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Home Tour Packages 12 Days Thousand Lake Trek Tour

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Geylegphug

Tour Activities : Trekking, Museums

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys

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Thimphu, Paro and Geylegphug Tour Overview

Famously known as the Thousand Lake Trek, this trek starts from Genekha and ends at Chamgang which is within the Thimphu district. You will be witnessing multitude of pristine crystal clear lakes and stunning view of some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more. You yourself will be hiking thought 4 passes (highest pass bring at the altitude of more than 4500 m).

Thimphu, Paro and Geylegphug Tour Itinerary

Day 1
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. They will lead you to your hotel. By evening we will visit the Paro market and town and Spending the overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 2
The next morning we will visit to Ta Dzong, built in 1651 as a watchtower. Later it was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum. The collections in the museum include art, relics, religious thangkha paintings, postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, as well as a small natural history collection. After which we will visit the Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), ‘the fortress of the heap of jewels’, built in 1646, and now housing the offices of the district administration and Paro’s monk body.
After lunch we will visit one of the oldest and sacred shrines in Bhutan knows as Kyichu Lhakhang which was built by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century.
Day 3
We will be driving to the Capital city which will probably take us 2 hrs, after which we will be visiting the following places in Thimphu:
National Memorial Chorten;
Tashichhodzong (the fortress of the glorious religion);
National Library;
Institute for Zorig Chusum (Bhutanese arts and crafts school);
National Institute of Traditional Medicine
Handicrafts Emporium.
Day 4
Distance 14 km
Estimated time 4 hours
Our day begins with a 45 minutes’ drive to reach the starting point of the trek. The first day of trek will be an easy hike of around 3 hrs. We will be walking along a mule path and get to see some amazing terraced fields and coniferous forest. Our trek for the day will end at Genekha School and we will be camping at Genekha alongside a stream (2800 m).
Day 5
Distance 15 km
Estimated time 4 hours
We will be able to see the true communion with nature in today’s trek. And you will see many varieties of alpine plants and also some animals and many birds. After two hours of walking slowly uphill, rest at a huge rock platform, from which there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek we will reach our campsite. Camp is at a place known as Gur, where flowers are abundant in spring.
Day 6
Distance 12 km
Estimated time 5 hours

As you walk over the ridges, you can enjoy the beauty of the rugged mountain vegetation. Today's walk takes us through meadows with wild asparagus and other small plants, and if you do this walk in the spring, it feels like you're walking on carpets of flowers. Right after hike through the first pass, it opens up a wonderful view of the entire Dagala region, the alluvial plains and the camps of the yak herders. We have lunch at a nearby yak shepherd camp. After lunch, we walk across hills and meadows and end our three-day walk at Yutsho Lake, which is teeming with golden trout. We will be camping near the lake.
Day 7
This day is for an excursion to any one of three lakes: Relitsho, Hentsho and Jamatsho. Your trekking leader will tell you mystical stories about these lakes. This would also be an ideal time and place for some trout fishing.
Day 8
It’s time to get refreshed with an easy hike to Setsho Lake. During this day you could spend the day fishing for trout. If you wish to you could also go visit the nearby lake known as Jagetsho Lake. Or you could try climbing Jomo, a 5,050 m peak. Lunch at the summit, with spectacular views all around, can be memorable experience. Return to camp by dusk and prepare for the next day. .
Day 9
Distance 8 km
Estimated time 4 hours
Walk for 20 minutes upwards before beginning the descent at around 4,460 m. There will be splendid views of the Himalayas on the descent. Your escort will help you in identifying individual peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserimgang, Khangbum, Masagang, Tsendegang and Gangchenta.
Our camp will be set at Panka.
Day 10
Distance 8 km
Estimated time 4 hours
This day entails the crossing of several increasingly impressive passes. You will see several varieties of the blue poppy (if trekking June-July) and also many mountain birds along the way. Lunch at the point where the trail divides into two paths leading to Talekha and to Wangduephodrang respectively. After lunch, an hour’s gradual climb brings us to the top of the last ridge on the Dagala range from where there is a spectacular view of Thimphu valley below. Another hour’s walk and you are at the last camp, a little above Talekha monastery
This day includes some increasingly impressive passes. On the way, you can see several types of blue poppy (if you trek in June-July) and also many mountain birds. Lunch will be served at the point where the track splits into two tracks leading to Talekha and Wangduephodrang respectively. After lunch, a one-hour gradual ascent takes you to the top of the last Ridge of Dagala Mountain, where you can enjoy incredible views of Thimphu Valley below. Another hour of walking and you are at the last camp, above the Talekha monastery
Day 11
Distance 6 km
Estimated time 2 hours

