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Bhutan Laya Gasa Trekking Tour – 19 Nights & 20 Days

Delhi - Paro – Shana- Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang - Lingshi - Chebisa - Shomuthang - Robluthang – Lemithang - Laya - Koena - Gasa Tsachu - Goen Damji – Tashithang -Khuruthang - Thimphu
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Duration

19 Nights & 20 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

40 people

Languages

English, Hindi

Beautiful Laya/Gasa Trek, a 19-night/20-day tour, allows you to trek through Bhutan’s beautiful villages, gorges, passes, and valleys. Trek through picturesque villages such as Shana, Soi Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, Robluthang, Lemithang, Goen Damji, Tashithang, and Khuruthang during the tour. The itinerary also includes sightseeing in Paro and other locations. Visits to Laya village and lunch at Gasa Tsachu’s hot springs are two major highlights.

Please keep in mind that this is just an example of a possible itinerary. We tailor holidays to your specific requirements. Please contact us if you require any changes so that we can tailor a vacation to your specific requirements for an unforgettable international tour.

Day 1 : Delhi - Paro

When you arrive in Delhi, India's capital city, take an aided transfer to your pre-booked accommodation. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities like as shopping at prominent markets, engaging with people, feasting on street food, walking about nearby neighbourhoods, and so on. Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel are included.

Day 2 : Paro

On the second day of the tour, get an on-time transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Paro. Complete the check-in procedures at your pre-booked hotel upon arriving in Paro. After that, go sightseeing. Visit the ruins Drukgyel Dzong, which formerly guarded the valley against Tibetan invasion. After that, depart for Mount Chomolhari, the sacred top, and the Ta Dzong National Museum. Spend the night.

Day 3 : Paro – Excursion to Taktshang- Paro

After breakfast, depart for a full-day excursion to Taktshang, also known as the Tiger's Nest. This lovely monastery, also known as the Taktsang Palphug Monastery, is located on the cliffside in the Paro Valley. This monastery is the most well-known of the 13 taktsang, or "tiger lair" caves, where Guru Padmasambhava meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours during the eighth century. He introduced Buddhism to Bhutan and serves as the country's tutelary god (protector). Stay the night in Paro.

Day 4 : Paro - Shana

Day 4 begins with a direct drive to Drugyel Dzong after breakfast. Explore the Dzong upon arrival. This Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, was built in 1649 as a stronghold. This is the final stretch of road from where the journey began. After about 5 to 6 hours of walking, you will arrive to Shana, which is 2,800 metres above sea level. Set up your camp for an overnight stay when you arrive. You can explore the surrounds on foot if you have the time and stamina.

Day 5 : Shana- Soi Thangthangkha(3600 meters)

After breakfast on day 5, continue an upward hike across the river valley. You follow the river valley straight to Soi Thangthangkha. The path gradually narrows and becomes winding, eventually ending down along the drainage. Your campground is a short distance away. It is approximately 21 kilometres (from the starting point). The journey takes approximately 7 to 8 hours. When you arrive, set up your camp for the night.

Day 6 : Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang

On the sixth day of the journey, after breakfast, begin the morning by visiting Pa Chu pass, a tiny army post. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of towering ridges and snow-capped peaks all around you. Lunch will be served at a tent beneath a ruined fortification at the base of Mt. Chomolhari. After relaxing for a while, start walking towards Jangothang. This is one of the most gorgeous camping spots in the Himalayas. Snow peaks can be seen on the Paro river's eastern bank. Set up your campgrounds as you get in Jangthong. You can even supervise the Yak herders' villages or go trout fishing if you like. Stay for the night.

