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Laya Gasa Trek

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  • Cultural Tour and Trek
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 23’ - Dec 23'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Paro International Airport

Laya Gasa trek. The LayaGasa Trek is considered one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan, offering amazing views of some of the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes. Every year in October, both locals and most of the tourists either trek or participate in the Laya Run which is yet another challenging and spectacular running. Laya Village in Bhutan is the home to the Layups. One of the smallest settlements in the Last Himalayan Kingdom, this remote village at an elevation of 3800m. The trek gives you the opportunity to camp at the village and explore the area.

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport.

Trek Starting Point

Starts from Punakha and ends at Punakha.

Laya Gasa Trek Difficulty

Moderate

Highest Altitude during the Trek

Laya Gasa Trek Distance

4800 meter at Masangang Base Camp

110 km from the starting point to the end Point.

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation in Bhutan in 3 star Hotel
  • Professional English speaking trekking Guide.
  • Taxes and service charges.
  • Airport Pick and Drop
  • All meals during the Trek
  • Entrance Fees for all monuments in Bhutan
  • All Trekking and Camping equipments
  • Porter and Pony to carry the camping equipments.
  • Sustainable Development Fees of USD 200 Per Person Per Night

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Shopping or sovenior

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water and welcome drinks
  • Entrance Fees
A Quick Fact about Laya Gasa Trek in Bhutan
  • Type: High-altitude guided trek.
  • Duration: 7 days.
  • Difficulty: Medium to hard.
  • Best seasons: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November)
  • Start point: Punakha, Punakha (1500 m / 4650 ft)
  • End point: Punakha District (2200 m / 6820 ft)
  • Average Temperature: 5 to 10 Degrees during Camping and 15 degrees.
Laya Gasa Trek Packing List
  • Hiking backpack.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
  • Hiking boots or shoes.
  • Plenty of water.
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass.
  • First-aid kit. Knife or multi-tool.
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Detail Tour Program for Laya Gasa Trek Bhutan

Day 01Arrival at Paro Airport from Singapore/Bangkok/Delhi/Kathmandu:

Fly onboard to Paro Bhutan.  On a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalayas are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep, turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro, you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Thimphu (2 hours).

Overnight at Hotel Thimphu.

Day 2Destination from Thimphu to Punakha

In the morning we drive to Punakha, the old winter capital. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs via a series of zigzags over the Dochu La Pass, 10,000ft/3,048m.  On a clear day, panoramic views can be had of the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan’s highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770 ft/7,550 m.  The road drops down through varied forests finally emerging into the highly-cultivated Punakha valley. 
In the afternoon hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the divine mad monk’s temple. It is a beautiful walk through a lovely village. The temple can be visited and there is a tree outside which is supposed to have sprouted up after Drukpa Kunley sent a thunderbolt from an adjoining valley to kill some evil spirits who had gathered at the site. Also, visit Punakha Dzong situated on the confluence of two rivers.

Overnight at Meri Puensum Resort, Punakha

Day 3Punakha -  Damji to Gasa Hot Spring

We drive to Damji ascending and descending through a heavily forested area and wild orchids. In this area, there are leeches so one must be careful too. Camp nearby village at an altitude of 2070m. Walking time 5/6 hours. Overnight at camp.

Day 4Gasa Tshachu - Chamsa

 

Walk for about half an hour over flat land till the Bele La pass. It’s down a hill all the way to Gasa Tshachu. Lunch at Gasa village at an altitude of 2,700m. After lunch walk through the homes of the village and watch beautiful Gasa dzong from the distance.  The Dzong was built in the 17th century by the first religious King, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, to protect the village from the Tibetan invaders. The ascend through Juniper and Fir forests until you reach the camp at Chamsa at an altitude of 30,80m. Walking time 6/7 hours. Overnight at camp.

Day 05Destination from Chamsa – Laya

Distance: 14Km

Walking time: 6/7 Hours

Max Altitude: 3800m

Ascend to the army camp and join the Mo Chu (mother river of Punakha). Follow the river till you cross the bridge. After the bridge, it is up and down several times, through Juniper and Fir forests. The walk to Laya is very pleasant with wonderful views. You will pass through dense forests, filled with Moss and Singing birds. Arrive at Laya village, the second-highest settlement in the country, at an altitude of 3,800m. Overnight at camp.

Day 6Rest Day at Laya

Explore the village. There are around 5 to 6 villages separated by names like Pazhi, Toko, Tongra. You can visit any house anytime and the owner will welcome you with sweet wheat wine. Even to a perfect stranger, traditional Bhutanese hospitality is extended and a cup of tea and Chang (local drink) is always offered.

