Gasa-Laya Trek

Extensive Laya-Gasa Trek

from $4,290.00$4,120.00

In Bhutan, trekking is a real charm! Adventure is what keeps your mind rolling and your keen travel appetite aroused. Imagine the feel of walking along sloppy hills and valleys, and the cool atmosphere that the mountain top offers!

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All about the Extensive Laya-Gasa Trek.

In Bhutan, trekking is a real charm! Adventure is what keeps your mind rolling and your keen travel appetite aroused. Imagine the feel of walking along sloppy hills and valleys, and the cool atmosphere that the mountain top offers!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  •  Wedding ceremony in Bhutanese style
  • Tours specified in the itinerary
  •  Accommodation in 4 star hotel/ Complimentary Deluxe rooms.
  •   Meals (Breakfast; lunch; dinner, mineral water) as per your choice
  •   Transportation within Bhutan (Toyota Hiace Bus/High roof)
  •  Services of experienced and licensed culture tour guide
  •   Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  •   US $ 10 per pax for Tourism Development Fund
  • Visa fee of US$ 40 per person
  • Tax and government royalty
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airfare not included.
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free
  • Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities)
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Alcohol, beverages in resorts.
  •  Shopping and Entertainment
  1. Day1 Arrival at Bhutan.

    Arrival at Paro by Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our members. Afternoon or, evening time at leisure and visit Paro Dzong and the national museum. Overnight Paro valley

  2. Day2 Day Hike to Taktsang monastery.

    Day hike to Taktsang Monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra US $ 5/- The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery which clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley was devastated by fire in 1998 but the Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore the monastery to its original structure

  3. Day3 Paro - Soe Thangthangkha

    In the morning we drive till Guni tsawa where there is Army camp is there and we start our trek. The trail continues uphill through the river valley, gradually becomes narrower and closes in after some distance. The winding trail with frequent climb and descend leads us to our camp site in a meadow with stone shelter at 3,720m. By then, we will have trekked about 23km in around 7-8hours.

  4. Day4 Thangthangkha – Jangothang

    Continue the trail along the Pachhu and the valley opens again after crossing a small army outpost. Trekking through the open valley affords view of high ridges and the snow-capped mountains with yaks and Yak herder’s camp on the valley floor. Trekking 15km of trek within 5 to 6 hours will find us near the ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jomolhari at 4040m. Camp here for the night!

  5. Day5 Jangothang to halt.

    After two long days trek, you will have a good chance to relax under the sun just infront of the Jomo lhari. But if you are interested you may go furthere from the base camp and climb to tsho Phu 4300m. Night at camp.

  6. Day6 Jangothang – Lingshi

    Climb gradually toward the pass through a wide pastureland. On your way, depending on the season you are trekking, you will find some yak herder’s in their camps. Descending from the pass to Lingshi, you will have a beautiful view of Lingshi Dzong, the Valley, Tserim Kang (Mountain), and its glaciers. At 4150 m, camp in a stone shelter with built-in-fire pit or in the tent! By then, we will have covered 19km of trail within 5 to 6 hours of trek.

  7. Day7 Lingshi – Chebisa

    Today is the shortest of all days on our trip. Upon reaching Chebisa at 3, 850 m, having trekked for 3 to 4 hours covering 12km of trail, camp alongside the village settlement. You can visit the village houses and feel the Bhutanese rural life experiences.

  8. Day8 Chebisa – Shomuthang

    Trekking through a wide pastureland will lead up to Gobu La Pass. Along the way, you find some Yak herder’s. Conquering Gobu La Pass at 4, 305 m, descend down to the valley. The campsite will be above a river bank, a tributary of a Mochhu River at the elevation of 4, 260m. By then we will have trekked 17km in 5 to 6 hours of time

  9. Day9 : Shomuthang – Robluthang

    We start early for the trek is little strenuous. Upon crossing the Jerela Pass at 4, 600m, descend to Tsharijathang Valley, where you can see the herds of Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan. Camp at Tsharijathang at 4, 390m after having trekked from 15km for 6 to 7 hours

  10. Day10 Robluthang – Lingmithang

    Cross the Shingela Pass at 4, 900m, you take a downhill trek following the valley. Lingmithang, a beautiful village under Laya County offers an opportunity to see people dressed in typical Laya costume with long bamboo hats on their head. Camp at Lingmithang at the elevation of 4, 140m after a day long trek of 6 to 7 hours covering 19 km of the trail! A day halt exploring the valley and meeting the people of unique costume and habit will be of unique experience.

