro River) to its confluence with Wang Chu (Thimphu river) then up valley to Thimphu, the capital town. Before arriving, Thimphu, visit Somtokha Dzong, Kingdom's oldest fortress which is now used as Dzongkha language school of Bhutan. Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of Third King of Bhutan. Then visit Tashichhodzong, Thimphu's most impressive building situated at the banks of Wang Chu. It houses National Assembly, King's Throne room and also the summer residence of Chief of monk body. Evening take a stroll through Thimphu market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4 : Thimphu
After breakfast, visit the Painting school where centuries old art of Bhutanese paintings is taught. National Library is another interesting place to visit which houses vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts. Also visit to Traditional Medicine Institute where centuries old healing arts still practiced. Afternoon visit Handicrafts Emporium. Here exotic weaves in silk, wool, cotton, silver jewellery, carpets, thangkha paintings, bambooware and another traditional crafts of the Kingdom are available. Evening drive to view point for a fascinating view of Thimphu valley. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 5 : Thimphu - Genekha (14 Km/4 Hrs)
Drive for 45 minutes to reach starting point of the trek. The first day walk, over a mule path, will end after four hours at the signboard of Genekha School. Al through the trail, terraced fields and coniferous vegetarian are abundant. Overnight at Genekha alongside a stream at 2800m.

Day 6 : Genekha - Gur (15 Km/4 Hrs)
On today's trek the true communion with the nature starts with alpine flora and fauna (birds are common). Two hours of gradual uphill walk and rest at a huge rock platform, offers a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek ends. Complete at Gur, here flowers are abundant in spring.

Day 7 : Gur - Labatama (12 Km/ 5 Hrs)
While treking across the ridges, one enjoys the beauty of the rugged mountain vegetarian. Today's trek is amidst flowers and wild asparagus (in spring). The meadows freshen the trekkers with poetic sentiments. The first pass symbolised by a huge cairns gives a spectacular view of the whole 'Dagala' range, meadheder's camp. After lunch walk across hills and meadows, ending the third day of trek. Camp at altitude 4300m near 'utso' lake where golden trout flourish.

Day 8 : Labatama Halt
This day is for an excursion to any of three lakes; 'Relitso', 'Hetso' and 'Jamatso'. Your treking escort will reveal mystic stories about these lakes. Also the day and place is ideal for trout fishing. Overnight in the camp.

Day 9 : Labatama Halt
Extension to 'Sesto' and nearby lakes. Hike to 'Sesto' is easy and interesting. Afterwards walk over a small ridge and then down to 'Jagetso' lake. Whole day trout fishing with packed lunch at lake side. The "Ahinsa" (non violence) group can attempt climbing "Jomo" a peak of 5050m. Lunch at summit with spectacular view around, can be memorable experience. Return top camp by dusk and prepare for the next day.

Day 10 : Labatama - Panka (8 Km/ 4 Hrs)
Walk for 20 min upwards and later you will have majestic view of Himalayan peaks during descent. This point is around 4460m. Your escort will help you in identifying peaks such as Mount. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshrim Khang, Gangbom, Masagang, Tsendaygang and Gangchen Ta. Here the Himalayan monal pheasants are a common sight apart from yaks and horse.

Day 11 : Panka - Talikha (8 Km/ 4 Hrs)
This day entails the crossing of several passes, each one more impressive than the other. Search for different verities of Blue Poppy (June - July) and mountain birds. Lunch at the point, where one trail leads to 'Talekha' and other to Wangdiphodrang. After lunch an hour's gradual climb brings you to the tip of last Dagala range from where view of Thimphu valley is spectacular, it appears as though Thimphu is spread is the palm of observers hand. An hour's walk and you are at the last camp, little above Talekha monastery.

Day 12 : Talekha - Thimphu - Paro
Passing through alpine and mixed vegetation (bamboo thickets and wild flowers) one reaches Talekha monastery and village and once again Thimphu view is superb. Passing through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, one reaches the main motroable road to Thimphu where your transport is waiting. Here the trek ends but the memories just begin. Drive to Thimphu for lunch. Evening drive back Paro. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 13 : Paro-Back to home
After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Climate
Days are normally warm. Night can be cold in winter, near below the freezing point. Monsoons shower in summer (heaviest July & August) and sometimes even in spring and autumn.

What to Bring
Strong and comfortable trekking boots, sunglasses, a lot of spare vests and socks, headgear raincoat & warm clothing for the evenings.

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