Rekking Itinarary

TREKKING INFORMATION

Trekking experience in Bhutan is unlike that of anywhere in the world. Walking along the successive ascend and descend, through vales and hills would demand certain hard work, but panoramic flora and fauna, fresh air, snow-laden mountain peaks, lush-green meadows and traditional farmhouses in rural would re-energize and rejuvenate your energy to venture further.

You may like to visit our collections for testimony.Our trekking tours offer different packages from the region of 3000m to 5000m. In low altitude, short trek of four days and three weeks long trek along the highest passes in Bhutan are available.

Our trekking teams are very cautious about altitude sickness and ensure proper staging process is followed for the safety of the client. However, clients are always instructed to report any discomfort to the guides as different people react differently to altitude changes. Different kinds of treks are offered as per the speed and choice of client but everyone is ensured guide to keep following the right trek.

Price Inclusion

Price Inclusion are:

Domestic Airfare into Bhutan including taxes (if you choose to travel by air).
Bhutan Tourist Tariff Royalty & Visa fees.
All private excursions and transfers in superior air-conditioned vehicle.
Local English speaking trekking guide/tour leader.
Cook and camp hand who will take care of camp chores and provide wholesome meals..
Services of horsemen who will look after the yaks & ponies that transport luggage and camp gear.
Experienced driver.
Accommodation in carefully selected, highest standard government approved hotels & guesthouses.
All meals in Bhutan including snacks.
All entrance fees and permits.
Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
Cultural Performance (our value-added service).
Price Exclusions

Price Exclusions are:

Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses and donations.
Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
Spa Charges.
Travel and Medical insurance.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Treks, Itinirary Overview

Day 1: Thimphu – Genekha (14 km, 4 hrs)

Driving from Thimphu for about 45 minutes will take you to Genekha, the starting point of the trek. The first day of walk over mule path will end after four hours at the signboard of Genekha School. Terraced fields and coniferous vegetation are abundant all throughout the trail. Overnight camp will be at Genekha alongside a stream at 2, 800 m.

Day 2: Genekha – Gur (15 km, 4 hrs)

Today’s trek, a true communion with the nature starts with alpine flora and fauna (different species of birds are common). Two hours of gradual uphill walk and rest at huge rock platform, offers a picturesque view of the valley below. The trek for the day ends after another two hours of walk! Camp at Gur, flowers is abundant there, particularly in spring.

Day 3: Gur – Labatama (12 km, 5 hrs)

The trek passes though the ridges alongside beautiful rugged mountain vegetation. You come across variety of flowers and wild asparagus (in spring). Trekkers are freshened by dancing meadows giving them poetic sentiments. The first pass symbolized by huge cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, along meadows and yak herders camp.

After having lunch nearby yak herder’scamp, the trekkers walk across hills and meadows for another couple of hours to end the trek of the third day. For the night, we camp near Yutsho Lake where golden trout are aplenty.

Day 4: Labatama Halt (Day One)

The first day of the halt is for an excursion to any of the three lakes – Relitsho, Hentsho and Jamatsho. The day and place is ideal to know Bhutanese veneration of lakes at the same time, it is a best time for sighting of variety of trout. Overnight at the camp will give the taste of harmonious live with nature.

Day 5: Labatama Halt (Day Two)

Second day at Labatama will be an excursion to Setsho and nearby lakes. Hike to Setsho Lake is easy and interesting. Later on, walk over a small ridge and then down to Jagetsho Lake. There, trout fishing with packed lunch at lakeside is a widespread practice for the trekkers. You may also climb the Jomo, a 5,050 m peak.

Lunch at the summit with spectacular view around and valley floor can be a memorable experience. Return to camp by sunset and prepare for the next day.

Day 6: Labatama – Panka (8 km, 4 hrs)

After gradual uphill climb for about 20 minutes will reach you to the elevation of 4, 460m where you can have a majestic view of Himalayan Mountain ranges, particularly under clear weather. Scene of snowcapped mountains of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masang Gang, Tsendegang and Gangche Ta is specialty here. Sight of Nomads, horses and yaks are common in this region.

