Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek

  • Trip duration 13 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate + Hard
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 Overview: 

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 thirteen days 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. The 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.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Trek from Gunitsawa Village (2,930 M/9,612ft) to Sharna Zampa (2,850 M/9,350ft), 40 mins,
  • Day 02: Sharna Zampa to Thangthangkha (3,610 M/11,843ft), Distance 22 km, 7-8 hrs,
  • Day 03: Thangthangkha to Jangothang (4,080 M/13,385ft), Distance 19 km, 5-6 hrs,
  • Day 04: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Jangothang Halt (4,080 M/13,385ft),
  • Day 05: Jangothang to Lingshi (4,010 M/13,156ft), Distance 18 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 06: Lingshi to Chebisa (3,880 M/12,729ft), Distance 10 km, 5-6 hrs,
  • Day 07: Chebisa to Shomuthang (4,220 M/13,854ft), Distance 17 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 08: Shomuthang to Robluthang (4,160 M/13,648ft), Distance 18 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 09: Robluthang to Limithang (4,140 M/13,582ft), Distance 19 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 10: Limithang to Laya (3,840 M/12,598ft), Distance 10 km, 4-5 hrs,
  • Day 11: Laya to Koina (3,050 M/10,006ft), Distance 19 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 12: Koina to Gasa (2,240 M/3,749ft), Distance 14 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 13: Trek from Gasa to Laya Gasa and finish the trek.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer,
  • Bhutan accommodations,
  • All land transports,
  • Government license holder fluent English speaking trekking-tour guide,
  • Necessary porters,
  • All kinds of trekking-tour permits,
  • Three meals a days: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Wages, food, accommodation, transportations, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs,
  • Royalty to the government,
  • Bhutan sales TAX & service charge on all rates,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Rescue arrangements etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation,
  • Airport tax,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping and laundry, bar bills, trekking-tour equipments, battery recharge, extra porters etc.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Trek from Gunitsawa Village (2,930 M/9,612ft) to Sharna Zampa (2,850 M/9,350ft), 40 mins,
  • Day 02Sharna Zampa to Thangthangkha (3,610 M/11,843ft), Distance 22 km, 7-8 hrs,
  • Day 03Thangthangkha to Jangothang (4,080 M/13,385ft), Distance 19 km, 5-6 hrs,
  • Day 04Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Jangothang Halt (4,080 M/13,385ft),The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley.

  • Day 05Jangothang to Lingshi (4,010 M/13,156ft), Distance 18 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 06Lingshi to Chebisa (3,880 M/12,729ft), Distance 10 km, 5-6 hrs,
  • Day 07Chebisa to Shomuthang (4,220 M/13,854ft), Distance 17 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 08Shomuthang to Robluthang (4,160 M/13,648ft), Distance 18 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 09Robluthang to Limithang (4,140 M/13,582ft), Distance 19 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 10Limithang to Laya (3,840 M/12,598ft), Distance 10 km, 4-5 hrs,
  • Day 11Laya to Koina (3,050 M/10,006ft), Distance 19 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 12Koina to Gasa (2,240 M/3,749ft), Distance 14 km, 6-7 hrs,
  • Day 13Trek from Gasa to Laya Gasa and finish the trek.

Trip Note

he departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

Price subjected to change if there are more than two people in a group.

We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.

Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).

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