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Kali Ahluwalia

5.0

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek was a great experience. It passes by picturesque lakes, Alpine meadows and villages set to a backdrop of magnificent mountainous landscapes. The experience was amazing and brilliant. We had a really great trek. It was sheer brilliance.

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Sumitra Dwivedi

4.0

13 days of fun: This is the first time I am taking a long trek. I had a lot of fun. It was well organized and absolute fun. The trekking was very beautiful and brilliant. I had such a lovely and nice trek. It was very well organized too. Dagala trek is the only trek in Bhutan which offers the view of all the high mountain peaks of Bhutan including all the famous ones. This can be done as a 6 days one or 13 days one too. It depends on budget and vacation available for us. The flight tickets can be costly it is better if tickets are booked in prior.

Overview

About the Destination:

Bhutan is a land of much beauty and mystery. Tucked away in the Himalayas, it has hidden in its embrace many gems of Nature that will rejuvenate and re-instil freshness in the soul. Although the name suggests the presence of a thousand lakes, the region is in fact blessed with 20 that nonetheless offer 1000 views of spellbinding beauty.

Starting at Bagdogra, Dagala Thousand Lakes trek also offers the opportunity to explore two largest cities of Bhutan – Bagdogra and Thimphu. A visit to these places will give tourists and trekkers an insight into the ways of life of the locals. Arts, history and culture have played a major role in shaping this country and are interesting points to learn of. The trek ends up becoming more of a learning than just an experience.

About the Departure with Details:

Based in the mystical land of Bhutan, this trek is a delight in many ways. Surrounded by the best elements of Nature, it offers you much more than you could ever, yearn for! Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas and studded with many charming lakes, this trek will take you a step closer with Nature and acquaint you with the many wonders of natural beauty.

The trek covers a large area and passes through remote and untouched regions in the Himalayas. The trails apart from isolated steep walks are usually easy and do not take too long to cover. As you pass through diverse landscapes that include lakes, alpine forests, rhododendron trees and shunted forests, you will be able to encounter exotic flora and fauna – an exciting element of this trip!

Activities: Trekking

Duration: 11N/12D

Total Trekking Distance: 80kms

Maximum Altitude:4460m

Temperature Range: 22 and -1 degrees Celsius.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Depart from Bagdogra.

    Your journey ends today.

    Depart from Bagdogra on your onward journey after a trip to the most remote and beautiful places in the world. 

  • Day 2 - Phuentsholing – Thimphu (155 kms)

    4.5 hrs drive , Thimphu, Leisure Day

    Today, you will travel to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. A distance of 155kms that will take about 4.5 hours to cover. On arrival, check in to your hotel and the rest of the day is for you to spend at your leisure. Head out into the city to get a feel of the local taste, culture and lifestyle. Overnight at a comfortable hotel.

  • Day 3 - Thimphu – Genekha (2950m) (Trek/5 hrs)

    Rough Trails, Suspension Bridge, Camping.

    The first day of your trek begins with a 14km long walk through rough trails that will bring you to Genekha Primary School. After a brief halt for lunch here, resume your trek for another two hours, following which you will reach the Suspension Bridge. Famous as the spot for a gathering of the Matshutake mushrooms, this site will be where we are going to camp tonight. The rest of the evening is you to explore the neighbouring regions at leisure.

  • Day 4 - Genekha – Gur (3350m)

    6 hrs Trek Cross Suspension bridge, Steep Trails, Valley Views.

     Begin the day by crossing the Suspension Bridge! Once done, the trail gets steep and requires considerable amount of effort. Enjoy the views around as you make your way up rough terrains and trails. Relish the packed lunch on the way and set forth on your trek again. You will be passing through a dense forest to reach to the campsite for the day, which is located in a small clearing .

  • Day 5 - Trekking from Gur – Labatama (4300m)

    6 hrs Trek, Steep trails, Dagala Range, Yak country, Yum Tsho.

    Today is going to be a challenging trek marked by long and steep trails. As you arrive at the pass, witness the stunning beauty of the entire Dagala Range. Going ahead you will enter the Yak country, through which the rest of the day’s trek will pass and will be marked by several meadows and Yak herding camps. We will set up camps by the Yum Tsho, a pretty lake at an altitude of 4300m.

  • Day 6 - Explore Labatama

    Trek to Amu Jomo(optiona), Lake Views, Fishing.

    Today is a day of relaxation and exploration. Venture out and take notice of the neighbouring regions and lakes. Those that are up to it can head for a climb to the Amu Jomo, the largest mount in the area. An unmatched and unparalleled view awaits you if you choose to take up this trail. Alternatively, you could visit some of the lakes that form the landscape around and maybe even indulge in fishing! Overnight at camps by the Yum Tsho River.

  • Day 7 - Labatama – Jaduna (4100m) (Trek/6-7 hrs)

    Jomigue La Pass, alpine meadows, Jaduna, Camping.

    Different landscapes and vegetation greet you across different trails as you set out for Jaduna. Today’s trek will last 14kms and will be covered in an approximate time of 6-7 hrs. The first phase of the trek will take you to the Jomigue La Pass that is at an altitude of 4460m! This pass will allow you to take a look at some of the mountains of Northern Bhutan as well, a sight that is to behold and savour. The rest of the trail will take you through glorious alpine plantations. Overnight camping at Jaduna.

  • Day 8 - Trek from Jaduna – Japhuna (3800m) ()

    6 hrs Trek ,Lakes, Rhododendron Forests, Camping.

