Fixed departure: Culture and Dagala-Trek
Price: 3.890 EUR / 4.660 USD
Date: 25. October-09. November 2018 with festival in Thimphu
As individual tour at your desired date
Best time of travel: March-May & October-December
Price for 1-2 persons: on request
Price for 3-6 persons: 4.190 EUR/person / 5.020 USD/person
Price for 7-10 persons: 3.890 EUR/person / 4.660 USD/person
Price from 10 persons onwards: on request
This extraordinary hiking and cultural journey is specially designed for the nature lover. We will take them into the magic land of Bhutan, in the beautiful valleys of Paro, Haa and Punakha. Come along on hikes to traditional villages and in places full of spirituality, meet the people of Bhutan and learn more about their lifes.
In Haatal you will stay overnight in a Heritage Lodge surrounded by a small farming village, everywhere else in comfortable hotels or resorts. You will also visit the capital of Bhutan – Thimphu – with its colorful shops and the huge Buddha statue high above the city. But probably the greatest highlight of the trip will be the 5-day Dagala Trek, along the Dagala Ranch, from Geynikha to Thimphu.
Deep blue lakes, camps of yak herders with their yaks grazing on the mountain slopes, an exceptional flora and fauna and beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and mountains await you on this tour. The unobtrusive friendliness of the people will enchant you and make your journey to a very special experience.
This trek requires good physical condition and overall fitness, since it goes up to heights over 4,000m, crossing some mountain passes and snaking its way through high pastures for yak herds. Dagala is the mountain god who watches over this area (that’s the reason for the name of this trek). Innumerable small mountain lakes are spread in the otherwise barren landscape, and due to this the trek has also the nickname “Thousand Lakes Trek”. The beautiful trekking path was used in former times mainly to bring cows all the way from southern Dagana to Thimphu for sale. Now the plateaus are basically used by yak herders, who let their animals graze unmolested.
Rare flowers (in May the slopes are full of blossoming rhododendrons, and in autumn the famous Edelweiss and other beautiful mountain flowers bloom profusely here) and various birds can be found on the mountain sides. We are continuously surrounded with stunning views of the snowy peaks of Jomolhari and Jichu Drake, and even sometimes the Kanchenjunga massif in Sikkim. Crystal clear lakes with numerous fish are the hallmark of this trip.
Walking time: 4 to 7 hours / several campsites over 4.000m / Overnights in camping tent
On day 13 we return first to Thimphu and finally to Paro.
Basic data for Culture & Dagala Trek as fixed departure:
Basic data for Culture & Dagala Trek as individual tour:
You can choose your own date, but we will happily assist you if you need some help.
Of course this travel can be modified according to your wishes: extend, shorten or change! We are open to (almost) anything.
In general we’d like to arrange this tour also for single travelers. Only during the very busy times in high season we might have to refuse. Simply ask for possible dates!
Challenging Trekking with culture; max. 10 participants
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