THOUSAND LAKES TREK
|Daylight||Activity||Place & elevation information|
|Day-1|| Arrival at International Airport
Drive to Thimphu
|Day-2||Trek starts fromThimphu-Talekha||Thimphu,2230(M) & Talekha, 2925 m|
|Day-3||Talekha – Japhuna||Japhuna,3800m|
|Day-4||Trek to Jaduna||Jaduna,4100m|
|Day-5||Jaduna – Labatama||Labatama,44600m|
|Day-7||Labatama –Pagalabtsa- Genekha||Pagalabtsa Pass,4170m|
|Included in this package|
|Accommodation (3-Star/twin sharing)|
|Bhutan visa fee|
|Government royalty & taxes|
|English speaking tour guide|
|Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)|
|Not included in this package|
|Flights to and from Bhutan|
|4 or 5 star accommodation (extra charges will apply)|
|Tips for guide and driver|
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek starts from the outskirts of Thimphu valley and leads to a pristine environment and crystal clear lakes. The trek surprises with incredible views of the Himalayan mountain ranges and the world’s highest peaks such as Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga in Sikkim. This trek also comes across some of the villages and offers an opportunity to discover Bhutan’s lifestyle and long-standing traditions. This trek involves some steep climbs and descends but worth the effort.
The best time to embark on this trek is between April-June or September- October.
|Name of Trek||Duration||Place & elevation||Best Months|
|Thousand Lakes.||7nights/8days||Thimphu Valley||March/May/ September/ November|
Day 1 : Arrival at Paro International Airport
Arrival at Paro International Airport by Druk Air And Tashi Air. Upon arrival, our representative from Bhutan Yoedzer Travel will receive you and take you to the prearranged hotel, check in and lunch. You will now start the day by visiting the National Museum, housed in the- Dzong, (Once the watchtower for Rinpung Dzong), (Fortress), it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum stands on a promontory overlooking the Paro valley in all its glory. Visit Paro Rinpung Dzong. A flagstone path rises gradually from a beautiful wooden bridge with shingle roofing and buttressed by two guardhouses of the Dzong.
Today, this massive fortress built in 1646 AD gave the best example of the traditional Bhutanese architecture and is the seat of the district administration as well as the home for to a monastic school of pro. The central tower (Utse) of the Dzong, with its superb woodwork, is considered one of the most beautiful in Bhutan.
Day 2 : Trek starts fromThimphu-Talekha
The trek starts from Simtokha Dzong where the ponies and camping crew members will be waiting. The trek trail leads through blue pine and evergreen forests till Talekha village, which lies at an altitude of 2925 meters. The first two hours entail some difficult climbing, but it is downhill for the remaining two hours. The Talekha village consists of five houses and a huge temple called Tale-Lhakhang. Overnight at Talekha campsite.
Day 3 : Talekha – Japhuna
The trek leads you through thick forests of blue pine and evergreen oak trees into soft pine and spruce forests for about two and half hours. For lunch halt at a yak camp site. Here the tree line ends. After lunch you cross a pass called Jelezela Alt.4000 mtrs. From the pass, one can have a breathtaking view of Thimphu valley and its surrounding mountain ridges. After crossing two ridges, you arrive at the second campsite, Japhuna at Alt.3800 mtrs.
Day 4 : Japhuna – Jaduna
The trail from Japhuna takes you up and down over several ridges for about four hours till you come across a small stream where you will find two trails which will lead you to the same destination. Along the route, there are many small lakes. After another hour and a half climb through rhododendron shrubs, you reach the third campsite, which is also a yak camp. Alt.4100 mtrs.
Day 5 : Jaduna – Labatama
There are two trails, one going on the left side of Aum Jomo (highest peak in the Dagala range), and the other onto the right side of Aum Jomo over the Jomigue pass and Setso Yumtso lakes. We follow the trail that goes on the right side of Aum Jomo and climb up to the Jomigue pass – known as Chalila as per local source) (ALT. 4460 mtrs) after passing the Dungka Tso lake. From the pass, you can see beautiful views of the high mountains towards northern Bhutan. After the pass, you descend for about 2 hours to reach Labatama yak camp by the side of the Yumtso lake where you camp for the night.
Day 6 : Labatama (halt)
You can visit several lakes and enjoy a good fishing day in the lakes or go back to Jomigue pass and climb Aum Jomo till the summit (5050 mtrs), which will take about 5-6 hours.
Day 7 : Labatama – Genekha
Today, you leave the lovely pasture of Labana and move out of Dagala range. The trail ascends gradually through beautiful landscape till you reach the Pagalaptsa pass (ALT. 4170 mtrs) the highest point of the day. From the pass, you have beautiful views of the Genekha village and a portion of the Paro valley. After the pass, you gradually climb down through thick Rhododendron shrubs and thick oak forest till you reach Genekha. Drive to Paro to continue tour, cultural tour in Bhutan. O/N at Paro
Day 8 : Departure
Our representative will reach you to Paro International Air Port.
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