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

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

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!


Annapurna base camp

We did our trekking to Annapurna base camp & Muktinath with Arjun from Bharal Adventures. Quite a well-organized trip and both Arjun and porter Hari presented themselves with professionalism and we enjoyed the trip. It was awesome to watch Annapurna and Machhapuchare


Recommander l’Agence Bharal Adventure

Je tiens à recommander l'Agence Bharal Adventure que nous avons eu l'occasion d'utiliser dans le cadre de notre Trek au Népal.

En effet, nous n'avons eu qu'à louer le professionnalisme, l'accueil, le sérieux et la capacité d'écoute des différents interlocuteurs rencontrés au sein de l'Agence. Notre binôme Guide Sujan e a été omniprésent et rigoureux pour nous permettre d'atteindre nos objectifs personnels et de découvrir les charmes et secrets du Népal. La capacité d'adaptation, l'écoute, la sécurité, la gentillesse et la connaissance de leur métier sont les principales caractéristiques de ceux-ci. Notre satisfaction n'en ai que plus grande.

Au de-là d'un rêve qui a pu devenir réalité, ce trek qui partait de Shivalaya après Jiri jusqu' au Kala Patthar en passant par GokyoRi et le col du Cho La, est finalement une des meilleures approches de la découverte de ce pays et des paysages de haute montagne. 
C'est sur la recommandation de Base Camp que nous avons pu l'aborder, l'envisager et finalement le reussir. De fait, je retiens que si je devais avoir de nouveaux objectifs montagneux dans l'avenir au Népal, je n'aurai aucune hésitation à les contacter pour envisager avec eux ce projet


Everest Base Camp – Wonderful Trekking Experience 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2017

Me and my friends did EBC trekking from 26 Nov to 7 Dec and we had the best experience with Arjun from Bharal Adventure. I am The Snail Queen and I am not a strong climber and hiker but Arjun and the porters Robin and Sham helped me a lot so I can fulfill my dreams to reach Everest Base Camp. Thanks A lot for making this a memorable journey, thank you for sharing your knowledge on all the mountains and thank you for really showing me Nepal and its people and wonderful nature and of cos the magnificent and majestic mountains . I definitely recommend the services from Bharal Adventure if you are looking for more than just a hiking trip but a memory that lasts a life time


EBC trekking with Bharal Adventure

We team of 6 from Malaysia undergoing our trekking journey guided by our professional tour guide, Arjun Dhakal & 3 good porters. We managed to make it to EBC on 19 May 2018. Arjun he is well in arranging our itinerary included route, accommodation, meal and even care about our safety. I was having bad cough and walking very slow far behind my teammate on my last day of trekking down to Lukla. And he was walking next to me, never left me alone. Together we finally reached Lukla within estimated time. Due to bad weather, we were stuck at Lukla for 1 day, as our flight is on the day after. Arjun had been trying his best to get us helicopter ticket on the next day. Once ticket confirmed, we went down hill to Sukey to catch our helicopter. From there I saw some others feeling upset as they waited for 6 hours but couldn’t get their helicopter ticket back to Kathmandu. We are blessed that Arjun never dissappointed us. He had make us a wonderful and unforgettable trip. Thanks to Arjun! Highly recommended tour with Bharal Adventure

Suk wang,

Excellent people!

After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. 

Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip.

So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance.

I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc.

There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team.

The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake.

The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes.

We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together.

When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers.

In summary, the trip went very well and we were looked after extremely well by professional team of Bharal Adventure.

My recommendation to potential clients of Bharal Adventure, if you have needs or concerns (including cost) please just be open to them. They are open, respected and young people who place trust and honesty very high in their business dealings.


Perfect Everest Base Camp Trek

Really beautiful vacation - I intensely suggest this! You meander through this long beautiful river valley in the environment of steep slopes that begin out at 15-22,000 feet.Yet, soon enough you can see your destination off far afield away - the every highest mountains in the world. Its as a result marvelous to both be where you are but to as well as see where your journey is to comply to you. Also unbelievable are the 500 year pass sweet, easy, astonishing Buddhist Sherpa villages. And don't forget to fade away into the Tengboche Monastery - what a treat. I'm going protection!


Recommend Bharal Adventure to everyone

I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

Katharina Zurschmiede,

Great Trekking Company

Bharal Adventure does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment yo...

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