Laya gasa trek
The five five days of Laya Gasa Trek follows the same route as the Jumolhari Trek. Along the way you can get the good views of snow capped peaks like Mountain Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsheringma.
On the sixth day the path splits towards Lingshi via a campsite at Chebisa ; a charming village adorned with beautiful waterfall of Crystal clear water.
Things To See In Laya Gasa Trek
If you are lucky you will spot some interesting wildlife along the way, including Blue Sheep and the national animal of Bhutan, Takin.
Laya Gasa trek takes you through this remote mountain region . It passes villages inhabited by Layaps with their own traditional habits, culture and style of Dress. It will be a once in a lifetime experience. Aside from that, it offers the trail weary hiker a wonderful reward at its end: a well deserved soak in relaxing natural hot spring in Gasa.
The Laya Gasa trek terrain is challenging, to say the least. In fact it’s among the more difficult trek in Bhutan due to the high altitude and steep ascents and sharp descents along the route. The best month to take up this challenge are April to June and mid-September to mid-November. For those who persevere , the picturesque views of snow covered peaks, the clear, star-lit night skies, and the opportunity to commune with nature are ample rewards.
Ten years ago Laya Gasa Trek began from Drukgyal dzong in Paro but now a farm road from Drukgyal cuts off the first day trekking in Bhutan. Today you can drive to what used to be the first night campsite near the outpost of Shana. Ten minutes after leaving the army checkpoint, where trekkers are required to present their permits, you reach Baily bridge at Shana. Don’t be alarmed by large number of camp staff and crew who will join you at this point; to ensure your safety, comfort and happiness in the rugged Himalayan Outdoors.
Duration: 13 Nights/ 14 Days
Endeavor on one of the most beautiful trekking adventures of Bhutan
Explore the gorgeous alpine meadows, high mountain passes and dense subtropical forest.
Enjoy the magnificent views of the Mount Jomolhari (7,326 m); Jichu Drakey (6,662 m) and Tsherimgang (6789 m).
Navigate through high Mountain Passes of Neyle La Pass at 4,700 meters & Singchen La Pass at 5,000 meters.
Experience the remote and unique nomadic culture of Laya & Lingshi
You will be able to spot many Blue Sheep, Himalayan Marmots, and Takin; the national animal of Bhutan and yaks. If you are lucky you may also be able to see rare Snow Leopard.
Camp at Jomolhari base and absorb the serene silence of the Mountains
Mid Spring is a good time to spot different species of Rhododendron
You may also be able to see the alpine Blue Poppy, the national flower of Bhutan
Relax your muscles at the Gasa Hot Spring at the end of the Trek
Sustainable Development Fee to the Government of Bhutan which goes towards the development of schools. hospitals. etc.,
Accommodations in 3- star properties. (Can be upgraded to 4 & 5-star with additional Premium)
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Certified English Speaking Bhutanese Guide.
All ground transportation
All internal taxes and charges including Entry Fees
Mineral Water while traveling
Complimentary from company:
Traditional Hot Stone Bath
Airfare (can be arranged with us)
Any Expenses of Personal Nature
Tips for the guide and driver