Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

This is a short trek, near Thimphu, to a large number of lovely high altitude lakes. You pass through terraced paddy fields and through coniferous forests, to the settlements of Geynikha, 2,500m. The trail leads up the ridge and across meadows to a pass at 4,240m with a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range.

You will pass through several yak herders camps en-route the broad Labatama valley at 4,050m. The lakes are flourished with brown trout. Near the lakes is a mass of wild alpine which flowers in September. The routes are not well marked; it is more of a cross-country traverse. The trail descends steeply through mixed forest of rhododendron.


Day 01: Khoma to Geynekha 2,950m
Day 02: Geynekha to Gur 3,350m
Day 03: Gur to Labatamba 4,300m
Day 04: Labatamba to Panka 4,000m
Day 05: Panka to Talakha 3,080m
Day 06: Talakha to Simtokha and drive to Thimphu