Eastern BhutanPema Gatshel Samdrup Jongkhar Lhuentse Mongar Trashi Yangtse Trashigang
Upon your arrival at the Paro International Airport you will be greeted by our tour representative who will escort you to your hotel. After resting for a while evening will be for leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
In the morning after having breakfast, we will hike to Taktsang Monastery for sightseeing tour which will take about 2-3 hours through beautiful villages and pine forests. It was in the 17th century when the monastery was built where the saints meditated and today it has become a popular pilgrimage site of Bhutan. Once done with exploring the monastery, we will head back to the hotel.
This day we will drive to Drugyel Dzong from where the Bhutan Laya trek will begin. Reaching Drugyel Dzong and taking the path upstream of the Pachu river through villages we will reach Shana Camp by covering 5-6 hours. Overnight stay will be at the camp followed by dinner.
Taking the scenic view, we will trek to Soi Thanthangka from Shana Camp. The trekking trail will again follow the Pachu river and lunch will be near a wooden bridge. After hiking and walking for 7-8 hours we will finally reach Soi Thanthangka and will spend our night in the camp near a stone shelter.
Rising early, we will head to Jangothang Soi by climb slowly till we reach the army camp. Following the river with the stunning views of the surrounding areas we will reach Yak herders camp where we will enjoy our lunch. From here we will start our walking & hiking tour again and relishing the views of virgin peaks Chomolhari and Jichu Drake, we will reach Jangothan in 4-5 hours.
This day will be for rest at Jangothang or indulge in exploring the surrounding areas like Tshophu Lake and a visit to Yak Herders.
After a halt at Jangothan and feeling more enthusiastic on the trekking expedition, Day 7 we will head to Lingshi. As we head towards Lingshi we will climb up the ridge and enjoy the stunning views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Khang mountains. Proceeding further we take a walk through the open valley and climb upto Nyele La Pass where the view is breathtaking. Soon we will reach Lingshi Dzong perched on top of a hill with commanding view of the valley. From here we will arrive at the camp near the stone shelter for overnight stay.
Today we will head to Chebisa with a very pleasant walk through villages and Yak herders camps. Soon we will reach Goyuna village where we will have our lunch. Post-lunch we will take a short walk and we will arrive at Chebisa village.
In the morning, continuing our adventure trekking we will head to Shomuthang with stiff climb up a ridge to Gobu la pass where we will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas. From here the pass will descend through rhododendrons bushes and lunch will be served at an ideal spot. Post-lunch, crossing the streams we will arrive at camp in Shomuthang.
Today the trek will begin with a climb to Jari la pass as we will head to Robluthang. Descending all the way through alpine forest and rhododendron shrubs we will cross Tsharijathang which is a summer feeding ground for the national animal of Bhutan, Takin. After crossing the streams and small wooden bridges, to the left the trail ascends and we will reach Robluthang.
Today will be an exhilarating day as we will trek to Limithang by climbing up to Shinje la pass. As we proceed further, we will follow the trail crossing streams and spot marmot holes and moraine. Soon, we will be greeted by stunning and breathtaking view of snow-covered Gangchenta mountain. From here the path descends to a wider view of the mountain and we will arrive by covering a walking time of 7-8 hours.
In the morning we will wake up to an amazing view of the Ganchenta Peak and leave for Laya which will give us pleasant and wonderful views through damp forest filled with moss and soothing sound of birds chirping. Soon, we will reach Laya village which is the second highest settlements in Bhutan.
Today is the day where we will rest or indulge in exploring the village and the lifestyle of the people living in Laya. As we will visit the homes of the people, we will be welcomed with a cup of butter tea, yak milk or Chang which is a locally brewed wine made from wheat or barley. Also, if you are interested in watching the cultural dance program performed by the Laya people, then it can be arranged.
Trekking down to the army base camp and following the river crossing the small streams we will head to Koina. The trail is a bit difficult but we will soon make it to Koina covering 5-6 hours of long hiking. Overnight stay will be at the camp near a river next to a stone shelter.
In the morning we will head to Gasa Hot Spring which is a popular tourist attraction of Bhutan where the trail will ascend to the Bamela pass. It is believed that who has faith in the hot spring can cure sickness which wasn’t possible even with the modern medicine. Soon after 6-7 hours of walk we will reach the Gasa Hot Spring
Today we will head to Goen Damji where the trail will begin through the semi tropical vegetation filled with wild orchids crossing rivers and streams. The trek will be thrilling as we will cross the huge suspension bridge. From here the walk becomes easy and admiring the scenic beauty of the countryside we will arrive at Goen Damji.
As today will be the last day of Bhutan Laya Trek, we will walk gradually downhill through forested area following the Mochu river till we reach Tashithang. Upon reaching Tashithang we will board the intrek bus and leave for Punakha. Arriving at Punakha, we will head to hotel where we can relax and enjoy a comfortable night stay.
In the morning, post-breakfast we will drive to Paro via Thimphu. Upon reaching Paro we will indulge in sightseeing of the popular tourist attractions of Paro including Watchtower- Ta Dzong, Druk Choeding Temple,Ugyen Pelri Palace and more. Once done with exploring Paro, we will head back to hotel in Paro for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast you will be escorted to Paro International Airport to catch your flight on time for the journey ahead.
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