This Jomolhari-Laya-Gasa Trek is considered one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan taking you through picturesque destinations, offering amazing views of some of the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes of Bhutan. It varies in altitude from 2,500m to nearly 5,000m. Starting from Paro, you will travel through scenic isolated mountain villages, striking alpine meadows and magnificent waterfalls to finish the trek in Gasa. While on the trek, you will indulge yourself into Bhutan’s pristine nature, and have spectacular views of the sacred Mount Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, Gangchhenta (Great Tiger Mountain), etc.
Along the trail you’ll be able to spot indigenous animals such as blue sheep and Takins, the national animal of Bhutan. You’ll travel through remote mountain villages inhabited by Layaps (people of Laya), a distinct segment of the Bhutanese society with unique culture, traditions and costumes. The trek also offers a day of relaxation at the famous Gasa hot springs that is sure to rejuvenate you.
Totalling 17 days, this trip consists of the 12-days Jomolhari-Laya-Gasa Trek while including visits to most of the touristic highlights of Western Bhutan. This trip can be lengthened or shortened to suit your preferences.
Our sample itineraries are here to inspire you.They are not fixed itineraries, and can be customized or altered in almost any way.
|Length||Total 17 Days / 16 Nights
Trek duration: 12 Days
Sightseeing: 4 Days
|Elevation||Max Elevation: 4,200 m
Min Elevation: 2,400 m
|Location||Paro, Thimphu & Punakha|
|Price||Prices for a trip like this start at about US$ 4,440 per person for a group of three or more people during peak season (read more about Pricing & Accommodation Choices for our bespoke trips)|
|Suitable Dates||March-May & September-November|
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO, PARO
DAY 02: PARO
DAY 03: PARO (2,470 m) – SHARNA (2,890 m) – THANGTHANGKHA (3,575 m)
DAY 04: THANGTHANGKHA (3,575 m) – JANGOTHANG (4,080 m)
DAY 05: JANGOTHANG HALT (4,080 m)
DAY 06: JANGOTHANG HALT (4,080 m) – LINGSHI (3,880 m)
DAY 07: LINGSHI (3,880 m) – CHEBISA (4,220 m)
DAY 08: CHEBISA (4,220 m) – SHOMUTHANG (4,160 m)
DAY 09: SHOMUTHANG (4,160 m) – ROBLUTHANG (4,140 m)
DAY 10: ROBLUTHANG (4,140 m) – LIMITHANG (4,140 m)
DAY 11: LIMITHANG (4,140 m) – LAYA (3,840)
DAY 12: LAYA HALT (3,840)
DAY 13: LAYA (3,840) – KOINA (3,050 m)
DAY 14: KOINA (3,050 m) – GASA (2,340 m)
DAY 15: GASA (2,340 m) – PUNAKHA
DAY 16: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU – PARO
DAY 17: DEPART PARO