Day 7: Panka – Talekha (8 km, 4 hrs)

The trek involves crossing of several passes, each one more beautiful than the other. Look for different varieties of Blue Poppy, the National Flower of Bhutan (June and July) and mountain birds. For lunch, you will rest at the junction leading to Talekha and the other to Wangdue Phodrang.

Gradual climb for an hour after the lunch would take to the tip of the Last Dagala Range. From here, you can have a panoramic view of Thimphu City and its vicinity. After a walk of about an hour, you are at the last camp, just above Talekha monastery.

Day 8: Talekha – Thimphu – Paro

Walking through alpine and vegetation of bamboo thickets and mixed wild flowers, one reaches Talekha monastery and village. Form there too; you can have a splendid view of Thimphu city. After passing through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, one reaches the main road to Thimphu where your transport will be waiting to pick you. Drive to Thimphu for lunch. At the evening, drive back to Paro for overnight there.

Dagala Trek which is also known as thousand lake . This is six day trek which takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you will be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest in Nepal , Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more.

The trail also takes you through bird rich areas, alpine flowers, attractive meadows and several traditional Bhutanese villages. The trail also takes you through bird rich areas, alpine flowers, attractive meadows and several traditional Bhutanese villages.

Druk path trek, Trek overview

Paro to Thimphu

Druk Path Trek is one of the finest short treks in Bhutan. Leading through an ancient trading route, over high mountain passes, it connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu. Trail passes through spectacular rhododendron forests, alpine yak pastures and beautiful lakes stocked with snowy mountain trouts. The trek begins by walking up through apple orchards and pine forest past ruined Jele Dzong (fortress), which sits on a high grassy ridge with breath-taking views of Mount Jumolhari to the north.

In the next 4 days, we climb above the tree line and cross several passes, including the Phume La (4210m.). En route, we come across clear mountain lakes, number of yak herder’s camps and have splendid views of Himalaya along the Bhutan – Tibet border including Mount Jumolhari, Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Punsum. Our final descent through pine and juniper forests via Phadjoding monasteries would lead into Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

Day 1

Arrive Paro.

Day 2

Hike to Taktshang monastery as good acclimatization for the trek

Day 3 – Trek Day 1: Paro to Jele Dzong

Today’s trail is a long but fairly gentle ascent. A clear day offers a bird’s eye view of Paro valley. Camp is at 3536 m. (10 km)

Day 4 – Trek Day 2: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha

Paro to Thimphu, Sightseeing.

Day 6 – Trek Day 4: Jimilangtso to Semkotha

The path continues past dwarf rhododendron trees, the Janetsho Lake and through yak herders’ camps. Camp by the Semkotha Lake at an altitude of around 3834 m. (11 kms)

Day 7 – Trek Day 5: Semkotha to Phajoding

The day begins with a gradual climb. If weather permits there will be a beautiful view of Mount Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest mountain, as well as of further peaks from the Doupchu La Pass. The path gradually descends to Phajoding Gompa, where a monastery and retreat centres for meditation are located. Camp at about 3536 m. (10 kms)

Bumthang Culture Trek Overview

Bumthang Culture Trek

A 3-day trek. Bumthang Cultrual Trek is through Choekhor and Tang valley, passing and visiting Bumthang’s remote villages, ancient temples and even a manor of Ugencholing. This trek is so named because, the opportunities to visit villages and temples are greater than on most other treks in Bhutan. Though it is relatively easy and a short trek, there is one day of a long climb and descend (about 500m) to Phephe La (3360).

However, there is no significant altitude gain as with other treks and your night halts are all below 3100m (10,100ft). It is perfect for the average trekker who wants to enjoy breathtaking mountainous views, visit remote sacred sites and meet with locals. It is especially recommended for lovers of nature. This trek also features a cultural tour through the beautiful western valleys of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.

Season: This trek is recommended from April to May and then again from September to November. Please note that this trek is not recommended for December-March due to the cold weather.

Day 1

Arrive Paro – Thimphu

Day 2

Paro to Thimphu, Sightseeing.

