Dagala Thousand Trekking Tour


This amazing 9 Day(s) 8 Night(s) trek takes you high into the foothills of the Himalayas, to an area where a multitude of crystal clear lakes shimmer in the bright sunlight. Located in the area of Thimphu and Paro, the Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is one of the iconic trekking trails in Bhutan, and a unique chance to see some of the most stunning high mountains of the Bhutanese Himalayas in a short trek. Bhutan is the last remaining Himalayan kingdom, and with its pristine environment and policy of eco-friendly tourism, this is one trek that you will not want to miss in the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The trek does not actually have a thousand lakes, though there are a huge number of small pristine lakes along the route, many of which you can visit. The lakes are filled with fish, and when the days are clear, the rainbow trout can be seen swimming deep in the placid waters. The trek also gives you a great view of the mighty Himalayas Range to the north, including the stunning peaks of Jomolhari, Masanggang, Jichu Drake, and even Kanchenjunga on a clear day.

During the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes and resting. The trail also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the lakes.While this is a somewhat strenuous trek, it is well worth the effort because of the tranquility and beauty of natural landscape that you will enjoy during the journey. The best time to embark on this trek is between April-June or September.

  • Visit world largest Sykhamuni Buddha Statue
  • Enjoy the Druk Wangyel festival with the local folks
  • See the amazing Punakha dzong built in 1637
  • Hiking to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel stupa(Chorten)
  • Nice visit to a local farming family and learn their daily life
  • Overnight stay at camp
  • Hike to tiger’s nest café view point


Day 1

Arrive– arrival in paro, Bhutan

Your flight to Paro will be a breathtaking experience as you will see many Himalayan peaks of Bhutan including the highest Mt. Everest in Nepal. Upon arrival you will be received by your tour guide. After checking-in at your hotel, take a short rest and have lunch. And then visit the Buddha Point, to see the world’s largest Sykhamuni Buddha Statue. Also on the way visit the Memorial Stupa quite nearby the Thimphu city. And then take rest in the evening to acclimatize with Bhutan’s altitude. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2

Thimphu – Dochula Festival – Punakha (70 km, 2 hrs drive)

After your breakfast drive 30 minutes toward Dochula Pass (3100 meters) to witness the Druk Wangyel festival with the local folks along with views of the greater Himalayas. And then afternoon drive to Punakha takes little over an hour. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 3

Punakha sightseeing

After your breakfast drive to see Punakha dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). After that you will be hiking to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel stupa (Chorten) for about 2 hours hike to and fro. This stupa has a unique design in the world and the construction was completed in the year 2000. From the stupa you could also have a stunning view of the Punakha valley with its beautiful rice terraces. Have lunch in the town or picnic lunch by the river side. In the afternoon you will visit the home of the local farming family to learn of their daily life, see their traditions and enjoy conversation, local wine (Ara), local snacks and tea. This village will be the ideal place for enjoying and witnessing our Bhutanese way of life as you will not find other visitors doing the same thing as you. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 4

Punakha – Limukha (trek)

From the dzong walk across the longest suspension bridge and then begin with the gradual climb through Chirpine forests. Distance 12 km, about 4 -5 hours to Limukha camp site. You will have pack lunch on the way. A trek passes through the village of Dompo-la where you will have a short stop. Overnight stay in the Camp at an altitude: 7280/2220m.

Day 5

Limukha – Chungsakha (trek)

Distance -14 km, about 5 -6 hours walk to Chungsakha. Altitude: 6070ft/1850m. The trail today takes you through rhododendron and oak forested areas with lunch stop on the way. En route pass the famous Drukpa Kunley Lhakhang. Overnight stay at the Camp.

Day 6

Chungsakha – Samtengang – Wangdi

Distance – Approx. 20 km, about 6 ½ hours walk via Samtengang to Wangdi. Altitude1350m. The trail now takes you through the village of Sha Samtengang lakeside. From Samtengang the trail now drops down to the main road until you reach the hotel in Wangdi. You will spend your night at the hotel in Wangdi.

Day 7

Wangdue – Paro

You will have little early drive for about 4 hours to Paro for your lunch. After your quick lunch you will hike to Tiger’s Nest cafe view point only. You will be served tea and coffee at the cafeteria and walk back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 8

Paro – Tiger’s Nest hike

The hike will take about 5 hours for a round trip with lunch stop. It’s an up hill hike. Taktsang monastery is perched on the face of a cliff 800 Mts, above the Paro valley. It is a memorable spiritual journey. It was here that the great Tantric master, Guru Padmasambhava flew in from Tibet on the back of a flying tigress to propagate his teachings in Bhutan. Lunch at the cafeteria or you will be served catering lunch from a restaurant. Walk back down hill to your hotel. Take rest or drive to the town for your last minute shopping.

Day 9


Our guide and driver will take you to the airport and bid you good bye for your departure to Bangkok.

Tashi Delek and have a pleasant flight back home

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