Druk Executives

Laya Gasa Trek

This long and challenging trek traces a loop along Bhutan’s northwestern border with Tibet. You will travel through some of the most undisturbed wilderness existing anywhere on earth, to observe and temporarily share a form of existence that is probably more completely removed from anything you will ever have witnessed. The trek offers a breathtakingly beautiful lunar landscape, dwarfed by immense glistening peaks, abundant wildlife; including blue sheep, takin and a wide variety of birds and quite possibly the elusive snow leopard.

Your journey begins in the fertile Paro valley, climbing to the base camps of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake, two of Bhutan’s most majestic summits, considered one of the most beautiful and imposing mountains existing anywhere across the great Himalayan range. The route then passes the remote monastic-fortress at Lingshi before crossing the three high passes that separate it from Laya.

The pristine and austere alpine environment of Laya, in northwestern Bhutan, is home to a tribal community of less that 1000 people. Far away from major national centers, the Layaps have yet to become significantly integrated within the country’s mainstream. They are yak-herders and traders, who speak a separate language, sport a distinct dress and are renowned throughout the country for their arresting natural beauty.

At Gasa camp, a soak in the hot springs will be comforting and a long anticipated reward before descending through the lush sup-tropical forests into Punakha and Wangdiphodrang.
After having experienced the stark serenity of the alpine north, you will then travel on to the capital city of Thimphu, which should relax and soak up a cultural atmosphere unique to Bhutan.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration : 21 Days :
  • Trip Grading : Moderate
  • Trip Activity : Cultural Tours
  • Trip Destination : Bhutan
  • Trip Season : April – May & September - October

Trip Include

  • Accommodations in standard hotel/ Tent accommodation on Trek
  • All Meals at the hotel or local restaurant/ Meals on Trek
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers
  • English speaking local guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Visa and permits

High quality Tents and other camping equipments are used including the services of trekking guide, cook, assistants and ponies/yaks to carry luggage and provisions.

Trip Exclude

  • Internal Flights
  • Table Drinks/Alcoholic beverages
  • Insurance coverage
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Expenses of personal nature