The beautiful Laya to Gasa trek is a 14-day trek. On this route, you will come across diverse flora and fauna, including a good opportunity to spot Blue Sheep, Takins and the Blue Poppy (Bhutan’s National Flower). Enroute you will experience the unique culture of the Layap people who live in this area. You will also be able to soaks in the natural hot spring ponds in the Gasa Tsachu (hotspring).

Total Duration: 19 nights / 20 days.

Accommodation: Hotels, Resorts and Tents.

Activity Type: Walking and Trekking.

Difficulty Level: Strenuous.

Highest Point: 4115 meters.

Group size: Minimum 2 pax

Best Months for the Trek: March – May, September – 2nd Week of December.

Popularity Rating: ****


Day 01. Arrive at Paro, 2280 meters, by Druk Air:

Day 02. Paro, 2280 meters.

Day 03. Paro, 2280 meters: Excursion to Taktsang Monastery.

Day 04. Paro – Shana (Start of Trek)
Altitude 2850 m; Distance 17 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours

Day 05. Shana – Thangthangka.
Altitude 3610 m; Distance 22 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours

Day 06. Thangthangka – Jangothang.
Altitude 4080 m; Distance 19 Kms; Time 5 – 6 hours

Day 07. Jangothang: It’s a rest day at Jangothang. You may enjoy the superb view of the mountains around, take pictures, and relax. We also offer day hike options:

  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).

3. Walk up the mountain between Jumolhari and Jichu Drake, the summit is at 5200      meters with a great view of both the mountains. This is 8 hours (back and forth).

Day 08. Jangothang – Lingshi
Altitude 4000m; Distance 17 kms; Time 6 – 7 hours.

Day 09. Lingshi – Chebisa
Campsite altitude 3880m; Distance 10 kms; Time 5 – 6 hours

Day 10. Chebisa – Shomuthang
Campsite altitude 4220m; Distance17kms; Time 6-7hours

Day 11. Shomuthang – Robluthang
Campsite altitude 4,160m; Distance 18 kms; Time 6 – 7 hours

Day 12. Robluthang – Lemithang
Campsite altitude 4140 meters; Distance 19 kms; Time 6-7 hours

Day 13. Lemithang – Laya.

Campsite altitude 3840m; Distance10 kms; Time 4-5 hours

Day 14. Laya (Halt)

Day 15. Laya – Koena.
Campsite altitude 3050 meters; Distance19 kms; Time 6-7hours;

Day 16. Koena – Gasa Tsachu(hot spring).
Campsite altitude: 2638m; Distance 14 kms; Time: 6-7hours

Day 17: Gasa Tsachu – Goen Damji – Punakha (End of Trek)

Day 18. Punakha – Thimphu.

Day 19. Sightseeing in Thimphu.

Day 20. Departure.
Early morning drive to the airport at Paro where Bhutan Yuden Tours representatives will bid farewell to our guests.