Laya Gasa Trek -2

Bhutan Trekking in Gasa

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.

Trek Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival Paro
  • Day 02. Thimphu
  • Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha
  • Day 04 Punakha to Gasa Hot spring.
  • Day 05 Halt at Gasa Hot Spring
  • Day 06 Gasa to Koina
  • Day 07 Koina to Laya
  • Day 08 Explore Laya 
  • Day 09 Laya to Gasa Hotspring.
  • Day 10 Gasa to Thimphu.
  • Day 11 Thimphu to Tiger Nest Hike
  • Day 12 Paro to the airport and See Off

Detail Tour Program

Day 01 Arrival at Paro Airport

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.

Day 02 Thimphu City Tour

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

Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha

  • 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.

Day 04 Punakha to Gasa Hot Spring

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

Day 05 Rest Day at Gasa Hot Spring

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 bodyache. Its a perfect nature gift for trekkers to take atleast a day relaxation at the Hot spring.

Day 06 Gasa to Kohina

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

After early breakfast trek begins from gasa Hotspring to Kohina.

Day 07 Kohina to Laya Village

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

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

Day 08 Explore 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.

Day 09 Laya to Gasa Hot Spring

  • 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.

Day 10 Gasa to Thimphu City Tour

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.

Day 11 Thimphu to Tiger Nest Temple Hike

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.

Day 12 Paro to Airport and See Off.

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.

Trek Cost US$

Trek Inclusion

Trek Exclusion

  • Insurance Premiums.
  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Alcoholic Drinks and bills of personal nature.
  • Any extra cost occured during the time of accidents and unseen happenings.

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