Laya Ghasa Trek – 18 Days
Trekking Laya Ghasa, in fact, trekking Bhutan is like nowhere else in the Himalayas because it is an untouched natural wonderland. Rated as one of Bhutan’s most spectacular treks, the Laya Ghasa trek takes you across northern Bhutan’s border with Tibet.
In October, don’t miss the annual Royal Highlander Festival that takes place in Laya, where you’ll see the local people showcasing their unique culture over a two day event in the remote countryside.
Laya Ghasa trek heads northwest from Paro, offering a great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and sub-tropical forests to alpine pastureland and high passes.
This trekking route has a combination of thick forests of rhododendron, willow, oak, blue pine, golden birch, juniper. It takes you through the isolated, unique and traditionally rich villages of Chebisa and Laya, passing through several nomadic campsites.
Wild life such as Takin and Blue Sheep can be seen and even snow leopards can sometimes be spotted on this trek. Relax at the hot springs and enjoy fabulous views of snow-capped mountains and experience the unique culture of the friendly Layap people in a truly remote corner of the Himalayas.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »
Laya Ghasa Trek Level
Manaslu Trek is considered Easy. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and some trekking experience is still advised. In a scale of 1 to 10, the Druk Path Trek is rated 3.
Your safety and the safety of the support team safety of everyone on the trek is our highest concern and like all our treks, the Laya Ghasa Trek is treated as an expedition.
Included In Package
- Airport pick up and drop by private car.
- Guided city tour in Paro
- Hotel accommodation when in Paro including Breakfasts
- Tented accommodation and all required equipment during the trek.
- Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
- Briefing on the evening of Day1 with welcome drinks.
- Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
- Monument and museums entrance fees for all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
- Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
- All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.
- Government royalty (35% of $225), which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
- All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.