Dagala Short Trek

Dagala Short Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Bhutan
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4,500M
  • Total Duration:9 days
  • Best Time:All around the year
  • Group Size:Minimum 2
  • Start Point:Paro
  • End Point:Paro
  • Accommodation:Hoteels
  • Transportation:Private Transportation

About Dagala Short Trek

Dagala Short Trek is an excellent option for the beginners who desire trekking in the Himalayan kingdom. Without taking up too much physical or mental pressure this journey can be done. The trek takes us to the elevation of maximum 4,500 meters. It is a superb getaway opportunity to travel in the dragon kingdom. Begin your wilderness adventure traveling with the expert and highly experienced team of Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. The trek comprising of sightseeing and trekking in and around the various famous monuments and regions in Bhutan. Dagala Short Trek allows you to familiarize yourself with the culture and tradition of the Bhutanese people.  Also you can learn the rich cultural and historical heritage of the country. Witness the history, culture, and Himalayas of Bhutan with Bharal Adventure.

This nine days trek is a perfect getaway option. Those travelers who are willing to take up trekking as their new adventure holiday experience dont miss it. This trek takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition allowing you to have the experience of camping in the picturesque landscapes and tranquil environment. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is the amazing trekking agency based in Nepal with the vast connection of Bhutan. Finally witness the magnificent Bhutan in the best competitive rate than the Bhutanese trekking or travel agencies. Book with us for the hassle free and the quality trip of Bhutan. Therefore, Bharal Adventure assures you best hospitality and quality services.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Paro [2,200m]
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Paro
  • Day 03: Paro to Genekha to Gur: 4 hrs
  • Day 04: Gur to Tshotsekha [2,900m] via Donlungghu Pass [4,500m]: 8 hrs
  • Day 05: Tshotsekha to Japhula [3,300m]: 8 hrs
  • Day 06: Japhula to Cherigang [3,500] via Japhula Pass [4,185m]: 5 hrs
  • Day 07: Cherigang to Thimphu: 3 hrs
  • Day 08: Thimphu to Paro: 1 hr 30 min
  • Day 09: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro [2,200m]

You will be received at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you can freshen up and take rest. In the afternoon, a visit to National Museum of Paro will be organized from where we will proceed to Paro Rimpong Dzong. To end the day, we shall take a leisurely stroll down to the parking areas across wonderful cantilever bridge built over Paro Chhu. You can either choose to relax in your hotel room or take a stroll around Paro town in the evening.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Paro

We have our breakfast and then drive to north end of Paro valley from where we begin our hike to Tiger Nest Temple, a renowned temple in Buddhist world which ceilings on the vertical cliff 900m above the valley floor. It will take about two hours to reach to the top which will be our warm-up for the trekking next day. We will also visit the historical Drukgyel ruin Dzong and Kichu temple on our way back to our hotel.

Day 03: Paro to Genekha to Gur: 4 hrs

Our trek begins from the village of Genekha where we will arrive after a short drive from Paro. Here, we can observe varieties of alpine flora and birds and animal species. Two hour gradual walk uphill takes us to a huge rock platform where we will take rest for some time and enjoy scenic view of the valley below. Another two hours trek will take us to Gur making the end of the trek for the day.

Day 04: Gur to Tshotsekha [2,900m] via Donlungghu Pass [4,500m]: 8 hrs

We wake up early in the morning to witness the first golden rays of the sun kissing the third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga and the highest peak in Bhutan – Mt. Jumolhari. Then we have our breakfast and set out on our day’s trek hiking straight uphill until we reach the ridge of Dolungghu from where we will enjoy the panoramic view of the valley and also Labathama, the valley of yak herders. We have our lunch and then retracing our steps, we get back to the bridge Genezampa at the height of 2,850m. We cross the bridge and following the fiddle road towards north, we walk until we arrive at the village of Zamto from where we move ahead few hours to reach Tshotsekha.

Day 05: Tshotsekha to Japhula [3,300m]: 8 hrs

Following the valley towards the north, we set out on one of the easiest hikes of our journey. We cross the ancient village of Tshotshekha and camp just below Japhula Pass.

Day 06: Japhula to Cherigang [3,500] via Japhula Pass [4,185m]: 5 hrs

Starting the gentle climb following a valley that slowly opens as we climb up, we ascend to Japhula Pass where we will have our lunch and cherish the views offered by the landscape. After lunch, we follow the trail going downhill taking pleasure in the fast changing vegetations. We will camp by the big ground that offers splendid view of the northern ranges of Bhutanese mountains.

Day 07: Cherigang to Thimphu: 3 hrs

This morning we enjoy the second sunrise over the mountain peaks of the journey. We have our breakfast and descend down through the mixed vegetation fields arriving at the main motor road of Chamgang village from where we will climb on the vehicle waiting for us and bid farewell to the trekking staffs and ponies. From here we drive to Thimphu where we will arrive on time for lunch.

Day 08: Thimphu to Paro: 1 hr 30 min

We will indulge in sightseeing around Thimphu before proceeding to Paro in the evening. The day will be spent visiting the Memorial Chorten, Buddha View Point, Takin’s Mini Zoo and Painting School before lunch and after having our lunch we will visit Textile Museum and Folk Heritage Museum.

Day 09: Final departure

This is the final day of yours in the dragon kingdom for this time. You will be escorted to the airport before you reporting time by one of our representatives.

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Cost Includes

  • Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee
  • Government royalty and all the taxes.
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons.
  • Accommodations in 3 to 4 star hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
  • Pony service and porters
  • Tips for tour guide and driver

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.

The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC

Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

Gavin Page
Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.


Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!


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Kathmandu Nepal
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