Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Code
Trip Duration
14 Day(s)
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
End Point
Max Altitude
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April-June, Sep-Oct
Diffic. Level
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2N 3-Star Hotels in Paro
  • 4N 3-Star Hotels in Thimphu
  • 7N Guesthouses during the Trek
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Lunches and Dinners
Locations Covered

  • Paro
  • Thimphu
Trip Highlights

  • Experience the stunning beauty of the lake district of Bhutan
  • Visit the pristine and secluded Dagala Thousand Lakes
  • Trek through the picturesque alpine meadows, pine forests, and rhododendron groves
  • Enjoy delicious Bhutanese cuisine and stay in comfortable lodges and guesthouses
  • Explore the impressive ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and Taktshang Monastery
  • Take part in a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath


"Embark on the breathtaking Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek in Bhutan. Starting from Thimphu, this trek guides you through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to pristine alpine lakes, offering stunning mountain vistas. Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture by visiting local villages and monasteries, and spot wildlife like black-necked cranes and snow leopards. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced trekker, this adventure caters to all levels. Don’t miss the chance to explore Bhutan’s natural wonders during the best trekking seasons from April to June and September to October. "

The Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek in Bhutan is an amazingly beautiful trek through the beautiful landscapes of Bhutan. This trek begins in Thimphu – the capital city of Bhutan and takes you through a range of landscapes, including forests, grasslands, and high-altitude lakes. You will take through several of Bhutan’s most amazing national parks.

The Dagala Thousand Lakes trek takes you through some of the most stunning mountain scenery as well as pristine alpine lakes, lush forests, meadows, and local villages.

Along the way, you will have an opportunity to visit the local villages and monasteries, learn about Bhutanese traditions, and meet warm-welcoming people. There are also plenty of chances for wildlife spotting, including black-necked cranes, snow leopards, and Takin – the national animal of Bhutan.

The Dagala Thousand Lakes trek is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Bhutan and is suitable for all levels of trekkers.

The best months to do this trek are April to June and September to October.

Itinerary Expand All

Arrival in Paro, Transfer to the hotel

Full-Day Sightseeing in Paro including Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery)

Drive from Paro to Thimpu (2 hours)

Full-Day Sightseeing in Thimpu including Thimpu Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point and etc

Drive to starting point for the trek (45 minutes) and trek to Genekha (2800m): 14 KM, 4-5 hours

Trek from Genekha to Gur: 15 Km, 5-6 hours

Trek from Gur to Labatama: 12 Km, 4-5 hours

Excursion Day at Labatama; Visit Lakes: Relitsho, Hentsho and Jamatsho

Excursion Day at Lamatama: Hike and explore Setsho Lake and nearby lakes (This day you can also try to climb Jomo Peak (5050m)

Hike for 20 Minutes before descending to 4460m, Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Jomolhori, Jichu Darke, Khangbum, Tserimgang, Masagang, Tsendegang and Gangchenta and trek to Panka: 8 KM, 4-5 hours

Trek from Panka to Telekha: 8 KM, 4-5 hours

Trek from Talekha to Motorable road to Thimpu: 6 KM, 2-3 hours; and drive to Thimpu

Free Day in Thimpu for shopping and relax

Drive to Paro International Airport for departing home.

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What's Included ?

  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation Plan: 1 Pax - Single, 2 Pax - Twin & 3 Pax - Triple
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Excluded ?

  • Insurance of any kind
  • Single Supplement ($35 per night)
  • Sustainable Development Fee (SDF): US$ 200 per night/personEffective from 20 June 2022
  • Flight to and fro Paro
  • Additional costs due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, guide tips &, etc.

Customer Reviews

John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Bhutan tour Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country, and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a… Read More »

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