Dagala Trek (11 Days)

from $250.00

This trek takes you through the multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. You can witness the stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake and Gangche Ta. During the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing 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.

Tour Detail

Trip Length: 11 Days 10 Nights
Level: Moderate
Type of Tour: Trekking
Season:  April – July &  September – November

Description

The tour offers experience on both wilderness and cultural aspects of Bhutan. The tour begins from Paro, a picturesque valley dotted with farmhouses and turquoise colored Pachu river meandering through the valley. This is a short trek passing through picturesque high altitude lakes. The trek is off the beaten track and offers ample opportunity to witness birds and flowers in spring. Besides you can have spectacular views of high mountains in Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. The trek is medium-hard with mostly short trekking days but few steep climbs. After the trek, we will also explore some cultural highlights of Thimphu and Punakha valleys.

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All about the Dagala Trek (11 Days).

Cost & Special offer

The minimum daily package applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan for tourists travelling in a group of 3 people or more is as follows:

 High Season: March, April, May, September, October & November

  • Single traveler: USD 250 per person + USD 40 per night.
  • 2 person:USD 250 Per person + USD 30 per night.
  • 3 plus person: USD 250 per person
  • US$ 40 per person for visa fee (one-time)

Low Season: January, February, June, July, August & December

  • Single traveler: USD 200 per person + USD 40 per night.
  • 2 person:USD 200 Per person + USD 30 per night.
  • 3 plus person: USD 200 per person
  • USD 40 per person for visa fee (one-time)

Tour Discounts:

There shall be no charge other than visa fee of USD 40 for children below the age of 5 years.

  • No charge for children under 5 years.
  • 50%  discount on minimum daily package rate for children in age group 5-12 years.
  • 25% discount on daily rates to full time students below the age of 25 years with valid identity cards.
  • 50% discount on daily rates to one person in a group of 11 people.
  • 100% discount to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • A 50% duration discount on SDF shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on SDF shall be provided after 14th night.
  • 100% discount shall be provided on SDF on first and/or last night for groups with night halt in Phuntsholing, Sarpang and Samdrup Jongkhar on arrival and/or departure.
  • Please Note: The rate may go higher depending upon the nature of services desired beyond specified details above

Delayed Arrivals

There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required. It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to travel.

(Note: airfares are subjected to change as per the notice by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines)

No Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) for tourists visiting the Eastern circuit:

This special package is offered to visitors to promote tourist visitation to the six eastern Districts of Bhutan so that tourists can experience and enjoy the various exciting places and activities that are largely unexplored in the Eastern part of the country. So, no SDF will be applicable for the tourists visiting the six eastern districts (Mongar, Samdrup Jongkhar, Lhuntse, Tashi Yangtse, Tashigang and Pemagatshel) with effect from 16th November 2017. Our local tour operators are  aware of this and they will arrange everything accordingly to make your visit to the Eastern part of Bhutan a memorable one.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water) as per your choice.
  •  Tea and snacks
  • Entrance fees to Temples and Monuments.
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay.
  • All internal road transport (excluding internal and external flights, which can be offered at additional costs).
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • All internal taxes and charges.
  • A sustainable Development fees of USD 65.
  • Note:  Holidays Bhutan can also book your flights end-to-end.

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air fare.
  • Drinks and beverages.
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  • Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities).
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Shopping and Entertainment.
  1. Day 01 Arrival Paro

    The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including Mt Jumolhari and Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by our guide, and escorted to the hotel. After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum. The museum has wide assortment of ancient paintings, masks, and armour. There is also a natural history corner that showcases plants and animal specimens. Afterwards you will visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred temples in the country.
    Overnight in Paro.

  2. Day 02 Paro, Acclimatization hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery

    After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery which stands at 3180m, and is perched precariously on the edge of a cliff. The 8th century Spiritual Master, Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. After the hike, drive to Thimphu and time permitting, take a stroll of the Capital city in the evening.
    Overnight in Thimphu.

  3. Day 03 Genekha to Gur

    The trek commencing point is a 45 km drive from Thimphu. Today’s trail is all through terraced fields and conifers vegetation. The trek starts from beautiful Genekha village at 2800m, with a short descent down to the river. After crossing the river, it’s a climb till a huge rock platform at 3350m from where there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours you reach the campsite Gur amidst yak pastures at 3290m.
    Overnight in tent.

