Laya Gasa Trek with cultural tour is a power package that lets you dive into the mountainous terrain of Bhutan. You can cater your lush for mountains, hills, high altitude landscapes and serenity through this trek. This trekking adventure will give you an opportunity to cross the high altitude passes, jump across the fast flowing rivers and walk freely through the lush forests and farmlands. Thus, if you are adventure lover then this is the perfect package.
The trek to Laya Gasa starts with an amazing mountain flight from Kathmandu to Paro. To be honest, flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. During the flight, three of the world’s highest mountains i.e. Everest, Makalu and Kangchenjunga are visible from the plane. The real trek starts from Paro. Then you drive up to Drukyel Dzong. As you walk forward following through the trail, you pass the lush forests of oak, fir, rhododendron and wild ferns. And cross through the undulating paths that takes you up and down. Likewise, the waterfalls on the way that emerges out of the hills are mind-blowing. The mountain village that we pass along the trail are sparsely populated. And it is a wonderful opportunity to interact with the hostile Bhutanese people.
In Gasa, you will find many glacier lakes and hot water springs formed from the mountain water. The hot water bath in the springs of Gasa can be relaxing. Also, it is believed to be a cure for weakness and pain in the body. Besides, the lifestyle of people living in Bhutan is fascinating. The dressing sensation of women in Laya – women is simply amazing. The women usually have long hair in the black skirt made up of yak and sheep’s wool. Also they have a uniquely pointed bamboo hat is unique and appealing.
Apart from natural fantasy, Laya Gasa Trek is an opportunity for cultural exploration. The architecturally rich monasteries and dzongs placed in cultured locations are wonderful to look at. Similarly, beautiful landscapes which is a home to unique floras and faunas. If lucky, you will be able to encounter blue sheep, Takins, musk deer or marmots on your way through the trail.
Laya Gasa Trek with cultural tour is a moderate grade trek that requires a bit of endurance capacity among st the trekkers to cope with long walks in high altitude region. So, if you like to immerse in the beauty of Bhutan then join Himal Eco Treks for an adventurous and joyous journey. Taste the pristine nature of Bhutan with a unique blend of Bhutanese culture.
Day 01: Arrive Paro
Day 02: Acclimatization in Paro
Day 03: Paro to Shana
Day 04: Shana to Soi Thangthangkha
Day 05: Soi Thangthangkha to Jhangothang
Day 06: Jhangothang to Lingshi
Day 07: Lingshi to Chebisa
Day 08: Chebisa to Shomuthang
Day 09: Shomuthang to Robluthang
Day 10: Robluthang to Lemithang
Day 11: Lemithang to Laya
Day 12: Laya
Day 13: Laya to Koena
Day 14: Koena to Gasa
Day 15: Gasa to Gasa Tsachu
Day 16: Gasa Tsachu to Geon Damji
Day 17: Geon Damji to Tashitang
Day 18: Tashitang to Khuruthang
Day 19: Thimpu to Paro
Day 20: Depart from Paro
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Meals which are not specified in the itinerary
- International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
- Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
- Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek.
- Hot showers during the trek.
- Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational expenditure.
- Personal trekking equipment if any.
- Tips to tour guide, porter or driver is not our responsibility. (Tip is subject to your judgment. Offering tip is not a compulsion)
- Travel insurance
Regarding your visa and arrival
You can obtain Bhutanese visa on your own by submitting an application to Bhutanese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for visa through us. Once you book your trip with us, we take care of the process regarding visa. We apply for your visa on your behalf. All we need is photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and escorted throughout the journey as per your itinerary.
Getting in Bhutan
You can enter into Bhutan via air or by road. You can catch a direct flight to Paro or enter into Bhutan via Phuentsholing through Indian border in West Bengal.
Best time to visit
Any season would be best for a traveler depending upon the motive of travel. However, Bhutan is mostly visited by travelers from March to May and September to November. These seasons are considered to best for visiting Bhutan.
Accommodation in Paro and Thimpu would be in a three star category hotel. For rest of the places, expect very normal kind of food and accommodation.
Meals and drinking water
During your travel to Tibet, we provide meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary. However, lunch and dinner while your stay in three star hotels is not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own.
The currency of Bhutan is denominated as Ngultrum (Nu).
Travel insurance is highly recommended as it insures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.