Dagala Trek

Thousand lakes trek & sightseeing

Overview

          Dagala is the name in general for the mountains lying between Thimphu and Dagana. These complex  and mosaic of mountains are indeed paradox that there is a saying in Bhutanese, ‘even by the time the Djop (nomad) dies of old age, he won’t have understood Dagala’. Dagala is also known for having so many lakes, hence the name Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek. It is a moderate trek with mostly short trekking days, but includes a few steep climbs. The route follows ancient path between Thimphu and Dagana. In ancient days, the Daga Penlop would be seen frequently travelling this route with a caravan of retinue as he paid his monthly or quarterly visits to his superior in Punakha or Thimphu. At every halt, legends surrounding lakes, mountains, stones and cliffs abound that you may wonder whether you have become Alice in Wonderland,  adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated with 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 you visit.

 

Belligundi Waterfalls

Rhapsody in Silver

Overview

   

Western Ghats are dotted with Pristine streams and Perrineal waterfalls. In the dense forest tucked away are few waterfalls which are difficult to access due to uneven terrain. The rich Sharavathi Valley is home to numerous waterfalls and offer a feast to ardent nature lover. Belligundi known as Kudumari waterfalls is one such waterfalls which offers challenge to any willing to explore it.

The get a very glimpse of waterfalls a and know its magnificience one has trudge through the beaten path. For a ardent trekker to reach the bottom one has cross the interminent streams, wading through grass, shedding blood to hungry leeches, descending and ascending slopes.Walking through the canopy listening to the sounds of chirping birds makes the hike memorable. The sight silver line of roaring waterfalls though the canopy cascading from height of 600 ft brings a pinch of curiosity in a individual.Taking a refreshing bath under the sprinkling water, a natural shower with a vibgyor of colors removes the hardship and rejunevates the body mind and soul..! 

FEW FACTS

Altitude 720 M ASL
Belligundi or Kudumari Waterfalls is one of the remote places in Western Ghats.


Trail Type
Evergreen & Moist deciduous forest with undualating inclined pathways & rivulets. A dense tropical rainforest trail.


Trekking Distance
24 Kms ( Approximately )


Attraction
The forest a home to teeming wildlife and paradise of bird watchers. The panoramic view of waterfalls and Sunset from kalgatta is a memorable experience.


Best Season
If you are a nature lover you will enjoy all seasons. Mother nature will be in kaleidioscope of colors. Avoid monsoon.! October to April.


Advisory
Trekking is allowed with prior permission from Forest department. Camping not Allowed strictly !. Go armed with mixture of tobacco and snuff to avoid leeches.


Water Resources
There are lot of streams along the trekking trail.However few may dry in summer.


Region
It is inside the Sharavathi reserved forest.


HOW TO REACH

Distance : 450 kms from Bangalore


By Road : NH 4


Driving Route : Bangalore – Shimoga – Kattinakaru Village


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