one week trek

Dagala Thousand lakes trek or the one week trek is a moderate trek starting and ending in Thimphu district. This trek is particularly beautiful during summer when the wild flowers are in blossom. You will cross several lakes and beautiful meadows. The highest point on the trek is about 4500 meters.

bhutan one week trek

Bhutan one week trek

Trek Duration: 7 days
Trek Grade: Moderate tough
Best Time: March, April, May, September, October and November

Day 01: Arrival at Paro

Day 02: Paro – Paro – Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu – Genekha. Start of Bhutan one week trek

Day 04: Genekha – Gur

Day 05: Gur – Labatama

Day 06: Labatama – Labatama

Day 07: Labatama – Jaduna

Day 08: Jaduna – Japhuna

Day 09: Japhuna – Talekha

Day 10: Talekha – Thimphu. End of Bhutan one week trek

Day 11: Thimphu – Paro

Day 12: Departure

Day 01: Arrival at Paro

On arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be received by the representative of ABT who will then take you to your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Paro – Paro – Thimphu

Full day sightseeing in the Paro Valley. After breakfast drive to the Drugyel Dzong or the Fortress of Victory from where the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The Dzong though in ruins holds great historical importance to the Bhutanese. From there, in fine weather, one can view the majestic Mt. Jhumolhari standing at an altitude of 7329m above the sea. Other places of interest include the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong and the local market. Evening transfer to Thimphu. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Thimphu – Genekha. Start of Bhutan one week trek

Distance : 14km. Trek time : 5 hours. Altitude of camp : 2950m.
From the zero point of the trek, start walking along the rough road leading to the Genekha Primary school. Lunch near the school. Another two hours walk should bring you to the suspension bridge, the location of camp. This place is known for the gathering of Matshutake mushrooms.

Day 04: Genekha – Gur

Distance : 8 km. Trek time : 6 hours. Altitude of camp : 3350m.
Crossing the suspension bridge, the trail heads west for some time, the steep climb begins. Pack lunch on a rocky platform from where you can have a beautiful view of the valley below. Another two hours walk should bring you to the camp in a small clearing in an otherwise bushy forest.

Day 05: Gur – Labatama

Distance : 13km. Trek Time : 6 hours. Altitude of camp : 4300m.
A long strenuous climb brings you to the pass from where you can see the whole Dagala range. From here you enter yak country. The rest of the trek today is through meadows and yak herding camps. Camp beside the Yum Tsho.

Day 06: Labatama – Labatama

A day of rest and exploration in Labatama. Those energetic should try climbing to the top of Amu Jomo, the chief mound of the area. The view is spectacular from there. Otherwise, hike around the lakes.

Day 07: Labatama – Jaduna

Distance : 14 km. Trek Time : 6 – 7 Hours. Altitude of camp : 4100m.
You will be crossing the Jomigue La Pass at 4460m. The trail takes you through alpine vegetation and in spring, you can see the grasses flowering.

Day 08: Jaduna – Japhuna

Distance : 14 km. Trek Time : 5 – 6 hours. Altitude of camp : 3800m.
The trek is mostly on a downward slope except for a few gentle climbs. You will be able to see some lakes and rhododendron shrubs on the way. Camp among shunted forests.

Day 09: Japhuna – Talekha

Distance : 17km. Trek Time : 4-5 Hours. Altitude of camp : 2925m.
The trek is downhill again and will be a little hard for the knees. The trail is through thick conifer forests and the camp is beside the Talekha Monastery.

Day 10: Talekha – Thimphu. End of Bhutan one week trek

The final day of the trek is a short one and one should be able to rendezvous with the transport after about 3 hours. Transfer to Thimphu. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: Thimphu – Paro

Morning sightseeing of the Thimphu valley including the National Library, Memorial Chorten, Painting school and a few handicraft shops. After lunch transfer to Paro. Evening at Leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12: Departure

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