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Laya Gasa

Laya Gasa is one of the treks that will always rank as one of Bhutan’s finest treks. The route offers fantastic mountain views at close range including Mt. Gangchey Ta (Tiger Mountain), mother of the female river flowing through Punakha valley. This trek offers interesting trekking conditions from picturesque farmland and forests to alpine pastureland and high passes. Spectacular campsites, beneath some of Bhutan’s most impressive peaks are also the features of this trekking route. Various isolated places of cultural interest fen route further enhance its characteristics. The trek will end with a dip at the Gasa Tshachu (hot spring) relaxing every bone in your body and the memories of the special trek will stay with you for a lifetime.

Laya Gasa trek heads northwest from Paro, offering a great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and sub-tropical forests to alpine pastureland and high passes Gobuala 4650m, Jarila 4600m and Shinjela 4900m lays the valley of Laya. The inhabitants of these tow valleys are nomads subsisting almost entirely on the produce and products of sheep and yaks. The inhabitants of Laya s an ethnic group are quite different from the rest of the Bhutanese people. This trekking route has a combination of thick forests of rhododendron, willow, oak, blue pine, golden birch, juniper. It takes you through the isolated, unique and traditionally rich villages of Chebisa and Laya, passing through several nomadic campsites. Wild life such as Takin and Blue Sheep can be seen and even snow leopards can sometimes be spotted on this trek. Relax at the hot springs. It is truly a rewarding trek.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly to Paro
Day 03: Trek Begins. Paro to Shana (17km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 04: Trek to Soi Thangthangkha (22km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 05: Trek to Jangothang (19km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 06: Rest day in Jangothang
Day 07: Trek to Lingshi (18km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 08: Trek to Chebisa (10km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 09: Trek to Shomuthang (17km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Robluthang (18km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 11: Trek to Limithang (19km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 12: Limithang – Laya (10km, 4-5 hrs)
Day 13: Rest day in Laya
Day 14: Trek to Koena (19km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 15: Trek to Gasa (14km, 6-7 hrs)
Day 16: Rest day in Gasa
Day 17: Trek to Geon Damji (18km, 5-6 hrs)
Day 18: Trek Ends. Geon Damji – Punakha (16km, time 5 hours)
Day 19: Drive to Thimphu
Day 20: Drive to Paro
Day 21: Final departure

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus (all airport transfers).
  • Standard government approved accommodation (in twin share rooms) for the duration of tour.
  • Service of licensed English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guides.
  • All sightseeing tours, Monument /Museum entrance Fees as per itinerary.
  • All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee for whole duration of your stay in Bhutan.
  • Country Presentation & Tour Briefing on Day 1 evening with welcome drinks.
  • Cultural afternoon/evening consisting of traditional mask dances & folk dances (with beverages) ~ For Group Tours
  • Mineral water supply for the tour.
  • Government Royalty this goes to the country’s health & education projects.
  • Private Transport & Driver within Bhutan. (Imported Prado’s, Micro Buses & Toyota Coaster Buses)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expanse.
  • Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance
  • All trekking arrangements and required number of staff.
  •  All Route Permits & monument access permits

  • Druk air fare from/to Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue. You required 2 passport size photos & your password copy.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  •  Personal clothing and equipment’s.
  • Tips for guide and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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