Dagala Trek


Dagala treks consist of six day and trek starts from Gynekha leading through some of the beautiful Bhutanese villages and then up to plenty of beautiful high altitude mountain lakes and provides dramatic views of the great Himalayan mountain ranges.You can see some of the highest mountains of the world in the kingdom of Bhutan.The suitable time for this trek is from April to June and September to November.

Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Thimphu to Gur. The trek begins with a 2-hour drive from Thimphu to Genekha where you start your walk at an altitude of about 2800 m. Abundant alpine flora and fauna are a feature of the day. After two hours’ gradual climb we take a rest at a huge rock platform, overlooking the valley below. Two hours later we reach the camp at Gur, famous for its spring flowers. (15 km, 4 hours)
  • Day 02 : Gur to Labatama. This is a day to enjoy the beauty of the rugged mountain vegetation, amidst flowers and wild asparagus. The first pass, crowned with a huge cairn, allows a spectacular view of the whole Daga La range, meadows and a yak herders’ camp. After lunch the walk continues through hills and meadows and ends near Yutsho Lake with its abundant golden trout. (12 km, 6 hours)
  • Day 03 : Labatama to Panka. The day begins with a 20-minute climb, after which we descend with majestic views of Himalayan peaks (including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masang Gang, Tsendegang and Gangche Ta). (8 km, 4 hours)
  • Day 04 : Panka to Talekha. We traverse several passes, each more impressive than the last. This is a place to search for different varieties of blue poppy, especially in June and July, and spot mountain birds. After lunch, an hour’s gradual climb leads to the tip of the last Daga La range above the Thimphu valley. Another hour of walking brings us to the last camp above the Talekha monastery. (8 km, 4 hours)

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