Laya Gasa Trek Itinerary – Example
The following itinerary outlines a possible itinerary for your Laya Gasa Trek.
Custom Laya Gasa Trek
Customised treks which differ from this itinerary are always organisable.
For example, it’s always possible to extend your trek in order to spend more time in Paro and/or Thimphu.
Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your preferences, wants and needs. We are flexible and your personal preferences (and those of your group’s members) matter most to us when organising your Laya Gasa Trek in Bhutan.
Laya Gasa Trek Cost
Our Laya Gasa Trek Package covers the following costs:
- Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport
- 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
- Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides
- Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan
- Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations, if required
- Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary
- Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance
- Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country’s health and education projects
- All route access and monument entry permits and fees
- All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges
The following costs are excluded and not covered by our Laya Gasa Trek Package:
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip, see the travel insurance page)
- Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry
- Alcoholic and cold drinks
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)
- Other expenses not mentioned in the Included costs section
Laya Gasa Trek – Trip Facts
Laya Gasa Trek Difficulty
How difficult is the Laya Gasa Trek? The Laya Gasa Trek has a moderate difficulty level and is fairly strenuous. The trek requires a fair amount of energy.
Laya Gasa Trek Altitude
The Laya Gasa Trek reaches a maximum altitude of approximately 5,000 m.
Laya Gasa Trek Best Time of Year
The best season to enjoy a Laya Gasa Trek is from March – May and from September – November.
Minimum Required Group Size
The minimum group size is 1 person.
Highlights of the Laya Gasa Trek
- City tour and sightseeing around Paro
- Gasa Hot springs
- Sightseeing in Thimphu
- Laya the second highest settlement in the country
- Crossing the Shinchela Pass at 5,000 m.
Video 1 – Laya Gasa Trek
Video 2 – Laya Gasa Trek
Video 3 – Trek to Jangothang (Chomolhari Base Camp)
Laya Gasa Trek – Image Gallery