This six day trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more.
During the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. The trail also takes you through several Bhu...
Day 1Trek starts at beautiful Gynekha village
Gynekha - Gur
Ascent: 550 m, Descent: 210 m, Camp altitude: 3,290 m.
We will begin our trek from beautiful Gynekha village. After crossing the river you start climbing until you reach a huge rock platform from where you have a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours you reach Gur, an area of yak pastures located just below the main trail.
Day 2Pass through several yak herder huts.
Gur - Labatama
Ascent: 1,220 m Descent: 110 m Camp altitude: 4,300 m.
Next day we will across through the high ridges from where you can truly appreciate the rugged beauty of the mountain vegetation and view of Kanjenjunga (Sikkim) As you descend the pass you will be able to see the entirety of the Dagala mountain range including meadows and yak herder camps. Once you have descended into the Labatama valley you begin climbing gradually through the valley, passing several yak herder huts before you arrive at Uthso Tsho. The campsite is right next to the lake.
Day 3Recuperating at Labatama
Today we will be dedicated to relaxing and recuperating at Labatama. You can have an excursion to any of three nearby lakes: Reli Tsho, Hen Tsho and Jama Tsho. Hikers are encouraged to take the opportunity to engage in some trout fishing as the location is ideal.
Day 4The trail climbs along the western side of Dala Tsho.
Labatama - Panka
Ascent: 260 m Descent: 520 m Camp altitude: 4,000 m.
The trail climbs along the western side of Dala Tsho. You can have a specticular view of mountain peaks like Mt. Everest (Nepal), Mt. Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), Mt. Jomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake, Mt. Tshering Gang and Mt. Gangche Ta.
Day 5View different varieties of blue poppy & mountain Birds
Panka - Talakha
Ascent: 180 m Descent: 110 m Camp altitude: 3,080 m.
Today you should keep your eyes open for different varieties of blue poppy (June-July) and mountain birds while in this area.
After crossing the last pass, Tale La (4,180m) you start a long descent to Talakha Gompa. You will camp right beside the monastery and wake up to the early morning prayers of the monks. From here you will be treated to a great view of Bhutan’s capital Thimphu.
Day 6Trek Ends at Chamgang
Talakha - Chamgang
Descent: 440 m
After early breakfast we will decent down from the monastery which will lead you to the village of Chamgang.
Chamgang - Thimphu
After short refreshment you will be drove back to Thimphu.