Home » Asia » Bhutan » Laya Trek

Laya Trek

offered by supplier M17093 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 20 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Bhutan  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4000 US Dollar (USD)

This trek is an extension of Jhomolhari trek and offers diverse flora and fauna, including a good opportunity to spot blue sheep. The trek starts from Drugyel Dzong to the isolated valleys of Lingzhi, up to the Laya region at 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet), where yak-herders live at the foot of Mt. Masagang, at 7,200 meters (23,620 feet) and the sub-tropical Punakha valley at 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). Lingzhi played an important role in controlling travel over Lingzhi la between Bhutan and Tibet.

Goyak is another pleasant settlement; a compact village of stone houses clustered together which is very unusual in Bhutan. Also, watch for bearded vultures and Himalayan Griffons flying overhead. There are several large herds of blue sheep living in the rocks and you are sure to spot one on this trail. Tsheri Jathang, a Takin Sanctuary where herds of Takin (Bhutan's National animal) migrate during summer and remain for about 4 months. You can see classic examples of lateral moraines where the glacier has pushed rocks up on both sides.

Views of different peaks and mountains are just fabulous and probably the best that you can see from any other part of the country. It also introduces you to the unusual culture of Layap people and offers a stop at a natural hot spring in Gasa. The Laya women wear black yak-hair costumes and conical bamboo hats, a very distinct traditional costume worn nowhere else except Laya. Laya route passes by hot springs and Gasa Dzong, and through different levels of vegetation. This trek combines a variety of landscapes, villages, and majestic views of peaks.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Paro/transfer to hotel/day at leisure. Includes: (L, D).

Day 2: Paro sightseeing. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: Trek day 1/trek to Sharna Zampa. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 4: Trek to Thangthangka. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 5: Trek to Jangothang. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6: Day at Leisure Jangothang acclimatize. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: Trek to Lingshi. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 8: Trek to Chebisa. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 9: Trek to Shomuthang. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 10: Trek to Robluthang. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 11: Trek to Lemithang. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 12: Trek to Laya. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 13: Day at leisure Laya. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 14: Trek to Koena. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 15: Trek to Gasa. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 16: Trek to Geon Damji. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 17: Trek end at Tash ithang and drive to Punakha. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 18: Drive to Thimphu and sightseeing. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 19: Drive to Paro. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 20: Departure. Includes: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pickup and drop
- Accommodation as mentioned
- All camping equipments
- Trekking crew
- Sightseeing with tour guide
- All entry fees
- All meals (3 times)
- All transport in private coach.
Price Excludes:
- Bhutan visa (20 USD)
- Drinks and bar bill
- Tipping
- Personal insurance
- Any other things not mentioned
- International flight.

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2007

Activity: Trekking; Rafting; Safari; Rock climbing; Biking; Bungee Jumping; Canoing; Fishing; Cannoning; Vehicle hire; Accommodation; Air Ticketing; Mountain flight - Flora and Fauna Study - Climb to Everest and other Himalaya - Educational tours for students - Trip for people involved in environment awareness...

View this supplier profile   |   Submit your review