  11. Day11 Lingmithang – Laya

    The trek for the day is downhill walk along the narrow winding river valley. The trail leads you to the west side of the Laya Village. At the elevation of 3, 850m, campsite is on a high flat bench above the village. The trek stretches for about 10 km requiring 3 to 4 hours of normal trekking

  12. Day12 Laya Halt

    A day halt at Laya will give us a time to go around and explore the Laya Village to the fullest.

  13. Day13 Laya – Koena

    The trail involves series of winding rounds to avoid steep cliffs while affording breaking view of crashing river, feeder streams and cascades of waterfalls. Covering 19km of trail in 6 to 7 hours, we reach at our campsite at 3, 800m.

  14. Day14 Koena – Gasa (Gasa Tsachu or Hot spring),

    Upon crossing the Babela Pass at 3, 740m, the trail is all the way down leading up to our campsite, close to Gasa Dzong at the elevation of 2, 900m. The 17km stretch of the trek takes 6 to 7 hours of normal trekking. Camp near the Hot Spring!

  15. Day15 Gasa Hot spring to halt.

    After breakfast, you will have full day of soaking into the hot spring after long trek and it is the best place for starching your muscles and relax.

  16. Day16 Morning drive to Thimphu

    Today after breakfast we will visit Punakha dzong and then drive to Thimphu via Dochula mountains pass.

    Visit the Memorial Chorten, a huge stupa built in memory of the Third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972;

     

    Visit Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the Royal Government as well as the summer residence of the Head Abbot and the central monastic school.

  17. Day17 Thimphu

    Visit the Craft and Painting school where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive. The Post office.

     

    Visit the World’s tallest Buddha statue, The Art and craft centre, the paper factory and Kezang weaving centre at changzamtog.

     

    You can wear Bhutanese traditional costumes which will be provided by the company and then attend the farewell in the evening with Bhutanese cultural program

  18. Day 18 Departure from Paro Airport.

    After the breakfast drive to Paro airport for your departure.

     

Accomodation

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains
  • Village Homestay
  • Camping

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Camping Tents
  • Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • Accommodation in the best 3-4 star Resorts/hotels in Bhutan.
  • Airfare
  • Health insurance
  • Airlift insurance
  • Laundry/Drinks / Telephone calls and any personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Single room supplement USD$40 per night.
  • Tips and Gratuities

Tourist can buy mobile sim cards. It can be activated within minutes and will cost only about USD$2.  Internet connectivity of 3G-4G will be available. Yelha Bhutan tours will be providing free Wi-Fi access in the resorts for the guest.

All visitors in Bhutan are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country. Bhutan doesn’t have travel insurance facilities.

There is a ban on the sale of cigarettes in Bhutan. Smoking is also prohibited in public places, hotels and offices.

The export of antiques is prohibited by law. Tourists should buy only artifacts that have been certified for sale and for export. The government provides an official seal to certify that artifacts can be taken out of Bhutan.

Bhutan is perhaps one of the most photogenic places in the world. The landscape, nature, architecture and the people make it a photographer’s paradise. People are generally happy to pose for pictures, but do ask before you do so if you are focusing on one person. Photography is not permitted inside Dzongs, monasteries and temples as they are considered living institutions.

Bhutan uses a 240 v system. Electrical supply is generally good, but can be less stable in the smaller towns outside the capital, Thimphu. If you are using computers and other sensitive equipment, be prepared for fluctuations and power surges. Many rural areas are still without electricity although some farms have solar electrification.

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