The people in this village are interesting especially the women. They wear conical bamboo hats decorated with turquoise and silver ornaments. In the evening witness the cultural programs (dance) performed by village girls by the campfire and enjoy the local alcohol (Ara & Chang), if you have a strong stomach. Overnight at camp.

Day 07Laya – Gejethang/Gejepha

Distance: 12Km

Walking time: 4/5 Hours

Max Altitude: 4300m

After breakfast, we begin our beautiful trek. Along the way, you might come across a young girl singing while working on the field. Say goodbye and they might giggle you back. The trail Ascends another 500 m from Laya which will take a walking time of 4-5 hrs. Camp at an altitude of 4300 m. Overnight at camp.

Day 08Gejethang/Gejepha – Masagang base camp

Distance: 12Km

Walking time: 6/7 Hours

Max Altitude: 4800m

Climb another 500-600 m to reach Masagang base camp. Camp at an altitude of 4800 m.  Overnight at camp. Masang Kang (also known as Masa Gang) is a mountain peak located at 7,194 m. The mountain peak is located in the catchment area of the Mo Chhu in Jigme Dorji National Park. The peak is 1.3 km south of the main Himalayan ridge, where the border between Bhutan and China runs. In its southeast, at 11.5 km Tsenda Kang 6,481 m (21,263 ft) rises and in its further east, at 18.75 km Tongshanjiabu 7,207 m (23,645 ft) is located. At the base, there is a trunk glacier that is 2km in length and fed by multiple tributaries

Day 09Masagang base camp -  Gejethang/Gejepha

Distance: 10Km

Walking time: 4 Hours

Max Altitude: 4300m

Descend back to Gejepha/Gejethang. Camp at an altitude of 4300m. Walking time 4 hrs. Overnight at camp.

Day 10Gejethang/Gejepha – Laya

Distance: 10Km

Walking time: 3/4 Hours

Max Altitude: 3800m

Follow the same route back to Laya. Descend to camp at nearby Laya village at an altitude of 3800 m. Walking time 3-4 hrs. Overnight at camp.

Day 11Laya – Chamsa

Distance: 16Km

Walking time: 8/9 Hours

Max Altitude: 3800m

Descend to the army camp and join the Mo Chu( mother river of Punakha). Follow the river till you cross the bridge. After the bridge, it is up and down several times, through Juniper and Fir forests until you reach the camp at Chamsa at an altitude of 3,800m. Overnight at camp.

Day 12Chamsa – Gasa Tshachu

Distance: 12Km

Walking time: 5/6 Hours

Max Altitude: 2200m

Walk for about half an hour over flat land till the Bele La pass. Its down a hill all the way to Gasa Tshachu. Lunch at Gasa village at an altitude of 2,700m. After lunch visit the village and dzong The Dzong was built in the 17th century by the first religious King, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, to protect the village from the Tibetan invaders. They descend to Gasa Tshachu (ht spring0for camps at an altitude of 2,200m. Overnight at camp.

Day 13Gasa Tshachu – Damji

Distance: 12Km

Walking time: 5/6 Hours

Max Altitude: 2200m

The path continues ascending and descending through heavily forested areas and wild orchids. In this area, there are leeches so one must be careful too. Camp nearby village at an altitude of 2,200m. Overnight at camp.

Day 14Damji to Thimphu

Our vehicle will drive you to Thimphu from Damji. In Thimphu visit the 13th arts and craft school/ folk heritage museam and BBS viewpoint from where you see Thimphu City. 

Day 15Thimphu Tour

Today city tour of Thimphu visiting the Memorial stupa of the late King built in 1974, Nunnery, the Traditional Medicine Institute where centuries-old indigenous medicines are still practiced, the National Library that houses ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, and hand made paper factory. Over night at Hotel.

Day 16Thimphu to Paro and Departure

After early breakfast in the hotel drive to Paro airport for flight to Bangkok/Kathmandu/Delhi.

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FAQ

What is Included in Laya Gasa trek Cost?

The trek includes the following services.

  • Cook and Assistant.
  • Dining Tent and Camping.
  • Trekking Permits.
  • Horse to carry the stuff.

 

 

Can you get altitude sickness at 4000m?

While arterial oxygen transport may be only slightly impaired the arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) generally stays above 90%. Altitude sickness is common between 2,400 and 4,000 meters (7,900 and 13,100 ft) because of the large number of people who ascend rapidly to these altitudes.

What are the early warning signs of mountain sickness?

The symptoms can feel like a hangover — dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a buildup of fluid in the lungs that can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. This is the most common cause of death from altitude sickness.
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