Laya Gasa Trek is a moderate to difficult trek involving a challenging journey through high Himalayan valleys and passes. The average height of trekking and camping is at an altitude of 4000m and we will be crossing three highest passes, namely Jhari La (4747m), Nyele La (4890m) and Sinchu La (5005m). We will be pitching our highest camp at the height of 4200m at Robluthang. Part of this trek runs through Jhomolhari trek. The traditional approach is through Drukyel Dzong in Paro via Lingzhi and runs parallel to Tibetan border until we reach Laya. We will enough time to acclimatize in Jhomolhari base camp.
The four hour climb to Jhomolhari Base Camp at 4750m will be exciting as well as exhilarating. The base camp will offer amazing views of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314m), Mt. Tserim Kang (6789m) and Mt. Jichhu Drake (6,989m).The trek will offer plenty of opportunities of sighting wildlife such as red panda, black necked crane, Tibetan snow cocks and blue sheep. The ridge above Laya affords the views of Masang Gang (7,165m) and will lead us to Gasa famous for Gasa hot springs.
The best season for this trek is during Spring and Autumn. However, you should be prepared for rain or snowfall. You will be provided with a full trekking team that include Sirdars, cooks, a trekking guide along with horses and yaks.
Day 01:Your arrival at Paro Airport by Druk Air. SightseeingParoo/n at hotel.
Day 02:Trek to Shana. Overnight o/n at tented camp 17km
Day 03:Trek to SoitoThangthangkha. Overnight o/n at tented camp.
Day 04:SoiThangthangkha to Jangothango/n at Tented camp 19km
Day 05:Jangothang to Lingshi o/n at Tented camp 19km
Day 06:Lingshi to Chebisa o/n at Tented camp 19km
Day 07:Chebisa to Shomuthang o/n at Tented camp 17km
Day 08:Shomuthang to Robluthang. o/n at Tented camp 15km
Day 09:Robluthang to Lemithang o/n at Tented camp 19km
Day 10:Lemithang toLayao/n at Tented camp 10km.
Day 11:Laya acclimatization o/n at tented camp
Day 12:Layato Koina. o/n at Tented camp at tourist shelter 19km.
Day 13:Koinato Gasa o/n at Tented camp 17km
Day 14:Gasa acclimatization at the hot springs.
Day 15:Gasa to Goem Damji. o/n at Tented camp 21km
Day 16:Goem Damji to Punakha O/N at hotel 17km
Day 17:Morning Punakha valley sightseeing. Afternoon drive to Thimphu 4 hrs. O/n hotel.
Day 18:Thimpu to Paro Departure Early morning drive to Paro Airport for departure on ward destination.
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