  4. Day 04 Gur to Labatama

    While trekking across the ridges, one enjoys the beauty of the rugged mountain vegetation. Today’s trek is amidst flowers, wild asparagus (in spring) and large meadows. Weaving through tiny streams, a gentle climb through scattered birches and rhododendrons brings you to Pagalabtsa pass at4,250m, marked by huge cairns. From the pass, thee are spectacular views of Kanchenjunga in Sikkim, and most of the Bhutanese Himalayan peaks. Descending from the pass will afford panoramic views of the whole Dagala range meadows and yak herders camp. Lunch at nearby yak herder’s camp. Descending into the Labatama valley and ascending gradually through the valley will bring you to Utsho Lake at 4,300m, where golden trouts are in abundance. The campsite is right next to the lake.
    Overnight in camp.

  5. Day 05 Halt and exploration day at Labatama

    Hiking uphill to Sertsho Lake is easy and interesting. Afterwards, a walk over a small ridge and a short descent will bring you to Jagetsho Lake. You may also attempt to climb the Jomo, a 5500m peak if you wish, but you will have to schedule extra day for this. Lunch at the summit with spectacular views around can be memorable experience. Return to your camp and prepare for the next day.
    Overnight in camp.

  6. Day 06 Labatama to Pankha

    The trail climbs along the western side of Dala Tsho up to a saddle at 4520m from where you can have majestic view of Himalayan peaks during descent. The mountain peaks include Everest in Nepal, Kanchenjunga in Sikkim, and Jumolhari, Jitchu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masang Gang, Tshenda Gang and Gangche Ta, which are all in Bhutan. Climbing a peak close to the saddle at an altitude of 4720m affords better view of these peaks. From the saddle the path descends, passing some yak herder huts to Docha Chu. You follow the river for a while, but stay higher up on the slope to reach camp at Pankha .
    Overnight in camp.

  7. Day 07 Pankha to Talakha to Chamgang to Thimphu

    An early start today entails the crossing of several passes, each one more impressive than the other. The trail is dotted with different varieties of Blue Poppy in June to July. After crossing the last pass Tala La at 4180m, a long descent to Talakha monastery is a long walk through mixed vegetation and apple orchard, to arrive at the main motorable road of Chamgang. This is the end of the trek and your transport will be awaiting to transfer you to Thimphu.
    Overnight in Thimphu.

  8. Day 08 Thimphu

    After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu include the Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the third King of Bhutan; Zilukha Dratshang, a beautiful temple that houses a nunnery; the traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichhodzong, and the giant Dordenma statue, which is reputed to be the largest statue of Buddha Shakymuni in the world. In the evening, a stroll through Thimphu city provides good opportunity to absorb the lifestyle of the people.
    Overnight in Thimphu.

  9. Day 09 Thimphu to Punakha

    After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop at Dochu La at 3,100 meters, from where you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas on clear days. From the pass, it is a drive downhill through the forests of rhododendron, fir and hemlock until Metshina Village. An afternoon hike after lunch will take you to Chimme Lhakhang temple, dedicated to the great Yogi Drukpa Kuenley, or the ”Divine Madman,” who is believed to bless women who seek fertility. You will arrive at Punakha after traversing through rice field and along the bank of Punakha river.
    Overnight in Punakha.

  10. Day 10 Punakha to Paro

    After breakfast, visit the Punakha Dzong, which is stunningly situated in the conjunction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers. The return drive back to Paro via Dochula Pass will afford opportunity to visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery with its wall paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works. There will be a stopover in Thimphu for lunch before continuing the drive to Paro.
    Overnight in Paro.

  11. Day 11 Departure

    Your tour guide will set your departure time from the hotel to escort you to the airport for your journey back home.

Accommodation

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts.
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains.
  • Village Homestay.
  • Camping.

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas.

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water) as per your choice.
  •  Tea and snacks
  • Entrance fees to Temples and Monuments.
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay.
  • All internal road transport (excluding internal and external flights, which can be offered at additional costs).
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours.
  • All internal taxes and charges.
  • A sustainable Development fees of USD 65.
  • Note:  Holidays Bhutan can also book your flights end-to-end.
Whats not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price
  • Air fare.
  • Drinks and beverages.
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  • Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities).
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Shopping and Entertainment.