Day 3

Thimphu – TRrongsa

Day 4

Trongsa – Bumthang

Day 5 (4hrs)

Bumthang – Ngang Lhakhang

Day 6 (4 hrs)

Ngang Lhakhang - Ugyencholing

Day 7

yencholing – Bumthang

Day 8

Bumthang – Punakha

Day 9

Punakha - Paro

Day 10

Paro, you will be taken for sightseeing

Day 11

Depart from Paro

Itinirary Overview

Day 1

This is a short and easy trek through Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. The altitude of the trail covers almost a thousand meters in range but the slopes are mostly gradual and should not present hikers with much difficulty.

This hike follows the old foot trail from Thimphu to Punakha passes through several villages, forests and rice fields. It offers incredible views of Phajoding Monastery and crosses through Sinchula Pass. Hikers will also camp near Chorten Ningpo, an ancient chorten linked to Bhutan’s favourite patron saint, The Divine Madman Lam Drukpa Kuenley.

Due to the low altitude and warm climate of the area, this hike is available all winter but the best times to go are between March-May and September-November.

7-8 hours, ascends 3,400m. Drive north up the valley towards Dechencholing Palace, following the Thimphu Chhu, crossing the bridge after the army camp and before a beautiful monastery. Follow the unsealed road just above Chamina village. The hikes starts here.

Day 2

Dopshing Pang – Chortoen Ningpo, 8 hours, camp altitude 2,700 m. The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take trekkers through thick forests, villages and rice fields.

Day 4

Punakhan to Gangtey, valley hike

Jomolhari Trek

Jomolhari Trek

– an excellent choice for a moderate high altitude trek –

Day 1

Arrive Paro

Day 2

Hike to Taktshang monastery as good acclimatisation for the trek

Day 3

Today we will do another acclimatisation hike at Chele La pass. We can also visit Kila Gompa nunnery.

Day 4 – Trek Day 1: Shana to Soi Thangthangkha

Early in the morning drive about 2 hours through farm road to Shana, where you will start your trek. We ascend through the river valley and beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. Sadly much of the forest has been cut to make way for electricity to be run to Jangothang and Lingshi – the sight of fallen trees is a reminder of the cost of progress. We turn north towards Mount Jomolhari, which can be seen from the top of the valley. Our camp will be at 3680 metres. (19 km, 8 to 9 hours)

Day 5 – Trek Day 2: Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang

The trail continues to follow the river and passes a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks can be seen on all sides. At this altitude (about 4040 m) it is possible to see yaks and yak herders. Camp is beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mount Jomolhari. (19 kms, 6 hours)

Day 6 – Trek Day 3: Rest day at Jangothang

It’s possible to walk to Tsophu (sacred lakes) or hike in various directions: towards Mount Jomolhari and its subsidiary to the west, Jichu Drake to the north and unclaimed summits and ridges to the east.

Day 7 – Trek Day 4: Jangothang to Lingshi

The trail climbs gradually to Nyili La Pass (4680 m). Broad yak pastures can be seen along the length of the route. If the weather is clear, there is an excellent view of Lingshi Dzong as we descend into the Lingshi basin. Tserim Kang and its descending glaciers can be seen at the north end of the valley. We camp in a stone shelter at 3915 m. (19 km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 8 – Trek Day 5: Rest day at Lingshi

A day’s excursion to Tsekha (Lahe), the base camp of Jichu Drake mountain where it is possible to see blue sheep and musk deer. (Altitude about 4500 m) If you prefer, you can relax today, explore the village and visit the school. Sadly LingshiDzong was badly damaged in a recent earthquake and it will only be possible to visit if renovations works are complete.

Day 9 – Trek Day 6: Lingshi to Shodu

The trail ascends to the Yali La Pass (4820 m), from where Mount Jomolhari, Tserim Gang and Masa Gang can be seen on a clear day. We descend to our campsite which is situated at about 3815 m. (6 to 7 hours)

Day 10 – Trek Day 7: Shodu to Domshisa

The path follows the Thimphu Chhu (river) and through forests with rhododendrons and waterfalls, before climbing to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Continue to follow the Thimphu Chu downhill for a couple of hours through dense rhododendron forest before emerging into pastureland at Domshisa where we can camp. (Altitude 3400 m, 17 km, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 12

Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 13

Drive to Punakha and sightseeing in Punakha.

Day 14

Return to Paro

Day 15

Depart