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Beautiful Laya Gasa Trek.

This 12 day Beautiful Laya Gasa trek starts at Shana, Paro and ends at the Hot spring in Gasa. Total distance covered 166 kms, walking time: 7 – 9 hours, average walking distance a day 16 kms per day. With immense opportunity to see diverse Flora and Fauna, you will also pass through the Nomadic Yak Herders’ camp at Tegethang, numerous passes including Nyelala Pass (4700 m), Gokula Pass (4320 m), Jarela Pass (4640 m) and Shinchela pass (4870 m).

You can see spectacular views of Mt. Jomolhari, Therimgang, Table Mountain, Gangkhar Puensum and Masagang. You will be introduced to the unique Culture of Layap people of the remote Laya village. Highest elevation is 5005 m.

Sketch Itinerary for Laya Gasa Trek:

Day 01. Arrive Paro (2280 m).

Day 02. Paro (2280 m): Excursion to Taktsang Monastery – Shana.

Day 03. Shana – Thangthangka (Start of Trek)- Altitude: 3610 m; Distance 22 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours, Ascent: 770 meters, Descent: 10 meters.

Day 04. Thangthangka – Jangothang- Altitude: 4080 m; Distance 19 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours, 480 meters Ascent.

Day 05. Jangothang – For Day hikes, you have 3 options on this day at Jangothang.

  1. Hike to Jumolhari Glacier which is around 4 ½ hours (Back and forth).
  2. Hike to Jichu Drake Glacier which is around 3 hours (Back and Forth).

Day 06. Jangothang – LingshiAltitude 4000 m; Distance 17 km; Time 6 – 7 hours.

Day 07. Lingshi – Chebisa Camp site at an altitude of 3880 m; Distance 10 km; Time 5 – 6 hours, Descent: 410 meters.

Day 08. Chebisa – Shomuthang: Camp at Altitude 4220 m; Distance 17 km; Time 6-7 hours, Descent 540 meters.

Day 09. Shomuthang – Robluthang: Camp at Altitude: 4,160 m; Distance 18 km; Time 6 – 7 hours, Ascent 700 meters, Descent 760 meters.

Day 10: Robluthang – Lemithang: Camp at Altitude 4,140 meters; Distance: 19 km; Time 6-7 hours. Ascent 850 meters, Descent 870 meters.

Day 11: Lemithang – Laya: Camp at Altitude 3840 meters; Distance 10 km; Time 4-5hours, Ascent 60 meters, Descent 340 meters.

Day 12: Laya (Halt).

Day 13: Laya – Koena: Camp at Altitude 3050 meters; Distance 19 km; Time 6-7 hours, 260 meters Ascent, Descent 1070 meters.

Day 14: Koena – Gasa Tsachu (End of Trek): Camp at Altitude: 2,638 m; Distance 14 km; Time: 6-7 hours, Ascent 900 meters, Descent 1710 meters.

Day 15. Gasa Tsachu – Punakha.

Day 16. Punakha – Thimphu.

Day 17. Thimphu sightseeing.

Day 18: Thimphu – Paro: Departure.

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