Laya Ghasa Trek – 18 Days

his trek travels northwest from Paro, offering an incredible assortment of trekking conditions, from pleasant farmland and sub-tropical timberlands to snow capped pastureland and high passes.  

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  • Country
    Bhutan  
  • Duration
    18 Days  
  • Level
    Easy  
  • Altitude
    5,000 m /16400 ft  
  • Starts
     
  • Ends
     
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking  

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About Laya Ghasa Trek – 18 Days

This trek travels northwest from Paro, offering an incredible assortment of trekking conditions, from pleasant farmland and sub-tropical timberlands to snow capped pastureland and high passes. This trekking course has a blend of thick timberlands of rhododendron, willow, oak, blue pine, brilliant birch, juniper. It takes you through the detached, one of a kind and customarily rich towns of Chebisa and Laya, going through a few itinerant campgrounds. Natural life, for example, Takin and Blue Sheep can be seen and even snow panthers can once in a while be spotted on this trek. Unwind at the hot springs. It is genuinely a remunerating trek!

Short 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 rose camps.

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

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

  • Day 06 – Rest Day in Jangothang. Overnight at rose camps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Day 13 – Rest day in Laya. Overnight at rose camps.

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

  • Day 15 – Trek to Gasa Hot Springs (2,220m) – Distance: 12 kms – 6 hrs. Overnight at rose 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, at that point to Paro at night. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 18 – Transfer to the universal air terminal for your last takeoff.

Trip Details

  • Day 01 - Arrival at Paro Airport (2,280m)

    You can take off to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka and so forth. We prescribe you to fly from Bangkok in light of the fact that Druk air offer ordinary flight from Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok while Druk air don't work regular flights from different areas.
    Our air terminal delegate will welcome you at the air terminal and exchange to your lodging on a private traveler vehicle. After lunch visit the Paro Dzong and the National Museum. The night closes with a stroll through Paro's principle shopping area. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 02 - Sightseeing around Paro

    Day trip and touring at the Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger's Nest, the most tremendous religious community and likely the most shot one in Bhutan, in a way additionally an image of the nation. It is said that Guru Rinpoche landed here on the back of a tigress and ruminated at this religious community, thus its name. The journey to religious community's view point takes around 5 hrs for round excursion. Lunch will be served at the cafeteria, trailed by a short stroll back. We'll have a recreation night to take some rest before the trekking begins the next day. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 03 - Drive from Paro to Shana (2,890m) - Distance: 15 kms - 5 hrs

    Drive up to Drukyel Dzong (north of Paro) where the motorable street closes. The vestiges of Drukgyel Dzong with Mount Chomolhari behind – a brilliant vista for the begin of our trek. The trek to Shana begins along an earth street for 1 hr through a wide, rich, developed valley, underneath woods secured mountains, following the Paro Chu (waterway). Be careful with the sun, which can be extremely wild at this height. The primary little settlement experienced is Tsento Zampa, where the conventional Bhutanese farmhouses with splendid red chillies drying on their rooftops in season. Agriculturists in this upper valley for the most part develop red rice, potatoes and wheat.
    The trek proceeds on the east side of the waterway, delicately through the woodlands buzzing with various feathered creatures and splendidly hued butterflies. After 2.5 hrs the huge military camp at Gunitsawa is come to. The camp has a school and a few shops, and your trekking license will be checked at the camp passageway. Following 20 minutes through timberland, you will all of a sudden observe the camp in a major open field at Shana, close to the stream. Thinking once again from camp you can see a major blanketed pinnacle, Jo Drakey. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 04 - Trek to Thangthangka (3,575m) - Distance: 22 kms - 7 hrs

    Today is a hard day, with a great deal of separation to cover. The elevation pick up is additionally over the breaking point. The trail after lunch is unpleasant and stony with many ascents and drops.
    Following the waterway upstream from the campground we pass old vestiges Shana Bridge, decimated by real surge caused by cold lake upheavals in 1950's. This scaffold was utilized as a part of the days of yore by voyagers originating from or going to Phari in Tibet. The trail climbs consistently through an intensely forested zone of oak, rhododendron, bamboo and greeneries. In the wake of intersection a little house, Shing Karap is come to. Not far subsequent to Shing Karap, we pass an intersection on the way, where another way leads up the simple, prohibited go of Tremo La and onwards to the city of Phari in Tibet. This used to be the old exchanging course.
    The trail makes a short soak climb and plummet took after by a major scaffold at 3,250m, intersection toward the east side of the waterway is Thongo Zam, a conceivable lunch spot. The trek to Thangthangka proceeds through the backwoods comprising of birch, fir, larch, maple and blue pine. After a short climb we achieve Seyende Zam where there is a major chorten (stupa). On clear climate we can see Mt. Chomolhari toward the North. Additionally up around 20-30 minutes until the point when we achieve our camp in a glade.
    Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 05 - Trek to Jangothang, also called Chomolhari Base Camp (4,044m) - Distance: 17 kms - 5 hrs

    In the wake of appreciating the view to Chomolhari and breakfast, the trail gradually leaves the woods line and bit by bit moves into a wonderful valley, passing Tegethang, a winter home of yak herders. Proceeding until the point when we touch base at Jangothang, Chomolhari base camp. This valley is wide and high with mountains like Chomolhari. Jichu Drake neglects the camp which is obviously close-by are the remains of an old fortification. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 06 - Rest Day in Jangothang

    A rest day at Chomolhari camp to adapt. There are some great climbs from Chomolhari camp, and is essential to take one climb today. The best walk is towards the east up to the twin pools of Tsho Phu. From the lakes there is a stupendous view back to Chomolhari and Jichu Drake mountains. Watch out for a crowd of Himalayan Blue Sheep in this valley. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 07 - Trek to Lingshi (4,010m) - Distance: 21 kms - 7 hrs

