Laya Gasa Trek – 18 Days

Laya Ghasa

  • City tour and sightseeing around Paro.
  • Gasa Hot springs
  • Sightseeing in Thimphu.
  • Laya the second highest settlement in the country
  • Crossing the Shinchela Pass at 5,000m

Description

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. This trekking route has a combination of thick forests of rhododendron, willow, oak, blue pine, golden birch, juniper. The Laya Ghasa trek 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!

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival at Paro Airport (2,280m). Overnight at a hotel.

Day 02 – Sightseeing around Paro. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03 – Drive from Paro to Shana (2,890m) – Distance: 15 kms – 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 04 – Trek to Thangthangka (3,575m) – Distance: 22 kms – 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 05 – Trek to Jangothang (4,044m) – Distance: 17 kms – 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 06 – Rest Day in Jangothang. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 07 – Trek to Lingshi (4,010m) – Distance: 21 kms – 7 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 08 – Trek to Chebisa – Distance: 16 kms – 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 09 – Trek to Shakya Pasang (4,000m) – Distance: 14 kms – 5 hours. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 10 – Trek to Robkuthang (4,160m) – Distance: 16 kms – 8 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 11 – Trek to Limithang (4,160m) – Distance: 14 kms – 7 hours. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 12 – Trek to Laya (3,800m) – Distance: 9 kms – 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 13 – Rest day in Laya. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 14 – Trek to Koina (3,240m) – Distance: 16 kms – 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 15 – Trek to Gasa Hot Springs (2,220m) – Distance: 12 kms – 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 16 – Trek to Damji Village, and drive to Punakha – Trekking Distance 14 kms – 5 hours. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 17 – Drive from Punakha to Thimphu, then to Paro in the evening. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 18 – Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.

Average Reviews

4/5

Very Good

Mountain View

70% Complete

Hardness

70% Complete

Accommodation

70% Complete

Meals

70% Complete

Access to Market

70% Complete

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