BHUTAN

LAYA GASA TREK

Laya-Gasa Trekking Itinerary Outline

DAY 1

Arrival in Paro (7,218’) | local sightseeing and warm-up walk

Overnight: Zhiwaling Resort     

Meals: D (lunch if your flight lands in the morning)

Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (10,006’)

Distance: 4 miles round trip

Approximate time: 5-6 hours round-trip 

Elevation gain: 1,700’

Elevation loss: 1,700’ 

Overnight: Zhiwaling Resort     

Meals: B,L D 

Paro to Haa (8,858’) via Chelela | Kila Nunnery hike
Drive time: approximately 2.5 hours

Hike time: approximately 2-4 hours

Overnight: Haa Valley Farmstay or Lechuna Heritage Lodge 

Meals: B, L, D

Haa Valley exploration and hike to temple (9,862’)
Approximate hike time: 1-2 hours Elevation gain: 1,004’

Elevation loss: 1,004’

Overnight: Haa Valley Farmstay or Lechuna Heritage Lodge  

Meals: B, L, D

Haa to Paro; prepare for trek.

Overnight: Zhiwaling Resort   

Meals: B, L, D

Start trek Shana (9,252’) to Soe Thangtangkha (11,876’)

Approximate trek time: 5 hours

Approximate distance: 9.5 miles

Trek start: 9,252’

Elevation gain: 2,887’

Elevation loss: 30’

Camping elevation: 11,876’

Overnight: Full-service camping   

Meals: B,L D

Trek: Soe Thangthangkha to Jangothang

Approximate trek time: 5-6 hours 

Approximate distance: 11.8 miles

Trek start: 11,876’

Elevation gain: 1,574’

Elevation loss: 65’

Camping elevation: 13,385’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Trek: Jangothang Exploration

Camping elevation: 13,385’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Trek: Jangothang to Lingzhi via Nyile La (15,978’)

Approximate trek time: 7 hours

Approximate distance: 7.5 miles 

Trek start: 13,385’

Elevation gain: 2,756’

Elevation loss: 2,985’

Camping elevation: 13,156’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Day 10

Trek: Lingzhi to Chebisa

Approximate trek time: 5 hours 

Approximate distance: 6.2 miles

Trek start: 13,156’

Elevation gain: 920’

Elevation loss: 1,345’

Camping elevation: 12,730’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Trek: Chebisa to Shomuthang via Gogu La (14,567’)

Approximate trek time: 6-7 hours Approximate distance: 10.5 miles 

Trek start: 12,730’

Elevation gain: 2,692’ 

Elevation loss: 1,967’

Camping elevation: 13,845’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Trek: Shomuthang to Robluthang via Jhari La (15,584’)

Approximate trek time: 6-7 hours 

Approximate distance: 8 miles 

Trek start: 13,845’

Elevation gain: 2,297’

Elevation loss: 2,493’

Camping elevation: 13,648’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Trek: Robluthang to Lemithang via Sinche La (16,420’)

Approximate trek time: 7-8 hours 

Approximate distance: 11 miles

Trek start: 13,648’
Elevation gain: 2,788’

Elevation loss: 2,854’

Camping elevation: 13,583’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Trek: Lemithang to Laya

Approximate trek time: 4-5 hours Approximate distance: 6 miles

Trek start: 13,583’

Elevation gain: 268’

Elevation loss: 1,115’

Camping elevation: 12,600’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Trek: Laya Exploration

Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Day 16

Trek: Laya to Tongshingdrak via Kohi La (10,826’)

Approximate trek time: 7-8 hours Approximate distance: 12 miles

Trek start: 12,600’

Elevation gain: 853’

Elevation loss: 2,600’

Camping elevation: 12,139’
Overnight: Full-service camping  
Meals: B,L D

Day 17

Trek: Tongshingdrak to Gasa via Barli La (12,795’) | Drive to Punakha

Approximate trek time: 4 hours 

Approximate distance: 8 miles

Trek start: 12,139’

Elevation gain: 656’

Elevation loss: 3,708’
Overnight: Dhumra Farm Resort
Meals: B,L D

Day 18

Punakha to Thimphu

Punakha Dzong in the morning and later drive to Thimphu via Dochu la (pass)
Overnight: Druk Hotel
Meals: B,L D

Day 19

Thimphu

Thimphu sightseeing and exploration
Overnight: Druk Hotel
Meals: B,L D

 

Day 20

Departure

Transfer to Paro Airport for departure.

 

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