Laya Trek

price from $4855

Recommended Season: Late February to April, September to November
Maximum Elevation: 4210 meters
Difficulty: Medium

One of most popular and versatile treks in Bhutan, this route has wonderful mountain views and the advantage of being accessible from Thimphu and Paro. The trek passes by lakes famous for rainbow trout, forests, rhododendron shrubs etc.  Presenting enchanting views of the Himalayan ranges.

Note: The sighting of the flora and fauna is seasonal.


This is only a suggested itinerary and you can always customize the trip to suit your plans and needs.

Day 1: Arrive Paro
Sightseeing in Paro: Rinpung Dzong and Ta Museum. Halt in Paro

Day 2: Paro sightseeing
Excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Halt in Paro.

Day 3: Trek Day 1
Paro – Shana, distance 14kms., time 5/6 hours,max alt. 9,240ft. overnight camp.

Day 4: Trek Day 2
Shana-Thangthangkha, distance –22kms, time –8/9 hours, max alt. 12,170ft. Overnight camp

Day 5: Trek Day 3
Thangthangkha- Jangothang, distance –16kms, time –5/6 hours, max alt. 13,750ft. Overnight camp.

Day 6: Trek Day 4
Jangothang-Lingshi, distance –19kms,time –7/8hours,max alt. 15,500ft. Overnight camp

Day 7: Trek Day 5
Lingshi- Chebisa, distance –15kms, time –5/6 hours. Overnight camp.

Day 8: Trek Day 6
Chebisa- Shomuthang, distance – 17kms, time –7/8 hours, max alt. 14,280ft. Overnight camp.

Day 9: Trek Day 7
Shomuthang- Tsharijathang, distance –18kms, time –7/8 hours, max alt. 15,088ft. Overnight camp.

Day 10: Trek Day 8
Tsharijathang- Lemithang, distance –19kms, time –8/9 hours, max alt.16,500ft. Overnight camp.

Day 11: Trek Day 9
lemithang- Laya, distance –10kms., time –4/5 hours. Overnight camp.

Day 12: Trek Day 10
Laya- Koena, distance –19kms, time –7/8 hours, max alt. 11,628ft. Overnight camp.

Day 13: Trek Day 11
Koena-Gasa Hot Spring, distance –17kms, time –6/7 hours. Overnight camp.

Day 14: Gasa to Punakha
Drive Gasa to Punakha for about 3 hours. Halt in Punakha.

Day 15: Punakha to Thimphu
Punakha to Thimphu, enroute stop by Punakha Dzong. Halt in Thimphu.

Day 16: Thimphu sightseeing
National Library,  School of arts and crafts, Textile museum, Handicrafts Emporium, Tashichhodzong, Memorial Chorten. Evening drive to Paro. Halt in Paro.

Day 17: Paro Depart.

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Available round the year but recommended in the spring months from late February to April and in the fall from September to November

  • Double room on twin sharing basis in government approved 3 star hotels
  • Double tent with sleeping bag and matt (our clients prefer to bring their own sleeping bags)
  • Single room supplement is additional USD30 per day per person
  • All three meals (does not cover water and other beverages ordered in hotels/restaurants)
  • Bottled mineral water for the entire trip (except water ordered in the hotels and restaurants)
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • English speaking and knowledgeable and trekking guide
  • Trekking team with porter ponies
  • Comfortable SUV and a reliable driver
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Campsite fees
  • Visa fee and processing charges
  • Tourism Development Fund
  • Government taxes
  • All administrative cost
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
  • Airfare to and from PBH (we can arrange you tickets for you if you wish)
  • Any other beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) including water ordered in restaurants and hotels
  • Trekking equipments and accessories like walking poles etc.
  • Travel or health insurance
  • Wire transfer/Credit Card fees
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity/Tip for guides, drivers and trekking team
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