Dagala Thousand Lakes trekking holiday, Bhutan
Description of Dagala Thousand Lakes trekking holiday, Bhutan
On this Bhutan trekking holiday, around the Dagala Thousand Lakes region, you will be hiking for six days out of the nine that we have included in this itinerary. This is a tailor made trip, however, and so we can adjust the itinerary according to your interests, fitness levels or time frame. We consider the itinerary below to be of a moderate level, with some challenging mountain passes, and so a good level of fitness and stamina is required, to manage not only the elevations but also the camping and full on outdoors nature of the trip.
The rewards of these treks are huge, however, hiking to exquisite mountain lakes, through alpine meadows and over ridges which give those much sought after views of the Bhutan Himalayas, to peaks including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Masang Gang, Tsenda Gang and Gangchhenta.
This trekking holiday also includes time in both Paro and Thimpu, two important towns in Bhutan, as well as a finale of a pilgrimage hike to the great Taktsang Monastery, otherwise known as the Tigerís Nest, perched on a 900m cliff.
PlanetEnvironment has always been our major concern. We try our best to implement the policy of environmental conservation on every service and tour. Our main direction is to provide first class adventure and holiday experience in Bhutan.
We have also conducted various plantation and river cleansing campaigns, in order to contribute to environmental conservation.
Explanations are given during any trekking tours of how to conserve scarce fuel resources, as well as reducing litter & waste production (for example by not ordering numerous different items from trekking lodge menus, and by treating water rather than buying numerous mineral water bottles).
We have recycling information booklets we provide to every client on arrival wherever possible. We do not produce a glossy brochure, concentrating on a comprehensive website, and providing as much information to our travelers as possible electronically, reducing the use of paper and inks.
In the field, guides, porters and clients are all oriented in responsible travel. A zero litter policy is in place so that it minimizes wastage in the region.
PeopleOur Company operate as such that the journeys ensure benefits to the local people and their surrounding as much as possible and any potential negative impacts at the destinations are minimized. We are dedicated to giving something back to the local community.
We understand and appreciate the hard work the guides and porters perform. Therefore we treat and obey the following Guide and Porter Policy to ensure the conditions for our guides and porters are of a humane standard. We work towards eliminating avoidable illness, injury and death.
All our staff are from local communities. Our guides are English speaking and have years of experience as they live locally. Each guide comes fully equipped and supported by us, having obtained the training in the related tourism sectors including Department of Tourism, Guide Association of Bhutan and Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators.
We also organize a small donation foundation where the travelers can also help the locals by supporting one student by giving educational materials such as pencils, crayons, books and paper etc.