Day 7 : Jangothang - Lingshi

On day 7, after breakfast, begin your trip to Lingshi. On the way up, you travel through broad yak meadows before descending from the pass. Depending on the time of year, you may also see individuals in their yak tents. If the weather is clear when you arrive at the Lingshi basin, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Lingshi Dzong. It is a major Drukpa Kagyu monastery with about 30 monks. Continue to the campsite. Explore the area on foot after you arrive. At the north end of the valley, you can see Tserim Kang (6789 metres) and its sliding glaciers. Stay the night

Day 8 : Lingshi - Chebisa

Today, after breakfast, we will embark on the shortest walk of the Beautiful Laya/Gasa trek. You also reach the highest point of your journey today, at 4140 metres. Following your arrival at Chebisa (3850 metres), a small yet attractive settlement. The hike takes about 5-6 hours. Visit the historic village houses afterwards. The flora in this area are said to have medicinal powers. Chebisa is where you'll spend the night.

Day 9 : Chebisa - Shomuthang

Today, you hike across high wild grasslands where you might see a few people and yaks. You pass via Gobu La (4350 metres) on the route. Today's walk is around 17 kilometres long and takes about 6 hours. Later, proceed to Shomuthang (4260 metres). When you arrive, spend the night sleeping on a bench over the river. This river flows into the Mo Chu. Enjoy some overnight camping near the river's banks.

Day 10 : Shomuthang - Robluthang

On the fourth day of the vacation, you begin walking after an early breakfast. Cross the Jare La pass on the route. After some hours, you will arrive in Tsharijathang valley, the home of Takins (an unique animal found in the region that resembles a cross between a goat and a bull). Today's walk is around 15 kilometres long and takes about 5 hours. Continue hiking towards Robluthand (4160 metres). Enjoy your overnight camping experience to the utmost.

Day 11 : Robluthang - Lemithang

Today's walk is around 19 kilometres long and takes about 7 hours. The walk includes both an upward and a downward trek. After crossing the Shingela pass (4900 metres), you descend and follow the valley road to Lemithang. You may see local youngsters wearing traditional caps playing about in Lemithang, which is located in the Laya district. Overnight camping at Lemithang, which is located below Kang Che Da, also known as the Great Tiger Mountain.

Day 12 : Lemithang - Laya

On day 12, continue the descending journey down the twisting river valley after breakfast, while enjoying a closed-in feeling while trekking. Trekking time is approximately 3-4 hours (10 km). After a certain point, the trail route splits into two; one descends to the army's river camp. The second route takes you to the settlement of Laya's western front. Continue trekking until you reach the eastern side of the settlement, where your camp has been set up on a high-up flat bench. Set up your camps as you reach the east end of Laya village. The rest of the day is free to roam around the hamlet and take in the scenery. You can see a cultural performance in the evening.

Day 13 : Laya

Today, after breakfast, relax for a little before leaving your tent to tour Laya village, a population of roughly 1000 people with different clothing, languages, and customs. Laya (3700 metres) is one of Bhutan's highest villages, located on a slope near the Tibetan border. You can mingle with the people and explore the environs on foot if you choose. Unlike Bhutanese ladies, who have clipped hair, the women here have long hair. A conical bamboo hat topped with spikes serves as their headwear. They wear a black Yak wool jacket with a coloured stripe skirt.

Day 14 : Laya - Koena

After breakfast, continue your 7-hour walk of around 19 kilometres. The starting trip is uphill, but it soon begins lowering along the river valley. During the journey, you get a spectacular glimpse of the roaring river and waterfalls. The trip is muddy in a few areas, so exercise caution. Continue your journey to Koena (3050 metres). Pitch your tents at the location upon arriving for an overnight stay.

Day 15 : Koena - Gasa Dzong

On day 15, after breakfast, begin an upward and then downhill journey through fir forests. You pass through the Balena pass (3900 metres) on the way. A stone on a few prayer flags marks the location. Later, begin descending through fir and bamboo forests. After some while, you will notice Gasa Dzong. Your journey to Gasa is now both dropping and climbing. Your camp is located close to the Dzong (9250 feet). Stop for the night in the camp.

Day 16 : Gasa – Gasa Tsachu (hot springs)

Have breakfast and then go exploring in the village. Go to Gaza Tsachu, the hot springs, for a relaxing lunch. You can unwind here for a while. These hot springs are located on the riverbanks, not far from the camp. You can also go to the Gasa Dzong, a defensive construction built in the 17th century, if you like. Spend the night in the camp.

