Laya-Gasa-Trek

Laya Gasa Trek

16 Nights 17 Days Laya Gasa Trek Tour Itinenary:

  • Day 1: Arrive Paro
  • Day 2: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Day 3: Snowman Trek in Bhutan starts
  • Day 4: Gunitsawa Village – Sharna Zampa
  • Day 5: Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha
  • Day 6: Thangthangkha – Jangothang
  • Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi
  • Day 8: Lingshi – Chebisa

The Laya-Gasa Trek is considered one of Bhutan’s most scenic treks, offering stunning views of some of Bhutan’s most unspoiled and pristine landscapes. Follow the same route as the Jomolhari Trek I via Jigme Singye National Park for the first five days of this trek and offer amazing views of Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang.

This is one of the more difficult treks offered in Bhutan due to the high altitudes and steep ascents and descents along the path. The best seasons to complete this challenge are in April-June and Mid-September-Mid-November.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro

Upon arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our Guide and Driver. Later part of afternoon visit Drukgyal Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

Day 2: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Morning hike to tiger’s nest monastery and afternoon visit Rinpung and Ta Dzong. Be ready for tomorrow for your snowman trek.

Day 3: Gunitsawa Village – Sharna Zampa

Distance 40 mins
Time 40 mins
Ascent descent 80 m
Camp Altitude 2,850 m

Day 4: Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha

Distance 22 km
Time 7-8 hours
Ascent Ascent 770 m, descent 10 m
Camp Altitude 3,610 m

Day 5: Thangthangkha – Jangothang

Distance 19 km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent Ascent 480 m
Camp Altitude 4,080 m

Day 6: Jangothang – Lingshi

Distance 18 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 840 m, descent 870 m
Camp Altitude 4,010 m

Day 7: Lingshi – Chebisa

Distance 10 km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent Ascent 280 m, descent 410 m
Camp Altitude 3,880 m

Day 8: Chebisa – Shomuthang

Distance 17 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 890 m, descent 540 m
Camp Altitude 4,220 m

Day 9: Shomuthang – Robluthang

Distance 18 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 700 m, descent 760 m
Camp Altitude 4,160 m

Day 10: Robluthang – Limithang

Distance 19 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 850 m, descent 870 m
Camp Altitude 4,140 m

Day 11: Limithang – Laya

Distance 10 km
Time 4-5 hours
Ascent Ascent 60 m, descent 340 m
Camp Altitude 3,840 m

Day 11: Rest Day at Laya

Day 12: Laya – Koina

Distance 19 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 260 m, descent 1,070 m
Camp Altitude 3,050 m

Day 13: Koina – Gasa

Distance 14 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 740 m, descent 1,500 m
Camp Altitude 2,240 m

Day 14: Gasa – Punakha

Day 15: Punakha – Thimphu

Morning visit Khamsum Yulley Temple, Punakha Suspension bridge and drive towards Thimphu via Chimi Lhakhang and Dochula Pass.

Day 16: Thimphu Sightseeing

Morning visit Buddha point, Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple and Simply Bhutan. Later after visit postal museum, textile museum and Tashichho dzong.

Day 17: Depart from Paro

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Laya Gasa Trek Details

Duration: 17 days.

Max. Elevation: 4,320 m.

Highest Camp: 4,120 m .

Standard: Hard.

Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October.

Start: Gunitsawa Village, Paro Valley.

Finish: Gasa.

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