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29°04'07.6"N 89°23'32.5"E

Dagala Trek

Trek to Dagala Thousand Lakes is counted among the most cherished trails in Bhutan offering an uninterrupted escape into the magical realm of the Himalayas. Indulging in this moderate level trek is a great way to challenge yourself to up your trekking game in the pursuit of getting rewarded with something extraordinary.
  • Bhutan
  • 8 Days
  • 40 KM
  • 14,820 FT
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • ₹ 105000
    $ 1400*
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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    Apr-June, Sept-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Paro, Bhutan

  • Pickup Point

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    Paro International Airport, Bhutan

  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • Visit Ta Dzong which was earlier a lookout tower but has now been converted to a museum.

  • Visit the Taktsang monastery. This is a very famous monastery in Bhutan.

  • Enjoy the view of Everest, Kanchenjunga and Jumolhari, Tshering Gang, Masan Gang, Tshenda Gang, and Gangche Ta.

  • You will be trekking up to Sertsho Lake has a beautiful view of Jagetsho Lake.

Overview

Dagala Trek includes a trek to Dagala thousand lakes. The trek is no less than a hunt for a treasure trove in Bhutan. The trek offers you a chance to visit Nepal's high altitude treks. If you are frustrated by the crowd, pollution and everything in your city then take a break and visit Dagala, a place full of peace and serenity. In this trek, you will cross the beautiful valleys, walk alongside the river streams, explore ancient monasteries, which are far from being forgotten. Last but not least we will be able to have a view of the world's highest peak, Mt Everest.

One of the advantages of Trekking in Bhutan is that it will also provide us with the view of Mt Kanchenjunga, Tshering Gang, Jichu Drake, Jomolhari.


By indulging in this trek you up to your trekking game as this trek along with luscious views gives you new and challenging experiences. Unfortunately, you do not actually get to witness a thousand lakes on this trek but you do get to witness some of the most mesmerizing Alpine lakes with crystal clear waters.

Not only does the place provide you with the most photographic scenes and mesmerizing peaks but it also lets you find solace and discover your souls in the tranquillity and serenity of the place. Gynekha Village is the starting point of the trail Dagala thousand lakes trek in Bhutan. The ending point of the trek is Chamgang Village. The trek difficulty ranges from moderate to tough and cannot be taken up by the inexperienced trekkers.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

On our first day, we will reach Paro airport, we will collect and meet and greet each other. After everyone has reached we will all proceed to the hotel and have our lunch. After this, we will be visiting Ta Dzong. Ta Dzong was once a lookout tower which is now converted into a National Museum. After having our dinner we will come back to our hotel and stay there for the night.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation : Hotel

On day 2 we will be hiking towards Taktsang (Tiger’s nest) Monastery, this monastery is Bhutan’s well-known Monastery that is at a height of 10,433 ft. The monastery is on a cliff, about 2,952 ft above Paro valley. After we have explored Taktsang Monastery we will be hiking to Paro. From Paro, we will be driving to Thimphu. After reaching Thimphu we will be having our dinner after which we will retire for the night to our hotel rooms to take our beauty sleep.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 10,433 ft

After having a hearty breakfast we will be driving for about 45 km from Thimphu to reach the beginning point of our trek. The trek will go through terrace farmed fields and coniferous vegetation. Our trek begins from a small but beautiful village called Genekha which is at a height of 9,186 ft with a tiny descend down towards the river. From here we will be climbing till we get to a huge rocky platform at a height of 10,990 ft. The sight of a valley from the top is so picturesque that you cannot resist yourself from taking a pic or two. After trekking for almost another couple of hours amidst the yak pastures we will reach our final destination for the day, that is, Gur at a height of 10,793 ft. we will be staying overnight over here.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 10,793 ft.

Our trek for today will be among flowers, wild asparagus (found during spring), and huge green meadows. Following the tiny streams, climbing gently to tiny birches we will be arriving at Pagalabtsa is at a height of 13,943 ft. From this place, we can have a beautiful view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Bhutanese Peaks. We will have our lunch at a nearby herder’s camp. Post lunch we will descend to Labatama valley & then gradually we will begin our climb from the valley passing some herders’ hut till we reach lake Utsho, at a height of 14,107 ft. for our 4th night our campsite will be near the lake under the beautiful starry night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 14,107 ft.
Distance : 12 km

On our 5th day after having our breakfast, we'll be exploring Labatama. To explore Labatama we will be hiking up to Sertsho Lake. the hike will be comfortable and interesting, where on our way we will be able to have lots and lots of amazing and charismatic views of different hills and nature, one of the main benefits of trekking in Bhutan. Afterwards, we will be walking on a small ridge and then downwards to lake Jagetsho, where finally you can rest for a while before returning back and retiring for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 14,107 ft.

On this day we will be visiting Pankha which is at a height of 13,123 ft. For a majestic view of the Himalayan peaks, we can climb up a trail that climbs alongside the Dala Tsho up to a saddle which is at a height of 14,820 ft. During our descent, we will be having a beautiful view of peaks like Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Jumolhari, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masan Gang, Tshenda Gang. From saddle onwards, the path descends, crossing some Yak herder’s huts to Docha chu. We will be following the river stream but stay on the higher side of the slope till we are at Pankha. We will be camping on our 6th day at a height of 13,123 ft to stay there for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7
Altitude : 13,123 ft. via 14,820 ft.
Distance : 8

We will be starting early on this day, crossing many passes on our way, each pass more beautiful and vivid than before. After passing our final pass Tala la pass at a height of 13,713 ft we will start a long descend to Talakha Monastery. We will continue our walk through the beautiful red and green apple orchids and various other mixed vegetation. On arriving at the main road of Chamgang at a height of 8,661 ft, our vehicle will be waiting for us to transfer us back to Paro. on reaching Paro we will be having our dinner and then going back to our hotels where we will be spending our last night of the trip.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 8,661 ft.
Distance : 8 km

After having our last meal of the trip we will be saying our goodbyes and will be on our way to Paro airport to return back to our homes.

Meals : Breakfast Only
Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

How to reach the Dagala Trek Base Camp (Paro):


By Air

You can take a direct flight to Paro International Airport, we will send a cab to pick you from the airport.


By Road

You can fly down to Bagdogra Airport in India and then can drive to Paro.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

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I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good w ...

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We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, ...

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