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The Laya Gasa trek takes you to remote northern Bhutan where nomadic communities live within its rugged topography. On this trek you will sight Blue Sheep, Griffons, Snow Leopard in their natural surroundings and the Blue Poppy, Bhutan’s national flower. The trail passes through sub tropical and alpine panoramas and mountain passes with striking views of Mount Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsrim Khang. The trek also offers the opportunity to get a close view of the Layaps, a nomadic community that lives in this region and rears yaks for a living.

  • Trek through unspoiled and one of the least traveled trekking routes.
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscape, picturesque pastureland and crystal clear lakes with stunning views of snow-covered peaks.
  • Get to know about people’s way of living in high isolated places and spend time in the extraordinary village of Laya.
  • Day hike to “Tiger’s Nest” monastery that clings to a sheer cliff above Paro valley.

Day 01~ Arrival Paro

Day 02~ Paro Acclimatise hike & Trek start

Day 03~ Shana – Thangthangka. Distance 21 km – time approx 7 – 8 hours

Day 04~ Thangthangka – Jangothang. Distance 15 km – time approx 5 – 6 hours

Day 05~ Jangothang. Exploration

Day 06~ Jangothang – Lingshi, 18 km (7 / 8 hours)

Day 07~ Lingshi – Chebisa, 10 km (5/6 hours)

Day 08~ Chebisa – Shomuthang (17 km, 6/7 hours)

Day 9~ Shoumuthang – Robluthang (18 km, 6/7 hours)

Day 10~ Roluthang – Limithang (19 km, 7/8 hours)

Day 11~ Limithang – Laya (10 km 4/5 hours)

Dat 12~ Laya Halt

Day 13~ Laya – Chamsa (19 km, 8/9 hours)

Day 14~ Chamsa – Gasa Tsachu (14 km, 6/7 hours) Trek Ends

Day 15~ Gasa – Punakha (48km, 4 hours)

Day 16~ Punakha – Thimphu (75 km, 2.1/2 hours)

Day 17~ Depart Paro

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