High: 4600 m.
Low: 1350 m.
GRADE : Strenuous.
SCENES ENROUTES : You will come across villages, yak herders, hot springs at Gasa.
The Laya-Gasa Trek is considered one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan, offering amazing views of some of the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes in Bhutan. This fourteen day, 217 km journey begins at Drukgyel in Paro and takes you through gorgeous alpine meadows, high mountain passes and dense sub-tropical jungles before terminating in Damji in Tashithang.
The first five days of this trek follow the same route as the Jomolhari Trek I through Jigme Singye National Park and offer awe-inspiring views of Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang. On the sixth day the path diverges and you will depart Lingshi for the camp site at Chebisa, a charming little village adorned with a beautiful waterfall of crystal clear water.
Along the trail you’ll be able to spot indigenous animals such as blue sheep and Takins, the national animal of Bhutan. You’ll travel through remote mountain villages inhabited by Layaps (people of Laya), a distinct segment of the Bhutanese society with unique culture, traditions and appearance. Thhe trek also offers a day of relaxation at the famous Gasa hot springs that is sure to rejuvenate you.
This is one of the more difficult treks offered in Bhutan due to the high altitudes and steep ascents and descents along the path.
Day 1: Paro - Shana
Day 2: Shana - Soi Thangthangkha
Day 3: Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang
Day 4: Jangothang - Lingshi
Day 5: Lingshi - Chebisa
Day 6: Chebisa - Shomuthang
Day 7: Shomuthang - Robluthang
Day 8: Robluthang - Lemithang
Day 9: Lemithang - Laya
Day 10: Laya ** Halt
Day 11: Laya - Koena
Day 12: Koena - Gasa Tsachu
Day 13: Gasa (Hot Springs) ** Halt
Day 14: Gasa - Goem Damji
Day 15: Goem Damji - Tashithang/Thimphu
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