Laya Trek

GRADE

Tough

TRIP DURATION

19 days

BEST SEASON

March till May & October till November

GROUP SIZE

From 2 person

TRIP Altitude

4900 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Visit of Paro and Thimpu, Monastery visit, superb mountain views and glacier, great passes, Nomad, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque settlements, friendly people and many more ..

Trip Overview

This trek is an extension of Jhomolhari trek and offers diverse flora and fauna, including a good opportunity to spot blue sheep. The trek starts from Drugyel Dzong to the isolated valleys of Lingzhi, up to the Laya region at 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet), where yak-herders live at the foot of Mt. Masagang, at 7,200 meters (23,620 feet) and the sub-tropical Punakha valley at 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). Lingzhi played an important role in controlling travel over Lingzhi la between Bhutan and Tibet. Goyak is another pleasant settlement; a compact village of stone houses clustered together which is very unusual in Bhutan. Also, watch for bearded vultures and Himalayan Griffons flying overhead. 
 
There are several large herds of blue sheep living in the rocks and you are sure to spot one on this trail. Tsheri Jathang, a Takin Sanctuary where herds of Takin [Bhutan's National animal] migrate during summer and remain for about 04 months. You can see classic examples of lateral moraines where the glacier has pushed rocks up on both sides. Views of different peaks and mountains are just fabulous and probably the best that you can see from any other part of the country. It also introduces you to the unusual culture of Layap people and offers a stop at a natural hot spring in Gasa. The Laya women wear black yak-hair costumes and conical bamboo hats, a very distinct traditional costume worn nowhere else except Laya. Laya route passes by hot springs and Gasa Dzong, and through different levels of vegetation. This trek combines a variety of landscapes, villages, and majestic views of peaks.
 
  • Day 01 Arrive Paro/transfer to Hotel/day at leisure (L, D)
  • Day 02 Fly to Paro in the Kingdom of Bhutan. (B,L,D)
  • Day 03 Drive to Drugyel Dzong (2530m) and on to Shana (2860m). Trek to Thongo Samba (3250m). (B,L,D)
  • Day 04: Trek to Soi Thangka (3575m). (B,L,D)
  • Day 05 Trek to Jangothang (4040m). (B,L,D)
  • Day 06 A rest day at Jangothang. (B,L,D)
  • Day 07 Cross the Nyele La (4850m) to Lingshi and descend to camp. (B,L,D)
  • Day 08 Trek to Chebisa (3850m) via Gang Yul. (B,L,D)
  • Day 09 Cross the Gobu La (4405m) to Somothang (3985m). (B,L,D)
  • Day 10 Cross the Jhari La (4720m) to Robluthang (4200m). (B,L,D)
  • Day 11 Cross the Shinge La (4900m) to Limithang (4050m). (B,L,D)
  • Day 12 Arrive into Laya (3750m). (B,L,D)
  • Day 13 Rest day in Laya. (B,L,D)
  • Day 14 Trek to Chamsa (3700m) below the Bale La. (B,L,D)
  • Day 15 Cross the Bale La (3800m) and trek to Gasa (2500m) (B,L,D)
  • Day 16 Drive to Thimpu, via Punakha en route. (B,L,D)
  • Day 17 Sightseeing around Thimpu and Paro. (B,L,D)
  • Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu. Half day sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)
  • Day 19 Departure (B)
Includes
  • All Meals (as per mention in the itinerary)
  • Accommodation in twin Sharing
  • All private transportation (Japanese car/Jeep/Van/Mini bus) within the country including airport transfers
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Tour Entrance fees 
  • Visa Fee
  • Airport tax
  • Tourism Development fund
  • English speaking Guide
  • Other trekking crew member
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking and tour permits
Excludes
  • Druk Air fares.
  • your insurance
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water
  • Tips
  • Any other expenses that are not specified above

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