Bhutan Layagasa Trek 17 Days

Trip Information

The amazing Bhutan has unlimited trekking areas within the short geographical mapping focusing on people, hills and farmlands. Bhutan Layogasa Trek is often called as the Druk Path Trekking and Backpacker takes you to this unique trekking amidst the forest and farmlands of Bhutan.

Bhutan Layogasa Trek is an appealing and memorable trekking itinerary which offers the most fascinating trekking stipulation, charming farmland from the forest to alpine area along with lofty passes. Another attraction about Bhutan Layogasa trekking is obviously the amazing campsites and remarkable peaks. It also enhances those cultural places which are situated in an isolated form. The best season for trekking in Bhutan Layogasa is from April to mid September to mid November even though April is considered as the most excellent month. Similarly, you are provided with an opportunity to view Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Takin, Marmots and other exotic and endangered flora and fauna. This trek serves as an opportunity to know Bhutan, a tiny landlocked country in South Asia, and its culture. The trekking is designed for the trekkers to explore the Druk kingdom on foot in very short duration of time. The start of trekking from Taktsang Monastery to the Tshrim Khang passing by the Drugyal dzong, Shana Shana, Dumzo, Thombu and Shana Zam. The view of the Chomolhari Mountain in its spectacular best is the major highlight of this trekking in Bhutan.

Book this Druk Path Trekking or Bhutan Layogasa Trekking with the expert team of Backpacker Treks & Expedition for the wonderful use of your holiday time and get amazed with the beauty of magnificent Bhutan.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport

Day 02: Trek to Shana Zampa

Day 03: Trek to Soi Thangthangkha

Day 04: Trek to Jangothang

Day 05: Trek to Lingshi

Day 06: Trek to Chebisa

Day 07: Trek to Shomuthang

Day 08: Trek to Robluthang

Day 09: Trek to Limithang

Day 10: Trek to Laya

Day 11: Trek to Chasma

Day 12: Trek to Gasa Tsachu

Day 13: Trek to Damji

Day 14: Trek to Tashithang

Day 15: Punakha – Thimpu

Day 16: Thimphu – Paro

Day 17: Departure!!!!

Day 01: Arrive at Paro Airport
On the first day you will arrive at the Paro Airport from Tribhuvan Internationla Airport in Kathmandu. The trek formally begins from Paro Valley (Drukgyel Dzong, 2580m) which passes through the significant paddy fields, village houses and small Stupas. Likewise, you can even view the highest Mountains from there. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 02: Trek to Shana Zampa
The trail keeps on its regular climb along the Pa Chhu (Paro River) where you can view the forests of oak, rhododendrons, ferns and wonderful landscape. The campsite (3,630m) is surrounded with beautiful views and stillness by the ambience of the Paro River. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 03: Trek to Soi Thangthangkha
On the 3rd day, you will move to Soi Thangthangkha which takes around 7 to 8 hours from Shana Zampa. This trail too follows the Paro River. Here, you will be served with hot lunch near the river. So, you can enjoy your lunch around the ambience of forests and rivers. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 04: Trek to Jangothang
On the 4th day of the itinerary, you will reach Jangothang after about 6 to 7 hours of trek. Your day begins with the good-looking scenery reaching to summer pastures of yaks, truly beasts of bounty for herders providing abundant cheese, butter, meat and thick waterproof hair for making tents, caps and blankets. The approach to Jangothang camp site indicates prayer walls, chhortens, prayer flags fluttering in the wind and a spectacular view of Mount Chomolhari (7,314m). Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 05: Trek to Lingshi (4,010m)
On the 5th day you head towards Lingshi (4,010m) which requires a minimum of 6 to 7 hours. In the initial phase you have to walk ten minutes from Jangothang that offers fabulous views of Mount Jichu Drake (6,989m).The final destination en route is Nyile La- Pass (4,890m) which takes 4 hours from Jangothang. The trail later passes above the tributary of Mo Chhu River, gradually descending to the campsite at Lingshi (4,010m). Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 06: Trek to Chebisa (3,880m)
The next day, you will move to Chebisa from Lingshi Dzong which was built in the 17th century, balanced on the hilltop with an enchanting view of the green hills. The winding River and magnificent peaks are additional views waiting for the tourist. After an hour from Lingshi, the trail reaches a cairn and prayer flags. Moving on from this village, after making a short ascent and descent, the route leads to the spectacular Chebisa Valley. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 07: Trek to Shomuthang (4,200m)
On the 7th day, after taking breakfast you will move to Shomuthang (4,200m) in a clustered of brush next to a watercourse. In Shomuthang you can view lots of red Rhododendron flower that adds different kind of flavor to the surrounding. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 08: Trek to Robluthang (4700m)
The trek to Robluthang (4700m) begins from the climbing of Jari La Pass (4700m) and again you have to move downward to Tasharijathang valley which is known as the summer place of the unusual Himalayan Takin. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 09: Trek to Limithang (4140m)
Today on the 9th day of an itinerary, you will cross Shinje la pass (4,900m) the final and the highest pass on the trek which takes the walk of about 5 hours from the camp. After that you will be following a short ascend throughout rhododendron trail which is mixed mutually a small pasture known as Limithang (4,140m), a lovely campground in a big pasture ground. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Laya (3,800m)
Walking to Laya is very pleasurable with the presence of magnificent views. You will be passing through the damp forest which is filled with moss and singing birds. Finally you are at Laya village which is known as the second highest settlement in the state. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Chasma (3,500m)
On the 11th day, you will head towards Chasma (3,500m) moving down from the army camp and again you have to connect the Mo Chhu River. From there follow the river until you cross the bridge. After crossing the bridge, you will face the up and down for various times and then finally you will reach in the camp at Chamsa. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Gasa Tsachu (2,200m)
To access Gasa Tsachu (2,200m) which takes 6 to 7 hours of long trek you have to follow the route from Bari La (3,900m). The route seems down and steeply through the forest of bamboo to a stream. Later on it is downward all the way to Gasa Tsachu. In the afternoon, you will visit Gasa village. From there come down to Gasa Tsachu (2,200m) (hot spring) for the purpose of camping. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Damji (2,400m)
On the 13th day you will move to Damji (2,400m) walking for almost 6 hours after having breakfast early in the morning at Gasa Tsachu. The path continues ascending and descending through heavily forested areas and wild orchids. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 14: Trek to Tashithang (1,620m)
On the 14th day of your itinerary you must be ready to trek until Tashithang (1,620m) which requires around 6 hours of walk or trek. Walking along the Mo Chhu River through heavily forested area, you will reach Tashithang (1,620m). From Tashithang you will move for Punakha.

