Monday, 15 February 2016

An Ultimate Travel Guide to Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

The only trek in Bhutan which offers a mesmerizing view of all the high mountain peaks is the Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek. This trek is highly cherished due to the unmatched view of the third highest peak in the world,i.e. Mt. Kenchenjunga, Mt. Everest, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and few other high peaks. Hence, a notable number of trekkers come here to enjoy the beauty of picturesque lakes, abundant wildlife, fishing and various villages. This trek is basically a moderate trek with short trekking days and a few steep climbs. If you are a nature lover, then this trek is apt for you, on account of a variety of flora and fauna combined with a glimpse of the local nomadic lifestyle. So, this trek might be somewhat strenuous for you, but the beauty and tranquility of natural landscapes are worth the effort.

Further, it is generally said that the major prerequisite to have maximum fun at any destination, is to be aware of comprehensive details regarding that specific place. Hence, if you are planning your Holiday in Bhutan, and desire to explore this amazing trek, then it is quite necessary for you to keep abreast with the following:

1. Major Highlights

A prior knowledge about the major highlights of this trek will help you keep track with the magnificent stuff worthy of exploring. Some of the visual treats are:
  • High mountain passes,  alpine meadows, yak herder camps, lakes
  • Temples and Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas
  • Village excursions and farmhouse visits
  • Hike up to the popular Taktsang Monastery
  • Medieval Dzongs, markets, and museums

2. Best Season

The ideal time to go trekking is totally dependent on your specifications, but generally the most preferred time is supposed to be the months of:
  • April
  • September
  • October

3. Trekking Route

Widely known for its short trekking routes, this trek is one of the most fascinating treks on account of its spellbinding scenic views. This trek typically starts from Gynekha – Gur (that begins with Gynekha village and a short descent to the river) and ends at Talakha – Chamgang. This trek would hardly take 6 days to complete and get closer to premier landscaping and lakes.

4. Trekking Kit

To ensure an indelible trekking experience, your trekking kit must be filled with all the necessary stuff to keep you safe and sound. Some of the major assortments to carry along are:
  • Down Jackets
  • Insect repellent
  • Trekking trousers
  • Water repellent hiking boots
  • Energy drinks
  • Sponge and travel towel

5. Trekking Equipment

It is generally found that a number of Bhutan Vacation Packages include several amenities for the trekkers that may include the following:
  • Sleeping Tent (Twin basis)
  • Kitchen Tent
  • Grocery & Vegetable items
  • Table and Chair
  • Dining Tent
  • Toilet Tent
  • Horses for luggage
  • Sleeping Mattress (Thin as well as waterproof)
  • Dining Set
  • Trekking Staffs (Cook, helper, waiter, horseman) ,

With such information, you are now ready to traverse to the high altitude lakes and capture the moments for a lifetime in the arms of the Himalayas.