This seven days 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 Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the lakes.
While this is a somewhat strenuous trek, it is well worth the effort because of the tranquility and beauty of natural landscape that you will enjoy during the journey. The best time to embark on this trek is between April-June or September –October.
Note: As such, it will be raising the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of USD:65 per person per night for tourists to USD:200, which will go towards activities that promote carbon-neutral tourism and build a more sustainable tourism sector. This includes offsetting the carbon footprint of tourists and upskilling workers in the sector. Indian tourists will pay a previously stipulated fee, which will be revised at a later date. The rate refers to the minimum sum paid by all tourists for an all-inclusive package tour to Bhutan.
The fee changes came into effect on 20 June 2022. You can also visit the Tourism Department’s official website:
Day 1: Arrive at Paro
Day 2: Paro Sightseeing
Day 3: Paro – Thimphu
Day 4: Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 5: Thimphu – Genekha (Trek Starts)
Day 6: Genekha – Gur. 5Km. 4 hours
Day 7: Gur – Labatama. 12 Km. 5 hours
Day 8: Labatama halt
Day 9: Labatama – Panaka. 8 Km. 4 hours
Day 10: Panaka – Talakha. 8 Km. 4 hours
Day 11: Talakha Thimphu – Paro (Trek Ends)
Day 12: Departure