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Laya Gasa Trekking

Laya Gasa Trekking

Group size: 

Min 1 Pax


4,000 meters

Trip Grade:

You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500 m with daily ascends of around 400-700 m. You will also be facing high altitude air with a low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.



Best Season: 

All Year Around


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Twin Shared Basis


Laya Gasa 4000m trekking is one of the moderately challenging trekking trails in Bhutan at the same route as Chomalhari trek which will leads you to the beautiful landscapes and unspoiled trekking in the whole areas. This trekking is one of the awesome trekking in the kingdom of Bhutan.

This trek offer you to spot different flora like oak, orchid, golden birch, juniper,willow, blue poppy the national flower of Bhutan and different rare fauna like red panda, blue sheep, Laya, Gasa trekking in kingdom of Bhutan  leads you to the unusual culture of Layap folks and bids a halt at a natural hot spring in Gasa. The highest pass Shingche La at 5,005m Mount Chomolari 7314meter, mount Jitchu Drake 7000m and above Nele La Pass 4250 meter into Lingshi Gorge.

This trekking begins after an airstrip to Bhutan with the beautiful view of the Mt. Everest and other entire Himalayan mountain and heading to Paro and next day we will be hiking through the Taktshang Monastery most well-known and cultural life of Bhutan at Paro at the high cliff at 3120 meters high above the sea level and next our trek begins from the Drukgyel Dzong through the Shana over the isolated valley of rhododendron forests where you get the majestic view of the Mount Jomolhari and then subsequent the river and passing the high ridges and snowcapped peaks surrounding give more pleasure to your trek and at jagothang we ascending we will  be resting for a while and continually trailing climbs we gradually reach to Nyili La Pass (4680 m) where you get to observe the yak herders and then we will reach chebisa where there are few villages with and on your trail to this isolated village one should be aware of the dogs and then to Shakyapasang to Robluthang where you will be observing lots of yak herders where you get to chance to snap some pictures with them. And heading to Limithang you will come across colorful prayer flags and then to laya where we get the picturesque views of the several mountain and where we can relax at natural hot spring and descending down to several spots we will be finally reaching Punakha and then to thimpu there we will be sightseeing some several monasteries and several chorten and lastly reaching paro where you can do some shopping and sightseeing the Paro valley and fly back to your respective places or Kathmandu.

This Laya Gasa trekking is mostly open from April to June and mid-September to mid-November. Though the perfect trekking is in the month in Laya area is on April. But our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) do this trekking in all the season so if you are willing to trek or you want to book this trekking destination one of the beautiful kingdom we are always open so  further details about this trek you can contact us or email us.


FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.


Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Hotels in Bhutan are categorized as category “A”, Category “B” and category “C”. You will be provided with accommodations in one of the categories “A”, “B” hotels in main cities of Bhutan and during the days in the remote areas of Bhutan, you will spend the night in the tented camps. All accommodations are in twin sharing basis and you will be charged extra if you want a single supplement.

Included in the Price

    • Visa fee for Bhutan
    • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle
    • Guided city tour in Paro by private tourist vehicle.
    • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.
    • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.
    • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
    • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
    • Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day1 with welcome drinks.
    • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment during the trek.
    • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan. Toyota 4WD luggage vans and light trucks for group travel. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations.
    • Monument and museums entrance fees for all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
    • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.
    • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
    • Government royalty (35% of $225), which goes to the country's health and education projects.
    • All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.
    • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Not Included in the Price

    • Services Not Mentioned in Incuded Section

Fixed Departures - 2018

Departure DateAvailable Space
 Jan 4th YES
 Jan 12th YES
 Feb 2nd YES
 Jan 19th YES
 Feb 14th YES
 Feb 20th YES
 March 8th YES
 March 14th YES
 March 19th YES
 March 28th YES
 April 2nd YES
 April 9th YES
 April 15th YES
 April 22nd YES
 3rd May YES
 17th May YES
 20th May YES
 27th May YES
 14th June YES
 23rd June YES
 6th July YES
 28th July YES
 4th August YES
 17th August YES
 2nd September YES
 8th September YES
 12th September YES
 17th September YES
 22nd September YES
 28th September YES
 4th October YES
 9th October YES
 14th October YES
 19th October YES
 29th October YES
 6th November YES
 11th November YES
 18th November YES
 5th December YES
 16th December YES

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