    After breakfast a precarious bend trail begins moving out of the valley into another that prompts the last climb and pass. It is a long move around 3-4 hrs to achieve the principal high and exceptionally blustery go of this trek, the Nyelela Pass "lethargic pass" (4,890m). From Nyelela Pass one you can see far towards the east-upper east into the trekking zone that we will cover throughout the following couple of days. Mt. Takaphu commands the view towards the north. Gangchen Ta "Tiger Mountain" is the fundamental mountain to be seen looking east.
    Under 30 minutes down is a level, more protected territory – a great lunch spot. We keep on descending passing a limited crevasse with a little stream crossing. The trail prompts a review point from which Lingshi Dzong can be seen. Our campground is situated alongside a waterway. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 08 - Trek to Chebisa - Distance: 16 kms - 4 hrs

    This is the most charming stroll of the entire trek. Leaving Lingshi we tenderly move to another town, Gom Yu, set directly underneath a 300m precipice. One more hour walk conveys us to a little valley with a tremendous waterfall toward one side of the Shangri La town of Chebisa, where we camp by the side of the stream. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 09 - Trek to Shakya Pasang (4,000m) - Distance: 14 kms - 5 hours

    The day starts with firm move to Gogu La (4,440m) at that point a long drop to a stream at 4,170m. It is a long move over the edge, the trail drops on a sloppy way into Jholethang valley somewhere down in the timberland of fir and birch. The trail crosses high over the valley floor on stream to Chachim, a yak field at 4,260m. The camp is alongside a stream at the base of the valley. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 10 - Trek to Robkuthangd (4,160m) - Distance: 16 kms - 8 hrs

    A whole deal over the Jarela go at 4,785m where we get staggering perspectives of the Himalayan mountains. We drop steeply down a timberland trail to the Tsarigathang valley, the mid year living arrangement of uncommon Himalayan Takin (Bhutan's National creature). In the wake of intersection the stream, the trail climbs till you achieve Robluthang camp at height of 4,160m. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 11 - Trek to Limithang (4,160m) - Distance: 14 kms - 7 hours

    This day is long and also intense intersection Shinchela pass (5,000m/16,400 ft), the last and most elevated pass on the way. You might have the capacity to spot Blue Sheep high on the slants, falcons, griffin vultures and yaks. The plummet is a harsh and rough trail that takes after moraine into another frigid valley. The last piece of the trek is extremely intriguing with entrancing perspectives of Mt. Gangchey Ta. Our campground is in a knoll by the riverbank. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 12 - Trek to Laya (3,800m) - Distance: 9 kms - 4 hrs

    An extremely charming stroll to Laya with awesome perspectives along of the stream, one of the tributaries of the Mochu. You will go through a moist woodland, loaded with greenery and singing fowls. Land at Laya town, the second most elevated settlement in the nation at height of 3,800m. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 13 - Rest day in Laya

    The rest day is spent at your relaxation or you can visit town houses and blending with the Layaps. Individuals in Laya are semi-traveling yak-herders. As opposed to ladies in whatever remains of the nation, Laya ladies wear their hair long and wear a particular dress made of yak hair and sheep's fleece – a dark skirt with darker vertical stripes, a dark coat an extraordinary cone shaped bamboo cap. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 14 - Trek to Koina (3,240m) - Distance: 16 kms - 6 hrs

    Slip to armed force camp and take after the Mo Chhu River till you cross the scaffold after which it is here and there a few times through juniper and fir timberland until the point that you achieve the camp at Koina. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 15 - Trek to Gasa Hot Springs (2,220m) - Distance: 12 kms - 6 hrs

    Starting with a long move to Balela pass (3,900m). There is a little shake cairn and a couple of supplication banners at the pass. The course begins down once more, through a bamboo woodland to a stream. Later it is downhill the distance to Gasa Hot Springs. On the off chance that time grants we will visit Gasa town and Dzong worked in seventeenth century. At that point dive to Gasa Hot Springs for outdoors. Overnight at rose camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 16 - Trek to Damji Village, and drive to Punakha - Trekking Distance 14 kms - 5 hours

    We climb far from Gasa Tsachu (hot spring) the trail twists through the slopes with the vista of fields, towns and timberlands of oak and pine. Gasa Dzong will be noticeable behind you stuck to the valley divider, appearing to be above water in space. The trail slips from the high horticultural seats into a rich semi-tropical canyon above Damji town. Our vehicle meets us here, and we drive 3 hours to Punakha. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 17 - Drive from Punakha to Thimphu, then to Paro in the evening

    We visit the Punakha Dzong (the winter habitation of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot and the focal ascetic body) at that point leave to Paro crosswise over Dochula pass. Lunch and touring in Thimphu. Night drive to Paro. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

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

    After breakfast our air terminal delegate will drop you at the Paro International Airport for your flight takeoff from Bhutan.
    (Breakfast Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle.

  • Guided city tour in Paro by private tourist vehicle.

  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.

  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.

  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)

  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.

  • Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day1 with welcome drinks.

  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment during the trek.

  • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan. Toyota 4WD luggage vans and light trucks for group travel. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations.

  • Monument and museums entrance fees for all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.

  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.

  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.

  • Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country's health and education projects.

  • All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.

  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax.

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

  • All items of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.

  • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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Total Duration 18 Days

his trek travels northwest from Paro, offering an incredible assortment of trekking conditions, from pleasant farmland and sub-tropical timberlands to snow capped pastureland and high passes.  

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