Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek 2018-’19

1-10 June 2019

Dagala is a 6 day trek that starts from near Thimphu in Bhutan. The trek meanders through absolute wilderness, spectacular sights and high altitudes (highest is 4520 metres above sea level); chances are that you won't see a single animal forget meeting humans - such is the remoteness of the trek path.

Travel Plan

  • Day 01 – Arrival at Paro International Airport followed by sightseeing
  • Day 02 – Hike to Tiger’s Nest – for acclimatisation
  • Day 03 – Day 01 of Dagala – Check out and leave for Thimphu. Climb from Gynekha to Gur (7 km/6 hours, overnight camp)
  • Day 04 – Day 02 of Trek – Gur – Labatama (12 km/6 hours, overnight camp)
  • Day 05 – Day 03 of Trek – Stay at Labatama and take excursions to nearby lakes
  • Day 06 – Day 04 of Trek –  Labatama – Panka (15 km/6-7 hours, overnight camp)
  • Day 07 – Day 05 of Trek – Panka – Talakha (8km/6 hours)
  • Day 08 – Day 06 of Trek – Talakha – Chamgang (6 km/3 hours). Reach Thimphu
  • Day 09 – Sightseeing at Thimphu and transfer to Paro
  • Day 10 – Departure from Paro

Air Tickets to Bhutan

Only two airlines fly into Bhutan – Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. You can take a flight from Delhi to land at Paro, Bhutan’s international airport. 
The air fare works on a dynamic system but costs in the region of Rs. 23,000- Rs. 24,500 per adult, return from Delhi in economy & Rs. 16,500 – Rs. 17,000 per adult from Kolkata. A passport with minimum 6 months validity is a pre-requisite. Indians can also travel with a Voter’s ID card.
We can book air tickets for Bhutan but a 5% GST is applicable on all invoices. 

Payment Terms

We need 70% of package cost as advance and the next 30% two weeks prior to arrival in Bhutan. Cancellation rules apply. 

Why Travel with Us

We work with a partner in Bhutan who is a legitimate and authorised travel operator; therefore, we offer good service and value for money. 
We are a young travel operator in India but have a service standard that matches up with the best in the world. We are in the business of delighting our guests and do not cut corners to make profits.
We look forward to hearing from you. Do feel free to call Ritu on 9371234074 or write back with your queries.

Bhutan's Tourism Policy

You may be aware that Bhutan has a Low Volume, High Value tourism policy that enables the country to protect its pristine environment and continue to be the Last Shangri-la on earth.
Owing to this policy, tourists are required to pay a per day tariff of 250 USD, per person. This tariff includes 65 USD royalty which is deducted by the government directly and is used in the educational sector in the country.
Indian passport holders are exempt from this tariff.
However, treks are a bit expensive to undertake in Bhutan as the trek group comprises of a trek guide, cook, attendant and horse boy. Since burning of wood is not allowed in the wilderness in Bhutan, we are constrained to carry gas cylinders, food stock for the number of days of the trek, and all camping gear, on mules and horses. The campsite is elaborate and will have a kitchen tent, a dining tent, sleeping tents and a toilet tent. Sleeping tents are arranged based on the group size and can be on twin sharing basis or for single occupancy.

Tariff

Rs. 69,500* per head
(*inclusive of 5% GST)

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in 3 star property in Thimphu & Paro on twin sharing basis (hotel list is shared in advance)
  • Tents on the trek (single/double available)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Breakfasts when not on trek (i.e. in towns)
  • All meals including evening tea/coffee, snacks during the trek (your choice of cuisine can be arranged)
  • Trek staff – guide, horseman, cook, attendant etc.
  • Registered English speaking Guide
  • Dedicated vehicle while in towns
  • Driver charges, parking etc.

Exclusions

  • Walking sticks
  • Lunches & Dinners while not on trek (i.e. in towns)
  • Beverages, snacks, etc. in towns
  • Beverages on the trek
  • Laundry, expenses of a personal nature etc.
  • Entry charges to museums, monuments etc.
  • Domestic travel expense