Day 15: Punakha – Thimpu
On the 15th day of your tour package you will return to Thimpu, the capital and the largest city of Bhutan. After reaching Timpu, you will be visiting Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Valley for the rest of the day. Namgyal Chorten will also be on the list on the 15th day so will be the visit to Wangduephodrang and the local market. Overnight stay in a guest house.

Day 16: Thimphu - Paro
On the second last day of your trekking, you will be busy sightseeing the Thimphu where you can visit the famous Memorial Chorten, National Library, School of Arts & Crafts, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Handicrafts Emporium. You will be staying at a hotel in Thimpu for the rest of the night.

Day 17: Departure!!!!
On the final day of the travel package, you will catch a flight to your home town from the Paro Airport.

Price: USD $1350.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
    (Note:-Pick up -Welcome you in Tribhuban International Airport and transfer your Hotel by our responsible person.
  • Domestric drop /Pickup -Airport drop and pick UP as a flight indicated in your itinerary.
  • Drop to Airport: - Drop with privet car and until last minute with responsible person of Backpacker Treks and Expedition.
  • Trip information and sight seen:
    (Note:- Backpacker Treks and Expedition provides you trip management information and introduce with your trekking guide at the time of remaining payment of the trip after you arrival.
  • Accommodation and Meals:
    (Call twins sharing basis) / (Single room also provide with extra charge)
    1. Kathmandu: - Three (3 ***) star deluxe twins sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with B.B
    2. Trekking: - As possible as neat and clean accommodation during the trek.
    (Break fast, Lunch and Dinner)Three times meals are includes during your Trek only Breakfast are included in KTM).
  • Hot Drinks :-( Note hot drinks we provide as a cup basis in food time during your trekking).
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner:
    (Note: - We will take you one of the typical Nepali restaurants. But alcohol and beverage are not included).
  • Flight and transportation:
    (Note: - Airport for domestic flight as for itinerary).
  • Trekking permit and National Park Fee:
    (All Government taxes, TIMS and Permit as well as company charge).
  • First Aid:
    (Note: - Medical kid box during the trip)
  • Trekking Crews:
    1. Guide: - Government license holder with experience of mountain and well trained English speaking.
    2. Assistant Guide:- Backpacker Treks and Expedition provide assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per group volumes.
    3. Porter: - We provide one porter for two people to support you to carry trekking luggage. (Bag per porter carries 30 kg).
  • Insurance:
    (Guide and Porter: - Backpacker Treks and Expedition provides insurance for our guide and porter as per state law).
  • Trekking Equipment:
    Backpacker Treks and Expedition duffel bag and t-Shirt, Trekking map. (Note: - Down jacket for seasonal, sleeping bag which need to be return after the trek).
  • Certificate:
    (Adventure achirement certificate of Backpacker Treks and Expedition)
  • Other:
    (All applicable government and local taxes as per itinerary)

Cost Excluded »

  1. Visa :-( Nepal entry visa fee)
  2. Airfare :-( International air fee).
  3. Meals :-( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner)
  4. Drinks:-
    1. All cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
    2. Drinking Water also not included in trip cost.
  5. Insurance:
    (Note: - You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Optional Excursion: We provide such service with extra charge.
    (Note:- Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
  7. Trekking Equipment:
    (Note: - Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole).
  8. Tipping:
    (Note: - Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
  9. Others:
    1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
    2. During your trek hot shower is not included.
    3.Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
  10. 4. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

Female trekking guide - As mentioned earlier, we have a team of very experienced manpower who have worked in the tourism sector for many years. Likewise, we have very much experienced trekking guides who know every detail that is to be known regarding trekking and tours. In addition, we also boast of female trekking guides with fair bit of prior experience in the field of tourism. The number of female trekking guide has increased in the tourism sector in Nepal over the years and we also boast of an experienced core team of female trekking guides with considerable experience. Availability of female trekking guides might prove to be comfortable for the female trekkers if they want to share anything private or personal, and this is one of the advantages of having female trekking guides in the travel crew.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail.