Dagala Trek in Bhutan

Dagala Trek in Bhutan is a thousand lake Trek goes as High as 4720m above sea level and is moderately strenuous. The Trek route passes through some beautiful High Altitude Lakes where you can camp. It starts with Thimphu and ends in Thimphu. The highest point is 4300 Meters

Trek Cost: USD 2790 per person.

Best Time to Trek Dagala

March to June and September to OctoberWangdi to Paro Tour

Tour Program Destination Tour Activity Hotels/Camps
Day 01 Paro to Thimphu Cultural Sightseeing Hotel Tara Phendyling
Day 02 Thimphu Tour Culture and Hike Hotel Tara Phendyling
Day 03 Start of Dagala Trek in Bhutan Begins from Khoma – Geynikha: (14 Km, 4hrs) Trekking Camping at Genekha
Day 04 Geynikha – Gur (5Km, 4hrs.) Trekking Camping at Gur
Day 05 Gur – Labatamba(12 Km, 5hrs.) Trekking Camping Labatamba
Day 06 Labatamba – Panka (8 Km, 4 hrs.) Trekking Camping at Panka
Day 07 Panka – Talakha (8 km, 4 hrs), Trekking Tour Camping at Talakha
Day 08 Talakha – Simtokha Thimphu (3km,3 hours) Short Walking Tour Hotel Jumolhari
Day 09 Thimphu to Punakha wangdi Cultural sightseeing Hotel Meri Puensum
Day 10 Wangdi to Paro Cultural Sightseeing Hotel Rema resort
Day 11 Paro Tiger nest Hike Cultural sightseeing Hotel Rema resort
Day 12 Paro to airport and departure  See OFF  

Dagala Trek in Bhutan

It is a 6-days trek near Thimphu, to a large number of lovely high altitude lakes. The Trek is easy and most trekking days are short but there are some long steep climbs. It starts from Khoma (near Thimphu) and ends in Simtokha, Thimphu. The highest point is 4300 Meters. 

Day 01. Arrive Paro from Kathmandu/Bangkok/Delhi

You will be received by a guide from ETH Tours and drive to Thimphu. Visit the largest standing Budha overlooking Thimphu valley. Acclimatization at Thimphu.

Day 02. Thimphu Tour

Your day begins in the capital of Bhutan by visiting the ancient fortress Tashichhodzong which is now the Office of the King. The grand majestic architecture of Dzongs is mesmerizing. Afternoon visits the folk heritage museum. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 03. Trek Begins Khoma – Geynikha: (14 Km, 4hrs)

Walkthrough terraced Paddy fields and coniferous forests to the settlement of Geynikha (2950 meters)a small village that also is the hub for Sangay Shamu(mushroom). The route then descends to a chorten that marks a camping place alongside a stream at 2800 meters.

Day 04. Geynikha – Gur (5Km, 4hrs.)

Crossing a suspension bridge, the trail heads west for a while, then climbs steeply towards the south to a rock platform and a crest at 3200 meters. A further walk of about two hours leads to a camp in a forest clearing at 3350 meters. Camping at Tent.

Day 05. Gur – Labatamba: (12 Km, 5hrs.)

Cross the pass at 4240 meters for a view of Spectacular Dagala village. Pass through several herders camps en route to the foot of the broad Labatamba valley at 4300 meters near Utso Lake, where plenty of Golden Trout flourishes. There are so many lakes in the vicinity which gives the name of this Trek as Thousand Lake. Camp near the lake.

Day 06. Labatamba – Panka: (8 Km, 4 hrs.)

The trail climbs along the western side of the lake to saddle at 4500 meters, where there are good mountain views. From the pass, there is a steep descent to another lake at 4350 meters. A short distance beyond the lake leads to the valley and then to Panka at 4000 meters.

Day 07. Panka – Talakha: (8 km, 4 hrs)

The route leads north crossing a pass at 4000 meters, then climbs along the side of the ridge to a crest at 4270 meters. From here there is a view of the Dagala Mountain range and a view of Thimphu, far to the North. It is then a long descent through forests to the Goemba and village of Talakha (3083 meters).

Day 08. Talakha – Simtokha: (3 Km, 3 Hrs)

Walk downhill on a steep trail to Simtokha from where the Vehicle will pick you up and drive to Thimphu. After lunch, sightseeing in Thimphu includes the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by a visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art, and the National Institute of Traditional medicine.

Then visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. Visit to TashichhoDzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built-in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck, who is regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. Evening free for shopping and leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

DAY 09. Thimphu – Punakha – Wangdi: (72 Kms, 3 hours drive).

After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. Enjoy the 360-degree view of the Himalayas at Dochula pass followed by a visit to Chimi Lhakhang the fertility monastery. After lunch visits Punakha Dzong one of the most beautiful fortresses located between two rivers. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10. Wangdi Phodrang – Thimphu – Paro:

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Lunch in Thimphu. After lunch, drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 11. Paro Tiger Nest Hike

Early morning hike the most spectacular Tiger nest monastery perched at 900m above the paro valley. The monastery is the most iconic place in Bhutan. After lunch explore the paro town and you may want to purchase some sovenier to take home. Over night at Hotel.

Day 12: Paro to Airport

is just 15 minutes drive and our guide and driver will see you off.


Please keep in mind that before you take this trip. Few things to remember are your visa acceptance letter, your air tickets, Passport validity should be 6 months and more. If you have any health conditions please make sure your health insurance covers all.

Emergency contacts

Being a responsible company, we are always available 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help. It is best to first call your designated travel coordinator or salesperson (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach him/her then please ring us on the below numbers:
Thimphu Head Office: (00975)-331423
Mobile number: (00975)-17140505(Available 24/7)
Note: office working time is 9 am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Mr. Sherab Dorji (Sales Manager) +975 17140505 (Available for 24 hours a day)

Bhutan Flights

It’s important to book your flights early as the seats get full quickly during peak season. Drukair and Bhutan Airlines are the only flight that operates in Bhutan.

Appropriate attire: It’s important to wear comfortable shoes and shorts for this trek. For proper preparation for the trek please visit this page Bhutan Trekking Information.

Destination Guide

Dagala Trek in Bhutan is a unique trek destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before traveling to Bhutan. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be.

Trekking Guide for Dagala Thousand Lake

Mr.Lal Bdr Rai has done this trekking 20 times and have very good knowledge about this Trekking route. He had in-depth knowledge of the place.

Trekking Cook 

Our Cook Kaka is a licensed and trained Trekking cook. Though he may not be a very good conversational list in English, he is well trained in the cooking of all kinds of meals.

Trekking Equipment

We use high-quality tents and equipment imported from the US for comfort stay.