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Home Packages Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek Tour

Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Destination Covered : Paro

Tour Activities : Heritage, Hill Stations & Valleys, Hill Stations & Valleys, Trekking

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Paro Tour Overview

Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us) Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and drive
Alcoholic drink

Paro Tour Itinerary

Day 1
On your flight to Paro, the journey affords spectacular views of the snowcapped Himalayan Mountains including Jomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. If you fly via Delhi or Kathmandu, you can have a view of the Mount Everest and Mount Kachenjunga. On your arrival at Paro Airport, our representative will be there to receive you. If you arrive before noon, you can start your trip after lunch after lunch. Visit the 8th century old Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the kingdom built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. From there, drive to Drugyal Dzong, the fort of the victorious Drukpa, built after victory over combined Tibeto-Mongoloid forces in the year 1649. Though in ruins, the fort is testimony of Bhutan’s unique architectural design and rich history. Under clear sky, one can see Mount Jomolhari, Bhutan’s second highest mountain at 7, 329 m. In the evening, you can explore the town and plunge into Bhutan’s urban life. Spend overnight at Paro.
Day 2
Morning hike to Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest is refreshing and exciting one. Perched on a rocky ledge at the height of 3, 000 ft above the valley floor, the monastery was founded by the great Buddhist saint, Guru Padmasambhava. It is believed that Guru came to this site on the back of a tigress from Khengpajong in the Kurtoe region to meditate and later would covert the Paro valley to Buddhism. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. From there one can view the beautiful Paro valley. Descend from the Monastery at rest at Taktshang cafeteria for lunch. Return to the Hotel and have a free stroll in the town and nearby village settlements. Overnight will be in the hotel in Paro.
Day 3
Drive downstream alongside the Pa Chhu River to its confluence with Wang Chhu (Thimphu River) then upstream to Thimphu, the capital of the country. Before entering Thimphu town, visit Simtokha Dzong, Kingdom’s oldest Dzong built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of Third King of Bhutan. Then visit Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu’s most impressive building situated at the banks of Wang Chhu which, the Throne Room of the King, and also the summer residence of Jekhenpo, the Chief Abbot. Take a leisurely walk through Thimphu market in the evening. Overnight will be in the Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 4
After breakfast, visit the Art School where typical and unique Bhutanese painting is taught. The National Library, the custodian of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts is another place to visit.  Also visit Traditional Medicine Institute where centuries old healing arts are still practiced. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum. In the afternoon visit Handicrafts Emporium and find exotic weaves in silk, wool, raw silk, cotton, silver jewelry, carpets, thangka paintings, bamboo ware and other traditional crafts of the Kingdom in abundance. By the sunset, drive to the broadcast tower at Samtengang for one can have fascinating view of Thimphu valley. Ride back to the hotel for the night.
Day 5
Driving from Thimphu for about 45 minutes will take you to Genekha, the starting point of the trek. The first day of walk over mule path will end after four hours at the signboard of Genekha School. Terraced fields and coniferous vegetation are abundant all throughout the trail. Overnight camp will be at Genekha alongside a stream at 2, 800 m.
Day 6
Today’s trek, a true communion with the nature starts with alpine flora and fauna (different species of birds are common). Two hours of gradual uphill walk and rest at huge rock platform, offers a picturesque view of the valley below. The trek for the day ends after another two hours of walk! Camp at Gur, flowers is abundant there, particularly in spring.
Day 7
The trek passes though the ridges alongside beautiful rugged mountain vegetation. You come across variety of flowers and wild asparagus (in spring). Trekkers are freshened by dancing meadows giving them poetic sentiments. The first pass symbolized by huge cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, along meadows and yak herders camp. After having lunch nearby yak herder’s camp, the trekkers walk across hills and meadows for another couple of hours to end the trek of the third day. For the night, we camp near Yutsho Lake where golden trout are aplenty.
Day 8
The first day of the halt is for an excursion to any of the three lakes – Relitsho, Hentsho and Jamatsho. The day and place is ideal to know Bhutanese veneration of lakes at the same time, it is a best time for sighting of variety of trout. Overnight at the camp will give the taste of harmonious live with nature.
Day 9
Second day at Labatama will be an excursion to Setsho and nearby lakes. Hike to Setsho Lake is easy and interesting. Later on, walk over a small ridge and then down to Jagetsho Lake. There, trout fishing with packed lunch at lakeside is a widespread practice for the trekkers. You may also climb the Jomo, a 5,050 m peak. Lunch at the summit with spectacular view around and valley floor can be a memorable experience. Return to camp by sunset and prepare for the next day.
Day 10
After gradual uphill climb for about 20 minutes will reach you to the elevation of 4, 460m where you can have a majestic view of Himalayan Mountain ranges, particularly under clear weather. Scene of snowcapped mountains of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masang Gang, Tsendegang and Gangche Ta  is specialty here. Sight of Nomads, horses and yaks are common in this region.
Day 11
The trek involves crossing of several passes, each one more beautiful than the other. Look for different varieties of Blue Poppy, the National Flower of Bhutan (June and July) and mountain birds. For lunch, you will rest at the junction leading to Talekha and the other to Wangdue Phodrang. Gradual climb for an hour after the lunch would take to the tip of the Last Dagala Range. From here, you can have a panoramic view of Thimphu City and its vicinity. After a walk of about an hour, you are at the last camp, just above Talekha monastery.
Day 12
Walking through alpine and vegetation of bamboo thickets and mixed wild flowers, one reaches Talekha monastery and village. Form there too; you can have a splendid view of Thimphu city. After passing through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, one reaches the main road to Thimphu where your transport will be waiting to pick you. Drive to Thimphu for lunch. At the evening, drive back to Paro for overnight there.
Day 13
After early breakfast, we drive you to the airport. You board to the flight and bid goodbye to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

More Details about Paro Tour


  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
  • Trekking equipment provided: A Cook, Camp assistance ,Horses, Sleeping bag, Sleeping mats, Blankets, Tents.


  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us) Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Tips for the guide and drive
  • Alcoholic drink

Terms & Conditions


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.


  • Tour Programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
  • within 30 days of start of program – no charges
  • within 21 days – 10% of rate
  • within 14 days – 15% of rate
  • within 7 days – 30% of rate
  • less than 7 days or without notice – 50% of rate
  • after arrival in Bhutan – 100%
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