Passing through alpine and mixed vegetation (bamboo thickets and wild flowers) we will reach Talekha monastery and village. We walk through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, finally reaching the main motor able road to Thimphu where our transport is waiting for us. Drive to Thimphu in time for lunch, and in the evening drive back to Paro. Have a relaxing night at the hotel in Paro.
Day 12
After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.

More Details about Thimphu, Paro and Geylegphug Tour

Inclusions

  • EP (No Meal)
  • Trekking Cost
  • The Government of Bhutan requires all trekking to be done with a registered trekking operator in Bhutan. All trekking with us will be accompanied by trekker trained professionals including a trekking guide, cook, and few horsemen. The cost will be higher for solo trekkers but the cost will come down as the number increases as the cost will be shared.
  • Please let us know and we will give promptly give you the best price to make your trekking a wonderful experience.
  • Trekking Information
  • Trekking through the Himalayas of Bhutan could be physically and mentally demanding but it’s definitely worth it for its beautiful nature and clear air as Bhutan being a carbon negative country.
  • The best time for trekking in Bhutan is in spring and autumn. Enjoy the beauty of blossom of flowers in the month of April and May and clear views in November.
  • On the trek through different places of Bhutan we would be able to view forest, snow-peaked mountains, rhododendron forests, traditional farm houses, wild animals, alpine meadows and villages.
  • An experienced guide will be provided on all treks. Professional cooks and horses for transportation will also be available. You will only need to carry your bag-pack.
  • The trek takes us over some of the highest passes in Bhutan ranging from an altitude of 3000 m to 5000 m. The trek varies from a short four day hike up to three week long hike. . Depending on altitude, a trekking day is usually about 6 to 7 hours (including stops) and almost all trekking in Bhutan involves overnights in a tents.
  • We also provide other adventurous services such as one day hike across Bhutan, mountain biking, rafting and kayaking.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Trekking Kit

  • Much of the kit will be provided by us for your comfort but you might need your personal clothing and toiletaries. Below is the list you might need for long trips, ask us if you want to know more.
  • Items - Description.
  • General -
  • bag to put overnight
  • Waterproof sac
  • Plastic bags
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag – 3 season up to about 3000 meters, 4 season above that
  • Silk liner for extra warmth
  • Thermarest inflating mattress
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Clothing
  • Trekking trousers -
  • Fleece pants or tracksuit to wear in camp
  • T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirt
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom) for night use
  • Outerwear
  • Down jacket if above 3500 meters -
  • Fleece
  • Windproof jacket
  • Waterproofs
  • Scarf and gloves
  • Footwear -
  • Hiking boots (should be water repellent)
  • Sandals or trainers for use in camp (in summer and early Autumn make sure these are waterproof)
  • Thick hiking socks and silk sock liners to guard against blisters
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season or in snow
  • Sandals or trainers for use in camp (in summer and early Autumn make sure these are waterproof)
  • Thick hiking socks and silk sock liners to guard against blisters
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season or in snow
  • Other -
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch with spare batteries and bulbs
  • Washing line
  • Small knife
  • Water bottles (preferably metal) or alternatively a hydration pack such as CamelBak
  • Dextrose tablets, snack bars and energy drinks
  • Medicine -
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Rehydration sachets
  • Paracetamol
  • Plasters
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Lozenges
  • Sting relief and Insect repellent
  • Toiletries - Towel and sponge
  • Soap and biodegradable liquid for laundry
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper, tissues, wet wipes
  • Sun cream (including total sun block)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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