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Dagala Ancient Trail

The ancient footpath from Thimphu to Dagana was once an important highway in medieval Bhutan. Before the construction of motor roads in the early 1960s, it served as an important traditional highway between the southern and western Bhutan. Deities and monks, penlop and government officials, lamas and laities, cattle and herders, porters and horses, village traders and farmers, riling and many wild animals earlier treaded this traditional zhunglam. The people of Dagana in particular used this road for purpose of government, business and pastoral movements. They also travelled this road to farm their summer land in Genyekha, and to pay

Revenues to the government. Even today, cattle herders, farmers, village businessmen and tourists continue to tread the road. This 5 days trek is embedded in ruins and some old paved roads struggling against the wilderness only remind any traveller of a rich ancient history.

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