Friday, 25 November 2016 19:00
Thousand lakes trek & sightseeing
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.
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 14:37
For A Glimpse of the Magnificient
The Goechala trail starts from Yuksom,a historical place that was the earlier capital of Sikkim, enters the Kanchendzonga National Park, passes through moss - laden forests of oak, chestnut, pine, maple, magnolia, rhododendron and many other varieties of pine,crosses the Tibetan community villages at Tsokha, the alpine pastures of Dzongri (~4000M), Samiti lake, a high altitude fresh water lake, before reaching the Goechala pass, from where one can view the majestic splendors of Mount Kanchendzonga, Mount Kabru and Kabru Dome, Forked Peak, Pandim and Lami Peaks. This trail is also called the“Rhododendron trail”because of the abundance of multi-coloured Rhododendron trees that line the entire trail. This is one of the most popular and fascinating treks in Sikkim.. It is a naturalist's paradise. This forest is home to many varieties of wild plants, exotic orchids equally spectacular varieties of birds and butterflies. One can come across wildlife which includes the Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Marbled Cat and the Red Panda to name a few.