Trekking in Bhutan

The Classic Laya Trek offers the most incredible trekking adventure along an off-beaten path, with plenty of acclimatization. Bhutan is well-known for its warmth, hospitality, and diverse trekking opportunities. Laya is a perfect route to capture a complete picture of Bhutan; you can taste Bhutan’s famous butter tea, yak milk, and locally brewed wine, watch a cultural program, and remain a mute witness to the authentic Bhutanese culture and customs.

The Classic Laya Trek is a challenging yet rewarding adventure. It allows you to immerse yourself in Bhutan’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a first-time adventurer, this trek will be an unforgettable experience. It helps you understand this enchanting kingdom in the Himalayas. The route to Laya goes through Shana Camp, Soi Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, Robluthang, and Limithang. It has breathtaking scenery, tranquillity, and exoticism. You will continue on a network of well-maintained and rock-strewn trails through Koina, Gasa Hot Spring, Goen Damji, and Tashithang. Each of these destinations has its own distinct character: unique geographical features, surreal mountain vegetation, quaint hamlets, dzongs, open pastures, indigenous people, art, and history are juxtaposed amid the seclusion and simplicity of Bhutan. The hot spring bath at Gasa Tshachu is an additional treat that makes your journey more pleasurable.

This Classic Laya Trek is a perfect trekking trip to explore a complete picture of Bhutan. Be ready to explore the Land of happiness with us!

Trip Type: Hotel and Camping Trek
Difficulty Level: Medium
Best Seasons: Mar - Apr, Oct - Nov
Trip Duration: 22
Group Size: 2 - 15 Pax
Meals: All meal during the Trek
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Activity Trekkings
Accomodation: Hotels and Lodges
Transportation: Private Veichel

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival Kathmandu.
  • Day 2
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Day 3
    Flight to Paro drive to Thimphu.
  • Day 4
    Hike to Taktsang monastery.
  • Day 5
    Drive to Drugyel Dzong and trek to Shana.
  • Day 6
    Trek from Shana to Soi Thangthangkha.
  • Day 7
    Trek from Soi to Jangothang.
  • Day 8
    A rest day at Jangothang.
  • Day 9
    Trek from Jangothang to Lingshi.
  • Day 10
    Trek from Lingshi to Chebisa.
  • Day 11
    Trek from Chebisa to Shomuthang.
  • Day 12
    Trek from Shomuthang to Robluthang.
  • Day 13
    Trek from Robluthang to Limithang.
  • Day 14
    Trek from Limithang to Laya.
  • Day 15
    Rest day in Laya halt.
  • Day 16
    Trek from Laya to Koina.
  • Day 17
    Trek from Koina to Gasa Hot spring.
  • Day 18
    Trek from Hot Spring to Goen Damji.
  • Day 19
    Trek from Damji to Tashithang and drive to Punakha.
  • Day 20
    Drive from Punakha to Paro via Thimphu.
  • Day 21
    Transfer airport fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 22
    Final departure.

Includes & Excludes

Costs include:
* Meet, assisted upon arrival at Kathmandu by our office representative.
* All arrival / Departure transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicle.
* 03 Nights twin/double room accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary with our local English speaking guide including monumental entrance fees.
* 03 Nights twin/double room accommodation on full board basis at 3 star hotel in Bhutan as per the itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea and coffee and hot water during the trek including guide and necessary support staffs with their insurance and salaries.
* Camping accommodation during the trek.
* Necessary trek transfers as per the itinerary.
* Tourism Development fee and Tourism Service Charge in Bhutan.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Applicable hotel and government taxes presently 24.3% for Nepal.

Costs exclude:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal and Bhutan visa fees.
* Airfare for the sector Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation.
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, domestic flight delays due to weather, political disturbance and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusion.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tipping amount.


Trip Notes

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