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If you are newly married then certainly you have been looking for destinations for your honeymoon. Have you listed Bhutan in your wishlist? If no, then you are missing out on some of the mesmerizing things that nature has in store. From the numerous places in Bhutan, Dargana is one of the stunning places in Bhutan where more than 80% of the place is under forest. You will find some of the hardy trees like Augury, Champ, Sal, and Chirpine growing across the place. This is situated beneath major valleys Wangdue Phodrng and Thimphu and stretches down to the Kingdom’s southern border.

Dagana in Bhutan is not only a place where you can be mesmerized to find the spectacular views of nature. But, just hold your breath because you will be surprised to know that Dagana is also a famous trekking destination. So if you have that trekking spree within you, then give your honeymoon a twist of trekking to the Dagana.

The trek route is Dagana has been recently established. The entire trail goes from the ancient trade route, which is between Dagana and Thimphu. This is not largely known along with is an untouched destination. A paradise that consists of isolated villages and dense forest with wildlife. While trekking, you will find the impressive rugged landscape, untouched development and an untouched place with only a few visitors. The trek initiated from south of the Thimphu valley which ascent to the high altitude and finally goes down from a dense forest which is home to wild leopard, bears and tigers.

Attractions and Places to See

Arrive At Paro:
To start the trek, you need to reach Paro where your tour guide will wait with his team to greet you and transfer to a hotel. On your arrival, you can have a look at the Paro valley. The more you explore this region, the more you find mesmerizing things of nature. You can plan to visit the Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong which is a National museum now and then Dumtse Lhakhang. Lastly, you can stroll with your partner around the town and enjoy the local lifestyle.

The Tigers Nest Hike:
Get ready early in the morning to start from Tiger’s Nest Base and your destination is to hike till goemba. Hiking to the Taktsang Goemba can take 3-4 hours at a normal speed, as it is an uphill task. You can choose to explore the Tiger’s Nest, and once you are done the exploring, you can choose to follow the same path. Check the known Kyichu Lhakhang which is the oldest and first temple in Bhutan that dates back to 7th century. Once you have visited these places, you can then drive back to your hotel.

Once you have completed your breakfast, continue driving to Gyenekha which is under Thimphu district. Once you take the main road, take the farm road which will be another 8km to the school. From the school, you will find a tiny descent lake where the trekking team will be waiting for you. The adventure begins here. First day, you have to trek only for 7km which will begin from crossing the suspension bridge and then gently going uphill till you reach Gur campsite. Here you will find yaks, a huge number of wildflowers along with massive juniper and fig forest.

The trail will start from the birch, fir, spruce and the rhododendron forest. The trek will end on the Pagalaptsa pass. From here, the gradual slope will provide you with a panoramic view of the sounding landscape. The beauty of the farfetched Himalayan peaks and the mesmerizing Mt. Kanchenjunga makes it a photographer’s paradise. The more you continue to the trail, you will find yak herders with a mesmerizing backdrop that is certainly worth taking pictures.

Once you leave the campsite, you will cross a small river. From here, you will find there gradually ascending. Once you leave the pass, you will be greeted with Langtso Lake and then to the Lawagu Pass. From the zenith, you can find a spectacular view of the Mt. Jomolhari along with the other mountain peaks. Spending time with your partner here in the wilderness provides you with the chance to know each other even better.

Your trail will start from descending from the rich rhododendron. You need to keep continuing downhill from the dense fir, rhododendron, hemlock, pine and spruce forest. This is definitely a very gentle path, but there might be some point where you have to cross the wet and muddy roads. In your route, you will also find herds of horses and yaks. Finally, you will be taken to the open meadow that is a campsite.

With the trail continuing to go more, Dagana in Bhutan can become a great choice for trekking. You can choose to go back to the hotel and enjoy some peaceful time with your partner. Also, make sure you keep your camera ready to capture the best shots of nature that you will pass through. Moreover, with some an amazing backdrop, don’t forget to click some pictures of you with your partner and make it a memorable experience.

So, rather than spending a honeymoon in a conventional way, opt for Dagana trek with your partner and create memories to be cherished forever.