While trekking in Bhutan, you will experience Bhutan’s raw natural beauty – where the dense foliage changes dramatically as the sub tropical jungles merge into a fertile temperate zone and rise up to the great northern glaciers. Bhutan’s pristine environment is home to exotic wildlife and is a last refuge for endangered species like the Black-Necked Crane, the Blue Sheep, the Golden Langur, the White-bellied Heron and even the Royal Bengal Tiger.

The Dagala trek, also known as the “Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek”, starts in the village of Genikha in Thimphu (the capital city) and extends 43 kilometres to Chamgang.  While the Dagala trek is less well-known than the famed Druk Path, the trek has much more to offer with pristine lakes, hidden waterfalls and majestic views of the Himalayas (when weather permits).

While working as a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Department at the Royal Thimphu College in Thimphu, Bhutan, Jesse Montes executed the six day “Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek” and he has shared these inspiring stills he captured while trekking in Bhutan.

For more information on the Dagala Thousand Lake Trek and other trekking adventures in Bhutan, visit Breathe Bhutan