    From Jaduna, you will begin a descent with heading to Japhuna that is at an altitude of 3800m. Mostly downward, the trails very occasionally call for an easy ascent.  Lakes and rhododendron forests fill up your trail route to the experience all the more enticing and beautiful. You will camp tonight at Japhuna, right in the midst of a shunted forest.

  • Day 9 - Trekking from Japhuna – Talekha (2925m)

    5-6 hrs Trek, Conifer Forests, Talekha Monastery, Camping.

    A 14km trek today is marked by steep descent – one that may be hard on your knees. Take care and be careful as you trek down charming coniferous forests and lush green sceneries. Your destination today will be Talekha at an altitude of 2925m, where you will set up camps beside the Talekha Monastery. Spend the evening at leisure.

Other Inclusions

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  • Airport/Railway Station pick up and drop to hotel, local transfers as mentioned in itinerary
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  • Hotel accommodation at Bagdogra and Phuentsholing.
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  • Breakfast at hotels; all meals on trek days.
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  • Trek equipment
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  • Trekking guide, cook, porter charges, support staff.
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  • Trekking permits
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  • Medical kit

Things To Carry

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  • Shirts / T-shirts
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  • Trousers / Track Pants
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  • Windproof jacket, Raincoat / Poncho
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  • Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
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  • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
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  • Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks along with extra pairs
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  • Raincoat / Poncho
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  • Scarf
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  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick sole
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  • Towel
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  • Water bottle
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  • Cap / Hat
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
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  • Sunscreen Lotion
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  • Lip Balm
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  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
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  • Personal medication
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  • Personal toiletries
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  • Books, if required.

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the guidelines given by trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products are prohibited during this trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Consult with a physician if you are fit to undertake the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

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    Story by Kali Ahluwalia

     Rated : 5.0

    Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek was a great experience. It passes by picturesque lakes, Alpine meadows and villages set to a backdrop of magnificent mountainous landscapes. The experience was amazing and brilliant. We had a really great trek. It was sheer brilliance.

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    Story by Sumitra Dwivedi

     Rated : 4.0

    13 days of fun: This is the first time I am taking a long trek. I had a lot of fun. It was well organized and absolute fun. The trekking was very beautiful and brilliant. I had such a lovely and nice trek. It was very well organized too. Dagala trek is the only trek in Bhutan which offers the view of all the high mountain peaks of Bhutan including all the famous ones. This can be done as a 6 days one or 13 days one too. It depends on budget and vacation available for us. The flight tickets can be costly it is better if tickets are booked in prior.

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    Story by Satyen Asan

     Rated : 5.0

    Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is something that every trekker must take in his life. It is so poignant and brilliant. I totally loved this. WOW can be an understatement. The crystal clear, poignant lakes just give me goosebumps. The pristine lakes are so beautiful that you will forget yourself here. The trek is difficult, but nevertheless it is an amazing and a beautiful experience to say the least. I totally loved this trek and I just still can’t get enough of this trek. The experience would not have been this nice if the planning was bad. Special cheers to the team for handling the organization and planning of this tour in such a beautiful manner. If you are planning to have heartfelt trek, then look no further than here.

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    Story by Dhanpati Khatri

     Rated : 5.0

    The trekking experience was great. I had a really nice trek here. It was an inexpensive and a really nice trek. I had a great time.

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    Story by Akshainie Kaniyar

     Rated : 4.0

    The trekking was great. I had an awesome experience with the trek. It was a worthy and a nice trek. Trekking can be very tedious but the beauty of the trek lies in its beauty. The trek is so beautiful that we would not feel tired or restless at all.

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    Story by Brajesh Deshpande

     Rated : 4.0

    This trek was the best trek ever. I had an awesome experience. I totally loved it. I always prefer trekking than instant adventure sports. Lake treks were something that I wanted to take for a long time now. I had a lovely trek recently here in Dagala, and it was indeed a brilliant and an exciting experience. I loved it totally. The trek was super enticing and exciting. As a trekker, I was more than happy about the trek. The trekking is quite tough but good practice at basic training and ample trekking experience or even with good warm ups, you can enjoy the trekking completely. It is indeed a lovely surroundings and landscape too. I guess that goes without the saying.

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    Story by Kartik Khanna

     Rated : 4.0

    The trekking here in the Dagala Thousand Lakes trek was great. Pros: The trek was neatly planned and elegantly organized and executed. The trekking experience was quite fun and interesting. The co-trekkers were all friendly and they were sharing a lot of experiences. As the group was a blend of professional trekkers as well as beginner level ones, there was a lot to share. Cons: The climate was so chilling.

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    Story by Nikita Gupta

     Rated : 4.0

    I always wanted to take lake treks, but I never got a chance as such. When my friend invited me to this trek, I was more than happy. It was an awesome and a great experience. It was a little expensive, but this was totally worth the money spent. I had a really great and an interesting trek.

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    Story by Kamlesh Nambeesan

     Rated : 4.0

    I so recommend this trek to all. It was a really nice and an interesting trekking experience. This is also one of the best treks to take if you are a person who loves to hang out with friends on a trek.

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    Story by Mayoor Pothuvaal

     Rated : 4.0

    This trekking is a one of its kinds of trek in the world. This trek is so famous that there are a lot of trekkers going for this one. The trekking is good and moderately phased in the level of challenge. I loved this trekking experience totally to say the least.

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