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14D13N Laya - Gasa Trek

A high altitude trek in the Himalayas - for adventurers!

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One of the most challenging and notably beautiful treks in Bhutan, the Laya to Gasa trek is a unique high altitude experience

  • Enjoy postcard views of alpine valleys, lush forests and signature Bhutan mountain peaks
  • Visit numerous local settlements to learn about the life of local Laya people engaged in intricate arts and crafts
  • Keep your eyes sharp for a chance to spot blue sheep, marmots, must deer and Takin, the national animal of Bhutan
  • Camp beneath some of Bhutan's most picturesque peaks, Mount Jomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake
  • Visa, airport pick up, accommodation, transportation and food for the duration of the trek are all provided
What We Love:

Considered one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan, the Laya-Gasa trek offers amazing views of Bhutan's diverse unspoiled landscape: lush forests, high mountain peaks and green valleys. The 217km journey begins in Paro and takes you through evergreen jungles, challenging mountain passes and flowery meadows before finalizing in Damji. You will get to visit the Jigme Singye National Park, catch glimpses of the stunning mountain peaks: Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang and walk along a charming village with a crystal clear waterfall. A big highlight of the journey is the chance to explore the life of indigenous villages inhabited by Laya people and discover their unique culture and traditions.

Activity Details

13-15 Days


Min 2

Pick Up

24 Hours

30 Days


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email

Inclusive Of:

  • Everything you need for the entire duration in Bhutan, including all trek necessities
  • All food, transport and accommodation
  • 13/14 nights camping in twin sharing, double occupancy cold weather tents
  • All meals on the trek (a certified chef will prepare Bhutanese dishes and organic vegetables with Western food available on demand)
  • Return airport transfer and transport to/from the trek

Including the following but not limited to:

  • Bhutan visa services and fees
  • Trekking expedition leader
  • Horsemen and helpers
  • Group medical kit
  • Quality sleeping bag, insulated mat
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Horses to carry 20kg personal equipment
  • English speaking guides are included in the tour fees, for other languages like Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and German, there will be a surcharge

Not Inclusive Of:

  • International airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips/gratuities (optional)
  • Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost
  • Insurance (you should get your own insurance before arriving in Bhutan)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a sample 13 nights itinerary, our operator will customize and finalise the itinerary with you, please email support@klook.com for assistance:

Day 1 Drukgyel Dzong – Sharna Zampa

  • Walking distance: 17km, 4-5 hours
  • Camp altitude: 2,850m
  • A gradual climb following the Paro Chhu
  • Reach army post at Gunitsawa village
  • Campsite is close to Gunitsawa

Day 2 Sharna Zampa- Soe- Thangthangkha

  • Walking distance: 22km, 7-8 hours
  • Camp altitude: 3,610m
  • Trail continues through the river valley
  • Visit the Jigme Dorji National Park
  • Camp at the meadow with great views of Mount Jomolhari

Day 3 Thangthangkha – Jangothang

  • Walking distance: 19km, 5-6 hours
  • Camp altitude: 4,080m
  • The trek continues up the Paro Chhu river valley
  • Cross an army outpost
  • Passing the l villages Soe, Takethang and Dangochang
  • Reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas,

Day 4 Acclimatization

  • Walking distance: 0.00
  • Camp altitude: 4,080m
  • Day hikes with views of Jomolhari and Jichu Drake
  • Trek up to Tosoh or hike around the area
  • Walk towards the glaciers of Jhomolhari or visit and experience a high altitude village life nearby
  • Rest well for a tough climb the next day

Day 5 Jangothang – Lingshi

  • Walking distance: 18km, 6-7 hours
  • Camp altitude: 4,010m
  • Ascend to the Nyilila pass (4,870m)
  • Pass through yak herders' tents and get a view from the top of Lingzhi Dzong

Day 6 Lingshi – Chebisa

  • Walking distance: 10km, 5-6 hours
  • Camp altitude: 3,880m
  • Stay on the main trail or take a diversion up to the Lingshi Dzong (4,220m)
  • Pass the villages of Lingshi and Goyul

Day 7 Chebisa – Shomuthang

  • Walking distance: 17km, 6-7 hours
  • Camp altitude: 4,220m
  • Walk through a wide pastureland towards Gobu La (4,410m)
  • Descend to Shakshepasa (3,980m)
  • Reach the campsite at Shomuthang

Day 8 Shomuthang – Robluthang

  • Walking distance: 18km, 6-7 hours
  • Camp altitude: 4,160m
  • Climb up the valley to view Kang Bum (6,526m)
  • Reach Jhari La (4,750m)
  • Camp by the river at Robluthang

Day 9 Robluthang – Limithang

  • Walking distance: 19km, 6-7 hours
  • Camp altitude: 4,140m
  • Descend to a stone house where Laya women sell weaving products
  • Cross the Kango Chhu and soon reach the Limithang campsite

Day 10 Limithang – Laya

  • Walking distance: 10km, 4-5 hours
  • Camp altitude: 3,840m
  • Walk the trail leading to the west side of Laya village
  • View Gangchhenta and catch a glimpse of Masagang
    • Camp next to the local village centre

Day 11 Laya – Koina

  • Walking distance: 19km, 6-7 hours walk
  • Camp altitude: 3,050m
  • Walk along the river valley of Mo Chhu
  • Trek to Kohi Lapcha (3.300m)
  • Campsite at Koina

Day 12 Koina – Gasa

  • Walking distance: 14 km, 6-7 hours
  • Camp altitude: 2,240m
  • Last major climb of the Laya Gasa Trek
  • Cross the Bari La (3,740m)
  • Descend to Gasa village (2,770m)
  • Stay in Gasa Village or descend for another hour to the Gasa Tsachu hot springs

Day 13 Gasa – Damji - Walking distance: 17km, 5-6 hours - Camp altitude: 4,900m - Trek through rolling hills and passes, pine and oak forests, villages and wheat fields - Catch a glimpse of the Gasa Dzong - Reach Damji campsite

Day 14 Damji – Tashithang

  • Walking distance: 16km, 5 hours
  • Overnight stay in a hotel
  • Descend into a lush semi-tropical gorge filled with banana trees
  • Transfer to hotel

Additional Information:

  • A good level of fitness is necessary
  • Not suitable for children aged under 13 and dependent on fitness levels
  • Not suitable for those with a respiratory, cardiac, or circulatory disorder or a disability that limits mobility
  • You will be required to send a scanned copy of your passport (with 6 months validity) in order to apply for the visa - the rest of the application procedure is taken care of for you
  • Tour begins at Paro International Airport and ends at Gauwahati Airport in India or Jaigoan of India (border town to Bhutan) if by road, or Paro International Airport
  • Fees are calculated based on number of nights. For example, for a 5 day 4 night tour, you will be paying based on 4 overnight stays in Bhutan and not for the number of days

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and duration specified
  • Our land operator will coordinate further on the required documents and flight confirmation
  • Please plan your flights before booking

Recommended Packing List:

During the Trek

  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Water bottles of at least 3 liters total capacity
  • Cap/hat
  • Hiking poles (to lessen the impact of walking on your joints)
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Winter hat and gloves

At the Camp Site

  • Head lamp with extra batteries
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Thermal underwear


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 30 days before tour begins
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