Introduction to Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is also known as the Bhutan Dagala Trek which is a popular trekking route in Bhutan. This is a short trek near Thimphu which takes you to some beautiful high-altitude lakes.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek takes you to the heart of beautiful Bhutan. The Dagala Trekking Trail leads from the ridges and meadows up to an altitude of 4,240 meters to a spectacular view of the entire Dagala range.
For those who love fishing, this trip is a paradise because the lakes are full of trout. The beautiful Utsho Tsho, Relitsho, Setsho, Hentsho, and Jagetsho lakes in Labatama are enough to entice you.
The trail is rich in alpine flowers, rhododendrons, various species of pheasants, and musk deer. During this 9-day Dagala trek, you also visit the monasteries and temples in beautiful natural surroundings.
The experience of being disconnected from the materialistic and commercial world cannot be compared to the experience of walking in remote places with views of the Himalayas in the background.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is also an opportunity to learn about the culture, rituals, and traditions of Bhutan, which is predominantly Buddhist.
Before starting Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek you visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most famous and beautiful monastery in Bhutan. The next day the trek starts from Genakha Primary School which is 29 kilometers away from Thimphu city.
Bhutan Dagala Trek starts from Genakha village and continues with alpine flora and fauna. After a two-hour gradual uphill walk, you reach a huge rock platform that offers a panoramic view of the valley below.
You stay in Labatama for an extra day to visit Relitsho, Hentsho, and Jamatsho Lake. This extra day is also ideal for trout fishing. The trail takes you to the western side of Dala Tsho at an altitude of 4,520 meters from where you can enjoy the best views of Mt. Everest (Nepal), Mt. Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), Mt. Jomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake, Mt. Tshering Gang, Mt. Khangbum, Mt. Masang Gang, Mt. Tsende Gang, and Mt. Ganache Ta. The trek ends at Chamgang and from there you drive to Thimphu.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is a great option for those looking for adventurous trekking in the land of thunder Dragon. Having to walk at an altitude of over 4000 meters and walk an average of 6 hours each day, this trek requires good physical fitness.
There are no “teahouses”, villages, or people on this trekking route. So trekkers need to set up camps in many places. Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Bhutan trekking, but we Odyssey Treks arrange trekking packages at any time of the year, depending on the holiday of trekkers.
Pack your bags and get ready to trek the beautiful and peaceful Bhutan with Odyssey Treks. Make your trip to Bhutan an unforgettable moment for a lifetime.
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Arrive at Paro and transfer to the hotel.
Hike to Tiger's Nest and transfer to Thimpu.
Drive Thimphu to Genakha (2,800m) and start trek to Gur (3,290m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Gur to Labatama (4,100m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Labatama to Panka (4,000m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Panka to Talekha(4,180) – 4 to 5 hours walk.
Talekha to Chamgang and drive to Thimphu.
Transfer for final departure.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex