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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:

 

Day 1: Drukair flight to Paro

Arrival in Paro – Paro visit

 

Day 2: Visit of Taktsang (Paro) and drive to Thimphu

 

Day 3: On trek - Drukyel Dzong to Shana (5 hours) 

 

Day 4: On Trek - Shana to Soi Thangthanka (6/7 hours)

 

Day 5: On Trek - Soi Thangthanka to Jhomolhari base camp, Jangothang (4/5 hours)

 

Day 6: On trek - rest day at Jhomolhari base camp

 

Day 7: On trek - Jangothang to Lingshi via Nyele La  (5/6 hours)

Day 8: On trek - Lingshi to Chebisa (3/4 hours)

Day 9: On trek - Chebisa to Shakyapasang via the Gombu La (5 hours)

Day 10: On trek - Shakyapasang to Robluthang via the Jare La (7/8 hours)

Day 11: On trek - Robluthang to Limithang via the Sinche La (6/7 hours)

Day 12: On trek - Limithang to Laya (4 hours)

Day 13: On trek - Rest day in Laya

Day 14: On trek - Laya to Koina (6 hours)

Day 15: On trek - Koina to Gasa hot springs (6 hours) 

Day 16: Drive to Punakha, visit of Punakha, drive to Thimphu

Day 17: Thimphu visit

Day 18: early morning drive to Paro - exit

DESCRIPTION:

The Laya Trek is one of the finest in Bhutan. Starting in the Paro valley and ending in Punakha, the trek stretches through the majestic high altitude trails of the Western Tibetan border including the Jhomolhari Base camp, the scenic Lingzhi Dzong and the picturesque village of Laya. On the last day of the trek you will be rewarded with one of the world’s rarest hot springs below the village of Gasa, renowned all over Bhutan. With a total of 14 days of walking and five high altitude passes, the highest being the Sinche La at 5000m, the Laya-Gasa trek is demanding. Ideal for those seeking even more adventure than the Jhomolhari or Dodena Treks yet not quite ready for the notorious Snowman Trek, the Laya-Gasa trek is bound to bring you memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Before and after the trek, Namkha has arranged a brief tour of the western cultural centers of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha so that you may marvel at the beauty of Bhutanese architecture, religion and cultural traditions.

~$4590

18 Days/17 Nights Trekking Tour (14 days on trek)

LAYA TREK

18
days
PRICE INCLUDES:

Twin sharing accommodation in government approved A-class hotels

All meals

Royalty Fee

All transport within Bhutan

All Trekking equipment

Airport transfers

Entrance fees

All permits

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

The best seasons to visit Bhutan are Spring and Autumn. During the months of March till May, the Kingdom enjoys beautiful days and moderately cold nights. Flowers are in full bloom and it is also a perfect time to go trekking. The months of September till the end of November are equally sunbathed. The autumn light is particularly clear compared to the Spring and provides a photographer’s paradise! Autumn and Spring are also the festival seasons where you can coincide your trip with one of them. See our festival page here for dates.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All international airfare

Any expenses of personal nature

Personal Medical Insurance

Travel insurance

Visa Fee (30$)

Airport Taxes (if applicable)

Tips to local staff

GRADE:
DEMANDING
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE ON TREK: 5000 mts/16404 ft
NUMBER OF PASSES ON TREK: 5

Yale La (4950 mts/16240 ft)

Gombu La (4440 mts/14566 ft)

Jare La (4785 mts/15698 ft)

Sinche La (5000 mts/16404 ft)

Bale La (3900 mts/12795 ft)