Travel Tips

Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek

  • Day 01
    Day 01    Arrive Paro

    Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and the tour guide will receive and escort you to designated Hotels in Paro.

  • Day 02
    Day 02    Hike to Tiger's Nest

    Hike to Tiger's Nest, one of the most sacred Taktshang monasteries in Bhutan. It is perched on the cliff where Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress.

  • Day 03
    Day 03    Trek Begins

    This trek begins at Gunitsawa Village were you pass the army post. At the army checkpost your trek permit (provided by your tour operator) will be checked and endorsed. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.

  • Day 16
    Day 16    Trek Ends at Punakha

    Drive through scenic mountains from Gasa to Punakha (3-4 hrs). Punakha was the ancient capital of Bhutan. Afternoon Visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the 'Unifier of Bhutan'.

  • Day 17
    Day 17    Thimphu Sightseeing

    Drive to Bhutan's capital, Thimphu via the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks (about 3 hrs total driving time).

  • Day 18
    Day 18    Thimphu Sightseeing

    Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Further, we will visit the Zorig Chusum - 13 Arts & Crafts Institute where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive.

  • Day 19
    Day 19    Depart Paro

    The guests will be Seen Off by a Representative of our company and the Tour Guide at the Exit Gate. Wish Bon Voyage!!!

Season Peak Season
Type Adventure & Trekking
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel, Camp
Guide Included
Transportation Included
Meals All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Places Covered Paro, Thimphu & Punakha
Entry Fee & Taxes Included

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This nineteen days trek is considered one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan, offering amazing views of some of the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes in Bhutan. This fourteen day, 217 km journey begins at Drukgyel in Paro and takes you through gorgeous alpine meadows, high mountain passes and dense sub-tropical jungles before terminating in Damji in Tashithang.

Along the trail you’ll be able to spot indigenous animals such as blue sheep and Takins, the national animal of Bhutan. You’ll travel through remote mountain villages inhabited by Layaps (people of Laya), a distinct segment of the Bhutanese society with unique culture, traditions and appearance. Thhe trek also offers a day of relaxation at the famous Gasa hot springs that is sure to rejuvenate you.

This is one of the more difficult treks offered in Bhutan due to the high altitudes and steep ascents and descents along the path. The best seasons to complete this challenge are in April-June and Mid-September-Mid-November.

Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Experience fabulous views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jumolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake.
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.
  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.

Frequently asked questions

Indeed, all guests to Bhutan must apply for a visa with the Bhutan government. Past The Clouds orchestrates this for you and you will get your visa preceding flight. The visa cost is joined in the aggregate trek cost. The Bhutan government holds US$60 per individual every day from sightseers which is utilized on enhancing well-being, instruction and foundation for its kin.
This relies upon the flight date of your outing. Bhutan is cooler than Nepal because of the higher elevation of spots that you are probably going to visit. Expect day time temperatures in Paro of 14 - 20 degrees in March/April and October/November and evening temperatures of zero to ten degrees. Thimpu and Punakha are hotter than Paro yet can at present be frosty during the evening. It can achieve 28 degrees in September in Punakha. On the trek, it will get substantially colder with expanded height.
Trekking in Bhutan is for experienced trekkers who can adapt to long days of strolling and generous trips and plunges. Along these lines you should be fit and a normal walker. Trekking can be hard yet we urge you to stroll at your own pace.
All in all we walk five to eight hours for every day. It's not a matter of separation but rather the quantity of hours we walk. As we get higher we are limited out there we can walk with the goal that we don't surpass a height pick up of roughly 500 meters for every day.
You will rest in tents gave by our group. You will be furnished with a resting pack, ground sleeping cushion and pad. You are welcome to bring your own resting sack as well as dozing pack liner. The majority of our treks are completely upheld with tents and latrine tents. Bubbled water and tea is given day by day.
In spite of the fact that our Bhutan treks do move to elevation, we try to design the agenda so you can adapt progressively as you climb. In any case, sometimes the height pick up will be more prominent because of the geographic territory. We recommend doing the Tiger's Nest Monastery climb before the begin of your trek and if there's chance, moving to a high pass, for example, the Chelila Pass (3,810) while in transit to Haa. This helps enormously with acclimatization. It is likewise critical to stroll at your own particular pace and drink a lot of water. You should tell your guide on the off chance that you have a cerebral pain, tipsiness or some other wellbeing protestation. Our aides are altogether prepared in emergency treatment and comprehend what to do on the off chance that somebody is experiencing height infection. You may wish to bring appropriate pharmaceutical/elective cures including Diamox, ginkgo and homeopathic drugs.
As Bhutan is by and large cooler than other Asian goals, long pants, since quite a while ago sleeved tops, downy tops and sensible footwear are prescribed. You should pack as per the season and have no less than a warm coat for nighttimes and mornings. Data on what to pack will be in your Travel and Cultural Information pack that you get subsequent to booking.
Bhutan isn\'t eminent for its cooking – conventional Bhutanese sustenance is extremely zesty and the national dish \'ema datse\' is a searing curry produced using chillies and agriculturists cheddar, which local people will eat three times each day. The flavours are exceptional, and a lot for some guests, so you may want to eat the milder Indian or Nepali dishes on offer. Inns will for the most part have a smorgasbord with a scope of Bhutanese, Indian, and Nepali dishes, some of the time western dishes, and veggie lover alternatives accessible.
Truly, the greater part of the suppers are buffet style in the lodgings. On the trek, there is a camp cook. It would be ideal if you inform us with respect to your dietary prerequisites so we can orchestrate this ahead of time.

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ITINERARY & Time Schedule

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 01 Arrive Paro
  • Day 02 Hike to Tiger's Nest
  • Day 03 Trek Begins
  • Day 16 Trek Ends at Punakha
  • Day 17 Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Day 18 Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Day 19 Depart Paro