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Dagala Thousand Lake TrekLeads to plenty of Pristine Mountain Lake

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is a 6 day trek across the beautiful valleys and lakes of Thimphu and Paro and a moderate trek in terms of difficulty. The trek leads up to plenty of beautiful high altitude mountain lakes and provides stunning views of the whole Bhutanese Himalayan range as well as Kanjenjunga.

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Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is a 6 day trek across the beautiful valleys and lakes of Thimphu and Paro and a moderate trek in terms of difficulty. The trek leads up to plenty of beautiful high altitude mountain lakes and provides stunning views of the whole Bhutanese Himalayan range as well as Kanjenjunga (3rd highest mountain of the world, Sikkim) it is still not a very popular trek. You might not meet any other trekkers during the whole trek. It is also possible to start and end the trek in Gynekha. The optional route back to Gynekha leads through beautiful Bhutanese villages. Although most days are short, the day from Gur to Labatama involves a lot of climbing and is, therefore, pretty strenuous.

Day 1 : Gynekha – Gur 

Walking Distance : 7km, 5 hours

Camp Altitude : 3,290 m

Your first day of the beautiful Dagala trek starts from the beautiful Gynekha village.  The trail will take you through picturesque valleys and clear fresh rivers.

Day 2 : Gur – Labatama

Walking Distance : 12km, 5 - 6 hours

Camp Altitude : 4,300 m

Today the trek is a little more strenuous. However the landscape on the way is awesome. The highlight of today is a spectacular view of mount Kanchenjunga (Sikkim) and other Bhutanese Himalayan peaks. You will come across refreshing cool meadows, yak herders’ camps and Uthso Lake. Tonight you will camp near the lake

Day 3 : Acclimatization

Walking Distance: 00

Camp Altitude : 4,300 m

Today is relaxation day at Labatama campsite near Uthso Lake. You have the choice for an excursion to either one of the three lakes : Reli Tsho, Hen Tsho and Jama Tsho. The lakes are populated with trout fish, try catching a trout or two for dinner ofcourse with approval from all the concerned agencies.

Day 4 : Labatama – Panka

Walking Distance : 8 Kms, Walking Hours : 6-7 hours 

Camp Altitude : 4,080 m

The trail will give you majestic views of the mountain peaks  including Everest (Nepal), Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masang Gang, Tsende Gang and Gangche Ta. You can get an even better view if you climb a peak close to the saddle. You will pass through Dala Tsho Lake and follow the Doccha Chhu river.

Day 5 : Panka-Chamgang

Walking Distance : 8km, 6 hours

You will traverse across a lot of mountain passes but none of them entail heavy climbing. The highlight of this day’s trek is the Blue Poppy, the national flower of Bhutan, different mountain birds and a spectacular view of Thimphu valley, the capital city of Bhutan. You will camp near Talakha Monastery and early morning prayers will wake you in the morning

You will be descending 440m to an altitude of 3,560 meters through the pines trees, Himalayan Holly and rhododendrons to Chamgang. At the end of the trek, you will see the feeder road and your vehicle will be waiting for you.

 Cost of the Package:
Jan, Feb, Jun, July, August, Dec:
US Dollar 1,040.00
Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov:
US Dollar 1,290.00

Best Season : April - May, Sept - November


  • Prices are for adult, per person (individual room will be provided on demand and single suppliment of USD 20 per night is applicable)
  • 50% Discount is availabe for childern below 12 years old 
  • 25% discount for students below 25 years
  • Includes USD 40 as VISA Fee
  • Of the above cost, USD 325.00 is the Royalty that goes for free educaltion and health care for the citizens of Bhutan and tourist alike
  • No any other hidden cost 
  • Includes Taxes and service charges
  • Airfare is not included

What to expect while trekking:

  1. Treking Travel Difficulty: The average elevation in Bhutan is 3200m above Sea level and this tour is moderately challenging.
  2. Trekking Difficulty : At times, you will be camping above 4000 m. As this is a difficult high alittude trek, this may not be suitable for those prone to cardiac arrests, respiratory, or circulatory disorders, or for limited mobility. 
  3. Includes major sight seeings and all possible nature hikes
  4. The package includes stay in 3 star hotels in Bhutan as approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan. Our Best Choice is Bhutan Suites and Thimphu Tower in Thimphu, Bhutan Mandala Resort in Paro, Wangdue Ecolodge in Wangduephodrang and Hotel Dewachen in Phobjikha. We have the flexibility of incoproating  your choice of hotels as well.
  5. For a quality and meaningful tour, the group will be limitted to 16 only
  6. Except for your personal shopping, tips and gratutity there are no additional or hidden cost
  7. Tipping is at your own discretion. 

Call Us:

Fixed Line : 00975-2-328-978

Mobile : 17131430/17131261

Your Tour Guide : Lobsang Nima

Bhutan Swallowtail Tour Guide

I am a certified Trekking as well as Senior Cultural Tour guide and have been working in this industry for the last 11 years. Its said that, 6 hours drive from Southern City of Phuntsholing to Capital City of Thimphu, you will come across as many bird species as you can find in the entire Europe Continent. Join me to discover, not only the age-old tradition and culture but also the wide range of Bhutan’s flora and fauna in the untouched pristine environment of Bhutan. 

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