This challenging 13-day trek takes you along the remote northwestern border with Tibet, connecting the main valleys of Paro and Punakha. The alpine scenery we encounter is magnificent as we pass underneath the second highest peak in Bhutan, Jhomolhari (7,314m), and cross five passes ranging from 10,000’-16,500’. Flora and fauna are diverse and abundant at every stage of the journey, with the opportunity to spot Bharal, or Blue Sheep. One of the highlights of this trek is the local people we meet en-route – both the semi-nomadic yak herders and the inhabitants of tiny isolated villages.
Before we embark on our trekking adventure we acclimate with daily hikes including a highlight hike to Taktsang monastery perched dramatically on a cliff above Paro. We venture to the secluded Haa valley and enjoy learning about the Bhutanese culture and way of life while meeting our Bhutanese hosts. We are rewarded at the end of our trek with a relaxing stay at an eco-resort in Punakha before returning to the bustling capitol city of Thimpu where we conclude our adventure.
LAYA-GASA TREK DETAILS
Duration: 19 Days /20 Days in Bhutan.
Trek: 11 nights/12 days.
Best Times of Year: April-May/ October-Mid-November.
Difficulty: This challenging trekking adventure is rated a 5 on a scale of 1-5.
Group size: 4-8 participants(1-3 participants can be accommodated at an additional cost).
Land Cost (2020): $5,295 per person, all inclusive *single supplement charges apply* | airfare to/from Bhutan is not included, however we book your flights into Paro, Bhutan.
This is the perfect active adventure for those who are short on time, but still want to have that challenging and remote Himalayan trekking experience. Our Dagala route is a six-day trek that takes us into a remote region just south of Thimpu, a much less frequented area than the more well-known Druk Path trek. Aptly named after the numerous alpine lakes we pass along our trekking route, we visit some of the more picturesque lakes along the way, as well as several Bhutanese settlements and yak herder camps. If the weather is clear, we get excellent views of the Himalaya to the north and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta. This trek strikes the perfect balance between a remote Himalayan trek and time in the villages both before and after to experience Bhutanese culture and way of life.
DAGA-LA TREK DETAILS
Duration: 14 nights/15 days in Bhutan | Trek: 6 days/5 nights in camps.
Best Time of Year: April, May, June, September, October, first half of Nov (depends on snow).
Difficulty: This moderate trekking adventure is rated a 4 on a scale of 1-5.
Group size: 4-8 participants (1-3 participants can be accommodated at an additional cost).
Land Cost (2020): $3,850 per person, all inclusive *single supplement charges apply* | airfare to/from Bhutan is not included, however we book your flights into Paro, Bhutan.