Thousand Lake Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 10 days Max Sleeping Altitude:4300m Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Highlight: Trekking Tour Start Point: Paro Tour End Point: Paro Tour Available for Booking: Until 31-Dec, 2017 Trip Cost Mar-May, Sept-Nov: US$ 2290 per person Trip Cost Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug: US$ 1840 per person Group Size: Any number, above cost is based on 3 pax and above travelling together

Best Treks in Bhutan – Dagala A Thousand Lake Trek is six days trekking in western Bhutan, the most beautiful and amazing summer trekking. We get to enjoy the best views of great mountain peaks, beautiful landscape and enjoy seeing yaks in the high meadow of Dagala range. This is the only trek in Bhutan which gives best views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, beautiful clean lakes with golden trout and we can find as many as one thousand lakes on single trek. You should not miss to do this trekking in life time. We welcome one and all to enjoy this beautiful trek with Heavenly Bhutan.

Day 01: Arrival in Paro.
Flight to Paro offers spectacular views of the Himalayas before it lands in the tiny kingdom. on arrival in Paro international airport, HBT representative will receive you and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will proceed to visit national museum of Paro and then to Paro Rimpong Dzong. The day ends with gentle walk down to the parking areas crossing wonderful cantilever bridge built over Paro Chhu. Evening, we will relax in the hotel or scroll around tiny Paro town peeping through local handicrafts. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 02: Paro sightseeing.
After our delicious breakfast, we will drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger Nest Temple. Tiger nest is renowned temple in the Buddhist world which ceilings on the vertical cliff 900m above the valley floor. The hike will take about two hours to reach to the top and will warm us for the trekking next day. En-route drive to visit historical drukgyel ruin Dzong and kichu temple praying to bless us for the rest of the journey. Overnight in Paro.

Day 03: Paro – Genekha-Gur (Trek start) 15km, 4 hours.
The trek begins with the little village of Genekha. Today you will see many varieties of alpine flora and also some animals and many birds. After two hours of walking gradually uphill, rest at huge rock platform, from which there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek ends for the day. Camp at Gur, where flowers are abundant in spring.

Day 04: Gur – Labathamba. 12km, 5 hours.
Today’s trek takes us across meadows where wild asparagus and other small plants grow, and if taking this trek in the spring, you will feel you are walking over carpets of flowers. The first pass, marked by a large cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, alpine meadows and yak herders’ camps. We will lunch at a nearby yak herder’s camp. After lunch we will walk across hills and over meadows, ending the day at Yutsho Lake.

Day 05: Labathamba halt.
A day halt in Labathama is worth visiting the lakes and hiking up to the top of the pass for the breath taking view. One a clear day, one can see the world’s third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jumolhari, the highest mountain of Bhutan.

Day 06: Labathamba – Pangkha. 8km, 4 hours.
Walk for 20 minutes upwards before beginning the descent at around 4,460m. There will be splendid views of the Himalayas on the descent. Your guide will help you in identifying individual peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserimgang, Khangbum, Masagang, Tsendegang and Gangchenta. Himalayan monal pheasants are a common sight. Overnight camp on a grassy meadow at Pangkha.

Day 07: Pangkha – Cherigang. 10km, 6 hours.
This day involves the crossing of several increasingly impressive passes. You will see several varieties of the blue poppy (if trekking June-July) and also many mountain birds along the way. After lunch, an hour’s gradual climb brings us to the top of the last ridge on the Dagala range from where there is a spectacular view of Thimphu valley below. Camp, at Cherigang.

Day 08: Cherigang – Thimphu (Trek end). 6km, 2 hours.
We walk through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, finally reaching the main motorable road to Thimphu where our transport will be waiting for us. Drive to Thimphu in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will proceed for the city sightseeing and visit like Memorial Chorten, Buddha statue & Changangkha lhakhang. Overnight at Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Day 09: Thimphu – Paro (1.2 hrs)
Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, nearby folk heritage museum and national library before proceeding to Paro. Overnight at Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 10: Departure.
The tour will end today morning after boarding your flight to back home, you will carry smile on your face, eyes full of tears and memories unlimited. Say goodbye to our staffs at the airport with the prayers of save journey and to see you again in future.

