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Beautiful Laya Gasa Trek
Beautiful Laya Gasa Trek

The Laya-Gasa trek is quite a popular that is rated a medium – hard one. It takes you through diverse terrain and mountain villages down to Gasa. The hot springs here are famed for their medicinal properties. The trek is with numerous ascents and descents as you traverse meadows laden with flowers, juniper and medicinal plants. The valleys and hill sides are cloaked in deep forests of oak, rhododendron, fir and birch and trudge over moraines, past glacial lakes, catching awesome views virgin snow peaked. Laya is the one of the major unique mountain villages in Bhutan. It has its own very unique way of dressing, pointed hat worn by the women. After a day of drenched in the springs, the trail continues on to its finishing point at Damjee. Apart from trekking along the northern boundary, you will be also visiting the main western towns of Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Paro and Punakha. Western Bhutan is comparatively more developed than the rest of the country.
 

Itinerary
DAY 1: ARRIVE PARO (Altitude: 2280m)
DAY 2: PARO ACLIMAZATION HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST “Taktshang”
DAY 3: PARO TO SHANA
DAY 4: SHANA TO SOI THANGTHANGKHA
DAY 5: SOI THANGTHANGKHA TO JANGOTHANG
DAY 6: JANGOTHANG HALT
DAY 7: JANGOTHANG TO LINGSHI
DAY 8: LINGSHI TO CHEBESA
DAY 9: CHEBISA TO SHAKYAPASANG/SHOMUTHANG
DAY 10: SHAKYAPASANG TO ROBLUTHANG
DAY 11: ROBLUTHANG TO LIMITHANG
DAY 12: LIMITHANG TO LAYA
DAY 13: LAYA HALT
DAY 14: LAYA TO KOINA
DAY 15: KOINA TO GASA
DAY 16: GASA TO PUNAKHA, 52KM/APROX 3½HR
DAY 17: PUNAKHA TO THIMPHU, 77KM/APPROX 3HR
DAY 18: THIMPHU (Altitude: 2320m)
DAY 19: THIMPHU TO PARO DEPARTURE, 65km/APPROX 1HR

 

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