Laya Gasa Trekking

Trip Level
Trip Duration
18 Days


Laya Gasa route takes one upstream along the Paro Chu and the ancient caravan route to Tibet, Through the Seo Valley deep into the shadows of Mt. Chomolari 7314m, Mt. Jitchu Drake 7000m and over Nele La Pass 4250m into Lingshi Valley. The inhabitants of these two valleys are nomads subsisting almost entirely on the produce and products of sheep and yaks. The many lakes in Seo Valley are every angler's wildest dream come true. At Lingshi is a picturesque remnant of a once mighty border fortress is now the residences of the valley administrator. From his hill, a day's trek is all it takes to cross over the plateau of Tibet. 

Heading East over the 3 high passes of Global 4650m, Jarmila 4600m, and Shinjela 4900m lay the valley of Laya Gasa. Herds of the rare Tarkin can be seen en route to Tashi Jathang Laya Gasa valley lies in the Masakhang mountain region which is the source of the Mo Chu flowing through Punakha. The inhabitants of Laya Gasa s an ethnic group is quite a difference from the rest of the Bhutanese people. Like the people so Seo and Lingshi they too are nomads. Along the way to Punakha, the old capital lays historic Gasa fort and the famous popular hot spring in Laya Gasa.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro ( by Druk Air).

Day 2: Paro.

Day 3: Paro Shana (Star Trek).

Day 4: Shana - Thangthangka.

Day 5: Thangthangka- Jangothang.

Day 6: Jangothang.

Day 7: Jangothang - Lingshi.

Day 8: Lingshi - Chebisa.

Day 9: Chebisa - Shakya Pasang.

Day 10: Shakya Pasang - Robluthang.

Day 11: Robluthang - Limithang.

Day 12: Limithang - Laya.

Day 13: Laya.

Day 14: Laya - Koina.

Day 15: Koina - Gasa Hot Spring.

Day 16: Gasa Hot Spring - Damji (trek ends), Punkha.

Day 17: Punakha - Thimphu - Paro.

Day 18: Depart Paro (by Druk Air).

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.