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Extensive Laya-Gasa Trek Tour

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Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days

Destination Covered : Paro, Punakha

Tour Activities : Heritage, Hill Stations & Valleys, Hill Stations & Valleys, Trekking

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Paro and Punakha Tour Overview

Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us) Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and drive
Alcoholic drink

Paro and Punakha Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Aboard on flight to Paro, the sight of Mt. Everest and Mt. Jomolhari and Jichu Drake is a welcoming note for you. Upon landing, you will be received and transferred to the Hotel by our representative. After lunch, visit the Paro Dzong built in 1646 housing the monastic body and administrative machinery. Later, you visit Kyichhu Lhakhang one of the oldest lhakhangs in the country built in the 7th century. Proceed further to Drukgyal Dzong, the fort of victorious Bhutan built after the victory over Tibetan invasion in the year 1649. Under a clear sky, you can see Mt. Jomolhari at 7, 329m from here. In the evening, walk freely in the town! Overnight hotel will be in Paro.
Day 2
After breakfast, start the day’s excursion to Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery perched on a vertical granite rock, 900m above the Paro Valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpochhe came to the site of the Monastery on the back of a Tigress to meditate. Have the spectacular view of Paro Valley from the temple. Descend for the lunch at Taktshang Cafeteria. Return to Paro in the evening for the night will be in the Hotel in Paro.
Day 3
In the morning we drive till Guni tsawa where there is Army camp is there and we start our trek. The trail continues uphill through the river valley, gradually becomes narrower and closes in after some distance. The winding trail with frequent climb and descend leads us to our camp site in a meadow with stone shelter at 3,720m. By then, we will have trekked about 23km in around 7-8hours.
Day 4
Continue the trail along the Pachhu and the valley opens again after crossing a small army outpost. Trekking through the open valley affords view of high ridges and the snow-capped mountains with yaks and Yak herder’s camp on the valley floor. Trekking 15km of trek within 5 to 6 hours will find us near the ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jomolhari at 4040m. Camp here for the night!
Day 5
After two long days trek, you will have a good chance to relax under the sun just infront of the Jomo lhari. But if you are interested you may go furthere from the base camp and climb to tsho Phu 4300m. night at camp.
Day 6
Climb gradually toward the pass through a wide pastureland. On your way, depending on the season you are trekking, you will find some yak herder’s in their camps. Descending from the pass to Lingshi, you will have a beautiful view of Lingshi Dzong, the Valley, Tserim Kang (Mountain), and its glaciers. At 4150 m, camp in a stone shelter with built-in-fire pit or in the tent! By then, we will have covered 19km of trail within 5 to 6 hours of trek.
Day 7
Today is the shortest of all days on our trip. Upon reaching Chebisa at 3, 850 m, having trekked for 3 to 4 hours covering 12km of trail, camp alongside the village settlement. You can visit the village houses and feel the Bhutanese rural life experiences.
Day 8
Trekking through a wide pastureland will lead up to Gobu La Pass. Along the way, you find some Yak herder’s. Conquering Gobu La Pass at 4, 305 m, descend down to the valley. The campsite will be above a river bank, a tributary of a Mochhu River at the elevation of 4, 260m. By then we will have trekked 17km in 5 to 6 hours of time.
Day 9
We start early for the trek is little strenuous. Upon crossing the Jerela Pass at 4, 600m, descend to Tsharijathang Valley, where you can see the herds of Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan. Camp at Tsharijathang at 4, 390m after having trekked from 15km for 6 to 7 hours!
Day 10
Cross the Shingela Pass at 4, 900m, you take a downhill trek following the valley. Lingmithang, a beautiful village under Laya County offers an opportunity to see people dressed in typical Laya costume with long bamboo hats on their head. Camp at Lingmithang at the elevation of 4, 140m after a day long trek of 6 to 7 hours covering 19 km of the trail! A day halt exploring the valley and meeting the people of unique costume and habit will be of unique experience.
Day 11
The trek for the day is downhill walk along the narrow winding river valley. The trail leads you to the west side of the Laya Village. At the elevation of 3, 850m, campsite is on a high flat bench above the village. The trek stretches for about 10 km requiring 3 to 4 hours of normal trekking.
Day 12
A day halt at Laya will give us a time to go around and explore the Laya Village to the fullest.
Day 13
The trail involves series of winding rounds to avoid steep cliffs while affording breaking view of crashing river, feeder streams and cascades of waterfalls. Covering 19km of trail in 6 to 7 hours, we reach at our campsite at 3, 800m.
Day 14
Upon crossing the Babela Pass at 3, 740m, the trail is all the way down leading up to our campsite, close to Gasa Dzong at the elevation of 2, 900m. The 17km stretch of the trek takes 6 to 7 hours of normal trekking. Camp near the Hot Spring!
Day 15
After breakfast, you will have full day of soaking into the hot spring after long trek and it is the best place for starching your muscles and relax.
Day 16
Upon a short climb, the trail winds through the rolling hills and passes through the forests of pine and oak and gradually entering villages and wheat fields. Along the way, you can have a glimpse of Gasa Dzong beautifully perched to the valley wall. Arriving Damji after 5 to 6 hours of trek covering almost 18 km of trail, our transport team will be waiting there for you. You will ride through the high agricultural benches above the Mochhu into a lush semi-tropical gorge filled with banana trees, creepers and tropical vegetation until Trashithang. Continue driving to Punakha for the overnight in the Hotel.
Day 17
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu and do little sightseens of the thimphu because there are some places where one should not miss it. the local sightseens at thimphu will show you Buddha point, memoral chorten (stupa), Takin reserved (national animal) and view of the Tashichoe Dzong from the top. After lunch slowly you move to Paro for over night.
Day 18
By now you might be fade up with your guide since he is the only one who talk and talk, so it is time for you to depart. Say good bye to guide and driver who will be see you off at paro international airport.

More Details about Paro and Punakha Tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
  • Trekking equipment provided: A Cook, Camp assistance ,Horses, Sleeping bag, Sleeping mats, Blankets, Tents.

Exclusions

  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us) Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Tips for the guide and drive
  • Alcoholic drink

Terms & Conditions

DELAYED ARRIVALS -

  • There is no charge for delays in arrival and departure because of weather conditions disrupting flights or road blocks. The tourist must however bear the cost of food, accommodation, transportation, and other services required.

CANCELLATIONS -

  • Tour Programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:
  • within 30 days of start of program – no charges
  • within 21 days – 10% of rate
  • within 14 days – 15% of rate
  • within 7 days – 30% of rate
  • less than 7 days or without notice – 50% of rate
  • after arrival in Bhutan – 100%
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