Laya Gasa Trek -2



12 days

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Trip Over View: The trek starts from Punakha to Gasa and to Laya and following the same route back. This is a shorter version of the Laya Gasa Trek starting from Paro covering the Jumolhari trek route. The trekking days are shorter as the hike begins only from Gasa Hot Spring. The trek begins from Hot Temperate climatci condition of Punakha to cold alpine weather of remote tribal community of Laya.

Trek Facts

  • Trek Name: Laya Gasa Trek 2
  • Trek Duration: 12 Days Circular Trek
  • Trek Route: Trek Begins from Punakha-Damji-Gasa-Koina-Laya-Punakha-Paro
  • Trek Start and End: Paro to Paro
  • Guide: Licensed Trek Guide
  • Meals: Fullboard

Trek Highlight

  • Enjoy the Gasa Hotspring.
  • Explore the tribal Village of Laya.
  • Enjoy the most amazing wildlife while trekking the areas.
  • Enjoy the nature of Laya gasa Route.


Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent Ponies to carry supplies Guide, Sleeping Tent. Service of cook & Helper. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]. Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night. All transportation within the country including airport transfers. Royalty & Govt. Taxes. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only.
Insurance Premiums. International Flight Tickets. Alcoholic Drinks and bills of personal nature. Any extra cost occured during the time of accidents and unseen happenings. Insurance Premiums. Payments for service provided on a personal basis. Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head". Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.

Tour Plan

Arrive at Paro Airport. Visa will just take about 30 minutes and our team from Tour Bhutan will be outside with your name placard. A brief familiarisation will be done by the guide before you begin the tour of Bhutan.

Tour the Capital city of Bhutan. Tour includes a visit to textile museam, Library and 13th arts and crafts School. Over night at Hotel.

  • Distance: 72Km
  • Driving time: 3 Hours
  • Max Altitude: 3200m at Dochula Pass.

Drive to Punakha the old capital of Bhutan. Enjoy the 360degree view of mighty Himalayn mountain from Dochula Pass.

We drive our way till hotspring. The roads are not good enough and at times you might come across muddy roads, so be prepared.

Relax at the most iconic Hotspring of Gasa. You may see many locals visiting the hot spring as it is believed that the spring has lots of healing affect on many skin ailments and body aches. It’s a perfect nature gift for trekkers to take at least a day of relaxation in the Hot spring.

  • Distance: 17Km
  • Walking time: 5 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800m
  • Ascent:
  • Descent:
  • Camping Altitude: 3200m

After early breakfast trek begins from Gasa Hotspring to Kohina. on the way Visit Gasa Dzong

  • Distance: 19Km
  • Walking time: 5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude:
  • Ascent: 1070m
  • Descent: 260m
  • Camping Altitude: 3200m

Camp near the village. Walk around upon reaching Laya village.

Explore the village of Laya. Laya is a small remote village in northern Bhutan bordered with Tibet. It lies at an altitude of 3800m above sea level. There are about 800 tribal people living in the area. The main income source of this people comes from hiring of horse for tourist and cordycep harvest.

  • Distance: 38Km
  • Walking time: 9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude: 3200m
  • Ascent:
  • Descent:
  • Camping Altitude:

After early breakfast we descend our walk towards Gasa Hot Spring. Lunch will be served at Kohina. The hike is quite long today and we start early morning. Over night at Gasa Hot Spring.

Drive to Thimphu from Gasa Hot spring. It takes about 6 hours from Gasa to Thimphu. Upon reaching Thimphu check into the hotel and relax.

After early breakfast, we drive to Paro Tiger Nest Base Camp. Hike to the tiger nest temple is best in early morning as there will be less people walking the routes. The route takes about 3 hours uphill walk from pinewood forest. Our guide will be assisting you throughout the hike. We take rest at Taktsang Cafe for tea and coffee.

Today is the last day of your Tour in Bhutan. Our team will be waiting outside your hotel to drop you at the airport. Please make sure your documents and flight tickets are ready to show at the airport. Its always good to report 3 hours prior to your departure time.

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