This trek follows the ancient cattle migration route from the south-central district of Dagana to Thimphu in western Bhutan. This trek is mostly in the alpine region and is the only trail that offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range in Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and India.

The trek will take you deep into areas adorned with a multitude of pristine and crystal-clear mountain lakes – hence the name, Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek. The trek starts at a point between the Thimphu-Paro highway and ends in Thimphu.

Totalling 9 days, this trip consists of the 5-days Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek while including visits to most of the touristic highlights of Western Bhutan. This trip can be lengthened or shortened to suit your preferences.

Our sample itineraries are here to inspire you. They are not fixed itineraries, and can be customized or altered in almost any way.


Difficulty Moderate – suitable for ones with average fitness level
Length Total 9 Days / 8 Nights
Trek duration: 5 Days
Sightseeing:  3 Days
Elevation Max Elevation: 4,720 m
Min Elevation: 2,250 m
Location Paro & Thimphu
Price Prices for a trip like this start at about US$ 2,240 per person for a group of three or more people during peak season (read more about  Pricing & Accommodation Choices for our bespoke trips)
Suitable Dates March-May & September-November

 

AT A GLANCE

DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO, PARO
DAY 02: PARO
DAY 03: PARO – GENEKHA (2,800 m) – GUR (3,290 m)
DAY 04: GUR (3,290 m) – LABATAMBA (4,100 m)
DAY 05: LABATAMBA (4,100 m)
DAY 06: LABATAMBA (4,100 m) – PANKA (4,000 m)
DAY 07: PANKA (4,000 m) –TALAKHA (4,180 m) & DRIVE TO THIMPHU
DAY 08: THIMPHU – PARO
DAY 09: DEPART PARO