Day 17 : Gasa Tsachu - Goen Damji

On day 17, after breakfast, continue an upward hike from Gasa Tsachu. While walking towards Goen Damji, you will experience a winding trail that will take you past slopes with breathtaking views of oak and pine trees, beautiful fields, and adjacent settlements. You depart from Gasa Dzong. Today's trip lasts about 7 hours and covers a distance of 21 kilometres. Arrive at your tent at Goen Damji for the night.

Day 18 : Goen Damji –Tashithang- Khuruthang(camp)

After breakfast, begin your descent by passing steep agricultural benches located directly above the Mo Chu. After a while, you'll be passing through a lush semi-tropical ravine filled with creepers and banana trees. After around 17 kilometres (5-6 hours), you arrive in Tashithang. This is where you will acquire your transportation to Khuruthang, your overnight camp location.

Day 19 : Khuruthang - Thimphu

Begin your 3-hour trip to Thimphu on day 19 of the vacation. Cross Dochula pass (about 10,000 feet) on the way. Beautiful views of snow-covered mountains can be had if the weather is clear. Stop at the Dochula café for a hot cup of tea. Later, drive to Trimphu, Bhutan's capital. Complete the check-in procedures at your hotel upon arrival. Relax in the privacy of your room. Stay for the night.

Day 20 : Thimphu- Paro Airport

Today is the last day of the tour, and you will be transferred to Paro International Airport to catch your next departure.

19 Nights - 20 Days

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Tour's Location

Delhi - Paro – Shana- Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang - Lingshi - Chebisa - Shomuthang - Robluthang – Lemithang - Laya - Koena - Gasa Tsachu - Goen Damji – Tashithang -Khuruthang - Thimphu

Which is the most difficult trek in Bhutan?
Snowman Trek - This is one of Bhutan's most famous treks and may be the world's most challenging trekking route.
What is the best way to get to Laya Bhutan?
However, the only way to reach this settlement is via a two-day hike from the nearest town, Gasa, which is around 28 km away from Laya. This easy trip will take you through the beautiful scenery of Bhutan on muddy pathways, with only one break at Koina.
When is the ideal time to trek in Bhutan?
fall is the finest season for trekking in Bhutan, with winter hikes at lower elevations and spring and fall being the best periods to head for the hills and highlands for the best views of the majestic Himalayan peaks.
When is the best time to travel to Bhutan?
Bhutan is best visited during the spring months of March to May, when the valleys bloom with flowers. Its celebrations and festivities, bright skies and glimpses of Himalayan peaks, blooming Himalayan flora and fauna, or just stunning snowfall are all reasons to visit.

Laya Bhutan's elevation is what?
Laya is a town in the Laya Gewog of the Gasa District in northwestern Bhutan. It is home to the indigenous Layap people and is the country's highest settlement at 3,820 metres (12,533 ft) above sea level.
Which Indian airport is the closest to Bhutan?
People also fly from Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, near Siliguri. As one of Bhutan's closest airports, one can easily take a cab or auto service across Phuentsholing and enjoy a trip of this tempting place.
What is the best way to get to Tiger's Nest Bhutan?
The only way to reach the monastery is to walk uphill. If you are unable to trek, one of the many pleasant pleasures that you may experience there is the option of hiring a horse. It's a 4-mile round trip that can take 5 to 8 hours to travel uphill and then back to the starting location.
What is Gasa Dzong's other name?
He then praised the deity and gave him the name 'Tashi Tongnom,' which is also the Dzong's other name.
What is the location of Gasa Dzong?
Gasa Dzong, also known as Gasa Tashi Tongmön Dzong near Gasa, is the administrative centre of the Gasa Dzongkhag (district) in Bhutan's northwestern area.
Which is Bhutan's longest dzong?
The Trongsa Dzong is a sprawling complex, the largest in Bhutan, with several different floors. It is a tangle of courtyards, halls, and corridors, and it comprises up to 25 temples.

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