The Laya-Gasa Trek is considered one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan, offering amazing views of some of the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes in Bhutan. This fourteen day, 217 km journey begins at Drukgyel in Paro and takes you through gorgeous alpine meadows, high mountain passes and dense sub-tropical jungles before terminating in Damji in Tashithang.
The first five days of this trek follow the same route as the Jomolhari Trek I through Jigme Singye National Park and offer awe-inspiring views of Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang. On the sixth day the path diverges and you will depart Lingshi for the camp site at Chebisa, a charming little village adorned with a beautiful waterfall of crystal clear water.
Along the trail you’ll be able to spot indigenous animals such as blue sheep and Takins, the national animal of Bhutan. You’ll travel through remote mountain villages inhabited by Layaps (people of Laya), a distinct segment of the Bhutanese society with unique culture, traditions and appearance. Thhe trek also offers a day of relaxation at the famous Gasa hot springs that is sure to rejuvenate you.
This is one of the more difficult treks offered in Bhutan due to the high altitudes and steep ascents and descents along the path.
Cost: US$ 4500 per person in a group of three or more.
- Government Royalty: USD 65 per Person per Night.
- 2% Government Tax per Person per Night.
- All Meals.
- Daily Mineral Water.
- English Language Speaking Guide.
- Comfortable and Luxurious Imported Cars for Internal Transportation with Skilled Driver.
- Entrance fees for Museums.
- The Government set package rate is valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
- Airfare international & Domestic.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal shopping.
- Tips for Guide & Driver.
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT PARO
DAY 2: HIKE TO TAKSHANG
DAY 3: GUNITSAWA VILLAGE – SHARNA ZAMPA
DAY 4: SHARNA ZAMPA – THANGTHANGKHA
DAY 5: THANGTHANGKHA – JANGOTHANG
DAY 6: JANGOTHANG HALT
DAY 7: JANGOTHANG – LINGSHI
DAY 8: LINGSHI – CHEBISA
DAY 9: CHEBISA– SHOMUTHANG
DAY 10: SHOMUTHANG – ROBLUTHANG
DAY 11: ROBLUTHANG – LIMITHANG
DAY 12: LIMITHANG – LAYA
DAY 13: LAYA – KOINA
DAY 14: KOINA – GASA TREK FINISH
DAY 15: PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING
DAY 16: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU
DAY 17: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
DAY 18: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING – PARO
DAY 19: DEPARTURE FOR NEST DESTINATION
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