Laya: A Classical Trekking

  • Laya: A Classical Trekking


Laya village trekking is a mixture of snow capped Himalayas, alpine grassland, quaint farmland and numerous passes including the highest pass of Bhutan—the Renchen Zoe—at an altitude of 5400meter. The trek comprises approximately eleven passes from Punakha to Bumthang.

The trek is a blend of Laya (Punakha valley), Lunana (a very remote part), Renchen Zoe pass, and several other exciting parts of Bhutan. As some passes are even over 5000meter, a trekker needs to be physically fit and it requires sound health. Before we begin the trek, heavy initial preparation is a must. The close views of Himalayas exert bone-chilling experience. The other remarkable views are the wide green pastures, meadows with different varieties of blossoms from spring to autumn including summer season. The rocky passes and Himalayas are the scenic beauties of the country to watch.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Arrival at Paro. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Hike to Taktsang monastery. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Drive to Drugyel Dzong and trek to Shana camp. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Trek to Soi Thangthangkha. Overnight at camp.

Day 05 : Trek to Jangothang. Overnight at camp.

Day 06 : Acclimatization at Lingshi. Overnight at camp.

Day 07 : Trek to Chebisa. Overnight at camp.

Day 08 : Trek to Shomuthang. Overnight at camp.

Day 09 : Trek to Robluthang. Overnight at camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Limithang. Overnight at camp.

Day 11 : Trek to Laya. Overnight at camp.

Day 12 : Rest at Laya. Overnight at camp.

Day 13 : Trek to Koina. Overnight at camp.

Day 14 : Trek to Gasa hot spring. Overnight at camp.

Day 15 : Trek to Goen Damji. Overnight at camp.

Day 16 : Trek to Tashithang and drive to Punakha. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 : Drive to Paro via Thimpu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 : Transfer to airport and departure to your own destination.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Bhutan visa fee.
  • Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu with BB plan.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Local bilingual guide.
  • Portable altitude chamber and satellite phone.
  • Group medical kit.
  • Accomodation with Full Board service in Bhutan.
  • Group camping equipment.
  •  Private transportation.
  • Park entrance fees and trekking permits. 
  • Porter/ animals to carry 20kgs personal equipments.
  • Sightseeing and entry fees.
  • All necessary organisational requirements.

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Tip etc.


Highlights of the Trek

Fantastic mountain range including Mt. Gangchey Ta (tiger mountain), flowing through Punakha valley, unique cultures, scattered outlandish village of Laya, relaxing at hot spring etc


All the conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement.


We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 18 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Bhutan
  • Group size : Min - 1

We are affiliated to

  • Taan Nepal
  • Nma Nepal
  • pata Nepal
  • Ntb Nepal
  • Keep Nepal
  • VITOF Nepal
  • Expedition Operators Assocaition Nepal (EOA)
  • thamel tourism
  • atta-members

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