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Laya Gasa Trek

This trek is an extension of Jhomolhari trek and offers diverse flora and fauna, including a good opportunity to spot blue sheep. The trek starts from Drugyel Dzong to the isolated valleys of Lingzhi, up to the Laya region at 4,000m (over 13,000 feet), where yak-herders live at the foot of Mt. Masagang, at 7,200m (23,620 feet) and the sub-tropical Punakha valley at 1,300m.eters (4,265 feet). Lingzhi played an important role in controlling travel over Lingzhi la between Bhutan and Tibet. Goyak is another pleasant settlement; a compact village of stone houses clustered together which is very unusual in Bhutan. Also, watch for bearded vultures and Himalayan Griffons flying overhead. There are several large herds of blue sheep livind in the rocks and you are sure to spot one on this trail. Tsheri Jathang, a Takin Sanctuary where herds of Takin [Bhutan’s National animal] migrate during summer and remain for about 04 months. You can see classic examples of lateral moraines where the glacier has pushed rocks up on both sides. Views of different peaks and mountains are just fabulous and probably the best that you can see from any other part of the country. It also introduces you to the unusual culture of Layap people and offers a stop at a natural hot spring in Gasa. The Laya women wear black yak-hair costumes and conical bamboo hats, a very distinct traditional costume worn nowhere else except Laya. Laya route passes by hot springs and Gasa Dzong, and through different levels of vegetation. This trek combines a variety of landscapes, villages, and majestic views of peaks.
  • Day 01Arrive in Paro airport. Drive to Thimphu, overnight in Hotel

  • Day 02Drugyel Dzong to Sharna Zampa 2870m

  • Day 03Sharna Zampa to Thangthankga 3630m

  • Day 04Thangthangka to Jangothang 3630m

  • Day 05Rest and Acclimatize at Jangothang

  • Day 06Jangothang to Lingzhi 4010m

  • Day 07Lingzhi to Chebisa 3880m

  • Day 08Chebisa to Shomuthang 4220m

  • Day 09Shomuthang to Robluthang 4160m

  • Day 10Robluthang to Limithang 4040m

  • Day 11Limithang to Laya 3840m

  • Day 12Laya to Koina 3050m

  • Day 13Koina to Gasa 2810m

  • Day 14Gasa to Damji 2430m

  • Day 15Damjo to Tashithang and to Thimphu

  • Day 16Drive to Paro airport, fly back to your next destination

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Trek Overview

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Group Size People
  • Max Altitude
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  • DifficultyStreneous

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