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Sagala Short Trek

The two- or three-day Sagala Trek from the Haa Valley to Paro is a perfect excursion to add-on to your tour itinerary for an experience of trekking in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Camp in comfort in peaceful valleys surrounded by dense forest and rhododendron, under the shadow of towering peaks. Walk through quaint villages forgotten by time and past remote hermitage retreats, befriend yaks, and reflect on your inspiring journey beside a still alpine lake. 

 

1 or 2 NIGHT TREK
DEPARTS: PARO, BHUTAN

Maximum elevation: 3,720 m
Level of difficulty: Easy-Medium
Availability: March - May & September - November
Minimum group size: 1 person (subject to Government of Bhutan single-person supplements)

TRek EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfare to Bhutan. (This can be arranged for you.  Please contact us for details).
  • Stopover hotel if needed
  • Comprehensive travel insurance.  Click here for an insurance quote.
  • Additional activities e.g. massage, hot stone bath and some spa activities before and after trek
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips for trekking staff and guide

TRek INCLUSIONS

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All meals, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • Bhutan visa, Bhutan government tourism royalties and local taxes
  • 1 or 2 nights fully serviced camping trek including:
  • Two-man tent, sleeping bag, mattress, blankets, toilet tent, shower tent, dining tent, table and chairs, hot water bags for feet
  • Trekking cook, and assistant cooks if needed
  • Pack mules
  • Camping fees
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ITINERARY

Note: This itinerary does not include any days or nights before or after the trek. Please contact us to build an itinerary around this short trek, or add this on to one of our other tours. 

DAY 1

Paro to Haa to Talung:  Drive from Paro over the Chelila Pass to serene Haa, a remote forested valley dotted with quaint villages. In the afternoon explore the Haa Valley, its temples and farmhouses, then camp at Talung Village. 
Overnight: Camp, Talung Village.
Camp altitude: 3,150 m.

DAY 2

Talung to Sagala to Dogney Tso:  Climb up to the Sagala Pass, at 3,720 m, from where you can see all the way to Paro and Mount Jomolhari on one side and back to Haa and the border with Tibet on the other side. Head downhill through rhododendron and conifer forest to camp at the shores of Dogney lake. 
Overnight: Camp, Dogney Tso.
Camp altitude: 3,200 m.

DAY 3

Dogney Tso to Paro via Drukgyel Dzong:  Continue to trek downhill through thick vegetation, flourishing with birdlife. After passing a few villages you'll reach the Balakha Chhu, where you will be met by a car for the final leg back to Paro. 
Overnight: Paro.
Altitude: 2,250 m.
 

alternative ITINERARY

DAY 1

Haa to Sagala to Dogney Tso:  Beginning from Haa in the morning, climb from Talung Village up to the Sagala Pass, 3,720 m, from where you can see all the way to Paro and Mount Jomolhari on one side and back to Haa and the border with Tibet on the other side. Head downhill through rhododendron and conifer forest to camp at the shores of Dogney lake. 
Overnight: Camp, Dogney Tso.
Camp altitude: 3,200 m.

DAY 2

Dogney Tso to Paro via Drukgyel Dzong:  Continue to trek downhill through thick vegetation, flourishing with birdlife. After passing a few villages you'll reach the Balakha Chhu, where you will be met by a car for the final leg to Paro. 
Overnight: Paro.
Altitude: 2,250 m.

 
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