Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is an extraordinary off-the-beaten trekking trail in the unspoiled land of Dragon, Bhutan, which offers an exclusive diversity of lakes, mountains, and natural beauties. This 6-day Dagala lake trek not just offers tranquility amidst the natural landscapes but also provides the beautiful ancient monasteries and temples which give light to the Buddhist culture. You won’t get the 1000s of lakes in the trek as the name suggests, it has come from mythical stories of how the place once considered thousands of lakes. The high mountain glacial lakes like Utsho Tsho, Relistho, Setsho. Hentsho and Jagestho lakes are the major attractions of the thousand lakes trek in Bhutan.
This trail offers stunning views of mountains, hills, lakes, and amazing landscapes. You will reach an altitude of 4,000m and might have to catch your breath once a while as you take a sharp and steep descent and ascend. Dagala lake's trek throws you into the arms of nature and blesses you with sight, unlike any place you have seen. Undoubtedly, no other experience can compare to the feeling of being disconnected from the hustle and bustle of this colorful world than walking through the remote mountain villages with views of the majestic Himalayas in the backdrops.
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Major Highlights of Dagala Lake Trek
Hiking through the lush green alpine forest, traditional Bhutanese village, and beautiful landscapes, and spending the night in the camp is a major attraction of the Dagala lake trek. Many people like the comfortness, interaction, and easy access to food and accommodations in the teahouse while trekking in mountains. But, if you want to get off the teahouse trails completely and want to experience the authenticity of trekking and hiking then Dagala lake trek is the best option for you while trekking in Bhutan.
One of the most famous, the beaten trekking trail offers astonishing views of Dagala lake. The best picturesque lakes with stunning views of the world’s highest mountain Everest along with many more beautiful snow-capped mountains. The six days trek is one of the most popular and famous treks in the country as the trail passes through the blue pine forest, high ridges, forest of fir, and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2,500m to 4,200m. The trail also offers extraordinary views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world.
Best time to do Dagala thousand lakes trek
The trek's highest point is the rest stop at Labatamba, which is at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level, which means it's not as high as some Bhutanese treks that reach above 5,000 meters. The trek can be done at any time of year, with the exception of the rainy season, which runs from July to August. The walk is best done in the spring and autumn, from April to June and September to November, respectively. The weather is ideal for hiking in Bhutan at this time, with bright skies, little rain, and temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold. The walk can be done during the winter months, from December to February, because the altitude is not too high and the temperature is not too cold, with lows of roughly -2 degrees during the coldest months of the year.
More Highlights of Dagala Lake Trek
- Experience the stunning fortresses and monasteries in Thimphu.
- Get soak yourself in the beauty of Dagala Thousand lakes
- Enjoy the panoramic views of high-standing mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Jumolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake, MT. Tshering Gang, Mt. Tsende
- Gang, Mt. Gangche Ta, Mt. Khangbum, and Mt. Masang Gang from the Dala Tsho lakeside.
- Walk through the lush green forest of Juniper, Birch, adorned with rhododendron meadows, amidst wildflowers and Himalayan Blue Poppy.
- Stunning views of mountains, landscapes, beautiful terrain, and lakes.
- Experience the culture, village areas, and traditional things of Bhutanese people.
- Hike to the top of the reversed “ Tiger’s Nest” Monastery.
- Experience the most colorful and significant festival.
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