Inclusions :
– US$ 40 per person visa fees
– Visa arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
– Government royalty and all the taxes
– Accommodations in best 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis, options available for cultural tour
– Trekking Gears provided (Sleeping tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, table, chair, toilet tent, sleeping mattress-thin water proof, duffel bags)
– Trekking facilities provided (Trekking chef, helper, trek guide, horses for luggage, horsemen)
– All meals (break, lunch & dinner), options available
– Full time English speaking Heavenly Bhutan guide Trekking cum Cultural
– Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary, we are flexible
– Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
– Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

Exclusions:
– Flight fares – available from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka
– Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
– Sleeping bags (-30 degree needed for comfortable sleep evening during summer as you will be sleeping in very high elevation)
– Gratitude/Tipping
– Single room supplement
– Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
– Specialized guides available on supplement cost (Language, Photography etc)
– Travel Insurance must for any trekking groups and must provide the details to our offer before the trek
– Outdoor Activities (Mountain Biking, White river rafting, Tiger Nest Horse Ride etc)
– For single person traveling alone we charge USD 40/night extra
– For two persons traveling together we charge USD 30/person/night extra
– Cancellation policy, please refer terms and conditions and trekking conditions

( * Type the characters shown in the picture above)

Related Packages

Bumdra Overnight Trekking

This itinerary will let us experience best of cultural, history, monuments/wonders along with two days trekking in alpine forest. The tour starts in Paro, take us to the capital city of Bhutan-Thimphu then to Punakha before we start the trek. Since the cultural…

Trip Duration:7 days

read more
Dagala Shortest Trek

If you are an adventure traveler, not so much into hard core trekking, wanted to experience yourself better being close to nature, away from cities, in the mountains, click unlimited photos, sleeping in the tents, yes indeed you looking at the right itinerary. The…

Trip Duration:10 days

read more
Dagala Short Trek

This is five days trekking combined with cultural tours for those who want to enjoy trekking in Himalayas. We can make it for three to four days trek as well. We will pass through the village at Genekha, follow Small River through the dense temperate forest,…

Trip Duration:10 days

read more
Gangtey Trek

Three days trek that starts at black mountain region and let us experience various altitude at very short period of time, the trail is not so good as we need to follow most of the feeder roads however the experience is never like before. Sometime we get to see wild…

Trip Duration:10 days

read more
Samtegang Winter Trek

This is 5 days best winter trekking possible even during harsh winters. The trek takes us through the beautiful villages across Punakha to Wangdue Phodrang. We get to meet many locals and experience seasonal farm works as we pass by. Combine your trip with treks…

Trip Duration:10 days

read more
Druk Path Trek

The famous Druk Path Trekking can be done either way from Paro or from Thimphu depending on your time and interest. Five days trekking takes us through most of the ancient trade routes connecting two provinces and high altitude lakes and mountains. The routes are…

Trip Duration:12 days

read more
Jumolhari Yaksa Trek

Jumolhari Yaksa Trek is one of the famous and oldest trek route which take us to the base of Mt. Jumolhari which is 7314m. The trek is one of the best of its kind for hardcore trekker. The trek…

Trip Duration:12 days

read more
Bumthang Cultural Trek

This is three days trekking in Bumthang (central) Bhutan which is one of the best in the region. The route takes us through the valleys of rhododendrons and some of the yak herder’s villages. If you wish to stay longer in Bhutan, this is the best recommended…

Trip Duration:12 days

read more
Nub Tshonapata Trek

This is another amazing five days trekking in the west of Bhutan which takes us to the beautiful lake called Nub Tshonapata. The experience is never like before and we get to see lots of yaks and blue poppies in the region. The program is also combined with…

Trip Duration:12 days

read more
Nabji Kurphu Trek

This is six days community based trekking in central Bhutan, we will pass through the beautiful villages and get to understand the remote part of Bhutan and Bhutanese. Combined with trekking and cultural tours, we can exclusively do bird watching as well. Let us…

Trip Duration:13 days

read more