Laya – Gasa Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5,005m
Highest Camp: 4,220m
Standard: Medium to hard
Best Seasons: April to June & Mid September to Mid Nov
Start: Drukgyel Dzong (Paro)
Finish: Tashitang (Punakha)

Summary

Considered to be one of the most beautiful trekking routes, this trek offers one a taste of all the treasures that the Himalayan Kingdom is especially known for. Through this trek, one can feast on the wonders of Nature, embodied in some of the most enthralling peaks of Bhutan; see some of the animals that have almost become extinct and engage with the people of the Highlands whose culture is unparalleled. It also offers one the opportunity to soak in a hot spring revered for its medicinal values.

Itinerary at a glance

Day 01: Arrive at Paro
Day 02: Paro – Sightseeing
Day 03: Paro – Taktsang Excursion
Day 04: Paro – Shana (Distance 17km, 4-5 hours, camp altitude 2,850m)
Day 05: Shana – SoiThangthangkha
Day 06: Thangthangka – Jangothang
Day 07: 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
Day 15: Gasa – Damji (Distance 18km, 5-6 hours, camp altitude 2,250m).
Day 16: Damji – Tashithang (Distance 16km, 5 hours).
Day 17: Punakha – Thimphu
Day 18: Sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 19: Departure from Bhutan